John Brannen

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Relationship
Nephew of Thomas Brannen
     John Brannen was the son of William Brannen and Elizabeth (--?--).

James Donaldson

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     James Donaldson was the son of Robert Donaldson and Peggy Irwin.

Dicy Nevils

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William Donaldson

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     William Donaldson was the son of Robert Donaldson and Peggy Irwin.
     Biography of William Donaldson:
Unmarried.

Sarah Donaldson

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     Sarah Donaldson was the daughter of Robert Donaldson and Peggy Irwin.

Elisha Banks

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Martha Donaldson

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     Martha Donaldson was the daughter of Robert Donaldson and Peggy Irwin.

Elsy Beasley

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Barber Cone

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Franklin Donaldson

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     Franklin Donaldson was the son of Robert Donaldson and Peggy Irwin.

Susan Johnson

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Matthew Donaldson

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     Matthew Donaldson was the son of Robert Donaldson and Peggy Irwin.

Elizabeth Hodges

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William Donaldson Brannen1

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     William Donaldson Brannen was the son of Thomas Brannen and Nancy Donaldson.
     Biography of William Donaldson Brannen:
      William Donaldson Brannen was an individual of outstanding character. He served in the Florida Indian Wars as a young man growing up in Lowndes Co. Georgia. He moved back to Bulloch Co. Georgia, the place of his birth about 1847 where he married a young widow, Susan Fraser Hall, raised a family and remained for the rest of his life.

     William enlisted in the Florida Indian Wars three times serving a total of 11 months, 14 days. He served in Capt. John Hill's Company of E. Florida Mtd. Volunteers as a Pvt, enrolling June 16, 1837 at San Pedro and discharged December 18, 1837 at Fort Gilliland, Florida. He served in Capt. Richard B. Turner's Company of Florida Mounted Volunteers as a Pvt. enrolling Sept. 1, 1838 at Tallahassee and discharged November 17, 1838 at Camp Taylor. Opposite his name on the roll is written "Taken into service by order of Gen. Taylor, an now mustered in and out." He served in Capt. Thomas Langford's Company of Florida Volunteers, enrolling Sept. 4, 1839 at Camp Collins and discharged January 31, 1840. He was joined in each of these services by his father, Thomas, brother Robert and brother-in-law John A. J. Cruse. He also obtained Bounty Land Warrant No. 15803 for 160 acres in October 1850. He reportedly transferred this land to his half brothers Sam and Houston Brannen. (Indian War Pension File No. 8312 of Sarah A. Brannan, Widow of Wm. D. Brannen, National Archives, Washington, D. C.]

     In 1847 William D. Brannen moved from Madison County, Florida to Bulloch Co. Georgia and married the Widow Sarah Hall. He remained in Bulloch Co., Georgia until his death in 1886.

     "During the Civil War, W. D. Brannen became a Captain in the militia. It was at his place near the future location of Brooklet that the Bulloch Troop, organized six months earlier, assembled on October 6, 1861, and left for Savannah the next day to join the Confederate Army. Captain Brannen was not a member of the troop, but his stepson, W. N. Hall, was third captain." [Brannen, Life in Old Bulloch p. 80]

     In 1877 W. D. Brannan was a member of the Constitution Convention meeting Atlanta to frame a new constitution for Georgia. [Brannen, Life in Old Bulloch p. 80]

Citations

  1. [S386] Robert Donaldson to to Thomas Brannen Letter dated Feb. 12, 1844, from at Bulloch Co. Georgia.

Eliza Jane Brannen

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     Eliza Jane Brannen was the daughter of William Donaldson Brannen and Sarah Ann Fraser.

Dr. John Ivey Lane

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     Biography of Dr. John Ivey Lane:
Dr. Lane became the first mayor of Broolet, Bulloch Co., Georgia.

Alvaretta Rebecca Gertrude Brannen

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     Alvaretta Rebecca Gertrude Brannen was the daughter of William Donaldson Brannen and Sarah Ann Fraser.

William Charlest Heddleston

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Dr. Thomas Fraser Brannen

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     Dr. Thomas Fraser Brannen was the son of William Donaldson Brannen and Sarah Ann Fraser.
     Biography of Dr. Thomas Fraser Brannen:
Thomas Brannen was a Dentist living in Statesboro, Georgia.