Abner Brooke

1822–2 July 1852 (Age 30)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Abner

When Abner Brooke was born in 1822, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Brooke, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Smiley, was 19. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 2 July 1852, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 30.

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Samuel Brooke
Elizabeth Smiley
Harriet Brooke
Abner Brooke
Rachel Brooke
Samuel Brooke
Julyannis Brooke
John Fox Brooke
Robert Agnew Brooke

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 3
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 8
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 10
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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Brook , which preserves a trace of the Old English dative singular case, originally used after a preposition (e.g. ‘at the brook’).History: In 1650, Robert and Mary Mainwaring Brooke brought ten children and a number of servants with them from England to MD, where Robert became governor. Although the fourteen known contemporary Brooke immigrants in VA included Robert's brothers Richard and Humphrey, the relationships of the others are unknown. Brooke family memorials remain in the Anglican church at Whitchurch, Hampshire, England.

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

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Story Highlight

Record of Abner's death in Harmon Cutler Co 1852

Ruth Page kept a daily journal as she crossed the plains. The following are excerpts from that diary. Journal entries by Ruth Page: June 1852 This day we traveled three miles, stayed three days near M …

Sources (3)

  • Abner Brooks in household of Samuel Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Census: Iowa State, Pottawattamie County, 1851
  • Abner Brooks - Pioneer Overland Travel

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