William A. Brackett of Clarendon, New York

William A. Brackett was born 24 Feb 1845 in Clarendon, Orleans County, New York.  He was the son on John and Lucinda (Burnham) Brackett of Clarendon.  John was the son of Daniel and Lydia (Whitney) Brackett, also of Clarendon, Daniel, John and William A.  Brackett are descendants of Anthony Brackett, the immigrant ancestor. 

According to H. I. Brackett’s Brackett Genealogy, published in Washington D. C. in 1907,  “William A. Brackett was a tinsmith and plumber and later a grocery man.  He resided in Akron and Murray New York; Central City, Nebraska; Flint, Gobleville and Grand Rapids, Michigan, in order of mention.”  William A. Brackett married 1st in Clayton Township, Genesee County, Michigan on 08 Mar 1869 to Delia A. Snow.  Delia was the daughter of Minos or Miner Snow and his wife Permila Eggleston and Delia was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The 1850 census of Henderson, Jefferson County, New York includes:

Porter Eggleston 53 years of age born in Connecticut

Betsey Eggleston 49 years of age born in Vermont

Domra Eggleston 34 years of age

Permilla Snow 31 years of age born in

Porter W. Snow 7 years of age born in Michigan

Phebe Snow 5 years of age born in Wisconsin

Albert Snow 3 years of age born in Wisconsin

Delia Snow 2 years of age


Note:  Porter Eggleston is also seen as Alexander Porter Eggleston.  Permilla appears to have been his daughter and Miner Snow is not seen in this census.  According to genealogical records Miner and Permelia (Eggleston) Snow had children:  Betsy A. Snow born 1839, Porter William Snow born 1843, Phebe Snow born 1845, Albert E. Snow born 1847 and Delia Snow born 1848.


The 1860 census of Clarendon, Orleans County, New York includes:


John Brackett 45 years of age born in New York

Lucinda Brackett 43 years of age born in New York

Martin E. Brackett 18 years of age born in New York

Wm A. Brackett 15 years of age born in New York

Lucinda E. Brackett 7 years of age in New York

John Brackett 4 months old born in New York


The 1870 census of Murray, Orleans County, New York includes:


W. A. Brackett 25 years of age born in New York

Delia A. Brackett 22 years of age born in Wisconsin

Zadah A. Brackett 5 months old born in New York


The 1880 census of Gaines, Genesee County, Michigan includes:


Wm. Brucrett 35 years of age born in “York”

Delia Brucrett 32 years of age born in Wisconsin

Lettie Brucrett 19 years of age born in “York”

Mina Brucrett 7 years of age born in Nebraska

Ednia Brucrett 5 years of age born in Michigan


Note:  This is William, Delia, Zadda, Mina Belle and Edna Brackett.


The 1892 state census of Murray. Orleans County, New York includes:


Wm Brackett 47 years of age

Emma C. Brackett 40 years of age

Edna May Brackett 17 years of age.


Note:  Emma appears to actually have been Anna C. (Warren) Brackett


The 1900 census of Murray, Orleans County, New York includes:


Wm Brackett 55 years of age born in New York

Annia Brackett 54 years of age born in New York


Note:  This would be William and his second wife, Anna (Warren) Brackett.


The 1910 census of Grand Rapids, Michigan includes:


Wm A. Blackett 63 years of age born in New York

Anna C. Blackett 62 years of age born in New York

Chauncey Bumham 67 years of age born in New York


Note:  This is William A. and Anna C. (Warren) Brackett and his “uncle” Chauncey Burnham.


Delia A. (Snow) Brackett was born on 12 Jul 1848 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and died in Swartz Creek, in Genesee County, Michigan, on 17 Nov 1880.  Delia Brackett is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan. The Standard, of Holley New York, carried the following on 20 Nov 1930 under a section titled Fifty Years Ago:  “Died at Swarts’ Creek Michigan Delia, wife of W. A. Brackett.”

William A. Brackett married 2nd to Anna C. Warren the daughter of Jonathan and Naomi Warren.  Ann C. Warren was born on 17 Jan 1846 and died on 17 Oct 1916 in East Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.  

The Holley Standard carried the following on 10 Jan 1884:  “Brackett—Warren. When people go secretly away from home to celebrate holidays, it not unfrequently happens that the newspapers of the place visited find occasion to record their doings. Mr. Wm. Brackett, of this village, went to Lockport to celebrate the new year, and behold, we find in the Lockport Daily Journal of January and a complete exposure of his escapade, which we quote below:


‘New Year's day is considered an excellent one in which to turn over a new leaf and

start out on any new venture, and was therefore thought peculiarly appropriate by at least

one young couple to mark the time when they commenced on the journey of life together.

Only the intimate friends and relatives of the contracting parties assembled at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Jonathan Warren of South street, yesterday afternoon, but these were so numerous as to make up a goodly sized and happy throng, when at 2 o'clock Anna C. Warren, daughter of the host, and Wm. Brackett, a prosperous young gentleman of Holley, were soon bound together with matrimonial ties by Rev. C. W. Swift of Buffalo. An elegant array of wedding gifts gave testimony of the esteem and affection of those present. After a handsome collation bad been Served, the happy bride and groom left for Holley on the afternoon train, and will at once commence housekeeping in a new home there, which is ready for their reception.’ Mr. Brackett and bride arrived at his father's home in this village new year's evening giving them a complete surprise, as he bad not informed them of his intended commission of matrimony at that time. A number of guests were present spending the new year at Mr. Brackett's and all joined in giving to the happy couple a most cordial reception.”


The Holley Standard carried the following on 08 Nov 1894:  “Mrs. W. A. Brackett spent a portion of last week with her daughter Mrs. Zada Moyer, at Tonawanda.”

The Holley Standard dated 24 Jan 1901 includes: “Mrs. William A. Brackett started Monday for Lockport. After visiting relatives for a week or so she will go to Gobleville, Mich., where she and Mr. Brackett expect to make their home in the future. Mr. Brackett expects to remain in Holley until about the first of April. He will engage in fruit farming in his new home. During the many years they have resided in Holley both Mr. and Mrs. Brackett have made many warm friends who will wish them all possible success and happiness in their new home.”

An obituary was carried in the Grand Rapids Herald on 18 Oct 1916 and it reads:  “Mrs. Anna C. Brackett, 70 years of age, died Tuesday Morning at her home 725 Croswell avenue, East Grand Rapids.  Funeral services will be held at the residence this afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The body will be taken to Lockport New York for burial.”

An obituary was carried in the Holley Standard on 26 Oct 1916 for Anna (Warren) Brackett and it reads:  “Mrs. William A. Brackett-Mrs. Anna C. Brackett wife of William A. Brackett died at her home in Grand Rapids, Mich., Monday October 16.  She was the daughter of Jonathan and Naomi Warren and was born in Newfane, Niagara Co., N. Y. nearly 71 years ago.  Mrs. and Mrs. Brackett were residents of Holey twenty four years. Leaving fifteen years ago to make their home in Grand Rapids where Mr. Brackett is engaged in the grocery business.  While they lived in Holley he worked for Mr. Edwards fourteen years.  Mrs. Brackett had many friends in Holley where she was an efficient member of the Baptist church and was actively engaged in every enterprise that needed the co-operation and support of intelligent, cultured women.  During her residence in Grand Rapids she was a member of the Wealthy Street Baptist Church and that she made many friends in the church and in the city was manifested by the beautiful flowers sent to the bereaved husband in her memory.  Her remains were removed to Lockport for interment.” 

The Holley Standard carried an obituary for Naomi Warren on 30 Dec 1897 and it reads:  “Mrs. Jonathan Warren. Naomi D. Clayton, wife of Johnathan Warren, died Christmas Eve, after a short illness, aged 84 years. Mrs. Warren was born in Burlington county, N. J., and resided there until her marriage in 1836. Soon after she came west with her husband, who settled at Mapleton, Niagara county. Two years later they moved to Royalton, where they resided until 1870, when they moved to Lockport. In 1889 she came to Holley, where she has since resided. Mrs. Warren was always from girlhood a conscientious Christian, but not until 1877, while in Lockport, did she feel it her duty to unite with the church. At that time she joined the Congregational church, and brought to Holley a letter from that church, uniting with the Presbyterian church in this place. Mrs. Warren was very quiet and unobtrusive, but she had a happy way and made many friends, and by her cheery way, made everything bright about her. She leaves a husband 86 years of age, whose joys and sorrows she has shared for nearly sixty-two years. Of nine children that gladdened their home, only three survive her, two daughters, Mrs. Wm. A. Brackett and Mrs. Mary McNair, of Holley, and one son, Charles Warren, of Buffalo. The funeral was attended from her late residence on Thomas street, Monday afternoon, Rev. H. B. Mason officiating. The interment was in Hillside cemetery.”


The Holley Standard carried an obituary for Jonathan Warren on 05 October 1898 and it reads:  “Death of Jonathan Warren. Jonathan Warren died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oliver McNair, in this village, last Sunday night, of apoplexy, aged 86 years. Mr. Warren retired in his usual health Saturday night. Sunday morning he was found unconscious in his bed, and remained in that state until his death at 9:30 p. m. Mr. Warren was born In Princeton, N. J., October 12, 1812,   In March, 1837, he married Naomi D. Clayton, and two years later removed to Beach Ridge, Niagara county. He afterwards resided at Royalton, Cambria and Lockport, removing to Holley about ten years ago. Mr. Warren leaves two daughters, Mrs. Oliver McNair and Mrs. W. A. Brackett, of this village, and one son, C. W. Warren, of Buffalo. His wife died last Christmas Eve. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Brackett, Rev. S. f. Sharp officiating.”


Jonathan and Naomi (Clayton) Warren, parents of Anna C. (Warren) Brackett, and William A. Brackett’s parents, John and Lucinda (Burnham) Brackett are buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Clarendon, Orleans, County, New York.  Mina Belle Brackett, daughter of William A. and Delia (Snow) Brackett is also buried there.  Anna’s death certificate indicates she was removed from East Grand Rapids, Michigan to Lockport, New York for burial.


William A. and Delia A. (Snow) Brackett had children:

Zadah Brackett was born 02 Jan 1870, and she married Hugh Moyer.  Zadah Died on 05 Jul 1900.  Hugh and Zadah (Brackett) Moyer had one son, Carl Moyer.  They lived in North Tonawanda, Niagara County, New York.  The Evening News carried an obituary for Zada (Brackett) Moyer on 06 Jul 1900 and it reads:  “Mrs. Zada Moyer Died Yesterday After a Lingering Illness-Zada Moyer, wife of Hugh F. Moyer of 211 Robinson street, died at her home at 3:30 yesterday afternoon after a long and lingering illness.  The deceased was 31 years of age and had lived in this city the greater part of her life.  She was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and the husband and son who survive have the heartfelt sympathies of a wide circle of friends.  The funeral services will be held from the house at 2:3p and at 3 o’clock from the North Presbyterian church.  Rev. Duncan Cameron officiating.  Interment will be in Sweeney cemetery.”  On 07 Jul 1900 this same publication carried a follow up and it reads:  “The funeral of the late Zada Moyer who died Thursday, will be held Sunday afternoon from the home at 2:30 and from the North Presbyterian church at 3 o’clock.”

Mina Belle Brackett was born 12 Jun 1874 and resided in Kendall, Orleans County New York.  During the 1900 and 1905 census she worked as a servant in the Jacob Beck household.  She died on 24 May 1908 in Clarendon, Orleans County, New York.  The cemetery records for Hillside Cemetery in Clarendon indicate she is buried there as Mina Belle Brackett, daughter of William Brackett and … Snow.  She is seen in many records as Belle Brackett.

Edna Mae Brackett was born 13 Aug 1875, and she married William Arthur Baur.  They resided in Lockport, Niagara County, New York and latter in Randolph County, Illinois.  Birth records for Flint, Genesee County, Michigan include Edna giving her parents as William and Adelia Brackett.

The 1900 census of Perry Village, Wyoming County, New York includes:

William Baur 26 years of age born in New York, a stone cutter

Edna Baur 24 years of age born in Michigan

Rachel A. Baur 4 years of age born in New York

Dauton Baur 2 years of age born in New York


The 1920 census of Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois includes:

William Baur 45 years of age born in New York

Edna Baur 43 years of age born in Michigan

Dayton B. Baur 21 years of age born in New York

William Bracktt 75 years of age born in New York


Note:  This would be William A Brackett, father of Edna (Brackett) Baur.  I checked with Randolph County and they do not have a death record for him. By 1930 Edna was living in Saint Louis, Missouri and about 1935 Edna (Baur) Brackett had moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. In the 1930 census Dayton Baur was still living in Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois.  The 1940 census of Corus Christi, Nueces County, Texas indicated Edna was living in St. Louis in 1935.


The Buffalo Evening News carried a death notice on Tuesday 06 Jun 1922 and it reads:

“William A. Brackett.  LOCKPORT, June 6.—William A. Brackett, 70 years old, of Holley

lodge, 42, died Sunday in the State Odd Fellows' home here and will be buried this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in Glenwood cemetery. One daughter, Mrs. William A. Baur of Sparta, Ill., survives.”  He was born in 1845 and would actually have been 77 years old when he died.  This would also indicate his wife, Anna C. (Warren) Brackett, was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Lockport, Niagara County, New York.


William and Edna (Brackett) Baur had children:

Rachel Adele Bauer was born 10 Mar 1897 in New York and died on 04 Jun 1967 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, and she married William A. Dorris.  They lived in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Dayton Benjamin Bauer was born on 15 Apr 1898 in Attica, New York and died on 12 Mar 1963 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, and he married Vergelene Hayward.  They lived in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Edna (Brackett) Baur died on 19 Jan 1958 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas where her son, Dayton, and daughter Rachel (Baur) Dorris also died.  Her death certificate gives her father as William Brackett and her mother as Delia Ann Snow and her birthplace as “Holly”, New York.  Her burial location is given as Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Dayton Baur and Rachel (Baur) Dorris are also buried in this same cemetery according to their death certificates.


The Corpus Christi Caller carried an obituary for Edna Baur on 21 Jan 1958 and it reads:  “Mrs. Edna Mae Baur Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Mae Baur, 82, of 1726 Hunter Lane will be at 10 … at Clifford Jackson Funeral Home Chapel.  The Rev. Paul Hanna, of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Seaside Memorial Park.  Edna Baur a resident of Nueces County for 23 years, died Sunday evening at a local hospital.  She is survived by a son, Dayton Baur of Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. W. a. Dorris of Corpus Christi, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Pallbearers are C. J. Wilson, D. H. Baur, Harry Page, J. T. Kelley, Joe Williams and R. P. Kelly.”


Compiled by William Brackett November 2014