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 Gerard Chittocque Brandon

Gerard Chittocque Brandon

Death 23 Jul 1823 (aged 72–73)
Burial Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 31626984 · View Source
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Gerard Chittocque Brandon was born in 1750 in Fermangn, Donegal, Ireland, the son of Gerard Brandon and Margaret Lindsay.

A follower of the Irish nationalist rebel leader, Robert Emmet, Gerard took his mother and escaped to America after the failure of Emmet's cause. They settled in Charleston, South Carolina - following in the footsteps of Margaret's brother, William.

Gerard served under Colonel Washington's cavalry in the War of the Revolution under Francis Marion and fought in the Battle of Cowpens as well as the Battle of Kings Mountain.

In 1785 and in North Carolina, he married a woman from South Carolina, Dorothy Nugent, and they eventually settled in Adams County in what is now the state of Mississippi where they raised a large family - including son, Gerard Chittocque Brandon, who went on to become the state's 4th and 6th governor - and founded Selma Plantation.

Gerard and Dorothy had seven children: Margaret Lindsay Brandon, Gerard Chittocque Brandon, Elizabeth Brandon, Matthew Nugent Brandon, Robert Emmett Brandon, Susannan Brandon, and William Lindsay Brandon.

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Sacred to the memory of
Gerard Brandon
a son of Erin
who departed this life
July 23rd 1823
aged 73 years




  • Created by: skatoolaki
  • Added: 22 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31626984
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gerard Chittocque Brandon (1750–23 Jul 1823), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31626984, citing Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by skatoolaki (contributor 46887319) .