Daniel Brackett, Jr. of Clarendon, New York

Daniel Brackett was the son of Daniel Brackett Sr.  Daniel Brackett is a descendant of Anthony Brackett the immigrant ancestor.  According to H. I. Brackett’s Brackett Genealogy, published in Washington D. C. in 1907,  “Daniel Brackett was born March, 14, 1784 in Falmouth, Me.  The date of his birth is taken from a bible record.   … removed to Orleans county, New York; was there in 1819; settled land in the town of Clarendon.  A Christian minister; gave land for the church site and was one of the prime movers in the erection of the church building.  Died in 1865.  Married June 5, 1804, Lydia Whitney, born August 17, 1784, died in 1871, daughter of Rev. Elias Whitney.”  Their children were:

1.     Levi Brackett b. 10 Mar., 1805 died 1842 married Lucina Ritter.

2.     Reuben C. Brackett b. 02 Dec., 1806 died 02 Feb 1888 married Lovina Weaver.

3.     Mary Brackett b. 28 Jan 1809 and died in infancy.

4.     Daniel Brackett b. 12 Nov 1810 and died young.

5.     Joanna Brackett b. 25 Feb 1813 and died in infancy.

6.     John Brackett b. 02 May 1815 died 03 Aug 1893 married Lucinda Burnham.

7.     Rufus Brackett b. 15 May 1817 married Brittiana Orr.

8.     Josiah Brackett b. 13 Sep 1826 died 03 Jan 1879 married Lydia C. Stevens.

9.     Lydia Brackett b. 04 Mar 1830 married Edwin Mitchell.

10.  Polly Brackett b. in 1809 died 24 Oct 1883 married John Hogle.  She may be one in the same as # 3.

The Landmarks of Orleans County, New York was edited by Isaac C. Signor and published by D. Mason & Co. in Syracuse, New York in 1894.  It contains a biography for Dr. Martin E. Brackett, son of John Brackett, son of Daniel Brackett.  It states that Martin’s father John “was born in Sweden, Monroe county in 1815.  He was a son of Daniel Brackett, whose father came in early days from England, settling in New England.  Daniel the grandfather, was a native of Maine, born March 14, 1884.  About 1830 he came to Orleans county, and took up a farm in Clarendon, where our subject now lives.  He was a Christian minister, gave land for the church site, and was one of the prime movers in its erection.  He died in 1865.  He married Lydia, daughter of Rev. Elias Whitney of Maine, and they had nine children:  Levi, Reuben, Polly, Daniel, Lydia, John, Rufus, Betsey and Josiah.  John Brackett, father of our subject, was engaged in farming in Niagara county for a time, and later in Clarendon, and about 1864 he engaged in the hardware trade at Halley, which he conducted several years.  In 1890 he returned to Clarendon, where he died in 1893.”

The History of Orleans County contain a section on:  “The Christian Church of West Clarendon”  This publication indicates that “In September of 1815, a meeting was held in the house of William Burnham, in the town of Murray, … In the first place a few names were joined together by Daniel Brackett; then about the first of November, 1815 a few were added by Elder Morris.  … The following names were recorded:  Daniel Brackett,” amongst others.  “The pastors of the church were Revs. Daniel Brackett,” amongst others.  “In 1839 Daniel Brackett donated a site on lot 230, at west Clarendon, now Manning, and in the same year the society built a house of worship thereon, at a cost of about $ 2,000.”


Compiled by William Brackett November 2014