Saturday, January 1, 2011

* Byrd William & Elizabeth Braswell

Byrd William Braswell born in North Carolina – gave age as "about sixty-nine years" on his January 7, 1833, RW pension application

1776 – May 5, Enlisted at Chatham County, NC for 2 ½ years

1777 - June 23, William Brinkley of Halifax Co. to Abraham Brinkley. 20 pounds proclamation money. 550 acres which had been a Granville Grant to sd William Brinkley, on both sides of Fishing Creek, joining Bar Swamp, William Gilbert, William Brinkley. Wit: William Pullen, Robert Cleves (X), Byrd Brazell (X). Feb Ct. 1778. CC: Ben McCulloch [1773 - 595-(640)]

1778 – October, discharged

1778 – November 20, John Wommack entered 386 acres on the south side of Cape Fear, crossing Fall Creek, adjacent the County line. Henry Brazile and Byrd Brazile chain carriers. File #125 dtd 20 Nov 1778, grant #124 issued 20 Aug 1779, surveyed 1 Feb 1779. Recorded in Book 30, p. 124 Chatham Co., NC (List 2/24/2000 from Carey Bracewell who received it from Glenda)

1779 – February 20, Henry Brazwell entered 100 acres on the waters of Bush Creek, Cumberland Co., NC, joining Bird William Brazwell's line and the Chatham County line.

1784 – May 24, Byrd Braswell, N.C. Private, 228 acres, GA (Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants)

1785Bird Braswell, 400 acres in Wilkes Co., GA (Book HHH, page 603)

1787 - July 1, Byrd Braswell of Richmond County to Wm. W. Nunnelee of Wilkes County, 400 acres on Beaverdam Creek original grant 1785 to said Braswell . Warren Philpot, John Bryan, Test. (Wilkes Co., GA DB DD 1788-1789 Pg 155)

1787 - December 12, Wm. Womack Nunnelee to Walter Nunelee 400 acres on Beaverdam Creek for L5 original grant 1785 to Byrd Braswell. Chas. Cosby, Wm. H. Tait, Test. (Wilkes Co., GA DB DD 1788-1789 Pg 114)

1790 – Wilkes Co. Tax – Capt. Fretwell’s District 058 Byrd Brazell – 0 0 1458 acres

1790 - March 18, Isaac Ball to Edmond Cody 200 acres bounded on all sides by vacant land. Thos. McMath, Byrd Brazil, John Sallis, Test. (Wilkes Co., GA. DB G.G Pg 150)

1790 – March 22, Byrd Brazil and Elizabeth, his wife, to Isaac Ball, all of Wilkes County, for 300 pounds, 1220 acres in Wilkes County in fee simple (signed) Byrd Brazil, Elizabeth“X” Brazil. Wit: J. M. Perryman, George “X” ----. Plat: Isaac Ball 1220 acres, adj. Selfridge, John Appling, vacant, Richd. Call, David Hillhouse. Warren Co., GA: proved by Harmon Perriman who saw Bird Brazel and Elizabeth, his wife, sign. 9 November 1796 (signed) Harmon Perryman. Wit: George Weatherby, J.P. Regd. 14 April 1800 (p. 128, Elbert County Deed book F, 1799-1800)

1790 – October 8, Bird Braswell of Chatham County, NC sold 100 acres adjacent to Joseph Yarborough's land near the Cumberland Co. line to William Parham. Witnesses: John Wommack, Nicholas Harden (Copy of deed from Carey Bracewell)

1791 - Bird Brazell, 245 acres on Briar Creek in Wilkes County. (Virtual Vault)

1805 - Ordered that whereas there has been formerly appraisers appointed to appraise the estate of Michael Dickson and they have refused to serve, it is hereby ordered that Thomas Dickson, Ticey Thomas, Bird Braswell and Jacob Duckworth or any three of them be and they are hereby appointed to appraise on oath the personal estate of Michael Dickson, dec’d. Wm. Raybun, Jno Crowder, Stephen Evans. Attest: MYLES GREENE, Clk (Hancock County Georgia Court Records, Court of Ordinary, 1799-1817)

Ordered that William Dickson be and he is hereby appointed Administrator on the estate both real and personal of Isaac Newton late of said county, deceased, on giving bond in the sum of $1400 with Cuury Dickson and Byrd Brazil as securities to the same. (Hancock County Georgia Court Records, Court of Ordinary 1817-1837)

1820 – September 4, Ordered that Benjamin Wilson, Byrd Brazil, John Potter, John Cheely, Jared Carter or any three of them be and they are hereby appointed as Commissioners to lay off and assign to Nancy Eubanks, widow of Thomas Eubanks, dec’d, her dower of the tract of land whereon the sd dec’d resided at the time of his death on Dry Creek in Hancock County and return their proceedings to this Court (Hancock Court Records, Court of Ordinary, 1817-1837)

1820 - US Census Capt Brantley's District, Hancock Co. GA Byrd Brazil

1823 – October 18, Hancock Co., GA, Byrd W. Brazil and Nancy Minton apply for Letters of Administration on the estate of Jesse Minton, late of said county, deceased…..given under my hand this 18th October 1823 (signed) James H. Jones, C. C. O.

1830 - US Census Hancock Co. GA Bird Brazel

1833 - BYRD BRAZIL The data which follow are found in the papers on file in pension claim, S. 31571, based upon service of Byrd Brasil in the Revolutionary War. Byrd Brazil (as he signed his name) was born in North Carolina; the date and exact place of his birth, and the names of his parents are not shown. He enlisted May 5, 1775, at which time he resided in Chatham County, North Carolina, served in Captain William Brinkley's company, 3r North Carolina regiment, marched to Charleston, South Carolina, where he remained about three months, thence to Savannah, thence to Osabow Island, thence to Halifax, North Carolina, thence to Belle Haven on the Potomac, thence to General Washington's headquarters at Valley Forge, at which place the army was reduced and Captain Brinkley returned to North Carolina and Byrd Brazil was placed in Captain Phil Taylor's company, from which company, still at Valley Forge, he was transferred to Captain Benjamin Williams' company, marched to Monmouth under Colonel Morgan, reached there after the battle, was discharged in October 1778, near New York, from Captain Benjamin Williams' company, Colonel John Patten's 2d North Carolina Battalion, and marched south under Major Colonel Davidson. Byrd Brazil was allowed pension on his application executed January 7, 1833, at which time he resided in Hancock County, Georgia. He was aged then sixty-nine years. Grave not found. Revolutionary War Pension Files, Series: M805 Roll: 116 Source

1837 - September 5, The Southern Recorder, "In Hancock County at the home of Bird Braswell on 23rd ult., Mrs. Angelina Longhren in her 23rd year; she was Mr. Braswell's grandaughter. Member Baptist church 5 years. Married only a short time before her death to Daniel Longhren who is left to mourn her demise." (James Allen)

1840 - US Census District 114, Hancock Co. GA Bird Brasel

1844 – August 21, Bird W. Brazill of Hancock County, Georgia wrote his will naming six children: daughters – Lamentation Loring, Nancy Minton, Martha Minton - sons Alsey, Mansfield, William - granddaughter Martha Ann Elizabeth Dickinson Loring Executors: William Rachels & Henry Rogers.

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Updated December 12, 2010