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Robert Branham

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Robert J. Branham
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Biography

Robert Jason "Bob" Branham was born on 05 Aug 1930 to Robert Grammer Branham and Ruth Ann Lotspeich at St Joseph Hospital, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

At the Corbin-Harrison-Sanders Reunion on 19 May 1940 at Grapevine Springs Park, Tarrant County, Texas. When he was almost age 10, Bob fell into the creek that had a dam built across it where it ran through the park. He could not swim, but was pulled to safety by his second cousins, James and Dick Adkins. After that misfortune, he developed a bad fear of having his face and head submerged in the water and as a result never learned to swim.

Bob attended Carroll M Peak Elementary, Ernest Parker Junior High, and Robert Lee Paschal High schools in Fort Worth. He delivered both the morning and evening Fort Worth Star Telegram newspaper until the summer of 1946. During the last two years of his high school education, he was enrolled in the Distributive Education program working in the afternoons and on Saturday for the Monnig Dry Goods Company ("The Friendly Store"). This department store was located on the block bounded by Houston St, Fifth St, Throckmorton St, and Fourth St in downtown Fort Worth. He was named as an outstanding student at R L Paschal in Distributive Education by the Fort Worth Sales Executive Club for the 1947-48 school year. Bob graduated cum laude from R L Paschal in May, 1948 and then attended Rice University in Houston, Texas.

After leaving college in 1950, Bob was employed by Texas Electric Service Company in Fort Worth (now a part of TU Electric). He worked at the North Main Plant before enlisting in the U S Air Force in late 1950 just before being drafted during the Korean conflict. He was discharged in April, 1951 and went back to work for TESCO in the Fort Worth distribution department. He was transferred to the Arlington District in 1955 and transferred again in 1958 to the GO Engineering department. There he worked with Gilbert Paul Rhoten in the design and development of computer applications for solving Electric Distribution Engineering problems.

After interviewing with several major companies including IBM and XEROX, Bob took the position of Programming Manager for the Dallas County Auditor in 1966. The family moved to Dallas in the summer of 1966. He left Dallas County in 1968 to form a partnership with John P Carter. This partnership designed and developed computer systems for city and county governments. Their systems included Instrument Indexing and Voter Registration for Tarrant County; Instrument Indexing, Auto License Registration, Property Tax Accounting, and Voter Registration for Gregg County; and Property Tax Accounting and Voter Registration for Smith County. The assets of the partnership were acquired by University Computing Company (UCC) in 1969.

TRES Computer Systems, Inc., a national consulting firm, sought Bob out in the fall of 1969 due to his electric utility background and experience. He agreed to become the Engineering Applications Manager. While there he served as Project Director for the simultaneous joint development of three major systems for Gulf States Utilities, and the development of a Plant Accounting (Fixed Assets) system for Philadelphia Electric Company. During his tenure at TRES he served as Marketing Vice President, Administrative Vice President, and as a company Director.

In late 1973, after being approached by some of his old clients from the partnership, Bob formed The Branham Company to serve city and county governments once more. This company was dissolved in early 1982 and Bob declared personal bankruptcy at the same time as the result of losing a civil lawsuit by TRES. A new corporation, IBC Systems Corporation, was formed in September, 1982, by the other members of Bob's family. He worked for this new corporation as an independent contractor until the corporation was dissolved in 2012.

At that time, Bob started The Branham Company again, This time he was the sole owner selling handmade crafts that he produced under the trade name "Dollhouses, Quilts and More...".

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BRANHAM
My great-grandfather, James H C Branham, a CSA Captain born about 1820 was hung at his home in Missouri by Union soldiers about the end of the Civil War. So far I have hit a brick wall with him. I have lots of Branhams entered on wikitree but with no tie whatsoever to him.
LOTSPEICH
My Lotspeich line goes back to 1772 when Jon Christopher Lotspeich/Lotschberg landed in Philadelphia from Germany. I have also entered my Lotschberg ancestors who lived in Germany.
TEXAS
Native born Texan.

Tarrant County, Texas Project Manger, a part of US History Project.

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Joined US Hstory Project Team in May 2016.

Native born Texan. Tarrant County, Texas Project Manager.



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On 17 Oct 2018 at 13:04 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Robert, Also, you should remove the US History Template from your own profile, since US History is not a manager of your profile. This will also remove [Category:US History Project-Managed]] from your profile.

We are cleaning up these project-management errors at this time. Thanks, Natalie, WikiTree Leader

On 14 Oct 2018 at 17:03 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Robert,

if you want you can now place this sticker on your profile page.


Robert Branham is a Project Member of the Texas Project.

Mary

On 4 Apr 2018 at 14:05 GMT Donna (Boyd) Glass wrote:

Thank you so much for completing the merge! Donna Glass

On 1 Jan 2018 at 22:39 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi

Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 21 Dec 2017 at 16:17 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hello, just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.

Thanks

Guy Constantineau

On 16 Jun 2017 at 16:32 GMT Connie (Daniels) Graves wrote:

HI Robert, the merge and clean up for Andrew Branham is complete. Thanks for proposing it. There was only one bad link:

Connie

On 4 May 2017 at 14:04 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Hi Robert,

I noticed you added some categories to Mattie Branham- thanks! I also saw that you removed any inline citation to find -a- grave and moved it to being just a source, leaving the later references to it voided. I am confused as to why you may have done this, but I put it back. An inline reference is preferred so I can see what information came from where. Thanks for adding to the tree  :-)

Abby

On 28 Feb 2017 at 17:16 GMT Jo Gill wrote:

Bob, thank for quickly approving the Peak merge. Alma looks good, but she needs some sources. I'll get on it! Thanks again.

On 5 Nov 2016 at 12:01 GMT Nick Andreola Jr wrote:

Bob, The Dennie Pigg Cemetery category shows in red because there is no category to link to---I thrashed around a little but couldn't figure out how to create the category :-(

On 12 Jul 2016 at 16:50 GMT Kay (Johnson) Wilson wrote:

Hi Robert, Thanks for merging the Thomas Bordman profiles! I think the PGM category is only for the immigrant, and Bordman-1 was actually born in Massachusetts. It was his parents who were the immigrants. I'd like to remove the PGM category from his profile. Do you agree?

On 8 Jun 2016 at 02:52 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:

Hi Bob

Thanks for your message expressing interest in adding WikiTree categories. I've awarded you the Categorization Project Badge.

Please add your name to Project:Categorization/Members under the section that most describes your current interest with a link to examples of your work.

Also check out the Categorization project page to see some of what we do and our To-Do lists and please add the categorization tag to your G2G feed. We also use a google email list where changes to structure, ideas, and anything categorization is discussed-please join us there, too.

Maryann

On 19 May 2016 at 02:10 GMT Elizabeth (Hart) Hyatt wrote:

Hi Robert, you may want to change your category to Freemasonry. I am trying to update all to the correct category for our categorization team. Thanks!

On 16 May 2016 at 17:38 GMT Michael Geary wrote:

Hello, Robert. On the upper right-hand corner of the Tarrant County page you'll see the heading "Collaborate." Click "edit" [this page] and it will open up a field.

I took a peak at your bio. This is a longshot, but would you happen to remember a man named John Covert (or "Blind John") who ran candy/snack stands various places in Fort Worth, including the Star Telegram.

On 11 May 2016 at 18:48 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hello, Robert, We are working on a subproject of us_history project which is Texas. I am the project coordinator. This covers from colonization to the present day. I read somewhere that you are a native Texan, (as I am) I thought I would let you know about it. Part of the project is also developing the history for the counties. such as Dallas county... There are many others. I am still putting up the pages. There is a lot to do for this large state, including the Notables of Texas, linking all, finding all wikiTree profiles, as well as the counties. If you get interested, let ma know.

~Mary

On 5 Apr 2016 at 07:18 GMT Debra Perkins wrote:

Hello Robert,

I am just getting started here. I have limited time and use of a computer. Also getting used to the way this site is set up. Thank you for helping me along with additions / changes to some of my ancestors profiles. Much appreciation, Debra Perkins

On 21 Mar 2016 at 07:07 GMT Jamie (Sexton) Spence wrote:

Your Branham line runs right into mine! My grandmother was Alma May (Branham) Sexton born 09/10/1926 and married to Billy Sexton.

On 13 Mar 2016 at 14:30 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Hello Robert

We don't use the term 'British America' on WikiTree', please don't add it to profiles. See discussions on G2G. Thank you.

On 8 Mar 2016 at 23:23 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Re Hannah (Gates) Perkins:

Hannah Gates that married Oliver Perkins was born in Preston, Connecticut, April 17, 1715. She was the daughter of Stephen Gates-207 and his wife Hannah Woodward. See this source for further info (page 691): Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 1 It looks like there is not a profile for her. Once it is created, the Perkins children on Hannah (Gates) Davis' profile will need to be switched to her and Oliver.

On 12 Feb 2016 at 17:24 GMT Sandi Wiggins wrote:

Thanks for your help on the Vawter/Hodgson merges!

On 11 Feb 2016 at 17:26 GMT Karen Parker wrote:

I appreciate your work on the Bosticks, and especially appreciate your leading me to the Southern Colonies Project.

On 13 Jan 2016 at 02:01 GMT D (Zimmerman) Z wrote:

Thanks for adding John Chadwell, Husband of Barthena, but Please do not add the Children for John unless you have PRIMARY sources, Most data available in only speculation.

On 29 Nov 2015 at 05:37 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

When removing profiles from relationships, please remember to add sources and explain your reason to the profile manager. Namely removing Unknown Perkins as spouse for Obedience.

On 23 Nov 2015 at 07:49 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:

Hi Robert

It's great to see you using categories but please don't place profiles in [[Category:Saint John The Baptist Church, Hillmorton, England]] or [[Category: Hillmorton, England]].

The correct categories are [[Category:Saint John The Baptist Church, Hillmorton, Warwickshire]] or [[Category: Hillmorton, Warwickshire]].

Please see Category: England Churches for how to correctly create categories for churches in England.

Please check the existing categories for places in England by going to Category: England then selecting the county.

Thanks

Maryann

On 5 Nov 2015 at 21:15 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Bob,

I have proposed on G2G that Elizabeth Perkins' (Lovell-588) LNAB be changed to Unknown: http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/192538/who-was-elizabeth-1629-1685-wife-of-jacob-perkins-of-ipswich

On 2 Nov 2015 at 18:20 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Bob,

You are now officially a member of the PGM Project.

Also, the Hillmorton Parish Registers are on Wikitree at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Hillmorton_Parish_Registers

Vic

On 27 Oct 2015 at 22:40 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

Bob,

If you read the Bio for Elizabeth Perkins, Unknown-245667, you will see that the Eveleth origin is unproven. We did leave it as an "Other Name," just so people wouldn't add it. We use Robert Anderson has our main source, and he gives her no LNAB. Vic

On 27 Oct 2015 at 00:38 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

Hi Bob,

Good job sorting out duplicate names in Perkins family, My Grandmother was a Perkins from Fayette County, Ky. Regards, Cheryl Stone Caudill~WikiTree Ranger

On 23 Oct 2015 at 10:07 GMT Leisa (Kelly) Buckmaster wrote:

Hi Bob, thanks for the input on Margaret Perkins. Changes made as suggested. I'm very ok with you also making changes on any of my open profiles- especially if sources are noted. I'm afraid I haven't really looked at this side for a long time. I did it back in my very early days before I sourced as meticulously as I do now, so I cant vouch for the accuracy. Live and learn! Leisa x

On 22 Oct 2015 at 21:43 GMT Terry Welshans wrote:

Re: your message to me:

The sender was on this profile page when they sent the message: http://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Parkyns-4 Please change Birth Name to Perkins. Done, Thanks for noticing.

On 24 Sep 2015 at 15:51 GMT Myrtle Mandane Ennis wrote:

Bob --I have tried to change to public but have not been able to---any hints on this--mme daughter of Mary Belle Broyles Ennis

On 8 Sep 2015 at 19:20 GMT Denis Givogue wrote:

when merging always merge from the highest # to the lowest

On 27 Jun 2015 at 13:28 GMT Andreas (Basso) West wrote:

Robert,

please read through this free space profile which has all the help and detailed information on how to setup regional location categories for Germany.

Should you find any info missing or something being misleading, not well explained then I'd be glad if you could give me personally feedback (either through a PM or by commenting on my answer).

Thank you

http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Space:Structure_and_how_to_use_regional_categories_for_Germany

On 11 Jun 2015 at 22:05 GMT Helmut Jungschaffer wrote:

Bob,

That answer was to the question "How to correctly enter foreign locations(France, Germany, etc)?" which I assumed referred to the location field. For categorization purposes you need to create Category:Mahlberg (it does not yet exist), on the new category page then enter Category: Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg.

On 1 Jun 2015 at 17:23 GMT Philip Smith wrote:

Bob,

Is the name right? Category: The Branham Company,D Dallas, Texas Seems like an extra D. Please verify the correct name. Thank you.

On 2 Apr 2015 at 22:17 GMT B (Neel) B wrote:

Bob, I am a little confused, and cant find you in a part of William S. Branham family line. I maybe not looking in the right area so please help. Billie Burnett

On 1 Apr 2015 at 22:32 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi,

I noticed your new Club 100 badge.

Congratulations ☺

Keep up the nice work,

Guy

On 14 Jul 2014 at 14:37 GMT N. Davidson wrote:

Hi,

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful. Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies. If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free-Space Profiles. Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a Unresponsive Profile Managers for resolving those unfortunate situations. If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page. Shayne ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 22 Jun 2014 at 00:27 GMT M. (Stewart) H. wrote:

Thank you for volunteering to help grow our World Wide Family Tree.

You are now a member of the WikiTree Community. Please note we are trying to build one Collaborative Tree which means one profile per person. It is important to ensure no duplicates are entered as you add any Profiles to WikiTree. Everything on WikiTree is a collaborative work in progress so don’t forget to read and sign our Honor Code. This is what keeps WikiTree a friendly and helpful community. We have many friendly members, feel free to ask if you have any questions.

On 22 Jun 2014 at 00:21 GMT Robert Branham wrote:

Been involved in Genealogy for over 40 years. Have hundreds of names in my Family Trees. I will be glad to help in this project in any way that I can!

Robert Jason (Bob) Branham

On 22 Jun 2014 at 00:04 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Robert,

Welcome as a guest to WikiTree! We're growing a FREE worldwide family tree, striving for ONE collaborative profile for every person.

A couple suggestions to get you started:

1. Feel free to ask a question at our G2G forum.

2. Our help pages, top right, have all sorts of useful information.

If you would like to contribute, click the volunteer button and leave a comment here on your profile to let our greeters know. You should include a little bit about how you plan to contribute to the tree.

Thank you for visiting WikiTree and I hope you enjoy exploring our friendly community.

April Dauenhauer



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