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:
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.
Nancy Arrena (aka Rena)
Martha Adlina (aka Lena)
*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.