Trish, Hi I also start from william to Stephen M.,Steven Van Rensselaer then David Briggs Braman, Glyde Braman, Rodney Ross Braman Then finally Gary Lewis Braman ans me Maureen Siobhan Braman.I've been working with Linda Laird that is how I found my family actually, getting back farther than Jesse and Martha is very difficult. I came across a few Bramans that came to America befor Jesse would have been born also I saw a Jessce Bremen that I wanted to lok into but I didn't have access, My Grandfather told me that my family line originated from Bremen, Germany and the last name was actually Bremen when they first arrive to America so I have been searching both last names, and it seems that the Brayman names I have come across have been proven to be errors by the census takers and it should be Braman, ? I'm not sure I havent had much time to look at anything lately there is a new baby in my house. Well that is really all I know, hopefully I will find more soon. Maureen Braman.