Samuel French Brantley
Samuel French Brantley was the son of James Atkinson and Nancy Woods (Raburn) Brantley. He was born December 4, 1837 in Coffee County , Tennessee . James was the son of Joseph A. Brantley and his wife Judith Atkinson who were seen in Edgefield County , South Carolina in 1812, but were in Tennessee by 1830. The lineage beyond Joseph is not clear, but it appears that he may e closely related to the Chatham County, North Carolina family. Samuel married Sarah Elizabeth King in 1861. He died March 23, 1902 in Bedford County , Tennessee . Seen here are Samuel and grandchildren, children of their son, James Robertson Brantley. L to R Catherine, child of hired hand. Carrie, John French (seated), Nancy (left) and friend (in back ).