Christian Branaman

Christian Branaman

Birth
Clear Spring, Jackson County, Indiana, USA
Death 29 Aug 1902 (aged 81)
Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Clear Spring, Jackson County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 14738389 View Source
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Christian was named for his Revolutionary War veteran grandfather who after the war pioneered from NC to Owens Township Indiana. According to the 1850 census, Christian was first a tanner in Owen Township, IN but later became a prosperous farmer with 800 acres, part of which had been farmed by his father-in-law. This was the trade he followed the rest of his life. In his 40s he was called to duty and enlisted 10/8/1861 as a corporal in Co. A, 50th Indiana Infantry Reg. which was commanded by his brother-in-law, Captain Samuel Thornton Wells (Later promoted to Lt. Col.) He received a discharge for a disability on 11/18/1862. The 1870 census lists his assets as $6,385.00 real and $2,385 personal property. He had a large family of 13 children and belonged to the Baptist Church. He passed away in the home of his son, William T. Branaman.