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Photo of Brandon Family Cemetery
The earliest Marked Grave, dated 1857 was that of Susan Carson, Mother of Martha Carson Brandon.Taveling by Wagon Train, John Brandon, His wife Martha ( Cousin of Kit Carson ) and six Sons left Mississippi and arrived at Fort Brooke ( Tampa ) in 1857..John acquired Land in what now is Brandon. They worked the Land until Tragedy struck, When John's beloved Martha died in 1867..John moved away and in 1868 married Victoria Varn a Widow with two Children.In 1874 they moved back to New Hope ( Brandon )and establisted their their Homestead..John helped start the new School..Donated Land for a new Church and the New Hope Cemetery..John Brandon died in 1886, and was burried in this Cemetery.The Brandon Name is carried on proudly by the Decendants of John..Many of whom reside locally.

Added by: Judy Green
1/02/2007

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