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Following is the genealogy of John Brantley of Nash County.  Recent DNA comparisons by the Brantley Association indicate that descendants of John Brantley of Nash County are not descended from  Edward Brantley, the first Brantley in America and the father of all Brantleys in America.  The site was constructed while we thought that John Brantley of Nash County was a direct descendant of Edward Brantley.  (See note at the bottom of the page about the lineage.)  This site is an attempt to chronicle John Brantley's descendants that continue to have Nash county roots.   

To follow a specific family line, you can click through the appropriate links beginning with the oldest Brantley ancestor.  

Note:  Where applicable, specific sources are given for the material herein.

Following is Edward Brantly's line as close to John of Nash County as we have been able to determine.
Edward Brantly

b. abt. 1617


d. Jan. 1, 1689

Edward Brantly came to America as an indentured servant under John Seaward who received a land patent on June 18, 1638 for 400 acres, Isle of Wight county, Virginia for transporting Edward and 7 other individuals to America. (pg. 634 Virginia Land Patents and Grants [copy of original]).   Edward received a land patent of 675 acres in Isle of Wight county 30 Oct 1669 (pg. 261) for: "Trans. of 14 persons."
His will.

Phillip Brantley
son of Edward Brantley
(Known from Edward Brantly's will.)

b. abt. 1651 Isle of Wight co., VA

m. Joyce Lewis (b. abt 1660) Isle of Wight co, VA

d. abt 1725 Isle of Wight, VA

children of Phillip and Joyce Lewis Brantley

Edward Brantley, II
son of Phillip Brantley
(Known from Edward Brantly, Sr's will.)
b. abt 1672 Isle of Wight co., VA


d. 1737 Nottoway Parish, Isle of Wight co, VA

son of Edward Brantley, II
James Brantley

b. abt 1700 Isle of Wight county, VA

m. Ruth

d. 1741 

John Brantley
b. abt 1730 Isle of Wight county, VA

m. Elizabeth

d. 1785 Nash county
William Brantley
b. abt 1732 Halifax county, NC
m. Rebecca

John's Descendants