Rebecca Pierson Braley

24 November 1825–
Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Rebecca Pierson

When Rebecca Pierson Braley was born on 24 November 1825, in Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, Russel Taylor Braley, was 40 and her mother, Rebecca Wellman, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Russel Taylor Braley
1785–1834
Rebecca Wellman
1790–1820
Nancy Braily
1807–
Charles Stillman Braley
1808–
Russel T. Braley
1812–
Sumner Braley
1815–1850
James W Braley
1818–
Sylvia Braley
1820–
Eliza W Braley
1823–1908
Rebecca Pierson Braley
1825–

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 7

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a variant spelling of Brailey .2 French: from a diminutive of Brael, from Old French braiel, a belt knotted at the waist to hold up breeches, presumably an occupational name for a maker of such belts. There may be some connection with Breilly ( see Brallier ). This is a New England name.

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

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  • Rebecca Piexson Braley, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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