Source: History of Whiteside County, IL, edited by Charles Bent, Morrison, IL 1877
Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Area Historical Society www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com
Andrew T. BRACKEN was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, in 1802, and settled inPortland in 1837. He married Mrs. Mary Crook PENNELL, daughter of Asa CROOK. The children by this marriage are: James M., living in Iowa; William, who married Miss Eva POOR, and lives in Iowa; and Jackson, who married Miss Sarah BESSE, and lives in Portland. Mrs. BRACKEN had one child by her first marriage, Nelson, who married Miss Tinnie FONES, and resides inHenry county, Illinois. Mr. BRACKEN died in 1870, the widow still resides in Portland.