James Bennett Bracken

14 January 1816–31 March 1900 (Age 84)
Colerain Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of James Bennett

When James Bennett Bracken was born on 14 January 1816, in Colerain Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, his father, Levi Bracken, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Clark, was 25. He married Elizabeth Ann Faucett in September 1837, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 31 March 1900, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pine Valley Cemetery, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bennett Bracken
Sarah Head
Marriage: 23 April 1843
Martha Ann Bracken
James Benett Bracken Jr
William Albert Bracken
Levi Clarence Bracken
David Extene Bracken
Levi Len Clarence Bracken
Norvil Extine Bracken
Orlando Henry Bracken
Marcellus Edward Bracken
Sarah Alzada Bracken

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 23
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    Name Meaning

    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 Christian saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; Saint Bricin's Military Hospital, Dublin is named in his honor.Irish: from Ó Bragáin, see Bragan .English: topographic name from Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, such as Bracken in East Yorkshire, Bracken Fold in Westmorland, or Bracon Ash in Norfolk.

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

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    History of Sarah HEAD BRACKEN (1818-1901) Written by Author Unknown

    Sarah HEAD was born on 27 February 1818 in Howard County, Missouri, the daughter of Anthony HEAD and Catherine MAGGARD. She enjoyed her young girlhood at home with her parents and a sister and brother …

    Sources (35)

    • James Brackin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Bennett Bracken in entry for William Albert Bracken, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Jas Bracken, "United States Census, 1860"

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