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Submitted by ©Todd Walter

 RESEARCH OF BURIALS IN BRAGG CEMETERY 

This small cemetery is located in the North West Quarter Of Section 4, Chestnut Township on Knox Road 600 North, one half mile East of County Highway 8. It is on a small hill next to the road on the farm that Elias Bragg purchased and appears to have been used from 1842 - 1865. It is fenced, but not maintained, although it appears someone has done a little work to set the stones back up. A small sign with a "B", made of reinforcing rod, has been placed inside the fence. The property is currently owned by Floyd Skinner.

Following the research is the actual transcription of the cemetery.

Todd Walter
July, 2005

 

Picture of the original Bragg homestead before the addition was built.
If you know who the people are in this photo, we'd love to hear from you!
Submitted by Harriet Stairs

 



BRAGG CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTION: 

Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Age

Inscription/Comments

Julius Allen   Sep 14 1865 2 yr 23 da Son of James & Sarah M.
Darius Allen   Sep 11 1855 can't read age
set in concrete
Son of J. & S. M.
Frances Allen   Apr 27 1850 1 yr 8 mo 2 da Dau of J. & S. M.
Infant Allen   Oct 12 1855   Son of J. & S.
Loammi Mooers Aug 10 1845 Aug 18 1845   Son of D. & H.
Mary A. Mooers May 06 1849 Sep 04 1849   Dau of D. & H.
Polley H. Bragg   Sep 14 1865 unreadable Wife of Elias
Elias Bragg   Jan 1861 unreadable War of 1812 veteran
Mary Ann Hall Oct 24 1811 May 09 1842   "Sacred to the Memory of..."
Dau of Elias & Mary Bragg and
wife of Erasmus D. Hall

NAME

PARENTS

BIRTH - DEATH

Elias Bragg John & Frances Marks Sep 1784 - Jan 20 1861
Mary (Polly) H. (Bryant) Bragg Unknown 1789 - Sep 14 1865
Mary Ann (Bragg) Hall Elias & Mary H. (Bryant) Oct 24 1811 - May 9 1842
Julius Allen James & Sarah M. (Bragg) Aug 12 1863 - Sep 14 1865
Darius Allen James & Sarah M. (Bragg) Sep 07 1855 - Sep 11 1855
Frances Allen James & Sarah M. (Bragg) Aug 25 1848 - Apr 27 1850
Infant Allen James & Sarah M. (Bragg) Oct 12 1855
Loammi Mooers David & Harriet (Bragg) Aug 10 1845 - Aug 18 1845
Mary A. Mooers David & Harriet (Bragg) May 6 1849 - Sep 4 1849

NOTES:
*1 - In the Bounty Land application that Polly made in 1861, his death date is given as January 26, 1861.

*2 - Birthdate is from James Allen biography and could be wrong.
The stone is set in concrete covering up the age at time of death.
None of the dates for the Allen children in the biography match what is on their stones. 


UNMARKED BURIALS:
As with most cemeteries there are probably some unmarked graves.
I do know one stone has been removed by a descendent for some reason and hasn't been replaced.
 


VETERANS:

Elias Bragg served as a Sargeant in Captain John Field's Company of Light Infantry, 8th Regiment, 4th Brigade, Virginia Militia, under the command of John H. Cocke, during War of 1812. He enlisted at Camp Carter, near Richmond on August 31, 1814 and mustered out February 23, 1815 at Camp Carter. He was 105 miles from home. For his service he received 11 dollars per month. He received an 80 acre land grant of the East half of the Southeast quarter of Section 5 in Chestnut Township on March 15, 1852. After Elias died his wife again applied for Bounty Land.



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