Louisa Branson

18 February 1828–31 July 1901 (Age 73)
Harlan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Branson was born on 18 February 1828, in Harlan, Kentucky, United States, her father, Hezekiah Branson, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth ELY, was 26. She married William Raleigh on 9 February 1867, in Fulton, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 4, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 31 July 1901, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Maggard Cemetery, Whitesburg, Letcher, Kentucky, United States.

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William Raleigh
Louisa Branson
Marriage: 9 February 1867
Sarah Raleigh
Henry D. Raleigh
Hezekiah Raleigh

Spouse and Children

9 February 1867
Fulton, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.

Age 14

Historical Boundaries - 1842: Perry, Kentucky, United States; 1842: Letcher, Kentucky, United States
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 22

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of several places: Branston in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Staffordshire, Brandeston in Suffolk, Brandiston in Norfolk, or Braunston in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. All are named with the Old English personal name Brant + tūn ‘settlement’. 2. (of Norman origin) habitational name from a place called Briençun in northern France. Compare Brinson . 3. patronymic from the personal name Brand ( see Brand ).

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

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  • Louisa Branson in household of Hezekiah Branson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louisa Branson in household of Hesekeah Branson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Luisa Raleigh in household of Hizzy K Raleigh, "United States Census, 1900"

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