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James Brannan (1720 - bef. 1752)

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James Brannan
Born in Virginia Colonymap
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Husband of — married about in Colony of Virginia, British Colonial Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Virginia Colonymap
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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:

  1. Mary b.1743 d. 1827m. ----- Howell m. John Watson
  2. William H. b.1745 d. 1802m. Catherine ? m. Scarberry Sarah Blackwell
  3. Betty b.1748

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.


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On 18 Aug 2016 at 21:25 GMT V (Brannan) W wrote:

Brannan-40 and Branham-539 appear to represent the same person because: according to his birth record and the birth records of his children the one with the spelling of Brannan is the correct one.

On 4 Apr 2015 at 17:42 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:

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

On 25 Jan 2015 at 10:57 GMT 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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