Well, forgivably named so, in her part of southern Ohio. I'm still digging around for information concerning her, and what must have been her Find A Grave memorial has been mysteriously removed, no idea why. Isn't that odd? According to what one finds when pursuing the usual ' Google ' search, it was formerly there but try clicking on the link a poof- it's gone although an incorrect name could have a lot to do with that. Still- no mention of her there and considering she had an awful, awful lot of children ( Duggers, go home ) you'd have thought there would be most of Ohio claiming connections there.
Some of these must have perished in the war, out of SO many, surely left offspring.
" Mrs. Sarah Brandon, known as the "Mother of the Civil War," died at her home in southern part of Belmont County, just across the river from here, last night, at the age of 113 years.
Her death resulted from a broken hip, sustained five days ago.
Mrs. Brandon was known all over southern Ohio as the Mother of 23 children, 22 of whom were boys. Sixteen of them saw service in the Civil War, fourteen on the Union side and two with the Confederacy.
Most of them never returned home. One son, aged 84, not the first born, is living in Bellaire.
Reports that Mrs. Brandon accompanied one of her sons to war is without foundation, and her title "Mother of the Civil War" was given to her because of the number of her sons who engaged in the conflict. "
A report from a book, where the author had a last-minute doubt on the numbers and should have. 32? Someone had their numbers backwards, since 23 is a breathtaking number all by itself.
It will/would/might take QUITE awhile to track down all her offspring's contributions during the war. Possible to be done, just tough especially considering this would be Ohio, a state where the records are not quite as easy to pull up as say, PA or NY. It would be very, very interesting to do so, however, unless it's just me and this ADD approach to finding it ALL too interesting to not go look up.
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