Jackson Andrew Bracken

1831–1872 (Age 41)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jackson Andrew

When Jackson Andrew Bracken was born in 1831, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Bracken, was 56 and his mother, Rhoda Groves, was 39. He married Lucille Jane " Lucy" Groves on 23 September 1859, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died in 1872, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jackson Andrew Bracken
1831–1872
Lucille Jane " Lucy" Groves
1841–1929
Marriage: 23 September 1859
John F. Bracken
1860–1861
Lillian Lee Bracken
1864–1921
Sidney Jack Brackin
1868–1915

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 September 1859
Sumner, Tennessee, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1846

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breacáin ‘descendant of Breacán’, a personal name from a diminutive of breac ‘speckled’, ‘spotted’, which was borne by a 6th-century saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; St. Bricin's Military Hospital, Dublin is named in his honor.2 English: topographic name from Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Bracken in East Yorkshire or Bracon Ash in Norfolk.3 German: especially in the north, probably a topographic name from Middle Low German brake ‘brushwood’, ‘fallow land’, ‘copse’, an element of many field and place names.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jackson Bracken in household of Rhoda Bracken, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Al Brackin in entry for Sidney Jack Brackin, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"
  • Alex Brackin in entry for Lillie Lee Majors, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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