Monday, May 23, 2011

Sloppy Genealogy

I can't believe all the sloppy genealogy at, where descendants of Britton Brassell & LaDicey Davis are attaching Brittain & Judah's Nash Co., NC census records to their Britton Brassell & LaDicey Davis, placing them as a son and daughter-in-law to Jacob Braswell, in Nash Co., NC, whose REAL son Brittain married Judah, had children Duke W, Davis B, Jacob Green & Lurana.

Brittain (Judah's) inherited slaves, named in Jacob's will, by name, and they are mentioned in Brittain's Bibb Co., GA estate papers, by name. It's a perfect match.

The paper trail is perfect, it's DNA proved, and it is ignored. It's an epidemic of ignorance out there, in spite of easily accessible information just by googling names and counties.

Britton's son James who lived next door to Britton's son William matches the Braswells 4 marks out of 12. Hopefully some one will find this on a google search and correct their family tree.

13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 - BRACEWELL DNA
13 22 15 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 29 - S/H GROUP

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

1832 - Jesse Braswell to Green W. Drake

State of North Carolina
Nash County

Know all men by these presents that I Jesse Braswell of the County & State of aforesaid for and in Consideration of the sum of one Dollar which has been paid hath bargained Sold and do hereby bargain & Sell alien (?) give grant and confirm unto Green W. Drake his heirs & assigns One tract of or parcel of Land Situate lying and being in the County aforesaid and adjoining the land of John Evans and others it being the Land whereon I now live supposed to contain Three hundred and eighty nine acres - to have & to hold the aforesaid Land to the Said Green W Drake his heirs ---- the following use trust (?) Whereas I am indebted to Lawence Battle in the Sum of one hundred and sixty Dollars and Interest Secured by note with James A Mann & John Evans security payable on the 20 November 1832, Now if on Said day of payment the Said Jesse Should fail to discharge all or any part of the aforesaid note and the Said Lawrence Should ask request or ----for his Mony due upon Said note then upon the request of the Said James or John the -------or their Lawful representetives made to the Said Green W. Drake the Said Green W. Drake Shall give forty days notice and sell for cash the aforesaid tract of Land or as much thereof as will Satisfy the Said note due the Said Lawrence and all costs attending the Same, and make conveyance to the purchaser of Said n-- ---- So that the Said James - John may be discharged from the Security ship to Said Lawrence In testimony of which I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 15th day of Feby 1832
Joseph A. Drake Jesse his X mark Braswell {Seal}
John Harrison

State of North Carolina} 15th Augt 1832
Nash County}
The foregoing Deed of Trust was exhibeted before me and the execution thereof duly proven by the oath of Joseph A. Drake One of the Subscribing Witness thereto - Let it be registered
B-- a--Bount C.C.C.
-- Land 15 - and registered the 16 - of august in obedience to the above Order Tho G. Blount P.R.