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Alanson Brockett

Male 1802 - 1872  (70 years)


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  • Name Alanson Brockett  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Born 7 February 1802  Oswego, Oswego Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate Birth of, Bristolville, Trumbull Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 19 August 1850  District 143, Bristol Twp., Trumbull Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • District No 143 Bristol in the County of Trumbull State of Ohio
      Enumerated on 19 August 1850

      Alanson     Brockett  48  M  Farmer  State of N Y
      Anna Maria Brockett 41 F State of N Y
      Alonzo Brockett 23 M Farmer Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Elvira Brockett 22 F Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Lodema Brockett 20 F Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Mary Brockett 18 F Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Ansel Brockett 16 M Farmer Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Andrew Brockett 14 M Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Abel Brockett 12 M Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Ruth Brockett 10 F Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Helen Brockett 8 F Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Elsy Brockett 6 F Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Lenora Brockett 4 F Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Iva A Brockett 2 F Trumbull Co. Ohio
      Harvey Brockett 4/12 M Trumbull Co. Ohio
    Submitter 1076,1088 
    Died 1 March 1872  [3
    Person ID I41786  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 January 2009 

    Father Chauncey Brockett,   b. 22 January 1777, Oswego Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 March 1850  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Anne Redway 
    Family ID F52104  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Ann Mariah Moffat,   b. 17 February 1809, Oppenheim, Montgomery Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 October 1856, Bristol, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 12 January 1826  Trumbull Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Alonzo Brockett,   b. 7 January 1827
     2. Elvira Brockett,   b. 12 April 1828,   d. 16 October 1864  (Age 36 years)
    +3. Lodema Brockett,   b. 10 February 1830,   d. 22 September 1869  (Age 39 years)
     4. Mary Brockett,   b. 13 August 1832
     5. Ansel D Brockett,   b. 18 August 1834,   d. 27 April 1857  (Age 22 years)
    +6. Dr. Andrew Jackson Brockett,   b. 22 March 1836, Bristol Twp., Trumbull Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 August 1912, Bristol Twp., Trumbull Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     7. Abel L Brockett,   b. 5 January 1838,   d. 1 January 1865  (Age 26 years)
     8. Ruth E Brockett,   b. 9 March 1840
    +9. Helen Augusta Brockett,   b. 15 December 1841
    +10. Elsie Ruhma Brockett,   b. 24 September 1843
     11. Leonora Miranda or Lenora Matilda Brockett,   b. 6 May 1846,   d. 21 December 1864  (Age 18 years)
     12. Iva Adele Brockett,   b. 10 January 1848
     13. Harvey or Carnie Cadman Brockett,   b. 4 June 1850,   d. 3 January 1869  (Age 18 years)
    +14. Ovid Hale Brockett,   b. 15 November 1853, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 April 1888  (Age 34 years)
    Family ID F14542  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1870 Federal Census of United States
    1850 Federal Census of United States
    Census of Bristol, Trumbull Co., Ohio, USA shows Alanson Brockett with his wife Anna Maria (Moffet) and 13 children.

  • Notes 
    • ALANSON BROCKETT (Chauncey, Abel, Moses, John, John) son of Chauncey and Anne Redlway Brockett was born in Oswego NY Feb 7 1802 and died March 1, 1872 In the spring of 1820 he accompanied his father upon his emigration to Ohio and resided at Farmington where he became a successful farmer.

      Alanson was an ardent abolitionist a man of great force of character and was never turned from the path of duty by any circumstance of personal expediency. He was an earnest worker on the famous “underground railroad” by which so many slaves were aided in securing their freedom; a smoke house near his residence was regarded as a “station” of the historical railroad above mentioned. The last party of slave owners that visited that section in pursuit of slaves stopped all night at a hotel near by when their slaves were in concealment in the smoke house. During the night they were secreted in a swamp which could only be reached by a concealed path impossible for a party not acquainted to find. The presence of these slave owners exasperated the people and during the night the citizens including Mr Brockett cut off the manes and tails of their six horses and with tar pasted the following notice upon the horses:

      “Ye hunters of negroes beware-
      We’ve tar and we’ve feathers to spare
      And if you don t clear out
      A coat of a Tory you ll wear .”

      He married Anna M Moffet Jan 12 1826 who was born Feb 17 1809 and had 14 children He married second Almira Le Griffith March 25 1860 she was born April 8 1801.

      Above from Google books - The Descendants of John Brockett One of the Original Founders of New Haven Colony. Illustrated with Portraits and Armorial Bearings; an Historical Introduction Relating to the Settlement of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut. The English Brocketts. "A Pedigree of Brockett," Published in England in 1860 By Edward Judson Brockett, John B. Koetteritz, Francis Edward Brockett [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S1978] Page titled “Moffet Family - Anna Maria Moffet and Zelotus Moffet”, scanned images and printed copies submitted by Richard Stuart of Yeochrie.

    3. [S1998] Website titled “Noyes Family Genealogy” - page about Alanson Brockett, published by Paul Noyes.

    4. [S1993] 1850 Federal Census of United States.

    5. [S2001] Book titled “The Descendants of John Brockett”, compiled by Edward J Brockett.


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