Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Elizabeth, Guilford, Benjamin, Penelope Braswell, Nash Co., NC 1833

This Indenture made this twenty first day of February AD Eighteeen hundred and thirty three between Elizabeth Guilford Benjamin and Penelope Braswell all of the County of Nash and State of North Carolina of the one part and Benjamin Denson of the County & State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Sum of one hundred and Seventy Dollars to us in hand paid by the Said Benjamin Denson have Bargained Sold and ------ and by these presents doth Bargain Sell and Convey unto the Said Benjamin Denson a Certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county and State aforesaid on the north Side of great branch bounded as follows Viz Beginning at a red oak on the road then South ---- 139- poles to a dogwood in Etherage line then South along Said line 198 poles to a spanish oak Ricks Corner then west 7- poles to a poplar on the Bank of the great branch then North 106 poles to a white oak then west ---poles to a Hickory on the road (?) then to the Beginning containing One hundred and Seven Acres be the same more or less to him the Said Benjamin Denson to have and to hold the same with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and we the Said Elizabeth Guilford Benjamin and Penelope Braswell do Warrant and defend the right and title of Said Land to be good to the Said Benjamin Denson and his heirs forever against any ---- claims or demand whatsoever In Witness Whereof We have hereunto Set our hands and Seals the day and year above Written Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us
Witness} Elizabeth her mark Braswell {seal}
Willie Bunting} Guilford his mark Braswell {seal}
L.b. Bunting} Benjamin his mark Braswell {seal}
} Pennelope her mark Braswell {seal}

State of No Ca} Court of Pleas & quarter Sessions
Nash County} August Term 1833
The foregoing Deed of Sale from Elizabeth Braswell & others to Benjamin Denson was duly proven in open Court by the oath of Willee Buntin One of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto & ordered to be Registered
Attest A. Whitfield ---
And is Registered --- Whitfield P.R.

(Nash Co., NC DB 15 Pg 177)

Also in February 1833: (I bet the above Braswells are the children of Jacob Jr., his father Jacob Sr died 1823, ten years prior.)

Jacob BRASWELL inventory by Willie BUNTING, admr., Feb. Term 1833. Sale held Dec. 6, 1832. William BRASWELL, Sr., Benjamin BRASWELL, Jeremiah BRASWELL, James BRASWELL, and John BRASWELL were buyers. Account current, May Term 1834. (Pg 160)