Lewis Brunson

27 January 1831–4 January 1888 (Age 56)
Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Lewis

When Lewis Brunson was born on 27 January 1831, in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States, his father, Seymour Brunson Sr., was 32 and his mother, Harriet Matilda Gould, was 28. He married Amanda Louisa Park on 16 November 1851, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 4 January 1888, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Brunson
Catherine Keaton Carling
Marriage: 31 March 1857
Annie Brunson
Jannett Brunson
John Lewis Brunson
James William Brunson
Isaac Francis Brunson
Lewis Brunson
Charles Abraham Brunson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1857Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

    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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    Lewis Brunson Life Story

    I hope it will be found pleasing to the reader to find in my typewritten book a sketch of Father's life. He was a son of Seymour, who was the son of Reuben, who was the son of Jabez. Harriet Gould w …

    Sources (63)

    • Lewis Brunson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lewis Brunson in entry for Adeline Brunson Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Louis Branson in household of John Elmer, "United States Census, 1850"

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