William Benjamin Brantley


Wm Benjamin Brantley (CSA) (1842-1908) William Benjamin Brantley was born February 1842 in Harris County, GA. He was the son of Harris Brantley and Charity Harden. He was about 12 years old when he went to Mississippi with his family. He served as a Confederate soldier and lost his eye in battle. Ben married Martha (Mattie) Williams on December 1, 1866. They were in Neshoba County, Missippi in 1870, in McLennan County, Texas in 1880. By 1888 they were back in Leake County, MS. They later moved to Clovis, New Mexico where Benjamin died on February 6, 1908. Thirteen children came from the union of Ben and Mattie. Ben was a Baptist minister for much of his adult life.

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