Alpheus Brett

Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Alpheus

When Alpheus Brett was born in 1778, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lt. Simeon Brett Jr, was 25 and his mother, Susanna Perkins, was 17. He married Betsey Holmes on 16 April 1807, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Alpheus Brett
Betsey Holmes
Marriage: 16 April 1807
Samuel Shepard Brett

Spouse and Children

16 April 1807
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Samuel Shepard Brett


Parents and Siblings





    Ann Brett


    Ann Brett


World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 5

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Age 34

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English and French: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret. The Bretons were Celtic-speakers driven from southwestern England to northwestern France in the 6th century ad by Anglo-Saxon invaders; some of them reinvaded England in the 11th century as part of the army of William the Conqueror. In France and among Normans, Bretons had a reputation for stupidity, and in some cases this name and its variants and cognate may have originated as derogatory nicknames. The English surname is most common in East Anglia, where many Bretons settled after the Conquest. In Scotland it may also have denoted a member of one of the Celticspeaking peoples of Strathclyde, who were known as Bryttas or Brettas well into the 13th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alphens Brett in entry for Samuel S. Brett, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Alphens in entry for Samuel S. Brett, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Alpheus Brett in the Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850

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