Hi, Kat, I have been researching the BROGDEN family members of ALABAMA for many years. Back in the beginning, I just made notes and collected a lot of papers (to be later filed). Now that we research mostly with the internet, I still need to add sources for much of my tree information. I do have some information in my file which indicates that Nancy Brogden who married David Stinson was the daughter of Jorden BROGDEN. I DO NOT have absolute proof of this; however, the following information does exist and it does support the likelihood that this is true.
" David Stinson lived less than 5 miles from Jorden Brogdon. The Stinsons were just north of Gandy Cove in Morgan Co. while Jorden Brogdon was living just south of Oden Ridge in Morgan Co., AL."
Another piece of information is this: In a book by Margaret Matthews Cowart, called OLD LAND RECORDS OF MORGAN COUNTY, ALABAMA, on page 94, is a list of land grants issued in Township 8 South, Range 2 West of the Huntsville Meridian. Jorden Brogden is listed with part of section NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 with 40.03 7/16 acres with date of sale or grant being 29 Aug 1833 with Certificate or Warrant #6327.
p. 95 also lists Jorden Brogden with land issued on 29 Aug 1833 in NW 1/4 of NW1/4 with 40.09 3/16 acres in it; Warrant or Certificate # 6326.
p. 122 lists Greenberry Wilson, assignee for James Brogden being issued 80.02 7/8 acres in E 1/2 of NW1/4 on 18 Sep 1818 and 7 Sep 1818 with Warrant or Certif. # 1537. Greenberry Wilson also receives land in 1831, 1832, and 1838. Could he be a son-in-law of James Brogden via James’ first marriage?
p. 187 list William Tipton, Assignee for MB: James Brogden, 18 Sep 1818, Warrant or Certificate #1715 for 80.06 acres located in E1/2 of NE1/4.
On the same page is Susannah Brogden, widow of James Brogden, with 40.03 acres issued in NE1/4 of NW1/4 on 12 Aug 1836 with Certificate #9844.
There is “Jordan” Brogden listed among records in AL as well. He is listed on the 1830 census of Walker Co., AL at #201.
There is a Jordan Brogden listed in the estate settlement documents for James Brogden.
The property purchased by Jorden Brogden in 1835 soon after the death of James Samuel Brogden was about 3-9 miles SE of the property once owned by Jame S. Brogden.
Jorden purchased 80 acres in Morgan Co., in 1835, the location was T:8s, R2w, Section 9 and 10. These parcels were about a mile apart. Jorden’s farm was about 12 miles east of James Samuel and Susannah Brogden.
My research indicates that Nancy Brogden was the second wife of David Stinson. He had children by his first wife (unknown name). I show the following additional children by Nancy: Martin L (b. Oct 1849; Miram Emaline (b. about 1851); Isaac A.(b. in May, 1853); Charles C.(b. about 1855); Pleasant (bor prior to Oct 1858); John (b. abt 1861); and, Thomas Haywood (b. about 1863).
I show that Martin L Brogden was married to Arabella TURNEY about 1869. They had a son named William Walker STINSON who was born in Dec., 1875 in Morgan Co., AL. He married Maggie Viola KILPATRICK.
I have reason to believe that this family of BROGDENs are all connected to the one from which my former husband descends. So, I continue to try to sort them out and find who connects to whom. Try records from CULLMAN Co., AL as well. County lines changed during the years when the BRODGENs were in Morgan. They may never have moved; just county lines moved.
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