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Branch, H. E.

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Branch, H. E.
February 25, 2007 07:53PM
Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and
Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Unknown County.

H. E. BRANCH is the eldest son and child in a family of two children, born
January 12, 1855, in Franklin, Johnson County, Ind. His parents were John
W. and Louisa (Alexander) Branch, natives of Kentucky and Indiana
respectively. They were married in Gosport, Ind., October 5, 1853, and
then settled in Franklin, remaining until 1858, when they moved to
Gosport, where they remained until 1866. He was appointed Deputy
Collector, and moved to Terre Haute, remaining until 1878, when they moved
to Martinsville, and engaged in the stave trade, and at present reside in
Indianapolis. The subject was reared in Franklin, Gosport and Terre
Haute, in the latter place of which he received a good education in the
graded schools. In September, 1877, he came to Martinsville, and took the
position of book-keeper for E. F. Branch & Bro., and is so engaged at
present. On February 12, 1878, he married Sarah A. Comer, daughter of
Mathew Comer, a pioneer of Mooresville. By this union there were two
children. Mr. Branch is a member of the K. of P. He is an active member
of the Republican party, and highly esteemed in the community in which he
lives. He is a member of the Campbellite Church. During the years 1872,
1873, 1874, 1875, he was telegraph operator in Terre Haute.

Branch Alexander Comer
Franklin-Johnson-IN Martinsville-Morgan-IN

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