According to Robert Burlingame, Josiah C. Brantley was the son of John and Elizabeth Brantley

There is no other proof that this is correct and it is recorded here to elicit comments and questions.

Note:  Nash county was formed from Edgecombe in 1777.

8th child- Josiah C. Brantley born about 1770 Edgecombe Co. NC. d. 1857 in Bastrop Co. TX. (He was living in Nash Co. NC in 1800 Nash census, Logan Co. KY. in 1820 census, Greene Co. IL. n the 1830 census, Red River Co. TX. in 1840 census. md. abt. 1794 Edgecombe Co. NC. to Nancy b. abt. 1775. Their children were:
  1. James b. 1795 Northampton Co. NC died bef. Apr. 1842 Bastrop Co. TX. James was the first of the Brantley’s to come to Texas, shown taxpayers list in 1838 in Bastrop Co. TX. He md. first to Frances King b. 1802 Northampton Co. NC. Married second to Sarah Whitaker on 7-18-1822 Logan Co. KY. He had 6 children.
  2. Temperance (Tempy) b. 1797 NC d. 1-16-1858 md. Archibald Davis on 8-19-1817 Logan Co. KY. md. second to Mark Whitaker 5-5-1824 Morgan Co. IL.
  3. Henry T. b. 1800 Northampton Co. NC d. 7-12-1869 Red River Co. TX. Occupation was a farmer. He md. Agnes Chipman 11-1-1832 Morgan Co. IL. b. 1813 in KY. d. after 1884 probably in Hamilton Co. TX. It was told that she was full blooded Indian of Cherokee tribe. They had 18 children, first 7 born in Illinois the rest born in Red River Co. TX.
  4. Martha D. b. 1-5-1804 NC. d. 1-17-1880 Parker Co. TX. married James B. Carr 9-15-1824 Logan Co. KY. b. 1804 NC. they had 7 children.
  5. Nancy b. 11-6-1806 Northampton Co. NC. d. 10-21-1881 Denton Co. TX. md. to James M. Blair 6-13-1831 Morgan Co. IL. b. 55-12-1800 St. Clair, Pike Co. IL. they had 7 children.
  6. Elizabeth b. 1809 in Mercer Co. KY. md. Ira Clark 6-19-1834 Morgan Co. IL.
  7. Josiah Jr. b. 1812 in KY. died 1890 and buried in James Canyon Cemetery Mayhill, Otero Co. NM. He md. first to (1)Elizabeth Whitaker on 8-26-1830 Greene Co. IL. They had 6 children He md. second to (2) Mariah Groesbeck abt. 1850 in Bastrop, TX. She was born 1831 in Ohio. They had 3 children. He began paying taxes in 1848 in Bastrop, TX. He was found in Bastrop Co. TX. 1850 census, Burnet Co. TX. 1860 & 1870 census.


(Josiah info. Is from Robert Burlingame) found by Edward Brantley via Internet.