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African-American Braggs- VA, TX, AR

African-American Braggs- VA, TX, AR

Posted: 1101752959000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bragg, Williams
Seeking information on the family of John Bragg, African-American, lived in Clark County, AR at least from 1870 onward, possibly earlier. He was born in Virginia, and lived in Texas for a while, where he had at least one son - Robert, born about 1865, and possibly a son Ruben. In Arkansas he is married to Eliza, and had several more children: John, Jr., Martha, Manuel, Thomas, Margaret, and Walter. John Bragg may have had an earlier connection/children with Mary (Maggie) Williams, Va-Ar-Tx. Possible connection to Jane and/or Abraham Bragg.

Re: African-American Braggs- VA, TX, AR

Posted: 1328513343000
Classification: Query
Hello, my name is Sandra Holmes-Wilmot and I just joined a few days ago. It appears that you and I may be searching for the same John Bragg. He was my Great-great grandfather. I have a photo of him, his wife Eliza, their son, Bishop and their granddaughter, Elizabeth, who is my grandmother.

Please contact me,

Take care,


Re: African-American Braggs- VA, TX, AR

Posted: 1358870074000
Classification: Query

I noticed that you are a HOLMES. Who are your Holmes ancestors?

I am looking for the parentage and siblings of Dollie Holmes, b, 1800 in VA., who married Louis Salley in November 1866 in Dallas County, Arkansas.

Contact me directly at if you have any HOLMES ancestry infro.

Marva Yarrell
Lansing, MI

Re: African-American Braggs- VA, TX, AR

Posted: 1358870504000
Classification: Query

I also have the following BRAGG family in my database.

Marva Yarrell
Lansing, MI


Re: African-American Braggs- VA, TX, AR

Posted: 1358870830000
Classification: Query
Sorry Sandra,

Attached Bragg file did not come through correctly.

Here's the infro:

Descendants of Joanna Jones
Generation 1
1. Joanna Jones-1. She met Edgar House, son of Charlie House and Cattie (Callie) Harrison. He was
born on 09 Aug 1927 in Princeton, Ar. He died on 14 Nov 2012 in Muskegon Heights, MI. She married
Earnest Bragg Jr..
Notes for Edgar House:
Edgar House was born on August 9, 1927 to the late Charlie and Cattie (Harrison) House in
Princeton, Dallas County, Arkansas. He died on November 14, 2010 in Muskegon Heights, MI. He
was a mnember of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Princeton, Arkansas and later Phillips Chapel A.M.E.
Church in 1951 in Muskegon Heights, MI where he relocated in 1948. He was employed at Campbell,
Wyatt & Cannon Foundry as a machine operator. He married Josephine Thomas, daughter of
Caroline Hall and Charlie Thomas, on February 8, 1953.
Services were held on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Phillips Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2145
Dyson Street, Muskegon Heights, MI with Pastor Manuel Haynes officiating. Interment was at Sunrise
Memorial Gardens, Muskegon, MI.
Services were entrusted to Toombs Funeral, 2108 Peck Street, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444.
Source: Excerpt of Obituary from Funeral Program entered by Marva (Frierson) Carpenter-Yarrell on
Child of Joanna Jones and Edgar House is:
i. Marilla House, B: 18 Dec 1950, D: 24 Apr 2002 in St Vincent Medical Center, LIttle Rock,
Notes for Marilla House:
LITTLE ROCK -- Marilla House Johnson, 51, of Little Rock died April 24, 2002 at St.
Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born Dec. 18, 1950 in Clark
County, daughter of Joanna Bragg and Edgar House. She was retired from Employee
Survivors include: Three sisters, Cynthia Yarber of Arkadelphia, Audrey Johnson of
Sparkman and Joretha Bragg of West Covina, Calif.; and five brothers, Marcus Bragg and
Dennis Bragg of Arkadelphia, Frederick Bragg and James Bragg of Sparkman and Scott
Thomas-Bragg of Arkadelphia.
Funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday at Piney Grove AME Church with Rev. Willie General
officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Marks Funeral Home of Fordyce
Daily Siftings Herald, Arkadelphia, AR (4-26-2002)
Children of Joanna Jones and Earnest Bragg Jr. are:
i. Cynthia Bragg.
ii. Audrey Bragg.
iii. Joretha Bragg.
iv. Marcus Bragg.
v. Dennis Bragg.
vi. Scott Thomas Bragg.
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Descendants of Joanna Jones
Generation 1 (con't)
vii. Frederick Bragg.
viii. James Bragg.
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