Re: Thomas Payne Brawner
Thanks for your response, Samuel.
I believe I have you on my charts as a son of Stephen Smith Brawner. I received an email from Todd Harp in January 2004, but lately I've been really busy with another family line and haven't given my Brawner line its due. Todd wrote, "I saw your posting on genforum. Thomas and his wife are buried in the Frankfort Cemetery at the corner of East Main and Glenn's Creek Road. My SCV camp placed a marker for him about 3 yrs ago. My GGrandfather was his younger brother James Galbraith Brawner. If I can be of any other assistance let me know." In another message Todd added, "Thomas P. Brawner's wife's grave is unmarked." (Thank you Todd.)
My search for information on Elizabeth Bybee, wife of James Galbraith Brawner, has not turned up much. I don't have a source for some of the following information included in my notes, so use with caution: Elizabeth Bybee was born February 29, 1852, in Harrodsburg, KY. She lived with the Graham family and was married James Galbraith Brawner under the name Elizabeth Graham, the marriage taking place April 27, 1867, in Franklin County, KY, Wit. W. H. McPharson and A. W. Evelin (source: Franklin County Kentucky Marriages 1852-1873, by Ethel Crager). Elizabeth (Bybee) Brawner died December 14, 1895. I have no place of death, burial, or parent information.
James Galbraith Brawner enlisted July 1, 1864, in Company H, First regiment, Capital Guards; also private in company B, 1st battalion, 36th Kentucky militia, called out in defense of the capital June 8, 1864 (source: Egle's Notes and Queries, by W. H. Egle).
I'd like to learn additional information about the four Galbraith brothers who fought in the Civil War. The two oldest, Alexander and Thomas, fought for the Confederacy. The two youngest, Henry and James, fought for the Union. If anyone has pictures or additional stories of these four brothers, please write. I'll share any pictures I receive with interested family members. (A complete set would be nice!)