Wednesday, June 27, 2012

So, here is one of my long standing brick walls.

It is my great-great grandmother Agnes Branham (nee Nelson), she married Thomas Branham and had the following children, Thomas Larkin Branham (my great-grandfather), Agnes Branham, and Dulcie Branham (born 2 Feb., 1893 died 26 Feb. 1914), there might have been other children but I have not found them at this time.
The family story is that Thomas Larkin ran away from home at a young age because after years of his father abusing the family Thomas got upset while his father was beating his mother and attacked his father with a board or piece of wood. He thought he killed his father so he ran away.
No one still living could remember any family information besides this story. I was able with the help of a cousin to find out that Thomas Larkin died in California so I got his death certificate from California but the parents' names were not included on it, luckily I was able to get his social security number from the death certificate.
I used the social security number to get a copy of his social security card application which listed Thomas Branham and Agnes Nelson as his parents.
I have been able to get the death certificate for Agnes Branham from the Missouri Death Index. But I am unable to attach the actual document here but if you would like to see it here is the link:

It stated that her parents are Thomas Nelson and her mother is Elizabeth Quisenbury/Quesenbury who was born in possibly KY (Kentucky). I can not make out where Thomas Nelson was born maybe Ireland or Virginia, I just can't tell.
So, there is a lot of information available on the web regarding the Quisenbury/Quesenbery family but I have been unable to link this up and I have been unable to find anything to work with on my Thomas Nelson.

Friday, June 22, 2012

So, lets try something new. I have had many brick walls on my tree, some I have busted through and some are still standing. So, lets have people start posting their brick walls (use comment section on this post). It doesn't matter what family you are researching lets just get these brick walls out in the open.
When posting please try to include any info you have and you might want to include what you have done in your research. Lets see if we can help each other out.
Hello again,

Well, it been a long while since a post, everyday life has gotten in the way of blogging. 
Now that its summer time and bumping 110 degrees here I will now be spending more time on genealogy, time to reorganize my stuff. I will try to find some interesting items related to genealogy to post here. If you see anything interesting please let me know by either emailing me or using the comment section to post the info.
Happy Hunting!