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Re: braytons of Indiana and Illinois
Posted by: Desiree Beard (ID *****6213) Date: March 11, 2004 at 13:27:17
In Reply to: Re: braytons of Indiana and Illinois by Charlene of 334

Thanks for responding so quickly!!!
actually, the name I have is Mary Ann Britten, but i have searched for her relentlessly with no luck. Her name was on a wedding applicalion for my gg grandmother's mother. My gg grandmother, Bernetta Bartholomew, is shrouded in mystery! One elderly relative says Bernetta's maiden name wasn't really Bartholomew, but that is what is on her marriage application and all the other documents I have found. Bernetta's brother, Amos, is supposedly illegitimate? This same elderly relative said that their mother's name was Ann Gleason and was a school teacher (that is what she was told as a small girl), but I haven't been able to find anything on that, either. So I don't know if Mary Ann Britten is Mary's maiden name or married name or what! I do know on the census record I found in 1880 in Lake County that their mother is going by Anna. Another reason I thought her maiden name may be Brayton is because of the following I found on a cemetery record in Momence, Kankakee County, Illiois (which borders Lake County, Indiana), and is the last known residence of my Bernetta:
IRENA BRAYTON Wife of Warren Brayton (broken stone) ******* Our Bernetta named her first daughter Myrtel Irene.........
To the right of this stone is another stone,
fallen face down and embedded in the ground. This is
probably for WARREN BRAYTON 1794-1894.
SARAH BRAYTON Died Nov 2, 1863
Aged 43 Yrs.
JEROME E. BRAYTON Died Oct 24, 1866
Son of Warren & Irena Brayton
Aged 23 or 29 Yrs 27 Ds.
ZENO C. BRAYTON Died Jan 26, 1875 Aged (can't read;cracked) *********** Our Anna named her son Zana on the 1880 census.......
Son of Warren & Irena Brayton

Any help would be SOOOOO appreciated, but I realize this is like finding a needle in a haystack. Thanks!

ps. do you know anything that might connect these Braytons to an Anna or Ann?

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