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Elizabeth F. Branson

Female 1834 - 1913


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  • Name  Elizabeth F. Branson 
    Born  29 Mar 1834  Flushing Township, Belmont, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  4 Aug 1913  What Cheer, Keokuk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11188  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2015 

    Family  Stephen Clendenon,   b. 28 May 1835, Stillwater MM, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1913, Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Mar 1859  Flushing MM, Belmont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • An old newspaper clipping, evidently from an Iowa paper, contains the
      following story:

      1859--Golden Wedding--1909

      Thursday of last week witnessed a very pleasant gathering at the home of Stephen and Elizabeth Clendenon, the occasion being the 50th anniversary of their marriage. They were married March 25th, 1859, in Belmont County, Ohio. They moved to Keokuk County in 1864, settling near Coal Creek, where they have since resided. Of the ten children, eight of whom are living, six were present. These were Louisa Wood of Sanborn, Mr. and Mrs I. W. Clendenon of Oskaloosa, Mrs. L. R. Green of Union, Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Pim and Misses Hannah and Lydia Clendenon of What Cheer. The absent ones, Mrs. S. H. Mott of Mankato, Minn., and Smith Clendenon of Lakonta, were each represented by a daughter, Miss Eleanor Mott and Miss Fae Clendenon. Mr. and Mrs. A. Branson of Thornburg, were also present, Mr. Branson being the only surviving brother of the bride of fifty years ago. Her only sister, Mary J. Steer, who lives in Ohio, and who celebrated her own Golden wedding two years ago, though not able to be present in person, sent a written message, and the beautiful lines which appear below. A very pleasant feature of the day, was the letters and greetings from distant friends and realtives which came from may states east and west. Among other gifts was a box of orange blossoms from California. It was a good day, and it would take more than the rough winds and muddy roads of a blustering March day to mar the happiness of such and occasion.
    Children 
     1. Matilda Jane Clendenon,   b. 31 Mar 1860, Barnesville, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1944, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Edwin Clendenon,   b. 21 Feb 1862, Barnesville, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1862, Barnesville, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Isaac Wilson Clendenon,   b. 12 Jun 1863, Barnesville, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1930, Bettendorf, Scott, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Lincoln Clendenon,   b. 27 May 1865, Coal Creek, Keokuk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1938, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elisha T. Smith Clendenon,   b. 25 Oct 1867, Coal Creek, Keokuk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1938, Oakfield, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hannah Elizabeth Clendenon,   b. 18 Apr 1870, Coal Creek, Keokuk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1950, State Center, Marshall, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John S. Clendenon,   b. 27 Jan 1873, Coal Creek, Keokuk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1878
     8. Amy Hodgin Clendenon,   b. 18 Apr 1875, Coal Creek, Keokuk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1949, Marshall, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lydia Eva Clendenon,   b. 20 Aug 1878, Coal Creek, Keokuk, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Winona, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F2895  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1834 - Flushing Township, Belmont, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Mar 1859 - Flushing MM, Belmont, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1913 - What Cheer, Keokuk, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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