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Zar Price Brandon
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1821
Darke County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1891
Sacramento County
California, USA

This gentleman was born on the 11th day of March, 1821, in Sarke county, Ohio. He is a son of Joseph and Catherine Brandon. In 1843 he went to Wisconsin, located first in Rock, next in Walworth, and finally in Jefferson county, where he resided till the spring of 1850, when he crossed the plains. He arrived at Placerville on the 10th of July, and at once went to mining on Weber creek. In 1851 he returned to Wisconsin after his family and brought them out in 1852. On the 3d day of May, 1853, he located on his present home on Indian creek, where he has 320 acres of fertile land well watered. Mr. Brandon was married in 1842, to Martha Enyant, who died in 1853, on French creek. To them were born four children, viz.: Amberson E., Helen, Myron P. and Washington P. Helen is now Mrs. J. G. McClinton, of San Francisco. His second marriage was to Louisa Doan, and to them have been born seven children, viz.: Mattie, now Mrs. Frank T. Fuller, Madison D., Lincoln Horace, Mabel, Frank, Giles and Minnie M. On his farm, on Indian creek, is to be found fine fish ponds well stocked with cat, carp and goldfish; all kinds of fruit known to the climate is grown, and considerable attention given to good stock and poultry.

Historical Souvenir of El Dorado County, California with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men & Pioneers - Oakland, Cal. - Paolo Sioli, Publisher, 1883. p - 233

Transcribed by Kathy Sedler

Zar & Louisa both died on 09 Nov 1891 from accidental poisoning. Arsenic was unintentionally used for baking powder in biscuits. Louisa was interested in taxidermy and kept some of the poisonous materials in a can in the kitchen.

~Wally Garchow (#48488580):

Zar was born in Darke Co., Ohio. There is a typo in the transcribed article. His mother was Catharine Price (hence his middle name). He married Martha M Enyart 11 Dec 1841 in Mercsr Co., Ohio. She was the daughter of James Enyart & Mary Ann "Polly" Hahn. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Brandon (1791 - 1852)
  Catherine Price Brandon (1797 - 1852)
  Louisa Doan Brandon (1834 - 1891)
  Martha M. Enyart Brandon (1826 - 1853)*
  Amberson Brandon (1845 - 1915)*
  Helen Brandon McClinton (1847 - 1919)*
  Myron P Brandon (1849 - 1911)*
  Washington Price Brandon (1852 - 1922)*
  Madison Doan Brandon (1859 - 1949)*
  Lincoln Horace Brandon (1864 - 1895)*
  Giles Brandon (1873 - 1898)*
  Minnie Myrtle Brandon Hogg (1876 - 1921)*
  Zar Price Brandon (1821 - 1891)
  Sidney Brandon Hartle (1827 - 1891)*
*Calculated relationship
Sylvan Cemetery
Citrus Heights
Sacramento County
California, USA
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Record added: Apr 07, 2007
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Zar Price Brandon
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