William Thomas Jefferson Brandon Sr.

5 March 1806–after 1857 (Age 50)
Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Thomas Jefferson

When William Thomas Jefferson Brandon Sr. was born on 5 March 1806, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Brandon Sr., was 56 and his mother, Dinah Scott, was 23. He married Martha Jane Bunch about 1830, in Crittenden, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1848 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1856. He died after 1857, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 52.

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William Thomas Jefferson Brandon Sr.
Lovina Palmer
Marriage: 7 January 1848
William Thomas Jefferson Brandon Jr.
Phebe Melissa Brandon
George Washington Brandon
Phebe Lovina Brandon
Lydia Alice Brandon
Susan Janet Brandon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1848Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 12
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 14
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Brandon, in Durham, Norfolk, Suffolk, Warwickshire, and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brōm ‘broom, gorse’ + dūn ‘hill’. One in Lincolnshire, however, may be named after the Brant River, on which it stands; Ekwall derives the river name from Old English brant ‘steep’, presumably with reference to its steep banks. This surname was known in Ireland early enough to have a Gaelicized form de Breandún.Irish (Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Breandáin ‘son of Breandán’, a rare Kerry surname from the Latinized form of the name of the local saint, Brendan (Brendanus from Bréanainn).French: from the Old French oblique case of the personal name Brando, of ancient Germanic origin (see Brand 1).

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

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    George Washington Brandon

    His short autobiography: The son of John Brandon who was born in the State of Virginia, Albemarle Co. immigrated from thence to North Carolina, married a wife named Carter, immigrated from thence to …

    Sources (30)

    • Thomas J Branden in entry for Martha Jane Graham, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Thos Branum, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Thomas Badow in entry for Alice Fordham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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