Rebecca Brackney

10 April 1842–3 July 1919 (Age 77)
Brazil, Brazil Township, Clay, Indiana, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Brackney was born on 10 April 1842, in Brazil, Brazil Township, Clay, Indiana, United States, her father, David Brackney, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Manker, was 24. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Robert S. Stewart. She lived in Jackson Township, Clay, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 3 July 1919, in Brazil, Brazil Township, Clay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Robert S. Stewart
1831–1919
Rebecca Brackney
1842–1919
Adelbert Stewart
1863–1948
Katherine “Katie” Stewart
1873–1947

Spouse and Children

    Robert S. Stewart

    Male1831–1919Male

    Female1842–1919Female

children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    David Brackney

    Male1811–1875Male

    Elizabeth Manker

    Female1817–1881Female

siblings

(8)

    Rachel Brackney

    Female1839–1887Female

    Mary E Brackney

    Female1840–1863Female

    Female1842–1919Female

    Male1845–1909Male

    Phoebe Brackney

    Female1847–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 9

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1863

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of North German Brackner or South German Brachner, topographic names from Middle Low German brāk, Middle High German brāch ‘fallow’, ‘uncultivated (land)’, the suffix -ner denoting an inhabitant.

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

Sources (1)

  • Rebecca Brackney in household of David Brackney, "United States Census, 1860"

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