Dec 2006, We
encourage all Brantley persons to get involved in DNA testing. While
one may not be qualified as a donor himself (male Brantley surname),
he/she can financially participate in sponsoring a person on their line
who is. Please contact me if you are willing to participate so we may
notify and recruiter others. (See articles under "DNA Testing").
Nov 2006 - A new discovery has been made
via DNA testing. Test show that Benjamin Brantley (b ca 1764) of
Hancock County, Georgia was a son of Benjamin Brantley (b abt 1732) of
Chatham Co NC and Washington Co, GA. This is a significant find and
would not have been made were it not for DNA testing. (See articles
under "DNA Testing").
Nov 2006 - We have learned that one of our
Brantley kindred help raise the flag at Iwo Jima.
Block, the son of Belle
Block, and the great
grandson of John David (Tobe)
(see 2nd report), is one of the marines in the
photo seen around the world in 1945 that pictured soldiers raising
the flag at
was killed in action shortly after the photo was taken. The
movie, Flags of our Fathers, by
Clint Eastwood is currently in
theatres .Harlon is
portrayed by actor Benjamin Walker in
the film and his mother Belle Brantley
Block is played by Judith
Oct 2006 -
Lt Col. H.R. Hattie Brantley died
recently. She attended our 1990 convention and has been a great
supporter to the association. Hattie was a POW during WWII and received
many military awards including one from Pres Reagan during his term of
office. See more about her on our WEB site, under Prominent
Brantleys. She was a descendant of John & Hannah, through son
Phillip, his son John, and John's son Blake Brantley of Texas.
Thomas “Jim” Brantley, a resident of Manchester, Tenn., and an
involved member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry, past away
Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Mr.
Brantley would have been 76 years old on March 7th.
graveside service was held on March 7th at the Robinson
Cemetery in Loudon County. Rev. Mark Barron and Rev. Carlton Harper,
officiated the service.
Brantley graduated from the University
of Tennessee with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. He was
also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
was a World War II veteran and served with the Navy as a corpsman.
Brantley was a retired supervisor with ConAgra of Knoxville, Tenn. Mr.
Brantley was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Coffee
County Esquire Association, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and
Exhibitors Association, Manchester Lions Club, and the American Legion
Gold Star Post 78.
is survived by his sons and daughters-in-laws, Tom and Connie Brantley
and Vance and Jennifer Brantley; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jane
“BJ” and Mike Anderson; brothers and sisters-in-law, John F. and
Mary Frances Brantley, Charles E. and Nellie Brantley; sister and
brother-in-law, Ada and John Wright; and five grandchildren, Daniel
Brantley, Robert and Rachel Brantley and Adele and Amelia Anderson.
can be made to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, Box
225, Winchester, Tenn. 37398.
Last Association Newsletter
We have just published our latest newsletter. If you
wish to have a copy, send $2 and a stamped envelope to us at 4750
Oakleigh Manor Dr Powder Springs, Ga 30127.
The letter is free to ambassador members and members who paid dues this
year by joining.
For those who have though about joining the ambassador program, be aware
that we have sent out over 90 BA correspondence messages and studies
since September last.
See Joining information under Membership
We have just learned of the death of Grace
Brantley Deady; a member of the association since 2000. Grace, a
resident of Largo, FL, had routine gall bladder surgery and suffered a
massive heart attack during recovery on January, 20, 2003.
Grace was a descendant of KY James Brantley. She was born on July
7, 1934 in Providence, KY to Robert C. and Madie L Brantley. She
is survived by, Ronald E. Deady, her husband of 49 years, and children;
Mrs. Karen Kearney, Mrs. Cheryl Nelson and son, Scott Deady.
Daughter Cheryl has applied for and been granted membership in the
association in her mother's place under the provisions of our membership
rules. She will assume membership number 400, formerly issued to
Grace. She will receive Ambassador Program privileges for 90 days
in honor of her mother.
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New feature: Ask Ken
We have added a location for you to ask Ken Brantley a question or make a
comment to him personally.
Notice: Court of Ordinary Minutes 183Court of Ordinary Minutes 1837-1863 for the book, "Hancock County Georgia - Court of
Ordinary Minutes 1837-1863" , containing the
transcription of two Court of Ordinary books 1837-1853 & 1853 - 1863.
Note from Ada Brantley Wright, granddaughter
of James Robertson Brantley: