On Dec. 9th 1864 Prior Brannan of Company A, 70th, US Colored Troops married Arrinda Adams of Thomas County, Georgia, in Natchez, Mississippi.
Prior was aged 28, born c 1836 and Arrinda aged 24, born c1840. Prior was described in his marriage certificate as Black, son of a Black mother and a Black father. Arrinda was described as half White, her mother as three quarters White and her father as a quarter White.
Their witnesses were N S Hitchcock, Co. A, 70th, US Colored Troops & Phineas Mixer, Ordained Minister.
I found the following brief record but cannot ascertain if it belongs to the same man.
Mixer, Jr. , Phineas
BATTLE UNIT NAME:
33rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
SOLDIER'S RANK IN:
SOLDIER'S RANK OUT:
M540 ROLL 52
I have also found Prior Brannan with another spelling of his name
United States Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops
Event TypeMilitary Service
Military Unit Note71st US Colored Infantry
After stenuous efforts I have been unable to find Prior & Arrinda after their marriage so I would be grateful if anyone can add to their life story and honour his service. Thank you.
US Freedman's Bureau Marriages
US Civil War Record of Union Colored Troops
National Park Service
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