JOHN A. BRAMBLETT was born August 13, 1813, in Georgia. His father, John BRAMBLETT, was a native of South Carolina, and of Irish descent. He immigrated to Georgia when young, and there married Miss Jennie COUCH, a native of Georgia. To this union were born twelve children, our subject being the ninth. About 1832 John BRAMBLETT moved form Georgia to this State, locating in in this county, near Wartrace. He was a farmer by occupation, and died in 1861. The mother died in the same year.

Our subject was educated in the country schools of Bedford County and on reaching his majority was married to Miss L. C. CULLEY, a native of this county. To them were born these children: William E. (deceased), Mary J., Elizabeth F., James M., Newton A., George D. (deceased), Ada B. (deceased)., Walter T. and Idella. Mr. BRAMBLETT is a farmer by occupation , and has 255 acres in District No. 2. In 1863 he was conscripted by the Confederate Government and held as a soldier six months against his will. He then left them and returned home inside the Federal lines. He was a strong Union man during the war and fully believed and still believes that the best friends of the South were those who adhered to the union of the States. He is a Republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Primitive Baptist Church.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Source: Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.