In the U.S. Slave Schedule of 1860, the following are listed as slaveowners;
E Brannin, Tensas (Parish) 9 men (Edward Brandon in 1850 Slave Scedule Tensas ?)
There were no Black voters in Tensas prior to 1964, at which time only 15 African Americans were permitted to register. This did not change until 1965 with the passing of the Voters Rights Bill.
J Brannin, Concordia, Eatern Louisiana, 5 women, 10 men
In the Federal Census of the same year J Brannin, Concordia, age 49, is recorded as an Overseer, living with R. E. Brannin age 28 (his wife?) and T.J. Brannin age 2 (his son?)
Brenan, New Orleans Ward 5, City Police Jail, 1 man
Ward 5 stretches from the Mississippi River through the city to Lake Ponchartrain made famous by Paul Brady in the song The Lakes of Pontchartrain.
M J Brennan, New Orleans Ward 3, 1 man
M J Brenon, New Orleans Ward 3, age 45, Grocer ?, born in Ireland, Ann Brennan age 24 & Francis Brenon age 25, also born in Ireland, Mary Brennan age 25 born in Pennsylvania, and John Barrel age 9 born in Penn.
Ward 3 includes Lafayette Square and most of the Central Business District of New Orleans.
R Brennan, Covington (St. Tammany Parish) 1 man, 1 woman
In the US Federal Census 1900, there is a Matilda Brennan born 1848 and her brother William born 1850 living in Covington. I wonder are they descendants of R Brennan?
Jane Branon, Livingston, 2 women, 3 men
In the US Federal Census of 1900, there is a Dabney Brannan born 1853, and wife Sarah L. living with their children, Julious age 9, Sarah L. age 7, James W. age 5, Ethel D. age 3 and Bruce B. age 1 in Livingston. I wonder if they are related to Jane Branon?
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I'm a Brennan with clear roots in Clawinch Island, Co. Longford (on the Shannon) Brennan Family Clawinch, Co. Longford and possibly in Kilteevan, Co. Roscommon. As a child my father's people told me that our family came from Kilkenny originally and that Cromwell threw us out. This story has intrigued me all my life and of late I have begun to collect information about Brennans the world over. If you have Brennans in your family, you are cordially invited to join me and maybe we will get to the root of this family story, or maybe not...