Levi Bracken (1792 - 1852)

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Birthplace: Conemaugh, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Loup Fork, Platte, Nebraska, USA
Cause of death: cholera
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About Levi Bracken

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Uriah Curtis Company (1852) Age 60


Departure: 28 June 1852 Arrival: 29 September, 1 October 1852

Company Information: About 365 individuals and 51 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

Pioneer Information: died en route

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Birth: Mar. 13, 1792 Conemaugh Cambria County Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Aug. 1, 1852 Platte Center Platte County Nebraska, USA

Levi was born to his parents, William and Mary Garrison Bracken. His father died when he was only 2 years old leaving Levi and his one brother, Thomas for their mother to raise. His mother took the little family to Ohio with her father and brothers. Tragically, she passed away when Levi was only 5 years old and was raised by his grandfather Garrison and his uncles. He married Elizabeth Clark abt 1810 in Missouri. They moved to Rush County Indiana and here they heard the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and was baptized. In due time, he became a bishop. They moved to Nauvoo and were driven from their homes. They fled to Council Bluffs/Kainsville Iowa and settled there. They were very active in both civil and religious affaris. In 1852, they prepared to begin the trek across the plains to the Great Salt Lake Valley in Utah. Levi served as Captain of the 2nd ten of the 16th Company under Captain Uriah Curtis. By July, they reached the Platte River in Nebraska. There was a great deal of sickness among the saints and many died in unmarked graves. Levi contracted cholera and passed away 8am the morning of August 1, 1852. He is buried at Loup Fork, along the Platte River in Nebraska in an unknown and unmarked grave.


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Spouse:
  • Elizabeth Clark Bracken (1790 - 1876)
Children:
  • James Bennett Bracken (1816 - 1900)*
  • Martha Ruth Bracken Hampton (1820 - 1914)*
  • Lucretia Charlotte Bracken Maxwell (1823 - 1893)*
  • Elizabeth Ann Bracken Keele (1828 - 1915)*

Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial Specifically: He is buried at Loup Fork, along the Platte River in Nebraska in an unknown and unmarked grave.

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Levi Bracken's Timeline

1792
April 14, 1792
Conemaugh, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA
1810
1810
Age 17
1811
October 26, 1811
Age 19
1814
February 8, 1814
Age 21
1816
January 14, 1816
Age 23
January 14, 1816
Age 23
Northgate, OH, USA
1818
1818
Age 25
Colerain, Hamilton, Ohio
1823
1823
Age 30
1824
April 19, 1824
Age 32
Bush Creek, Rush, IN, USA
1825
1825
Age 32