Name: Josiah BRANDON
Given Name: Josiah
Birth: 26 Jun 1761 in , Burke County, North Carolina
Death: 5 Nov 1842 in , Franklin County, Tennessee
Burial: Brandon Chapel, Moore, Tennessee 1
!SOURCES: Brandon Bible reprinted in "Ansearchin News"; Published by the Tennessee Genealogical Society; Vol 20. No. 3. July/Sept 1973.
Change Date: 21 Mar 2013 at 01:00:00
Will of Josiah Brandon dated 4 January 1840. Proven and admitted to record at the December Term 1842 of the Lincoln County Court.
Revolutionary War Pension File. W335.
Roster of Soldiers & Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Tennessee. By Lucy Womack Bates. 1974. Chrmn. TN. NSDAR. Page 52 Josiah Brandon (1761-1842). m. Rachel Brown.
Twenty-four Hundred Tennessee Pensioners & Revolutionary War/War of 1812. By Zella Armstrong. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1981. Baltimore. Page 18 Brandon, Josiah; 1832 list age 74; also in 1840 Census. Drew pension in Lincoln County, TN.
!CENSUS: 1800 Burke County, NC. 729 - 41010-30210-001840.
1810 - Try Alabama Madison County.
1820 Lincoln County, TN. 200001 - 12101
1840 Lincoln County, TN. page 13, District 3, 1 m 5-10; 1 m 15-20; 1 m 70-80; 1 f 70-80; sl 2; A-3 (# of persons employed in agriculture); MS Josiah Brandon 80 (Pensioner for Revolutionary or Military Service and age of person).
!LAND GRANTS LISTED FOR JOSIAH IN TENNESSEE STATE ARCHIVES;
#10614 - 10 acres - 2 Sep 1817 - Lincoln County - Book N, Pg 576.
#10615 - 15 acres - 2 Sep 1817 - Lincoln County - Book N, Pg 578.
#10617 - 10 acres - 2 Sep 1817 - Lincoln County - Book N, Pg 579.
#10628 - 54 acres - 4 Sep 1817 - Lincoln County - Book N, Pg 590.
#12575 - 10 acres - 5 Oct 1818 - Franklin County - Book P, Pg 836.
#12574 - 10 acres - 5 Oct 1818 - Franklin County - Book 8, Pg 531.
#4427 - 50 acres - 11 Nov 1826 - Franklin County - Book 5, Pg 883;
3544-4489 Middle Tennessee.
#4435 - 50 acres - 13 Nov 1826 - Franklin County - Book 5, Pg 890,
3544 to 4489 Middle Tennessee.
#10708 - 66 acres & 117 poles, 5 Sep 1831 - Book 13, Pg 170, 10538 to
11424 Middle Tennessee.
#11633 - (Josiah Brandon assignee of Jno. Baker) - 134 acres - 18 Dec
1832 - Book 14, Pg 207 - 11427-12232 Middle Tennessee.
#11649 - 200 acres - 19 Dec 1832 - Book 14, Pg 225 - 11427 to
12232 Middle Tennessee.
NOTES: From the Brandon Family File located in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library in AL. Josiah was born..... probably the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Brandon, early frontier settlers in western North Carolina....Shortly after King's Mountain, Josiah married Rachel Brown, a childhood friend and neighbor....At some point about 1805, Josiah decided to bring his family into TN and by 1812, he had settled near Lynchburg. His church, Brandon Chapel, still stands near Lynchburg, and Josiah and his wife, Rachel, and other members of the family are buried on the hill opposite the church.
Index to Alabama Wills.
1808-1870. DAR J. H. Brandon, Lauderdale, Co., Wills B, 1859-1870. P. 132.
Josiah S. Brandon, Lauderdale Co., Wills 4, 1821-1825. P. 94.
Sara Elizabeth Brandon, Lauderdale Co., Wills B, 1859-1870 p. 440.
Wm. Brandon, Madison Co., PR 14, 1846-1839, p. 416. (Information provided
to me by Shirley Huss, P. O. Box 4927, Shreveport, La. 71134.
!RESIDENCE: Lincoln County, TN. Deed Index Pg 151 lists 7 deeds for Josiah Brandon. The earliest one is dated 19 May 1814. The last one is dated 1 Oct 1836. According to other sources, Josiah Brandon came from Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama to Lincoln County, TN. around 1812.
Revolutionary Soldiers In Alabama; Thomas M. Owens
BRANDON, JOSIAH, Departed this life, in Lincoln County, Tenn., in the triumphs of Christian faith, on the 5th inst., in the 83rd year of his age, Rev. Josiah brandon. Brother Brandon had been an acceptable, useful, and highly exemplary member of the Methodist E. Church for near 60 years, and about 50 years of that time a devout, zealous and useful minister of the gospel of Christ, beloved by all who knew him. As a minister he was vigilant in watching the interests of our beloved Zion; he labored and prayed for her prosperity and success, and he was permitted by the great head of the church to live to see her borders extend far and wide, and see the blood stained banner wave in majestic triumph over many nations. As a citizen in the "land of the free and the home of the the brave," he, after having fought for the liberties of his country, spent a long and useful life in the enjoyment of that precious gift of Heaven to man, Liberty. He was ardently attached to the institutions of his country, rendering unto "Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." His house was a home for many years for all the ministers of Christ. Kind and hospitable to friends, generous and liberal to the fatherless and widow, and distressed; an indulgent father, the kind husband, the worthy citizen, the devout christian. He had prayed for many years, that when the fatal hour came for his final dissolution, that he might pass the dismal vale without he died he was happy all day, and in his usual health; at night he fell asleep in the arms of Jesus, without a murmur or a sigh escaping his lips. He has left an affectionate companion an the large circle of the relations to he followed Christ.
"Another soul, dismissed from Earth's abode,
Is borne triumphant to the throne of God--
Conveyed by angels to the realms above,
Where saints made perfect chant the song of love."- P.B.R.
Huntsville, The Democrat, November 14, 1842.
Josiah Jr.: I. He is Josiah H. in the Bible. He is Josiah H. in his Will. H is supposed to be for Hoard, according to Lorena McBride.
Rachel BROWN b: 19 Jul 1767 in , Rowan County, North Carolina
8 Mar 1781
in , Burke, North Carolina
- Elizabeth BRANDON b: 17 Dec 1781 in , Burke County, North Carolina
- Margaret BRANDON b: 7 Feb 1784 in , Burke County, North Carolina
- Thomas BRANDON b: 7 Apr 1785 in , , Georgia
- William BRANDON b: 7 Sep 1788 in , Burke County, North Carolina
- Lemuel Robert BRANDON b: 24 Aug 1790 in , Burke County, North Carolina
- Jane BRANDON b: 7 Jun 1792 in , Burke County, North Carolina
- Nancy BRANDON b: 25 Apr 1794 in , Burke County, North Carolina
- Josiah K. BRANDON b: 14 Nov 1796
- Byrd BRANDON b: 17 Dec 1798 in , North Carolina
- Lydia BRANDON b: 25 Jan 1800
- Logan D. BRANDON b: 29 Sep 1803 in , Burke County, North Carolina
- Rachel BRANDON b: 3 Dec 1803
- Polly BRANDON b: 9 Jan 1806
- Lucy Wilkinson BRANDON b: 26 Jul 1809
- Elener C. BRANDON b: 24 Apr 1814
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