Branscomb/Branscum Genealogy

The Genealogy of
Richard Branscomb
of Brunswick County, Virginia,
and a Number of his Descendants

by Fred Tubbs







The Children of David and Mary/Polly Branscomb

David and Mary had ten children, most of whom had died before David did on 5 April 1864. Mary presumably died in late 1855 or early 1856, and David quickly remarried a woman named Nancy. David accepted a child of Nancy as his daughter, although Nancy had engaged in numerous adulterous affairs, which led David to file a suit for divorce on 19 January 1861. The divorce proceedings showed the daughter as Sarah Jane. See “David Branscomb, son of John Branscomb” for details.

Following is the list of David’s known and presumed children:

  1. John Branscomb, b. ca. 1818 Ky
  2. Jane Branscomb (“Jennie”); her DOB is unknown.
  3. Sarah Branscomb (“Sally”), b. 1822 Ky.
  4. Daniel Branscomb, b. 1823.
  5. Elizabeth Branscomb was born ca. 1825 in Ky.;
  6. Susanah Branscomb. The 1850 census shows her age as 24 (so she was presumably born in 1826) and her birthplace as Indiana.
  7. James Branscomb. The 1850 census for Johnson Co., Ill., shows him in the home of his parents David and Polly, his age as 21 (so he was presumably born in 1829), and his birthplace as Ind.
  8. Margaret Branscomb, b. 1831 Ind.
  9. Wesley Branscomb. ca. 1836 Ind.
  10. Edmond Branscomb, b. ca. 1843 Ill.
  11. Sarah Jane Branscombe was born probably in June 1859, the daughter of Nancy A. Branscum and, presumably, David Branscombe.

See also:
David Branscomb, son of John and Olive E. Branscomb

Note: These pages leave numerous questions unanswered concerning David Branscombe and his family. Individuals who have additional information may wish to share it for the benefit to others. Be sure to support any such additions wherever possible with documentary evidence. Please address your information and copies of your data to: Frederick B. Tubbs, 6423 Clearview Road, Boulder, Colorado 80303. The email address is fredtubbs2@ Review my updates on the Internet at

I have attempted to provide dates for the children of David and Polly and at least to name the grandchildren; readers are urged to maintain their own histories for subsequent lines.




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