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Biography of William H. Branson

Very few American families can trace their ancestry beyond three or four generations. This is due to the lack of a historical spirit among the early settlers of a country. They make no records, and only vague traditions carry their histories down to other generations....

Biographical Sketch of Jacob Branson

Jacob Branson was one of the early settlers of Douglas County and a leader of the free-soilers. His home was at Hickory Point, about ten miles south of Lawrence on the old Santa Fe road. Many of the early settlers in that region were Hoosiers, some of whom temporarily...

Biography of Reuben S. Branson

REUBEN S. BRANSON. This gentleman, who is the ex-county clerk and recorder of Taney County, occupies a conspicuous place among those who have achieved eminence solely by excellence of character, without any of the modern appliances by which unworthy persons gain...

John W. Branson

Corpl., Co. F, 29th Div., 116th Reg.; of Guilford County; son of W. E. and M. A. Branson. Entered camp at Petersburg, Va. Sent to Camp McClellan. Sailed for France June 15, 1918. Fought at Defensive Center Sector, Hauta, Alsace, July 25, 1918 to Sept 23; Meuse-Argonne...

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