John Milledge Brannen Jr.

Brief Life History of John Milledge

When John Milledge Brannen Jr. was born on 8 January 1809, in Camden, Georgia, United States, his father, John Milledge Brannen Sr., was 20 and his mother, Eleanor Ellen Baggs, was 23. He married Elizabeth Bonnell in 1827, in Alligator, Columbia, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Florida, United States in 1870 and Election Precinct 1 Columbia, Columbia, Florida, United States in 1880. He died on 19 February 1881, in White Springs, Hamilton, Florida, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in White Springs, Hamilton, Florida, United States.

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John Milledge Brannen Jr.
Elizabeth Bonnell
Marriage: 1827
Eleanor Matilda Brannen
LaMotte Brannen
John Henry Brannen
Sarah Ann Brannen
James Milledge Brannen
William M. Brannen
Mary Brannen
Martha M. Brannon
Elizabeth E. Brannen
Drucilla Jemima Brannen
Emaline S. Brannen

Sources (6)

  • John W Brannan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Miledge Brannon in entry for Emily S. Keen, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"
  • John M Brannan, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Brennan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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