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Re: Milton Bragg / City Cemetery
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: January 25, 2005 at 11:30:59
In Reply to: Milton Bragg / City Cemetery by Tonya Arnold of 65424

I checked your message history and see where Heather suggested you include the fact that the family is black, there is a reason for that, it helps to narrow the search. On all the following census records the families are black.

1930 census 1402 Calhoun, Palestine, Anderson Co, TX:

Bragg, Milton, h, 36, M @ 25 yrs of age, b TX, TX, TX
" Etta, w, 36, M @ 25 yrs of age, b TX, TX, MO
Milton is a janitor in an office

1920 census 822 Moody St, Palestine, Anderson Co, TX:

Braggs[sic], William, h, 53, m, b TX, TX, TX-carpenter
" Mary, w, 53, m , b TX, TX, TX - cook hotel
" Ella, d, 30, div, b TX - servant private family
" Jess, s, 18, sgl, b TX - no occupation
" Milton, s, 23, sgl, b TX - cook boarding house
" Will, s, 24, sgl, b TX - cook boarding house
" Mary, d, 21, sgle, b TX - no occupation

1910 census 6 Mulberry St., Palestine, Anderson Co, TX:

Bragg, William, h, 43, M(1) 24 yrs, b TX, TX, TX
" Mary, w, 44, M(1) 24 yrs, 7 ch, 5 lvg, b TX, TX, TX
" Jesse Lee, s, 19, b TX
" Milton, s, 16, b TX
" William, Jr., s, 14, b TX
" Ola Mae, d, 12, b TX

1900 census Anderson Co, TX:

Bregg[sic], William, h, b Jan 1867, 33, M 13 yrs, b TX, AL, MS
" Mary, w, b Jan 1868, 32, M 13 yrs, 7 ch, 5 lvg, b TX, NC, NC
" Ella, d, b Mar 1889, 11, b TX
" Jessie Lee, s, b Apr 1891, 9, b TX
" Milton, s, b Jul 1893, 6, b TX
" William, s, b Jul 1895, 4, b TX
" Ola May, d, b May 1898, 2, b TX
Owens, Cloey, mth-in-law, b Aug 1827, 72, wid, b NC, NC, NC

William is a brick maker on 1900 census. Censuses show William owns his own house free and clear, land records might show who signs off when final sale is made and his heirs.

Now, if Cloey did not remarry, this gives you maiden name of Mary.

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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