Biography of Martin E. Brackett
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Brackett, Martin E., was born in Clarendon, just west of Manning, April 1, 1842, a son of John, born in Sweden, Monroe county, in 1815. He was a son of Daniel Brackett, whose father came in the early days from England, settling in New England. Daniel, the grandfather, was a native of Maine, born March 14, 1784. 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 Holley, which he conducted several years. In 1890 he returned to Clarendon, where he died in 1893. In 1839 he married Lucinda Burnham, and their children were: Martin E., William A., Charlotte S., who died yonug; Ella and Elmer, who died in early manhood. Martin E. was educated in the public schools and Clarendon Academy and Holley Academy later studying medicine with Dr. J. L. Curtis, of Pine Hill, Genesee county. He is a graduate of the Buffalo Medical College, and settled in Clarendon in the spring of 1867, where he has since practiced his profession. He has built up a large and remunerative practice, and a reputation of which he may justly feel proud, never refusing his assistance to the poor. Dr. Brackett is a Republican, and has served as town clerk several years. He is a member of flolley Lodge I. O. O. F. and the Maccabees. In 1867 he married Almina Ranney, of Niagara county who died October 14, 1872. December 12, 1889, he married Mary Goodnow.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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