County of Shelby:   SS.

          Be It Known, that on the 20th day of September A.D., 1854, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Dennis Bran  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about twenty seven years, and owes allegiance to Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool England and arrived at Boston in the United States, on the 10th day of April A.D., 1846 and that it is bona fide his intention to reside in and become A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, and to renounce forever All Allegiance and Fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever; and particularly to Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
( Signed )   Dennis Bran

          Sworn and subscribed the 20th day of September 1854.

          In Testimony Whereof, I Jacob Vernon, Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court, hereunto set my name and Seal of Said Court the above date.

J. Vernon, Clerk

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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