Thomas Bratcher

14 February 1847–2 May 1928 (Age 81)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Bratcher was born on 14 February 1847, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Robison Bratcher, was 34 and his mother, Rhoda Meredith, was 39. He married Sarah Whitman Agee on 1 December 1871. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Campbell, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and La Follette, Campbell, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 2 May 1928, at the age of 81.

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Thomas Bratcher
Sarah Whitman Agee
Marriage: 1 December 1871
James H Bratcher
Henry W Bratcher
Mary Jane Bratcher
Frank Bratcher
Anna Lee Bratcher
Thomas Jr. Bratcher
Rhoda H Bratcher
Katherine Rhoda Bratcher
Alfred Bratcher

Spouse and Children

1 December 1871


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 15

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Brach 2, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.2 Probably a partly Americanized form of Swiss German Bretscher, an occupational name for a sawyer, from Brett ‘plank’, ‘board’ + scher, a reduced form of Scherer ‘cutter’, a derivative of scheren ‘to cut’, ‘sever’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Bratcher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Bratcher in household of Robinson Bratcher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Bratcher in household of R Bratcher, "United States Census, 1870"

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