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Biography of Anselm C. Bralley

ANSELM C. BRALLEY. This gentleman has been a useful citizen of Douglas County, Missouri, since 1865, but was born in Greene County, Missouri, October 7, 1839, a son of Jonathan and Margaret (Bogel) Bralley and grandson of James Bralley, who came to this country from Ireland. They took up their residence in Virginia, and there Jonathan Bralley was born, reared, and moved to Missouri, in 1839, after which he moved to Greene County, Missouri, and settled on the James River near Galloway. Later he removed to Webster County and there died in the spring of 1866. He was a Democrat in politics and for many years held the office of justice of the peace, and socially was a Mason. He was quite a hunter in his youth, and was successful in amassing a comfortable fortune. His wife was born in Virginia also, and was the only one of her family to come to Missouri. She died in December, 1892, having become the mother of twelve children: Sanders was a soldier of the Twenty-Fourth Missouri Infantry and died at the age of twenty-five years; Elizabeth became the wife of Melvin Smith and died at the age of forty-five years; Anselm C.;John C., who died at about the age of twenty years in Lebanon, Missouri, while a member of the State Militia during the war; Franklin was about eighteen years old at the time of his death; Louise is living on the old home farm in Webster County; Oliver is married and lives on the old home farm; George is also there; Margaret J. and Guy. Two children died young. The...

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