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Bracken, Walter D.

Born: 1793 Virginia

Died: 1864-02-20 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: Menard County, Illinois

Bracken lived in Sangamon County, Illinois as early as 1827, when he began purchasing land in the far northern end of the county, in what would later become Menard County. In 1860, he owned $6,000 worth of real estate and was farming in northern Menard County.

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:35, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 123; Gravestone, Sugar Grove Cemetery, Sweet Water, IL.