General John Brahan was born in Fauquier Co., VA on June 8, 1774. He married Mary Weakley in Nashville, TN on June 24, 1810. He was a General under Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans. He lived in Huntsville, AL for many years before relocating near Florance, AL where he died on June 8, 1834. He is buried in the family cemetary at his old plantation, "Sweetwater". Mary Weakley was the daughter of Col. Robert Weakley and Jane Locke of Nashville, TN. She was born in Nashville on July 12, 1792 and died at Sweetwater on Jan. 7, 1837 where she is buried next to her husband.