WILLIAM BRACKEN, farmer, P. O. Thebes, was born December 2, 1853, in Alexander County. Ill. He is a son of William and Martha (Witt) Bracken, natives of South Carolina, and early settlers in this county. Our subject received his educational advantages at the country schools. His time, aside from that consumed in the school room, was devoted to the farm. .When he was about twenty-four years old, his father died, and he inherited a small piece of land. He subsequently purchased the rest of the heirs' part, and now possesses the entire home place of 240 acres in Section 15, Range 16, 3 west. He was married August 13, 1878, to Mattie, a daughter of Martin Brown. He is a Republican. On the farm an iron mine exists which has been noticed in the township history.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 229.
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