Descendants of David Irvine

 

Generation 1

 

1.      DAVID1 IRVINE was born in 1634 in Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He died in 1678 in Ireland. He married SOPHIA GAULT. She was born in 1618 in Scotland. She died in 1650 in Ireland.   David is my 9th Great Grandfather.

 

David Irvine and Sophia Gault had the following child:

 

2.               i. JAMES2 IRVINE was born in 1655 in Cushingdol, Ireland. He died in 1729 in Pennsylvania. He married Margaret Wylie in 1670 in Ireland. She was born in 1654 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      JAMES2 IRVINE (David1) was born in 1655 in Cushingdol, Ireland. He died in 1729 in Pennsylvania. He married Margaret Wylie in 1670 in Ireland. She was born in 1654 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

 

James Irvine and Margaret Wylie had the following child:

 

3.               i. JOHN3 IRVINE was born in 1700 in Ireland. He died in 1788 in Campbell Co, VA. He married MARY MARGARET BOYD. She was born in 1707 in Ireland. She died in Campbell Co, VA.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      JOHN3 IRVINE (James2, David1) was born in 1700 in Ireland. He died in 1788 in Campbell Co, VA. He married MARY MARGARET BOYD. She was born in 1707 in Ireland. She died in Campbell Co, VA.

 

Notes for John Irvine:

 

John Irvine, reportedly of Larne, Ireland, immigrated with his wife Mary Boyd, probably about 1730 and probably in company with James and Sarah (McCune) McElroy whose three sons would eventually marry three of John and Mary's daughters. The tradition that John Irvine was one of seven brothers, all of whom immigrated together on the "George and Anne" in 1729, appears to be false, nor was he a Presbyterian minister, as is sometimes reported.

 

A detailed account of the nearly disastrous 1729 voyage of the George and Anne survives, but the Irvines are not listed as passengers, nor does this account correspond to one written by John and Mary's grandson, William Irvine, which states that John and Mary's voyage was made "without storm or tempest" although whales nearly overturned the ship at one point, and that John and Mary's first child, Abraham, was born during the voyage.

 

All accounts agree that John and Mary initially settled in Pennsylvania, and that they moved their young family south to Virginia in the late 1730s, where they were the first settlers at Hat Creek, in what is now Campbell County. However, "Facts and Fiction about Hat Creek", which is based on William Irvine's account states, "These families all landed at Philadelphia and settled in the same Pennsylvania county, where the Irvins lived until seven other children were born. Upon hearing glowing reports of the frontier parts of Virginia, John made an exploratory trip to Virginia. He found the reports true and before returning to Pennsylvania he selected as a site for a future home Hat Creek in (then) Brunswick County, Virginia. A year later, he together with his family and two servants, returned to the Virginia site previously selected and established himself and family in the house, built on his first trip to the area, about one mile north east of this church near the banks of Little Falling River. This was between 1736 and 1739."

 

I think it's unlikely that all the children were born in Pennsylvania before the family moved to Virginia. Besides the fact that this leaves barely enough time for them to be born if none were twins, it makes the younger daughters too old for their later marriage and childbearing. In particular, the Asher-Fawcett manuscript calls attention to the fact that Nancy Esther, supposedly the third child, didn't marry until she was at least 30, and that her last child was born in 1779 or 1780, when by this reckoning she would be nearly 50. Spreading the children out to two- to three-year intervals would make her born in 1733 or later, which would fit a lot better. Also, with the 1730s birth dates as given in this manuscript, *none* of the children married until 30 or older, four of them in 1770 when they would have been 33 to 37 years old.

 

There is some evidence that John Irvine was the brother of an Alexander Irvine, who also came to Virginia in the same period, and whose son Christopher married Louisa Tucker. Whether John and Alexander were two of the seven brothers referred to in some Irvine family materials remains to be established.

 

The name is often spelled Irvin, sometimes interchangeably with Irvine in the same records. In this family I find few shifts to Irving, however, and virtually none to Ervin or Erwin.

 

Notes for Mary Margaret Boyd:

 

Children of John Irvine and Mary Boyd

 

Abraham Irvine (1729-1777) m. Margaret Rodgers (1744-1800)Abraham died of smallpox at Dumphries VA in 1777, during his Revolutionary War service. After Abraham's death, Margaret lived on at Hat Creek for a few years, but in 1781 or 1782 joined some neighbors who moved to Kentucky. In 1785 she married Col. James Smith, a widower with seven children.

 

Elizabeth Irvine (ca. 1732-ca. 1814) Elizabeth Irvine did not marry, but had an active life as an independent business woman, owning land both in Virginia and Kentucky.

 

Nancy Esther Irvine (ca. 1735-1800) m. Hugh McElroy

 

Mary Irvine (ca. 1738-?) m. Samuel McElroy (?-1806)

 

Nancy Esther, Mary and Margaret Irvine married three McElroy brothers, sons of James McElroy and Sarah McCune. All three couples moved to Kentucky.

 

Robert (Robin) Irvine (ca. 1742-1799) m. Mary South (1754-ca. 1820)Robin and Mary moved to Kentucky around 1781-1782, apparently in company with Margaret Rodgers Irvine, widow of his brother Abraham, and his sister Elizabeth. Mary South's father, John South, had already settled there, in Estill County. Robin and Mary moved to Logan Co. KY around 1792.

 

William Irvine (ca. 1744-1809) m. Elizabeth HoltWilliam Irvine became a Presbyterian minister and was one of the founders of Liberty Hall, later Washington and Lee University, and of Hampden-Sydney College. He settled in Albemarle Co. VA.

 

John Irvine (ca. 1746-1814) m. Mary Ann Tucker (?-1817)John and Mary Ann stayed in Hat Creek. John served in the Campbell County militia, and was known thereafter as Major John Irvine.

 

Margaret Irvine m. James McElroy (?-1804)Margaret was apparently the youngest child. She moved with her husband to Lebanon, Kentucky, and died there after 1804.

 

John Irvine and Mary Margaret Boyd had the following child:

 

4.               i. ELIZABETH4 IRVINE was born in 1726 in Pennsylvania. She died after 1778 in Halifax Co, VA. She married William Brandon, son of Thomas Brandon and Annie Unknown in 1744 in Pennsylvania. He was born about 1729 in Lunenburg Co (Formerly Brunswick Co), VA. He died between 26 Jan-17 Sep 1778 in Parish Antrim, Halifax Co, VA.

 

Generation 4

 

4.      ELIZABETH4 IRVINE (John3, James2, David1) was born in 1726 in Pennsylvania. She died after 1778 in Halifax Co, VA. She married William Brandon, son of Thomas Brandon and Annie Unknown in 1744 in Pennsylvania. He was born about 1729 in Lunenburg Co (Formerly Brunswick Co), VA. He died between 26 Jan-17 Sep 1778 in Parish Antrim, Halifax Co, VA.

 

Notes for William Brandon:

 

The will of WILLIAM BRANDON, of Halifax Co. Virginia, dated Jan. 26, 1778. Probated in Halifax Co. Virginia, 17th day of September,1778

 

Halifax County, Virginia

 

Will Book 1, p. 233-234

 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I, William Brandon of Halifax County of Parish Antrim, being indesposed in body but of perfect mind and memory, praised be the Lord for the same, do make, constitute, and ordain this and none other to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

 

ITEM--- I give and bequeath unto my son John Brandon the land and plantation whereon he now lives, also two negros viz. Minge and Hairy which is now in his possession, also one gray horse, one gray mare, three Ewes, to him my son and to his heirs and assigns forever.

 

ITEM--- I give and bequeath unto my son Ervine Brandon one negro boy names Charles, likewise a negro girl named Sal, to be given to him my said son and to his heirs and assigns forever.

 

ITEM---I give and bequeath to my son David Brandon one negro boy named Jack, also a negro girl named Patt, to be given to him my said son and to his heirs and assigns forever.

 

ITEM--- I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Brandon one negro woman named Rachall, also one negro boy named Frank, likewise one negro boy named Joseph, to be given him my said son, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

 

ITEM--- I lend unto my well beloved wife, Elizabeth Brandon, during her natural life or widowhood the following slaves, viz: one girl names Kate, also one other girl named Hannah.

 

ITEM--- My will and desire is that after the death of my said wife, or her marrying, the aforesaid slaves viz: Kate and Hannah with their increase to be given and equally divided between my two sons - Ervine and David Brandon, and to their heirs and assigns forever.

 

I give and bequeath to my son Ervine Brandon one hundred acres of land as the upper end of the same tract I now live on adjoining Robinson's line on the River which is to be one third of high lands and low grounds to be given to him my said son, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

 

I give and bequeath to my son David Brandon one hundred acres of land it being part of the aforesaid tract of land adjoining to his brother Ervine on the River to him my said son, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

 

ITEM--- I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Brandon the plantation where on I now live, including one hundred acres of land to him my son, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

 

ITEM--- I give and bequeath to my son John Brandon one negro boy named Ned to be given to him my said son and to his heirs and assigns forever.

 

ITEM--- My will and desire is that after all my lawful debts is paid off and to collect the balance of cash present be equally divided among my three sons viz: Ervin, David and Thomas.

 

ITEM--- I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Brandon my waggon and teeme of horse for the use and benifit of the plantation and family, my desire is that my other sons should have the use of the waggon and team when required.

 

ITEM--- I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Brandon the still I am now possest with to him my son and to his heirs and assigns forever. My will and desire is that my other three sons should have the use of the said still when required.

 

I give to my son David Brandon my riding saddle and bridle.

 

ITEM--- My will and desire is that all the rest of my stock of whatever kind or quality not heretofore mentioned be equally divided between my three sons Ervin, David and Thomas Bandon to them and their heirs forever.

 

ITEM--- My will and desire is that my said wife, Elizabeth Brandon have her life support on the plantation I now live on, on her remaining in a single state.

 

ITEM--- My will and desire is that all my household furniture of whatever kind or quality be equally divided among my three sons Ervine, David and Thomas Brandon together with my wife Elizabeth Brandon, and lastly I appoint, constitute and ordain my son, John Brandon, together with my son Thomas Brandon Executors of this my last will and Testament, hoping they will see the same duly performed as my trust in them reposed, and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.

 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty sixth day of January, one thousand seven hundred seventy-eight.

 

Signed, sealed, published and declared to be his last Will and Testament in

 

the presence of:

Theo Carter /s/ W. BRANAN (L.S.) * Andrew Ferguson /s/

 

Samuel Matthews /s/ David (x) Brandon /s/

 

* Original signature did not have (d ) in the last name.

 

Early Virginia records indicate that William Brandon and his brothers purchased land in 1757 in what is now Halifax Co. Va. from William Byrd III, of Charles City Co., an influential planter who had acquired several thousand acres in the Lunenburg-Halifax Co. Area. for resale to land seekers from Pennsylvania.

 

William Brandon's cousins settled about 80 miles to the south ,in Rowan Co. North Carolina about the same time. Many of the descendants of this North Carolina branch spread west into Kentucky and Tennessee in the early 1800's

 

William Brandon and Elizabeth Irvine had the following children:

 

5.               i. JOHN5 BRANDON was born between 1744-1746 in York Co, PA. He died on 20 Aug 1799 in York Co, SC. He married Mary Lawson, daughter of John Lawson and Priscilla Unknown on 20 Jan 1772 in Halifax Co, VA. She was born in 1752 in Halifax Co, VA. She died after 1799 in York Co, SC.

 

6.               ii. IRVINE BRANDON was born in 1752 in Halifax Co, VA. He died in Apr 1795 in Halifax Co, VA. He married Judith Fanning on 28 Jan 1783. She died before 1795 in Halifax Co, VA.

 

7.               iii. DAVID BRANDON was born in Halifax Co, VA. He died in Of Wynn Creek. He married REBECCA UNKNOWN. She died about 1800 in Of Wynn Creek.

 

8.               iv. THOMAS BRANDON was born in Halifax Co, VA. He died on 05 Feb 1802 in Union Co, SC. He married REBECCA BOGAN. She died in Union Co, SC.

 

v.       MARY BRANDON was born in Halifax Co, VA.

 

vi.      ANNA BRANDON was born in Halifax Co, VA.

Generation 5

 

5.      JOHN5 BRANDON (Elizabeth4 Irvine, John3 Irvine, James2 Irvine, David1 Irvine) was born between 1744-1746 in York Co, PA. He died on 20 Aug 1799 in York Co, SC. He married Mary Lawson, daughter of John Lawson and Priscilla Unknown on 20 Jan 1772 in Halifax Co, VA. She was born in 1752 in Halifax Co, VA. She died after 1799 in York Co, SC.

 

Notes for John Brandon:

 

John Brandon's birth-year is not known, but it is believed that he was born about 1744-46 as he received a land grant in York County, South Carolina April 25, 1767 consisting of 2 parcels of 200 Acres each. Described as being on waters of Turkey Creek, on head of Tius Branch, on both sides of Waggon Road, including Wm. Hillhouse's Great Cowpen.

 

This could have been a grant given to young men that had signed up for Militia duty to help claim part of that country from the Indians, as they were continually pushed further to the west. He would have to have been at least 21 to claim this grant. Records indicate that he did not move onto this claim until some time after he had married in Halifax Co. Virginia in 1772 and had already started his family.

 

John Brandon left a will in York Co. South Carolina August 20, 1799. His will mentions that 247 Acres given to them by Mary's father John Lawson in Halifax Co. Virginia, and that the family could return there if that was their wish.

 

John's sons John Jr., Joseph, and Francis stayed on , married and raised their families in York Co. S.C. James moved to Jasper Co. Georgia. Irvine, married a Mary Lawson (cousin) and later moved to Trigg Co. Kentucky

 

WILL OF JOHN BRANDON, SENIOR STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

 

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20th August, 1799 IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN

I, John Brandon senior of York Co'ty in the State of South Carolina, being weak in body, But of sound sense and Disposing mind and Memory, (Bless be God for all His Mercies), But Calling to remembrance the Transitoryness of this Life, and that it is appointed for All men once to Die, Do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner & form following. Viz. My Will and Desire is, that All my just Debts & funeral Charges be justly and fully paid by my Executors hereinafter named.

 

ITEM: I give & Bequeath to my Daughter, now Elesabeth Matthew one feather Bed & furniture (which she is now in possession of), and at the time my son George Brandon, SHOULD or SHALL arrive Twenty five y'rs of Age then my Will is that my daughter Elisabeth be paid out of my Estate Twenty pound Virginia Money, (my said son George now being in his Seventh y'r of age) which bequethed substance is to be to her Use and benifit of her my said daughter & her present Husband during her Natural Life, and at her Decease to be equally Divided amongst her then surviving Children by her present Husband, John Matthew.

 

ITEM: I Give and Bequeth to my daughter now Sarah Kindrick, one feather Bed and furniture ( which she is now in possession of) one Cow and Calf, one Sorrell horse-colt came from a mare called Poll- And at the time my said son George, SHOULD and SHALL arrive to twenty five y'rs of Age, then I allow my said daughter Sarah to be p'd out of my s'd Estate Twenty pounds Virginia money, which bequeathed substance is to be to the Use & benefit of her my s'd daughter Sarah & her present Husband during her natural Life, and at her

 

decease to be equally divided amongst her then surviving children by her present Husband Anthony Kindrick----

ITEM: I Give to my son John Brandon a bay mare called Strainner, together with a Saddle and Briddle. Also I give & bequeath to my son James Brandon a bay colt called Liberty, and a saddle &

Briddle, which bequeathed substance is to be to the Use, benefit & disposal of each of my s'd Sons & their Heirs for Ever.

 

ITEM: I Give and Bequeath to my daughter Pressillah, one feather Bed & furniture one Cow & Calf, a horse-Creature, and briddle & saddle, and at the time my s'd son George arives to the afores'd Age of twenty five years, then I allow my two last mentioned Daughters to be paid of my Estate Twenty five pounds a piece, and each of their parts of Legacy, & if either of my two last mentioned daughters Dies, without Issue, then the surviving one to enjoy as her own property the Deceased ones part of legacey, & at her decease to descend to her Issue as aforesaid.

 

* inadvertently ommitted during compiling: "...also I give & bequeath to my daughter Sussey, one feather Bed & furniture one cow & calf, a Horse creature & briddle & saddle..."

 

My further Will & Desire is, that my beloved wife Mary Brandon, Do have as Plentiful, Sufficient, & Comfortable a living out of my Unbequeathed part consisting of 247 acres of

 

land in Halifax, Co'ty in Virginia on the North side of the Dann River, which was bequeathed by my s'd wifes father John Lawson Senior to her and my self: Also Eight Negros whose names are Harry, Nedd, Fann, Patt, Daniel, Tobby, Dice & Hannah, with all the rest of my unbequeathed Chattle Estate of different kinds: I Desire & Enjoin the same be be kept together with as little seperation as possible and to be by my present family possessed and

 

occupyed principally under the direction of my said Wife for the support & maintainance of my younger family untill the first seperation by marriage takes place in the same, When it is my desire, that the most equitable mode of Division be gone into for the Dividing the s'd property equally between my s'd wife & my six sons John, James, Irvine, Joseph, Francis & George Brandon, allowing my said Wife her living as afores'd; And at her decease, or any of my said sons I allow the deceased ones part to be equally divided between my s'd wife and surviving Sons, Allowing it optional with her and them to either continue living in South Carolina, or return to Virginia & live on the afores'd Survey there of 247Acres, or elsewhere they may think they can do for the best:

 

And further and lastly, I do hereby authorize Constitute & ordain, my said wife Mary Brandon Executrix, my two said sons John & James Brandon, Robert Johnston & David Gordon all of York Co'ty & State of South Carolina my whole & Sole Execut'rs of this my last Will & Testament, Thereby Revoking & Disannuling all other Wills by me heretofore made,

 

Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament, In Witness whereof I have hereinto set my hand & seal the day & year above Written.

 

Signed Seal'd published and declared by the Testor to be his last Will & Testament in presense of Valentine Horsley, Zadok Darby

his

 

Richard X Horsley John Brandon (L.S.) mark

 

John Farley, Thomas Brandon

 

Recorded Case No. 52 File No. 18 Will Book A P-11

 

Sons John jr.

 

 

Notes for Mary Lawson:

 

Lunenburg County, Early Wills 1746-1825 Compiled by Katherine B. Elliott, Will Book 1, page 36, Mary LawsonsWill: -

 

Names: Son Francis Lawson bequest 20 shillings. To his daughter Mary, 20 shillings. To John Boyd and his wife Margaret 5 shillings and the one-half of my body(?).

 

To David Sheerer and wife Ann 5 shillings. To John Lawson a coalt (colt) called Ball.

 

To Alexander Irwin and his wife 10 shillings. To his daughter (not named) 10 shillings. The (other) half of my body I leave to my daughter Mary Lawson.

 

The remainder of my worldly goods I leave to my three sons, John Lawson, William Lawson and David Lawson, to be equally divided between them. I leave to Isobel Boyd one five year old horse and saddle.

 

Executors: Sons John and William Lawson

Witnesses: John Dalharte, Mary Evan(s), and David Graham /s/ Mary (M) Lawson

 

Will dated 15 October 1749 and recorded 2 April 17

 

Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 386, April Court 1751. The last Will & Testament of Mary Lawson deceased was exhibited in Court and the same is proved by the oaths of all the witnesses and order to be recorded.

 

Lunenburg County, Virginia Order Book 2, page 387, April Court 1751.  Ordered that James Doggastor, Alexander Irvine, John (or Jabez) Evans and Alexander Caldwell or any three of them were ordered to appraise the slaves and personal estate of Mary Lawson deceased and return an appraisement in the next court.

 

John Brandon and Mary Lawson had the following children:

 

i.        ELIZABETH6 BRANDON was born on 07 Mar 1773 in Halifax Co, VA. She married John Matthews about 1793. He was born in 1769 in Halifax Co, VA.

 

ii.       WILLIAM BRANDON was born on 10 Jan 1774 in Halifax Co, VA. He died on 24 Feb 1841 in Lawrenceville, GA. He married Mary Langley on 12 Jan 1796 in Caswell Co, NC. She was born in 1780 in Caswell Co, NC. She died on 23 Oct 1853 in Lawrenceville, GA.

 

Notes for William Brandon: Not listed in father's will.

 

iii.      SARAH BRANDON was born on 26 Sep 1776 in Halifax Co, VA. She married Anthony Kendrick, son of Thomas Kendrick and Dolly Lawson about 1796 in Halifax Co, VA. He was born in 1775 in Halifax Co, VA.

 

iv.      JOHN BRANDON was born in 1750 in Halifax Co, VA. He died in 1832 in Spartanburg Co, SC. He married (1) JANE CARTER in Virginia. She was born about 1750 in Virginia. She died before 1800 in Virginia. He married (2) DIANA SCOTT, daughter of Unknown Scott and Unknown Evans on 17 Sep 1800 in Knox Co, TN. She was born in 1787. She died in 1813.

 

v.       JAMES BRANDON was born on 03 Feb 1780 in Halifax Co, VA. He died in Nov 1858 in Jasper Co, GA. He married Annie Horsley, daughter of Valentine Horsley and Sarah Kendrick on 03 Jan 1811 in York Co, SC. She was born on 04 May 1792 in York Co, PA. She died in Jasper Co, GA.

 

Notes for James Brandon:

 

After James and Annie's 1st two children were born, (John and Alexander) they moved to Monroe, (later to become Jasper Co. Georgia) in about 1814. Valentine and Sarah Horsley was still in South Carolina as recorded in 1820 Census but soon after was in Georgia as he participated in Land Lotteries in Monroe County, Georgia in 1827 and 1838 , qualifying by right of his Revolutionary War service under General Nathaniel Greene.

 

John the older son, stayed and farmed near his father, married Elizabeth Henderson, and were the parents of 5 sons , John J., William J., George W., Greene B., and Thomas J. and 1 daughter Frances. John, their father died of Typhoid Fever at the age of 47, in October 1859. John J. his oldest son fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War and died of wounds and depravation shortly after the end of the war. The other sons later migrated to Arkansas, after the death of James Brandon , their grandfather in 1858 at the age of 78.

 

Court records of Jasper Co. reveal that James Brandon's son JAMES LAWSON BRANDON was appointed by the Court to be the administrator of the estate whereby his property was sold and divided among the survivors. { Partial list of property sold listed below:

 

The following is a partial Inventory and appraisement for sale of the Estate of JAMES BRANDON, deceased November 8th 1858. ----------------.

 

Scott, a Negro man, value at $1150.00 Rebecca, a woman & her child $ 1000.00 Phillis, a woman $25.00

 

1 Yoke of Oxen and Cart $70.00

30 bushels of Wheat $30.00

3 bushels of peas $1.50

1 bushel of meal .60

1 lot of cleaned oats $7.00

1 lot of shucks $12.00

1 lot of fodder $15.00

1 ax & scythe blade $1.50

2 spinning wheels $1.50

1 loom $2.75

1 lot of corn $125.00

1 Bay Mare $130.00

7 Head of Sheep $7.00

1 Black Mule $130.00

36 Head of Hogs $92.50

4 Head of Cattle $40.00

1 lot of cookery & glassware $5.00

1 table and 2 cupboards $5.00

1 lot of cooking utensils $2.50

7 chairs $3.00

3 bedsteads & furniture $60.00

1 Shot gun and Rifle $2.00

1 Lot of Sweet potatoes $15.00

4 Goats & 1 Log chain $4.00

204 Acres of Land (more or less) $700.00 Note on John Brandon $36.00

 

1 account on Stephen H. Johnston $6.50

Many small farming & household items totaling------------ $27.00

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Total $3659.85

 

Many items were bought back by Widow Annie and family.

 

vi.      PRISCILLA BRANDON was born on 27 Jan 1782 in Albermarle, VA. She married William Kendrick, son of Thomas Kendrick and Dolly Lawson about 1797 in Halifax Co, VA. He was born about 1780 in Halifax Co, VA. He died in 1824 in York Co, SC.

 

vii.     SUSANNE BRANDON was born in Dec 1783 in York Co, SC. She married WILLIAM LEWIS.

 

viii.    IRVINE B BRANDON was born in Mar 1785 in York Co, SC. He died before 1839 in Trigg Co, KY. He married Mary Lawson on 27 Dec 1810 in Halifax Co, VA. She was born in 1788 in Halifax Co, VA. She died on 22 Nov 1850 in Trigg Co, KY.

 

ix.      FRANCIS BRANDON was born in Mar 1787 in Albemarle Co, VA. He married Nancy Davidson in 1807 in York Co, SC. She was born in 1792 in York Co, SC. She died on 22 Mar 1880 in York Co, SC.

 

x.       JOSEPH BRANDON was born in Mar 1789 in Albemarle Co, VA. He died in Dec 1865 in York Co, SC. He married LUCY KENDRICK. She was born in 1787. She died on

           25 Dec 1833 in York Co, SC. He married (2) S ARAH N MCGILL, daughter of John McGill and Mary Johnston about 1844 in York Co, SC. She was born in

           Mar 1815 in York Co, SC. She died in 1900.

 

Notes for Joseph Brandon:

 

Joseph Brandon served during the War of 1812 in the SC Infantry Company of his uncle, Captain William Kendrick. He married again after the death

 of his wife Lucy

 

6.      IRVINE5 BRANDON (Elizabeth4 Irvine, John3 Irvine, James2 Irvine, David1 Irvine) was born in 1752 in Halifax Co, VA. He died in Apr 1795 in Halifax Co, VA. He married Judith Fanning on 28 Jan 1783. She died before 1795 in Halifax Co, VA.

 

Irvine Brandon and Judith Fanning had the following children:

 

i.        NANCY6 BRANDON was born in Halifax Co, VA.

 

ii.       JOHN BRANDON was born in Halifax Co, VA.

 

iii.      DAVID BRANDON was born in Halifax Co, VA.

 

iv.      THOMAS BRANDON was born in Halifax Co, VA.

 

v.       IRVINE BRANDON.

 

7.      DAVID5 BRANDON (Elizabeth4 Irvine, John3 Irvine, James2 Irvine, David1 Irvine) was born in Halifax Co, VA. He died in Of Wynn Creek. He married REBECCA UNKNOWN. She died about 1800 in Of Wynn Creek.

 

Notes for David Brandon: Will of David Brandon:

 

The 16th day of March 1769

 

In the name of God amen. I David Brandon of Halifax County being verysick but in perfect mind and memory ordaineth this my last Will andTestament that is to may first I desire all my just Debts may be fullypaid and justified. Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wifeRebeccah Brandon one third part of all my lands also one third part ofall of my moveable Estate also the Feather Bed and furniture whereon Ilay and my Negro woman Lossey. I give to my wife to help to raise mychildren. Item. I give to my oldest son William Brandon the land andplantation whereon I now live containing three hundred and thirty acres.Item. I give unto my son Thomas Brandon all that tract of land on WynnsCreek containing four hundred and twenty acres. And my will is that myson William Brandon shall give to my daughter Elisabeth Brandon twentyfive Pounds lawful money and also twenty five Pounds to my daughterMargaret Brandon of my like money, also twenty five Pounds to my daughterMary Brandon of like money, also ten Pounds to my daughter Agnes Brandonlawful money. The above mentioned money is not to be demanded of my sonWilliam Brandon till he comes to the age of twenty five years. Also myson Thomas Brandon to pay to daughter Agnes Brandon fifteen Pounds lawfulmoney, also twenty five Pounds to my daughter Rebeccah Brandon of thelike money at the time he comes to the age of twenty five years old andall of my moveable Estate I give to be equally divided among all mychildren in quantity and quality at the discretion of the Executor and Ihereby desire that all my Children may have reasonable draining and theCost of these draining to be paid out of their own estate and I herebyconstitute and ordain John Lawson and William Edwards my only and soleExecutor. In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this the day andyear first above written.

 

His

William Brandon Francis B Brandon Mark

John Brandon

 

As recorded here for Halifax County the 17th day of July 1778

 

This last Will and Testament of David Brandon demise was exhibited anfound an its being fully just that this hath been cancelled since thedeath of the said Testator and the same being proved by the death of oneof the submitting witnesses here to be the Last Will and Testament of thesaid Testator and the same was ordered to be certified.

 

Teste

George Carrington Clerk

At the Court held for Halifax County the 17th day of September 1778.

This last Will and Testament of David Brandon duress as was furtherproved by the Oath of another of the substituting witnesses as aforesaid. And on the testimony of Rebeccah Brandon the widow of and relict ofthe said David who made Oath avowing to Saw Certificate is grantedherefore obtaining Letters of Administration with the Will amended of theEstate of the (said) David Brandon duress an giving security, where uponshe together with John Lawson and William Edwards securities enters intoand acknowledges Bond for the same awarding to Said.

 

Geo Carrington Clerk Truly recorded

 

1778

 

SOURCE: Will Book No. 1, 1773-1783 (Reel 36)

 

p. 235-236. Will pro. 16 July 1778 and 17 Sept. 1778. p. 281. Inv. & Appr. rec. 16 Sept. 1779.

 

NOTE: Part of index to Halifax County Wills and Administrations (1753 -1800) PLACE: Halifax County (Va.)

 

FORM: Wills. aat.

COLLECTION: Virginia wills and administrations.

 

David's will, written in 1769 and probated July 1778, indicates hiswife's name was Rebecca. Children: William, Thomas, Elizabeth, Margaret,Mary, Agnes, Rebecca.

 

From the Deeds and wills of Francis, William and David Brandon in HalifaxCounty, Va there appears to be three brothers. They had adjoining land,they witnessed documents for each other and served as security for eachother on bonds. In addition, the given names of their children andgrandchildren are similar. Also the names of their children andgrandchildren provide a strong point of evidence for the father ofFrancis, William and David to be Thomas Brandon. Thomas Brandon alongwith Francis purchased Lunenburg County, Va land in 1746. Each of thethree brothers names a son Thomas and this is the only one of the son'snames that is found in all three families. Thomas is also carried forwardto the grandsons in the three families also. There is the probabilityalso that the three brothers also had at least one sister, who probablymarried Hutchens Burton. This would account for Thomas being found in hisold age in the Burton household as a titheable.

 

Notes for Rebecca Unknown:

 

Rebecca Brandon Halifax Co, VA, dated 1800 Book 6 p197 w/o David of Wynn Creek, son--Thomas, grandson--David Grimes Brandon and John Brandon s/o Thomas

              David Brandon and Rebecca Unknown had the following child:

 

i.        THOMAS6 BRANDON.

 

8.      THOMAS5 BRANDON (Elizabeth4 Irvine, John3 Irvine, James2 Irvine, David1 Irvine) was born in Halifax Co, VA. He died on 05 Feb 1802 in Union Co, SC. He married REBECCA BOGAN. She died in Union Co, SC.

 

Notes for Thomas Brandon:

 

(Col) Thomas Brandon Union Co, SC, dated 14 Dec 1801/probated 08 Mar 1802 (d 05 Feb 1802)

 

wife--Rebbeca, sons--Thomas, William, James (under 21), daughters--Mary, Jane, Elizabeth, Martha, Ann, nephew--George Brandon s/o brother John of Brown's Creek

 

Thomas Brandon and Rebecca Bogan had the following children:

 

i.        THOMAS6 BRANDON.

 

ii.       WILLIAM BRANDON.  He died about 1790 in Union Co, SC. He married MARTHA

 

GILBERT.

 

Notes for William Brandon:

 

William Brandon Union Co, SC dated, 13 Dec 1790 Book A p118 (s/o Col Thomas) wife not mentioned (married Martha Gilbert), brother--Thomas, nephew--William s/o Thomas and George s/o Richard, EX: John Brandon Jr s/o Jean

 

iii.      JAMES BRANDON.

 

iv.      MARY BRANDON.

 

v.       JANE BRANDON.

 

vi.      ELIZABETH BRANDON.

 

vii.     MARTHA BRANDON.

 

viii.    ANN BRANDON.

 

ix.      JOHN BRANDON. He died in 1774 in Huntington Twp, Adams Co, PA. He married MARY STAGNER.