Henry M. Brannon

HENRY M. BRANNON, merchant, is a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Carson) Brannon, and was born in Franklin County, Tenn., October 21, 1842, and is of Scotch-Irish origin. Robert Brannon was born in Tennessee in 1795, and Elizabeth Brannon, his wife, was born in the same State in 1798. The former died in 1854, and the latter in 1849. Our subject received a fair education and came to Pulaski in 1859, where he remained until the breaking out of the war. In 1861 he enlisted in Company C, First Tennessee Regiment, Confederate States Army, and was in the leading battles fought in Virginia. He was captured at Petersburg, Va., in 1865, and was a prisoner two months in Fort Delaware. In 1867 he began merchandising in Pulaski, where he is still engaged in that business. In 1872 he wedded Mattie M, Bugg, daughter of Hon. R. M. Bugg, and to them were born six children: Annie L., Robert B., Pattie C., Thomas F., Lizzie M. and an infant not named. Mr. Brannon is one of the leading merchants of this portion of Tennessee. At the time of the organization of the Peoples National Bank he was elected one of the directors, and now holds that position. He is one of the prominent men of the city, and he and wife are exemplary members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a Democrat in politics, and a member of the Masonic fraternity.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County