Looking for information on my Great Grandmother, Eliza B. RISEN Townsend Brandenburg, daughter of John S. Risen and Arminia Tipton.She married her first husband, George Washington Townsend, 10 April 1897 in Estill Co., Kentucky.This was his second marriage. They had four children: Melvin, Armina, John S., Frances. Family rumor has it that he ran off with her sister, Mary Jane Risen, and went out west.He returned to Kentucky not long before he died.Eliza had filed for and was granted a divorce after he left.She married a second time to Scott Brandenburg, abt 1909 in Kentucky.They had one child that I can find, Gertrude, born 20 Jan 1911.
I found her listed in the 1900 Federal Census, Powell Co., KY, District #3, Bowen - when married to George Washington Townsend. And, listed in the 1910 Federal Census, Powell Co., KY, District #1, Verdon - when married to Scott Brandenburg.After that I cannot find a trace of her.And the remaining family has no idea what happened to her.