Lawrence Melton Brunson

Male1 February 1796–11 September 1854

Brief Life History of Lawrence Melton

When Lawrence Melton Brunson was born on 1 February 1796, in Sumter, South Carolina, United States, his father, Peter Edgar Brunson, was 41 and his mother, Winnifred Helena Nettles, was 22. He married Kiziah Rainer about 1828. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sumter, Sumter, Alabama, United States in 1850. He died on 11 September 1854, in Rosser, Sumter, Alabama, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Rosser, Sumter, Alabama, United States.

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Lawrence Melton Brunson
Kiziah Rainer
Marriage: about 1828
George E. Brunson
Thomas Melton Brunson
Mary Phoebe Brunson

Sources (3)

  • Lawrence Brunson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lawrence Melton Brunson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lawrence Melton Brunson - Individual or family possessions: death: 11 September 1854; Sumter, Alabama, United States

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 4

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 7

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 16

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

    Name Meaning

    English: usually from the Middle English personal name Brun (Old English Brūna or Old Norse Brúni) + -son ‘Brown's son’. See Brown . There may also be occasional survivals of an Old English compound personal name Brūnsunu ‘brown son’, attested in the Domesday Book, and presumably given to a child with brown hair or complexion. Whether it was also used as an adult nickname is uncertain. This form of the surname is most common in Norfolk.

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

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