Friday, May 28, 2010

Simon Braswell & Mary Turner

1750's -
North Carolina Militia
Muster Roll of Edgecombe County Militia, North Carolina [1750's]

Capt. Solomon Alston's Company
2 - Lieutenant – James Permenter
8 - Corporal – Benjamin Brasswell
14 - Soldier – Benjamin Brasswell
62 - Soldier – Simond Brasswell

1760 - September 20, James Braswell. wife unnamed; children Joseph, James, Benjamin, Sarah Cain & Olive Stinson. Son & Exr Simon, to my son Simon Braswell my plantation and tract of land whch I now live on containing 400 acres of land. Wit: Samuel Ruffin, John Davis, Nathaniel Ruffin. Jan Ct 1765 (Edge. Co., NC WB A Pg. 142)

1762 - June 22, Renison(X)Tisdale & his wife Mary (X) of Edgcomb Co to Duncan Lamon of same. 15 pounds proclamation. 690 acres which was a Granville Grant to sd Renison Tisdale 15 Oct 1762, on the south side of Tar River, joining Jacob Flowers. Wit: Simon Braswell, John Colman. Sd Mary relinquished her right of dower. Jun Ct 1762. James Hall DCC (Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds Volume I: 1759-1768 Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr. Pg 36) (Edge Co., NC DB 1 Pg 319)

1762 - June 22, William Robins, Edge. Co to George Gardner, county aforesaid for 10 pds proc money, a tract containing 350 acres beginning at a pine John Williams' corner in the said Gardner's line then to (Bradleys Swamp) then up the swamp to John Ward's line then along the swamp & Ward's line to (Williams' corner) the said tract of land, being part of a tract granted to said William Robins by Earl Granville 26 Nov 1761, signed William Robins (X), wit Dun Lamon, Simon Braswell. (CTC. Film hard to read)(Edge. Co DB 1, Pg 261 Recorded Mar Ct 1762)

1762 -August 1, John Stinson 540 ac in Edg adj near Alstons, Benja. Braswel & James Braswel Jr.. Surv 25 June 1760. Chain carriers James Braswell, Simon Braswell, W. Haywood. (Edge. Co., NC #1148 Pg 271)

1762 - August 3, Dempsey Speir, Edge Co to Richard Ruffin, county aforesaid for 10 pds proc money, a two lots of a half acre each in the Town of Tarborough, being lots #96 & (98) on St Johns Street and St Patricks Street, signed Dempsey Speir, Wit: Thos Drake, Simon Braswell, Moses Baker. (NOTE: VERY HARD TO READ. CTC) (Edge. Co., NC DB 1 Pg 376 Recorded Sep Ct 1762)

1762 - September 30, Michael Baker of Edge. Co. Shoemaker to Jacob Strickland of Edge Co. Planter. Wit: Simon Braswell, James Braswell, Benjamin Braswell (Edge Co., NC DB 1 Pg 612)

1764 - February 17, Jacob Stricklin of Edgecombe Co., planter, to Benjamin Braswell of Edgecombe Co., planter. 210 acres on the north bank of Town Creek adj. Moses Baker. Wit: Simon Braswell, John Stinson, James Braswell. (Edge Co., NC DB C Pg 180)

1764 - February 25, Simon Braswell & Mary Turner - Marriage Bond, Edge Co., NC., James Braswell was bondsman, Thomas Hall was witness. Bond #42966, Record # 01 024.

1766 - "the second Tuesday in July" Lycence is granted on Mocon to James Montgomery to keep an Ordinary at his Dwelling House he accordin_ enterd into Bond with Thomas Dixon & Simon Braswell secs. (Edge Co., NC County Court Minutes Book II 1763-1774 by Weynette Parks Haun Pg 122)

1767 - May 3, James Braswell, Planter, Edge. Co to Benjamin Braswell, Planter for 15 pds proc money, part of a tract containing (blank) beginning at the 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 Stinson). CTC. (Edge. Co., NC DB C, Pg 494 Recorded Oct Ct 1767)

1767- June 8, Simon Braswell, Edge. Co to Aquilla Sugg, county aforesaid for 100 pds proc money, a tract whereon said Braswell now lives containing 400 acres with a water grist mill thereon, beginning on the Beaver Dam Branch then south 47 east to a lightwood stump then south 43 east 200 poles to the center of three pines then north 47 east 320 poles to a white oak on the Beaver Dam Branch then up the branch north 43 west 200 poles to the first station, signed Simn Braswell, wit Noah Sugg Wm Hill Andrews William Quinn. NOTE: NO COMMAS TO SEPARATE WITNESSES. APPEARS TO BE BRASWELL, HILL & QUINN. CTC. (Edge. Co., NC DB C Pg 460 Recorded Jul Ct 1767)

1770 - May, On Petition of Noah Sugg for leave to build a Mill over Town Creek where Simon Brasswells Mill formerly stood Ordered that he have leave accordingly and that Moses Baker, George Garner, John Williams, & John Vickers lay of & value one acre of Land on each side sd Creek one on side the Property of Benjamin Brasswell the Property on the other side being in the sd. Noah. (Edge Co., NC County Court Minutes Book II 1763-1774 by Weynette Parks Haun Pg 268)

1775 - Early Georgia Court of Conscience records - Simon Braswell (Niles Reddick)

1777 - April 16, Noah Sugg & wife Murphrey Sugg of Edge. Co. to Thomas Mercer of Bertie Co. for 656 pds 400 acres granted to Solomon Alston 1 Jun 1739, and by said Alston to James Braswell and by said Braswell to his own son, Simon Braswell and by the said Simon to Aquilla Sugg and by the said Sugg to his son, Noah Sugg by deed...and likewise one dividend of land joining that whereon I now live...near Alston's line..on Benjamin Braswell's line...Mill Swamp...containing 270 acres granted to John Stinson by John Earl Granville and by said John Stinson to Noah Sugg, signed Noah Sugg, Murphree Sugg, wit Elias Fort, Sarah Fort, Malachi Maund. CTC. (Edge. Co., NC DB 3, Pg 113 Recorded Apr Ct 1777)

1784 - February 19, Thursday. Notice is hereby given to all persons having demands against Simon Braswel, deceased, to present them to me properly made out, within the time prescribed by law, so as to show their character and amount. And all persons indebted to said deceased are hereby required to make immediate payment. (signed) Edward Boykin, Administration. (Savannah, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings Georgia Gazette, KBD)

1785 - December 5, Charles Kimball, "Two Hundred and Fifty Acres in Burke County Georgia on Brassils Branch So side of Brier Creek, Bound to the North and East by Simon Brassils Land" (Georgia Archives)

NOTE: To date, no estate records have been found for Simon, but there was a Turner Braswell and a James Braswell living in the above mentioned location. To be continued.

Updated May 28, 2010