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 Almira Juliatha <I>Rogers</I> Brannan

Almira Juliatha Rogers Brannan

Ohio, USA
Death 2 Apr 1922 (aged 85)
Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Burial Creston, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 44740969 · View Source
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Born Nov 30, 1836 in Columbus, Ohio, Almira Juliatha Rogers was the daughter of Daniel Rogers (1802-1895) and Catherine Cress Rogers (1802-1880).

Almira wed Thomas Jefferson Brannan on August 1, 1858. It is said they were married in Lotts Grove, Missouri. (This writer has not yet found supporting documentation to verify the couple's wedding place or date.)

With Thomas, Almira had eight children: Daniel Brannan, David Alexander Brannan, Juliatha Almira Brannan McNall, Milla Alice Brannan McNall, James Grant Brannan, William Lee Brannan, Charles Edgar Brannan, and Marcus Ezra Brannan. Almira’s first two children, two boys, were born in Missouri.

In 1861, a pregnant Almira and her husband Thomas took their two small boys and traveled from Missouri to California where they joined Thomas’ brother Emanuel Hamlin in the Susanville/Honey Lake area of California, which at the time was disputed as belonging to either the Nevada Territory or Plumas County, California.

That same year, Almira gave birth to their third child and first daughter, Juliatha Almira, in a wagon either on the way to or shortly after arriving in Susanville.

Separated from her birth family, it was a hard and isolated life, as the Susanville/Honey Lake region was a harsh place with extreme weather, few comforts, and ruffians populating the mining camps and town of Susanville. Elmira was living there with three children under the age of five.

In 1862, Elmira’s firstborn child, Daniel, died at the age of four years and four months. He is buried in the historical Susanville Cemetery in Susanville, California. After Daniel’s death, the family headed to Oregon.

In 1863, Elmira gave birth to her fourth child, Milla (Millie) Alice in a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. Her next four children, James Grant, William Lee, Charles Edgar, and Marcus Ezra were born in three Oregon Territory counties.

Pacific Northwest Pioneers, Thomas, Almira and their children are first identified in Oregon census reports in 1870, and in Whitman County, Washington Territory in 1880. In Oregon the family lived in Benton County, and in Washington they lived in Whitman, Lincoln, and Okanogan Counties. Eventually they settled in Peach, Washington and Almira was living in Peach at the time of her death.

First interred in the W. L. Brannan Cemetery, Almira’s remains were moved by Ball & Dodd as part of the Bureau of Reclamation project for Grand Coulee Dam and reinterred in the Peach Cemetery. Later her remains were removed to the Creston Cemetery in Creston, Lincoln County, Washington.

Almira Juliatha and Thomas Jefferson Brannan are both mentioned in the History of the Big Bend Country.

About Daniel Rogers and Catherine Cress-Rogers:
Daniel Rogers moved to Oregon sometime after the 1880 Census of Whitman County, Washington, as did most of his children.

Daniel is buried in the Etna Cemetery, Crowley, Polk County Oregon, having died in 1895.

Several of his descendents are buried in Linkville Pioneer Cemetery, Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon. His son Levi is buried in the Hargadine Cemetery, Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon.

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Gravesite Details First interred in the W. L Brannan cemetery. Reinterred in the Peach Cemetery. Reinterred again in Creston Cemetery.
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