Tuesday, September 25, 2007

* Braswell Branches Vol. IV, No. 1 - Carver Family

Query: I am looking for information on Mary CARVER BRASWELL born Cumberland Co., North Carolina, died 1787 New Hanover, North Carolina, married c1777 to Thomas SEWELL born 1751 England, died 1814, Robeson Co., North Carolina, Revolutionary War soldier.

Submitted by Mrs. Tommy Sherman, Lockney, TX 79241-9464.

Reply from Nona:

1747 Richard BRASWELL, Senior gave deeds of gift to his four children: William “born of the body of Anne CARVER commonly called by the name of William BRASWELL”; Robert “commonly called Robert BRASWELL”, David BRASWELL and Sarah BRASWELL.

29 Nov. 1758: Letters of Administration granted to Benjamin WILLIS on estate of David BRASWELL revoked. Letters to issue to Ann BRASWELL alias CARVER on said estate. Ordered that depositions be taken at next Supreme Court at Enfield touching the legitimacy of said David BRASWELL. Said Ann to give security in the sum of 1000 pds.

2 Dec. 1758: Bond of Anne BRASWELL “of Bladen County widow” for 200 pds as administratrix of the estate of Richard BRASSWELL, decd.

16 May 1759: Personal estate of David CARVER dec’d an “illegitimate son of Richard BRASWELL dec’d” granted to Richard BRASSWELL, Robert CARVER, and William CARVER.

3 Oct. 1774: Isom CARVER & wife Elizabeth of Cumberland Co., North Carolina (selling) land on Cape Fear River, being land conveyed to Robert CARVER by Richard BRASWELL and Ann, his wife, by deed bearing date of 16 June 1753...