...The third Circuit Court was held in June, 1810. Thomas Stewart was Judge,
and James Berry was appointed Clerk. The first courts were attended by a
large number of attorneys from other counties, among them were: Thomas H.
Benton, Felix Grundy, O. B. Hays, Alfred Balch, Marmaduke Williams, Peter R.
Booker, John Kelly, John White, Robert Mack, Wm. White, Easthouse Lewis,
_________Haskell, Coulter, and others; besides Alfred M. Harris, George
Cunningham, and Lunsford M. Bramlette, resident attorneys.....
.....the following persons were here at a very early date, before 1812, but
the date at which they came is not known.....Alfred M. Harris, Lunsford M.
Bramlette, of these Davis, Ball, Scott, and Talbot were among the
first.....Bramlette, and perhaps a few others, did not come before 1812 or
1813.....The first resident lawyers were Alfred M. Harris, George Cunningham,
Lunsford M. Bramlette....
From A Brief Sketch of the Settlement and Early History of Giles
County Tennessee, by James McCallum 1876, published by The Pulaski
Quotes from Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769–1923: Volume 2.
"Among the Tennesseans of former times who were once prominent, who performed valuable public service, and whose names are all but unknown to the present generation, is Lunsford M. Bramlett. He was, like many others whose names belong to our history, a native of North Carolina. He was born in Surry County, but exactly when, it is impossible to say. Conflicting accounts of the descent of his father are given, some saying that he was of English origin, and others that he was of Huguenot or Scotch-Irish stock. It is certain that his mother was of the Virginia family of Taylors, and was remotely akin to Zachary Taylor."
- "Archibald Wright was born in Maury County, Tennessee, November 29, 1809, and died at Memphis, September 13, 1884. His father and mother were both of Scottish Highlander descent. The family moved from Maury to Giles County soon after his birth, and he was reared in the last named county. His education was at Mount Pleasant Academy and Giles College, and does not appear to have been extensive. It is said, however, that he was a diligent student and made the most of his opportunities. He studied law in the office of Chancellor Bramlett, and was licensed and began the practice at Pulaski, in 1832. When the Florida war began, he volunteered and served throughout the war. Returning to Pulaski, he continued to practice law there until 1851, when he removed to Memphis and entered into partnership with his brother-in-law, Mr. Eldridge, and the Hon. Thomas J. Turley. In 1857 Governor Harris appointed him to the supreme bench, and in 1858 the appointment was confirmed by a popular election. He served until the Court was suspended by the war. His name had been mentioned frequently for the Supreme Judgeship before his appointment, but he had declined to seek the place."
Bramblett, Sanford Pvt. RegCdr Col John Cocke, CoCdr Capt James Gray, Inf. Tennesseans in the War of 1812.
Tennessee Land Grants
|Lunsford M. Bramlett
|Lunsford M. Bramlett
||D P427 - 428
|Wyley G. Bramblett, Jr.
From Tennessee Land Grants, P.66, by Barbara, Byron, and Samuel Sisteler, 1997.
- The first Chancery Court was established in 1836, Lunsford M. Bramlett, Chancellor. Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769—1923: Volume 1, Marshall County.
- From the 1836 Giles County Tax List, District 7: Bramlett, L (Lunsford) M, 185 acres, 2 Town Lots, 17 slaves, 1 white.
From Tennessee Mortuary Schedules, P.34, by Byron and Barbara Sistler, 1984.
Bramlet, N F (white, male, infant) died at birth in March in Dickson County.
From Tennessee Mortuary Schedules, P.34, by Byron and Barbara Sistler, 1984. Bramlet, Laura (black, female, widow, age 30) died in April in Maury County. She was a washer and ironer and died of consumption. She was born in TN.
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