Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott (1799 - 1888)

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Amos Bronson (Bronson) Alcott
Born in Wolcott, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 23 May 1830 in Boston Village, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Died in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Bronson Alcott was a transcendentalist philosopher, abolitionist, and teacher. He was full of dreams and schemes, an idealist who founded a commune called Fruitlands and became a vegan before the term even existed. Fruitlands failed miserably, and Alcott got by on loans from others, including his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson, but the Alcotts were often without money.

Bronson Alcott died on March 4, 1888; a few days earlier, bedridden, he had told his visiting daughter Louisa, "I am going up. Come with me." She replied, "I wish I could." As it turned out, she followed him just two days later, dying of a stroke at age 55.[1]


Name: Louise M Alcott
Birth Date: abt 1833
Event Type: Death
Event City: Boston
Death Date: 6 Mar 1888
Death Age: 55
Father Name: A Bronson
Mother Name: Abby M Bronson
  • "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 November 2017), Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May, 23 May 1830; citing Marriage, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston; FHL microfilm 004277237.
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 October 2019), A B Alcott, Boston, ward 8, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing family 173, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
A B AlcottMale50Connecticut
Abby AlcottFemale49Massachusetts
Anna B AlcottFemale19Pennsylvania
Louisa M AlcottFemale17Pennsylvania
Elizabeth AlcottFemale15Massachusetts
Abby M AlcottFemale9Massachusetts
  • "Massachusetts State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2018), A Bronsen Alcott, Ward 06, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 953,959.
  • "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2017), A B Alcott, 1860; Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  • "Massachusetts State Census, 1865", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 1 June 2018), A Bronson Alcott, 1865; Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  • "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 June 2019), Alcott, 1870; Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 September 2017), A Bronson Alcott, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district ED 362, sheet 188B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,538.
A Bronson AlcottSelfMale80Connecticut, United States
Anna Bronson PrattDaughterFemale49Pennsylvania, United States
Frederic A PrattGrandsonMale17Massachusetts, United States
John S PrattGrandsonMale14Massachusetts, United States
Louisa M AlcottDaughterFemale49Pennsylvania, United States
Mary HartroyOtherFemale28Ireland
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 26 November 2018), memorial page for Amos Bronson Alcott (29 Nov 1799–4 Mar 1888), Find A Grave: Memorial #5594, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  • Biographical Dictionary of American Educators, Vol. 1, ed. John F. Ohles, 1978, Westport CT/London, Greenwood Press...JR 1/2018


  • This person was created through the import of HOWE(1).ged on 08 April 2011.

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Maybe the "A.B. Alcott" marked on this map:

posted by Dana Burns

Bronson is 17 degrees from Donald Howard, 13 degrees from Julia Howe and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.