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James Brannan (1720 - 1752)

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James Brannan
Born in Richmond, Virginiamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in British Colony of Virginiamap
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James Brannan, son of Caren and Morgrave (Bryan) Brannan, was born in Richmond County, Virginia on October 13, 1720, and died April 6, 1752. He married Wilmoth Betty Dudley. Betty was born September 7, 1719 in Richmond County and died in 1803.

Children of James and Wilmoth Betty (Dudley) Brannan:

  1. Mary b.Oct 8 1743 d. 1827m. ----- Howell m. John Watson
  2. William H. b.Jun 21 1745 d. 1802m. Catherine ? m. Scarberry Sarah Blackwell
  3. Betty b.Feb 27 1748 [1]

Descendants of James spell their name Brannan or Brannan.


Note: Wills of Richmond Co., VA 1699-1800 by Robert K. Headly, Jr.
p.162 - James BRANNAN, nuc. will; 9 Mar 1752, 6 Apr 1752
Depostion of Thomas Dudley. . .on Wednesday the 26th of February last, James Brannan, who was then sick, called to him. . .and told him he was sure he should die in a little time and said he desired after his death, the land he then lived on should be sold to raise money to pay for the land he had purchased in Nottoway, and if the land should sell for any more money than paid for the Nottoway land, he gave it to be eq. div. amongst his wife and chil. and desired his wife might have his est. inventoried and appraised and then his chil. would get their parts; Hannah LINDSEY made essentially the same deposition. [James and Wilmoth BRANNAN had the foll. chil: Mary (b. 1743), William (b. 1745), and Betty (b.1748). NFPR, p.21]
Wills of Richmond Co., VA 1699-1800 by Robert K. Headly, Jr.


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  • WikiTree profile Brannan-40 created through the import of Reynolds8-18-11.ged on Aug 18, 2011 by Christina Miller. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Christina and others.
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On April 4, 2015 at 17:42GMT Karen Tobo wrote:

Brannon-229 and Brannan-40 appear to represent the same person because: same dates and family members

On January 25, 2015 at 10:57GMT Don Stone wrote:

Brannon-330 and Brannon-229 appear to represent the same person because: Same vitals and familial relations - it looks like several additional merges will need to be done due to variations in name spelling of family members.

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