Conducting research on the Joseph (Joe) B. Braddy, b. December 25, 1824 in Johnston County, NC. Joe was married to Fannie (?), b. 1851 in IN (possibly a second marriage for Fannie). Fannie at age 55 and son Charley at age 23, b. 1883 last known residence in Ada-Indian Territory School Census of 1906. The family was known to have lived in Abilene, TX area (1880 Census) before moving to WY. Joe accompanied his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret L. Braddy and John Simpson, to Teton County, WY. Joseph died on November 5, 1916 in Jackson WY and was buried in Aspen Cemetery in Teton County, WY. Joe was recorded as a widower at the time of his death.Joe had the following children: Margaret (Maggie) L. Braddy, b 1867 in TX. Maggie married rancher/cattleman John M. Simpson. Maggie and John Simpson were married in Taylor County, Tx on August 28, 1881 and had the following children: (Hiram b. abt 1883 in TX; William A. b. abt 1887 in TX; Sarah E. b. abt 1889; Lillie Mae b. abt 1892 in TX; Florence E. b in 1891in TX-d.1913 in Jackson, WY; and Dollie b. abt 1904 in OK); Charlie Braddy b. 1883 in TX; Richard b. 1867 in TX; My grandfather William George Washington b. 10 Jul 1868 in Ft Worth, TX; Sallie A. Braddy b. 1874 in TX and married R. Alford 1 mar 1893 in Graham, TX; George E. Braddy b. 1876 in TX.
Joe Braddy is believed to have had a stepson by the name of Andy Chapman who was killed in an Indian raid. "It was about 1864 that a Mr. Kellis and a boy named Andy Chapman, were charged by Indians about four miles east of the present town of Whitt, in Parker County. Andy Chapman was riding a pony that had been taught to pitch when touched behind the saddle. During these critical moments, the Chapman boy accidentally placed his hand on the pony's hip, and was thrown to the ground. Before young Chapman could again mount his steed the Indians were upon him, and in short time he was killed. Mr. Kellis successfully escaped. Andy Chapman was a stepson of Joe Braddy."
Any information on the Braddy, Simpson, Chapman or Alford family connections would be appreciated.