Biography of Leonard Bragg
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Bragg, Leonard, was a native of Massachusetts, born September 21, 1788. and came from Parma, Monroe county, to Orleans county in 1833. He purchased a farm three fourths of a mile square in East Carlton and other property in the vicinity. He afterward sold this property and bought a farm of 100 acres one half mile south of Carlton station, where he lived until his death February 1, 1860. He was a brickmaker, a mason, and contractor and builder of considerable note. He built the brick church on the Ridge road in Greece, Monroe county, known as the Baptist Church, the brick church at Parma Center, and several other buildings. His wife was Philinda Gidmore, born in Cambridge, N. Y., May 28. 1892, and died in Brockport, N. Y. They were married July 13, 1809, and their children were as follows: Charlotte, born May 12, 1810, at Saratoga; Harmon, born June 23, 1812, in Monroe county, and died December 13, 1813; Justin, born November 13, 1814, and died November 29, 1814; Phoebe, born January 16, 1816, at Livingston county; John, born May 17, 1818, in Monroe county; Phabritus, born October 29, 1820; Polly, born November 16, 1822, in Monroe county; Leonard, born August 19, 1829, In Parma, Monroe county; Philinda, born March 20, 1832. John Bragg. our subject, was educated in the common schools of Parma and Carlton. His first business was making brick and clearing land in the eastern part of Carlton and finally purchased the farm one half mile south of Carlton Station in 1844, on which he now resides, only ten acres being cleared at that time. December 30, 1841, John Bragg married Mary Jane Phillips, of Carlton who was born September 4, 1824, and died February 14, 1878. They had two children, Theda V., born January 4, 1846, married Lewis Jordan (and they have one son, Warren B., born June -, 1877), and Celestia V., born February 16, 1848. Mr. Bragg married for his second wife, November 19, 1879, Olive H. Gray, born November 19, 1842, in Barre Orleans county. Lewis J. Jordan is descended from Isaac Jordan, his grandfather, who was born in Hartford, Conn., and died in 1872, at Carlton Station, aged sixty two years. Philo M. Jordan, father of Lewis, was born February 15, 1823, at Newtown, Conn. He came to Murray in 1854 and purchased a place and remai"ed until 1875, thence to Kendall, where he purchased a place and remained until 1886, then moved to Carlton Station, where he remained five years, and finally returned to Falls Village, Conn., where he now resides. His wife was Julia Chase, born on Quaker Hill, Dutchess county, in 1827, and they are the parents of Lewis J. Jordan, who was born in Sharon, Litchfield county, April 29, 1848, and came to Carlton when eight years of age. He was educated in the common schools of Murray, and since then has followed farming and produce business, and has sold nursery stock and dry goods for Frank D. La Sanna, of Philadelphia. February 17, 1869, Mr. Jordan married Theda V. Bragg, born January 4, 1846. They have one son, Warren B., born June, 1877.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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