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William BRACKEN

Male 1807 - 1877  (70 years)


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  • Name William BRACKEN 
    Born 1807  ,, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1855  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1865  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Feb 1877  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Death 16 Apr 1877  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Thebes, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Bracken Cem
    Person ID I804  Moore / McRaven Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 May 2016 

    Father William A BRACKEN,   b. Abt 1775,   d. 20 Mar 1835, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Frances ?,   d. Aft Mar 1835 
    Family ID F172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Caroline Elizabeth KENDALL,   b. 4 Oct 1830, ,, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1882, Clear Creek, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1855  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Deborah Ruth BRACKEN,   b. 15 Sep 1857, Thebes, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1893, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. Jane L BRACKEN,   b. 1859, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Edna BRACKEN,   b. 1860, ,, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Jacob Fredrick BRACKEN,   b. 28 Jul 1862, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1926, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. Esau BRACKEN,   b. 3 Dec 1864, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1936, , Union, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Samuel Warren BRACKEN,   b. 19 Jun 1867, Thebes, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1933, Delaplaine, Greene, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
     7. Cassie Maria BRACKEN,   b. 22 Oct 1870, Thebes, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1958, Kirkwood, St Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Patsy WITT,   b. 1808, ,, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1853  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 5 Aug 1826  , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Have a reference to pg 17 as source but do not have book or vol #
    Children 
     1. Lucinda BRACKEN,   b. 1828, ,, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 53 years)  []
     2. Fanny BRACKEN,   b. 1830,   d. Bef 12 Apr 1892  (Age < 62 years)  []
     3. Emily BRACKEN,   b. 1832,   d. 23 Oct 1902  (Age 70 years)  []
     4. Juliet BRACKEN,   b. 1834  []
     5. Elizabeth BRACKEN,   b. 1836,   d. Aft 21 Feb 1896  (Age > 60 years)  []
     6. Joel BRACKEN,   b. 1838  []
     7. Rachael A BRACKEN,   b. 1840, ,, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1873  (Age 33 years)
     8. Jacob BRACKEN,   b. 1842  []
     9. Martha BRACKEN,   b. Dec 1844,   d. 26 Feb 1920, Unity, Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)  []
     10. Sarah BRACKEN,   b. 1844  []
     11. Louisa BRACKEN,   b. 1847,   d. 02 Oct 1938, Seattle, King, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  []
     12. Mary Ann BRACKEN,   b. 15 May 1850,   d. 07 Jan 1916  (Age 65 years)  []
     13. William BRACKEN,   b. 02 Dec 1853, , Alexander, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age > 48 years)  []
    Last Modified 8 May 2016 
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Administratrix Notice - Caroline E. Bracken
    Administratrix Notice - Caroline E. Bracken
    Cairo Bulletin, Cairo, IL; 19 Apr 1877, page 3 column 6
    Death Certificate - Jacob Fredrick Bracken, 1926
    Death Certificate - Jacob Fredrick Bracken, 1926
    Death Certificate - Cassie Maria McEndree, 1958
    Death Certificate - Cassie Maria McEndree, 1958

  • Notes 

    • 1830 Alexander, IL
      pg 2 line 19
      Braken, William
      1 m 20 - 30 1 f < 5
      1 f 10 - 15
      1 f 15 - 20
      listed next to father William A

      1840 Alexander, IL - Cairo dist
      pg 105 line 10
      Brakin, William
      1 m < 5 2 f < 5
      1 m 30 - 40 1 f 5 - 10
      1 f 10 - 15
      1 f 30 - 40
      1 in ag

      1850 Alexander IL Census, page 350 house 326
      Brackin, William 43 SC
      Martha 41 TN
      Lucinda 22 IL
      Fanny 20 IL
      Emily 18 IL
      Juliet 16 IL
      Elizabeth 14 IL
      Joel 12 IL
      Rachael 10 IL
      Jacob 08 IL
      Martha 05 IL
      Louis 03 IL
      Mary A 6/12 IL
      David Brackin 25 IL
      Mary Henslon? 30 TN
      Mary King 75 SC (perhaps mother of Wm Brackin?)

      1855 IL State Census, page 4 Twp 15 S Range 3 W
      Bracken, WM
      5 free white males under 10 3 free white females under 10
      1 male 10 to 20 4 females 10 to 20
      1 male 40 to 50 2 females 20 to 30
      value of livestock $50, militia 1

      1860 Alexander, IL Census; page 79 taken 07 Jul, house 526
      Brakin, Wm 53 SC farmer & B[aptist] preacher $3800 real est
      $700 personal
      Elizbeth 38 PA housekeeper
      Racheal 18 IL
      Sarah 16 IL
      Martha 14 IL
      Louisa 12 IL
      Mary A 10 IL
      William 08 IL
      Willis Minton 12 IL
      Wlliam Minton 10 IL
      Deonsy? Minton 08 IL
      Michael Minton 06 IL
      Debby Minton 04 IL
      Jane Minton 01 IL
      William Amstrong 22 Ireland laborer $250 personal

      1865 IL State Census - Thebes Precinct
      taken 3 Jul by John Brown
      pg 5 line 17
      William Brackin
      3 male < 10 2 fem < 10
      4 male 10 - 20 3 fem 10 - 20
      1 male 50 - 60 1 fem 30 - 40
      molasses mill $100 produce
      $700 value of livestock
      $500 value of grain products
      $100 value of other ag products
      12 pounds of wool

      1870 Alexander IL Census, taken 14 Jul in Thebes Precinct, house 18
      Bracken, Wm 65 SC
      CE 42 PA
      Drew Minton 18 IL
      Wm Bracken 17 IL
      M Minton 16 IL
      Deboria Bracken 14 IL
      Jane " 11 IL
      Jacob " 10 IL
      Esau 08 IL
      Saml 03 IL
      Edna 10 IL

      Daughter Deborah's obit says he was a minister of the gospel attached to the Baptist church

      Questionable if correct family descendant from Isaac Bracken????

      In 1880 Elijah Dickerson in Alex co has a wife named Mary who was born in Germany. Had Wm's daughter Rachel
      already died? There are no Dickersons in Union Co.

  • Sources 
    1. [S114] The Brackin Family in the Southeastern United States, Henry B Brackin.

    2. [S230] Illinois Probate Records 1819 -1970, (Name: familysearch.org;), Alexander Co Probate Order Book 1876-1877 Vol F pg 166.

    3. [S182] findagrave.com, tombstone photo.

    4. [S222] History of Alexander, Union, Pulaski Counties, IL, Perrin, William Henry, (Date: 1883;), p. B229.

    5. [S276] Illinois Marriages 1851-1900, (Name: ancestry.com;), abstract, no image of original source.