Richard Bracewell & Sarah Sampson

2nd generation

Richard Bracewell/Braswell ca 1651 – 1725 | his parents
& Sarah Sampson ca 1648 – 1735 | her parents
Isle of Wight County VA


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Richard Bracewell and Sarah Sampson were married by 1673/74 when they deeded property in Isle of Wight Co to his brother in law William West and Thomas Green.

Richard Bracewell was born in Isle of Wight County Va ca 1652 son of the Rev. Robert Bracewell 1611 – 1668 and his wife Rebecca.

In his will dated 28 July 1724 and probated 1725 Richard Bracewell of Isle of Wight names son Richard Braswell, son Robert Braswell, son Valentine Braswell, son Jacob Braswell, daughter Martha Murfy, daughter Ann Strickland, daughter Jane Williams, granddaughter Susannah Braswell, wife and executrix Sarah Braswell, and wit: Edward Powers Sr. and Edward Powers. GB-174

Sarah was born ca 1648 the daughter of James Sampson and Elizabeth Barcroft.

Sarah in her will dated 20 March 1733/34 – prob 26 May 1736 IoW VA mentions grandson and executor John Braswell; daughter Jane; grandson Benjamin Braswell; son and executor John Braswell; Mary daughter of John Braswell; William Braswell son of John Braswell; Sampson Braswell son of John Braswell and wit: Richard Blow Jr, Samuel Smith, and Samuel Willis.

Children of Richard Bracewell and Sarah Sampson:
1. Richard Braswell 1676/1682 IoW Co VA – ca/aft 1747/bef 1758 Edgecombe Co NC
married Eleanor
liaison with Anne Carver
2. Martha Braswell 1681
married 1st William Browne
married William Murphy [Murfrey]
3. Ann Braswell ca 1670 – 1730/33
married ca 1685 Matthew Strickland 1663 IoW VA – 25 Oct 1730 IoW VA
married 2nd John Edwards died 1748 Isle of Wight
4. William Braswell ca 1676 – ca 1720 Bertie Co NC
married Mary
[she had married 2nd Moses Ginn by 1726]

5. Robert Braswell Jr 1677 – 14 Sept 1734/Nov 1736 Bertie Co NC
married Sarah ca 1677 – ca 1736
6. Valentine Braswell ca 1679-
married bef 1721 Jane/Jean Pope dau of Henry d 1728 IoW VA
7. Jacob Braswell
married ca 1727 Elizabeth
8. Jane Braswell 1683 – aft 1734
married Samuel Williams Sr.- d 1749 Edgecombe Co NC
9. John Braswell 1683/6 – 1745
married Alice


Descendants of Richard Bracewell and Sarah Sampson:

3rd generation

Richard Braswell 1676/1682 – ca/aft 1747
married bef 10 Mar 1706 Eleanor ? – aft Oct 1731


Richard Braswell and wife Eleanor conveyed land in 1723 to William Kinchen and again to William Bennett, In 1715 to William Wilson, to Owen Kelly in 1727 and James Norfleet 10 Feb 1729 in NC. Eleanor appears one more time as a witness to the will of Thomas Wimberly in Oct 1731.

Children of Richard Braswell and wife Eleanor:
1. Richard Braswell jr 1702/ 1706 – 1772 Edgecombe Co NC
[13 Aug 1728 Richard Bracewell Jr of Bertie Precinct sold “my Father Richard Bracewell Sr of the same place for ¬£5 sterling money 640 acres south of Cashy Swamp on the Bracewell line, wit by Thomas Bryant and Thomas Jenkins.]
married Elizabeth Bryant

  1. Rebecca Braswell ca 1700 – 1739/40
    [pat 530 ac land 1 Mar 1719/20 on S side of Meherrin River and bounded by Braswell’s Branch and county line.]
    married Mar/May 1720 William Wilson ca 1680 – 1745 NH Co NC
    [as his 2nd wife; he married 3rd Judith Moore, dau of Epaphroditus Moore]
    1. James Wilson Rec deed of gift 10 Apr 1741 from father
    2. Isaac Wilson Rec deed of gift 31 July 1741 from father
    3. John Wilson
    4. Katherine Wilson
    5. Elinor Wilson
    6. Mary Wilson
    7. Charity Wilson
    8. Anne Wilson

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Liaison with Anne Carver

deeds of gift Edgecombe Co NC to children by Anne Carver on 18 Nov 1747 DB 3 177/180

Children of Richard Braswell and Anne Carver:
1. Robert Carver alias Braswell
by Mary
1. Isham Carver
2. Ann Carver
3. Milly Carver
4. Susanna Carver
5. Elizabeth Carver
6. Mary Carver
7. Margaret Carver
married 1788 John Kinchen
married 2nd 1795 William Nash
2. William Carver alias Braswell d. ca May 1767 Cumberland Co NC
moved to Bladen Co NC
by Mary
1. William Carver Jr
2. Sampson Carver
3. Samuel Carver
4. Jesse Carver will in Cumberland Co 1806
5. John Carver
d. Mary Carver
3. David Carver alias Braswell dsp bef May 1759
On 16 May 1759, Richard Braswell, Robert Carver and William Carver received from Governor Arthur Dobbs for a payment of 5 shillings the title to 14 slaves, 40 black cattle and a feather bed and its furniture “which were of the estate of David Carver decd. an illegitimate son of Richd Braswell decd . . .& all the other goods & Chattels rights and Credits of said David Carver decd.
4. Sarah Carver alias Braswell

 


3rd generation

Robert Braswell Jr 1677 – 14 Sept 1734/Nov 1736 Bertie Co NC
married Sarah ca 1677 – ca 1736


Children of Robert Braswell Jr and wife Sarah:
1. Robert Braswell ca 1700 – 1736 Bertie Co NC

2. John Braswell ca 1702 IoW VA – NC

married Alice
3. Richard Braswell
“the plantation where I now live with three hundred acres of land adjoining it of Yourah Swamp”
4. Valentine Braswell ca 1706 –
“one hundred acres of land that I took-up myself..” and certain livestock
5. Sarah Elizabeth Braswell ca 1709 –
“iron pot”
married bef Sept 1734 Joshua Daughtry
6. Jean Braswell ca 1711 –
Negro Pompe, cow, calf, and the bed “whereon I lye”
7. Mary Braswell ca 1713 IoW VA – Edgecombe Co NC
“cow, calf and the bed ‘whereon she lyes’ and one hundred acres of land… I bought of Gore”

Will of Robert [R] Braswell 1 Sept 1734 proved at Nov Ct 1736
of Bertie Precinct “…sick and weak in body…”
– daughter Sarah Daughtry – iron pot.
– son Robt. Braswell – horse, Negro Brisco.
– son John Braswell – Negro Squosh and a mare.
– son Richd Braswell – plantation where I now live with 300 acres adjoining it on Yourah Swamp.
– son Volentine Braswell – 100 acres that I took up myself adj. Thomas Sealey.
– daughter Jean Braswell – Negro Pompe, cow, calf and the bed “whereon I lye.”
– daughter Mary Braswell – cow, calf, and the bed “whereon she lyes”
– Godson Demcee Sumner – plantation with 100 acres, which land I bought of Gor. Downing which adjoins the land of Nicholas Sessoms, also an iron pot, cow and calf already in the possession of his mother Elizabeth Sumner.
– wife Sarah Braswell – remaining estate after payment of debts.
EX: friends James Bryant, Joshoaway Daughtrey
WIT: Thos. Bryant; Nicholas [N] Bagot; Pacionse Bryant
abstract by David B Gammon


3rd generation

Valentine Braswell ca 1679-
married bef 1721 Jane/Jean Pope


Jane was a Quaker and the daughter of Henry Pope who died 1728 IoW VA

Children of Valentine Braswell and Jean Pope:
1. Sarah Braswell
2. Henry Braswell aft 1708 – 1784
3. Jane Braswell
4. Richard Braswell ca 1718 – 1761 Orange Co NC
5. Mary Braswell aft 1726 –
6. William Braswell ca 1720 –
7. John Braswell
married Hannah
8. Mourning Braswell


3rd generation

Jacob Braswell ca 1684 – 1747/62
married aft 1735 Elizabeth ? ca 1683 – 1740
of Isle of Wight Co VA and Bertie and Edgecombe Co NC


Children of Jacob Braswell and Elizabeth ?:
i. daughter Braswell
married William Dees
ii. Richard Braswell
iii. Jacob Braswell Jr ca 1721 – ca 1768

3rd generation

John Braswell 1683/6 – 1745 Isle of Wight Co VA
married Alice ?

Children of John Braswell and Alice:
i. Sampson Braswell bef 1733
iii. John Braswell ca 1720
married ca Feb 1740/41 Jane [Lewis]
iv. William Braswell bef 1733
v. Benjamin Braswell bef 1733 –

John and Jane Brassel rendered an account of the estate of Jane’s deceased first husband, Zebulon Lewis on 22 Feb 1740/41 in Isle of Wight Co VA


3rd generation

Martha Braswell ca 1673 –
married 1st William Browne ca 1670 – 1719 Chowan Co
married by 1720 William Murphy [Murfrey]


Children of Martha Braswell and William Browne:
i. John Browne
married Mary Foster
ii. Martha Browne
married William Strickland Jr
iii. Mary Browne
married Barnaby McKinnie
iv. Sarah Browne
married Richard Jackson


3rd generation

Ann Braswell 1674/5 Isle of Wight Co VA – aft 1748
married ca 1685 Matthew Strickland Jr 1663 Westmoreland England – 25 Oct 1730 IoW VA


son of Matthew Strickland 1637 – 1699 and wife Elizabeth Loring
married 2nd John Edwards ca 1675 – 1748 Isle of Wight

Children of Ann Braswell and Matthew Strickland Jr:
i. William Strickland ca 1695 –
ii. Sampson Strickland ca 1700 – 1782 Wake Co NC
married Christianna McKenzie
iii. Matthew Strickland III 1700/05 –
iv. Joseph Strickland 1700/10 – 1789 Edgecombe Co NC
v. Jacob Strickland ca 1710 – 1790 Nash Co NC
married Lucretia Pitts
vi. Sarah Strickland
vii. Ann Strickland
viii. Elizabeth Strickland
ix. Jane Strickland
married 2nd John Edwards ca 1675 – 1748 Isle of Wight
i. John Edwards
ii. Mary Edwards


3rd generation

Jane Braswell 1683 – 1764 Halifax Co
married Samuel Williams Sr.- d 1749 Edgecombe Co NC


Samuel Williams was the son of William Williams and Mary Moore.
Halifax Co was formed from Edgecombe Co in 1758.

Children of Jane Braswell and Samuel Williams Sr.
i. Sampson Williams
ii. Jacob Williams
iii. George Williams
iv. Samuel Williams II
v. Creesy Williams


3rd generation

William Bracewell ca 1676 – ca 1720 Chowan/Bertie Co NC
married ca 1697 Mary ?
[she had married 2nd Moses Ginn by 1726]


Bertie Precinct Deed Book C – page 118 Moses Ginn & wife Mary to William Bracewell Jr. May 12, 1729. 10 pds for. . Mary Ginn, late wife of William Bracewell, dec’d, to “…William Bracewell, son of William Bracewell and Mary. Mary Bracewell alias Ginn. . .all rights of dower of any kind in the property of William Bracewell, dec’d….” Wit: John Bonde, John Howard. May 13 1729. Robert Forster C/C “…Mary being first privately examined as by act of assembly…”

Children of William Bracewell and wife Mary:
i. William Braswell ca 1700 – 1785
will dated 4 Mar 1785 – probate May Ct 1785 Nash County NC
Will of William Braswell —Bradley’s abstracts of Nash Wills
4 Mar 1785 (no probate date)
Wife Margett Braswell
Son Jacob Braswell
Son Arthur Braswell
Daughter Patience West
Daughter Dorcas Hooks
Daughter Pattey Bridgers
Son Samuel Braswell
Ex: son Samuel Braswell, John Chilly Williams

married bef 7 June 1718 Margaret
William and Margaret Brasswell wittnessed a deed from John Smith and wife Judith to Philip Brown of 640 a more or less on Chinkapin Creek on that date. [Chowan Precinct] – from Hofmann abstracts
1. Jacob Braswell ca 1727 [1738] – 29 July 1823
Jacob Braswell died 29 July 1823 in Nashville in the 96th yr of his age
a. Jacob Braswell Jr
b. Nathan Braswell
c. Brittain Braswell
d. Jesse Braswell
e. Mary Braswell Jones
f. Cloah Braswell Sellers
g. Lucretia Braswell Pittman
h. Patience Braswell Thompson
i. Selah Braswell
married David Evans
j. Patsy Braswell Atkinson
k. William Braswell 1768 – 1844
2. Arthur Braswell
3. Patience Braswell
married West
4. Dorcas Braswell
married Hooks
5. Martha “Patty” Braswell
married Benjamin Bridgers
6. Samuel Braswell 1738 Edgecombe Co NC – 1795 Nash Co NC
wrote will 3 Nov 1794 prob Feb Ct 1795
Will of Samuel BraswellBradley’s abstracts of Nash Wills
Ex: Howell Ellen, Frederick Hines
married 30 Nov 1762 Mary Williams of Edgecombe Co
married Sarah ?
a. Sampson Braswell
b. Micajah Braswell
c. Elizabeth Braswell
married bef Nov 1794 David? Woodard
d. Margaret Braswell
married Hunt
e. Wilson Braswell
f. Quinny Braswell d 1798
Estate file of Queeny (sic) Braswell –Loose estates papers of Nash County:DBG
Indicates she died 1798, and was orphan of Samuel Braswell, and had Archibald
Griffin as her guardian. Legacies from her estate were paid to Matthew Hunt,
Margaret Hunt, Wilson Braswell, Sarah Braswell, and David Woodard.

g. Sarah [Sallie] Braswell
7. William Braswell III bef 1730 – 30 Nov 1778/Jan 1779 Nash Co NC
married bef 1757 Martha Brown bef 1735 – aft 1780
will of William Braswell, Jr.Bradley’s abstracts of Nash Wills
Will Book 1, page 6 – 30 Nov 1778, proved July Ct 1779
Wife Martha
son Robin (underage)
son Demsey (underage)
Daughter Judah Hunt
Son-in-law Thomas Bacwith
Daughter Lucresy Williams
Daughter Priscilla Exum
Daughter Rhoda Powell
Daughter Mourning (no surname)
Grandson Alexander Hunt
Granddaughter Nancy Hunt

Ex: Willaim Williams, Joseph Exum, Jesse Powell
a. Judith Braswell Hunt
i. Alexander Hunt bef Nov 1778 –
ii. Nancy Hunt bef Nov 1778 –
b. ?daughter Braswell
married Thomas Bacwith now could be wife’s son by a first husband?
c. Lucresy Braswell Williams
d. Priscilla Braswell Exum
e. Rhoda Braswell Powell
f. Mourning Braswell
g. Robin Braswell under age
h. Demsey Braswell under age
ii. James Braswell ca1708 – bef Jan 1765 Edgecombe Co NC
married unknown
1. Joseph Braswell
2. Olive Braswell
married Stinson
3. Simon Braswell
21 March 1760 Richard [R] Bracewell Sr sold Simon Bracewell for ¬£50 “lawful money of great Britain” 119 acres south of Tar River adj. James Braswell . . .wit by Benjamin Hart and Mary Bracewell
4. Benjamin Braswell 10 Jan 1743/44 – 25 Jan 1792 Pinetops-Rocky Mt road, Edgecombe Co NC
delegate to Hillsboro Conv 1765 and son Jim also
married Mary Parmenter ca 1720 – bef 1740
married 2nd ca 1740 Mary Ida Mercer ca 1720 –
a. Permenter Braswell
b. James Braswell
c. Simon Braswell
d. Sadon Braswell
e. Zadock Braswell
f. Selah Braswell
g. Milly Braswell
h. John Braswell
5. James Braswell d. 1783
6. Sarah Braswell
married William Cain d. 1761
iii. Susannah Braswell bef 1721 –
granddaughter named in Richard Braswell’s will of 28 July 1724
iv. Jacob Braswell ca 1700 –
v. Benjamin Braswell ca 1702 –
? vi. John Braswell ca 1706 –

1790 US Census Cumberland Co NC
Benjamin Brassewell 1 – 1 – 3

Edgecombe Co NC
William Bracewell sen 2 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 4
William Bracewell jun 2 – 3 – 4 – 0 – 0
James Bracewell 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 4
Abner Bracewell 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 1
Isaac Bracewell 1 – 2 – 4 – 0 – 1
James Bracewell 1 – 0 – 2 – 0 – 0
Lamon Bracewell 1 – 2 – 3 – 0 – 0
Benjamin Bracewell 4 – 1 – 3 – 0 – 4
Jacob Bracewell 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 3
Solomon Bracewell sen 3 – 2 – 5 – 0 – 16*
Solomon Bracewell jun 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0*
Unity Bracewell 0 – 1 – 4 – 0 – 2
James Bracewell 1 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 0

Halifax Co
Drury Brazwell 1- 1 – 2 – 0 – 0

Nash Co
Samuel Brasewell 2 -1 – 6 – 0 – 4
Micajah Brasewell 2 – 2 – 0 – 0 – 0
Dempsey Brasewell 1 – 2 – 4 – 0 – 4
Jacob 4 – 0 – 4 – 0 – 13
Jacob 1 – 2 – 3 – 0 – 1
Robt 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 3
William 1 – 1 – 4 – 0 – 0
William 1 – 3 – 4 – 0 – 1
Benj. 1- 3 – 2 – 0 – 0

Robeson Co NC
Arthur 2 – 1 – 4 – 1 – 2
David 1 – 0 – 3 – 0 – 0

Wake Co NC
Valentine 1 – 0 – 2 – 0 – 0

 

1800 Census Edgecombe Co NC
Bracewell
James 1 – 0 – 1 – 1 – 0 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 7sl
James jun 1 – 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 7
Zadock 0 – 0 – 2 – 0 – 0 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 1 8
Solomon 0 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1 0 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1 1
Abner 0 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 4
James 0 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 1 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 1
Jacob 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 2
Lamon 1 – 0 – 2 – 2 – 2 2 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 0
Permenter 2 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 2 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 1
Isaac 2 – 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 2

1800 Census Nash Co Braswell
Milly 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 – 0 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 1 0
John 2 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 2 – 1 – 1 – 0 – 0 0
Jacob Sr 0 – 1 – 0 – 1 – 1 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 14
Benj. 2 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 – 1 – 0 0
Britton 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 1 2
Wilson 0 – 0 – 0 – 2 – 0 1 – 0 – 0 – 1 – 0 3
Demsy 5 – 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 0 – 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 1fp 6sl
Sarah 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 0 1 – 0 – 1 – 0 – 1 1sl

Sources: include
“The Bracewell or Braswell Family” compiled by Hugh Buckner Johnston, Wilson NC 1963.
“Braswell Family Data” by Mrs. T M Pearsall 1949

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~markfreeman/braswell.html

http://braswellgenealogy.blogspot.com

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