Georgianna Herring and William Ewing
Georgianna Herring Ewing and Francis Brandon

Georgianna Herring was my great grandaunt, the third child and second daughter of George Washington and Lucy Simco Herring. Georgianna Herring was born on May 27, 1835 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. When she was still a baby, in the fall of 1835, the family made the journey to Callaway County Missouri.

I have found her name spelled several different ways, Georgia Anne, Georgiann, etc., but on her headstone it is spelled Georgianna.

On Apr 19 1860, Georgianna married William Neil Ewing in Callaway Co., Missouri. William was a son of James P. Ewing and Belinda Neil originally of Virginia. William Neil Ewing was born April 17, 1822 in Callaway Co., Missouir. He was a school teacher.

William Ewing first married Lucy Ann Maupin on Mar. 6, 1845 in Callaway Co., Missouri. They had 5 children, Nancy J. Ewing, b: 1846, Jacob Ewing, b: 1849, Henry Ewing b: 1850, Sarah Belinda Ewing, b: May 10, 1852, d: Oct. 21, 1936 married my 2nd cousin 4 times removed George Washington Kemp, and George W. Ewing b: 1854. Lucy Ann Maupin Ewing died sometime between 1854 and 1859.

Obit, May 1876, Missouri Telegraph
Ewing - Departed this life at his residence in this city, May 14, 1876, of Drupsy of the Heart. Mr. Wm. L. Ewing, in the 56th year of his age.
Deceased was born April 17, 1822. United with the Christian Church, under the preaching of Elder A. Rice, in 1839, and in all the varied relations of life, discharged his duty faithfully. He was twice married, first to Miss Lucy A. Maupin, by whom he had five children. He was married a second time to Miss Georgia Ann Herring, on April 19th 1860. He expressed an entire resignation to the Will of his Savior, and died in the blessed hope of a better life. May God bless his bereaved widow and children.

On 7 Jun 1877, Georgianna married my 1st cousin 5 times removed, Francis Brandon, in Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. Mr. Brandon was the former Mayor of Fulton, and the Public Administrator of Callaway County. He was born November 20, 1819 in Halifax Co., Virginia and died December 1890 in Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. Francis Brandon was a son of Robert Brandon b: June 15, 1788, Halifax Virginia, d: Mar. 8, 1874, Callaway Co., Missouri, and, my 4th great grandaunt, Mary Jane Holt, b: Feb. 12, 1790, Virginia, d: Apr. 2, 1858, Callaway Co., Virginia. They are both buried in Dry Fork cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri. Mary Jane Holt Brandon was a daughter of my 5th great grandparents, Timothy Holt and Elizabeth Chambers of Halifax Virginia.

Their marriage is mentioned in this biography of Mr. Francis Brandon from the book "History of Callaway County Missouri, 1884",

Georgia Anne Herring Ewing Brandon died January 18, 1913 in Fulton, Callaway Co., Mo. She is buried next to her husband, William Ewing, in the Pioneer Cemetery in Fulton, Missouri. Her name on her headstone is Ewing, not Brandon. This cemetery, altho located in the city of Fulton, has been vandalized and ignored by the city. Many stones are broken with pieces laying on the ground.

Obit - Jan. 24, 1913, Fulton Gazette
Mrs. Georgianna Brandon Dead
     Mrs. Georgianna Brandon, 76 years old, died Saturday morning at her home in Grand street. Mrs. Brandon had been in declining health several years and her death was due to the infirmities of old age and several contributary causes.
     Mrs. Brandon, whose maiden name was Herring, was born south of Fulton in 1835. She was twice married, the first time to William Ewing, who died in 1876, and the second time to Frances Brandon, who died about 20 (12 years) years ago. No children were born of either union.
     Mrs. Brandon is survived by five brothers and two sisters as follows: James E. Herring, of Columbia; Martin (s/b John) Luther Herring, of Monroe county; W.H. Herring, G.W. Herring and W.D. Herring, of Fulton; Mrs. M.A. Gannaway, of St. Louis; and Mrs. C.C. Craghead, of Calwood.
     The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the Fulton Christian church, the Rev. T.E. Winter officiating, and burial was in the old cemetery (Pioneer cemetery) by the side of her first husband.

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