Tuesday, February 28, 2012

1836 - Joseph J Bracewell & Daughter, Amanda

ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE AT AN ANNUAL SESSION IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1836.
ACTS of the General Assembly of the STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, 1836.
NAMES CHANGED.

1836 Vol. 1 -- Page: 167

Sequential Number: 095
Type: AN ACT,

Full Title: To change the name of Amanda White, to that of Amanda Bracewell, and legitimatize the same, and to change the name of John D. Highsmith.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and atter the passage of this act, the name of Amanda

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White, shall be changed to that of Amanda Bracewell, and she is hereby declared to be fully and completely legitimatized, and entitled to all the rights and legal privileges that she would have been, had she been born in lawful wedlock, and be fully capable of taking, inheriting and receiving, all manner of property, by virtue of the statste of distributions of this State, so far as relates to the real and personal estate of Joseph J. Bracewell, of Pulaski county, her reputed father, any law, usage, or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.

JOSEPH DAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ROBERT M. ECHOLS,

President of the Senate.

WILLIAM SCHLEY, Governor.

Approval Date: Assented to, Dec. 30, 1836.

Pulaski County Georgia Bracewells

James Bracewell, (son of Solomon Bracewell & Rachel Byrd) and his wife Elizabeth Clinch had five sons, Burwell W., James M, Joseph J, Duncan L. C. & Thomas J.

The following records show that Burwell W., James M. & Joseph J were heirs of their youngest brother, Thomas J, which proves that he had no wife or children. Their 2nd youngest brother, Duncan had died in 1832 at the age of 22. Burwell W. & Permelia Matilda's children were Sarah Ann Bracewell & James Polhill Bracewell, who moved to Hamilton Co., Florida with their mother before 1850 after Burwell died. James M's apparent only child was Mary Martha Bracewell, whose mother was a Boswick. James M. married 2nd Mrs. Sarah Jane Bright and they can be found in Key West, Florida in 1850 with her apparent son John H. Bright, and his nephew Thomas C. Bracewell. Joseph J. married Dorothy White, and their children were Amanda M, Josephus, Elizabeth, Martha Jane & Thomas Clinch. This is all based on records and the process of elimination.


Federal Union, Mar. 21, 1837

GEORGIA, Pulaski County.
WHEREAS, Burwell W. Bracewell applies for letters of administration on the estate of Joseph J. Bracewell, late of said county, deceased. These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased to be and appear at my office, within the time prescribed by law, to show cause, if any exist, why said letters should not be granted. Given under my hand at office this 25th January, 1837. J. V. MITCHELL, D.C.C.?.


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Federal Union, Mar. 29, 1842
Pulaski Sheriff's Sale.
WILL be sold on the first Tuesday in May next, before the Court House door in the town of Hawkinsville, Pulaski county, within the legal hours of sale, the following property, to wit:
Also, 1000 acres of land more or less known as the place where Joseph J. Bracewell formerly lived, in the fourth district of originally Dooly now Pulaski county - levied on as the property of the estate of Joseph J. Bracewell to satisfy sundry fi fas from Pulaski Superior Court, in favor of Bryan W. Collier and others vs. Burwell W. Bracewell, Administrator. JOSEPH CARRUTHERS, D. Sh'ff. March 28, 1842
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Federal Union, Jul. 5, 1842

Pulaski Sheriff's Sale
WILL be sold on the first Tuesday in August next, before the Court House door in the town of Hawkinsville, Pulaski county, within the legal hours of sale, the following property, to wit:

A negro boy by the name of Limus, 10 months old, levied on as the property of the estate of Burwell W. Bracewell, deceased, to satisfy a fifa from Pulaski Superior Court, the Bank of Hawkinsville vs. Burwell W. Bracewell - property pointed out by John Rawls.

A negro man by the name of Jerry, 45 years old, levied on as the property of Joseph J. Bracewell, to satisfy a fi fa from Pulaski Superior court, Ker Boyce vs. Burwell W. Bracewell, administrator of Joseph J. Bracewell, deceased - property pointed out by John Rawls. JOS. CARRUTHERS, D. Sheriff. July 14, 1842.


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Federal Union, Dec. 26, 1843

Pulaski Sheriff's Sale.
On the first Tuesday in February next, will be sold, before the Court House door, in the town of Hawkinsville, Pulaski county, between the legal hours of sale, the following property, to-wit: The south half of lot No. 389, and fraction No. 402, both containing 237 1/2 acres, lying and being in the 21st district of formerly Wilkinson now Pulaski county, bounded on the south by the district line; and the north half of lot No. 240, in the 20th district of said county, containing 101 1/4 acres, bounded on the north by the district line; and one-third part of 367 1/2 acres adjoining the above described lands, it being the undivided interest Burwell W. Bracewell has in the lands formerly belonging to Thomas J. Bracewell, deceased; the whole settlement of lands supposed to be 461 acres, be it more or less, or all the lands or settlement of lands, if the numbers are not correctly described that Burwell W. Bracewell owns or has any interest in said plantation, which is better known by the Bracewell settlement, laying four miles below Hawkinsville, on the east side of the Ocmulgee river in this county, and lying upon the waters of Limestone creek, and adjoining Washington Lancaster, and William Sapp and others; all levied on as the property of Burwell W. Bracewell, to satisfy a fi fa. from Pulaski Inferior Court, the Bank of Hawkinsville vs. Burwell W. Bracewell - property pointed out by John Rawls.

Joseph J. Bracewell's interest, the undivided one-third part of 367 1/2 acres of land belonging to Thomas J. Bracewell, deceased, lying in the county of Pulaski, and adjoining the settlement of land owned by Burwell W. Bracewell, and lying on Limestone creek, adjoining William Sapp and others; also a negro man named Jerry, about 50 years of age; all levied on as the property of Joseph J. Bracewell to satisfy a fi fa. from Pulaski Superior Court, Bryan W. Collier vs. Burwell W. Bracewell, administrator of Joseph J. Bracewell, deceased - property pointed out by John Rawls. JOSEPH CURRUTHERS, D. Sh'ff Dec. 20, 1843.

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Southern Recorder, Nov. 11, 1845

GEORGIA, Pulaski County.
To the Honorable the Superior Court of said county. The petition of Edward St. George respectfully showeth, that heretofore, to wit: on the sixth day of November, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-one, one James M. Bracewell executed and delivered to your petitioner, his certain mortgage deed iin writing, under his hand and seal, for the better securing the said Edward St. George in the payment of certain promissory notes therein described, bearing date on the sixth day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-one, and amounting in all to the sum of seven hundred and seventeen dollars and thirty-three cents; and whereby one Burwell W. Bracewell, and the said James M. Bracewell, and your petitioner, promised to pay Elizabeth Hamilton or bearer, the sum of money aforesaid, on or before the first day of January, ensuing the date of said notes, for value received. And for the better securing the payment of the aforesaid promissory notes, the siad James M. Bracewell bargained, sold, and conveyed, by said mortgage deed, to your petitioner, all that tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the twentieth district of originally Wilkinson now Pulaski county, on the waters of Limestone creek, and the Ocmulgee river, containing one hundred and thirty-three and one-third acres, more or less, it being the interest which the said James M. Bracewell had in and to the lands of Thomas J. Bracewell, late of said county, deceased; and your petitioner avers that the full amount of principal and interest of said promissory notes is due and unpaid to your petitioner - wherefore your petitioner prays that a rule nisi may be granted requiring the said James M. Bracewell to pay the principal and interest due on said notes, into the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court of this county, on or before the first day of the next term of this Court, or that his equity of redemption in and to the mortgaged premises be forever foreclosed and barred, &c AUG. H. HANSELL. Att'y for Petitioner.

EDWARD ST. GEORGE,} Petition and Rule Nisi for
vs.
JAMES M. BRACEWELL.} foreclosure of mortgage
On hearing the petition of Edward St. George, it is ordered, that the defendant do pay the amount of principal and interest due on the promissory notes therein described, into the Clerk's office of the Superior Court of this county, on or before the first day of the next term of this Court; and in default thereof, his equity of redemption to the said mortgage premises, be foreclosed and forever and forever barred; and that this rule be served upon the defendant in terms of the law. A true copy taken from the minutes of the Court, July 7th, 1845. JOHN V. MITCHELL, Clerk S.C. July 15, 1845


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Federal Union, Mar. 17, 1846

Pulaski Sheriff's Sale.
WILL be sold before the Court house door, in the town of Hawkinsville, Pulaski county, on the first Tuesday in APRIL next, within the legal hours of sale, the following property, to-wit: 133 1-4 acres of land more or less, in the 20th district of originally Wilkinson, now Pulaski county, it being the undivided interests that James M. Bracewell has in the lands of Thomas J. Bracewell, deceased, on the waters of Limestone creek and Ocmulgee river; levied on by virtue of a mortgage fi fa. returnable to the Superior Court of Pulaski county, in favor of Edward St. George vs. James M. Bracewell: property pointed out in said mortgage fi fa. C. M. BOZEMAN, Sh'ff. Jan. 28, 1846.

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Federal Union, Mar. 10, 1846
Pulaski Sheriff's Sale
WILL be sold on the first Tuesday in APRIL next, before the Court House door, in the town of Hawkinsville, Pulaski county, within the legal hours of sale, the following property to-wit:

190 acres of land, more or less, it being part of lot No. 194, in the 4th district of originally Dooly now Pulaski county, the place whereon Mrs. Permelia Bracewell, Mrs. Martha Polhill and Peter E. Love Esq., now lives; levied on as the property of Burwell W. Bracewell, to satisfy a fi fa from Pulaski Inferior court, the Bank of Hawkinsville, vs. Burwell W. Bracewell, property pointed out by Plaintiff's Attorney, levied on and returned to me by Joseph Carruthers former Sheriff. The above fi fa transferred to Chas. S. Hawley.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

1833 - Richard Braswell to Robert Robinson


Georgia}
This indenture made & entered into This first day of
Laurens County} February in year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty three between Richard Braswell of Laurens County of the one part and Robert Robinson of the same state and county of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Richard Braswell for and in consideration of Twenty dollars to him in hand paid at or before the Sealing or delivering of these presents the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged hath bargained sold conveyed & confirmed & by these presents do grant bargain sell an convey unto the said Robert Robinson his heirs & assigns his interest in that tract or parcel of land in Wilkinson County at the time of survey now Laurens in the second district known and distinguished in the plan of said district by number one hundred & seventeen (117) & granted to Francis Jenkins of Burke County being the dower of formerly Livy Nobles now Richard Braswell wife to have to hold all & singular the said Richard Braswell interest in the aforesaid lot or parcel of Land with all the right members & appertenances whatsoever to the said premises being belonging or in any --- appertaining to the -i-ous dower of the aforesaid tract of Land with the remainder remainders reversion & reversions rents issues & proffits thereof to the use benefit & behoof of him the said Robert Robinson his heirs & assigns forever in fee simple And the said Richard Braswell for himself his heirs & assigns the said bargained premises unto the said Robert Robinson his heirs and assigns against the said Richard Braswell & all other person or persons whatsoever shall & will forever warrant & defend by virtue of these presents in witness the said Richard Braswell has hereunto set his hand affixed his seal the day & year first above written. signed sealed and delivered in presents of
Wm B. H. Lee}
D. D. Mun--- J. P.} Recorded 1 Jan 1834} Richard Bracewell {Seal}

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Stray James Braswell

The following records show that a "stray" James Braswell was closely associated with David & Nancy's son William Braswell (who married Susan) I think Arthur Braswell's very close association with the Peacock family goes beyond Washington County Georgia. Is this James Braswell the son of David Braswell & Nancy Rutherford? And William's brother?



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)

This land was gift deeded to William's sons, Rutherford and Allen April 2, 1796.

1793 - May 2, William Braswell to Arthur Braswell, Bill of Sale: 100 pounds, a sorrel mare & colt, one gray mare, 12 head of hogs, 5 head of sheep, 5 head of Yus, two feather beds & furniture, one pot, one Rifle Gun, 6 pewter Basons, 6 pewter plates, case of knives, one pane of cotton cards, the Crop of Corn & Potatoes now standing. Wit: Matthew Jones & James Braswell. (Robeson Co., NC Book D, pp. 168-169)

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)

James Braswell was born by 1777, before David Braswell died, intestate. Why did Samuel Peacock sell land to James Braswell, who most certainly had the same DNA as William, and why did Jethro Deans sell James Braswell's land? Did James Braswell marry Elizabeth Peacock?


1798 - January 20, Samuel Peacock to James Brasswell in consideration of 5 pounds sterling paid by Jas. Brasswell sold unto James Brasswell a piece of land of 20 acres on Jumping Gully in the fork of Jesse Winslows Mill Swamp. Samuel Peacock. Witnesses: Holloway Abbott, Jesse Winslow. Probated by Jesse Winslow 10 February 1798 before Valentine Rowell, J.P. (Abstracts of Marion County SC Deed Books "O" and "P" Pg 133-134)

1798 - January 29, Holloway Abbott to James Braswell in consideration of 25 pounds sterling paid by James Brasswell sold unto James Brasswell a certain piece of land containing 157 acres beginning at a gum in branch etc being part of two tracts of land granted to Holly Abbott 19 February 1791 lying on both sides of Jumping Gully. Signed: Holloway Abbott. Witnesses: Jesse Winslow, John Abbott. Probated by Jesse Winslow 10 February 1798 before Valentine Rowell. (Abstracts of Marion County SC Deed Books "O" and "P" Pg 132)

1798 - January 29, Samuel Peacock of Liberty County South Carolina to Jesse Winslow of same place for L155 sterling 438 acres beginning at mouth of Jumping Gully up Beaver damn Swamp to Brown's line to branch...to the Road to line between James Brazel & myself to Halloway Abbot to Mildam part of two tracts granted to John Cox 1 March 1775, the other part granted to Holloway Abbot 2 July 1792 afsd tract of 438 acres. Signed: Samuel Peacock. Wit: Holloway Abbott, James Basswell (also spelled Brassell) Proved before Volentine Rowell, JP, 10 February 1798. Recorded 7 July 1806.

Archibald Peacock- Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place: Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina; Roll: 49; Page: 441; Image: 68; Family History Library Film: 181424. 7 names between Henry Braswell & Archibald Peacock who is Uriah's borther.


1814 - Samuel Peacock III died in Washington Co., GA. (Peacock Family Association)

I THINK James Braswell has died and that's why his land is being sold by Jethro Deans who was married to Sophia Peacock, daughter of Uriah. Arthur Braswell lived next to Uriah in Washington Co. GA Is Jethro Deans the brother in law of James Braswell?


1817 - November 3, Jethro Deans to Henry Blanchet indenture made between Jethro Deans of Georgia and Henry Blanchet of South Carolina Jethro in consideration of $170.00 paid by Henry Blanchet sold unto Henry that tract of land containing 177 acres more or less conveyed by two deeds both are dated 29 January 1798 one for 20 acres and the other for 157 First conveyed from Holloway Abbott to Jas. Brasswell Second from Samuel Peacock to said Brasswell (above date) signed Jethro Deans. Witnesses: Ebenezer Thompson, D. Carmichael, J.P. Probated by Duncan Carmichael before J.B. Hays, J.P. 15 October 1831. (Abstracts of Marion County SC Deed Books "O" and "P" Pg 134-135)

1820 LAND LOTTERY WINNERS FOR GEORGIA:

APPLING Co. GA LAND DRAW
Elizabeth Brazel (Widow) lived in Wilkinson County GA Is Elizabeth a Peacock?
James Brazils orphans lived in Wilkinson County GA Is Arthur Braswell who shows up in Wilkinson Co., GA on the 1820 census one of the orphans?

Levy Peacock brother of Uriah didn't live close to Arthur Braswell but in same county:


1820 - US CENSUS Wilkinson Co., GA: Levy Peacock Page: 211; NARA Roll: M33_9; Image: 315.
1820 - US CENSUS Wilkinson Co., GA: Arther Brasell Page: 218; NARA Roll: M33_9; Image: 322.

1830 - US CENSUS Washington Co., GA: Asa Peacock Page: 240; NARA Roll: M19-21
1830 - US CENSUS Washington Co., GA: Arthur Brassel Page: 240; NARA Roll: M19-21
1830 - US CENSUS Washington Co., GA: Uriah Peacock Page: 240; NARA Roll: M19-21
1830 - US CENSUS Washington Co., GA: John Peacock Page: 240; NARA Roll: M19-21

I would love to hear from anyone who descends from Arthur Braswell of Washington County, Georgia.