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I am William Allen Brantley's daughter.My grandfather's name was James Madison Brantley. I looked over some of your picture and the resemblance to my grandfather and his brothers is unreal. We actually have a Ken Brantley in our family.

Added: November 25, 2015
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Brenda,

Thank you so much for your expression of gratitude. This, and the many other comments we have had since the completion of the project has been a reward within itself far more to us than most understand. We can give thanks to so many who labored diligently for hours upon hours to index and display these records with no financial compensation. They just realized the value to family history researchers, like yourself, to have such a file at their fingertips. The project was a dream long before it was initiated and we can give thanks to Probate Clerk, Rick Francis, who shared the dream and allowed us to come to his courthouse and image the ancient records. Rick even saw that I was compensated for my stay while there. He was the first among the hero's to this event. Without him, nothing would have become of this dream of decades. God bless him! This was, the first project to image, display, and index a near entire Courthouse record collection of the 18th and 19th century, and yes, allow the researcher to see these as though they were there.

We had hope for the same project in Isle of Wight County, even at our own expense, but it never materialized. It is my hope that someday the many courthouse collections, especially which include the 17th and 18th century records will too be separately available to researchers throughout the world; Well… I can dream, can't I ☺.

I will forward your expression of gratitude to our Southampton project volunteers, and thanks again for taking the time to extend your thoughts of appreciation.

Sincerely

Ken Brantley
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Added: November 23, 2015
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I am thrilled to find your website. I have Vick, Reese, and Rivers, and more ancestors that came from this area. I am now going through all the records to find official records for them. This is so amazing to be able to do this from my living room. Thanks so much for your hard work.

Added: November 9, 2015
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Texas Brantley

Added: October 7, 2015
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I recently started tracing our family through Ancestry.com. Unless I am wrong I believe I have found my line goes through James, Holden, Nathaniel T, James, William, James Allen, and finally Edward. I plan to do the DNA testing.

Added: October 2, 2015
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My ancestor Thomas Towson (1834) was married to Mary Jane Brantley (1836)in Laurens County. I hit a dead end with Thomas Towson, but would love to find out more about Mary Jane. Her father was Lewis Brantley (1814-1851).

Added: August 24, 2015
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Hello, my birthname is Lindsay Marie Brantley, and I am the daughter of Roy Scott Brantley and Frances Elizabeth Blassingame. My dad and I are both from Fort Worth, TX, and my mom is from Pawnee, OK and is a Pawnee Native American. I too, am a registered tribal member. The reason I am reaching out for help researching my paternal family history is because my paternal grandfather, James Byron Brantley, was adopted, likely, by his aunt, when he was a baby. I don't know any other information about my dad's side of the family, other than his mother's name, Joy Irene Southern (last name "Southern" not a birth name). I want to find out what my ancestry is, and I have many obstacles. I was intrigued to find a website dedicated to the Brantley family name. I hope you can help me iny quest to learn where my family originated. Thank you.

Added: August 15, 2015
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I was researching my family tree and was referred to this page because an ancestor was tried and hanged in 1777 and his pre-trial info was in the digitized records you have here. I was curious about what the Brantley Project was, as my mother-in-law in a Brantley from Washington County, GA. So imagine my surprise that I find her family history while researching my own. My mother-in-law is the 2nd great-granddaughter of William Brantley 1820 - 1870.

Added: August 12, 2015
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My grandfather was Mitchell C. Brantley, son of Richard Harold Brantley, son of John W. Brantley. That's as far as I've gotten due to the many John W's listed. However, I do know more now than I did before stumbling onto this site. Very interesting family information.

Added: June 6, 2015
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My 6th great grandmother is Elizabeth Brantley, b 1718, married James Piland (Pyland). Thanks for the website--it helped me find Elizabeth's father!

Added: June 6, 2015
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