Descendants of Rev. Robert Bracewell of England

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Generation #4

Note: Information on the Braswell Family before Jane Braswell b. 1741 in Isle of Wight Co VA comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes.

Joseph (3Richard, 2Robert, 1Robert) Braswell (Conjecture)

Joseph Braswell was born c. 1710 Isle of Wight Co VA. In about 1738 in Isle of Wight Co VA, Joseph married Sarah Kindred b. c. 1715 Isle of Wight VA. Note, this Joseph is not the Joseph Braswell, son of Valentine Braswell, found in 1743 and 1756 in Edgecombe Co NC land sales.

On 8/26/1745 Joseph and William, acting as Executors, presented their father's will in Isle of Wight County Court. Joseph and Sarah began their southerly migration sometime after their marriage. As both Joseph and Sarah's families had considerable holdings and both were recipients of considerable inheritances, some time would have been required to divest themselves of their holdings

In 1746 Joseph and Sarah sold lands in Isle of Wight Co VA which they owned jointly with brother William and his wife Sarah. In 1749 Sarah and her sister, Faithe, sold land in Isle of Wight Co VA to their brother, Samuel.

Joseph and Sarah probably were in Orangeburg Dist. SC by 1750. Joseph is reported to be found in the 1778 Orangeburg Dist. SC Tax Roll. And, he is believed to have died sometime thereafter in Orangeburg Dist. SC.

4/21/1744. 8/26/1745. Will of Richard Braswell.:
ITEM. I do hereby Give full power and Authority unto my Son WILLIAM BRASWELL (whom I likewise make {sic} and Ordain to be my only & sol Extor of this my last Will & Testament) to set up and sell the Land whereon I now live at publick Sale for ready Money to the Highest bider and after so done I give the Money to him and my Son JOSEPH BRASWELL whom I likewise Ordain to be Extor with him to be Equally Divided between them. . .
ITEM. I give & Bequeath to my well beloved Son JOSEPH BRASWELL, after the Death of my Loving Wife two Cows one Yearling & a Calf One Breeding Mare and her Increase, and all the Hoggs that he has now in possession & my own proper mark & one feather Bed & Furniture One large pewter Bason, & a small one, & a pewter Dish, & one large Iron pott & Urib Wrack and a small Chest. 
Joseph Braswell and wife, Sarah Braswell, and William Braswell and wife, Sarah Braswell, to Richard Vick....100 acres (being part of a patent granted Edward GOODSON and Matthew Ruskin on 16 Jun 1714) adjoining Nottoway Swamp and Thomas Cafford.  Wit:  John Darden, William Bidgood and Matthew Griffin. Rec:  12 Mar 1746. Joseph (X) Braswell, William (X) Braswell.
SARAH KINDRED and FAITH KINDRED to SAMUEL KINDRED dated 6 Sep 1749 50 acres on the south side of the Nottoway River adj. the east side of Horse Meadow Branch and Reedy Branch, S: SARAH KINDRED and FAITH KINDRED, W: no witnesses

    Children

Note: The Great Wagon Road ran straight through Orangeburg to Ft. Augusta GA, the next major settlement in the interior. In about 1764, brothers Robert & Kindred Braswell crossed the river from South Carolina into Georgia and petitioned for land at Bark Camp, presumably as single young men; as they did not mention wives or children to facilitate larger land grants.

    1. Kindred Braswell

Kindred Braswell was a private in the Cherokee Indian War in SC (1759-60) serving under Capt. John Chevrolett.
1765 Sept, from SC, been 1 year in GA, [Kindred Braswell] asks for 100a near Bark Camp, 3 miles from Jethro Roundtree; Jan 1768 granted 100a.
1768 Jan 5, 100 acres bounded on all sides by vacant land in St. George Parish (Book G, p 2)
Jun 1770 Robert Braswell sold to Joseph Coolson, 100a.
Wit: Kindred Braswell & John Buggs." now Burke Parish Georgia.
Georgia Archives:
"November the 19th, 1782, a List of the men that wrought at Briar Creek Bridge (3/3/1779):"
Henery Brassell, Samuel Brasel, Kindred Brasel. . . .
5/3/1790 Braswell, Kendred 150 acres on Ohoopie Waters (Ogeegee Swamp).
Montgomery Co GA Deeds, p. 51:
5/23/1792 Kindred Brazil to Aaron Low, both of Washington County, 300 a. in Washington County. Wit: John Briggs, Daniel Overstreet
6/24/1799. An indenture was made between Kindred Braswell and Ricey Braswell, his wife, of Montgomery Co and Isham Roberts of Bullock Co for $300 and a tract of land granted to Ricey Roberts on 1/26/1786 
Morgan Co GA Deed Book A (1808-1810), p. 3:
23 Dec. 1807. Kindred Braswell of Montgomery Co. to Henry Conner of Lincoln Co. for $400 in  the 20th Dist. of Baldwin Co. Lot 262 drawn in the late land lottery by Kindred Braswell . . .in fee simple.
Signed: Kindred Braswell Wit: Harris Allen, W. Devereux JP. Reg. 3 Feb. 1808.

    2. Jane Braswell b. 1741 Isle of Wight Co VA

    3. Robert Braswell

BRASWELL, Robert, Sep. 1765, from SC been 1 year in GA, asks for 100a next to brother Kendred Braswell; Oct 1766 granted 100a.
Jun 1770 Robert Braswell sold to Joseph Coolson, 100a.
Wit: Kindred Braswell & John Buggs "now Burke Parish Georgia."
5/3/1790 Braswell, Robert 287 1/2 acres on Ohoopie Waters (Ogeegee Swamp).
Robert Braswell to his son Jacob Conner Braswell, both of Montgomery Co. deed of Gift dtd Feb. 2, 1799, conveying cattle.
Wit: James Adamson, Jessee Embree JP.

    x. Jacob Braswell (not necessarily a sibling but included for research purposes)

Pursuant to a precept from John Bremar Esq. DSG dated the 4th day of Dec 1770, I have admeasured unto John Spyve a tract of land containing 200 acres, in Craven County, lying in the Fredericksburg Township Bounded to the S.E. by English land and Joseph Payne lands and vacant to the NW. by Thomas Lenore land, and vacant land to the S.W. by land laid for Jacob Braswell, to the N.E. by vacant land: And hath such shape form and marks as the above plat doth represent. Certified May 21st day 1771
By Joshua Wombwell Exo?
Pursuant to a precept from Jno Bremar esq Dep: Sur: Gent. dated the 3d day of Feby 1773 I admeasured unto Jacob Braswell a Tract of land containing 150 Acres on Swift Creek and Branches thereof in Fredericksburgh Township [vic. Camden SC] Bounded on the South East by Aaron Ferguson & James Adkissons Lands and vacant Lands & on the N. East by vacant Land, on the N. West by Joseph Paynes Land on the S.W. by Robert English's and vacant Lands & hath Such form and marks as the above plat represents. Certified by me this 24th day of June 1773 Jno. Belton DS
BRASWELL, JACOB, PLAT FOR 150 ACRES ON SPEERS CREEK, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ALEXANDER JOHNSTON.
BRASWELL, JACOB; GANTOR; JOHNSTON, ALEXANDER
Locations: CAMDEN DISTRICT; SPEARS CREEK; WATEREE RIVER
DENNIS, JOHN, UNRECORDED PLAT FOR LAND NOT GRANTED, 50 ACRES ON SPEARS CREEK, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN BELTON.
BELTON, JOHN; BRASWELL, JACOB; DENNIS, JOHN; KERSHAW, COL.
Locations: CAMDEN DISTRICT; SPEARS CREEK

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