Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Joseph Braswell of Edgecombe Co., NC
1714 - October 22, SUSANNAH BRASWELL Will: Leg: son RICHARD, son WILLIAM, grand daughter ELIZABETH BRASWELL, daughter ANN, grandson JOHN RIGGS, son JAMES. Trustee Richard Jones & Richard Jordan. Wit: William Allen, Richd Jones, Richd Jordan. (IOW Co., VA WB 3 P 304)
1760 - September 20, JAMES BRASWELL Will: Son JOSEPH BRASWEL, Son JAMES BRASWEL, Son BENJAMIN BRASWEL, Daughter SARAH CAIN, Daughter OLIVE STINSON, Son SIMON BRASWEL, Wife mentioned but not named. Witness: Samuel Ruffin, John Davis. (Edgecombe Co., NC) NOTE: See 1784 entry.
1742 – June 8, Edgecombe Co., NC inquisition into the death of CONSTANTINE DEVOTION, hatter, presented to THOMAS BLOUNT, J.P., Jurry finds that DEVOTION died when his mare fell on him on the 8th of June. Jury: JOHN ROYALL, THOS. DRUCE, P. ROCHER, JAMES BIRD, JAMES BROSWELL, THOS. TURNER, LEWIS DAVIS, JAMES PERRY, JOSEPH BRASSELL, WM KILLINGSWORTH, WILLIAM BRYANT, JOSEPH BRYANT. (Colonial Court Papers, Group 6: Inquests, Instructions from Lord Granville, Bills of Sale for chattels.) NOTE: This record proves Joseph & James were born by 1721.
1742 - September 21, John JACKSON of Edge. Co. to Joseph CAIN of Edge. Co., 200 pounds current money of N.C., 300 acres on the south side of Roanoke river and ye south side of Little swamp. Wit: WILLIAM CAIN (his mark), JOSEPH BRASWELL. Reg. Edge. Co. May Ct. 1743. R. FORSTER C. Ct. (Edge Co., NC D.B. 5 Pg 154) NOTE: William Cain is Joseph Braswell's brother in law.
1743 - April 9, Captain John SPIER of Terrill Co. to JOSEPH BRASSELL of Edge. Co., 10 pounds sterling money of Great Britain, 100 acres on the north side of Deep creek where William BLACKBURN lived. Wit: Thomas BLOUNT, George JOHNSTON, James GAINER. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1743. Robert FORSTER C. Ct. (Edge Co., NC D.B. 5 Pg. 196)
1746 - February 7, Richard KEMP of Edge. Co. to WILLIAM CAIN of Edge. Co., 4 pounds 16 shillings 9 pence current money of Va., on Deep creek and the east side of Little swamp, joining JOSEPH BRASSWELL, a grant to Richard KEMP for 300 acres dated 21 July 1725. Wit: John CORNELIUS (his mark), Thomas COCKRELL (his mark), William MAGEE. Reg. Edge. Co. Feb. Ct. 1746. R. FORSTER C. Ct. (Edge Co., D.B. 3 Pg. 77)
1746 - February 7, Richard KEMP of Edge. Co. to JOSEPH BRASSWELL of Edge. Co., 4 pounds 16 shillings 9 pence current money of Va., 70 acres on Deep creek and the east side of Little swamp, part of 300 acres granted to the sd. KEMP, 21 July 1743. Wit: John CORNELIUS (his mark), Thomas COCKRELL (his mark), Will MAGEE. Reg. Edge. Co. Feb. Ct. 1746. Robert FORSTER C. Ct. (Edge Co., NC D.B. 3 Pg. 78)
1754 - January 24, JOSEPH BRASSWELL of Edge. Co. to John HOBGOOD of Edge. Co., 30 pounds Va. currency, 175 acres on Deep creek at the mouth of Little swamp, joining Richard KEMP, the sd. BRASSWELL, WILLIAM CANE and the swamp, all houses, etc. Wit: Henry Guston KEARNEY, Arthur BELL, William WILLIAMS. Reg. Edge. Co. Feb. Ct. 1754. Benjamin WYNNS C. Ct. (Edge Co., NC D.B. 4 Pg. 583)
1756 - October 1, Solemon ALSTON (co not identified) to JAMES BRASWELL, Jr. (Co not identified), planter, 14 pounds 15 shillings 9 pence current money of Va., 205 acres more or less, joining Mill swamp, Town creek, Reedy branch and the sd. ALSTON. Wit: JAMES BRASSWELL X his mark, JOSEPH BRASSWELL. Reg. Edge. Co. Nov. Ct. 1756. J. MONTFORT C. Ct. (Edge Co., NC D.B. 6 Pg. 98)
1758 - August 21, Lord Granville to Lodowick ALFORD of Granville County 564 acres in Edgecombe County in the Parish of Edgecombe on both sides of Marsh Swamp OR: /s/ Lodk ALFORDl Wits: Wm MACKEY, Richd VIGERS surveyed 7 July 1758 SCC: JOSEPH BRADWELL, Joseph EDMONDSON Jno Haywood D S
1762 - January 1, Granville grant to John MORRIS, planter, Edgecombe Co. for 10 shillings sterling, a tract beginning at a pine in JOSEPH BRACEWELL's line on the south side of JAMES BRASWELL's Mill Branch then west 280 poles to a pine then east 280 poles to a pine then south 300 poles by BRASWELL's line to the first station, containing 525 acres, signed Tho CHILD, Jno LINTON. (STINSON?) Recorded Nov Ct. 1790 (Edge Co., NC DB 5 Pg 477)
1778 - Orangeburg District South Carolina - Petit Jurors to Savannah River JOSEPH BRASWELL (ancestry.com) NOTE: William Everit's name is listed 6 names above Joseph.
1785 - Judgement Roll: William ROBERTSON VS William DUNBAR, administrator of JOSEPH BRAZEL (South Carolina Dept. of Archives & History)
This is JOSEPH'S brother whose land was on on the Screven/Burke Georgia line.
1784 - February 19, Thursday. Notice is hereby given to all persons having demands against SIMON BRASWEL, deceased, to present them to me properly made out, within the time prescribed by law, so as to show their character and amount. And all persons indebted to said deceased are hereby required to make immediate payment. (signed) EDWARD BOYKIN, Administration. [Savannah, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings (Georgia Gazette)]
Updated November 16, 2010