Matilda Bracken

19 April 1826–10 May 1855 (Age 29)
Noble Township, Rush, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda

When Matilda Bracken was born on 19 April 1826, in Noble Township, Rush, Indiana, United States, her father, Levi Bracken, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Clark, was 35. She married James McLean McFate on 7 October 1847, in Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 10 May 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James McLean McFate
Matilda Bracken
Marriage: 7 October 1847
Nancy McFate
Martha McFate
Lucinda McFate
Matilda McFate

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1847Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 4
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 10
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breacáin ‘descendant of Breacán’, a personal name from a diminutive of breac ‘speckled, spotted’, which was borne by a 6th-century Christian saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; Saint Bricin's Military Hospital, Dublin is named in his honor.Irish: from Ó Bragáin, see Bragan .English: topographic name from Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni), or a habitational name from a place called with this word, such as Bracken in East Yorkshire, Bracken Fold in Westmorland, or Bracon Ash in Norfolk.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Matilda Foote in household of James M Foote, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Matilda Brackin, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Matilda Bracken - Published information: Marriage: 7 October 1847; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

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