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Mary Branson

Female 1710 - 1749  (39 years)


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  • Name Mary Branson  [1, 2, 3
    Born 1710  Sonning, Berkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN D2NP-8V 
    Died 1749  Middletown, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1626  default
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2006 

    Father William Branson, Sr.,   b. 29 Jun 1684, Sonning, Berkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mary Tate,   b. Abt 1688, Of Sonning, Berkshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1727, Chester Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Family ID F808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dr. Bernardhus Van Leer, Sr.,   b. Abt 1686, Isenburg, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1790, Middletown Twp, Delaware Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 104 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1735  Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. George Van Leer,   b. 1734, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1807, Swedesboro, Gloucester Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Thomas Van Leer,   b. 1737, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1754  (Age 17 years)
     3. Dr. Branson Van Leer,   b. 1739, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1798, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. William N. Van Leer,   b. 1741, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764  (Age 23 years)
    +5. Dr. Benjamin Van Leer,   b. Abt 1746, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1820, Haddonfield, Camden Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +6. Captain Samuel Van Leer,   b. 1747, Marple Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1825, Warren Point, East Nantmeal Twp, Chester Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Christ Church [24 Mar 2006]
    Christ Church [24 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the south side of Christ Church at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bernardhus Van Leer and Mary BRANSON were married here in 1734. Johann Georg von Löhr and Rebecca MATHER were married here in 1738. Noah Wells and Mary HARRISON were married here in 1746. The church continues being open to the public daily 9AM-5PM and offers services Sundays at 9AM and 11AM and Wednesdays at 12PM. Taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Christ Church, Interior [24 Mar 2006]
    Christ Church, Interior [24 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the interior of Christ Church at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bernardhus Van Leer and Mary BRANSON were married here in 1734. Johann Georg von Löhr and Rebecca MATHER were married here in 1738. Noah Wells and Mary HARRISON were married here in 1746. The pews are originals, #70 belong to Benjamin Franklin, #58/60 belonged to President George Washington, and another belonged to Betsy Ross. Taken by Chad G. Nichols

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Christ Church - 003342, 003343; Middletown Presbyterian Church - 003377

    2. [S111] FamilySearch™ Pedigree Resource File, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, UT [Online]), CD-ROM #72 (Reliability: 3).
      Submitted by: Marjorie B. WINTER, 45 Lori Lane Oriental NC 28571-9596; Lists birth 1710 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and death 1748/1749 at Marple, Delaware, Pennsylvania

    3. [S395] Branson-Cook Genealogy, Young, Sandra Branson, ([Online]; [email] oregongal9 # aol.com (change # to @)) (Reliability: 3).
      Mary's father, William Branson, was a wealthy investor and early pioneer in iron mining and manufacturing. In 1744, William Branson began breaking up his extensive holdings among his four daughters and sons-in-law. He made companies out of his daughters and assigned extensive property holdings to each.

      It was a Van Leer grandson, Samuel, and his descendants that took over the Branson iron business in the next generation. The Bransons, consequently, played a very important part in the history of the Van Leer family.

      With the help of William Branson, Bernardhus and Mary built a second, larger house in 1742 on the Van Leer Marple property on what is now Sproul Road between Paxton Hollow Road and Cedar Grove Road. [View photo.] John George continued to live in the smaller house.

    4. [S472] Marriages Recorded by the Registrar General, ([online] http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/philadelphia/church/pass8-1.txt Original in Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, vol 8; Made available online by Donna Bluemink & Joe Patterson. Contents include transcriptions of marriages for Christ Church (Philadelphia), Swedes' Church (Philadelphia), First Presbyterian Church (Carlisle), St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Chester), Reformed Church (Falkner Swamp), Lutheran Church (New Hanover), German Reformed Church (Philadelphia), & Paxtang & Derry Churches) (Reliability: 3).
      1734, Feb. 25, Bransten, Mary, and Bernhard Sanlear
      1734, Feb. 25, Vanlear, Bernhard, and Mary Bransten
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)