Tuesday, May 26, 2009
James Braswell of the K/L DNA Group
1714 - October 22, Susannah Braswell Legatees: son Richard Braswell; son William Braswell; granddaughter Elizabeth Braswell; daughter Ann; grandson John Riggs; son James Braswell. Trustees, Richard Jones and Richard Jordan. Wit: William Allen, Richard Jones, Richard Jordan. Recorded June 26, 1732. (IOW Co., VA WB III Pg. 304)
1715 - March 23, William Cain 82 acres on the south side of Nottaway River, and on the east side of Tarracoe Creek. (Library of VA)
NOTE: Names of interest on Tarrarro: Joseph Strickling, Thomas Taylor & his son Harris Taylor and Robert Crocker who named a daughter Sarah Braswell in his will. Tarrarro Creek is adjacent to Wolf Pitt Branch which is adjacent to Whitewood Swamp. James Braswell lived on Whitewood Swamp. Names of interest on Whitewood Swamp: Samuel Kindred. Thomas Blunt, Richard Washington's 1/2 brother. Interestingly, Richard Washington gave land to James' brother Richard.
1722 – September 16, William Caine sells the above 82 acres to Simon Everitt...82 acres on the south side of Nottoway River and the east side of Tarraroe Creek adjoining Sweat House Swamp. Wit: Thomas (X) Underwood, Thomas (X) Gale and Thomas Gale, Jr. William (X) Caine Rec: 24 Sep 1722 (IOW Deeds, Wills – Great Book Vol 2 1715-1726 Page 493)
1722 - September 16, On the same day William Cain Sr. crossed the VA/NC border: Henry Sims of Albemarle Co. & wife Grace to William Caine (no residence given) 16 Sep 1722 8 pds 170 ac on northside of a branch of Yourah Swamp, part of 360 grant to Henry Sims 1 Mar 1719. Wit. Barnaby McKinne, Robert Sims. (Chowan deed Cl-319 #1521 BOOK CAIN)
1732 - The will of William Cain Sr. in 1732/3 in Bertie Co., NC names wife Elizabeth, children William, Hardy, James, Patience, Unis, Sary, Rachel. (Wm Sr. bequeathed unto Wm Jr. 290 acres in his will)
1735 - May 12, William Cain Jr. sells the 290 acres to Thomas Taylor "of Western Br of Elisabeth Riv, Virginia" for 18 pds., 290 AC Adj. William Bennett. Wts: J. Edwards, William Thomas May Crt, 1735. John Wynns, D.C/C (Vol III Bertie Co., NC Deeds (Bell) 1730-1739 D-168) (It is not known who this Thomas Taylor is)
1736 - February 15-16, William Cain of Edgecombe Precinct, North Carolina to Simon Everitt of Isle of Wight for 20 pounds about 125 acres in Isle of Wight bounded by said Everitt's old line and the south side of Nottoway River on the east side of the Swethouse Swamp. Signed: Will'm (W) Caine Wit: William Bynum, Harmon Strickland, Jacob Powell, Arthur Taylor. Lease & Release. Recorded Nov 28, 1737 (IOW Co., VA DB 5 Pg 196)
1741 - January 5, Christopher Guin to James Braswell of Edg Carpenter 15 pds 150 acres on Roanoke river at mouth of Fort Branch, adj Joseph Moore, John Ryals. Wit. Joseph Howell, Joseph Cane. (Edge. Co., NC DB 5 Pg 51 Halifax)
1743 - January 14, John Cain and Joseph Cain of Edgcomb County in North Carolina to Simon Everitt of Isle of Wight.....1 acre of land and a Water Mill on the mouth of Sweat House Swamp. Wit: Simon Everitt, Jr., Joseph Everitt and Simon Everitt, Sr. John (X) Cain Joseph (X) Cain Rec: 23 Apr 1744 (IOW County Deed Book 6 1741-1744 Pg 377)
1753 - April 21, James Brasswell of Edg sells his 150 acres to Daniel Highsmith of Bertie 50 pds 150 acres a tract on south side of Roanoke River part of patent to (Coll Frederick Jones), beginning at mouth of Fort Branch, (Joseph Moores), Col Jones, Joseph Blount. Signed James Braswell (sic) (J) CTC (Edge. Co., NC DB 4 Pg 461 Halifax)
1753 - April 10, Solomon Alston to James Brasswell Gent of Edg 100 pds 400 acres on Town Cr adj. Beaverdam Branch (Edge. Co., NC DB 4 Pg 455 Halifax)
1760 - September 27, James Braswell bequeaths the above 400 acres to his son Simon in his will: "to my son Simon Braswell my plantation and tract of land which I now live on containing 400 acres of land". (Edge., Co., NC)
1745 - October 16, James Conner of Tyrrel co. to James Braswell of Edg, 13 pds, 200 acres on north east side of Deep Creek. adj. Joseph Cotten, Great Branch, the fork of the Creek & Little Swamp. Wit: Will Magee, Joseph (x) Cain. (Edge. Co., NC DB 3 Pg 38 Halifax CTC)
1754 - August 20, James BRASWELL Jr of Edg sells the above 200 acres to James Hogan 40 pds 200 acres E side Deep Creek adj. Joseph Cotton, the Great Branch & Little Swamp pat James Conner 20 Apr 1745. Signed James Braswell (mark) Wit. Arthur Bell. Joshua Bell, Wm Williams. (Edge. Co., NC DB 2 Pg 66 Halifax CTC)
1754 - August 7, Taylor, Thomas. Leg. - wife Katherine; son Hermon, land in Northampton County, N.C. son James land adjoining John Thomas and the widow Norfleet; son John; son Edward; son Harris; son Thomas; daughter Elizabeth Strickland; daughter Olive; daughter Hannah; daughter Margret. Exs. wife Katherine and son Hermon Taylor. D. Aug. 7, 1754. R. Nov. 14, 1754. Wit. John Pitman, Arthur Pitman, James Taylor. (Southampton Co., VA WB I Pg 156)
NOTE: It is no longer believed that Thomas Taylor was the father in law of Hermon Strickland as reported in "Strickland and Allied Families" Vol. VII, Sept. 1964, No. 2 Page 244. See 1820 entry. Yet in 1786 Hermon Strickland, Thomas Taylor & Harris Taylor are mysteriously listed consecutively leading to speculation that the connection could be through Strickland and not Taylor. Perhaps Thomas Taylor's daughter "Elizabeth Strickland" married Joseph Strickland and named a son Hermon after her brother, Hermon Taylor.
1756 - May 17, Harmon Strickland to Joseph Thorp for 50 pds 100 acres adj Thomas Parsol, pat to Harmon Strickland, for 586 acres Nov 1755. Wit: Joseph Cane, Charles Ray, Rachel Morris. (Edgecombe NC Deed Book 06-010)
1756 - October 1, Solomon Alston to James Braswell Jr. 14 pds 205 acres beginning in said Solomon Alston's line in the Mill Swamp, Town Creek, Reedy Branch. signed Solomon Alston. Wit. James X Brasswell (mark) (proved), Joseph Brasswell. (Edge. Co., NC DB 6 Pg 98 Halifax)
1762 - January 1, Granville grant to John Stinson, Edge. Co, planter, for 10 shillings sterling, a tract beginning at the center of three pines near (Alston's) line then north 200 poles to a pine then north 34 poles to a pine in Benjamin Bracewell's line then by said line east 100 poles to his corner then north 180 poles to a black oak then east 340 poles to the center of three pines then south 100 poles to James Bracewell, Jr's line then by his line west 108 poles to his corner a hickory then south 36 poles to a gum in James Bracewell, Sr's line then by his line north 43 west 50 poles to a corner then by said line south 47 west 320 poles to a lightwood stump then south 43 east 200 poles to the center of three pines then south 40 poles to the first station, containing 540 acres, signed Thos. Child, wit Wm. Gibson, John Linton. ( Edge. Co., NC DB 5 Pg 480, Recorded Nov Ct 1790 CTC)
1765 - October 7, James Braswell of Edgecombe Co. sells 200 acres of the 1756 deed to William Bloodworth of same, planter, for £7 Proc. money a tract of 200 acres on Alston's Mill Swamp and Town Creek. Wit: Rich'd Ruffin, Benja. Richardson. (Edge Co., NC DB C Pg 365)
NOTE: Mary DeLoach, mother of Solomon Bracewell's 1st wife, named a daughter Milley Bloodworth in her will and appointed William Bloodworth to assist in dividing estate, indicitive of close proximity to James who named children Joseph, James, Benjamin, Simon, Sarah Cain & Olive Stinson in his 1760 Edgecombe County will. Both families intermarried with the Ruffin family also.
1767 - May 3, James Braswell, Planter, Edge. Co sells the remaining 5 acres to Benjamin Braswell, Planter for 15 pds proc money, part of a tract containing (blank) beginning at the road in the back line and running along said back line west to the corner hickory then south 36 poles to a gum standing in the Mill Swamp then running down the said swamp south 55 east to the road then the said road to the said back line containing five acres for complement, signed James Braswell, wit Benjamin Brand, Simon Braswell, (John Hinson OR John Stinson). (Edge. Co., NC DB C Pg 494 CTC)
1774 - October 20, Hermon Strickland of Halifax Co., NC to loving son Hermon Strickland 200 acres on the east side of Deep Creek....James Hogun's corner...Indian Branch..said land was granted by a deed from Frances Corbin Esqr. to Hermon Strickland Senr Bearing date September 17th 1744. Witnessed by James & Lemuel Hogun. (Halifax Co., NC Register of Deeds Bk 13 Pg 233-234)
1779 - August 3, Hermon Strickland to loving son Marmaduke Strickland of Halifax Co. 125 acres running down the branch to Deep Creek. Witnessed by Jas. Slatter, R. Cotten. (Halifax Co., NC Register of Deeds Bk 14 Pg 255)
NOTE that Hermon Strickland's daughter Mary Strickland Braswell had a brother and a son named Marmaduke who was appointed the administrator of (his brother?) Benjamin Braswell's estate June 3, 1800.
1786 - February 1, State Census of North Carolina 1784-87 Dist. No. 3 taken by Lemuell Hogun. Halifax County:
Hermon Strickland Sr.,
1796 - September 13, Hermon Strickland, 13 Sept. 1796, Feb. Ct. 1797 son John Strickland the land and Plantation whereon I now live etc. Wife Elizabeth Strickland use of horse, dishes, bed, etc my pewter to be divided between my 2 grandsons: James Strickland and Hermon Strickland the sons of John daughters Lucy Strickland and Pherebe Alsobrook bed etc. Each daughter Mary Braswell and grandson David Randolph and grand daughter Ruthy Strickland 5 shillings each son Hermon Strickland 3 silver dollars etc. Grand daughter Elizabeth Randolph cow and calf. Wit.: James Simmons, Marmaduke Strickland Extrs.: sons John and Hermon (Halifax Co., NC Abstracts of Wills 1758-1824 Margaret M. Hoffman; WB 3 Pg 276)
1820 - Deposition of Mary Stricklin re Aaron Taylor, musician Rev War who had an only sister Elizabeth Taylor who married Harman Stricklin and had several children. Said Elizabeth Taylor survived her brother Aaron, and she died sometime after he did leaving a son John Stricklin oldest male heir about 2 years ago John Stricklin died leaving an only child Elizabeth, lawful heir of Aaron Taylor aforesaid. (NC Rev. Military Papers, folders 116-118a Halifax Co NC Folder 122)
1832 - September 29, James Braswell, David Braswell, Benjamin Alsobrook, (Cordy) Alsobrook, Elizabeth Harrell of Halifax Co., heirs at law (in part) of David Randolph , dec'd of Edge. Co. to William Pender of Edge. Co. for $30 (written above $30 was figure $75) a tract of land on the south side of Tar River containing 110 2/16 acres beginning at a pine in a branch on the path and running along Newsom's line south 88 west 101 poles to a lightwood stump a corner south 51 poles to a pine stump and a post oak west 80 poles to a stake and two small oaks south 33 poles to a post oak then west 78 poles to a maple in a branch south 72 poles to a pine in Jacob Braswell's line then along said line east 170 poles to a pine a corner then south 1 west 127 poles to a pine in Garrett's line then along said line east 118 poles to a pine then north 1 east 312 poles then south 43 west 36 poles to the first station, also two acres in Edge. on which is built a saw and water grist mill, signed James Braswell, David Braswell (X), Benjamin Alsobrook, (Cordy) Alsobrook (X), Elizabeth Harrell (X), wit. James Pender (proved), Canada Howell, E.H. Ellis. (Edge. Db 20, Pg 500, Recorded May Ct. 1833 CTC)
1832 - December 21, Boling Braswell, & Sally Braswell of Halifax Co., children of Marmaduke Braswell, dec'd of Halifax and heirs at law (in part) of David Randolph, dec'd of Edge. Co. to William Pender of Edge. Co. for $25, a tract of land on the south side of Tar River beginning at a pine in a branch on the path and running along Newsom's line south 88 west 101 poles to a lightwood stump a corner south 51 poles to a pine stump and a post oak west 86 poles to a stake and two small oaks south 33 poles to a post oak then west 78 poles to a maple in a branch south 72 poles to a pine in Jacob Braswell 's line then along said line east 170 poles to a pine a corner then south 1 west 127 poles to a pine in Garrett's line then along said line east 118 poles to a pine then north 1 east 312 poles then south 43 west 36 poles to the first station, also two acres in Edge. on which is built a saw and water grist mill, signed Bolin Braswell(X), Sally Braswell (X), wit. James Pender (proved), E.H. Ellis. (Edge. Co., NC DB 20 Pg 502, Recorded May Ct. 1833 CTC)
1844 - May Term, State of North Carolina ) To the Worshipful the Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Halifax County ) We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Said County having been duly sworn proceded on the 6th & after days of March & on the 13th & 14th day of May to divide & make partitions between & among Elizabeth Harrell, James Elliott & the Heirs of Marmaduke Braswell, decd, & the Heirs of Drew Braswell, Senr., decd, tenants in common of the lands descended to them as heirs at Law of the deceased James Braswell. Whereupon we have proceded to divide the land given to James Braswell by David Braswell equally between Said Harrell & the heirs at Law: ....Lot No. 2 was drawn by Whitmell, Polly & Drew Braswell & the children of Elijah Braswell....Lot No. 1 was drawn by Whitmel, Polly & Drew Braswell & the children of Elijah Braswell heirs of Drew Braswell decd
NOTE: The DNA results for this branch of Braswells can be found on the website of Carey Bracewell.
NOTE: Susannah's James Braswell line is not to be confused with Jacob Braswell's brother James who died 1793. This James' widow was Margaret AKA Peggy and married Sampson Newsom.
Updated May 26, 2009