Samuel S. Brannan

Brief Life History of Samuel S.

When Samuel S. Brannan was born on 2 March 1819, in Saco, York, Maine, United States, his father, Thomas Brannen, was 63 and his mother, Sarah Knox, was 43. He married Harriet Hatch about 1839. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1852 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 5 May 1889, in Escondido, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Samuel S. Brannan
Anna Elizabeth Corwin
Marriage: 1842
Samuel Louis Brannan
Adelaide Antoinette Brannan
Frances Kemble Brannan
Don Francisco Brannan
Alecia Annette Brannan

Sources (23)

  • Samuel Brannan, "California State Census, 1852"
  • Samuel Brannan, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Samuel Brannan, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Maine is the 23rd state.

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1838 · The Aroostook War

An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or "Pork and Beans War". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Brennan .

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

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California's First Community, San Francisco History Formed by Sam Brannan

CALIFORNIA’S FIRST COMMUNITY Most people know about San Francisco’s architecture, steep hills, beautiful bridges and cable cars, but few know of a group of Mormon pioneers that arrived by ship in 184 …

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