Name: Brackett, Remus
Death: 7 Dec 1899
Spouse(s): Mary Ann Brown
Parents: Renns and Betsy Brackett
Children: Isabella, Frances, Robert, Sarah, Ann
THE DAILY PROGRESS
Thursday December 7, 1899
Remus Brackett and his twin brother Romulus Brackett were among the enslaved workers who built towering embankments and prepared and maintained track beds on the Blue Ridge Railroad near the tunnel. We have not located a marker for Mr. Remus Brackett (1825-1899), but we believe that he is buried at the Daughters of Zion Cemetery alongside his wife, Mrs. Mary Ann Brackett.
Mary E. Lyons has written about the Brackett twins and the Blue Ridge Railroad on her Blue Ridge Tunnel Books Facebook page and in her books The Blue Ridge Tunnel: A Remarkable Engineering Feat In Antebellum Virginia (2014), The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad (2015), and Slave Labor On Virginia’s Blue Ridge Railroad (2020).