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(Abt 1780-1841)
William LAIR
(Abt 1810-After 1880)
(Abt 1831-After 1875)
Eliza C. LAIR
(Abt 1833-After 1865)


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William B. BRANSCOM 2

  • Born: Mar 1856, Texas 1 2
  • Marriage: Emily about 1877 1

bullet   Another name for William was Barney.3 4


bullet  General Notes:

Barney was a Seventh Day Adventist. 5


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1860, Wood County, Texas. 2

Household of John Wesley Branscomb: Wm B. Branscomb, 4, M, TX

2. Census: 1880, Cherokee County, Kansas. 6

Bronscom, Barney, W, M, 23, Married, Miner, Employed, KS, (blank), (blank).
Bronscom, Emma, W, F, 19, Wife, Married, Keeping House, MO, TX, AR
Bronscom, Minnie, W, F, 1, Daughter, Single, AR, --, MO

Note Barney's state of birth is inconsistent with other census records.

3. Census: 1900, Cherokee County, Kansas. 1

Branscom, Barney, Head, W, M, Mar 1856, 44, Md 23 yrs, TX, AR(?), KY, Stationary Mining , Literate, Owned House.
, Emily, Wife, W, F, Nov 1859, 40, Md 23 yrs, 5 children-4 living, MO, KY, AR, Literate
, Napolian, Son, W, M, Jul 1888, 11, Single, KA, TX, MO, School, Literate
, Ruie, Daughter, W, F, Feb 1893, 7, Single, KA, TX, MO, School, Not yet able to read and write


William married Emily about 1877.1 (Emily was born in Nov 1859 in Missouri 1.)



1 1900 Census, Cherokee County, Kansas, FHL Film No. 1,240,474, Vol. 8, E.D. 21, Sheet 23, Line 46 (Galena, Dwelling 619, Family 546).

2 1860 Census, Wood County, Texas, FHL Film No. 805,308, Page 355 (Precinct 2, Quitman, Dwelling 160, Family 160).

3 Family Records of George G. Johnston. George G. Johnston, son of George Goold Johnston and Ola Pearl Bowers, belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Motivated by love of family and the teachings of their church, George, who passed away in 2005, and his wife, Lela, who passed away in 2001, spent much of their life together researching their families. This included not only research at the Family History Libraries in Mesa, AZ and Salt Lake City, UT, but also genealogy trips to interview other Bowers and Anderson descendants and to find the burial places of our Bowers and Anderson ancestors, as well as extensive correspondence with other descendants. George and Lela not only researched the past, but also kept up with the marriages, births and deaths of the current descendants of John DeWitt Bowers and Tilitha Ann Anderson. Our family is indebted to them.

4 Family Records of Rhonda (Branscum) Woodard. Rhonda is a descendant of James Harrison Branscum and Martha "Mattie" Askew through their son, Ratio. Her e-mail address is Her postal address is P. O. Box 893092, Oklahoma City, OK 73189. Her telephone number is 405-691-4280.

5 Family Records of George G. Johnston.

6 1880 Census, Cherokee County, Kansas, FHL Film No. 1,254,376, Page 499 (Lowell Twp, Dwelling 260, Family 273).

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