My oldest living male Brandon cousin, Daniel Brandon of Christian County, Illinois submitted his DNA for the Brandon Surname Project. The results are in and show that we are E1b1a, which leads me to surmise the following line of ancestry:
Leigh Anthony Paintin daughter of, Robert Carl Anthony (Sharon Pearl Harder), son of (10)Mary Elsie Brandon* (Chester Anthony), daughter of (9)Louis Franklin Brandon (Nancy Cordelia Sowells), son of (8)John Brandon (Nancy Ann Duncan), son of (7)John Brandon (Mary Ann Holland), son of (6)Pleasant Brandon (Mary Scott), son of (5)John M Brandon (Mary Lawson), son of (4)William Brandon (Elizabeth Irvine), son of (3)James Brandon (Mary), son of (2)William Brandon (Isabella), son of (1)John Brandon (Mary Armstrong)
*Daniel Brandon is the nephew of Mary Elsie Brandon Anthony, through her brother Carl Franklin Brandon (Louada Fleming).
Does this potentially jive with what is known about the Brandons in America?