Saturday, September 22, 2007

Braswell Branches Vol. III, No. 3, Summer 1994

Dear Nona,

We corresponded several years ago about the BRASWELL and WILLIAMS families and I wanted to see if you have made some progress on these lines.

If you recall, my wife’s grandmother was Addie Lena BRASWELL who passed away in July 1989 at the age of 106. Her grandfather was Sampson BRASWELL who married Priscilla WILLIAMS.

I saw an entry which you submitted for the LDS Family History File which said that the mother of Priscilla WILLIAMS was Lucreasy BRASWELL. If that is correct, it really interconnects the WILLIAMS and BRASWELL families.

I did obtain a copy of the Braswells Across America book by Dr. R. B. Braswell. Although it contains a lot of data about the BRASWELL family (poorly organized in my opinion) it doesn’t not shed any light on the parents of Sampson BRASWELL.

Letter from L. Malcolm Basham, Dallas, TX [This letter appeared in Braswell Branches, Vol. III No. 3, Summer 1994.]

[Following is Malcolm’s family group information.]

Sampson BRASWELL born circa 1782 North Carolina; died after 1860 probably Tennessee; married circa 1808 to Priscilla WILLIAMS born circa 1781 probably Nash Co., North Carolina died after 1850. Their children were:

William BRASWELL born circa 1809 Tennessee; died after 1860; married circa 1833 to Clarissa (Cloe) VIRE.

Leroy (Lee) BRASWELL born circa 1811 Tennessee; died after 1860; married first to Mary SELLERS and married second circa 1830 to Lucinda BRAY.

Samuel BRASWELL born circa 1811 Tennessee; died circa 1894 Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee; married first circa 1837 to Mary (Polly) W. ADAMS and married second circa 1862 to Susan.

Lemuel BRASWELL born 5 Sep. 1814 Tennessee; died 6 Mar. 1905 Oregon Co., Missouri; married circa 1847 Tennessee to Elizabeth SIMPSON.

Nathan BRASWELL born circa 1816 Tennessee; died after 1860; married circa 1838 to Mahala.

Lucretia BRASWELL born circa 1816 Tennessee; married first to SELLERS and married second to Jacob ADAMS.

Unicey BRASWELL born circa 1818 Tennessee; died after 1860; married circa 1839 to John CUBBINS.

Sources of information: 1830 Census Warren Co., Tennessee; 1840, 1850, and 1860 Census records for DeKalb Co., Tennessee; Family information in BRASWELL File.

Comments from Nona: Subscriber Bill Hunt of St. Louis, Mo, is also descended from this line and my ancestor, Priscilla WILLIAMS’ brother, Samuel also married into the BRASWELL family. Ruby King recently discovered the identity of Sampson’s parents.

[Please note that incorrect information about this line was published in R. B. Braswell’s book. This emphasizes the need to verify all information.]