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 in Boston Village, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Died in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 8 Apr 2011 | Last significant change: 26 Nov 2018
22:40: Dana Burns edited the Biography for Bronson Alcott. (add findagrave category) [Thank Dana for this]
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Categories: Activists and Reformers | US Civil Rights Activists | Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts.

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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
  • 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 .

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

Biographical Dictionary of American Educators, Vol. 1, ed. John F. Ohles, 1978, Westport CT/London, Greenwood Press...JR 1/2018

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On 23 Apr 2017 at 16:26 GMT Dana Burns wrote:

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

Bronson is 12 degrees from George Bush, 18 degrees from Rick San Soucie and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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