Amanda Lucretia Braffett

Brief Life History of Amanda Lucretia

When Amanda Lucretia Braffett was born on 25 May 1830, in Cicero, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, George Washington Braffett, was 35 and her mother, Amanda Davis, was 32. She married Jacob Hofheins on 5 November 1851, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 10 June 1910, in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Levan, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Hofheins
Amanda Lucretia Braffett
Marriage: 5 November 1851
Jacob Alferd Hofheins
George Fredrick Hofheins
Richard Henry Hofheins
Silas William Hofheins
Joseph Hyrum Hofhines
Peter Alma Hofheins
Mary Ann Lucretia Hofheins
Nancy E. Hofheins
John Michael Hofheins
Eliza Ann Hofheins
Matilda Jane Hofheins
Mary Mataline Hofheins
Estilla Hofheins
Annabella Hofheins
Wealtha Helen Hofheins

Sources (40)

  • Lucretia Hofheins in household of Jacob Hofheins, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Amanda Lucretia Braffett - Church record: Marriage record or certificate: birth-name: Amanda Lucretia Broffet
  • Utah, U.S., Select Marriages, 1887-1966

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1852: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Iron, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Origin undetermined.

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

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Jacob Hofheins and Amanda Lucretia Braffett Life History

Jacob Hofheins and Amanda Lucretia Braffett Life History Note: A 4-page history. Each page is numbered at the bottom. EARLY LIFE Jacob Hofheins was born October 14, 1812 in Ruepper, Karlsruhe, Ba …

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