Monday, October 8, 2007

James Braswell Sr & Jr

Continued research of Ann Braswell & anonymous researchers

James Sr. buys 150 acres:

Edg Deed 5-51 Christopher GUIN to James BRASWELL of Edg [Carpenter]5 Jan 1741 15 pds 150 ac on Roanoke river at mouth of Fort Branch, adj Joseph MOORE, John RYALS. Wit. Joseph HOWELL, Joseph CANE. [posted @ rootsweb by Joyce Zachman. Also, copy of deed in my possesion]

He sells it:

Ibid 4-461 James BRASSWELL of Edg to Daniel HIGHSMITH of Bertie 21 Apr 1753 50 pds 150 ac adj. mouth of Fort Branch, Joseph MOORE, & Roanoke Riv, part of pat to Joseph BLOUNT, Col JONESCol. Frederick JONES. [posted @ rootsweb by Joyce Zachman]

James Sr. buys 400 acres:

Ibid 4-455 Solomon ALSTON to James BRASSWELL Gent of Edg 10 Apr 1753 100 pds 400 ac on Town Cr adj. Beaverdam Branch [posted @ rootsweb by Joyce Zachman]

He gives it to son Simon in his will:

[1760-27 Sep] WILL OF JAMES BRASWELL to my son Simon Braswell my plantation and tract of land which I now live on containing 400 acres of land [Copy of will from Pal Spencer]


James Jr buys 200 acres & he has to born by 1724:

Edgecombe NC Deed Book 03-038 16 Oct 1745 James Conner of Tyrrel co. to James Braswell of Edg, 13 pds, 200 a on north east side of Deep Creek. adj. Joseph Cotten, Great Branch, the fork of the Creek & Little Swamp. Wit: Will Magee, JOSEPH (x) CAIN. [posted @ rootsweb by John Cain]

He sells it to JAMES HOGUN, father of LEMUEL HOGUN of the 1786 North Carolina State Census: [this is very important]

Ibid 2-66 James BRASWELL JR of Edg to James HOGUM 20 Aug 1754 40 pds 200 ac NE side Deep Creek adj. Joseph COTTON , the Great branch & Little Swamp pat James Conner 20 Apr 1745. Wit. Arthur BELL. Joshua BELL, William WILLIAMS. [posted @ rootsweb by Joyce Zachman]


James Jr. buys 205 acres:

Ibid 6-98 Solemon ALSTON to James BRASWELL JR 1 Oct 1756 14 pds 205 ac adj Mill Swamp, Town Creek, Reedy Branch. Wit. James X BRASSWELL, Joseph BRASSWELL. [posted @ rootsweb by Joyce Zachman] NOTE: The witnesses appear to be James Jr's father James Sr. & brother Joseph.

He sells 200 acres of the above land:

[7 Oct 1765] James Braswell of Edgecombe Co. to William Bloodworth of same, planter, for £7 Proc. money a tract of 200 acres on Alston's Mill Swamp and Town Creek. Wit: Rich'd Ruffin, Benja. Richardson. DB C, p. 365. [Posted by Karen Mazock @ genforum]

He sells the remaining 5 acres to his brother Benjamin:

Edge. Co Db C, page 494, deed date 3 May 1767, recorded Oct Ct 1767, James Braswell, Planter, Edge. Co to Benjamin Braswell, Planter for15 pds proc money, part of a tract containing (blank) beginning atthe road in the back line and running along said back line west to the corner hickory then south 36 poles to a gum standing in the Mill Swamp then running down the said swamp south 55 east to the road then the said road to the said back line containing five acres for complement, signed James Braswell, wit Benjamin Brand, Simon Braswell, (John Hinson OR John Stinson). Abstracted 11-14-05, NCA film C.037.40002, CTC. [posted @ rootsweb by Tommy Colbert] NOTE: This deed appears to be witnessed by James Jr's brother Simon (married Mary Turner) and brother in law John Stinson.

And it appears James Braswell Jr. is on the 1786 state census with Lemuel Hogun, Herman Strickland, Thomas Taylor, a William Cain, a James Cain etc.

Click here to see the 1786 Census

James Braswell Sr is believed to be the son of Susannah Burgess Braswell who named a son James in her 1714 IOW Co., VA will.

Documented Corrections Welcome