Jane L Brereton

Female8 August 1841–6 March 1918

Brief Life History of Jane L

When Jane L Brereton was born on 8 August 1841, in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States, her father, Benjamin Bowan Brereton, was 35 and her mother, Jane Drew Coates, was 32. She died on 6 March 1918, in her hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Smithton Cemetery, Smithton Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States.

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Benjamin Bowan Brereton
Jane Drew Coates
Jane L Brereton
Ruth M. Brereton
Frederick Benjamin Brereton

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  • Jane Lucinda Brereton Fowler, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)


Age 5

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


Age 22

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 22

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Brereton, in Cheshire and Staffordshire, and sometimes from Brearton in Yorkshire or Brierton in Durham. Brereton in Staffordshire is named with Old English brǣr, brēr ‘briar’ + Old English dūn ‘hill’ as its final element; the others are named with Old English brǣr, brēr ‘briar’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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