Following is the genealogy of John Brantley of Nash
County. Recent DNA comparisons by the Brantley Association indicate
that descendants of John Brantley of Nash County are not descended
from Edward Brantley, the first Brantley in
the father of all Brantleys in America. The site was constructed
while we thought that John Brantley of Nash County was a direct
descendant of Edward Brantley. (See note at the bottom of the
page about the lineage.) This site is an attempt to
chronicle John Brantley's descendants that continue to have Nash county
follow a specific family line, you can click through the appropriate
links beginning with the oldest Brantley ancestor.
Where applicable, specific
sources are given for the material herein.
Following is Edward Brantly's line as close to
John of Nash County as we have been able to determine.
b. abt. 1617
d. Jan. 1, 1689
Edward Brantly came to America as an indentured servant under
John Seaward who received a land patent on June 18, 1638 for 400
acres, Isle of Wight county, Virginia for transporting Edward and
7 other individuals to America. (pg. 634 Virginia Land Patents
and Grants [copy
of original]). Edward received a land patent of 675
acres in Isle of Wight county 30 Oct 1669 (pg. 261) for:
"Trans. of 14 persons."
of Edward Brantley
of Phillip Brantley
abt 1672 Isle of Wight co., VA
d. 1737 Nottoway Parish, Isle of Wight co, VA
b. abt 1700 Isle of Wight county, VA
b. abt 1730 Isle of Wight county, VA
d. 1785 Nash county
b. abt 1732 Halifax county, NC