Thomas Branigin, farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Mason County, Ky., January 17, 1825, and is the sixth in a family of nine children, born to John and Lucy F. (Branch) Branigin, natives of Virginia. In 1833 the mother came to Johnson County, and settled in Nineveh Township. She died in Franklin Township, at the age of eighty years. The subject came to this county in 1833, and was a student at the country schools. At the age of fifteen years, he began farming for himself, and now owns a fine farm consisting of 350 acres, and in addition to farming has for twenty years given his attention to stock-raising. Mr. Branigin was married December 18, 1842, to Miss Perlina Park, born in Kentucky, December 16, 1822, and came to this county in early childhood. They are the parents of six children: Laura A., born 1845; Matilda M., 1848; Susan P., 1850; Sarah J., 1854; John S., 1856; and Lavina V., 1861. Politically, he is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church.