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128. Mary Frances MABRY134 was born on 23 August 1841 in Grayson County, Virginia.57,121 She died on 21 December 1929 at the age of 88 in Montgomery County, Virginia.132

The Mabry book states that Mary Frances died in Pulaski Co VA in 1915. "Blue Ridge Heritage" states that she died 21 Dec 1929 and is burried Bellmont Cemetery near Christiansburg in Montgomery Co VA.

John Branscome died while a prisoner of war at Rock Island Illinois during the Civil War.

Mary Frances MABRY and John BRANSCOME were married on 16 June 1859.121 John BRANSCOME57,135, son of Harbert BRANSCOME and Nancy DALTON, was born in 1842 in Carroll County, Virginia.57,136 He died on 7 January 1864 at the age of 22 in Rock Island, Illinois.136 The family is in Carroll Co VA in 1850. Married within the year, with a two-month-old son.

John and his older brothers, Frank, Robert, and Isaaac all were recruited on 16 Sep 1861 and sworn into the Confederacy by George H. Turman, father-in-law of Isaac. They were part of the 54th VA Infantry, Isaac and John in Company G. After the Battle of Chattanooga, John Branscome was carried the company's muster roll as missing in action. He had, in fact, been taken prisoner and was sent from Nashville to Louisville and then to Rock Island prison in Illinois. He contracted typhoid in prison and died 7 Jan 1864. He is buried in the cemetery at Rock Island. His brother Robert also died during the was - his last record was a pay voucher 28 Feb 1862.

Mary Frances MABRY and John BRANSCOME had the following children:

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Franklin Pierce BRANSCOME135 was born on 14 March 1860 in Carroll County, Virginia.57,137 Franklin was listed as two months old in the 1860 census. He died on 5 January 1922 at the age of 61 in Carroll County, Virginia.137 Pierce married Orlena E. Marshall, daughter of Daniel Marshall in 1881. They had nine children. He was an ordained Primitive Baptist minister.

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Robert Lee BRANSCOME135,136,138 was born on 7 December 1863 in Carroll County, Virginia.138 He died on 7 June 1927 at the age of 63 in Roanoke, Virginia.136 Robert married [1] 2 Feb 1882 to Elizabeth Alice Hylton, daughter of James Madison Hylton & Mahala Agnes Burnett. They were ancestors of Dorothy Burnett Peterson who wrote BLUE RIDGE HERITAGE. Married [2]. to Nancy Jane Turner, 1889.
Robert was a passenger conductor for the N&W Railway.

Mary Frances MABRY and Isham SPENCE were married on 25 December 1866 in Carroll County, Virginia.121,139 Isham SPENCE139, son of Eli SPENCE and Martha Ellen JACKSON, was born on 19 April 1847 in Carroll County, Virginia.139,140 He served in the military in 1864–1865 at Co F, 4th VA Reserves in Civil War.

Isham enlisted in Co F, 4th VA Reserves on 16 May 1864 at Hillsville, VA. He was transferred to Co K on 24 Nov in Dublin VA and was still on the company records 27 Jan 1865.

The family is on the 1880 census in Carroll Co, Laurel Fork District, but moved to Pulaski County, near Hiwassee sometime soon after that.

Isham & Mary lived with their children in their old age. When Mary died in 1929 they were living with their daughter Samantha and her husband John T. Linkous, near Cambria, Montgomery Co, VA. Later Isham lived with his daughter Naomi and son-in-law Jasper Nunn. Both are interred in the Linkous plot at Belmont Christian Church Cemetery in Montgomery Co VA.

Mary Frances MABRY and Isham SPENCE had the following children:

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William Floyd SPENCE132,139 was born on 13 January 1868 in Carroll County, Virginia.138,139,140 He died in 1947 at the age of 79.139 William married Sarah Ann Freeman 8 Oct 1890. she was the daughter of George & Josephine Shupe Freeman of Wythe Co VA. They lived in Pulaski Co VA.

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Naomi "Oma" SPENCE132,139 was born in 1869 in Carroll County, Virginia.138,140 She died on 1 July 1951 at the age of 82.139 Oma married Jasper Nunn on 9 Apr 1890. They lived on the Isham Spence farm in Pulaski Co, later buying it.

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Lucy Ann SPENCE was born in 1872 in Carroll County, Virginia.138,140 She died in September 1885 at the age of 13 in Carroll County, Virginia.107 Recorded in the Carroll Co Deaths - Lucy died of scarlet fever. Parents: Isham & M. F. Spence.

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Isham F. SPENCE132,139 was born on 12 August 1874 in Carroll County, Virginia.138,139,140 Isham married Mattie Clark 21 Jan 1897, in Surry Co NC. They moved to Minnesota.

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Mary Samantha SPENCE139 was born on 6 July 1877 in Carroll County, Virginia.138,139,140 She died on 11 May 1946 at the age of 68 in Montgomery County, Virginia.139 Samantha married John Thomas Linkous of Montgomery Co VA. They are buried at the Belmont Christian Church Cemetery near Cambria.

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Joseph Taylor SPENCE139 was born on 28 February 1880.139 He died on 15 May 1968 at the age of 88 in Pulaski County, Virginia.139 Joseph west West when he was 17; he came back home and married and took his wife to North Dakota where they farmed before coming back to Pulaski Co VA. He married Flora Alice Spence, daughter of Preston Spence and Charlotte Marshall.
Joseph married (2) to Carrie Musick Carrington on 4 Nov 1920.

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Alcora SPENCE138,139 was born on 4 May 1885 in Virginia.139 Cora married George Kelley; they lived in West Virginia.

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Harrison SPENCE138,139 was born on 10 July 1888.139 Harrison married Flora Taylor.