Branner family genealogy [manuscript], 1729-1899.


Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922. Branner family genealogy [manuscript], 1729-1899.

Branner family genealogy [manuscript], 1729-1899.

Outline of the genealogy of the first four generations of the Branner family in Va., [ca. 1729-1899] Reprint from the New Market, Va., Shenandoah Valley, 1904 December 1.

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John Casper Branner (1850-1922) was a geologist was born on July 4, 1850, in New Market, Tennessee. He enrolled at Maryville College, but after two years he transferred to Cornell. He developed an interest in Brazil and he accompanied his professor, Charles F. Hartt, there in 1874, staying until 1883. He studied the country's geology, and also searched for vegetable fibers that could be used to make incandescent light. At the same time, he studied insects that affected cotton plants, under the c...