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Rufus King BRACKLEY

Male 1826 - 1863  (37 years)


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  • Name Rufus King BRACKLEY 
    Born 23 Mar 1826  Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Aug 1863  Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tuttle Corner Cemetery, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1860 Census: ME: Franklin: Freeman: p. 267 of 533:
      Rufus M. Brackley, age 34, farmer, born in ME;
      Fidelia Brackley, age 25, born in ME;
      Emily J. Brackley, age 9, born in ME;
      Ida May Brackley, age 3, born in ME;
      ____ Brackley, 2/12, born in ME.

      (Lucien P. Brackley may have been Ida May’s twin brother. He was listed in the 1860 census under a family name of “James Fales”)

      Rufus K. Brackley, the son of John and Mary, was born in Freeman on March 23, 1826.  He married Fidelia Kelley in 1850, and was a farmer with four children when he enlisted on October 13, 1862, in Company D, 28th Maine Infantry.  He died on August 31, 1863, the day that the regiment was mustered out at Augusta.  His widow applied for a pension on December 23, 1863, and later married Abraham Furbish.  Brackley is buried in the Tuttle Corner Cemetery in Freeman.

      lists marriage date as Jan. 11, 1850

      “He d. Aug. 31, 1863 of disease contacted in the war.”,

      Biography from "Strong, a Musul Unsquit village" website, in partnership with the Maine Memory Network:
      "Rufus K. Brackley was another Strong resident to serve in the Civil War. Rufus was the son of John and Mary and he ws born on March 23, 1826. He married Fidelia Kelley in 1850, and was a farmer. He enlisted on October 13, 1862 in Company D of the 28th Maine Infantry. He is listed as dying on August 31, 1863. Mr. Brackley died on the way back to Strong. Back then you had to walk home if you didn't have a horse to ride. At age 37, Rufus Brackley died on that walk home. His widow applied for a pension on December 23, 1863, and later married Abraham Furbish. Rufus Brackley is buried in the Tuttle Corner Cemetery in Freeman." [1]
    Person ID I1428  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 13 May 2019 

    Family Fidelia KELLY,   b. Oct 1835,   d. 16 Jun 1908, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1850  Rockland, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emily J. BRACKLEY,   b. Abt 1851, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ida May BRACKLEY,   b. 22 Sep 1856, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1949, Kingfield, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     3. Lucien P. BRACKLEY,   b. 1860, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Mar 1826 - Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jan 1850 - Rockland, Knox, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Aug 1863 - Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tuttle Corner Cemetery, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S17] A Genealogical History of Freeman, Maine 1796-1938., Thompson, George A. and F. Janet., (Heritage Books, 1996.).