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Absolom BRANSON b. abt 1746 d.abt 1791 m. ? Jemima LORTON (b.abt. 1744 d. abt. 1803). (my ggf) Alberta Butler
Alice BRANSON (d/o Issac N. BRANSON b abt 1827 OH & Mary Rhoda ANTHONY b Aug 9, 1833 IN. m. 11 Nov 1858 Atalissa, Muscantine Co. IA.) b. ? d. ? m. ? James Austin ROSS. (my ggp)
Karen Huck



b. ? d. ? m. ? Children: James Allen (b. 1889?) Savannah, GA (my ggf)



b. ? GA d. 1904 GA. m. ? GA Ida Augusta SMITH. (He is my ggf. His daughter Vida Veroucia BRANSON-URSO is my Grandmother).

Libra 2162



b. abt. 1882 ? d. ? m. ? Hornitos, CA. Fred REEB (s/o George REEB b. abt. 1882 d. 1907 at the age of 25). One Child: Lila (?) Does anyone know of Alma and what happened to her or who her parents were? Also, a birthdate, marriage date, death date and birth and death dates of her children would be helpful. Thank you.

Kathy Ramirez



b. 17 Apr.1909 ? d. 3 Oct.1984 m. ? Ruby COLLINS b. 23 Apr. 1914 d. 17 Jul 1958 (both bur. Tod Goodin Cemetery, Bell Co.,KY.) Children: Mary Marie (b. 22 Mar.1933 d.6 Apr.1982 m.Charlie CARR); Oscar; Carl (b.14 Nov. 1954 d.26 Aug. 1992); Alonzo Jr. ; Elmer Jacob (b.3 Jan. 1936 d.6 Nov. 1988); Herman; Beulah; Wanda ; Nannie; Jeree; Norma Jean; Loretta Carroll; Joyce Faye. Alonzo may have lived in IN. at one point in his life.

Amos BRANSON b. 1775 Lost River, Hardy Co., VA. d. 1790 Lost River, Hardy Co., VA. m. Hannah TIMMONS b. bef. 1775 d. 10 Feb. 1834. (poss. father of Liner below). Was Amos the s/o Lionell "Lindell" & Rachel Rebecca ROGERS? Any help appreciated!

Yvonne Bowers



b. abt 1827 TN. d. ? m. 15 Feb 1844 Osage Co, MO. Nancy HUTTON (b. abt. 1827 TN) (listed on the 1850 Osage Co, MO Census in Crawford Township (both 23 yrs old). Also listed in the household is a 1 yr old b. in MO. named Mary BRANSON and a 19 yr old b. in VA named Columbus HUTTON. Columbus is a brother to Nancy. His full name was Columbus Jefferson HUTTON. Nancy may have had a sister, Fannie, who married William BRANSON in Osage Co, MO in 1842. The HUTTON family originally came from Washington Co VA.

Andrew J.


b. abt. 1810 Patrick Co., VA. d. ? m. ? Elizabeth GREENWALL. Children: Thomas Jefferson (b. 1832 m1 Elizabeth KIRTLAND m2 Anna CARTH m3 Emma PARKER) (my ggf), Martha, Malinda, Achwah. I've seen them on an IN. 1850 Census and Elizabeth in 1870 in IL. as a widow.


Andrew Jackson


b. 15 Nov 1868 IA, d. 31 Aug 1923, IA, m. 10 Aug 1887, IA. Pricillia REED (b. ? d. ?.) Child: Victor Harold b. 31 Jul 1896, Mantieth, IA, d. Feb 1968, Bakersfield, CA m. Mildred Jane GARWOOD (b. 25 Dec 1899, Mento, IA d. 12 Jul 1965, Dexter, IA) Child of Victor & Mildred is Ruby Ethel Kathleen Branson McNulty.

Amy Bailie


BRANSON (d/o Thomas BRANSON and Susannah MCGOWAN) b. 22 Apr. 1821 TN. (possibly White Co?) d. 25 Feb. 1890 (bur. Fairview Cemetery near Millsap, Parker Co., TX.) m. 13 Apr. 1839 Gasconade Co., MO. Benjamin SIMPSON (s/o Benjamin D. SIMPSON and Mary G. ROBERSON) b. 7 Nov. 1821 Sangamon Co., IL, d. abt 1863 in the Civil War. They lived in Bates Co., MO. 1850 census, Vernon Co. 1860, and Ann is found in Barton Co. in 1870. By 1880, she was in Parker Co., TX. next door to her son, Andrew Baker SIMPSON. According to his son's DC, he was b. 1849 Sheldon, MO. I am looking for any descendants of Anna BRANSON SIMPSON. I have lots to share, ie estate settlement for Benjamin SIMPSON (got it from Bushwhacker Museum in Nevada, Mo.), CSA Pension Application for Anna BRANSON's son-in-law, Adolphus D. JUSTICE, etc. Any info appreciated. Pj Sisseck
Anna/Annie BRANSON b. ? d. ? m. ? Edward WALBERG (b. 1881 Wright Co., MN) Daughter: Ethel Becky

Annie Lizzie


b. 1868, Covehithe, Suffolk, ENG. d. 1923, Ratby, Leicestershire. m. 1887 Jarrom Street, Leicester Albert Henry James GEARY (b. 1866, Ratby, Leicestershire d. ?) (9) children: Percy, Thomas Branson, Wilfred Harry, Caroline, Robert, Alicia, Lizzie, Gladys Mary & Clement Edward. Any help appreciated!

Lynne E. Cox



b. 1821 KY, d. 3 Feb. 1883 Joshua, Johnson Co.,TX m 1840 Patsy WOOD Crawford CO, MO. Known sibs: Telitha, b 10 May 1829, George b Nov.1834, and Jim; these 4 moved to Johnson Co., TX by 1850s.Who were Benjamin's parents?

Joyce Short

Bertram G.


(s/o William d. 1880 & Mary GEARY) b. 1881 St. Louis, MO. d. 1947 St. Louis, MO. m. ? Mary Ann HAYES. . BRANSONS moved from NY to St. Louis, MO.

Teresa Kissinger



b. abt. 1809 Stokes Co., NC. d. ? prob. Washington Co., VA. m. ? Eliza ? (b.? TN. d. prob. bet. 1866-1870 VA.) Children: Joseph Abb (b. 1864-1866 Washington Co., VA. m. Sarah Ellen WOOD  b. 1866-1868 Washington Co., VA.); Willam J. (b. abt. 1845 TN); Eliza (b. abt. 1851 TN); Malinda (b. abt. 1858 VA); Claria? Ellen ( b. abt. 1861 VA). Some of this family is still in Washington Co. VA, others are known to have moved to MO. Looking for any info. on Briscoe and Eliza and their parents.

Rebekka Branson



b. ? d. ? m. Rebecca ?. Children: Leonard (m. Barbara HOLLAND Children: George b. KY. (my grandfather). Any info appreciated.

Kristopher Toops

Charles Leander BRANSON b. 1868 d. 1930 Tarkio, Atchison Co, MO. Looking for any information. Charles McIntosh
Chloe BRANSON (d/o Briscoe David & Mary ?) b. abt. 1804 (presumably) NC. d. (presumably) abt. 1876 Jefferson Co., IL. m. 15 Feb. 1828 Sumner Co.,TN. Andrew TAYLOR. She is my 4ggggm.
Any help appreciated.
Christine Snyder



b. ? d. ? m Ellen ?; 3 brothers (1 Saul), 1 sister; son William Henry BRANSON b. 14 Jan 1876 Albany, Gentry, MO. d. 1 June 1901 Mt. Ayer, IA

David BRANSON (s/o Thomas & Jeane PAINTER) b. 30 Jan 1776 in Frederick Co., VA., USA, m. 2 Dec. 1799 Greene Co., TN. Hannah JACKSON. Would like a source that proves this family connection. Thank you.

b. 18 Oct. 1827 ? d. 1893 m. ? Mary Ann WOODY (b. 11 Ju. 1836 d 3 Dec 1872 Augusta GA.) (At least one) Daughter: Flora. (At least one) brother: John, living in Augusta, GA. w/Eli. (At least one) uncle: William Henry BRANSON (who, as Secretary/Treasurer for the Durham Cotton Mill NC. & d. in an explosion there in 1899); was also a trustee of Trinity College, Duke University).Widowed Eli moves to Guilford Co. w/Flora to live w/her Uncle Newton & Aunt Susan WOODY. Flora buries Eli beside Mary Ann in Cane Creek Meeting cemetery. Who were Eli's parents? He is poss. the s/o Thomas b. 18 Mar. 1800 which would make him a descendant of Nathaniel> William> Thomas L.> Thomas L. Jr.> Levi Sr.> Levi Jr.> Thomas> Eli (my ggg) . These are Randolph Co., Cedar Falls BRANSONS. Does any of this help someone connect Eli to Thomas? Thanks for any help

John Rollins
Eli BRANSON (s/o Eli & Kesiah/Keziah HOUGH/HUFF) b. 1771 Chatham Co. NC. . Some have his death date as 1859 in Abbeville, SC. but I've never been able to find him anywhere on the 1850 census. Interested in his descendents, which I'm sure will most likely add another Levi & Eli to the pot. Thanks! John Blair
Eli BRANSON b. 8 May 1783 NC or SC d. 14 Oct 1850 Fulton Co., IL. m1 5 Oct. 1811 Greene Co., OH. Anne TURNER Children: Mary (b. 1818 m. John CADWALLADER), Calvin (b. 1821), Lydia Ann (b. 1826 m. Daniel BOGUE), Eli, Nancy (m. ? KEICH) m2 5 Jan.1831 Wayne Co., IN. Thankful MONTGOMERY Children: Benjamin (b. 1832), Samuel (b. 1833), Abram (b. 1835), Martha Ellen (b. 1839) m3 13 Jan 1847 McDonough Co., IL. (Mrs.) Martha WILKINS
Any information on above children besides Mary welcome. Also seeking information on date and place of death of first wife Anne. Thank you.
Amy Cannavo



b. abt. 1715-20 ? d 26 Apr.1788 Edgefield Co. S.C. m. abt. 1735 Richard "The Quaker" HENDERSON (b. abt. 1710 Hanover Co. VA. d bef. 1790 Edgefield Co. SC; Lived at corner of Almace Co. (Chatham & Orange) later and then moved to Edgefield Dist. settled on Beaver Dam Creek.). Children: William (m. Ann LEAKEY); Lydia (m. Wm. HOLLIDAY); Rachel; Nathan; Nathaniel; John (m. Rachel THORNTON); Thomas (m. Elizabeth ?); Shadrack (m. Eleanor "Nelly" ?); Samuel (unmarried); Hannah (m. ? RUSHTON); James ; Richard (b 1761 NC d 2 Jun 1840 , Tallapoosa Co. AL. m. Rachel ?)

Lea Henderson Peacock

Elsie Pearl


(d/o William Sterling BRANSON & Martha Ann PERKINS) b. 1877 ? d. 26 Mar. 1912 Osage Co., MO. Any information please!!! 

Erin D. Anderson

Feriby/bly BRANSON b. abt. 1805 TN. d. ? m. 16 Jun 1832 Crawford Co., MO. Shadrack SKAGGS. Info. on the ages of Shadrack, Ferby, and their children is taken from the 1850 Scott Co. AR Census. The family was living in Tumlinsan Twp. This family is also listed on the 1860 Sebastin Co. AR Census living in Sugarloaf twp. The info listed is as follows: Shadirck SKAGGS, 46, farmer, born in KY, real estate valued at 3000, personal property valued at 4000; Feriba, 45, born in TN; Levi L. 19; Susanna, 17; William A. 15; Jacob S. 11, Mary Ann, 9; Lucinda 7; Charles B. 5; George W. 12; Jackson 9; and Jeremiah K. 4. All of the children were born in AR. Who were Feriby Branson parents? Janet

Frank N.


b. ? d. ? m. Adelaide M. McNUTT, maybe in Chicago, IL.

Jennifer Godwin



(poss. s/o Thomas BRANSON & Sarah Ann FISK) b. abt. 1879 (per 1901 U.K. census). Can you help?

Fred Morris

Frederick Page BRANSON b. 1 Mar 1879 ? d. 5 Oct 1960 Tulsa, OK, (bur. Branson Family Crypt, Myrtle Hill Cemetary Rome, GA.) m. Eula JEANES. Brother of Jessie Howell BRANSON (below) Well known as Judge Fred BRANSON, OK State Supreme Court Justice. This is my g-uncle, looking for relatives to his surviving 2 nieces & 2 nephews. Any help appreciated! Cindy Branson McMillan



b. abt. 1838 Mountsorrell, Leicestershire. d. ? m. 12.07.1858 Mountsorrell Mary MULLEN (b. IRL). George was a granite set maker, and the family moved to Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire for some time, but have completely disappeared from that area by 1901. Am awaiting the online English 1901 census to see if they returned to Leicestershire.

Barbara Armstrong



b. ? d. ? m. 20 Feb 1887 Preston, MO. George Douglas EDDY.


Henley (Henry) B.


b. abt. 1800 MD d. ? m. ? Nancy HALBROOK/HOLBROOK (d/o William & Lucy ? of NC), Lived in Buncombe Co., NC. Son: James B. (b. 1828/29 Buncombe, Co., NC) Moved to Shelby Co., IN. 1829 Looking for any information on Henley/Henry!


Henry L. (II)


b. abt. 1824, m1. abt. 1850 Susannah F. COUNTISS (b. abt. 1830 d. 1871) Children: John, Matilda, Charles, Peter, David, Caledonia, Jennie, Laura, Susan & Thomas F. m2 1874 Aline HENEGAR/HENAGER/HENGAR. Children: Edward H., Vincent H. & Benjamin Franklin (b. 1875 Saltville, VA m. Elizabeth Ann GEER b. 10 Mar 1873 Saltville, VA, d/o Thomas & Nancy HAYDEN. Benjamin and Elizabeth moved to McDowell Co., WV abt. 1907)

David A. Grubb

Hezekiah BRANSON b. ? d. ? m. ? Elizabeth ELY. Children: Sarah (b. 3 Jun 1843 Harlan Co., KY d. ?), Chandler (b. 1838 Harlan Co., KY. d. ?), Annis (b. abt 1836 Harlan Co., KY. d. ?), Nimrod Christman (b. 14 Oct 1834 Harlan Co., KY. d. 25 Mar 1878 Belleville, KS. m. Malinda B. ELY), Henry (b. 1830 Harlan Co., KY. d. ?), Mariah (b. 1833 Harlan Co., KY. d. ?), Rachel (b. 1825 Harlan Co., KY. d. ?), Joseph Ely (b. 1826 in Harlan Co., KY. d. ? Wolfe Co., KY. m. Nervesta HOBBS), Louisa Branson (b. 1829 Harlan Co., KY. d. ?), Frances (b. abt 1832 Harlan Co., KY. d. ? m. George B. HOWARD). Looking for a picture of Hezekiah and/or Elizabeth ELY. Joanne Spalinger

James Sanford


b 1832 AL d. aft. 1910 m. ? Matilda Jane GOLDEN. Lived in Desoto & Caddo Parishes LA -> Morris Co, TX. Children: William Thomas "Buddy", John James, Alabama, Joseph M, Charlie Lee, Eliza E., Willie Kate and Nellie.




b ca 1750-1755 prob VA. d Jan 1831 Gasconade CO., MO.. m Sarah ? (possibly SHOCKLEY)



b. 8 Mar. 1844 Delaware Co IN. d. ? m. 1861 Hamilton Co IN. John MARTIN. Jerusha's sibs were John, William (b. 1836), George, Richard, Mary Ann (b. 1832 m. Lambert MARTIN), Jane. These children were either adopted (abt 1846) or taken in by Uriah and Lydia Pease CHEESMAN. All 7 children are named in Uriah CHEESMAN'S will date Sept 1857 Delaware Co IN. The 7 children are named in will under the CHEESMAN name. Who were Jerusha's parents?

Janet Platt

Jesse Wiley BRANSON

(s/o William [b. 1805 VA. - eldest child of John & Sarah DILLARD] & ? b. ? d. 1848 MO.) b. 21 Sep 1829 Marion Co., TN d. 1 Sep 1907 Union Co., NM . m1. 1853 Osage Co., MO. Nancy A. FRANCIS (b. ? d. 1860 d/o Samuel C. FRANCIS & Sarah ?). Moved to Crawford Co., AR. (3) Children: William S., James H., and Nancy F. m2 ? Sarah GAULT (3) Children: Josiah F., Mary E. (my ggm) and Harvey M. After Jesse's mother d. William m. Amy Ann SMITH (widow w/children) 1849. Any info appreciated.

Barbara Sharp
Jessie Howell BRANSON b. 28 Feb 1881 ? d. 5 Sept 1929 Bartow Co, GA. m. Nickolas M. ADAMS. Sister of Frederick Page BRANSON (above). This is my g-aunt. Looking for any surviving relatives. Cindy Branson McMillan



b. 1812 VA, d. ?; m. Julia DAVENPORT b 1822 VA;US Census 1850 Bates CO., MO.w/3 chil: Frances b. 1845, Margaret b. 1847, and Roley b.1850 (all b. MO)



b. 1716 St.Mary's Co., MD. m. Elinor Williamson BRISCO (b. 1720 St. Mary's Co., MD.) Children: Brisco David (b. 1769; Mary Francis CLEMENS); Leonard (b. 1759; m. Polly GAY). Brisco was still listed in St. Mary's Co. in 1790 census. Sometime after that he moved to Jefferson Co., IL.

J. Harlow

Joseph BRANSON b. 1787 Monmouth Co., NJ. d.? m1 3 Jan. 1807 Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ. Lydia WOLCOTT (b. 1786 Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ.) (Believed) 2 Children: Lydia & Benjamin. They moved to St. Louis 1820; then Joseph moved to Pike Co., IL. (Lydia refused to move.) Joseph divorced her in 1831 in Pike Co. m2 Oct. 1831 Nancy MITCHELL (b. TN). 2 Children: George Washington & James. I am trying to find out who the parents of Joseph were...what happened to Lydia and Benjamin and James and where Joseph died. I would appreciate any help as no one in our family has been able to trace back any further than Joseph.
Dianne Branson Downing



b. 10 Feb 1847 Dandridge, Jefferson Co., TN d. 19 May 1922, Tecumseh, OK m1. 14 July 1864 Sevier Co., TN Penelope Ellen LANGSTON (aka Mary Elender LANGSTON b. 15 Dec 1848 d. 6 Mar 1909) Children: James Albert (m. Mary PAINE). John Columbus, William Thomas, Beecher Meek, Samuel McElroy, Benjamin Walker (in Navy in CA), Mary Ellen, and Effie A; . m2 27 Aug 1909 Cleveland, Bradley, CO., TN Mary Emiline NIPPER. Son: Claude Nipper b. 9 Sept. 1912. Family history has Levi as Cherokee or part Cherokee. Who were Levi's parents?

Mary Lou Branson

Levi B.


b. 25 Mar 1811 d. 30 May 1881 m. 5 Mar 1831 Lovey Routh WILLIAMS Lived in Chatham Co. and Alamance Co. near Snow Camp. Left for AR 1866. Who were his parents?



b. abt. 1790 VA. or KY. d. aft. 14 Jun 1848 m. Sarah "Sally" TIMMONS abt. 1806 (poss Mercer CO., KY) 8 children. Which Amos was Liner's father?

Yvonne Bowers



(s/o Louis Randolph b. 1868 Washington DC & Emma COLLON b. 1870 Mulhouse, France) b.1896 NY d. 30 Sep. 1979 m. ? Mary CONWAY (b. 1898 France d. 10 Mar 2003). 4 children: Eileen (b. ? d. Oct. 1979), Rita, Lorraine and Edmund (b. 16 Nov. 1922 d. 3 Jan 1999). If you have any connections to this branch please contact me.

Stephanie Branson

Margaret Adaline BRANSON (d/o Levi & ?) b. 5 Jan. 1833 TN. d. 23 Aug. 1905 Montrose, CO. m. 8 Dec. 1847 Jefferson City, TN. James F. PATTERSON (left E. TN. in 1849 and lost contact with all those present at marriage. Paper trail; Jefferson, TN - Washington, TN - Cape Girardeau, MO - Scott, IL - Cherokee, KS - Labette, KS - El Paso, CO - Pueblo, CO - Conejos, CO - Montrose, CO. Which Levi BRANSON was her father? Levi BRANSON that m. Rhoda BALLINGER could be her f. but not by his wife Rhoda. His son Levi A. BRANSON could also be her f. but not by any of his documented wives. (He had a dau. named Margaret A. b. 1844 in SC.) Was another Levi BRANSON that was in TN in 1833, who was old enough then to be her f.? Thanks. Monte Dobie



b 1868 d 1931; (d/o Hiram BRANSON) m. 1887 Madison Co., IN ? ARMSTRONG sibs: Frank, George, Cynthia



b. abt. 1807 either VA. or TN. d. 1853 Barry Co. MO. m. late 1820s prob. Marion Co., TN. Eli HAYNES. Moved to Gasconade Co., Mo. abt. 1830 and to Barry County, Mo. abt. 1847. Mary is my gggm. Who were her parents?

Marion Elvin Haynes

Mary Jane


b. ca. 1822/23 IN or OH; m. Asa DAVIS Dec 1846 Delaware Co. IN Children: Theodore, Thomas, and Hampton



b. abt. 1822 ? d. ? m. 1 Jun 1858 Madras, India Eleanor GAINOR. Son: Edward Richard (b. 17 Jun 1861 Madras India). Matthew's occupation on his son's baptismal certificate given as pensioned sergeant.

Anne Toll

Maude Matilda BRANSON (d/o John Wilkderson (Nathan) & Sarah Matilda OWENS; bros. William & Marcus, sisters Stella Mae & Effie) b. abt. 1889 Gasconade Co., MO.  d. 14 May 1940 St. Joseph, MO. m. ? James Henry SMITH.   Children: Paul, Jessie, Mary Ellen, Pearl & Harriet. Would like to find my relatives to find more info on the family.  Daisy Adams
Michael Miles BRANSON b. abt 1817 TN. d. 1860 Parke Co., IN. m. ? Rachel MARREN. Who were Michael's parents? Thanks Malinda Cooper



b. ? d. ? m. James POINTER (b. abt. 1815 Osage Co., MO. according to 1880 census). Who were her parents and where was she born?


Nathan BRANSON b. Mar 1831 TN. ? d. bef 1910 m1. Sep 1852 Margaret ODELL  (b. abt. 1823 Il. d. 1858) m2. Mary RETTIG Jun 1858 (b. abt 1840 Ill.) (my gggf) Joyce E. Oliver



b. 1605 ? d. ? m. ? ENG Ann ? or Margaret ? Two sons. I am at a brick wall!

Wendi Ann



b. abt. 1810 TN d. ? m. 29 Mar. 1832 Leonard REED Gasconade CO., MO. (Leonard d. by 1839). Children (1850 Census): Tabitha, John,Christopher, Susan, Irene, Maney, Th...? 1870 Rebecca listed with daughter Tabitha and her husband Reuben DODSON in Gasconade CO., MO.; John is my GGGrandfather. Help me prove Rebecca and Leonard are his parents.

Rick Reed

Rebecca Ann


b. ? d. ? m. ? John KIMBRO. Child: Matilda Ann KIMBRO b. 30 Jan 1837 Gibson Co., TN. Looking for any info.

Jim Morrison Jr.

Ruben S.


b. ? d. ? Founded town of Branson, MO.

Sarah Chalk

BRANSON (d/o Wythe and Jane HARDISON) b. 1844 d. 1918 Brother Linah b. 1848 Would like any information on the family and line. Stacey Reiley

Sarah Frances


(d/o William) b. 1854, MO. d. ? m. ? William CAMPBELL (b. 1861 Osage Co., MO.) (One) child; William Jefferson. Sarah was living in Osage Co. w/Arabella Williams VAUGHAN in 1870 Osage Co. census. My Aunt Grace said that her mother was a WILLIAMS and that she was orphaned at a fairly early age. Any information would be appreciated.

Mary Dougherty

Sheridan Almon BRANSON b. Oct 1863 TN d. ? m. ? Laura Arcadia SINAMON (may be spelled differently) (my ggf)
Elaine Williams

Sina Perkins


b. 1835 in Gasconade Co., MO.d. ? m. Sep.1856 Gasconade Co., MO. Robert C. WHITE. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Edna Williams

Singleton Stuart BRANSON (s/o Levi & Jane WILSON (1st wife); 2nd wife Rhoda Sophronia Page MULL) b. 28 May 1845 Due West, Abbeville, SC. d. 16 Apr 1919 Hacket, Sebastian Co. AR. m. 22 Dec.1868 Ella Elizabeth MOORE. Children: John W. b. 1874; Mark J., b 1875; Kathryn Estella b. 1877; Mosella b 1877; Maggie L. b. 1880; Levi, b. 1881; Pink, b. 1884; Wiley b. 1887; Gertrude b. 1891; Bernie b 1895 Levi & Rhoda are my great grandparents. Any information would be appreciated. Cindy Branson McMillan



b. ? d. 1910 or 1911 MO. m. ? Patience Viola (Killed while breaking a horse?)



b 13 Feb 1801? NC/SC d. 6 Jun 1891 (bur. Grace Cem. Lauderdale CO. TN with her son M.D. & his wife Catherine GOODMAN) m. abt. 1820 SC Enos COX. Children: William Thomas, Nancy, Manuel David, Margaret H, Mary Ann, James Enos, Teresa Elizabeth. Lived in Haywood and Gibson Co. TN. Have not fully been able to verify Branson as her last name except this was how it was listed on her youngest son's (James E.) death certificate. The informant being his second wife. Who were her parents?

Jean Bell

Thomas BRONSON b. ? d. ? m. ? Son: Levi b. 1809 SC, NC, VA or TN m?1. (Indian) TN. Daughter: Margaret Adeline b. 1833 d ? ( m. ? James Franklin PATTERSON Son: Franklin Lee PATTERSON m. Bertha Ellen KELLEY Son: Lawrence Jess AUSTIN m. DeVelva May PATTERSON in 1945 in Delta, CO. - my line ) m2 ? SC. Jane WILSON Daughter: Margaret A. (b. 1844, moved to GA, married & died). Any help appreciated! Jessie Austin



b. ? d. ? m. 1 Feb 1849, Jefferson, Osage Co. MO. Elvira Mathilda COX. (At least 1) Child: Stephen (b. ? d. ? ) m. Sarah COFFER. Children: Nellie E. (Manila) b. 9 Jan. 1899 d. 1985; Alma; Lillian, Stephen; and Elsie.

Darla Reynolds



b. 1817 Leicestershire, ENG. d. ? (s/o Thomas and Catharine STRETTON) Convicted of Sheep Stealing 9th March 1848, Leicestershire, England Transported to Western Australia arriving 1st June 1850 convict number 3




b.1821 NY d. ? m. Margaret ? b. LaPorte, Co., VA. d. ? Children (b. 1838-1866) IN: Denison, Mary (m. Charles Edward SMITH in LaPorte Co,; divorced in St. Clair Co. MO 1875), Jane, Hepsabah, George A. (m. Lovinia A.; Children: Charles, Thomas, and James), William T, and Mattie J . Family moved to Osceola, St. Clair Co., MO


William Burwell


b. 18 Oct 1806 ? d. 5 Dec 1866 Fayette Co. IL. (bur. Pryor Cemetery, Fayette Co. IL.) m. 25 Dec 1844 Mary Ann PRYOR (b. 1822 ? d. 1878 Fayette Co., IL.) (Known) Children: Thomas W. (b. ? d. ? m. 1871 Agnes Anna MAHON), Agnes (b. 1852 d. 1946, Vandahlia, Fayette Co., IL. Children: Laura, Cinderella Jennie, Walter (m. Grace Hankins)).

Janet Branson

William Henry


b. 1857 ? d. 1967 Beatyville, KY. m. 1866 VA Mary Elizabeth SMITH. Children: Charles William my gf (b. 30 Apr 1889 Beatyville, KY), Chester (b.1899 d. 1995); (poss) Anne (b. 1896), Elsie (b. 1892), Richard (b. 1888); Robert (b.. 1893). Any info appreciated!

Judy Doss

Zebulon BRANSON (2nd Lt. in 103 Illinois Infantry) b. 20 June 1818 Clarke Co., OH. (Lived Pleasant Twp, Fulton Co., IL.) m. 6 Aug. 1840 Sangamon Co., IL. Rachel BRAUCHER (1821- 1906) Enlisted 15 Aug. 1862 as a private in Co. I, 103rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Promoted: 4 Feb. 1863 to 2nd Lt. of Co. I, 103rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Died: 27 June 1864 in Union charge at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. Buried: Cemetery at Ipava, Fulton Co., IL.. Any additional information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Mike Donovan



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