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Descendants of John (aka Matthew) HARDCASTLE

Twelfth Generation

289. George Albert BRANSON (Mary Frances BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 22 Apr 1884 in Rio Grande, Co. He died on 4 Dec 1967 in Mountain Home, Elmore, Id.

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX
GEORGE BRANSON 22 Apr 1884 Dec 1967 83647 (Mountain Home, Elmore, ID) (none specified) 530-05-1202 Nevada

1930 Census, Mountain Home, Elmore, Idaho, page 7B
George A. Branson, age 45, CO MO MO
Gillia A, wife, age 37, UT ENG ID
Elby ??? R., dau, age , UT

George married Gilia Alice STOCKS, daughter of Angus Murry STOCKS and Mary Alice CRAPO, on 30 Jul 1914. Gilia was born on 30 May 1892 in Moab, Grand, Ut. She died on 4 Mar 1969 and was buried in Mar 1969 in Mountain Home, Elmore, Id.

They had the following children:

  364 F i Elby?? R. BRANSON

291. Susan Jane BRANSON (Mary Frances BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 10 Sep 1874 in Elpaso, Co. She died on 27 Oct 1936.

Susan married Cornelius "Neal" RAY on 30 Mar 1898. Cornelius was born in 1866 in Tennessee.

1930 Census - Moab, Grand, Utah, page 1A
Neal Ray, age 64, TN TN TN
Susan J, wife, age 55, CO MO MO
A. Neal, son, age 30, UT
Nelda ??, granddaughter, age 20, UT UT UT

Cornelius and Susan had the following children:

  365 M i A. Neal RAY

293. Millard Francis BRANSON (Mary Frances BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 18 Nov 1885 in Bayfield, La Plata, Co. He died on 22 Jan 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

1930 Censusj - Lewis, Montezuma, Colorado, page 1B
Millard F. Branson, age 44, CO MO MO
Alberta A, wife, age 32, UT MASS ENG
Edna M, dau, age 9, CO
Audrey F, dau, age 7, UT
Betty R, dau, age 4, CO
Max W., son, age 1, CO

Millard married Agnes Alberta CRAPO, daughter of Leonidus Leonard CRAPO and Alice Matilda Katherine HOLBROOK, on 5 Aug 1919 in Moab, Grand, Ut. Agnes was born on 19 Dec 1897 in Moab, Grand, Ut. She died in 1982.

They had the following children:

  366 F i Edna M. BRANSON
  367 F ii Audrey F. BRANSON
  368 F iii Betty R. BRANSON
  369 M iv Max W. BRANSON

294. Ira Lee BRANSON (Martha Ann BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 22 Dec 1879 in St. Joseph, Mo. He died on 13 Jan 1968 in Concord, Contra Costa Co, Ca.

1920 census, Sonoma Co., California, Washington Twp. Household #65
Ira Branson, age 40, born MO, father born MO
Clara L, age 37, born NE
Carl C., S, age 21, born NM
Leslie, S, age 13, born CO
Vernon, S, age 9, born CO
Irene,D, age 6, CA
Joseph B, S, age 4, CA (We have no idea who this is. William Branson says this person never existed)

1930 census, Sonoma Co., California, Washington Twp, Alexander precinct, page 6A
Ira Branson, age 50, born MO
Clara, age 46, born NE
Irene, D, age 16, born CA
William, S, age 7, born CA (this is my father)
Gilmore, Percy, boarder, age 40, born CA

Ira married Clara Lucille FOWLER 1, 2, 3, 4, daughter of James Augustine FOWLER and Matilda Jane (Jennie) STEVENS, on 6 Jun 1898 in Tres Piedras, Taos Co., Nm. Clara was born 5, 6, 7 on 17 Aug 1882 in Hebron, Thayer, Ne. She died 8, 9, 10 on 19 May 1961 in Martinez, Contra Costa, Ca.

They had the following children:

+ 370 M i Carl Cecil BRANSON
+ 371 F ii Minnie Avangeline BRANSON
+ 372 M iii Leslie Lee BRANSON
+ 373 M iv Vernon James BRANSON
  374 M v Ira Melvin BRANSON was born on 7 Feb 1914 in Cloverdale, Sonoma, Ca. He died on 24 Mar 1914 in Sonoma Co., Ca.
+ 375 F vi Irene Mildred BRANSON
+ 376 M vii William Franklin BRANSON

295. Joseph Walter BRANSON (Martha Ann BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 11 Dec 1881 in Colorado. He died on 9 Aug 1942 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., Ca.

CALIF DEATH INDEX:
BRANSON JOSEPH WALTER 12/11/1881 Father: BRANSON M COLORADO LOS ANGELES(19) 08/09/1942 60 yrs
Note: author has an original letter written from Joseph to Ira Branson, dated Aug 1, 1935 in Glendale, CA.

1930 census - Burbank, Los Angeles Co., California
Living with son, Ray
Ray Branson, age 25, CO
Blanche, wife, age 28, CA
Raymond Jr, son, age 3, CA
Joseph W, father, age 48, CO
Margaret, age 48, KS

Joseph married Margaret. Margaret was born in 1882 in Kansas.

They had the following children:

+ 377 M i Raymond BRANSON Sr.

297. Edgar Henderson BRANSON (Martha Ann BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born about 1883 in Holt Co, Mo. He died in of Colorado.

Was involved in the founding of BRANSON, COLORADO IN LAS ANIMAS CO.

The population of Branson is approximately 58.
The approximate number of families is 32.

The amount of land area in Branson is 1.928 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers:.
The distance from Branson to Washington DC is 1529 statute miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 198 statute miles. (Statute miles are "as the crow flies")
Branson is positioned 37.01 degrees north of the equator and 103.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.

The Branson community has around 60 residents and is situated at the far east end of Las Animas County, some 50 miles from Trinidad. The school, which teaches students from kindergarten through 12th grade, generally has an enrollment of about 50 students, and often has graduating classes of less than five.

He had the following children:

  378 M i Edgar BRANSON was born on 2 Jul 1912 in of Telluride, Co (See Notes). He died on 17 Jan 1991 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX (Uncertain if this is the same Edgar)

EDGAR BRANSON 02 Jul 1912 17 Jan 1991 85205 (Mesa, Maricopa, AZ) (none specified) 521-18-5156 Colorado
  379 F ii Lucille BRANSON
        Lucille married ?? HYLAND.

298. Charles Oscar BRANSON (Margaret Ann BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 16 Jul 1890 in Kansas or New Mexico. He died on 13 Mar 1931.

SOURCE: LDS WEBSITE

Branson, Charles O
Age: 29
Year:1920
Birthplace: New Mexico
Roll:T625_156
Race: White
Page:4A
State: Colorado
ED:270
County: Baca
Image:761
Township: Precinct 5

Charles O Branson, age 29, NM
Nora, wife, age 23, KS
Robert P, son, age 6, KS
Oscar V, son, age 3, CO
William I, son, age 1, CO

Charles married Lenora CLAYTON, daughter of William Henry CLAYTON and Nora Elizabeth WHITEBORN.

They had the following children:

  380 M i Robert P BRANSON was born on 26 Dec 1913 in Kansas. He died on 12 Sep 1988 in Central Point, Jackson, OR.

SSDI:
ROBERT P BRANSON 26 Dec 1913 12 Sep 1988 97502 (Central Point, Jackson, OR) (none specified) 524-16-5424 Colorado
  381 M ii Oscar V BRANSON
  382 M iii William I BRANSON

299. Flora Bell LUNSFORD (Margaret Ann BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 12 Jul 1876 in Forest City, Holt Co., Mo. She died on 29 Apr 1932.

Flora married Patrick DAUGHTERY on 20 Oct 1891. Patrick was born in 1872 in Holt Co., MO.

They had the following children:

  383 F i Celeste DAUGHTERY was born in 1894 in Chama, NM.
  384 F ii Blanche DAUGHTERY
  385 M iii Patrick Vere DAUGHTERY

301. George William LUNSFORD (Margaret Ann BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 28 Dec 1883 in Forest City, Holt Co., Mo. He died on 11 Jan 1947.

George married Mable Miranda MELLINGER on 15 May 1906. Mable was born on 29 Jul 1889 in Holt Co., MO. She died on 18 Apr 1934.

They had the following children:

  386 M i Charles Jefferson LUNSFORD was born on 9 Aug 1908. He died on 17 Aug 1967.
  387 F ii Maudine Margaret LUNSFORD was born on 5 Jan 1910. She died on 9 Dec 1992.
  388 F iii Flora May Belle LUNSFORD was born in 1912. She died on 10 Apr 1995.
  389 F iv Annabelle Rachel LUNSFORD was born on 18 Aug 1929. She died on 19 Dec 1979.

314. Amanda Ann (Anninta) MULLINS (Susan J. BOYD , Arminda Susan HARDCASTLE , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born on 7 Dec 1856 in Missouri. She died on 25 Nov 1947 in Payne Co., Oklahoma.

Amanda married Joseph L. BOYD, son of Abner C. BOYD and Mary Catharine SPONENBURG (SPONINBURGH), on 18 May 1875 in Holt Co., Mo. Joseph was born on 26 Dec 1851 in Schuyler Co., Ill. He died on 20 Apr 1896 in Payne Co., Oklahoma.

1880 Federal Census:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Joseph L. BOYD Self M Male W 28 IL Laborer IL IL
Anninta A. BOYD Wife M Female W 23 MO IL IL
William E. BOYD Son S Male W 5 MO IL MO

Source Information:
Census Place Salem, Richardson, Nebraska
Family History Library Film 1254754
NA Film Number T9-0754
Page Number 487C

Joseph and Amanda had the following children:

+ 390 M i William E. BOYD
  391 F ii Lula BOYD was born on 9 Feb 1881.
+ 392 M iii Oscar F. BOYD
  393 M iv Clarence BOYD was born on 6 May 1891 in Oklahoma or Missouri.

1920 Federal Census - Mound, Payne, Oklahoma
Laura Skeen, head, age 31, KS
Hazel, dau, age 13, OK
Crawford, son, age 12, OK
Emmett, son, age 9, OK
Herman, son, age 6, OK
Clarence Boyd, age 28, hired man, b. OK

1920 Payne Oklahoma Census
Name: CLARENCE BOYD
Relation: HIRED MAN
Sex: MALE
Race: WHITE
Age: 28
Birth Place: MISSOURI
Father Birth Place: MISSOURI
Mother Birth Place: MISSOURI
Township: MOUNDS TOWNSHIP
        Clarence married Aussie Booth SKEEN.
  394 F v Myrtle BOYD was born on 16 Feb 1894.

342. John F. HARDCASTLE (James William , Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" , Thomas W. , James R. , Elisha , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) )

John married Olla A..

They had the following children:

  395 M i Thurman D HARDCASTLE
  396 F ii Wilma J. HARDCASTLE

360. Harry HARDCASTLE (Harry Albert , M Ewing , James , Shadrach , James B. , William , John , William , John , Henry Matthew , John (aka Matthew) ) was born in 1925 in Texas. He died on 25 Mar 1976 in Austin, Travis, Tx.

SSDI: HARRY HARDCASTLE 09 Jan 1925 Mar 1976 (not specified) (none specified) 463-20-0854 Texas

He had the following children:

  397 M i Harry HARDCASTLE

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