William Branner

  • Birth 1 Jan 1837 Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 12 Jan 1881 Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Row 1
  • Memorial ID 115762085

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:
Sarah
Delila,
Rebecca
Alice A.
James
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.


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  • Created by: Marcia Habijanac
  • Added: 19 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115762085
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Branner (1 Jan 1837–12 Jan 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115762085, citing Smith Cemetery, Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Marcia Habijanac (contributor 47163912) .