Hugh Berry Brotherton

10 June 1821–14 February 1859 (Age 37)
Iredell, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Hugh Berry

When Hugh Berry Brotherton was born on 10 June 1821, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Brotherton, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 30. He married Alsey Cook on 16 December 1843, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 14 February 1859, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Berry Brotherton
Alsey Cook
Marriage: 16 December 1843
Sarah Matilda Brotherton
Elizabeth Malinda Brotherton
Louisa Brotherton
Lavina Brotherton
James Elihue Brotherton
Linc Brotherton
Phoebe S Brotherton
Louwilia J Brotherton
Lindee Brotherton
Ephraim Hughberry Brotherton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1843Wilkes, North Carolina, United States
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    World Events (6)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    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 · Trail of Tears
    Age 9
    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 11
    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: habitational name from Brotherton in North Yorkshire and occasionally from the now lost Brotherton in Hacheston, Suffolk; both are named with Old English brōthor ‘brother’ or the Old Norse personal name Bróthir + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, enclosure’.

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

    Sources (17)

    • Hugh Brotherton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Hugh B Brothertin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Hugh Bratherton in entry for J. Elihue Bratherton, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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