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Notes for John Quincy Brashier

From J.A. Thomason writings from 1945-1950, General History of Marshall County Alabama
p, 211 "When Miss Rebecca Nabors of Browns Valley was married to J Q Brashier, they eloped and went to Nashville. They went on horseback as that was before the days of trains or cars. I have heard Mr. Brashier tell about it. 'We thought we would have a big ceremony,' he said 'We were going to be married by Rev. J D Barber, a big official of the Methodist Church South, so we went to his home. He was upstairs. He stuck his head out a window and said to me, 'Do you love your girl?' He asked Miss Nabors whether she loved me. He said, 'Join hands; I pronounce you man and wife.'"

John Q. Brashier homesteaded 39.97 acres located in Marshall Co, AL on December 24, 1883: NW 1/2 of NE 11/4, S30, TS8S, R2E

Source Church Register of Centerpoint (currently Diamond Methodist), Warrenton Circuit, North Alabama Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Register of Members lists John Q Brashier received October 19, 1902 by transfer. Lists his burial in Diamond Cemetery January 1940.

Article in the June 18, 1908 edition of the Guntersville Advertiser states that J.Q. Brashier celebrated his 54th birthday and that he was born on June 15th.

1920 Census 1920 Census Warrenton, Marshall Co, Alabama, p 111, mother-in-law and father-in-law John Q and Rebecca E Brashier are living with Pearl and her husband Henry L Johnson, brother-in-law Thomas R (37) is also with them

1930 Census Red Hill, Marshall Co, Alabama, p 190 John Q & Rebecca still living with daughter Pearl

From J.A. Thomason writings from 1945-1950, General History of Marshall County Alabama
p. 14 states that he died in 1940 at his daughter's home, Mrs. Pearl Johnson.


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