Submitted by George E. Peterson on 20 November 2010 - 7:23am
Sylvester Brandon in Civil War Uniform. He was from Venango Co., PA, and served in Company L 4th Pa Cavalry - 64th Regiment during the Civil War.
Submitted by George E. Peterson, great grandson
I am the Great grand daughter of Clarence E. Daugherty/Dougherty from Venango Co. Franklin Pa. Clarence married Hanna Irene Brandon. Her father John Brandon shot and killed his wife Jennie Hanna Brandon in down town Franklin, Pa. Johns father was Sylvestor. Pls contact me ...I have many family questions such as behaviors that run in the family thru the generations. I'm blueydinjun and you can reach me at Y or html. Is there an indian connection anywhere?
he is my great great great great great grandfather on my moms side i just found out at the beginning of the year and have some info on him
Sylvester is my great grand dad he had a son william edward born in 1877, this is my grand dad my dad was mearl
John Brandon was my Great Grandfather. Contact me at. email@example.com
I believe that Sylvester Brandon would of been my Great Great Grandfather. And his son John my Great Grandfather. I was told stories about John Brandon by my mother when I was growing up in the 1950's and 60's. Of how he killed his wife in Franklin,Pa. But know one ever knew of what ever became of John Brandon. Now if looks as if John Brandon escaped and changed his name. But there were also rumors that he was hung. My mother was Ramona L.(Murray)Hartle. Her mothers name my Grandmother was Jennie(Brandon)Murray daughter of John Brandon. I don't know to much about my mothers prior family history. But she had a aunt Jennie Brandon who worked at the Venango County,Pa. Court House who just died a few years ago. And also a aunt Clara (Brandon) Mason. My mother also had a cousin Richard(Dick)Mason who died during a Parachuting act in the late 1970's or 80's. And I also believe that my mother had a uncle Roy. My mother still has three brothers living. Gleason(Jack)Murray and Ron Murray who live in Florida. And James Murray in Oil City,Pa,
Jennie Brandon was Resister and Recorder at the Franklin court house for 32 years. She is my Aunt is very much alive and lives near her sister my Mom in Arizona. AJ's father was Robert Lester Brandon, John Brandon And Jennie H Brandons younger son. She probley know as much as anyone about the family and the events of the past it didn't hurt being involved at the resisters position. Aj has news paper copies of the murder Grandpa Brandon confided some about his parents but never forgave his father, a pitcure of his mom hung in his home unit his death and AJ moved to AZ.
Irene was my great grandfather Roy Brandons Sister. I am told that John Brandon was adopted Sylvester and Irene Brandon from a blackfoot indian tribe, but no one in my family has ever found documentation of this, one of my cousins found a copy of a census from 1870. My family has many old pictures and I believe that Irene is in some of them. I am just starting to dig into my family history and would love to talk to someone else who might know even a little bit.
I say that John Brandon was NOT adopted my Sylvester Brandon. But was his true blood son. Because I am a relative and because of the Family Traits. As the frist thing that I seen when I first seen the picture of Sylvester Brandon without even reading it. And also is why the picture of Sylvester caught my eye in the first place. Was his eyes and Nose,Mustache. He looks a twin to my brother Richard and myself. Therefore the only way for John Brandon to of pasted along those traits. Is that he had to of been the BLOOD son of Sylvester Brandon. As Sylvester was my Great Great Grandfather and his son John was my Great Grandfather.
AFTER JOHN KILLED JENNIE HE CHANGED HIS NAME TO GLEN BRENEN...BRENNAN...? UNSURE OF THE SPELLING HE USED. THEN MARRIED MARIE KERN...? WOW....AND HAD YET ANOTHER FAMILY SO HE HAD ABT 8 KIDS ALL TOGETHER BETWEEN 2 WOMEN. I WENT TO JENNIES GRAVE IN MAY AND PUT FLOWERS ON IT AS WELL AS THEIR DAUGHTER...MY GRT GRANDMA HANNA IRENE BRANDON DAUGHERTY. JENNIE IS BESIDE WILLIAM HANNA SO THAT MUST BE HER DAD. IM WAITING ON A PHOTO OF JOHN TO SEE IF HE IS INJUN....TO NO AVAIL...
I WAS ABLE TO GET THE NEWS PAPER WRITE UP AT THE FRANKLIN ROOM IN THE FRANKLIN LIBRARY BASEMENT ABT JOHN SHOOTING JENNIE....3 PGS!!! IT WAS BAD....HE SHOT HIMSELF TOO AND THE FRANKLIN HOSPITAL WOULDNT TAKE HIM. HE WAS TREATED IN AMBULANCE THEN TAKEN TO FAIRVIEW PEN NUT WARD WHERE HE ESCAPED AND CHANGED HIS NAME. HE WAS BEATING AND "TAKING HER (JENNIE...RAPE)" AT HIS WILL...THE JUDGE MADE HIM AGREE TO STAY AWAY FROM HER FOR 2 YRS AND HE SIGNED THE PAPERS THEN STALKED AND SHOT HER AS SHE LEFT HER JOB AT AN EATERY THAT MY OWN MOTHER ACTUALLY USED TO WORK AT!!!!OMG!....AFTER HE SHOT JENNIE IN THE BREAST PIERCING HER HEART HE SHOT HIMSELF BELOW THE HEART A COUPLE TIMES THEN RAN THROUGH TOWN SHOOTING HIS GUN TO KEEP POLICE AWAY FROM HIM AS HE RAN TO THE RIVER AND GOT OUT ON THE LEVY...HE FELL IN AND THE COPS SAVED HIM THEN TOOK HIM.
I HAVE THE LIST OF HIS 2ND FAMILY NOW BUT CANNOT FIND HIS GRAVE.
Could you please tell me the date if possible on the news paper clipping of then Jennie was killed. I am doing genealogy for my friend he is also an ancester of Jennie's and he would like to know as much information as possible about what happened to Jennie and why her husband killed her.
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