Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Simon Braswell Paper Trail

1714 -
October 22, Susannah Braswell Legatees: son Richard Braswell; son William Braswell; granddaughter Elizabeth Braswell; daughter Ann; grandson John Riggs; son James Braswell. Trustees, Richard Jones and Richard Jordan. Wit: William Allen, Richard Jones, Richard Jordan. Recorded June 26, 1732. (IOW Co., VA WB III Pg. 304)

1760 - September 27, James Braswell Will: Wife not named, Sons Joseph, James, Benjamin, Simon. Daughters Sarah Cain, Olive Stinson. Extr. son Simon Braswell Wit: Samuel Ruffin, John Davis, Nathaniel Ruffin. Edgecombe Co., NC WB A 142 Jan 1761 R. Jany 1765

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

NOTE: James Braswell Jr. was Simon's brother who married Mary Strickland and had son Drew, who had a son Elijah. See DNA results for the match between these 2 lines.


March 1766 (page 485-486) Petition of Edwd. Boykin for 200 Acres read Read a Petition of Edward Boykin setting forth that he had had two hundred Acres of Land granted him and was desirous to obtain an additional Tract having a Wife a Child and four Negroes Therefore praying for two hundred Acres on the north side of Briar Creek to adjoin Lands of John Brantley on the lower side--

From the New Georgia Encyclopedia online:

The Battle of Briar Creek in 1779 was a major event in Screven County's history. Although American forces lost the battle, it is believed to have been a critical campaign during the Revolution.

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]

1798 - ___ 2, warrant issued & surveyed the 16th day of February 1799, Screven County, JAMES BRASEL 200 acres of land in Screven County bounded to the no. Est by Abraham Lewis, Sr, So. Est by Priscilla Thomas and on all other sides by vacant land. Chain Carriers: Abraham Lewis, Sr & Abraham Lewis, Juner. James Oliver C.Ct.
Plat 200 acres Screven Co. Advertised March 4, 1799, recorded Book A, page 192, Screven Co., GA (GA Archives) EEEEE Grant Book, page 33, 200 acres, year of grant 1802

1802 - GA Headright and Boundary
Brasel, Jas.
Location of Grant: Screven
Book Grant: EEEEE
Page: 33
Acres: 200
Year of Grant: 1802

1805 - GA Land Lottery Screven County
Turner Braswell drew 1 blank

NOTE: Considering the DNA match in Halifax Co., NC, it can be deduced that Turner and James must be brothers and sons of Simon Braswell & Mary Turner.

1807 - GA Land Lottery Screven County 1807
Braswell, Jno. (orph of Jas. Braswell)
Lot 254 District 10

1811-1823 Screven County - Index to Court of Ordinary
Minutes, Book I
David Emanuel – Guard. John Braswell

NOTE: In 1820 on the Screven County Georgia Census there are 3 names between Turner Braswell's future administrator Peter Reddick & David Emanuel, who was John Braswell's guardian.

1820 - February 2, Turner Braswell married Mary Hay.
(HAY Bk "A" Ret. 1821-33, P 105, Screv. Co)

1825 - July 25, John Braswell married Elizabeth Burton,
(BRASWELL Bk "A" Ret. 1821-33, P 105, Screv. Co)

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: John Brazell
Estimated birth year: abt 1801
Birth Place: Scriven
Home in 1850: Division 79, Tattnall, Georgia

DNA Results

Updated June 30, 2009