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Beverly Basil "BB" Brannan
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1837
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1915
Henderson County
Texas, USA

Beverly Basil Brannan.
Son of Permelia Owens Brannan
and John Byrd Brannan.
Born in Hockersville (Alto) TN.

Brother of John Brannan, James
Brannan, David Brannan, Stamps Brannan, Mattie Brannan
and Williamson Brannan.

BB was husband of Martha A Allen
They were married 08 FEB 1866 , Henderson, Texas.

1850 United States Federal Census
White River, Independence, Arkansas
Name Age
John B Brammer 37 GA
Permelia Brammer 31 SC
Benerla/Periala [Beverly Basil] Brammer 13 TN
John Brammer 12 TN
James Brammer 9 TN
David Brammer 6 TN
Stamps Brammer 3 TN
Martha Brammer 0 AR

1870 - Henderson Co. Texas-indexed as "Brandon", it looks like "Brannan" to the eye. "Burrel" B. age 32,born TN, she is Martha A.31,born AR--no children.

1880 census-
Beverly and Martha are in Kaufman Co.,TX in 1880; he is 42, and she is 41 and they have no children.

United States Census, 1910
Name: Bevin B Brannan
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Justice Precinct 1, Henderson, Texas
Marital Status: Married
4 children & 0 living
Race : White
Gender: Male
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
Family Number: 86
Page Number: 4
Household Gender Age
Bevin B Brannan M 72y
Spouse Martha A Brannan F 71y
Ruth Fancher F 18y Niece
Martha Fancher F 15y Niece

Next house is -
John R Kinsey M 36y
Spouse Ora Kinsey F 24y
Child Nisgnin O Kinsey M 6y
Child Carl R Kinsey M 4y
Child Hazel R Kinsey F 2y


Davis Anniversary Service

Large Audience Present at Methodist Church in Athens for Event

Dallas Morning News June 6 1909
Special To The Review
Athens, Tex., May 31-

Although the birthday of Jefferson Davis does not come round till June 3, Thursday of this week a service commemorative of his birth was held at the Methodist Church here in the afternoon of Sunday, May 30. There was a good audience present, including about fifty of the gray-haired, battle-scared Confederate veterans. After a song Rev. Sam Wagoner of the Christian Church offered the invocation. Rev. W. D. White, pastor of the Methodist Church, made the opening speech and closed by presenting to the audience Mrs. Cone Johnson of Tyler, representative of the U. D. C., who with grace, ease and dignity, made a speech that glowed with patriotic sentiment and touching allusions. At the conclusion of this address she presented a "Cross of Honor" to forty-six Confederate veterans, being assisted in the presentation by Capt. Lammon and Mesdames Broughton, Evans and Watkins.
The following are the names of the veterans: J. W. Bryant, B. B. Brannan, W. M. Coffer, J. A. Duncan, Dan Donnell, W. T. Eustace, W. G. Hall, A. Hutcherson, W. M. Hughes, G. J. Killingsworth, M. D. Lampkins(?), W. A. McLeod, D. M. Morgan, T. B. Miller, L. A. Powers, Joe Reynolds, J. D. Reynolds, W. W. Royall, J. K. Richardson, F. M. Rushing, J. C. Shelton, H. P. Williams, B. F. Worsham, A. W. Brown, Hugh Carter, S. G. Culberson, R. W. Derden, G. R. Evans, W. H. Graham, W. W. Hopson, D. B. Harris, T. V. Loving, D. E. Laymance, A. Mobley, Dr. Thos. M. Matthews Sr., W. R. Murphy, E. G. Poston, E. J. Rice, J. F. Ray,
J. J. Richardson, H. W. Richardson, B. T. Smith, Jno K. Simmons, L. V. Wyrick, A. L. Brown, R. R. Hawkins.
J. C. Shelton died after the Cross of Honor had been voted him. His son received it. A son may receive a Cross of Honor in lieu of his dead father, but only a veteran can wear the Cross of Honor.
After the conferring of the Crosses of Honor, Capt. W. T. Eustace made a speech in the nature of a tribute to the private soldier, reciting his privations, hardships and inconspicuousness. In passing he made touching allusion to Mr. Davis.
The last address of the afternoon was by Editor R. E. Yantis, who gave a historical sketch of Mr. Davis and paid glowing tribute to his memory. He alluded to the fact that Lincoln is made quite prominent in the histories studied by Texas schoolchildren, he and Washington being made yoke-fellows in fame and service to country, while Jefferson Davis and his charactor and fame as statesman, soldier, scholar and gentleman, remain indefinite quantities. He would not detract from Lincoln, but would have Davis and his grand characteristics held up to the youth of the country as worthy of emulation, he said.
Family links: 
  John Byrd Brannan (1805 - 1893)
  Permelia Ann Owens Brannan (1818 - 1892)
  Martha A Allen Brannan (1838 - 1916)
  Beverly Basil Brannan (1837 - 1915)
  David C Brannan (1844 - ____)*
  James Crawford Brannan (1844 - 1926)*
  Martha Jo Brannan Graham (1850 - 1881)*
  Stamps Brooks Brannan (1850 - 1912)*
  Williamson Brannan (1853 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Gone but not forgotten
Meredith Campground Cemetery
Henderson County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Jude
Originally Created by: Trisha
Record added: Dec 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23471911
Beverly Basil BB Brannan
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Beverly Basil BB Brannan
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 Added: Jan. 31, 2009

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