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Descendants of John MARGRAVE

Sixth Generation

124. Raymond Edward MARGRAVE (Sidney Hardy , Edward Calvin , Felix , Jesse E. , John ) was born on 6 Dec 1907 in Brookfield, Linn County, MO. He died on 10 May 1964 in Kansas City, Jackson, MO.

Raymond married Dorothy Faye OLMSTEAD on 15 Feb 1931 in Kansas City, Jackson, MO. Dorothy was born on 3 Apr 1912 in Enterprise, Dickinson County, KS. She died in Aug 1975 in Kansas City, Jackson, MO.

DOROTHY MARGRAVE 03 Apr 1912 Aug 1975 64131 (Kansas City, Jackson, MO) (none specified) 492-26-0673 Missouri

Raymond and Dorothy had the following children:

  170 M i Edwin Lee MARGRAVE
  171 M ii Lawrence Raymond MARGRAVE

134. George Albert BRANSON (Thomas Wilson BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) was born on 22 Apr 1884 in Rio Grande, Co. He died on 4 Dec 1967 in Mountain Home, Elmore, Id.

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:

  172 F i Elby?? R. BRANSON

136. Susan Jane BRANSON (Thomas Wilson BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) 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:

  173 M i A. Neal RAY

138. Millard Francis BRANSON (Thomas Wilson BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) 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:

  174 F i Edna M. BRANSON
  175 F ii Audrey F. BRANSON
  176 F iii Betty R. BRANSON
  177 M iv Max W. BRANSON

139. Ira Lee BRANSON (John Franklin BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) 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:

+ 178 M i Carl Cecil BRANSON
+ 179 F ii Minnie Avangeline BRANSON
+ 180 M iii Leslie Lee BRANSON
+ 181 M iv Vernon James BRANSON
  182 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.
+ 183 F vi Irene Mildred BRANSON
+ 184 M vii William Franklin BRANSON

140. Joseph Walter BRANSON (John Franklin BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) was born on 11 Dec 1881 in Colorado. He died on 9 Aug 1942 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., Ca.

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:

+ 185 M i Raymond BRANSON Sr.

142. Edgar Henderson BRANSON (John Franklin BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) 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:

  186 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
  187 F ii Lucille BRANSON
        Lucille married ?? HYLAND.

143. William E. "Billie" BRANSON (John Franklin BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) was born on 31 Oct 1871 in Mo. He died on 7 Nov 1961 in Mendocino Co., Ca.

Branson, Wm E
Age: 48
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
State: Colorado
County: Routt
Township: Crater
Wm E Branson, age 48, MO
Josephine, wife, age 38, MO KY MO
Claude, son, age 21, CO MO MO

William married Josephine Elizabeth MCQUEARY, daughter of James Allen MCQUEARY and Margaret SEYBERT. Josephine was born in 1862 in Johnson City, Mo.

They had the following children:

  188 M i Claude BRANSON
        Claude married Ruth.

146. Jefferson D. BRANSON (John Franklin BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) was born on 31 Jul 1884 in Colorado. He died in Feb 1969 in Ukiah, Mendocino Co., Calif.

SSN 567-03-9178 Residence: 95482 Ukiah, Mendocino, CA
Born 31 Jul 1884 Last Benefit:
Died Feb 1969 Issued: CA (Before 1951)

BRANSON JEFF D 07/31/1884 ACORD M COLORADO MENDOCINO 02/28/1969 567-03-9178 84

Research note:
William Branson seems to recall that Jeff was Ira's half-brother, however his birthdate falls into the same time period as other children of John Franklin Branson and Martha Boyd. Therefore, it is uncertain if there was a third wife of John Franklin Branson named Acord.

1920 Census, Archuleta Co., Colorado
Branson, Jefferson D, age 35, CO
Ina, wife, age 30, IN
Thelma, dau, age 10, NM
Frank, son, age 8, NM
Harley, son, age 4-1/2, CO

Jefferson married Ina STEED, daughter of John Peter STEED and Alvaretta SPENCER. Ina was born on 21 Apr 1882 in Milton, Indiana. She died in Dec 1973 in Ukiah, Mendocino, Ca.

INA BRANSON 01 Jun 1888 Dec 1973 95482 (Ukiah, Mendocino, CA) (none specified) 572-05-9754 California

1. Indiana Birth Records Wayne County 1892 - 1920 Vol. III Letters P thru Z. Ina is twin Sister to Ira.
2. Death recorded under California Deaths 1940 to 1996 Ancestry.com.

Jefferson and Ina had the following children:

+ 189 M i Harley BRANSON
+ 190 M ii Frank Alva BRANSON
  191 F iii Thelma BRANSON

147. Charles Oscar BRANSON (Charles Perry BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) was born on 16 Jul 1890 in Kansas or New Mexico. He died on 13 Mar 1931.


Branson, Charles O
Age: 29
Birthplace: New Mexico
Race: White
State: Colorado
County: Baca
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:

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

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

149. Joseph D. BRANSON (Jefferson D. BRANSON , Nancy MARGRAVE , Anthony , Jesse E. , John ) was born in May 1890 in Colorado.

Branson, Joseph
Age: 40
Birthplace: Colorado
Race: White
State: Idaho
County: Shoshone
Township: Mace
Relationship: Head

Branson, Joseph, age 40, CO, age at marr 23
Hilda, wife, age 29, MO, age at marr 17
Stanley, son, age ?, ID (age unreadable)

Joseph married Hilda.

They had the following children:

  195 M i Stanley BRANSON

158. Alfred Brewer MARGRAVE (Alfred (Fred) Wade , Thomas Ewing , James Willis , John , John ) was born on 14 Mar 1904 in Gordon, NE. He died on 30 May 1954 in Wahoo, NE.

Alfred married Julia JANDA on 23 Jul 1928 in Omaha, NE. Julia was born on 5 Apr 1906 in Weston, NE. She died in Jun 1993 in Auburn, Nemaha, NE.

JULIA C MARGRAVE 05 Apr 1908 21 Jun 1993 68305 (Auburn, Nemaha, NE) (none specified) 508-32-0033 Nebraska

Alfred and Julia had the following children:

  196 F i Mary Ann MARGRAVE

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