Brady, J. R. (p. 189)
John Rudley Brady was born 22 January 1829, the son of John and Rebecca (Rudley) Brady. His father was a native of Ireland. He married Dolly Ann Avery in July 1858, who was the first white girl to be born in Louisa County, the daughter of Solomon and Elmira (Elsworth) Avery, natives of New York state who came to Louisa County in the early '30, being among the first settlers.. They had fifteen children, but only six were named in the history books: Mary Ann; J.C., Frank, William, Robert, and Dennis.
Allen Wilson Bratton (1821-1899) married Julia Ann Trusler, in Muskingum County, Ohio. Between 1857 and 1860, the family moved to Mercer County, Illinois and in subsequent years different members of the family spread out along both sides of the Mississippi River in Mercer and Henderson Counties in Iowa. The children were born in Ohio, but came with the family to Illinois and Des Moines Counties in Iowa. Children: Thomas Jefferson (1846-1908) who was a soldier in the Civil War, married Minerva Jane Sisk and had six children; Martha married (1) Wm. Loman and (2) James McCall and had two children; John R. (1850-1891), married Anna Elizabeth Freil in Alexis, Illinois, in 1872 and had five children, all born in Warren County, Illinois; James William (1854-), disappeared from view before 1901; Charles Edward (1857-1928), who married Ida Mamie Coonrod in 1880, who died following childbirth in 1882.
Charles Bratton (1857-1928) married 2) in 1884, in Oquawka, Illinois, to Carrie (Caddie) Cabeen. Caddie's uncle was Samuel Haredin, patriarch of the Louisa County Hardin family; one of Samuel's daughters married David Gerst, had 15 children, and has many Louisa County descendants. Charles Edward Bratton had one child by Ida and eight by Caddie: descendants; still live on both sides of the river. Richard Lehnert of Oakville, is a descendant
Mr. Brockway was a county supervisor and was also a representative in the State Legislature for two years. He was president of the State Fair association for several years.
Brockway, Jesse Wilson
(Submitted by Jim Bishop)
Jesse Wilson BROCKWAY was 2nd child born to James Bird BROCKWAY and Catherine FLINT. Their first child, Ellen Amelia BROCKWAY b. 12 Nov 1857 in Lee, IA, married David Devalson HUNTER, Jr. on 23 Dec 1875 Morning Sun, Louisa, IA (not verified - from grandmother's notes and records). She died 8 Sep 1927, Winter Park, Orange, FL, and is buried there.
Here are other siblings of Jesse:
1. Ellen Amelia BROCKWAY
2. Jesse Wilson
3. Lenrs (place & date of birth not known (most likely either Lee or Louisa, IA)
4. Nannie (must be nickname)
6. David E. b. July 1875 Morning Sun, Louisa, IA
7. Russell B. b. May 1877 Morning Sun, Louisa, IA
8. Elma b. 10 June 1879 Morning Sun, Louisa, IA
(Photo of Jesse Wilson Brockway)
Brown, C.A. (p. 49)
C.A. Brown was born in Harrison County, Pennsylvania on 16 May 1858, the son of Abraham and Susan W. (Storks) Brown. The family came west in the fall of 1861. The mother died 3 January 1910 at the age of 79. Siblings of C.A. were: Olivia, m. William Robertson; David N. of Martinsburg; Missouri; John; Mary E. m. J.R. Watson; and Carrie. C.A. married 20 March 1884 to Emma Ernsting, the daughter of Louis and Dorothy (Reuter) Ernsting, both born in Germany. Her father died 3 December 1905. Siblings of Emma were: Henry; Lena, m. Thomas Myers; Minnie m. H.B. Carter of Oakville.
Children of C.A. and Emma Brown were: Ora C.; Pearl E.; and Bessie Leona.
Brown, F.P. (p.177)
F.P. Brown was born 15 August 1852, the son of Isaac N. and Hester A.(Storks) Brown, the former a native of Circleville, Ohio and the latter of Maryland. The mother came to this county in 1863 locating on a farm in Elliott twp. where she raised three children.
F.P. Brown married 5 September 1875 to Julia B. Schultz, a native of Indiana, the daughter of John and Hester (Robinson) Schultz. Her father was born in France and her mother in Ohio. John Schultz was a Civil War Veteran. While F.P. and Julia had no children of their own, they raised an adopted son P.T. Brown.
Brown, H.P. (p. 456)
Hugh P. Brown was born in Union County Indiana on the 15th of January 1835, a son of Mathew and Julia (Brumage) Brown, the former a native of North carolina and the latter of Virginia. Siblings of H.P. were: N.J. of Dallas Co., Iowa; Thomas M. of Letts; and Emily m. Sidney Davis of North Bend, Wisconsin.
Hugh P. married 31 December 1855 to Nancy J. Lee, a native of Ohio, daughter of Richard and Nancy J. (Ward) Lee. Her father was Irish, died in Ohio and in 1853, her mother brought the family to Iowa locating two miles west of Letts in Louisa County.
H.P. and Nancy Brown had four children: Laura b. 16 October 1856 m. William M. Griffin of Letts; Elnora, b. 22 October 1858, m. Thomas E. Norris of Nichols, Iowa; Cordelia b. 3 November 1860 m. George W. Hankins of Muscatine Co.; and Guy W. b. 27 April 1875.
Brown, I.E. (p. 149)
I.E. Brown was born in Ohio on the 22 November 1867, the son of John and Elizabeth (Bird) Brown, natives of Ohio. Came to Louisa County ca. 1869. Siblings: John W., Indiana; Seymour J. of Fort Dodge; and Newton J.
I.E. Brown married 30 September 1888 to Harriet L. Moon, daughter of William and Czrena Moon. They had five children; Edith M.; Irene Gertrude; Myrtle Elizabeth; Raymond Elsworth, and Geneva May.
Brown, J.K. (p. 208)
John K. Brown was born 30 May 1839, Freeport , Harrison Co., Ohio, son of James K. and Mary (Dryden) Brown. The parents came to Louisa County, Iowa in September 1853 with seven children. Only one sister of John K. is known Josephine who married John Woodruff in Arkansas. John K. Brown married 2 October 1861 in Louisa County to Ellenor Edwards, who was born in Brooklyn, New York on 28 December 1843, the daughter of Hugh and Ellen (Williams) Edwards. Her parents born in Wales had three children when they emigated to America in 1840. They settled in Morning Sun Twp, Louisa County in 1858 where the father died 13 February 1893 and the mother passed away 29 March 1899. Children of J.K. Brown: Ora A., m. Albert H. Bozman; Dora E., m. Lee Marshall; Hugh L., Henry Co., Ia; Laura A; Albert S. of Idaho and Bert D.
Brown, T.M. (p. 394)
Thomas H. Brown born 24 December 1832, Union Co. Indiana; the son of Mathew and Julia F. (Bromage) Brown. His father was a native of North Carolina b. 1806 while the mother was a Virginian b. 1810, they m. in Indiana in 1827. Siblings: H.P., Letts; N.J., Dallas Co., IA; and Emily m. SIdney Davis of North Bend, Wisc.
Thomas H. married 3 July 1856, Sophia Ferry, native of New York, daughter of Silas and Flavia (French) Ferry, the mother, a native of Massachusetts and the father of Pennsylvania. Her Siblings: Sarah P., m. John Lambert of Guthrie Co.; Henry I. ; and Flavia m. Josiah Ballet of Oxford, Nb.
T.H. and Sophia Brown had nine children: Edwin B., Henry; Cora; Horace; Myra, m. Louis Norris; Julia W. m. Sully Blake; Hugh; Vesta m. Ivan Hadley of Muscatine; Lucius, m. Blanche Shellabarger, of Letts.
Brown, W.L. (p. 235)
William L. Brown, b. 30 September 1840, son of Ziba and Jane B. (Coffey) Brown. Siblings: George B; William L.; John L; Leonidas; Adolphus Z.; America D. m. Caleb Robert Hank of Thermopolis, Wyoming; Floretta; Isadore P.; Cassius M.; Lucinda; John F.; Oren Dick; Cemilia Jane m. B.M. Short.
Mr. Brown married 1) Bernice Young in 1873, m. 2) 10 June 1887 to Mrs. Myra Cullen who d. 1903; m. 3) 24, March 1910 to Mrs. ? Dunham in Louisa County.
Brown, W.T. (p. 507)
William T. Brown, b. 16 January 1866, son of Dr. I.C. and Ruth Ann (Hamlet) Brown, natives of Philadelphia, Tennessee and Plainfield, Indiana respectively. Father d. 1900, age 65; mother d. October 1909. William T. Brown m. 27 April 1893, to Bina Barringer, daughter of S.E. and Mary (Stark) Barringer. Her siblings were: Blanche m. Alvin Simons; and Belle m. Ab Sherridan of Columbus Junction.
W.T. Brown's children: Egbert DeWayne b. 15 June 1894; Helen Lenore, b.20 December 1895; Ruth Ann b. 15 February 1898; and William Thomas, Jr. b. 15 July 1901.
Browning, Jeremiah (p. 405)
Jeremiah Browning b. 19 November 1825 in New Jersey, the son of William and Grace (Fish) Browning. Both paternal and maternal grandparents lived near Philadelphia and his parents lived in Gloucester County, New Jersey until 1839. Jeremiah married 1)Mary Randleman in 1854, she d. in 1859; three sons: George, William and John. He m. 2) Sarah Walker in 1870 and had six children:Susan; Edith; Mary; Grace; Charley; and Ethel
(Data provided by Keith Street)
John and Alice Buffington/Bovington born circa 1510 in the Parish of Penn in England, later moved to Marlowe on the Thames in 1573. The Buffington family had lived in the Parish of Penn since before 1200.
Richard Buffington, b. 30 May 1654, a ggg grandson of John and Alice emigrated to West Jersey in 1675 to what is now Chester County, Pennsylvania by 1677. He settled at Upland, now Chester Co. before William Penn's grant. Richard Buffington first married, probably in England, to Anne. Richard and Anne had ten children before she died; Richard remarried and had three more children by his second wife, Frances, widow of John Grubb. Richard became a Baptist in 1699, although some of his children remained Quakers.
Thomas Buffington, son of Richard and Anne, born in Chester Co., Pennsylvania between 1680 and 1685, m. 1) Ruth Cope Thomas and Ruth had a total of nine children. Ruth died in 1728; Thomas died in 1739. The Cope lineage can be traced back to Charlemagne.
William Buffington, son of Thomas and Ruth, ca. 1710 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, married (1) Alice Rupp (2) Magdalena Ferree (3) Mary, widow of Christopher Smith, and had children by all three wives. One of William's children by Magdalena Ferree was Joel, from whom some of the Louisa County Buffingtons descend. The Ferree family was of Huguenot descent and can be traced for hundreds of years with a Dubois connection. William moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and then to Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia), where he died in 1784. Joel Buffington became the wealthy Buffington, building on the Savage grant land that had been obtained by William. Joel was the purchaser (disputed) of the Island of Duvol, which was renamed Buffington Island after him. This island is in the Ohio RIver and has been under the jurisdiction of several counties in Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio. It is presently an Ohio state park.
Joel Buffington married Elizabeth Logan, who had Indian ancestry. Joel and Elizabeth had nine children.
The 1850 Federal Census of Iowa for Louisa County lists four Buffingtons as Head of Household. Abraham C., age 22, a grandson of the above Joel (his father was another Abraham); James Q, 35, also a grandson of Joel (his father was Joseph); Philip J., 47, a grandson of Joel (his father was Joseph); Nancy 27, widow of Samuel Wilson Buffington (his father was Joseph). This was the Joseph Buffington who married (1) Chloe Harvey and had Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Susannah, Margaret, Amelia, Chloe, Amanda, Magdalene, William H., Joseph F., Phillip J., James Q., Samuel Wilson and Abraham Columbus.
Members of the Buffington family first came to Louisa County in 1837. They also had land in Van Buren, Mahaska and Lucas Counties, and perhaps others as well. Several died prior to the 1850 Census already cited, and at least four had been buried in the private Buffington Cemetery in Elm Grove Township of Louisa County. Both Joseph and Chloe were there, as well as their son Daniel Wilson Buffington and his sister-in-law Mary.
Buffington, Freeman Carson
Freeman Carson Buffington, son of Philip Cox Buffington, grand son of Philip J. Buffington, great grandson of Joseph Buffington and Chloe Harvey. David M. Buffington prepared a seven page typewritten paper on the descendants of Samuel Alexander Buffington, who was a son of Samuel Wilson Buffington who was a son of Joseph and Chloe (Harvey) Buffington. Ralph Buffington covers some of the Louisa County descendants in his Buffingtons in America.
(Compiled by Norma Jennings as related to the Jennings Family.
Buffington, Ora Carl
Lois Azalia Jennings, daughter of Alvin Wharton and Mary Isabelle (Hester) Jennings, born 3 February 1884, Elm Grove Twp., Louisa Co., Ia, d. 14 October 1972 at Morning Sun, Iowa married 9 July 1902 in Louisa Co. to Ora Carl Buffington the son of Freeman Carson and Maria (Jones) Buffington. Ora Carl was born 8 October 1882, Louisa Co., Ia and is buried in the Columbus City Cemetery. They had seven children: Byrl , b. 30 November 1902, d. 28 December 1902; Clinton Earl b. 8 February 1904; Mildred Irene, b. 25 August 1906, d. 1996; Layton Lee b. 22 September 1908; Norman Rexford, b. 29 January 1911; Kenneth Laird, b. 17 April 1913; and Gerald b. 3 May 1915. Gerald is the only one still living and in the interest of privacy, further information about living members will not be published on the Internet
Buffington, Richard McCullough
Verdie Eula Jennings, daughter of Alvin Wharton and Mary Isabelle (Hester) Jennings, b. 10 January 1886, Elm Grove Twp., Louisa Co., Iowa, died 26 July 1974, Winfield, Iowa married 13 January 1904 to Richard McCullough Buffington, the son of Samuel Alexander and Elizabeth (Bashford) Buffington. They had seven children of their own and raised Richard's nephew, Danny Ashland. Their children: Forence, b. 3 December 1904; Berch Berdett, b. 28 September 1906; Reid Alexander b. 21 February 1910; Beula Marie, b. 16 November 1912; Dean Richard; b. 28 August 1915; Robert Keith b. 31 August 1919; and Charles Craig, b. 13 October 1924.
Reference: Early history of the Buffington Family p.489, History of Chester Co., Pa by Gilbert Cope.
There are 13+ pages of Buffington descendants from the two Jennings marriages that are available from The Jennings Book published by Eileen Jennings in 1976. In the interest of privacy and to protect copyrights, living descendants will not be published on the Internet.