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James Aldridge Braddock, 1816-1883

 

James Aldridge Braddock, 1816-1883
James Aldridge Braddock, son of William Braddock and Charlotte Christopher Braddock, Nassau Co., FL. James Aldridge Braddock and his family, pioneers and cattlemen, left Nassauville, near Fernandina, FL, and settled in the Crescent City, FL. In the 1860's, James A. and sons owned huge herds of cattle, horses and hogs, all roving in this unfenced wild country. Another pioneer family, the Turners, were neighbors and there were many disputes over range rights and animals. This soon developed into a gunfight over some hogs in possession of the Turners, owned by the Braddocks. In the battle, Bill and Dave Turner were killed, as was John Braddock, the oldest, sixty years. John's widow, Ozilla, later married James Padgett and John's 36 caliber five shot Colt pistol, was in possession of her descendant, James Padgett of Crescent City, FL. This story was as told by a descendant, H. N. Braddock. James Aldridge served two enlistments in the Indian War in 1837. James is buried in Denver Putnam Co. FL cemetery.

 
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