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William Branner
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1837
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1881
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA

44y Co. K 53rd Ill. Infantry

William Henry Branner was the son of Jacob an Catherine (Katy) Branner. Siblings:
Rebecca 1827
Elizabeth 1828
Eliza 1831
Andrew James 1835
James 1838
Andrew James and his wife are buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Van Buren Co., Iowa

William Henry marred Frances Jane Payton on Jan 18, 1862 in Fall Creek, Adam Co., Illinois.
Their children:
Alice A.
Dora L and Nora L. (twins)
Charles N

After William's death, Francis tried to raise their children by working at odd jobs. She applied for a widows pension but died before it was approved. Her sister-in-law, Mary Branner, helped her fill out the pension papers. Location of her burial is unknown.
After her father's death, Dora went to live with an older sister. Nora died 1887 of Dyptheria at age 12 and Charles died 1886 at the age of 8 1/2 of Thyphoid. 
Smith Cemetery
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 1
Created by: Marcia Habijanac
Record added: Aug 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115762085


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