Sadow Parish 2010

Sadow Parish 2010

Thursday, March 3, 2011

George Braffett Obituary

The George Braffett obit was found in the Deseret News Archives.  I am not scanning it in because it's a bit hard to read.  So I am transcribing it and want to mention that his name is spelled Brafford instead of the typical family spelling of Braffett .  This is on the Hofheins' side of the family.
Brafford, George Brafford died at Levan, of old age, January 3rd, 1887, being 94 years old.  He was born at Shendago, Olston County, New York; his father, George Brafford, was killed in a battle at Sackett's Harbor; his grandfather on his mother's side was aid de camp to Geo. Washington during the war; his grandmother King was cousin to Washington's wife and lived in the same house during the war; his grandfather Brafford was in the war at the same time.  Father Brafford became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at an early day, was personally acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith and passed through the mobbings and was robbed and driven at different times.  When asked upon his death bed in regard to the latter-day work, he said "I have borne my testimony thousands of times and it is my testimony now."

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