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Pvt James Ratcliff "Buckshot" Brockett
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1840
White County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1936
Brownsville
White County
Illinois, USA

Served with Company I of the 1st Illinois Cavalry and Company H of the 14th Illinois Calvalry for the Union in the Civil War. Years later, he lost an arm in a Civil War reinactment.

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CARMI DEMOCRAT TRIBUNE
February 13, 1936
Page 6 column 4
Carmi, IL

JAMES R. BROCKETT, a Civil War Veteran, one of White Co's oldest residents. Son of Nathaniel and Emily Berry Brockett, born near Brownsville 19 October 1840-11 February 1936, 95y 3m 13d. Married 3 October 1867 to MARGARET R. BROWN, who preceded him in death several years ago. Four sons, two daughters: John, George, Dick, Pete, Mrs. Ollie White, and Miss Emma. Also leaves twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren. He was one of seven children, four brothers and a sister having passed away years ago; B. I., Sam, Mrs. Emily Weirauch, all of Brownsville, survive him. Funeral services at West Union Church. Burial: West Union Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nathaniel Dickeson Brockett (1813 - 1890)
  Emily Berry Brockett (1818 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Rachel Brown Brockett (1842 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  John Brockett (1868 - 1943)*
  George Brockett (1871 - 1940)*
  Dickinson McAuley Brockett (1874 - 1948)*
  Ollie Grace Brockett White (1876 - 1953)*
  Emily Erixana Brockett (1879 - 1969)*
  Benjamin Nathaniel Brockett (1881 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Ratcliff Brockett (1840 - 1936)
  Benjamin Ives Brockett (1842 - 1939)*
  Mary Elizabeth Brockett Turner (1847 - 1921)*
  Nathaniel Dickeson Brockett (1849 - 1872)*
  Edwin Batterson Webb Brockett (1852 - 1920)*
  Samuel Matthew Brockett (1854 - 1946)*
  Emily Caroline Brockett Weirauch (1857 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Union Cemetery
Brownsville
White County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jason Presley
Record added: Dec 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8195761
Pvt James Ratcliff Buckshot Brockett
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Pvt James Ratcliff Buckshot Brockett
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Pvt James Ratcliff Buckshot Brockett
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"Rest in Peace"
- Lin
 Added: Sep. 30, 2007

- Priscilla Gaskins
 Added: Feb. 14, 2007
Rest in peace.
- Joyce {GW}
 Added: Nov. 22, 2005
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