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Rachael (4John, 3John, 2Giles, 1Richard) Webb of Virginia
Rachael Webb was born in about 1706 in Richmond Co VA. In about 1725 Rachel married Francis Gower b. 2/2/1706 Richmond Co VA. Francis and Rachael were the parents of one girl, Anna, but Francis died before Christmas in 1726. Son Francis was born after his father's death.
On 3/16/1727 Rachael married John Branham b. 9/20/1690 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA. This apparent marriage of necessity proved to be fruitful for both John and Rachael; as they provided a supportive household for their four children by previous marriages and the eleven or so children they had together.
John and Rachel lived the remainder of their lives in the part of Richmond County which would become Orange County. John died in 1761. According to the Ludlow Branham Family Bible which is recorded at the Library of Virginia, Rachel married Bryan Sisson b. c. 1700. The date is not specified but was about 1765.
Rachel died 4/6/1782 in Orange Co VA and was buried on the family property known as the "Old Courthouse."
Born c. 1706 in Richmond Co VA
Married c. 1725 in Richmond Co VA to Francis Gower (son of John Gower) b. 2/2/1706 Richmond Co VA
12/14/1726 Will written in Richmond Co VA
|Richmond County Wills p 52:
Francis Gower, will; 14 Dec 1726, probated 1 Feb 1727
Estate "to be equally divided between wife, Rachel, and children including the child wife now goes with."
Heirs: daughter Anna; executrix wife Rachael; Witnesses: John Branham, John Campbell
9/7/1726 Francis Gower died in Richmond Co VA
|Richmond Co VA Records:
Francis Gower departed this life Sept. 7, 1726.
Married 3/16/1727 in Farnham Parish, Richmond Co VA to John Branham b. 9/20/1690 Rappahannock (now Richmond) Co VA
of Richmond County, 1668-1853
BRANHAM, John married Rachel Webb, 16 March 1726/7.
(The bride was the widow of Francis Gower who died testate in Richmond County in 1726. John Branham died testate in Orange County in 1761.)
1734 Orange Co split from Richmond Co VA
Will probated 8/27/1761 Orange Co VA
The will of "John Branham Senr. . .son of Richard
Branham and his wife, Ann Branham" dated July 21, 1761, was proved on
Thursday, Aug 27, 1761.
Married c. 1765 in Orange Co VA to Bryan Sisson b. c. 1700 in Virginia
Rachael died 4/6/1782 Orange Co VA
Buried "The Old Courthouse" Orange Co VA
|In the burial place called the Old Court House, in Orange County.
Rachel Branham (Sisson) relict of the above John Branham, departed this life April 6th, 1782. Was interred the Monday after, at Charles Porter's, her former dwelling place, called "The Old Courthouse" in Orange County.
1. Ann Gower
Born 1725 Richmond Co VA
7/7/1746 Hanover Parish, King George Co VA Land Transaction
| Richmond Co, VA Deed Book 10, p. 366:
7 July 1746. John and Ann White of Hanover Parish in King George County to Benjamin Rust for 35 pounds their right in 200 acres that John Bramham sold Benjamin Rust. Ann White is stated as great granddaughter of Ann Bramham and coheir. Wit: Richard Corey, Minthon Morgin, John Patterson, Metcalf Rust, Margarett M. Smith.
VA Deed Book 10, p. 368:
2. Francis Gower, Jr.
Born 12/15/1726 Richmond Co VA
|Richmond Co VA Records:
Born, Francis, son of Francis & Rachel Gower, Dec. 15, 1726.
Died 9/10/1729 Richmond Co VA