Brasher Families

Brasher Families


1st Generation:

Ezra Fielding BRASHER & Maria NORRIS.

2nd Generation:

Robert Drake BRASHER & Anna Elizabeth RODGERS

3rd Generation:

Captain Charles Warren BRASHER {of the Steamer "America", Steamer "City
of Louisville" in Boone County, & Fleta Whicher HUNT, b in Rising Sun.
Grandpa Brasher had two brothers who were also steamboat men

  • Captain James E.{"Big Jim"} BRASHER b "on the banks of Steep Gut Creek" and
  • Captain G. Wymond Brasher, also born in Boone County.
  • They had one sister, who never married: Elizabeth "Lizzy" Brasher.
    [ There are other Brasher rivermen, although I do not know specific names.]

4th Generation:

Captain Charles Hunt BRASHER, b 1909, Rising Sun, Ind. & Mary Louise PHILLIPS,
1912 Newport Ky {Dad was Captain of the "SS Delta Queen", and my Mother was the Social
Director. I traveled with them as "Mascot" until I started school in 1953. Dad was the Captain
on the Steamer "Belle of Louisville" when he passed away in 1975, thus bringing a close to the lengthy
"Brasher Boys" steamboating legacy.}

5th Generation:

Mary Louise Brasher
1445 Highland Dr.
San Marcos, Texas 78666-3001

Hunt Generation #1:

Edward Ross HUNT {son of Edward Blackburn HUNT}
& Eliza Anne MOORE.


Fleta Whicher HUNT, b in Rising Sun, is from the HUNT family of Rising Sun and of
Lawrenceburg. Their family's "Island Farm" was located on Laugherty Island.

Rodgers Generation #1:

Warren RODGERS & Elizabeth ALLEN
{Warren Rodgers is listed in Collin's History of Kentucky as one of the prominent Boone Co.
citizens who were arrested and taken to Lexington to be held until the end of the Civil War}


Anna Elizabeth RODGERS

Note from Mary: This is where my luck has run out in tracing my roots. I truly
appreciate anything that anyone has to add, or any suggestions that you might have. Its
hard to be this far away from Boone County KY and "itchin'" to research "back home." {I've lived in
Texas since 1958.}



And if you can't get enough of steamboats, just click here for calliope music from several different boats including the Delta Queen, Belle of Louisville and the Mississippi Queen. Just close your eyes and enjoy!


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