Lucetta Dorcas Braley

30 June 1856–15 August 1878 (Age 22)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Lucetta Dorcas

When Lucetta Dorcas Braley was born on 30 June 1856, in Ohio, United States, her father, Elias TAYLOR Braley, was 36 and her mother, Eliza Love, was 28. She married William Henry McComas in December 0031. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Rutland Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 15 August 1878, in Milton, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 22.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Henry McComas
1853–
Lucetta Dorcas Braley
1856–1878
Cora L. McComas
1877–
Robert Earl McComas
1878–1948

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 4

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 7

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a variant spelling of Brailey .2 French: from a diminutive of Brael, from Old French braiel, a belt knotted at the waist to hold up breeches, presumably an occupational name for a maker of such belts. There may be some connection with Breilly ( see Brallier ). This is a New England name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Luctta Braley in household of Elias Braley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucetta Braley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Lucetta D. Braley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.