John BRAGG X 3 MS. Not making sense
There were 3 John Bragg's in the community where my mother comes from. My grandfather was John Bragg Jr born in 1909, his father John Bragg Sr. born in 1884, and my uncle John D Bragg born in 1937. My grandfather John Bragg Jr was the oldest of 12 children. My great grandfather John Sr was born and raised in Winston County, Mississippi. When he married my great grandmother Mary Magdalene Mathews in 1907 he moved to Noxubee County where she came from. My grandfather was also her first child. In the 1910 Noxubee County Census John Sr and Mary are living with their 2 oldest children, John Sr and Ezekiel next to her parents James and Jennie Mathews.
Awhile back I got access to the Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children which for Noxubee county starts in 1908. As I searched thru the pages I was surprised to come across a John Bragg that had 3 children living with him. There was a Creecy who was 9 years of age, A John who was 7 years old and Jane who was 5 years old. Remember this is 1908 and my grandfather John wasn't born until 1909. First thing I did was ask all the older relatives still living did great grandma or grandpa have any children before my grandfather? I got a no from them all in fact no one can recall those names. This John Bragg and these 3 children were also listed in the 1912 and 1916 Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children but they are never listed in the census records. I've also accounted for all my great grandparents younger siblings and they had none with those names. Can anyone make sense of this?