Name: William Brogden Name: Frances Elender_________ Birth: 1798 Birth: 1798 SC SC Marriage:______________ Death: 1866 Death: 18 Aug l865~ Butler Co AL Butler Co AL Father: _____________ Father: ________________ Mother:_____________ Mother: _______________
Their Children: James C., Mary A., Mary E., NANCY FLYNN. Leonora Anna
The dates and places of birth of William and Frances E. shown above are taken from the Butler County census reports of 1850 . We think that her maiden name may have been Flynn because of the continued use of the name in later generations and because of family lore that mentioned it as being "a grandmother's" name. This is another piece of the puzzle yet to locate. The same census records seem to indicate that all their children were born in SC but it should be noted that census records are not completely reliable with regard to such information. The Lowndes County Tract Book shows that in 1832 and 1833 a William Brogden acquired 80 acres of land in Northern Lowndes county. We do not know whether this was our William Brogdon or not.Even if it were it is not necessarily an indication that they actually resided there since people would acquire land as it became available and then sell or transfer the property to others. The family settled in S.E.Butler Co not far from the area where the Stallings family was living. The land William Brogden owned was in secs 21,26 and 28 Township 7 N, Range 15E. At least part of this property was acquired in 1855 according. to the Butler Co Tract Book. The date of Frances' death was shown in the Bible of her daughter Leonora Anna Stallings. William survived her by only a few months since his estate was in Butler Co Probate by February 1866. Since he died intestate James was appointed administrator of the estate.The inventory of his estate has been attached below. The fact that William had some livestock left after the war must have meant that they were living far from the main roads or kept their animals well hidden from Yankee and Confederate soldiers looking for animals for food and transportation. The report of the sale of William's property is recorded in Estate Book 7 p. 201 and it shows that most of the property was purchased by members of the family with James C. Brogden buying the largest number of items. There were some household furnishings that were sold at the sale which were not mentioned in the appraisal including 1 barrel of flour (sold for $22.00), 3 beds, a table and 5 chairs and some dishes, pots and pans. James T. Stallings bought a mirror for $.25, an oven for $1.50, 1 ax for $.25 and 1 plough for $.35. The sale- amount for all items came to around $428. James C. Brogden was married to Mary Wilson and lived in the same part of the county as his father. After she died he married her sister Louisa (or Eliza according. to some sources) Wilson Sta11ings the widow of Wm Daniel, Jr. The Brogden family was very closely associated with the Stallings family since NANCY FLYNN and Leonora Anna were married to JAMES T. and Reuben Reid Stallings. It seems strange that two daughters were named Mary but it is likely that one or both of them were called by their middle names instead of the Mary as listed in the court record. Mary A was married to Jacob Turner and Mary E.'s husband was James Henderson. Mary E Brogden Henderson was married second to Henry C. Stallings brother of James T. and Reuben R. and they lived near Honoraville in Crenshaw Co. We have no further information about Mary A. Turner. The 1860 census record shows a girl, Martha, aged 7 in the household of Wm and F.E. Brogden but we do not know what her relationship may have been.
WILLIAM BROGDEN ESTATE INVENTORY
Butler Co AL Record of Estates Book 7, P. 201 The following contains a correct inventory and appraisement of the Estate of William Brogden, dec'd made on the 15th day of Febry 1866 to wit: 1 buggy and harness $75.00 1 filly 3 years old 150.00 1 lot corn about 100 bushels $1.00 100.00 1 lot fodder about 2000 lbs $1.00 per cwt 20.00 1 cow and calf 15.00 1 cow and calf 18.00 1 cow 10.00 1 steer 5.00 20 head of hogs 40.00 1 lot farming tools 5.00 1 lot Tools 6.00 4 bee gums 4.00 1 note on J.C. Brogden due 1866 100.00 Money on hand 6.00 160 acres Land @ $2.50 per acre 400.00 40 acres land SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Sec 26 T 7. R 15appd @ $2.50 per acre 100.00
Total amount $1084.50 The above appraisement sworn to and subscribed before me as correct June 8th 1866. A.P. Feagin R.S.Hughes H.L. Wilson J.P. R.R. Stallings
Sources: Butler Co Census Records 1850 and 1660 Butler Co Tract Book Butler Co Probate MinutesBook 8 P 57, 136 Butler Co Estate Book 7 p 201 Butler Co Marriage Records Lowndes Co Tract Book p 152 (1832-33) Stallings. Virginia to Alabama Doleta Parham Butler County in the 19th CenturyMn Hahnarily