1762 - June 29, HENRY "H" BRASWELL, planter, 10 shillings, on S. side of Cape Fear River, begin at a red oak & a hicory called HECTOR McNEAL's corner by the river, along his line S70W 35 ch to a pine, S 55 chains to a pine, E 42 chains to a post on a line called BRASWELL, along his line N 47 ½ chains to a whit oak by the river, up river to beginning, 250 acres, ten shillings rent per year, surveyed 15 September 1761, RICHARD ADAM & VOLANTINE BRASWEL Junr., CC. (SSLG 85-B Granville Proprietary Deeds & Surveys (also see NC Patent Book 14:349) (Copy from Eunice Young & Carey Bracewell)
1764 - August, JOSEPH KIRK to WILLIAM BRASWELL, 375 acres, ackd. (p. 92, Orange County, Registration of Deeds, County Court, 1752-1793 from Carey Bracewell) NOTE: This is the date registered, not the date of the deed.
1764 - November, WILLIAM BRASWELL to VALENTINE BRASWELL (Jr) for 375 acres, proved by JACOB BRASWELL; Bill of Sale WILLIAM BRASWELL to VALENTINE BRASWELL proved by JACOB BRASWELL. (page 96b, Orange County, Registration of Deeds, County court, 1752-1793 from Carey Bracewell) NOTE: This is the date registered, not the date of the Bill of Sale.
1764 - December 2, Then Recd of ROBERT PATTERSON two pounds sixteen shillings & Eight pence Proc money in full of the notes taken of her Estate Test MARY (X) BRANTLEY. ROGER MARTEN VALN (X) BRAZWEL (Orange May Inferior Court 1760 (?) This Account of Sales was returned into Court by (blank) and ordered to be Recorded Test James Watson CC KBD)
NOTE: Mary Brantley, widow of Lewis is believed to be the sister of Valentine "X".
1765 - August, VOLENTINE BRASWELL Senr to VOLENTINE BRASWELL Junr for 214 acres, proved by WILLIAM YARBOROUGH (page 111b, Orange County Registration of Deeds. County Court, 1752-1793 from Carey Bracewell) NOTE: This is the date registered.
1767 - May, JOSEPH KIRK and VALENTINE BRASWEL Junr for 375 acres to SAXTON(?) proved by ABNER HILL (page 139, Orange County Registration of Deeds, County Court, 1752-1793 from Carey Bracewell) NOTE: This is the date registered.
NOTE: Abner Hill was the brother of Agnes Hill, who was the wife of Charles Harrington Sr. Their son, Charles Harrington Jr married Patience Braswell, daughter of Valentine "X" and his wife Patience.
1767 - VALENTINE BRASWEL and SAMPSON WILLIAMS are on the NC Early Census Index for Cumberland County, NC (Ancestry.com)
1768 - October 26, VOLENTINE BRACEWELL entered a claim--which was refused--for 100 acres in Cumberland County on the west side of Black Mingo Swamp, including his own improvements. CHARLES McCLAIN and JOHN JACKSON, chainbearers. (Carey Bracewell)
1770 - December 19, Petition for formation of a new county (Chatham) signed by VALENTINE “X” BRACEWELL, HENRY BRACEWELL (Legislative Papers, December 19, 1770-January 16, 1771)
1772 - October 7, VALENTINE BRASWELL obtained at least 150 acres on east side of Black Mingo and north side of Juniper Swamp. (See 1775 sale to Matthew Parker)
1772 - October 7, VALENTINE BRASWELL obtained 300 acres on the south side of Black Mingo and east side of Juniper. (See 1776 sale to William Godwin)
1775 - March 27, VALENTINE “X” BRASWELL of Duplin County sold to MATTHEW PARKER 150 acres in Duplin County on the east side of Black Mingo and the north side of Juniper Swamp including JOHN STOOLY lands improvements it being part of a tract of land obtained by BRASWELL by patent bearing date of 7th day of October 1772. Witnesses: JESSE
McINDON, THOMAS BASS, RICHARD BASS. (Copy of deed found in Deed Book 3, page 579 received from Carey Bracewell)
1776 - December 9, VALENTINE “X” BRASSEL of Cumberland County sold WILLIAM GODWIN of Duplin County 300 acres in Duplin County on the south side of Black Mingo and on the east side of the Juniper including his improvements. Land was granted to VALENTINE BRASSEL by patent bearing date of October 7, 1772. Witnesses: JAMES GODWIN, JONATHAN GODWIN, BETTY MARSDON (Duplin County Deed Book 3, page 579, copy of deed from Carey Bracewell)
1777 - List of Taxables, Cumberland County included GEORGE BRAZIEL, 160 acres, VALENTINE BRASIL of Captain Avera’s District, 100 acres.
1778 - August 4, VOLENTINE BRASWELL enters 200 A in Wake County lying on the north side of Middle Creek & on both sides of the Branch called Haw Branch including an improvement purchased of WILLIAM HONYCUTT. #483 (p.163 Wake County, North Carolina Land Entries 1778-1846 by Weynette Parks Haun)
1778 - November 7, VOLLINTINE BRASWELL received a warrant for 200 acres in Wake County on the north side of Middle Creek and on both sides of Haw Branch, including an improvement that he bought from WILLIAM HONEYCUTT. (Carey Bracewell)
1778 - December 2, VALENTINE “X” and PATIENCE "P" BRASWELL, both of Cumberland County sold to JONATHAN McPHERSON 100A on Black Mingo Creek including VALENTINE BRASWELL’s improvements. Witness: WILLIAM WILLIAMS. (copy of deed)
1778 - December 8, VOLLENTINE BRASSWELL enters 200 acres in Wake County joining his other entry & including the improvements whereon he now lives #780 (page 254, Wake County, North Carolina Land Entries 1778-1846 by Weynette Parks Haun)
1779 - January 2, WILLIAM HARVILL enters three hundred acres of land in Wake County, on both sides of Lick Branch joining his own line & the lines of JACOB UTTLEY, CHRISTOPHER WOODWARD & VALENTINE BRASSWELL 300: 50/: 7..10 Warrant Issued. #902. (Wake County North Carolina Land Entries 1778-1846 by Weynette Parks Haun)
1779 - May 27, VALENTINE BRASWELL received a warrant for 200 acres adjacent to his former entry in Wake County, "including the improvements whereon he now lives." (Carey Bracewell)
1779 - June 30, VALENTINE BRASWELL's two entries for 200 acres each were surveyed for him. The chainbearers were WILLIAM HARVELL and LEWIS JONES. (Carey Bracewell)
1780 - April 11, VALENTINE BRASWELL was granted two tracts of 200 acres each in Wake County, the first being on the north side of Middle Creek and both sides of Haw Branch, beginning at a post oak in WILLIAM HARVELL's line, the second joining his former entry beginning at a pine in his own line and adjacent to WILLIAM TAYLOR's line. (Carey
1787 - August 21, VALENTINE BRASWELL was bondsman for the marriage of JOHN STRICKLAND & SUSANAH MCGUFFEE in Wake Co., NC. (County Court Records at Raleigh, NC and FHL # 0296867-0296870 and 0418152 item 2)
1787 - 1792 Issued. Ordered that JOSEPH LANE Junr, be Overseer of the Road leading from the Dry of BRASELS Creek to the Long Branch and that the hands of WILLIAM THERELKEL?, JOHN THERELKIL? and JOSEPH LANE, Junr. work on said road. (Wake County, North Carolina County Court Minutes 1787 thru 1792, Book II by Weynette Parks Haun)
1789 - December, Ordered that ELIJAH WATSON as Overseer and hands RICHARD WOODWARD work on the new road that leads from LEWIS JONES's to BRASWELLS ferry as far as JOHN NORRIS's School House. (Wake County, North Carolina County Court Minutes 1787 thru 1792, Book II by Weynette Parks Haun)
1790 - VALENITIN BRASWELL Census Place: , Wake, North Carolina; Roll: M637_7; Image: 0156.
1791 - ..TINGNAL JONES's Esquire's to ICA. ATKINS's ferry beginning at BRASWELLS road unto SEAGRAVES's and that the following hands work on said road under him to wit MOSES WOOD, JOHN UTLEY, RICHARD HOLLAND, JOHN CHESURE and their hands. (Wake County, North Carolina County Court Minutes 1787 thru 1792, Book II by Weynette Parks Haun)
1791 - August 2, VALENTINE BRASWELL wrote his will, Wake County, naming wife PATIENCE BRASWELL. Witnesses: JOHN STRICTLAND & ISHAM STRICTLAND. Executors: PATIENCE BRASWELL, JOHN STRICTLAND, Jr., and AUGUSTUS TURNER. Proved by the witnesses December Term 1794 & recorded Wake County Deed Book D, page 67, May 27, 1797 (copy of will)
1794 – December 15, Inventory of the estate of V. BRASWELL, Decd. Presented by AUGUSTUS TURNER and JOHN STRICKLAND, proved in December Term 1794 & recorded in Wake Co., Book D, page 67
1797 - May 27, VALENTINE BRASWELL’s will & inventory of the estate recorded in Clerks Office in Wake County Book D, page 67 (copy of will & inventory)
Updated March 2, 2010