Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Franklin Co., NC Marriages

Anna Braswell & O.G. Bartholomew 2 Jun 1867
Cloe Braswell & Thomas Hall 3 Nov 1838
Crawford Braswell & Nancy J. Stone 25 Oct 1837
Cullen Brasswell & Mary Hammonds 11 Jan 1831
Exum Braswell & Harriet Boon 23 Jun 1847
James Braswell & Martha Lewis 17 Apr 1843
James Braswell & Matilda Burnett 27 Feb 1864
Jesse Braswell & Mary A. Lancaster 22 Apr 1845
Nicholas J. Braswell & Elizabeth Westray 8 Jan 1850
Sally A. Braswell & William Neal 25 Sep 1852
William Brassell & Martha Jones 16 Aug 1825

Exum Braswell & Harriet Boon *

On December 9, 1854, James Braswell deeded to Exum Braswell, Arthur Braswell, and Mariah Braswell, his children, "All right, title, claim and interest which I have now or may hereafter have in the estate both real and personal of my deceased brother, Dempsey Braswell, reserving to myself the of Fifty and No/100 Dollars". (Deed Bk. 21, Page 71, Nash County)

Groom: Exum Braswell
Bride: Harriet Boon
Bond Date: 23 Jun 1847
Bond #: 000046905
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Image Num: 000775
County: Franklin
Record #: 02 022
Bondsman: James X Braswel
Witness: Y Patterson

NOTE: There is a rumor floating around about a James Braswell & Harriet Boon marriage. I can find nothing to support this claim, and have deduced that someone became confused while reading the Exum Braswell & Harriet Boon marriage bond.

Additionally, notice that James has a brother named Dempsey. They can be found with their siblings and father here:

Braswells of Nash Co, NC 1777-1859

Their father William can be found here:

Will of Jacob Braswell 1815

Jacob's father is here:

Will of William Braswell II 1785

William Braswell II is the son of William the 1st proved by the William & Margaret Bracewell deed to Thomas Daughtrey

William Bracewell & wife Margarett to Thomas DAUGHTRY of Nansimond Co., Va. Aug. 13, 1728. 8 pds. for 200 a. On Yohohoh Swamp at Patterson Branch. "William Bracewell son and heir of William Bracewell Dec'd...8 pds. paid to my father...bond dated Feb. 10, 1718..." Wit: John Dickinson, Peter Hase, James Holland. August Court 1728. Edw. Mashborne. (Bertie Co., NC Deed Book C, page 5)

William Bracewell dec'd above is the son of Richard & Sarah of Isle of Wight Co., Va, and died before either of their wills and was not mentioned.

It is proved by the records that the OTHER William Braswell, son of Susannah Burgess Braswell & Richard Towle, is named in both of their wills & probated Susannah's will as "the executor within named" in 1732 and sold the 40 acres she bequeathed to him in that will as William Braswell "of Isle of Wight County" in 1764.

The William Bracewell who died in North Carolina in 1720/21 and was associated with all the children of Richard & Sarah there was in fact their BROTHER & SON.

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