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Descendants of Nathaniel Branson

Eighth Generation

(Continued)

497. Reuben Branson (Thomas Garred , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born on 13 Mar 1814 in White Co, Tn. He died in Mar 1907 in Missouri.

1850 Census, Crawford, Osage, Missouri
Reuben Branson, age 36, TN
Sarah, age 29, TN
Thomas, age 11, MO
Gilbert, age 10, MO
Martha, age 9, MO
John, age 8, MO
Sarah, age 5, MO
Martin, age 3, MO
Emily, age 1, MO

1880 Federal Census:
Ruben BRANSON Self M Male W 66 TN Farmer VA KY
Harriet BRANSON Wife M Female W 41 IN Keeping House MD PA
Elizabeth BRANSON Dau S Female W 25 MO TN MO
Sarah A. BRANSON Dau S Female W 23 MO TN MO
Jane BRANSON Dau S Female W 11 MO TN MO
William BRANSON Son S Male W 8 MO TN IN
Source Information:
Census Place Crawford, Osage, Missouri
Family History Library Film 1254707
NA Film Number T9-0707
Page Number 418A

Reuben married (1) Sarah Crismon daughter of Gilbert Oliver Crismon and Frances Grady in 1837/1838. Sarah was born on 18 Aug 1821 in Tn. She died about 1900 in Osage Co, Mo.

They had the following children:

+ 810 F i Martha Ann Jane Branson
  811 M ii Thomas Branson was born in 1839 in Gasconade Co., Mo.

1860 Census:
State: MO Year: 1860
County: Osage County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Jefferson Township. Page: 293
Branson, Thomas, age 21, MO
Living alone
+ 812 M iii Gilbert B Branson
  813 M iv John L Branson was born about 1842 in Osage Co, Mo.
        John married Cordella Phelps. Cordella was born about 1846.
  814 F v Sarah Ann Branson was born in 1856 in Osage Co, Mo.
+ 815 M vi Martin Victor Branson
+ 816 F vii Emily (or Emma) Branson
+ 817 F viii Minerva Branson
+ 818 F ix Amanda Branson
  819 F x Elizabeth Branson was born in May 1855 in Osage Co, Mo. She died in 1949 in Maries Co, Mo.
        Elizabeth married William Breckenridge Gillsepie on 1 Oct 1892. William was born in May 1847 in Pa. He died in 1903 in Vienna, Mo.
+ 820 M xi Benjamin Doche Branson
+ 821 M xii Josephus Branson
  822 M xiii James Branson was born about 1857 in Osage Co, Mo.
  823 M xiv Stephen Branson was born in Maries Co., Mo.
  824 F xv Nannie Branson.

Reuben married (2) Harriet (West) Slater. Harriet was born in Nov 1836 in Indiana. She died after 1900.

They had the following children:

+ 825 M xvi William Oliver Branson
  826 M xvii Living
  827 M xviii Living
  828 M xix Living
  829 F xx Living
  830 F xxi Samantha Jane Branson was born about 1869 in Osage Co., Mo.
        Samantha married George Lee Phelps on 30 Mar 1889 in Osage Co., Mo. George was born about 1864.

498. Nancy Branson (Thomas Garred , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born on 20 Feb 1816 in White Co, Tn. She died on 3 Mar 1904 in Osage Co, Mo.

Nancy married James Pointer son of George Pointer and Joanna Tackett on 10 Jan 1836 in Gasconade Co., Mo. James was born on 15 Nov 1815 in Missouri. He died on 27 Dec 1898 in Missouri.

1870 Census - Jefferson, Osage, MO
James Pointer, 54, farmer, $5000, MO
Nancy, 55, TN
Sallie, 22, MO
Mary, 17, MO
Martha, 14, MO
Melissa J, 11, MO
Steven B, 9, MO

James and Nancy had the following children:

+ 831 M i George W. Pointer
+ 832 M ii Thomas Pointer
  833 M iii James A. Pointer was born about 1845.
+ 834 M iv Charles Roark Pointer
  835 F v Sarah M. Pointer was born about 1849 in Mo.
  836 F vi Sallie Pointer was born about 1848 in Osage, Mo.
  837 F vii Mary Pointer was born about 1853 in Missouri.
  838 F viii Martha Pointer was born about 1856 in Missouri.
  839 F ix Melissa J. Pointer was born about 1859 in Missouri.
  840 M x Steven B. Pointer was born about 1861 in Missouri.

499. Ann Caroline Branson (Thomas Garred , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born in 1818 in White Co, Tn. She died after 1859 in Bates Co, Mo.

Ann married Benjamin Simpson son of Benjamin D. Simpson and Mary "Polly" Roberson on 14 Apr 1839. Benjamin was born in 1817 in Franklin Co., Missouri. He died in 1860.

They had the following children:

  841 F i Eliza Simpson was born about 1839 in Missouri.
  842 M ii Henry Simpson was born about 1841 in Missouri.
  843 F iii Catherine Simpson was born about 1842 in Missouri.
  844 F iv Sarah N. Simpson was born about 1847 in Missouri.
  845 F v Elizabeth Sussana Simpson was born in Jan 1850 in Missouri.
  846 F vi Rachel Simpson was born about 1853 in Missouri.
  847 F vii Martha Simpson was born about 1854 in Missouri.
  848 F viii Mary F. Simpson was born about 1856 in Missouri.
+ 849 M ix John C. F. Simpson

500. George Washington Branson (Thomas Garred , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born on 1 Nov 1820 in White Co, Tn. He died on 12 Jun 1893 in Osage Co, Mo.

1850 Census, Crawford, Osage, Missouri
George W. Branson, age age 30, TN
Johanna, age 27, MO
James, age 10, MO
Julia Ann, age 8, MO
Thomas, age 6, MO
Mary Jane, 3 mos, MO

1860 Census
State: MO Year: 1860
County: Osage County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Crawford Township. Page: 340
Washington Branson, age 40, TN
Johanna, age 38, MO
James M., age 20, MO
Julian, age 18, MO
Thomas, age 16, MO
Mary Jane, age 11, MO
Sarah M, age 9, MO
Catherine, age 7, MO
John M, age 5, MO
Mahaly, age 3, MO

1870 Census - Crawford, Osage, MO
James Branson 34 MO farmer
Elizabeth 28 MO
Thomas B 8 MO
Nancy 6 MO
Albert F 4 MO
Harriet 2 MO
Elizabeth F 6 months MO
NEXT DOOR:
Washington Branson 56 farmer TN
Joanna 48 MO
Mary J 20 at home MO
John M 14 farm hand MO
Andrew J 9 MO
Martha E 6 MO

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS:
Washington BRANSON Self M Male W 62 TN Farmer VA VA
Johanoha BRANSON Wife M Female W 59 MO Keeping House KY MO
Martha BRANSON Dau S Female W 15 MO TN MO
George FOWLER Nephew S Male W 19 MO Laborer TN MO
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Source Information:
Census Place Crawford, Osage, Missouri
Family History Library Film 1254707
NA Film Number T9-0707
Page Number 419C

George married Joanna Jett daughter of James Monroe Jett and Elizabeth Pointer. Joanna was born in Gasconade Co., Mo. She died in 1877 in Osage Co, Mo.

They had the following children:

+ 850 M i James Marion Branson
+ 851 F ii Julia Ann (or July Ann) Branson
+ 852 M iii Thomas Jefferson Branson
+ 853 F iv Mary Jane Branson
+ 854 F v Sarah Minnie Branson
+ 855 F vi Catharine Branson
+ 856 M vii John M Branson
  857 F viii Mahalia Branson was born about 1857 in Osage Co, Mo. She died in 1863 in Osage Co, Mo.
+ 858 M ix Andrew Jackson Branson
  859 F x Martha Elizabeth Branson was born about 1864 in Osage Co, Mo.

502. John Sevier Branson (Thomas Garred , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born on 17 Mar 1826 in Claiborne Co., Tn. He died on 24 Nov 1905 in Hornitos, Mariposa, Ca. He was buried in Oddfellows Cemetery, Hornitos, Mariposa, Ca.

1850 census
Thomas Branson 72 1777 Virginia Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Susan Branson 63 1786 Virginia Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
NEXT DOOR:
John Branson 26 1823 Tennessee Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Martha Branson 24 1825 Tennessee Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Ruben Branson 3 1846 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Thomas Branson 2 1847 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Joseph Branson 1 1848 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO

1880 Federal Census:
John BRANSON Self M Male W 55 TN Farmer VA KY
Martha BRANSON Wife M Female W 53 TN Keeping House SC SC
Teresia BRANSON Dau S Female W 14 CA At School TN SC
John BRANSON Son S Male W 10 CA At School TN SC
Martha BRANSON Dau S Female W 9 CA At School TN SC
Source Information:
Census Place Hornitas, Mariposa, California
Family History Library Film 1254068
NA Film Number T9-0068
Page Number 160A

John married Martha Jane Ousley daughter of Joseph Owsley and Phoebe Longmire about 1846 in Mo. Martha was born on 3 Jun 1828 in Campbell Co., Tn. She died on 12 Jan 1908 in Hornitos, Mariposa, Ca.

They had the following children:

+ 860 M i Alvin Thorpe Branson
  861 F ii Mary Jane Branson was born on 25 Jul 1862 in California. She died on 14 Feb 1949 in Alameda Co., Calif (See Notes).

SOURCE: ROOTSWEB GEDCOM FILE: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erinq&id=I09642

CALIF DEATH INDEX
JOHNSON MARY JANE 07/25/1862 OUSLEY BRANSON F CALIFORNIA ALAMEDA(01) 02/14/1949 86 yrs
        Mary married Alonzo D. Johnson on 27 Mar 1880.
  862 F iii Terrisa (Teresia) Branson was born on 24 Oct 1865 in California. She died on 12 Jul 1941.

SOURCE: ROOTSWEB GEDCOM FILE: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erinq&id=I09642
+ 863 M iv John Sevier Branson Jr
  864 F v Martha Branson was born on 20 Feb 1870 in California. She died on 29 Jan 1943.

SOURCE: ROOTSWEB GEDCOM FILE: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erinq&id=I09642

Mueller, Martha
Age:
Year:
1920
Birthplace: California
Roll:
T625_143
Race: White
Page:
6A
State: California
ED:
145
County: San Joaquin
Image:
241
Township: Elkhorn
        Martha married Rudolph Mueller on 1 Jan 1900.
+ 865 M vi Reuben Branson
+ 866 M vii Thomas Henry Branson
+ 867 M viii Joseph Branson
  868 F ix Phoebe Ann Branson was born on 8 Feb 1854 in California.

SOURCE: ROOTSWEB GEDCOM FILE: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erinq&id=I09642
        Phoebe married William McDonald on 23 Feb 1874.
  869 F x Nancy Branson was born on 6 Nov 1856 in California. She died on 10 Jul 1889.

SOURCE: ROOTSWEB GEDCOM FILE: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erinq&id=I09642

503. Valentine Branson (Andrew Daniel , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born on 21 Jan 1810 in Virginia. He died on 2 Nov 1876 in Woollam, Gasconade, Missouri.

GASCONADE, MO 1840
IMAGE #1
Valentine Branson (10001-10001) - age 20-30
NEXT DOOR: Andrew Branson (0110001-1111001) - age 40-50
FEW DOORS AWAY: Anthony Margrave (02002001-1032001) - age 50-60

1850 census
Valentine Branson 39 1810 Virginia Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Alpha Branson 30 1819 Tennessee Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Alfred Branson 12 1837 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Olevia Branson 10 1839 Missouri Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Galba Branson 9 1840 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Minerva Branson 7 1842 Missouri Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Lewis Branson 5 1844 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Jefferson Branson 3 1846 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Mary A Branson 1 1848 Missouri Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO

1860 Census:
State: MO Year: 1860
County: Gasconade County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Third Creek Township Page: 643
Valentine Branson, age 50, farmer, VA
Alpha, age 40, TN
Edward, age 19, farm hand, MO
Manerva, age 18, MO
Louis, age 16, farm hand, MO
Thomas, age 14, MO
Mary, age 12, MO
Valentine, age 10, MO
Reuben, age 7, MO
Samuel, age 5, MO
William, age 3, MO
Louisa, age 1, MO

1870 Census
State: MO Year: 1870
County: Gasconade County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Third Creek Township Page: 519
Val. Branson, age 60, farmer, VA
Ann, age 50, TN
Valentine, age 18
Ruben, age 16
William, age 14
Samuel, age 13
Louise, age 11
Mary Clark, age 38

Valentine married Alpha M. Sherrill on 22 Jan 1835. Alpha was born in 1820 in Bledsoe Co., Tn. She died on 18 Dec 1882 in Greene Co, Mo.

They had the following children:

+ 870 M i Alfred Preston Branson
+ 871 F ii Olivia C. Branson
+ 872 M iii Galba Edward Branson
+ 873 F iv Hannah Minerva Branson
  874 M v Lewis F. Branson was born on 7 Jul 1845 in Gasconade Co., Mo. He died on 5 Nov 1924.
        Lewis married Nancy Reynolds.
+ 875 M vi Thomas Jefferson Branson
  876 F vii Mary A. Branson was born on 10 Oct 1849 in Gasconade Co., Mo. She died on 30 Oct 1866 in Gasconade Co., Mo.
        Mary married Nicholas Young. Nicholas was born on 6 Mar 1846. He died on 2 Jun 1925.
+ 877 M viii Valentine Branson
+ 878 M ix Reuben Spaulding Branson
  879 M x Samuel K. Branson was born on 3 Feb 1857 in Gasconade Co., Mo. He died on 2 Sep 1936.
  880 M xi William H. Branson was born on 28 May 1855 in Gasconade Co., Mo. He died in 1933.
  881 F xii Louise Caroline Branson was born on 2 Sep 1859 in Gasconade Co., Mo. She died in Greene Co, Mo.
        Louise married Ernest Lloyd.
  882 F xiii Christianna Almeda Branson was born on 6 Oct 1861 in Gasconade Co., Mo. She died on 11 Nov 1864 in Gasconade Co., Mo.

504. Sally Sarah Branson (Andrew Daniel , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born after 1810 in Tennessee.

Sally married Leroy McGowan on 14 Mar 1834 in Gasconade Co., Mo. Leroy was born about 1814 in Tennessee.

1850 census
Leroy Mcgowan 35 1814 Tennessee Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Sally Mcgowan 34 1815 Tennessee Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
John Mcgowan 15 1834 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
David Mcgowan 12 1837 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
James Mcgowan 10 1839 Missouri Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Alexander Mcgowan 8 1841 Missouri Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Louisa Mcgowan 4 1845 Missouri Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO

Leroy and Sally had the following children:

  883 M i John McGowan was born about 1834 in Missouri.
+ 884 M ii David McGowan
  885 M iii James McGowan was born about 1839 in Missouri.
  886 M iv Alexander McGowan was born about 1841 in Missouri.
  887 F v Louisa McGowan was born about 1845 in Missouri.

505. John Taylor Branson (Andrew Daniel , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born about 1811 in Virginia.

Uncertain which of the following census records is for this John Branson. The 1850 census and the 1860/1870 census records appear to be different families.

1850 census
John Branson 38 1811 Virginia Male District 6, Bates, MO
Julia Branson 28 1821 Virginia Female District 6, Bates, MO
Francis Branson 5 1844 Missouri Male District 6, Bates, MO
Margaret Branson 3 1846 Missouri Female District 6, Bates, MO
Roley Branson 6.12 Missouri Male District 6, Bates, MO

1860 Census
John Branson Third Creek, Gasconade, MO 49 1810 Virginia Male
Nancy Branson Third Creek, Gasconade, MO 45 1814 Virginia Female
Hiram Branson Third Creek, Gasconade, MO 29 1830 Missouri Male
William Branson Third Creek, Gasconade, MO 21 1838 Missouri Male
Valentin Branson Third Creek, Gasconade, MO 13 1846 Missouri Male
Isaac Branson Third Creek, Gasconade, MO 8 1851 Missouri Male
Malvina Branson Third Creek, Gasconade, MO 7 1852 Missouri Female
Jane Branson Third Creek, Gasconade, MO 3 1856 Missouri Female
LIVING NEXT DOOR TO JAMES BRANSON

1880 census
John BRANSOM Richmond, Ray, MO 63 <1817> Tennessee White Male Self Married
Nancy BRANSOM Richmond, Ray, MO 60 <1820> Tennessee White Female Wife Married
Val BRANSOM Richmond, Ray, MO 35 <1845> Tennessee White Male Son Single
Shirley BRANSOM Richmond, Ray, MO 40 <1840> Tennessee White Female Dau Single

Email from Shirley:
John Taylor Branson b}1813 Patrick Co., Va. 1st wife Myra Mayfield b} 1815 Tenn. {M} 1829 Tenn. Children: Harvey 1830, Huram March 24, 1833, Erica 1835, William 1840 2nd. Wife Rebecca Jane Dotson {M} November 13, 1845 Gasconade County, Mo. By James Greenstreet, J. P. Children: Valentine 1847, Isaac 1852, Malvine 1853, John 1857 {census has Jane for John??????} Shirley

John married (1) Myra Mayfield in 1829 in Tennessee. Myra was born in 1815 in Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  888 M i Harvey Branson was born in 1830.
+ 889 M ii Huram or Hiram Branson
  890 F iii Erica Branson was born in 1835.
  891 M iv William Branson was born in 1839 in Missouri.
  892 F v Shirley Branson was born about 1840 in Tennessee.

John married (2) Rebecca Jane Dotson on 13 Nov 1845 in Gasconade Co, MO.

They had the following children:

  893 M vi Valentine Branson was born in 1847 in Missouri.
+ 894 M vii Isaac Branson
  895 F viii Malvina Branson was born in 1853 in Missouri.
  896 M ix John Branson was born in 1857 in Missouri.

John married (3) Nancy. Nancy was born about 1814 in Virginia.

506. Nancy Branson (Andrew Daniel , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born about 1813 in Tenn. She died in 1863 in Crocker, Pulaksi Co., Mo.

Nancy married (1) Joseph Madison Burgess son of John Burgess and Ruthey. Joseph was born about 1812 in Tenn. He died on 25 Nov 1854 in Gasconade Co., Mo.

1850 census - Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Madison Burgess 38 1811 Tennessee Male
Nancy Burgess 37 1812 Tennessee Female
Ibbe Burgess 15 1834 Missouri Female
James Burgess 12 1837 Missouri Male
Wm Burgess 10 1839 Missouri Male
Rutty Burgess 8 1841 Missouri Female
Finley Burgess 5 1844 Missouri Female
Louisa Burgess 4 1845 Missouri Female
Elizabeth Burgess 2.12 Missouri Female
Sina Branson 15 Missouri Female
Henry Branson 18 Missouri Male

Joseph and Nancy had the following children:

  897 F i Mary A Burgess was born about 1831 in Missouri.
+ 898 F ii Martha Emeline Burgess
  899 F iii Eva (Ibbe) E. Burgess was born in 1835 in Gasconade Co., Mo.
        Eva married Samuel Crider on 25 Aug 1854 in Gasconade Co., Mo.
  900 M iv Andrew Burgess was born in 1836 in Gasconade Co., Mo.
+ 901 M v James A Burgess
+ 902 M vi William Henry Burgess
  903 F vii Ruth Angeline Burgess was born about 1842 in Gasconade Co., Mo. She died on 26 Mar 1899 in Missouri.
        Ruth married James C. Long in 1865 in Kansas. James was born in See Notes.

NOTES: There is a J.C. Long listed on the Boone Co., Missouri original settlers list at the following website:
http://www.bocomo.org/SETTLERS.HTM

he was born Jun 15 1845 in Boone Co., MO.

This may Jamec C. Long who was married in 1865
+ 904 F viii Pheribe (or Pheroby) Carolyn Burgess
  905 F ix Louise Burgess was born on 18 Jun 1848 in Gasconade Co., Mo. She died on 9 Dec 1900 in Henry Co Mo.
        Louise married John L. Long on 24 Nov 1864 in Gasconade Co., Mo.
  906 F x Elizabeth Burgess was born about 1848 in Gasconade Co., Mo.
+ 907 M xi Lundsford Burgess

Nancy married (2) Alfred Pickering about 1860 in Mo. Alfred was born in 1813 in England. He died in 1882 in Pulaski Co, Mo.

507. Andrew Jackson Branson (Andrew Daniel , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born in Aug 1819 in near Chattanooga, Tennessee. He died in 1904 in Pagosa Springs, Co. He was buried in Hilltop Cemetery, Archuleta Co., Colorado.

Andrew Branson found in:
Marriage Index: 1728-1850
Spouse: Nancy Musgrave (spelled incorrectly)
Marriage Date: Jan 14, 1841
Location: Gasconade Co., Missouri
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Microfilm: 0941440

Email sent to Pat Patterson 7/18/2004:

Dear Pat: I saw the following information on your web site for Andrew, the son of Jarred and I have a few questions.....

Child #3: ANDREW BRANSON
source: 1810 Patrick Co VA census: 1 tithable, no slaves, 1 horse.
source: 1815 Bledsoe Co TN tax list. (Thomas and Valentine are also listed.)
source: 1830 census Gasconade Co MO: 3 slaves.
source: Will dd 31 May 1839, rec 4 Sep 1843, pr 17 Aug 1847.
Security was posted by Solomon & Leroy McGowen, among others. The History of Gasconade Co reports he died in 1839, but that is not correct: the will was written that year.
source: Gasconade Co will book 1821-1860
17 Aug 1847 Guardian appointments were made for his underage children: Valentine for Rolla M; Joseph M. Burgess for Louisa L; Andrew for Hanry C (sic) & Sina P.

My ancestor was Andrew Jackson Branson, born Oct. 30, 1819 in TN. He married Nancy Margrave (dau of Anthony Margrave) in 1841 Gasconade, MO. In the 1840 census an Andrew Branson was in the Gasconade, MO census record as follows:

GASCONADE, MO 1840 IMAGE #1
Andrew Branson (0110001-1111001) - age 40-50
NEXT DOOR: Valentine Branson (10001-10001) - age 20-30
FEW DOORS AWAY: Anthony Margrave (02002001-1032001) - age 50-60 (father of Nancy Margrave who married Andrew Jackson Branson b. 1819)

I'm trying to determine the father of Andrew (b. 1819). Since the above Andrew and Valentine were living only a few doors away from Anthony Margrave I'm inclined to think that Andrew (b. 1819) was the son of this Andrew. His age was given as 40-50. Since the Andrew you referred to in the above quote from your web site was born abt. 1779, do you think this could be him? Is it possible that Andrew (b. 1779) had a son named Andrew Jackson Branson? In that info from your web site there is a remark about the guardianship assignments for his under age children. One of the guardians was Andrew (for Henry and Sina). Do you know which Andrew this refers to? Could it be the one I'm researching?

I have census records for Andrew (1819) as follows:

1850 census
Andrew J Branson 30 1819 Tennessee Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
Nancy Branson 28 1821 Missouri Female Washington, Buchanan, MO
Rutha Branson 8 1841 Missouri Female Washington, Buchanan, MO
Danl Branson 7 1842 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
Wm Branson 6 1843 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
Thomas Branson 4 1845 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
Hiram Branson 2 1847 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
John Branson 1 1848 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO

1860 Census - Washington, Buchanan, MO
A. J. Branson, 41, TN, laborer
N. Branson, female, 37, MO
D., male, 17, MO (Daniel Branson)
Wm R, 16, MO (William Riley Branson)
T. W, male, 15, MO (Thomas Wilson Branson)
J. F., male, 10, MO (John Franklin Branson - my gr-grandfather)
A. J., male, 8, MO (Andrew Jackson Branson)
C. P., male, 7, MO (Charles Perry Branson)
B. D., male, 3, MO (Benjamin Duncan Branson)
J. A., male, 1, MO (Jesse A. Branson)

1870 Census - Lewis, Holt Co., Missouri
Andrew J. Branson 50 farmer $1000 $1700 TN
Nancy 48 MO
Thomas W 24 farm hand MO
Andrew J 20 MO
Charles 16 MO
Benjamin D 14 MO
Jesse A 10 MO
David 8 MO
Andrew J Smirl? 19 MO
Don Talent 23 Laborer MO

1880 Census:
Andrew BRANSON Self M Male W 60 TN Ranchman VA VA
Nancy BRANSON Wife M Female W 58 MO Keeps House NC KY
Jack BRANSON Son S Male W 28 MO Stage Driver TN MO
Ben BRANSON Son S Male W 23 MO Ranchman TN MO
Jessie BRANSON Son S Male W 21 MO Ranchman TN MO
Jefferson BRANSON Son S Male W 18 MO Ranchman TN MO
Tom GARLICK Son (?) S Male W 6 CO Ranchman VA MO
John HIGGINS Other S Male W 56 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
H. CLINE Other S Male W 32 PRUSSIA Laborer PRUSSIA PRUSSIA
Mike WALKER Other W Male W 50 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
James JOHNSON Other S Male W 29 NY Laborer IRE IRE
James BOYLE Other S Male W 23 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
James MC GOUD Other S Male W 38 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
N. D. LARSON Other S Male W 27 SWE Laborer SWE SWE
Schnell JACQUES Other S Male W 45 FRANCE Laborer FRANCE FRANCE
Tom MURPHY Other S Male W 32 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
Joseph ROGERS Other S Male W 39 VA Laborer MD LA
Rudolf HANGARTNER Other S Male W 47 SWI Laborer SWI SWI
------------------------------------
Source Information:
Census Place La Jara And Alamos Rios, Conejos, Colorado
Family History Library Film 1254089
NA Film Number T9-0089
Page Number 192C

Since Andrew (1819) named his first son Daniel this is another possible indication that he was the son of Andrew (b. 1779) whose middle name was reportedly Daniel.

I have not yet found Andrew (1819) in the 1840 census. He was about 21 yrs old at that time. I also have MUCH info on the children of his descendants if you would like to have it.

Thank you so much for any help you can offer.

Sandra Branson Young
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GASCONADE, MO 1840
IMAGE #1
Valentine Branson (10001-10001) - age 20-30
NEXT DOOR: Andrew Branson (0110001-1111001) - age 40-50
FEW DOORS AWAY: Anthony Margrave (02002001-1032001) - age 50-60 (father of Nancy Margrave who married Andrew Jackson Branson b. 1819)

Sandy

Bureau of Land Management Records:
Patentee: ANDREW BRANSON
State: MISSOURI
County: Gasconade
Acres: 80
Metes/Bounds: No
Issue Date: 9/2/1835
Land Office: St. Louis
Cancelled: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Bureau of Land Management Records:
RECORD NUMBER 1:
Patentee: ANDREW BRANSON
State: COLORADO
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No
Issue Date: 5/16/1878
Land Office: Assigned For Automation
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

RECORD NUMBER 2:
Patentee: ANDREW J SENIOR BRANSON
State: COLORADO
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No
Issue Date: 3/1/1886
Land Office: Assigned For Automation
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)

GASCONADE, MO 1840
IMAGE #1
Valentine Branson (10001-10001) - age 20-30
NEXT DOOR: Andrew Branson (0110001-1111001) - age 40-50
FEW DOORS AWAY: Anthony Margrave (02002001-1032001) - age 50-60 (Nancy's father)

1850 census
Andrew J Branson 30 1819 Tennessee Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
Nancy Branson 28 1821 Missouri Female Washington, Buchanan, MO
Rutha Branson 8 1841 Missouri Female Washington, Buchanan, MO
Danl Branson 7 1842 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
Wm Branson 6 1843 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
Thomas Branson 4 1845 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
Hiram Branson 2 1847 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO
John Branson 1 1848 Missouri Male Washington, Buchanan, MO

1860 Census - Washington, Buchanan, MO
A. J. Branson, 41, TN, laborer
N. Branson, female, 37, MO
D., male, 17, MO
Wm R, 16, MO
T. W, male, 15, MO
J. F., male, 10, MO
A. J., male, 8, MO
C. P., male, 7, MO
B. D., male, 3, MO
J. A., male, 1, MO

1880 Census:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Andrew BRANSON Self M Male W 60 TN Ranchman VA VA
Nancy BRANSON Wife M Female W 58 MO Keeps House NC KY
Jack BRANSON Son S Male W 28 MO Stage Driver TN MO
Ben BRANSON Son S Male W 23 MO Ranchman TN MO
Jessie BRANSON Son S Male W 21 MO Ranchman TN MO
Jefferson BRANSON Son S Male W 18 MO Ranchman TN MO
Tom GARLICK Son (?) S Male W 6 CO Ranchman VA MO
John HIGGINS Other S Male W 56 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
H. CLINE Other S Male W 32 PRUSSIA Laborer PRUSSIA PRUSSIA
Mike WALKER Other W Male W 50 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
James JOHNSON Other S Male W 29 NY Laborer IRE IRE
James BOYLE Other S Male W 23 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
James MC GOUD Other S Male W 38 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
N. D. LARSON Other S Male W 27 SWE Laborer SWE SWE
Schnell JACQUES Other S Male W 45 FRANCE Laborer FRANCE FRANCE
Tom MURPHY Other S Male W 32 IRE Laborer IRE IRE
Joseph ROGERS Other S Male W 39 VA Laborer MD LA
Rudolf HANGARTNER Other S Male W 47 SWI Laborer SWI SWI
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Source Information:
Census Place La Jara And Alamos Rios, Conejos, Colorado
Family History Library Film 1254089
NA Film Number T9-0089
Page Number 192C

1900 Census
Branson, Andrew
Lived in: 5 Precinct West Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado
Series: T623 Microfilm: 121 Book: 1 Page: 255a
Andrew Branson Aug 1819 age 80, married 56 yrs, TN TN TN, farmer
Nancy wife Feb 1822, age 78, married 56 yrs, 12 children-8 living, MO VA VA
Andrew son June 1852, age 48, singe, MO TN MO, Laborer
George grandson, July 1885, age 14, CO MO MO


Civil War Service Records:

Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Notes Allegiance
Branson Andrew J. K 2 Colorado Cavalry. Private Private Union
Branson Andrew J. C 3 Colorado Infantry. Private Private Union

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Source: http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/periodicals/wrv/V1/N2/W61b.htm

Wherever frontiersmen ventured, there seem to have been Bransons. Some followed their Carolina neighbor, Daniel Boone, into Kentucky. Some went to Tennessee, perhaps along with the Crockett family, who were also neighbors back in Virginia. One of four Branson cousins who left North Carolina to settle in Tennessee about 1789 was John Branson, a great-grandson of Thomas. John's grandson, born just west of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1819, was named for the hero of the Battle of New Orleans of the War of 1812 (in which we also find Bransons fighting), and became Andrew Jackson Branson. According to Mr. Joseph M. Branson of Kansas City, Missouri, this was the branch of the Branson family which moved to Gasconade County, Missouri in 1829, when that area was the nation's westernmost frontier. Most of the Bransons had large families, and Andrew Jackson Branson was no exception. He married in 1841 and he and his wife had eleven children.

Among the children of Andrew Jackson Branson, we find several who, fascinated as their ancestors had been by the magic of the words "Go west", headed across the plains and the mountains to California, Nevada and Colorado, establishing branches of the Branson family in the far west, where they are still well represented today. In the years that A. J. Branson's children were growing up, there were other Bransons journeying to California in the fever of the Gold Rush.

Hilltop Cemetery - Archuleta Co., Colorado:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~coarchul/hilltop.htm
Branson, Andrew Jackson 1819 - 1904
Branson, Joseph A. 1872 - 1947
Branson, Matthew Brannie 1964 - 1967
Branson, Nancy Margrave 1822 - 1906

Military:
Served in the Civil War on the Union side in third Regiment, Colorado Infantry

Andrew married Nancy Margrave daughter of Anthony Margrave and Rutha Simpson on 14 Jan 1841 in Gasconade Co, Mo. Nancy was born on 23 Feb 1822 in Missouri. She died on 23 Jan 1906 in Pagosa Springs, Co. She was buried in Hilltop Cemetery, Archuleta Co., Colorado.

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mbonsal/simpson/zwmsr1.html

Andrew and Nancy had the following children:

  908 F i Rutha Branson was born about 1841 in Missouri.
  909 M ii Daniel Branson was born in May 1843 in Gasconade, Missouri.
  910 M iii William Riley Branson was born on 18 Mar 1844.
+ 911 M iv Thomas Wilson Branson
  912 M v Hiram Branson was born in 1848 in Missouri.
+ 913 M vi John Franklin Branson
  914 M vii Andrew Jackson "Jack" Branson was born in Jun 1852 in Missouri.

1880 census, La Jara And Alamos Rios, Conejos, Colorado
Jack was 28, single and a stage driver

Andrew J. Branson found in:
Census Microfilm Records: California, 1920
Age: 67 Gender: M Race: W
Birthplace: MISSOURI State: CA
County: SAN DIEGO Locale: SAN DIEGO
Series: T625 Roll: 131 Part: 2 Page: 184A
Andrew J. Branson 67, MO MO MO, no occupation, living alone

Bureau of Land Management Records:
Patentee: ANDREW J JUNIOR BRANSON
State: COLORADO
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No
Issue Date: 10/1/1878
Land Office: Assigned For Automation
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

1900 Census
Branson, Andrew
Lived in: 5 Precinct West Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado
Series: T623 Microfilm: 121 Book: 1 Page: 255a
Andrew Branson Aug 1819 age 80, married 56 yrs, TN TN TN, farmer
Nancy wife Feb 1822, age 78, married 56 yrs, 12 children-8 living, MO VA VA
Andrew son June 1852, age 48, singe, MO TN MO, Laborer
George grandson, July 1885, age 14, CO MO MO
+ 915 M viii Charles Perry Branson
  916 M ix Jesse A. Branson was born in 1859 in Missouri.

Bueau of Land Management Records:

Patentee: JESSE A BRANSON
State: COLORADO
Acres: 40
Metes/Bounds: No
Issue Date: 2/20/1894
Land Office: Assigned For Automation
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
+ 917 M x Jefferson D. Branson
  918 M xi Benjamin Duncan Branson was born on 9 Dec 1869 in Missouri.

Bureau of Land Management Records:
Patentee: BENJAMIN D BRANSON
State: COLORADO
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No
Issue Date: 7/20/1887
Land Office: Assigned For Automation
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)

510. Martha Patsy (or Martha Valentine) Branson (Andrew Daniel , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born on 10 Jun 1826 in Tn.

It is possible that Andrew had another daughter named Patsy who married William White before Martha married him.

Martha married William C. White son of Rees P. White and Susan on 29 Jul 1847 in Gasconade Co., Mo. William was born about 1826 in Illinois or Tennessee.

Missouri Marriages:
Branson, Patsy White, William C. 29 Jul 1847 Missouri Gasconade County

1850 census
William White 23 1826 Illinois Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Patsy White 23 1826 Illinois Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Emory White 2 1847 Illinois Male Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Elleanor White 3.12 Illinois Female Third Creek, Gasconade, MO

1860 Census
William White Richwoods, Miller, MO 32 1827 Tennessee Male
Martha White Richwoods, Miller, MO 27 1832 Tennessee Female
Emory White Richwoods, Miller, MO 11 1848 Missouri Male
Rees P White Richwoods, Miller, MO 6 1853 Missouri Male
Francina White Richwoods, Miller, MO 4 1855 Missouri Female
Thomas J White Richwoods, Miller, MO 2 1857 Missouri Male

1870 Census
W C White Richwoods, Sharp, AR 44 1825 Tennessee White Male
Martha White Richwoods, Sharp, AR 46 1823 Tennessee White Female
Reese P White Richwoods, Sharp, AR 17 1852 Missouri White Male
Sina F White Richwoods, Sharp, AR 15 1854 Missouri White Female
Thomas J White Richwoods, Sharp, AR 12 1857 Missouri White Male
Oliver White Richwoods, Sharp, AR 10 1859 Missouri White Male

William and Martha had the following children:

+ 919 M i Emory White
  920 F ii Eleanor White was born about 1849 in Missouri.
+ 921 M iii Rees Potts White
  922 F iv Francina "Sina" White was born about 1855 in Missouri.
  923 M v Thomas J. White was born about 1857 in Missouri.

511. Rolla (Rolly) R. Branson (Andrew Daniel , Jarred E Sr , Thomas L. , John Day , Thomas L. , William , Nathaniel ) was born on 21 Jan 1829 in Missouri.

1860 Census, Third Creek, Gasconade Co., Missouri, page 627
Rolly R. Branson, age 30, farmer, MO
Caroline, age 23, MO
Henry, age 2, MO
William, age 5 mos, MO
John Carrol, age 20, farm hand, MO
Elizabeth Carrol, age 11, MO

Rolla married Louisa Caroline Parkham on 4 Dec 1856. Louisa was born in 1837 in Missouri.

They had the following children:

  924 M i Henry Branson was born in 1858/1859 in Missouri.
  925 M ii William Branson was born in 1860 in Missouri.

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