Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Branham

Male 1690 - 1761  (70 years)


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  • Name John Branham 
    Born 20 Sep 1690  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jul 1761  Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I082235  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 

    Father Richard Branham,   b. 1645, West Riding, York, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1728, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Deborah Haslock,   b. Abt 1647, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Apr 1696, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1663  North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Green,   b. 17 Jun 1696, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1726, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married Abt 1711  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Branham,   b. 5 May 1711, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1725, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 13 years)
     2. Nathaniel Branham,   b. 1722, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Sarah Branham,   b. Bef 1726, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 28 Oct 1771, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - will date Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years)
     4. Mary Branham,   b. Bef 1726, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1777, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 53 years)
     5. Anne Branham,   b. Bef 1721, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F46604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachel {unproven} Gayton,   b. Bef 1709, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1771, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1726/27  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Branham,   b. 5 Mar 1727/28, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1785, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Spencer Thaddeus Branham,   b. 22 Oct 1729, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     3. Elizabeth Branham,   b. 21 Dec 1730, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susannah Branham,   b. 4 Apr 1732, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Branham,   b. Abt 1734, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1791, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     6. Barbara Branham,   b. Abt 1736, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1794, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     7. Nancy Branham,   b. Abt 1738, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     8. Catherine Branham,   b. Abt 1740, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1794, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     9. Gaydon Branham,   b. Abt 1742, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1790, Fayette County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     10. Richard Branham,   b. Abt 1745, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     11. Daniel Branham,   b. 1747, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1793, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F33353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 315-16.
      Will of John Bramham, Senr., dated July 1761.
      Unto my friend John Lowen ten shillings current money.
      To my well beloved wife Rachel Bramham all the remainder of my estate during her natural life or widowhood and then all unto my youngest sons Daniel Bramham, Richard Bramham, Gaydon Bramham, Taverner Bramham and James Webb Bramham to be equally divided.
      Hy said well beloved wife Rachel Bramham and my sons Daniel and Gaydon Bramham executrix and executors.
      John Bramham
      Wit: Harbin Moore, William Games, Margaret Johnson.
      27 Aug. 1761. Presented into Court by Rachel Bramham. Proved by Harbin Moore, William Games and Margaret Johnson. Executrix with Wm. Strother, John Morton and John Harvey her securities entered into bond.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 320-21.
      John Bramham. Inventory. 8 Dec. 1761. Total valuation £410.13.4, including ten slaves valued at £335.
      Benjamin Hawkins
      Thomas Newman
      Henry Bourn
      25 Feb. 1762. Returned.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 421-22.
      John Branham. Division of estate. 27 Nov. 1767. Made pursuant to order of 27 Nov. 1766.
      Eight Negroes valued at £287.10.-, divided into five lots and drew for according to senority [sic] by Daniel Bramham, Taverner Bramham, James Bramham, Richard Bramham and Gaydon Bramham.
      Divided by W. Pannill, Uriel Mallory and William Bronaugh. 26 July 1770. Returned.
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Page 448.
      Mr. James Bramham. Guardian's account. 1768—Signed March 1772 by Wm. Pannill, guardian.
      Payments made to Mr. John Stewart (Fredericksburg), Wm. Reid, Receipts from Christopher Underwood and Thos. Morrison. 26 March 1772. Returned.
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      1725-1753 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 5 [Robert K. Headley, jr.];
      p.29 - Francis GOWER, NFP, will; 14 Dec 1726, 1 Feb 1726/27
      est. to be eq. div. between wife [Rachel) and children including the child wife now goes with; dau. Anne; ex: wife; wits: John BRAMHAM, John CAMPBELL. [Francis and Rachel GOWER had two children, Anne and Francis. MRC, p.254 and NFPR, p.72.)
      === witness
      1725-1753 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 5 [Robert K. Headley, jr.];
      p.10 - Susannah PHILLIPS, NFP, will; 17 Jan 1725, 6 Apr 1726
      son David land and plant. I now live on;
      dau. Catharine;
      ex: son David;
      wits: John BRANHAM, Jane WILLKINSON, Robert TAYLOR.
      p.11 - Susannah PHILLIPS, inv; 4 May 1726.
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      1725-1753 Richmond County, Virginia Will Book 5 [Robert K. Headley, jr.];
      p.371 - Andrew MURROW, Lun.Par., will; [ ? ], 4 Aug 1740
      wife Deborah; chil. Mary, Anne, John, William, Jeremiah, and Sarah;
      ex: wife;
      good fr. John BRANHAM to aid wife;
      wits: Thomas LEWIS, Alec. BRANHAM.
      [Andrew MURROW, bricklayer, mar. Deborah SHERLOCK, 11 Oct 1728. MRC, p.138.]
      - Andrew MURROW, inv; 1 Sep 1740.
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      Richmond Co Va Deed Book 7, 1714-1715 {Antient Press}; [page 15-16]
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, Know yee that I RICHARD BRANHAM of ye Pish: of Farnham and County of Richmond, send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; that for the naturall love and affection I have and bare for and towards my Son, JOHN BRANHAM and for divers other causes me hereunto moving by these p:sents doe freely give and make over unto the said JOHN BRANHAM his heyres all that p:cell of land being ye Reversion of a Pattent of Land formerly granted unto me the said RICHARD BRANHAM for Two hundred seaventy and one acres wth: the appurtenances thereunto belonging; wth: all houses orchards profitts and hereditaments belonging; To have and to hold the p:cell of land unto JNO; BRANHAM his heyres; And RICHARD BRANHAM for himselfe his heyres will warrant and for ever defend from him the said RICHARD BRANHAM his heyres or any person laying claime to said p:cell of land; In Witt: whereof I the said RICHARD BRANHAM doe hereunto sett my hand and fix my seal this ith day of Decemb: 1714
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the p:sents of JOHN GOWER,
      WILLIAM BROCKENBROUGH, STANLAY GOWER
      ===
      1714-1720 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 7; Antient Press: (Page 544)
      THIS INDENTURE made ye 1th day of Novembr: 1720 Between JOHN BRAMHAM of ye Pish of Farnham in ye County of Richmd. of ye one p:tie and LEWIS PUGH of ye sd Pish and County of ye other part. Witnesseth yt, ye sd. JNO: BRAMHAM in consideration of five shillings lawful! money of England to him in hand paid by LEWIS PUGH by these presents doth bargain and sell unto LEWIS PUGH his heyres all that parcell of land containing Fifty acres, Begining at a small red Oke at ye head of a Branch and runing down ye sd. Branch South 5 deg. East 80 per: to a Stake in ye angle of one white Oke, one black Gum and one Spannish Oke, thence South 85 deg. West 80 per: to a Stake in ye angle of one white Oke, one scrubbed Oke and one Chesnut, thence North 63 deg. WEst 63 per: to a Spannish Oke in ye sd. BRAMHAMs line, thence along his line North 72 deg. East to a scrubbed Oke being his corner, thence along his other line to ye begining, ye sd. Land sittuated in Fish: of Farnham and County of Richmd, and on ye Branches of TOTUSKE and now in ye tennure and occupation of LEWIS PUGH with all houses orchards and commodities belonging; To have and to hold ye sd, p:cel of land and ye premises unto LEWIS PUGH his heyres during the full time of one whole year paying therfor ye rent of one whole Ear of Indian Corne on ye first day of ye Birth of our Lord next coming if lawfully demanded; to ye intent that by vertue of these presents and of ye Statute for transfering uses into possession, ye sd. LEWIS PUGH may be in ye actual posssession of ye premises and be therefore inabled to accept a grant of the inheritance thereof to him and his heyres. In Witness whereof ye plies first above named herunto hath interchangably sett their hands and fixed their seals ye day and yeare first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of
      THOMAS LEWIS. JOHN BRAMHAM
      BENJAMIN RUST
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Seventh day of December 1720
      JOHN BRAMHAM came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto LEWIS PUGH, which was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      ===
      1719-1721 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7 [Antient Press]; Page 55-56
      THIS INDENTURE made the first day of August in the Eight year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Geroge by the grace of God, King of Great Brittain France & Ireland, Defender of the faith, &c. Annoque Domini 1721 Between JOHN BRAMHAM of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond, Planter, and ANNE his Wife of one part and SAMUELL GODWIN of same Parish and County of other part; Witnesseth that JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife in consideration of the sume of Three hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittaine to them in hand paid by SAMUELL GODWIN, by these presents doe bargaine and sell unto SAMUELL GODWIN his heirs all that tract of land lying in Parish of North Farnham now in the possession of JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife and whereon they now live, containing by estimation Two hundred
      acres be the same more or less. it being the remaining part of a tract of land containing Seven hundred acres of land more or less formerly sold and conveyed by WILLIAM UNDERWOOD unto THOMAS MEADS, Grandfather of sd, ANNE BRAMHAM and which descended unto her as heir at Law to her Mother, MARY HOBBS. Daughter of said THO: MEAD : and also the Negroes hereafter named (vizt) Samson, Will, James, Planter, Jack, Peter, Arabella, Sarah, Crece, Jenny, Diana, Judy and Patty with all their futer increase; Together with all houses orchards comodities and appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the tract of land and all the before named Negroes together with all their future increase unto SAMUEL GODWIN his heirs and JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife for themselves their heirs doth covenant with SAMUELL GODWIN his heirs that he shall at all times hereafter quietly hold and possess the tract of land and Negroes with their future increase without the disturbance of them the said JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife or either of their heirs; In Witness whereof JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      BENIAMIN RUST JOHN BRAMHAM
      THOMAS his mark THORNTON ANNE her mark a BRAMHAM
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of August 1721
      JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife came into Court and acknowledged this their Deed to SAMUELL GODWIN (the said ANNE being first privately examined) which was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1719-1721 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7 [Antient Press]; Page 56-58
      THIS INDENTURE made the Second day of August in the Eight year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God, King of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Defender of the faith &c., Annoque Domini 1721, Between SAMUELL GODWIN of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond of one part and JOHN BRAMHAM of the same Parish and County and ANNE his Wife of other part; Witnesseth that SAMUELL GODWIN in consideration of sume of Three hundred pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain to him in hand paid by JOHN BRAMHAM, by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife & their heirs all that tract of land scituate in Parish of North Farnham whereon JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife now life containing by estimation Two hundred acres be the same more or less, it being the remaining part of a tract of land containing Seven hundred acres sold and conveyed by WILLIAM UNDERWOOD unto THOS: MEADS, Grandfather of said ANNE BRAMHAM. and which descended to her as heir at Law to her Mother, MARY HOBBS, Daughter of said THOS: MEADS, (also the Negroes named in the loreging Deed) To have and to hold the tract of land and the Negroes together with all their future increase unto JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife during the naturall lives and the life of the longest liver of them and after their deceases to such person or persons and their heirs as ANNE BRAMHAM shall by any Deed or Instrument in Writing or by her Last Will and Testament (which JOHN BRAMHAM hath oblidged himselfe to corroborate and confirme) give and dispose the land and in default of such disposall to the Right heirs of ANNE BRAMHAM; and for no other purpose; and SAMUEL GODWIN doth covenant that JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife shall at all times hereafter hold use possess and enjoy all the land and before mencioned Negroes with their future increase without the hindrance of SAMUEL GODWIN his heirs; In Witness whereof SAMUEL GODWIN hath here unto set his hand and coal the day mud year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presence of
      BENJAMIN RUST, SAMLL: GODWIN
      THOMAS his mark + THORNTON
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of August 1721
      SAMUELL GODWIN came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed to JOHN BRAMHAM and ANNE his Wife which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      ===
      1719-1721 Richmond Co VA Order Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 159)
      Richmond County Court 4th of February 1719/20
      - RUST v BRANHAM
      Judgment is granted BENJAMIN RUST who marryed ELLINOR GREEN, Daughter of RICHARD GREEN, late of this County, deced., against JOHN BRANHAM and ANN his Wife, late ANN GREEN, Admrx. of the Estate of the deced., for ELLINOR GREEN's part of her Father's Estate as appears by an Inventory upon Record, which is ordered to be paid with costs als exo
      ===
      1734-1737 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 95-99.
      14 July 1735. Alexander Spotswood, Esq., to John Branham, planter. Lease for lives of John Branham Junr. his son and Elizabeth alias Betty Branhan his daughter. 104 acres on south side of River Rapidanne, part of 40,000 acres granted to Alexander Spotswood and called the Spotsyl vania Tract.
      Yearly rent for first four years, one ear of Indian corn, and afterward 612 pounds of tobacco, first due on 25 Dec. 1735.
      Memorandum: The four rent free years were agreed to be past on account of the buildings and other improvements made on the premises before this date.
      A. Spotswood
      Wit : Elliot Benger, James Chissum, John Blackely.
      Survey by Geo. Home, Surveyor of Spotsylvania County: ... on the south east side of Rappidane River by the Governourts Ford ... over against the mouth of Cedar Run at the mouth of Raccoon branch on the upper side of it ... on long branch of the said Raccoon branch ... [plat shows one house].
      14 July 1735. Possession granted by James Chissum attorney. Wit: Samuel Pound, William Payne.
      15 July 1735. Acknowledged by Alexander Spotswood, Esq.
      ===
      1734-1737 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 414-15.
      10 Xbr [Dec. ] 1736. Bond of John Bramham of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, innholder, to Thomas Chew and William Russell of Orange County, Gent., justices. For 500 current money. To convey 11 acres granted to John Bramham and Betty Bramham (his kids) during their lives by the Honble. Alexr. Spotswood 14 June 1735 ... at the mouth of the long branch ... for the use of the county of Orange to hold Court on and build and erect courthouse, prison, pillory, stocks, whipping post and stable ... during John and Betty Bramham's natural lives.
      John Bramham
      Wit: Jno. Newport, Thos. Wharton, John Wharton.
      27 Jan. 1736 [1737]. Acknowledged by John Bramham.

      ===
      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      28 March 1740, O.S. p. 151
      Ordered that James Thornton Thos: Chambles Shurley Whatley Thos Mitchell George & John Wells John Smith & the tithables of John Christopher Samuel George Valentine Morgan Wm Croucher Wm Christopher Thos: Wharton Alexr Newman Wm Pannell Wm Morton John Ransdall Luke Thornton John & Charles ffushee Edward Price John Bramham & Bryan Scisson work on the Courthouse road to the Mine run Bridge under Bryan Scisson who is hereby appointed Overseer of ye sd road And its further ordered that ye sd Bryan Scisson cause the highways to be cleared & Bridges repaired in the said precinct according to Law & that he with his said Gang help aid and assist Wm Beckham the Overseer of ye sd road from the mine run bridge to ye Wilderness run to keep ye mine run Bridge in repair.
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      1742-1743 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 272-75.
      26 March 1743. John Bramham of Orange County to Edward Spencer of same, Gent. For £258.14.- current money. Lease for nine yeare of 104 acers whereon John Bramham now lives, held by virtue of lease from Alexander Spotswood, Esq.; slaves Sarah, Judah, Klttenah, Barber, Cuffy, Peter, Dinah, Boson, Will, Jack, Rose, Easther and Harry; also thirteen head of cattle, one bay mare, one black horse and two other plantation horses, four feather beds and furniture. Yearly rent, £35 for the ordinary or publick houses that now are on said lott of land which is to be deducted out of the £258.14.- as long as the County of Orange remains as it now is and when either of the frontier countys of Augusta or Frederick take place and a court held in either, Edward Spencer be accountable for the ordinarys at the rate of £25 per annum.
      If the Court house or place of holding Court for the County of Orange be removed or held at any other place than where the courts are now held (which is on the land hereby granted), John Bramham shall satisfy Edward Spencer all sums.
      which shall be due.
      John Bramham
      Wit: Wm. Waller, Tavener Beale, Richd. Beale.
      John Bramham shall have the free use and possession of all the Negroes and plantation whereon he now lives. He is to deliver a clear third part of the yearly crops of tobacco to Edward Spencer. If John Bramham pay Edward Spencer the balance of the money due to him out of the £258.14.- which the rents of the ordinary and the third part of the crop have not
      raised, immediately this deed to be void.
      27 May 1743. Mortgage acknowledged by John Bramham.
      ===
      1745-1747 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [Antient Press]; Page 335-338
      Indenture 27 Aug 1746 between BUTLER SPOTSWOOD, ELLIOT BENGER and ROBERT ROSE, Clerk, Executors of the last will and testament of ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD, late of the county of Orange, Esqr., Dec'd .. and JOHN BRAMHAM of the other part .. lease in the Spotsylvania Tract, 150 acres of land except all mines, minerals and Quarries .. in the Parish of St. Mark's, Orange County on north side River Rapidann part of a pattent of 20,000 acres to Alexander Spotswood .. to John Bramham during the natural lives of Spencer Thadeus Bramham and Daniel Bramham, or longest liver .. for 800 pounds of Tobacco yearly . .
      Witnesses: Elliot Banger
      Francis Moore Robt. Rose
      John Spotswood
      Survey Plat - 150 acres surveyed by George Hume Recorded Orange County 27 August 1746.
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      1747-1751 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 215
      To all to whom these presents .. we JOHN WHITE of Prince William County and ANNE, his wife, for divers causes, thereunto moveing .. pay sum of 3000 pounds of Tobacco, two negro slaves, viz. a boy named Boatswain and a woman named Rose .. sold and delivered to John Branham of Orange County .. release land in Richmond County containing 200 acres and all those 13 negro slaves mentioned in certain deeds made between John White and Anne, his wife, and Samuel Godwin dated 1 Aug 1721 .. this .. discharge John Branham from all suits, demands, concerning the lands and slaves mentioned .. 23 Aug 1750
      Witnesses: John White
      Z. Lewis Anne (X) White
      W. Russell, Thos. Sharp Junr.
      Recorded Orange County 23rd April 1750
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 387-396
      Indenture 22 Apr 1757 between JOHN BRANHAM and RACHEL, his wife, and WILLIAM McWILLIAMS, the Younger, Town of Fredericksburg, Cty. of Spots. .. Merchant .. deeds of lease and release £25 .. for 350 acres on branches of Mountain Run bounded .. Oliver Seagir .. Mill Run .. Alexander Waugh .. Francis Conway's line .. land granted by patent to John Branham 10 March 1756 . .
      Witnesses: John Branham
      Thomas Jameson Rachel Branham
      Thos. Rogers, Francis Moore
      Recorded Orange County 26th May 1757
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      1751-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 12; [Antient Press]; Page 500-502
      To all .. ELIZABETH SPENCER, Widow, Administratrix of EDWARD SPENCER, Gent., certain deed 26 March 1743 between JOHN BRANHAM of Orange County and Edward Spencer in his life time sold John
      Branham 104 acres and 13 Negro slaves .. John Branham owed £258.14.
      He paid the greatest part of the principal and interest .. there remaining no more than £12.15.7 ballance. Elizabeth Spencer order John Branham to pay unto Zachary Lewis in satisfaction of a greater sum due by judgment against me in Orange Court as Admstrx. aforesaid 24 May 1754, to which Zachary Lewis has agreed to accept in full satisfaction of this judgment £258.14 and all interest is paid .. John Branham is released .. 23 Aug 1758.
      Witnesses: Eliza. Spencer
      Zach. Lewis
      John Williams, Francis Moore
      Recorded Orange County 23rd November 1758
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      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 140
      Know all men .. I JOHN BRANHAM of Orange County .. Junr. in consideration of two Negro slaves named Barber and Rose to me conveyed by Deed of Gift bearing this date by my Father, JOHN BRAMHAM .. do discharge him from all promises, contracts, agreements, Debts, dues and demands whatsoever from the beginning of the World until this day .. 24 July 1760.
      Witnesses: J. Bramham Junr.
      F. Lewis
      Uriel Mallory, Daniel Bramham
      Recorded Orange County 28th November 1760.
      ===
      1765-1768 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 14; [Antient Press]; Page 118-119
      To all to whom .. Whereas ANN WHITE, Widow and JOSEPH SPENCER, an infant by Elizabeth Spencer, his Mother and next friend, Plts., brought a suit in General Court .. as heirs of SAMUEL RUST, deceased, against RACHEL BRAMHAM, DANIEL BRAMHAM, and GAYDONE BRANHAM, Executors of JOHN BRAMHAM, deceased, James Cunningham, Wm. Lewis and other defendants, for certain Negroes (listed) and whereas the above contending parties having agreed to compound and put up the suit in the following terms: that is to say .. the above said Rachel Bramham, now Sisson, Daniel Bramham and Gaydone Bramham, Deft. for Ann White and Joseph Spencer .. giving up rights to the Negroes and Estate .. they claim or pretend to claim .. makeover
      and quit our claim to five of the above Negroes .. 23rd March 1767 .
      Witnesses: Ann White
      Wm. Price Joseph Spencer
      Francis Moore Junr. Rachel Sisson
      Edward Thomas Daniel Bramham
      Jo. Bramham Gaydon Bramham
      Recorded Orange County 26th March 1767.

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