I am not sure there is a picture of Mige Brackett.
I do have a picture I copied from a book of James K Polk.
James Knox Polk Brackett
By Pamela Elaine Brackett Ownby, great, great granddaughter of James K. Polk Brackett.
James K. Polk Brackett was born February 13, 1848. He died January 4, 1930. He was almost 82 years old. Polk was five feet three inches tall, fair complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. He was a farmer. Polk was the son of Mijah (Mige) Brackett and Cynthia Hubbard Brackett. Cynthia died when Polk was young. Polk didn’t like his stepmother. One cold and icy morning Polk and his stepmother got into an argument. It was told that Polk knocked her out into the snow and ice and left. He didn’t check to see if she was all right. He ran away to join the army. He was traveling several months when he ran upon the Yankee Navy. He told them he was one year older than he was and stretched to be tall enough to join. They let him join. Polk was a Landsman on the U.S.S. Ouichita and the U.S.S. Silver Lake. While he was in the Navy, his ship patrolled from the Gulf of Mexico down around the coast of Florida and to the coast to New York. He only engaged in one battle that was in the Gulf of Mexico. Polk joined the Navy on July 26, 1864 at Cincinnati, Ohio and was honorably discharged on August 23, 1865 at Mound City, Illinois. Polk was seventeen years old when he joined the Navy.
Polk was married at the age of 21. He married Melissa Pierce. She was born October 23, 1843 and died December 20, 1906. She was 63 years old when she died.
One of Polk’s uncles owned slaves. One day the slaves ran away and came to Mijah’s house (Polk’s father). An old black woman helped raise Polk. They called her “Aunt” Dinna. She kept the house since Polk’s mother was dead and it was later that Mijah remarried. After Polk was married he saw “Aunt” Dinna again. She got a chair and set it down beside her and told Polk’s new bride to sit in it. “Aunt” Dinna told Polk to sit on her lap.(Aunt Dinna’s) She gave them both some good advice. After the Negro’s were freed, “Aunt” Dinna would not leave the Brackett’s. One Sunday morning as everyone was leaving for church, “Aunt” Dinna said she would cover the fire. She fell dead. It was thought that she had a heart attack. She was 104 years old. The reason she went back to cover the fire was that they didn’t have matches, so if your fire went out you had to walk to the nearest neighbors to borrow a chunk or coal of fire. Before Polk died he got sick on a Monday and died about nine days later. It was thought that he had double pneumonia. He is buried at the Cumberland Shed Cemetery in Old Fort, Tennessee. The cemetery is located just off the Old Federal Road.
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