Jesse Wakefield Bracken

1835–10 October 1853 (Age 18)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Jesse Wakefield

When Jesse Wakefield Bracken was born in 1835, in Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Bracken, was 41 and his mother, Matilda Coen, was 34. He lived in Union Township, Rush, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 10 October 1853, in Rush, Indiana, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Mauzy, Union Township, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bracken
1794–1877
Matilda Coen
1801–1858
Dr. William Bracken
1817–1907
Mary Bracken
1820–1869
Sally Sarah Bracken
1822–1909
Katharine Ann Bracken
1824–1854
Tamzine Bracken
1827–1885
Martha Anna Bracken
1829–
Elizabeth J. Bracken
1831–1894
Thomas Whiten Bracken
1834–1910
Jesse Wakefield Bracken
1835–1853
Letha Matilda Bracken
1838–
Olive Caroline Bracken
1841–1884
John Marshall Bracken
1844–1862

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World Events (5)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 6

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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 (2)

  • Jesse W Bracken in household of Thomas Bracken, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jesse W. Bracken, "Find A Grave Index"

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