Janette 'Nettie' Brandon

1834–1892 (Age 58)
Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States

The Life of Janette 'Nettie'

When Janette 'Nettie' Brandon was born on 9 April 1834, in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Brandan, was 35 and her mother, Clarissa Ferguson, was 31. She married James Douglas Brande on 25 October 1855, in Will, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Oakland, Franklin, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 November 1892, in Iowa Falls, Hardin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Iowa Falls, Hardin, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Janette 'Nettie' Brandon
1834–1892
James Douglas Brande
1831–1909
Marriage: 25 October 1855
Clarissa E Brand or Brande
1857–
Rose E. Brande
1859–
James Allen Brande
1861–1924

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1855
Will, Illinois, United States
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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places called Brandon, in County Durham, Northumbria, Norfolk, Suffolk, Warwickshire, and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brōm ‘broom’, ‘gorse’ + dūn ‘hill’. One in Lincolnshire, however, may be named with the Brant river, on which it stands; Ekwall derives the river name from Old English brant ‘steep’, presumably with reference to its steep banks.2 Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Breandáin ‘son of Breandán’.3 French: from the Old French oblique case of the personal name Brand, of Germanic origin ( see Brand 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Janetter Brand in household of J D Brand, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jenette Brandon in household of Charles W Brandon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jennett B Brande in household of James D Brande, "United States Census, 1880"

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