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Research Notes about the Branson Family and allied Families
The Branson DNA Project
 UPDATED APRIL 1, 2007

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TREES OF BRANSTON & CARDINALL FAMILIES - SUFFOLK, ENGLAND AND BRANSTON (AND SIMILAR) RECORDS IN AMERICA

SOME NEIGHBORS OF JARED BRANSON SR. AND HIS CHILDREN
SOME BRANSON DEED RECORDS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA

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CAUTION !
Any information, conclusions or theories presented in this narrative are not entirely verified and should not be assumed to be totally accurate.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Early Burlington, New Jersey Records
John Day and Elizabeth Harvey
John Day Branson
Thomas L. Branson

Thomas Sumner, Neighbor of Jared Branson
Some Theories
Lionel Branson

Rebecca Rogers
Elizabeth Branson and Daniel Cloud
Joseph Branson and Mary Edge
The Edge Family
The Antrim Family
John Corder
The Tackett Family
The Garwood Family
The Hankins and Sharp Families
Hopkins County, Kentucky
Montgomery County, Virginia
The Doak Family
The Coltrane Family
The Mendenhall Family
The Bumpass, Eads and Welton Families
Joseph Burden (Borden)
The Borden Family
The Cox Family
The Patrick and Bates Family
The Dodson and Goad Families
The Ayers - Ayres Family
The Maynor Family
The Shobe Family
Luke Jefferson
The Vestal, Piggott, Blansett and Absher Families
The Kenworthy Family
The Covington and Newbill Families
Lower Old Norfolk, Virginia
Bledsoe County, Tennessee

Delaware County, Indiana
Hardy County, Virginia (WV)
Hampshire County, Virginia (WV)
The Forman Family
The Sellers Family
The Heath Family
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Early Burlington, New Jersey Records
August 17, 2006

The Burlington Court Book

The following are extracts from some early court records of Burlington, New Jersey that include the surname Branson and/or allied families.  Notice the name Daniel Brenson in the date range of 1682-1688 listed with Mahlon Stacey.  Mahlon Stacey was the brother of Robert Stacy who was reportedly the father of Ellen Stacy who married John Shinn (see page two for more information about the Shinn family).  The Shinn family was from Suffolk, England as were several Branston families as mentioned in a book about them and other familiar families (again, see page two).  It is not known if Daniel Brenson was actually Daniel Branson, or if he was related to the descendants of Nathaniel Branson Sr.  Since he was listed in 1682, he was probably born prior to 1662.  Per the LDS web site there was a Daniel Brinson born 1653 of Six Mile Run, Somerset, New Jersey.  This Daniel Brenson could be him.  Daniel Brinson was the son of William Brinson and Margaret of Devon, England.  He married Frances Greenland Oct. 8, 1681 and died 1696 in Middlesex, New Jersey.  If you have information about him please contact Sandra by email.

There was a Brinton family who went from England to Chester, PA in about 1684 and I have found some of them listed with the spelling "Brinson".  They apparently intermarried with the Stout family and a Stout Brinson was also found in Pennsylvania Revolutionary War records.

The other names listed here were either Quakers associated with the Bransons, and/or families allied with the Bransons of Burlington, NJ.  Although information about the early Branson family in America (research by others) shows that they were in Burlington, NJ as early as 1672, I found no reference to them in these court records.

The Burlington court book : a record of Quaker jurisprudence in West New Jersey, 1680-1709
Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1944, 430 pgs.
THE BURLINGTON COURT BOOK
1684 Monthly meeting - assessors chosen included Robert Stacey, Joshua Wright, Daniell Leeds, and others
1684 (Partial list)
Robert Stacey, 270 acres
Daniell Leeds, 200 acres
John Daye, 100 acres
John Shinn, 400 acres

John Antram, 150 acres
Henry Stacey, 550 acres

Samuel Borden, 200 acres
Daniell Bacon, 350 acres
Mathew Watson, 200 acres
Thomas Wood, 300 acres

John Wood, 100 acres
Robert and Thomas Scholey, 200 acres
John Rogers, 100 acres
Mahlon Stacey, 700 acres
Joshua Wright, 400 acres
8th 6th monthe 1684 Grand Jury (partial list):
Daniell Leeds, Freedom Leppincote, John Daye, John Borton, and others
12th day 10th month 1702:
ordered to appear: John Antrim, Edward Boulton, and others
1697 court of quarter sessions held at Burlington May 8, 1697: Mahlon Stacey, justice on the bench (and others)
Grand jury: John Antram, and others
Court of Quarterly Sessions held at Burlington February, 21st and 22nd days 1697/8:
Mahlon Stacey, justice on the bench (and others)
Grand jury: Thomas Haines, John Rogers, and others

Traverse jury: John Antram, Henry Beck, Joshua Wright, Thomas Scholey and others
Court of Quarterly Sessions held at Burlington February 20th, 1698:
Justice: Daniel Leeds and others
Grand jury: John Shinn junr, Henry Beck, Ralph Hunt, John Moore and others
mentioned: James Antram Constable of Mansfield
May 8, 1702 Court: names mentioned include Richard Haines, Isaac Decow, William Wood, Mahlon Stacey and others
Dec. 11, 1706 court: names mentioned: Daniel Leeds, justice of the peace
March 4, 1707 court grand jury: James Shinn, Restore Lipincot, John Bacon, James Antrum, Thomas Garwood
1688 : Plaintiff Mahlon Stacy, defendant Dan. Brenson (debt)
1682: Daniell Brenson plaintiff John Johnson defendant (debt); names mentioned: John Pancosts, Daniell Leeds, and others

 

JOHN DAY AND ELIZABETH HARVEY

In the following extracts of documents regarding the initial settlements of West Jersey, we find some familiar names, including John Day who signed a petition in the year 1687 and another in 1697.  John Day was the father of Elizabeth Day who married Thomas L. Branson.  According to Quaker passenger lists, John arrived in Philadelphia in 1682.  From the court records above, he served on a grand jury in 1684 and owned 100 acres in that year.

Thomas Branson's daughter Ann married George Shinn, the grandson of John Shinn who is also mentioned in these extracts.  Many of these early settlers of West Jersey were Quakers who came from various parts of Europe under the guidance and direction of William Penn.

John Day was probably from Hertfordshire, England where he was a member of the Quaker meeting there.  He married Elizabeth Harvey after he arrived in New Jersey.  We know of three children of that marriage, all them daughters.  It is not known if he had any sons.  In his will dated 1723 he did not name any sons, so it is presumed he had none, or they died before that year.

EARLY NEW JERSEY

COMPILED FROM THE ORIGINAL APPLICATIONS PHILADELPHIA PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY
NATIONAL SOCIETY SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE PILGRIMS  

In the spring of 1677 two hundred and thirty Quakers left London on the ship "Kent" for West Jersey. Half of these were from London and the other half from Yorkshire. Smith, in his "History of Nova Cæsarea; or, New Jersey," gives a partial list of these emigrants, but the name of John Shinn does not appear therein. He also says that these chose as a landing place the spot where Burlington now stands, and there began a settlement, which they named New Beverley; this was afterwards changed to Bridlington, after a town in Yorkshire, from whence many of the settlers came, and subsequently to Burlington. Smith also gives partial lists of emigrants who followed these in the year 1678, and in a general way names others who came between 1678 and 1680. In this general list will be found the name of John Shinn. In the old records of Burlington now in the office of the Secretary of State at Trenton, showing the freeholders for the year 1680, the names of "John Sheen" and "Clement Sheen" appear. The same records show that in the same year John Sheen was a grand juror.

On the 13th of ye 12th month, 1687, the proprietors concluded an agreed as follows:

"That the proprietors find the proposals of the Governor contrary to ye former rules and methods for taking up land." Yet, being desirous to accommodate the Governor and the families from England who had given information of an intention to remove to this province, and the expectation of a great advantage accrning to the province by reason of "peopling the same,"1 agreed that the Governor "may take up ye shares belonging to him for ye (first) divident of twelve priprieties" and authorize the court to issue a warrant to the General Surveyor to survey and lay
out the same.

"Ye agreement aforesaid subscribed by ye proprietors underwritten." (Names in bold were known to be friends or they or their descendants/relatives intermarried with the Bransons and/or allied families)

Andrew Robinson, Thomas Gardner, John Dayes, William Royden, William Cooper, Thomas Farnsworth, William Bates, John Reading, Joshua Humphries, John Hugg, Bernard Devonish, John Pancoast, Elias Ffar, James Atkinson, Percival Toole, John Kay, William Albertson, Nathaniel Cripps, Thomas Barton, John Shinn, Isaac Marriot, Thomas Sharp, Freedom Lippencott, William Beard, Thomas Thackara, Thomas Matthews, Anthony Elton.

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On July 17, 1697, John Shinn, wheelwright, deeded to his son, James Shinn, 120 acres on Birch Creek. (W. J. R., Liber B, f. 619.) In 1707 John Shinn, with divers others of the proprietors and purchasers of West Jersey, sent a remonstrance to Edward Viscount Cornbury, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of New York and New Jersey, and asked for the removal of certain prohibitions, in words as follows:

PETITION FROM PROPRIETORS AND PURCHASERS OF WEST JERSEY TO LORD CORNBURY.

(From original in Alexander West Jersey Papers, p. 149.) To Edward Viscount Cornbury Captain Generale and Governour in Chief in and Over the Province of New Jersey, New York and All the Territories and Tracts of Land Depending Thereon in America and Vice Admirall of the
Same, &c.:

THE HUMBLE PETITION of divers of the proprietors and purchasers of the western division of New Jersey in all humility sheweth.-- That whereas we are fully Informed that the Councill of Proprietors for the western division have received a Prohibition from the Lord Cornbury in Councill held at Amboy the fourteenth day of November Anno Dom: 1706 for granting any warrants for laying out lands &c by reason whereof no warrants can be obtained for that end, to the great prejudice of such as have (as they Conceive) a good and lawful right to take up their Just proportions of land In the division aforesaid haveing as good an undevided right as ony else can pretend to and have also bought the same of
the Indians for a very valuable consideration.

WHEREFORE we humbly pray that such prohibition and Impediments may be removed and we evidencing our rights to such person or persons as the Proprietors have appointed to Inspect the same may be admitted thereto and we shall as in duty bound forever pray.

Signed by:  Thomas Brian, Willm. Stevenson, Daniel Wills, John Gosling, John Sharpe, Richard Haines, William Heulings, Henry Ballinger, Henry Burr, Samuel Lippincott, Junr., Richard Fenimore. Will Petty, Jr. Edward Elkton, Joshua Humphries, Thomas Eves, Thomas Stoker (Stokes?), John Haines, Williams Evens, Benjamin Moore, Steven Wilson, John Horten, Thomas Wilkins, William Horton. John Jones (his mark), John Stokes, John Woolman, John Clarke, Joseph Kirkbride, Wm. Biles, John Swift, Roger Parke, Samll. Ferris, Nath. Pope, John Day (his mark), John Abbat, Matthew Watson, John Shinn, Thomas Peacher, Nathan Allen, Edward Rockhill, John Bacon.

Burlington Court Book of West NJ, 1680-1709, The Burlington Court Book, 1681-1709, Page 56
9th of the 6th month, 1686 - Grand Jury members: Symon Charles, John Shinn Sr., John Pancost, Joshua Humfreys, Thomas Butcher, William Budd, William Atkinson, John Crosby, John Day, Thomas Barton, Robert Young, Isaac Marriott, John Woolston Sr.  The Traverse Jury members: Godfrey Hancock, Richard Bassnett, William Hunt, Michael Newbold, Henry Grubb, John Boarton, John Hollingshead, Bernard Devonish, Martin Holt, Daniell Leeds, William Brightwen, Daniel Bacon.

JOHN DAY BRANSON

John Day Branson was the eldest son of John Day and Elizabeth Harvey.  He was born 1704 in Haddonfield, Burlington, NJ and died 1769 in Frederick, VA.  His first wife was Isabella who died about 1748.  From that marriage four known children were born:  Anna, Mary, Thomas and Elizabeth.  His second wife was Martha Antrim (widow Osmond), daughter of Thomas L. Antrim.  One daughter was reportedly born to that union: Martha in 1752.  According to Pat Patterson's web site, John spent time in Virginia as early as 1730 and apparently moved back to New Jersey in the early 1740's.  In about 1760-61 they settled in Frederick, VA.  Per Quaker records, they moved back and forth quite a bit and were also in Warrington, PA for a short time.

In 1765 Frederick, VA one of his neighbors was John Painter, father of Jane/Jeane Painter who married his son Thomas in 1760.

THOMAS L. BRANSON AND JANE/JEANE PAINTER

Much has been presented about Thomas L. Branson on the various pages of this narrative.  It is this Thomas that some believe was the father of Jared Branson Sr.  However, we have found no direct evidence of a connection.  It is known that Thomas was closely allied with Rev. Thomas Beals and he was on the Greene, TN tax list with relatives of Thomas Beals in 1797 and 1798.  John Bowater Beals married Thomas' daughter Lois Branson.

Greene County, Tennessee Tax List
Taxables of Captain Jacob Henninger's Company for the year 1797
John Bales (Beals) White Polls: 1
Thomas Branson Land: 192 White Polls: 2
Joseph Allen Land: 200 White Polls: 1
Taxables of Captain John Heneger's Company for the year 1798
John boeten (Bowater) Bales Land: 92 White Polls: 1
David Branson White Polls: 1
Thomas Branson, Juner White Polls: 1
Thomas Branson, Sen Land: 100 White Polls: 1

Thomas Branson was also on the 1782 Montgomery, VA tax list along with William and Thomas Bails (presumed to be Beals), and Jarret Branson.  This is the reason that many believe Jared was closely related to Thomas.  The probable date range of Jared's birth, however, is before the marriage of Thomas to Jane Painter.  Therein lies the ongoing mystery.  Perhaps he was a cousin of Thomas...?

1782 - Montgomery Co., VA Personal Property Tax List included: Thomas Bails, William Bails, Thomas Dillard, Abraham Goad, William Goad, Abraham McMillon, John Payter (Paynter?), William Pointer, ?? Shockley, Richard Siskley (Shockley?), Thomas Branson, Jarret Branson.  (and others)

THOMAS SUMNER, NEIGHBOR OF JARED BRANSON SR.

Thomas Sumner appears in the Patrick, VA deed book at Johnson Creek between 1791 and 1801.  Also in that book is "Garrot" Branson (presumed to be Jared) and Thomas Dillard.  This Thomas Sumner was probably the son of Robert Sumner and Phebe Ann Beals.  This Sumner family is mentioned in the Quaker records of Westfield MM, Surry, NC (as is Thomas Branson).  Thomas Sumner's brother Joshua had a daughter Amy Sumner reported at Mt. Pleasant MM, Grayson, VA.  Thomas Sumner's mother-in-law (Hannah Harrell Hiatt) died before 1808 in Grayson, VA (reported by others).  Therefore, it is reasonable to believe that the Thomas Sumner who was listed in Patrick, VA deed records was this same Thomas. 

The Sumners were among the first members of the Westfield MM, Surry, NC Quaker meeting which started in 1786, along with John Bowater Beals who married Lois Branson, daughter of Thomas L. Branson and Jane/Jeane Painter.  According to the Ency. of Quaker Genealogy, the Westfield MM was located very close to the Virginia border.

As mentioned above, Thomas Sumner was probably the son of Robert Sumner and Phebe Ann Beals.  (Phebe was the aunt of John Bowater Beals.)  They also had sons Caleb and Bowater Sumner who were also among the first members of Westfield MM. 

The Sumner family intermarried with the Hiatt, Jessop and Ballard families.  Mathew Sumner was on the 1782 Montgomery, VA tax list with Jared and Thomas Branson. 

This is another possible loose connection between Jared Branson Sr. and John Bowater Beals, and therefore to his wife, Lois Branson and her parents.  As mentioned on page two of this narrative, Jared was also living near Anna Branson, daughter of John Day Branson.  (She was in Wilkes, NC)

PATRICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Places Named in Deed Book I, 1791 - 1801
Blue Ridge, also referred to as Main Mountain or The Mountain At Dan River 417
Samuel COX; George, Wm GARROTT
At Johnson Creek 23, 102, 231, 574, 583, 714
BAKER; Garrot BRANSON; Thomas DILLARD; James, Mary DOKE; Michael KELLEY;
Edward MOORE; Eliphaz SHELTON; Thomas SUMNER

Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, Vol I, Westfield Monthly Meeting, Page 953
Surry Co., NC
the following list of names were among the original membership of 1786:
John Bowater Beales, William Beales, Amasa Beeson, Gardner Briant, John Briant, John Hiatt, Joseph Hiatt, Joseph Hiatt Jr., William Hiatt, Hannah Jessop, Joseph Jessop, Thomas Jessop, Timothy Jessop, William Jessop, Bowater Sumner, Caleb Sumner, Thomas Sumner, Thomas Ballard, Byrum Ballard, David Ballard, Garman Ballard, Moorman Ballard

Other records of Westfield MM:
Bowater Bales, son of Jacob & Mary
Elizabeth Bales, daughter of William 7 Elizabeth Marshall
Nathan Bales, son of Jacob and Mary
Jemima Bales, daughter of Azariah Bales and Mary Hiatt
Jacob Carson, son of Uriah and Mary
Martha Carson, daughter of William Carson and Winifred Horton
Thomas Branson and children, Thomas, David and Jacob received from Crooked Run MM, dated 1791, 11, 5.
Thomas Branson of New Hope, disowned, 1795, 6, 20

The 1810 Grayson County, Virginia Tax List
Shockley, Marideth 3 0 3
Sumner, Jonathan 1 0 3
Sumner, James 1 0 3
Ballard, Amos (Col.?) 0 0 2
Ballard, Jarman 2 0 4
Ballard, Joseph 2 0 4
Hiat, Joseph 1 0 3
Hiat, Jesse Brushy Fk. 1 0 0
Hiat, Christopher 2 0 4
Jessop, Thomas 0 0 2
Jessop, Nathan 1 0 0
Jessop, Isaac 1 0 0

The 1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Land Tax List
Sumner, Mathew 50 5 1/

The 1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Sumner, James 1
Sumner, Samuel 1 1 1

SOME THEORIES

Theory Number One:  The more I research those who lived near Jared Branson Sr. in Virginia and elsewhere, the more I am coming to believe he was some how connected to the family of John Day Branson.  There were so many Quaker and/or families allied with the Quaker Bransons living near him and, although his estimated birth year of 1753 places his birth before Thomas Branson and Jane/Jeane Painter were married, it is possible that he was born later, and could have been their son.  They were married in 1760 and their first known child was born in 1764.  Unless a child died young, it was unusual for a span of 4 years to go by before the first child.  If Jarred was born in 1761, he would be about age 16 to 17 when his eldest son, John Jefferson Branson, was born.  Although that is quite young to marry, it is not out of the question.   There were two records for an older male Branson in 1830 Gasconade Co., MO.  One was in the birth year range of 1750-1760 and the other was in the range of 1760-1770. The older one was transcribed as Jarret Branson Sr. and the younger one was transcribed as Jarret or Garret Branson. 

Notice that Thomas Shockley born 1790-1800 is also listed on the same page with the younger Jarret Branson.  Another Thomas Shockley born 1790-1800 was listed on the same page with the older Jarret Branson Sr.  I know of only one Thomas Shockley who was in Gasconade, MO born in that date range.  He was Thomas Shockley (son of Isaiah Shockley), who married Elizabeth David.  There was another Thomas Shockley born in this date range, but I have no information for him other than his parents, birth date and birth place (Thomas R. Shockley born Mar. 27, 1793 in Pittsylvania, VA -  a twin to Aquilla Shockley).  As far as I know, he did not go to Missouri.  His father was Thomas Shockley who died in White, TN in 1843.  He and his twin Aquilla may have died young, since I can find nothing in census records for either of them.  There was only one Thomas Shockley in Gasconade, MO in 1840 (the one who married Elizabeth David). 

It's possible that the census-taker got a few people confused and recorded them twice with different family profiles.  If so, there is no way to know which record for Jarret Branson is correct.  He could have been born 1750-1760, or 1760-1770.  Therefore, I am recording Jarred's birth year as 1753 - 1761.

1830 Census - Gasconade, MO
NEXT LINE: Jarret Branson Sr (0000100001-00000000001) age 70-80 <1750-1760> - Image 1
Thomas Shockley (111001-110001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 1
NEXT LINE: Garret or Jarret Branson (000100001-000001) age 60-70 <1760-1770> - Image 11
4 LINES BELOW:Thomas Shockley (111001-222101) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 11

In 1773 Thomas and John Branson, John Painter and Abraham Haines were in Fauquier, VA.  (Several Jett families were also there).  John Painter was Jane/Jeane's brother & father's name.  Since John Sr. died in 1771, I think this John on the tax list was her brother who was born in 1736.  Abraham Haines married Jane's sister Hannah Painter. Fauquier is just south of Warren, VA and Thomas Branson was referenced in Warren, VA in the Quaker records. Another researcher reports that Thomas Branson inherited land from his grandfather near White Post, now Warren County. Warren County is where Crooked Run MM was located.

Jane's other sister Sarah Painter died 1799 in Greene, TN....about the same time that a Thomas Bails (Beals) and a Thomas Branson were there. Her husband Samuel Humbard died in Greene, TN in 1805.

Jarred settled in Burk's Fork in 1776 which was in Montgomery, VA at that time. This is only three years after Thomas Branson was in Fauquier, VA with a John Painter.  If Jarred was related to Thomas, he and Thomas may have traveled south between 1773 and 1776 to Montgomery, VA. Since John Painter Sr. died in 1771, Thomas and Jane/Jeane may have been living near her brother John in Fauquier, VA.  In 1776 Montgomery Co. was much larger than it is now. Between Montgomery and Fauquier at that time were Culpeper, Augusta and Botetourt.  Jane's brother Isaac married Sarah Haines, daughter of Ezekiel Haines who died in Culpeper, VA in 1781.  The 1783 Property Tax List of Culpeper, VA lists Ezekiel's sons Jacob and Carlile Haines, John Garwood who married Esther Haines, George and John Dillard and others.  The Garwood family were Quakers from Burlington, NJ as were the Haines.  The Dillard family were not Quakers, but they were in the same county with these families allied with the Bransons of Burlington, NJ.  It is important to note that Culpeper County is located near Stafford, Warren and Fauquier Counties where several Branson families resided.  NOTE: John Corder who married Elizabeth Branson was taxed in 1782 in Montgomery Co., VA along with Thomas and Jared Branson.  John Corder was also taxes in 1764 in Culpeper, VA.

Property Tax List of Culpeper County, Virginia, 1783
John Dillard (5 slaves named)
George Dillard, Magi Dillard (9 slaves named)
Jasper Haines (1 slave named)
Carlile Haines
Jacob Haines
John Garwood

NOTE: I do not know which John Branson was in Fauquier, VA in 1773 with Thomas Branson.  Thomas' father, John Day Branson, died in 1769 so it could not be him.  Thomas' son, John, was born in 1764 so he was too young to be on a rent roll or tax list.  This John would have to be born before 1753 and I have been unable to identify him.  He may be Larkin Branson whose first name may have been John.  This mysterious John may be an important missing link for Jared.  (NOTE: he could be the son John who was mentioned in the will of Joseph Branson in Hampshire, VA.)  If there was an unknown John Branson born before 1753 he could have been Jared's brother.  A John Bransome was in Caroline Co., VA in 1810, age 45+.  Also there were John Bales (Beals), John and Mary Edge, John Holloway, Covingtons, Dillards and Boulwares.  Since the Edge family was allied with Joseph Branson, this John Bransome could be the one listed as Joseph's son in his will.  This would probably not be Larkin Branson because I believe he was in Fluvanna, VA in 1810.  John Holloway who was in Caroline, VA was probably the father of Elizabeth Holloway who married Thomas Dillard.  Thomas was related to the Dillards who were allied with Jared Branson Sr.  One of Thomas's grandsons (John) moved to Callaway, MO (next to Gasconade & Osage) by 1840, as did several Boulware and Edge families.  Asa Branson was in Callaway, MO in 1860 (next to Gasconade & Osage).  Asa was a descendant of William Branson and Elizabeth Osmond (the Quaker line).  Asa later moved to Iowa. 

The following Bransons (or variations of that spelling) were found in Rev. War lists....

Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution , Page 89
Bransom, John, 3 and 7 CL.
Bransom, John, Pvt., 7 CL.
Bransom, John, Musician, 5 CL.
Branson, Amos, Ensign, Frederick Mil., rec. Aug. 4, 1779.
Branson, Benjamin, E.
Branson, John (Bransom) Musician, 5 CL.
Branson, Larkin, Inf., nbll.
Branson, Lionel, 11 CL.
Branson, Lurkin, E.
Branson, William, E.
Branston, (???), of Frederick, E. -------I would like to know his first name!!
Bransun, John (Bransom) Musician, 5 CL.

1840 census
John T Dillard Fulton, Callaway, Missouri - Page 221

1850 CENSUS - District 12, Callaway, MO
James D. Dillard, 34, farmer, VA - HH #1376 (son of the above John T. Dillard)
Sarah A, 28, MO
Lucy A, 7, MO
John W, 5, MO
Mary I, 2, MO

1850 CENSUS - District 12, Callaway, MO
Samuel Edge, 50, farmer, VA - HH #1375  (next to James D. Dillard)
Lucy, 49, KY
Mary, 20, KY
Ann, 18, KY
Martin B, 14, KY
Eliza, 9, MO

1860 Census - District 18, Callaway, MO - image 335
D. W. Paden, 40, farmer, SC
Susan, 28, TN
Mary, 10, MS
Tilford, 8, MS
Frank, 6, MS
James, 2, MS
Elizabeth, 9/12, MO
Asa Branson, 29, farmer, $400, OH
Elizabeth Branson, 18, OH

In 1783 John and Larkin Branson were listed in tax records in Essex, VA which is between Caroline and Richmond Counties.  Larkin's son John Branson was not born until 1780-1789 so it would not be him.  Larkin was listed with this mysterious John Branson and he may be the John who was in Caroline, VA, age 45+, in 1810 (see previous paragraph).  This John may be the son "John" who was listed in Joseph Branson's will in 1780 Hampshire, VA (formed from Frederick), and it is likely this John was related to Larkin.   Also in Essex, VA in 1783 were Boulwares, Covingtons, Stoakes, William Dillard, and Noells.  Tabitha Cheatham, widow of Larkin Branson, married John Noell.  Since Larkin had relatives and possibly his son John who were listed near Jared Branson Sr. in Patrick, VA, then Jared may be related to this John and to Larkin. 
 
Essex and Caroline are near Orange Co. where Thomas Branson is recorded with Benjamin Borden in 1744.    They are about three counties to the south of Frederick using the year 1777 map.  They are also near Westmoreland Co. so these Bransons may be part of the Branson family who were in that county. 

The LDS web site shows that John Day Branson had a son John born c1728 of Frederick, VA.  This is the only place I have seen with this information.  It also shows that he had sons Jonathan, Thomas and Lionel and daughters Elizabeth, Anna, Mary and Martha (by 2nd wife).  There are no spouses listed for John, Jonathan and Lionel, so I have no idea if the information is correct or not (this is probably confused with the sons of Thomas Branson and Elizabeth Day).  Another database on ancestry.com shows that Jared Branson Sr. was the son of John Day Branson and his second wife, Martha Antrim, however the only children mentioned in John Day Branson's will were Mary, Anna, Elizabeth, Martha and Thomas. He mentions his grandson John who should receive one half of his plantation to be divided between him and daughter Martha after his wife's death.  His grandson John (son of Thomas) would only be age 5 at the time of this will, so I'm not sure if this is the John he is referring to.  Daughter Martha was age 17 at the time of the will, and I can understand bequeathing it to her, but would he bequeath a plantation to a child of age 5?  His wife Martha was about age 51 at the time of his will.  Perhaps John expected that she would live many more years and his grandson would be older by the time he received his inheritance.  If you know which John Branson was in Fauquier, VA in 1773, or who is the grandson John mentioned in John Day Branson's will, please contact Sandra by email.

A land record was recorded in Frederick Co., VA for a John Brancon dated in 1788.  This may have been the son of John Day Branson or the grandson named John mentioned in his will in 1769.  Or he could be the John who was mentioned in the will of Joseph Branson in 1780 Hampshire, VA.  His land was adjacent to John Painter Jr. who was the brother of Jane/Jeane Painter who married Thomas L. Branson Jr.  The date of 1766, I presume, is the date the land was originally purchased.. or inherited.  I assume he purchased an additional 382 acres adjacent to his own land in 1788.

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
John Brancon, 382 acres (Nov. 26, 1766), in Frederick Co., adj. his own land, John Painter Jr., William Ervin/Evin, on Little Run of Crooked Run. 2 Apr 1788.

1810 census (alphabetized)
John Bransome Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810 (00001-00001) age 45+ <born bef. 1765> - Image 3
John Holloway Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810 age 45+ (his dau. married Thomas Dillard)
John Bales Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810 age 45+
John Edge Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810 age 45+
Mary Edge Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810 age 45+
Elizabeth Boulware Caroline, VA 1810 age 26-45
Jenny Covington Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Richard Covington Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Charles Dillard Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
George Dillard Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Stephen Dillard Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Thomas Dillard Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Thomas Dillard Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
William Dillard Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Thomas Dillard Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Caleb Boulware Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Elizabeth Boulware Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Mark Boulware Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Mark Boulware Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Mary Boulware Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Musco Boulware Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
Purdie D Boulware Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810
William Boulware Not Stated, Caroline, VA 1810

John and James Branson were listed in Tithe records of Loudoun Co., Virginia along with a John Painter and other familiar names.  I don't know if this John is the same as the above John Brancon.  He would not be John Day Branson for he died in 1769.  I don't know who James Branson was but he may be the one who was mentioned in the 1793 Wythe, VA Tax List along with Jared Branson - perhaps a brother or perhaps his father.  The John Painter listed in this record may have been the father and/or brother of Jane/Jeane Painter who married Thomas L. Branson Jr.  John Eads may have been the grandfather or father of Hannah Eads who married William Weldon Bumpass of Gasconade Co., MO.  William Jett was probably related to James Monroe Jett who married Elizabeth Pointer who moved to Gasconade/Osage Co., MO at about the same time that Jared Branson Sr. did.  Joseph Surate (Surratt) may have been related to Sarah Sally Surratt who married John Branson, son of John Jefferson Branson.  Her grandfather's name was Joseph.   

John H. Triplett, probable 3rd cousin of Joel Triplett who was in Delaware, Indiana with Jacob, David, Mahlon, and Isaac Branson, was living in Gasconade, MO in 1850.

1830 Census - Pike, MO
John H. Triplett (20011-020001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 30
Nathaniel Triplett (111011-31011) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 25

1850 CENSUS - Canaan, Gasconade, MO
John Triplett, 45, farmer, TN - HH #34
Sarah, 48, VA
Sarah F, 17, MO
Charles R., 12, MO
Catherine, 10, MO

Susan A. Triplett, probable daughter of Joel Triplett, married David Shockley, probable son of James Shockley and Mary Ogles in Delaware, Indiana in 1850.  James Shockley was from Carroll Co., VA and he was the son of Meredith Shockley and Sarah Worrell.   This is the same Shockley family that was closely allied with Jared Branson Sr.   Abel Triplett mentioned in these records was the father of Joel Triplett whose son David Crockett Triplett was married in Osage Co., MO where many descendants of Jared Branson Sr. lived.  James Shockley and Mary Ogle of Delaware, Indiana also had a cousin who moved to Putnam, MO and married the step-daughter of Valentine Branson.   A. J. Branson was living next to her in 1860 Putnam, MO.   Because so many of these people (or their descendants) ended up in (or were related to residents of) the Bransons of Missouri, this is a good clue that Jared Branson was related to the Bransons who were in Delaware, Indiana, including David, Jacob, Nathan, Isaac and Mahlon Branson. Since many who were in Delaware, Indiana were listed in Loudoun, VA along with James and John Branson, this is a good clue that Jared Branson Sr. was related to them.

Be sure to check the section on Delaware, Indiana.

Index to the Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786
James Branson 1769
John Branson 1768, 1772
John Branson 1773-1774

John Painter 1769, 1772
Samuel Welton 1773
Abel Triplett, 1769-1770, 1771-1775, 1780-1783, 1785
Daniel Triplett 1762, 1765, 1767, 1769
Enoch Triplett 1765, 1767, 1769-1770, 1771-1779, 1781-1785
Francis Triplett 1768, 1770, 1771-1775, 1778-1784
Frederick Triplett 1785
Greenberry Triplett 1782-1785
Reuben Triplett 1771-1773, 1774-1775, 1778, 1781-1782, 1784-1785
Simon Triplett 1771
Capt. Simon Triplett 1765-1768, 1770, 1771-1786
Thomas Triplett 1758-1759, 1765, 1767, 1778-1779, 1781-1784
William Triplett 1758, 1760-1761, 1765
John Eades 1766, 1768, 1770, 1771-1774, 1784
Thomas Eades 1760-1763, 1765
Joseph Surate 1766 (related to Mary Surrat?)
Katherine Jett 1762
William Jett Jr. 1760-1761

Although Jarred Branson is not mentioned in available Quaker records, the fact that he has not been located in any Rev. War records could be explained by the above scenario.  Thomas Branson took the Oath of Allegiance in 1777 in Montgomery, VA, but did not serve.  (Jared Branson apparently did not take the Oath of Allegiance.  This could be because he was not yet old enough.  If he was born in 1761 he would be age 16 in the year 1777 - not of an age required to take the oath, but old enough to be married.)   Many Quakers were allowed to appoint substitutes to serve in their stead, but they would often help in other ways.  Jared's contribution to the war effort may have been to report on information about Tories (see page one).  Therefore, Jared could have been the son of Thomas Branson and Jane/Jeane Painter.....however.....

Theory Number Two:  Quaker records of New Garden MM list the children's names and birth dates for Thomas and Jeane/Jane, and Jared is not listed.   For this reason, I will present an alternative theory:  Jared may have been the son of Lionel Branson who apparently left the Quaker religion and never went back.  He was disowned at Hopewell MM in 1754.  Research by others shows an infant born in 1757 with no name.  This could mean that the child died or it could mean the name was not known.  1757 is within the birth range for Jared.  Lionel Jr. settled on Lost River (later became part of West Virginia) as did Jacob Chrisman and John Claypool.  Lost River was in Hampshire Co, VA (later in Hardy Co.)  Hampshire Co. was considered part of the New River region where Jared settled.  William Gree Branson, great-grandson of Jared Sr., married a descendant of Jacob Chrisman and lived in Maries and Osage Co., Missouri (where many descendants of Jared Branson lived).  Reuben Branson, grandson of Jared Sr., also married a descendant of Jacob Chrisman. 

According to research by others, Lionel Branson Sr. died 1811 in Frederick, VA.

A descendant of James Claypool of Lost River also moved to Maries Co., Missouri.  Reuben Claypool was born c1834 and was in Maries Co., MO on the 1860 census (see page one).  He was the grandson of John Claypool of Lost River, Hardy, VA.  I have not seen a will for Lionel Branson Sr. so I cannot rule out this theory yet.  If you have information about his will, please contact Sandra by email.

Abraham Chrisman died ca. Oct 1798 in Montgomery Co., VA (where Jared Branson Sr. lived).  Abraham was the son of Jacob Chrisman and Magdalena Hite.  Abraham's grandson, Nathaniel, was born in Montgomery Co., VA July 7, 1789.  This Chrisman family was closely related to the Chrisman family who went to Gasconade/Maries Co., Missouri at about the same time that Jared went there, and married into his family.  This is also the same Chrisman family who married into the Lionel Branson family.  Mary Catherine Branson, daughter of William Branson and Anna Fravel (granddaughter of Lionel Branson Jr.), married Isaac Chrisman, grand-nephew of the above mentioned Abraham Chrisman.  I believe this is one of the most important clues we have providing a possible link between Jared Branson Sr. and Lionel Branson.

So, we have descendants of neighbors of Lionel Branson Jr. (Jacob Chrisman and John Claypool) of Lost River, VA living in Maries Co., MO near descendants of Jared Branson Sr.- and, in the case of the Chrismans, marrying into the Branson family of Maries, MO.  This makes a plausible case for the theory that Jared was the unnamed infant of Lionel who was born c1757 (barring further information).  This theory could explain why we do not find Jared's name in Quaker records since Lionel apparently did not practice the religion after 1754.  More about Lionel and his descendants below.

See also the above section about Lucinda Cloud and James Mankin.  Lucinda Cloud's father was the first cousin of Daniel Cloud who married Lionel Branson's daughter Elizabeth.  James Mankin's father was surety on marriage bonds of two of Jared Branson Senior's sons in Patrick Co., VA.  This is a very good clue indirectly linking Jared with Lionel.

Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Lionel Branson and Rebeckah Millar of Hardy Co., VA (WV), married Felix Welton, first cousin (1 generation removed) of Rachel Welton who was in Osage Co., Missouri and died there in 1844.  Felix apparently stayed in Hardy, WV.  His son, Felix Branson Welton, was born there in 1816.  THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN JARED BRANSON SR. AND LIONEL BRANSON.  The Stump family from Frederick Co., VA was also connected to the Welton family and Michael Stump was listed in Montgomery, VA and Wythe, VA along with Jared Branson Sr.

With all the families from Hardy-Hampshire, VA (WV) who moved to Gasconade Co., MO at about the same time as Jared Branson Sr., it only makes sense to think that Jared was some how related to the Bransons of Hardy-Hampshire, VA (WV).

Theory Number Three:  Joseph Branson was the brother of Lionel Branson Sr.  Joseph Branson wrote a will in Hampshire, VA in 1780 that was inventoried in 1781.  Joseph's wife, Mary Edge, was apparently not alive at that time, since he did not mention her.  The LDS web site has a Mary Edge born 1721-24 in Monmouth, NJ, daughter of Gerard Edge  (born c1694-1702 of Monmouth, NJ) and Rebecca Forman.   (NOTE: two databases on the LDS site give his name as Gerald Edge).  This was probably the Mary Edge who married Joseph Branson since there were also Formans in Hampshire, VA. (see below).  This is VERY interesting because of Mary's father's first name.  Jared Branson Sr. has been seen in various records as Gerard Branson.  If Joseph was Jared's father he could have named him after his father-in-law.  In his will Joseph names only one child - John.  I am looking for more information about this John Branson.   I have found several records for an unknown John Branson (and Blanson) in Cabarrus/Lincoln, NC in 1770 military records and on a military list of persons who were reimbursed for expenses in or near Montgomery, VA.  This could be the same person as the one mentioned in the will of Joseph Branson.   There was also an unknown John Branson in Fauquier, VA with Thomas Branson in 1773 which could be this John (see theory number one & two).  James and John Branson were also listed on the Loudoun, VA list of Slaveholders along with some other familiar names.  Since they owned slaves, they may not have been Quakers.  A Larkin Branson is found in records of Fluvanna, VA with a son named John Larkin Branson.  Larkin was reportedly born in Fluvanna or Frederick, VA 1740-1750, so he may be this mysterious John Branson/Blanson/Bransam/Brancon (see theory number one & two).  His son John Larkin Branson married Mary Williamson Mayo and a Williamson Mayo was listed in deed records of Patrick, VA near George Dodson, William Sharp and Joseph Stovall, 1791-1801.  If Larkin's first name was also John, he may be the John Branson listed in the will of Joseph Branson.  A John Bransam was also listed in deed records of Patrick, VA during these same years.

Larkin Branson married Tabitha Cheatham.  She was related to the Cheathams who were in 1782 Halifax, VA, some of whom also lived in Lunenburg VA and later in Patrick VA. Williamson Mayo who was listed in the deed book of Patrick, VA was the uncle of John Larkin Branson's wife, Mary Willamson Mayo.

The Cheatham family was from Chesterfield Co., VA and were related by marriage to the family of Pres. Thomas Jefferson whose father was born in that county. According to another Branson researcher there were relatives of Thomas Jefferson in Patrick, VA, although I have no information about them.

Tabitha Cheatham who married Larkin Branson was the daughter of Stephen Cheatham and Elizabeth Akin.  Most of their children went to Kentucky. Larkin and Tabitha's son John went to Casey, KY. Also in 1782 Halifax, VA was Stark Boulware who was related to the Boulwares of Gasconade, MO. Some of the Boulwares and Cheathams moved to Callaway Co., MO which is next to Osage and Gasconade. There were also Covingtons listed in 1782 Halifax, VA and some of them also went to Callaway, MO. The Covingtons, Newbills and Bates were indirectly related by marriage to Andrew Jackson Branson's son John Franklin Branson (my direct ancestor).  Also in Callaway, MO in 1860 was Joel Ramsey and the Ramsey family was connected to the family of Larkin Branson, Pres. Thomas Jefferson and others. Jonathan Ramsey, age 74, was in Callaway, MO in 1850.  He was possibly the son of Josiah Ramsey of Culpeper, VA

Lucinda Boulware (cousin of the Callaway MO Boulwares) of Gasconade, MO married Lafayette Brock who was related to Elizabeth Brock who married James N. Sellers. The Sellers family was allied with Joseph Branson, brother of Lionel Branson of Hampshire, VA. The Boulwares lived near the Bransons in Gasconade, MO.

The Cheathams were allied with the Boulware family in Garrard, KY before moving to Missouri (several Pointers prev. lived there also).   Ritchie Boulware married Susanna Major, widow of Major Cheatham. Ritchie was the grandson of Stark Boulware of Halifax, VA mentioned above. Ritchie's brother, Theodorick Boulware, was listed in BLM land records in Callaway, MO in township 48-N, Range 10-W in 1831 and Turley Cheatham was listed in that same township and range in 1837. Turley was related to Tabitha Cheatham.   Elijah Cheatham was in 1830 Hopkins, KY as were Bayless and Liner Branson, descendants of Lionel Branson.

Another relative of Tabitha, Thomas Cheatham, was in Patrick, VA in 1820, where Jared Branson previously lived.  He was born in Lunenburg, VA.  His son Madison was married in Patrick, VA in 1821. Other Cheathams lived in Henry VA, Smith TN, Rutherford TN, and Barren KY. Samuel and David Shockley and William Pointer were also in Barren, KY, although not listed in the same township with William Cheatham.

Since Tabitha Cheatham's relatives and in-laws were in Patrick, VA at about the same time as Jared Branson and John "Bransam", and since some of her relatives moved to Callaway, MO next to Osage/Gasconade, it seems reasonable to believe that Jared was possibly related to Larkin (John?) Branson.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/patrick/deeds/deedbk01-places.txt
PATRICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Places Named in Deed Book I, 1791 - 1801

North Mayo River USGS Sanville & Spencer 29, 32, 38, 44, 52, 144, 188, 266,
284, 318, 385, 460, 468, 496, 525, 601, 604, 682, 698
John ADAMS; Adron ANGLIN/ANGLEN; Withom BANKS; John CAMMRON; CHILES;
Joel CHITWOOD; Elizabeth, John, Susannah CLARK; Haman CRITZ;
John CRUM; Malachiah, Virlinda CUMMINGS; William DEAL; George DODSON;
John DUNKIN; ECTON; James EETON; FARRISS; James FERRELL; George FULCHER;
GRAY; George HAIRSTON; Randolph HARMON/HARMER; Richardson HERNDON;
Archs HUGHES; KING; John MARR; John MATTHEWS; Hannah, Williamson MAYO; (related to wife of John Larkin Branson????)
John MEDLEY; MURRAY/MURRY; NASH; Abraham, Abram, Geo PENN;
James, John PIGG; John PULLIAM; Jno RANDEL/RANDALS; Thomas Man RANDOLP;
Bartemus, Bartus, Moses, Susannah REYNOLDS; Saml SHELTON;
John, William SHARP; Thomas, Zadock SMITH; John SPENCER; STONE;
Joseph STOVALL; John TATUM; James TAYLOR; Augustine THOMAS; Peter VESS;
William WILLIS; John WIMBUSH
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Pauls Creek (Now in Carroll County) USGS Cana 103, 104, 185, 249, 250, 302,
   304, 316, 442, 443, 511, 512, 523, 536, 550, 553, 555, 602, 676, 720, 722
      William ALEN; Daniel BARNARD/BARNETT; John, William BOROSS;
      John BRANSAM; Stephen CENTRE/SENTER; James CHARLES;
      Palmer CRICHFIELD/CRITCHFIELD; Martin DAYEL/DIAL; John DAVIS;
      Archs HUGHES; John IRONS; Joseph, Moses JOHNSON/JOHNSTON;
      John, Nancy, Stephen, Thankfull JONES; Mary QUILLING; Nancy SEMSTER;
      Peter STOTTS; Haily, Martin, Spencer TALEY/TALLEY/TALLY;
      Catherine, Mitchell/Michel THOMPSON; Uriah VERMILLION; John WALTERS;
      Isam/Isham, Morning, Nancy, William WEBB; Hiram/Hierum, Mary WELLS/WILLS

 

NOTE: Cabarrus Co., NC is where several Gasconade Co., MO families lived prior to moving there, including Barbarick, Burchard and Crider. 

Since Jared was not named in Joseph's will, he could have been unrelated (or a nephew), or perhaps estranged in some way.  There are various reasons why a child might be left out of a will, including the possibility that his inheritance was already received.

Other databases on rootsweb.com show a son of Gerrard Edge named Daniel Edge.

If you have information about a Joseph Branson in Hampshire, VA please contact Sandra by email.   If you have information about a Gerrard or Gerald Edge please contact Sandra by email.

See more information about Joseph Branson below.

Theory Number Four:  It is probable that John Day Branson had a son John Branson who was born about 1728 in Frederick, VA.  A John Branson Jr. was a signor on the Ten Thousand Name Petition in 1776-1777 in Culpeper, Loudoun or Fairfax County.  An unknown John Branson was also in Fauquier Co., VA in 1773.  These two people were not John Day Branson because he died in 1769 and they were not any other John Branson that I can identify, except Larkin Branson whose first name may have been John.  He was listed near families known to be allied with Jared Branson Sr. so he could have been Jared's father, brother or cousin.

SUMMARY - WAS JARED BRANSON REALLY GERARD EDGE BRANSON?

Because of Jared Branson Senior's and Lionel Branson's (Senior and/or Junior) connections (?) to the Stokes family (see below), the Jett family, Bethany Haines, Daniel Cloud, the Claypool family, and the Chrisman family, I am tending to lean toward theory number two or number three....that Jared Branson Sr. may have been the son of Lionel Branson Sr. and Rebecca Rogers, or son of Joseph Branson and Mary Edge.  I will soon be conducting more research to determine if there are other clues linking him to these families.  I would also very much like to see the will of Lionel Branson Sr. if one exists.

We know that Jared's middle initial was probably "E".  We know that his first name was spelled Gerard in several records.  We also know that Joseph Branson who wrote a will in 1780 Hampshire, VA married Mary Edge whose father was probably Gerard Edge.  I think it's entirely possible that Jared Branson's correct name is Gerard Edge Branson.

One would logically ask the questions:  Why is there no record of a connection between Jared and Joseph Branson?  And why did Jared not name a son Joseph after his possible father?  The answers to these questions will obviously remain a mystery, however there are many explanations that I can think of.  We know that Jared was married about 1775-1776.  Joseph wrote his will in 1780 and did not name Jared, but he named a son John.  Jared named his first son John, and this could be the reason.  Perhaps Jared was not named in the will because he was leaving no property to him, having given his legacy to Jared at his marriage approximately five years earlier.  And Jared may have named a son Joseph.  We have no way of knowing how many (if any) children were born to him and his wife who may have died young.  Also, Jared did have a grandson named Joseph.  He was the son of Valentine Branson and Sarah Smith.

SEVERAL FAMILIES FROM HARDY COUNTY, VA (WV) MOVED TO OSAGE/GASCONADE CO., MISSOURI AT THE ABOUT THE SAME TIME AS JARED BRANSON, SR.

So far I have identified about 10 families who moved from Hampshire-Hardy Co., VA (WV) to Gasconade Co., Missouri between 1820 and 1830.  I'm thinking perhaps there was a wagon train of families from this region of WV and some from nearby SW Virginia who may have traveled together.  Some of these families married into the family of Jared Branson Sr. in Missouri and others married into families allied with him.  Others did not appear to marry into his or allied families, but lived near him in Missouri.

Some families who moved to Osage/Gasconade, MO from Hampshire-Hardy, VA (WV):  Shobe, Chrisman, Jefferson, Claypool, Stockton, Eads, Slater, Hutton, Buzzard, Welton, Alkire, Bright and probably others.

SPECIAL PROJECT:  ANALYSIS OF WHERE THE BRANSONS LIVED IN VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA WITH MAP AND COMMENTS.

COMING SOON

LIONEL BRANSON SR.

In 1761 Lionel Branson Sr. was a witness to a marriage at Crooked Run MM, Warren, VA.  Again he was a witness in 1769 and 1780 at the same location (these two could have been Lionel Jr.).  There is very little information about Lionel Branson Sr. available online.  Other databases show that he was born about 1708 in Burlington, NJ and died 1811 in Frederick, VA, however, I have not found any sources for that information.  If this is correct, it means he lived to be age 103.  Since he apparently was disowned in 1754 and did not go back to the Quaker meetings, records for him and his family are hard to find.

He also went by the first name of "Lindall", "Lyndall" and "Lineal", according to Quaker records of Burlington, NJ where his marriage to Rebecca Rodgers and his disownment were reported.  The records indicate that he was released to marry Rebecca in the eleventh month, first day, 1749.  He was not disowned until five years later for marrying out of unity.  See below for some important information about REBECCA ROGERS, the wife of Lionel Branson Sr.

L. Branson (presumed to be Lionel) is mentioned with Isaac Vanmeter when they explored territory west of the Ohio River in 1801.  This could be Lionel Sr. or Lionel Jr.  Click the image for a larger view of the page...

HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia
CHAPTER II THE FATHERS OF THE COLONY
page 29
Thomas Branson was the son of Thomas Branson and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of John Day. Thomas Branson Sr. also had land in the Shenandoah Valley, and by his will, probated Nov. 21, 1744, in Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, devised it to his sons Thomas and Jacob, and describes it as "my lands on Shannandow River in Virginia which I laid out for Thomas Alexander and one called 'Scotch Robin'." This will was probated in Frederick County, Virginia, March 5, 1744, John and Thomas Branson qualifying [p.29]as executors with Thomas Hankins and Thomas Sharp sureties. This land was near White Post, but now in Warren County; and near it Thomas Branson Jr. secured a patent in his own name for 1370 acres on both sides of Crooked Run. Near it Jacob Branson, his brother, received by patent in his own name 1000 acres. The will of Thomas Branson Sr. mentions his wife Elizabeth, sons David, Joseph, Jonathan, Lionel, William, Thomas, and John; his daughters Sarah Owin, Mary wife of Zachariah Robins, Elizabeth wife of William Rogers; his granddaughter Abigail Rogers; his grandson Thomas, son of John. Thomas Branson Jr. married Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin Borden, and John married Martha, widow of John Osmond and daughter of Thomas Antrim. William Branson, son of Thomas Sr., removed for a while to Stafford County, Va., and from him are descended the well known Branson family living until recent years near Clearbrook in Frederick County, Va. Lionel, son of Thomas Sr., settled on Lost River in what is now Hardy County, West Va., where some of his descendants reside at this time.

REBECCA ROGERS (STOKES DESCENDANT)

Rebecca Rogers who married Lionel Branson Sr. was the daughter of John Rogers and Sarah Stokes.  Sarah Stokes was the daughter of John Stokes and Elizabeth Green and granddaughter of Thomas Stokes Sr. and Mary Bernard.  This could be another important clue linking the Branson family of Burlington, NJ with the Branston family of Suffolk, England - Thomas Stokes Sr. and Mary Bernard are mentioned in the book that contains information about the Branstons of Suffolk, England. 

Per LDS web site:

John Stokes was born 1675 in London, Middlesex, England and died 1749 in Burlington, NJ.  This Stokes family were Quakers in Burlington, NJ.

John Rogers was born c1709 in Burlington, NJ and died there 1740-1748.  His parents were John Rogers and Martha Middleton.  His grandparents were John Rogers of England and Mary Groom or Grom.

The Rogers family of Burlington, NJ is also linked to other Bransons in that region.  Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Thomas L. Branson and Elizabeth Day, married William Rogers (b. c1705) who was the son of William Rogers and Abigail.  William Rogers was the first cousin (1 X removed) of Rebecca Rogers.  Their son Abner Rogers married Hope Shinn.   Hope Shinn was the granddaughter of John Shinn and Ellen Stacy.   The Rogers family also married into the Haines, Hollowell and Staples families.

There were also several Rogers families who married into the Branson and Shockley families in Missouri.  It is not yet known if they were related to the Rogers families mentioned above.

Martha Rogers born 1869 in Maries, MO married Patrick Shockley
James (John) Dison? Rogers born June 22 1866 in Maries, MO married Alice Catherine Branson

Martha Rogers
Martha Rogers was the daughter of William Rogers and his wife Margaret.  William was born c1846 in Missouri and was living in Jefferson, Osage, MO in 1870 with infant daughter Martha and his wife.  In 1880 they were living in Jefferson, Maries, MO with five children: Martha, Thomas J., Elizabeth, Dora B. and Augusta M.  In 1860 William Rogers was living with Doswell and Julia A. Rogers in Jefferson, Osage, MO.  A family tree on ancestry.com shows that William Rogers married Margaret Williams and was born April 4, 1846, and that he was the son of Doswell Rogers (b. c1825) and Julia Ann Crider.  This tree does not go back prior to Doswell's father, Alexander C. Rogers (born in VA).  I found a Doswell Rogers in the 1840 census of Scott, VA, born between 1790-1800.  I don't know if he was related to this Rogers family.  I also found an Alexander Rogers on the tax list of Montgomery, VA along with Jared Branson Sr. and Thomas Branson.  Since Jared also went to Gasconade, MO some time prior to 1830, Alexander may have known him in VA, if this was the same Alexander.  Also on the list were six other Rogers who could have been related. 

Something very interesting turned up when I checked the 1782 Land Tax for Montgomery, VA....a Doswell Rogers was on the list with Alexander Rogers (and Jared Branson Sr.).  Doswell was taxed for 650 acres while the other Rogers individuals were taxed for 400 or less acres.  It's possible that this older Doswell was the father of Alexander.  The LDS web site shows a Doswell Rogers born in 1750 VA and another one born 1736 in VA.  A Dausewell Rogers was born c1789 in VA, son of William Perry Rogers and Letitia Rosanna Heard of Halifax, VA (near Montgomery).  He may be the one listed in Scott, VA in 1840.  He was reportedly the son of the Doswell Rogers born c1736 of York, VA.  I'm not sure which Doswell Rogers was the on the 1782 Montgomery, VA tax list.  Doswell Rogers was listed in Montgomery, VA military records along with Jeremiah, Benjamin and other Rogers and other familiar names.  If you have information about this Rogers family please contact Sandra by email.

Virginia Military Records, Montgomery County
Capt. Cox's Company, Sept. 30, 1777 - Letter denoucing allegiance to King George
Doswell Rogers, Harmon Coxe and others
In other Companies:
Mathias Hite Lt, Thomas Hite Lt., Richard Hite Lt. and others
Service records, given in Court by the Sheriff for the years 1782, 1783 and 1784 by Lt. William Gleaves:
Jeremiah Rogers, Benjamin Rogers, and others
Capt. Newell's Company, April 5, 1781: Joseph Rogers, Roubin Rogers, James Rogers, David Rogers, John Rogers, William Rogers, Benjamin Rogers, and others

Virginia Taxpayers, 1782-1787
Alexander Rogers, 1, Montgomery, VA
Benjamin Rogers, 1, Montgomery, VA
John Rogers, 1, Montgomery, VA
Joseph Rogers, 1, Montgomery, VA
Rubin Rogers, 1, Montgomery, VA
Thomas Rogers, 1, Montgomery, VA
William Rogers, 1, Montgomery, VA

1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Land Tax List
Rogers, Doswell 650 40 8/
Rogers, William 100 10 2/
Rogers, John 200 20 4/
Rogers, William 400 40 8/
Rogers, Alexander 160 15 3/
Rogers, Thomas 200 25 5/
Branson, Jarat 100 7/10 1/6

1840 Census
Doswell Rogers Scott, Virginia (2120001-000001) age 40-50 <1790-1800> - Image 64
Margaret Rogers Scott, Virginia (00212-11112001) age 50-60 <1780-1790> - Image 64
Robert Rogers Scott, Virginia (0200010001-1100010001) age 70-80 <1760-1770> - Image 64

1850 Census - Crawford, Osage, MO
Dause Rogers, 25, laborer, VA
Julia Ann, 22, MO
Elizabeth, 4, MO
William, 3, MO
Zuraim?, f, 1, MO

1860 Census - Jefferson, Osage, Missouri
Post Office: Linn
Doswell Rogers 35 VA
Julia A Rogers 32 MO
Elizabeth Rogers 13 MO
William Rogers 12 MO
Missouri Rogers 11 MO
Virginia Rogers 8 MO
James R Rogers 6 MO
America Rogers 4 MO
Margaret Rogers 2 MO
Mary Rogers 1 MO

1870 Census - Jefferson, Osage, MO
William Rogers, 22, farmer, MO
Margaret, 18, MO
Martha, 4/12, MO

1880 census
William ROGERS Self M Male W 34 MO Farmer VA VA
Margaret C. ROGERS Wife M Female W 24 MO Keeping House TN TN
Martha ROGERS Dau S Female W 11 MO At Home MO MO
Thomas J. ROGERS Son S Male W 9 MO MO MO
Elisabeth ROGERS Dau S Female W 6 MO MO MO
Dora B. ROGERS Dau S Female W 4 MO MO MO
Augusta M. ROGERS Dau S Female W 2 MO MO MO
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Source Information:
Census Place Jefferson, Maries, Missouri

James Dison Rogers  SEE UPDATE BELOW
James Dison Rogers appears to be the son of John A. and Unidus Rogers who were in Jackson, Maries, MO in the 1880 census.  John A. Rogers was apparently the son of Elisha and Susannah Rogers who were in Jefferson, Osage, MO in the 1850 census.  Elisha may have been related to the family of Martha Rogers (above).  Per the LDS web site, Elisha married Susannah Wallace Dec. 17, 1835 in Gasconade, Missouri.  There was also an older George Rogers, age 72, born in VA, living with Elisha Rogers in 1850.  This is presumed to be a relative, but apparently not his father.  Per the LDS web site, the parents of Elisha Rogers were Levi and Mary Rogers, but another researcher shows he was the son of Alexander C. Rogers and brother of Doswell Rogers mentioned above.  Several of the children given for Levi Rogers are the same as children given for Alexander C. Rogers.  One that was given on the LDS web site that was not on the other site is Thomas Rogers, born c1807 in TN.  He was living in Third Creek, Gasconade, MO in 1850 next to Uriah Shockley and near Joseph Crider.  Another was Valentine Rogers who was listed next to Thomas, also born in TN.  Levi Rogers was also in Third Creek in 1850.  He was born c1795 in TN and was living near Jarred Branson Jr.  Because Elisha was born in VA and Thomas, Levi and Valentine were born in TN, I tend to think the information in those family trees may not be entirely correct. 

Levi Rogers was also in Gasconade, MO in 1840.  Also there were Joseph and Mary Rogers.  Joseph was born 1780-1790, so probably too young to be the father of Levi, but possibly a brother.   Mary was born 1800-1810.  Both Levi and Mary were living very near the Bransons and allied families.  Joseph was not.  I have been unable to identify the parents of Levi.  If you have information about him, please contact Sandra by email

UPDATE OCT. 11, 2006:  Today I received an email from a descendant of Alexander Rogers.  She explains that John (not James) Dyson Rogers was the son of Martin L. Rogers and grandson of Alexander Stinson Rogers.  Therefore, it appears that it was John and not James Rogers who married Alice Catherine Branson, daughter of Andrew Jackson Branson and Mary Ann Williams.  They were found in the 1900 census living in Jackson, Maries, Missouri.  Whether Levi, Thomas and Valentine Rogers were related to them, it is not known.   From other research, it appears that Alexander Stinson Rogers was the brother of Doswell Rogers (born c1825) mentioned in the above section about Martha Rogers.  Therefore, Martha Rogers and John Dyson Rogers were apparently related.  Elisha Rogers may also have been a brother of Doswell and Alexander.  Elisha married Susannah Wallace and Alexander married Delinda Wallace.  As mentioned earlier, an older Alexander Rogers and an older Doswell Rogers were on the 1782 Montgomery, VA tax list with Jared and Thomas Branson.  They were all probably descendants or closely related to Doswell Rogers, born c1736, in Tyrone, Ireland or York Co., VA.  LDS researchers report that one of the daughters of Alexander Stinson Rogers was born in Hardin Co., Tennessee in 1829. 

Because of the new information that this Rogers family apparently came from Ireland, they were most likely not related to the Rogers family who married into the Branson family of Burlington, NJ and came from England.

1880 Census
M. L. ROGERS Self M Male W 42 MO Farmer VA TN
Mahala ROGERS Wife M Female W 44 MO House Keeper TN SC
John D. ROGERS Son S Male W 14 MO Farm Laborer MO MO
Jas. L. ROGERS Son S Male W 7 MO MO MO
Thos. H. ROGERS Son S Male W 1 MO MO MO
Elizabeth GARTHER MotherL W Female W 61 MO MO MO
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Source Information:
Census Place Jackson, Maries, Missouri
Family History Library Film 1254702
NA Film Number T9-0702
Page Number 131A . 

1900 Census - Jackson, Maries, Missouri
John D. Rogers, June 1866, 33, m. 14 yrs, MO MO MO , farmer
Allice C., wife, Mar 1867, 33, m. 14 yrs, 8 children-5 living, MO MO MO
Andrew J., son, Sept. 1889, 10, MO MO MO
Ernest C., son, Oct 1892, 7, MO MO MO
Ada M., dau, Aug 1894, 5, MO MO MO
Thomas, brother, 1879?, 21, MO MO MO

1840 Census
Levi Rodgers Gasconade, Missouri (2100001-11101) age 40-50 <1790-1800> - Image 5
Joseph Rogers Gasconade, Missouri (01331001-1000001) age 50-60 <1780-1790> - Image 59
Mary Rogers Gasconade, Missouri (121-211111) age 30-40 <1800-1810> - Image 7

1850 Census - Jefferson, Osage, MO
Elisha Rogers, 37, farmer, VA
Susannah, 32, IL
John, 10, MO
Sarah, 8, MO
William, 5, MO
James, 1, MO
George, 72, VA

1850 Census - Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Thomas Rogers, 43, farmer, TN (next to Uriah Shockley)
Margaret, 38, TN
Barnard, 16, MO
Nancy, 14, MO
Wm., 8, MO
John, 7, MO
Valentine, 3, MO
Jacob, 4/12, MO
NEXT HOUSEHOLD:
Valentine Rogers, 36, farmer, TN
Margaret, 33, TN
Elisha, 7, MO
Cynthia?, 3, MO
Melissa, 1, MO

1850 Census - Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
Levi Rogers, 55, farmer, TN
Morning? Mary?, 40, TN
Josiah or Joseph, 14, MO
Elijah, 11, MO
Ben, 5, MO
Luster Anderson, 18, laborer, TN
SAME PAGE:Jarred Branson, 66, farmer, VA, living alone

1880 census
Jno. A. ROGERS Self M Male W 40 MO Farmer TN TN
Unidus ROGERS Wife M Female W 39 MO House Keeper KY KY
Susan ROGERS Dau S Female W 17 MO At Home MO MO
James ROGERS Son S Male W 12 MO Works On Farm MO MO
Parthena ROGERS Dau S Female W 10 MO MO MO
Bony ROGERS Son S Male W 4 MO MO MO
Warren S. ROGERS Son S Male W 3 MO MO MO
Wm. H. ROGERS Other S Male W 2M MO MO MO
Frances C. MotherL W Female W 68 KY KY KY
A. W. ROGERS Other S Male W 26 MO Servant TN TN
James JONES Other S Male W 21 MO Servant MO MO
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Source Information:
Census Place Jackson, Maries, Missouri

There were also Rogers families in Hampshire/Hardy, VA (WV) with Amos Branson, son of Lionel.  James and William Rogers were taxed in Hampshire, VA (later Hardy) in 1782 along with Amos.  A John Rogers married Lydia Fravel of Lost River, Hardy, VA (WV) in 1828.  She was the sister of Anna Fravel who married William Branson, son of Lionel Branson Jr. and Rebeckah Millar.  I checked the 1820 census to see if I could identify John's father.  I found a William Rogers, age 45+ in Hardy, VA in 1820.  He had a young male in the household age 10-16.  John was born August 4, 1801, so he would be about age 18-19, therefore, this family may not be his, unless he was living elsewhere.  William was not in Hardy, VA in 1810.  In 1830 both John and William Rogers were in Hardy, VA.  William Rogers was born 1760-1770 and John was born 1800-1810, so I'm confident it was the John who married Lydia Fravel.  Lydia's father Joseph Fravel was also listed, as was William Branson. 

If you have information about James, John or William Rogers of Hampshire/Hardy, VA, please contact Sandra by email.

VIRGINIA CENSUS From Tax Lists
JAMES ROGERS VA Hampshire County 08 00 1782
WILLIAM ROGERS VA Hampshire County 10 00 1782
AMOS BRANSON VA Hampshire County 07 00 1782

1820 Census
William Rodgers Hardy, VA 1820 (010001-00100) age 45+
Jonathan Branson Hardy, VA 1820
William Branson Hardy, VA 1820

1830 Census
John Rogers Hardy, Virginia (00001-1001) age 20-30 <1800-1810>
William Rogers Hardy, Virginia (000000001-0000000000001) age 60-70 <1760-1770>
Joseph Fravel Hardy, Virginia (100011-00010001) age 30-40 <1790-1800>
Mary Ann Branson Hardy, Virginia (widow of Jonathan?)
William Branson Hardy, Virginia (1011001-1210001) age 40-50 <1780-1790>

ELIZABETH BRANSON AND DANIEL CLOUD

Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Lionel Branson Sr., married Daniel Cloud, son of Henry Cloud and Eleanor Williams of Royal Front, Frederick (later Warren), VA.  Elizabeth was born Dec. 28, 1755 in Hardy, VA and died Sep. 17, 1829 in Frederick, VA.  Daniel Cloud was born Feb. 8, 1755 in Virginia and died Feb. 28, 1815 in Shenandoah Co., VA (research by others).  His father, Henry, was found in records of early Virginia in the Militia, along with John and William Branson, Jacob Chrisman, Joseph Borden and others....

Virginia Colonial Soldiers, Courts Martial Records, Page 345 (approx. 1759)
The following were fined for missing musters in Frederick Co., VA:
Abraham Haines, Jacob Christman, Joseph Borden, Absalom Hammon, George Hollingsworth, John Ridgway, John Branson, William Branson, Henry Cloud, Joseph Ballinger and others.

Daniel and Elizabeth (Branson) Cloud had five known children:  Mordecai in 1793, Sarah in 1795, Daniel in 1797, Isaac Branson Cloud in 1801 and Nancy.  They and their children apparently remained in or near Royal Front, Warren, VA.

Henry Cloud's first cousin, William, was born Sep. 15, 1750 in Rowan, NC and died Feb. 8, 1842 in Carroll Co., VA where Jared Branson Sr. previously resided.  William Cloud was also found in records of Grayson Co., VA between 1794 and 1835.  He filed for a Rev. War pension there in 1832.  He was on the 1794 Grayson, VA Tax list along with Jan A. Branson. 

George W. Cloud, John Cloud and Abner Cloud were also found in Grayson, VA records.  Court records of 1826 contained the names of George W. Cloud and John Cloud, Meredith Shockley, John Branson and Mary Dillard.  George W. Cloud was the son of William Cloud. 

Lucinda Cloud, daughter of Rev. William Cloud and Elizabeth Mary Morgan, married James Mankin, son of Jesse Mankin.  Jesse Mankin was surety on the marriage bonds of Jared Branson Jr. and John Branson in Patrick Co., Virginia.  Rev. William Cloud was the first cousin of Daniel Cloud who married Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Lionel Branson and Rebecca Rogers.  This is a very good clue about the ancestry of Jared Branson Sr. 

Another surety in Patrick Co., VA was Meredith Smith on the marriage bond of John Branson and Sarah Dillard.  I have been unable to identify Meredith Smith.  He was on the 1782 Montgomery, VA Personal Property Tax List, but not on the Land Tax list.  I also found a Meridith Smith in 1790 Stokes, NC.  He was listed on the same page with Daniel, Martha, John and Phillip Smith.  A Meridith Smith was also listed on the 1786 Tax List of Surry Co., NC along with Daniel Smith Sr., Daniel Smith Jr., Christian Smith, Peter Smith and George Smith.  A Daniel Smith was also in Stokes, NC with Meredith, so they were probably closely related.  A Meredy Smith was listed in the Patrick, VA deed book on Lovill's Creek near Jared Branson Sr. during the years 1791 to 1801.  He was listed with Thomas Sumner.  Lovill's Creek happens to be where John A. Branson, son of John Jefferson Branson, bought land in 1859.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/patrick/deeds/deedbk01-places.txt
PATRICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Places Named in Deed Book I, 1791 - 1801
Blue Ridge, also referred to as Main Mountain or The Mountain
At Lovills Creek 670
Merady SMITH; Dederick YOST
Lovills/Loving Creek (Now in Carroll County) USGS Mount Airy North 102, 197,
   260, 305, 351 405, 562, 583, 595, 636, 670
      George AILSWORTH; Hugh ARMSTRONG; Daniel BARNET;
      Mary, Dederick/Tederick EWES/YEWS; YOAST; John GREYBEAL;
      James HARRINGTON; William HICKINBOTTOM; Joseph JACKSON;
      Joseph Rea JOHNSON; Joseph JOHNSTON; Thomas MACE; Michael MCDEARMON;
      Eliphaz SHELTON; Merady SMITH; Thomas SUMNER; Jacob TABBERT/TABBOTT;
      John WALTER/WALTERS; John YEATES/YATES alias SMITH

If you have information about Meredith Smith please contact Sandra by email.

Several Heath families were also in Stokes, NC in 1790.  So far, I have found no connection between these Heaths and Jonathan Heath of Hampshire, VA.  It appears this Heath family were descendant of Adam Heath and Sarah Killets.   A Richard Lundy was also living near these families.  I'm not sure which Richard this was, but it was probably the one who married Mary Stockton since her father died in Stokes, NC in 1804.    George Chrisman was there living near Joseph Corder.  Joseph may have been the son of William Corder and second cousin of John Corder who married Elizabeth Branson, daughter of John Day Branson.  George Chrisman may have been the son of Jacob Chrisman and Magdalena Hite who were from Hampshire, VA. 

James Mankins was also listed on the 1782 Henry Co., VA Personal Property Tax List along with Peter Blanchet, William and Isaac Cloud, Levy Shockley, John Jett and others.

This information is of interest because Thomas L. Branson (who married Jane Painter) was in Surry Co., NC in 1784, according to the Ency. of Quaker Genealogy.  His daughter Lois was married there in that year.

Patrick Co Branson Marriages
12 Mar 1807 Jarrard Branson and Frances East, Sur Jesse Mankins
17 May 1827 John Branson and Sally Surrat, Sur Jesse Mankin
15 Dec 1803 John Branson and Sarah Dillard, Sur Meredith Smith

1790 Census
Image 0312:
Meridith Smith Stokes, NC 1790 (124007)
James Coffey Stokes, NC 1790 (poss. moved to Maries Co., MO)
Andrew McMillon Stokes, NC 1790
Daniel Smith Stokes, NC 1790 (102003)
John Smith Stokes, NC 1790
Martha Smith Stokes, NC 1790
Philip Smith Stokes, NC 1790
Image 0311:
James Dillard Stokes, NC 1790
Rubin Dodson Stokes, NC 1790 (neighbor of James Sellers)
Thomas Eads Stokes, NC 1790 (brother-in-law of Isham East)
Isham East Stokes, NC 1790 (he married Mary Eads and lived later in Patrick, VA.  He was the brother of Frances East who married Jared Branson Jr. and Susannah East who married Valentine Branson)
Joseph East Stokes, NC 1790 (brother of Isham East)
William East Stokes, NC 1790  (brother of Isham East)
Image 0313:
John Branson Stokes, NC 1790 (desc. of John Branson Sr. of St. Mary's, MD ??)
Zakariah Branson Stokes, NC 1790
(desc. of John Branson Sr. of St. Mary's, MD ??)
Image 0314:
Richard Beason Stokes, NC 1790
Katy Dillard Stokes, NC 1790
Richard Lundy Stokes, NC 1790
Joseph Mendenall Stokes, NC 1790
Image 0310:
George Christman Stokes, NC 1790
Joseph Corder Stokes, NC 1790

Thomas East Stokes, NC 1790

1786 Surry, NC Tax List
Captain Krous' District
Smith, Christian, 200 acres, 1 white poll
Smith, Daniel Jr., 1 white poll
Smith, Daniel Sr, 150 acres, 1 white poll
Smith, Peter, 199 acres, 1 white poll
Smith , George, 2 white polls
Atkin's District
Edward Smith
Bostick's District
Meridith Smith

Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, Vol I, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Page 528
1784, 2, 4 (Feb. 4, 1784) BRANSON, Lois, daughter of Thomas and Jane, Surry Co, married John Bowater Beales.

1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
(Jared & Thomas Branson were also on this list)
Smith, Benjamin 1 2 3
Smith, David 1 1 2
Smith, David 1 3 11
Smith, David 1 1
Smith, George 1 1
Smith, James 1 2
Smith, Jarvis 1 6 15
Smith, John 1 3 4
Smith, John 1 5 14
Smith, John Wiess 1 6 16
Smith, Jonathan 1
Smith, Matthew 1 6 13
Smith, Meredith 1 1 1
Smith, Ozwell 1 2 2
Smith, Peter 1 4 5
Smith, Robert 1 4 4
Smith, Samuel 1 6 6
Smith, Samuel 1 7 21
Smith, Thomas 1 3 3
Smith, Thomas 1 1 2
Smith, Thomas 1 1
Smith, William 1
Smith, William 1 3 4

Grayson County, Virginia 1826 Court Order Book
FEBRUARY, 1826
George W. CLOUD who was bound in recognizance for his appearance at this court on a charge of the overseers of the poor appeared in discharge of the same and the said Overseers of the poor not being present. It is ordered that he enter into a recognizance for his appearance at next court to answer the charge.
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George W. CLOUD, Abram HAWKS & Charles LEWIS came into court and acknowledged themselves indebted to John TYLER Esq Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of the Overseers of the poor of Grayson County in the $150 to be levied of their respected lands and tenements goods and chattels for the use aforesaid. But to be void.
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MARCH 1826
on a condition that the said George W. CLOUD make his personal appearance before the Justices of Grayson Court on the fourth Tuesday in March next and then and there answer a charge of the Overseer of the Poor of Grayson County for being the father of a bastard child whereof Nancy RICHARDSON has lately been delivered and not depart without cause of the court.
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James HECTOR for John SHANNON vs John BOBBITT in covenant, defendant withdraws his pleas of payment and plead covenant performed to which the plaintiff replies generally and thereupon came a jury to wit: Churchwell OGLESBY, George W. KENZIE, James A. WEBB, James WRIGHT, Levy DAVIS, Fielden SEGAR, James JONES, Isaac BRISENDINE, David RING, Minitree JONES, John CLOUD, and Thomas L. BALDWIN who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words "We of the jury find for the plaintiff ninty five dollars and fifty cents damage with legal interest thereon from the 20th day of January in the year 1824 till paid" whereupon it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover off the defendant the damages aforesaid by jurors assessed and the cost in this behalf expanded.
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The Commonwealth vs James HANKS An indictment for the breach of the peace this day came the parties by their attorneys and the defendant pled not gilty to the indictment and thareupon came a jury to wit: Churchwell OGLESBY, George W. KENZIE, James A. WEBB, James WRIGHT, Levi DAVIS, Filden SEGAR, James JONES, Isaac BRIZENDINE, David RING, Minitree JONES, John CLOUD & Thomas C. BALDWIN who being sworn to try the issue joined and having heard the evidence returned a verdict in the following words to wit "We of the jury find the defendant not gilty whareupon it is considered by the court that the defendant be acquitted".
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MAY 1826
An account of all expenses encurred by the court under the authority of any law chargable to the county. To wit:
Meredith SHOCKLEY 1 do 75 cents.
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SEPTEMBER, 1826
A Letter of Attorney from Mary DILLARD to John BRANSON together with a certificate of the acknowledgment thereof was presented & admitted to record 26th September.

1782 Henry County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Name Tithes Negroes Horses Cattle
Stockton, Robert 1 6 5 23
East, James 1 - 2 5
East, Joseph 1 - 1 5
Penn, Abraham, Esq. 1 16 16 84
Mankins, James 1 - 4 16
Blanchet, Peter 1 - 3 5

McGown, Samuel 1 - 7 4
Cloud, William - 5 11
Cloud, Isaac 1 - 3 7

Daniel, John 1 - 4 7
Sellers, Nathaniel 1 - 2 7
Bates, Isaac 1 3 4 9
Stockton, Robert 0 8 13 24
Bates, John 1 - 2 4
Bolton, Robert 1 - 7 21
Shockley, Levy 1 - 3 14
Bolton, Thomas 1 - 1 9
Jett, John 1 - - -
Tackett, William 1 - 1 5
Acuff, William 1 - 1 -
Acuff, John 2 - 3 11
Watson, Samuel 1 - 1 2
Acuff, William 1 - 1 -

So here we have another family connected to Branson families in Hardy/Frederick/Warren, VA living near Jared Branson Sr. and his children....more evidence of a possible connection between Jared Branson Sr. and Lionel Branson and/or his brother Joseph Branson. 

JOSEPH BRANSON AND MARY EDGE

In the probate records of Hampshire, West Virginia (formerly in Virginia; later Hardy Co.) Joseph Branson made a will in 1780 that was inventoried in 1781.  Hampshire Co. is where Amos and Lionel Branson Jr. lived.  Joseph was the son of Thomas L. Branson and Elizabeth Day who was born 1710 in Burlington, NJ.  He was the brother of Lionel Branson Sr.  His will does not mention a wife but it mentions a son John.  It also mentions Barbarry, Frederick, Cathron and Susan Sellers.  The executor was Fred Sellers and it was witnessed by Jonathan Heath

Joseph Branson married Mary Edge Nov. 8, 1745 in Burlington, NJ.  Their marriage record was found in civil records of New Jersey along with the marriage record of Moses Branson and Sarah Borrodail.  Moses was the nephew of Joseph (son of David Branson and Mary Bullock).   Frederick Sellers was on the 1782 tax list of Hardy Co., VA along with John and Susanna Sellers.  Frederick Sellers was also listed on the 1781-82 Hampshire Co., VA personal property tax list near Amos Branson and Moses and Isaac Hutton.  Moses Hutton's grandson, Moses Welton, died in Osage Co., Missouri.  A Frederick Sellers took the Oath of Allegiance in Lancaster, PA in 1778 - also on that list is Nicholas Hite.  Frederick apparently married Margaret whose will was recorded in Hardy Co., VA dated 1801 naming sons Fred. and John and daughter Susanna.  A Frederick Sellers was listed on the 1774 list of Dunmore's War soldiers.  Capt. Thomas Dillard also served in Dunmore's War, as did Capt. Abraham (Abram) Penn.  

I have been unable to find Joseph Branson or Mary Edge in Quaker records so it's apparent that he did not follow that religion which could explain (if Jared was his son) why Jared was not found in Quaker records.

Rebecca Forman Edge, the widow of Gerard Edge, remarried in 1732, so Gerard probably died before then.  A marriage record was found in Monmouth, New Jersey for Rebecca Edge who married Robert Drummond on Dec. 24, 1732.  A database on ancestry.com also shows that Rebecca Foreman/Forman married Robert Drummond.  He may have been related to Gavin Drummond of Monmouth, NJ.

Daniel Edge, brother of Mary Edge, died about 1747.  His will was recorded in New Hanover, Burlington, New Jersey dated October 16, 1747.  Joseph Branson was the administrator.  Some books refer to him as David Edge.

More about the FORMAN FAMILY

Calendar of New Jersey Wills
Page: 160
Name: Daniel Edge
Date: 16 Oct 1747
Location: Hanover, Burlington Co. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. II 1730-1750
carpenter. Int. Adm'r, Joseph Branson, of same, carpenter. Joseph Woodward, of Upper Freehold, fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 435.

FORMAN / EDGE MESSAGES
I would suggest you find a library with copies of Hornor's, "This Old
Monmouth of Ours" and, John Stillwell, M.D.'s five volumes of
"Historical and Genealogical Miscellany." They contain a lot of data on
the Forman family. Note: in Monmouth, this family is usually spelled
without the "e."
Hornor says Thomas was the son of Aaron, and he settled in
Monmouth near Freehold, on the Burlington road in 1691. He married
Mary Allen in 1695. His children are "supposed" to be 1,Benjamin, who
was disinherited by his father's will; 2,Rebecca, who married Gerrard
Edge
, and had children, Daniel & Mary; and 3,Elizabeth, who married
Isaac Forman (parents unknown) and had children, Isaac, Jr. (merchant
in New Hanover who died 1758), Thomas, and Susanna (who married a Mr.
Woodrow). Hornor has nothing on Benjamin that I noticed. In
Stillwell's books I can find nothing beyond the information you have
presented for Benjamin. The Formans were a large family in Monmouth
and references to their marriages and what-have-yous run throughout
Stillwell's books. I remember checking on this name for a lady once,
and, if memory serves me correctly, there are about 140 pages in
Stillwell's books with references to the Forman family.
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FOREMAN, Thomas
Seeking proof that a Benjamin Foreman who settled in Hampshire Co,
VA
circa 1745 was a son of Thomas Foreman who died in Freehold, NJ
in 1723. Thomas Foreman married Mary Allen May 24, 1695 and license is
in possession NJ Historical Society. Benjamin Foreman came with the
VanMeter Family.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nj/monmouth/history/family/effam.txt

Unrecorded Wills and Inventories Monmouth County, New Jersey, Page 87
WILL of THOMAS FORMAN, of Freehold, Mon. Co., Yeoman, "being Sick & weak of Body." Dated Nov. 26, 1723. Proved by Charles Hubbs and Jonathan Hutchins, "two of the Evidences," who also saw the other wit. sign; before William Burnet, Esqr, Gov., Perth Amboy, Dec. 5, 1723.

"Whereas my Son in Law Isaac Forman is jointly Bound with me in two Bonds, Vizt, the one to Andrew Frefneau "of the City of New York, Mercht Conditioned for the true Payment of Fifty odd Pounds, the other to Gabriel Stelle "of the County of Monmouth, .... Mercht Conditioned for the true Payment of Twenty Pounds Currant Money "of New York: I do hereby Give .... unto my fd Loving Son in Law Isaac Forman All .... the Debts "Dues & Demands .... that at the time of my Deceafe fhall be due .... or to become due .... to "me by Book, Bill Bond or other ways .... & alfo my Negro Boy Scyro; the faid Debts & Negro Boy Scyro to "be received .... by .... Isaac Forman & his Afsigns without any Accompt thereof .... to be "rendred to any Perfon ....; to Enable the said Isaac Forman well & truly to pay ... the fd two Bonds ".... which in Confideration thereof he hath undertaken to do ...."; "unto my Welbeloved Daughter "Rebekah Edge, Wife of Gerard Edge the Houfe she now Lives in together with the Three Acres of Land Orchard & Appurtenances "thereunto adjoining ....; by her freely to be Pofsefsed .... her afsigns during the term "of her Natural Life, & after her Deceafe .... the faid Houfe Land & Appurtenances to be Equally Divided be"tween my two Grand Children, Mary Edge & Daniel Edge .... Share alike: & in Cafe of the Death of Either of the "faid Children before they come of age, then to the longeft Liver of them .... to be .... Enjoyed by the "faid Mary Edge & Daniel Edge after the Deceafe of their Mother Rebekah Edge .... by them .... their " .... Heirs ..."; "unto my Loving Wife Mary Forman all .... my Moveable Eftate Goods & "Chattels .... together with the Benefit & Profits of the Land & Appurtenances thereunto belonging, Demifed "to me by my Son in Law Isaac Forman .... to be .... Enjoyed .... by her & her Afsigns ".... & Enjoyed by her & her afsigns during the term of her Natural Life ...."; "to Benjamin Forman "the Sum of Five Shillings to the Intent to Barr him of any Claim .... to any part of my Eftate as Heir at Law "..... the fame to be paid him within Six Months after my Deceafe by my Executrix & Executor ...."
Constitutes "my Welbeloved Wife Mary Forman & my Loving Son in Law Isaac Forman the Executor & Executrix..."

Wits.: THOMAS FORMAN [his mark]
Charles Hub Senr [his mark]
Robeit White [his mark]
Jonathan Hutchins
Oath of Executor, Isaac foreman, before "William Burnet, Esqr, Captn Generall and Governour," Perth Amboy, Dec. 5, 1723.
Oath of Executrix, Mary Foreman, "who being attefted," before Michl Kearny, Surrogate, Freehold, Jan. 17, 1723.

Sellers (Also see Joseph Branson)
A James Sellers was a witness to a Quaker marriage certificate in 1802 in Frederick, VA along with Rees and Ruth Branson, and others.  Rees Branson was the son of Abraham Branson and grandson of William Branson and Elizabeth Osmond.  James Sellers married Nancy Reese in 1804 in Berkeley Co., VA.  Nancy Reese was probably related to Catherine Reese who married Abraham Branson.  James Sellers may be related to William Sellers who married Mary Ashley in 1781, Berkeley, VA.  Berkeley, VA later became part of WV.  Rees Branson was found in the 1810 Federal Census of Berkeley, VA, age 26-45.  He died March 11, 1815.  In 1830 Martin Sellers was in Berkeley, VA, born 1760-1770 or 1790-1800 (two older males in the household).  He may have been the son of Isaac Sellers and Rebecca McCauley from PA.

Hampshire, Berkeley and Hardy Counties are located near each other in the far eastern part of the state next to Virginia.  They were originally part of Frederick, VA.  Because Frederick Sellers was in Hampshire & Hardy Counties and Rees Branson who was connected to James Sellers who was in Berkeley County, the chances are good that Frederick and James Sellers were related.  Henry Seller was found on the 1800 Hardy Co., VA tax list along with other familiar names.  Henry was apparently a descendant of John Sellers who came from Germany and migrated to Rockingham, Virginia.  It is not known if this family was related to James or Frederick Sellers.  According to a book about the Sellard family, a John Seller established the town of Frankford, Hampshire Co., VA in 1787.  He was possibly the one from Rockingham, VA and could have been related to Frederick Sellers.

A Henry Sellers married into the Henckel/Hinkle family of Hampshire Co., VA, some of whom lived in Frederick Co., VA.

There was a Sellers family in early Burlington, New Jersey.  Hannah Sellers (born c1685) married a Torbet and their daughter, Prudence, married Samuel Stockton.

A Nathan Sellers was on the 1782 Franklin, VA Tax List with some Jett families and James Stokes.  In 1786 Franklin, VA he was listed there with Moses Brock and Nathan Sellers.  Moses was the grandfather of Elizabeth Brock who married James N. Sellers who was in Gasconade, MO in 1843.  A Nathaniel Sellers was on the 1782 Henry Co., VA Tax List along with Allen Brock and some individuals who were probably acquainted with Jared Branson Sr.  It is not known if Nathan or Nathaniel Sellers was related to Frederick Sellers.

1786 Franklin County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Brock, Moses 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sellers, Nathan 1 1 0 0 0 3 7

Henry Sellers, brother of Frederick, was listed in the 1820 Census in Hardy Co., VA along with Elias Sellers.  Henry was listed between Jesse Stump and Henry Shobe.  He was age 45+ and Elias was age 26-45.  He was not listed as a son of Margaret in her will, so he would probably not be Henry's brother.  In 1830 Isaac Sellers was listed in Hardy, VA but there are no numbers for white males in his household, just one white female age 30-40.  There was one colored male age 20-30 and two colored females ages 0-20.  Also listed there in 1830 was Jemima Sellers or Sellens, again, a person of color.  An Elias Sellers was listed in 1830 Mason, VA again a free colored person.  He was age 20-30, so it is not certain if he was the same one in Hardy, VA in 1820.  Persons of color could be freed slaves, Native Americans, and/or people with dark skin.  Jemima Sellers was also listed in Hardy, VA in 1850.  She was born c1805 in VA and listed as Black, living with another family. 

John and Emily Sellers were also listed in Hardy, VA in 1850.  John was living with the William Snodgrass family.  He was listed as Commissioner of Revenue, with wife Sarah and they were both age 56.  John Sellers was born c1832 in VA and was listed as Black. 

I found a family tree on ancestry.com listing Henry Sellers and wife Barbara Link.  He was born c1765 in Rockingham, VA.  A Barbary Sellers was listed in the will of Joseph Branson in Hampshire, VA in 1780, however, Henry and Barbara Sellers apparently did not move to Hardy, VA until about 1820, so it is not known if they were related to Frederick and John Sellers.  Emily Sellers was living with the Jane Heath family.  She was age 15, white, born in VA.  A Jonathan Heath was a witness on the will of Joseph Branson in 1780 Hardy, VA, so Jane may be related to him, and Emily may be related to Frederick Sellers.  There was a younger Jonathan Heath living with Jane, so I presume this was a descendant of the older Jonathan.  A Jane Heath was listed in Harrison, VA in 1840 along with Isaac and Jemima Sellers.  Jane had a young female in the household who could be Emily Sellers.  Jane Heath may have been related to William Heath who was in Hardy, VA in 1830.  He was age 70-80 and the oldest female in his household was age 20-30.  This could be Jane.  The LDS web site shows a William Heath born c1760 of Hampshire, VA, died May 22, 1820, married to Elizabeth.  A family tree on ancestry.com shows this same William married to Jane Smith with sons Charles, William and Jonathan.  I presume this is the Jane Heath mentioned above.  He is shown as the son of Jonathan Heath born 1727 and Rachel born 1731 in Frederick, VA.  I presume this is the Jonathan Heath who was mentioned in the will of Joseph Branson in Hardy, VA.  Jonathan Heath was found on the 1781-1782 Hampshire, VA Tax List.  He owned six slaves.  Amos Branson, William Welton, John Rennick and Frederick Sellers were also on that list along with other allied families.

James Sellers of Maury/Grainger, TN and Gasconade/Maries/Crawford/Dent, Missouri
James N. Sellers was recorded on two land patents in 1843 in Maries Co., Missouri.  In the text of each patent James Sellers is listed as a resident of Gasconade Co., MO, however I have not found him there in census records.  The 1850 census of Maries, MO does not exist on ancestry.com or genealogy.com, so it's possible he was living there in 1850.  W. H. Sellar, age 52, born in KY, was in Maries, MO in 1860.  In a book about Missouri in the chapter on Maries County, James N. Sellers is listed as one of the original settlers in the year 1838 along with P. Barbarick and Gilbert Chrismon.  Valentine Branson settled there in 1835 along with A. S. Rogers (Alexander Stinson Rogers?).  Gilbert Chrisman was the son of Isaac Campbell Chrisman of Hampshire, VA.  Isaac died 1838 in neighboring Franklin, MO.  He was a descendant of Jacob Chrisman and Magdalena Hite mentioned elsewhere in this narrative.  The Barbarick family was allied with the Jared Branson family.

If James N. Sellers was related to the Sellers of Hampshire/Hardy, VA, this could be an important clue linking the Gasconade Bransons to that Sellers family and to Joseph Branson.  He may also be James Sellers who was the son of Rev. James T. Sellers of Grainger, TN.  This James was born in 1791 and died 1853 in Crawford, MO.  His sister, Ruth Sellers, married Sampson Dodson of Pittsylvania, VA.  Sampson Dodson was issued a land patent in Dent/Crawford, MO in 1857 and Ruth Sellers died in Dent Co., MO.   Crawford Co. is just to the east of Maries, so It seems likely that the James Sellers who was in Gasconade/Maries, MO in 1838 was this same person.

Rev. James T. Sellers' wife (Patience Parker) died in Maury Co., TN in 1812.  John Sellers is mentioned in a probate record there in 1823.  Luke, Robert and James Sellars are mentioned in a will there in the year 1820 and again in 1824.  Mrs. Robert Goad (wife of Robert Goad?), Isaac Sellers, William Sellers and John Sherrall are mentioned in court documents there in the year 1818 and the Goad and Sherrill families were allied with Jared Branson's family.  In that same year the sale of inventory of William Sellers, deceased, is recorded naming Isaiah, Luke and James Sellers. (Source: Garrett, Jill Knight. author - Maury County, Tennessee wills and settlements, 1807-1824 and 1820 census).  Several familiar names are listed in the 1820 census of Maury, TN, including:

Alexander McMillan (age 45+), Javel; Nathan; Jacob and Margaret Coffey, David Hankins (age 26-45), Beverley Dodson (age 18-26), Samuel Dotson (age 26-45), Nemiah Sharp (age 26-45), Samuel and Sulivan Mayfield, William Sharp (age 45+), John McBride (age 45+), Jeffrey Bates, John Hains (age 45+), Robert Doak (age 26-45), A. B. Mayfield, John Sevier (age 26-45), John Renfrow (age 26-45), Sarah Haines (age 26-45), William Renfrow (2), John Rentfro (age 26-45), David Fossett (age 18-26), John Fossett (age 45+), John S. Hains (age 26-45), James Guest (age 26-45), Enoch Haynes (age 18-26), Joseph Hains (age 45+), John Hight (age 26-45), Thomas Abshear (age 26-45), William Hite (age 45+), Henery Stratton (age 45+), Robbert B. McGowen (age 26-45), William Stratton (age 45+), Moses Renfrow (age 45+), Jerry Renfraw, Isaac Renfro, John Darnal (age 26-45), Thomas Norton (age 26-45), Samuel Northen (age 26-45), Joshua Guest (age 26-45), John Shelton (age 45+), Elizabeth Sellers (age 45+), Robert Good (Goad), Peter Good (Goad), Ruben Good, Isaac Sellers (age 45+), James Sellers (age 26-45), Jesse Walton (age 45+), Jeb Brinson (age 18-26), Robert Sellers (age 45+), Archibald Hames (Haines?) - (age 26-45), David McBride (age 45+), John McBride (age 26-45), Abraham Hamons (age 45+), John S. Dillard (age 26-45), Moses Echols (age 45+), John Selers (age 45+), and others.

In the 1830 census, James Sellers Sr. (Rev.) was listed in Grainger, TN, born 1750-1760, listed next to Reuben Dodson born 1770-1780..  Another James Sellers was also listed there, presumed to be James Sellers Jr., born 1790-1800.  Also listed there were John Sellers and Robert Sellers, both born 1800-1810.  These Sellers were living near Benjamin Acuff, several Brocks, Thomas McMillan, John and Carlisle Haynes and descendants of Absalom Branson.  The Brocks were allied with the Sellers family.

1830 Census
James Sellers Not Stated, Grainger, Tennessee (020001-302001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 21
SAME PAGE: George Brock (10000001-1120001) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - Image 21
SAME PAGE: Moses Brock (02001-20001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 21
James Sellers Senr. Not Stated, Grainger, Tennessee (0001000001-000010001) age 70-80 <1750-1760> - Image 27
NEXT LINE: Reuben Dodson (011001-00220001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 27
SAME PAGE: Lemuel Branson (01121001-0110001) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - Image 27
John Sellers Not Stated, Grainger, Tennessee (20001-11001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 1
NEXT LINE: James Brock (211001-110001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 1
NEXT LINE: Benjamin Acuff (21001-10002) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 1
SAME PAGE: Thomas McMillan (212101-010001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 1
SAME PAGE: Moses Sharp, age 30-40
SAME PAGE: John Haynes, age 70-80 and Carlisle Haynes, age 20-30
Robert Sellers Not Stated, Grainger, Tennessee (00001-21001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 25
SAME PAGE: Nathaniel Branson, age 40-50

The Sellers family of Maury, TN was allied with the Timmons family and this same Timmons family was allied with Amos Branson, probable grandson of Lionel Branson Jr.   Hannah Timmons married Amos Branson and her first cousin (1 generation removed), Squire Hamilton Timmons, married Malinda J. Sellers.  Malinda was the daughter of Isaac Sellers and Judith "Judah" Johnson.  Isaac was the son of Rev. James T. Sellers and Patience Parker, and brother of James N. Sellers who was documented as a resident of Gasconade, MO in 1843.   I feel this is important because it is a possible link between the Hardy, VA Bransons and the Sellers family who were in Maury, TN who were allied with the Timmons family who were allied with Amos Branson.  And because James N. Sellers went to Gasconade, MO where Jared Branson Sr. moved.  Frederick Sellers was mentioned in the will of Joseph Branson in 1780 Hampshire, VA.  It is not yet known if he was related to the Maury, TN Sellers family, however Samuel Timmons was listed in the tax list of 1782 Hampshire, VA along with Frederick Sellers and Amos Branson.  Samuel was the father of Hannah Timmons.  Judah (Johnson) Sellers was listed in the 1840 census of Maury, TN along with some of her children.  Isaac Sellers was born c1769 in Orange, NC where Levi, Amos and Thomas Branson were listed at about that time.  Some of these Timmons lived in Spartanburg, SC and Abner Timmons, the uncle of Hannah Timmons, was listed there in 1800 along with Daniel Branson, son of Eli Branson Sr. and Keziah Huff.

1840 Census
James Sellars Not Stated, Grainger, Tennessee
John Sellars Not Stated, Grainger, Tennessee
John Sellars Not Stated, Grainger, Tennessee
Mary Sellars Not Stated, Grainger, Tennessee
Hardy Sellers Not Stated, Maury, Tennessee
James Y Sellers Not Stated, Maury, Tennessee
John Sellers Not Stated, Maury, Tennessee
Judah Sellers Not Stated, Maury, Tennessee
Robert Sellers Not Stated, Maury, Tennessee

1800 Census
Daniel Branson Not Stated, Spartanburg District, SC 1800
Abner Timmons Not Stated, Spartanburg District, SC 1800
Saml Timmons Not Stated, Spartanburg District, SC 1800

1782 Hampshire Co VA Tax Lists (Land and/or Personal)
Branson, Amos
Sellers, Frederick
Timmons, Samuel

The Boulware Family
The Boulware family settled in Gasconade, MO at about the same time that Jared Branson Sr. did.  These families lived near each other in the 1830 and 1840 census records.  George Boulware's daughter, Lucinda, married Lafayette Brock whose family was from Franklin, VA.  Lafayette was a descendant of Reuben Brock.  A son of Reuben Brock, Moses Brock was the grandfather of Elizabeth Brock who married James N. Sellers.  Therefore, close neighbors of the Jared Branson family married into the family of James Sellers.  The Brock family moved to Franklin, MO sometime before 1827 and later to Newton, MO.  Franklin, MO shares a long border with Gasconade, MO.  Stark Boulware was on the 1782 Halifax, VA Tax List along with some families allied with the family of Jared Branson Sr..  Starke Boulware was the brother of Phillip Boulware who was the great-grandfather of Lucinda Boulware.  He was on the same tax list with the Covingtons, Newbills and Bates who were families allied with a descendant of Jared Branson Sr.

1782 Halifax, VA Tax List
Covington, Thos. 1 - 3 - 13
Vaughan, Nicholas 1 6 4 - 15
Covington, Edmond 1 - 2 - 6
Covington, Mary - 2 1 - 12
Bolware, Starke 1 3 1 - 8
Newbell, James 2 - 1 - 4
Ridgway, Jas. 1 6 5 - 11
Bates, James 1 2 3 0 17
Bates, William 2 4 4 0 8
Bates, Stephen 1 - 2 0 -
Bates, Samuel 1 2 3 - 12
Stokes, Silvester 1 - 1 - 2
East, Thos. 1 - 3 - 5

A James Sellers is mentioned with Mary Stratton in a probate record in Orange Co., NC in 1759.  There were some Bransons listed in Orange, NC in about that year.  Thomas Branson was listed there in 1755.  Eli and Levi Branson were listed there in 1772.  In 1741 Benjamin Borden is mentioned there in official documents.  The Stratton family were Quakers from Burlington, NJ.  They were allied with the Branson, Painter and other families.  Susannah Stratton married John Painter, the brother of Jane/Jeane Painter who married Thomas L. Branson.  Her mother's name was Mary.  A Thomas Sellers was listed there in 1755 along with Thomas Branson.  He was probably related to James Sellers.  Thomas and Samuel Sellers are mentioned in the year 1794 in a book about early Tennessee.  John Stratton married Mary Sloan Branson, great-granddaughter of David Branson and Mary Bullock.   Solomon Stratton was on the 1782 Montgomery, VA Tax List with Jared Branson, however, I have found no connection to this Stratton family and the one from Burlington, NJ. 

Abstracts of wills recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, 1752-1800 : and (202 marriages not shown in the Orange County marriage bonds) and Abstracts of wills recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, 1800-1850
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1972, 446 pgs.
Orange County Wills
GRIMES, page 246, Will of Robert Melton, April 24, 1759, proved Nov. 1759
Witnesses: James Sellers, Mary Stratton

ORANGE CO. NC TAX LIST - 1755
This is the first tax list for the county.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncchatha/1755oran_tax.html
McGown, James, Sr. 1 0
McGown, James, Jr. 1 0
Bumpas, Robert 1 0
Bumpas, Samuel 1 0
McMillan, Wm. 1 0
Sarratt, Samuel & sons 3 0
Dotson, Isaac 1 0
Kilgore, Robert & 2 sons 3 0
Branson, Thomas & Basindine, Charles & Leadon, Jacob 3 0
Summers, jacob 1 0
Dillard, James 1 0
Fruit, James & son 2 0
Hollingsworth, Valentine 2 0
Sellers, Thomas 1 0

It is not known if this Sellers family was related to Frederick Sellers who was listed in the will of Joseph Branson in 1780 Hampshire, VA.  If you have information about either James Sellers, please contact Sandra by email.

BLM GLO RECORDS
SELLERS, JAMES N MO Maries 4/10/1843 St. Louis 11365 MO0740__.486
      E½6NE 1/ 39-N 8-W No 5th PM MO Maries TO: James N. Sellers of Gasconade Co.
SELLERS, JAMES N MO Maries 4/10/1843 St. Louis 11374 MO0740__.493
      NENE 31/ 40-N 7-W No 5th PM MO Maries TO: James N. Sellers of Gasconade Co.

Central Missouri Counties History
History of Maries County
1834 settlers: James Shockley, Thomas Shockley
1835 settlers: Valentine Branson, William Cox, John Carroll, A. S. Rogers (Alexander Stinson Rogers?),
1838 settlers: James N. Sellers, P. Barbarick, Gilbert Chrismon, and others
 

The Heath Family

A John G. Heath was found in the 1840 census of Gasconade, Missouri on the same page with several Tackett families and Joseph Pointer.  In 1850 John Heath was no longer in Gasconade, MO, however, an Ellen Heath born c1798 was there along with five younger Heaths, presumed to be her children (Missouri, Richard, Robert, Thomas and Anna all born in Kentucky).   A family tree on ancestry.com shows that Ellen was the widow of David Heath who was the son of John Heath and Margaret Adams.  John G. Heath is listed as their son.   This family was apparently not in or near Hampshire/Hardy, VA so it is likely they were not related to Jonathan Heath.

Jonathan Heath was probably related to Peter Heath who is listed in a probate record with Michael Stump and John Welton in Augusta/Hampshire, VA in 1757.  Jonathan Heath is mentioned in a land record with Isaac Hite in 1776 Hampshire, VA. (The Hite family was allied with the Chrisman family, some of whom later went to Gasconade, MO).  Jonathan is also mentioned in a land record in Hardy Co., VA in 1788-1789 along with Garret and Joseph Vanmeter.  A Henry Heath is mentioned in another land record in Hampshire, VA in 1791 and again in 1796 & 1800 & 1801.  William Heath, Jonathan's son is mentioned in a land record in Hardy, VA in 1798 and again in 1800 with William Rennick.  Henry Heath was probably William Henry Heath, son of William Heath. 

Jonathan Heath is mentioned in records relating to the formation of the township Moorefield in 1777 in Hampshire Co., VA along with Garret Vanmeter and Moses Hutton.  Moses Hutton's grandson died in Osage Co., MO where many of Jared Branson's descendants lived.  He may have been a clerk of the court since he is mentioned in several court documents as approving or signing off on some actions in Augusta, VA court records.

Jonathan Heath was also mentioned in Hening's Statues at Large, (records of Virginia Laws beginning in early 1600's) along with Lionel Branson Sr. and Andrew, John and Henry Heath.

Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants
Old Frederick County, Virginia
October, 1777 - Moorefield, Hampshire, VA is mentioned to show who were freeholders in the upper south branch, while it was part of Hampshire County. The establishment of the town of Moorefield reads ".....sixty-two acres of land belonging to Conrad Moore in the most convenient place for a town.....is granted to Garret Vanmeter, Abel Randall, Moses Hutton, Jacob Read, Jonathan Heath, Daniel McNeill and George, freeholders, trustees...."

The 1782 and 1784 Hampshire, VA Census allows us to see who were neighbors by checking the initials or name of the person who wrote down each list.  Amos Branson was on Abraham Hite's list with John Rennick and the Vanmeters.  David Welton was on the same list with Jonathan Heath and Moses Hutton. 

Hampshire, Va Census 1782 and 1784
----Abraham Hite's List:
Amos Branson 8-1-2
Jacob, Joseph and Garret Vanmeter
Abraham Hite
John Rennick, 10-1-5
Wm. Rennick, 11-1-8, 1 sl
----S. R's List
Jesse Claypoole, 7
John Claypoole, 15-1-3
Jacob Chrisman, 1 sl, 8-1-4
----A. R's List:
David Welton, 8-1-2, 3 sl
Jonathan Heath, 4-7 sl, 9-2-2
Azakel Heath, gone in '84
Casper Hite, 8-0-2
Moses Hutton, 9-12, 9-1-9
Jacob Hutton, not in '82
Isaac Hutton, 9-2-2
Abraham Innskeep, 11-1-5
----Michael Stump's List:
Michael Stump, 8-1-4, 1 sl
Leonard Stump, 6-1-3
George Stump, 9-1-2, 2 sl
Catherine Stump, 1-1, not in '82
John Hedger, 7
----JhW's List:
Jacob, Martin, Rudolf, and Ridley Shobe
----A. J's List:
John Timmons, gone in '85
Sam Timmons, 11-1-3
----JbW's List:
Job Welton, 11-1-5, 6 sl
Jesse Welton, 9-1-4, not in '82

Also, according to the the land records shown below, a Sellar's Run was located on Patterson's Cr. in Hampshire, VA.  It was mentioned in a land record in the year 1789.  James Sellers is mentioned in a land record in Frederick, VA in the year 1754.  He may be related to James Sellers mentioned in Quaker records in 1802.

1781-82 Hampshire County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Heath, Jonathan 4 6 11 24
Sellers, Frederick 1 2 9
Rennick, John 1 8 20
Branson, Amos 1 5 4
Welton, William 1 3 26 50
Vanmeter, Joseph 2 6 23 50
Rennick, William 3 1 8 32
Vanmeter, Samuel 4 12 65 163

Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1775-1800. [Vol. III]
Sep 15, 1788 - John Foley in Hardy Co., on Powder Lick Run adj. Garret Vanmeter, Jonathan Heath, Robert Higgins, Joseph Vanmeter, Reuben Berry, Joseph Watson, Thomas Neal. July 29, 1789.
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June 25, 1783, William Heath, assignee of Jonathan Heath, 100 acres (Nov. 16, 1794), in Hardy Co., on New Cr. adj. David Mulford, heirs of Aaron Hand, Walker's Rg. Dec. 12, 1798.
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June 25, 1783, William Heath, assignee of William Renick, 100 acres (Aug. 27, 1798) in Hardy Co., on Allegheny Mt., on run emptying into N. fork opposite Adam Stoud. Sep. 25, 1800.
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Mr. Isaac Hite of Frederick Co., 399 acres near Jonathan Heath, on Turnmill Run & Patterson's Cr. Mt. in Hampshire Co.. Surv. Elias Poston. Feb. 20, 1776

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Name: Peter Heath
Date: Dec 3, 1757
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Vendue held at Michael Stumps' on South Fork in Hampshire County, by Anthony Reager and Peter Thorn, administrators of Christian Dousher. To Peter Heath, Thos. Crawford, Tobias Thorn, Michael Oxer, Lazarus Thorn, Philip Moore, Jr., Jno. Welton, Henr
Description: Buyer
Book_Date: WB2-307

The Rennick Family
The Rennick family was allied with the Heath family.  Thomas Rennick had a son John Rennick who married Mary Heath, daughter of Jonathan and Rachel Heath.  Another of his sons, George, married Mary Jane Welton, daughter of John Welton of Hampshire, VA  John Welton's grandson, Moses, died in Osage, MO where descendants of Jared Branson Sr. lived.  Rachel Rennick, daughter of John Rennick and Mary Heath, married Joseph Vanmeter (see Hampshire tax list above) and her sister Margaret married Henry Vanmeter. 

1840 Census - Harrison, Virginia - Page 128
Jane Heath (0102-100101) age 30-40 <1800-1810>
Isaac Sellers whites: (01-00000001) Free Coloreds: (101-11011) 2 lines below Jane Heath
Jemima Sellers (010) Free Colored Persons NEXT TO Isaac Sellers

1830 Census
Isaac Sellers Not Stated, Hardy, Virginia
Jemima Sellens Not Stated, Hardy, Virginia
Elias Sellers Not Stated, Mason, Virginia
William Heath Not Stated, Hardy, Virginia (3001000001-00111) age 70-80 <1750-1760>

1820 Census - Hardy, VA
Elias Sellers (200030-10111) age 26-45
Henrey Sellors (031001-00101) age 45+ - listed between Henry Shob and Jesse Stump
Abraham Shob - age 26-45
Martin Shob - age 45+
Leonard Shob - age 26-45
Henry Shob - age 26-45
Jesse Stump - age 26-45
Randolph Shob - age 45+

A descendant of Fortunatus Dodson and Alice Goad married into the Sellers family from Pittsylvania, VA.  Sampson Hillard Dodson married Ruth Sellers in about 1815 probably in Grainger, TN.  They later went to Dent Co., Missouri.  Ruth was the daughter of Rev. James T. Sellers, born c1759, and Patience Parker.  It is not known if he was related to the Hardy, VA Sellers.

NOTE: The name Sellers may be a variation of the names Zeller, Zollar, Sellar, Soller, Sellard, etc.

Sellards, Elias Howard, author
The Sellards through two centuries
Austin, Tex.: Von Boeckmann-Jones, printers, 1949, 134 pgs.
John Seller served in the Virginia State Militia in 1762; and John Sellers, by the Act of the General Assembly of Virginia was authorized in 1787 to establish the town of Frankford in the County Hampshire.

1786 Franklin County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List  (PARTIAL LIST)
Name No. Tithes Whites
Over 21 Whites
16-21 Slaves
Over 16 Slaves
Under 16 Horses Cattle
Abshire, Lodowick 1 1 0 0 0 2 6
Abshire, Jacob 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
Abshire, Abraham 1 1 0 0 0 3 2
Abshire, Christian 1 1 0 0 0 3 6
Bates, Isaac 3 1 0 2 1 4 5
Bates, John 2 1 0 1 0 2 5
Jett, Thomas 1 0 0 1 2 1 0
Jett, Daniel 3 1 0 2 3 2 2
Stokes, James 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
Sellers, Nathan 1 1 0 0 0 3 7

1782 Henry County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List   (PARTIAL LIST)
Name Tithes Negroes Horses Cattle
Stockton, Robert 1 6 5 23
East, James 1 - 2 5
East, Joseph 1 - 1 5
Penn, Abraham, Esq. 1 16 16 84
Mankins, James 1 - 4 16
Blanchet, Peter 1 - 3 5
McGown, Samuel 1 - 7 4
Cloud, William - 5 11
Cloud, Isaac 1 - 3 7
Daniel, John 1 - 4 7
Sellers, Nathaniel 1 - 2 7
Bates, Isaac 1 3 4 9
Stockton, Robert 0 8 13 24
Bates, John 1 - 2 4
Bolton, Robert 1 - 7 21
Shockley, Levy 1 - 3 14
Bolton, Thomas 1 - 1 9
Jett, John 1 - - -
Tackett, William 1 - 1 5
Acuff, William 1 - 1 -
Acuff, John 2 - 3 11
Watson, Samuel 1 - 1 2
Acuff, William 1 - 1 -

Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850
JAMES SELLERS NANCY REES 22 December 1804 .Berkeley County
WILLIAM SELLERS MARY ASHLEY 19 September 1781 Berkeley County

1810 Berkeley County, VA (now WV) Federal Census -
1582 599 - 14 REES BRANSON 1 1 2 1 0 - 1 0 1 1 0 - 0 0 - age 26-45

Frederick County, Virginia Hopewell Friends History   (PARTIAL LIST)
Thomas Reese, son of Thomas and Margaret Reese of the County of Berkeley and State of Virginia, and Ellen Downing, Daughter of William and Phebe Downing of the same place; 15th day of 12th month, 1802; at Middle-Creek.
Thomas Reese
Ellen Reese
Witnesses who signed this Marriage Certificate:
David Brown
Jesse Brown
Hannah Rees
Thomas Reese
Henry Cromley
Abel Janney
Hannah Rees
Wm. Downing
Amos Mendenhall
John Chenoeth
Ann Gross

Phebe Downing
James Sellers
Jas. Mendenhall
Mary Cromley
Ruth Branson
John Boyd
Joseph Grubb
Leah Rees
Ruth Faulkner
John Sleet
Anthony Lee
Jane Rees
Joseph Mooney
Edward Beeson
Mary Job
Evan Rees
Jacob Moon
Isabella Stephenson
Rees Branson
Mary Downing
Thomas Job
Mary Rees
John Downing

1800 HARDY, VA TAX LIST (PARTIAL LIST)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/1800taxl.htm
Branyou (Branson?), Lionel
Chrisman, Jacob
Chrisman, Isaac
Claypool, John
Claypool, George
Claypool, James
Claypool, Jacob
Fravell, Joseph
Fravell, Henry
Hire (Hite?), Michael
Hire (Hite?), Rudolph
Hire (Hite?), Jacobs
Rogers, William
Shobe, Rudolph
Shobe, Martin
Shobe, Rudolph Little
Seller, Henry

Shobe, Abraham
Shobe, Martin Sen
Shobe, Jacob
Shobe, Leonard
Shobe, Jacob Senior

Frederick Sellers may have been related to Joseph Branson by marriage.  If you have information about this Sellers family please contact Sandra by email.  Check these pages for more information on the Sellers:  http://www.sellers-sellars-sollars-zellars.net/wvhardy.htm and http://www.sellers-sellars-sollars-zellars.net/wvhamp.htm

HAMPSHIRE CO, VA
JOSEPH BRANSON WILL OF 7-10-1780/8-9-1780
SON, JOHN, Bible
Rest to be divided between BARBARRY, FREDICK, CATHRON AND SUSAN SELLERS,
(relationship not shown)
EXEC FRED SELLERS
WIT JONATHAN HEATH

Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800
Page number: 49
Amos Branson, 1793, Hardy Co. (formerly Hampshire Co.)
Joseph Branson, 1780, Hampshire Co.

New Jersey Marriage Records, 1665-1800, Marriage Licenses, E-F, Page 129
Mary Edge, New Hanover and Joseph Branson, Burlington, March 6, 1745
Moses Branson, Burlington and Sarah Borrodail, Burlington, Dec. 5. 1766

NEW JERSEY MARRIAGES
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nj/statewide/vitals/marriages/marrb1.txt
Joseph BRANSON of Springfield in the County of Burlington, Carpenter, and
William ROGERS of the same place yeoman... [bound to]... Lewis MORRIS, Governor... 500
pounds... 18 March 1745/6 ... Joseph BRANSON... obtained license of marriage for
himself and for Mary EDGE of New Hanover... [w] Cha. BRADY (affidavit:) 10 March
1745/6 Joseph BRANSON is above 21 years and Mary EDGE of Hannover in the County of
Burlington is generally accounted to be 24 years of age [w] Jno ALLEN

West Virginia Estate Settlements, Hardy County, Page 140
Marg. Sellers, will, 4-5-1801; Sons: Fred, John; dau: Susanna

Virginia Colonial Soldiers, Dunmore's War, 1774, (Partial List)
SOLDIERS ON PAYROLL AT ROMNEY AND WINCHESTER
Frederick Sellers, Capt. John Harniss's Roll of Rangers
Elias Painter, Capt. James Person's Roll
Thomas Cockerill, Capt. Joseph Bowmans roll
William Cloud, Capt. Joseph Bowman's Roll
David Vance, Capt. Peter Helphinstone's Roll

1782 Hampshire, VA Tax List (Partial List)
http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/hamp1782.htm
Amos Branson
Frederick Sellers

Benjamin Painter
George Claypole
John Claypole
Jesse Claypole
James Claypole Jr.
James Claypole, Sr.
Phillip Crisman
Jacob Chrisman
Mathias Chrisman
Conrad Cresman
Forman, Benjamin
Forman, John, Jun.
Forman, John, Jun.

Isaac Vanmeter
Samuel Vanmeter
Joseph Vanmeter
Jacob Vanmeter
Matthias Hite
John Sellark (Sellers)
Gasper Hite
Abraham Hite

THE EDGE FAMILY

The Bowater family was also allied with a family named Edge.  Sarah Edge, daughter of George Edge of Cheshire, England (some conflicting information about this), married Thomas Bowater who was born in Worcester, England and died in Pennsylvania.  Her apparent brother, John Edge was born in London, England Oct. 10, 1648 (research by others).   The Bowater family was allied with many of the Quaker families that the Branson family was also allied with.  This Edge family also married into the Beals family in England (not verified-see below).

A Jonathan Edge was on the 1800 and 1805 Grayson, VA Tax Lists along with some other familiar names.  He may have moved to Estill, KY where a Jonathan Edge (age 45+) was found in census records there in 1810.  According to other research on the internet, Jonathan was born c1760 in Maryland, son of Robert Edge born 1740 in PA, and he married Sarah Dovey.  Robert Edge was the son of William Edge and grandson of John Edge, both of whom married Quakers.  John Edge is the progenitor of the Edge family in North America. The courts of England shows he contributed funds toward a plantation in Pennsylvania to William Penn in 1681. He claimed the land in early 1700 and settled in Chester County. He married a young Quaker girl there. She bore him three sons, William, Zebedee and George.  Chester, PA is also where William Branson lived.

The Edge family was allied with the Forman family of Hampshire/Hardy, VA.  Benjamin Forman was Mary Edge's uncle and he went to Hampshire, VA very early along with the Vanmeters. 

1800 Grayson County, Virginia Tax List
Dalton, Timothy 1 1
Edge, Jonathan 0 2
Goad, Area 1
Goad, Abraham 2 4
Goad, Robt. 1 3
Kenworthy, Thomas 1 2
Kenworthy, John 1 3
Lunday, John 2 2
Lunday, Ebenezer 1 1
Lunday, Richd. 1 1
Lunday, Amous 1 1
Lunday, James 1
Rogers, James 1
Shockley, Isaiah 1 2
Shockley, Meredith 1 1

1805 Grayson County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Edge, Jonathan
Goad, Aaron
Goad, Robert
Shockley, Samuel
Shockley, Merideth

John Edge is mentioned along with the Fawcetts and others in or near Chester, PA in early Quaker records. 

Andrew and Mary Edge are mentioned in 1746 at the incorporation of Philadelphia Christ Church along with William and Sarah Branson....

History Of Philadelphia 1609-1884
There was a long controversy over the ownership of the lot where Philadelphia Christ Church stood. Rev. Ebenezer Kinnersley was a licentiate of this church before being ordained, and on July 6, 1740, he denounced the sensationalism....as shown by a sermon that day in the Baptist pulpit preached by Rev. John Rowland, a Presbyterian, and he "entered a solemn protest" against Whitefield's methods. The excitement that followed was so intense that Kinnersley...was actually forbidden the communion. In 1743, however, he was ordained when Rev. Jenkin Jones took permanent charge of that church. The question was raised in 1746 as to whether legacies conferred on the Philadelphia Church did not partly belong to the Pennepek, the parent and superior. There was no claim made, but it was thought best for the Philadelphia Church to incorporate, which they did, May 15th, with the following members: Jenkin Jones, Ebenezer Kinnersley,
William Branson, Andrew Edge, Thomas Pearce, Stephen Anthony, Augustin Stillman, Samuel Ashmead, Mathew Ingles, John Perkins, John Standeland, Robert Shewell, John Biddle, Joseph Crean, Henry Hartley, John Lewis, Joseph Ingles, Samuel Burkilo, John Catla, Thomas Byles, John Bazeley, Samuel Morgan, Lewis Rees, Mary Sandeland, Hannah Farmer, Mary Catla, Ann Yerkes, Mary Burkilo, Mary Prig, Hannah Crean, Ann Davis, Hannah Bazeley, Jane Griffin, Edith Bazeley, Alice Clark, Livinia Greenman, Mary Ball, Uslaw Lewis, Jane Loxley, Esther Ashmead, Hannah Jones, Sarah Branson, Catherine Anthony, Jane Pearce, Mary Edge, Mary Valecot, Elizabeth Shewell, Mary Middleton, Francis Holwell, Elizabeth Sallows, Mary Morgan, Ann Hall, Phebe Hartley, Ann White.  An Andrew Edge was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia erected in about 1770.

Andrew Edge was probably the son or grandson of Andrew Edge whose will was proved Nov. 18, 1726 in Philadelphia County.  One of the Andrews had a son Robert Edge who died in 1746 and a son Andrew who died in 1748.  The Edge family of Chester, PA was apparently from Middlesex, England.

A Robert Edge was mentioned in 1751 in Augusta, VA.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819
Name:
Andrew Edge
Description: Witness
Date: 25 Feb 1724
Prove Date: 18 Nov 1726
BookPage: E:8
Remarks: Thomas Potts. City of Philadelphia. Tanner. February 25, 1724/5. November 18, 1726. E.7. Wife: Alice. Child: Thomas. Grandchild: Thomas Potts. Friends: Thomas Griffith, Minister among the Baptists, Judith Morgan. Exec: Thomas Potts.
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Name:
Andrew Edge
Description: Witness
Date: 10 Apr 1742
Prove Date: 22 Apr 1742
BookPage: F:326
Remarks: James Merryweather. Philadelphia. Shopkeeper. April 10, 1742. April 22, 1742. F.326. Legatees: Sister Sarah North, cousins William, Richard, Joseph and Jonathan Abbott, farmer. Exec: Niece Elizabeth North. Trustees: Benjamin Franklin and Ebenezer Kinnersly, Gentlemen.
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Name: Andrew Edge
Description: Father
Date: 22 Sep 1746
Prove Date: 11 Nov 1746
BookPage: H:178
Remarks:
Edge, Robert. Philadelphia County. September 22, 1746. November 11, 1746. H.178. Exec: Father, Andrew Edge.
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Name:
Andrew Edge
Description: Son
Prove Date: 7 Dec 1748
BookPage: J:1
Remarks: Edge, Andrew. Northern Liberties, City of Philadelphia. Tanner. Children: Susannah, Mary, Andrew. Son-in-Law: Richard Hall. Exec: Richard Hall, Robert Shewell.

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 Record
Name:
Robert Edge
Date: Mar 16, 1751
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Robert Edge to John Ramsey. This is really an apprenticeship. First recorded sale of a servant. John Lynn, aged 7 years old, 14 Sep 1750, to same until of age.

Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III
William McClure Lloyd married, at Downingtown, Pennsylvania, September 5, 1872, Ruth Anna Eshleman, born January 22, 1843, daughter of Dr. John Kendrick Eshleman and his wife Fanny Edge, great-great-great-granddaughter of John and Jane Edge, of St. Andrew's Holborne, county of Middlesex, England, who having by deeds of lease and release dated March 21 and 22, 1681, purchased land of William Penn, came to Pennsylvania and settled in Chester county, where John Edge died in 1711, aged sixty-five years. John Edge, son of John and Jane, born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, in 1685, married Mary Smedley, daughter of George Smedley, of Upper Providence, Chester county, the ancestor of the prominent family of that name in Chester county, who came from Derbyshire about 1682, being also an original purchaser of land of William Penn. He married Sarah Goodwin in 1687, and died in 1723.
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Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III
George Edge, son of John and Mary (Smedley) Edge, married Ann Pennell, daughter of William and Mary (Mercer) Pennell, and granddaughter of Robert Pennell, who with his wife Hannah settled in Middletown, Chester county, as early as 1686, coming from Bouldertown, Nottinghamshire, England.
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Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volumes I-III
John Edge, son of George and Ann (Pennell) Edge, born February 20, 1744-45, died September 14, 1816, was a prominent miller and business man of Chester county, operating the mill near Downingtown, still owned and occupied by his descendants of the name. He married Ann Pim, born December 17, 1747-48, daughter of Thomas Pim, born in Durrow, county Kilkenny, Ireland, May 1, 1721, and his wife Frances, daughter of James Wilkinson, of Wilmington, Delaware, and granddaughter of William Pim, of Lackah, Queen's county, Ireland, son of Moses and Ann (Raper) Pim, who with his wife Dorothy Jackson and their five children came to Pennsylvania in 1730 and settled in East Caln Township, Chester county. The second wife of William Pim, above mentioned, was Ann (Pierce) Gibbons, widow of James Gibbons, before mentioned. William Pim was for many years a colonial magistrate of Chester county. He died December 11, 1751.

The Edge family is also mentioned in the book entitled "The Sharples-Sharpless family" with a record of the marriage between Mary Edge and James Sharpless in Nether Province, PA.  Mary Edge was the niece of Sarah Edge, daughter of John and Jane Edge.  Mary Edge Sharpless died young, in 1698, and James then married Mary Lewis.

If you have information about these Edge families, please contact Sandra by email.

Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750
Walter Faucett, with his wife Grace, arrived at Chester as early as 1684. For a time I thought it probable that he had come from Ireland, whence came the other Faucetts of Chester Monthly Meeting, but Gilbert Cope, of West Chester, Pa., informs me that Walter Fawcet, of Haverah Park, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, was married, 3 Mo. 23, 1675, in a Friends' Meeting, at Henry Settle's house, Harefield, in Netherdale, Yorkshire, to Grace Atkinson. Besse notes in Sufferings of the Quakers (II., 156) that in 1683 one "Walter Fawcett, for being at a Thus it continued until 1693, when it began to "circulate" at the houses of John Simcock, in Ridley; Robert Vernon, Thomas and Randall Vernon, and John Edge, in Nether Providence; George Maris, Joseph Stedman and Bartholomew Coppock, Jr., in Springfield; and Caleb Pusey,1 at Chester Mills, near Chester. After 1700, meeting-houses having been erected for the particular meetings constituting Chester Monthly Meeting -- especially for Chester, Springfield, Providence and Middletown--the Monthly Meeting circulated more at the meeting-houses, finally meeting at Askwith [four miles southwest of Haverah Park], had taken from him two Oxen worth œ9," and that in 1684 "For Meetings at Skipworth, were taken from Walter Fawcett, two Oxen worth œ9" (II., 159). Besse also notes (II., 122): "May 27d, 1670. At a Meeting of Quakers at the House of Thomas Fawcett, at Hawes in Wenslydale ['Wenslydale North-Riding, in the County of York']: His Fine œ20"; and June, 12, 1670, at a meeting at Bainbrigg Pastures, Yorkshire, Thomas Fawcett had a fine taken from him (II., 123).

Beals and Clayton Ancestry
http://www.the-roundup.com/quaker/smith/smithroots.html
The information on John and Mary’s ancestry I have taken comes mostly from the Ancestral File, which needs to be verified against official Monthly Meeting records. John Beals’ Ancestral File no. is D3N5-X6; Mary Clayton’s is D3N5-ZC. Another Mary Clayton is listed under number LXZ5-FG but with no ordinance info. John Beals’s parents are said by the Ancestral File submitter to be Thomas Beals and Sarah Edge. According to genealogist Stewart Baldwin, however, there is no evidence that they were John’s parents. Thomas Beals is said to have been b. 1625/30 in England and died in Pa. His Ancestral File no. is GWTW-CJ. Sarah Edge (AFN:GWTW-DP) b. Sep 1657 in Barrow, Cheshire, England, dau. of George Edge (AFN:NTXD-JP) and unknown mother, is said to have married also a William Beals (AFN:NTX8-GS) b. about same time as Thomas. Another Ancestral File line has William Beals and Sarah Edge as the parents of the John who m. Mary Clayton, as well as possibly a Thomas Beals b. maybe 1679, d. 17 Oct 1769. This gives John and Mary’s marriage info. as 11 Jan 1682 in Chester Co., Pa.
 

THE ANTRIM FAMILY

The Antrim (Antram) family were Quakers in Burlington, NJ allied with the Bransons and other families.  John Day Branson married Martha Antrim, daughter of Thomas Antrim and Sarah Zelley.  Thomas was the son of John Antrim and Frances Butcher.  John was the son of Thomas Antrim of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and Jane Batter.  They immigrated to America where he died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts in 1662.  Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~parisho/a/antrim.html

Some familiar names were included along with Thomas Antrum on the list of applications of freemen in early Massachusetts, including Richard Lippincott, George Brancen and Thomas Painter.  They were most likely Quakers associated with John Winthrop. 

Massachusetts Applications of Freemen, 1630-91
Description: In early colonial America, requirements to vote and hold public office included owning land and being declared "free" from bondage.
Thom. Antrum 18 May 1642 Massachusetts Colony
Richrd Lipincote 13 May 1640 Massachusetts Colony
Thomas Painter 12 Oct 1640 Massachusetts Colony
George Brancen 22 Nov 1652 Massachusetts Colony
See more inclusive list

The ship James of Hampton, London sailed to New England in 1635 and passengers included Thomas Antram (weaver), Thomas Browne Antram (servant). 

PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS
Thomas Antrum 1635 Salem, Massachusetts
John Barber 1635 Salem, Massachusetts
Edmond Batter 1635 Salem, Massachusetts
Willm Cherrall 1635 26 Salem, Massachusetts
Richard Hollingsworth 1635 Salem, Massachusetts

JOHN CORDER

John Corder, son of Edward Corder II, married Elizabeth Branson, daughter of John Day Branson and Isabella.  They were married in about 1764 and Elizabeth was disowned from the Quaker meeting in 1765 for marrying outside the discipline.  John Corder was tax in 1782 in Montgomery, VA along with Thomas and Jared Branson.  Thomas was Elizabeth's brother who married Jane Painter.  According to research done by others, John Corder's land was surveyed April 3, 1775, 117 acres in Fincastle County (now Tazewell) on Blue Stone Creek branch of New River adjoining 123 acres surveyed the same day for Thomas Branson.  This is located near the same region that Jared Branson Sr. lived.  In about 1781 Rev. Thomas Beals was living at Blue Stone, Giles, VA (Giles shares a border with northern Montgomery County).  This is where John Branson was captured by the Indians and taken to Ohio. John was the son of Thomas Branson and Jane Painter and was only about 17 years old when he was captured.  So, Thomas Branson, John Corder, Rev. Thomas Beals and John Branson are recorded near the same location where Jared Branson Sr. lived in the same time period.  Blue Stone Creek is a branch of the New River and Jared owned land on "Burks Fork branch of the New River".  Below is a map showing the general area where these people were living....click the image for a larger view.

Of interest is the following from the Draper Manuscripts.  Valentine Sevier was granted land on Bluestone Creek in 1750....

JUNE 15, 1750 Council - Land grant to Adrian Harmon, Jacob Harmon, Valentine Harmon and Valentine Sevier for 15,000 acres of land on Bluestone Creek and on the first and second creeks below Bluestone in Augusta County.
The Preston and Virginia papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts

Tazewell has a place marked on it's map in the southern region near Wythe and Montgomery that is called Burkes Garden. Jared lived on Burks Fork, a name that is very similar. It's possible that his land was located near this Burkes Garden. The person after whom Burkes Garden was named settled in what became Montgomery County....

In the year of 1753, James Burke and stepson, Morris Griffith were in what is now known as Burke's Garden, situated in the south-eastern part of this county. Burke was one of the Draper's Meadow Settlers, who crossed the Alleghanies in 1748 and made settlement near the present town of Blacksburg in Montgomery County. http://www.kinyon.com/westvirginia/midnewriver/chapter5a.htm

There is also a Burkes Fork on the map of Carroll Co., VA located near Hillsville. See the map below...

1836 Map of Tazewell, Wythe, Giles and Montgomery Counties, VA

Map of Burkes Fork, Carroll Co., VA

Apparently, John Corder died prior to 1787 when Elizabeth Carder, widow, married Nicholas Cassell.  This makes a good argument in favor of Jared Branson being closely related to Thomas and Elizabeth.  John Corder also had land surveyed for him in Hampshire Co., VA in 1767.  There was also a William Carder in 1782 Hampshire, VA which is where Lionel Branson resided.

Edward Corder II lived in Orange Co., VA near Winchester, Frederick, VA (where the Quaker Bransons lived).  He died c1770 in Clarke Co., VA.  In addition to being the father of John Corder, he was also the father of Edward Corder III who had a son Elijah Corder Sr.  Elijah's son, Elijah Jr., died Sept. 11, 1893 in Scott Co., VA (near the area where Jared Branson Sr. once lived).  Edward Corder performed early Virginia surveys with the young George Washington.  See the web site that details the history of the town of Washington, Rappahannock, Virginia. http://www.eoffice.com/offices/_540/675/3128/my_webserver/files/TOW/5_town.html

The Edward Corder III family lived in Montgomery Co., VA at the same time that Jared Branson Sr. lived there.  One of his sons, Benjamin Corder, lived in Callaway Co., MO in 1840 along with his son James.  Callaway is next to Gasconade and Osage where the Jared Branson Sr. family lived.  BLM Glo Records show that James Corder (Benjamin's son) had a land patent in Callaway Co. in 1851 in Township 49-N, Range 7-W.  Also with land patents in the same Township and Range were James, John and William Dillard.  See elsewhere in this narrative for other allied families who lived in Callaway Co., MO.

John and Thomas Corder were in Warren, MO in 1840.  Warren shares a corner with the northeastern corner of Gasconade County.  This may be the John Corder referred to in a book about the History of Missouri.  If so, he was in Missouri by 1803 on the waters of Big River.  Also listed there in the same year was William Bates.   (Source: Missouri History, 1908 - Chapter 11 - History of the Exploration and Settlement of Missouri).  Thomas Corder was still in Warren, MO in 1880 and he was age 74 born in Virginia.  The LDS web site lists his parents: John Corder (b. c1780) and Elizabeth Mahoney.  Thomas married Sarah Lemmon 1827 in Harrison, Kentucky.  John Corder was listed in the 1820 census in Harrison, KY - the only Corder listed there, so he was probably not the one who was in MO by 1803, but may be related.  It is not known if he was related to the other Corders mentioned herein.

Benjamin Carder in Third Creek, Gasconade, MO
According to the Rev. War record of John Corder, he stated that the name Corder was often spelled Carder.  A Benjamin Carder was in Bourbois, Gasconade, MO in 1850 and in Third Creek, Gasconade, MO in 1860.  He was born 1815-1823 in MO and according to the LDS web site he married Angeline Willis in 1846.  I found their marriage record on ancestry.com.  They were married Oct. 28, 1846 in St. Louis County which is one county to the east of Gasconade.  Three other Carder marriages took place in that county.  They were probably related to R. Carder (b. 1780-1790) who was listed in St. Louis Co., MO in 1840 along with a Frederick Carder born 1810-1820.   They were probably all related to Lawrence Carder who was in St. Louis Co., MO in 1830 (born 1780-1790).  Third Creek was the township where the family of Jared Branson Sr. settled.  Benjamin Carder was living three households away from James Crider, four away from Lafayette Crider and five away from Alexander Barbarick in 1860.   Benjamin Carder was in household #1572, Riley Branson was in HH #1560, David Shockley was in HH #1565, James Branson was in HH #1546, John Branson was in HH #1547, Jarred Branson Jr. was in HH #1498.  The Crider, Shockley and Barbarick families married into the Branson family.

I found a family tree on ancestry.com showing Benjamin F. Carder, son of Lawrence Carder and Jenny Wiseman of Culpeper Co., VA.  Lawrence was the son of John Carder who was born c1767.  According to this family tree, John Carder was a son of William Carder who moved to Hampshire Co., VA before 1777.  Hampshire Co. is where Lionel and Amos Branson and the Chrisman family lived.  Records for a John Corder were found in that county, so this could have been him - he spelled his name CORDER and CARDER. He was an elder in the Regular Primitive Baptist Church of Hampshire, VA.  Many families from Hampshire/Hardy, VA moved to Gasconade/Osage and surrounding counties at about the same time that Jared Branson Sr. did.  It's possible that William Carder's descendant, Lawrence, went from Hampshire VA to MO along with the others.   It is possible that the Carder and Corder families were related.  Many members of the Carder family moved to Harrison Co., VA (WV) as did members of the Corder family (per ancestry.com families trees.)  Members of both families lived in Culpeper, VA.  However, the Carder family apparently did not live in Fauquier or Frederick, VA where some of the Corders lived - unless they were spelling their name CORDER and not CARDER...however, Fauquier and Culpeper are next to each other.  One researcher, a descendant of the Corder family, writes on her web page that the Corders and Carders were not related to her knowledge, but still I wonder about that.   I find it very interesting that a descendant of John Carder/Corder of Hampshire, VA was living very near the Bransons and allied families in Gasconade, MO in 1850 and 1860.

MISSOURI MARRIAGES
Carder, Benjamin Willis, Angeline 28 Oct 1846 Missouri St. Louis County
Carder, Johathan Nealy, Margaret 22 Dec 1831 Missouri St. Louis County
Carder, French Scott, Mary Ann 13 Aug 1846 Missouri St. Louis County
Carder, Amanda Holmes, Robert H. 08 Oct 1846 Missouri St. Louis County

BLM GLO RECORDS
CORDER, JAMES MO Callaway 12/1/1851 Palmyra 25953 MO2470__.480 TWP 49-N RANGE 7-W
DILLARD, JAMES D MO Callaway 4/1/1839 Palmyra 18883 MO2330__.323 TWP 49-N RANGE 7-W
DILLARD, JOHN T MO Callaway 4/1/1839 Palmyra 16651 MO2290__.156 TWP 49-N RANGE 7-W
DILLARD, JOHN T MO Callaway 2/15/1836 Palmyra 7052 MO0380__.348 TWP 49-N RANGE 7-W
DILLARD, WILLIAM E MO Callaway 3/10/1856 Palmyra 30136 MO2550__.043 TWP 49-N RANGE 7-W

1840 census
John Corder Marthasville, Warren, Missouri (00000001-00000001) age 50-60 <1780-1790> - Page 163
Thomas Corder Marthasville, Warren, Missouri (101001-13001) age 30-40 <1800-1810> - Page 163

1880 census
Thomas CORDER Self M Male W 74 VA Farmer VA VA
Diana CORDER Wife M Female W 34 MO Keeping House NC VA
Ephriam R. CORDER Son S Male W 9 MO VA MO
Nora L. CORDER Dau S Female W 8 MO VA MO
Milly H. CORDER Dau S Female W 7 MO VA MO
Nellie CORDER Dau S Female W 5 MO VA MO
Catharine CORDER Dau S Female W 1 MO VA MO
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Source Information:
Census Place Elkhorn, Warren, Missouri
Family History Library Film 1254740
NA Film Number T9-0740
Page Number 695B

On 24 July 1758 Frederick County, VA: Edward Corder voted for Col. George Washington. From: VA Mag of History & Biography Vol. 6, p. 153. Also from "Colonial Soldiers of the South 1732-1774" by Murtie June Clark., p. 513: Edward Corder in Virginia Militia under Colonel (George) Washington. and on p. 515 (same date) was Edward Corder under Colonel F. B. Martin.

On 6 Sep 1777 Edward Corder took oath of allegiance sworn to state in Capt. McCorkles Company of Montgomery Co. by Stephen Trigg. In April 1781 he was listed in a company of Montgomery County Militia.

Edward Corder On 3 Aug 1782 For 60 pounds a grant was issued to Edward Corder for land on Peak Creek in Montgomery County, VA. WItneses were William Hance, Pearson Barney, & H. Edmunson. This was recorded 1 May 1802.

Edward Corder On 11 Feb 1783 Washington Distr. of Montgomery Co., VA Deed Book B, p. 123: An entry on 345 acres in Montgomery Co. on the west side of Peech Creek, a branch of New River. Corner to George McCowan survey.

On 8 Nov 1787 Montgomery Co., VA Platt Book F, p. 26: Edward Corder, assignee of David Croutch: 100 acres in Montgomery County on the west side of Peek Creek, a branch of New River.

Edward Corder
(c. 1695-1705 England - ca 1770 Greenway Court, Clarke County, VA )
http://users.panola.com/lindgren/corder.html
1738 ORANGE COUNTY , VA (near Winchester) Edward Corder petitioned for a road to Jost Hyte's Mill. Later (1751) he became a favored tenant of Lord Fairfax (i.e. Thomas Fairfax, 6th Baron Fairfax of Cameron) who was born in Kent England and died in Virginia in 1781. His cousin's (Sir William Fairfax) daughter Annie married Lawrence Washington, George Washington's elder brother. (Lease on file - 1751- Deed Book, Frederick Co. Courthouse relating to Edward's leasing land on Greenway Court.)
Edward worked for George Washington at the start of Washington's pre-military career as a surveyor for Lord Fairfax. Thomas had over 5,000,000 acres which stretched between Rappahannock and Potomac rivers in the Northern Neck of Virginia). Edward assisted George on one of his first surveys of a region that became known as "Little Washington" This town in Virginia today claims the title "The First Washington of All." "The town was surveyed and plotted on the 24th of July (old style), 1749, by then 17-year-old George Washington, assisted by chairmen John Lonem and Edward Corder. The town was officially established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1796, and incorporated in 1894" Note Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers (pg. 13)

Montgomery County VA Survey Book A, page 214: 3 Apr 1775 Surveyed for John Corder 117 acres in Fincastle County in Wrights Valley on Blue Stone Creek Branch of New River, -------, being part of the Loyal Companie's grant -----------. This land adjoined Thomas Branson's 123 acres which was surveyed the same day. (This land is now in Tazewell County, VA just southwest of the city of Tazewell.)
Hopewell Friends history 1734-1934, page 498: 1 July 1765 Elizabeth (Branson) Corder married contrary to discipline.
Page 565: 1757 12 no 5: Certificate signed for Elizabeth Branson to Hopewell . Probably daughter of John Branson and his first wife, Isabella. Elizabeth had married a Corder in 1764.
Abstracts of wills, inventories, and administrations of Frederick County, Virginia, 1743-1800:
John Branson, will 1 Sept. 1769, 6 Nov. 1770. Daughters: Anna Shiron, Elizabeth Corder, Mary Duckworth, Martha Fawcett, Grandson John Branson.
Fincastle County, VA was created in 1772 and abolished in 1777.  John Corder donated or sold 3 beeves to the militia.
John Corder was in Capt. James Robertson's Company of Militia for 26 days, paid 1 pound, 19 shillings.   He was still on James Robertson's 1777 list of militia in the newly formed Montgomery County, VA.
The 1782 tax list of Montgomery County, VA shows John Corder with 1 tithe, 0 slaves, 4 horses, 15 cattle, and owned land.
Annual tax lists started in Montgomery County, VA in 1787, but John Corder is not listed. Edward Corder is there 1787-1801 after which he is listed in Tazewell County starting in 1802. Edward Corder bought land in Tazewell County in 1802.
John Corder may have been dead by 21 April 1787 when Nicholas Cassell married Elizabeth Carder, widow. M. Lindsey, surety.

Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775
Edward Corder Jr. of Frederick Co., 400 acres on Shenandoah R. surveyed. Mr. Robert Rutherford. 7 Dec 1763.
John Corder of Frederick Co., 361 acres on Beaver Run, branch of Patterson's Creek in Hampshire Co. Surv. Thomas Elzey. Adj. Peter Beaver. Peter Steenbergen, Ramsey's Mill Path. 2 Sept 1767.

THE TACKETT FAMILY

The Tackett family was allied with the Shockley, Pointer and Crider families in Gasconade, Missouri.  These three families were also allied with the family of Jared Branson Sr.  The progenitor of some of the Missouri Tacketts was Lewis Tackett Jr. who died c1764 in Frederick Co., Virginia where the early Quaker Bransons lived.  This is another family who lived in the same county as the early Quaker Bransons and whose descendants lived in Gasconade, Missouri where Jared Branson Sr. lived.

The Tackett family was also indirectly allied with the Branson family.  Stephen Branson, son of Jared Branson (b. c1803) and grandson of Jared Branson Sr., married Nancy Pointer, daughter of George Pointer and Joanna Tackett.  Joanna was the granddaughter of John Tackett and the grand-niece of Lewis Tackett Jr. mentioned above.

The Tacketts are found in records of Frederick Co., VA, Stafford Co., VA, Fauquier Co., VA, Culpeper Co., VA, Augusta Co., VA, Tazewell Co., VA and Washington Co., VA - all counties where Bransons and/or allied families lived.  Tazewell and Washington Co., VA are very near Montgomery Co., VA where Jared Branson Sr. lived before moving to TN and then to MO.

The Tackett family traces their lineage to Lewis Tacquett of England who is found in land records of Stafford, VA as early as 1711.  According to the book "The Tackett-Fletcher pioneers and supplement", Lewis Tackett and his wife Mary were witnesses on the will of John Edge in Prince William Co., VA on July 16, 1737.  The Edge family is connected to the Branson family.  Mary Edge married Joseph Branson, son of Thomas L. Branson and Elizabeth Day.  It is not known if or how Mary was related to the John Edge mentioned in this book.

THE GARWOOD FAMILY

The Garwood family of Burlington, NJ was from Suffolk, England where the Branston family resided.  (See page two).  

As mentioned elsewhere in this narrative, there was a Branston family in Suffolk, England allied with several Quaker families who migrated to Burlington, NJ.  This is another possible connection between this Branston family and the Burlington, NJ Branson family.  A Martin Garwood was mentioned in marriage records of Dedham, Essex, England along with Thomas Branson and Susan Woodgate.

William Garwood was born c1628 in Acton, Suffolk, England.  He married Anne Rowe also of Suffolk, England.  The Garwoods were Quakers who immigrated to Burlington, NJ and were members of the same monthly meeting as the Bransons.  Lot Garwood married Ruth Branson, daughter of William Branson and Ann Rea, and great-granddaughter of Thomas L. Branson and Elizabeth Day.  Lot was the 2nd great-grandson of William Garwood and Anne Rowe.  Joseph Garwood, also a descendant of William Garwood, married Elizabeth Antrim.  The Garwood family married into the Shinn, Branson, Haines, Braddock, Antrim, Stokes, and other families.  Since the Garwoods were Quakers from from Suffolk, England, it's possible they knew the Branstons of that county.  Therefore, this is another possible link between the Burlington, NJ Bransons and the Suffolk, England Branstons.

Genealogical gleanings in England
Marriages in Dedham, Essex, England
April, 1605 - Thomas Branson and Susan Woodgate
March 25, 1658 - Martin Garwood, widower, and Priscilla Sherman

Garwoods also resided in Botetourt, Virginia near the New River region where Jared Branson Sr. lived.  The Samuel Garwood listed in 1794 Botetourt, VA may have been the son of Joseph Garwood and Elizabeth Antrim.

1794 Botetourt County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
FIRST DISTRICT:
Sever, Kasper 1 4
Severs, Henry 2 2
Severs, William 1 -
SECOND DISTRICT:
Garwood, Saml. 2 1 7
McGowen, Paul 1 3
Vanmetter, Isaac 1 2

THE HANKINS AND SHARP FAMILIES

Thomas Hankins and Thomas Sharp were executors on the will of Thomas L. Branson who married Elizabeth Day.  The will was dated Nov. 11, 1744 in Burlington, New Jersey.  Thomas Hankins married Mary Clevenger and they were the parents of William Hankins who married Elizabeth Jane Sharp.  Their son, William Hankins, was born c1765 in Fredericks, VA and died c1833 in Grainger, TN.  His wife, Elizabeth Betsy Davis was born c1756 in Pittsylvania, VA and died Nov. 15, 1824 in Henry, VA. 

Richard Hankins was the son of Thomas Hankins and Mary Clevenger and he had a son John Alvin Hankins who was born about 1776 in Montgomery Co., VA.  All of these southwest Virginia counties are close to the area where Jared Branson Sr. lived, and Jared lived in Montgomery Co., VA in 1776.  Richard Hankins was on the 1782 Land Tax and Personal Property Tax Lists of Montgomery Co., VA along with Jared Branson Sr.  In 1850 a William Hankins, born c1763, was living in Benton, Osage Co., MO with the Drury Holland family.  Two households away was the family of John W. and Sarah Hankins. Drury Holland married Martha Rainey Maxwell Nov. 3, 1842 in Gasconade Co., MO (where the Bransons lived) per the LDS web site.  Drury was the son of Steven Holland and Lucy Green Davis of Bedford Co., VA, per ancestry.com family tree.

David Hankins, son of Amos Hankins and a descendant of Thomas Hankins and Mary Clevenger, was married to Clara Ridenhour who was born in Gasconade, MO where the Jared Branson family lived.  He married Sarah Lafollette in Osage Co., MO, also a county where Jared Branson's family lived. 

John Hankins was also in 1815 Bledsoe, TN.  John was the son of William Hankins and Elizabeth Betsy Davis of Grainger, TN and Henry, VA and grandson of William Hankins born c1765.  William may have been the one in Osage Co., MO in 1850 living with Drury and Martha Holland.  John W. Hankins, born c1811 was living two households away and could be his grandson.

In neighboring Crawford Twp, Osage Co., MO, David Branson (son of Thomas Garred Branson and Susan McGowan) was living there with three Hankins children in his household: Jacob, Joseph and William.  I have been unable to identify them, but they may be related to William Hankins who was in Benton Twp.  NOTE:  David Hankins, great-grandson of Richard Hankins, was married in Osage Co., Missouri in 1847.  Osage County is where many of Jared Branson Senior's descendants lived.

Descendants of Thomas Sharp lived in Patrick Co., VA near Jared Branson Sr.  Robert Sharp, grandson of Thomas Sharp and Mary Churchman, was born c1775 in what later became Patrick Co., VA.  He married Philipina Shelton, daughter of Eliphaz Shelton and Mary Ann Asher.  Eliphaz Shelton was listed in deed records of Patrick Co., VA between 1791 and 1801 at Johnson Creek along with Jared Branson Sr., Thomas Dillard, Thomas Sumner and others.   James Shelton, the probable grand-nephew of Eliphaz Shelton, had a son Leroy C. Shelton who lived in Gasconade, MO where the Bransons lived.  In 1830 his probable relative, John Shelton, was listed in census records of Gasconade, MO on the same page with many families allied with Jared Branson Sr.

va/patrick/deeds/deedbk01-places.txt [0.845285]
PATRICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Places Named in Deed Book I, 1791 - 1801
At Johnson Creek 23, 102, 231, 574, 583, 714
BAKER; Garrot BRANSON; Thomas DILLARD; James, Mary DOKE; Michael KELLEY;
Edward MOORE; Eliphaz SHELTON; Thomas SUMNER;

Rebecca Sharp who married Edward Churchman is mentioned in records of Frederick Co., VA along with Bethany Haines, Hankins and Thomas Sharp.  The land owned by Bethany Haines was previously owned by Thomas L. Branson and purchased by Bethany in 1753..  Bethany Haines was the father of Luster Haines who married Mary Ann Branson, daughter of Jared Branson Sr.  By 1764 Bethany Haines entered 400 acres in what became Patrick Co., VA.  The fact that Bethany Haines lived near Hankins and Thomas Sharp and the fact that Hankins and Sharp were executors on the will of Thomas L. Branson who married Elizabeth Day, and the fact that the son of Bethany Haines married into Jared Branson's family, and the fact that a close relative of Robert Sharp was listed in Patrick, VA near Jared Branson Sr. are good clues that Jared Branson was closely related to Thomas L. Branson and Elizabeth Day.  Bethany Haines died 1805 and his will was recorded in Patrick Co., VA.

Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1775-1800. [Vol. III]
Rebecca Berry late of Frederick County formerly wife of Edward Churchman, dec'd. during her natural life and after her decease to her sons Thomas Churchman and Edward Churchman jointly 370 acres on Crooked Run in said County. Surv. for Edward Churchman 6 Apr 1753, adj. Branson, now Bethany Haines, James Ramey on Indian Run, Hankins, Thomas Sharp. 5 Apr 1779.

Hopkins Co., Kentucky
John and Timothy Hankins were listed in the 1820 census in Hopkins, KY.  John was the son of William Hankins and Elizabeth Jane Sharp, grandson of Thomas Hankins and Mary Clevenger.  Timothy was the son of John.  Also living in Hopkins, KY in 1820-1830 was Liner Willis Branson, possible grandson of Amos Branson and great-grandson of Lionel Branson and Rebecca Rogers.  Liner Branson married Hannah Timmons, daughter of Samuel Timmons.  Some of the Timmons and Bransons of Hopkins, KY were from Hampshire/Hardy, VA.  Both Amos Branson and Samuel Timmons were on the 1782 tax list of Hampshire, VA.

Some members of this Timmons family were in Sumter, SC in 1820 along with Dan Branson who was born after 1775; Susan Branson (same age range); William L. Branson born after 1794; Charles Branson who was born after 1794 (two of them on the same page).  Moses Timmons shown living near the Bransons, was the brother of Samuel Timmons whose daughter Hannah married Amos Branson of Hopkins, KY.  Daniel Branson was the son of Eli Branson and Keziah Huff. 

NOTE: William and Richard Hankins, brothers of the above John, were listed on the 1782 Montgomery VA tax list along with Jared and Thomas Branson.  This is another good clue linking Jared Branson with the Hampshire/Hardy, VA Bransons.

ANOTHER NOTE OF INTEREST:  John Branson, son of Eli Branson and Keziah Huff, had a son John born 1795 in South Carolina.  He married Ann Cantrell, daughter of Zebulon G. Cantrell.  Zebulon's brother, Christopher Cantrell, was on the 1782 Hampshire, VA Tax List along with Amos Branson and Samuel Timmons.  Zebulon and Christopher were born in Botetourt Co., VA (near the area where Jared Branson Sr. lived).  According to a family tree on the LDS web site, Christopher Cantrell married Sarah Denton and their son, Zebulon, was born c1771 in Hampshire, VA where many families allied with the Bransons lived who later went to Gasconade/Osage, MO.  Sarah Denton was probably related to Jacob Denton who married Mary Claypool.

David Cantrell, relative of Christopher, lived in Lincoln Co., MO in 1850 which is very close to Gasconade Co., MO. 

In 1805 Patrick Co., VA Jarrad Branson and G. Branson are mentioned in court records with Robert and William Sharp and Joseph Stovall.  James Sharp, son of William Sharp and Jemima Stockton, was married in 1809 in Patrick,VA where Jared Branson lived.  William Sharp died in 1838 in Marion Co., TN, where Jared Branson lived prior to moving to Missouri.  James Sharp died in 1840 in Marion, TN.  This Sharp family may have been from Henrico and Albemarle, VA.  It is not known of this Sharp family was related to the Sharp family of Burlington, NJ, however, William Sharp married Jemima Stockton who was part of the Stockton family who went to Burlington, NJ.  Therefore, the chances are good that this Sharp family who was in Patrick, VA was related to Thomas Sharp mentioned in the will of Thomas L. Branson.

The Yates Family of Patrick Co., VA
John Yates was listed in land records of Patrick, VA living on Big Reed Island Creek near Jared Branson Sr.  William Yates was a surety on a marriage bond in 1799 in Patrick, VA with Thomas Branson.  The Branson and Yates families lived near each other for several years and were obviously well acquainted.  A family tree on ancestry.com shows that John Yates was the son of George Yates IV and William Yates was probably his cousin (or son).  Some of John Yates' descendants moved to Hopkins, KY.  John Estes Yates, cousin of the Yates who were in Patrick, VA, was listed in the 1820 census of Hopkins, KY as were descendants of Lionel Branson Sr. who moved there from Hampshire/Hardy, VA.  In the 1840 census, which was not alphabetized, Michael Yates was listed four lines away from Cheston/Chester Hankins and not far from Liner Willis Branson.  Chester was probably related to John Hankins who was in Hopkins, KY in 1820 and was possibly related to Thomas Hankins.  John Hankins was apparently born in SC and married into the Timmons family who were also in Hopkins, KY in 1820.  Some of the Timmons were also in Hardy, VA with Lionel and Amos Branson, and it was probably one their sons (Amos) who married into the Timmons family and also moved to Hopkins, KY and was the father of Liner Willis Branson.  Since these families were all living fairly close to one another and inter-married, I would guess that they probably went to KY together.  I don't know if the Yates family was allied with them, but they did live close to them.

PATRICK CO., VA., COURT ORDER BOOK 1(SELECTED ENTRIES, 1805)
JANUARY COURT
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/patrick/courts/cob11805.txt
(26 April 1805)
Chilton v Bolts, a Jury Sworn to wit, Joseph Newman, George Lackey, Jos.
Keaton, Jarrad Branson, William Adams, Abraham Penn, Wm. Allen, Archibald
Shelton, Moses Hurt, John Keaton, Peter Epperson & David Taylor. Verd. ret.
for the Deft. Isaac not guilty & also Verdt. retd. v John for $13. &
Judgment thereon accordingly with Costs.
JULY Court
(25 July 1805)
Present: Charles Foster, Thomas Whitlock, Gab. Penn, John Turner, Robert
Sharp & Jos. Stovall
-- Gentlemen Justices.
David Taylor foreman, Robert Hall, Beveridge Hughes, William Witt, David
May, James Boling, John Keaton, William Sharp, William Harris, Moses
Reynolds, Jesse Reynolds, G. Branson(?), John Finney, Abraham Hawks, Thomas
Ayres & John Chapman were Swn. a Grand Jury of inquest for the body of this
whereupon they withdrew to consult on their presmnts.

1781-82 Hampshire County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Branson, Amos 1 5 4
Cantrell, Christopher 1 - 3
Timmons, Samuel 1 5 11

1820 Census
Dan Branson Not Stated,Sumter,SC 1820 (310010-10010) age 26-45 - Page 122
Susan Branson Not Stated,Sumter,SC 1820 (000100-01010) age 26-45 - Page 120
Wm L Branson Sumter,Sumter,SC 1820 (100100-00100) age 18-26 - Page 122
Chas Branson? Sumter, Sumter, SC 1820 (210010-10010) age 26-45 - Page 122
Chas Branson Sumter, Sumter, SC 1820 (200010-10011) age 26-45 - Page 122
Moses Timmons Sumter, SC 1820 (300001-00110) age 45+ - Page 120 (b. 1760 Fredericksburg, Stafford, VA; father: John)
Danl or Saml Timmons Sumter, SC 1820 (000100-10100) age 18-26 - Page 120
John Timmons Sumter, SC 1820 (000001-10102) age 45+ - Page 120
Jesse Timmons Sumter, SC 1820 (000100-00000) age 18-26 - Page 121
John J. Timmons Sumter, SC 1820 (000100-00000) age 18-26 - Page 121

1820 census
Barnaba Hankins Not Stated,Hopkins,KY 1820
John Hankins Not Stated,Hopkins,KY 1820
Timothy Hankins Not Stated,Hopkins,KY 1820
Armistead Branson Not Stated,Hopkins,KY 1820
Hannah Branson Not Stated,Hopkins,KY 1820
Liner Branson Not Stated,Hopkins,KY 1820

HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia
CHAPTER II THE FATHERS OF THE COLONY
page 29
Thomas Branson was the son of Thomas Branson and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of John Day. Thomas Branson Sr. also had land in the Shenandoah Valley, and by his will, probated Nov. 21, 1744, in Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, devised it to his sons Thomas and Jacob, and describes it as "my lands on Shannandow River in Virginia which I laid out for Thomas Alexander and one called 'Scotch Robin'." This will was probated in Frederick County, Virginia, March 5, 1744, John and Thomas Branson qualifying [p.29]as executors with Thomas Hankins and Thomas Sharp sureties. This land was near White Post, but now in Warren County; and near it Thomas Branson Jr. secured a patent in his own name for 1370 acres on both sides of Crooked Run. Near it Jacob Branson, his brother, received by patent in his own name 1000 acres. The will of Thomas Branson Sr. mentions his wife Elizabeth, sons David, Joseph, Jonathan, Lionel, William, Thomas, and John; his daughters Sarah Owin, Mary wife of Zachariah Robins, Elizabeth wife of William Rogers; his granddaughter Abigail Rogers; his grandson Thomas, son of John. Thomas Branson Jr. married Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin Borden, and John married Martha, widow of John Osmond and daughter of Thomas Antrim. William Branson, son of Thomas Sr., removed for a while to Stafford County, Va., and from him are descended the well known Branson family living until recent years near Clearbrook in Frederick County, Va. Lionel, son of Thomas Sr., settled on Lost River in what is now Hardy County, West Va., where some of his descendants reside at this time.

1820 Census (alphabetical)
John Yates Hopkins, KY 1820 age 26-45 (from in Montgomery VA)
Isaac Beeson  Hopkins, KY 1820
John Timens Hopkins, KY 1820
Barnaba Hankins Hopkins, KY 1820
John Hankins Hopkins, KY 1820
Timothy Hankins Hopkins, KY 1820
Armistead Branson Hopkins, KY 1820
Hannah Branson Hopkins, KY 1820
(nee Timmons)
Liner Branson Hopkins, KY 1820

1840 census
Stephen Timmons Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 362
John Timmons Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 362
Bailus Branson Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 364
Richard Timmons Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 364
Feilding Timmons Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 364
Armstead Branson Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 366
Liner Branson Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 366
Michael Yates Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky age 20-30 - page 375
Cheston Hankins Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 375
Sarah Hankins Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 375
Jefferson Branson Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 382
Henry G Yates Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 389
Thomas Yates Not Stated, Hopkins, Kentucky - page 392

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA

The following petition was prepared in Montgomery Co., VA in 1782, the year that Jarret and Thomas Branson were on the tax list of that county.  Their names do not appear on this petition, but several other familiar names do appear.  Notice that a William Painter signed the petition.  Painter is a family name associated with the Bransons of Chester, PA, Burlington, NJ and Frederick, VA.  A William Painter was mentioned in the will of his father, Phillip Painter in Chester Co., PA in 1777.  According to a family tree on ancestry.com, Phillip Painter (Bender) was born 1730 in Germany and his son William was born 1760 in PA and died 1842 in PA.  A William Painter born c1759 in VA was listed in the 1850 census of Columbiana Co., OH, living in the poor house at age 91.  Therefore, this William who was in VA was not the one born in PA.  There was a William Painter (Bender) born 1763 in Frederick or Page, VA and it might be him.  He married Sally Chapman and there is a Daniel Chapman on the petition who might be related to her.

In the 1810 Federal census a William Painter was listed in Hampshire, VA, age 26-45.  He may be related to Benjamin Painter who was on the 1782 tax list of Hampshire, VA.  (Also there in 1810 were Jacob and Phillip Christman.)  I have not been able to identify this Benjamin Painter.  If you have information about him please contact Sandra by email.

Since the William Painter in 1810 Hampshire, VA was age 26-45, this means he was born after 1764, and since the William Painter we are trying to identify on the Montgomery, VA petition signed it in 1782, it is unlikely he was the same William who was in 1810 Hampshire, VA, however they may be related.

The LDS web site has a William Painter, son of John and Catherine, born c1797 in Botetourt, VA.  They could also be related, since Botetourt is close to Montgomery Co. 

The petition signer could also be the William Painter who served in the Rev. war in the VA line (see below).  (I found no William Painter who received a bounty land warrant for military service.)  A William Painter also took the Oath of Allegiance in 1776 in Fincastle Co, VA (see below).  Using this information, he was probably born before 1756.  Fincastle was the county that existed before Montgomery Co.  Samuel Doak also took the Oath in 1776 Fincastle and he was related to James Doak who sold land to Jared Branson Sr. in 1798 Patrick Co., VA.  A Samuel Doak was also on the 1782 Land Tax List of Montgomgery Co., VA along with Jarret Branson and others. (see more about the Doak family below).

If you have information about William Painter born in VA 1750-1762 who was living in southwest Virginia, please contact Sandra by email.

Montgomery Co, Virginia Petition - http://www.rootsweb.com/~vawythe/doc/1782Petition.html
May 24th, 1782
referred to the Committee to revise the Tax Law
To the Honourable the General Assembly of Virginia:
The Petition of the Inhabitants of Montgomery County
(Signed)
Daniel Howe William Mears
John Nash John McHinnery
Henry Begley Jas. Newell, Jr.
Joseph Polly Jno. ?
William Polley Jas. Simpson
William McCall ? Jas. Coulson
Jeremiah Stone Jas. Finley
Timothy Roark Jehu Stephens
John McKinney Thos. Mears?
David Miles Sam. Smith (Senr.)
Francis Day John Steans ?
John Rogers Nichlas Foster
Nicolas Tuttel Christopher Goose ?
Jeremiah Clonch James Tuttel
Wm. Davies Robert Steel
Wm. Doak John Bralley
Wm. Davise William Parker
Edmund Clonch Jno. Montgomery, Jr.
Thomas Kinawothy (Kenworthy), John Walker
Sam. Mc----- Alexdr. Neely
John Johnston
Thos. Dun Joseph Johnston
Jas. McDonald Daniel Johnston
Ro. Love Roger Oats
John Alcorn James -----
Stephen Sanders Wlliam Dean
William Calhoun Adam Dean
Stephen Clement William Willson
David Smith Jacob Willson
Jas. Mt.gomery William Montgomery
Robert Watson Even Williams
John Forbis Magnus Mcdonald
William Painter John Montgomery
Wm. Simpson Wm. Chapman
Robert Daugherty Wm. Nash
James Montgomery Jas. Ramsey
Robt. Montgomery Joseph ------
Robt. Fleming Joseph White
James -------
Wm. Rotherford
Saml. Smith (Junr.)
Daniel Chapman

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE RECORDS
JOHN PAINTER PRIVATE 92 VA
SAMUEL PAINTER PRIVATE 113 VA
WILLIAM PAINTER PRIVATE 95 VA
WILLM PAINTER LIEUT 95 VA

Fincastle County Records
Oaths of Allegiance (Sept. 6, 1776): Samuel Doak, Andrew Crockett, Robert Watson, Richard Byrd, William Rogers, John Rogers, Benjamin Rogers Jr., Joseph Rogers, James Crockett, Jonah Mayfield, William Painter

THE DOAK FAMILY

Although I have found no evidence of a marriage between the Bransons and the Doaks of southwest Virginia, they were living near each other in Patrick Co. and Wythe Co., VA, so there may be some connection between the two families.  Per the LDS web site a James Doak was born 1777 in Montgomery Co., VA, son of David and Mary Doak.  If you know of a connection between this Doak family and the Branson family, please contact Sandra by email.

1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Land Tax List (Partial List)
http://www.newrivernotes.com/mont1782.htm
Branson, Jarat 100 7/10 1/6
Chrisman, Abraham 200 37/10 7/6
Chrisman, Abraham 60 10 2/
Cock, Andrew 200 20 4/
Doak, Samuel 200 50 10/
Doak, William 825 120 1/6/0
Doak, David 649 250 2/10/0

Deake, Samuel 400 100 1/0/0
Dillard, Thomas 100 5 1/
Dalton, Rubin 300 27/10 5/6
Goad, Abraham 200 30 6/
Goad, William 400 10 2/
Lorton, Jacob 142 55 11/
Lorton, Jacob 160 30 6/
Lorton, Jacob 100 10 2/
Lorton, Jacob 200 15 3/
McMullen, William 200 50 10/
McMullen, Abraham 150 12/10 2/6
Shokley, Thomas -
Shockley, Rufas 300 20 4/

1793 Wythe Co, VA Personal Property Tax List (Partial List)
http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/wyth1793.htm
Name Tithes Blacks Blacks Horses
12-16 16+
FIRST SECTION
Crocket, Walter 2 3 11
Crockett, John 3 5 14
Crocket, James 3 2 5 15
Doak, David 2 7
Doake, John 1 9

Guynn, William 1 1
SECOND SECTION
Branston, Jerard 1 3
Branston, James 1 1

Cock, James 2 4
Cock, John 1 6
Cox, Joshua 1 2
Cox, Reuben 1
Dodson, John 1 1
Dodson, James 1 2
Dodson, Samuel 1 2
Dodson, John 1 2
Dodson, James 1
Dalton, Reuben 2 3
Goad, Abraham 1 5
Goad, Robert 1 3

PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA LAND DEEDS
http://members.aol.com/donald529/BransomLAND.html
15 Oct 1798 James Doak to Garrot Branson Bk. 1, Pg 574

Montgomery Co., VA Land Grants - http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/tzlgalph.htm
Samuel Doack - 1 Jun 1786
Montgomery County
200 a. On the head branches of Reed Creek adjoining Gasper Kinder
Grants No. 2, p. 65

THE COLTRANE FAMILY

William Coltrane married Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Levi Branson Sr. and Mary Maynor.  William Coltrane was the son of David Coltrane and Hannah Thornburgh.  David Coltrane died in 1834.  His will was proved July, 1834 in Grayson, Virginia.  David Coltrane was on the 1813 tax list of Grayson, VA along with several other families allied with Jared Branson Sr.  Jan. A. (Jared?) Branson was on the 1794 tax list of Grayson, VA.  David and William Coltrane were listed in the 1790 census of Randolph, NC along with Daniel, Henry and Thomas (2) Branson.

1813 Grayson County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists (PARTIAL LIST)
http://www.newrivernotes.com/va/gray1813tl.htm
Branscomb, Isaac 1 2 .32
Branscomb, Paulis 1 1 .16

Cock, Andrew 1 4 .64
Cox, Joshua 1 4 1.64 gristmill
Carroll, Luke 1 3 .48
Carroll, James 2 3 .48
Cox, Joshua 1 1 .16
Coltrain, David 1 4 2.64 grist & saw mill
Cock, Reuben 1 8 2.28 1 grist mill
Dalton, Timothy 1 1 .16
Dalton, John 1 3 .48
Dalton, Reuben 1 1 .16
Dalton, Lewis 1 2 .32
Dalton, William 1 1 .16
Dalton, James 1 2 .32
Daniel, Nehemiah 1 5 .80
Goad, Aron 1 1 .16
Goad, Spencer 1 2 .32
Goad, Robert 1 3 .48
Lyons, William 1 1 .16
Shockley, Meredith 1 4 .64
Watson, Jeremiah, Sr. 1 4 .80
Watson, Jeremiah, Jr. 1 3 .48
I John A. Griggs have examined the foregoing list of taxable property... and find the same to be generally stated. Given under my hand this 31 day of May, 1813.

1790 CENSUS (PARTIAL LIST)
David Coltrain Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
William Coltrain Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Daniel Branson Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Henry Branson Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Thomas Branson Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Thomas Branson Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790

THE MENDENHALL FAMILY

The Mendenhall family were Quakers who married into some of the same families that the Quaker Bransons married into.  They were from Kent, England and Chester, PA.  They migrated to Guilford, North Carolina when many Quakers went there and formed New Garden Monthly Meeting.  Isaac Mendenhall was on the 1782 Montgomery, VA tax list with Jared and Thomas Branson.  Isaac was the son of Mordecai Mendenhall and Charity Beeson.  His brother, Mordecai Jr., married Hannah Marshall and their daughter, Hannah Mendenhall married Zachariah Mills on Jan. 21, 1799 in Grayson Co., VA where Jared Branson probably lived at about that time.  Zachariah Mills was the grandson of John Beals II and Sarah Bowater, the grandmother of John Bowater Beals who married Lois Branson, daughter of Thomas L. Branson and Jane/Jeane Painter. 

Rachel Mendenhall married Levi Branson, son of Joseph C. Branson and Elizabeth Piggott and great-grandson of Thomas Branson Jr. and Rebecca Borden.  Rachel was the daughter of James Mendenhall.  Rachel and Isaac Mendenhall were second cousins, two generations removed.

HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY 1734-1934 Frederick County, Virginia
CHAPTER VI VISITING FRIENDS To Hopewell and From Hopewell, 1736-1830
page 108
It is recorded that on 6th day of the 9th month, 1762, a certificate was signed for Martha Branson and Esther Wright in order for their visiting some meetings "in the back parts of Virginia and North Carolina"; and the meeting appointed Robert Haines to accompany the said Friends in their visit. Both Martha Branson and Esther Wright appear at later times, Esther and Sidney Wright, for example, going to Maryland in or about 1766; Martha Branson visiting New Jersey in 1766 and Stafford (Va.) in 1774. Within the same period Martha Mendenhall and Esther Haines pay visits to different meetings in Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina, as well as to several places in Virginia.

THE BUMPASS, EADS AND WELTON FAMILIES

Sarah Sally Bumpass (b. 1825), daughter of William Weldon Bumpass (b. 1795-1800) and Hannah Eads, married James Jared Branson, son of John Jefferson Branson.  They were married Dec. 14, 1839 in Maries Co., MO.  The heritage of William Bumpass is not known.  He was supposedly born c1800 in Halifax, Virginia, however, I have found no Bumpass families in Halifax, VA at that time.  If you have information about any Bumpass families in Halifax, VA, please contact Sandra by email.  Sally gave her father's birth place as Tennessee in the 1880 Federal Census.  This probably indicates that her family lived in Tennessee before going to Missouri.  I found a William Bumpass in Davidson, TN in the 1820 Federal Census, but he was age 26-45, born before 1795.  In 1830 William Bumpass was in Gasconade, MO. 

William Weldon Bumpass married Hannah Eads, daughter of John Eads and Nancy Simpson and great-granddaughter of Abraham and Susannah Eads of Amherst, VA. 

According to a book about the history of Osage Co., MO, William Bumpass was a Commissioner in 1821.  William Weldon Bumpass would have been about age 21 to 26 at that time, so it's possible that this William was his father.  In 1813 Moses Welton and John Eads (Hannah's father) and in 1823 William Eads and William Bumpass were found in land entries of Osage Co., MO.  The name Welton is very close to Weldon, so Moses may have been related to William Weldon Bumpass.  In 1828 Moses Welton was the wealthiest man in Osage Co., MO with over 1,884 acres of land valued at $4,800, and sixteen slaves valued at $3,350.  (Source: Central Missouri Counties History).  NOTE: Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Lionel Branson Sr., married an unknown Welton.  She later married Daniel Cloud.

According to research by others, Hannah Eads was born Sept. 21, 1802 in Livingston, Caldwell, KY.  In the 1810 census Augustine Bumposs was listed in that county.   Per the LDS web site, Augustine Bumpass of Caldwell, KY was born April 12, 1768 in Orange, NC, son of Edward Bumpass and Martha Coulton; grandson of Robert Bumpass.    Listed next to Augustine in 1810 was a Mary Simpson.  Also there were Thomas, Benjamin and James Simpson.  This is relevant because the mother of Hannah Eads was Nancy Simpson and her brothers were Thomas, Benjamin and James, among others.  Also Mary Simpson was the name of Nancy's mother.  I feel confident that William Weldon Bumpass was related to Augustine Bumpass. 

John Bumpass was listed on the 1755 Orange, NC tax list along with Thomas Branson and other familiar individuals.  John was the son of Robert Bumpass.  He died in 1812 and lived in Person, NC.  He was the uncle of Augustine Bumpass mentioned above.

The Eads family was allied with the East family that was allied with the Jared Branson Sr. family.  Mary Eads married Isham East, father of the above mentioned Sarah East and brother of Frances East who married Jarred Branson Jr.  Mary Eads was the daughter of Joseph Eads and Sarah Leftwich. 

Thomas Branson was mentioned in records with Thomas Eads in the year 1734 (probably in Frederick Co., Virginia).  Thomas Eads was likely a relative of the Eads family that was allied with the Branson and East families in Patrick, VA and Maries, MO.  I'm not sure which Thomas Eads this was but he was probably born before 1713 and could have been the uncle of Joseph Eads.  Thomas and John Eades were listed in Loudoun, VA between 1760 and 1784 along with James and John Branson.  Thomas Eads Heirs were also mentioned in land records of Hampshire, VA in 1771.  John Eades was also listed on the tax list of Loudoun Co., VA in 1782-1787.  John Eades may have been the son of Joseph Eads and Sarah Leftwich whose son Abraham married Sarah East, the niece of Frances East who married Jarred Branson Jr., however, he was not born until about 1758, so he would not be listed in tax records until about 1779.  It's possible there was more than one John Eads and one of them could have been him.  He died in 1820 in Franklin Co., VA near the area where Jared Branson Sr. once lived.  Another John Eades was born c1767 in Montgomery, MD and this Eades family also lived in Bedford, VA near the region where Jared Branson Sr. lived.  This John was the son of Robert Eades.  It is not known if this Eades family was related to the family of Joseph Eads. 

There was also a James Eads listed in the 1782 Tax List of Fluvanna Co., VA where Larkin Branson lived.  Also listed was a John Bibee and Isaac Eads, brother of Joseph Eads, married Sarah Bibee so James could have been related to Joseph.  John and Elijah Eades were on the 1840 census in Liberty, Hopkins, KY listed near John Larkin Branson and William Branson, descendants of Larkin Branson.  John and Elijah Eades were possibly sons of Robert and Mary Eads mentioned earlier, or perhaps descendants of Abraham Eads who was the father of Joseph Eads.  Descendants of Abraham Eads were married in Fluvanna, VA which was located close to Amherst, VA where many of the Eads family from Maryland settled.

Apparently Thomas L. Branson was acquainted with at least one member of the Eads family very early, probably in Frederick Co., VA.  Since this Thomas Eads was probably related to the Eads who were allied with the Jared Branson Sr. family, this is a clue that Jared was possibly related to Thomas L. Branson.  And since some of these Eads were living near Larkin Branson, this is a clue that Jared could have been related to him also, and also to James and John Branson listed with Thomas and John Eads in Loudoun, VA.

The Welton family was originally from Suffolk and Warwickshire, England and early immigrants of this family went to New Haven, CT and were allied with the Upson and Bronson (aka Brownson & Branson) families in that region in the late 1600's and early 1700's.  Suffolk, England is where the Branston, Goodwin, Woodgate, Hedge, Stockton, Shinn, Penn, Crispin, Birdsall, Stacey and Stokes families lived before coming to America.  (see page one).  It is possible that the Bronson family of CT was related to the Branston family of Suffolk, England and also to the Quaker Bransons who immigrated in a similar pattern and were allied with many of these same families in Burlington, NJ and Frederick, VA.  Several members of the Upson family married into the early Welton family and also into the Bronson family of CT.  A Thomas Painter was also in New Haven, CT at about the same time.  In the year 1640 Thomas Upson, father of Mary Upson who married John Welton in about 1667, sold land to William Goodwin.  William Goodwin was the son of John Goodwin and Elizabeth Woodgate.  The Woodgate family was allied with the Branston family of Suffolk, England.  The Welton family of Hampshire, VA was headed by John Welton who died in that county in 1746 and was possibly the son of John (the immigrant) Welton of New Haven, CT. 

1840 Census
Elijah Eades Liberty, Casey, Kentucky - Page 177
John Eades Liberty, Casey, Kentucky - Page 177
John Branson Liberty, Casey, Kentucky - Page 169
Wm Branson Liberty, Casey, Kentucky - Page 179

Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr.
Louisville, Ky.: J.P. Morton, 1925, 218 pgs.
George Hollingsworth married Hannah McCoy December 19, 1734 at the house of Isaac Parkins. Witnesses: Thomas Eads, Josiah Ballinger, Thomas Bransen, Mary Ballinger, John Bullock, Jacob Worthington, and others...

Index to the Tithables of Loudoun County, Virginia, and to Slaveholders and Slaves, 1758-1786
James Branson 1769
John Branson 1768, 1772
John Branson 1773-1774

Benjamin Painter 1773-1774
Ezekiel Painter 1769, 1772-1775
Jacob Painter 1768, 1770-1771
John Painter 1769, 1772
Israel Pancoast 1769-1770, 1771-1777, 1784
John Pancoast 1772, 1784
Stacy Pancoast 1784
John Eades 1766, 1768, 1770, 1771-1774, 1784
Thomas Eades 1760-1763, 1765

Samuel Welton 1773
John Stump 1768, 1770-1771, 1773-1775
Thomas Stump 1760-1762, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771-1775, 1782, 1784
Thomas Stump Jr. 1771-1774, 1782
Joseph Surate 1766

Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787
John Eades, Loudoun Co

Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775.
Peter Haldmand of Frederick Co., Maryland , 266 acres on Great Cacapehon in Hampshire County surv. Richard Rigg. Adj. William DeMoss, Little Mt., Heirs of Thomas Eads. 13 March 1771.

Welton
Per the LDS web site, Moses Welton was born c1778 in Hampshire, Virginia and died Feb, 1847 in Osage, MO.  He married Sarah Welton Oct. 3, 1798 in Hardy Co., VA.  As mentioned elsewhere in this narrative, Hampshire and Hardy, VA is where Jacob Chrisman and Lionel Branson and their descendants lived.  Their daughter Rachel Welton married Solomon Shobe c1821 in Hardy, VA.  Shobe is another name that appears frequently in VA and MO near the areas where Jared Branson Sr. lived.  Per a family tree on ancestry.com, Moses Welton was the son of Jesse Welton and Mary Hutton.  Mary Hutton was the daughter of Moses Hutton born 1733 of Hardy, Virginia. 

William Welton was on a deed with Abraham Hite in Hampshire, VA in 1779.  William was probably related to Jesse Welton.  A John Welton is mentioned in Hampshire, VA in 1757, close to the year that Jacob Chrisman migrated there.  Also mentioned is a Solom Hedges.  Solomon Hedges was listed in land records of early Hampshire, VA in the 1740's to 1750's.  Solomon Hedges was the son of Joseph Hedges and he married Rebecca Van Meter.  He was apparently not related to the Hedge family associated with the Quaker Bransons.

Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Lionel Branson and Rebeckah Millar of Hardy Co., VA (WV), married Felix Welton, first cousin (1 generation removed) of Rachel Welton who was in Osage Co., Missouri and died there in 1844.  Felix apparently stayed in Hardy, WV.  His son, Felix Branson Welton, was born there in 1816.  THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN JARED BRANSON SR. AND LIONEL BRANSON.

Stump
David Welton (born 1749), father of Felix Welton who married Elizabeth Branson, married Elizabeth Stump, daughter of Hans Michael Stump and Maria Catherine Neff (ancestry.com family tree). Elizabeth Stump was born in Frederick Co., VA (where the Quaker Bransons lived).  One family tree shows that Hans Michael Stump died 1767 in Hampshire, VA and another tree shows that he died March 8, 1768 in Potomac River Valley (Wythe), Virginia.  I found a Michael Stump on the 1782 Montgomery, VA Land Tax List along with Jared and Thomas Branson.  I also found a Michael Stump on the 1793 Wythe, VA Tax List along with Jerard and James Branston (Branson).  It is probable that this Michael Stump was the brother or cousin of Elizabeth Stump who married David Welton.  Listed with Michael Stump on the 1782 Personal Property Tax List of Montgomery, VA was a Frederick Stump.  I have been unable to identify him.  If you have information about Frederick Stump, please contact Sandra by email.

I found a land record for Michael Stump dated August 4, 1749.  It states that he was from Frederick Co., VA (where the Quaker Branson family lived).  Reference is also found for Michael Stump in survey notes for Virginia.  Lewis and Clevenger Stump are also listed in military records of Frederick, VA.  Lewis Stump was born c1768 in Winchester, Frederick, VA (LDS web site).  He was the son of John Stump.  It is not yet known how he was related to Michael Stump.  Adam Stump, a relative of Michael Stump, was listed with Adam Sherrill (and other Sherrills) on the 1748 list of delinquent taxes for Augusta Co., VA.  (Source: CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA).

Leonard Stump III was in Gasconade Co., MO in 1860 and was there in 1880 living with his son Thomas Benton Stump who was born June, 1840 in that county.  Leonard was the son of Leonard Stump II who was the son of Michael Stump and Sarah Hughes of Hampshire/Hardy Co., VA/WV.  Leonard Stump III's son, James Perry Stump, married Sarah Sally Rogers and their daughter, Arlevia Ann Stump, married David Jefferson Lemons.  David was the nephew of Martha C. "Pat" Lemons who married William Riley Branson, son of Thomas Jefferson Branson and Lucinda Haines of Gasconade, MO.  This is another good clue linking descendants of Jared Branson Sr. with another family from Hampshire/Hardy, VA/WV.  See below for more information.

Sarah Sally Rogers who married James Perry Stump was the daughter of Alexander Stinson Rogers.  She was the aunt of John Dyson Rogers and first cousin (1 gen. removed) of Martha Rogers who married Patrick Shockley of Maries Co., Missouri.

Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775. [Vol. II]
Michael Stump of Frederick County, VA, 510 acres, surv. Mr. James Genn. South fork of Wappacomo or Great S. Br. of Potomac River. August 4, 1749.

Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants
Revolutionary War Period, med from Old Frederick County enlisted
Company No. 4 - June 1, 1777
Lewis Stump, Wm. Beason, Clevenger Stump
Chapter IV - Old Frederick County
Michael Stump, Henry Venable, need surveys for lands settled on prior to 1748

Eads
Abraham Eads was listed in land records of Patrick Co., VA 1794-1795 along with Jared Branson Sr.  Abraham Eads married Sarah East, the niece of Frances East who married Jarred Branson Jr.   Abraham Eads was the son of John Eads and Mary Gilbert of Franklin, VA.  He was born April 30, 1789 and died Mar 9, 1839 in Grayson, VA.  NOTE:  Although this Abraham Eads lived in this region, the person on the Patrick, VA land records may not be him.  It could be another Abraham Eads who born earlier, since the records are dated 1794-1799 and the Abraham mentioned in this paragraph was born in 1789.  The older Abraham was probably related to him, but I have been unable to determine the relationship.  He was born c1765 and was the son of Thomas Bailey Eads.  If you have information about any connection between these two Abraham Eads, please contact Sandra by email.

There was a Thomas Eads mentioned in land records in 1771 in Hampshire Co., VA (where Lionel and Amos Branson lived) who could be Thomas Bailey Eads, or it could be Thomas, the son of Joseph Eads and Sarah Leftwich - OR, these two Thomas's could be the same person.  Also, it could be another Thomas Eads. 

In 1785-1786, Robert and Samuel Bumpass were on the Halifax, NC Tax List along with other familiar names, including Charles Eads who was also part of this Eads family.

Hannah Eads who married William Weldon Bumpass and who lived in Gasconade, Missouri where Jared Branson Sr. lived, had a brother William who also went to Gasconade, Missouri.  He and his wife had three children in that county between the years 1819 and 1827, after which they moved to Sangamon Co., Illinois.  Hannah and William's sister, Mary Alice Eads, married William Laughlin, and they also went to Gasconade, Missouri, and later to Osage, Missouri.  Their brother Benjamin Eads married Mary "Polly" Hughes 1824 in Gasconade, Missouri and they later lived in Maries and Osage, Missouri.  It is not known how this Eads family is related to Abraham Eads of Patrick Co., VA.  Hannah's father, John Eads, may be the brother of Joseph and Charles Eads.  If you have information about this, please contact Sandra by email.

State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787
Halifax County (ancestry.com)
Name, White Males over 16, White males under 16, white females, Blacks 12-50, Other Blacks
Daniel Pointer (1-4-2-3-0) 1785
James Faucett (1-2-4-0-0) 1785
John Faucett (1-0-1-0-0) 1785
William Dillard (1-2-5-1-0) 1786
Owin Dillard (1-0-1-1-2) 1786
Joel Dillard (1-1-1-3-1) 1786
James Faucett (1-2-4-0-0) 1786
John Faucett (1-0-1-0-0) 1786
Charles Eads for J. Harvey (2-0-3-14-21) 1786
Daniel Pointer (1-4-3-2-0) 1786
Robert Bumpass (1-2-4-0-0) 1786
Samuel Bumpass (1-1-1-0-0) 1786

Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775.
Peter Haldmand of Frederick Co., Maryland, 266 acres on Great Cacapehon in Hampshire Co. Surv. Richard Riggs. Adj. William De Moss, Little Mt; heirs of Thomas Eads. 13 Mar 1771.
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29 Mar 1792 - Thomas Williams, 205 acres, (3 Apr 1791) in Hampshire Co. on Great Cacapon. Adj. said Williams, Thomas Eads. 3 July, 1792.

Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly
Patrick County, Virginia Land Tax, 1791-1799
Jared Branson, 300 acres, 1799 from Doake
Thomas Dillard 1792-1799, 400 acr. from Edward Moore
Abraham Eads, 1794-1795, 105, 484 acres
Mathew Moore, 1797-1799, 484 acres of William Lyon and 105 acres of Abraham Eads

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 2.
ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 53
Page 307.--3d December, 1757. Vendue held at Michael Stump's, on South Fork in Hampshire County, by Anthony Reager, Peter Thorn, administrators of Christian Dousher--To Peter Heath, Thos. Crawford, Tobias Thorn, Michael Oxer, Lazarus Thorn, Philip Moore, Jr., Jno. Welton, Henry Couchman, Simon Hornback, Philpole Yeokham, Abraham Wise, Jno. Cock, Adam Rutherback, Harmus Hook, Conrad Moore, Thomas Singleton, Martin Job, James Hornback, Adam Harpole, Jonathan Coburn, Leonard Knave, Thos. Parsons, Sr., Nicholas Smith, Gaisper Reed, Michael Earsest, Sr., James Taff, Henry Miars, Ruda Bozard, Wm. Jennings, Jno. Varrill, James Parsons, Solom Hedges, Windle Miller, Peter Hive, Henry Shipler, Peter Andrew, Stophel Hoofman, Thos. Crawford, Benj. Scott, Andrew Byarly, Mary Smith, Henry Mook, Philip Hupp, John Mason.

French and Indian War Land Bouty Certificates
Deed by Edward Purcell of Hampshire, VA, Aug. 9, 1779, land sold to Abraham Hite; witness: William Welton

1810 Census
Augustin Bumposs Eddyville, Caldwell, KY 1810 (30010-10100) age 26-45
NEXT LINE: Mary Simpson (10000-20001) age 45+

Benjamin Simpson Eddyville, Caldwell, KY 1810
James Simpson Eddyville, Caldwell, KY 1810
Thomas Simpson Eddyville, Caldwell, KY 1810

NORTH CAROLINA CENSUS FROM TAX LISTS
STEPHEN MC MILLAN NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
WILLIAM MC MILLEN NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
WILLIAM BRANTON NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
THOMAS BRANSON NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755

JOHN BUMPAS NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
JOHN ROGERS NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
WILLIAM BARBER NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
BURR BARTON NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
THOMAS BARTON NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
WILLIAM BARTON NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
AARON BARBER NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
HENRY MAYNER NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
BENJAMIN PIGGOTT NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
JEREMIAH PIGGOTT NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
WILLIAM PIGGOTT NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
HERMAN COX NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
JOHN COX NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
WILLIAM COX NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
ZACHARIAH COX NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755
JAMES FRUIT NC Orange County No Township Listed 1755

JOSEPH BURDEN (BORDEN)

Joseph Burden (Borden) was listed in Gasconade Co., Missouri in the 1840 Federal Census along with many descendants of Jared Branson Sr.  Joseph was a descendant of Benjamin Borden and Zeuriah Winter.  This Borden family was closely allied with the Quaker Branson family in Burlington, NJ and Frederick, VA.  Joseph was born c1797 in Sparta, White Co., Tennessee (LDS web site) where Jared Branson Sr. lived, and died after 1850 in Springfield, MO.  He was the son of William Borden and Eleanor Hudson of Knox Co., TN.  He was the grandson of William Borden and Anne Wheeler.  William Borden was born c1713 and lived in Botetourt Co., VA (near the area where Jared Branson Sr. lived in 1776).  William's wife Anne died in Bledsoe Co., TN (where Jared Branson Sr. lived at one time). 

Rebecca Borden, daughter of Benjamin Borden and Zeuriah Winter, married Thomas L. Branson.  Thomas was the son of Thomas L. Branson and Elizabeth Day.  Rebecca Borden was the grand aunt of Joseph Burden (Borden).  The fact that Joseph and his ancestors lived in the same general region of Virginia that Jared Branson Sr. lived and the fact that Joseph was living in the same Missouri county as Jared Branson's descendants in 1840 may be a coincidence, or it may signify a possible connection between Jared and the Quaker Branson family. 

John Borden's first cousin, John (son of John Borden and Mary Echols) was in White, TN in 1830 along with many other familiar families, some of who moved to Gasconade, MO.  Jared Branson Sr. previously lived in White, TN.  In 1850 Stanford Dodson, probable descendant of John Vincent Dodson who was in White, TN in 1830, was in Gasconade, MO living near Valentine Branson.

1830 census - White, TN
Gibson Mayner age 50-60 <1770-1780> - page 51
Moses Mayner (10001-00001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - page 51 - next to John Mayner
NEXT LINE: John Mayner (111001-211101) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - page 51
NEXT LINE: Peter Heath (0001-00001) age 15-20 <1810-1815> - page 51
William Mayner Jr (0000001-0000001) age 40-50 <1780-1790> - page 52
NEXT LINE: William Mayner Sr. (2010010001-011001) age 70-80 <1750-1760> - page 52
NEXT LINE: John Mayner (111001-2120001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - page 52
John Burden (Borden?) (212001-020001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - page 20
John Heath (0001000001-00130001) age 70-80 <1750-1760> - page 20
Jesse Dodson (2010001-111101) age 40-50 <1780-1790> - page 38
John Dodson Capt. (00011001-00111) 50-60 <1770-1780> - page 38
NEXT LINE: Samuel Dodson (10001-00001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - page 38
NEXT LINE: John Dodson (0000000000001-00001) age 100+ - page 38
NEXT LINE: Noah Dodson (210001-010001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - page 38
John Dodson Junr. (00001-10001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - page 38
John Dodson Senr. (120010001-01111) age 60-70 <1760-1770> - page 31
Solomon Dodson (0102101-0130101) age 40-50 <1780-1790 - page 31
NEXT LINE: Edmund Carroll (0100001-0211001) age 40-50 <1780-1790> - page 31
John Ramsey (00000001-00000001) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - page 34
Isaac Dodson (10001-30001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - page 34 - 11 lines below John Ramsey
John Yeates (111301-131001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - page 39
TWO LINES BELOW: Hannah Shockley (0001-0010001) age 40-50 <1780-1790> - page 39
John Brock (2202001-020101001) age 40-50 <1780-1790> - page 39
5 LINES BELOW: Rebecca Mayner (01-00000001) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - page 39
NEXT LINE: Burrell Mayner (200001-00001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - page 39
William Brenson or Branson (210011-01001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - page 7
Anderson Forman (02100001-0010001) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - page 8
Elijah Burden (Borden?) (10001-20001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - page 21
NEXT LINE: William Burden Junr. (Borden?) (000001-000001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - page 21
Wiliam Burdin Senr. (Borden?) (000000001-00121001) age 60-70 <1760-1770> - page 5
John Dodson (00011001-00111) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - page 5

INTERESTING NOTE:
After Rebecca Borden died, Thomas L. Branson married Elizabeth Norton Brown, widow of Edward Norton and their son William Norton was on the 1782 Personal Property Tax List of Montgomery Co., VA along with Jared and Thomas Branson.   According to research done by others, William Norton married Jemima Pickerel.  Their daughter Margaret was born 1760 in Grayson, VA and died in Grainger, TN.  Their son Edward Norton was married in 1789 in Montgomery Co., VA where Jared Branson lived.  This is an indication that the Thomas Branson on that list was not the husband of Jeane/Jane Painter, but the one who married Rebecca Borden.  Thomas Branson who married Rebecca Borden is linked to a Frederick Branson of Missouri in the following....

Judge Frederick Branson of Missouri is mentioned in regard to the Battle of Guilford Court House during the Revolutionary War.  He states that his ancestors owned the land upon which the battle was fought.  I have been unable to determine just who this Frederick Branson is, but he was probably a descendant of Jared Branson Sr.  There were at least two Frederick Bransons who were Jared's descendants.  One was born 1889 in Osage Co., MO and one was born 1900 in Maries Co., MO.  This is a possible clue that Jared Branson Sr. was an unknown son or relative of Thomas L. Branson who married Rebecca Borden.

Battle of Guilford Courthouse - North Carolina - Revolutionary War
March 15, 1781
Judge Frederick Branson of Missouri said his ancestors owned the land at Guilford Court
House in North Carolina where the battle of the Revolutionary War was fought March 15, 1781
between General Green's Continental troops and the British forces under Cornwallis. This
ancestor was probably Thomas L. Branson, born 1703, died Randolph County, NC 1792.
The Guilford Courthouse is a National Military Park today.

1840 Census
Joseph Burden Gasconade, Missouri (0111001-1100001) age 40-50 <1790-1800> - Image 53

The Borden Family

Benjamin Borden was issued a patent on a large area of land that he was instructed to grant to those who agreed to settle on those lands.  In 1741 he was appointed overseer of a road through Cullomees Gap along with Thomas Branson, his son-in-law.  Also appointed to help with the road were Thomas Hankins and Thomas Sharp, both of whom were listed on the will of Thomas Branson who married Elizabeth Day.  Richard Hankins' son was born 1776 in Montgomery, VA where Jared Branson Sr. lived.    Some of Richard's descendants moved to Gasconade, MO where Jared Branson Sr. and his family moved before 1830.

According to the history of Warren Co., VA, this road is located near Front Royal (or Royal Front), VA where the daughter of Lionel Branson Sr. lived (Elizabeth Branson Cloud). 

1741 Nov 27 - Orange Co., Va. - On the Petition of Benja. Borden and others for a waggon road thro' Thomas Postgates Gap otherwise called Cullomees Gap beginning at that part of ye sd. Benj. Bordens Land comonly called the bowling Green thence to Sherendo River a little below the mouth of Manassas run & from thence the best way they Can find to the aforesd. gapp Its ordered that the said Benja. Borden & Thomas Branson view & Lay of the said road and make report of their proceedings to the next Court And its further ordered that the sd Borden & Branson be hereby appointed Overseers of ye sd. road and that Lancelott Westcott John Branson Richard Stanley Thomas Hankins Thomas Thorntown Robt Mckay Junr Thomas Branson Junr Edward Rogers Charles Becken Thos. Felty Thos. Alexander John Didilott John Hanks John Griggoree John Routt Robt. Mcferson James Bourn Thos Postgate Thomas Sharp Abraham Randall John Hill Joseph Holms Richard Tidwell & Wm. Tidwell and all tithable persons belonging to them cause the said road to be cleared, Bridges to be made where required & then to be duly kept in repair & then to be duly kept in repair according to Law.
Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, Orange County Road Orders 1734-1749, Orange County Historical Society, Inc., 1997, page 61-62./gen/rickles/rr_src.htm#C39

www.warrencountyva.net/about.asp
Warren County, Virginia
Warren County was first settled around 1730. Many of the County's early settlers were Scots-Irish and English Quakers. Warren County was situated at the intersection of land and water trade routes. Supplies and manufactured goods came through the Blue Ridge Mountains through Chester and Manassas Gaps. At the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River, much of the early agricultural produce of the Valley was loaded onto barges for shipment to the coastal ports. The Town of Front Royal was eventually established at that river port in 1788. The first railroad made its way into the Shenandoah Valley in 1854 by way of the Manassas Gap and Front Royal.

THE COX FAMILY

The Cox (Cocke, Cock) family was allied with the Branson family in several locations and in several time ranges.  The 1782 Montgomery Co., VA Tax Lists contain several Cox families and Jared Branson Sr.  Harmon Cox could be the son of Harmon "the Regulator" Cox and Joane/Jane Johns.  They had sons Harmon, Nathan, William, Thomas and Jacob.   Harmon Senior's brother, Thomas "the Miller" Cox was also probably living in that region.  Solomon Cox was also on the list and he was the brother of Harmon.  The 1800 Grayson Co., VA Tax List shows Enoch Cox who was probably a descendant of Thomas "the Miller" Cox.  Also on that list is Nathan Cox, a probable descendant of Harmon "the Regular" Cox.  Lydia Branson, daughter of Levi Branson Sr. and Mary Maynor, married William Cox, son of Thomas "the Miller" Cox.  This William could have been one of the William Cox's listed in 1782 Montgomery, VA and/or 1800 Grayson, VA.  Jared Branson was listed in Grayson, VA in 1794.  Jane Cox, daughter of Harmon "the Regulator" Cox, married Henry Branson, son of Levi Branson and Mary Maynor.  So close relatives (by marriage) of Henry Branson were possibly living near Jared Branson Sr. in 1782 Montgomery, VA.

This Cox family was listed in the 1790 Federal Census in Randolph Co., NC along with Daniel, Henry and Thomas Branson, descendants of Thomas Branson and Rebecca Borden and children of Eli and Levi Branson.

Reuben and Joshua Cox were listed in Gasconade, MO on the 1840 Census along with descendants of Jared Branson Sr.  Reuben and Joshua were sons of William Cox and Mary Ruth Boring, and great-grandsons of Thomas Cox and Phebe Fellow (LDS web site).  It is not known if this Cox family was related to Harmon "the Regulator" and Thomas "the Miller" Cox.

Phariba Cox, daughter of Andrew Cox and Penelope Ward, married Andrew Daniel Branson, son of Jared Branson Sr.  Andrew was the son of John Cock and Mary Elizabeth Goad.  It is not known of John Cock was related to Harmon "the Regulator" and Thomas "the Miller" Cox.

If you have information about any connections between these Cox/Cock families, please contact Sandra by email.

1790 Census
Daniel Branson Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Henry Branson Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Thomas Branson Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Thomas Branson Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790

Amos Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Benjamin Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Benjamin Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Caleb Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Charles Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Elie Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Enoch Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Harmon Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790

Henry Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Isaac Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Jeremiah Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
John Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
John Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Nathan Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Nathaniel Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Nicholas Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Richard Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Samuel Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Thomas Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Thomas Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
Thomas Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790
William Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790

William Cox Not Stated, Randolph, NC 1790

1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Bails, Thomas 1 3 6
Bails, William 1 2
Bransom, Jarret 1 2 2
Branson, Thomas 1 3 6

Cock, James 1 5 9
Cock, John 1
Cox, Amos 1
Cox, Benjamin 1 2 2
Cox, David 1 10 17
Cox, Harman 1 5 11
Cox, Isaac 1 1
Cox, Isaac 1
Cox, James 1 3 5
Cox, Jesse 1 6 9
Cox, John 1 6 35 35
Cox, John 1 2 6
Cox, Samuel 1 13 15
Cox, Solomon 1 3 18
Cox, William 1 5 13
Cox, William 1 3 4 5

1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Land Tax List
Branson, Jarat 100 7/10 1/6
Chrisman, Abraham 200 37/10 7/6
Chrisman, Abraham 60 10 2/
Corder, John 400 50 14/
Cox, John 270 40 8/
Cox, John for Richard Dover 150 15 3/
Cox, James 400 50 10/
Cox, Harmon 440 60 12/
Cox, Jesse 200 25 5/
Cox, Samuel 200 25 5/
Cox, Benjamin 40 5/ 1/
Cox, William 300 40 8/
Cox, Thomas 100 10 2/
Cox, John 30 10 2/
Cox, Isaac 300 15 3/
Cox, Isaac 100 5 1/
Cox, Amos 100 5 1/
Cox, John 415 80 16/
Cox, David 200 50 10/
Cox, Solomon 300 15 3/

1800 Grayson County, Virginia Tax List
Cox, Joshua 1 1
Cox, David 3 3 3 0
Cox, Richard 1 3
Cox, David, Jr. 1 2
Cox, John 1 2
Cox, James 1 5 3 0
Cox, Nathan 1 1
Cox, Thomas 1 1
Cox, Stephen 1 1
Cox, Samuel 0 2
Cox, Joseph 1 2
Cox, Enoch 1 6
Cox, Reuben 1 1
Cock, Andrew, Esq. 2 2 1 0
Cox, Jesse 2 5
Cock, John 0 8

THE PATRICK AND BATES FAMILY

The Patrick family of Wythe and Montgomery Co., VA were indirectly connected to the family of Jared Branson Sr.  Priscilla Patrick, daughter of Hugh Patrick, married Elijah Bates on Sept. 5, 1789 in Montgomery, VA.  Their daughter Susan Bates married Thomas W. Hardcastle.  Their daughter Susan Arminda Hardcastle married Simeon Asbury Boyd and their daughter, Martha Ann Boyd, married John Franklin Branson of Gasconade, Missouri (descendant of Jared Branson Sr.). 

Hugh Patrick was found on the 1793 Wythe Co., VA Tax List along with Jared and James Branson.  Also on that list were John, Jeremiah and James Patrick - sons of Hugh.  The Patrick family was from Frederick Co., Maryland, the descendants of Robert Patrick from Edinburgh, Scotland.  According to research done by others, Hugh Patrick married Susannah Harris. 

Notes from a family tree on ancestry.com:
The first records of Hugh Patrick are found in Fincastle County, Virginia. He was given land grants by the Loyal Land Company in January, 1775. This land was on the New River and later became a part of Montgomery County, Virginia where Jared Branson Sr. also settled.  Hugh Patrick had land dealings in Montgomery County in September, 1786, when he sold 400 acres of land known as Bradley's Tract on a branch of the same name running into New River on the North side of Jeremiah Patrick for 200 pounds. He and Susannah signed with an "X".   Hugh is found on the 1790 census of North Carolina. They apparently did not remain there very long because Hugh was in Lee County, Virginia by 1795. Hugh purchased 200 acres of land from Frederick Jones on March 6, 1798, in Lee County. He lived on the north side of Powell's River.  Hugh Patrick died about 1814 in Lee County, Virginia.

Susan Bates was born c1805 in Green Co., Kentucky.  Her husband, Thomas W. Hardcastle was born c1800 in Rutherford, NC.  Thomas was the son of James Hardcastle who was found in records of Franklin Co., TN which is next to Marion Co. where Jared Branson Sr. lived before going to Missouri. 

Thomas Bates was on the 1794 Grayson Co., VA tax list with Jan. A. (Jared?) Branson.  Thomas Bates was also on the 1782 Washington Co., VA tax list.  This could be the Thomas who was the brother of Elijah Bates.  James Newbill, Thomas Covington and William Bates were on the 1782 Halifax Co., VA Tax List along with other familiar names.  William Bates was the father of Elijah Bates.  William was also on the 1793 Wythe Co., VA tax list with Jared Branson Sr.

William Bates (Susan's grandfather) was a descendant of Joseph Bates and Mary Lincoln of Hingham, Mass.  Mary is of the Lincoln family of Norfolk, England who may be related to Robert Lincoln (alias Skynner) who died c1590 in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England in whose will John Branston is mentioned.  The Norfolk, England Lincolns were the ancestors of Pres. Abraham Lincoln and Mordecai Lincoln who was associated with William Branson in Chester, PA.

A William Bates was also mentioned in early records of New Jersey along with John Day, Freedom Lippincott, John Shinn and other Quakers allied with the Bransons.  It is not known if he was related to the family of Susan Bates.  He was a Quaker who migrated to New Jersey from Ireland, but his ancestors were from England.  He was apparently not directly related to the Bates family that is the subject of this section.

The James Branston listed in 1793 Wythe, VA with Jared is still a mystery.  It is not known if or how they were related.  He may have been a son of Jared who died young.  According to a message board posting a James Branson was also reportedly on the 1783 Pittsylvania, VA Tax List, however I have been unable to find this list online.  I found the 1782 Pittsylvania, VA Tax List and he was not on that list.

Joseph and William Bates were found in early records of Washington Co., Virginia.  Elijah and his brothers Joseph and Henderson Bates, were on land records of Green Co., Kentucky.  Elijah was granted land on the Little Barren River.  Two years earlier, Newberry Stockton was granted land on the same river.  Newberry was the second cousin of Mary Stockton who married Richard Lundy of Grayson, Virginia. 

William Lundy, Josiah Hundley and others were found on the 1785 Campbell, VA Tax List.

1793 Wythe County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Pattrick, Jeremiah 3 8
Pattrick, Jeremiah 1 1
Pattrick, James 1 1
Branston, Jerard 1 3
Branston, James 1 1
Bates, William 1 2 1 8
Bates, James 1 2
Bates, Robert 1 1
Bales, John 1 3
Pattrick, John 1 3
Pattrick, Hugh 1 2 2

1812 FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE TAX LIST (Next to Marion, TN)
http://www.tngenweb.org/franklin/frantax.htm
PAGE 5:
John McGowan
Samuel McGowan
Andrew MCGOWN
David MCGOWAN (father or brother of Susan Alma McGowan?)
Samuel SHERRILL (father of Alpha who m. Valentine Branson)
PAGE 6:
Samuel FARMER
William Burgiss (he moved to Gasconade - married Betsy Crider)
PAGE 8:
James Hardcastle (gr-father of Arminda who married Simeon Asbury Boyd, father of Martha Boyd who m. John Franklin Branson)
Robert Hardcastle (brother of James Hardcastle)

1782 Washington County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Bates, Thomas 1 12 10
Bates, James 1 1 8

1782 Halifax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Stokes, Edward 1 1 2 - 6
Newbell, James 2 - 1 - 4
Bates, James 1 2 3 0 17
Bates, William 2 4 4 0 8
Bates, Stephen 1 - 2 0 -
Bates, Samuel 1 2 3 - 12
East, William 1 3 1 - 11
East, John 1 - 1 - 3
Stokes, Silvester 1 - 1 - 2
East, Thos. 1 - 1 - 7
East, William 1 - 1 - -
East, Richard 1 - 2 - 7
Stokes, Elizabeth - 6 1 - 17
Covington, Thos. 1 - 3 - 13
Covington, Edmond 1 - 2 - 6
Covington, Mary - 2 1 - 12
Dillard, Henry 2 - 3 - 9
Stovall, Thomas 2 3 3 - 10
Stovall, Bartho. 1 - 3 - 14
Bates, David 1 - 4 - 13
Bates, Fleming 1 1 2 - -

1794 Grayson County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Bates, Thomas 1 3
Beals, John 1 2
Bails, Daniel 1 3
Beals, John 1 2
Branson, Jan A. 1 3
Lunday, Thomas 1 2
Lunday, Amos 3 3
Lunday, Ebenezer 1 1
Lunday, Daniel 1 0
Lunday, John 1 1
Lunday, Richard 2 3
Shockley, Thomas 1 0
Shokley, Willson 1 0
Shockley, Meredith 1 0
Summers, Zachariah 1 0
Summer, James 1 1

Washington Co., VA Land Records
DATE GRANTEE ACRES LOCATION
June 7, 1784, BATES, Joseph, 284, Middle Fork Holston River
Sept. 5, 1784, BATES, Thomas, 400, Middle Fork Holston River
Nov. 8, 1784, BATES, Thomas, 400, Branch of Middle Fork of Holston River
Sept. 3, 1790, BATES, Thomas, 50, Middle Fork of Holston River & South side Walker's Mountain
Sept. 29, 1793, BATES, Thomas, 250, Branch of Middle Fork of Holston River

KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
Bates, Joseph 200 1 8-10-1797 Green Elk Lick Knob
Bates, Elijah 137 25 8- 7-1799 Green Little Barren R
Bates, Henderson 200 5 6-19-1799 Green Large Sinking Sp
Stockton, Newberry 200 10 8-19-1797 Green S Fk Little Barren R
Stockton, Peter H 200 3 11-10-1798 Green Gap Cr

1785 Campbell County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
DISTRICT NO. 1
Patrick?, Williston
Stoval, Bartholomew
Mann (Marr?), James
Stoval, George
Stovall, John
DISTRICT ?
Dillard, Benjamin
DISTRICT NO. 7
Hundley, Josiah
CHRISTOPHER IRVINE'S DISTRICT
Lundy, William

THE DODSON AND GOAD FAMILIES

Rebecca Jane Dotson/Dodson may have married John Taylor Branson, son of Andrew Daniel Branson (however, his wife's name was Nancy in the 1850 Census).  Rebecca may have been related to Sampson Hillard Dodson and Ruth Sellers who named a daughter Rebecca Jane who married James Berry.  This information was obtained from a family tree on ancestry.com and may not be correct.  It shows that James Berry died 1863 in the Civil War and yet there are six children listed who were born after that year.

Per the LDS web site, Ruth Sellers was the daughter of Rev. James Sellers of Pittsylvania Co., VA (he may have been born in Burke or Chatham, NC).  James Sellers served in the Revolutionary War in the NC Line.  He received a pension while living in Grainger, TN.  His Rev. War records show that he enlisted in Chatham, NC.  There was a Sellers family allied with Joseph Branson in Hampshire Co., VA.  It is not known if Ruth was related to them.   Frederick Sellers who was mentioned in the will of Joseph Branson, served in Dunsmore War, as did Thomas Dillard who was indirectly allied with the family of Sampson Dodson.  Therefore, the chances are good that Ruth Sellers was related to Frederick Sellers.  If you have information about Ruth Sellers, please contact Sandra by email.

Sampson Dodson was the son of William and Rhoda Dodson.  William Dodson was the son of Samuel Dodson.  Samuel Dodson and John Dodson were on the 1793 Wythe Co., VA Tax List with Jared Branson Sr.  It is not known if or how they were related to Sampson. The Samuel Dodson who was in Wythe, VA had a descendant who married into the Shockley family of White or Grainger, TN

Sampson Dodson was the grandson of Fortunatus Dodson and Alice Goad, both of Richmond Co., VA.  Alice Goad was the daughter of Abraham Goad and Katherine Williams.  The Goad family married into the Shockley, Dillard and Branson families, among others. 

Ruth Goad married Thomas Dillard.  Both of them died in Patrick Co., VA where Jared Branson Sr. lived.  Their daughter, Susan (or Sarah) Dillard married John Jefferson Branson, son of Jared Branson Sr.  Ruth Goad was the niece of Alice Goad.

1793 WYTHE, VA TAX LIST - Second Section (PARTIAL LIST)
Branston, Jerard 1 3
Branston, James 1 1
Dodson, John 1 1 - a John Dodson was also in Gasconade, MO in 1830 along with Jared Branson
Dodson, James 1 2
Dodson, Samuel 1 2
Dodson, Samuel, Jun. 1 2
Dodson, John 1 2
Dodson, James 1
Lunday, Ebenazer 1
Lunday, Emos (Amos) 2 4
Lunday, John 1 1
Lunday, Thomas 1 1

THE AYERS - AYRES FAMILY

Martha Ayers married Vincent Surratt, half-brother of Sarah Sally Surratt who married John A. Branson.  John A. Branson was the son of John Jefferson Branson and Sarah Sally Dillard.  Martha Ayers was the daughter of Elihu Elisha Ayers and Lydia Owen of Pittsylvania and Patrick Co., VA.  Elihu Ayers was found on the 1790 Tax List of Surry Co., NC along with John Bowater Beals who married Lois Branson, daughter of Thomas L. Branson and Jane/Jeane Painter.   They were not in the same District, so may not have been acquainted.  Elihu Ayers was also on the 1810 Patrick Co., VA tax list along with Jared Branson Sr. and his sons.  This places Elihu Ayers in close proximity to Thomas L. Branson in 1790 and in close proximity to Jared Branson Sr. in 1810, implying a possible relationship between Jared Branson Sr. and Thomas L. Branson.

Moses Ayers was also in Surry, NC on the 1790 Tax List.  He was probably the uncle of Elihu.  Moses had a son Jacob whose daughter Karrenhappuck Ayers was born in Hampshire Co., VA in c1795.  Hampshire Co., VA is where Lionel, Joseph and Amos Branson lived.

Surry County, North Carolina 1790 Tax List  (PARTIAL LIST)
Person's Name Acres of Land No of Polls Conveyances Horses Land in Cumberland
Captain Hudspeth's District:
Dollard (Dillard?), John 91 1 - - -
Captain Colvard's District:
Bates, George 400 1 - - -
Crocket, Samuel 230 1 - - -
Captain Lovill's District:
Bales (Beals), John Boeter (Bowater) 100 2 - - -
Bales (Beals), Jacob - 2 - - -
Hains, Jonathan - - - - -
Summers, Boucter 100 1 - - -
Captain Atkins' District:
Ayres, Elihue - 1 - -
Ayres, Thomas 300 1 - -
Ayres, Nathaniel - 1 - -
Ayres, Moses 370 2 - -
Summers, John 220 2 - -
Summers, Johnson 200 1 - -

1810 Patrick County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List (PARTIAL LIST)
Ayres, Elcarny
Ayres, Elihu
Ayres, Thomas, Jr.
Ayres, Thordas, Sr.
Branson, Andrew
Branson, Gerrard
Branson, Gerrard, Jr.
Branson, John
Branson, Thomas
Branson, Valentine

THE MAYNOR FAMILY

Mary Maynor married Levi Branson Sr., son of Thomas L. Branson and Rebecca Borden.  Mary Maynor was the daughter of Henry Maynor of Orange, NC.  Henry Maynor was the son of William Maynor and Sarah Keel and grandson of John Maynor and Elizabeth Alston of Surry Co., VA. 

Henry Maynor was a member of the Fairfax (VA) Quaker MM.  One of his daughters, Susannah, was disowned at the Fairfax MM for marrying out of unity.  She was later recorded as Susannah Mankin.  Mankin is a name associated with Jared Branson (Senior or Junior) in Patrick Co., VA.  

In the document shown below, Henry Maynor is mentioned with regard to the formation of the Fairfax MM.  Also mentioned is Prudence Beals who married Richard Williams.   Prudence was the daughter of John Beals and Sarah Bowater (the grandparents of John Bowater Beals who married Lois Branson, daughter of Thomas L. Branson and Jane/Jeane Painter).

NOTE: Richard Tucker Maynor was born in Virginia or Maryland about 1735 and he died in Patrick Co., VA.  His descendants lived in Patrick Co., VA where Jared Branson Sr. lived.  They were on the 1810 Patrick Co., VA Tax List.  He was the son of William Maynor and Martha Tucker of Maryland.  It is not known if they were related to Henry Maynor. 

Sarah Maynard or Maynor married Edward Bray and her parents were Henry and Susannah, so she was most likely the sister of Mary Maynor who married Levi Branson Sr.  Edward and Sarah Bray's son, Henry Bray, married Keziah Huff Jones, a relative of Keziah Huff who married Eli Branson Sr.  Henry Bray had a daughter, Keziah Bray, who was born Feb. 1, 1801 in Grayson Co., Virginia, which is the county where Jarred Branson Sr. probably lived at about that time.

Mankin
Per the LDS web site, Susannah Maynor married James Mankin and they had a son William.  William was born c1760 in Charles Co., Maryland and according to his Rev. War records, he lived for a time in Frederick, VA where the Quaker Bransons lived.  Jesse Mankin's father was also James Mankin, so it's possible that William and Jesse were brothers.  Jesse Mankin was in Patrick Co., VA in 1820.  The Mankins were from Charles Co., MD.  Several databases show Jesse Mankin's father as James, b. c1745 d. c1785.  James Mankin was the son of Tubman Mankin of early Port Tobacco, Charles Co., MD.  Tubman was listed on the same record with Benjamin Branson in 1752.   Benjamin was the son of John Branson Sr. of St. Mary's, Maryland.  Benjamin's brother Vincent Branson of Westmoreland, VA wrote a will recorded in Fredericksburg, Stafford Co., VA in 1800 where several Quaker Branson families lived prior to that time.  Was this Branson family related to the Quaker Bransons???

Jesse Mankin (Senior or Junior) was the surety on the marriage bond of Jared Branson Jr. and John Branson in Patrick Co., VA. 

Since Susannah Maynor was the sister of Mary Maynor who married Levi Branson Sr., and Susannah Maynor married James Mankin, probable father of Jesse Mankin, and since Jesse Mankin was associated with Jared Branson Jr. and John Branson in Patrick Co., VA, it makes sense to think that Jared Branson Sr. probably was related to Levi Branson Sr. 

Patrick co Branson Marriages
12 Mar 1807 Jarrard Branson and Frances East, Sur Jesse Mankins
15 Dec 1803 John Branson and Sarah Dillard, Sur Meredith Smith
17 May 1827 John Branson and SAlly Surrat, Sur Jesse Mankin
__May 1807 Vallentine Branson and Susanah East, Sur Thomas Farmer

MARYLAND PROBATE RECORDS
JOHN PARNHAM deceased, CHARLES COUNTY - May 2, 1752
Payments to: Tubman Mankin, Benjamin Branson, and others

REV WAR IMAGES - William Mankin
lived in Columbiana, OH in 1834, states birth date of April 5, 1760 in Charles, MD
From MD he moved to Prince William, VA then to Loudoun, VA, then to Frederick, VA
then back to Loudoun, VA and then to Columbiana, OH
He was a substitute for his father who was drafted
He served 9 months

1820 Census - Patrick, VA
Dudley McMillan (210100-2110?) - Image 18
NEXT LINE: Archibald Haynes (100100-1030?) - Image 18
2 LINES BELOW: Natl McMillan (221010-32110) - Image 18
Henry McMillan (110010-00100) - Image 18
Abraham McMillan (011010-00110) - Image 18
NEXT LINE: Stephen McMillan (100010-2210?) - Image 18 <married Martha Blancet>
NEXT LINE: John Absher (000010-30010) - Image 18 <married Margaret Blancet>
NEXT LINE: Joel Blanchet (121010-00010) - Image 18
William McGown (200100-00100) - Image 18
Jesse Mankins (110001-11010) - Image 18
Lucy Blanchet Patrick,VA 1820 (110000-10101) - Image 11
William Blanchet Patrick,VA 1820 (200010-1010?) - Image 5

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Virginia
Loudon County, Virginia

When Fairfax Monthly Meeting was established and set off from Hopewell Monthly Meeting in 1744, a line was established between the two monthly meetings which was roughly on the top of the Blue Ridge Mountain Range; thus, all Friends living east of the Blue Ridge Range were automatically transferred to Fairfax Monthly Meeting. Since this transfer was without certificates of removal, we have no way of knowing exactly who all of the Friends were as no list of these Friends was made at the opening of Fairfax Monthly Meeting. Friends who were then members of Monoquesy Preparatory Meeting and of Fairfax Preparatory Meeting simply met together on the 26th of 4th month 1745 and proceeded to organize Fairfax Monthly Meeting. At this opening meeting, representatives from each of the two preparative meetings, being called, they appeared. Temporary overseers of the new monthly meeting were appointed to serve until further notice; Samuel Harris and Jacob Janney were appointed overseers for the men's meeting of Fairfax Preparatory Meeting, and Mary Janney and Elizabeth Norton were appointed overseers for the women's meeting; Jane Hague was appointed clerk for the women's meeting; Henry Maynor and John Wright were appointed overseers for Monoquesy Particular Meeting; Francis Hague and John Hough were also early overseers. Amos Janney was appointed elder in 5th month 1745, for Fairfax Preparative Meeting and also as clerk of Fairfax Monthly Meeting, being the first clerk appointed for the men's meeting; Jacob Janney was later appointed clerk. The first marriage in Fairfax Monthly Meeting was that of Henry Brown and Esther Harris, who announced intentions of marriage at the first meeting held. Other marriages accomplished at Fairfax Monthly Meeting during 1745 were:-Richard Williams and Prudence Beals; William Kirk and Mary Brown; Herman Cox and Jane John; Oliver Matthews and Hannah John; Richard Kemp and Susannah Piggott; many marriages were accomplished 1746 to 1750, etc; there were also a great many marriages out of meeting, some between members and others married to non-members, for which act all parties who were members were promptly disowned, but the majority of those disowned made satisfactory acknowledgments which were accepted and the parties reinstated in membership.

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Virginia
Loudon County, Virginia
Susannah (formerly Maynor) daughter Henry & Susannah Mayner of this meeting; reported married out of unity 26-5-1747 her ack accept 26-1-1748; ret a member. On 22-2-1755 Susannah MANKIN neglects attendance at meetings and does not use the Plain language disowned.

1810 Patrick County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Ayres, Elcarny
Ayres, Elihu
Ayres, Thomas, Jr.
Ayres, Thordas, Sr.
Branson, Andrew
Branson, Gerrard
Branson, Gerrard, Jr.
Branson, John
Branson, Thomas
Branson, Valentine

East, Drury
East, Isham
East, John
East, Joseph
East, William
Mankins, Hezekiah
Mankins, Jesse
Mankins, John
Mcmillion, Abram
Mcmillion, Dudley
Mcmillion, Henry
Mcmillion, Nathaniel
Mcmillion, William
Penn, Abraham, Jr.
Penn, Captain Abram
Penn, Colonel George
Penn, Edmund
Penn, Gabriel, Jr.
Penn, Gabriel, Esquire
Penn, George, Sr.
Penn, Greensville
Penn, Horatio
Penn, James
Penn, Mrs. Ruth
Penn, Philip
Penn, Thomas
Penn, William
Penn, Wilson
Stovall, Joseph
Stovall, Major Britt
Maynor, Isaiah
Maynor, Richard

THE SHOBE FAMILY AND LUKE JEFFERSON

Jacob, Martin and Rudolf Shobe were on the 1782 Hampshire, VA tax list along with Amos Branson, Jacob and Phillip Chrisman, several Claypools, Hites, Formans, Rogers and Vanmeters.  There were eight members of the Shobe family on the 1800 Hardy Co., Virginia Tax List along with Lionel Branson, Jacob Chrisman, the Claypools and other allied families.  Several Shobe families also settled in Gasconade, MO at about the same time as the family of Jared Branson Sr.  

The Shobe family descended from Jacob (Shaub) Shobe of Switzerland who died in 1772 in Hampshire Co., Virginia (where Lionel and Amos Branson lived).  Solomon Shobe was born Jan. 4, 1793 in Hardy Co., VA.  Solomon and Samuel were brothers and sons of Rudolph "Little Rudy" Shobe and Madeline (Heyer) Hire of Hardy and Grant, WV.  It's apparent that the Shobes were acquainted with the Chrisman and the Lionel Branson family of Hampshire and Hardy Counties.  This is another possible link between Jared Branson Sr. and Lionel Branson.

The Shobes settled in Osage Co., Missouri at about the same time (1818-1824) as William Bumpass, William Laughlin and other familiar individuals (see below).  Robert, Samuel and Solomon Shobe were in Gasconade, MO in 1830 along with the Jared Branson Sr. and his children.  George Boulware is also listed as an early resident of Osage, MO and he was allied with the Sellers family.

Solomon Shobe married Rachel Welton, daughter of Moses Welton.  They were born in Hardy Co., VA and died in Osage Co., MO. 

The Shobes are listed along with the Weltons and others in South Branch Manor County, Virginia, located in what was Hampshire County, Virginia but is now Grant County, West Virginia.  This is also where Michael Stump and Moses Hutton were granted land.  See the list below for other familiar names in South Branch Manor County.

1749 Lord Fairfax land grant of South Branch Manor land on the South Fork, Virginia, to Michael Stump.   http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/stump/colsynop.htm

Luke Jefferson
Luke Jefferson (born 1790-1800) was in Gasconade, Missouri in 1830 and a Luke Jefferson was also on the 1782 Hampshire Co., VA Tax List.  This may have been Luke Jefferson who was born 1732-1744 in Prince George, MD and died c1799 in Hardy, VA (WV) (according to Everton's Computerized Roots Cellar).  An estate settlement abstract was found for Luke Jefferson in Hardy Co., VA, inventory dated 4-16-1801.  He was the only Jefferson listed in these records.  He was also the only Jefferson in Hampshire, VA records in 1782-1784. 

Luke Jefferson is listed on the same page of North Neck Virginia land records with David and William Welton.  There were several Weltons in Gasconade, Missouri, including Moses Welton (a relative of David Welton), Rachel who married Solomon Shobe and Rebecca who married Benjamin Laughlin.  The Gasconade, MO Weltons were from Hampshire-Hardy, VA (WV) also.

Luke Jefferson took the Oath of Allegiance in March, 1778 in Prince George Co., Maryland, but I found no other Jeffersons on that list.  According to a family tree on ancestry.com, Luke had a son named William Jefferson who was born c1768 in Prince George, MD and died c1820 in Hardy Co., VA (WV).  Luke apparently married Elizabeth Crone.  William had a son named William Jefferson born c1800 in Hardy Co., VA (WV) and Luke (the younger) may have been his brother. 

There is no proof or evidence that Luke was related to the Jeffersons who were in Southwest Virginia near Jared Branson Sr.   In fact, it is unlikely that they were closely related.

South Branch Manor Lands (1740's and 1750's) (PARTIAL LISTS)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/sbmanor.htm
Lot # Name Acreage & Approximate Location
1 John Renick 215a (South end of Trough)
2 Abraham Hite 668a (also 71 a - no location given)
Joseph Inskip 133 acre, etc.
17 John Renick 122a (also on Lot 1)
28 Moses Hutton 580a, etc.
50 Matthias Hite 8a, etc.
61 Randolph Shobe (Petersburg area )
61E Leonard Hyer/Hire 223a Ft. George here or adjacent lot (east side of river, opposite Petersburg)
63 Jacob Shobe 169a
66 Martin Shobe 300a
—— Job Welton 172a Looney's Creek
—— John Welton 244a Looney's Creek
—— David Welton 373a Flats
George Renick 367a, etc.
William Renick 108a
Abram Shobe
Rudolph Shobe 186a
Garratt VanMeter 298a
Isaac & Joseph VanMeter 129a
Jacob Van Meter 235a, etc. Adjoining his own land on Spoor'/Spohr's Run
John VanMeter
Joseph VanMeter 288a
Henry Welton
Jesse Welton 243a

Jonathon Welton
Mary Welton
Solomon Welton 412a
William Welton
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South Fork Names
Lot # Name Acreage & Approximate Location
3 Michael Stump 366a
12 Michael Stump 510a
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1747-1749 Deeds and Leases on Wappacomo or Great South Branch,
Below the Trough (from Old Fields to the Potomac)
Lot # Name Acreage & Approximate Location
2 Henry VanMeter 405a
22 Benjamin Foreman 300a east slope
25 John or Benjamin Foreman 400a
26 Benjamin Foreman 400a
31 John Welton 243a
42 Thomas Rennick 270a
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PATTERSON CREEK MANOR
Lot # Name Acreage & Approximate
3 Solomon Hedges 625a Just northwest of Russelldale
5 Lord Fairfax 561a

VIRGINIA RECORDS (now Grant Co., WV)
ABRAHAM S HITE Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
ABRAHM COLO S HITE Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
JOHN S HOGDON Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
ABRAM S INSKIP Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
JOSEPH S INSKIP Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
GEORGE S RENNICK Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
BARBARA S SHOBE Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
JACOB S SHOBE Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
MARTIN S SHOBE Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
HENRY S VANMETER Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
GERRARD S VANMETRE Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
HENRY S VANMETRE Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
DAVID S WELTON Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
JESSE S WELTON Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
JOB S WELTON Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
RENNICKS S WELTON Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
SOLOMON S WELTON Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776
WILLAIM S WELTON Virginia BR Manor County Rental Rolls 1776

Central Missouri Counties, History
Land entries for Osage County, December, 1818: Robert Shobe, William Laughlin, Daniel Shobe, Moses Welton, John Eads.
1823: William Eads, William Bumpass
1824: Samuel Shobe
1825: W. Bumpass, David Massie

Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775. [Vol. II] - Page 84
Luke Jefferson, July 10, 1781, Hampshire County, on Cacapehon Mt. adj. Gleson
David Welton, assignee of James Arthur, March 22, 1788, Hardy County adj. his land and William Welton, Robert Cunningham, Pattersons Cr. Mt. Mar. 11, 1789.

Luke Jefferson found in:
Everton's Computerized "Roots" Cellar, 1640-1990 Family Queries
Event: Born
Date: 1744
Locality: Prince George
State/Country: Maryland
Event: Died
Date: 1799
Locality: Hardy
State/Country: West Virginia

1782 Hampshire Co VA Tax List
Hedges, John
Rogers, James
Branson, Amos
Bright, John
Cresman, Conrad 1 3 3
Crisman, Adam 1 1 3
Crisman, Jacob
Chrisman, Jacob
Chrisman, Philip
Claypole, George 1 6 21
Claypole, James, Senr. 1 2 5
Claypole, James, Junr. 1 11 29
Claypole, Jeremiah 1 1 3 13
Claypole, Jesse 1 4 10
Claypole, John
Forman, Benjamin 1 6 12
Forman, John, Jun. 2 7 12 22
Forman, John, Jun.
Hite, Abraham 2 7 30 65
Hite, Gasper 1 3 3
Hite, Matthias
Jefferson, Luke 1 4 3
Painter, Benjamin
Sellers, Frederick
Shobe, Martin 3 - 24 28
Shobe, Jacob 1 6 12
Shobe, Rudloph 1 9 16

1800 HARDY, VA TAX LIST
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvhardy/1800taxl.htm
Branyou (Branson?), Lionel
Chrisman, Jacob
Chrisman, Isaac
Claypool, John
Claypool, George
Claypool, James
Claypool, Jacob
Fravell, Joseph
Fravell, Henry
Hire, Michael
Hire, Rudolph
Hire, Jacobs
Rogers, William
Shobe, Rudolph
Shobe, Martin
Shobe, Rudolph Little
Seller, Henry
Shobe, Abraham
Shobe, Martin Sen
Shobe, Jacob
Shobe, Leonard
Shobe, Jacob Se

1830 Census - Gasconade, MO
Andrew Branson (1021101-012101) age 40-50 <1780-1790> - Image 1 (next to Jarret Branson)
NEXT LINE: Jarret Branson Sr (0000100001-00000000001) age 70-80 <1750-1760> - Image 1
THREE LINES ABOVE: John Branson (01300001-02) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - Image 1
Thomas Brampton or Branson (24011001-0211001) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - Image 1 (2 lines from John Branson)
Thomas McMillan (10002-00001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 1
Isaiah Shockley (10004-21111) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 1
Daniel Crider Sr., (000001001-000100001) age 60-70 <1760-1770> - Image 1
Lewis David (211101-002101) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 1
John Burgess? (0000101-0001001) age 40-50 <1780-1790> - Image 1
William Burgess (nex to John Burgess) (00001-0002) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 1
Madison Burgess (next to John Burgess) (0001-0001) age 15-20 - Image 1
William Bumpass (210011-21001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 1
Joshua Cox ((021001-110001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 1
Thomas Shockley (111001-110001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 1
Jarret Branson Jr. (0012001-0012201) age 40-50 <1780-1790> - Image 3 - Page 159
NEXT LINE: Frederick Barbarick (112010100001-1001010000011) age 90-100 <1730-1740> - Image 3 - Page 159
William Branson (10001-000011) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 3 - Page 159
Gilbert Chrisman (131401-31121001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 3 - Page 159
Robert Shobe  Gasconade, Missouri (100001-020011) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 7 - Page 161
Moses Weldon (12001001-011101001) age 50-60 <1770-1780> - Image 7 - Page 161
Solomon Shobe  Gasconade, Missouri (110011-01011) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 7 - Page 161 (he married Rachel Welton)
Luke Jefferson Gasconade, Missouri (100001-1001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 7 - Page 161
John Barchard Gasconade, Missouri (111100001-0001) age 60-70 <1760-1770> - Image 7 - Page 161
Lewis Weldon Gasconade, Missouri (100001-1001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 7 - Page 161
NEXT LINE:
Benjamin Laughlin (100011-000001) age 30-40 <17900-1800) - Image 7 (he married Rebecca Welton)
Samuel Shobe , Gasconade, Missouri (002001-021101) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 9 - Page 162
Anthony Margraves (00201-220001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 9 - Page 162
George Pointer (00001-11002) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 9 - Page 162
James Brannom (Branson?) (200001-01001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 9 - Page 162
William Pointer (002002-0300001) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 9 - Page 162
James Crider (00001-10001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 9 - Page 162
Garret or Jarret Branson (000100001-000001) age 60-70 <1760-1770> - Image 11 - Page 163
4 LINES BELOW: Thomas Shockley (111001-222101) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 11 - Page 163
NEXT LINE: John Dodson (101101-222101) age 30-40 <1790-1800> - Image 11 - Page 163
Elijah Haines (10001-10001) age 20-30 <1800-1810> - Image 13

THE VESTAL, PIGGOTT, BLANSETT & ABSHER FAMILIES

Hannah Vestal, daughter of Thomas Vestal and Elizabeth Davis, married John Piggott, son of William Piggott and Sarah Pike.  Their marriage was recorded at Cane Creek MM, Orange Co., North Carolina with a date of March 9, 1774.  John Piggott's daughter Elizabeth married Joseph C. Branson, son of Levi Branson Sr. and Mary Maynor.  

Thomas Vestal was found on the 1790 Surry Co., NC Tax List along with Joel Blanset, John Bowater Beals and others.  John Bowater Beals married Lois Branson, daughter of Thomas L. Branson and Jane/Jeane Painter.  Benjamin Franklin Branson, son of Eli and Mary Branson, married Elvira Catherine Vestal.  Elvira was the great-granddaughter of Thomas Vestal and Elizabeth Davis.  The Vestals were mentioned quite often in the Cane Creek MM Quaker records.abt 1840

Joel Blansett was the son of Peter Blansett.  Margaret Blansett, probable sister of Joel Blansett, married John Absher Dec. 27, 1813 in Patrick Co., VA.  Jared Branson was the surety for their marriage bond.  Thomas Branson was the surety on the marriage bond of Joel and Margaret's probable brother, Archibald in Patrick Co., VA.  Joshua Haines was the surety on the marriage bond for Joel Blansett in Patrick Co., VA.  Joshua Haines was the son of Bethany Haines and half-brother of Luster Haines who married Mary Ann Branson, daughter of Jared Branson Sr.

The fact that Joel Blansett was living near families allied with the Quaker Bransons, and he and his relatives were allied with Jared Branson in Patrick Co., VA is a good clue linking Jared Branson with the Quaker Bransons.

Thomas Vestal was the son of William Vestal and Elizabeth Mercer Woodward.  He had a brother David Vestal who married Sarah Chamness and their son Daniel married Mary Piggott, daughter of Jeremiah Piggott and Rachel Maynor.  Rachel was the sister of Mary Maynor who married Levi Branson Sr..

Surry County, North Carolina 1790 Tax List
Beason, Amasa 100 1 - - -
Dollard (Dillard?), John 91 1 - - -
Blanset, Joel - 1 - - - -
Hains, Jonathan 2792 1 3 - - 200 -
Hains, Nathan 361 1 - - - -
Bales, John Boeter 100 2 - - -
Bales, Jacob - 2 - - -
Vestal, Thomas
150 1 1 10/

PATRICK, VA MAILING LIST ACHIVES
PATRICK VA MARRIAGES
Archibald Blanchert and Polly Hammons
Oct. 30, 1799
Sur. William Yeatts and Thomas Branson
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John Abahier (Abshier/Abshire/Absher) and Margaret Blancet
Dec. 27, 1813
Sur. Jarred Branson (Senior or Junior?)
Min. Thomas Whitlock
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Joseph (Joel) Blanset and Sarah Phillips
April 7, 1824
Sur. Joshua Haynes

THE KENWORTHY FAMILY

John and Thomas Kenworthy were listed on the 1782 Montgomery, VA Tax List along with Jared Branson Sr.  It is believed that John and Thomas were unknown sons of Joshua Kenworthy.  They were also on the 1800 Grayson, VA Tax List in 1800; Jared was there in 1794.  It is reported that John and Thomas Kenworthy were Quakers who refused to take the Oath of Allegiance in Montgomery, VA and were therefore suspected of being Tories.  William Kinworthy was listed along with Bransons, Weldons, Stumps, Jetts, Tripletts and others in 1785 in Loudoun County, VA.  This could be the brother of Joshua Kenworthy.  See more about Thomas Kenworthy in Montgomery, VA.

Mary Kenworthy married David Branson, son of David Branson and Sarah Antrim.  Mary was the daughter of Jesse Kenworthy and he was (probably) related to the John and Thomas Kenworthy.  Joshua Kenworthy was related to Jesse.

David Kenworthy married Hannah Mendenhall, daughter of Mordecai Mendenhall and Phebe Cannady.  David was the son of Joshua Kenworthy.

http://www.geocities.com/~cindycasey/svcindex.htm
List of Tories and Quakers in the Upper New River Area, ca. 1780
This list is contained in the Lyman Draper Papers, and is undated. It is presumably a list of men in what became Grayson County in 1792 accused of being Tories or refusing to take the oath of alliegance to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Quakers were included on this list because they refused to take oaths of any kind, and were thus suspect in the eyes of Montgomery County Officials.
Samuel Cox
Hennery Norton
John Dotson
William Norton
Quakers -
Stephen Bond
Thomas Ramson (Branson?)
Benjamin Cox
John Kinworthy
Thomas Kinworthy

John Cox
Samuel Cox
Jesse Cox
Richd. Cox
Wm. Rankins

GENFORUM:
I came across two Kenworthys in an online list of Tories and Quakers in what is now Grayson County, Virginia. These two -- John and Thomas "Kinworthy" (sic) -- were both listed as Quakers, but probably had exhibited Tory-like behavior, i.e., opposing the Revolutionary War.
List of Tories and Quakers in the Upper New River Area, ca. 1780
This list is contained in the Lyman Draper Papers, and is undated. It is presumably a list of men in what became Grayson County in 1792 accused of being Tories or refusing to take the oath of alliegance to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Quakers were included on this list because they refused to take oaths of any kind, and were thus suspect in the eyes of Montgomery County Officials.

1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Bails, Thomas 1 3 6
Bails, William 1 2
Bransom, Jarret 1 2 2
Branson, Thomas 1 3 6

Cock, James 1 5 9
Cock, John 1
Cox, Amos 1
Cox, Benjamin 1 2 2
Cox, David 1 10 17
Cox, harman 1 5 11
Cox, Isaac 1 1
Cox, Isaac 1
Cox, James 1 3 5
Cox, Jesse 1 6 9
Cox, John 1 6 35 35
Cox, John 1 2 6
Cox, Samuel 1 13 15
Cox, Solomon 1 3 18
Cox, William 1 5 13
Cox, William 1 3 4 5
Dalton, Elijah 1 1 3
Dalton, James 1 4 6
Dalton, Reuben 1 1 5
Dalton, Timothy 1 1 3
Dalton, William 1 2 4
Dillard, Thomas 1 2 6
Doak, David, Jun. 1 5 6
Doak, David, Sen. 1 6 15
Doak, James 1 2
Doak, Samuel 1 4 8
Doak, William 1 6 13
Goad, Abraham 1 10 13
Goad, William 1 1 7
Kenworthy, John 1 3
Kenworthy, Thomas 1 3 4

Mayfield, Southerland 1 5 14
McMillon, Abraham 1 1 7
McMullen, William 1 8 10
Rogers, Alexander 1 2
Rogers, Benjamin 1 3
Rogers, John 1
Rogers, Joseph 1 2
Rogers, Reuben 0 1
Rogers, Thomas 1 1 6 15
Rogers, William 1 2
Shockley, (illegible) 1 2 2
Stacy, Benjamin 1 1
Stacy, John 1
Stump, Frederick 1 4 14
Stump, Michael 1 9 5
Sumner, James 1
Sumner, Samuel 1 1 1

1800 Grayson County, Virginia Tax List
Edge, Jonathan 0 2
Cox, Joshua 1 1
Cox, David 3 3 3 0
Cox, Richard 1 3
Cox, David, Jr. 1 2
Cox, John 1 2
Cox, James 1 5 3 0
Cox, Nathan 1 1
Cox, Thomas 1 1
Cox, Stephen 1 1
Cox, Samuel 0 2
Cox, Joseph 1 2
Cox, Enoch 1 6
Cox, Reuben 1 1
Cock, Andrew, Esq. 2 2 1 0
Cox, Jesse 2 5
Cock, John 0 8
Dalton, Rubin 1 3
Dalton, Enous 1 3
Dalton, Timothy 1 1
Dalton, William 2
Dalton, John 1 3
Dalton, James 1
Dotson, Thomas 1 1
Dotson, John 1
Dotson, James 1 1
Dotson, Samuel 1
East, William 1 1
Goad, Area 1
Goad, Abraham 2 4
Goad, Robt. 1 3
Kenworthy, Thomas 1 2
Kenworthy, John 1 3

Lunday, John 2 2
Lunday, Ebenezer 1 1
Lunday, Richd. 1 1
Lunday, Amous 1 1
Lunday, James 1
Sumner, James 1 1
Shockley, Meredith 1 1
Shockley, Isaiah 1 2

THE COVINGTON  AND NEWBILL FAMILIES

The Hardcastle family was indirectly allied with the Jared Branson family (see Patrick family above), and the Covington family married into the Hardcastle family.  "Milly" Covington married James R. Hardcastle, son of Elisha Hardcastle, and father of Thomas W. Hardcastle (see Patrick family above).  Milly Covington was the daughter of William (or Thomas) Covington who died 1817 in Franklin Co., GA.  He was the son of Thomas Covington of Amelia, VA.  Thomas, Mary and Edmund Covington were found on the 1782 Halifax, Virginia Personal Property Tax List along with other familiar names.  Edmund was the brother of William (Thomas) Covington.  Mary was their mother (nee Newbill).  A Mary Covington of Amelia Co., VA married Richard Hardy of Isle of Wight, VA.  Richard was born 1699.  Mary could have been related to Thomas and Edmund Covington.  A Richard Hardy served in the Assembly of Virginia in 1772 from Isle of Wight, VA.  He may have been their descendant.

Nathaniel Newbill was married in Lunenburg Co., Virginia, not far from the county where Jared Branson Sr. lived.  He was found on the 1810 Federal Census in nearby Franklin Co., Virginia.  Nathaniel was the grand-nephew of Mary Newbill who married Thomas Covington. 

1782 Halifax County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Stokes, Edward 1 1 2 - 6
Bates, James 1 2 3 0 17
Bates, William 2 4 4 0 8
Bates, Stephen 1 - 2 0 -
Bates, Samuel 1 2 3 - 12
East, William 1 3 1 - 11
East, John 1 - 1 - 3
Stokes, Silvester 1 - 1 - 2
East, Thos. 1 - 1 - 7
East, William 1 - 1 - -

East, Richard 1 - 2 - 7
Covington, Thos. 1 - 3 - 13
Vaughan, Nicholas 1 6 4 - 15
Covington, Edmond 1 - 2 - 6
Covington, Mary - 2 1 - 12

East, Thos. 1 - 3 - 5
Dillard, Henry 2 - 3 - 9
Stovall, Bartho. 1 - 3 - 14
Pointer, Saml. 1 9 1 0 -

The Colonial Virginia Register
This Assembly first met on February 10, 1772, though the writs for election were dated October 31, 1771. It assembled afterwards, by various prorogations, on March 4, 1773, and May 5, 1774.]
Session of February 10, 1772
Isle of Wight: James Bridger, Richard HARDY.

1810 Census
Nathaniel Newbill Not Stated, Franklin, VA 1810

SOME INTERESTING RECORDS OF OLD NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

The following records indicate that several families who originated in Suffolk, England migrated to Lower Norfolk, Virginia (and nearby counties) in the mid-1600's.  Christopher Burrough and Thomas Burbage are names associated with the Branston and Hedge families of Suffolk, England.  William Lucas could be the son of Richard Lucas who is mentioned attending the mid-1600 Committee meetings in Suffolk, England (he had a son named William).  It appears that William Lucas, Thomas and William Burbage, Thomas Branston and others were passengers to Virginia in 1638.  Daniel and Stephen Goodwin were also passengers to Virginia in that year.  Henry Woodhouse was a descendant of Nicholas Bacon of Suffolk, England.  Nicholas' daughter Anne married Henry Woodhouse in Suffolk, England on September 15, 1564.  Henry Woodhouse is mentioned in many of the court records of Lower Norfolk, Virginia.  John Goodwin may be the son of John Goodwin and Elizabeth (Skynner) Lincoln of East Bergholt, Suffolk, England, and grandson of John Goodwin and Elizabeth Woodgate.  The Harvey family is mentioned on page two: Harvey Family.  Sir John Harvie [Harvey] was probably the Gov. of North Carolina a few years after these records in Virginia.

The Chistopher Burrough(s) mentioned in these records was apparently not from Suffolk, England, but from Norfolk, England (per LDS web site).  It is not known if he was related to the Burrough family of Suffolk.   The LDS web site shows that he was the son of John Burrows and Bridget Bucke, and grandson of Anthony Burrows.  Thomas Harvey was on a list in Norfolk, VA in 1659, age 23.  He was born in 1633 and I found a Thomas Harvey on the LDS web site born in that year in Ickworth, Suffolk, England, married to Isabella May on July 21, 1658 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England.  Bury St. Edmunds is where some of the families associated with the Branstons resided, so I presume he was related to the Harvey family mentioned elsewhere in this narrative.

Robert Body, age 23 in the year 1640, was in Norfolk, VA.  His heritage is not known, but a Robert Body was mentioned in the Suffolk, England will of William Cardinall in 1551.  Of course, the Robert Body in 1640 would not be the same one in the 1551 will, however, he may be a descendant.  Several familiar names from Suffolk, England were part of a group of immigrants to Isle of Wight, VA sponsored by William Body (Boddie) in 1665.  Robert Body was probably related to William.

John Pigot was possibly a descendant of Francis Pigot of Hurst, Berkshire, England.  John's descendant, Elizabeth Piggot, born March 2, 1777 in Chatham, NC, married Joseph Branson, born March 6, 1764 in Orange, NC, son of Levi Branson and Mary Maynor. 

Joseph Hollowell was born in 1657 of Elizabeth River, VA, son of Thomas and Alice Hollowell (per LDS web site).  He may be related to Benjamin Hollowell who married Mary Rogers of Burlington, NJ.  Mary was the aunt of William Rogers who married Elizabeth Branson of Burlington, NJ, daughter of Thomas L. Branson and Elizabeth Day.  Benjamin's heritage has been researched by others, but I have found records only back to his grandfather, John Hollowell, born c1617 in Nottingham, England.  If you have information connected Joseph Hollowell to Benjamin Hollowell, please contact Sandra by email.

Robert Spring who was in Norfolk, VA in 1704 was probably a descendant of Robert Spring, born c1594 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England (LDS web site).  A Robert Spring is mentioned in the book entitled  "English Goodwin Family Papers" (also mentioned in this book were others of East Bergholt, Suffolk, England and Sir John Thorowgood in a Court record with Sir Francis Goodwin, both defendants in the same case (no date given).   Thorowgood is mentioned frequently in Old Norfolk, VA records.  The Goodwin family was allied with the Woodgate family in Suffolk, England.

Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Court Records: Book "A" 1637-1646 and Book "B" 1646-1651/2
Capt. Thomas Burbage is mentioned on Aug. 15, 1649 in a court action against Capt. Francis Yardley
Capt. Thomas Burbage was named in another court action April 15, 1651
Christopher Burroughs, July 5, 1642, debt owed to Wm. Shipp
Christopher Burroughs, Sept. 6, 1641, debt owed to Wm. Julians
Christopher Burroughs, July 3, 1642, juror
Christopher Burroughs (age 37) and Robert West, 1636, patent, both bordering on Thorowgood
Christopher Burroughs of Linnhaven, planter, Nov. 16, 1643, debt owed to John Martin
William Lucas, Aug. 15, 1645, refers to his marriage to widow of Cesar Puggett
William Lucas, John Goodwin and Henry Woodhouse, Feb. 27, 1649/50, are mentioned re: transportation of young deceased child to London for burial
Henry Woodhouse, age 35, and Sir John Harvie, Nov. 15, 1642, land claim action, clerk: Henry Woodhouse

PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LIST
Tho Braneston 1638 Virginia [of Suffolk, England?]
William Lucas 1638 Virginia  [of Suffolk, England]
Daniell Goodwin 1638 Virginia [of Suffolk, England]
Stephen Goodwin 1638 Virginia [of Suffolk, England]
Richard Bumpass 1638 Virginia
Wm. East 1638 Virginia
Thomas Burbage 1638 Virginia [of Suffolk, England?]
William Burbage 1638 Virginia [of Suffolk, England?]

NORTH CAROLINA TAXPAYERS
Thomas Branson, Orange County, 1755
Abraham Branston, Cumberland County, 1767

AGES OF LOWER NORFOLK, VA PEOPLE
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/norfolk/census/ages-2.txt
Body Robt " 23 " 1640
Burrough Cristopher " 29 " 1641
Woodhouse Henry " 35 " 1642
Pigot John " 38 " 1658
Harvey Thomas " 26 " 1659
Brinson Thomas " 30 " 1661
Shipp ffrancis " 22 " 1661

1704 Rent Roll - Norfolk Co. VA
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/norfolk/census/1704rent.txt
Branton John
Bolton Richard
Bolton Wm
Gwin Wm
Harvey Richard
Hollowell Elener
Hollowell Jno
Hollowell Jno Sen
Hollowell Joseph
Spring Robert

Quakers in Old Norfolk, Virginia
In Quakers records we find some familiar names, perhaps some families from Suffolk, England who were Quakers in Norfolk, Virginia prior to 1771.  Robert Spring and Thomas Holloway were names found in Suffolk, England.  Ann Godby may be related to Thomas Godbey, the antecedent of Lucy Godbey who married William Hedge in 1804 Montgomery, VA.  The Quakers of early Norfolk, VA were treated with disdain and fined large amounts for attending meetings, and some of them were expelled from the colony (except those who were prominent citizens....politics and influence was prevalent, even back then, as it certainly is now).  William Godbey's brother John was born in Halifax (research by others).  Their great-grandfather, Thomas Godbey III, was born in Elizabeth River, Lower Norfolk, VA in 1645. 

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Virginia
MEETINGS IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY
For some years previous [to 1771] the only dissenters, or non-conformists, in the colony were the Quakers. The Puritan preachers, who came to Virginia about 1612, had been driven out by severe laws. A congregation of Quakers lived in Norfolk County, and the names of about forty of them are preserved in the county records. They were: Frank Baton, John Biggs, Bitters Barnaby, William Chichester, Mrs. Chichester, Ann Godby, Mrs. Mary Emperor, Mrs. Nicholas Emerson, John Eider, Nicholas Freeman, Benjamin Forby, Mrs. Forby, Joseph Gilbert, William Goldsmith, Mrs. Goldsmith, Mary Goldsmith, Thomas Holloway, Mrs. Holloway, James Johnson, Mrs. Johnson, John Johnson, Mrs. Ann Jones, Mirhartt Mason, Mrs. Mary Nicholls, Thomas Owens, John Porter, Jr., Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Richard Pinner, William Robinson, Mrs. Robinson, John Robinson, Richard Russell, Mrs. Russell, Robert Spring, Jsseph Sammonds, Nicholas Seaborne, William Whitehurst, Richard Whitehurst, Richard Yates, Mrs. Yates and Mrs. Robert Spring.
The same day the grand jury presented Wm. Robinson and wife, John Robinson, Ann Godby, Tom Chickyter and wife, Bittus Barneby, Mary Emperor, Anne the wife of Richard Jones, Mary the daughter of William Goldsmith, and John Porter, Jr., who was speaking, for attending a Quaker meeting at the house of Mrs. Mary Emperor, and at a court held the 14th day of February following Mr. John Porter, Jr. and Mrs. Mary Emperor were ordered to be sent out of the colony, it being their third correction; Ann Godby was fined 500 pounds of tobacco, it being her second correction, and the others were fined 200 pounds of tobacco each. The sentence of expulsion from the colony was not carried out against Mrs. Emperor and Mr. Porter. They were persons of influence in the county, and as there was no profit to the informer in their transportation, the sentence was probably allowed to die of itself.

BLEDSOE COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Jared Branson Sr. and his sons were listed on the tax list of Bledsoe County, TN in 1815 along with some other families names.  Note that Emmanuel and Dauswell Rogers are listed.  They were sons of William Perry Rogers and Letitia Rosanna Heard.  A Doswell Rogers was in Osage Co., Missouri (see above).  Doswell Rogers born c1825 married Julia Ann Crider of Gasconade Co., MO, daughter of James B. Crider and granddaughter of Daniel Crider Sr.  She was also a first cousin (1 generation removed) of Thomas Rush Crider who married Mary Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Andrew Jackson Branson and Mary Ann Williams.  Doswell's father, Alexander was on the 1782 Montgomery, VA tax list with Jared Branson.

Also in 1815 Bledsoe, TN was Jesse Sherrill who was probably related to Alpha M. Sherrill who married Valentine Branson. 

John Hankins was also in 1815 Bledsoe, TN and he was the great-grandson of Thomas Hankins who was an executor on the will of Thomas L. Branson who married Elizabeth Day.  John was the son of William Hankins and Elizabeth Betsy Davis of Grainger, TN and Henry, VA.  William may have been in Osage Co., MO in 1850 living with Drury and Martha Holland.  John W. Hankins, born c1811 was living two households away.

Also an executor on Thomas Branson's will was Thomas Sharp and some of his descendants (or relatives) may have been listed in 1815 Bledsoe, TN also.

Joel and Hawkins(?) Borden were also on the 1815 Bledsoe Co., TN Tax List.  They were sons of John Borden and Mary Echols (LDS web site).  John was the son of John Borden and Anne Wheeler (Anne died in Bledsoe Co., TN).  He was the son of Benjamin Borden and Zeuriah Winter and his sister, Rebecca, married Thomas L. Branson, father of Eli and Levi. 

Joel and Hawkins Borden also had a brother named John who married Catherine Matlock who was the daughter of William Matlock and Catherine Sevier.  Catherine was the daughter of Valentine Sevier and Joanna Goad/Goode.  The Sevier family was allied with the Sherrill family.  They are mentioned on page two.

TENNESSEE CENSUS FROM TAX LISTS
JOHN HANKINS Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
ANDREW BRANSON Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
JOHN BRANSON Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
JOHN BRANSON Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
THOMAS BRANSON Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
THOMAS BRANSON Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
VALENTINE BRANSON Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815

THOMAS BEASON Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
HALL SIMS (HAWKINS?) BORDEN Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
JOEL BORDEN Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
JESSE SHERRELL TN Bledsoe County No Township Listedtx 1815

RICHARD PENN Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
WILLIAM PENN Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
DAUSWELL ROGERS Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
AMANUEL ROGERS Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815

DANIEL SHARP Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
LEROY SHARP Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815
WILLIAM SHARP Tennessee Bledsoe No Township Listedtx 1815

DELAWARE COUNTY, INDIANA

John Branson, son of Robert Branson and Beulah Painter, was born born 1789 in Virginia.  He died Feb. 25, 1853 in Delaware Co., Indiana.  He was listed there in the 1840 Census and his descendants were listed there in the Federal census in 1850.  Also listed in that census, same county, was Humphrey Triplett, brother of David Crockett Triplett who was married in Osage Co., Missouri in 1861.  David also lived in Delaware, IN before going to MO. 

Leonard Stump, born c1799 in Hardy, VA was in Delaware Co., IN in 1840.  A Leonard Stump of the same age was in Gasconade, MO by 1860 where the Bransons lived.  Also there in 1840 were Joel and Emmon Triplett.  Joel was the father of David Crockett and Humphrey Triplett mentioned above. 

Also in 1840 Delaware Co., Indiana were Robert and William Antrim.  They were sons of Godfrey Antrim and Hannah Painter.  Hannah was the sister of Jeane/Jane Painter who married Thomas L. Branson.  This Antrim family was in Greene, TN at about the same time as Rev. Thomas Beals and Thomas Branson (circa 1790-1810).  The Antrim family was allied with the Quaker Branson family in Frederick, VA.

Also in 1840 Delaware Co., Indiana was Allen Abshire.  He was the son of Peter Abshire and Ellender Doran of Bedford and Franklin, VA.  They may have been related to John Absher of Patrick, VA who married Margaret Blansett.  Jared Branson was the surety for their marriage bond.  The Blansett and Absher families were acquainted with the family of Jared Branson Sr. in Patrick Co., VA.  Some in the Abshire family spelled their name Absher.  Robert and Benjamin Branson had land patents in Henry, IN (next to Delaware) on Nov. 14, 1834 in the same township.  Allen Abshire also had a land patent in the same township on the same day.  This is an indication that Allen Abshire was possibly  acquainted with Robert and Benjamin Branson.

Information from another researcher:

JACOB BRANSON - SON OF THOMAS BRANSON AND JANE PAINTER:
JACOB BRANSON, b. November 18, 1781, North Carolina; d. Bef. October 24, 1832, Delaware County, Indiana; m. POLLY ALLEN, December 25, 1809, Highland County, Ohio.
Notes for JACOB BRANSON:
I believe that Jacob was living with his brother David in Grant County at the time that County was organized. Jacob later settled on what was later known as the Joel Overman farm.

Early Land Records of Center (part of Mill) Township 24, Range 8, Grant County Indiana
DATE, NAME, SECTION, ACRES, HUNDREDS
8 July 1826 Jacob Branson 8 78 xx

Fairfield MM Highland county, Ohio, 1809, 12, 30 Jacob disowned. Jacob settled in Grant County Indiana, section 8 on July 1826. Jacob located on the Hoel Overman place, 1826. Jacob bought 80 acres in set 12 6 November 1822 in Delaware County, Indiana. Jacob died after Apriil 1829 and before 24 October 1832 in Delaware County, Indiana. Probate records, Jacob Branson estate probate filed 24 October 1832 probate box 02 jacket 17 probate #2 courthouse, Muncie, Indiana.

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ABSHIRE, ALLEN IN Henry 11/4/1834 Indianapolis 16070 IN0660__.288 TWP 18-N RANGE 9-E
BRANSON, BENJAMIN IN Henry 11/4/1834 Indianapolis 16070 IN0660__.288 TWP 18-N RANGE 9-E
BRANSON, ROBERT IN Henry 11/4/1834 Indianapolis 16263 IN0660__.480 TWP 18-N RANGE 11-E

In the 1830 census we find Mahlon Branson listed in Delaware, IN.  On the same page was Leonard Stump.  On the previous page was Jacob Branson.  Close by in Delaware, IN was Nathan Branson.  Mahlon, Jacob and Nathan were brothers, and sons of Robert Branson and Beulah Painter.  Leonard Stump was age 30-40 so he was born 1790-1800.  This was the same Leonard Stump who was later in Gasconade, MO where Jared Branson Sr. lived.   On the 1830 patent image for Delaware, IN, Mahlon Branson is listed as a resident of Randolph, IN.  In 1830 James Abshire was in Randolph, IN, born 1770-1780.  James was the son of Abraham Abshire who was the first cousin of Allen Abshire.

M. Shockley and A. Shockley are mentioned in early land records in Perry township (Delaware, Indiana) along with Jacob Branson, Isaac Beeson, Leonard Stump, Mahlon Branson, Isaac Branson and others.  (Source: Delaware, Indiana - Our county : its history and early settlement by townships - published in 1899).  M. and A. Shockley were probably brothers of James Shockley - Meredith Jr. and Amos.  James Shockley had a land patent in Delaware, IN on October 16, 1835.   This was the same township where John and Isaac Branson had land patents in 1834 and 1837.  James was the son of Meredith Shockley of Carroll, VA (where Jared Branson Sr. previously lived).  James Shockley's brothers William and Thomas Shockley lived in Maries, MO (where some of Jared Branson Sr's descendants lived), as did their sister, Charlotte Shockley.  This Thomas Shockley's daughter Elizabeth married John Wilkenson Branson in MO (great-grandson of Jared Branson Sr) . Since a member of the same Shockley family that was allied with Jared Branson was also in the same township as Jacob and Isaac Branson, this is a clue that Jared Branson was related to them.

James Shockley's widow Mary was in Delaware, IN in 1850.  A James Shackle or Shockle (b. 1790-1800) was listed in Delaware, IN on the same page with Julia Branson and Mahlon Branson in 1840.  Since James Shockley had a land patent there in 1835, this was possibly a spelling error and might be James Shockley instead of Shockle or Shackle.  James Shockley married Mary Polly Ogle, daughter of James Ogle and Hannah Brown of Carroll & Grayson, VA.  Mary also had siblings who lived and died in Delaware, Indiana.  Her father and mother were listed on the 1794 Grayson, VA PP Tax List along with Jan A. Branson.  This could be Jarred since he was listed there in 1793.  Thomas & Hercules Ogle were listed in Montgomery, VA with Jarret and Thomas Branson in 1782.  Hercules was the brother of James and uncle of Mary.  A descendant of Hercules Ogle (William) married Lucinda Richmond, step-daughter of Valentine Branson (b. 1831).  There were living in Putnam, MO in 1860 next to A. J. Branson.  This Ogle family lived in White, TN before going to Livingston, Missouri.   This is a very good clue that Jared Branson Sr. was related to the Bransons who lived near the Ogles in Delaware, Indiana. 

1794 Grayson County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Ogle, James 1 1 - Mary's probable father
Ogle, Thomas 1 3 - Mary's uncle?
Ogle, Hannah 2 2 - Mary's mother
Branson, Jan A. 1 3
1793 Grayson County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List
Branston, Jerard 1 3
Branston, James 1 1

1782 Montgomery County, Virginia Land Tax List
Ogle, Thomas 50 25 5/
Ogle, Hercules 50 7/10 1/6
Branson, Jarret 1 Tithes, no slaves, 2 horses, 2 cattle.
Branson, Thomas 1 Tithes, no slaves, 3 horses, 6 cattle.

Thomas Sumner, son of Robert Sumner and Phebe Ann Beals, was living near Jared Branson Sr. in Patrick Co., VA at Johnson Creek 1791-1801.  His sister Prudence died in Hendricks, IN in 1835.  His granddaughter, Phebe, also died in Hendricks, IN in 1839.  She was the daughter of Joseph Sumner who was also of Hendricks, IN. 

Jacob Haines was in Delaware Co., Indiana in 1840.  He was possibly related to John Hines/Haines who married Rachel and Rebecca Branson, sisters of the above mentioned John.

James W. Cloud was in 1840 Delaware Co., Indiana.  He may have been related to Mordecai Cloud whose daughter Elizabeth died in that county in 1864.  She was the grand-niece of Daniel Cloud who married Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Lionel Branson Sr. 

John and William Vanmeter were in 1830 Delaware, Indiana.  They were related to Joseph VanMeter who was listed in records in that county.  Joseph was the son of Henry Vanmeter who was married c1743 in what became Hardy, VA (WV) where Lionel, Joseph and Amos Branson settled.

Here are some familiar names of individuals found in early Delaware, Indiana records:

Vanmeter, Antrim, Barton, Thornburgh, Stump, Beeson, Triplett, Shockley, Cheeseman, Reese, Templin, Anthony, Cox, Hutton, Maples, McBride, Ogle, Pennington, Bales (Beals), Chipman, East, Sumner,  Chrisman, Abshire, Kilgore, Cloud, Heath, Haines, Brock, McMillen, Ballinger, Sutton, Nation(s), Vestall, Arnold, Corn, McLaughlin, Norton, Branson, Snodgrass and others.

Delaware, Indiana - Our county : its history and early settlement by townships - published in 1899
Salem Township
Public land entered by Samuel Clevenger on May 24, 1831
June 10, 1829, E. Abshire
Perry Townwhip:
Thomas Clevenger, John Thornburg, Jacob Branson, T.C. Reese, Isaac W. Beeson (1822), Edward Thornburg Sr. (1822), Isaac Thornburg
(1822), Isaiah Templin (1835); Section 15-1835, Leonard Stump, Jesse Pugh, Samuel Harvey, John
Armentrout, John Reese.
Land entries in Section 18, 1834: Thomas C. Anthony, Isaac Branson, Morgan Thornburg, Joseph Cheeseman, Jonathan Thornburg, later
years: Samuel J. Hutchings
Section 19 - 1830-1836: Mahlon Branson, Isaac Branson
Section 20: 1833-1837, John Armentrout, E.Reese, M. Shockley, Hervey Bates; present owner: A. Shockley
1830 - Jonathan Beeson and Jonathan Harrold; 1831 - William Cheeseman; 1832 - Jonathan Beeson; 1834 - Joseph Cheeseman, Alexander Cheeseman, William Cheeseman
1835-1837 - Robert Maples, Alexander Cheeseman; present owners: Vol. Shockley and F. Shockley
Liberty Township: Jesse Holland, 1836, Section 10: S. E. Dodson; Section 22 - 1824: David Branson, Morgan Thornburg, Thomas Cox, now
owned by J. Dotson's heirs, H. Hutchings, J. L. Hutchings
Hamilton Township: Section 29 settled 1834-1837: Isaac Branson
Monroe Township: 1835, William Hutton, Isaac Branson. 1836 - John Branson, Isaac Beeson
Harrison Township: 1836 - S. Branson, John McBride; 1837 - I. Branson; present owner: A. Branson

1840 Census
Isaac Branson Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 262
John Branson Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 283
Julia Branson Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 297
Lot Branson Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 288
Mahlon Branson Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 297
Robert Branson Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 299
Henry Bolton Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 262
Junius McMellon Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 262
James W Cloud Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (210001-11101) age 30-40 <1800-1810>- Page 263
Joel Triplet Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (2101001-0110101) age 40-50 <1790-1800> - Page 264
Eli Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 267
Jacob Zellers Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 268
Jacob Carrol Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (00100001-0102001) age 50-60 <1780-1790> - Page 269
David Kilgore Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (221011-00002) age 30-40 <1800-1810> - Page 269
Joseph Vanmatre Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 269
William Summers Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 270
David Vanmatre Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 270
John Vanmatre Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 270
Jacob Holland Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 273
James M Vanmatre Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 275
Joseph Vanmatre Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 275
John Antrim Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (11002-10001) age 20-30 <1810-1820> - Page 276
William Antrim Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (11212001-021011) age 50-60 <1780-1790> - Page 276
Rachel Acord Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (0202-002000001) age 60-70 <1770-1780> - Page 276
William Vanmatre Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (202201-1001001) age 30-40 <1800-1810> - Page 276
Margaret Carrol Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 277
Benjamin Poiner Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (001010001-10001) age 60-70 <1770-1780> - Page 280
Samuel Holaway Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 281
Leonard Stump Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (0000101-00010001) age 40-50 <1790-1800> - Page 281
Alexander Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (age 20-30) - Page 281
Edward Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (age 30-40) - Page 281
Eliza Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (age 30-40) - Page 281
Isaac Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (age 20-40) - Page 281
George Norton Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 284
Morgan Vanmatre Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 284
Jacob Holaway Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 285
Stephen Cox Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 288
Anderson R East Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 288
George Clevenger Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 289
Joseph Clevenger Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 289
Samuel Clevenger Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 289
Allen Abshire Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (01121001-0001001) age 50-60 <1780-1790> - Page 290
Ezra Maynard Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 291
John Summers Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 291
Jacob Haines Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (22100001-002001) age 50-60 <1780-1790> - Page 292
Richard Crisman Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (00011-00001) age 20-30 <1810-1820> - Page 296
Emmon Triplet Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (0001-0001) age 15-20 <1820-1825> - Page 296
Allen Beason Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 297
Jonithan Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 297
Morgan Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 297
Elias Clevenger Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 298
Josiah Stump Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (00001-10001) age 20-30 <1810-1820> - Page 299
Thomas Clevenger Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 301
Francis Coffen Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 301
Jacob Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 301
John Thornburgh Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 301
George Barton Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 302
George Barton Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana - Page 303
Robert Antrim Not Stated, Delaware, Indiana (00200001-00110001) age 50-60 <1780-1790> - Page 310

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WORRELL, ROBERT IN Delaware 8/10/1837 Indianapolis 27014 IN3000__.302 Twp 19-N, Range 11-E
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HARDY COUNTY, VIRGINIA (WV)

There were many families from Hardy Co., VA who went to Gasconade/Osage/Maries Co., MO and to Delaware Co., IN.  Many of these families were acquainted with or allied with the Bransons in MO.  Included among these families were Claypool, Stump, Chrisman, Welton, Shobe, Salter, Hutton, and others.  The 1820 Federal Census reveals some of these families and others who were allied with the Bransons in Hardy VA and other SW Virginia counties.  The names in bold had relatives and/or descendants who went to Gasconade/Osage/Maries, MO.

1820 census
Benjamin Fravel Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Philip Clapale Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
George Clapol Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Hugh Crismon Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jacob Crismon Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jonathan Branson Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
William Branson Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820

Abraham Hutton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Adam L Hutton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Eave Hutton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Elizabeth Hutton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Henrey Hutton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Abraham Hite Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Casper Hite Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Abraham L Inskip Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jorey Inskip Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Abraham Neff Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Abraham Neff Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
George Neff Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jacob Neff Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jacob Neff Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
John Neff Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Micheal Neff Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Isaac Patrick Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
William Rodgers Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Thomas Salters Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
John Stump Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
John Stump Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Leonard Stump Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Leonard L Stump Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Sarah Stump Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Elias Sellers Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Henrey Sellors Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Abraham Shob Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Henrey Shob Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Leonard Shob Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Rhudolph Shob Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Martin Shobe Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jesse Stump Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Matildia Treplet Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Samuel Tainter Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Abraham Vanmeter Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
David Vanmeter Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Isaac Vanmeter Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jacob Vanmeter Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Joseph Vanmeter Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Aaron Wilton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Elizabeth Wilton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jesse Wilton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
Jobe Wilton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820
John Wilton Not Stated,Hardy,VA 1820

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, VA (WV)

Many people who lived in Hardy, VA previously lived in Hampshire, VA.  In 1810 some of the Chrismans were in Hampshire, VA while others were in Hardy, VA with Amos and Lionel Branson.   David Shinn Sr. and Jr. were in Hampshire, VA in 1810.  David Shinn Sr. was the grandson of James Shinn and Abigail Lippincott of Burlington, NJ.  The Shinns were Quakers allied with the Quaker Bransons.  David Shinn's second cousin, Samuel Shinn, married Anna Branson, daughter of John Day Branson.  Samuel and Anna lived in neighboring Harrison Co., VA (WV).  Job Welton was in Hampshire, VA.  Job was the brother of Felix Welton who married Elizabeth Branson, daughter of Lionel Branson Jr.  Many descendants of these allied families of Hampshire and Hardy, VA (WV) later moved to Gasconade and Osage Co., Missouri where Jared Branson and his family lived.

1810 Census
David Shin Senior Hampshire, VA 1810 (00101-01001) - Image 13 - Page 772
David Shin Junior Hampshire, VA 1810 (00100-00100) - Image 13 - Page 772
Jacob Cristman Not Stated, Hampshire, VA 1810 - Page 773
Phillip Christman Not Stated, Hampshire, VA 1810 - Page 774
Job Welton Not Stated, Hampshire, VA 1810 - Page 806

THE FORMAN FAMILY

According to research by others, Benjamin Forman, brother of Rebecca Forman who married Gerrard Edge, migrated from Monmouth, NJ with Isaac Vanmeter to what became Hamsphire Co., VA.  a few years later, Lionel Branson Sr., and probably his brother Joseph, moved from Frederick, VA to the same region where the Vanmeters, Formans and Chrismans lived.  Benjamin Forman's first cousin, Isaac Forman, also went to Hamsphire, VA.  I presume that Rebecca Forman and her husband, Gerrard Edge, traveled with Benjamin to Hampshire, VA.  A Benjamin Forman and John Forman were on the 1782 Hampshire, VA tax list with Amos Branson, Frederick Sellers and others.  This list was written about one or two years after Joseph Branson died, probably in Hampshire, VA since his will was recorded there.  Gerrard Edge died much earlier, so was not on the list.

1782 Hampshire Co VA Tax Lists
Branson, Amos
Forman, Benjamin 1 6 12
Forman, John, Jun. 2 7 12 22
Forman, John, Jun.
Sellers, Frederick

POSSIBLE FORMAN, McGOWAN, BRANSON, STRODE CONNECTIONS

James McGowan was of Augusta, VA, as were probable relatives of Susan Alma McGowan who married Thomas Branson, son of Jared Branson Sr. The parents of James McGowan are not known, but since he resided in the same region of VA as David McGowan (probable father of Susan Alma), it is likely that James and David were related, and were possibly brothers or cousins. James was born c1741 and David was born c1750 in Augusta, VA.

James McGowan married Susannah Strode. Her parents were Capt. James Strode and Ann Hamilton Forman of Berkeley and Frederick, VA. Ann Hamilton Forman was related to the Formans of Hampshire/Hardy, VA who were allied with the Boyce, Branson and Edge families.

Joseph Branson, brother of Lionel Branson Sr, married Mary Edge. Mary was the dau. of Gerard Edge and Rebecca Forman. Rebecca Forman was the aunt of Ann Hamilton Forman.

There are also possible connections between the Strode family and the McMillan & Branson familes of Missouri. Pheroby Caroline Burgess, dau. of Nancy Branson and Joseph Madison Burgess, married Jacob McMillan. Nancy Branson was the dau. of Andrew Daniel Branson and Pheriba Cox. Jacob was the son of James McMillan and Mary Polly Bilyeu of Scott, KY. He was possibly the son of James McMillan of Clark, KY who was the son of Robert McMillan and Mary Polly Strode of Augusta, VA. Mary's brother James Strode, married Margaret Forman and her brother Jeremiah Strode married Nancy McGowan.

Therefore, if these possible relationships are correct, Joseph Branson was connected by marriage to Susannah Strode who married James McGowan and James McGowan was possibly related to Susan Alma McGowan who married Jared Branson's son Thomas.

If James McGowan was the brother or cousin of Susan Alma McGowan's father, it means this is another link between Jared Branson Sr. and the Bransons of Hampshire/Hardy, VA.

THE HOLLOWAY FAMILY

The Holloway family of Virginia were Quakers allied with the Bransons.  Abel Holloway married Rachel Branson, daughter of William Branson and Elizabeth Osmond.  Abigail Holloway married John Branson, brother of Rachel.  John's son, John, married Hannah Holloway.  Abigal and Abel Holloway were first cousins and this family was from Stafford, VA. 

A Jonathan Holloway was one of the first citizens of Gasconade Co., MO.  He was born c1770 in Virginia and married Betsey Boucher and Elizabeth Freeman.  Jonathan Holloway's sister, Nancy, married Matthew Griffith and their son David had a daughter Dorcas who was the mother of Decatur Ridenhour.  Decatur Ridenhour married Martha J. Pointer and Daisy Belle Pointer.  Daisy was the granddaughter of Nancy Branson and James Pointer of Osage, MO.  Nancy Branson was the granddaughter of Jared Branson Sr.

It is not yet known if Jonathan Holloway was related to the Holloways of Stafford, VA.  Some of his children were born in Amherst, VA.  If you know about his ancestry, please contact Sandra by email.

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