Rachel Louisa Bragg

Rachel Louisa Bragg

Rachel Louisa Bragg

Rachel Louisa Bragg was born 12 October 1875 in Harrison, West Virginia to Morgan and Sarah G (Frame) Bragg, the eighth of nine children and the youngest daughter.  She went by the name Louisa pronounced with a long “i” according to her granddaughter, my great-aunt.

On 3 November 1892, Louisa married John Solomon Bailes.

Marriage License of JS Bailes and Rachel Louisa Bragg

Marriage License of JS Bailes and Rachel Louisa Bragg

In 1895, Louisa and John had their first child, a daughter, Vivien.  Three years later, Mamie was born.  Next came their three boys, Russell (my great-grandfather), Clarence, and Baird.  Then they had four more girls, Beatrice, Addie, Kittie, and finally, in 1914, Locie.  Some of their children have great stories I can’t wait to share.

Russel Bailes, Rachel, and unknown child

Russel Bailes, Rachel, and unknown child

Louisa passed away 7 December 1939 at Charleston General Hospital and was buried in a Chapman Cemetery.

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2 thoughts on “Rachel Louisa Bragg

  1. Claudia says:

    I love how the stone lists her parents.

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