Person:Robert Brackenridge (2)

m. abt 1778
  1. Charlotte BrackenridgeAbt 1781 -
  2. Robert Brackenridge1783 - 1859
  3. George BrackenridgeAbt 1785 -
  4. Susannah BrackenridgeAbt 1787 -
  5. Joseph Brackenridge1789 - 1826
  6. Thomas M BrackenridgeAbt 1790 -
Facts and Events
Name Robert Brackenridge
Gender Male
Birth? 8 Feb 1783 Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death[1][2] 9 May 1859 Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States
Burial[2] Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States

Capt Robert Brackenridge (spelling his name Breckenridge at the time) served in the 3rd Regiment of the Indiana Militia.[4] This unit served as part of the Army of the United States in the fall of 1812.[3]

  1. Valley of the upper Maumee River: with historical account of Allen County and the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana; the story of its progress from savagery to civilization... (Madison, Wisconsin: Brant & Fuller, 1889)
    vol 2.

    One of the most distinguished citizens of Fort Wayne in its early days was Capt. Robert Brackenridge, who enjoyed the distinction of being a pioneer in both the cities of Cincinnati and Fort Wayne. He was born at Springfield, Bucks county, Penn., February 8, 1783, and there resided until 1805, when he made a trip as far west as Cincinnati, and then in 1806 became a resident of that place, where he remained ten years. When the war of 1812 broke out, he was one of the first to volunteer as one of a company organized at Brookville, Franklin county, Ind., and when this met with other companies at Lawrenceburgh, for muster, he delivered a patriotic address to his comrades, and was elected first lieutenant. After marching to Urbana, Ohio, they were ordered by Gen. Harrison to remain in Indiana as a reserve force. Subsequently the company was disbanded, and Capt. Brackenridge then held a position in the paymaster's department at Cincinnati until peace was declared. He made his residence at Brookville in 1816, and was appointed cashier of the branch at that place of the territorial bank. In 1829 he was appointed by President Jackson register of the land office at Fort Wayne, and was reappointed, holding the office eight years. He resided at Fort Wayne from the fall of 1830 until his death, May 9, 1859. ^e was a prominent Mason, and one of the charter members of Fort Wayne chapter. Capt. Brackenridge was a man of conscientious religious convictions, was of incorruptible integrity and filled the responsible positions assigned him with honor and fidelity. He was married July 27, 1820, to Mrs. Hannah Northrup, nee Culley, who was born in New York, and died at Fort Wayne in 1870, at seventy-six years of age. They had five children (two now living),

  2. 2.0 2.1 Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States. Lindenwood Cemetery records, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
  3.   ...under command of Capt James McGuire, in Indiana, United States. Muster, pay and receipt rolls of Indiana territory volunteers: or militia of the period of the War of 1812, deposited in the Office of the U. S. Adjutant General
    Vol 3, Page 467, 1812.

    Robert Brackenridge adj, on command at White Water Block House

  4.   A History of the Indiana National Guard.

    The field officers of the Third Regiment were elected January 25,1812. Lieutenant-Colonel Dill was unanimously chosen colonel and seventeen votes were cast for him. The officers who voted for him were Majors Fulton and Smith, Captains Justus Sertwell, W. Spencer, James McGuire, Allen, Decker Crozier, and Robert Breckenridge, Lieutenants William Caldwell, James Allen, Daniel Aiken, John Jackson, William D. Smith and Enoch Blazdell, Ensigns Jacob Blazdell, Thomas Gordon and Spencer Wiley.

  5.   from a Bucks County will abstract, source unknown but cited at:

    #8037 Book 12 Page 426
Jacob Kooker, Springfield Township, farmer Written April 25, 1844 Proved Oct 23, 1844
Wife Jane
Half-siblings: Robert, George W., Joseph and Thomas M. Brackenridge, Charlotte Backhouse, Sauanna Pursell. Exec: Friends Dr. Zachariah Drake and Dr. Francis L. Bodder. Wit: Jacob Clemens, Elias Steckel