1772 - Chatham County Militia Rolls for 1772 (Military Collection, Troop returns, 1747-1859, North Carolina Stat Archives, Raleigh from Carey Bracewell and Chatham Co. USGenWeb)
- Captain Elisha Cain’s List No. 5 included Vollentine Braswell, Jr.
1776 - Edith Braswell born to Valentine Braswell Jr & Elizabeth Pitts.
1778 – May, The Sheriff summons jury in the following caveats:
- Volentine Braswell ag’t Acquilla Covenar (Cavenah?) and James Williams for 300 acres ag’t Acquilla Civebar (Cavenah?),
- James Williams ag’t Volentine Braswell – 640 acres
(Chatham County Court Minutes Pg 137 on usgenweb)
NOTE: “Williams suit” William Lynn referred to November 1782 & the reason for Valentine “V” Braswell "Sinr" of Wilkes Co., GA, had to return to Chatham Co – see 1790 inventory of estate of Valentine Braswell, Jr.
1778 - July 23, Valentine Braswell, Jr. of Chatham County bought 640 acres on east side of North East Branch of the North West River beginning at a gum at the mouth of Duck Creek from Hectir McNeal. Witness: Henry Braswell (page 181, Deed Book B, Chatham Co. Register of Deeds)
1779 - February 11, Siddie Braswell born to Valentine Braswell Jr. & Elizabeth Pitts.
1780 - March 30 - Valentine Brasswell, Junr, granted 23 acres in Chatham Co. (page 193 & 194, Deed Book D, Chatham Co. Register of Deeds)
1780 - March 30, Valentine Braswell, Jr. granted 100 acres, on Cabin’s Branch a prong of Shaddock’s Creek, Chatham County, NC (page 195, Deed Book D, Chatham Co. Register of Deeds )
1780 - March 31, Valentine Brasswell granted 250 acres Chatham County “Yarbrowes corner in Drakes line” (page 478 & 479, Deed Book B, Chatham Co. Register of Deeds)
1780 – March 31, Valentine Braswell, Jr., granted 200 acres, Chatham County, on the south prong of the Great branch of the Waters of Shaddockses Creek (page 194 & 195, Deed Book D , Chatham Co. Register of Deeds)
1780 - December 29, John Pitts Will: Sons: John, Joseph. Daughters: Mary Lear, Elizabeth Brassel, Peggy Mimes (Mims?). (Chatham Co., NC)
1781 – August 21 Elizabeth Brassell, Widow of Valentine Braswell, Jr., married William Lynn. Wake Co. Marriage Bond #02312. Bondsman: James Lynn. Witness: Thomas Rice.
1782 - February 12, Chatham County William Linn to be Administrator of the estate of Volentine Braswell, Junr., Deceased. 1,000 pound bond by William Linn and John Pitts. (copy of original from North Carolina Archives)
1782 – November – William Lyn, on motion is permitted to come in and defend his ward, Volentine Brazwell, at the suit of James Williams, Esqr. On entry on caveat, 640 acres of land on Haw River (pg. 20B, November 1782. Posted by Angela Meadows on Braswell List November 9, 2004) NOTE: See May 1778 record.
1783 - May 18, Valentine “V” Braswell of Wilkes County, Georgia conveys to Henry Braswell 102 acres of land joining Henry Braswell and granted to Valentine Braswell, Jr., by the State of North Carolina on March 31,1780. (page 143, Deed Book C, Chatham Co. Register of Deeds)
1784 - May Court Valentine Braswell, Jr., died intestate leaving Edy and Sedy Braswell (Court Minutes?)
1785 – May, Ordered that the following Justices be apptd to receive the list of taxable property for the present year: Capt Ridles Company – Elisha Cain. Volentine Braswell decd orphans. (Chatham NC Court Minutes)
1787 - Edy and Sedy Braswell heirs of Valentine Braswell, Junr., deceased granted 640 acres on east side of Haw River beginning above mouth of Duck Creek. (Copy of Grant #795 from Carey Bracewell)
NOTE: Appears to be land Valentine Braswell purchased from Hector McNeal on July 23, 1778.
1790 - August 8, Inventory of personal property of Vollentine Braswell,Decd. and accounting of money paid from the estate which included “To money pd Volintine Brasswell, Sinr a witness in the Suit of Williams vs the Orphans 40 pounds” and “To traviling twice from Chatham County to the State of Gorgia & all expenses, 26 pounds” (Copy of original received from NC Archives)
1790 - US Census Hillsborough Dist. Chatham Co., NC Elizabeth Linn: 0-1-4-0-1
1790- August, William Linn: Inventory (Pg 59b)
1790 - September 11, William Linn: Account of estate sale (Pg 109b)
1793 - August, Joseph Harmon be appointed guardian to Barny & Thenny Linn, orphans of William Linn, dec'd, who gives bond with George Lucas, Esquire, in the sum of one Thousand five hundred pounds. (Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Vol. 3 1790-1794 Pg 282)
1794 – February, Jeptha & Edy Freeman to Thomas Stokes 620 acres, ½ the land formerly Valentine Brazell’s. Witnesses: Edmund Branch, Joseph Johnson, Wm. Winter (G:213) (Chatham Co. Deeds posted on USGenWeb by Judy Penrod Purcell)
1794 – February 14, To the Justices of Chatham County, the answer of Stephen (sic) Freeman and Edy his wife, Andrew Hartsfield and Sedy his wife, heir of Valentine Braswell, dec’d. and the answer of Thomas Stokes, Esqr. To petition of Joseph Harman of Chatham Co., planter, & Elizabeth his wife late Eliz. Linn and formerly Eliz. Braswell widow – (copy of original received from NC State Archives)
1794 – February – Chatham Co., NC - Land to be divided in thirds to give Valentine Braswell, Jr.’s widow Elizabeth her dowry.
- 100 acres on Cabin Branch a prong of Shaddoxes Creek. (grant #257, 1780)
- 640 acres on east side of Haw River above mouth of Duck Creek. (bought
- from Hector McNeil on July 23, 1778)
- 300 acres on Shadocks Creek (grant 11/1/1784)
- 23 acres on eastside of Haw River (grant 3/30/1780)
- 200 acres on south prong of the Great Branch, the waters of Shaddox Creek. (See Grant #395, Mar 31, 1780) (copy of original from North Carolina Archives)
1798 - February, Joseph Pitts is appointed guardian to Barna Lin who enters into bond in the sum of six hundred pounds with John Pitts? and Edwd Walton, security. (Feb. session 1798 Minutes - Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1797-1800 Pg 189)
1799 - May, Ordered that John Ramsey & William O'Kelly be appointed to settle with Joseph Harmon, guardian to Barna Linn & report to next court. (Minutes - Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1797-1800 May 1799 Pg 231)
1799 - November, An account of John Harmon, guardian of Thenny Linn & William Linn, dues. Amt. to thirty seven pounds and ordered to be recorded. (Minutes - Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1797-1800 Nov (11th) term, 1799, Pg 245)
1799 - November, An account of Joseph Harmon, guardian of Thenny Linn & William Linn dues, Amt. to thirty seven pounds ten shillings allowed by the court and ordered to be recorded (Minutes - Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions 1797-1800 Nov (11th) term, 1799, Pg 245)
1801 – November 10, Edith Truman (sic), formerly Braswell, Sidey Hartsfield, formerly Braswell, co-heirs of Valentine Braswell, dec’d. to Thomas Stokes, 640 acres E of Haw River, David Cavenah, John Ramsey (L:317) (Chatham Co., NC, Stokes Land Records on USGenWeb by Judy Penrod Purcell)
Thank you to the dear cousins who researched for decades the old fashioned way and generously provided this information.