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John A. Brant (#47813416)
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Bio Photo Born in Pine River, MN, raised in Waterloo, Iowa. Served 20 years in Military, retired as Major. Backpacked Asia for 3 years, got married, went to college in the Philippines for 4 years. Moved to Tacoma, WA for 10 years and have now lived in St George, UT for 13 years.
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Kathleen Peterson
Possible relation?
I'm trying to narrow the field of possibilities. My grandmother Dorothy Laura Lavern Helstrom lived with Commodore Dewey Adams in Alabama sometime during the late 1920's to the early 1930's during which he became the father to my aunt Nancy Adams and mother Dorothy Diane Adams. All I know from my mother is that Commodore had two sons that are older then my aunt & mother, but that he left my grandmother and went back to his wife & his two sons. Recently my mother told me he brought his sons to California to visit once, or twice. I would love to find out more about that side of my family. If there is any possibility that this is the same man I would really appreciate hearing from you. Thanks in advance.

Added by Kathleen Peterson on Jul 14, 2014 12:26 AM
Ralph and Wendy
Related? Yes
We are related by marriage & heart.. but do not know if we are related by blood, even though you look like my Dad but just thinner. More about that later.

My Mother paases away in 1993 in Horton, KS and my Dad remarried, March of 1994 to Margaret Sinclair Massey. That made her Margaret Whitney and my stepmother. My dad passed away in Aug. of 2003. I still stay in contact with Margaret as much as I can. I am doing some gen work for her and her kids.

Margaret and you share the same great, great Grandfather, William Chester Brant, the way I see it. Margaret's mother is Helen Lorean Brant, Her grandfather is Allen Philander Brant and her GG Grandfather is William Chester Brant.

Your parents being Ora Ren and Gladys, I show your grandparents as Allen Philander and Alice (Betts) Brant; and your great grandparents as
Jabez and Louisa (Wellman) Brant, making your GG Grandparents William Chester and Anna (Wells)Brant, the same as My Margaret's.

Do I have that right? I do not have you as a brother to Howard because you are not on the 1940 census, probably because you were born after 1940?

You might know Margaret; if not and if you want to get a hold of her, I will talk to her and ask her if I can give you her phone number. She does not use a computer. I would love to stay in contact with you, if you want to.

Best Regards
Ralph Whitney
in Texas

ps: My Dad's Find A Grave Memorial # is 30202906. On my Gen tree, I can not get passed my GG Grandfather James Whitney because he died in 1849 on a wagon train (married to Ruth Light) and I can not find out what family he came from or where.
Added by Ralph and Wendy on Jan 28, 2013 11:35 AM
Ralph and Wendy
Howard O Brant
Dies in April or May ???????
Added by Ralph and Wendy on Jan 27, 2013 11:41 AM

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