Wednesday, August 26, 2009

* Warren Co., GA Deeds

- January 6, Benjamin Braswell of Hancock County to Henry Hardin of Warren County for 100 pounds, 150 acres more or less in Warren County, formerly granted to John Dower, July 3, 1773, conveyed to Joseph Maddock...Benjamin Braswell. (Seal) Wit: Isa Tucker, Mark Hardin JP. Rec: May 23, 1796. (Warren Co., GA DB A Pages 170-171) KBD

1801 - March 18, State of Georgia, Jackson County, 18th March 1801, Samuel Braswell of Jackson County, Georgia to Jeremiah Warren of Hancock County, Georgia, for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars for a tract of land in Warren County, Georgia, containing two hundred acres being on the branches of Ogechee River adjoining John Olivers land being the same tract that Jacob Glower now lives on. Wit: Thos. Loyd, Senr. And Henry Trent, J.P. Reg. 23rd April 1801. (Warren Co., GA DB C 1800-1813 Pg 72-73) KBD

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Joannah Braswell & Samuel Barron


In 1740, in Waterford County, Ireland, there was born one William Barron, descendant of the Barons of Burnchurch, Kilkenny County, Ireland, and hence a lineal descendant of Lord Gerald of Offaby. The patronymic name of the Barons of this church was Fitzgerald but the Fitzgerald was dropped and the cognomen Barron became more prominant.

The wife of William Barron, Prudence Davis, was born about 1742. They were married about 1760 and two or three of their children were born in Ireland. The family came to Warren County, Georgia, about 1766 and William Barron became the captain of a company in the Revolutionary War. He was wounded in the battle of Augusta, Georgia, and fell into the hands of the Tories who hired an Indian to behead him. They put his head as a trophy on a pole erected in the center of Augusta where it remained three weeks until the Whigs regained the town and took it down. The widow, Prudy Barron, nee Davis, died in Warren County, Georgia, about 1815. The names of only four of their children are known: John Barron, Jr., born about 1763 in Ireland, Elizabeth Barron born October 25, 1765, most likely in Ireland, William Barron born July, 1767, in Warren County, Georgia, Samuel Barron born July 4, 1768, in Warren County, Georgia. Quite possibly there were other children older and younger.

Samuel Barron married March 22, 1793, to Joannah Braswell, moved to Jones County about 1805 and died there on June 20, 1826. He left eight sons and three daughters: Sarah, Nancy, Rebecca, James, Wiley, William, Benjamin, Jonathon, Willis, Thomas Green, and Averton.

Excerpt from the HISTORY OF UPSON COUNTY page 869

1796 - October 19, James Willis of Wilkes Co., Ga & Samuel Barron of Hancock Co., Ga., exors of the estate of Prudence Barron, late of Wilkes Co., decd., to Aaron Lipham of Wilkes Co., for #319, 140 acres on Little River waters in Wilkes Co., adj. Job Brookes, John Mason, Aaron Lipham, Samuel Barron, William Miles, & William Hardwick. (signed) James Willis, Samuel Barron. Wit: R.B. Washington, Peter McFarlin. Proved before Spencer Branham, J.P. by Peter McFarlin who saw Willis & Barron sign & Robert B. Washington witness, 28 Oct 1796. Regd 3 Nov. 1796. (Wilkes Co., Ga DB OO, 1795-1797 Pg 77 KBD)

NOTE: Joannah Braswell is the daughter of Joseph & Anne Braswell of Clarke County Georgia.

Updated September 18, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

* Willis Brassell, Fayette Co., GA, 1877

Know all Men by these Presents That I Willis Brassell of Brooks Station in the County of Fayette and State of Georgia, being in ill health but of sound and disposing mind & memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, As to my worldly estate and all the property real, personal or mixed of which I shall ???? seized and possessed of, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit:

First, My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executors hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.

Secondly, I give devise and bequeath to my present wife Fanney and each of my two children by her Jesse & Nellie? one hundred dollars:

Thirdly, I will that my grand Son Willis Neal by daughter Martha have one hundred dollars

Fourthly, I will that the remainder of my Estate be divided equally among the rest of my legal heirs.

Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my Sons Titus W. Brassell & John W. Brassell to be the Executors of this my last Will and testament.

In testimony whereof I the said Willis Brassell have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the fifteenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and Seventy Seven. Willis Brassell

Signed Sealed and published by Willis Brassell in the presence of T. B. King, A. W. Gable, and John Tilley


Monday, August 17, 2009

* Britton Brassell & LaDicey Davis

- April 21, Richard Braswell Will: Loving wife. Sons William, Joseph and John. Daughter Elizabeth. Extrs: Sons William & Joseph to sell land. Wit: Benjamin Johnston Jr., Joseph Woodward, Arthur Edwards. (IOW Co., VA WB 5 P 9)

- March 12, Joseph Brasswell and his wife Sarah & William Braswell and his wife Sarah sell their father's 100 acres to Richard Vick for 19 pounds. Joseph (mark) Brasswell, William (W) Brasswell. (IOW Co., VA DB 7 1744-1747 Part 2 Pg. 445-448)

NOTE that the above land is cut into Southampton Co. VA from Isle of Wight, evidenced by the 1752 deed below.

1749 - Southampton Co., VA created from Isle of Wight

- Anson Co., NC created from Bladen.

1752 - Richard Vick sold part of the 100 acres he bought from William (W) Braswell and Joseph (mark) Braswell to Albridgeton Jones. (Southampton Co. VA DB 1 P 412-414)

1757 – January 3, William Braswell of Bladen County to John Demery of Northampton County, planter, for 14 pounds current money of VA the sd100 acres joining Arthur Sellars, the sd Braswell, Thomas Boon, John Braswell (signed) Wm (W) Braswell. Wit: John Braswell, Elizabeth Epperson, Sarah Braswell. Proved by John Braswell Feb. 1757. Reg. Northampton Co Feb. Ct. 1757, J.Edwards C. Ct. (p. 345, Deed Book II)

NOTE: William and John lived adjacent to each other in Northampton Co., NC, William was there in 1749 and John followed him there from Southampton Co., VA, 5 years later, in 1754.

also that Richard Braswell who died 1745 IOW Co. VA had sons named William & John, John always signing his name, while William used a "W" for his mark in 1746/7 when he sold his father's IOW Co., VA land with his brother Joseph with their wives, each named Sarah.

- _____Brazewell appeared on NC Early Census Index in Bladen County.

1779 - Richmond Co., NC created from Anson. (See 1787 - October 1,)

1779 - January 8, a William Brazil entered 100 acres on Pelhams' Fork in Anson County NC.

1780 Mr. Hackford to Estate of Cornelius Evans, decd. Pd.: John Griffen, Senr. Britain Braswell, John Ray, John Wallis, Jurnr., Thomas Dunn, Widow Olivehead, William Medcalf. (Anson County, NC, Wills and Estates, page 328)

1785Britain Brassell from Benjamin Brassell Anson Co., NC (H-59)
NOTE: Benjamin Brassell, Nathan Brassell and William Braswell each was Granted 100 acres in Anson Co., NC on October 14, 1883 (copies of grants) They entered the land in 1778-1779.

1785 – November 5, Christopher Davis wrote his will in Anson co., NC. He named a daughter Decey Brazzell.

1786 - Bladen Co., NC 1786 Tax List
Benjamin Brassell 1 white male 21-60, 1 white female.
Nathan Brassell 1 white male 21-60, 1 white male under 21 or over 60, 1 white female.

1787 – August 11, Deed (B2-35, Anson NC) 11 Aug 1787. Britain Braswell to Joackim Hudson. Being 100 acres on the south west side of the Pee Dee on Pelhams Fork and adjoining Nathaniel Byby. The land was granted 14 Oct 1783 to Benjman Braswell and conveyed to Britain Braswell 1785. Witnesses were Thomas Lacy, William Benton, and Stephen Lacy.

1787 - October 1, Deed (B2-37, Anson NC) Nathan Braswell of Richmond Co., NC to Joackim Hudson. Being 100 acres on the west side of the Pee Dee and on the banks of Pelhams Creek. This land was granted to Nathan Braswell 14 Oct 1783. Witnesses were Thomas Lacy and Stephen Lacy.

- September 1, Deed (B2-270, Anson NC) Joackim Hudson to Wm Hudson, being 100 acres on both sides of Pelhams fork adjoining lands of Nathaniel Byby and Nathaniel Braswell lands. This land was originally granted to Benjamin Braswell. Witnesses were Buckner Kimball and Hall Hudson.

1790 – U.S. Census, Edgefield Co., 96th District SC Brittian Brazel 2 males 16 & over 2 males under 16, 3 females

1790 - US Census, Richmond Co., NC Nathan Brazell 1 male 16 & upwards, 2 males under 16, 4 females.

1794 - Deed Bk 13: 473-475. 15 Feb 1794. Edward Holmes, planter, to Philip Ikner, blacksmith for 20 lbs, 20 acres on Mine Creek of Little Saluda, part of 100 ac originally granted to Drury Fort by Gov Wm Bull 1765, conveyed by Fort to Henry Bolton, from Bolton to Brittain Brasswell, and Braswell to sd Edward Holmes, 20 acres bounded by Mine Creek, sd Homes, heirs of Frederick Sisson, sd Eikner. Wit: Solomon Eikner, Jonah Howell. Rec 11 Feb 1797. (Edgefield Co., SC)

1795 – December 17, Brittian Braswell and James Braswell witnessed a Deed of Gift from William (X) Braswell unto his children Jacob, William, Richard, John, Allen, Nancy, Elizabeth and Sally. Edgefield Co., SC Deed Book 12, 1794-1796, pages 470-47? (from Walter Braswell in “Breazeale Notes”)

1796William Daniel plat for 500 acres on Dry and Mine Creeks, Little Saluda River, Ninety Six District, SC. Names Indexed: James Cox, John Daniel, William Herring, Mrs. Sisson, Britain Braswell (SC Dept. of Archives & History)

1796 - September 6, Benjamin Melton plat for 300 acres on branch of Dry Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District surveyed by William Coursey on April 13, 1792. Names indexed: Briton Brazil, William Coursey, John Fortner, Benjamin Melton, Adam Starnicar, Arthur Watson. Locations: Dry Creek, Edgefield County, Mine Creek, Ninety Six District, Saluda River. (SC Archives)

1798 – September 14, Britain Brazeel to his children: son William land, crops, etc., daughters Polley and Narsheba slaves & furniture, daughters Elizabeth and Sarah livestock. (Deed Book 15, page 179 – from Walter Folger who obtained It from Probate Judge’s Office, Edgefield Co., SC )

Posted to the Rootsweb Braswell List by M.B. Watson:

Britain Brassell to His children. Deed of Gift, 14 September 1798, love & affection: to son William land whereon I now reside with my crop and tools; my son Isom blacksmith tools & colt name of Deller; daughter Polley & Barshaba two creatures known by name of Pullen and Sall and household furniture, to my daughters Elizabeth & Sarah the cattle, hoggs and geese with their increase. Wit John Wells, John Rogers /s/ Britain Brassell. Proven 27 Sept 1798 by John Roberts; Richard Tutt J.P. Rec 27 Sept 1798. Page 107: Conveyance Book 15: 1798-1799 "p 479-480.

1800 – U.S. Census, Edgefield Co., South Carolina
Britton Brassel 1 male 10 & under 16, 2 males 16 & under 26, 1 male 45 & upward, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10 & under 16, 1 female 45 & upward.

1802 – March 1,Briton & William Brassell to William Hardage of Fairfield District, Planter. $57.50 for 40 acres on ridge between Mine and Dry Creeks road from Bridge to Augusta, from Charleston to Cambridge, it being part of tract granted to W. Umphres by Gov. Chas. Pinckney. Wit. Wm. Daniel, J.P., T. M. Hughes Signed: Briton Brassell, William Brassell. Proven 22 May 1802 by William Daniel; Russell Wilson J.P. Rec. 29 July 1802. (Edgefield Co., SC DB 22 Pg 179-181)

1803 – November 5, Brittain Brassell and William Brassel to John Pope, $209.94, 360 acres on Mine Creek and Dry Creek of Little Saluda River, being part of 922 acres originally granted to William Humphries decd. by Gov. Charles Pinckney 7 May 1792, adj. Wm. Hardage, Sissom's land, Brittain Brassell, P. Eikner, Charleston road. Wit: Lewis Mobley, John Rainey, Park Ardagh. Signed: Brittain Brassell, William Brassell. Proven 1 January 1804 by Patrick Ardagh, Russell Willson J.P. Recorded 3 January 1805. (Edgefield Co., SC DB 25 Pg 146)

1811Jones County, GA Tax Digest Defaulters in Capt. Harrison’s District Britton Brazeal (p. 755-758 & 760, “History of Jones County, Georgia for One Hundred Years, Specifically 1807-1907” by Carolyn White Williams on USGenWeb)

1820 – Georgia Land Lottery Britton Brazell, Residence: Jones Co. County Drawn: Irwin Co. (Kay Dawson)

1820 – U.S. Census, Capt. Phillips Dist., Jones Co., GA.
Briton Brazel 1 male 26 & under 45, 1 male 45 & upwards, 1 female 45 & upwards, 1 slave

1827 – Georgia Land Lottery (GA Sec. of State Archives)

Britton Brassell, Residence Jones Co., Land Lot No. 362, Dist. 8, County Drawn Lee Land grant was issued 5/9/1834

Britton Brassell, Residence Jones Co., Land Lot No. 46, Dist. 14, County Drawn Muscogee Land grant was issued 4/5/1828

Following are quotes of Philip Brassell:

Referring to Britain Brassell "He died and was buried in Pike County, GA some time in September 1827. (So says Isham Alford from whom I get this information.) at Britton Alford Sen’r’s grave yard on Flint River in the South West corner of Pike County, GA. I, P. H. Brasell, visited and saw this grave April 1st 1866. He was about eighty years old when he died. (So says Isham Alford from whom I get this information.) He, Britton Brasell, was my father’s (William Brasell) father.”

Documented Corrections Solicited

Saturday, August 15, 2009

* Nash County NC Deeds

- March 2, Earl Granville grant to William Braswell of Edgecombe Co. a tract of 240 acres on the north side of Toisnot Swamp adjoining Pilgrim Williams. (DB 2-250)

- August 1, Earl Granville grant to Arthur Taylor of Edgecombe Co. a tract of 700 acres on both sides of Tar River adjoining Jacob Braswell and his own line. (DB 2-156)

- March 3, James Daniel of Nash Co. to Fedrick Daniel of same, for 56 pds. 13 sh. 4p. current money 140 acres on the north side of Pig Basket Creek, or Braswell's Creek, adjoining James Daniel's back line, it being part of a tract granted to Robert Young by Earl Granville on Nov. 8, 1755 and sold to Whitehead on June 1, 1764. Wit: Howell Flewellin and David Daniel. (DB 1-76)

- March 17, Willibe Manning of Nash Co. to Sampson Powell of same, for 20 pds. proc money 300 acres on the north side of Back Swamp adjoining Isaac Bass, it being part of a tract granted to Abraham Bass by Earl Granville on March 16, 1761. Wit: Nathan Boddie, Bennett Boddie, and Henry Braswell. (DB 1-76)

- July 1, James Massingale of Nash Co. to Walker Masingale of same, for 10 pds. proc. money 90 acres on the north side of Back Swamp, it being part of a tract granted to said James Massingale by Earl Granville on March 16, 1761. Wit: Henry Braswell, Elijah Powell, and Mary Rogers. (DB 1-79)

1779 - July 6, Jacob Braswell of Nash Co. to his son, Jacob Braswell, of same, for love and good will a tract of 236 acres adjoining his own line and the road. Wit: Arthur Braswell & James Woodard. (DB 1-69)

1779 - July 6, Jacob Braswell of Nash Co. to his son, William Braswell, of same, for love and good will a tract of 291 acres adjoining Jesse Powell and the road. Wit: Arthur Braswell & James Woodard. (DB 1-71)

1779 - November 10, State of N.C. grant to Arthur Braswell by Gov. Rd. Caswell, a tract of 538 acres on the north side of Pig Basket Creek adjoining Boling Beckwith, Matthew Drake, Jacob Braswell, and his own line. (DB 3-195)

1779 - November 10, State of N.C. grant to William Richardson by Gov. Rd. Casswell, a tract of 400 acres on the Back Swamp adjoining James Massingale, Henry Braswell, Isaac Bass, and his own line. (DB 3-182)

1780 - March 30, State of N.C. grant to Jacob Braswell by Gov. Rd. Caswell, a tract of 474 acres on Pig Basket Creek adjoining William Braswell, Arthur Braswell, Boling Beckwith, Thomas, Wimberly, and his own line. (DB 3-16)

1780 - March 30, State of N.C. grant to William Braswell Jr, by Gov Rd. Caswell, a tract of 640 acres on Pig Basket Creek adjoining Jacob Braswell, William Walker, Frederick Daniels, and his own line. (DB 3-5)

1780 - March 30, State of N.C. grant to William Braswell Jr. by Gov. Rd. Caswell, a tract of 640 acres on Pig Basket Creek adjoining Daniels, Howell Flewellin, Hart, Knight, Thomas Beckwith, and his own line. (DB 3-6)

1782 - October 25, State of N.C. grant to Edmund Branch by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 397 acres on Pig Basket Creek adjoining Matthew Drake, Jesse Powell, Jacob Braswell, William Walker, William Braswell, Thomas Beckwith, and Cooper Jones. (DB 3-18)

1783 - February 22, Sion Bass of Nash Co. to Walker Massingale of same, for 20 pds. specie 100 acres adjoining said Massingill, it being part of a grant made by Gov. Casswell. Wit: Henry Braswell, Wm. Drake, and Wm. Richardson. (DB 1-280)

1783 - July 1, Jacob Carter of Nash Co. to Joshua Stephens of same, for 40 pds. specie, 300 acres on the north side of Tar River adjoining Robert Young, Edward Pursell, the Turkey Creek, and William Braswell, it being part of a tract granted to said Carter on Oct. 25, 1782. Wit: William Lancaster and George Foreman. (DB 1-311)

1783 - September 10, Jacob Carter of Nash Co. to William Braswell of same, for 50 pds. specie 340 acres on Turkey Creek adjoining his own line, Edward Pusley (sic), and said William Braswell, with one acre at his mill excepted, this being part of the ? and taken up by said Carter. Wit: Benjamin Braswell and John ? Button. (DB 1-302)

1784 - January 6, Thomas Hunter of Nash Co. to John Vick of same, for 5 sh. a tract on the north side of Stoney Creek adjoining David Daniel, William Braswell, Thomas Willis, and Edward Wilson Jr. Wit: Wilson Vick and Benjamin Vick. (DB 1-266)

1784 - February 24, David Daniel and wife Magdalane Daniel, of Nash Co. to Lewis Vick of Southampton Co. VA, for 80 pds. specie 100 acres adjoining Young and Lake, it being part of a tract granted to Wm. Braswell by Earl Granville on July 24, 1761. Wit: Benjamin Vick and John Vick. (DB 1-268)

1784 - November 1, State of N.C. grant to Samuel Braswell by Gov. Alex. Martin, a tract of 200 acres on the north side of Stoney Creek adjoining David Daniel, Thomas Hunter, and his own line. (DB 2-167)

1785 - June 30, Charles Watson of Nash Co. to Thomas Morriss of same, for 100 pds. a tract of 640 acres on both sides of Pig Basket Creek adjoining Arthur Braswell, Matthew Drake, and Isaac Hilliard, it being a grant to said Watson by the State of N.C. on Nov 10, 1779. Wit: Isaac Bass and Augus-Bass. (DB 3-456)

1785 - November 25, Arthur Braswell of Bladen Co. to Thomas Morriss of Nash Co. for 250 pds. VA money three tracts of land on both sides of Pig Basket Creek: (1) 250 acres on the north side of the creek granted to said Braswell by Earl Granville on Feb 26, 1761; (2) 627 acres on the south side of the creek near Anthony's branch; (3) 538 acres adjoining Boling Beckwith, Matthew Drake, and Jacob Braswell, a tract granted to said Arthur Braswell by the State on Nov 10, 1779. Wit: Edmund Branch, Benjamin Hedgepeth, and James Watkins. (DB 3-414)

1786 - March 31, John Sellers of Nash Co. to Jesse Powell of same, for 71 pds. a tract of 640 acres on Pig Basket Creek adjoining Arthur Braswell, Matthew Drake, Jesse Powell, and Jacob Braswell. Wit: Micajah Thomas and Elijah Boddie. (DB 3-459)

1786 - August 14, Thomas Morriss of Nash Co. to William Boddie of same, for 30 pds. specie 100 acres on west side of Pig Basket Creek, it being part of a tract granted by Earl Granville to Arthur Braswell and conveyed by said Braswell to Thomas Morriss. Wit: Amos Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. (DB 3-454)

1786 - October 13, Jacob Henderson of Nansemond Co. VA to William Braswell of Nash Co. for 15 pds. VA money one Negro Boy. Wit: Micajah Thomas and Wm. Hall. (DB 3-450)

1786 - October 26, Edmond Branch of Nash Co. to Thomas Beckwith of same, for 101 pds. 2 sh. VA money a tract of 337 acres adjoining Matthew Drake, Cooper Jones, Jesse Powell, William Walker, William Braswell, and Thomas Beckwith. Wit: John Chitty and Hines Drake. (DB 3-458)

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

* Joseph Adams, Cowetta Co. GA, 1852

1852 - May 25
, Joseph Adams Will: Sons: John J. Adams, Harris Adams. Daughters: Sarah Braswell, Jane Nixon, Emily Plant, Hepseby Moore, Susan Chandler, Cintha Worthen. Grandchildren: Mary Brook, James Braddy, Margaret A. Braddy, Mary J. Braddy, Emily Worthen. Son in law: Lewis Plant, James W. Chandler. Blacks: Claborn age 30, Charles age 14, Berr age 12, Judy age 10, Britain age 8, Emily. Exec: Lewis Plant, James W. Chandler. Wit: Peter A. White, Osbon Linch, Wm Hill.