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Below is a family biography included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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HUTCHENS, BRASWELL. Deceased was born in Greene County, July 8, 1832, and was the second child of Elkanah and Frances Hutchens. Elsewhere will be found a biographical sketch of Elkanah Hutchens, and we now follow the fortunes of Braswell Hutchens in Greene County, where he followed principally the occupation of a farmer, although early in life he became apprenticed to the trade of a blacksmith, which he abandoned two years after becoming a journeyman workman. December, 1852, he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Landon, a daughter of Edmund and Julia Landon, whose maiden name was Reynolds. Of this marriage eleven children were born: Horace, Elkanah, Mary, Lucius, Julius, Jasper, Julia, Augustus, Maria, Gilbert, Helen, and infant child. Mr. Hutchens passed away in 1878, and was laid at rest in the Hutchens Cemetery.

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This family biography is one of 744 biographies included in The History of Greene County, Illinois published in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Greene County, Illinois

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