John Newport Bragg

2 June 1830–6 April 1902 (Age 71)
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Newport

When John Newport Bragg was born on 2 June 1830, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Peter Bragg, was 34 and his mother, Sarah, was 33. He married Nancy Jane Leatherwood on 17 December 1857, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died on 6 April 1902, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States.

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John Newport Bragg
Nancy Jane Leatherwood
Marriage: 17 December 1857
Alice Eldora Bragg
John Clark Bragg
Marion Clarence Bragg
Julia E. Bragg

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Jane Leatherwood


17 December 1857
Itawamba, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Peter Bragg






    Wiley Bragg



    Elizabeth Bragg


World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 5

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 19

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful or lively person, from Middle English bragge ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’, ‘active’, also ‘brave’, ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John N Bragg, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Newport Bragg in entry for John Clark Bragg, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • John N. Bragg in entry for Marion Clarence Bragg, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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