I am looking for any information on a Samuel Branum who seems to have been in Perry Co IL very early on and married Hester Thompson in 1831. They had a son, James, who is on the 1850 Perry Co Census with his mother Hester, and her 2nd husband Hiram Denny.
Any information on these families would be appreciated. Especially where Samuel came from and what happened to son, James Branum. I am researching Branums who came to Perry Co in the late 1870's and trying to ascertain if the earlier Samuel and James are connected.