Friday, December 31, 2010

William Braswell of IOW VA, Family & Neighbors


1677 - May 13, Francis England of Blackwater in Isle of Wight: Leg. daughter Ann Branch, wife of George Branch and her sons, George, Francis and John Branch. Wife Joyce, Extrx. Overseers, John Gutridge and John Pearson. R. June 9, 1677. Wit: Nicholas Davis, George Cripps, Richard Bennett. (Pg 144)

1679 - April 18, Joyce Cripps: Leg. Husband George Cripps the lands and tenements given me by my former husband, Francis England, to the son of Francis England's brother, if he comes to Virginia and makes claim to the said land within seven years, my sister Skinner, Nicholas Davis the plantation on which he lives, Sarah Lupo, Mr George Branch's three children, Francis, John and Ann, orphan boy that liveth with me, named Anthony Lewis, Margaret wife of Peter Vasser, Susan Braswell, my sister's daughter, my three Goddaughters, Elizabeth Hayes, Joyce Butler, and Joyce Womble, my three Godsons, James Bennett, Nicholas Davis, and William Phillips, my mother Flake. My husband Extr. R. June 9, 1679. Wit: John Gutridge, (AKA Goodrich) Rebecca Davis, Will Evans. (W&D B 2 P 202)

1692 - Richard Towle Leg: my three youngest children of Susanna Braswell when they reach the age of 17 years, Richard, William & Elizabeth Braswell. Extr: John Riggs. Wit: Thomas Moore, Robert Horner, Sarah Wakefield. D. 5th of 9ber 1692. R. February 9, 1692/93. (IOW Co. VA W & DB 2 Pg 323)

1692/3 - February 20, Thomas Moore & Thomas Thorp. sworn by Capt. John Goodrich to appraise the estate of Richard Towle. (DB 1 P 133)

1694 - December 12, Major Lewis Burwell sued the John Riggs estate. (Isle of Wight Court Minutes 1693-1695 Pg 70) NOTE: See James Sampson's will and Richard Braswell to Richard Jordan deed.

1695 - August 20, John Goodrich Sr. of Upper Parish. Legatees: Son Charles, wife Rebecca, John Goodrich the son of my wife Rebecca, reversion to my grandson John Goodrich the son of Captain John Goodrich. Wife Extx. R. June 9, 1698. Wit: Robert Kae, Robert Riddick, George Riddick, Joseph Ford. (W&DB 2 P 389)

1695 - January 13, Capt. John Goodrich Legatees: Son George land adjoining Thomas Proud and Thomas Thropp, son John the land on which Thomas Drew now lives, land bought of Gilbert Adams to my two aforesaid sons, daughters Honour, Constancy and Mary, daughter Elizabeth the land given her by her grandfather in law George Cripps. Wife Extx. Overseers: my brother Robert Kae and Mr. James Day. R. June 9, 1696. Wit: Robert Thomas, Martha Thropp, Edward Farnesfield, Thomas Proud. (W&DB 2 P 369)

1695 - December 11, John Numan Will: Wife Ruth, Son Thomas all my land...adj Jno Screws...Daughter Issabella. Witnessed by Ja: Day, Tho: Herby, Ann R Brassell.

1698 - October 13, John (X) Goodrich and Rebecca his wife make over to son Charles Goodrich a deed of gift for 100 acres on Blackwater along Francis England's land. Nicholas Pasfield, Francis (X) Rayner, Joseph Ford.

1714 - Susannah Braswell Leg: 60 acres to son Richard, 40 acres to son William, granddaughter Elizabeth Braswell, daughter Ann, grandson John Riggs, son James. Trustees, Richard Jones and Richard Jordan. Wit: William Allen, Richard Jones, Richard Jordan. D. October 22, 1714. R. June 26, 1732 (IOW Co., VA WB 3 Pg 304)

1727 - November 30, James Sampson: Leg. Son Barcroft, daughter Margaret 100 acres adjoining Isaac Jarrett and Nicholas Derring, daughter Elizabeth 100 acres on which the widow Madera now lives, adjoining the land of Edward Brantley and Burwell's line, daughter Ann Derring, the plantation on which her husband Ncholas Derring now lives. Trustees, Samuel Croft and John Floyd. R. March 25, 1728. Wit: James Ingles, Charles Goodrich, Thomas Jones.

NOTE: Please note that James Sampson did not name a daughter Sarah Braswell in his will and that it was Susannah's sons Richard & William Braswell who lived adjacent to James Sampson and not Richard the 1st, son of the Reverend Robert Bracewell. Perhaps this will help dispel the myth that his wife was Sarah Sampson!

1727 - The Line between Arthur Jones and Saml Gainer Arthur Davis and Elizab: Worrin Arthur Davis and Saml Ganer Samuel Gainer and Elizab:Worren William Brasswell and Edward and James Brantley Elizab: Warren and Edward Brantley between John Goodrich and Elizab: Warren between Samson and Warren between Jeremiah Peirce and John Goodrich Junr Jos Ward & Elizab: Warren the County Line From the First swamp to the head of Drews mill Swamp . . . . (19) February 12th Day 1727 (Newport Parish, IOW Co., VA, Vestry Book 1724 -1772, Virginia State Library, Richmond: Church Records (Episcopal)

1731 - December 5, Richard Braswell, Lower Parish, Isle of Wight County, to Richard Jordan, Senr. Upper Parish, Isle of Wight County, for 1500 weight of tobacco and cask 60 acres "bounded as followeth beginning at a path called Shears Neck running from the Coblers Branch adjoining to the dividing line of William Braswell coming up to the line of James Sampson, deceased, thence down to the first station. Witnesses: Cannon, Rich. Jordan, Jr., Mary Jordan. (Copy of deed, IOW Co., VA DB 4 P. 201)


1732 - At a Court held for Isle of Wight County June 26: 1732 - THE last Will & Testament of Susannah Braswell deceased was presented in Court by William Braswell Executor therein named who made Oath thereto and being likewise proved by the Oaths of William Allen & Richard Jordan two of the Witnesses thereto It is admitted to Record. Teste. James Ingles Clk Curt Vera Recordatur Test: Ja:s Ingles Cl Curt (IOW Co., VA WB 3 Pg 304)


1733 - March 28, Samuel Gainer and wife, Ann Gainer, of Albemarle County in North Carolina to John Miller of Isle of Wight County.....100 acres in the upper parish adjoining Richard Jones, Philip Brantley, Francis England, Maj. William Bridger and Francis Wrenn. Wit: John Hodges, James Eveard, Richard Jordan and Edward Miller. Rec: 27 Aug 1733 Samuel (X) Gainer, Ann (X) Gainer. NOTE: Ann Gainer appoints George Bell, Sr. of the upper parish as her attorney. Wit: John Nairne, William Bell and John (X) Bell. (DB 4 Pg 275)

1748 - March 8, John Miller and wife Ann Miller to Seth Hunter.....100 acres in Newport Parish (being land bought by said Miller from Samuel Gainer on 27 Aug 1733) adjoining the Cart Path from Richard Jones to Phillip Brantley, Francis England and Major William Bridger. Rec: 9 Mar 1748 John Miller, Ann Miller (DB 8 Pg 209)

NOTE that Francis England is still being mentioned in deeds as late as 1748 even though he died in 1677.

1749 - Arthur Jones to Richard Jordan ... 50 acres on the west side Seth Hunter adjoining the Court House Road and the Bridge. Rec: 5 Oct 1749. Arthur Jones. (DB 8 Pg 276)

1751 - December 5, Ordered that the church wardens of Newport Parish bind out Samuel Braswell and George Braswell, orphans of William Braswell, as the law directs. (Isle Of Wight County Order Book, 1746-1752 - Magazine Of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 40, No. 4 page 300)

NOTE: The above William Braswell is the perfect age to have been the son of William, son of Susannah, who sold his inherited 40 acres in 1764.

1752 - September 21, Benjamin Johnson to Richard Jordan, a slave. Witnesses: Jacob Johnson and Matthew Wills. (Southampton DB 1 Pg 382-383)

1759 - May 2, Excerpt from Seth Hunter's Will: "my Daughter Rodith Hunter, the Child which I had by Priscilla Braswell" (IOW VA WB 6 Pg 311)

1764 - William (mark) Braswell of Isle of Wight County to Peter Bocock Dec 9, 1764, for 20 pounds 40 acres, more or less, Beginning at a pine a Corner Tree that parts John Jordan and William Braswells Land down the Main Road to Harrison's Branch so runing up the said Branch to Samuel Wilson's Line so Running along the said line to John Jordan's line so runing along the said line to the first station. Witnesses: Samuel Wilson, Thomas Wrenn, Francis (mark) Wrenn Recorded March 7, 1765 (IOW Co., VA DB II, 268)

1777 - August 7, Thomas Scott of Newport Parish to Joseph Ellis of the same, 50 acres in Newport Parish adjoining, William Outland, James Brasswel, Bridger, Edward Goodson and the main swamp (being land that fell to said Scott Heir at Law to his father James Took Scott) Recorded 7 August 1777. Signed Thomas Scott (page 47, Isle of Wight, Virginia, Deeds 1750-1752 and 1772-17779)

1782 - IOW Co., VA Tax List: James Braswell 8 white - 0 black; William Braswell 1 white - 0 black; Seth Hunter (Jr) 8 white - 3 black; Mary Davis (white female on William Hodsen's List)

1790 - IOW Co., VA Personal Tax B: June 1 George Braswell white male tithable above 21; September 6, James Braswell white male above 21 & 2 horses; July 31 Jacob Copher white male tithable above 21 years.

1791 - January 22, George Braswell married Conney Copher IOW Co., VA by Rev. William Hubard, Rector Newport Parish. Surety: Francis Young.

1791 - March 29, Sally Braswell & Michael Kelly. Surety: Francis Young. 3 April - William Hubard Rector Newport Parish.

1793 - December 26, Milly Braswell, daughter of James Braswell married Jacob Copher, IOW Co., VA (copy of James Braswell's parental consent) Rev. William Hubard Rector of Newport Parish.

1797 - July 3, Martha, a free Negro girl emancipated by ------Scott, is to be bound to James Braswell. (Pg 48, IOW Orphans and Other Children. Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 22 No 4)

1799 - October 7, Personal Tax A IOW Co., VA Sarah Goodson 1 white above 16, 1 horse.

1799 - October 7, Personal Tax B IOW Co., VA George Brassel 1 white above 16 1 horse 12 Total tax; James Brassel 0 white above 16 1 horse 12 Total tax.

1803 - April 29, James Braswell wrote his will naming Mary Davis & his two sons James & Lewis Braswell alias Davis, sons of Mary Davis. Grandson Benjamin Braswell the son of Francis Braswell. Executor James Barlow Sr. Witnessed by Isham Jordan & Ann Ellis.

1806 - October, James Braswell to Sampson Bonas 20 acres for $80. Witnessed by Andrew Woodley, Richard Reynolds, John Goodrich. (IOW Co., VA DB 20 Pg 252)

1807 - November, James Braswell to John Forrest 30 acres for $100...James Tuke Scott's line.Witnessed by Isham Jordan, Robert Davis, Richard Maddry. (IOW Co., VA DB 20 Pg 475)

1815 - James Braswell's Will presented in Court. James Braswell appointed Benjamin Braswell and James Took Scott executors of his will. Wtnesses: Thomas Ellis, Pega Cofer and John Scott. Presented in Court under oaths of Isham Jordan and Mary Davis. NOTE: James Barlow Sr. had been appointed executor when the will was written in 1803.

1815 - January 23, Benjamin Braswell & Sally Goodson. Widow - Surety Thomas Ellis. 22 Jan - Josiah Bidgood pastor.

1816 - July 28, James Braswell & Nancy Branch. William Blunt pastor.

Updated January 16, 2011

To be continued


Friday, December 24, 2010

Harrison Braswell, Gwinnett Co., GA 1842

Georgia}
Gwinnett County} Inferior Court Sitting for Ordinary purposes adjourned Term March 17th 1842.

At this Term of this Court Harrison Braswell obtained Letters of Guardianship to take care of the persons & property of Matthew Bagwell, Clarissa Bagwell, Tabbitha Bagwell and Sarah Ann Bagwell minors and orphans of Warren Bagwell decd. and gave in conjunction with himself Larkin Bagwell as Security - attest Kinchen Rambo D.C.C.O.

Contributed by KBD

Arthur, Asa G & William A Braswell, Washington Co., GA 1851

Arthur Braswell Admr Bond

Know all men by these presents That we Arthur Braswell, Lewis Bullard and Asa G. Braswell are held and firmly bound unto the honorable the Justices of the Inferior Court, setting for Ordinary purposes for the County of Washington and State of Georgia in the just and full sum of Four thousand Dollars which payment well and truly to be made, we and each of us do bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, firmly by these presents - Sealed with our Seal, and dated this third day of November 1851. The condition of this obligation is such, that if the above bound Arthur Braswell Administrator of the Goods, chattels and credits of William A. Braswell deceased, do make a true and perfect inventory of all and Singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said Arthur Braswell, or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same to be made, do exhibit to the Court of ordinary, when thereunto required: and such goods, chattels and credits, do well and truly administer according to law, and do make a just and true account of his actings and doings therein, when required by the court aforesaid: and all the rest of the goods, chattels and credits, which shall be found remaining upon the account of the said Administration the same being first allowed by the said court shall deliver and pay to such persons respectively as are entitiled to the same by law: and if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and testament was made by the said deceased, and the executor obtain a certificate of the probate thereof, and the said Arthur Braswell do in such case if required, render and deliver up said letters of Administration, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in force, power and virtue.
Signed, Sealed and delivered} Arthur Braswell {LS}
in the presence of} Lewis Bullard {LS}
Haywood Brookins} Asa G. Braswell {LS}
Clk Ct.}

Thursday, December 23, 2010

James L. Brassel, Jefferson Co., GA 1882/3



Administrator's Sale
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By virtue of an order from the Court of Ordinary of Jefferson county, will be sold, on the first Tuesday in JANUARY, 1883, at the Market House in Louisville, Jefferson county, Ga., between the legal hours of sale, the following tracts of land belonging to the estate of James L. Brassel to-wit:

No. 1 - In said State and county, bounded by the Ogeechee river, lands of J.K.N. Walden and lot No. 2, hereinafter described, containing three hundred and seventy five acres, more or less, and generally known as the Thompson Place.

No. 2 - In said State and county, bounded by the Ogeechee river, lot No. 1, lands of J.W. Lyon and lot No. 3, hereinafter described, containing three hundred acres, more or less, generally known as the Brassel Place.

No. 3 - In said State and county, bounded by the Ogeechee river, lot No. 2, lands of J.W. Lyon, J.W. Hudson and James Aldred, containing four hundred and thirty acres, more or less, generally known as Brassels Upper Place.

No. 4 - The reversionary interest, after termination of the widow' dower, in a tract of land in said State and county, bounded by the Ogeechee river, lands of J.W. Lyon and J.K.N. Walden, containing five hundred and eighty seven acres, more or less, known as the Fenn's Bridge Place.

No. 5 - In said State, county of Washington, bounded by Long Branch, Ogeechee river and lands of Josiah Jones and estate of Thigpen, containing fifty acres, more or less, and known as the Mead Place.

All of these places have good settlements except No. 3 which has only one cabin. All have an o--let (?) in the swamp of the Ogeechee river, and are excellent for stock raising. No. 2 has a good gin house and a packing screw. No. 1 has a good storehouse at Fenn's Bridge, on the Ogeechee river, and is a good stand for business.

Plats can be seen by calling on the undersigned at Louisville Ga. Lot No 5 will be sold for cash, the others one-half cash, balance due December 1st, 1883, with interest at - per cent. Bonds for title given un-- purchase money is paid. Purchasers to pay for papers. Sold for payment of debts and distribution.

EDWARD HUNTER, Administrator of Jas. Brassel.
November 29th, 1882 dec--tutd(?)

(CHRONICLE AND CONSTITUTIONALIST, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1882)


Jefferson Co., GA Tax List - 1843



76 District - Page - No

Brasil, Vashti 2 - 38
Brasil, Abram 4 - 160
Brassil, James 4 - 161
Brazil, Jno 5 - 202

79 District - Page - No

Brassil, Nathan 20 - 31
Brassil, James L 21 - 47

John & James Braswell, Screven Co., GA 1816

At an Inferior Court began & held at Jacksonboro in and for the County of Scriven, on the 8th day of January 1816 for Ordinary purposes present their honors, Jas. Lambert, Wm Smith & John Smith Esqrs
Ordered that Solomon Kemp & Eli Parker administrators on the Estate of Owen Jenkins Deceased take into their care & possession the children & property of said deceased namely George Jenkins, William Jenkins, Owen Jenkins, John Jenkins & Charles Jenkins.
Ordered that John Braswell orphan child of James Braswell dec'd be bound unto John Smith Senr until he is twenty One years of age.
Arthur Bland produced his account as Guardian to Mary Babcock examined approved & ordered to be recorded.

Contributed by KBD

John Braswell, Northampton Co., NC 1762/63



236. JOHN CLARK


1745 - August 27, John Hilliard gives promissory note to John Clark. Witnessed by Michael Saunders.

1762 - April 21, John Hilliard, with John Braswell & Joshua Hayes securities, gives bond to appear in Edenton Dist Ct to answer John Clark admr of John Clark dec'd for debt made in Chowan.

237. JOHN CLARKE (second series)

1763 - Order to Northampton Co. John Clarke's admr vs John Hillard. Thus this summons to the securites John Braswell & Joshua Hayes.

(Edenton District North Carolina Loose Estate Papers 1756 - 1806 Volume 1: A - Gill)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Redick Bracewell, Laurens Co., GA 1819



Inferior Court of the county of Laurens, met in Chambers.

Present their honors.
Thomas Moore}
George Linder} Justices,
Geo. W. Welch}

Whereas, Redick Bracewell hath applied to us for his dismission from Jail, he being willing to take the oath of an Insolvent, and willing also to comply with the Law in every regard, to obtain the benefit thereof, and having complied with it so far so far (?) as the case will now admit. On motion be it ordered that two months from and after this date, viz. the twentieth day of January next, be and the same is hereby appointed the day and time for the said Bracewell to render in his scedule of property and comply with the Law. And therefore all creditors of the said Bracewell will hereby take notice of the same, and that this order be published in one of the public Gazettes in Augusta in this state, from this until the expiration of that time.
A true copy from the Minutes.
Neil Munroe, clk.
Nov. 15. .1n2d10j.

(Augusta Chronicle - November 24, 1819)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Britain Braswell, Bibb Co., GA 1825

Georgia Bibb County} This indenture Made this - day of February in the year of Lord one thousand Eight hundred & twenty five between James Osborn of the County of Henry & State aforesaid of the One part & Britan Braswell of the county & State Aforesaid of the other Part Witnesseth that the Said James Osborn for and in Consideration of the Sum of two hundred Dollars to him in hand paid at or before the Sealing & delivery of this indenture the Receipt Where of is hereby acknowledged doth grant Sale Convey and enfeoff unto him the Said Britan Braswell his heirs and assigns forever all that Tract Lot or Parcel of Land lying & being in the 4th district Originally Huston Now Bibb County and State Aforsd known in the plan of Said Distric By Number Eighty One adjoining Land of Wm English Alexander ----- And on-- Containing two hundred & two & half Acres Drawn by and Granted to Moulton Peacock of the County of Washington and State Aforesaid with all Singular the Right M------ profits and improvements Thereunto being or belonging to him his heirs and assigns to have and to hold forever and the Said James Osborn does hereby warrant & forever Defend the aforesaid Land and premises to him the Said Britan Braswell His heirs executor or administrators against himself his heirs or assigns and all other persons Whatsoever in Witness Whereof the Said James Osborn hath Set here unto his hand & Seal in the presence of
Elizabeth Flewelen, James Flewelen - -. James Osborn {seal}
Recorded 10th February 1825 (Bk 1 Pg 201)

NOTE: Britain is the son of Jacob of Nash. This line is DNA & paper proved.

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


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Simon Braswell

Simon Brassils land was on the Burke/Screven line & on Brassils Branch & Brier Creek:

1785
- Pursuant to a Wart. from the Honourable the Court of Justices Directed to Tho. Lewis Esqr. C.S Dated the 5th of Dec. 1785 I have admeasured and laid out unto Charles Kimball a tract of Land Containing Two Hundred and Fifty Acres in Burke County on Brassils Branch So side of Brier Creek Bound to the North and East by Simon Brassils Land and on the other side Vacant Contains as is above Discribed hath Such Shape Form and marks as the above plat represents and was Vact Land before this Survey. Certified this 20th Day of Dec. 1785 - Isaac Terry A.S. (Georgia Archives)

David Emanuel Esqr was near Brassills Branch & the south side of Brier Creek:

1787 - Pursuant to A Wart. from the Honble the Court of Justices for Burke County Directed to Thos. Lewis Esqr. Dated the 6 Day of August 1787. I have admeasured and laid out unto Thomas Yarbrough a tract of Land Containing One Hundred & Fifty acres in the sd County of Burke at the Head of Brassils Branch near Land of David Emanuel Esqr. on the So side of Briar Creek Bound on all sides by vacant Land------Contains as is above Described Hath such shape form and marks as the above plat represents ---- Certified this 12th Day of August 1787 Isaac Perry A. S. (Georgia Archives)

Peter Reddick was a chain carrier on a plat that was adjacent to John Nick Buckhalter aka John Michael Burkhalter:

1788 - Pursuant to a Wart. from the Honble the Court of Justices for Burke County to me Directed (Signed Davd. Emanuel --) Dated the 1st of Dec. 1788 I have admeasured and laid out unto Francis Paris (who actually resides in this State) a tract of Land Containing Three Hundred & fifty Acres in the sd County of Burke on the No side of Briar Creek Bound to the No Wt by John Nich Buckhalter to the So. Wt. by sd Francis Paris and on the other sides Vacant Having Such Shape form & marks as the above plat represents. Certified this 10th Day of Janry 1789 Isaac Perry C. - Ch Carriers James Long, Peter Ridick (Georgia Archives)

Nich Reddick was on Brassells Branch:

1793 - Tapley Tuller 250 Acres Wart. Dated the 4th of Feby 1793 Surveyed the 8th of May 1793 For sd Tapley Tuller One Hundred & Seventy acres of Land in Burke County on Brassells Branch Bound to the No. by Sanders Walker to the No.- by his own Land to the So Wt by Rachel Chambers to the Wt by Catharine Chambers & Nich Anch----- to the So by John Bell & to the Eastward by Nich Reddick. Cert. Isaac Perry (Georgia Archives)

James Brasel had land in Screven County:

1798 - Scale 20 ch to an -nch Warrant Dated the 2 Day of Aprill 1798 Surveyed the 16th day of February 1799 Fore James Brasel Who Resides in this state a Tract of Two Hundred acres of Land in scriven County Bound to the No. Est by Aberham Lewis sir -- Est by Precila Thomas and on all other sides by vacant land Certified Aborham Lewis sir Aberham Lewis Juner ch CB James Oliver C- (Georgia Archives)

1801 - John Braswell was born in "Scriven" County Georgia. (US Census 1850 Tattnall Co., GA)

John Braswell was the orphan of James Braswell:

1807 – Georgia Land Grant Jno. Braswell (orphan of Jas. Braswell) Lot #254, Dist. 20, County: W

1807/8 - Jacob died circa 1806 or '07 and Nancy married the administrator / executor of the Jacob Reddick estate - Turner Braswell - in either '07 or '08. (Dale Reddick)

Simon Brassil's neighbor, David Emanuel was the guardian of John Braswell:

1811-1823 - David Emanual-Guard. John Braswell (Screven County - Index to Court of Ordinary Minutes, Book I)

Peter Reddick was the administrator of Turner Braswell's estate:

1828 - November 4, Peter Reddick, Administrator of the Estate of Turner Braswell, conveys to James Mobley, a tract of 200 acres of land which adjoins land of Seaborn Jones on one side, originally granted to John Michael Burkhalter, who conveyed the same to Jacob and Peter Reddick. When they divided the first tract fell to Jacob Reddick. It was deeded by him to his wife who afterward intermarried with Turner Braswell. Peter Reddick, Administrator sells same to James Mobley.

Click here to see map of Simon Braswell's land

Documented Corrections Solicited

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Greenberry Sewell, Carroll Co., GA 1846



Greenberry Sewell married Martha Ann Braswell on the 29th of December in 1807 in Franklin County, Georgia.


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Carroll county}
Know all men by these presents that I Green B Sewell of the County and state aforesaid being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and Testament that is to say after payment of all my just debts my will is that the following disposition by made of my property that is to say I wish my wife to live on the land where we now live that is numbered one-hundred and sixty-six in the tenth District of said county during her life and after my death and at her death the said land and farm with all the appertained thereto to go to my two sons Franklin and William I wish my son Alexander to have a certain lot of land in Paulding county ---- by Thomas Chandler which land lies near C---- Town by Alexander paying Thomas Chandler five Dollars. I wish my son Clark to have my lot of land lying in Clarke county Georgia number I cannot recollect. I wish my children who are not married to have an equal part with those who are married heretofore as they marry off or if any of them should never marry to have an equal part with the rest. At my wife's death if she should outlast me I wish my stock of horses cattle and hogs and sheep -- to remain here on the farm to be managed for the use of the family by my wife and two sons William and Franklin as they may think best and also wagons smith tools and all the rest of my personal estate to remain for the use of the family during the life of my wife and at her death for all of my estate except what I have before provided for by this my Will to be divided equally amongst all my children if they can agree with any sale and if they cannot all agree for the property except the aforesaid three lots of land and what the children that is married have got a sufficient to the rest to make them equal to be sold and in equal distribution to all the children of the proceeds of the sale be made I hereby appoint my son Alexander Seawall to be my Executors to carry this my Will into effect after my death given under my hand this thirteenth day of January Eighteen hundred and forty-six signed in the presents of
}Green Berry Seawall

WW Merrell
Washington P. Parker
Hiram (his X mark ) McClery
B S Merrell JP

Source

Monday, November 1, 2010

* Richard Bracewell II & III & IV & Carvers



Richard Braswell the 1st, son of the Reverend Robert Bracewell was deceased by 1725, so we can be certain that the following Richard Sr and Jr in North Carolina are Richard II who married Eleanor, and had children with Ann Carver; and his son Richard III who was married to Elizabeth Bryant.


1728
- August 13, Richard BRACEWELL, Jun. to Richard BRACEWELL, Sen., 5 pds. for 640 a. On SS Cashy Swamp. Wit: Thomas BRYANT, Thomas JENKINS. August Court 1728. Edw. MASHBORNE. (Bertie Co., NC DB C Pg 19)


1736 - April 24, Captain Thomas BRYANT of Bertie Prect. to William HAM of Edge. Prect., 5 pounds cash, 80 acres on the south side of Pamlico River, joining the river part of a patent granted to Thomas BRYANT, 28 Feb. 1726. Wit: Samuel HORSFORD, Jacob BRASWELL. T. KEARNEY D.C. Ct. (Edge. Co., NC DB 1 Pg 179)


1739 - August 6, William HAM of Edge. Co. to Richard BRASWELL, Jr. of Edge. Prect., 55 pounds current money of Va. money, 80 acres on the south side of Pamlico river, joining the river part of a patent to Thomas BRYANT, 28 Feb. 1726. Wit: Joseph HART, George FOORT (his mark), Richard SESSUMS. Aug. Ct. 1739. J. EDWARDS C. Ct. (Ibid Pg 279)


1741 - June 23, Francis GRICE of Edge. Co. to Richard BRACEWELL, Jr. of Edge. Co., 5 pounds Va. currency, 175 acres on the south side of Tar river, joining William HAM, the sd. GRICE, John CREEL, the sd. BRACEWELL and the river. Wit: John FORT, Thomas ACOCK. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1741. R. FOSTER C. Ct. (Ibid Pg 405)


1741 - August 21, Jonathan HORSFORD to Richard BRACEWELL, Jr., 50 pounds current money of Va., 100 acres on the south side of Tar river, joining the river all houses, buildings, etc., part of a patent to Captain Thomas BRYANT, 28 Feb. 1726. Wit: ____ BARKER, Thomas KEARNEY. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1741. R. FOSTER C. Ct. (Ibid Pg 413)


1747 - November 18, Richard BRASWELL, Edge. Co to Robert born of the body of Ann CARVER and commonly known by the name of Robert BRASWELL, for 5 pds sterling, Great Britain, the receipt of which I hereby acknowledge, and for the natural love and affection I have and bear to the said Robert Braswell and for other good causes, me hereunto moving, the plantation whereon I now dwell and all the land belonging to the same in Edgecombe county containing 444 acres, and also nine Negroes, to wit, Sciser, Adam, Dick, Sue, Hannah, Sabrina, Crese, Bick, (Penny) and one still, signed Richard BRASWELL, wit Thomas Barker, William McGee. (Edge Co., [Halifax] DB 3 Pg 177)


1752 - December 27, Robert CARVER alias BRASWELL of Bladen County to William BRYANT of Edgecombe County 125 pounds for 445 acres west of Fishing Creek and Crooked Branch granted to Mr. Richard BRASWELL on 24 February 1728. Wit: Richard SESSOMS, Henry HORN, John SIKES (Halifax Co., NC DB 4 Pg 399)


1755 - August 18, Richard BRACEWELL to James BRACEWELL, 18 Aug. 1755, 50 pounds current money of Va., 118 acres on the south side of Tar river, all houses, buildings etc., part of a grant to Captain Thomas BRYANT, 28 Feb. 1726, and since conveyed to Jonathan HORSFORD and then conveyed to the sd. Richard, 21 Aug. 1741. Wit: Benjamin HART, Jesse HART, Ann HART. Reg. Edge. Co. Aug. Ct. 1755. J. MONTFORT C. Ct. (Ibid Pg 311)


1758 - December 2, Bond of Anne BRASWELL "of Bladen County widow" for 200 pds. as administratrix of the estate of Richard BRASSWELL dec'd. Securities and ROBERT CARVER and WILLIAM CARVER. (Sec'y of State, Administrators' Bonds, 1716-1774) Bill Fields. More Carver info: Richard Braswell II, Elinor & Ann Carver


NOTE that Richard BRACEWELL II is now deceased and his son is now Richard BRACEWELL Sr. in the following deed.



1760 - March 21, Richard (R) Bracewell, Senr. to Sampson Bracewell, for L50 lawful money of Great Britain a 119 acre plantation, more or less, on the south bank of Tar River adjoining James Braswell and said Richard Braswell. Of the above mentioned lands, 39 acres was part of a tract granted to Capt. Thomas Bryant on Feb 28, 1726, and the other 87 acres was part of a tract granted to Francis Griss bearing date June 8, 1739. Wit: Benja. Hart, Mary Bracewell. (DB 00-101)


1760 - Jun 24, Richard (R) Bracewell of Edgecombe Co. to William Braswell, for L100 Proc. money a 200 acre plantation on the south side of Fishing Creek and west bank of Crooked Swamp. Wit: Solomon Bracewell, Mary Bracewell, Benja. Hart. (DB 00-98)


1762 - May 31, Marriage Bond # 000042973 issued to Sampson BRASWELL & Miss MOORE in Edgecombe Co., NC. Bondsman: Edward MOORE. Witness: Thomas HILL.


1767 - December 7, Richard BRASWELL Will: Wife Elizabeth. Sons: Sampson, Solomon, Richard, James, William. Daughters: Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth. Wife & son James Extrs. Wit: Thomas BRYANT, Jos Fort, Samson Dillard, Jams Gray. Proven Feb. 1772 by Thomas BRYANT and James Gray. Elizabeth Braswell and James Braswell qualified as executors


1773 - September 13, Richard BRACEWELL, Dobbs Co, NC to Thomas Farmer, Edge. Co for 20 pds, 120 acres beginning at a gum in Hatchers Swamp in the mouth of Buck Meadow Branch then up the various courses of the said branch east 120 poles to a gum in said branch then (north) 160 poles to a pine in Bee Tree Branch then west 120 poles to a white oak in Hatchers Swamp then up the several courses of said swamp to the first station, being part of a grant to William McDaid 4 Aug 1769 and by McDaid to Pender and from Pender to Richard BRASWELL, Sr and by his death descended to his son, Richard BRACEWELL. signed Richard Bracewell, wit Sampson Dilliard, William BRACEWELL (proved), Nicholas Dilliard, Wm. Sherrod. Recorded Apr Ct 1774 (Edge Co., NC DB 2 Pg 88 CTC)


1780 - April 15, George Linch, Edge. Co to Sampson BRACEWELL, same county, for 100 pds, a tract on the south side of Tar River and on Hendricks Creek beginning in James BRACEWELL's line at a white oak in Hendricks Creek then along John Sutherlin's line at a white oak south 45 west 50 poles to his corner a white oak in a branch of said creek then west 70 poles by BRACEWELL's line to a maple then south 60 west 203 poles by the BRACEWELL's line to a pine in Jacob Fort's line then north 228 poles by his line to his and the said Solomon BRACEWELL's corner then by his line north 5 east 78 poles to his corner pine in side of Hendricks Creek then down the said creek to the first station, containing 230 acres, signed George Linch, wit Elias Fort (proved), Thomas Teat (mark), Rhoda Coleman (her mark). Recorded May Ct 1780. (Edge. Co., NC DB E Pg 61 CTC)


1794 - December 14, Sampson BRACEWELL, Washington Co, GA to Abner BRACEWELL, Edge. Co for 140 pds, a tract of 200 acres on the south side of Tar River beginning at a sow wood on the river bank running out from there to a poplar an agreed corner BRACEWELL's line then along his line to a corner post oak then along Abner BRACEWELL's line to a white oak & dead pine on or near the road then along the said Abner BRACEWELL's line to a corner red oak then along his line to a corner pine then along his line to a corner red oak James BRACEWELL's corner then along James BRACEWELL's line to the corner red oak on the river bank then up the river to the first station, whereof 32 acres of the above mentioned land is part of a tract granted to Capt Thomas BRYANT dated 28 Feb 1726 & 87 acres is part of a tract granted to Francis GRICE dated 8 Jun 1739 and the other (81) acres being left to the said Sampson BRACEWELL by his father, Richard BRACEWELL in his last will, signed Sampson BRACEWELL, wit Jas. BRACEWELL (proved), Sampson BRACEWELL Jr. Recorded May Ct 1796. (Edge Co., NC DB 8 Pg 548 CTC)


1803 - January 26, Reddick BRACEWELL of Washington Co., Ga. to Richard BRACEWELL, Edge. Co. for 400 silver dollars "all of the land and plantation which fell to him and which he claimed by virtue of the death of his father, Solomon BRACEWELL, Senr., dec'd, containing 50 acres and "all the land and plantation that fell to him by virtue of the death of his brother, Solomon BRACEWELL, Junr. dec'd, containing 26 acres, and "all the land which fell to him by the virtue of the death of his sister (Winney) BRACEWELL" containing 5 acres (total 81 acres, signed Reddick BRACEWELL, wit. Jas. BRACEWELL, William Britt. Recorded Aug Ct 1803 (Edge. Co., NC DB 11 Pg 43 CTC)


1806 - October 3, [Warrant] A complaint was made by Dempsey Wood that John Quinn on 12 July did make a false oath and appears in the affidavits of J. B. Blackshear, Reddick BRASWELL, and Joseph Bryan, all of Washington County. You are commanded to take John Quinn into custody. 9 October 1806 - Executed and the prisoner present.
Wilson Conner, J.I.C.
Alan Johnson, D.S.
Witnesses: Wm. Hall, Joseph Ricketson.
(Tattnall County, Georgia, Loose Papers KBD)


NOTE: Sampson Bracewell Sr. who married Miss Moore is not to be confused with his son Sampson Bracewell Jr who married Elizabeth Scarborough, and it is no longer believed that this Sampson was in the Revolutionary War.


Click here to see the will of Richard Bracewell III


Documented Corrections Solicited

Updated November 28, 2010


Saturday, October 30, 2010

* Richard Braswell & Unknown



Richard Braswell's will would have been filed in Southampton Co., VA had he lived until 1749 when the boundary lines changed. Evidence of this is the deed filed in 1752 Southampton between Richard Vick & Albridgeton Jones.



1692 - 9ber 5, Richard Towle Will: Leg: my three youngest children of Susanna Braswell, Richard, William and Elizabeth Braswell. Ex., "loving friend"John Riggs. D. 5th of 9ber 1692. R. Feb 9 1692. Wit: Thomas Moore, Robert Horner, Sarah Wakefield. (IOW Co., VA W & DB 2 P.
323)


1692/3 - February 20, Richard Towle estate appraised by Tho:Moore, Tho: Thropp. (IOW Co., VA)


1714 - October 22, Susannah Braswell Will: Leg: son Richard, son William, granddaughter 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)


1717 - October 4, Richard Washington & his wife Elizabeth, Surry County, to Richard Braswell, Isle of Wight Co. 150 acres on Nottoway River adjacent to Cpt. Richard Exum’s land, a part of the patent for 850 acres Richard Washington received in 1714. Witnesses: Frances West, Wm. Washington. (IOW Co., VA Great Book P. 132-133)


1719 - January 11, Mathew Howell Will: Leg: son Thomas; son Joseph; unborn child; " two thousand pounds of pork yt due to me from John Gent and one thousand pound of pork yt is due to me from Richd Braswell and five pound in cash yt is due to me from Jno Edwards & three pounds yt is due to me in cash from Henry Flowers, Junr. & I do desire this pork & money be put to ye use to purchase a plantation for my wife during her life". Exs., my father Joseph Lane, Sr., Joseph Lane, Jr. and my wife Mary. Wit: Thomas Jarrell, Arnale Pew. (IOW Co., VA WB 2 P. 26) Prove Date: 25 Apr 1720


1720 - April 21, Mathew Howell estate appraised by Thomas Jarrell, John Edwards, Robert (Newsom?) Signed Joseph Lane. Ordered Apr 21, 1720 R. Sep 25, 1721 (P.103)


1720 - August 22, Richard Bracewell to Oliver Woodard 150 acres for 100 pounds Sterling Money of England, north side of Nottoway River part of a patent for 850 acres to Mr. Richard Washington adj Cpt. Richd. Exum. (IOW Co., VA Great Book P. 387)


1731 - June 11, Richard Vick, 375 acs. (N.L.), Is. of Wight Co; S. side of Nottoway Riv; adj William Seller & Richard Braswell; 11 Jun 1731, 15 Shill., & Imp of 5 pers: Maren Prater, John Colesell, Wm. Keay, Tho Fisher, Katherine Nickson. (Patent Book 14 Pg 155)


1731 - June 11, Richard Vick, 200 acs. (N.L.), Is. of Wight Co; S. side of Nottoway Riv; adj. William Seller; & Richard Blow; 11 June 1731, 20 Shill. (Patent Book 14 Pg 156)


1731 - December 5, Richard Braswell, Lower Parish, Isle of Wight County, to Richard Jordan, Senr. Upper Parish, Isle of Wight County, for 1500 weight of tobacco and cask 60 acres "bounded as followeth beginning at a path called Shears Neck running from the Coblers Branch adjoining to the dividing line of William Braswell coming up to the line of James Sampson, deceased, thence down to the first station. Witnesses: Cannon, Rich. Jordan, Jr., Mary Jordan. (Copy of deed, IOW Co., VA DB 4 P. 201)


NOTE: Richard Braswell inherited 60 acres from his Mother, Susannah Braswell in her will dated 1714 and his brother William Braswell inherited 40 acres, "out of 100 acres in all" William sold his 40 acres in 1764.


1732 - June 26, The last Will & Testament of Susannah Braswell deceased was presented in Court by William Braswell Executor Therein named who made Oath thereto and being likewise proved by the Oaths of William Allen & Richard Jordan. (IOW Co., VA WB 3 P 305)


1735 - December 15, Richard Brasswell of the Upper Parrish of the Isle of Wight Co appointed lawfull attorney to acknowledge a deed for 150 acres John and Susannah Penny to Daniel Storey. Wit: John (signed) Brasswell and Wm.(+) Brasswell "land situate & being in upper parrish of the Isle of Wight County joining upon Nottoway River on the north side & being part of a tract of land in a patent granted to Mr. Richard Washington bearing date of sixteenth day of December 1714 and by said Washington….to John Howell who sold it to John Penny (DB 5, 1736-1741, Part 1, page 17-19, from Carey Bracewell)


1736 - June 2, Richard Brassell, Isle of Wight Co., from Mosses Faircloth of Isle of Wight Co., for five shillings, 100 acres bounded as followeth Viz Beginning at a Gum stand in Nottoway Swamp at the mouth of Bardens Branch so up the Branch to a pine standing in Thos Craford’s line from then along a line of marked trees to a pine standing by the side of a branch so down that branch to a white oak standing Nottoway Swamp so down the various courses of the run of the swamp to the first station""part of a patent for 475 acres granted June 16, 1714 to Matthew Rufhen and Edward Goodson & by the said Rufhen & Goodson devis’d unto William Faircloth, Senr by deeds of lease and release & released by a power of attorney bearing date the twenty fifth day of March one Thousand Seven Hundred & twenty one and by the said Wm. Faircloth willed to his son Moses Faircloth" . Wit: John (signed) Brassell, Giles Smelly, Wm. (+) Brassell. Release was dated June 23, 1736. The consideration was that Brassell was to pay
Faircloth "fifteen hundred poinds of pork". Recorded Sep 27, 1736. (DB 5, 1736-1741, pages 36-39. Copy of deed from Carey Bracewell)


1741 - April 12, Thomas Allen Will: Leg: Eldest son Arthur; son Thomas; daughter Ann; daughter Honour, her mother's clothes. Exs., Roger Allen & George Bell. Wit: George Whitley, Roger Woodward, Richard Braswell. (IOW Co., VA WB IV P. 333)


1741 - May 25, Thomas Allen estate appraised by George Washington, Benjamin Johnston Jr., Thomas Drake Sr. (IOW Co., VA WB IV P. 340)


1742 - May 20, William Sellars granted 235 acres, Isle of Wight Co., on the south side of Nottaway River, adjoining land of Doctr. Saml. Brown, Oliver Woodward and “line of John Braswells land then by Braswells line” Land Office Patents No. 20, 1741-1743, page 311 (Virginia State Library)


1744 - April 21, Richard Braswell Will: Leg: Son William and son Joseph my Exs., daughter Elizabeth, son John, loving wife. R. Aug 26 1745. Wit: Benjamin Johnson Jr., Joseph Woodward, Arthur Edwards. (IOW Co., VA WB IV P 541)


1745 - January 27, Richard Braswell inventory of his estate returned by William & Joseph Braswell. (IOW Co., VA WB 5 P 9)


1745 - May 27, George Bell of Edgecombe County in North Carolina to Richard Vick of Isle of Wight. . . . 200 acres on Nottaway Swamp (being land he bought from Thomas Crafford) adjoining said Vick, Bardens Branch, said Bell, Richard Brasswell and Flagg Run Swamp.
Signed: George (X) Bell, Sarah (X) Bell. Witnesses: Arthur Washington, Sarah Washington, Richard Vick, Jr. and William (X) Brasswell R. 27 May 1745 (Page 116, IOW DB 7) [NOTE: This is from William Lindsay Hopkins' book of abstracts and he used an "X" as everyone's mark even when they made an initial - William probably used a "W"]


1746 - January 12, Richard Vick, 250 acres Isle of Wight County, North side of Nottoway River, of Barden's Branch, corner of Ann Thornton's Line, corner of John Jent's line, Richard Braswell's line (pages 613-614, Land Patent Book 24) (from Virginia Genealogical Quarterly on Ancestry.com)


1746 - March 12, Joseph (mark) Braswell and his wife Sarah and William (W) Braswell and his wife Sarah of Isle of Wight County to Richard Vick for 19 pounds 100 acres "being a part of a patent granted to Edwd Goodson and Matthew Rushin bearing date the sixteenth day of June one thousand seven hundred and fourteen and bounded as followeth Viz Beginning at a Gum standing in Nottoway Swamp at the mouth of a Branch
so up the Branch to a pine standing in Thomas Crafford’s line from thence along a line of marked trees to a pine standing by the side of a branch so down the branch to a white oak stand Nottoway Swamp aforesd and down the various courses of the sd swamp to the beginning"
Witnesses: John Darden, W. Bridgood, Matthew Griffin. (Copy of Deed pages 445-447, Deed Book 7, Part 2)


1747 - May 14, Henry Vaughan and wife Ann, administrators of Richard Blow, plaintiffs, vs. William Brasswell and Joseph Brasswell, executors of Richard Brasswell, type, in debt, attorney: Robert Jones, defendants, verdict: plaintiff. (page 21) Arthur Washington provided evidence for William and Joseph Brasswell vs Henry Vaughan and wife Ann. John Thomas provided evidence for Henry Vaughan and wife Ann vs William and Joseph Brasswell. Albridgton Jones provided evidence for William and Joseph Brasswell vs Henry Vaughan and wife Ann. (Virginia Genealogical Quarterly. IOW Co., Order Book 1746-1752)


1749 - Southampton County was formed from Isle of Wight County.


1752 - November 9, Richard Vick to Albridgton Jones 6 acres adj. sd. Jones' mill and Nottoway Swamp on the north side of the Bridge Road (part of 100 acres sold to sd. Vick by William Braswell and Joseph Braswell), S: Richard (R) Vick, Wit: Robert (signed) Ricks, Jesse (signed) Browne, and Phillip (P) Brantley (Southampton Co., VA DB 1 P. 412-414)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Jasper Co., GA Estates



Samuel Brazil

William Brazil
Aaron Brazwell

(Unknown book, no dates)


1815 – May 27, Georgia, Jasper County, POLLY LUMPKIN has applied to me for letters of administration on the estate of WILLIAM BRASWELL late of the county aforesaid deceased; POLLY LUMPKIN has applied to me for letters of administration on the estate of GEORGE LUMPKIN late of the county aforesaid deceased; Given under my hand this 27th day of May 1815 (signed) ROBERT ROBEY, C.C.O. (Issue of May 31, 1815)

Jacob & Wm Brazel, Jasper Co., GA 1808

Jurors in Old Randolph Now Jasper Co., 1808

Petit Jurors

Jacob Brazel
Wm. Brazel

(Georgia DAR)

Brittain Alford Sr, Pike Co., GA 1848

Georgia)
Pike County)
In the name of God Amen. I Brittain Alford Senr. of the County and state aforesaid being of sound mind and disposing memory do hereby constitute ordain and appoint this to be my last will and Testament. Item 1st It is my will and desire that my body be buried in a decent and Christian like manner and suitableto my circumstances. Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Bathsheba Alford for and during the time of her natural life or widowhood all the land attached to these premises that I at present occupy together with any three negro slaves and their increase that I may die possessed of. that the then Said Bathsehba may choose. Also any part or all the farming utensils stock of all kinds including horses, oxen & household and kitchen furniture and provisions also my road waggon and harness, Barouche and harness and oxcart. Item 3rd It is my will and desire that at the death or intermarriage of my wife Barthsheba all the above property given and bequeathed to her as aforesaid be taken by my Executors whom I may hereafter appoint and divide among all my heirs according to this my last will and Testament. Item 4th I give and bequeath to my children Thomas, (?Lpirc), Betsy Ann, Missey, Jefferson, Jourdan, Dicey, Nancy and Brittain an equal portion of this division of all property that I may die _____ and possessed of. Item 5th I will that this distributive share of each of my daughters Betsy Ann, Missey, Dicey, and Nancy shall belong to them and the heirs of their bodies and not subject to the debts of their present or any future husband. Item 6th It is my will and desire that my Executors cause to be divided by their disinterested presence the residence of my negro slaves after my wife Barthsheba shall have made her choice as aforesaid then persons appointed by my executors for that purpose shall value out lot off said slaves into parcels as equal as possible to be drawn for by all my children the said lots to be made equal by those drawing lots of greater value paying to those who draw lots of less value. Item 7th It is my will and desire that my Executors make an equal distribution of all my many notes and accounts that I may died possessed of among all my children. Item 8th I hereby constitute, ordain and appoint my sons Thomas Alford and Jefferson Alford my executors to execute this my last will and Testament. Witness my hand and seal this Sixth day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Eight.
Witnesses
Signed in presence of ) his
George (?Prothors) Brittain X Alford (seal)
his mark
Isaac X Kersay)
mark )
A. J. McAfee)


(Pike Co., GA Bk C 36-37)


NOTE: Barsheba "Betsy" Brassel & Briton Alford were married on the 19th of March 1805 in Greene County Georgia. (Georgia Marriages) Barsheba is the daughter of Britton Brassell & LaDicey Davis.