Adino Nye Brackett, was born in 1822 in Lancaster, New Hampshire. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Dartmouth College. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1844, and taught school for several years in Hanover County, Virginia. After he returned to Lancaster, he began the study of medicine with Drs. Stickney and Barney. He also attended medical lectures at Woodstock, Vermont and Dartmouth Medical School. After he received his MD, he practiced his profession in Brunswick, Vermont, before returning to Hanover County, Virginia where he continued to practice medicine. Brackett died in 1901.