Discussion in 'The Ladies Tea' started by east tennessee roots, Mar 20, 2017.
All modern people are whiners.
I can't help it. "It's all fun and games until somebody loses an eye!"
Okay, I'll behave now.
I'm pretty sure those 2 could whip the other 14.
Her oldest son, Hiram, age 35, was drafted into Company C 38th Ohio Infantry. Mustered out 6/10/1865.
Her youngest, Evan, age 18, enlisted in 9/6/1861 into Company F 15th Ohio Infantry as a Private. He re-enlisted at Louisville as a Musician in Company F 3/27/1862. He mustered out 11/21/1865.
I highly doubt that
Maybe it should be Father of 16 sons?
No doubt she had a lot of sons in service, but some were step-sons. I see six of hers (of age) from the 1850 census. Her birth year is off in many sources.
I've looked at many census records and have never seen it pointed out that a man has 20+ children, Sarah being wife number 3.
Sarah Brandon Sweeney - The older she got, the older she got, passed away circa 1914 (113 years old).
1850 York, Belmont, Ohio
Martin Branden.....M.....18....Ohio (from 2nd wife)
1860 Washington Township, Belmont, Ohio
Wm T Brandon.......M.........1....Ohio
she had 22 boys? hmmm perhaps the odds of a girl are not in my favor.
Peter Brandon : 21 years old, Enlisted and mustered on 10/28/1861 as a Private into "E" Co. OH 77th Infantry. He was Killed on 4/8/1862 at Falling Timber, TN. Buried: Shiloh National Cemetery, Pittsburg Landing, TN.
Charles Brandon : 19 years old, Enlisted and mustered on 9/6/1861 as a Private into "F" Co. OH 15th Infantry. POW 9/15/1862 (place not stated) (Estimated day), POW 12/31/1862 Stones River, TN, POW 9/19/1863 Chickamauga, GA. (must of have been on a "first-name" basis with some of the Rebs) After the War he lived in Marshall County, WV In 1890.
John Brandon : Enlisted and mustered on 9/6/1861 as a Private into "F" Co. OH 15th Infantry. POW 9/19/1863 Chickamauga, GA. He died a POW on 6/30/1864 at Andersonville, GA. Buried: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA
Gravesite: #2,696. (Roll Of Honor)
(Actually 5 Soldiers from Ohio named John Brandon. This one enlisted in the same company, regiment, and same day as Charles).
I knew there was another thread on her. I had finally found her on Find A Grave. She had married again and was listed under that name. I bumped the other thread.
Yep, with one hand tied behind their backs too.
No no leftyhunter! You don't understand. It would not have been a fair fight, since one reb can lick ten yankees.
You would have needed six more yanks for an even fight!!
So if the 1819 birth date is correct, she was actually age 95 when she died: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93588162
Ahhh... the good old days.
I've always suspected it was weak tobacco that is dangerous.
I'm thinking to myself what a life she must have lived and sacrifices she made.
Actually I have a thread " by what metric was the CSA soldier superior" that deal with the supposed superiority of the Confederate soldier. Getting back to the OP Mrs.Brandon was one tough old broad!
She probably could have whipped any of them, either side.
Don't know about that but she is tougher then I am and most women would have been dead bearing and careing for less then half of her brood.
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