Wednesday, October 15, 2008


In Cannon Co. TN Chancery Court Records 1840-1880
Charles Ready versus Joseph Bragg and wife Elizabeth. On 29 Jan 1853, complainant recovered a judgment against the defendant. Joseph Bragg was the legal owner of the tract of land mentioned in the pleading. It appears to the Court that said Joseph Bragg did fraudulently transfer title to the land to his wife Elizabeth Marilla Bragg. He did this to delay and hinder his creditors and especially the said Charles Ready. 5 Oct 1858. (p.207-209)

1850 Cannon Co. TN census
District 3 (on the border of Rutherford Co.)
Joseph F. Bragg age 29
Elizabeth M. age 29
David age 7
John T. age 6
Selina E. age 4
Joseph F. age 3
Cornelius age 1

1850 Cannon Co. census, District 1, Nichols
John Bragg age 55 b. VA
Elisabeth age 55 b. VAMary Bragg age 21 b. TN
Margaret Faulkenburg age 26 b. TN
Sarah Bragg age 16 b. TN
Susan Bragg age 14, b. TN
Isabella B. Faulkenburg age 7, b. TN
Mary Faulkenburg age 5, b. TN
James Faulkenburg age 4, b. TN

1840 Cannon Co. Census
There are four BRAGG households:
Dozier age 70-80 (no additional males in household)
Edward age 20-30
John age 40-50 (has male age 20-30 living with him)
Katherine age 50-60 (cemetery book says she was born 1-1-1797 and died 1880) has males age 5-10 and 10-15 living with her.

In Cannon Co. Will Book A
Elizabeth BRAGG will. Eight children, unnamed. Elizabeth Bragg, daughter of Thomas Bragg, deceased. Executor: S.E. BRAGG. Will signed 4 Nov. 1875, proved 6 Oct. 1884.

DeKalb Co. Chancery Court Records
Eren Linder versus William Braswell, John Linder, Richard P. Burks, and Joseph Bragg. The execution in favor of defendant Braswell has been levied upon the land of complainant, but said land was not subject to levy and sale for the debts of John Linder. 25 Sep 1855. (p.307)

Cannon Co. TN Court Minutes
p. 355
(March 1839)
On motion it is ordered by the court that John C. Martin be and is hereby constituted and appointed as guardian for; Peggy Bragg, Nancy Bragg, Sally Bragg, Dozier Bragg, Louiza Bragg, Moore Bragg, minor heirs of Thomas Bragg dec’d. Whereupon the said John C. Martin came into open court and together with his security Rigdon R. Jarratt entered into bond in the sum of two thousand dollars payable to John C. Martin chairman of the county court of Cannon County for the time being and his successors in office conditioned for the faithful performance of said guardianship.

In Sistler’s Index to Early TN Wills and Administrations 1779-1861:
Henry 1828 Stewart Co.
Dasher 1858 Cannon Co.
David 1844 Sullivan Co.
Edward 1859 Cannon Co.
John 1833 Jefferson Co.
John 1857 Henry Co.
Moore 1816 Williamson Co.
Nicholas 1854 Jefferson Co.
Thomas 1836 Rutherford Co.

In Cannon Co. Deeds 1836-1857
Deed Book D
John Bragg to Edward Bragg and Dozier Bragg 38 acres as a trust deed. 4 Jul 1842. (p.71-73)

John Bragg to Dozier Bragg 190 acres in the 1st District. 3 Dec 1842. (p.192-193)

John Bragg to Jacob Wright a trust deed. 4 Jul 1842. (P.195-196)

John Bragg to Jacob Wright 180 acres in the 1st District. 28 Dec 1842. (P.228-230)

Deed Book F
John Mullins and James Medley to John Bragg ten acres in the 1st District. 30 Oct. 1846. (p.57)

Deed Book I
Samuel Parker to Elizabeth Mollie Bragg 50 acres on Carson’s Fork of Stone’s River. 3 Dec 1852. (P.103-104)

Deed Book K
Jacob Wright to John Bragg several tracts of land. 27 Dec 1842. 9 Oct 1854. (p.204)

John Bragg to Joseph Carter 150 acres in the 1st District. 19 Dec 1854. (p.387-388)

Deed Book L
John Pendleton to John Bragg 100 acres in the 5th District. 10 Feb 1857. (p.464-465)

1860 Cannon Co. TN census Woodbury P.O.
Elizabeth BRAGG age 67 b. VA
Mary BRAGG age 43 b. TN
Margaret FORTENBURY (should be FAULKENBERRY) age 43? Could be 33?
Isabel “ age 16
Mary “ age 15
James “ age 13
Elizabeth DENTON age 32
Elizabeth “ age16
Mary “ age 15
Francis “ age 11

Cannon Co. TN marriages 1838-1899
Margaret to James Faulkenberry on May 5, 1840
Miss Elizabeth to Jessee DENTON on Aug. 11, 1842
Susan to Joseph MILLER on Jan 19, 1856
Miss S.E. to Isaac GAITHER on April 3, 1871

1860 Cannon Co. census, Trousdale P.O.
Name age
Joseph Bragg 41
Elizabeth Bragg 42
David Bragg 17
John Bragg 16
Sarah Bragg 14
Frank Bragg 12
Cornelius Bragg 10
Joseph Bragg 8
Margaret Bragg 6
Elizabeth Bragg 4
Jas Bragg 2

1870, Gallatin Co., Illinois census; Township 8 Range 8
Name age
Joseph Bragg 51
Elisabeth Bragg 51
Cornelius Bragg 19
David Bragg 27
Susan C Bragg 18
Elisabeth J Bragg 13
Jane E Bragg 11
Mary E Bragg 5

1880 Saline Co., Illinois census, El Dorado
Name Age
David Bragg 35
Susan Bragg 28
John Bragg 10
James Bragg 6
William Bragg 3
Napoleon Bragg 8M

In the 1900 Gallatin Co. Illinois census, Equality Village
Marion Prather age 26
Rachel Prather age 24
Daniel Prather age 2
Catherine BRAGG age 10 (adopted daughter) b. Jan 1890

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