I have found a link for both the Bristol and Brannon (Foster) sides of my family to William The Conqueror and Charlemagne.There is a continuity for both families through Roger LaZouche (12th century) of Ashby, Leicestershire, England. The question for further research is the connection through a Concubine of Henry I (Beauclerc.)
I also am trying to learn who was the first of my Brannon (maybe Brynon) Great....Grandfather who came to the USA.I believe the succession is:
1.Melvin Amos Brannon, Grandfather, b. 9-11-1865
Wife:Lida Converse Lowrey, b. 1-8-1865
2.James Brannon, Great Grandfather, b. 7-31-1819
Wife:Eleanor Foster, b. 3-25-1832
3.William Brannon, b. ??
Wife:Lucina Sina Loveland, b. 2-7-1792