To my G-G-G-G Grandfather
Benjamin BRANE was born 11 Aug 1784 in Fredrick County, Maryland to Job BRANE and Martha MATTHEWS. On 27 Jun 1812 in Frederick, he married Catherine SCHMIDT DOLL.
Benjamin and Catherine had three sons, Daniel Beig (1817-1896), Peter Esta (1813-1894), and Abraham (1822 - 1898). On the 28 Jun 1859 Catherine died in Montgomery County, Ohio. Benjamin and his sons moved to Wabash County, Indiana and remained in that area for the rest of their lives.
Benjamin died 27 Jun 1870 at the age of 85. He is buried, along with his sister Sarah BRANE CULLORS, in Owen Cemetery, Wabash County, Indiana.
Someday I need to tell the story of how we finally located Benjamin's grave. It's an amazing story filled with serendipity and a bit of dumb luck!