I am a descendant of William BRAYTON b 7/30/1812 d 1894 and Elizabeth IRWIN b 6/25/1812d 1872 or 1881?, but mayhave been Irvin.I am very interested in either of their their parentsand going back. Can't offer you anything towards that except my line as follows.
They had five children Robert Irwin, Minerva, Luther, Gideon and Mary.
Luther Lawrence Braytonas above was my great grandfather. married Hattie? 8 children Minnie, Susie, Wiliam, Adelbert, Arthur, Lissie, Ivy and Leo, my grandfather.
He may have been Francis Leo b 1888?m Blanche Ruth McKinnon b1895. Lived in Iowa.Children Ivy, Darleene, Viva, Richard and Lee.
My father was Richard Francis Brayton b 1916. m Patricia Noell Maddock 1943 here in New Zealand in 1943 where he was stationed for a while during WW2 with USMC.
I am the only child (Kit) Christopher Dean DIVEHALL b 4/4/44, formerly Brayton. My father died 4/4/45 ( yes, my first birthday!)and my name was changed later when mother remarried.
I am in touch with my uncles/aunts and some cousins in US, mainly around Iowa, and keen to trace my family tree, Brayton and/or Irwin.