Mary Ann Brantley

b 1-21-1860 Nash Co d 3-13-1939 Nash Co

(Marriage license 12-29-1878 to Joseph H Murray but they were never married. Joseph was the son of James Murray & Elizabeth (Betsy) Medlin.)


son Sylvanious Vester (Pete) Brantley

b 2-17-1878 Nash Co d 2-6-1968

Durham NC Watts Hospital m 12-31-1905 Nash Co to Lola Ann (Sissie) Chamblee b 4-18-1883 Nash Co d 12-25-1971 daughter of William Melville Chamblee (Confederate Soldier 1st Lt. & Ann Eliza Brantley Wake Co both buried in Union Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Nash Co.


Mary Ann Brantley had these 3 illegitimate children below fathered by James Ferrell, Martha, Joseph & Tobias, Mary Ann Brantley later married James Ferrell after their 3 children were born. These children kept there surname Brantley and went by Brantley because Mary Ann wasn't married to James until after their births.


Martha Jane Brantley (Ferrell)

b 10-23-1889 Nash Co d 12-26-1977 Wake Co m 11-4-1908 Nash Co to Charlie Burgess Whitley b 8-11-1888 Nash Co d 5-15/18-1949 Nash Co both buried at Union Hope Baptist Church


Joseph H. Brantley

b 4-5-1894 Wake Co d 4-16-1964 Wilson Co m 5-16-1915 Wake Co to Louie Jane Brantley both buried in Murray Cemetery, Murraytown, Nash Co.


Tobias (Toby) Brantley (Ferrell)

b Sept 1899 Nash Co died young Nash Co