Phoebe Burry Bracken

March 1783–9 August 1869 (Age 86)
Greenbrier, Virginia, United States

The Life of Phoebe Burry

When Phoebe Burry Bracken was born in March 1783, in Greenbrier, Virginia, United States, her father, James Bales, was 18 and her mother, Rebecca Bracken, was 13. She married Andrew Alexander in 1805, in Monroe, Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. She died on 9 August 1869, in Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Alexander
Phoebe Burry Bracken
Marriage: 1805
Mary A. Alexander
Mary Davis Alexander
Isabella E Alexander
Jane Alexander
Malvina D. Alexander
Rebecca Bracken Alexander
Catherine Shanklin Alexander
James Boyd Alexander
Isabella E. Alexander
Elizabeth Jane Byrnside Alexander

Spouse and Children

Monroe, Amherst, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 5

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 25

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breacáin ‘descendant of Breacán’, a personal name from a diminutive of breac ‘speckled’, ‘spotted’, which was borne by a 6th-century saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; St. Bricin's Military Hospital, Dublin is named in his honor.2 English: topographic name from Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Bracken in East Yorkshire or Bracon Ash in Norfolk.3 German: especially in the north, probably a topographic name from Middle Low German brake ‘brushwood’, ‘fallow land’, ‘copse’, an element of many field and place names.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Pheba Curry, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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