Braden, Jeffers, Morris and Easton

Submitted by Michele Nelson

Flora, Nora and Lora Braden - I believe their father may be Robert Braden - it was probably taken between 1904-1918.  Michele Nelson would like to know how they connect to her family.  Robert could possibly be the son of Jacob and Mary Braden of Hamilton County, IL.  They had a son Robert born 1867 in Illinois and they were both born in Illinois.  If you have any information on this family, please contact her.

There was found on the 1920 Clay County, AR census the family believed these children were from Rector City.

The page number is unreadable, the ED is possibly 19
Ward of city: East Hood
Line 53, 92/92
Braden, Robert head rents 53 IL IL IL
Ada 43  wife TN TN TN
Lora 18 AR IL TN daughter is shown as married
Flora 16 AR IL TN daughter single
Nora 14 AR IL TN daughter single
Wilma 8 AR IL TN daughter single
Si?oa 6 AR IL TN daughter single
Gasway?, Ous? son-in-law 22 AR ? TN married

Taken at W.J. Phillip Studio in Rector, AR.  The people in the photo could be related to Braden, Jeffers, Morris and possibly Easton branches. 

John K. Braden and his family moved to Arkansas sometime before the 1900 Clay County Census, Robert, mentioned above, was a cousin of John K. Braden.  The Isaac and Jane Jeffers family were on the 1900 Greene County Census and the 1910 Clay County Census. The James Easton family was on the 1920 Clay County Census, but they don't appear on the 1910 so they could have been in Arkansas by then.  1900 they were still in Illinois.  The John Hadley and Rebecca Morris family were probably there by 1900.  John Hadley Morris, however, did not live in Arkansas, he died and is buried in Illinois.  The Braden, Morris and Easton family were in southern Illinois before coming to Arkansas (White and Hamilton Counties)  The Jeffers were originally from Moultrie County, Illinois.