Matthew Eugene Brunson II or Jr., the son of Matthew Eugene Brunson Sr., was born in 1844 after the household moved to East Alabama. Some data point out he was born in Russell, some present Macon, and others record Lee County. He grew up on the household farm in Espresso County, and on the age of 19 years, he enlisted within the Accomplice Cavalry on September 25, 1863. He joined Captain John C. Browns Impartial Firm of Barbiere’s Battalion. The enrolling description listed him having black eyes, darkish hair and darkish complexion and that he stood 5 toes and 7 inches tall. He endured the remainder of the warfare, and when the warfare ended, he was married in Elba in 1865 to Nancy Elizabeth “Nan” Brooks (1845-1934), daughter of Robert Peter Brooks (1817-1863) and Elizabeth Mary Head (1820-1869).
Matthew and Nancy Brunson had been the mother and father of the next 15 kids: Robert Peter “Bud,” b. 1866, d. 1936, m. (1) Etta Mae “Hettie” Hawthorne (1874-1896) (2) ?; Lillie A. “Sister,” b. 1869, d. 1963, m. Hillery Herbert Grant (1861-1938); Matthew Eugene III “Brother,” b. 1868, d. 1943, m. 1890 Minnie Jane Seale (1871-1930); James Clanton “Clant,” b. 1871, d. 1933, m. Dell Kierce; Arthur Claire, b. 1873, d. 1935, m. (1) 1899 Victoria Louise “Vicky” DuBose (2) Zelma Rowe; Ruby Hortense, b. 1874, d. 1951, m. 1895 Charles “Charlie” Lee Rowe (1864-1933); Forrest “Frost” Pleamon, b. 1876, d. 1939, m. Kate Sinquefield; Willa Belle, b. 1878, d. 1951, m. 1898 Curtis Steen Hutchison (1865-1942); Benjamin “Ben” Stephen, b. 1880, d. 1952, m. (1) Mattie Wilson (2) Lena Hammond (3) ?; Kate “Katie” Love, b. 1882, d. 1955, m. 1901 Daniel Cameron McKinnon; Tommie (feminine), b. 1883, d. 1884; Mose Lee, b. 1885, d. 1953, m. 1908 Monie Madera Moore (1891-1978); Paul Lamar, b. 1886, d. 1921, m. Florence Marsh; and DeWitt Talmadge, b. 1887, d. 1914, m. Cora Kelly.
Considered one of Matthew Eugene Brunson Jr.’s sons, Stephen Brunson, was born in 1880 within the Victoria group of Espresso County. He grew up in that space, and he was married in 1909 to Mattie Wilson. They settled in Elba and had been blessed with a son, Edwin Man Brunson, in 1910. They had been divorced within the subsequent few years, so Edwin went to reside along with his materials grandparents, William Preston and Mattie C. Wilson. Each mother and father had been remarried to different spouses, and Edwin moved backwards and forwards between the houses of each units of fogeys. Benjamin Brunson was described on his registration for the WW I draft as being of medium top and weight and having darkish hair and grey eyes.
In 1912, Benjamin was married to his second spouse, Lena Hammond (1896-1972). They turned the mother and father of a daughter, Theresa Brunson, who was born in 1915 and died in 1996. Information recommend she remained single and resided in New Brocton and Elba.
Benjamin’s son, Edwin Man Brunson, obtained coaching within the Christian religion. On the age of 24, he accepted Christ and decided to reside a Christian life. He met Mary Alva Hardwick Strickland, who was born in 1904 in Dawson, Ga. She was the daughter of Nice Adam Hardwick and Mary Gatsy Moore. She had been married beforehand to a Mr. Strickland with whom she had a daughter, Mary Adeline. She and Edwin Man Brunson had been married in 1934 and made their house in New Brocton. Man turned a father to Mary Adeline and reared her as his personal. They turned the mother and father of 4 extra daughters: Martha Rebecca, b. 1936; Iris Rachel, b. 1938; Linda Annette, b. 1942; and Betty Edwina, b. 1947. All the kids turned Christians, and three married ministers. These three turned concerned in mission work in Africa. Linda turned a authorized secretary, and later, a church secretary concerned in church ministry. Edwina turned an English trainer who was fairly concerned in her native church in numerous ministries.
Man was all the time a self-employed enterprise man. He engaged in shopping for and promoting timber, hauling hay, working a service station, recapping tires and ultimately turned an vintage vendor. Early on he constructed a small home throughout from the elementary faculty on South John Road, however because the household grew, he constructed a bigger home, two-story brick, on North John Road. Being a proficient seamstress, in 1960, Mary opened a costume store, Brunson’s Fashion Store, within the City of New Brocton. The store carried materials, prepared made women put on, and a few males and kids’s clothes.
The son of Matthew Eugene Brunson Jr., Arthur Claire Brunson Sr, was born in 1873 in Espresso County and died in 1935 in Elba. His draft registration for WW I listed him being of medium construct and top and having grey hair and blue eyes. In 1895, he had married Victoria “Vicky” Louise DuBose (1875-1914). They resided in New Brocton and have become the mother and father of the next kids: Fox Henderson, b. 1901, d. 1977, m. Mary Gertrude Bailey (1901-1976); Mike Sollie, b. 1903, d. 1980, m. Nollie Belle ?; Amy Could, b. 1906, d. 1995, m. 1928 Boling Zachariah Cooper (1904-1976); Louise “Lollie,” b. 1910, d. 1998, m. 1929 Herbert Spencer Whatley (1894-1964); and Arthur Claire Jr., b. 1913, d. 1998, m. 1934 Emma Elizabeth Winston (1919-2012).
The oldest son, Fox Henderson Brunson, was born in 1901 in Elba and died there in 1977. He married Mary Gertrude Bailey (1902-1976), daughter of William Marion Bailey (1871-1959) and Gertrude Alzada “Trudy” Ham (1871-1943). They made their house in Elba and reared two sons: Fox Henry, b. 1928, d. 1974, m. Jean Rousselle; and Marion Bailey, b. 1931, d. 2007, m. 1960 Nancy Elizabeth Cowart.
Fox Henderson and Mary Brunson’s oldest son, Fox Henry Brunson, was born in 1928 in Elba. He married Jean Rousselle they usually turned the mother and father of 4 kids: Dr. Jeana, Deborah, Richard and David. He died in 1974 and was buried within the Pine Crest Cemetery in Cellular.
Fox Henderson’s youngest son, Marion Bailey Brunson, was born in 1931 and have become well-known within the space for his management in schooling, native authorities and native historical past and household family tree. He earned a B.S. diploma in schooling from Troy State College and a Masters diploma from Florida State College. He additionally accomplished an extra 12 months of graduate research at Auburn College. His profession in schooling included serving as Principal of Enterprise Elementary Faculty, Principal of Elba Elementary Faculty, and Principal of Elba Excessive Faculty. He additionally served within the U.S. Military throughout the Korean Conflict.
In January 1983, the 12 months after his retirement from schooling, Marion Brunson turned the thirteenth Probate Choose of Espresso County. He was reelected in 1989 and served till his retirement in January 1995. Throughout these years he served on quite a few boards at county, district and state ranges. He properly accomplished Fundamental and Superior Research on the College of Alabama Legislation Middle. In the course of the 12 months 1993-1994, he served a President of the Alabama Probate Judges Affiliation.
Marion was an energetic member of the Elba United Methodist Church the place he was church historian, previous trustee, served on the executive board, was a district lay chief 1988-2000, and was a member of the Convention Episcopacy Committee. He authored not less than eight books and held membership in The Barons of Magna Charta, Sons of the American Revolution and the Huguenot Society.
In 1960, Marion Bailey Brunson Sr. was married to Nancy Elizabeth Coward. They turned the mother and father of two sons: Marion Bailey Jr., b. 1965, m. Karen Williams; and Charles Matthew, b. 1969, m. Stephanie Corridor.
The Brunson descendants proceed to abound in Espresso County, Ala., and a few moved into Covington County.
Sources for immediately’s story embrace Ancestry.com and several other tales written and submitted by descendants for publication in The Heritage of Espresso County, Alabama.
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