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Claborn Brazelton

  • Birth 3 May 1815 New Market, Jefferson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 7 Mar 1906 Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Sec O Row 8 Lot 11
  • Memorial ID 28811342

Abstracted:
Brazelton, C. Farmer and stock raiser, section 29, PO Greenwood.
b. Jefferson Co. TN 5-13-1815, lived there until about 10, moved with family to Vermillion Co., IL. He lived there until 1837. While there he learned tanning and currying. He spent 8 years then in agricultural pursuits. 1854 he settled in Douglas, Polk Co.
He commenced business for himself with a nominal capital of 25c, but with a large fund of energy and honest determination to succeed. He now owns 715 acres of land and 9 valuable lots in Des Moines. His annual stock sales are about $5000."
He was postmaster in Greenwood for 7 years.
He married Miss Anna Thornton in 1836, Vermillion Co., ILL. They had 8 children: Jacob, Margaret, Jennie, Mary, Albert, Joseph, Fannie and Letta. They lost 2.
Mrs. Brazelton was killed in a railroad accident near Columbus, OH in 1876.
Brazelton married Anna Charman of Colorado in February. She was the mother of his nephew's wife, Mrs. Alexander Brazelton.



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  • Maintained by: Laurel Shimpfky Marcucci
  • Originally Created by: Nancy (Clayton) Phillips
  • Added: 6 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28811342
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claborn Brazelton (3 May 1815–7 Mar 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28811342, citing Greenwood Friends Cemetery, Ankeny, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Laurel Shimpfky Marcucci (contributor 46593891) .