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Suzanna Rawlins (#46868769)
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Bio Photo I have been active in genealogy for several years. My family lines are primarily in Georgia and South Carolina - moving upwards to North Carolina, Virginia and New England.

My maternal lines include: Branch, Phillips, Martin, Marshall, Cantelou, Lang, Wilson, Crymes, Hobart, Mason, Fanning, Tracy, Key

My paternal lines include: Etheridge, Patrick, Dillard, Davis, McGee, Kilcrease, McElreath, Dowdy, Thompson, Rutledge, Pierce, Knight
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Janet Muff
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Kitty Walker Lennard
photo removal
1st request

Please remove photo's for
John A Brasher # 13266854

Oscar Brasher # 12937668

Thanks
Added by Kitty Walker Lennard on May 08, 2014 9:54 AM
Dianne
Ova HOGELAND
Hi Suzanne,

Thank you sooooo much for taking this photo of my cousin. Great photo! You were so quick with a response also. I do appreciate your kindness.

Sincerely,
Dianne, San Diego Co, CA volunteer
Added by Dianne on Jul 09, 2013 11:31 AM
Charles
Charles Gailus
Thank you for the photo of Charles Gailus Grave
Added by Charles on Jul 09, 2013 10:22 AM
Ruth Garrett Steffey
RE: Luther Branch
You are welcome. Glad that I could tie up a loose end for you.
Ruth
Added by Ruth Garrett Steffey on Oct 29, 2012 5:28 PM
Janet Muff
Luther Branch - 2nd wife
And I just found Luther's second wife as well; Mary Burbank is buried in Madison Co, NY. Her memorial number: 22060125

I've asked the owner of Luther's memorial to link her as well.

Janet
Added by Janet Muff on Oct 27, 2012 12:01 AM
Janet Muff
RE: Abigail Branch headstone
Suzanna,

Luther is buried in Michigan, of all places. I just found him: 93753594

Please link him with Abigail.

Has the right birth date and says "formerly of Benson VT."

Janet
Added by Janet Muff on Oct 26, 2012 11:53 PM
Janet Muff
Abigail Branch
Consort means that they were married; it was simply another, more poetic way of saying it. It doesn't have the connotation that it has today.
Janet
Added by Janet Muff on Jan 17, 2012 10:46 PM
Janet Muff
Abigail Branch
Suzanna,

I'm not sure how Abigail's tombstone would help to confirm her relationship to her father, Rufus, but it certainly confirms her relationship to her husband,Luther.

Here's a transcription of the information that's on her tombstone:
"BRANCH, Abigail, consort of Mr. Luther, d. Aug. 11, 1810, age 40 y 8 m."
[Source: Jenks, Margaret R.: Benson, Hubbardton, and Sudbury Cemetery Inscriptions, Rutland County, VT; privately published, Granville, NY, 1993, p. 6]

And her death record also confirms her relationship to Luther:
Vermont, Vital Records, 1760 - 1954
Name: Abigail Branch
Event: Death
Event Date: 11 Aug 1810
Event Place: Benson, Vermont, United States
Gender:
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: 1770
Spouse: Luther Branch

Janet
Added by Janet Muff on Jan 17, 2012 6:20 PM
Janet Muff
Abigail Branch
Suzanna,

If you'll send me your email address I'll send you a copy of the page from one of the Branch genealogies that confirms Abigail as the daughter of Rufus Branch. It's not "proof" in the way that a VR would be, but it's a source.

Janet
Added by Janet Muff on Jan 16, 2012 11:05 PM
Janet Muff
RE: Abigail and Luther
Ahhhhhhhhhh. Suzanna, Thank you for the orientation.

Yes, I have quite a bit of information on Abigail's ancestry and was FINALLY, a few weeks ago, able to trace Luther's ancestry so that I could establish the distant relationship between them. (I imagine that you already know how they were related, but I didn't. And if you don't know, please send a message and I'll lay out what I found.)

It's wonderful that you have the pages from Luther's bible. I'm hoping that this means you know more about what happened to him than I do. If so, please let me know. Also, do you know where he's buried is there a memorial for him? If so, I've been unable to find it, and I would very much like to link him with Abigail and with his father.

Alas, I live in California, not Vermont. But I spend time every summer in VT, which is my husband's home (hence my interest in the families and burial grounds of Rutland Co.). The Branch family is already on my photography "to do" list for next summer, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather gods will cooperate with my plans more than the did this past year (Hurricane Irene). A lot will also depend on what happens with my sister, who is battling metastatic liver cancer.

Finally, I will be happy to transfer the memorials for you ancestors to you if that is what you wish. Please let me know and send you Find-a-grave membership # so that I can do it easily.

Janet
Added by Janet Muff on Jan 16, 2012 1:47 PM
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