Benjamin Franklin Brockett

6 November 1820–25 December 1851 (Age 31)
Smith, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Brockett was born on 6 November 1820, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Elisha Hardin Brockett, was 33 and his mother, Minerva Celia Young, was 29. He married Louise Good on 16 July 1847. He died on 25 December 1851, at the age of 31.

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Benjamin Franklin Brockett
1820–1851
Louise Good
Marriage: 16 July 1847

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MARRIAGE
16 July 1847

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World Events (6)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

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 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 10

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place called Brocket in Ayrshire.2 Scottish and English: from Middle English bro(c)ket, a term denoting a stag in its second year with its first horns (diminutive of Old French brock), probably applied as a nickname.

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

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