HISTORY
OF
MENARD & MASON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS
1879

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T.H. BRASFIELD, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 10; P.O. Sweetwater; was born in Madison Co., Ky., Dec. 4, 1829; son of James E. and Tabitha (Moberly) Brasfield; the former was a native of Virginia and the latter of South Carolina; they were the parents of thirteen children, ten of whom are now living; they removed to Menard Co. in 1834, and settled near Athens; the father departed this life in 1864, and the mother in 1858. T.H. Bransfield passed his youth and early manhood on his father's farm and received a good common-school education. He was united in marriage with Laura F. Camp Feb. 13, 1856; she died Aug. 22, 1865; he was married, Sept. 19, 1876, to Miss Cynthia Camp; from this union there is one child - John E., born March 10, 1879. Son after his first marriage, he came to Sugar Grove Precinct, where he has since resided; he owns 320 acres of well-improved land. Mr. Bransfield is a stanch Republican and an earnest advocate of its principles; his sympathies were always warmly enlisted in the cause of Antislavery.


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