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***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: Radical Relic Hunter
Date: May 04, 2019 07:43PM
Looks like I am really close to a Andrew Jackson camp! I was really excited to see,"Mississippi" inscribed on this relic! :super:




Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: brianc577
Date: May 04, 2019 09:19PM
Awesome find!!!

Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: 407floyd
Date: May 04, 2019 10:22PM
That's an incredible find. Can you read who's name is inscribed? If so, you should have no problem researching who this man was. I'm envious.

Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: Gamma_Joe
Date: May 04, 2019 10:23PM
Maybe this can help ... maybe not.

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1880 US Census
Monroe County, Mississippi
June 8, 1880

Name: Manarvey Branston
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Marital Status: Single
Race: Black
Birth Year: About 1858
Birthplace: Mississippi
Occupation: Farm Laborer

Living with: David Moore, age 24, Black Male, occupation: Farmer
and: Carline Moore, age 25, Black Female, Wife

Relationship to them: Servant

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Somehow I don't think that kind of buckle would belong to a female, but ... ?

Cheers,

Joe

Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: 407floyd
Date: May 05, 2019 12:35AM
There were some Brandons in Mississippi before the Civil War. One of them was Governor twice. Maybe there's a connection there. The name looks to me like H. N. Brandon. Good luck

Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: laplander
Date: May 05, 2019 08:56AM
One heck of a find, love those personal items!
Jeff

Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: May 05, 2019 09:04AM
Radical Relic Hunter, now I know how you came about your name. That is One Radical Find and Save on that old buckle. That is One Great piece of History, and now it is in your collection. That is so cool that you can still read the inscription on this piece after so many years, especially Mississippi. Best of luck to you in doing research on the owners name of this piece. This is a Banner find in my opinion. Happy for you and Congrats once again on a Great piece of our American History.:usaflag::csflag:

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Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday*** Update!!
Posted by: Radical Relic Hunter
Date: May 09, 2019 01:09PM
I was able to trace down this fellows name... He was the forth child born to: Gerard Brandon and Dorthy Nugent Brandon.

iv. MATTHEW NUGENT BRANDON, b. 1792, Adams County, Mississippi, USA; d. 1841,
Mississippi, USA; m. LOUISA SPENCER; b. 1796, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

That would make him around 23 in 1815... That was the period with the battle of New Orleans and the British.. I will now try to find out if his name might be registered on a roster for that event...

Thank you all for looking and sharing informative assistance..

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Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: May 09, 2019 06:56PM
Wow,, that’s one amazing find... congrats...

Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: Confetrit
Date: May 09, 2019 08:28PM
That is great in being able to trace this buckles owner. It really makes this piece that much more special in being able to attach this personal History to it. Happy for you with this special artifact.

Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: woody
Date: May 10, 2019 08:26AM
What a great find. It's also "personal" and that's what I like about history. If only we could reach out and talk to them.

Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: nagant
Date: May 11, 2019 12:05PM
1975 article in the Woodville republican news page 10. "was a prominent planter and soldier of the times" married Louisa Spencer Austin on 2/3/1831. http://wvr.stparchive.com/Archive/WVR/WVR03141975p10.php

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Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: Cajuncoinhunter
Date: May 11, 2019 04:21PM
Incredible find !!! CCH



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Re: ***Very Old Buckle Find Last Monday***
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: May 15, 2019 02:56PM
RRH, that find would MAKE MY DAY! I'm sure that it made YOURS! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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