John Thomas "Jack" Branch

John Thomas "Jack" Branch

John Thomas Branch was also known as Jack Branch. His father was born in Virginia and his mother was born in Kentucky. According to a family history, he was of German descent. He was born in September, 1862 in Kentucky.  John Thomas Branch boarded with his future father-in-law, Gideon S. Duncan, in Jun 1900 in Campbell County, Tennessee. His occupation was listed as day laborer in that census. He married Mary Cynthia Duncan, daughter of Gideon S. Duncan and Louraney Rutha Risden, on 21 Nov 1900 in Campbell County, Tennessee. The 1910 census of Campbell County, Tennessee lists his occupation as teamster.   A family history record indicates that he died on 8 Jun 1914 at age 51, although this has not been substantiated. No death certificate located in Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, for John Thomas Branch for between 1914 and 1916.

His children:

  • Dorcas Marie Branch was born on 26 Jul 1902 in Tennessee. She married Daniel Elmer Majors. She died on 14 Nov 1968 at age 66. She was buried at Bookwalter Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
  • Otto Branch was born on 12 Jun 1904 in Elk Valley, Campbell County, Tennessee. He married Mae Alpha Moles on 1 Jul 1925 in Knox County, Tennessee. He died on 7 Nov 1944 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at age 40. He was buried on 11 Nov 1944 at Bookwalter Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee.
  • Litel Artis Branch was born on 25 May 1906. He died on 23 Jul 1906.
  • Carrie Atlas Branch was born on 24 Jun 1908 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She married Charles Louis Dupes on 2 May 1925 at Powell Station, Tennessee. She died on 28 Feb 1963 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at age 54. She was buried at Bookwalter Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
  • Clifford Branch was born on 20 Aug 1911 in Westbourne, Campbell County, Tennessee. He married Cecil Mae Davis on 15 Jun 1929 in Knox County, Tennessee. He married Stella Gladys Mayes after 22 Jun 1970. He died on 1 Jan 1980 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at age 68. He was buried on 4 Jan 1980 at New Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
  • Hester Ruth Murray (also known as Ruth Hester Murray) was born on 29 Sep 1913 in Westbourne, Campbell County, Tennessee. She married Richard Elmore Smiddy, son of Benjamin Smiddy and Susan Perkins, on 16 Jun 1928 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She died on 10 Apr 1982 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at age 68. She was buried on 13 Apr 1982 at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

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This page was last updated on Monday, January 28, 2008.