James Bronaugh

James Bronaugh's grandfather was William Bronaugh, of French descent, a native of Virginia who married Miss Mary Grant, a relative of Gen. Grant, ex-President of the United States. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. In 1795, he, with his wife and children, except David, his eldest son, emigrated to Kentucky by flat-boat from Wheeling, and landed near Washington, the old county seat of Mason County, where the parents died. His death occurred in 1815. Capt. David Bronaugh, who commanded a company in 1805-1806, was the eldest son of William and father of our subject, was a native of Virginia, where he was reared and educated, and on the 13th of December, 1787, married Anna Sandidge in Spottsylvania County. They died in Virginia - he May 1, 1853, and she June 24, 1853. Of the ten children born to them James was the eighth child, and is now the only surviving descendant of the family. He was born in Spottsylvania County, Va., October 18, 1804, and there spent his early life. In 1831 he came to Christian County and settled on the farm now owned and occupied by Walter Warfield in Casky Precinct. He afterward moved to a farm on the Nashville road four miles southeast of Hopkinsville, where he now owns 260 acres. He now resides in Hopkinsville. In Virginia he married Miss Isabel Hart, a native of Virginia, born December 29, 1804, and died in Christian County, Ky., February 9, 1880. Her father, Malcolm Hart, was a native of Scotland, born in about 1750, and emigrated to the United States previous to the Revolutionary war. He was the owner of the celebrated horse, "Hart's Medley," which he imported from England in about 1783 or 1784. He had served as Magistrate and High Sheriff. Mr. Bronaugh's marriage was blessed with the following children: Martha M., who married Dr. Shelton, moved to Texas and there died, leaving four children; Malcolm H. died, leaving a wife and one child; David B. died, leaving a wife and three children; James B., now a resident of Hopkinsville; William T., of Hopkinsville; Judith Ann, deceased, and Jane M. Bronaugh.
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical.
Edited by William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Company, 1884 .

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