Benjamin Braddy

Duncans Creek, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1908 (aged 81–82)
Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Dry Creek, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 69721022 · View Source
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Benjamin Braddy was born in July 1826 in North Carolina. His parents were Joseph and Susan Green of Rutherford County, North Carolina. The Braddy family lived near the Broad River which borders both North and South Carolina.

He married Elizabeth Greene, daughter of Willis and Mary Smart Greene. Willis taught school in Tippah County, MS.

Benjamin served in the Civil War as a Confederate Soldier in Companies A, D, and E, 23rd Mississippi Infantry. Company D of the 2nd was formed in Tippah Co. The 23rd was first the 2nd and then 3rd and finally the 23rd in Nov 1861. It almost got attached to another state later in the war but Gen Lee wanted it led by a Mississippian. In all his units saw plenty of action with many captured and exchanged at one point.

Benjamin's Application for Confederate Benefits was filed on 01 Aug 1900 in the Chancery Clerk's Office of Prentiss County, Mississippi, witnessed by D. H. Jumper and
J. E. Lacy. Ben stated he was 74 years of age, had lived in Prentiss County, (which was a part of Tishomingo County until 1870) Mississippi about 45 years, that he enlisted in the Summer of 1861 and served until the end of the war in the 23rd Mississippi infantry under Commander J. M. Wells and Captain Knight. Benjamin also stated that he became afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis during the war. Ben's pension was denied.

1870 US Census shows Benjamin is 43, race white, born NC, and Elizabeth, 27, born NC, with children; Alfred W., 10, Henry G., 9, Susanna Braddy, 7, Priscilla C., 4, and Joseph Willis Braddy, 1. Children all born in Miss.

In the 1900 US Census he is widowed, listed as 74, living with his son John 23, daughter Lula C., 17, and daughter in-law Martha Braddy 22, and their child Charles Braddy, 1, in Tippah, Mississippi.

Ben's son, Joseph Willis Braddy, married Lucy A. Noble and moved to Texas where he farmed and reared his family. There is an envelope that held a letter from Joseph Willis to his family in Mississippi mailed from Texas. The address on the envelope was directions to Ben's home with a starting point of Booneville, Mississippi. Those directions told the mail carrier where to turn on the correct roads and the exact house to deliver that letter!

Ben died in 1908 in Mississippi and he is buried in Dry Creek in the Old Pauls Chapel Cemetery in Tippah county, Mississippi.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 69721022
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Braddy (Jul 1826–1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 69721022, citing Old Pauls Chapel Cemetery, Dry Creek, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by DWilliams (contributor 48190433) .