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Samuel Herman BRABON

Male 1810 - 1890  (80 years)

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  • Name Samuel Herman BRABON 
    Birth 9 April 1810  Etchingham,East Sussex Co.,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 18 September 1890  Martin,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: LaGrippe 
    • Research Note: Samuel was listed on the East Sussex County Record office Lewes, Etchingham Parish Registers Baptisms/Burials. Volumes: PAR 323/1/1/5 Yrs included 1784-1812 Item 6
      Baptism, 1811 - Sept 13 Samuel son of Robert & Ann Brabon.

      Research Note: Listed on International Genealogical Index 1994 Edition CLLS May 3, 1997
      Samuel Brabon son of Robert and Ann Brabon. Christened September 13, 1811 at Etchingham, Sussex, England

      Research Note: Appears on the 1855 New York census in Wheatland, Monroe County. Listed at age 40 as resident of county for 15 years indicating arrival there near 1840. Listed place of origin as England and occupation of Laborer. Also listed are spouse Elizabeth resident of same county 14 years at age 26 and 2 sons Arthur S. Brabon age 3 years and George Brabon age 6 months.

      Research Note: Appears again on 1860 New York census in the town of Wheatland, in the County of monroe of New York on June 23, 1860. (Mumford Post Office) This source was located at the Lansing State (MI) Historical Library (pgs. 22 & 23). Samuel's occupation is listed as a Farm Laborer with his place of birth England, spouse Elizabeth and two sons Arthur and Frank both born in New York.

      1870 - Samuel appears again on the 8/6/1870 census of Martin, MI with wife, sons now including Herman also born in New York, and a young girl named Nellie. (Nellie at the time recorded on the census was the same age as Frank and born in Michigan. Some say that Nellie was the child of a relative who stayed with Samuel during a time of divorce between her parents. She does not appear with the family on the 1880 census.

      1880 - June 3, 1880 Marin, MI census shows Samuel, Elizabeth, Frank and Herman. As Samuel is listed on the New York 1860 census and then on the 1870 Michigan census it is safe to assume he relocated sometime within that 10 year period.

      1850 - 1855 (More about the Reuban mystery) Within this time period Reuban Brabon came to Wayland, MI, a small city very close to Martin. Reuban is buried in the Wayland Cemetery and is listed on the Martin census dated 6/23/1860. It shows his place of birth as England and shows him married to Mary J. with 3 children, Edward, Hanna and Thomas. Reuban's family appears again on the 8/5/1870 Martin census as age 40 with the same family members. See Reuban's file for detail.

      Of interest is a story I heard from Ford Brabon, a descendent of Reuban. It is told that Reuban & his brother had a falling out (don't know over what) and that they disowned each other. (Ford said he believes that Reuban was the instigator due to his strong personality.) Interestingly, Samuel's descendents three generations later grew up knowing of Brabon's living in the Wayland area, however being told that they were not related. In 1994 we began finding out that they were very much related and that some of the oldest family photo's are found in both Reuban and Samuels family albums.

      The story continues that a curse was place on the family because of the separation chosen by Reuban, cursing the family name to come to an end. Reuban had 6 children, two of them died under age 2, two were daughters who would not carry the family name after marriage. one son died without any children and Ford is now the only living male descendent of Reuban. Ford has never had children.

      Research Note: Obtained copy of Certificate of Death from Michigan Department of Community Health 4/12/97. Certificate confirms date of death as September 18, 1890 with cause of death as La Grippe. Occupation listed as farmer and name of parents listed as unknown. Died age 80 yrs, 5 months, and 9 days.
    Person ID I1759  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 9 February 2006 

    Father Robert BRABON 
    Mother Anne VITLER   d. 24 June 1820, Ticehurst,England - Parrish of Etchingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 3 May 1808  Etchingham,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Research Note: Found Banns of marriage listed through Latter Day Saints Historical Library. Reference listed in 1808 as follows:
      Bann of Marriage between Robert Brabon & Anne Vitler both of this parish were published on the three Sundays underwritten: That is to say, On Sunday, the 27 of March, On Sunday, the 3rd of April by Hugh Tolby, On Sunday, the 10th of April by J. Langley, Curate.
    Family ID F789  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Minerva TENNEY,   b. 11 January 1830, Monroe Co.,NY Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 February 1904, Martin,MI Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years) 
    +1. Arthur Louis BRABON,   b. 29 February 1852, Rochester,NY Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 May 1936, Chicago,Cook Co.,IL Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years)
     2. George BRABON,   b. December 1854
    +3. Frank Arthur BRABON,   b. 29 September 1858, Rochester,NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Unknown child BRABON,   b. 1860
    +5. Herman Samuel BRABON,   b. 2 July 1862, Riga,Monroe Co.,NY Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 August 1942, Wayland Twp.,Allegan Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F787  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1631] BRABON Samual Will, (Allegan Co., MI, Vol 95, Page 300), M/F 1017930.

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