Study Guide

My Brother Sam Is Dead Characters

Timothy Meeker

You might not guess it from the title, but My Brother Sam Is Dead is all about Tim. He's not only...

Sam Meeker

Sam is Tim's big bro and the oldest son in the Meeker family. And let's be honest: he causes his...

Betsy Read

If you want to befriend a feisty colonial gal, look no further than Betsy Read. She's as feisty...

Eliphalet "Life" Meeker

Life (yep, that's his name!) is Tim and Sam's dad, and he's hitched to Susannah Meeker. This...

General Putnam

General Putnam is the strictest soldier in My Brother Sam Is Dead. Seriously, he's such a...

Jeremiah "Jerry" Sanford

Here's what we know about little Jerry Sanford:He's Tim's friend, and he's few years younger than...

Mr. William Heron

Mr. Heron is a rich dude who lives by the Meekers and is super involved in the war. But here's...

Susannah Meeker

Tim and Sam's mom is always busy working in the shop or the tavern, cooking up some chili or...

Rebels and Tories

For a Tory town, Redding sure does have a lot of Rebels. Remember, this means that these folks...