Elizabeth Sumner Bragg

Elizabeth Sumner died 12 Oct. 1867 and is buried at Dekle Cemetery, Lake Butler, Union County, Fla., about 17 miles north of Brooker. She married Seaborn Bragg b:18 July 1822 in Screen Co., Ga.
Seaborn Bragg and Elizabeth Sumner children:
1. Mary: b: 1845 Screven Co., Ga., d: 28 Feb. 193
6, Dukes community, Union Co., Fla. married Matthew A. Dukes, 1855-1924.
2. Elizabeth: about 1846 Screven Co., married B.R. Robinson.
3. Jane: b: March 1850 Screven Co., d: 1902, buried Dedan Cemetery; married John Moore who was born in Tampa, Fla.
4. Millie: b: June 1851, Screven Co., d: 28 Feb 1936; married Homer Gainey who died 22 Dec. 1917 at age 70. Both are buried at Dedan Cemetery.
5. Lewis: b: about 1853, Screven Co., was deceased by the 1860 census.
6. Cynthia: b: 1856, Screven Co., died 1937, Brooker, buried at Dedan Cemetery.
7. Susan: b: 1958, La Crosse, Alachua County, Fla., married George H. Scoffield b: 1854, both probably died at Inverness, Fla., where their sons were living in 1938 when W. T. Cash's "History of Florida" came out and they were listed in it.
8. Nancy: b 11 Sept 1861 Bradford Co., Fla, area, d: 11 Sept 1902, buried Dedan Cemetery; married John J. Morgan, b: 8 Aug 1865, d: 13 Jan 1931, both buried Dedan Cemetery.
9. Clarissa Elizabeth: b: 29 Dec 1862, Bradford Co., d: June 1943; married Philip A. Crosby, 1858-1940, also born in Bradford Co., both are buried at Dedan Cemetery.
Seaborn Bragg married a second time in 1868 to a widow, Nancy Surrency Clemons. She was born about 1840 in Ga. and died 24 Dec 1896, buried at Dedan Cemetery. She had two sons by Clemons, John Clemons b: about 1860
and Henry Clemons b: about 1861. The boys lived with Grandpa and Nancy until they grew up and moved to the Lake Butler, Union Co., Fla. area.
Clarissa and Philip are my great-grandparents. My grandmother, their daughter, was
Gertrude Crosby who married Raleigh J. Waters. Their daughter,
Clarissa E. Waters married George W. Davis. I am their only daughter. They also have a son. My brother and I were born in a farmhouse near Brooker, delivered by my Grandmother Waters. I still live in Brooker.
The information I am sharing comes from the cemetery stones, the family stories, Georgia and Florida census records, Grandmother Waters' Bible and various other things told to me or a cousin by our Great Aunts and Great Uncles. There were 12 of the Crosby children alive when I was born. They all talked about growing up across the woods from Grandpa Bragg's place (about 1/2 mile). All of us who were kids in the 1940s and 50s were lucky to have time with them and learn about our family. I am still collecting information on the girls' families as everyone
scattered and their children lost touch with those of us who stayed put. I am sorry if I have run on too much. But, I did want the information corrected on Grandpa Seaborn and Grandma Elizabeth Bragg. The Crosby side of the family has been having family reunions since 1943.
his great-greatgranddaughter,
Barbara Sue Davis Crawford

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