Mary Brackett

1802–
Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brackett was born on 14 August 1802, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Nathaniel Brackett, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Lewis, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Brackett
1771–1844
Elizabeth Lewis
1773–1865
Brackett
1794–
Patience Brackett
1795–1852
Samuel Bracket
1797–1883
Mary Ham Brackett
1802–1881
Mary Brackett
1802–
Eliza Lewis Brackett
1804–1868
Jane Brackett
1805–1877
Martha Brackett
1807–
Margaret Brackett
1811–1899
William Brackett
1812–1865
Frederick Brackett
1816–1896

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 2

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French brachet, denoting a type of hound. The word was also used as a term of abuse.

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

Sources (1)

  • Mary Bracket, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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