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BRACKETT FAMILY of Virginia STUDY



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THE NAME BRACKETT:

The name Brackett is said to be from Middle English and Old French brachet, denoting a type of hunting hound.

ORIGINS

The name Brackett is first found in Limousin, France.

Between the years 1451-1700 there are several entries in the records of the County of Norfolk in England for persons of the Brackett name. (S15).

There were prominent Brackett families throughout New England, but the purpose of this study is to focus on the Brackett families of Virginia. The Brackett families of the Carolinas appear to be an offshoot of the Virginia family. Hopefully, this study will help to document not only families, but also origins.

EARLIEST VIRGINIA BRACKETTS:




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RESEARCH:

Name County Tax List Page 1. White Males above 16. 2. Black above 16. 3. Blacks between 12 and 16. 4. Horses, Mares, etc. 5. Carriage Wheels. 6. Bed linens 7. Stud Horses. 8. Rate Covering Amount of tax on individuals 9. Dollars 10. cents Bracket, Ben (estate) Amelia 1800Personal 03 26 April 1800. 2. 6. 0. 5. 0.0.0.0.0.3.24. Bracket, Benjamin (estate) Amelia 1800Land 03 400 acres. 15, 5. 308 £. 6. 8. 4. 93. Bracket, Corbin Norfolk 1799PersonalA 02 16 April 1799. 1 White Male above 16. 0. 0. 1 Horse. 0.0.0.0.0. 12. Bracket, James Norfolk 1799PersonalA 04 15 October 1799. 1 White Male above 16. Bracket, John PrinceEdward 1800PersonalB 01 1 April 1800. 1 White Male above 16. Bracket, Jonathan Henrico 1802LandB 02 73 acres. 4/9. 57 value in dollars. 27 amount of tax in ?. Bracket, Ludwell Amelia 1800Land 03 583 ¾. 17, 11, 383 £. 3. 4. 8. 37. Bracket, Thomas Louisa 1798PersonalA 02 0 Rental ?. 2 White Males. 8. 8 .4. 0.0.0.0.0. 3. 16. Bracket, William City Petersburg 1799PersonalB 02 1 White Male. Bracket, William Norfolk 1799PersonalA 02 16 April 1799. 1 White Male above 16. 0. 0. 1 Horse. 0.0.0.0.0. 12. Brackett, Boyal Amelia 1800Land 02 211 acres. 17, 11, 189 £. 0. 5. 3. - 3. Brackett, Ludwell Amelia 1800Personal 04 17 May 1800. 2. 14. 5. 8. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 9. 32. Brackit, Boyle (estate) Powhatan 1801Personal 02 May 6, 1801. [the first item is blank. Does that mean Boyle was deceased, and his estate is being taxed? Another possibility is that he did not reside there, but his property in Powhatan is being taxed. ]. - 4. 0. 3. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 2. 12. Brackit, Thomas (estate) Powhatan 1801Personal 01 May 6, 1801. [the first item is blank. Does that mean Boyle was deceased, and his estate is being taxed? Another possibility is that he did not reside there, but his property in Powhatan is being taxed. ]. - 8. 4. 4. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 5. 76. Brackitt, Jonathan Henrico 1801PersonalA 01 20 April 1801. Jonathan (1 male over 16). 3. 0. 4. 0. 0. 0. 0. 1. 80. SOURCE: Binns Genealogy. 1800 Virginia Tax List Census. http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/1800index/1800B-index11.htm. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* historic Bracketts Farm in Green Springs. Louisa County, Virginia. The farm is said to have been first owned by a William Hudson, who, in 1791, sold 321 acres of land to a family of Quakers named Thomas Brackett. In 1798, it became the property of Major David Watson Sr., of Ionia. Two years later Major Watson deeded Bracketts to his son, David, who remodeled and enlarged the house. In 1798, Thomas Brackett sold 321 acres with a dwelling house, to Major James Watson, Sr., who deeded Bracketts to his son David, then 56 years old. "Bracketts" was said to have been originally a log house, but when bought by David Watson, it was enlarged and weather boarded over. A brick in the chimney bears the date of 1806, with the initials "DW." SOURCE: BRACKETTS FARM. http://bracketts.org/history.htm. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ N.H. Brackett in Hanover Co., Va.,. That is, if this is your point of interest. He was born in N. H., moved to Virgina before the war of the 1860s. Served here as a teacher, went back to New Eangland -became a doctor, returned & tended the Confederate wounded during the war. Thomas Brackett in Ameilia County. Posted by: Edward Brackett . GenForum. http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/amelia/messages/604.html. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* BRACKETT Supplemental 20130205 Flat Creek is a 34.0-mile-long tributary of the Appomattox River in the U.S. state of Virginia. It rises just east of the town of Burkeville in Nottoway County and flows north into Amelia County, then northeast to join the Appomattox River 28 miles northwest of Petersburg. *~*~*~*~*~ 1765 Personal Property Tax Lists. LDS microfilm FHL US/CAN #1902616. Submitted by Reiley Kidd. The Cousin Collector. http://cousin-collector.com/index.php/amelia-county-virginia/122-tax-records/504-1765-personal-property-tax-lists.html. Taxpayer List Other Free Males Slaves Acres Comments Brackett, Thomas TT Brackett, Thomas Jr.? 5 918 Brackett, Thomas Jr.? TT - - - see Brackett, Thomas *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ 1766 Personal Property Tax Lists. LDS microfilm FHL US/CAN #1902616. . Submitted by Reiley Kidd. The Cousin Collector. http://cousin-collector.com/index.php/amelia-county-virginia/122-tax-records/505-1766-personal-property-tax-lists.html. In 1766, the following men produced lists of taxable property in Amelia County: JW = John Winn, of Nottoway Parish JB = John Booker, of Raleigh (Raleigh) Parish AE = Alexander Erskine of Nottoway Parish, "lower part" RM = Robert Munford of Nottoway Parish TT = Thomas Tabb of Rawleigh Parish Taxpayer List Other Free Males Slaves Acres Other Brackett, Thomas TT Brackett, Thomas Jr. 6 918 *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*