Michael Sullivan

M, b. circa 1795
     Michael was born circa 1795 at Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of William Sullivan and Mary Elizabeth (--?--). He married Christian McCullough, daughter of Samuel McCullough, circa 1815 at Richmond, Georgia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S623] Jones County Georgia Deed Books, Michael Sullivan, of Montgomery Co, GA, appointed his father, William Sullivan, his attorney to act on any part of the estate of Samuel McCullers, deceased, due to his marriage to Christian McCullers (orphan) of Richmond Co, GA. Recorded 11 November 1816 in Jones Co, GA Deed Book H, page 403.
  2. [S623] Jones County Georgia Deed Books, William Sullivan, as attorney for his son Michael Sullivan, both of Montgomery Co, GA, sold to Abner Lockett, of Jones Co, GA, for $365, 1/3 part of lot no. 27 in district 11. Michael had married Christian McCullough, orphan of Samuel McCullough of Richmond Co, GA. Recorded 11 November 1816 in Jones Co, GA Deed Book J, page 188.

Christian McCullough

F, b. circa 1795
     Christian was born circa 1795. She was the daughter of Samuel McCullough. She married Michael Sullivan, son of William Sullivan and Mary Elizabeth (--?--), circa 1815 at Richmond, Georgia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S623] Jones County Georgia Deed Books, William Sullivan, as attorney for his son Michael Sullivan, both of Montgomery Co, GA, sold to Abner Lockett, of Jones Co, GA, for $365, 1/3 part of lot no. 27 in district 11. Michael had married Christian McCullough, orphan of Samuel McCullough of Richmond Co, GA. Recorded 11 November 1816 in Jones Co, GA Deed Book J, page 188.

Samuel McCullough

M

Child of Samuel McCullough

John Brannen

M, b. circa 1765, d. circa 1829
Relationship
Brother of Thomas Brannen
     John was born circa 1765. He was the son of "Progenitor" Brannen. He married an unknown person circa 1785. John died circa 1829 at Screven, Georgia, United States.1
     Biography of John Brannen:
The earliest record we have found for John Brannen is a deed dated 17 October 1792 where in James Scott, planter, of Effingham Co., sold to John Waters, planter, for 30 pounds, 100 acres in Effingham Co. adjoining land of William O'Bryan, Joseph Humphrey and John Waters, on s. side of Brier Creek, purveyed from John Brannen to John Waters. Wit: Richard Bryan, Timothy Prince, Sarah Scott. This deed was recorded 18 Sep 1799, 7 years after it was prepared. [Screven Co. Georgia DB A-176]. This suggests that John Brannen owned these 100 acres at a date earlier than 1792 thus indicating he was in the Briar Creek area of Screven Co. before 1792.

On 14 Jan 1801 William Murphrey and wife, Ameley sold to John Brannan for $130, 300 acres of land, lying and being in the County of Screven. Wit: Esther Warren, Charles Warren. Rec 10 May 1802. [Screven Co. GA DB A-316]

On 24 December 1802 Benjamin Greene sold to John Brannen for $200, 200 and a quarter of an acre, 30-ft front on the creek as landing, joining Brier Creek, the lower part of a 700 acre tract originally granted to John C. Humphreys, adjoining lands of Thomas Brannen on the w. William Miller on the e., Briar Creek on the s. Wit: McKeen(?) Greene, Thos. Brannen. Rec: 3 Nov 1803 [Screven Co. GA DB A-353] This deed suggests a connection between John Brannen and Thomas Brannen.

The following land lottery entries show John to have won land in the Baldwin and Wilkinson County Georiga:

John Brannon of Williamson Mil. Distr. in Screven Co. Ga. won Lot 222, District 9 in Baldwin Co. Ga

John Brannen of Williamson Mil. Distr. in Screven Co. Ga. won Lot 222, District 9 in Baldwin Co. GA. [Lucas -1807 Land Lottery of Ga.]


On 8 Jan 1807 John Brannen, of Ga. Screven Co, conveys to Hugh Brannen of GA. Screven Co., a tract containing 190 acres lying and being at the fork of Savannah River and Brier Creek, bounded NE by vacant land, SW by Stafford land, and NW by Johnstons and Hezlers land. Wit: George Zeagler, Thos. Brannen [Screven Co. GA DB A-525] This deed suggests that Hugh Brannen is likely the eldest son of John Brannen as who else but a son would a father convey land to. This also suggests that Hugh is at least 21 years of age and likely was born about 1785.

The next record we found is in an entry in Screven Co. Georgia Court Minutes dated 7 Sep 1829 where in James Brannen is appointed guardian of Bryant Brannen, minor and orphan of John Brannen, deceased. Zacheus Long and James W. Kittles securities. [Screven Co. GA Minutes Book C p. 6.] In addition a deed dated 18 Jan 1830 shows that James Brannen, Rachel Brannen and James Brannen as guardian for Bryan Brannen sell land to Hope Brannen, as common owners. [Screven Co GA DB N-11.] These two deeds suggest that John Brannen died befor 7 September 1829 and that he had children James, Rachel and a minor child, named Bryant.

These court records suggest John Brannen had at least three children, James, Rachel and Bryant. It is clear that by the mid 1830's, James, Rachel and Bryant are living in Lowndes County Georgia near Thomas Brannen (1794-1865). James and Bryant's names are found serving in the Florida Indian Wars in the 1835-1840 period. There are records of Rachel in Jefferson and Madison County up to 1847 and James and family appear on the 1850 Census of Madison County, Florida next door to Thomas Brannen (1794).

Children of John Brannen

Citations

  1. [S624] Dixon Hollingsworth, "Hollingsworth Surname Card Collection", 7 Sept 1829 Screven Co. GA - Court Minutes
    James Brannen appointed guardian of Bryant Brannen, mior and orphan of John Brannen, decd. Zacheus Long and James W. Kittles securities. Minutes Book C p. 6.

Henry Brannen

M, b. before 1755
Relationship
Brother of Thomas Brannen
     Henry was born before 1755. He was the son of "Progenitor" Brannen. He married Frances F. (--?--), circa 1776.
     Biography of Henry Brannen:
The authors have found only four documents that refer to Henry Brannen. The earliest is a headright grant of 600 acres of land in Burke Co. Georgia in 1787 as recorded in Book PPP page 66.71 at the Georgia State land grant office. [Lucas - Index to Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909 Revised Ed. p. 62] This land was likely granted under an Act of February 17, 1783 where in the grantee would apply for the land grant with the county land court. The grantee would be required to make oath as to the size of his family. The head of a family would be granted 200 acres, plus an additional 50 acres for each member of the family, including slaves. The land would be surveyed and the applicant would be required to live on the land for a year and cultivate at least three percent of the acreage. After the year is up, the settler would then apply to the Governor's office for his grant and pay the purchase price due and any office fees. A grant would then be issued. This suggests that Henry lived in Burke Co Georgia by 1786 and at that time he had a family consisting of himself and 8 others.

     Two other deeds are found in Screven Co. Georgia. One is dated 3 Aug 1794 where in Henry Brannen purchases 100 acres on the north side of Briar Creek for 12 pounds from William Brunson and wife, Jane. (Screven Co. DB A-123] The other deed is dated 3 Sep 1798 where in Henry Brannen and Frances F. his wife, sell to Abraham Knowblock for 20 pounds, the same 100 acres he bought in 1794. [Screven Co. Georgia DB A-147] Of interest is both deeds are Witnessed by William Brannen clearly demonstrating a close connection. Both deeds also clearly suggest that Henry Brannen was a resident of Screven County in 1794 to 1798. These are the last records we have been able to find that related to Henry Brannen.

     A further confirmation of Henry Brannen being granted 600 acres in 1787 is found in a Screven Co Deed dated 22 Feb 1848 where in John R. M. Williamson of Savannah for himself and as Atty. of Jesse and Leah Atkinson, of Florida, sells to John R. Kittle, a tract of land "it being the place whereon John Williamson, the father of the above John R. M., once lived." "It is the tract originally granted to Henry Brannen in 1787." [Rec: 7 Oct 1861 Screven Co Georgia DB T-293] This deed also suggests that the original 600 acres granted Henry Brannen lies in that portion of Screven County that was formed in 1793 from Burke County Georgia.

     Unfortunately, the Burke County Georgia courthouse has had fires in 1825, 1843, 1856 and 1870. As a result the earliest deed that have on record are dated after 1844.

     These records further suggest that Henry Brannen was not a wealthy man by any means and in fact suggest he was quite poor. (Men of means, or even little means, bought and sold land frequently always appearing to seek greener pastures.) That being the case it is doubtful Henry owned any slaves at anytime in his life. That would suggest that his family in 1786 consisted of himself and his wife plus seven children. If the children were born over a 10 year period this would suggest that Henry and his wife, Frances F. were married about 1776. This tends to suggest that Henry's date of birth as being before 1755 and Frances as being born before 1758 based on their being 21 and 18 at the time of their marriage. These are estimates of their dates of birth. These estimated dates will be used until further information is found.

Frances F. (--?--)

F, b. before 1758
     Frances was born before 1758. She married Henry Brannen, son of "Progenitor" Brannen, circa 1776.

Nancy Brannen

F, b. 21 December 1792
Relationship
Niece of Thomas Brannen
     Nancy was born on 21 December 1792 at Burke, Georgia, United States.1 She was the daughter of John Brannen.

Citations

  1. [S625] Cyrene Brannen, "Family Record of William Brannen Family."

Hetty Brannen

F, b. 5 October 1794
Relationship
Niece of Thomas Brannen
     Hetty was born on 5 October 1794 at Screven, Georgia, United States. She was the daughter of John Brannen.

James Brannen

M, b. circa 1798
Relationship
Nephew of Thomas Brannen
     James was born circa 1798 at Screven, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of John Brannen. He married Mary E. Tucker, on 10 April 1836 at Madison, Florida, United States.2

Children of James Brannen and Mary E. Tucker

Citations

  1. [S31] 1850 Census Madison FL, p. 104, Dw. 317, Fam. 317. Family of James Brannen. 22 November 1850.
  2. [S68] Madison Co. Florida Marriage Records,.

Mary E. Tucker

F, b. circa 1813
     Mary was born circa 1813 at Georgia, United States.1 She married James Brannen, son of John Brannen, on 10 April 1836 at Madison, Florida, United States.2

Children of Mary E. Tucker and James Brannen

Citations

  1. [S31] 1850 Census Madison FL, p. 104, Dw. 317, Fam. 317. Family of James Brannen. 22 November 1850.
  2. [S68] Madison Co. Florida Marriage Records,.

Elizabeth Brannen

F, b. circa 1837
Relationship
Grandniece of Thomas Brannen
     Elizabeth was born circa 1837 at Lowndes, Georgia, United States.1 She was the daughter of James Brannen and Mary E. Tucker.

Citations

  1. [S31] 1850 Census Madison FL, p. 104, Dw. 317, Fam. 317. Family of James Brannen. 22 November 1850.

John Brannen

M, b. circa 1839
Relationship
Grandnephew of Thomas Brannen
     John was born circa 1839 at Lowndes, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of James Brannen and Mary E. Tucker.

Citations

  1. [S31] 1850 Census Madison FL, p. 104, Dw. 317, Fam. 317. Family of James Brannen. 22 November 1850.

William Brannen

M, b. circa 1842
Relationship
Grandnephew of Thomas Brannen
     William was born circa 1842 at Lowndes, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of James Brannen and Mary E. Tucker.

Citations

  1. [S31] 1850 Census Madison FL, p. 104, Dw. 317, Fam. 317. Family of James Brannen. 22 November 1850.

James Brannen

M, b. circa 1845
Relationship
Grandnephew of Thomas Brannen
     James was born circa 1845 at Lowndes, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of James Brannen and Mary E. Tucker.

Citations

  1. [S31] 1850 Census Madison FL, p. 104, Dw. 317, Fam. 317. Family of James Brannen. 22 November 1850.

Frances Brannen

F, b. April 1850
Relationship
Grandniece of Thomas Brannen
     Frances was born in April 1850 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of James Brannen and Mary E. Tucker.

Citations

  1. [S31] 1850 Census Madison FL, p. 104, Dw. 317, Fam. 317. Family of James Brannen. 22 November 1850.

Rachel Brannen

F, b. circa 1805
Relationship
Niece of Thomas Brannen
     Rachel was born circa 1805 at Screven, Georgia, United States.1 She was the daughter of John Brannen.

Citations

  1. [S626] 1840 Census Lowndes GA, p. 233. James Brannen Head of Family. Rachel Brannen is the female age 40-50 in that household.

Bryant Brannen

M, b. circa 1815
Relationship
Nephew of Thomas Brannen
     Bryant was born circa 1815 at Screven, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of John Brannen.

Citations

  1. [S626] 1840 Census Lowndes GA, p. 233. James Brannen Head of Family. Bryant Brannen is the male age 20-30 in that household.

William Brannen

M, b. circa 1795
Relationship
Nephew of Thomas Brannen
     William was born circa 1795 at Screven, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of Thomas Brannen and Jane Humphreys. He married Susan (--?--).2

Citations

  1. [S624] Dixon Hollingsworth, "Hollingsworth Surname Card Collection", 3 November 1812 Screven Co. GA - Deed
    Thomas Brannen "in consideration of love, goodwill and affection which I have for and bear toward my youngest son, William Brannen, minor", 100 acres on land I now live also 150 acres of an ajoining tract. DB A, p. 136.
  2. [S624] Dixon Hollingsworth, "Hollingsworth Surname Card Collection", Card indicating Division of Slaves of William Brannen, Hope Brannen, Adm.. 1) Jesse Freeman in r. of w. Susan, once widow of said William Brannan. 2) Emily O. Brannen, 3) W. Catherine daughters. 9 Dec 1857 (Screven Co. GA) Returns, 1856-58, p. 406-07.

Thomas Henry Brannen

M, b. 29 June 1816, d. 21 September 1872
Relationship
Nephew of Thomas Brannen
     Thomas was born on 29 June 1816 at Screven, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of Thomas Brannen and Jane Humphreys. He married Mary Ann Howard, daughter of Moses Howard, circa 1835. Thomas died on 21 September 1872 at age 56. His body was buried.

Citations

  1. [S624] Dixon Hollingsworth, "Hollingsworth Surname Card Collection."

Elizabeth Brannen

F, b. 11 November 1787
Relationship
Niece of Thomas Brannen
     Elizabeth was born on 11 November 1787 at Burke, Georgia, United States.1 She was the daughter of William Brannen and Elizabeth (--?--).

Citations

  1. [S625] Cyrene Brannen, "Family Record of William Brannen Family."

Solomon Brannen

M, b. 10 June 1791
Relationship
Nephew of Thomas Brannen
     Solomon was born on 10 June 1791 at Burke, Georgia, United States. He was the son of William Brannen and Elizabeth (--?--). He married Nancy Ann Stafford, on 24 December 1818 at Bulloch, Georgia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S387] Alvaretta Kenan Register, Bulloch Co. GA Source Material,.

Nancy Ann Stafford

F
     She married Solomon Brannen, son of William Brannen and Elizabeth (--?--), on 24 December 1818 at Bulloch, Georgia, United States.1

Citations

  1. [S387] Alvaretta Kenan Register, Bulloch Co. GA Source Material,.

Thomas Alexander Brannen

M, b. 18 July 1792
Relationship
Nephew of Thomas Brannen
     Thomas was born on 18 July 1792 at Burke, Georgia, United States.1 He was the son of William Brannen and Elizabeth (--?--). He married Nancy Hendrix, on 9 January 1817 at Bulloch, Georgia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S625] Cyrene Brannen, "Family Record of William Brannen Family."
  2. [S387] Alvaretta Kenan Register, Bulloch Co. GA Source Material,.

Nancy Hendrix

F, b. circa 1797
     Nancy was born circa 1797 at Georgia, United States.1 She married Thomas Alexander Brannen, son of William Brannen and Elizabeth (--?--), on 9 January 1817 at Bulloch, Georgia, United States.2

Citations

  1. [S391] 1850 Census Bulloch GA,.
  2. [S387] Alvaretta Kenan Register, Bulloch Co. GA Source Material,.

Sarah Brannen

F, b. 6 April 1794
Relationship
Niece of Thomas Brannen
     Sarah was born on 6 April 1794 at Screven, Georgia, United States.1 She was the daughter of William Brannen and Elizabeth (--?--). She married John Newsome.

Citations

  1. [S625] Cyrene Brannen, "Family Record of William Brannen Family."