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Aily (Brown) Breland (abt. 1800)

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Aily "Ally" Breland formerly Brown
Born about in South Carolina, USAmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about in Marion County, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Pike, Mississippi, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jan 2018 | Last significant change: 8 Feb 2018
09:20: Brenda (Breland) Breland Shaffer edited the Biography, Death Date, Death Place and Status Indicators for Aily (Brown) Breland. (Death date cannot be confirmed.) [Thank Brenda for this]
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Categories: Pike County, Mississippi.

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Profile manager researching death date. No records have been found after 1860 land and Census records.

Biography

Aily was born about 1800 based on Census records. She married Hillery Breland in 1818 in Marion County Mississippi, and was enumerated in his household until 1840. On the 1840 Census, Aily was enumerated as head of household with six children. The oldest child was to age 19. There were seven slaves listed in 1840, but none on the 1850 Slave Scedule. Perhaps the slaves were on loan or hired out from neighbors and relatives, the Thornhills and Rushings.

It appears she was a true pioneer woman who managed well after Hillary was gone. Land records show Aily purchased 40 acres of land in 1853, 40 acres in 1854, and 240 acres in 1860.[1] Perhaps these purchases were based on lands being sold for twelve and one-half cents per acre. According to author, Luke Connelly Ward, “In the early fifties a great excitement was started in Pike County by John King. An order had been issued by the Interior Department under statutory provisions authorizing the entry of lands at twelve and one-half cents.” [2]

After the 1860 Census, no record has been found. Some descendants show death 1898.

  1. Breland_Ally; Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908; United States, Bureau of Land Management; 1997, ancestry.com
  2. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100896454 Conerly, L. Ward. (1909). Pike county: Mississippi, 1789-1876: pioneer families and Confederate soldiers, reconstruction and redemption, Page 93; Nashville, Tenn: Brandon printing company.

Sources

  • First hand descendants’ knowledge
  • Breland_Ailley; image 12 of 46; Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Breland_Aly; image 7 of 19; Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Breland_Ally; image 80 of 158; Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration n.d.
  • Breland_Ally; Mississippi, Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908; United States, Bureau of Land Management; 1997, ancestry.com


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