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Broughton Bracewell
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1845, England
Death: 1919

Transcribed from The Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties Iowa
Originally published 1886, Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, IL

Broughton BRACEWELL resides on the north half of section 18, Warren Township, Wayne County, Iowa, where he has a valuable farm of 320 acres, on which he has made nearly all of the improvements. He was born in Yorkshire, England, March 28, 1845, the only child of Hartley Bracewell, one of the pioneers of Wayne County, having settled in Warren Township in October, 1854. Broughton Bracewell, has lived in this township since coming here with his parents in 1854, with the exception of five years, during which time he resided in Corydon. He was married to Miss Anna Sims, a native of Henry County, Iowa, and daughter of J. L. Sims, who settled in Highpoint Township, Decatur County, where he died in March, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Bracewell have eight children -- Holly, John H., Margaret M., Emeline and Eveline (twins), Esther, Edna and Lee. Hartley Bracewell, father of our subject, was also a native of Yorkshire, England, born in March 22, 1822, a son of John Bracewell, who resided in England till his death. He was reared to agricultural pursuits in his native country, and was there married to Margaret Broughton, for whose family name their only son is called. Mr. Bracewell left England with his family February 27, 1849, for America, landing at New Orleans. From there he went by river to St. Louis, thence to Greene County, Illinois, where he remained five years, when he came to Wayne County, as before stated in 1854, and for many years was one of the prominent farmers of Warren Township. He came to Corydon in January, 1869, and for three years was engaged in the mercantile trade with J. S. Harland. Since 1876 Mr. Bracewell has been cashier at the Wayne County Bank, which was organized in 1874. Both Hartley Bracewell and his son Broughton are classed among the successful men of Wayne County, the latter owning beside his home farm of 320 acres 200 acres of land located in another part of the same township. In politics they affiliate with the Democratic party. Hartley Bracewell is a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, having been a local preacher of that denomination since 1845. Hartley Bracewell, was accompanied to American by a younger brother, Henry Bracewell, who now lives at Allerton. Their father died in 1846, and in 1850 the mother and remainder of the family immigrated to America. There were five sons in this family, all of whom subsequently became residents of Wayne County.

Broughton's first wife was Evaline Woodmansee Bracewell
Married Nov 7, 1866
Their children were
Holly Broughton Bracewell (1867)
John H.Bracewell (1870)
Margaret M (Maggie) Bracewell Erickson (1872)
Twins Emma & Eva Bracewell b. & d. (1876)

He married Amanda Sims Bracewell Mar 3, 1880
Esther Bracewell Cox
Family links: 
  Hartley Bracewell (1822 - 1905)
  Margaret Broughton Bracewell (1827 - 1891)
  Evaline Woodmansee Bracewell (1847 - 1875)
  Amanda Sims Bracewell (1849 - 1938)
  Hollie Broughton Bracewell (1867 - 1936)*
  John H Bracewell (1870 - 1933)*
  Eva Bracewell (1875 - 1876)*
  Emma Bracewell (1875 - 1876)*
  Esther Bracewell Cox (1883 - 1917)*
  Lee Bracewell (1885 - 1955)*
  Elsie Bracewell Neely (1887 - 1950)*
  Fred Bracewell (1889 - 1932)*
  Ermin B. Foulks (1891 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Corydon Cemetery
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Dec 20, 2010
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