21 June 2013

Martha Mariah "Mattie" Stephenson

Martha Mariah Stephenson was born 4 September 1881 to John Stephenson and Martha Marie Cannady Stephenson. She was the sixth of seven children. Her siblings:

Selina Valerie
John Ajalon
Louis Golden
Zebulon Vance
Willie Horton
Rufus Ira

She married James Lonzo Brannan on 6 April 1911 in Johnston County, North Carolina. My records indicate that they had six children:

James Lonzo, Jr.
Wilbur Shelbourne
Walter Thurman
Nancy Arrena (aka Rena)
Martha Adlina (aka Lena)
Vilas Ajilon

*Rena and Lena were twins (born 22 Feb 1921).

Martha Mariah died 10 April 1956 and is buried in Thanksgiving Baptist Church Cemetery in Selma, NC.

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