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      58. JOHN ANDREW BRADEN, born February 4, 1765 in FAIRFAX, FAIRFAX, VA; died November 19, 1842 in ANDERSON CO., TN. He was the son of 116. ALEXANDER BRADEN. He married 59. DOROTHY MCNEELY February 1, 1793 in MONTGOMERY CO., VA.

      59. DOROTHY MCNEELY, born June 4, 1771 in MONTGOMERY CO., VA; died June 3, 1843 in ANDERSON CO., TN. She was the daughter of 118. WILLIAM MCNEELY and 119. REBECCA THOMPSON.

Notes for JOHN ANDREW BRADEN:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria Fay Burris
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington-A blacksmith by trade, Andrew and his son are said to have had the first Iron Foundry in TN. Wills and Settlements, 1842-1847 Anderson Co., TN pp48-142-163. Settlement of the Estate of Andrew Braden Aug 6, 1845, Richard Andrews adm.
Dorothy Braden settlement pp143-145. Children mentioned: Peggy, Isaac, William J., Rebecca Henderson named.
The Knoxville Register, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1845:

To William Braden, Margaret (Peggy) Braden, John Braden, James Braden,
Isaac Braden, Elizabeth Braden, (Maria Henderson, James Henderson, Dorothy
Henderson, Rebecca Henderson, Daniel Henderson, Margaret Henderson). Heirs
of Andrew Braden Decd.

Richard Andrews, Administrator for the estate of said And. Braden having
filed his petition in the Circuit Court of Anderson Co. to sell the land and
said estate; to pay the debts due from the estate, you are hereby cited to
appear. If you see fit, at the term, of said Court to be holden at the
Court-house in Clinton, on the second Monday of November next, and show
cause, if any of you have, why said petition should not be granted. By
order of Clerk, Milton Cate, Clerk. Clinton July 18, 1845.

Ann Hewitt Worthington has a photocopy of the court records regarding the sale of items from
Dorothea Braden's estate. She died June 3, 1843. This transcript is page
142 and 143 of what is apparently Anderson County Court records, the record
prior to the Braden information is dated the 4th day of October 1844.

A Revolutionary War Veteran. Lived near Briceville, Anderson, TN.

According to tradition, Andrew Braden came to Anderson County, Tennessee, in the early 1800’s. the earliest date I have of is being in Tennessee is from an Anderson County court record, showing that he was on jury duty in 1804. With him came James Braden and Andrew Braden, brothers, but no relation. This fact is proven by the war record of Andrew in which James gave evidence…

Before coming to Tennessee, Andrew, according to his war record, lived in Augusta, Pittsylvania, Franklin, Patrick, and Montgomery Counties in Virginia.

Andrew was active in county affairs, and was reasonably wealthy. He owned many acres of land near Clinton, Tennessee (Anderson County deeds), and built a nice home in that locality, which is said to be the first house in the county with glass windows and an upstairs porch.

He was a blacksmith by trade and it is said that he and his son Isaac were the first in Tennessee to have an iron foundry.

Andrew died November 19, 1842, and is buried on the side of Black Oak Ridge about two miles from Clinton, Tennessee. His war record gives more facts about his military service.
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From Revolutionary War Soldiers of Anderson County, by Snyder E. Roberts:

23. Andrew Braden (Breden) Rev. War soldier, was born February 14, 1760. His father Alexander Braden of Guilford County, North Carolina, was a captain in the Colonial Army and was wounded at Ticonderoga. Andrew Braden applied for a pension while living in Anderson County August 5, 1839. He states in his application that he had enlisted at Guilford County, N.C. in July or august of 1779, and served a total of 11 months in various tours during the next 2 years. He was a private under Captain Edward Quinn and fought in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. After having lived in Guilford Co., N.C., Augusta, Pittsylvania, Franklin, and Montgomery Counties, he moved to Anderson County, Tennessee, shortly after 1800. In 1809, he had a survey made on 142 acres on the Brushy Fork of Poplar Creek. He was a blacksmith by trade, and his son, Isaac, is reputed to have operated one of the first iron forges in Tennessee at the juncture of the Mountain Fork and Brushy Fork of Poplar Creek. Andrew Braden married Dorothy McNeely February 7, 1793 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Their children included: Isaac, Jane, James, Peggy, John, and William. William settled in Laurel Grove, and his son Hiram bought the land later to be known as "Braden's Flats" where the Braden family homecomings are held.

Andrew Braden died November 1842 and is said to be buried near a large cedar tree on the side of Black Oak Ridge a short distance from Shinlever School. His widow, Dorothy, was allowed a pension under the Act of March 3, 1843.

1830 US Census, Anderson County, TN, p. 182:
      Breden, Andrew
      101010001 - 100120001
      near Jas. Breden
op.cit., p. 188:
      Breadin, Andrew
      000110001 - 0101
The Pellissippian, 1989-2, p. 39:

Served on jury duty Tuesday, July 13, 1813 in Anderson County, TN.

The Pellissippian, 1989-4, p. 120:

Served on jury duty on Wednesday, October 13, 1813, in Anderson County, TN.

Polly Vann work papers, 12 Aug 1989:
      Andrew Braden came to Anderson Co., TN, in early 1800's. He and son Isaac were the first in TN to have an iron foundry.

From Briceville by Marshall McGhee and Gene White, p. 159ff:
      Andrew Braden I came to Anderson County in the early 1800s. He was a Revolutionary War veteran. He owned many acres of land near Clinton, Tennessee. He was a blacksmith by trade. Later in the century the Braden family acquired the land which is now known as Braden's Flat.

#888 Internet records of Ron D. Bartholomew-Ron.D.Bartholomew@aexp.com
#889 Montgomery Co., VA Marriage bonds Adnrew Briden
#898 Internet-Records of Howard Bowers-From the book, "Two Andrew Bradens"-Affidavit of Revolutionary war service filled out by James Braden telling of how he thought Andrew and he might be related, but were not.
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-


  Notes for DOROTHY MCNEELY:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria F. Burris
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington-Alternate birth date of June 4, 1779.
#887-Internet-Records of Lorena McNeely- http://genforum.familytreemaker.com/mcneely/messages/163.html
#889 Montgomery Co., VA Marriage bonds
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-

     
Children of JOHN BRADEN and DOROTHY MCNEELY are:
  29 i.   ELIZABETH BRADEN, born June 19, 1810 in TN; died February 7, 1881 in ANDERSON CO., TN; married JOSEPH ELVIN MOORE 1836 in TN.
  ii.   WILLIAM JESSE BRADEN, born November 11, 1793; died 1870-1880 in ANDERSON CO., TN; married DELILAH VICKERS August 28, 1818 in KNOX CO., TN.
  Notes for WILLIAM JESSE BRADEN:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria Fay Burris
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington-
In 1818, William bought 50 acres of land near Clinton [TN]. The last page of record is lost. In 1858, he bought from Robt. McKamey 160 acres of land on Mountain Peak of Poplar Creek and right hand fork of Laurel Fork. the land extends from near Laurel Grove Church in Anderson County, Tennessee, up the side of the mountain. According to tax records, he bought 140 more acres at some time. In 1888, his heirs sold the mineral rights and poplar timber, but I have been unable to find any record of the land being sold. According to tradition, he also had a grant of land that extended through Briceville several miles toward Lake City, and was said to have traded much of this land for a rifle. I have been unable to find any record of such a grant. I believe that this grant was made and the final papers were not completed.

He died between 1870 and 1880. It is said that he had gone for seed potatoes and sat down to rest against a large beech tree and died. He is buried on the ridge above the road to Briceville.
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From WMW Files:      War of 1812


1860 Census (WMW files)

Wm. Braden            65      TN
Delilah                  55
Lui                  23
Rosannah            21
William                  13
Millie                  12
Polly                  8
James A.                  5

#867 Internet-Records of Vcreed70@aol.com
#888 Internet records of Ron D. Bartholomew-Ron.D.Bartholomew@aexp.com
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-


  Notes for DELILAH VICKERS:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria Fay Burris
#867 Internet-Records of Vcreed70@aol.com
#888 Internet records of Ron D. Bartholomew-Ron.D.Bartholomew@aexp.com
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-


  iii.   JANE BRADEN, born September 25, 1795; died 1831-1835; married PLEASANT HENDERSON Abt. 1819 in ANDERSON CO., TN.
  Notes for JANE BRADEN:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria Fay Burris
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-


  Notes for PLEASANT HENDERSON:
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington


  iv.   JAMES BRADEN, born December 25, 1798; died Aft. 1833 in UNION CO., NC.
  Notes for JAMES BRADEN:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria Fay Burris
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington-Listed in 1830 Census, Anderson Co., NC
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-


  v.   MARGARET BRADEN, born May 22, 1802.
  Notes for MARGARET BRADEN:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria Fay Burris
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-


  vi.   JOHN ANDREW BRADEN, JR., born August 18, 1804 in TN; died 1856-1894.
  Notes for JOHN ANDREW BRADEN, JR.:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria Fay Burris
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington-
#896 WFT CD17 #0063-This record shows John as son of John, with a brother, Alexander???
#898 Internet-Records of Howard Bowers-This is not the right John Braden Jr. Alternate birth date of Sept 2, 1801. Source mentioned is Family bible of Sarah Buell Braden, cited in Bradens of VA, TN, and Utica, MO, privately published by Harold J. Braden, Lee's Summitt, MO (c1987).
1850 U.S. Census, Claiborne Co, TN, p. 312:
      John Braden      49m      farmer      $200      TN
      Martha            37f                  TN
      Margaret      17f                  TN
      Matilda            15f                  TN
      Betsy            14f                  TN
      Rebecca            12f                  TN
      Catharine J.      11f                  TN
      Martha            7f                  TN
      Henry            5m                  TN
      William J.      3m                  TN
      John D.            2m                  TN
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-


  vii.   ISAAC BRADEN, born April 22, 1807 in TN; died in ANDERSON CO., TN; married KATHERINE HENDERSON CLARIDY.
  Notes for ISAAC BRADEN:
#845 Internet-Records of Gloria Fay Burris
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington-Birth date also shown as 1808 in WMW work papers. His father Andrew Braden was a blacksmith by trade, and it is said that Andrew Braden and his son Isaac were the first in Tennessee to have an iron foundry. Often shown as Breden/Breaden...
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-


  Notes for KATHERINE HENDERSON CLARIDY:
Internet-http://genforum.familytreemaker.com/tn/messages/1933.html

Katherine Henderson was born 1810 in Unk, Unk,VA (Source: WMW work papers & Polly Vann), and died in Anderson County, TN (Source: Willie Mae Farmer Worthington, WMW Files, Personal files, worksheet 6/4/90.). She married Isaac Braden, son of Andrew Braden and Dorothy McNeely.

#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington-
Notes for Katherine Henderson:
Shown in Braden Paper as Katherine Klarady.

  viii.   REBECCA BRADEN, born 1794-1827; married HENDERSON.
  Notes for REBECCA BRADEN:
#846 Internet-Records of Ann Hewitt Worthington
Internet-Records of Liz Freeman-http://genforum.genealogy.com/braden/messages/164.html-



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