Susanna Bratton

24 June 1763–21 February 1849 (Age 85)
Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Susanna

When Susanna Bratton was born on 24 June 1763, in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Robert Bratten, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Betsey Farrand, was 40. She married Zachariah Wheeler on 14 December 1797, in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 21 February 1849, in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Sadawga Cemetery, Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

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Zachariah Wheeler
Susanna Bratton
Marriage: 14 December 1797
Whitman Wheeler
Susanna Wheeler

Spouse and Children

14 December 1797
Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Sarah Bratten


    Elizabeth Bratten


    Robert Bratton


    Margaret Bratton



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World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Bratten .2 English: habitational name from any of the places called Bratten (in Shropshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) or from Bratton Clovelly or Bratton Fleming in Devon. The Shropshire and Somerset places are named with Old English brōc ‘hook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The Wiltshire and Devon names are from Old English brǣc ‘newly cultivated ground’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susanna Bratten in entry for Susanna Wheeler, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Susanna Wheeler, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Susannah Bratton Wheeler in entry for Susanna Wheeler, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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