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Notes for Thomas W BRACKEN


Residences & events:

7/13/1860 T13 R6E, PO Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. At census time Thomas was a 29 year old farmer with personal property only worth $300. Wife Sophia was 21 and their infant daughter, Mary was 9 months. Living with them were Thomas' orphaned brothers, John, 20, and Robert, 22, both laborers. Four doors down the road was cousin George Purvis,33, and three doors in the other direction was second cousin Fielding Purvis, 44.

1880 Petersburg, Menard Co, IL. The census that year recorded the following:

Bracken, Thomas W. - head, m, w, age 49, married, laborer, IL-KY-KY
Sophia - wife, f, w, age 40, married, keeping house, IL-KY-VA
Mary - daughter, f, w, age 21, single, IL-IL-IL
Cynthia - daughter, f, w, age 19, single, IL-IL-IL
Artemise - daughter, f, w, age 16, single, IL-IL-IL
Mahala - daughter, f, w, age 15, single, IL-IL-IL
Menian - daughter, f, w, age 13, single, IL-IL-IL
Vienna - daughter, f, w, age 10, single, IL-IL-IL
Robert - son, m, w, age 6, single, IL-IL-IL
Sarah - daughter, f, w, age I month, single, IL-IL-IL
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