John Washington Johnson

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Child of John Washington Johnson and Lydia Amanda Miller

Thomas J. Lanier

M

Martha J. Courtney

F

William M. Woods

M
     William M. Woods was the son of Thomas J. Woods and Susan Albritton.

Henry Rowell

M

Child of Henry Rowell and Mary (--?--)

Mary (--?--)

F

Child of Mary (--?--) and Henry Rowell

William F. Brannen

M
     William F. Brannen was the son of Francis J. "Frank" Brannen and Welthey E. Sheffield.

John O. Brannen

M, d. before 1910
     John O. Brannen was the son of Francis J. "Frank" Brannen and Welthey E. Sheffield. John died before 1910 at Taylor, Florida, United States.

George Washington Brannen

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     George Washington Brannen was the son of Francis J. "Frank" Brannen and Welthey E. Sheffield.
     Biography of George Washington Brannen:
The sons of Frank Brannen operated many thousand acres of land around the Fenholloway River in southern Taylor Co., Florida. It was call the Three Links Spread and run by Thomas Brannen along with his brothers George, John, Walter (William) and Marion. The Towles family, lead by Jim Towles also owned many thousand acres of land (Called the Lazy 20 Spread) in the San Pedro Bay area of south Madison Co and northern Taylor County. Each of these operations apparently ran thousands of head of cattle on their range and employed dozens of riders, some who where reportedly gunman from Oklahoma and other western states. During the late 1890's there was bad blood between the Towles and Brannen's. This was apparently due to disputes involving cattle rustling and mis-branding of mavericks between the two families. This had gone on for many years. During 1899, two of the Lazy 20 riders, brothers Oscar and Howard Keene, were killed in one of these disputes and Tom, George and John Brannen as well as Henry Horace, a rider for the Lazy 20 were indicted for 1st Degree murder in Taylor County. These individuals would not come in for trial and Sheriff Jud Head would not go out and arrest them. Sheriff Head resigned and Governor Park Trammell appointed Frank Lipscomb as Sheriff with instructions to bring in them in for trial.

     Sheriff Lipscomb deputized several men as a posse and they went out to arrest the Brannen's. Apparently, the posse brought back the body of Tom Brannan on 3 October 1899 as that date is record in the courthouse docket. It is said that Sheriff Lipscomb climbed a tree and shot Tom Brannen as he sat near his cabin that morning. However, a coroner's jury was convened and returned a verdict that Tom Brannen died of gunshot wounds by Sheriff Lipscomb while resisting arrest. The posse must have also arrested and brought in George Brannen and Henry Horace about that same time as court docket records show they were arraigned in Taylor Co about October, 1899. Another court docket entry dated 3 April 1901 shows that George Brannen, John Brannen, Henry Horace and Thomas Brannen (Tom Brannen was dead at this time but his name is on the docket) appeared and pleaded not guilty. Their motion for a change of venue was granted.

     
     The Following article appeared in the New Enterprise Newspaper of Madison County, Florida on Thursday, October 24, 1901:
     
     CIRCUIT COURT Proceedings of this Tribunal Since Our Last Report on Thursday of last week was begun a case of the State vs. George Brannon, John Brannon and Henry Horace, jointly indicted for murder in the first degree. This is a Taylor County case tried here on change of venue. The defendants were ably represented by Hardee & Hardee who made a vigorous fight on behalf of their clients. The evidence in the case was closed on Saturday and that afternoon the case went to jury. Monday morning the jury reported that it could not agree and after another trial to reach a verdict without success was discharged by the court. [Madison County, FL Genealogical Newsletter, Volume 5, Issue 1, January - March 2000, p. 4.]

     Sheriff Lipscomb was also apparently shot and killed by Bill Parker of Perry, after he brought back the body of Tom Brannen. He was supposedly killed because of the way he had shot Tom Brannen. There were also a number of other shootings, fights and killings involving the Brannen's, their cowhands and even gunslingers they supposedly brought in to kill some of their adversaries. Further research on this matter is required to learn the full truth of these stories.

     

Darling Brannen

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     Darling Brannen was the son of John O. Brannen and Sarah B. Gunter.

John Thomas Brannen

M
     John Thomas Brannen was the son of John O. Brannen and Sarah B. Gunter.

Willie Brannen

M
     Willie Brannen was the son of John O. Brannen and Sarah B. Gunter.

James Washington Brannen

M
     James Washington Brannen was the son of George Washington Brannen and Celia Rebecca Green.

Children of James Washington Brannen and Nelle Mae Millican

Olive Magaline Brannen

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Relationship
Great-granddaughter of Thomas Brannen
Member of:
Brannen Family of Florida
Charts
Thomas Brannen (1794-1865) of Florida Tree
     Olive Magaline Brannen was the daughter of George Washington Brannen and Celia Rebecca Green.

Bobby Brannen

M
     Bobby Brannen was the son of George Washington Brannen and Celia Rebecca Green.

(Child) Brannen

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     (Child) Brannen was the child of George Washington Brannen and Celia Rebecca Green.

Nelle Mae Millican

F
     Nelle Mae Millican was the daughter of David Yancie Millican and Ellen Elizabeth Rich.

David Yancie Millican

M

Child of David Yancie Millican and Ellen Elizabeth Rich

Ellen Elizabeth Rich

F

Child of Ellen Elizabeth Rich and David Yancie Millican