Samuel S. Brannan

2 March 1819–5 May 1889 (Age 70)
Saco, York, Maine, United States

The Life Summary 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 Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

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  • Marriage
    1842New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 15
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Dolores Esther Salazar BIRTH unknown DEATH 26 Apr 1834 BURIAL Mount Hope Cemetery San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA MEMORIAL ID 112488648 · View Source
    1838 · The Aroostook War
    Age 19
    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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    Story Highlight

    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 …

    Sources (12)

    • Samuel Brannan in household of Joseph W Winaus, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Samuel Brannan, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
    • Samuel Brannan, "California State Census, 1852"

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