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Descendants of Elizabeth Jackson

& Abraham Brake

 

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 "God's Infinite Variety - An American"

 

"The American of today lives in such a whirl of events and excitement that it takes the daring and fortitude of our forefathers to cope with the ever changing, overpowering problems of life which confront us. The interesting thing is that in our veins flows the blood, not of one nation, but of many; therefore, we react to life with the characteristics of many people, instead of one, and our industry, pride and shortcomings are blended with a sense of humor, and the ability to understand another's viewpoint, which alone will enable us to overcome our many mistakes and weather the perilous seas ahead.

 

The simple facts about the loves of our ancestors, the ones who braved high seas, starvation and savages, who fought, bled and died for this country of ours, is a tale more thrilling, more interesting, than any romance.

 

The following is a true history of the ancestors of one American child. In it I have told the unimportant things, as well as the important, for they are what give the color and the meaning to the facts. I have written it so that this child will know what it means to be a real American, what our obligations are to these wonderful people, whose deeds are written in their blood across the pages of the history of this country; these staunch people who have set us such a high standard of honor and valor, which we must carry on.”

                                                                                                 (Georgia Brake Todd – 1939)

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

      1. Elizabeth2 Jackson (John1)1 was born 1767 at Howard's Lick, Hampshire County/ now Hardy County, (West) Virginia1 and died after 1850 probably near Dayton, Greene County, Ohio1. Burial: after 1850, possibly Osborn Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio3. She married Abraham Brake2,3 between 1784 - 1787 in Hampshire County, Virginia3, son of Johan Jacob Brake and Maria Elizabeth Cooper. He was born August 1763 in Virginia, and died 20 August 1842 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia3. Burial: after 20 August 1842, Jackson Historical Park, Pike Street, Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

      It is family legend that Elizabeth went west after the death of her husband and died in 1862. However, she may have died in 1852 and maybe buried in the Osborn Cemetery near the present day Wright/Patterson Airfield, which was at one time part of George Brake's land. On 18 September 1850, she was listed as Elizabeth Break, age 83, born in Virginia,(1767) living in Bath Township, Green County, Ohio, with George Break, age 63, and wife Jane Break, age 68. She has not been located in the 1860 census for Ohio, and George Brake was living alone at the time.

      Abraham Brake was listed in the Hampshire County, (West) Virginia Tax List A, with 3 horses and 5 cattle, and was in Hardy County, (West) Virginia as late as 1792/93, where he was appointed "overseer of the road in the room of George See" on 9 April 1792 and on 10 June 1793 "Leonard Stump was appointed overseer of the road in the room of Abraham Brake." He first appeared in Harrison County, (West) Virginia Tax Lists in 1799, the year he purchased his Brushy Fork property from his brother-in-law, George Jackson. He was on the Harrison County, land tax assessed list in 1800. (Court Records: between 1792 - 1793, Hardy County, (W)V)8,9

      In 1810 Abram Brake is listed with 4 males under 10, 2 males 10-16, 3 males 16-26 and 1 male 45 and over; 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 and over, and 1 slave. If these are all his children, then there would have been 13. Other children listed on various genealogy's are: Rachel, Isaac, Courtland and Jackson. (Census: 1810, Harrison County, (W)V)6,7

      In 1820 he was a next door neighbor or Rev. and Mrs. John Davis on Brushy Fork of Elk near Quiet Dell, West Virginia. Today this would be near the intersection of Rt. 20 and Rt.79. (For home place information refer to Harrison County, Deeds: 1/183, 2/458, 3/264, 6/13, 7/148, and 12/143). Abraham was in the Hardy County, tax list of 1800 and the Harrison County, tax list of 1801. He was one of the appraisers of John Powers estate in the 1820's. His birth date is from census and tombstone data. His death date is from his tombstone.

      Among their land transactions, on 31 September 1836, Abraham and Elizabeth Brake, sold to Alexander Ireland, for 50 cents per acre, "land lying in the County, of Lewis (now Upshur) and State of Virginia, on the waters of Buckhannon river, adjoining the tract of land that said Alexander R. Ireland now lives on, to imbrace [sic] all the land that the said Abraham Brake, and Elizabeth his wife owns, on the waters of Turky [sic] run, a branch of Buckhannon, that is all from the top of the ridge between the said Turky [sic] run and Buckhannon River, with the lines of the farm that said Ireland now lives on, being a part of a tract of land that was granted by the Commonwealth, to John Jackson Senior, Supposed to contain one hundred acres." Abraham and Elizabeth both signed with their mark.

      Abraham applied for a pension for service in the Revolutionary War on 8 July 1834, at age 70 years in August 1833, stating that he lived near Moorefield, Virginia, was drafted into the service, but did not know the year. He claimed he marched under Capt. Bernian to Catfish on the Ohio River, thence to Morgantown, (West) Virginia, back to Moorefield and was dismissed. The pension was not allowed as there was insufficient proof of such service as requested by the department of Pensions. He also stated that his father resided at Buckhannon Fort, and that he visited him there, after the above service. (Rev. War Pension: 08 July 1834, Harrison County, (West)Virginia)10,11

 

Children of Elizabeth Jackson and Abraham Brake are:

        2                  i.    Sophia/Rachel3 Brake11, born about 1784 in probably Hampshire County/now Hardy County, (West) Virginia12,13.

   Sophia and Rachel are names of children of Abraham and Elizabeth listed in various genealogies. There is a female in the 1810 and 1820 Harrison census in this age bracket, but not in 1830. This child is unconfirmed.

+      3                 ii.    George Washington Brake, born 12 February 1788 in Hardy County, (West) Virginia; died 18 August 1864 in Greene County, Ohio.

+      4                iii.    John B. Brake, born October 1791 in Hampshire County/now Hardy County, (West) Virginia; died 16 November 1856 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana.

        5                iv.    Sarah Brake13, born between 1784 - 1794 in Virginia14,15. She married John Morris15 20 August 1820 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia16,17. They were married by the Rev. J. Chevront. The marriage bond was signed by William Hagle.

+      6                 v.    Elizabeth Brake, born 1798 in Virginia.

+      7                vi.    Edward D. Brake, born 1800 in Virginia; died before 1870 in probably Ross County, Ohio.

+      8               vii.    Jacob Cummins Brake, born between 1802-1804 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died between May - September 1841 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

+      9              viii.    Thomas Jefferson Brake, born 1806 in probably Lewis/Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died April 1842 in Wells County, Indiana.

        10              ix.    Mary Brake17, born between 1804 - 1810 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia18,19. She married James S. Carpenter19 10 April 1838 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia19. They were married by the Rev. Elias Brvin.

        11                x.   William W. Brake19, born 1808 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia20,21; died 30 October 1861 in Jacksonville, Lewis County, West Virginia22,23,24. Burial: after 30 October 1861, probably Jacksonville Cemetery, Lewis County, West Virginia28,29 He married Nancy C. Norris24 03 January 1836 in Lewis County, (West) Virginia25,26,27; born about 1813 in Freeman's Creek, Lewis County, (West) Virginia27. Nancy was the daughter of Samuel and Catherine Norris. One source has her listed as Ann Pierson, but this is in error. She was referred to as Ann, which is a nickname for Nancy.

In 1842, William and Ann Brake relinquish land to Abraham Brake. William was living in Lewis County, (West) Virginia. (Deed M/258: 10 December 1842, Harrison County, (W)V)30,31

    In 1843, William was jailed in Frederick County, Virginia for counterfeiting. This case proves him the son of Abraham.

    In 1850, William Brake was age 40, a farmer, living in Lewis County, with wife, Nancy, age 37, both born in Virginia. They are living next door to her parents, Samuel and Catherine Norris. Living next to them is Milly Norris, age 34, with children Martha, age 9, Cummings, age 3 and Virginia A., age 2. Cummings Norris is a proven descendant of John and Elizabeth and son of Cummings Jackson.

    In 1860 William Brake was age 52, a hotelkeeper, living in Jacksonville, Lewis County, (West) Virginia and wife, Nancy C., was age 44. They were living next door to John G. Arnold and near Porter M. Arnold, Jackson descendants.

    The village of Jacksonville, at the beginning of the Civil War, consisted of the "Arnold House", ordinaries conducted by William Brake and Samuel B. Hogsitt, two stores and about five or six houses, and was easily the most important center in the southern end of the county.

   William was murdered by William Peirson, bushwhacker, during the Civil War.

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Newspaper Articles: Daily Intellengencer, Wheeling, (West) Virginia:

"Not all bushwackers were Southern, however. One of the most notorious of all was William G. Pierson, who espoused the cause of the Union very early in the war, though two of his sons honorable took sides with the South by joining its armies. Pierson lived out the Gauley Bridge turnpike about two miles south of Jacksonville. At the very beginning of the war in western Virginia, he gathered a few kindred spirits about him and formed an organization called Pierson's Rangers. From headquarters at Hogsett's tavern at Jacksonville they caused a reign of terror throughout Collins Settlement. Pierson was feared and hated by men of both parties. Porter M. Arnold, justice of the peace and prominent citizen of the county, asked the regular forces of the Confederates to break up his band. "If you will kill Bill Pierson," he once is reported to have said to Captain Imboden, "I'll give your two hundred acres of land." "If I see Pierson," was the reply, "I'll kill him, and you don't need to give me any land for it."

   Late in October, 1861, Pierson entered Jacksonville on the night and compelled Arnold, William Brake, William Francis and a man named Blair to get out of their beds and accompany him. When the party had gone about a mile up the river with the captives a short distance in front of the party the rangers opened fire without warning. At the first volley Francis fell feigning death, and Arnold, Brake and Blair were killed or mortally wounded. The rangers proceeded on their way without further ado, and Francis ran to Weston to secure medical attention and aid. The act so incensed the people of the community, both those of Union and those of Confederate sympathies, and so increased the public detestation which his previous acts had evoked that Pierson was compelled to leave the community and go into hiding. Later in the course of the war he scouted for the Federals from his home in Jane Lew. In the autumn of 1864 he was shot by an unknown hand while standing on the porch of his home.

   In order to put a stop to the outages committed by both Confederate and Union bushwhackers and partisan leaders, as well as to render aid to the regular forces in case of invasion by armed troops, Governor Pierpont, early in his administration, directed the formation of home guards all over the state. J. C. Wilkinson, of Weston, was commissioned to raise a company in Lewis County. He succeeded in securing the enlistment of about forty men, and with him he did excellent work in restoring order, and scouting in the face of the Confederate raiders, though the force was too weak to oppose a large force."

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“Guerrilla Murders in Lewis County

   We convened on Saturday with a gentleman just from Weston, Lewis county, who gives a sad account of affairs in the upper end of Lewis, and in the adjoining counties of Gilmer, Wirt, Webster and Braxton. Within less than a week there have been no less than five Union men shot by roving guerrilla bands within fifteen or twenty miles of Weston. The first was Wm. Brake, of Jacksonville. Then Owen Mulvey. His body was brought into Weston Thursday. The murderers stole four horses from Mulvey’s premises after killing him. The others killed were a Mr. Blair, and another whose name our informant could not recall. Porter Arnold, brother of J. G. Arnold member of the Legislature from Lewis, was shot through the side, and the wound is thought to be mortal. All these men, beside Mr. brake, were killed in the same night. They lived within a scope of about four miles in the upper edge of Lewis county. Arnold was a seccionist last spring, and ran away to the rebel army. He subsequently returned and made profession of loyalty. (article continues with lengthy discussion about adjoining counties) …The Union families are fleeing from this God-forsaken, lawless country as best they can, taking with them what little effects have been spared from the general ruin. The history of such times in such a region will make a sad chapter in the great book that will one day be written about the war.” (Monday, 11 November 1861) "Atrocious Murder in Lewis County, - The Fiends Still at LargeA letter was recived yesterday from Weston, Lewis county, giving the particulers of two of the most atrocious murders on record. On the night of the _0th of October a secession desperado named Wm. G. Pierson, in company with Enoch Cunningham and Christian Simons, went to the house of a Union man named Wm. Brake, and after seizing him told him they had been sent by Gen. Rosecrans to arrest him, took him about a mile from his house and shot him down, after which they rifled his pockets of about $200, and left his body lying in the woods. The fiends then went up the river four miles further and called out George Blair, an old man 72 years of age, and shot him also. The murders are still at large, prowling about the neighborhood, the dread and terror of the whole community.      It will be seen by a proclamation in today's paper that the Governor has offered a reward for the arrest of the murderers." (25 November 1861)

BY THE GOVERNOR"

" A PROCLAMATION"

Whereas information has been ____ before ___ that on the night of the _0th October, 1861, WM BRAKE and GEORGE BLAIR, residents of the County, of Lewis were murdered under circumstances under great ___: and WILLIAM G. PIERSON, ENOCH CUNNINGHAM, and CHRISTIAN SIMON, are charged with said offences.

   Now, therefore, I Frances B. Pierpon, Governor of Virginia as authorized by law do hereby offer A REWARD OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS for the apprenhension and securing in jail of the said William G. Pierson, Enoch Cunningham and Christian Simon, and ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for the arrest and delivery of any one of them.

   Given under my hand and the __ seal of the Commonwealth of the City of Wheeling this 19th day of November 1861, and in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth.

 

                     F. H. Pierpoint

 

By the Governor

 L. A. Hagans

 Sec'y of the Commonwealth

 

Description:

Wm. G. Pierson - Blacksmith, heavy built, light complexion, aged about 45 years.

Enoch Cunningham - Rather slender, light complexion, aged about 24 years.

Christian Simon - Dark complexion, bad countenance, about 25 years old." (20 November 1861)

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"ARREST OF MURDERS" - Adjutant General Samuels yesterday received a dispatch from Buckhanan,(sic) announcing that Pierson, Cunningham, and Simon, who recently murdered two citizens of Lewis county, and for whom the Governor recently offered a reward, had been arrested and confined in jail. The arrest was made by some soldiers of the Third Virginia Regiment, now stationed at Buckhanan." (sic) (25 November 1861).

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"ANOTHER AND ENTIRELY DIFFERENT STORY"

It will be remembered that some time ago we published an account of a double murder, in which it was stated that three secessionists, named Pierson, Simons and Cunningham, had seized and shot two Union men in Lewis county. The Governor, upon what was considered good authority, offered a reward of $300 for the arrest of the murderers, and the three men above named were accordingly arrested and lodged in jail at Buckhannon. It now turns out that Pierson, Simons and Cunningham were Union men, and belonged to the Home Guard, of which one Tomlison was captain. Tomlison ordered Pierson and the rest to go and arrest Wm. Brake and two others, and directed them, in case the prisoners should attempt to escape, to shoot them. The prisoners were accordingly seized, and whilst being taken to camp made an attempt to escape, and were fired upon whilst running. Brake and another were killed and so started the story of the diabolical murder. We understand that the neighbors of Pierson, Simons and Cunningham are getting up a petition praying that they be released." (3 December 1861)

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"From Buckhannon

Buckhannon, Upshur County, Va.,

 November 28, 1861

Editors Intelligencer: Having noticed in your paper an accusation of the murder of two men in the County, of Lewis, committed by W. G. Pierson, Enoch Cunningham and Christian Simon and saying we were secesh, we denounce it to the world as a base falsehood. We are Union men, and expect to live and die so. Cunningham and Simon are soldiers, and are in the service of the 9th Virginia Regiment; and I (Pierson) have been in the service of the Government as a scout and guide, ever since the 4th of July last, which can be seen by reference to Gen. Rosecrans and all his officers in command. What we have done we can show clean bands for and will do so. We have had this charge made against us by the lowest grade of secessionists, in the person of Owen F. Frances, of Weston, and others, who will be shown to the Union party at a proper time. And as for Brake, Blair and Arnold being good Union men, I take the responsibility to say that they were the worst secesh in our land, and believed by all to be connected with the shooting and robbery of our trains, and all treasonable acts.

   We are now in jail on this false charge, and claim it as a right to publish this in your paper, as you have used our names in a way you have. And we also think the Government is getting very liberal, to offer $300 reward for three Union men in the neighborhood, and in the public service of this glorious old Union. gentlemen, we only appeal to our Government for protection.

         Yours   W. G. Pierson" (3 December 1861)

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"Wheeling, Dec. 4, 1861

Editors of the Intelligencer:

   In your issue of Dec. 3d, I noticed a communication from Wm. G. Pierson, exhonerating himself from all blame of willful and malicious murder in the case of Brake, Arnold and others!

   Now I happen to know something about this man Pierson, being born and reared in the same neighborhood and consequently have a right to know as much of his principles as any one in Lewis or Braxton counties. Mr. Pierson has always been a loyal and good citizen ever since my recollection; and since the breaking out of this war he has identified himself with the Union party, and has never been known to plight his faith to any other doctrine.

   Mr. Pierson has done more for Braxton County, then say other men in it or adjoining localities. He came on with the first Federal army under Col. Tyler, and used all of his influence in behalf of the people of Braxton, Lewis, Webster and other counties.

   He was one amongst the first to vindicate the Federal cause in his neighborhood, and maintained his principles surrounded on all sides by overwhelming number of enemies to their country, and in so doing he received a severe wound of which he is scarcely well yet. Under these considerations and in view of this array of facts I think the matter should be properly investigated and thoroughly sifted before proceeding to extremities or passing premature opinions derogatory to the standing and character of an estimable citizen.

   If the facts in the case prove different from my views, I have nothing to say, pro or con on the subject. My previous knowledge of the gentleman in question elicits this notice.

            Respectfully,

               G. F. Taylor" (6 December 1861)

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"A Different Version Still

Eds. Intelligencer: Having noticed in your daily issues three erroneous statement about the shooting and killing of Wm. Brake, P. M. Arnold and George Blair in and near Jacksonville, Lewis County, Va., I now desire to make a short and concise statement of facts through your columns in relation to this matter. In order to set the public mind right, as I am a citizen in the same vicinity where the deed was done, and where the parties implicated reside. I maintain that it is the duty of every loyal citizen to aid in the proper manner to put down the rebellion which pervades our once happy land. But in rendering such aid, he must be sure that he is right before he acts - not pick up his musket or rifle and go out and ill or murder men indiscriminately and fear was done in case before me. And then if there happens to be more secession men killed than Union men, the public must ___ and connive at it as there is a majority of Union men in such society and that too in a neighborhood and County, where civil war is maintained...

...In all the foregoing representations which have appeared in the Daily Intelligencer, this man Pierson has been coupled with military soldiers. And the reasons of this to me are apparant.

   Some persons suppose that the whole thing was set on foot by Pierson, to get personal revenge of the parties who were killed and tried to be killed. This, most likely, is true, to judge from the antecedents of all parties. I think that he ought to have a trial before a civil tribunal, either to relieve him from an unjust imputation of guilt, or else find him guilty of the blood of these men.

   The first account of the affair stated that three secessionists had killed three Union men at Jacksonville, in Lewis county. This is not true. Wm Brake had voted for the Union, and talked in favor of its restoration before Union men, but his acts were rather of a secession character, so he might properly be termed a milk and water Union man. P. M. Arnold was a rampant seccessionist. Owen T. Frances, who escaped getting killed after being marched out with Brake and Arnold, was a brother in principle to the Union of Benedicts. Geor. Blair voted for secession, had taken the oath of allegiance, (as had Arnold) was a warm friend of secession, but was not known to be guilty of any overt acts of guilt in favor of secesh since or before he had taken the oath of allegiance.

   Now here is the nice point. Did these men deserve being called up at the hour of midnight; and being marched away from their homes and shot down, or did they not? It is for you, Gen. Rosecrans, and your, Gov. Peirpont, to determine. The men, implicated in the deed here among us are Wm. G. Pierson (a citizen), Capt. Tomlinson (now said to be in Gen. Kelley's command), Wm. J. Smith, Christian Simon, R. B. Curry, Enoch G. Cunningham, and rather a straggler from the Ohio 8th, who happened to be in the camp of th Home Guards at the time under command of Capt. Will Tomlins.

   It is proper to mention that some of the men who did the shooting were disguised - false mostaches, etc. and that it is generally believed among the citizen here that Curry, Cunningham and Simon done no shooting and consequently no guilt or blame can be attached to them. I make _____ of this that if there is any guilt let it rest where it justly belongs.

   Mr. Pierson, in his letter on the 3d inst., says that the government is getting quite liberal to off a reward of $300 for three Union men. I think that it is somewhat drawing in its ____.... For some time prior to said reward, Gen. Rosecrans gave said Pierson four horses and four wagons, all government property, valued by said Wm. G. Pierson at from six to seven hundred dollars. The only authority I have for saying that Gen. Rosecrans made the gift is Mr. Pierson himself. He and the General for it.

   I will now take a passing notice of Mr. G. F. Taylor's letter on the 6th inst. in reference and exhonoration of Mr. Pierson. He (Taylor) says that Pierson received a shot from some unprincipled Secessionist, before this happened at Jacksonville. Mr. Taylor is the first man to reveal that secret to the world - and I think will be the last one, for it is not true. Again; he says that he (Pierson) is and was a soldier in the federal army; this assertion has the same amount of truth. Again: he says that Mr. Pierson was the first to endorse the Union sediment in his neighborhood - and that too, among overwhelming numbers of secessionists. -- This assertion, also, savors of the same kind of inklings. For at the Bassett Squire house election precinct we were nearly equally divided, a Union and Secession, and all the secession voters were out at the polls, while all the Union men staid at home. Then where is your overwhelming numbers in the opposite ranks. Don't write too bright a history for any man, after this, where the vitals of good society are at stake: especially, when you know but few, if any of the facts is the premises of the case at hand. Again, you say, Mr. Pierson was a very respectable man while a citizen of Braxton county; this may all be true. - How many good men had we before secession came up. A Union man is not infallable.

   Mr. Pierson's visits with Col. Tyler to Braxton was, I apprehend, to care for his two ___in the secesson army more than just to bring the acquaintances who had turned rebels back to the old landmarks. However, I believe he rendered pretty good service for one individual in bringing rebels back to their primitive loyalty. But being the principal leader with this killings at Jacksonville and vicinity, as many believe, more than a thousand times out weighs the good he done in Braxton county. To say the least, the killing of Brake, Arnold, Blair and Heter, in the manner it was done, has brought disgrace and ruin to the Union cause here. And I think savors very much towards barbarism.

                                 Reliable

December 14, 1861"

(23 December 1861)                       

2      xi.                      Abraham Brake Jr., born between 1804 - 1810 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died about July 1841 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

 

Generation No. 2

 

      3. George Washington3 Brake (Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)31 was born 12 February 1788 in Hardy County, (West) Virginia32,33, and died 18 August 1864 in Greene County, Ohio33. Burial: after 18 August 1864, Osborn Cemetery, near Fairfield, Greene County, Ohio38. He married Jane McClure33 09 March 1813 in Cincinnati, Ohio34,35. She was born 1779 in Kentucky36,37,38, and died 19 July 1855 in Greene County, Ohio38. Burial: after 19 July 1855, Osborn Cemetery, near Fairfield, Greene County, Ohio40.

      Georgia Brake Todd has George’s birthdate 15 January 1789 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, however, calculated from his tombstone death age at 76y6m6d, birth would be 12 February 1788. Given that his father did not appear to be in Harrison County, much before 1799, he was probably born in Hardy County.

      George signed a petition in Harrison County, (West) Virginia in 1803. By 1816, he was in Greene County, Ohio. George owned the land which is now a part of the Wright-Patterson Air Field. The Osborn (Fairfield) Cemetery, where he is buried, is on the air field located just off Broad Street at the west end of Clover street in Fairborn. This is about the location of the Abraham Brake home on the 1855 map.

       He bought land " between the Miami's" on 1 August 1816 and again on 29 November 1826, he purchased 80.96 acres from the Cincinnati Land Office, in Hamilton County. (Property: between 1816 - 1826, Greene County, Ohio)39,40

       On 25 October 1864, Abram Brake filed a petition of partition in Clark County, Ohio for the estate of George Brake. "Heirs of George Brake sell to Abramham (sic) Brake," Cyrus Albin, Sheriff, Commons Pleas Court, filed against Bruce M. Brake, Aldeba Brake and Dedama Lisk. On July 1, 1865, 80.95 acres was sold to Abramham (sic) Brake for $2995.52, at $37.07 per acre. On 25 February 1874, Abraham and wife sell in Greene County, to W. Shartel of Clark County, 80.95 acres, signed by A. Brake and Margaret Brake, witness, George Brake, M.V. Bagott and J. P. Bagott.

      George and Jane may have had six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. In 1840, George Brak (sic) is living in Bath Twp., Greene County, Ohio, listed with three children and wife: 2 males under 10, (born 1810-1820) 1 male, 26-45, 1 female under 10, (born 1810-1820) and 1 female 26-45.

      He had three sons in 1820, 1 age 5-10 (1820-1825), 1 age 10-15 (1815-1820) and 1 age 15-20(1810-1815). He was age 40-50 as was his wife. There were two daughters, 1 age 10-15 (1815-1820) and 1 age 15-20 (1810-1815). (Census: 1820, Bath Twp., Greene County, Ohio)38

      In 1840, he has two males, who are probably William and Abram. There are two females, 1 age 10-15, born 1825-1830, and 1 born 1810-1820.

      In 1850, George Break, age 63, born in Virginia was living in Bath, Greene County, Ohio, his wife Jane was age 68. Living there also was his mother, Elizabeth Break, age 83, born in Virginia and Sophia Turner, age 18, born in Ohio. In 1860 George Brake was living in Bath Township, Fairfield, Greene County, Ohio. He was age 73, born in Virginia, a farmer, with a real estate value at $11,200 and a personal property value of $2000. Living with him was Mary Marsh, age 38, born in Virginia, Lydia Toughers, age 26, born in Ohio, Charlotte Toughers, age 5 and Henry Shearer, age 17, laborer, born in Ohio.

      Jane’s birth date, calculated from death age, of 76 years would be 1779. In the 1850 census she is listed as Jane Break, age 51, being born about 1781 in Kentucky. Her father was James McClure, born July 9, 1748, the son of John and Jane (Ahll) McClure. He lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania, Grayson, Virginia and Limestone, Kentucky before moving to Fairfield, Ohio. His wife, Martha, was English and born 1 January 1752; died 24 March 1833, at age 81. Jane moved from Kentucky with her brother, Samuel in 1813, where she met and married George Brake.

 

Children of George Brake and Jane McClure are:

+      13                i.    Madison4 Brake, born between 1810 - 1815 in probably Greene County, Ohio; died before 1850.

        14               ii.    Female Brake40, born between 1810 - 181540.

+      15              iii.    Abram Brake, born 31 May 1818 in Greene County, Ohio; died 28 January 1894 in probably Greene County, Ohio.

+      16              iv.    Mary Elizabeth Brake, born 1820 in Greene County, Ohio; died before 1864 in Ohio.

+      17               v.    William Brake, born 1822 in Greene County, Ohio; died before 1864 in Ohio.

        18              vi.    Female Brake40, born between 1825-183040. This female was age 10-15 in the 1840 census.

 

      4. John B.3 Brake (Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)40 was born October 1791 in Hampshire County/now Hardy County, (West) Virginia41,42, and died 16 November 1856 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana42. Burial: after 16 November 1856, West Cemetery, Benton County, Indiana42

 He married Jane McClure42 1830 in Highland County, Ohio42, daughter of Thomas McClure and Elizabeth. She was born 14 July 1799 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania42, and died 27 November 1870 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana42. She was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth McClure. Burial: after 27 November 1870, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana44.

      John Brake believed to be the son of Abraham and Elizabeth purchased land in Greene County, Ohio, about the same time as his brother, George. He made one purchase on 21 December 1816 and a second purchase on 3 February 1818. (Property: between 1816 - 1818, Greene County, Ohio).43,44

      John was listed in the Highland County, Ohio tax list for 1831, was in Fayette County, Ohio in 1850 and had land in Petersburg, Ohio.

      On 16 June 1860, Jane Brake was head of the household, age 59, born in Pennsylvania, living in Oxford, Benton County, Ohio. Her son, John was living with her, farming and Samuel B. Taggert, 27, minister, born in Pennsylvania was with her.

       In 1870 she was living in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana, age 70, born in Pennsylvania. There was one servant, Henrietta Brier, age 16, born in Indiana and a boarder, working for the railroad, Earl Sherwood, age 25, born in Pennsylvania.

     

Children of John Brake and Jane McClure are:

+      19                i.    Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, born 14 July 1831 in Highland County, Ohio; died 08 January 1905 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana.

+      20               ii.    Thomas Ernest Brake, born 1834 in Ohio; died 1905 in Denver, Colorado.

+      21              iii.    John W. C. Brake, born 06 July 1836 in Ohio; died 13 August 1873 in probably Ohio.

+      22              iv.    Martha Jane Brake, born 03 August 1839 in Ohio; died 03 February 1919 in Indiana.

 

      6. Elizabeth3 Brake (Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)44 was born 1798 in Virginia45,46. She married Joshua Minor46 22 September 1822 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia46. He was born 1802 in Maryland46. They were married by the Rev. John Davis. Jesse Jarvis and John Young signed the marriage bond.

      Joshua Minor was bound to John T. Young to learn the trade of clothier on 18 April 1820. He was above the age of 16. (Harrison County, Minute Book 1820-1823).

      On 22 June 1860, Greene County, Ohio, City of Bellbrook, Joshua Minor is age 58, farmer, born in Maryland. His wife, Elizabeth, is age 62, born in Virginia, son Thomas is age 24/26, farmer, born in Ohio with wife, Mary, age 23, born in Ohio and daughter, Nelly, age 1, born in Ohio.

 

Children of Elizabeth Brake and Joshua Minor are:

        23                i.    Elizabeth4 Minor46, born about 1831 in Ohio46.

+      24               ii.    Thomas Minor, born 1834 in Ohio.

 

      7. Edward D.3 Brake (Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)46 was born 1800 in Virginia47,48, and died before 1870 in probably Ross County, Ohio48. He married Elizabeth White48 07 April 1825 in Highland County, Ohio48. She was born 1805 in New Jersey48, and died before 1860 in probably Ross County, Ohio48.

      Edward was listed in the Harrison County, (West) Virginia tax list for 1823. He was not found in the Ross County, census index in 1830. However, on 9 October 1830, he purchased land in Ross County, from George and Margaret Brown. He paid $300 for a "tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County, of Ross on the Waters of Upper Twin Creek". The deed was witnessed by John Brake and Nathan Hays. He was on the Ross County, Ohio property tax list in 1835, in the 1840 census for Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio. (pg. 360)

      He was in Ross County, Ohio in 1850. He was age 49, a farmer, and the value of his real estate was $900. Elizabeth was age 48, born in New Jersey. Mary Jane was 24, William, 22, Joseph, 20, Sarah E., 18, Ann E., 16, Emily 14, Jacob, 12 and George, 9.

      In 1860, he was age 56, born in Virginia, Mary Jane was age 28, Elizabeth, 24, Emily D., age 20, Jacob, 21 and George, 16. His wife was gone. Edward is not listed in the 1870 census for Ohio.

     

Children of Edward Brake and Elizabeth White are:

        25                i.    Mary J.4 Brake48, born 1826 in Ohio48. Mary Jane went to Jasper County, Missouri with her brothers, Jacob and George. She was living with Jacob in 1870 and with George in 1880.

+      26               ii.    William J. Brake, born 13 December 1827 in Ohio; died between 10-30 March 1908 in Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio.

+      27              iii.    Joseph L. Brake, born November 1829 in Ross County, Ohio; died 10 May 1903 in Fabius, Davis County, Iowa.

        28              iv.    Sarah E. Brake48, born 1832 in Ohio48.

   There is a Sarah C. Brake married to a Wilson Compton on 23 November 1854 in Ross County. There is a W. Compton, age 26, (1834, living in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas Territory in 1870, with wife, Sarah, age 27 (1833) was born in Ohio. They had one child, Mary age 4 born in Ohio.

        29               v.    Elizabeth Ann Brake48, born 1834 in Ohio48.

        30              vi.    Emily D. Brake48, born 1836 in Ohio48. Emily went to Jackson Township, Jasper County, Missouri with her brothers, George and Jacob. She was age 32, living with George in 1870.

+      31             vii.    Jacob E. Brake, born 1838 in Ross County, Ohio.

+      32            viii.    George Walker Brake, born 20 June 1842 in Ross County, Ohio; died before 18 June 1918 in Ripley, Oklahoma.

 

      8. Jacob Cummins3 Brake (Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)48 was born between 1802 - 1804 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia49,50, and died between May - September 1841 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia51,52. He married Mary E. Sigley52 10 April 1823 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia53,54. She was born about 1801 in Maryland or Pennsylvania55,56.

      Jacob was listed in the 1830 Harrison County, (West) Virginia census, with one female, 5-10 (1820-30), 3 males, 0-5 (1825/30).

      On 26 June 1840 he purchased a tract of land (160 acres) from his father and mother on the Buckhannon River in Lewis/Upshur County. This same tract of land, owned by David J. Brake was decreed to be sold on 27 September 1843, to, L. L. Loudin (Haselton vs. Brake), the transaction made 13 June 1847. (Lewis County, Deed Book N/94). In 1841, Jacob C. and Mary Brake deeded 45 acres to Isaac Dix. In 1845, Mary Brake deeded tract on Buckhannon River to Jonas Martin. Jacob's name not on the record places his death prior to 1845. (Residence: 1840, Lewis County, (W)V,61,62, Deed: 1841, Lewis County, (W)V57,58, Deed M/258: 1845)59,6

      Mary may have been the daughter of George Sigley whose will was probated in 1823 probably Lewis County, West Virginia. (H. Piper) Although she probably never moved, Mary was listed as living in Barbour County, (West) Virginia, that area which was once Lewis and later Upshur County, West Virginia.

      By 1850 Mary had moved to Meigs County, Ohio, where she and her children are listed in the census. She was age 49, born in Maryland, Silas was age 20, William was age 17, Rabecca was age 14, Emma, age 12, and Percy, age 10, all born in Virginia.

      In 1860, Mary is still head of the household, working as a weaver. She was age 62, born in Pennsylvania. David was a carpenter, age 28, born in Virginia, Silas was a cooper, age 30, born in Ohio, William was a school teacher, age 24, born in Ohio, Emma was age 22, keeping house and Perry, age 20, at home, was living in the house next door. (Deed M/258: 1845, Lewis County,(W)V)62

 

Children of Jacob Brake and Mary Sigley are:

+      33                i.    Edward B.4 Brake, born 1826 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died about 1878 in probably Meigs County, Ohio.

+      34               ii.    David J. Brake, born between February 1831 - 1832 in (West) Virginia; died 16 November 1908 in Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri.

+      35              iii.    Silas B. Brake, born 1833 in (West) Virginia; died after 1880 in probably Meigs County, Ohio.

+      36              iv.    William H. Brake, born 06 August 1834 in (West) Virginia; died 16 June 1913 in State Hospital, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.

+      37               v.    Rebecca Brake, born 1838 in (West)Virginia.

+      38              vi.    Emma Brake, born October 1838 in (West) Virginia; died 1916 in probably Meigs County, Ohio.

+      39             vii.    Perry C. Brake, born July 1840 in (West) Virginia; died 07 October 1910 in Athens, Athens County, Ohio.

 

      9. Thomas Jefferson3 Brake (Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)62 was born 1806 in probably Lewis/Harrison County, (West) Virginia63,64, and died April 1842 in Wells County, Indiana64. Burial: April 1842, Gearnard Cemetery, Reiffburg, Wells County, Indiana67,68. He married Emeline Abel64 25 July 1835 in Miami County, Ohio65,66, daughter of Henry Abel and Sara Franklin. She was born 23 March 1817 in Botetourt County, Virginia66, and died 10 August 1860 in Indiana66.

      Thomas moved to Miami County, Ohio in 1833, married two years later, then moved to Jay County, Madison Township near the village of Salamonia, Indiana 20 September 1838. "The country was new and the neighbors scarce, most of them many miles away. They endured all the hardships and privations of pioneer life." He sued Tower in 1824. He accepted a deed for his father in 1826. He was on the tax list in Harrison County, (West) Virginia in 1826.

(Deed M/258: 1826, Harrison County, (W)V)69,70

       After Thomas' death, on 18 July 1843 Jay County, Indiana, Emeline Brake married John Beard and in 1850, she was age 34, living with her new family, next door to her parents in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana. Living with her was her 12 year old son, Jackson Brake, age 12, born in Ohio. Living with her parents was her 8 year old son, George W. Brake.

     

Children of Thomas Brake and Emeline Abel are:

        40                i.    William Henry4 Brake70, born about 183570.

+      41               ii.    Abram Jackson Brake, born 25 December 1837 in Elizabeth Township, Miami County, Ohio; died 16 December 1928 in Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

+      42              iii.    George Washington Brake, born July 1840 in Ohio; died 22 October 1922 in probably Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.

 

      12. Abraham Brake3 Jr. (Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)70 was born between 1804 - 1810 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia70, and died about July 1841 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia71,72. Burial: about July 1841, Harrison County, (West) Virginia74. He married Martha Carpenter72 22 April 1837 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia73,74. They were married by James G. Sampson. She was born about October 1817 in Virginia74, and died 23 May 1895 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia74. Burial: after 23 May 1895, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Harrison County, (West) Virginia74

      His son, David C. J. Brake, was bound out in July 1841 to Samuel Carpenter, an indication that Abraham had died prior to that date.

      He may be buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery with other family members or he may be buried in Historical Jackson Cemetery in Clarksburg, where his father is buried.

      Martha is buried next to the infant son of David C. J. and Elizabeth Brake. She was living with David in 1870. She died at age 77 years and 7 months. Her birthdate date is calculated from the death age and the 1870 census.

 

Child of Abraham Jr. and Martha Carpenter is:

+      43                i.    David C. J.4 Brake, born 04 March 1839 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 29 June 1905 in Harrison County, West Virginia.

 

Generation No. 3

 

      13. Madison4 Brake (George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)74 was born between 1810 - 1815 in probably Greene County, Ohio74, and died before 185074. He married Deborah Simpson74 15 September 1839 in Carroll County, Indiana74. She was born 1821 in Pennsylvania74.

      Georgia Brake Todd said that her grandfather was the eldest son, but I believe that Madison may have been the oldest. She gives Abram's birthdate as 1818, but there was a male child, 15-20 in the 1830, who would have been born 1810-1815. George and Jane were married in 1813, so it would make sense that they would have children right away. There was also a female born within the 1810-1815 time frame.

      There was a Bruce M. Brake listed as a heir to George Brake in the partition petition filed by Abraham Brake in October 1864. I find a Bruce M. Brake, age 9, born in Ohio (1841), living in Carroll County, Indiana on 30 July 1850, with William Simpson, age 66, born in Pennsylvania. William is probably his grandfather. Also in the household was Deborah Brake, age 29, born in Pennsylvania, and William S. Brake, age 2, born in Wisconsin. Living with them was John D. Simpson, age 23, born in Pennsylvania.

      In Carroll County, Indiana on 15 September 1839, Madison Brake married Deborah Simpson. In the 1840 census for Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio, Madison Brake is listed, age 20-30, born 1810-1820, his wife the same. Bruce Brake was born 1841. Madison died before 1850, maybe in Wisconsin and Bruce was listed as heir in his grandfather estate. William S. Brake, age 2, in 1850 was born in Wisconsin. He is either not a child of Madison, or was not living in 1864, when George died. There are seven years age difference between Bruce and William.

      In 1860 Noble Township, Wabash County, Indiana, Deborah Brake is age 37, head of the household, born in Pennsylvania. Bruce M. Brake is age 19, clerk, born in Ohio. William S. Brake is not listed.

     

Child of Madison Brake and Deborah Simpson is:

+      44                i.    Bruce M.5 Brake, born 09 October 1840 in Greene County, Ohio; died 15 January 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

 

      15. Abram4 Brake (George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)74 was born 31 May 1818 in Greene County, Ohio74, and died 28 January 1894 in probably Greene County, Ohio74. Burial: after 28 January 1894, probably Dayton, Greene County, Ohio74. He married Margaret Eliza Guthridge74 17 October 1843 in Ohio74. She was born 1824 in Ohio74, and died 22 March 190174. Burial: after 22 March 190174.

      In 1850, Abraham Break was living in Bath, Greene County, Ohio. His wife, Margaret was age 24, Laura was age 5 and Mary B. was age 3. This census is apparently hard to read, as there was no age listed for Abraham or birthplaces for all occupants.

      In 1870, Abraham was age 53, is living in Osborn, Greene County, Ohio. His real estate was valued at $40,000 and his personal property at $800. Margaret E. was age 44, and son, John was age 9, attended school. Living there also was his son-in-law, Samuel R. Miller, age 32, salesman, Mary Belle Miller, 21, George M. age 2, and a 12 year old nurse, all born in Ohio.

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God's Infinite Variety - An American, by Georgia Brake Todd:

      "My grandfather, Abram Brake, was six feet two inches tall, his eyes were deep blue, and his hair, when I remember him was pure white. He was the old-time aristocrat, distinguished looking, dignified and courteous, but he had a reserve, an aloofness about him which those who did not know him well often took for haughtiness. For several years before his death in 1894, he suffered with heart disease and was compelled to live a very quiet inactive life.

      From the time of his youth he was interested in farming and the growing of tobacco and grain. During the Civil War he supplied the army with grain, and at one time lost a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in wheat. This was his first great loss, and after this he decided to divide his estate, giving my grandmother one-half of all he owned. She had a wonderful flair for business and at the time of her death in 1901, her estate was worth many thousands of dollars more than grandfather's.

      Like all Brakes, grandfather loved horses, and he gave each member of his family their own horse. After breakfast old Nell, his sorrel mare, was hitched to a light buggy, and he drove around the country attending to his affairs. I remember as a child, sitting beside him driving the dashboard for an imaginary horse, using the hitching strap for the reins. In the fall we often had a family picnic on his farm near Osborn, Ohio. This farm he loved; it was the place where he was born and raised. The old house was a two-storied Dutch Colonial, red brick house, with a great hall running through the center, the house my great-grandfather, George Brake, built when he came to Ohio from Virginia. In 1827 he sold a corner of this farm, for three thousand dollars, to the Atlantic and great Northern Railroad, which was the first railroad in this part of Ohio. The patent for this land and the records of its sale are now in the Recorder's Office in Xenia, Ohio.      

      This farm was a thing of beauty, with its great cultivated fields of grain, tobacco, and pasture land stretching out over what had been, at one time a great flat prairie. Now it is a thing of the past, for today it is the site of the Wright Flying Field, on the outskirts of Dayton, Ohio.

      When my father, James Austin Todd, and mother were married, in 1864, grandfather Brake built and gave them a house on the corner of East High Street and Lincoln Avenue, in Springfield, Ohio. This is where we spent our childhood and lived until after my father's death. The house was red brick, wonderfully built with thick walls and high ceilings. It was surrounded by an iron fence, and had a row of maple trees along the side, and in the days of carriages it had a stepping-stone and two hitching posts in front. The house was typical of the period, with its marble mantle-pieces, piers-mirrors, long lace curtains with heavy silk over-curtains and lambrequins, crystal chandeliers and heavy carpets. Every year in the spring and fall, Cinderella, our old darkly servant had the house cleaned from the attic to the basement, every piece of furniture was polished, every curtain and carpet taken out and cleaned, and we children loved the excitement and confusion, but my father stayed away from the house as much as possible, and poor Cinderella went into a complete decline as soon as it was finished.

      In this house we had gay and wonderful times. This was before the day of night clubs and cabarets, and entertaining was all done in your own home. When my mother gave a large party Sady Banks, a colored caterer came with her great coffee-pot and a corps of darkey waiters, but Cinderella, our old "Mammy, was monarch of all she surveyed" in her kitchen, and supervised the whole affair. Not only the dining room was used, but small tables were placed in the library and hall, and a formal dinner was a grand affair. I remember peeking through the banisters in my "nightie" at two of the guests, seated under the stairs. One of them was Mr. Oliver Kelly, an old gentleman I loved. He motioned for me to come down and have his ice cream, and in a fit of madness I rushed and put on my "Sunday best" coat, and with curls awry, I was in the midst of a delicious vanilla ear of corn with pistache husks, when to my horror I heard the voice of Cinderella say: "Young lady, you skip yourself to bed this minute." As a punishment, I was not allowed to have any of the cakes I had had my eyes on before the party.

      At Christmas the carpet in the parlor was covered with a white canvas cloth, and we had a large Christmas tree, which we trimmed ourselves. It was arrayed with strings of cranberries and popcorn, and was lighted with little wax candles, and there were cornicopias filled with candy, and gifts for all of the family and our friends, and until after New Year's, parties were given every day, and there was the gayety and charm of real hospitality which one cannot forget. (294-295).

 

Children of Abram Brake and Margaret Guthridge are:

+      45                i.    Laura5 Brake, born 11 October 1844 in Greene County, Ohio; died 29 September 1886 in Springfield, Ohio.

+      46               ii.    Mary Bell Brake, born 12 January 1846; died 24 December 1933 in Dayton, Ohio.

        47              iii.    George Brake74, born 04 May 1851 in Greene County, Ohio74; died 189974. He married Mary Martha Stafford74; born 1853 in Ohio74; died 189974.

   In 1870, George was living with his sister, Laura, and her husband in Clark County, Ohio. He was 19, working as a clerk for the railroad. On 22 Jun 1880, George Brake, age 29, was a farmer in Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio. His wife, Martha M. was age 27, born in Ohio, as were her parents. Living with them was his father-in-law, Samuel E. Stafford, age 71, retired farmer.

        48              iv.    Margaret J. Brake74, born 14 December 1856 in Greene County, Ohio74; died 29 August 1857 in Greene County, Ohio74. Burial: after 29 August 1857, Fairfield/Osborn Cemetery, Greene County, Ohio74

+      49               v.    John Abram Brake, born 13 December 1861 in Fairfield, Greene County, Ohio; died 24 February 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

      16. Mary Elizabeth4 Brake (George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)74 was born 1820 in Greene County, Ohio75,76, and died before 1864 in Ohio76. She married Mark D. Morse76 09 October 1839 in Greene County, Ohio76. He was born about 1817 in New York76.

      There is a Greene County, marriage for a Mary Elizabeth Brake to a Mark D. Morse on 9 October 1839, bond date, 30 September 1839. I believe her to be the daughter of George and Jane Brake. On 30 July 1850 Mark D. Morse, age 33, a trader, born in New York, was living in the 8th Ward of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, with wife Mary, age 20, and daughter, Didema, age 8, born 1842, both in Ohio. When George Brake died in 1864, Dedama Lisk was one of the heirs of his estate. I believe that Mary died prior to the death of her father, and maybe before 1860, and that her daughter, Didema Morse, became the wife of Abram Lisk. In the 1860 census for Osborn, Greene County, Ohio, Abram Lisk is a tinker, age 34, born in New York and his wife is Didenna, age 19, born in Ohio.

     

Child of Mary Brake and Mark Morse is:

        50                i.    Didema5 Morse76, born 1842 in Ohio77,78.

 

      17. William4 Brake (George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)78 was born 1822 in Greene County, Ohio78, and died before 1864 in Ohio78. He married Hannah E.78. She was born 1823 in New Jersey78.

      I believe William to be one of the sons of George and Jane Brake. On 13 July 1850, he was living in 8th Ward of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was age 28, born in Ohio and was working as a clerk and had a property value of $1000. His wife, Hannah E. was age 27, born in New Jersey, and daughter, Adebe was age 4. Aldeba Brake was listed as one of the heirs of George Brake, indicating that her father had died prior to George's death in 1864. (Census: 13 July 1850, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio78).

      In 1870 Hannah Brake, age 48, born in New Jersey, was a dressmaker, living in Bath Township, Greene County, Ohio. She was living with Thomas A. Dunn, age 26 and wife, Eldeba B., age 24, born in Ohio. Thomas was a farm laborer with a real estate value of $300 and personal property value of $4200. He was born in Ohio. Hannah was still living with the Dunns in 1880, this census listed as mother-in-law. She was age 56, a widow, born in New Jersey, as were her parents. Thomas was age 34, retired farmer, born in Ohio, his father in Pennsylvania and his mother in New Jersey. Aldeba was age 32, milliner, born in Ohio, as were her parents. They had one son, Willie, age 8, born in Ohio. (Census: 1880, Bath Twp., Greene County, Ohio78).

 

Child of William Brake and Hannah E. is:

+      51                i.    Aldelba5 Brake, born 1846 in Ohio.

 

      19. Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake (John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)78 was born 14 July 1831 in Highland County, Ohio78, and died 08 January 1905 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana78. Burial: after 08 January 1905, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana80. She married Isaac Runner78 25 January 1855 in Benton County, Indiana79,80. He was born 24 October 1822 in Berkeley County, (West) Virginia80, and died 1905 in Benton County, Indiana80. Burial: 1905, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana80.

      When his parents died Isaac was left in care of his grandfather & uncle. In 1838 he came on foot from Virginia, with his possessions, to Lafayette, Indiana and in 1843 he entered 160 acres in Oak Grove Twp., Benton County, Indiana. By hard work he accumulated 1200 acres of land, some of which is still in the family today. The old home in Oxford was purchased in 1887 and has passed down the family line since. In 1966, Mrs Edgar Galspie, whose husband was of the fourth generation resided in the home at 300 W. Smith Street.

      In 1860, on 7th of June he was in Oak Grove, Benton County, Indiana. He was age 39, born in Virginia, a farmer, with real estate property value of $12,000 and personal property value of $2570. His wife, Charlotte was age 27, born in Ohio. Children from his first marriage were: Mary E., age 12, Susannah, age 11, Hamelia or Camelia, age 10, and Theopholis, age 9. Children of second marriage were Nathan, age 1, and Ida, 4 months. All children were born in Indiana.

      In 1870, Isaac Runner, was age 50, farmer, born in Virginia, residing in Oak Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana. His wife, Charlotte E. was age 38, born in Ohio. Children in the household were: Theoplilos, age 20, Arthur, age 12, Ida, age 10, Morton, age 6, Cora E., age 4, and Alice, age 2, all born in Indiana.

      In 1880, the family was still in Oak Grove,. Isaac was age 56, born in Virginia, his father in Virginia and his mother in Maryland. His wife, Charlotte, was age 48, born in Ohio, her father in Virginia and her mother in Pennsylvania. Morton was age 18, Etta, age 14, Alice age 12.

     

Children of Charlotte Brake and Isaac Runner are:

        52                i.    John Edwin5 Runner80, born 24 July 1856 in Indiana80; died 28 August 1856 in Indiana80.

        53               ii.    William Edgar Runner80, born 24 July 1856 in Indiana80; died 08 August 1856 in Indiana80.

        54              iii.    Arthur Runner80, born 1858 in Indiana80; died 197380. Burial: 1973, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana80

+      55              iv.    Ida Jane Runner, born 1860; died 1929 in Indiana.

        56               v.    John William Runner80, born 186280; died 07 February 186480.

+      57              vi.    Morton E. Runner, born 1863 in Benton County, Indiana; died 1945.

+      58             vii.    Etta Cora Runner, born 1866; died 1945 in Indiana.

+      59            viii.    Alice M. Runner, born 1869 in Indiana; died 1949.

 

      20. Thomas Ernest4 Brake (John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)80 was born 1834 in Ohio80, and died 1905 in Denver, Colorado80. He married Elizabeth Ballentyne80 before 1859 in probably Indiana80. She was born 1833 in Pennsylvania80, and died 07 March 1888 in Fowler, Benton County, Indiana81,82. She was a school teacher. Burial: after 07 March 1888, probably West Cemetery, Benton County, Indiana82.

      On 14 June 1860, Thomas E. Brake was living in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana. He was 26, born in Ohio, a carriage maker, with real estate value of $1800 and personal property value of $400. His wife, Elizabeth was age 26, born in Pennsylvania.

      In 1870, Thomas E. Brake was living in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana. He was age 35, born in Ohio, with a real estate value of $2000 and a personal property value of $200. Elizabeth, his wife, was age 36, born in Pennsylvania with a personal property value of $200. Children were: Edwin, age 10, Samuel, age 8 and Lincoln, age 4, all born in Indiana. Living with them was Anna Balantyne, 16, born in Pennsylvania, with a personal property value of $200. She was a teacher of penmanship.

      On 5th June 1880, Thomas Brake was living in Boswell, Benton County, Indiana. He was age 46, a hardware merchant, born in Ohio, his father in Virginia and his mother in Pennsylvania. His wife, Elizabeth C? was age 46, a dressmaker, born in Pennsylvania, her parents in Scotland. Ernest M. was age 8, Mabell E., age 5, both born in Indiana. Nephew, Frederick Brake, age 8 was living there also. He was the son of John W. C. Brake. There was one servant and one errand boy.

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      History of Benton County, Indiana: "Tom Brake and Lizzie Ballentyne Brake entertained many dignitaries in their home, among them, General Lew Wallace. She was a very intelligent woman and taught in Oxford Academy."

Children of Thomas Brake and Elizabeth Ballentyne are:

+      60                i.    Edwin V.5 Brake, born 07 July 1860 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana; died 19 October 1919.

        61               ii.    Samuel H. Brake82, born about 1862 in Benton County, Indiana82.He married Minnie Smith82 15 April 1886 in Benton County, Indiana83,84.

        62              iii.    Lincoln Brake84, born about 1866 in Benton County, Indiana84.

        63              iv.    Ernest M. Brake84, born about 1872 in Benton County, Indiana84.

+      64               v.    Mabel E. Brake, born July 1874 in Indiana; died 11 July 1966.

 

      21. John W. C.4 Brake (John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)85,86 was born 06 July 1836 in Ohio86, and died 13 August 1873 in probably Ohio86. Burial: after 13 August 1873, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86. He married Lizzie86 about 186386. She was born 183986, and died 1875 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86. Burial: 1875, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86.

      He is listed as John W. C. Brake, age 14, living in Paint Townshipp, Fayette County, Ohio in 1850. In 1860, he is age 26, a farmer, living with his mother in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana.

      His wife was probably Elizabeth Blose, who on 20 August 1863, in Wayne County, Indiana, married John W. Brake. (C-H-411). His first child was born in 1865.

 

Children of John Brake and Lizzie are:

        65                i.    William H.5 Brake86, born 1865 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86; died between 1865 - 1866 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86. He died at age 6 months. Burial: between 1865 - 1866, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86.

        66               ii.    Rosa Nora Brake86, born 1866 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86; died 1866 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86. Burial: 1866, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana86

+      67              iii.    Frederick O. Brake, born 03 July 1870 in Indiana; died in Neosho, Missouri.

 

      22. Martha Jane4 Brake (John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)86 was born 03 August 1839 in Ohio86, and died 03 February 1919 in Indiana86. She married Frederick A. Stokes86 18 November 1858 in Benton County, Indiana87,88. He was born 1840 in Ohio88.

      In 1880, Fred Stokes was living in Fowler, Benton County, Indiana. He was age 42, a Deputy Sheriff, born in Ohio, his father in Maryland and his mother in Virginia. Martha J. was age 39, a milliner.

     

Children of Martha Brake and Frederick Stokes are:

        68                i.    Son5 Stokes88.

+      69               ii.    Jennie B. Stokes, born 27 February 1861; died 1933.

 

      24. Thomas4 Minor (Elizabeth3 Brake, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)88 was born 1834 in Ohio88. He married Mary88. She was born about 1837 in Ohio89,90.

     

Child of Thomas Minor and Mary is:

        70                i.    Nelly5 Minor90, born 1859 in Ohio90.

 

      26. William J.4 Brake (Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)90 was born 13 December 1827 in Ohio90, and died between 10 - 30 March 1908 in Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio90. Burial: after 10 March 1908, Twin Township Cemetery, Bourneville, Ross County, Ohio91,92. He married Emily Gray90 about 1851 in probably Ross County, Ohio90. She was born 17 January 1830 in Ohio90, and died 30 April 1907 in Ross County, Ohio90. Emily died at age 7y3m13d of Kidney failure in Paint Township. Burial: after 30 April 1907, Twin Township Cemetery, Bourneville, Ross County, Ohio92.

      William was a soldier in the Civil War and drew a pension for his service in Co. I, 149 Ohio Infantry. (Pension by self: 16 July 1890 Ohio.)

      In 1860 Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio, William J. Brake was age 32, Emily, age 30, George, age 8, Charles A., age 4, Oscar, age 3, and Edward B., age 3 months.

      In 1870, in Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio, William Brake was age 42, Emily was age 40, Oscar was age 10, Arthur, age 5 and Elmer, age 1. (Census: 07 June 1880, Paint Twp., Ross County, Ohio92)

       In 1880 he was living in Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio. He was age 52, a farmer, born in Ohio, his father in Virginia and his mother in New Jersey. Emily was age 50, born in Ohio as were her parents. Oscar was age 21, Arthur, age 17, Mary, age 14, and Elmer, age 11, all born in Ohio. Living next door was Mary Gray, age 72, a widow, who may have been Emily's mother.

       In 1900, Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio, Wm. J. Brake was age 72, born December 1827, married 49 years, born in Ohio, his father in Virginia, his mother in New Jersey. Emily was age 69, born January 1830, married 49 years, had seven children, four living, born in Ohio as were her parents. Elmer was single, age 31, born March 1869 in Ohio.

      The tombstone reading for William of 10 March differs from that of the death record reading of 30 of March, and neither of them agree with the tombstone birthdate, calculated the 10th of March is closer. William died of heart disease in Paint Township, at age 80y2m8d.

      There is a Homer Brake, 1871-1928 buried in the same cemetery as William and Emily, could this be a misprint or error in readings and be the tombstone of Elmer?

     

Children of William Brake and Emily Gray are:

        71                i.    George H.5 Brake92, born 12 June 1852 in Ross County, Ohio92; died 08 October 1862 in Ross County, Ohio92. His birth date is calculated from tombstone death at 10y3m26d. Burial: after 08 October 1862, Gray-Brake Cemetery, Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio93,94

        72               ii.    Charles A. Brake94, born 24 November 1856 in Ross County, Ohio94; died 11 October 1862 in Ross County, Ohio94. His birthdate is calculated from tombstone death date at 5y10m17d. Burial: after 11 October 1862, Gray-Brake Cemetery, Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio94

+      73              iii.    Oscar S. Brake, born April 1859 in Ross County, Ohio.

        74              iv.    Edward B. Brake94, born 1860 in Ross County, Ohio94; died before 1870 in Ross County, Ohio94.

        75               v.    Arthur Brake94, born 1863 in Ohio94. There is a marriage record for an Arthur H. Brake to an Anna E. Schegel in Ross County, on 5 January 1897.

        76              vi.    Mary Brake94, born 1866 in Ross County, Ohio94.

   My last record of Mary Brake is at age 14, in the 1880 census. There is a marriage record for Maria Brake to Salmon C. Rodgers, on 8 July 1897, Ross County, Ohio. Maria is age 33 (1864) and Salmon is age 60 (1837). Tombstone inscriptions in Ross County, Green Township, (Kinnikinnick) lists Salmon C. Rogers, 1833-1922 and Mary Brake, 1868-1953, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Chillicothe. Salmon served during the Civil War in Co. K 155th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

   In the 1910 census index, Salmon C. Rodgers is age 76, born 1833, living in Green Twp., Ross County, Ohio. In 1920 living in Kingston, Ross County, Ohio, Soloman Rodgers, age 86 and wife Mary, age 48. In 1930 Mary Rodgers is age 69, a widow, married 22 years, working as a servant in Chillicothe.

        77             vii.    Elmer Brake94, born 186994. He may be the Elmer E. Brake, age 31, who married Bessie E. Stephens, age 22, on 14 November 1900 in Ross County. He was single in 1900, census taken before November. In 1910, Elmer Brake is age 39, living in Ross County, boarding with the John W. Winney family. In 1920, Elmer Brake, age 51, is living with Staley cousins In Chillicothe, Scioto Township, Ross County, Ohio.

  

      27. Joseph L.4 Brake (Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)94 was born November 1829 in Ross County, Ohio94, and died 10 May 1903 in Fabius, Davis County, Iowa95,96. Burial: after 10 May 1903, Hopkins Cemetery, Fabius, Davis County, Iowa96. He married Anna B. Christian96 15 November 1866 in Ross County, Ohio96. She was born March 1837 in Ohio96, and died 12 September 1908 in probably Davis County, Iowa96. Burial: after 12 September 1908, Hopkins Cemetery, Fabius, Davis County, Iowa96

      On 26 August 1870, Joseph Brake, age 40, born in Ohio was a farmers, in Davis, Fabius, Township, Iowa. His wife Anna B. was age 32, born in Ohio. There were two children, Wilson, age 3 and Jenetta K, age 1, both born in Ohio.

       On 19 June 1880, Joseph L. Brake, born about 1830 in Ohio, was age 30, farming in District 51, Fabius, Davis County, Iowa. His father was born in Virginia and his mother in New Jersey. His wife, Annie was age 40, born in Ohio, her father in Virginia and mother in Ohio. Children, all born in Iowa, were: Wilson A., age 12, Zenetta D.?, age 10, Addie A., age 8, and an unnamed infant male born in March. (Census: 19 June 1880, Fabius, Davis County, Iowa96)

      On 7 June 1900, still living in Fabius, Joseph L. Break, was age 70, born November 1829, married 36 years. He listed his father born in West Virginia and his mother in New Jersey. Annie E. was born March 1838, age 68. She had 4 children, all living. Both of her parents were born in West Virginia. John E. was age 20, born in March 1880. He would be the unnamed son listed in the 1880 census.

      Listed also was daughter, Nettie E. Etharp, married for 7 years, with 1 child living, but that child is not listed in this census.

     

Children of Joseph Brake and Anna Christian are:

+      78                i.    Wilson A.5 Brake, born 24 August 1867 in Iowa; died July 1939 in Davis County, Iowa.

+      79               ii.    Jenetta E. Brake, born April 1870 in Iowa.

        80              iii.    Addie A. Brake96, born 1872 in Iowa96.

        81              iv.    John E. Brake96, born March 1880 in Iowa96. He was age 20, living with his parents in 1880. He was age 14, listed on the Iowa 1895 State Census.

 

      31. Jacob E.4 Brake (Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)96 was born 1838 in Ross County, Ohio96. He married Myra96 about 186596. She was born 1841 in Canada96.

      In 1870, Jacob E. Brake, is age 30, a farmer, with a property value of $435, born in Ohio, living in Jackson Twp., Jasper County, Missouri, next door to his brother, George. His wife, Myra, was age 30, born in Canada. They may have been married in Kansas where in 1886 Sarah S./L was born. Daughter Minnie C. was age one, born in Missouri. His sister, Mary J., age 40, was living with them.

      In 1880, he was living in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, age 39, farming. His wife Myra, was age 39, born in Canada, her parents in New Jersey. Sary L. was age 13, born in Kansas, and Minnie C. was age 11, born in Missouri.

 

Children of Jacob Brake and Myra are:

        82                i.    Sarah S or L5 Brake96, born between 1866 - 1867 in Kansas96.

        83               ii.    Minnie C. Brake96, born 1869 in Missouri96.

 

      32. George Walker4 Brake (Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)96 was born 20 June 1842 in Ross County, Ohio96, and died before 18 June 1918 in Ripley, Oklahoma96. He married (1) Nancy C. Bennett96 03 September 1867 in Ross County, OH97,98. She was born 1847 in Ohio98, and died after 1871 in probably Missouri98. He married (2) Sarah Ursula Schleppy98 about 1876 in Ohio98. She was born 12 October 1854 in Athens County, Ohio98, and died 09 September 1946 in Ripley, Oklahoma98. (Diana Brake has her birth date 1855.)

      In 1870, George W. Brake is living in Jackson Twp., Jasper County, Missouri. He is age 27, a farmer, with a property value of $315, born in Ohio. His wife, Nancy C. is age 23, born in Ohio. They had one child, Jennie F., age 2, born in Ohio. Living with him is his sister, Emily, age 32.

      In 1880, George W. Brake is still farming in Jackson Twp., Jasper County, Missouri. He was age 37, born in Ohio, his father in Virginia and his mother in New Jersey. He had remarried to Sarah U., age 25, born in Ohio, her father in Pennsylvania and her mother in Ohio. Daughter Jennie F. was age 11, attending school. Children born in Missouri were Gustavad H., age 8, Edmond S. age 3 and Frederick V., age 1. Living with the family was his sister, Mary Jane, age 50, born in Ohio.

      In 1900 he is listed in the Payne County, Oklahoma soundex. He is age 56, born June 1843 in Ohio, Sarah "A", wife is age 45, born in Ohio in October 1854. William L. (age unreadable) , George O. age 13, born March 1887, Sarah B., born June 1890, Albert E. born May 1892, and James, born March 1895, all born Missouri.

      George served in the Civil War in Co. 1 Ohio Hv. Arty. He applied for a pension from Missouri on 28 October 1890. His wife, Sarah U. applied for a widow's pension on 18 June 1918 in Oklahoma.

     

Children of George Brake and Nancy Bennett are:

        84                i.    Jennie F.5 Brake98, born 1868 in Ohio98.

        85               ii.    Gustavid Brake98, born 1871 in Missouri98.

 

Children of George Brake and Sarah Schleppy are:

        86                i.    Edmond S.5 Brake98, born 1877 in Missouri98.

        87               ii.    Frederick V. Brake98, born 1879 in Missouri98.

        88              iii.    William L. Brake98, born 1885 in Missouri98.

        89              iv.    George O. Brake98, born March 1887 in Missouri98.

        90               v.    Sarah B. Brake98, born June 1890 in Missouri98.

+      91              vi.    Albert Eckley Brake, born May 1892 in Carthage, Missouri; died 1946 in Buna, Texas.

        92             vii.    James S. Brake98, born March 1895 in Missouri98.

 

      33. Edward B.4 Brake (Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)98 was born 1826 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia98, and died about 1878 in probably Meigs County, Ohio98. Burial: about 1878, probably Meigs County, Ohio100. He married Harriett Nelson98 25 October 1849 in Meigs County, Ohio99,100. She was born 1827 in Ohio100, and died after 26 June 1900 in Ohio100.    She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Nelson.

      In 1850, Edward Brake was living next door to his mother, in a tenant house. He was age 24 born in Virginia and Harriet was age 24, born in Ohio.

      In 1860 Edward B. Brake was listed in Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio. He was 33, born in Virginia. His wife, Harriett was age 32, born in Ohio. Selina C., age 9, born in Kentucky, Mary E., age 7, born in Ohio, and William G., age 4, born in Ohio. Edward had a real estate property value of $200 and a personal property value of $50.

      On 4 June, 1870, Edward was still living in Columbia Township, Lee post office. He was age 50, a farmer with a real estate value of $120 and a personal property value of $300. Harriet was age 47, Mary E., age 17, William G., age 15, and Jackson P., age 9, all born in Ohio.

      In 1880, Harriet is still living in Meigs County, as head of the household. She is age 51, born in Maryland. Her daughter, Mary E., age 26, at home, William, age 24, Jackson, age 20, all born in Ohio. Living there also is George F. McCann, 6 months, born in Ohio.

      On 26 June 1900, Harriet Break, age 70, widow, born in Ohio as were her parents is living in Huntington Township, Village of Vinton, Gallia County, Ohio. She stated she had seven children, four living. Living with her was her grandson, George McCann, age 19, single, born in Ohio as were his parents.   

 

Children of Edward Brake and Harriett Nelson are:

        93                i.    Selena C.5 Brake100, born about 1850 in Kentucky100.

+      94               ii.    Mary E. Brake, born about 1852 in Ohio.

+      95              iii.    William G. Brake, born 1855 in Ohio.

        96              iv.    Jackson P. Brake100, born about 1860100.

        97               v.    Infant Brake100.

        98              vi.    Infant Brake100.

        99             vii.    Infant Brake100.

 

      34. David J.4 Brake (Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)100 was born between February 1831 - 1832 in (West) Virginia100, and died 16 November 1908 in Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri100. Burial: after 16 November 1908, Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri100. He married Mary Cline100 05 January 1861100. She was born 1831 in Ohio100, and died 1920 in Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri100. Burial: 1920, Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri100.

      In 1870, Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio, David J. Brake is age 36, born in Virginia, working as a farm laborer with personal property valued at $1200. His wife Mary is age 36, born in Ohio, daughters: Clara, age 8 and Cora B., age 6, both born in Ohio. Living there also was Joseph Cline, age 78, farmer, with real estate valued at $5000 and personal property valued at $1800. He was born in Virginia and is probably Mary's father.

      On 9 June 1880, David J. Brake, age 47, born in West Virginia, as were his parents, is farming in Liberty Township, Schuyler County, Missouri. Mary is 43, born in Ohio, her parents in Virginia. Daughters: Clara, age 18, and Cora Bell, age 16, both born in Ohio.

       D. J. Brake is listed in the 1909 Tax Accessor's Book for Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri. He was not living when the 1910 census was taken.

      Note: Online researchers believe that the cemetery in Glenwood is the IOOF Cemetery.

      In 1910 Mary Brake is living in Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri, a widow, age 71, born in Ohio, her parents in Virginia. She stated she had two children, one living. Living with her was her daughter, Clara, age 35, born in Ohio, her father in Virginia and her mother in Ohio.

      There were no Brake's in the census index for Schuyler County, in 1920. Mary died that year, and her tombstone gives her birthdate as 1836.

 

Children of David Brake and Mary Cline are:

        100              i.    Clara5 Brake100, born 1861 in Ohio100; died 1916 in Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri100. Burial: 1916, Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri100

        101             ii.    Cora Bell Brake100, born 1864 in Ohio100; died 1896 in Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri100. Burial: 1896, Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri100

 

      35. Silas B.4 Brake (Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)100 was born 1833 in (West) Virginia100, and died after 1880 in probably Meigs County, Ohio100. Burial: after 1880, School Lot Cemetery, Meigs County, Ohio103,104. He married Sarah Chaney100 30 April 1865 in Meigs County, Ohio101,102. She was born 1834 in Ohio102.

      Silas B. Brake, age 33, served in the Civil War in Co. E, 75 Ohio Infantry from 30 November 1861- 15 January 1865. He mustered out at Jacksonville, Florida. He applied for a pension on 24 March 1886 and his widow, Sarah, applied on 20 February 1891 in Ohio. The 75th Ohio fought in many well known battles, including 2nd Shiloh, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.

      On 17 June 1870, Silas Brake was living in Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio, Lee Post office. He was age 40, a farmer, with real estate valued at $1800 and personal property valued at $150.

His wife, Sarah, was age 39 and daughter, Emma M. was age 3. Living there also were a Cling family: Letha, 20, Matilda, 19, Louisa, 17, Levi J. , 13, and Mary E., age 9. All occupants were born in Ohio.

      In 1880, Silas is still in Meigs County, age 48, born in West Virginia. Sarah is age 48, Emma is age 13.

 

Children of Silas Brake and Sarah Chaney are:

        102              i.    Emma M.5 Brake104, born 1867 in Meigs County, Ohio104.

        103             ii.    Martha Brake104, born 1871 in Ohio104.

 

      36. William H.4 Brake (Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)105,106 was born 06 August 1834 in (West) Virginia106, and died 16 June 1913 in State Hospital, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio107,108. Burial: after 16 June 1913, Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio110. He married Clarinda Graham Martin108 30 November 1861 in Ross County, Ohio109,110. She was born 01 January 1834 in Athens, Athens County., Ohio110, and died 08 March 1915 in Ross County, Ohio110. Burial: after 08 March 1915, Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.110

      William H. Brake, age 29, served in Co. A. 122 Ohio Infantry from 19 May 1864 to 26 June 1865. He applied for a pension on 14 March 1889 in Ohio. His widow, Clarinda applied on 20 June 1913 in Ohio.

      On 27 July 1870, William is living in Brown, Vinton County, Ohio. He was age 35, born in Virginia. Clarind (sic) was age 35, Francis, age 7 and Rufus C., age 2, all born in Ohio.

      In 1880 William and Clarinda are living in Zaleski, Vinton County, Ohio. They are both 44, William born in Virginia, Clarinda in Ohio. Son, Frank M. was age 16, born in Ohio, and son Rufis C., was age 12, born in Ohio.

      In 1900 William and Clarinda were living in Chillocothe, Ross County, Ohio, on Seventh Street. William was age 65, married 40 years, born in West Virginia, his father in Virginia and his mother in Maryland. Clarinda was born in January 1839 had 3 children, all living. She was born in Ohio as were her parents.

      A few doors away was Charles Brake, born March 1868, age 32, married 1 year, born in Ohio as were his parents. His wife Opal was age 22, born February 1875, in Ohio, as were her parents. No children. (Could this be Rufus C. Brake who was born the same year?)

      In 1910, William Brake is living in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, age 74, born in West Virginia, with wife, Clarine, age 75, born in Ohio.

      Clarinda Martin, age 27, was living with Henry and Pricilla Graham in 1860, Lee, Athens County, Ohio. She had a son, Henry E. Martin, age 6. In 1870, she is married to William and living in Brown, Vinton County, Ohio, with two children: Francis 7 and Rufus C. 2. Henry Martin, age 17, was living in Lee, Athens County, with Elias and Diantha Graham. Living there also was David Martin, age 72, farmer born in Virginia, possibly his grandfather. There was a Matthew Martin living next door.

 

Children of William Brake and Clarinda Martin are:

   104 i.    Francis M.5 Brake110, born 06 November 1863 in Albany, Athens County, Ohio110; died 29 March 1921 in Ross County, Ohio110. Burial: after 29 March 1921, probably Ross County, Ohio110. He married Emma J.110 1891 in Ohio110; born April 1868 in Ohio110.

   In 1900 census for Ross County, Ohio, F. M. Brake is age 36, listed as being born in September 1863, which conflicts with the Death certificate birthdate of November 1863. His wife, Emma was born in April 1868, had been married for 9 years and had no children. His death certificate, filed by his wife, gives his parents as William Brake, born in Virginia and Clarinda Graham. Clarinda born in Albany, Ohio. Francis was a painter.

   In 1910, Francis M. Brake is age 47, living in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, with wife, Emma J. age 43.

        105             ii.    Rufus C. Brake110, born 1868 in Ohio110.

 

      37. Rebecca4 Brake (Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)110 was born 1838 in (West) Virginia110. Rebecca may have died about 1893 after the birth of Lilly. There is no tombstone reading for her in the Culloden Cemetery where other family members are buried. She married (1) John C. Jones110 23 September 1854 in Meigs County, Ohio110. He died 30 June 1864110. He died during the Civil War. The names of the children and marriage dates were in John's pension records. Her name was spelled Blake. (Additional information on this family came from Mary Jo Nay, March 2006, descendant of Rebecca). She married (2) Lindley Rossiter White110 26 March 1869 in Meigs County, Ohio111,112, son of William White and Mary Rossiter. He was born 1818 in Guernsey County, Ohio112, and died 1893 in Culloden, West Virginia113.

       Rebecca was married John C. Jones, prior to her marriage to Lindley R. White. Rebecca is not living with a Brake family in Meigs County, in 1860. On June 21, 1870, she is listed in Columbia, Meigs County, Ohio, as the wife of Lindly (sic) R. White. (This marriage is proven by the birth record of Julian in a Meigs County, online database, with her maiden name) He is age 52, farmer, with real estate valued at $1200 and personal property at $200, born in Ohio. Rebecca is age 33, born in Virginia. There are three male White children listed, Lindly, 17, Samuel, 15 and Biran H., 10. The first two were listed in the 1860 household of Lindley and Anna White.

      Also listed in 1870, is Diadema Jones, age 15, at home, Emmit Jones, age 11, at school, and Mary Jones, age 8, all born in Ohio.

      On 4 of June 1880, they are still in Meigs County. Linley R. is age 62, born in Ohio, his parents in Pennsylvania. Rebecca is age 43, born in West Virginia as were her parents. Julian C. is age 10, as is Anna F. Julian's age here is a conflict with his online birth record which says he was born 17 January 1872. He is listed first in this census. Son, Harry B., age 8 and Rosa Belle, age 6. Didema Jones is still living with them, this time listed as 'stepdaughter'. She was age 24, born in Ohio, her father in Ohio and her mother in West Virginia. Listed as boarders under the Jones name were Marian, age 8, Martha, age 3 and Flora Mae, 11 months, born in June, all in Ohio. These are probably Diadema's children.

       In 1881 Lindley sold out their Meigs County, property and moved to Cabaell County, West Virginia near Culloden, where both died in the 1890's. (Mary Jo Nay)

Census: District 17, page 173, lines 39-42 1850 Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio

Census: page 30, lines 19-27 1860 Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio

Census: page 51, lines 17-21 1870 Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio

Census: page 34C 1880 Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio

 

Children of Rebecca Brake and John Jones are:

+      106              i.    Diadema5 Jones, born 1855 in Ohio.

        107             ii.    Emmit Jones114, born 1859 in Ohio114.

        108            iii.    Mary Jones114, born 1862 in Ohio114.

        109             iv.    Edward B. Jones114.

 

Children of Rebecca Brake and Lindley White are:

+      110              i.    Julian C.5 White, born between 1870 - 1872 in Meigs County, Ohio; died 01 January 1909 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.

        111             ii.    Anna F. White114, born 02 June 1870 in Meigs County, Ohio114. She and Julian were twins.

        112            iii.    Harry Bingham White114, born 17 January 1872 in Meigs County, Ohio114; died 1965. He married Laura A.; born 1884 in Ohio; died 1960.

Both buried Culloden Cemetery, Culloden, West Virginia.

        113             iv.    Rosabelle White114, born 1874 in Meigs County, Ohio114.

        114              v.    Martha Jane White114, born 04 August 1876 in Meigs County, Ohio.

        115             vi.    Nora White114, born 04 February 1881 in Meigs County, Ohio.

        116            vii.    Lilly White114.

 

      38. Emma4 Brake (Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)114 was born October 1838 in (West) Virginia114, and died 1916 in probably Meigs County, Ohio114. Burial: 1916, School Lot Cemetery, Meigs County, Ohio120. She married Barach Chase114 03 May 1867 in Meigs County, Ohio115,116. He was born 12 July 1811 in New York117,118, and died 16 November 1901 in Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio119,120. Burial: after 16 November 1901, Rawlings Cemetery, Meigs County, Ohio120.

      Emma's was Barach Chase's second wife. He had several children from a first marriage, some of which are listed with him on 20 June 1870. Barach is age 58, a farmer, with a real estate value of $1500 and a personal property value of $500. He was born in New York. Emma was age 29, born in Virginia. Their daughter, Charity was age 1 and Latetier ? ( name spelled something like "Rotishia" in 1880) was one month, born in April 1870.    

      In 1880 they are still living in Columbia, Meigs County, Ohio. Barach is age 68, farmer, born in New York as were his parents. Emma was age 41, born in West Virginia, her parents in Virginia. Charity is 11, Rotishia is age 11 and son, Marian, is age 8, all born in Ohio.

      On 21/22 June 1900, Barrach, born July 1812, age 87, married 35 years and Emma, born October 1838 was age 61, were living with Marion Chase, age 27.

      In the 1910 Ohio Miracode, Emma, age 72, is still living with her son, Marion, age 36.

      His tombstone reads: Barrick Chase 1811-1901. His parents were Lewis and Charity Way Chase. His first wife was Elizabeth "Betsy" Bailey.

 

Children of Emma Brake and Barach Chase are:

+      117              i.    Charity5 Chase, born 1869 in Meigs County, Ohio.

        118             ii.    Latetier Rotishia? Chase120, born April 1870 in Meigs County, Ohio120.

        119            iii.    Marion Chase120, born 1872 in Meigs County, Ohio120.

 

      39. Perry C.4 Brake (Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)120 was born July 1840 in (West) Virginia120, and died 07 October 1910 in Athens, Athens County, Ohio121,122. Burial: after 07 October 1910, probably Athens County, Ohio124. He married Nancy Jewell122 25 November 1871 in Meigs County, Ohio123,124. She was born December 1847 in Maine124.

      Perry C. Brake, served in the Civil War in Co C 4th Independent Ohio Cavalry as Pvt., age 23, from 23 June - 12 March 1864 (6 months service #11-675) and Co A 122 Ohio Inf. Pvt., age 23, served from 15 June 1864 - 26 June 1865 (#8-311). Applied for pension for self: 31 May 1888 per Co. A. 122nd:widow Nancy C. applied 20 October 1910 in Ohio per 4th Battl. Ohio Cav.

      In 1880, Perry Brake was age 37, living in Scipio, Meigs County, Ohio, His wife, Nancy was age 32, born in Maine and his daughter, Nancy M. was age 7, born in Ohio.

      On 1 June 1900 Perry C. Brake is a day laborer, living in Lee, Athens County, Ohio. He was age 58, married for 29 years and was born in Virginia as were his parents. His wife, Nancy E. was age 52, born December 1847, married 29 years, had one child/living. Daughter, Nancy M. was age 25, born in November 1879, in Ohio. She was single.

      In 1910, Perry Brake is living in Albany, Athens County, Ohio, age 68, his wife Nancy is age 60 and his daughter, is listed as Nancy Pironne, age 37.

 

Child of Perry Brake and Nancy Jewell is:

        120              i.    Nancy M.5 Brake124, born November 1879 in probably Meigs County, Ohio124. She married Unknown Pironne124 between 1900-1910 in Ohio124.

 

      41. Abram Jackson4 Brake (Thomas Jefferson3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)124 was born 25 December 1837 in Elizabeth Township, Miami County, Ohio124, and died 16 December 1928 in Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania124. Burial: after 16 December 1928, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana130. He married (1) Maria Reed124 20 July 1861 in Jay County, Indiana125,126. She was born 29 July 1837 in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania126, and died 26 December 1885 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania127,128. He married (2) Clara Elnora Scott128 13 April 1887 in Cass County, Indiana129,130. She was born 27 June 1854 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana130, and died 23 December 1923 in Bellevue, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania130. She was the daughter of Isaiah Scott and Sara Adeline Brown.

      In 1850 and 1860, Jackson Brake, was age 12, living with his mother and her second husband, John Beard, in Jay County, Indiana.

      In 1870, he was age 33, a merchant in Jay County, Indiana. He had a real estate value of $3000 and a personal property value of $2500. His wife, Mariah, was born in Pennsylvania.

      Abram Jackson Brake was interested in his family history and when an old man, about 1928, traveled to Clarksburg, West Virginia, in an attempt to find his grandfather's grave. Unable to locate anyone knowing it's whereabouts, he returned home disappointed and passed away not long afterwards.

      Abram Jackson Brake served in the Union army during the Civil War. Civil War Record his rank was Sgt. in Co F Regiment 40th Ohio. He was wounded Chickamauga, Georgia. He applied for a pension on 16 July 1888 in Indiana.

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Biographical and Historical Record of Jay County, Indiana, Chicago: Lewis Publishing County, 1887:

      "Abram J. Brake, of the firm of Brake and Beard, general merchants at Salamonia, was born in Miami County, Ohio, December 25, 1837, and September 20, 1838, he came to this County, with this parents who settled on section 5, Madison Township.

      The country was new and the neighbors scarce, most of them many miles away. They endured all the hardships and privations of pioneer life. His father, Thomas J. Brake, was born in Lewis County, Virginia, in 1800, and in 1833 removed to Miami County, Ohio, where he was married two years later to Emeline Abel. He died in Wells County, this State, in April, 1840.

      The mother was born in Botetourt County, Virginia, in 1817, and when two years old, went with her parents, Henry and Sarah A. Abel to Miami County, Ohio, she being the only child at that time. Her father's family came to Jay County, after she was married, and settled on section 8, Madison Township. Her father built the first brick house in the township, in 1840.

      Mr. Brake was reared in sight of Salamonia village, and believes himself to be the oldest male resident of the village, the oldest female resident being Melinda Jackson. He was reared on a farm and completed his education at the academy below Liberty.

      September 25, 1861, he enlisted in Company F, Fortieth Ohio Infantry, for three years. Two years of this time he was with his regiment, and one year was at the brigade headquarters, being a Sergeant. At the request of General Whitaker he commanded the provost guards one year as Duty Sergeant. At the battle of Chickamauga he was wounded in the right hand by a minie ball, compelling him to be off duty two months. He was discharged September 26, 1864, at Atlanta, Georgia, on account of expiration of time of service. He returned home, and October 17, of the same year, he engaged in the mercantile trade.

      He has a farm on sections 5 and 8, consisting of 103 acres, well improved, with ordinary buildings. Mr. Brake was married September 20, 1861, to Maria Reed, born in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, July 27, 1837. She was reared in Wayne County, Indiana, and died in Salamonia, December 26, 1885.

      Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Reed. Her mother was born in Pennsylvania, and her father was of Irish ancestry. April 13, 1887, Mr. Brake was married to Clara E. Scott, born near Kokomo, Indiana, June 27, 1854. She was reared in Clay County, Kansas, and removed to Logansport in 1876, where she was engaged as proprietor of a dress-making shop, remaining there until her marriage. Her mother, Sarah A. Brown Scott, is now living at Logansport.

      Mr. Brake was postmaster from January 30, 1865, until April 24, 1886. It was a semi-weekly post office when he first took the office, but through his influence it was changed to a daily mail. His grandfather, Abram Brake, was born in Old Virginia, and died in West Virginia.

      His great-grandfather Brake was born in Frankfort, Germany, and came to America before the Revolutionary war. He was a manufacturer of woolen cloths, as were also his ancestors. He died in Eastern Virginia. His grandmother Brake, whose maiden name was Jackson, was an aunt of Stonewall Jackson, the latter living with his uncle Brake several years; he was then taken to school by his uncle, Cummings Jackson.

      The Jackson's are of Scotch-English ancestry. The name Brake should have been translated to be spelled Broeke. The Franks, the grandmother on the maternal side, were of French descent. Mr. Brake is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Pittsburg Lodge, No. 754, and is also a member of Stephen J. Bailey Post, G. A. R., at Portland.

      The store, of which Mr. Brake is part owner, was first established by Peter Coldren, it being the first store in the village. He was succeeded by H. and G. W. Abel, and they were succeeded by Abel & Brake in 1865. The firm Brake and Beard has been prosperous. They started their business with about $1,400, and are now considered one of the most responsible firms in the county."

 

Children of Abram Brake and Clara Scott are:

        121              i.    John Scott5 Brake130, born 30 August 1888 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana131,132; died 17 November 1926 in Pennsylvania132. He married Coral M. Buntain132 13 February 1913 in Campbell County, Kentucky132; born 13 May 1884132.

+      122             ii.    George Abel Brake, born 07 April 1897 in Roachdale, Putnam County, Indiana; died 07 October 1973 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

 

      42. George Washington4 Brake (Thomas Jefferson3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)132 was born July 1840 in Ohio132, and died 22 October 1922 in probably Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana132. Burial: after 22 October 1922, Jay County, Indiana138. He married (1) Augusta Butcher132 31 December 1863 in Jay County, Indiana133,134. He married (2) Mary A. Bishoff134 12 June 1879 in Jay County, Indiana135,136. She was born May 1858 in Ohio136, and died 16 August 1909 in Madison Twp., Jay County, Indiana136. He married (3) Christina Wingate136 03 August 1910 in Jay County, Indiana137,138. Burial: after 16 August 1909, Jay County, Indiana138.

      In 1850, George W. Blake (sic) was age 8, living with his grandparents, Henry and Sarah Abel, in Madison Twp., Jay County, Indiana. His mother had remarried to John Beard and was living next door.

      In 1860, Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, George W. Brake, age 18, was living with his grandparents, Henry and Sarah A. Abel in 1860. Also living there were Melinda (Abel) Jackson, 24, Sarah E. Jackson, 6 and Jerreva Jackson 3 months.

      In 1880, Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana, George Brake is age 38, a farmer. His wife Mary, is age 22, born in Ohio. Daughters: Bell, age 15, and Allice, age 13, were born in Illinois. Edna, age 11 was born in Missouri. (I have been unable to locate George and family in 1870.)

      In 1900, Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, George W. Brake is age 58, born July 1840, married 20 years, living on Washington Street. He was born in Indiana, his father in Virginia and his mother in Ohio. Mary A., his wife, is age 42, born in May 1858, married 20, had no children, born in Ohio, her parents in Germany.

     

Children of George Brake and Augusta Butcher are:

        123              i.    Bell5 Brake138, born 1865 in Jay County, Indiana138.

+      124             ii.    Alice Brake, born 1867 in Jay County, Indiana.

        125            iii.    M. Edna Brake138, born 1869 in Missouri138. She married Phillip L. Cunningham138 13 February 1887 in Jay County, Indiana139,140.

 

      43. David C. J.4 Brake (Abraham Brake3 Jr., Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)140 was born 04 March 1839 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia140, and died 29 June 1905 in Harrison County, West Virginia140. Burial: after 29 June 1905, Salem IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison County, West Virginia140. He married Elizabeth (Bailey) Jenkins140 05 December 1865 in Taylor County, West Virginia140. They were married by the Rev. George Nestor. She was born 23 March 1836 in Virginia140, and died 03 March 1920 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia140. Burial: after 03 March 1920, Salem IOOF Cemetery, Salem, Harrison County, West Virginia142.

      In July 1841, at age 2 years, 4 months David C. Brake was bound out to Samuel S. Carpenter, in Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

      In 1870 he was age 31, a farmer, with a real estate value of $1000 and personal property value of $400, living in Harrison County, West Virginia.

      In 1900, Harrison County, West Virginia, Ten Mile District, David C. Brake is age 61, born in West Virginia, his wife, Elizabeth is age 62. Living with them is their daughter, Myrtle V. Hinds, age 31, born in West Virginia, Minnie L. Hinds, granddaughter, age 4 and Lucy Pepper, niece, age 20, born in West Virginia.

      David was a Private in Co. H. 12 Reg. WV Inf. Vol., enlisted at age 25. He is listed in the 1890 West Virginia Veterans census, living at Ten Mile District, Harrison County, West Virginia.

      David applied for Invalid Pension on 30 July 1877, from Cherry Camp, Harrison County, West Virginia, where he was a carpenter and partially disabled. He stated he enlisted 24 February 1864 and was honorably discharged on 9 August 1865 at Richmond, Virginia. "On 2nd April 1865, in front      of Petersburg, VA at the charging of a fort, I was in the ditch and the firing of the Rebel Artillery over my head injured the drum of my ears. Am entirely deaf in one ear and the other is very much injured. I claim a pension for deafness."

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      Pension and Military Service: "In the matter of David C. J. Brake, Application for Invalid pension No 240.302 on the 9th day of November 1880... "My residence for the five years immediately proceeding my Enlistment was about two miles from Romines Mills, which was the name of my Post Office in Harrison County, West Virginia. My occupation was that of carpenter. My occupation since I was discharged has been that of farmer continuously to the present time when I was able to work, after my discharge I returned to near Romines Mills where I resided until about the first of March 1867 when I removed to within about one mile from Cherry Camp Post Office in Harrison County, where I have resided continuously to this time.

      On the 2nd day of April 1865 I was engaged in a charge made on Fort Gregy near Petersburg, Virginia. Me and my comeraids (sic) charged up the ditch which surround the Fort when was compeled (sic) to take Shelter in it and the repeated firing of the Rebel artillery immediately over my head seemed to burst the drum of my ear and also affected my head to such an extent...able to perform manuel (sic) labor more than about half of my time since. I never have had any medical treatment for my ear or head. I did consult Dr. J. B. Cardier who lived at Salem, Harrison County, his Post office address was New Salem, Harrison County, WVa he is now dead. he advised me not to have any one treat my case from the fact he said that no one could restore my hearing but might make it worse. I also consulted Dr. D. H. Bailey whose Post Office address is New Salem, Harrison County, WestVa whose evidence has already been filed in the case.

      I have suffered with Rheumatism continuously since I was discharged from the service at times I am almost totally (sic) disable. Dr. S. H. Bailey has treated me for it the 3 last winters I am alwais (sic) worse with it in the wintertime." signed David C. J. Brake. (Military service: 24 February 1864, Wheeling, (W)V141,142)

       On 10 July 1905, Elizabeth Brake, age 67, postoffice, Salem, Harrison County, West Virginia, filed for a widow's pension, stating that " David C. J. Brake, enlisted on 24 February 1864 at Wheeling, WV, was honorably discharged on 9 August 1865 at Richmond, Virginia and died 29 June, 1905. They were married in Taylor County, WV, by Rev. George Nestor on 5 December 1865. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Bailey and they had one living child: Myrtle V. Hinds, born 27 October 1868. At the time of their marriage, David was listed as a carpenter, age 26."

      Elizabeth maiden name was from the Bailey genealogy in the Clarksburg, West Virginia library and David's pension records. Elizabeth had a daughter, Lucetta, born about 1861, whose father was probably Mr. Jenkins. She is listed as Lucetta Brake in the 1870 census.

 

Children of David Brake and Elizabeth Jenkins are:

+      126              i.    Myrtle V.5 Brake, born 27 October 1868 in Harrison County, West Virginia.

        127             ii.    Infant Son Brake142, born 02 September 1875 in Harrison County, (W)V142; died 02 September 1875 in Harrison County, (W)V142. Burial: after 02 September 1875, Cherry Camp, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Harrison County, WV.142

 

Generation No. 4

 

      44. Bruce M.5 Brake (Madison4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)142 was born 09 October 1840 in Greene County, Ohio142, and died 15 January 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois142. He married Fanny Smiley142 04 April 1882 in Wabash County, Indiana143,144.

      Bruce M. Brake enlisted in the 14 Battery, Indiana Light Artillery, Union army, on 11 March 1862, Wabash County, Indiana. He filed for a pension on 10 September 1898 from Illinois. (#1209770) He claimed injury to left arm and 3 ribs, loss of all teeth and TB. He died at age 71y6m, was born in Ohio on October 8, 1840, the son of Madison and Deobrah Simpson Brake, who was born in Pennsylvania. He had resided in Chicago for 21 years. In the widow pension, filed by Fannie S. Brake ( #740,285), Fannie was living at 7006 Normal Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. She stated they were married on the 4th of April 1882 in Wabash County, Indiana (marriage bond was in the file). They had one child: Madison Smiley Brake, born February 14, 1886.

      In 1910 Bruce was living in 32nd Ward Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Madison S. Brake was living in the 15th ward. He was born about 1885 in Missouri. In 1920, Madison was lodging on O'Farrell Street in San Francisco, California. He was age 33, married, born in Missouri, his father in Ohio and his mother in Indiana. His wife was not with him. He was a photography salesman. (Census: 1910, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois)145,146

     

Child of Bruce Brake and Fanny Smiley is:

        128              i.    Madison Smiley6 Brake146, born 14 February 1886146.

 

      45. Laura5 Brake (Abram4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)146 was born 11 October 1844 in Greene County, Ohio146, and died 29 September 1886 in Springfield,Ohio146. She married James Austin Todd146 05 October 1864 in Greene County, Ohio147,148. He was born 19 July 1834 in New London, New Hampshire148, and died 01 November 1901 in Springfield, Ohio148.

      “James A. TODD, Freight Agent, C., S. & C. R. R., Springfield; is a veteran railroad man and old resident of Springfield; he is a native of New Hampshire; was born July 19, 1934; lived on a farm until of age, and came to Springfield in 1856; he became connected with the railroad first as clerk in the freight office here of the C., S. & C. in 1857; in 1861, he received promotion to local agent at Osborne; in 1865, he relinquished this position to take the agency of the A. & G. W., at Reno, Penn., then the terminus in the oil regions of the Meadville Branch. This was a very important position, and involved great responsibility and no small amount of business capacity. In 1867, Mr. Todd became the successor of J. C. Buxton, as agent of the C., S. & C. at this point, and has since continued to hold this position, having charge of all the freight business at this end of the road; as indicative of the energy and enterprise of his management, when he took charge one horse did the work of moving cars; now two switch engines are kept busy, and the freight bills collected aggregate from $15,000 to $19,000 per month. Mr. Todd is also a member of the firm of Taylor, Hayden & County, who are doing a large business in the coal trade. He married, in 1864, Miss Laura Brake, of Osborne; this union has been blessed with three children, a son and two daughters; the family now reside in a residence which he built at the northwest corner of High street and Lincoln avenue. Mr. Todd was elected Councilman from his Fourth ward at the late October election, and is thoroughly identified with the local interests of Springfield and Clark County.” (Biography: 1881, Clark County, Ohio)149,150

      In 1870, James was age 35, a railroad agent, living in Fourth Ward, City of Springfield on 15th of June. Laura was age 24, James, age 4 and Harrie, age 1. There was one domestic servant, Adelia Henry, age 16 and George Brake, 19, clerk in railroad office. In 1880 James A. Todd was still in Springfield, age 46, born in New Hampshire as were his parents. Laura, age 34, born in Ohio, her father in Virginia and her mother in Ohio. James A. was 14, Harry D. age 9, and daughter, Georgie was 3. There was on servant, Maggie Collins, age 21. (Census: 15 June 1870 Springfield, Clark County, Ohio)151,152

 

Children of Laura Brake and James Todd are:

        129              i.    James Abram6 Todd152, born 1866 in Ohio152.

+      130             ii.    Harry Dodge Todd, born 07 June 1869 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio.

        131            iii.    Georgia Brake Todd152, born between 1876-1877 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio152; died after 1939152. Georgia Brake Todd, eldest daughter, was graduated from the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. She was age 3 in 1880.

        132             iv.    Daughter Todd152, born 1880152.

+      133              v.    Laura Washington Todd, born 22 February 1882 in Springfield, Ohio.

 

      46. Mary Bell5 Brake (Abram4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)152 was born 12 January 1846152, and died 24 December 1933 in Dayton, OH152. She married Samuel R. Miller152 05 October 1865 in Greene County, OH153,154. He was born 1838 in Ohio154. She was referred to by her nieces as :Taunty B.

     

Children of Mary Brake and Samuel Miller are:

+      134              i.    George Malcomb6 Miller, born 24 July 1867 in Ohio.

        135             ii.    Charles Abram Miller154, born 13 May 1882 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania 154. He was single.

        136            iii.    Margaret Miller154, born 1885154; died 1885154.

 

      49. John Abram5 Brake (Abram4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)154 was born 13 December 1861 in Fairfield, Greene County, Ohio154, and died 24 February 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky154. He married Jane Gillespie154 24 February 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky154. She was born 04 January 1866 in Dayton, Ohio154. She was the daughter of Stephen Decator and Eliza (Leighdy) Gillespie, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

     

Child of John Brake and Jane Gillespie is:

        137              i.    Jane6 Brake154. Jane lived in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

 

      51. Aldelba5 Brake (William4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)154 was born 1846 in OH154. She married Thomas A. Dunn154 26 December 1865 in Greene County, Ohio155,156. He was born 1844 in OH156.

     

Child of Aldelba Brake and Thomas Dunn is:

        138              i.    William6 Dunn156, born 1872 in Greene County, Ohio156. He was age 8 in 1880, listed as Willie.

 

      55. Ida Jane5 Runner (Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)156 was born 1860156, and died 1929 in Indiana156. Burial: 1929, Justus Cemetery, Indiana158. She married Frank H. Stembel156 14 April 1880 in Benton County, Indiana157,158. He was born 1854158, and died 1920158. He was the son of Dr. Theophilus Stembel and Martha A. Justus. Frank was a farmer. Burial: 1920, Justus Cemetery, Indiana.158 They were divorced before 1920.

      In 1880, on the 1st of June, Frank and Ida were living in Oak Grove, Benton County, Indiana. He was age 25, a farmer, born in Indiana, his father in Maryland and his mother in Ohio. Ida was age 20, born in Indiana, her father in Virginia and her mother in Indiana.

      In 1920, Frank was age 56, living with his son, Ralph in Oxford. He and Ida were divorced and she was living next door, age 60, with her daughter, Edna, age 35.

 

Children of Ida Runner and Frank Stembel are:

+      139              i.    Charles Kenneth6 Stembel, born 06 February 1881 in Indiana; died 29 April 1975.

        140             ii.    Edna Stembel158, born 21 October 1884158. She married (1) George Roby158. She married (2) Dr. Dan Tucker Miller158; born 27 January 1886158. Edna graduated from Indiana University and publication work. They lived southeast of Fowler, Indiana.

+      141            iii.    Ralph Runner Stembel, born 1887 in Indiana; died 1961.

 

      57. Morton E.5 Runner (Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)158 was born 1863 in Benton County, Indiana158, and died 1945158. Burial: 1945, Attica Cemetery160. He married Flora Emma Wilson158 21 September 1892 in Fountain County, Indiana159,160. She was born 1872 in Indiana160, and died 1919160.

      Morton worked in a bank, had a furniture store and lived on a farm before he retired. In 1910 he was age 76, living in Oak Grove Twp., Benton County, Indiana. In 1930, he was living on Smith Street, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana. He was age 66, a widow, a farmer, born in Indiana, his father in West Virginia, and his mother in Ohio.

 

Child of Morton Runner and Flora Wilson is:

+      142              i.    Christel Etta6 Runner, born 12 October 1894 in Indiana.

 

      58. Etta Cora5 Runner (Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)160 was born 1866160, and died 1945 in Indiana160. Burial: 1945, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana162. She married Isaac Lewis Evans160 18 March 1886 in Benton County, Indiana161,162. He was born 1864162, and died 1921162. He was the son or Robert Newton and Mary Catherine (Taylor) Evans. He was a farmer and a miller. Burial: 1921162

     

Children of Etta Runner and Isaac Evans are:

+      143              i.    Myrtle6 Evans, born 1887 in Indiana; died 1910.

+      144             ii.    C. Ray Evans, born 1891; died 1962.

        145            iii.    Arthur Evans162, born 26 February 1894162; died 02 March 1894162.

 

      59. Alice M.5 Runner (Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)162 was born 1869 in Indiana162, and died 1949162. Burial: 1949, West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana164. She married William Patterson162 19 May 1894 in Benton County, Indiana163,164. He was born 1869164, and died 1925164. He was a farmer and the son of James T. and Isabell (Sterrett) Patterson.

     

Children of Alice Runner and William Patterson are:

        146              i.    Irma6 Patterson164, born 02 July 1895164.

+      147             ii.    Emmett Patterson, born 03 June 1897.

        148            iii.    Mildred Patterson164, born 09 November 1902164. She married Robert Smalley164; born 27 December 1899164.

 

      60. Edwin V.5 Brake (Thomas Ernest4, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)164 was born 07 July 1860 in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana164, and died 19 October 1919164. He married Mary Ann Graney164 29 March 1880 in Benton County, Indiana165,166. She was born 1859166, and died 1936166.

      He was a wagon and carriage maker.

     

Children of Edwin Brake and Mary Graney are:

        149              i.    Infant6 Brake166.

        150             ii.    Infant Brake166.

        151            iii.    Edwin E. Brake166, died 29 July 1882 in Fowler, Benton County, Indiana166.

+      152             iv.    Edith Louretta Brake, born 18 June 1883 in Indiana; died 01 October 1969 in Alameda County, California.

+      153              v.    Jane Elizabeth Brake, born 02 January 1891.

 

      64. Mabel E.5 Brake (Thomas Ernest4, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)166 was born July 1874 in Indiana166, and died 11 July 1966166. She married Frank Brubeck166 19 April 1893 in Benton County, Indiana167,168. He was born May 1868 in Indiana168.

      In 1900, they were living on Eagle Street, in Harrison Township, Vigo County, Indiana. Frank was school teacher, age 32, married 7 years born in Indiana, his father in Virginia and his mother in Ohio. Mabel was age 25, had two children, both living, born in Indiana, her father in Ohio and her mother in Pennsylvania. Children: Margaret E., age 4, born July 1895 in Indiana and Frances M., age 8 months, born September 1897 in Indiana.

     

Children of Mabel Brake and Frank Brubeck are:

        154              i.    Margaret E.6 Brubeck168, born July 1895 in Indiana168. She married Unknown Biddle168. He was from Dallas, Texas.

        155             ii.    Frances M. Brubeck168, born September 1897 in Indiana168. She married Unknown Felt168. He was from Chevy Chase, Maryland.

 

      67. Frederick O.5 Brake (John W. C.4, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)168 was born 03 July 1870 in Indiana168, and died in Neosho, Missouri168. Burial: Neosho, Missouri170. He married Ida Shambaugh168 25 March 1903 in Tippcanoe County, Indiana169,170. She was born in Lafayette, Ohio170.

      Both of Fred's parents died young and in 1880, he was living with his Uncle Thomas Ernest Brake in Benton County, Indiana.

      In 1900, Fred is a boarder living in Tippcanoe County, Indiana. He was born July 1871, was age 28, born in Indiana, his father in Ohio and his mother in Indiana.

      On 2 April 1930, Fred O. Brake, age 57, is living alone in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana, on Justice Street. He had a real estate property value of $1200 and stated he had been married for 22 years.

     

Children of Frederick Brake and Ida Shambaugh are:

        156              i.    John6 Brake170, born in probably Indiana170.

        157             ii.    Kenneth Brake170, born in probably Indiana170.

 

      69. Jennie B.5 Stokes (Martha Jane4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)170 was born 27 February 1861170, and died 1933170. She married Edwin F/ T. Wallace170 30 April 1878 in Benton County, Indiana171,172. He was born 1854172, and died 1928172.

     

Children of Jennie Stokes and Edwin Wallace are:

+      158              i.    Harry6 Wallace.

        159             ii.    Bessie Wallace172.

+      160            iii.    Ethel Wallace.

+      161             iv.    Gladys Wallace.

        162              v.    Nona Wallace172.

+      163             vi.    Ruth Wallace.

 

      73. Oscar S.5 Brake (William J.4, Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)172 was born April 1859 in Ross County, Ohio172. He married Belle C. Ferrell172 07 February 1883 in Ross County, Ohio173,174. She was born September 1860 in Ohio174.

      Oscar was age 2 in 1860, age 10 in 1870, and age 21 in 1880.

       In 1900 Oscar S. Brake was farming his own farm, in Van Buren, Madison County, Indiana. He was age 44, born April 1859, married 17 years. His wife, Belle C., was born September 1860, was age 39, married 17 years, had 5 children, four living, Florence E. age 16, born February 1884, Leta, age 12, born July 1887, Minnie O., age 3, born July 1896, Gladys M., age 11 months, born July 1899, all in Ohio, as were their parents.

       In 1920, they were living on Allen road in Van Buren Township., Madison County, Indiana. Oscar was age 60, farmer, Belle, age 57 and Mary G. (Gladys) was age 20, single, born in Indiana.

       In 1930 Oscar was age 70, with a property value of $6000, married at age 23, born in Ohio, Belle C. was age 68, married at age 21, born in Ohio. Daughter Lela Kirkpatrick, was age 43, listed as single, born in Ohio. She had a son, John F. Kirkpatrick, age 4, born in Indiana, his father in Indiana. They were living next door to a Kirkpatrick family.

     

Children of Oscar Brake and Belle Ferrell are:

        164              i.    Florence E.6 Brake174, born February 1884 in Ohio174.

+      165             ii.    Leta Brake, born July 1887 in Ohio.

        166            iii.    Minnie O. Brake174, born July 1896 in Ohio174.

        167             iv.    Gladys Mary Brake174, born July 1899 in Ohio174.

        168              v.    Infant Brake174.

 

      78. Wilson A.5 Brake (Joseph L.4, Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)174 was born 24 August 1867 in Iowa174, and died July 1939 in Davis County, Iowa174. Burial: July 1939, IOOF Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa174. He married Rachel E. Bowling174 about 1894 in Iowa174. She was born 10 February 1872 in Iowa174, and died 1939 in Iowa174. Burial: 1939, IOOF Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa174.

      On 25 June 1900, Wilson was age 32, born August 1867, married for 6 years, farming in Wyacondah Twp, Davis County, Iowa. His wife, Rachel was age 28, born February 1872, had two children, both living, born in Iowa. Children: Glen, born 1895 and Glee, born 1897. (Census: 25 June 1900, Wyacondah, Davis County, Iowa)174

      In 1910, Wilson A. Berke (sic) is age 42, living in Wyacondah. Rachel is age 38, had 3 children, 3 living. Glenn E. was 15, Glee was 12 and Orlo W. was age 3.

      In 1920, Wilson, is living at he same place, He was age 52, born in Iowa, his parents in Ohio. Rachel was age 47, born in Iowa, her father in Ohio and mother in Indiana.

      In 1930, they are still living in Wyacondah. Wilson A. Brake is age 62, married at age 26, born in Iowa. Rachel E. was age 58, married at age 22, born in Iowa. Son, Orlo W., was living with them, age 23, married at age 22, born in Iowa. His wife, Inez S. was age 19, married at age 18, born in Iowa.

 

Children of Wilson Brake and Rachel Bowling are:

+      169              i.    Glen Elwood6 Brake, born 17 January 1895; died about 30 March 1966 in Iowa.

        170             ii.    Glee Brake174, born 1897 in Iowa174. On the 5th of January, 1900, Glee Brake was age 21, living in Dees Moinses, Polk County, Iowa, in a boarding house on College Avenue. She was working as a clerk in a department store.

        171            iii.    Orlo W. Brake174, born 15 February 1907 in Iowa174; died July 1994 in Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa175,176. He married Inez S.176 1929 in Iowa176; born 1911 in Iowa176.

 

      79. Jenetta E.5 Brake (Joseph L.4, Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)176 was born April 1870 in Iowa176. She married Mr. Etharp176 1893 in Iowa176.

     

Child of Jenetta Brake and Mr. Etharp is:

        172              i.    Child6 Etharp176, born between 1893-1900176.

 

      91. Albert Eckley5 Brake (George Walker4, Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)176 was born May 1892 in Carthage, Missouri176, and died 1946 in Buna, Texas176. He married Maida Roofener176. They were divorced.

      Nancy Von Brecht has Albert E. Brake dying in Oklahoma in 1916, but I find a Albert E. Brake, b. 1892, in Missouri, age 27, living in Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma in 1920. The only clincher here is that Albert told census takers that both his parents were born in Missouri, but they were not. Albert's wife is Madie, age 24, born in MO. Children, all born in Oklahoma, are Denver J. age 7, Juanita, age 6, William Leroy, age 3 years 1 month, Alene, age 1 year 4 months.

 

Children of Albert Brake and Maida Roofener are:

        173              i.    Denver Theodore6 Brake176, born 1912176.

        174             ii.    Juanita Brake176, born 1913176. She married James Baker176.

+      175            iii.    Billy Leroy Brake, born 24 May 1916 in Bristow, Oklahoma; died 1989 in Newark, California.

        176             iv.    Alene Brake176, born 1918176. She married Mr. Lewis176.

 

      94. Mary E.5 Brake (Edward B.4, Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)176 was born about 1852 in Ohio176. She married (2) John McMillen176 21 August 1881 in Gallia County, Ohio177,178. He was born August 1846 in Ohio178.

      On 6 June 1900, John McMillen was age 53, born August 1846 in Ohio, was living in Huntington Township, Gallia County, Ohio. His wife, Mary E. was age 46, born July 1852. They had been married for 19 years. Mary had 8 children, 6 of whom were living. Children: Lanse L., son born May 1888, age 12, Annie, born October 1893, age 6, and Alice A., born March 1898, age 2, all born in Ohio.

      On 15 April 1910, the family was living on Infirmary Road, in Madison Township, Franklin County, Ohio, Zimmer Precinct. John was a farm laborer, age 60, married twice. Mary was age 56, married once, for 28 years, had 8 children, four of whom were living. Children: James, age 24, Don, age 23, Anna, age 17, George McCann, age 29, listed as John's stepson.

     

Child of Mary E. Brake is:

        177              i.    George Foster6 McCann178, born 18 October 1879 in Meigs County, Ohio178. He married Grace Mathias178.

   George McCann, son of Mary E. Brake, was raised by his grandmother, Harriet Brake. He was age 6 months in 1880, living in Meigs County, Ohio. In 1900 they had moved to Gallia County, Ohio, he was age 19. His mother married John McMillen, and after Harriet's death, he lived with them in 1910 in Franklin County, Ohio, where he was a laborer doing odd jobs. I have been unable to locate John and Mary after 1920, but find a George McCann, age 41, living on Sullivant Avenue, as an inmate at Hook House, Columbus, Ohio, on 7 January.

 

Children of Mary Brake and John McMillen are:

        178              i.    James6 McMillen178, born 1885 in Ohio178.

        179             ii.    Don McMillen178, born about 1887 in Ohio178.There is a Don McMillen, age 33, farm laborer, living in Norwich, Franklin County, Ohio on 10 January 1920. He is married to Georgia, age 29 and has two children: Marie, age 8 and Earle, age 6, all born in Ohio.

        180            iii.    Lanse L. McMillen178, born May 1888 in Ohio178.

        181             iv.    Annie McMillen178, born October 1893 in Ohio178.

        182              v.    Alice A. McMillen178, born March 1898 in Ohio178.

        183             vi.    Infant McMillen178.

        184            vii.    Infant McMillen178.

 

      95. William G.5 Brake (Edward B.4, Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)178 was born 1855 in Ohio178. He married Sarah A. Harvey178 12 January 1878 in Meigs County, Ohio179,180. She was born 1857 in Ohio180.

      In 1880, William, who was married by this time, is listed in his mother's household as farm laborer. His wife is living with her parents, with their baby daughter. I believe they may have been divorced. There is a marriage for a W. G. Brake to Nannie D. Ward in Gallia County, Ohio on 6 August 1885. In 1900, his mother was living in Gallia County.

      She was the daughter of Rezen and Rnana Harvey and is listed in his household in 1880, in Columbia Township, Meigs County, Ohio, with her daughter, Izemba A., age 1, born in Ohio.

     

Child of William Brake and Sarah Harvey is:

        185              i.    Izemba A.6 Brake180, born 1879 in Meigs County, Ohio180.

 

      106. Diadema5 Jones (Rebecca4 Brake, Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)180 was born 1855 in Ohio180.

     

Children of Diadema Jones are:

        186              i.    Marian6 Jones180, born 1872 in Ohio180.

        187             ii.    Martha Jones180, born 1877 in Ohio180.

        188            iii.    Flora Mae Jones180, born June 1879 in Ohio180.

 

      110. Julian C.5 White (Rebecca4 Brake, Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)180 was born between 1870-1872 in Meigs County, Ohio180, and died 01 January 1909 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia. He married Minnie Violetta Cremeans before 1901. She was born 1883 in Lincoln County, West Virginia.

     

Children of Julian White and Minnie Cremeans are:

        189              i.    Anna Belle6 White, born 1901 in Huntington, West Virginia.

        190             ii.    Charles White, born 1903 in Huntington, West Virginia.

        191            iii.    Grethel Bessie White, born 14 August 1907 in Huntington, West Virginia.

 

      117. Charity5 Chase (Emma4 Brake, Jacob Cummins3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)180 was born 1869 in Meigs County, Ohio180. She married Unknown Chaney180.

      Charity Chaney, age 41, born in Ohio, is listed in the 1910 Ohio Miracode, as head of the household. Children with her are: John B., age 18, William E./D. age 12, Levi P., age 8, Cecil P., age 5, and Willie I., age 2. William D. Chaney, age 21, is living with his Uncle Marion Chase, age 47 in February 1920, in Meigs County.

     

Children of Charity Chase and Unknown Chaney are:

        192              i.    John B.6 Chaney180, born 1892 in Ohio180.

        193             ii.    William D. Chaney180, born 1899 in Ohio180. In 1920, William was age 21, living with his uncle, Marion Chase in Columbia Township, Greene County, Ohio.

        194            iii.    Levi P. Chaney180, born 1902 in Ohio180.

        195             iv.    Cecil P. Chaney180, born 1905 in Ohio180.

        196              v.    Willie I. Chaney180, born 1908 in Ohio180.

 

      122. George Abel5 Brake (Abram Jackson4, Thomas Jefferson3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)180 was born 07 April 1897 in Roachdale, Putnam County, Indiana181,182, and died 07 October 1973 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana182. Burial: after 07 October 1973, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana184. Christening: Indianapolis, Indiana.184. He married Esther Abel182 10 June 1922 in Modoc, Randolph County, Indiana182, daughter of Oscar Abel and Ada Miller. She was born 16 August 1898 in Huntsville, Madison County, Indiana183,184. He lived at 5514 Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Children of George Brake and Esther Abel are:

        197              i.    John Jackson6 Brake184, born 15 January 1925 in Marion County, Indiana184; died 27 September 1944 in near Remiremont, France184. He was a U. S. Army Pvt., killed in action. (35148830)

+      198             ii.    Julia Louise Brake Jackson, born 16 January 1925 in Marion County, Indiana.

+      199            iii.    George Abel Brake Jr., born 26 May 1934 in Allegheny County, PA.

 

      124. Alice5 Brake (George Washington4, Thomas Jefferson3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)185,186 was born 1867 in Jay County, Indiana186. She married (1) Elmer Yocum186. She married (2) Albert L. Shaw186 07 May 1885 in Randolph County, Indiana187,188.

     

Child of Alice Brake and Albert Shaw is:

        200              i.    Florence6 Shaw188. She married Mr. Mangans188. Florence lived in Fruitland Park, Florida. Proof of her lineage comes from papers her mother sent to the Jackson reunions in West Virginia in the early 1900's.

 

      126. Myrtle V.5 Brake (David C. J.4, Abraham Brake3 Jr., Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)188 was born 27 October 1868 in Harrison County, West Virginia188. She married George G. Hinds188 27 December 1893 in Harrison County, West Virginia189,190. They were married by Jas. A. Hammond at the Bride's residence.

He was born about 1864 in Ohio190.

 

Child of Myrtle Brake and George Hinds is:

        201              i.    Minnie L.6 Hinds190, born 1896 in West Virginia190.

 

Generation No. 5

 

      130. Harry Dodge6 Todd (Laura5 Brake, Abram4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)190 was born 07 June 1869 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio191,192. He married Lyda Stewart192 24 May 1892192. She was born 21 May 1875192. He was age one in June 1870. He was educated in Springfield, Ohio.

     

Child of Harry Todd and Lyda Stewart is:

        202              i.    Esther Alda7 Todd192, born 02 March 1893192. She married John Robb Taylor192; born 05 November 1888192; died 12 March 1932192.

 

 

      133. Laura Washington6 Todd (Laura5 Brake, Abram4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)192 was born 22 February 1882 in Springfield, OH193,194. She married Robert Schey194 27 November 1918194. He was born 03 June 1876194.

      She was a student at Miss Phillips' School, Springfield Seminary, Wittenberg College and was graduated from Colby Junior College in New London, Connecticut, in 1901. She was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery and a Daughter of Colonial Wars.

     

Child of Laura Todd and Robert Schey is:

        203              i.    Theresa Todd7 Schey194, born 23 September 1919194.

 

      134. George Malcomb6 Miller (Mary Bell5 Brake, Abram4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)194 was born 24 July 1867 in Ohio194. He married Lucy Ann Redding194 September 1889194.

     

Child of George Miller and Lucy Redding is:

+      204              i.    Edwin Wright7 Miller, born 10 August 1890.

 

 

      139. Charles Kenneth6 Stembel (Ida Jane5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)194 was born 06 February 1881 in Indiana194, and died 29 April 1975194. He married Ruth Willis Baldwin194 before 1908194. She was born 31 January 1884194.

      They lived southwest of Boswell, Indiana and owned the old leather Bible which belonged to Charlotte. Charles was a farmer. She was the daughter of Thomas Baldwin and Eva Mock.

     

Children of Charles Stembel and Ruth Baldwin are:

        205              i.    Kenneth7 Stembel194, born 16 April 1908194; died 16 April 1908194.

        206             ii.    Esther Stembel194, born 22 April 1909194.

        207            iii.    Audrey Stembel194, born 12 May 1911194.

        208             iv.    Donald Stembel194, born 23 November 1914194.

 

      141. Ralph Runner6 Stembel (Ida Jane5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)194 was born 1887 in Indiana194, and died 1961194. He married Edna Waldrip194 01 January 1910 in Benton County, Indiana195,196. She was born 1889 in Indiana196, and died 1933196.

      In 1920, Ralph was living in Oxford, Benton County, Indiana. He was age 33, born in Indiana. His wife, Edna, was age 30, born in Indiana, her father in Kansas and her mother in Indiana. Their son Byron was age 4. His father was living with them. His mother was living next door.

 

Children of Ralph Stembel and Edna Waldrip are:

        209              i.    Glen Delno7 Stembel196, born 1913196. He died young.

+      210             ii.    Byron Stembel, born 04 October 1915.

+      211            iii.    Kingston Stembel, born 30 July 1921.

 

      142. Christel Etta6 Runner (Morton E.5, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)196 was born 12 October 1894 in Indiana196. She married Ross M. Halgreen196 08 September 1917 in Benton County, Indiana197,198. He was born 08 April 1892198.

      Christel graduated from Rockford College, in Illinois. She owned the land Isaac Runner bought from the government.

      Ross was the son of Mangus Peter Halgreen an Minerva Jane Ross. He graduated from Wasbash College, was an Insurance agent in Indianapolis.

     

Child of Christel Runner and Ross Halgreen is:

+      212              i.    Mary Ellen7 Halgreen, born 11 October 1929.

 

      143. Myrtle6 Evans (Etta Cora5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)198 was born 1887 in Indiana198, and died 1910198. She married John A. Taylor198 28 June 1903 in Benton County, Indiana199,200.

     

Children of Myrtle Evans and John Taylor are:

        213              i.    Keith7 Taylor200, born 1903200; died 1907200.

        214             ii.    Marietta Taylor200, born 09 October 1909200; died 1909200.

 

      144. C. Ray6 Evans (Etta Cora5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)200 was born 1891200, and died 1962200. He married Jessie Chester200 about 1912200. She was born 14 October 1891 in Bonfield, Illinois200. He was a farmer and dairyman.

     

Children of C. Evans and Jessie Chester are:

+      215              i.    Viola7 Evans, born 13 February 1913.

+      216             ii.    Chester Evans, born 04 August 1918.

 

 

      147. Emmett6 Patterson (Alice M.5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)200 was born 03 June 1897200. He married (1) Elmeada Hyatt200 before 1919200. She was born 10 August 1894200, and died 12 February 1952200. He married (2) Mary Farmer200 16 December 1956200.

     

Child of Emmett Patterson and Elmeada Hyatt is:

+      217              i.    Leslie7 Patterson, born 06 April 1919.

 

      152. Edith Louretta6 Brake (Edwin V.5, Thomas Ernest4, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)200 was born 18 June 1883 in Indiana200, and died 01 October 1969 in Alameda County, California201,202. She married George Franklin West202 25 December 1909 in Denver, Colorado202. He was born 22 November 1883 in Nevada202, and died 10 May 1974 in Santa Clara, California203,204.

      She lived in Oakland, California.

      George was from Yerington, Nevada.

      In 1930 they were living in Alameda County, Oakland, California, where George F., age 46, was an engineer for the telephone company. He had a property value of $5000. He was born in Nevada, his mother in Denmark and his fatehr in Nevada. His wife, Edith L., was age 46, married 24 years, born in Indiana, as were her parents. Children: Franklin E., 18, born in Nevada, Robert J., 14, born in California and Marianna, age 7, born in California.

     

Children of Edith Brake and George West are:

        218              i.    Franklin Edward7 West204, born 1912204; died 1933204.

+      219             ii.    Robert James West, born 1915.

+      220            iii.    Mariana West, born 1923.

 

      153. Jane Elizabeth6 Brake (Edwin V.5, Thomas Ernest4, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)204 was born 02 January 1891204. She married Albert William McLaughlin204.

     

Child of Jane Brake and Albert McLaughlin is:

+      221              i.    Betty Jane7 McLaughlin, born 1918.

 

      158. Harry6 Wallace (Jennie B.5 Stokes, Martha Jane4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)204.

     

Child of Harry Wallace is:

        222              i.    Harry E.7 Wallace204.

 

      160. Ethel6 Wallace (Jennie B.5 Stokes, Martha Jane4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)204. She married Robert Pattison204.

     

Children of Ethel Wallace and Robert Pattison are:

        223              i.    Edwin F.7 Pattison204.

        224             ii.    Barbara Pattison204.

 

      161. Gladys6 Wallace (Jennie B.5 Stokes, Martha Jane4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)204.

     

Child of Gladys Wallace is:

        225              i.    Gretchen7 Wallace204.

 

 

      163. Ruth6 Wallace (Jennie B.5 Stokes, Martha Jane4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)204.

     

Child of Ruth Wallace is:

        226              i.    Patricia7 Wallace204.

 

      165. Leta6 Brake (Oscar S.5, William J.4, Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)204 was born July 1887 in Ohio204. She married Kirkpatrick204.

     

Child of Leta Brake and Kirkpatrick is:

        227              i.    John7 Kirkpatrick204, born 1926 in Indiana204.

 

      169. Glen Elwood6 Brake (Wilson A.5, Joseph L.4, Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)204 was born 17 January 1895204, and died about 30 March 1966 in Iowa205,206. Burial: about 30 March 1966, Glendale Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa206. He married Ethel Rosalea206 before 1921206. She died about 27 February 1974 in Iowa206. Burial: about 27 February 1974, Glendale Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa206.

      Glen is listed in the index for 1930, age 34, born in Iowa, living in Des Moines, Polk County, District 59, but I could not find him on the page.

 

Child of Glen Brake and Ethel Rosalea is:

        228              i.    Glen Elwood Brake7 Jr.206, died about 17 December 1921 in Iowa207,208. Burial: about 17 December 1921, Glendale Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa208

 

      175. Billy Leroy6 Brake (Albert Eckley5, George Walker4, Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 24 May 1916 in Bristow, Oklahoma208, and died 1989 in Newark, California208. He married Thelma Holcombe208 03 October 1937208. She was born 06 July 1918208.

     

Children of Billy Brake and Thelma Holcombe are:

        229              i.    Billy Katherine7 Brake208. She is living in Texas, divorced and has two children and many grandchildren.

        230             ii.    David Allen Brake208. David is living in Ontario, Oregon, has three children, and grandchildren.

+      231            iii.    Arthur Edwin Brake, born 27 April 1942 in Denver, Colorado.

        232             iv.    Carol Darlene Brake208. Carol is living in Modesto, California, no children.

 

      198. Julia Louise Brake6 Jackson (George Abel5 Brake, Abram Jackson4, Thomas Jefferson3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 16 January 1925 in Marion County, Indiana208. She married Maurie Edelstein208 11 July 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts208. He was born 02 February 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts208, and died 13 February 1967 in Penobscot County, Maine208.

      This family changed their name to Jackson.

     

Children of Julia Jackson and Maurie Edelstein are:

        233              i.    Lee Edelstein7 Jackson208, born 23 January 1950208. She married Jerry Rex Long208 24 October 1981 in Fairfax County, Virginia208; born 01 October 1945 in San Francisco, California208. He was the son of Lewis Rex and Elizabeth (Reed) Long.

        234             ii.    Lois Edelstein Jackson208, born 28 February 1951208.

        235            iii.    Lynn Edelstein Jackson208, born 10 November 1953208.

        236             iv.    Julia Jackson Edelstein Jackson208, born 18 May 1962208.

 

 

      199. George Abel Brake6 Jr. (George Abel5 Brake, Abram Jackson4, Thomas Jefferson3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 26 May 1934 in Allegheny County, PA208. He married Barbara Nell Johanningsmeir208 23 September 1967 in Marion County, Indiana208. She was born 12 December 1938 in Greene County, Indiana208.

     

Child of George Jr. and Barbara Johanningsmeir is:

        237              i.    John Jackson7 Brake208, born 29 April 1974208.

 

Generation No. 6

 

      204. Edwin Wright7 Miller (George Malcomb6, Mary Bell5 Brake, Abram4, George Washington3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 10 August 1890208. He married Elizabeth Martha Wentzel208 01 February 1919208.

     

Children of Edwin Miller and Elizabeth Wentzel are:

        238              i.    Robert Brake Lee8 Miller208, born 15 November 1919208.

        239             ii.    Elizabeth Ann Miller208, born 03 October 1921208.

        240            iii.    Wright Stephen Miller208, born 27 March 1923208.

        241             iv.    Barbara Jean Miller208, born 12 June 1925208.

        242              v.    Earl Brake Miller208, born 26 April 1931208.

 

      210. Byron7 Stembel (Ralph Runner6, Ida Jane5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 04 October 1915208. He married (1) Margaritte Francis208 before 1935208. She was born 16 July 1918208. He married (2) Marjorie Judy208 14 August 1938208. She was born 09 June 1915208. He married (3) Eva May Smith208 before 1945208.

     

Child of Byron Stembel and Margaritte Francis is:

        243              i.    Jan8 Stembel208, born 25 June 1935208. Jan married and had several children.

 

Child of Byron Stembel and Marjorie Judy is:

+      244              i.    Judy8 Stembel, born 30 December 1939.

 

Child of Byron Stembel and Eva Smith is:

        245              i.    Kay Zo8 Stembel208, born 08 March 1945208. She married William Michael Procter208.

 

      211. Kingston7 Stembel (Ralph Runner6, Ida Jane5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 30 July 1921208. He married Maxine Nichols208. She was born 27 March 1922208.

      He was a farmer and editor of the Benton Review, Fowler, Indiana. He served in World War II.

     

Child of Kingston Stembel and Maxine Nichols is:

        246              i.    Kent8 Stembel208, born 02 June 1953208.

 

      212. Mary Ellen7 Halgreen (Christel Etta6 Runner, Morton E.5, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 11 October 1929208. She married (1) Russell Mills208 before 1948208. She married (2) Robert Thaxton208 before 1950208. He was born 30 November 1930208.

      Mary Ellen was adopted. She graduated from Butler University with a Batchelors and Masters Degree and was a teacher in Indianapolis.

 

     

Children of Mary Halgreen and Robert Thaxton are:

        247              i.    Dean8 Thaxton208, born 05 July 1950208.

        248             ii.    Joseph Ross Thaxton208, born 30 April 1955208.

 

      215. Viola7 Evans (C. Ray6, Etta Cora5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 13 February 1913208. She married Leonard Brost208. He was born 28 January 1909208. He was a farmer and dairyman.

     

Children of Viola Evans and Leonard Brost are:

        249              i.    Carol Ann8 Brost208, born 04 April 1937208.Carol was a graduate of Purdue University and an Officer in the USAF.

+      250             ii.    Gary Thomas Brost, born 28 May 1942.

 

      216. Chester7 Evans (C. Ray6, Etta Cora5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 04 August 1918208. He married Eileen Ewalt208. She was born 16 July 1918208. He was a farmer and dairyman.

     

Child of Chester Evans and Eileen Ewalt is:

        251              i.    Anna LeBow8 Evans208, born 19 January 1949208.

 

      217. Leslie7 Patterson (Emmett6, Alice M.5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 06 April 1919208. He married May Lester208. She was born 18 August 1916208. He was in the insurance business.

     

Children of Leslie Patterson and May Lester are:

        252              i.    Rebecca8 Patterson208, born 16 November 1949208.

        253             ii.    Nancy Patterson208, born 01 February 1954208.

 

      219. Robert James7 West (Edith Louretta6 Brake, Edwin V.5, Thomas Ernest4, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 1915208. He married Grace Barton208 1939208.

     

Child of Robert West and Grace Barton is:

        254              i.    Robert James8 West II208, born 1944208.

 

      220. Mariana7 West (Edith Louretta6 Brake, Edwin V.5, Thomas Ernest4, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 1923208. She married Harry L. O'Meara208 1946208.

     

Children of Mariana West and Harry O'Meara are:

        255              i.    Michael D.8 O'Meara208.

        256             ii.    Stephen O'Meara208.

        257            iii.    Timothy O'Meara208.

        258             iv.    Shawn O'Meara208.

        259              v.    Theresa Ann O'Meara208.

 

 

      221. Betty Jane7 McLaughlin (Jane Elizabeth6 Brake, Edwin V.5, Thomas Ernest4, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 1918208. She married Lowell B. Orange208 19 December 1942208.

     

Child of Betty McLaughlin and Lowell Orange is:

        260              i.    Richard8 Orange208, born May 1947208.

 

      231. Arthur Edwin7 Brake (Billy Leroy6, Albert Eckley5, George Walker4, Edward D.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 27 April 1942 in Denver, Colorado208. He married Linda Faye Florenzen208. She was born 16 October 1942 in Oakland, California208. Arthur is living in Idaho, has two children, no grandchildren.

     

Children of Arthur Brake and Linda Florenzen are:

        261              i.    Gordon Wayne8 Brake208, born 11 February 1963208. Gordon is living in Parma, Idaho and is single.

        262             ii.    Diana Jo Brake208, born 16 September 1965208. Diana Jo is living in Ankorage Alaska and is single.

                                   Information on the family of Albert Eckley Brake is from great granddaughter, Diana Jo Brake [dbrake@icrcsolutions.com]

 

Generation No. 7

 

      244. Judy8 Stembel (Byron7, Ralph Runner6, Ida Jane5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 30 December 1939208. She married Jerry Thomas208. He was born 11 November 1938208.

     

Child of Judy Stembel and Jerry Thomas is:

        263              i.    Bradley9 Thomas208, born 11 November 1964208.

 

      250. Gary Thomas8 Brost (Viola7 Evans, C. Ray6, Etta Cora5 Runner, Charlotte Elizabeth4 Brake, John B.3, Elizabeth2 Jackson, John1)208 was born 28 May 1942208. He married Linda Barnard208. She was born 16 July 1942208.Gary is a fourth generation dairyman.

     

Children of Gary Brost and Linda Barnard are:

        264              i.    Charles Barnard9 Brost208, born 06 May 1963208.

        265             ii.    Glenda Sue Brost208, born 16 October 1964208.

        266            iii.    Nicholas Paul Brost208, born 12 November 1965208.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

2. David Armstrong, researcher, Sources: 1758 tombstone; 1763 pension: J. Cummins: Lewis County, WV DB G2/843; Wm Brake, Trustee, H/167; H/275 1841 Lewis Co. Chancery Hasleton vs. Brake; DB M/258, 1845 Mary Brake; DB: C/450 Lewis County, Jefferson Brake; Abraham, Harrison County, WV Book 1841-43, p. 86, David C. Brake; William Brake; Harrison County, County chancery File 88/2; DB 26/491 & 33/170.

4. Tombstone-Jackson Cemetery., Gives his death in 1842, in his 84th year. This stone is no longer in the cemetery. (2004).

6. 1810 Harrison County, Virginia Census, David Armstrong, researcher.

8. Hardy County, Court Minute Book 1791-1797, Book III, Order of the Overseers of the Road. Harriet Piper, researcher.

10. Abram Brake - Pension, United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, Letter of October 28, 1936, to Linnie B. Cunningham, Clarksburg, W. Va. Claim R. 1147, applied for July 8, 1834, signed by Winfield Scott, Commissioner.

12. 1810/1820 Harrison County, WV census, There is a female in this age bracket listed in both census. She is not listed in 1830.

14. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel, and census

16. Harrison County, West Virginia Marriage Book, Bk:3/1.

18. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel and God's Infinite Variety by Todd, Also, Harrison County, Virginia Chancery File 88/2, Deed Book:26/491, 33/170.

20. Harrison County, West Virginia Chancery Record, 88/2, David Armstrong, researcher.

22. History of Lewis County, West Virginia,, p. 306/307, by Edward Conrad Smith, Weston, West Virginia, 1920. "Military Operations", discusses bushwackers and William Brake murder.

23. Daily Intelligencer, Wheeling, Virginia, 9, 20, 25, November, 1861; 6, 9, 23 December 1861. His deathdate, unclear from poor published accounts of the event, (20/30 of October), was probably on the 30th of October, determined from the published account on 11 November 1861: "We convened on Saturday (November 9) with a gentleman just from Weston, Lewis county,...Within less than a week there have been no less than five Union men shot by roving guerrilla bands within fifteen or twenty miles of Weston. The first was Wm. Brake of Jacksonville. Then Owen Mulvey. His body was brought into Weston on Thursday."

25. Lewis County, Death Records, William Brake, son-in-law, reported the deaths of Samuel Norris, 5/28/1854, born Pittsylvania, VA, and Catherine Norris, 4/5/1854, born Eastern, VA.

26. Lewis County, Marriage Records, BK:3/214, They were married by Rev. John Talbott.

28. Jacksonville Cemetery, Lewis County, WV, Graves in this cemetery were moved to make room for the Stonewall Jackson Dam.

30. Harrison County, West Virginia Deed Book, 31/70, Harriet and Jack Piper, researchers.

32. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel, 1966, and God's Infinite Variety by Todd.

34. Montgomery County, Clerk, Book A:35, David Armstrong researcher.

36. Tombstone - Fairfield Cemetery, She died at age 76.

37. God's Infinite Variety - An American, by Georgia Brake Todd, National Americana Publications, Inc. 1939., 338.

39. Early Ohio Settlers - Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio 1800-1840, Harriet Piper, researcher.

41. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel and God's Infinite Variety by Todd.

43. Early Ohio Settlers - Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio 1800-1840, Harriet Piper, researcher.

45. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel and God's Infinite Variety by Todd.

47. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel and God's Infinite Variety by Todd, and census.

49. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel and God's Infinite Variety by Todd, Confirmation of his lineage is also in Lewis County, West Virginia Chancery File, "Hazelton vs. Brake" and Deed Books; G2/843, H/167, 275, M/258, David Armstrong, researcher.

51. Lewis County, West Virginia Chancery 1831-1834, Cummins Brake vs. David J. Brake, Plaintiff dead as of September 1842. David Armstrong, researcher.

53. Harrison County, West Virginia Marriages, by Wes Cochran, They were married by Rev. Joseph Morris, Jacob Sigley signed the marriage bond. David Armstrong, researcher.

55. 1850 Meigs County, Ohio Census, Mary is listed as head of the household, age 49..

57. Lewis County, West Virginia Deed Book, Book H, pg. 275, 1841.

59. Lewis County, Deed Book, 1845.

61. Lewis County, West Virginia Deed Book, H/275-1841.

63. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel and God's Infinite Variety by Todd, Also, Lewis County, Deed Book, p. 450 and Harrison County, Minutes 1823-1825, pg. 212.

65. IGI.

67. Jackson , Laffoon and Related families, Web pages, prepared by Lester LeMay. He gives a source of "Autobiography of Abram Brake, copied by Barbara Brake.

69. Lewis County, Deed Book, Book C:450, His was listed as Jefferson Brake.

71. Harrison County, Minutes 1823-25, p. 86, David C. Brake bound to Samuel Carpenter, at age 2 years 4 months.

73. Harrison County, West Virginia Marriage Book, 3/108, By Rev. James Sampson.

75. 1850 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio census, Ancestry Image 144, M432,690..

77. 1850 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio census.

79. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Book 1, Ancestry.com.

81. Indiana Death: Ancestry.com.

83. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:2 1/2/186.

85. Runner, Beaver and Brake, by Stembel and God's Infinite Variety by Todd.

87. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:2/4.

89. 1860 Green County, Ohio census.

91. Twin Township Cemetery Reading, Cemetery is located on Rt. 50, just east of Bourneville, Ohio. James W. Davis, researcher, Ross County, Ohio GenWeb. This reading give the death date as the 10th of March, but the Death Record in printed book, says 30 March.

93. Gray-Brake Cemetery, This cemetery is located in Paint Township, on private property, atop a hill on the west side of Upper Twin Road, approximately six miles north of Bourneville. There are only two entries in the reading for Brake, George H., s/o William J. and E. Brake and Charles A., s/o William J. and E. Brake. James Davis, Ross County, website.

95. Iowa Cemetery Readings, Online website, Ancestry.com: Grave Stone Records of Davis County, Iowa; copied by Graves Registration W. P. A. Project. The listing for Joseph L. Brake also gave data for Annie B. Brake.

97. Ross County, Ohio Marriage Book 1840-1867, Harriet Piper, researcher.

99. Meigs County, Ohio Marriages 1819-1913, online database.

101. Meigs County, Ohio Marriages.

103. School Lot Cemetery, There is a S. B. Brake buried in this cemetery, which is located near the town of Valley Ford, Ohio. There are no dates on the stone, but mentions he served in the 75th Ohio Infantry. Montie Soderquist, researcher.

105. Civil War Service Record, Wm. H. Brake, researcher, Harriet Piper.

107. Probation Papers, Ross County, Ohio, Death certificate is from the State Hospital. He was age 79years. Researcher, Harriet Piper.

109. Athens County, Ohio Marriages, Vol. 4, 237, William Brake to Clarenda Martin.

111. Meigs County, Ohio Marriages, 1819-1950, Ohio Probate Court; FHL File #0313454: Rebecca Jones/ Lindley White.

113. Culloden Cemetery Reading, Culloden West Virginia Genweb.

115. Meigs County, Ohio Marriages.

117. IGI.

119. IGI.

121. Death Certificate, Vol. 481 #53213, Harriet Piper, researcher.

123. Meigs County, Ohio Marriages.

125. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:CB/406.

127. Indiana Death: Ancestry.com.

129. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:11/123.

131. Autobiography of Abram Brake, Copied by Barbara Brake. Lester LeMay, researcher.

133. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk: C-B/506.

135. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:C-D/538.

137. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:CK/244.

139. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:C-F/207; MT/188.

141. Adj. General's Report Index, Colson Hall, WVU, Morgantown, WV.

143. Wabash County, Indiana Marriages, Book 10/114.

145. 1910 Cook County, Illinois census:T624,278, part 2, p. 228A.

147. Greene County, Marriages, Family History Library, daughter of Abram and Margaret.

149. History of Clark County, Ohio, by W. H. Beers, 931, Clark County, Ohio website.

151. 1870 Clark County, Ohio Census, M593,1180.

153. Greene County, Marriages, Family History Library, parents Abram and Margaret Brake.

155. Greene County, Marriages, Family History Library, Her name is spelled Aldalia.

157. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk: /504.

159. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:30.8; 10/448.

161. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:2 1/2/181.

163. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:3/23.

165. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:5/50.

167. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:2 1/2/549.

169. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:5/20/207, no female is listed in the online database.

171. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:2/422.

173. Ohio Marriage 1803-1900, On-line database.

175. SSDI.

177. IGI.

179. Meigs County Ohio Marriages.

181. Autobiography of Abram Brake, Publication B1091, Copied by Barbara Brake. Researcher, Lester LeMay.

183. Autobiography of Abram Brake.

185. Jackson Reunion Minutes, Alice's lineage came from papers she filled out for the Jackson reunions held in West Virginia in the 1920's.

187. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, page 42.

189. Harrison County, West Virginia Marriage Book, 7/192.

191. Clark County, Births, 1869, p. 50, Son Harry, born it Todd, J. and Laura Brake.

193. God's Infinite Variety - An American, by Georgia Brake Todd, National Americana Publications, Inc. 1939., p.

195. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:7/9.

197. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:9/177.

199. Indiana Marriages 1845-1920: Ancestry.com, Bk:4/30.

201. California Death Index 1940-1997: Ancestry.com, This lists her mother's maiden name as "Greeny".

203. California Death Index 1940-1997: Ancestry.com.

205. Glendale Cemetery Readings, Polk County, Iowa Genweb.

207. Glendale Cemetery Readings, Polk County, Iowa Genweb.

 

Submitted by Linda Brake Meyers, December, 2007.


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