James Brannan, son of Caren and Morgrave (Bryan) Brannan, was born in Virginia in 1720, christened 13 October 1720 at North Farnham Parish, Virginia, and died about 1752. He married
Wilmoth Betty Dudley. Betty was born about 1720 and died after 1752.
Children of James and Wilmoth Betty (Dudley) Brannan:
Mary b.1743 d. 1827m. ----- Howell m. John Watson
William H. b.1745 d. 1802m. Catherine ? m. Scarberry Sarah Blackwell
Descendants of James spell their name Brannan or Brannon.
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.
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.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James:
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.