Solomon Bracewell, Mary Deloach, Rachel Bird & Elizabeth

5th generation

Solomon Braswell/Bracewell bef 1739 – 1798 | his parents
& Mary Deloach d ca 1765 | her parents
& 1765 Rachel Bird | her parents
& Elizabeth ? 17?? – ca 1798 | her parents
Edgecombe Co, NC

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

On December 24, 1765, a bond for the marriage of Solomon Braswell and Rachel Bird was recorded in Edgecombe County NC

Solomon Braswell was born bef 1739 the son of Richard Braswell Jr 1707 – 1772 and his wife Elizabeth Bryant. [Solomon, Richard, Richard, Richard, Robert]

Solomon Bracewell of Edgecombe Co. to his son William Bracewell , and to his daughter Elizabeth Bracewell, July 15, 1767, for love and affection all that legacy devised unto his former wife, Mary, by the last will and testament of her father, Samuel Deloach , decd., to be equally divided between them. Wit: Eth’d Ruffin, William DeLoach

Children of Solomon Braswell and Mary Deloach
1. William Bracewell ca 1764 –
2. Elizabeth Braswell est 1765 –
married 1799 Thomas Boykin
married by 1807 John Jaco of Logan Co KY
married Tassy Marley
Children of Solomon Braswell and wives Rachel or Elizabeth:
2. William Byrd Braswell 1767 – 1829 of Warren Co TN
3. Solomon Braswell Jr ca 1769 – 23 Oct 1797 dsp
May Court 1795: inventory of estate of Solomon Bracewell, Jr., by James Bracewell, admr.
November Court 1799: Division of the property of Solomon Bracewell, Jr., among: 1. William Bracewell, 2. Elizabeth Boykin 3. James Bracewell 4. Richard Bracewell 5. Mary Britt 6. Nelley Bracewell 7. Admiral Bracewell 8. Reddick Bracewell 9. Topping Bracewell 10. Charity Bracewell
11. Winney Bracewell

4. James Braswell est 1773 –
5. Richard Braswell est 1775 – 1807
married Charlotte d.1807
a. Bennett Bell Braswell d 1809
6. Mary [Polley] Braswell est 1777 –
married before 1799 William Britt
a. Braswell Britt
7. Nelly Braswell est 1779 – bef 1807?
married by 1801 Lamon Cohoon
[Robert Barnes and wife Mary dau of Nelly]
8. Admiral Braswell est 1781 – April 1801 Edgecombe Co dsp
9. Reddick Braswell est 1783 –
10. Toppin[g] Braswell 1785 – ca 1866
married 28 Aug 1807 Roderick Cotten 1786 – 1814
11. Charity Braswell est 1787 – 27 Aug 1827
married ca 1808 Starling Shirley
Mar 12, 1808 Received of James Southland and Joseph Bell, exc. of Richard Bracewell, deceased, 228 pounds, 8 shillings, and 8 pence as also two bonds payable by James Bracewell and Lewis Fort to Richard Bracewell, guardian of Charity Bracewell for 7 pounds, 10 shillings and 5 pounds, being in full for my part of Charity Bracewell now Charity Shirley, my wife. Wit: Isaac Sessums. Signed: Starling Shirley
[Joab P Pitt and wife Elizabeth held land that formerely fell to Charity]
12. Winnie Braswell est 1789 – 1799 dsp

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

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

Identity of Toppin Braswell Cotton: by David B Gammon

From Loose Estates papers of Edgecombe County:

Estate file of Solomon Braswell
Undated petition for dower by Elizabeth Braswell, widow of Solomon Braswell,
stating he had died intestate possessed of 600 to 700 acres of land on the
south side of the Tar River adjoining Garry Fort. Undated petition stating that
Solomon Braswell had died “December last” possessed of 600 acres of land
adjoining Abner Braswell, Sampson Braswell, Garry Fort, and Solomon Braswell, Jr.,
and also in possession of a tract of 95 acres he had purchased of Sampson
Braswell. By this petition the heirs of Solomon Braswell requested a division of
land, noting that three of his sons (unnamed) had already received their
shares. The remaining heirs were:
1. William Britt and wife Mary
2. Reddick Braswell, a minor with James Braswell as guardian.
3. Charity Braswell, a minor with James Braswell as guardian.
4. Winnie Braswell, a minor with James Braswell as guardian.
5. Richard Braswell
6. Topping Braswell, a minor with William Britt as guardian.
7. Nelly Braswell
8. Thomas Boyakin and wife Elizabeth.

A petition (dated February 1800) in this file indicates that during his
lifetime, Solomon Braswell had given certain property to his son William Braswell,
and this was not included in the inventory of his estate.

Estate file of Admiral Braswell
Petition (dated August 1801) for a division of the lands of the said Admiral
Braswell, indicating that he died “April last” possessed of 200 acres of land
adjoining Richard Braswell, Garry Fort, and Reddick Braswell. This land
descended to his brothers and sisters, namely:
1. James Braswell
2. Richard Braswell
3. William Braswell
4. Reddick Braswell
5. Elizabeth Boykin
6. Polley, wife of William Britt
7. Nelly, wife of Lamon Cohoon
8. Toppin Braswell
9. Charity Braswell

Edgecombe Deed Book 13, page 92
Feb. 27, 1809
Roderick Cotton and wife Topping were heirs of Bennett Bell Braswell,
deceased, who was son of Richard Braswell, deceased. They were also heirs of Winney
Braswell, deceased.
(My interpretation is that Bennett Bell Braswell was an only child. When he
died intestate, and his father Richard Braswell was already deceased, his
property fell to his aunts and uncles.)

From Edgecombe Inventories and Accounts of Sales

May Court 1798: Inventory of Solomon Bracewell, Sr., by James Bracewell,
admr.

November court 1799: Division of the property of Solomon Bracewell, Sr.,
among the nine heirs:
1. William Bracewell
2. Thomas Boykin in right of wife Elizabeth
3. William Britt in right of wife Mary
4. Richard Bracewell
5. Nelly Bracewell
6. Reddick Bracewell
7. Topping Braswell
8. Charity Bracewell
9. Winney Bracewell
(This record indicates that two of the sons of the deceased, James and
Admiral Bracewell, had already received their full shares during their father’s
lifetime.)

Edgecombe Inventories and Accounts of Sales

May Court 1795: inventory of estate of Solomon Bracewell, Jr., by James
Bracewell, admr.
November Court 1799: Division of the property of Solomon Bracewell, Jr.,
among:
1. William Bracewell
2. Elizabeth Boykin
3. James Bracewell
4. Richard Bracewell
5. Mary Britt
6. Nelley Bracewell
7. Admiral Bracewell
8. Reddick Bracewell
9. Topping Bracewell
10. Charity Bracewell
11. Winney Bracewell

The records also indicate Winney Braswell died intestate and without issue in
1799.

Will of Richard Bracewell
Edgecombe County Will Book D, page 267
27 August 1804, proved February court 1807
All property to my wife Charlotta and her heir or heirs by my body.
Executor – friends Joseph Bell, James Southerland
(It appears the only issue of this marriage was Bennett Bell Braswell)

In piecing together the records, the following people were entitled to the
estate of Bennett Bell Braswell:

1. William Britt and wife Mary – 1/8 share
2. Roderick Cotton and wife Topping (fractional share not indicated)
3. Reddick Bracewell – 1/8 share
4. John Jaco and wife Elizabeth of Logan County, Kentucky – 1/8 share
5. James Bracewell – 1/8 share
6. William Bracewell of Warren County, Tennessee – 1/8 share
7. Robert Barnes and wife Mary (she was daughter of Nelly Cohoon)
8. Joab P. Pitt and wife Elizabeth – 1/8 share (they held land that formerly
fell to Charity Bracewell, wife of Starling Shirley)

Edgecombe Co NC – Deed Book 13 – Roderick Cotton and wife Topping Cotton were heirs of Bennett Bell BRASWELL, deceased, son of Richard BRASWELL, deceased, and were also heirs of Winney BRASWELL, deceased, February 27, 1809.

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4th generationRichard Bracewell ca 1700 – 1772 | his parents
& Elizabeth Bryant ca 1710 – ca 1798 | her parents
Edgecombe Co, NC

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
Richard Bracewell married Elizabeth Bryant

Children of Richard Bracewell and wife Elizabeth:
Richard Braswell : will dated 7 Dec 1767 – prob Feb Ct 1772 Edgecombe Co NC
WIT: Thomas Bryant, William Sharrod, Joseph [J] Fort, Samson Dillard, James Gray
EX: son James Braswell
widow Elizabeth, use of the residue during her lifetime, and then to all my children “now living”
1. Richard Braswell ca 1732 Bertie Co – ca 1788 Wayne Co NC
five shillings Proclamation Money
married bef 1752 Elizabeth Dulaney aft 1732 –
1. James Braswell ca 1752 – bef May 1824 Edgecombe Co NC
2. Sampson Braswell ca 1757 – 11 Sept 1831 Anson Co NC
3. Shadrick Braswell ca 1753 – bef 15 Mar 1839 Wayne Co NC
4. David Braswell aft 1755 –
5. Jesse Braswell ca 1762 –
6. Rhoda Braswell
7. Anney Braswell
married John Sauls
8. Mary? Braswell
married James Bridgers
a. Mary Bridgers
b. Jesse Bridgers
9. Richard Braswell July 1755 Edgecombe Co NC – 20 Aug 1839 Ansonville, Anson Co NC
2. Sampson Braswell ca 1740 [ca 1734 – 1831]
fifty ac adj himself on Tar River “near the Nauhuntee path”
married Edgecombe Co NC 31 May 1762 Christian Moore
daughter of Edward Moore
1. Sampson Braswell Jr ca 1763 – 1838 Laurens Co GA
2. Richard Braswell
3. Rhoda Braswell
4. Robert Braswell
5. Elizabeth Braswell ca 1766 Edgecombe Co NC –
3. Solomon Braswell bef 1739 – 1795 Edgecombe
rest of the home plantation plus the land where he lives
married Edgecombe Co 24 Dec 1765 Rachel Byrd
married 2nd Elizabeth
4. Sarah Braswell
five shillings Proclamation Money
5. Elizabeth Braswell
five shillings Proclamation Money
married ca 1740 Isaac Farmer ca 1710 –
1. Thomas Farmer ca 1742 – 1785 Edgecombe Co NC
2. Lucy Farmer ca 1744 – NC
married 11 Oct 1763 Zachariah Lee
3. Jesse Farmer ca 1746 – 1812 Edgecombe Co NC
4. Isaac Farmer Jr 1748 NC – 1805 Edgecombe Co NC
married ca 1773 Christian Barnes ca 1755 NC –
5. Joseph Farmer ca 1749/50 Edgecombe Co NC – 12 Oct 1794 Edgecombe Co NC
6. Priscilla Farmer ca 1752 –
married Daniel Wood
7. Samuel Farmer 13 May 1754 NC – 1816 Edgecombe Co NC
married 1778 Jerusha Tyson 20 Feb 1756 –
8. Benjamin Farmer ca 1756 NC – 1826 Edgecombe Co NC
married ca 1760 Elizabeth Dew
6. James Braswell ca 1752 [1736/40] – Oct/Nov 1783 Edgecombe Co NC
[moved 1761 to Tarboro NC]

five shillings Proclamation Money
married Unity ?
7. Mary Braswell
five shillings Proclamation Money
married Lewis Griffin
8. William Braswell ca 1737 – 1789/Nov 1796 Edgecombe Co NC
His estate settlement lists his surviving children as Jacob, Isaac, Solomon, William Jun, James, Alexander, and two daughters , wives of Joseph Armstrong and William Clark [Edge. Co Deed Bk 8-596/597]
married Anny ?
In applying for a Rev. War widows pension Nancy Cotton [Braswell] stated that her husband Jacob Braswell was “a son of William Braswell and his wife Anny”- BountyLand pet. of 26 Nov 1845, Ct of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Nov term, 1845.
1. William Braswell 1760 – ca 1844
i. William Braswell aft 1780 –
ii. James Braswell aft 1781 –
iii. Jeremiah Braswell aft 1782 –
iv. Dempsey Braswell aft 1783 –
v. Jessee Braswell aft 1784 –
vi. Mourning Braswell aft 1785 –
vii. Nancy Braswell aft 1786 –
viii. John Braswell aft 1787 –
vix. Charity Braswell aft 1788 –
2. Jacob Braswell 7 Mar 1763 Edgecombe Co NC – 9 July 1836
married 9 July 1789 Nancy Cotten 3 Dec 1772 – July 1855
i. Elizabeth Braswell 22 Dec 1791 –
ii. Micajah Braswell 26 Jul 1793 –
iii. Dr. Jacob Braswell jr 6 Dec 1795 – 25 July 1837
married Parthenia Cotten ca 1800 Warren Co NC -1830 Henry Co TN
iv. Priscilla Mason [Macomb] Braswell 18 Nov 1797 –
v. Sally Braswell 6 Mar 1800 –
vi. Willy H Braswell 27 Nov 1801 –
vii. Peggy Braswell 1 Nov 1803 –
viii. Temperance Braswell 14 Aug 1805, Edgecombe –
married 4 Jan 1830 Redmond Lodge 1805, Edgecombe Co., NC
ix. Alexander Cotton Braswell 3 Oct 1807 –
x. Nancy Mariah Braswell 29 Aug 1810 –
xi. Micajah Thomas Cotton Braswell 12 Oct 1811 –
xii. Rhoda Braswell 20 Nov 1813 –
3. James Braswell 1765, North Carolina –
i. James Braswell Jr Abt 1800, South Carolina –
married Harriett Boone Abt 1800, South Carolina –
4. Isaac Braswell ca 1758 Edgecombe Co – 8 Mar 1839 Edgecombe Co NC
married 1st bef 1785 unknown d bef 1797
married 2nd ca 1798 Nancy Low d 1808
married aft 1808 Charity Robbins ca 1790 – ca 1834
5. Solomon Braswell
6. Alexander Braswell
7. daughter Braswell
married Joseph Armstrong
8. daughter Braswell
married William Clark

Aug 6 1739, William Horn of Edgecombe County sold Richard Braswell Jr for £25 Virginia money 80 acres south of Pamlico [Tar] River [from grant to Thomas Bryant on 28 Feb 1726] witnessed by Jos. Hart, George [x] Foort and Richard Sessums. Halifax Co DB 1-279

21 Aug 1741, Jonathan Horsford sold Richard Bracewell Jr for £50 Virginia money 150 acres south of Tar River [from grant to Capt. Thomas Bryant on 28 Feb 1726] witnessed by Thomas Kearney and Thomas Barker. Halifax Co DB 1-413

23 June 1741, Richard Brasewell, Jr of Edgecombe County paid Francis Grice of the same place ¬£5 Virginia currency for 175 acres south of Tar River adjoining William Horn, John Creel and said Brasewell witnessed by John Fort and Thomas —- DB 1-405

29 March 1742 William [x] Dees sold Richard Braswell of Edgecombe County for an unspecified sum 200 acres west of Creeked Swamp “alias Maple Swamp” witnessed by Jacob [x] Braswell and Sarah [x] Braswell. DB 5-80

9 Oct 1747 John Creel Sr of Johnston County sold Richard Braswell Jr of Edgecombe County for ¬£20 current Virginia money 50 acres adj said Braswell and George Fort’s Swamp “just below the bridge.” witnesses by Robert Braswell and Thomas Foxhall. DB 3-209

18 Aug 1755 Richard [R] Bracewell sold James Bracewell for £50 current Virginia money 118 acres south of Tar River [from a patent to Capt. Thomas Bryant on 28 Feb 1726, by him sold to Jonathan Horsford, and by him sold to said Richard Bracewell on 21 Aug 1741] witnessed by Benjamin Hart, Jesse Hart, and Ann Hart. DB 2-311

21 March 1760 Richard [R] Bracewell Sr. sold Simon Bracewell for ¬£50 “lawful Money of great Britian” 119 acres south of Tar River adj James Braswell “Whereof thirty two Acres of the above mentioned Lant is Part of a Tract granted to Capt Thomas Bryant bearing date of the 28th day of Feb 1726 and is at two shillings pr hundred and the other Eighty seven Acres is Part of a Tract of land granted unto Francis Griss bearing date the 8th day of June 1739” witnessed by Benjamin Hart and Mary Bracewell. Edgecombe DB OO-101

24 June 1760 Richard [R] Bracewell of Edgecombe County sold William Braswell for £100 proclamation money 200 acres south of Fishing Creek and west of Crooked Swamp: witnessed by Solomon Bracewell, Mary Bracewell, and Benjamin Hart. DB OO-98

24 April 1764 Richard [R] Brasewell sold Robert Rose of Edgecombe County for £8 5 sh proclamation money 100 acres of Swift Creek [from a patent to said Brasewell on 20 April 1745] witnessed by Etheldred Exum and Samuel Ruffin DB C-178

7 Dec 1765 Ephriam Doson Pender of Craven County, South Carolina, sold Richard Braswell of Edgecombe County for ¬£18 6 sh 8 d Proclamation Money 120 acres of Hatcher’s Swamp and Beetree Branch [from a grant to William McDaid on Aug 4, 1762] witnessed by Isaac Wilson, Solomon Braswell, James Bracewell, and Willis [W] McDaid. DB O-2 and DB C-379

Nash County Will of William Braswell prob May Court 1796
– wife Milley Braswell
– son Benjamin Braswell
– son William Braswell
– son John Braswell
– daughter Courtney
– daughter Toppin [Teppanon]
– daughter Sara
– daughter Pherby
– daughter Milley
– daughter Elizabeth
– daughter Penelope
– daughter Rhoda
– daughter Chloe
– daughter Piety
– daughter Leah
– daughter Bersheba
EXS: friends Benjamin Manning, Solomon Batchelor, and Benjamin Williams
WIT: James Moore, James Richardson, and Juda Moore.
From Nash County Deed Books:

DB 7, page 187
Nov 14, 1803
Toppin Hill (wife of Richard Hill) and Cortney Hill (wife of Isaac Hill) were
daughters of William Braswell, deceased.

I am wondering if Toppin (Topping) is some sort of strange derivation of a
Biblical name. — DBG

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
Benj. 2 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 – 1 – 0 0

Will of William Braswell, Sr.
Will Book 1, page 104
2 Apr 1794 proved Aug Ct 1796
Son Benjamin
Son William
Son John
wife Milley
Daughter Courtney
Daughter Teppenone
Daughters Sarah, Phereby, Milley, Elizabeth, Penelepty, Rodah, Cloe, Leah,
Piety, and Barsheby

Ex: friends Benjamin Mannen, Solomon Batchelor, Benjamin Williams

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according to Miss Mary Elizabeth [Molly] Braswell [died 1928]

Braswell Family
[sometimes referred to as Bracewell]

According to the History of Edgecombe County by Turner and Bridgers p25 Richard Braswell was in Edgecombe in 1740. Miss Molly said Richard Braswell came to America from Braswell Hall England and settled on the James River in Virginia and later moved to Tarboro NC.

Miss Molly stated that “Father’s grandfather on father’s side was Archelaus Braswell.
My father’s uncles and aunts – Abington, Archelaus, Richard, Molly, Phoeba, and Topping.

e-mail from David Gammon
I have been through my records and cannot find any proof in Edgecombe of the
earliest Archelaus, who would have been grandfather of the Archelaus who
married Margaret Cutchin.
From the loose estates papers of Edgecombe, the file of Archelaus Braswell
indicates he died November 1, 1820, leaving a widow Mary (Polly) Braswell, two
twin children, and a nurse. This disagrees with Molly Braswell’s account that
her father (who would have been one of the twins) was one of four children.
In checking the 1850 and 1860 Census for Edgecombe, I find William T. Braswell
both times, age 23 and 33, respectively, so he could not be a son of the Archelaus
who died in 1820.
I do not know who the parents of the 1820 Archelaus were, however.
David

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