Monday, December 7, 2009
* William & Susan Braswell
1762 - September 14, marriage of David Braswell & Nancy Ratterford (sic) (Edge. Co., NC County Court Records - FHL # 0296815-0296817)
1763 - Approximate birth of David & Nancy's son William.
1782 - David Braswell executed for being a Tory.
1784 - Approximate earliest marriage date of David & Nancy's son William.
1789 - William Braswell of Newberry County, planter, to Samuel Waites of same for 10 pounds SC money, 200 acres in Newberry County on north side Saludy River adj. Andrew Lee, David McLaran, tract granted to John Wilson and conveyed to David Braswell 13 & 14 October 1765 and from him to his son William Braswell being his Heir in Law. William Braswell (seal) Wit: Jacob Harrell, John Waits, Jonathan Wates. Proved in Newberry County by the oath of John Waites 1 June 1789 before Philemon Waters, J.P. Recorded 18 August 1789. Newberry Co., SC, Deed Abstracts, A, 765-769. Lease and Release 29 & 30 May 1789.
1792 - January 20, Isaac Folly (Georgetown District, South Carolina) to William Braswell, 20 pounds, 200 acres in Robeson County on S side of Drowning Creek & S side of Ashpole Swamp, N. of the two open meadows called the two Sisters, conveyed from Meedy Lamb to Isaac Bird & from Isaac Bird to Isaac Folly. Wit: Neill McArthur, James Braswell & William Phillips. (Robeson Co., NC Book F, pp. 85‑86)
1796 - April 2, William Phillips to William Braswell, 20 pounds, 100 acres on W side of Ashpole Swamp on N side of the two Sisters, adj. Joshua Cliborn & his own line, pat. by William Phillips 26 November 1789. Wit: Josiah Barnes. (Robeson Co., NC Book F, p. 84)
1796 - April 2, William Braswell to Sons, Rutherford Braswell & Allen Braswell, Deed of Gift; for “natural love and affection”, 150 acres to each being two tracts: (1) 200 acres on S side of Ashpole Swamp, near the two open meadows called the two Sisters; & (2) 100 acres on W side of Ashpole & N side of the two sisters, adj. Joshua Clibourn. First tract pat. by Meedy Lamb on 11 November 1779 & second tract pat. by William Phillips on 26 November 1789. Wit: Josiah Barnes. (Robeson Co., NC Book F, pp. 82‑83)
1797 - February 21, Rutherford & Allen Braswell born before this date; David, Arthur, Polly, Betsey, James, William, Aaron & Nancy born after this date and before February 21, 1818. Based on the 1818 entry in this time line to help determine children's ages in an effort to find them.
1814 - May 16, orator sold to Thos. Riddlespurger for $1480.62 1/2 a tract of land in Newberry Dsit., called Stoney Battery containing 31 acres adj. orator, Francis Hatton, Jacob Hawkins & Wm. Braswell, dec'd. Thomas, after paying only a small part of the money, sold it to Wm. Braswell, now dec'd. Thomas Riddlespurger, in 1817, before his note came due left the state and resides in parts unknown to orator. Wm. Braswell died in 1816 intestate, left widow Susan and the following children: Rutherford & Allen of full age, David, Arthur, Polly, Betsey, James, William, Aaron & Nancy infants under 21. (Posted @ rootsweb by Gayle Braswell Ellison)
1818 - February 21, Bill for Discovery and Relief. filed 21 Feb. 1818. William Hawkins vs. George D. Lester, administrator of William Braswell, dec'd, Susan Braswell, Rutherford Braswell, Allen Braswell; and minors David, Arthur, Polly, Betsey, James, Williams, Aaron, Nancy Braswell by their guardian, Rutherford Braswell. (Newberry SC Equity Records, from Some South Carolina County Records, Vol. 2, by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Editor. Box #1, pk. #25: 1818. Posted @ rootsweb by Gayle Braswell Ellison)
1820 - Susana Brazel on Newberry Co., SC census. 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 1 1 1 0 1. Susana born before 1775, 1 male 10-16 = 1804-1810, 1 male 16-26 = 1794-1804, 1 female under 10 = 1810-1820, 1 female 10-16 = 1804-1810, 1 female 16-26 = 1794-1804.
NOTE: At this point it is believed that William Braswell who married Mary Looper & Arthur Braswell who married Ruth Looper are sons of William & Susan Braswell as well as the Allen Brazil on the 1830 Pickens County, South Carolina census.
1. Reverend Robert Bracewell & Unknown
2. Richard Braswell & Sarah
3. William Braswell & Mary
4. William Braswell & Margaret
5. David Braswell & Nancy Rutherford
6. William Braswell & Susan