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GEAN, John Brantley

Male 1850 - 1936  (85 )


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  • Name GEAN, John Brantley 
    Born 22 Aug 1850  Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1860 Census 13 Aug 1860  White Sulphur Springs P.O., Washington TWP, Jefferson Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 719, page 15, dwelling no. 100, family no. 100 
    • enumerated as John age 8 born in NC
    1870 Census 1870  Sandy Springs P.O., Derasaw TWP, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 208, page 2, dwelling no. 13, family no. 11 
    1880 Census 21 Jun 1880  Darysaw, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sheet 237, page 21, dwelling & family no. 2 - e.d. 100 
    • enumerated as John Jeans age 29 born in NC - his father is living in the next dwelling
    1890 Census 1890  Darysaw, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reconstructed Census of Grant Co., AR 
    • 1890 Census: Reconstructed Census of Grant Co., AR
      School District #4 - Cedar Branch (Darysaw TWP)
      D. E. Gean, J. B. Gean & Birt Gean [there is a note after J.B. Gean's that says apptd. a dir. July 1, 1889)
    Fact Abt 1890  Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Note: Goodspeed's Biography of J.B. Gean, Grant Co., AR
      J.B. was (is) the son of Bird & Sarah (Brantley) Gean. His father first married Martha Seymour in 1834, but she died in 1837, without issue. Second he married the daughter of Kirk and Flora C. Brantley in 1842. They had six children, four of whom were still living when the book was written. His father was a prominent farmer from NC, who moved to AR in 1856. He moved to Jefferson and lived with his son (the principal of the sketch) at the time of the book. His wife died on May 11, 1883. His father (J.B. Gean's grandfather) was William Gean, a native or NC, and hero of the Revolution, fighting many battles, and he died in 1848. J.B. married Eliza Rhoden on April 8, 1871, and the union was blessed with one child, Emma E. Eliza died, and he remained a widower until October 8, 1876 when he married Mary R. Gordon, daughter of James & Mary Gordon. Mary & J.B. had five children together, three of whom were still living at home at the time of the article. The five children were: Mary A., John H., Clara B., Lillie I., and Oris B.
    1900 Census 22 Jun 1900  Darysaw TWP, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    e.d. 35, sheet 227, page 12a, dwelling no. 213, famiily no. 214 
    • enumerated as John B. Gean age 49 born Sept 1850 in NC, married 23 years
    Obituary 1936  Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Obituary for John Brantley Gean (text obtained from Frances Johnson):
      Patriarch, Ex-Sheriff of Grant Co. dies. 9-22-1850 2-20-1936 Pine Bluff, February 21
      "John B. Gean, 85, a resident of this section for 80 years and widely known in public affairs, died at his home on Princeton Pike, 12 miles from Pine Bluff, yesterday afternoon. He was postmater at Sheridan during the Cleveland adminstration and former sheriff of Grant Co.. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Sheridan Baptist church.
      Surviving are seven children, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The children are : Mrs. Emma Rushing, Houston Gean, and Mrs. J. Thad Wilson, all of Park Hill, North Little Rock; Mrs. A.D. Crossett, Pine Bluff; Bernard Gean, Dyess; L.G. Gean and Mrs R.B. Glover, Dodge City, Kansas."
    Died 20 Feb 1936  Jefferson Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Feb 1936  Sheridan Cemetery, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I251  Gean~ealogy Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2015 

    Father GEAN, Bird,   b. 1814, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1892, Sheridan, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 ) 
    Mother BRANTLEY, Sarah Agnes,   b. 1 Sep 1821, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1883, Sheridan, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 ) 
    Married 1842  Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet

    Family 1 RHODEN, Eliza Samaria,   b. 7 Oct 1852, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1872, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 ) 
    Married 9 Apr 1871  Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GEAN, Emma "Emily",   b. Abt 1873, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1985  (Age ~ 112 )
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet

    Family 2 GORDON, Mary Rosanna "Mollie",   b. 21 Mar 1860, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1928, Sheridan, Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 ) 
    Married 8 Oct 1876  Grant Co., AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. GEAN, Mary "Agnes",   b. 14 Oct 1877, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1886  (Age 8 )
     2. GEAN, Houston John,   b. 27 Jul 1881, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1961  (Age 79 )
     3. GEAN, Clara "Bertha",   b. 31 Aug 1883, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1884  (Age 1 )
     4. GEAN, Lillie Ira,   b. Oct 1885, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. GEAN, Oris Bernard,   b. 26 Apr 1888, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1980  (Age 92 )
     6. GEAN, Ethel,   b. 3 Aug 1890, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1944  (Age 54 )
     7. GEAN, Lott G.,   b. 20 Sep 1895, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1963  (Age 68 )
     8. GEAN, Fay,   b. Oct 1899, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet

    Family 3 ROSS, ?,   b. Abt 1862,   d. 18 Jun 1931  (Age ~ 69 ) 
    Married Aft May 1928 
    Last Modified 27 May 2007 
    Family ID F7847  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Gean, John Brantley & wife Mary Gordon
    Gean, John Brantley & wife Mary Gordon

  • Sources 
    1. [S124] Research of Renee Newman, Newman, Renee.