JACOB LIGHTFOOT -
was born in March 1834 in Ohio. He was counted in
a census in 1880 in Grant Co., New Mexico
Territory which indicates his father was born in
Ohio, his mother in Pennsylvania. He was counted
in a census in 1900 in Lower Gila, Grant, New
Mexico Territory; counted in the 1910 census for
Duncan, Graham county, Arizona; and in 1920
living in Paradise, Cochise, Arizona which stated
he was born in Indiana and was at that time
residing with his daughter Sarah.
married Sarah Isabell Cabe, the daughter of John
D. Cabe and Elizabeth Horner. Sarah was born on
30 Apr 1834 in Shelby Co., TN. She died in Dec
1917 in Herrell Ranch, San Simeon Valley,
Cochise, Arizona. She was counted in a census in
1850 in Washington Co., Arkansas; the 1870 census
for Lampasas Co., Texas; the 1880 Grant Co., New
Mexico Territorial census; the 1900 census for
Lower Gila, Grant, New Mexico Territory; and was
counted in a census in 1910 living in Duncan,
Graham county, Arizona.
1850 census lists her as age 15 born in TN; 1880
census indicates both her parents were born in
Georgia.1900 census indicates she was born in
Tennessee, father born in Scotland and mother's
birth place not known; 1910 census indicates
Sarah was the mother of 8 children, three living.
JACOB LIGHTFOOT & SARAH (CABE)
Sarah Frances Lightfoot
- born on 04 Feb 1872 in
Mernardsvilla, Texas. She was counted
in a census in 1880 in Grant Co., New
Mexico Territory; 1900 census for
Lower Gila, Grant, New Mexico
Territory; and the 1920 census for
Paradise, Cochise, Arizona. The 1880
census lists her as born in Arkansas;
1900 names her as Frances, born in
Texas; and 1920 census indicates she
was born in Texas - her father in US
and her mother in TN. Her father
resides with her in the household.
Sarah married Robert Lee Herrell .
Robert was born on 27 Jul 1870 in
Butler Co., MO. Robert was counted in
a census in 1900 in Lower Gila,
Grant, New Mexico Territory. He was
counted in a census in 1920 in
Paradise, Cochise, AZ which indicated
he was born in MO as was both his
Lightfoot - born on 16 Jun 1875 in
Tennessee. She died on 27 Sep 1967 in
Globe, Gila, Arizona. Margaret was
counted in a census in 1880 in Grant
Co., Margaret married John Hancock
Lacy son of J.W. Lacy on 16 Dec 1889
in Cherokee, San Saba, Texas. John
was born on 01 May 1865 in Burnet
Co., Texas. He died on 03 Apr 1940 in
Lordsburg, Hildalgo, NM.
John was counted in a census in 1880
in Grant Co., New Mexico Territory.
John Wood [Brandis]
Lightfoot - born on 02 Nov 1880 in
Silver City, Grant, New Mexico. He
died on 09 Jun 1955 in Safford,
Arizona. He was adopted by the
Lightfoot family, and was the son of
Frederick Brandis, the line of which
is listed below.
BRANDIS - born in 1842 in New York City,
NY. He resided in Sherman, Grayson, Texas where
he was listed in the city directory for
enlisted in Company C 13th Regiment of Wisconsin
and was discharged at Madison in October 1865. In
1869 he went to Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas where
he was a carpenter. There he married (1) Clara
Strob Carter about 1870 in Sherman, Grayson, TX.
listed in the Sherman City Directory residing on
the east side of Maxey between Cherry & King
during 1876/77. He thereafter went to Silver
City, Grant Co, NM arriving there in 1879
bringing his wife and four sons. There he filed
for land one mile north of Silver City but his
wife died giving birth to their fifth son, John.
married (2) Annie Strob Carter about 1881.
FREDERICK BRANDIS & CLARA STROB
Albert Brandis was born
about 1871 in Sherman, Grayson, TX.
He was buried in Mexico.
Walter Brandis was born
about 1873 in Sherman, Grayson, TX.
He was buried in
Henry Brandis was born
about 1875 in Sherman, Grayson, TX.
He was buried in Reno, NV.
Arthur Brandis was born
about 1877 in Sherman, Grayson, TX.
He died in 1955 in Silver City, NM.
He was buried in Fort Bayard National
Cemetery. He was adopted by John and
Petra Bail and went to Silver City in
1880. He joined the army leaving with
the Silver City Company 1st NM
Infantry in 1917 and rose to the rank
of Major during the war. Was in
command of the 40th Division Machine
Gun Battalion; stationed in San
Diego, CA. Was also a veteran of the
Spanish American War - having been a
member of the 4th TX Volunteers;
Member of the Silver City Lodge #413
BOPE or Elks. Never married.
John Wood Brandis
Lightfoot - born on 02 Nov 1880; died
on 09 Jun 1955.
FREDERICK BRANDIS & ANNIE STROB CARTER
Frederick Brandis - born
about 1882 in New Mexico. Was said to
have gone hunting in the Black Range
Mountains and was never found. In the
1930's or 1940's Voss Yates, a
rancher near Silver City told Myrtle
Dannelly that he was shipping cattle
in Texas and a railroader asked him
if he was Voss Yates from Silver
City. This railroader told Voss that
he was Frederick Brandis, Jr and he
was born in Silver City, NM. That was
the last anyone had heard of him.
Annie Brandis - born
about 1884 in New Mexico.
James Brandis - born
about 1886 in New Mexico. May have
moved to Denver. Had a wife who was
bland and a son, Jim Jr. He left his
wife Caroline in Silver City on the
land that belonged to Frederick
Brandis, Sr. and a family named St.
John too care of her, naming their
own daughter Caroline after her. It
is believe she deeded that land to
the family and in about the 1940's
Jim Jr. came and took his mother back
to Denver where she died. From Dora's
notes: "This was told to me by
Caroline St. John who still lives in
Silvery City on the land filed on
1879 by Fred Brandis - Richard C.
WOOD BRANDIS LIGHTFOOT (Frederick) was
born on 02 Nov 1880 in Silver City, Grant, NM. He
died on 09 Jun 1955 in Safford, AZ. He was
counted in a census in 1900 in Lower Gila, Grant,
NM Territory. Born after June 22nd as is not
listed in the 1880 census taken that date.
was born John Wood Brandis and his mother died at
child birth, so the doctor took the child to
Sarah who adopted him at the age of 11 days. In
the winter of 1912, John took his family to Vas
Wick, Idaho to feed cattle that winter for some
of his wife's family. During that time, his wife
Dora died in childbirth and was buried in Vas
Wick. After Dora's death, he took the family back
to Silver City, but could not care for all of
them. He kept Walter, Myrtle and Ethel. Carl went
to live with his uncle Jim Brandis in Denver and
kept the Brandis name; and in about 1915 John
gave Joe to Mrs. Saunders who lived on Big Dry
Creek west of Silver City. After her divorce, she
kept Joe who went by the name of Saunders and she
later married Mr. Hines. From 1913 to 1930 he
worked as a miner and freight train driver. Was a
contractor with Phelps Dodge Company at the time
he married Sarah. He farmed with Joe Tarier a
very good friend of his. He farmed and managed
CCC camps until about 1940. In 1951 they moved to
Safford and bought a house where they lived until
he died in 1955.
married (1) Dora Carter daughter of Simon B.
Carter and Margaret Ramsey about 1898. Dora was
born on 07 Jan 1880 in Roswell, NM. She died on
09 Jun 1913 in Vas Wick, ID.
was counted in a census in 1880 in Campbell,
Lawrence, AR. She was counted in a census in 1900
in Lower Gila, Grant, NM Territory. Listed as 6
months old in 1880 census. She died during
married (2) Sarah Hayes daughter of Dr. James M.
Hayes and Sarah Bell in 1930. Sarah was born in
1867 in Sulphur Springs, Hood, TX. She died on 06
Nov 1969 in Safford, AZ. When she was about
twelve, the family moved to San Antonio where her
father practiced medicine until his death.
JOHN W. [BRANDIS] LIGHTFOOT & DORA (CARTER)
Walter Lee Lightfoot -
born on 16 Aug 1900; passed away on
11 Oct 1990.
Ethel May Lightfoot -
born on 07 Nov 1905;died on 23 Jan
Carl Merle Brandis
Joe Saunders Lightfoot -
born on 16 Jan 1911 in Glenwood, NM;
died on 29 Jun 1989. He was counted
in a census in 1920 in Pine Cienega,
Grant, NM. He went by the name of
Saunders after his father had this
family take him in around the year
1915. He later lived in Glenwood and
married (1) Marion Roberts about
1942, she died in 1947 or 1948 and he
married (2) Leona Greenwood. He had
LEE LIGHTFOOT (John Wood, Frederick) was
born on 16 Aug 1900 in Richmond, NM. He passed
away on 11 Oct 1990 in Glendale, Maricopa, AZ. He
married (1) Mina Lewis on 24 Sep 1923 in Globe,
AZ. Mina was born in 1905 and passed away on 27
Nov 1959. Walter and Mina had one daughter, Dora
Mary Lightfoot who was born 21 Aug 1924 in Miami,
Cochise Co., AZ and passed away 14 Nov 2006 in
Long Beach, CA.
married (2) Clara Constance Neagle daughter of
William F. Neagle and Clara A. Danforth in
Cortez, Colorado. Clara was counted in a census
in 1920 and 1930 in Baldwin Twp., Barnes Co, ND.
She had married (1) Vernon W. Davidson also of
Barnes County, North Dakota.
VIRGINIA LIGHTFOOT (John Wood,
Frederick) was born on in Richmond, New Mexico.
When her father was unable to keep her and her
sister Ethel, they lived with a Dr. Milliken at
Pinos Altos, NM and at San Simon, AZ with Frances
Harrell who did not treat them too kindly and
they later left and went to live with their Aunt
Jennie Lacy who had nine children but treated the
girls as their own. She moved to Hurley, New
Mexico in about 1917 and worked for the Chino
Mess or Boarding House and met Clay Dannelly
after he came out of the army. They married, but
the union ended in divorce and she later lived
with her younger brother Joe.
CLAY DANNELLY & MYRTLE V. (LIGHTFOOT)
Edith Dannelly - born on
23 Mar 1930; she passed away on 06
MAY LIGHTFOOT (John Wood, Frederick) was
born on 07 Nov 1905 in Paradise, Arizona and
passed away on 23 Jan 1944. When her father was
unable to keep her and her sister Myrtle, they
lived with a Dr. Milliken at Pinos Altos, New
Mexico and at San Simon, Arizona with Frances
Harrell. Not being treated well, they left and
went to live with their Aunt Jennie Lacy who
already had nine children but treated the girls
as their own.
Ethel moved to Hurley in about 1920 and lived
with her sister and attended school. One of her
friends was Margie Freberg who went to school
with her and still lives in Hurley.
married (1) Lee Greenwood and had daughter Leora
Greenwood who was born on 16 Jun 1924 in Bixby,
AZ and passed away on 29 Apr 2000. She was laid
to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. After her
divorce, Ethel married (2) E.J. Fredricks, and
Army officer and had by him two sons: Greg
Fredricks; and Scott Fredricks.
MERLE BRANDIS (John Wood, Frederick) was
born in Duncan, AZ. He was put in foster care and
lived in Denver with his Uncle Jim until 1920,
therefore keeping the Brandis name. He left on
his bike and headed west. Once he got to the
mountains, he sold his bike and hitched a ride on
the rails to Seattle where he desired to be a
lawyer, but eventually migrated to southern
California and lived with his Aunt Ethel and her
1926 he was in Los Angeles where he sold dried
and packaged foods such as soups, fruit and
vegetables, and later owned his own grocery and
hardware store. Carl married Veronica
"Bunny" Stadtherr ad had three
children: Diane, Linda and Robert Brandis.
Veronica passed away on 04 Oct 1998.
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