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Hon. and Rev. Benjamin Franklin BRIAN C.S.A.

29 Nov 1833 - 26 Oct 1896

ID Number: I40021

  • TITLE: Hon. and Rev.
  • OCCUPATION: CSA and Teacher, Senator and Minister
  • RESIDENCE: E. Feliciana and Grant Parish, LA
  • BIRTH: 29 Nov 1833, Olive Branch, E. Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
  • DEATH: 26 Oct 1896, Pollack, Grant Parish, Louisiana
  • BURIAL: Friendship Baptist Church in Fishville
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1096] [S2211] [S2213]
Father: Francis "Frank" BRIAN
Mother: Hannah ROGILLIO


Family 1 : Roseanna ROE
  1. +Lucinda Isabelle BRIAN

Notes


"Benjamin Franklin Brian, according to Frank White, "... was a great man ... crusading preacher, organized and pastored several churches, Senator for 8 years, taught first school in Pollock, LA in 1892, was an amateur lawyer and doctor, wise counselor, blacksmith, Confederate veteran. He and his spouse were the first couple to be married, 18 NOV 1852, in Winn Parish when it was carved from Natchitoches Parish."


Quote from Linda B Shull, "... was born November 28th, 1833 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, the son of Francis and Hannah Rogillio Brian. After his mother's death when he was only 13 years old, his father remarried to the widow, Salome Causey Thompson, and they moved in February of 1847 to Caldwell Parish, Louisiana."


"Both he and his wife joined the Baptist Church early in life and he was soon ordained a Baptist minister which he followed until his death, being very active in Baptist life in his Parish."Excerpted from "Three early families of East Feliciana Parish became settlers of Caldwell Parish: Rogillio, Brian, Reitzell Families" by Tommie Sue Larche Watters Reitzell.


Benjamin Franklin Brian married Roseanna Roe who was born in 1836 at Big Creek Community which at that time was in Rapides Parish but is now a part of Grant Parish.


Benjamin Franklin Brian served in the Civil War for three years as a courier under General Blanchard--3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry, Company C. He was a Baptist minister in the Central Louisiana area and was moderator and clerk for Big Creek Baptist Association. He was also listed as one of the early educators in Grant Parish and was State Senator for eight years . In 1852 he and his wife were living on Big Creek just outside the northern boundary of what is now Pollock, LA. Benjamin Franklin Brian died in 1896 and was buried at Friendship Baptist Church in Fishville. His widow, Roseanna Roe, died 5 June 1936 and was buried at Mars Hill Cemetery near Verda, LA.


The following information on William Brian and Brian family from "Genealogy of William Brian , Jacob Humble and David Zeagler Families, 1700-1967" by Osee W. Zeagler, Member, General Philemon Thomas Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; presented this genealogy to Louisiana Society Daughters of the American Revolution, N.S.D.A.R, Mrs. Joseph A. Tobin, Jr., Regent, L.S.D.A.R. Bound July, 1967, Genealogical Records Committee, Mrs. Frank H. Walker, Chairman, pages 24-37, 90-98.


Pages handwritten by Hardy Lee Brian, son of Benjamin Franklin Brian and Roseanna Roe.


"Francis Brian was a younger brother of S. M. Brian, of the same Godly parents, born in 1860 in East Feliciana, where he married Hannah Rogillio, whose father was a Castilian Spaniard and mother the daughter of a Dutch farmer. From this union there were 8 children: Hardy, Benjamin Franklin, James, Mary, Matilda, Martha, Lydia, Elizabeth. All of these raising families . His wife, Hannah died in 1846 and he married the widow Thompson whose maiden name was Salome Causey, by whom was raised Iley Marion, Solomon Morgan, Theodosia Adaline, Francis Nathaniel, who also raised families. Francis Brian and family moved from East Feliciana to Caldwel l Parish in February of 1847, where he died on 27th of February 1860 of Paralysis.


He was a devout leader of the Baptist Church and in same. He was also noted for his fatherly advice and leadership in the communities where he lived. His son, Benjamin Franklin, was my father, born in E. Feliciana Parish 29th day of Nov., 1833.


He moved to Caldwell Parish with his father in 1847, and on Nov. 18, 1852 he married Rosann a Roe of Winn, his marriage license being the first issued at Winnfield after organization of Parish. My mother, Rosanna Roe was born on Big Creek Grant (now) then Rapides Parish in Sept.. 26, 1836 and her father was Samuel Roe and mother Rosanna Stevens also born in La. My father's children were: Louisiana, Hannah, Matilda, Laura Alice, Isabella, Lydia, Hester (died a s infant), Hardy Lee, Harvey Iley, Francis Nathaniel, Mary Rogillio, Zenobia Emiline. He was a blacksmith, running two forges when war broke out in 1861. He was rejected a volunteer in the infantry he joined the cavalry and served the Confederacy 4 years, and 20 days, as cavalryman, courier and scout, coming home after Lee's surrender to find his $4000 in slaves freed, his trade all gone and a wife and six children to support. He recommenced his Blacksmithing on Fish Creek in Grant Parish (then Rapides) where the writer was born 7/11/1865, and continued it till the railroads came with modern machinery.


He joined the Baptist church in his early married life and was ordained a regular minister, both of which he followed until his death. He died in Oct., 1896 of kidney troubles on Big Creek where he had lived for 28 years. He died in the full triumph of a living faith regretting only that pecuniary circumstances had compelled him to almost abandon the ministry in the last few years of his life. He was beloved by all his neighbors and for miles around they came to see him in his last illness. For many years in eastern Grant he has been a kind of patriarch to the people--their doctor, their lawyer, their blacksmith, and their preacher--a father to the widow and orphan, and a patient arbiter of all their differences and no amount of politics or ney ideas on religion could or ever did wean them away from him. A modest marble shaft, in the Friendship Church graveyard marks his dust but his life is still bright in the minds and hearts of his neighbors and descendants, and his score and more of grandsons now reaching manhood can find no greater compliment to each other than "you show the blood of your old grandfather."
(signed) Hardy Lee Brian"


Benjamin Franklin Brian, according to Frank White, "... was a great man ... crusading preacher, organized and pastored several churches, Senator for 8 years, taught first school in Pollock, LA in 1892, was an amateur lawyer and doctor, wise counselor, blacksmith, Confederate veteran. He and his spouse were the first couple to be married, 18 NOV 1852, in Winn Parish when it was carved from Natchitoches Parish."


Quote from Linda B Shull, "... was born November 28th, 1833 in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, the son of Francis and Hannah Rogillio Brian. After his mother's death when he was only 13 years old, his father remarried to the widow, Salome Causey Thompson, and they moved in February of 1847 to Caldwell Parish, Louisiana."


"Both he and his wife joined the Baptist Church early in life and he was soon ordained a Baptist minister which he followed until his death, being very active in Baptist life in his Parish."


Homestead Records: Filed a Homestead Certificate on 28 SEP 1893, at the New Orleans Land Office, Louisiana, for the following Legal Land Description:


"South west quarter of the north east quarter, the west half of the south east quarter and the south east quarter of the south east quarter of section thirty one in township seven north of range one east of Louisiana Meridian in Louisiana containing one hundred and fifty nine acres and ninety one hundredths of an acre." This tract of land is located in what is now Grant Parish, Louisiana. Source: New Orleans Land Office Homestead Certificate No. 4365 and Application 13970."


See: http://www.fortunecity.com/millenium/ratty/213/bfb.htm


[S1096]


                                                        _William BRIAN _________________
                                                       | (1735 - 1808)                  
                          _Hardy BRIAN Sr._____________|
                         | (1755 - 1813) m 1778        |
                         |                             |_Sarah Jane WILLIAMSON _________+
                         |                               (1730 - ....)                  
 _Francis "Frank" BRIAN _|
| (1805 - 1860) m 1825   |
|                        |                              _Solomon MORGAN Sr._____________+
|                        |                             | (1735 - 1803) m 1755           
|                        |_Jemima MORGAN ______________|
|                          (1762 - 1834) m 1778        |
|                                                      |_Mehitabel LUDLOW ______________
|                                                        (1730 - 1772) m 1755           
|
|--Benjamin Franklin BRIAN C.S.A.
|  (1833 - 1896)
|                                                       _Joseph Jose' Antonio ROGILLIO _
|                                                      | (1743 - ....) m 1765           
|                         _Ysidoro Policarpo ROGILLIO _|
|                        | (1766 - 1832) m 1793        |
|                        |                             |_Maria Marguerita RUFINA _______
|                        |                               (1743 - 1772) m 1765           
|_Hannah ROGILLIO _______|
  (1811 - 1846) m 1825   |
                         |                              _Elias THOMAS __________________
                         |                             | (1740 - ....)                  
                         |_Margaret THOMAS ____________|
                           (1768 - 1829) m 1793        |
                                                       |_Catharina ARVINA ______________
                                                         (1740 - ....)                  

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[S2211]

[S2213]

[S1096]


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Mary Frances COURTNEY


!LIVING

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Granville Thomas DUNNICA

____ - ____

ID Number: I80199

Father: William Hamilton DUNNICA
Mother: Sallie Minor THOMAS


Notes


II. Granville Thomas Dunnica((6)).


                                                   ___________________________
                                                  |                           
                             _ DUNNICA ___________|
                            |                     |
                            |                     |___________________________
                            |                                                 
 _William Hamilton DUNNICA _|
| (1780 - ....)             |
|                           |                      ___________________________
|                           |                     |                           
|                           |_____________________|
|                                                 |
|                                                 |___________________________
|                                                                             
|
|--Granville Thomas DUNNICA 
|  
|                                                  _Massey THOMAS Sr._________+
|                                                 | (1720 - 1776)             
|                            _Massey THOMAS Jr.___|
|                           | (1765 - 1811)       |
|                           |                     |___________________________
|                           |                                                 
|_Sallie Minor THOMAS ______|
  (1791 - ....)             |
                            |                      _Henry PENDLETON Sr. Gent._+
                            |                     | (1724 - 1818) m 1746      
                            |_Martha PENDLETON ___|
                              (1766 - 1824)       |
                                                  |_Martha CURTIS ____________+
                                                    (1729 - 1794) m 1746      

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RICHARD FITZALAN 7th Earl of Arundel

3 Feb 1266 - 9 Mar 1302

ID Number: I26470

Father: JOHN FITZALAN 6th Earl of Arundel
Mother: ISABELLA de MORTIMER


Family 1 : ALICE (Alasia, Alesia) de SALUZZO of Saluzzo
  1. +ELEANOR FITZALAN
  2. +EDMUND FITZALAN 8th Earl of Arundel
  3. +MARGARET FITZALAN of Arundel

                                                                              _JOHN FITZALAN Lord of Clun____________________________+
                                                                             | (1164 - 1240) m 1222                                  
                                     _JOHN FITZALAN 5th Earl of Arundel______|
                                    | (1223 - 1267)                          |
                                    |                                        |_ISABEL d' AUBIGNY of Arundel__________________________+
                                    |                                          (1190 - 1240) m 1222                                  
 _JOHN FITZALAN 6th Earl of Arundel_|
| (1246 - 1272)                     |
|                                   |                                         _THEOBALD le BOTILLER (BUTLER) Chief Butler of Ireland_+
|                                   |                                        | (1200 - 1230) m 1225                                  
|                                   |_MAUD (Matilda) de Botiller de VERDUN __|
|                                     (1225 - 1283)                          |
|                                                                            |_ROHESE de VERDUN _____________________________________+
|                                                                              (1205 - 1247) m 1225                                  
|
|--RICHARD FITZALAN 7th Earl of Arundel
|  (1266 - 1302)
|                                                                             _RALPH de MORTIMER 5th Baron of Wigmore________________+
|                                                                            | (1190 - 1246) m 1230                                  
|                                    _ROGER de MORTIMER 6th Baron of Wigmore_|
|                                   | (1230 - 1282) m 1247                   |
|                                   |                                        |_GWLADUS Dhu "The Dark" LLYWELYN of Wales______________+
|                                   |                                          (1190 - 1251) m 1230                                  
|_ISABELLA de MORTIMER _____________|
  (1248 - 1300)                     |
                                    |                                         _WILLIAM "Black Will" de BRAOSE Lord of Abegavenny_____+
                                    |                                        | (1204 - 1230)                                         
                                    |_MAUD de BRAOSE ________________________|
                                      (1226 - 1301) m 1247                   |
                                                                             |_EVE MARSHALL of Pembroke______________________________+
                                                                               (1206 - 1246)                                         

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[S790]

[S1007]

[S2174]

[S2295]


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Claiborne GRAVES

13 Nov 1776 - 1839

ID Number: I24100

Father: Isaac GRAVES Sr.
Mother: Elizabeth COWHERD (COWARD)


Family 1 : Sarah TANDY
  1.  Elizabeth Catherine GRAVES
  2.  Frances Ann GRAVES

Notes


"Cowherd", p. 7; 14T121 [S861]

                                                            _Thomas GRAVES ________________________+
                                                           | (1684 - 1742) m 1708                  
                               _John GRAVES Sr.____________|
                              | (1712 - 1747) m 1732       |
                              |                            |_Elizabeth MOODY ______________________+
                              |                              (1690 - 1743) m 1708                  
 _Isaac GRAVES Sr.____________|
| (1741 - 1817) m 1771        |
|                             |                             _Isaac DICKENS ________________________+
|                             |                            | (1683 - 1714) m 1712                  
|                             |_Susanna DICKENS ___________|
|                               (1714 - 1784) m 1732       |
|                                                          |_Elizabeth HARWOOD ____________________
|                                                            (1680 - ....) m 1712                  
|
|--Claiborne GRAVES 
|  (1776 - 1839)
|                                                           _James COWHERD (COWARD) II_____________
|                                                          | (1698 - 1756) m 1725                  
|                              _Johnathan Travis COWHERD I_|
|                             | (1726 - 1817) m 1749       |
|                             |                            |_Elizabeth LACY _______________________
|                             |                              (1700 - ....) m 1725                  
|_Elizabeth COWHERD (COWARD) _|
  (1751 - 1791) m 1771        |
                              |                             _Francis P. KIRTLEY II "the Immigrant"_+
                              |                            | (1690 - ....) m 1722                  
                              |_Sarah Frances KIRTLEY _____|
                                (1733 - 1817) m 1749       |
                                                           |_Margaret M. ROBERTS __________________+
                                                             (1698 - 1781) m 1722                  

Sources

[S736]

[S861]

[S1274]

[S2321]

[S861]


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Samuel van HOOK

ABT 1750 - ____

ID Number: I99058

  • RESIDENCE: Washington and Russell Cos. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1750
  • RESOURCES: See: LDS (AFN: 12LB-X93)

Family 1 : Hannah HIGGINS
  1. +Winifred van HOOK

Notes


My name is Kathryn Parks and I am a descendant of Joseph Whiteley (Whitley) who moved into the Cumberland Gap in Washington County, VA by 1785. Joseph Whiteley, Samuel Van Hook, Sr., Samuel Van Hook, Jr. and others signed a petition dated 10 December, 1785, addressed to Washington County, Virginia to protest the proposal to enact a law thereby establishing provisions (and rulings) for teachers of Christian religion. Would anyone know where I could send for a copy of this petition?


The following is an excerpt from that petition: "....your proposal to enact a LAW thereby establishing provisions for teachers in Christian religion....We think this to be highly improper and inconsistent with the rights of Citizens.
Religion is a personal privilege hence we suppose an attempt rational when Legislative Capacity seems to afford it protection...To control us in that most valuable birthright would be robbing us indeed of the Highest blessing Heaven afford us..Leave their maintenance to the Liberality of the people at large!"
Thank you for any help you might give me. Joseph's land later became part of Russell Co., then Scott Co. Kathryn Parks



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James HUBBARD Jr.

ABT 1710 - ____

ID Number: I42391

  • RESIDENCE: Orange Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1710
  • RESOURCES: See: [S662]
Father: James HUBBARD Sr.


Family 1 :
  1. +Ann Berry 'Fanny' HUBBARD

                                                   __
                                                  |  
                       _(RESEARCH QUERY) HUBBARD _|
                      |                           |
                      |                           |__
                      |                              
 _James HUBBARD Sr.___|
| (1680 - ....)       |
|                     |                            __
|                     |                           |  
|                     |___________________________|
|                                                 |
|                                                 |__
|                                                    
|
|--James HUBBARD Jr.
|  (1710 - ....)
|                                                  __
|                                                 |  
|                      ___________________________|
|                     |                           |
|                     |                           |__
|                     |                              
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                            __
                      |                           |  
                      |___________________________|
                                                  |
                                                  |__
                                                     

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[S662]


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Catherine Elizabeth RICE

17 Nov 1715 - 21 May 1770

ID Number: I90370

  • RESIDENCE: New Kent and Chesterfield Cos. VA
  • BIRTH: 17 Nov 1715, New Kent Co. Virginia
  • DEATH: 21 May 1770, Chesterfield Co. Virginia
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1464] [S3352]
Father: James RICE
Mother: Margaret HOUSE


Family 1 : William LACY
  1.  David LACY
  2.  Henry LACY
  3. +Drury LACY D.D., Dr.

                                                           _Edward RICE "the Immigrant"_+
                                                          | (1636 - ....)               
                       _Thomas RHUYS RICE "the Immigrant"_|
                      | (1656 - 1711)                     |
                      |                                   |_Mary WOOTEN? CLAIBORNE? ____
                      |                                     (1635 - 1709)               
 _James RICE _________|
| (1686 - ....)       |
|                     |                                    _____________________________
|                     |                                   |                             
|                     |_Marcy HEWES? _____________________|
|                       (1664 - 1722)                     |
|                                                         |_____________________________
|                                                                                       
|
|--Catherine Elizabeth RICE 
|  (1715 - 1770)
|                                                          _____________________________
|                                                         |                             
|                      ___________________________________|
|                     |                                   |
|                     |                                   |_____________________________
|                     |                                                                 
|_Margaret HOUSE _____|
  (1686 - ....)       |
                      |                                    _____________________________
                      |                                   |                             
                      |___________________________________|
                                                          |
                                                          |_____________________________
                                                                                        

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[S3352]


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Joseph SMITH

ABT 1800 - ____

ID Number: I51674

  • RESIDENCE: KY & IL
  • BIRTH: ABT 1800
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1835]

Family 1 : Sally TAYLOR

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Eleanor WILSON

ABT 1709 - ____

ID Number: I95737

  • RESIDENCE: Charles Co. MD
  • BIRTH: ABT 1709
  • RESOURCES: See: [S3513] [S3719]
Father: John WILSON


Family 1 : Edward TURNER Sr.
  1.  John TURNER
  2.  Edward TURNER Jr.
  3. +William TURNER Sr.
  4.  Randal Randolph TURNER
  5.  Joshua TURNER
  6.  Lydia TURNER
  7.  Mary TURNER
  8.  Eleanor TURNER
  9.  Charles TURNER
  10.  Joseph TURNER
  11.  Elizabeth TURNER
  12.  Sarah TURNER
  13.  Susannah TURNER

                                             _James or Tom WILSON ______________
                                            | (1640 - 1704)                     
                       _Joseph WILSON ______|
                      | (1660 - 1703)       |
                      |                     |_Frances HILLARY __________________+
                      |                       (1690 - 1704)                     
 _John WILSON ________|
| (1690 - 1721)       |
|                     |                      _Arthur TURNER Sr. "the Immigrant"_
|                     |                     | (1622 - 1667) m 1651              
|                     |_Anne TURNER ________|
|                       (1662 - 1700)       |
|                                           |_Margaret or Margeurite SMITH _____
|                                             (1630 - ....) m 1651              
|
|--Eleanor WILSON 
|  (1709 - ....)
|                                            ___________________________________
|                                           |                                   
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |___________________________________
|                     |                                                         
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                      ___________________________________
                      |                     |                                   
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |___________________________________
                                                                                

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William WOOD Jr.

ABT 1810 - ABT 1879

ID Number: I47758

  • RESIDENCE: Grayson Co. KY
  • BIRTH: ABT 1810
  • DEATH: ABT 1879
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1724]
Father: William WOOD Sr.


Family 1 : Nancy CUMMINGS
  1. +Lucretia "Creet" WOOD
  2. +Elijah WOOD
Family 2 : Rhoda KIMBLE
  1.  James Henry WOOD

Notes


brother of Luke Wood.

                          __
                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _William WOOD Sr.____|
| (1771 - 1850)       |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--William WOOD Jr.
|  (1810 - 1879)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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