Born: 1802 Montgomery County, Kentucky
Died: 1874 Bates County, Missouri
Flourished: 1827-1860 Menard County, Illinois
By 1827, Bracken had emigrated along with his brother Robert from Kentucky to settle in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. In 1829, he married Mary Wright in Sangamon County. Sometime after 1860, he moved to Missouri. Bracken was a farmer.
The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 369; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 17 February 1829, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 305; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 128; Gravestone, Morris Cemetery, Butler, MO.