Monday, May 12, 2008

Beal, John, Southampton Co., VA 1777

1777 - September 13, John Beal Will: To son Drury land adjoining Dr. Browne and Howell Whittington; son Burwell; son John; wife Liddia. Ex., Joseph Johnson. Wit: George Gurley, Thomas Edwards, Jacob Braswell. (Southampton Co., VA WB III Pg. 199) R. Feb 12, 1778

NOTE: Lydia's brother Benjamin Johnson Jr. witnessed the 1744 will of Richard Braswell who was named as child of Susannah Burgess Braswell & Richard Towle in Towle's 1692 will.

Jacob Braswell moved to Johnston County North Carolina shortly after he witnessed the above will and his descendants fall into the S/H DNA group.