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James Braden
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1796
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1878
Saline County
Illinois, USA

Shortly after James was born in Virginia the family left for Tennessee. Tennessee at this time was just beginning to open up and settlers were floating in from Virginia and North Carolina, both of whom claimed the area in the early days. Tennessee bacame a state in 1796. James moved to Wilson County Tennessee with his father around 1800 near the town of Lebanon. James married Unice Smith when he was 53 and she was 45 and had 8 children. James Braden joined in the serging tide of settlers moving into the state of Illinois. The Indian affairs were being smothered out, many Indians were migrating west of the Mississippi due to the pressure of white settlers and the area was becoming a safer place to live. Between the years of 1820-1830 the population of Illinois grew from 55,000 to 157,000. This was due to settlers from Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. 
Family links: 
  Unicey Smith Braden (1806 - 1877)
  John William Braden (1832 - 1901)*
  James Andrew Braden (1836 - 1897)*
  Alexander G. Braden (1838 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Creek Cemetery
Saline County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Deborah Lloyd
Record added: Sep 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97054958
James Braden
Added by: Deborah Lloyd
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