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Clara Redden (William Redden Sr. and Fanny Kaylor) Clara Redden was born on the 1st  of November 1827 in Fayette County, Virginia. She married Lewis Bragg on the 15th of July 1844 in Fayette County Virginia. Clara Redden Bragg died on the 7th of March 1860 as recorded  in the Raleigh County death record, Claras death was reported by Lewis Bragg, She was 28 years old and died in child birth, their residence was Raleigh County, Virginia. In the 1860 Raleigh County census, Lewis was living wirh his mother Nancy Bragg with his six children, The youngest, Sarah was three months old, having been born when Clara died. Lewis Bragg died in 1865 in West Virginia.

               Ther Children Were

1. Mary Ellen Bragg 2. Alfred Grayson Bragg
3. William Lewis Bragg 4. Evermont Bragg
5. Clara Francis Bragg 6. Sarah Bragg

        1. Mary Ellen Bragg ( Clara Redden & Lewis Bragg) Mary Ellen Bragg was born on the 19th o0f July 1845 in Raleigh County, Virginia. She married John N. Maddox on the 7th of May 1865 in Douglas, Illinois. Mary Ellen Bragg died on the 31st of December 1932 in Sullivan, Moultrie County, Illinois. and is buried in the Greenhill Cemetery. According to information found at Find-A- Grave, John Maddox was born in 1831 in Ohio, and died the 20th of January 1892 in Sullivan, Moultrie County, Illinois.           

               There Children Were: 


1. Albert Maddox 2. Francis Marion Maddox

3. W F Maddox


        2. Alfred Grayson Bragg ( Clara Redden & Lewis Bragg) Alfred Grayson Bragg was born on the 15th of January 1847  in Raleigh County,  Virginia. He died on the 3rd of October 1921 at the age of 74 in Liberty County, Montana, From what we can tell from our research Alfred Bragg never married. But was well liked by the residents of the community he lived. He was Buried in Chester Cemetery, Chester, Liberty County, Montana.

Alfred G.  Bragg served during the Civil War in company G in the  135th Illinois Infantry. His height was listed as 5'4'' His hair was listed as Light, eyes as Black, his complexion as Light. His Maratage statis was listed as single, His occupation was listed as a farmer, His service entry date was 10 May 1864 at age of 18 and was mustered out on the 28th of September 1864 at Mattoon, Illinois. His Residence was listed as Camargo, Coles County, Illinois. The Source of the previous military record was the "Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls"

Below is his obituary recorded in the Chester Reporter, Chester, Montana on the 7th of October 1921

 Chester Reporter, Chester, MT. 7 October 1921 Alfred G. Bragg       

Residents of the Sweet Grass Hills were shocked this week when the news spread that A.G. Bragg, for 30 years a resident near East Butte, on Monday evening, Oct. 3, fell from the top of a load of hay to the ground, meeting instant death. He was standing at the rear of the load after the load had been weighed on the scales in front of the John E. Oswood home near Hill. As the front wheels left the scale platform, the sudden lurch caused him to lose his balance and fell to the ground, severely bruising his head and also breaking some ribs over the heart.

Mr. Bragg was a veteran of the Civil war and was born in West Virginia on Jan. 11, 1847. For many years he was employed by the government as a packer at old Fort Assiniboine. About 1890 he took up a homestead near East Butte and has engaged in placer mining. He was a kindly man, well-liked by his neighbors. He leaves no known relatives but his friends and neighbors mourn his passing.

George Bourne of Havre, whom Mr. Bragg held in high esteem, attended to the funeral arrangements of his friend. Services were held at the local chapel. Burial was in Chester cemetery. In honor of Mr. Bragg being an old war veteran, all the members of the American Legion were there to attend the services.

Single. In 1910 farming in the vicinity of Alma, MT. Name spelled "Alford" in 1920 census.

     3. William Lewis Bragg ( Clara Redden & Lewis Bragg) William Lewis  Bragg was Born on the 30th of December 1853 in Raleigh County, Virginia. Marrage #1 He married Sabina Kincaid on the 29th of March 1877 in Raleigh County West Virginia. William L. Bragg died on the 23rd of Febuary 1941 in Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas

              There Children Were:

1. James Bragg 2. William Bragg
3. Lessa Bragg 4. Cora Bragg
5. Everett Bragg  

  3. William Lewis Bragg ( Clara Redden & Lewis Bragg) Marrage # 2 William Lewis  Bragg married Lena Lois Gibbs in September of 1897 at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Lena Lois Gibbs was born on the 22nd of July in 1866 at Medicine Lo0dge, Township, Barber, Kansas. She died on the 18th of Febuary 1941 at  Medicine Lodge, Township, Barber, Kansas. 4. Evermont Bragg

             There Children Were:


1. Helen Gladys Bragg 2. Eric V. Bragg
3. Eva Aline Bragg 4. Louis Evert Bragg


 4. Evermont Bragg ( Clara Redden & Lewis Bragg ) Evermont Bragg was born on the 1st of December 1855 in Logan County, West Virginia. He died on the 15th of January 1867 in Raleigh County, West Virginia.                              

  5. Clara Francis Bragg ( Clara Redden & Lewis Bragg ) Clara Francis Bragg was born on the 10th of March of 1858 in Fayette County, Virginia. She married Hazard Armstead Bragg on the 25th of April 1878 in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Clara Francis Bragg died on the 30th of March 1936 in Abraham, Raleigh County, West Virginia. Hazard Armstrong Bragg died on the 27th of October 1946 Abraham, Richmond District, Raleigh County, West Virginia.                                    

            There Children Were:     

1. Emma Lou Bragg 2. Clara E. Bragg
3. Minnie M. Bragg 4. Wille Hazzard Bragg
5. Mary F. Bragg 6. Myrtle F. Bragg

6. Nancy Sarah ( Kitty ) Bragg ( Clara Redden & Lewis Bragg ) Nancy Sarah Bragg was born on the 7th of March 1860 in Virginia. She married William Wesley Martin on the 25th of July 1882 in Raleigh County West Virginia. William Martin was born on the on 20th of November 1859 in Raleigh County, West Virginia. He died on the 12th of April 1939 in Raleigh county West Virginia. Sarah Bragg died on the 4th of Febuary 1930 in Boyd County, Kentucky.                                        

Note:   Raleigh County Birth record lists the last child born to Lewis and Clara Bragg as Sarah Bragg. In the 1860 Censes her name was recorded as Nancy when Lewis was living with his mother, Nancy Redden Bragg, after Clara's death.

           There Children Were:                                                          


 1. Charley Everette Martin  2. Maggie May Martin
3. William Minor Martin  4. Walter Buren Martin

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