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George Brawley
Birth: Apr. 14, 1809
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1880
Jackson County
Oregon, USA

George Brawley's father died prior to his widowed mother migrating from Fayette County, Pennsylvania to Athens County, Ohio about 1816. The maiden name of his mother is unknown. George was raised by his step-father, William Donaldson and his mother Margaret Catherine Brawley who married in 1817 at Ames, Athens, Ohio. George married Polly Manchester Brown 15 Dec 1839. George and Polly remained in Ames until they migrated to Iowa sometime soon after 1840. He became one of the highest producing farmers of the area in Harrisburg, Van Buren, Iowa. I do not know when Polly died, but the family is together in the 1870 census for Harrisburg. George married Elizabeth Francis Curtis, 11 Sep 1875, in Harrisburg, and the couple are found in the 1880 census for Phoenix, Jackson, Oregon. Elizabeth had previously been an art teacher and George became a book salesman. His brother Henry had been very involved with the forming and collecting of books for a library in Ames, Athens, Ohio, and so I suspect that the enthusiasm for spreading education was a motivation that was formed early in his life. I picture an elderly man with a horse drawn wagon traveling the most beautiful trails to visit neighbors with a collection of art and treasured books, bartering on the way, talking about the latest news and just enjoying the company of a young wife.

George and Polly's daughter "Sadie" Fell was found traveling to Canada with artwork, and in one census her husband was listed as being an artist. 
Family links: 
  William Donaldson (1774 - 1846)
  Margaret C Brawley Donaldson (1782 - 1841)
  Sarah E. Brawley Fell (1846 - 1913)*
  James S. Brawley (1803 - 1871)*
  Henry B Brawley (1806 - 1879)*
  George Brawley (1809 - 1880)
  John Brawley (1811 - 1854)*
  William Donaldson (1818 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Anita Brawley
Originally Created by: Mary Winter
Record added: Nov 11, 2006
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