Welcome to the Brabazon Blog! We are trying to get a forum going that would be more instantaneous and universal than either the family website (brabazonarchive.com) or separate emailing. We have commenced with a handful of topics - taken from the website - to kick-start conversations. Your suggestions for additional areas of interest and emails of a personal nature can be sent to Michael Brabazon at mbbrabazon@yahoo.co.uk

As we are probably all now aware, the Brabazon Clan is not homogenous but rather a mosaic of smaller genetic groupings, sometimes explicable by descent via a Brabazon female line, sometimes due to the adoption of the Brabazon name for various known or unknown reasons. By casting the discussion network as wide as possible perhaps we can begin to shed more light on each of the sub-lineages of the Clan - worldwide brainstorming, so to speak!

The Earl and Countess of Meath remain the standard bearers of the Brabazon name, and I think we would all agree that we have an excellent family at the very heart of the Brabazon Clan. Across the spectrum of our Family we are a good microcosm of Irishness in all its cultural forms and our cohesiveness in diversity is perhaps the best testimony to the greatness of our ancestors. So start blogging and let's see where it goes!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Hosted by Betty Brabazon Chapman and daughter Sarah Chapman

We attended the 113 year old "Daddy of 'em All" Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade and Rodeo, toured the fairgrounds and Indian Village, the exhibit halls, the Old West Museum and Art Gallery, and attended the Pancake Breakfast at the Depot Plaza (along with 10,000 other people).  The service was amazingly fast and the food was good!  We toured the Terry Bison Ranch by rail car and later feasted on Buffalo burgers.  Some folks also camped (parked trailers or rented cabins) at the Terry Bison Ranch where we had a meeting room for getting together and visiting.  The entire Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration is run by volunteers and it seems to always go off without a hitch every year.  We had a good time.  It was fun and with a small group, it was easier to get together and visit.

Photo in Old Fashioned Attire:
Left to Right - AJ Brabazon and wife Shirley (with purple boa), Dennis Stauffer and wife Mary (in red), Mike Chapman (my husband in red sumbrero), our daughter Sarah Chapman holding baby Sterling, Sarah's husband Jason Delo (with gun)
Front - Tyler's son Kagen Chapman (winking), our son Tyler Chapman (in brown hat), Tyler's daughter Katie Chapman (in pink and red), Betty Brabazon Chapman (in purple and black)

By Betty Chapman

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