The Broket DNA Project — North American participants
The ancestry of Harry Doyel Brockett 1928-2005
In the wider Broket DNA project Harry is in Genetic Group 3.
This page provides:
Born 4 Apr 1928.1
1930 6/7 Apr: The census recorded Doyel H, aged 2, as the youngest of 7 children living with parents Otis R BROCKETTE, aged 43, and Mattie E, 40, on their farm in Macon Co, Tennessee.2
1940 10 Apr: The census recorded Doyl H, aged 12, was living with parents Robert O BROCKETTE, aged 52, Mattie E, 51, on their farm in Willette, Macon Co, Tennessee.3 Not to be confused with Henry Brockett [or Brockell?], aged 13, who on 10 Apr 1940, was living with step-parents John S and Kate IRVINE (aged 45, Teaching, and 38, Housewife) and his siblings Som, 18, Patsy, 11, and Billy, 6, in Greene Co, Tennessee.4
Harry married 4 Nov 1955 Norma Jean THOMAS (born Nov 3, 1936, died Dec 2, 2012).5
Harry D BROCKETT died 22 Jun 2005 Tennessee;6
Harry Doyel was the son of:
Robert Otis and Mattie E GOAD married c 1907, when he 21, and she was 18.8
1920 13 Jan: The census recorded Robert O BROCKETTE, aged 34, Farmer on a rented General Farm, and wife Mattie E, 30, were living in District 7, Macon Co, Tennessee, with their 5 children: Carlos E, aged 11, Williard E, 8, Zelmia F, 6, Mabel E, 4, Herbert O, 1. The whole family was recorded as born in Tennessee, apart from Otis’ father in Missouri. The next 3 households were 3 other Brockette farms: those of Harvy H, owned, aged 60 [see below], Hubert C, 21, rented, and Henry C, 24, rented; all 3, like Robert, were Farmers on a General Farm.9 This is the earliest record of the BROCKETTE spelling of the surname for this family.
1930 6/7 Apr: The census recorded Otis R BROCKETTE, aged 43, Farmer on a General Farm, and Mattie E, 40, were living in Macon Co, Tennessee, with their 7 children: Carlos E, aged 21, Willard, 18, Zelmer L, 16, Mabel E, 13, Herbert O, 11, Fred H, 8, Doyel H, 2.10 The whole family was recorded as born in Tennessee, as also both Otis’ and Mattie’s parents. The census recorded Otis’ age at marriage as 21, and Mattie’s as 18. There were 3 other Brockette households in the District on the same State Road 80: those of Otis’ brothers Clifton H, aged 35, and Hubert C, 31 and of his mother Sarah, 71, Widow. Clifton and Hubert, like Otis were Farmers on a General Farm, but their father was recorded born in Missouri.11
1940 10 Apr: The census recorded Robert O BROCKETTE, aged 52, Farmer on a General Farm, and Mattie E, 51, and children Herbert O, 21, Fred H, 18, Doyl H, 12, and James E, 7. There were 4 other Brockette households in the District on the same Highway #80.12
Robert Otis was the son of:
Born 10 Oct 1859.13
1870 1 Jun: The census recorded Harvy H, aged 10, born Missouri, was living in Macon Co, Tennessee with his parents Marlin L and Tabitha BROCKETT [see below] and 7 siblings, apart from himself all recorded as born in Tennessee.14
1880 25 Jun: The census recorded Harvy H BROCKETT, aged 20, Laborer on farm, was living in Macon Co, Tennessee with his parents Marlin and Tabtha [see below] and 10 siblings, everyone born in Tennessee.15
Harvy marrried Sarah E DAVIS.
1910 13 May: The census recorded Harvy H BROCKET, aged 49, Farmer on a rented General Farm, perhaps from his father, and wife Sarah E, 51, married 24 years, 5 children born, 4 still living, were living in Macon Co, Tennessee, with 2 sons Henry C, 15, and Hubert C, 12, next door to his parents Merlin M and Tabitha F [see below]. Everyone was recorded as born in Tennessee, except Harvy in Missouri, and Marlin’s father in S Carolina and mother in Virginia.16 There was another Harvy Brocket, living nearby, aged 84, on own income on a farm that he owned without mortgage like Merlin, with wife Mary J 68, married 50 years, 9 children born, 1 still living: Ben E, aged 32, self-employed Farmer on a General Farm, and his wife Rahel, aged 20, married 11 months.17 [Was this Harvy a brother of Merlin?]
1920 13 Jan: The census recorded Harvy H BROCKETTE, aged 60, Farmer on his owned General Farm, and wife Sarah E, 60, were living in Macon Co, Tennessee, with his widowed father Marlin L, aged 89. There were 3 other Brockette farms next to Harvy’s, those of his 3 sons Robert O, 34, [see above], Hubert C, 21, rented, and Henry C, 24, all rented, perhaps from Harvy. All 4 were Farmers on a General Farm. Everyone was recorded as born in Tennessee, except Harvy in Missouri, and Marlin’s father in S Carolina and mother in Virginia.18
Harvie H died 24 Dec 1927, Sarah E died 22 Aug 1937, buried in Macon cemetery:20
Harvie was the son of:
Marlin was born 7 Aug 1830, and wife Tabitha 8 Jul 1839.21 The ‘L’ apparently stood for ‘ Luther’.
Marlin L and Tabitha F KEMP were married 16 Nov 1855 New Bern, North Carolina.22
1870 1 Jun: The census recorded Marlin L BROCKETT, aged 39, Farmer, and wife Tabitha, 41, Keeping House, were in Macon Co, Tennessee with 8 children, everyone recorded as born in Tennessee apart from Harvy in Missouri: Bettie B, aged 13, Newton L, 12, Harvy H, 10, Willie C, 8, Cyrus J, 6, Charley B M, 4, Caspean Y, 2, and Lucy J, 0. Julia A Kirby, aged 25, was a live-in domestic. Marlin’s real estate was valued at $600 and his personal estate at $800.23
1880 25 Jun: The census recorded Marlin BROCKETT, aged 49, Farmer, and wife Tabtha, 41, Keeping house, were in Macon Co, Tennessee with 11 children, all single and born in Tennessee: Bettee B, aged 23, Newton L, 22, Harvy H, 20, William C, 18, Cyrus J, 16, Charley D M, 14, Lucy J, 11, Joe E, 9, Alma M, 6, Claud T, 4, Georg W, 2; Marlin’s father was recorded as born in S Carolina, mother in Virginia.24 [A descendant of Claud T also participated in the DNA project.]
This image of Marlin and Tabitha is of painted portraits of them:25
1910 13 May: The census recorded Merlin M BROCKET, aged 79, living on own income on a farm that he owned without mortgage, with wife Tabitha F, 70, married 54 years, 14 children born, 10 still living, in Macon Co, Tennessee, with live-in mouse maid Ann Patterson, aged 55, and next door to his son Harvey H and family [see above].26
Was Tabethy in a wheelchair?27
Tabitha died 24 Jun 1916, and Marlin 4 Mar 1923, and were buried in Macon cemetery:28
Marlin was the son of Elisha (1786-1864), 6th child of Capt William and Patsey Brockett.
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