|Compliments of Bransford Lumber co.|
Union city Tenn.
It's possible that the Bransford Lumber Co. was founded by Benjamin H. BRANSFORD. Benjamin BRANSFORD was born in Smith County Tennessee April 14, 1840. His family moved to Obion County in 1844 when he was but 4 years old. He was part of the Beck, Bransford & Ekdahl furniture and lumber company. During the Civil War he joined the First Mississippi Cavalry in 1861 and was also a special scout for General Nathan Bedford FORREST. After the war he began a manufacturing company which burned in 1886 and was rebuilt. One of his sons was named John, perhaps it is the very same John Bransford that is mentioned in the Hickman Courier Journal mentioned above. For more information you can read the complete Goodspeed article here.
Originally posted on Victorian Hoarders Sept 21 2012.