I have a Joseph F. Brannon, B. ABt. 1856; don't know what the "F" is for. My Joseph F. Brannon is the son of Henry Sewell Brannon, b. 11/18/1816 in Hillsboro, Wake County, North Carolina, d. 10/31/1906, and Mary Ann Metter. In 1850 they were in Talbot County, Georgia.
I have lots of BRannon research and will be glad to share if you are interested. My g.grandmother was Rhetensia Arabella Brannon. Her sister,(Nancy) Lou Ella Brannon, also married my g.grandfather's brother, John Robert Pugh.