To answer your question, Jim, yes, in part--I am a direct descendant of Uzziel Braman, through a line which "daughtered out" with my mother and her sister. It would be quite an undertaking to chart all his descendants through ten children!My line runs (briefly) as follows: UZZIEL, m. Asenath Crandal; AMASA, b. 6 June 1816 (date of death unknown, but he and all but his youngest son enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War), m. Roena Baily; ALONZO, b. 24 July 1844, m. Harriet Ann Vadakin, d. 8 July 1909 in Torrington CT; FREDERICK LEON, b. 2 Feb 1876 in Westfield MA, m. Mary Brown Jackson, d. 19 Feb 1973 in Torrington; HAROLD FREDERICK, b. 28 Aug 1899 in Torrington, m. Doris Benedict, d. 2 April 1976 in Norwich VT; DORIS ANN, b. 23 Sept 1924 in Buffalo NY, m. Lloyd Stanford Smith Jr; ELIZABETH BRAMAN (me!) b. 2 Feb 1954, New London CT.(Hope this isn't a matter of "TMI" for you!)My mother and I researched the Massachusetts military records to find out a bit more about Alonzo's older brothers Henry, Charles, and Leonard, in the Civil War. Both Henry and Charles were captured, and Henry was actually imprisoned at Andersonville, and lived to tell the tale, while Charles languished in Libby Prison in Richmond. If you happen upon anything pertaining to Uzziel's father, Daniel Braman, let me know.He is the ancestor beyond whom I haven't been able to go--despite quite a flock of Bramans found in Bristol County, MA, in the 17th century, Rhode Island, and New London County in the 18th.