Page 661- 1879 Jones Co. History
William Brazelton, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Monticello; was born in Sangamon
Co., IL, Dec. 31, 1821; his father, Benjamin Brazelton, was a native of East
Tennessee, and was born in 1795; his mother's maiden name was Alice Moore, of
Ohio. His parents emigrated to Illinois in 1817; his father was a soldier in
the Black Hawk war; was a member of Capt. Jesse Brown's company of Rangers;
he died in August, 1832, of cholera, at Rock Island; his mother was born in
South Carolina in 1799, and died in Western Iowa in 1856. Mr. Brazelton was
married to Miss Ruth Minton; they have eleven children -- George, born Dec.
15, 1844; Jane, Oct. 1, 1846; Ella, Oct. 25, 1848; Olive, Feb. 10, 1851;
Owen, Aug. 30, 1853; Sarah, July 23, 1855; Jerome, June 3, 1858; Perry, June
20, 1861; Noel, June 30, 1863; Chloe, May 25, 1866; Ruby, June 14, 1871. Mr.
Brazelton came to Iowa in 1840, and located in Linn Co., where he was married
in 1843. He came to Bowen's Prairie in 1845; in 1850, he removed to
Independence; in 1852, he built the first hotel of that place, known as the
Brazelton House, which he conducted till the fall of 1853; this hotel was
afterward known as the Montour House; he also built the first store and
schoolhouse of that town. He returned to Bowen's Prairie in the fall of
1853, where he still resides; he settled on his present farm in March, 1875;
this farm contains 380 acres of land; he is engaged in dairying and
Independence, Iowa is in Buchanan Co., IA. I hope you find his mother's
grave in Decatur Co. I have had little luck finding anything in Decatur Co.
Jones Co. WPA Cemetery Book
William Brazelton 12/31/1821-2/7/1901 Oakwood Cem., Monticello, IA
Ruth (Hulda?) Brazelton 2/10/1827-8/17/1906 Oakwood Cem., Monticello, IA
I wish I could hand everyone this much information!!
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