Elizabeth F. Branson

26 March 1834–4 August 1913 (Age 79)
Flushing MM, Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Elizabeth F.

When Elizabeth F. Branson was born on 26 March 1834, in Flushing MM, Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, Smith Branson, was 45 and her mother, Jane Frame, was 34. She married Stephen Clendenon on 25 March 1859, in Flushing MM, Belmont, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Thornburg, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Washington Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 4 August 1913, in What Cheer, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Forest Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Stephen Clendenon
Elizabeth F. Branson
Marriage: 25 March 1859
Benjamin Clendenon
Matilda Jane Clendenon
Benjamin E. Clendenon
Isaac Wilson Clendenon
Mary Lincoln Clendenon
Elisha T Smith Clendenon
Hannah Elizabeth Clendenon
John S Clendenon
Amy Hodgin Clendenon
Lydia Eva Clendenon

Spouse and Children

25 March 1859
Flushing MM, Belmont, Ohio, United States


    Benjamin Clendenon



    Benjamin E. Clendenon


    Isaac Wilson Clendenon


    Mary Lincoln Clendenon


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 10

The Geographic Names Information System(GNIS) describes Oskaloosa Post Office as opened as Mahaska 06/19/1844. Name changed to Oskaloosa 10/09/1844.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 23

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of several places: Branston in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Staffordshire, Brandeston in Suffolk, Brandiston in Norfolk, or Braunston in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. All are named with the Old English personal name Brant + tūn ‘settlement’. 2. (of Norman origin) habitational name from a place called Briençun in northern France. Compare Brinson . 3. patronymic from the personal name Brand ( see Brand ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Clendenon in household of Stephen Clendenon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elisabeth Branson in household of Smith Branson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth F Clendenon in household of Stephen Clendenon, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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