The Descendants of Thomas BRANCH
& Mary Frances ALLEN

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Generation No. 1

1. Thomas2 Branch (Benjamin1)1 was born 1836 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee1. He married Mary Frances Allen1, daughter of Edmund Lilly Allen, Sr. and Rebecca Magdalene Smith. She was born August 20, 1842 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee1, and died (unknown).  In 1913 in Mary and her husband were mentioned in the Rains County Leader newspaper in May of 1913, so they were both still alive at that time.2.

More About Thomas Branch:

Burial: Allen Cemetery, Allen, Collin County, Texas3

More About Mary Frances Allen:

Burial: Allen Cemetery, Allen, Collin County, Texas3

 

Children of Thomas Branch and Mary Allen are:

+ 2 i. Sallie3 Branch, born 1860 in Fayette County, Tennessee; died August 1913 in Prosper, Collin County, Texas.

+ 3 ii. Clara Branch.

4 iii. Tommie Branch3. She married J. W. Weaver3.

5 iv. Jennie Branch3. She married Henry Nesbitt3.

6 v. Allen Branch3. He married Paralee Standifer3.

7 vi. Clarence Coe Branch3, born September 09, 1871 in Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee3; died December 27, 1947 in Wright City, Smith County, Texas3. He married Clelia Etta Baumgardner3 June 30, 1903 in Lebanon, Texas3; born October 24, 1879; died June 24, 1936 in Pampa, Gray County, Texas3.

More About Clarence Coe Branch:

Burial: Miami, Roberts County, Texas3

More About Clelia Etta Baumgardner:

Burial: Miami, Roberts County, Texas3

8 vii. Mattie Branch3. She married A. A. Humphreys3.

Marriage Notes for Mattie Branch and A. Humphreys:

No children.

 

+ 9 viii. Effie Branch, died March 16, 1969 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

10 ix. Eva Lou Branch3.

11 x. Baby Boy Branch4.

12 xi. Theresa Magdalene Branch5, born August 07, 1885 in Tennessee5; died October 28, 1972 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas5. She married Charles Frederick Holmes, Jr.5 December 11, 19095; born November 04, 1885 in Texas5; died May 20, 1974 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas5.

More About Theresa Magdalene Branch:

Burial: 1972, Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas5

More About Charles Frederick Holmes, Jr.:

Burial: 1974, Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas5

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Sallie3 Branch (Thomas2, Benjamin1)5 was born 1860 in Fayette County, Tennessee5, and died August 1913 in Prosper, Collin County, Texas5,6. She married George Parvin7.

Notes for Sallie Branch:

From The Rains County Leader, August, 1913

Killed in Accident

"A telephone message was received in Emory Tuesday morning bearing the sad news that Mrs. George Parvin had been killed in an accident near her home at Prosper. She was a sister of Mr. C. C. Branch and Mrs. S. H. Hood of this place. We take the following from the Star-Telegram:

McKinney, Texas - Mrs. George T. Parvin, aged about 55, was killed and a daughter, 14, painfully injured today when their horse backed the buggy off a bridge. Mrs. Parvin and her daughter were en route to Prosper from their home, two miles southeast to attend the morning service of a religious meeting.

Messrs. C. C. Branch and E. L. Allen, S. H. Hood and wife, and Mrs. Engleman left on the 2:20 train the same day to attend the funeral."

 

 

Children of Sallie Branch and George Parvin are:

13 i. Infant4 Parvin89.

14 ii. Tom Parvin9. He married Lizzie Bates9.

15 iii. May Parvin9. She married Jewel Smith9.

16 iv. John Parvin9. He married Velma Slaton9.

17 v. Clarence Parvin910. He married Willie Belle Standifer11.

18 vi. Lillian Parvin11. She married Raymond Talkington11.

19 vii. Evelyne Parvin11. She married Bill Field11.

Marriage Notes for Evelyne Parvin and Bill Field: No children.

 

 

3. Clara3 Branch (Thomas2, Benjamin1)11. She married Benton Whisenant11.

 

Children of Clara Branch and Benton Whisenant are:

20 i. Mayo4 Whisenant11. She married Dibriel Melton11.

21 ii. Bailey Whisenant11. He married Gladys Williams11.

22 iii. Tommie Whisenant11. She married Oscar Lynge11.

 

9. Effie3 Branch (Thomas2, Benjamin1)11 died March 16, 1969 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas12. She married Sam H. Hood13.

 

Children of Effie Branch and Sam Hood are:

23 i. Joseph Thomas4 Hood13, born 1907 in Prosper, Collin County, Texas13.

24 ii. Sam Hood13.

25 iii. Marianna Hood13.

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Endnotes

 

1. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.).

2. "The Rains County Leader," May 9, 1913, page number unknown. See a scan of this mention here: http://theoldentimes.com/bran13rctx.html..

3. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.).

4. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.), Stillborn.

5. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.).

6. "The Rains County Leader," Sallie Branch Parvin's death was reported in an August, 1913 issue of the Rains County Leader. She was killed when her buggy was accidentally backed off of a bridge. See this page for a transcript of the newspaper story: http://theoldentimes.com/sbpobit13.html.

7. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.), George Parvin's birthplace was not specifically noted; however, the author stated that Sallie Branch married "George Parvin of Prosper, Collin County, Texas."

8. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.), "Died in infancy.".

9. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.).

10. Social Security Death Index, "Electronic."

11. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.).

12. Ancestry.Com Databases, "Electronic," Texas Deaths, 1964-98.

13. Allen, Mary Elizabeth, The Allens of Moscow and La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee, (Privately publisher in 1980; a copy is available in the Library of Congress.).

 

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