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John Brandon

JOHN BRANDON, eldest son of William and Sarah Brandon, was born near Gettysburg, York County (now Adams), Pennsylvania, July 4, 1782, and came with his parents to Mercer county in 1798, where he grew to manhood. Early in the present century he settled in what is now Forward township, Butler county, purchasing 140 acres of land where his son, James Brandon,  now lives. He died at the home of his son, John W., in Connoquenessing township, June 13, 1873, at the remarkable age of ninety-one years. Mr. Brandon was one of the early members of Mt. Nebo Presbyterian church. Although his name does not appear in the roster of Butler county pioneers who went out in the War of 1812, it is claimed by his descendents that he served in that war. He was originally a Whig and afterwards a Republican, and served as county commissioner one term. In 1804 he married Susan Welsh,  and they were the parents of five children: William; John W.; Thomas: Sarah, who married Jacob Cleffer, and after his death Rudolph Kelker,  and Mary, who became the wife of George Martin.  

Source:  History of Butler County, 1895, page 1184

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