Thursday, December 20, 2007

David Hall & Obedience Braswell Cabin 2

After Restoration

Contributed by Libby Bumgardner

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David Hall & Obedience Braswell Cabin 1

Before Restoration

Contributed by Libby Bumgardner

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Moses Brazil 1803 - 1872

Moses Brazil

Grandson of Richard & Obedience

2nd Great Grandfather of Carey Bracewell

Contributed by Carey Bracewell

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Volentine Braswell

Volentine Braswell
Nov. 27, 1848
Age 83 yrs, 9 m., 16 days

Buried in Lot 10, Section D of Elizabeth City Old Cemetery, Woodbine Township, JoDaviess County, Illinois

Valentine is the son of Richard & Obedience.
Interestingly, Valentine was enumerated on the census as Brazle in 1830, and in 1840 as Brazel!
( estate papers verify the date)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

William Coffield Fields III

William Fields with a portrait in his studio in 1988
Staff file photo
The Fayette Observer

William Coffield Fields III

Self Portrait 1951

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Richard, Delaney and Pattey Braswell

"My dad recently took some pictures in the Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Anson County NC, and sent them to me. They are all of Braswell kin. Ihave two questions...1. The attached photo of a gravestone shows three Braswells, but only one date for each. "

From Mary Rayme, Nowheresville, WV

Richard Braswell's Revolutionary War record.

Bracewell Hall For Sale in 1874

From a document produced to sell Bracewell Hall in 1874

"In 1874 the Bracewell Estate was owned by James Turner Hopwood who built the Scottish Baronial pile in 1869 to replace the ruins of the Tudor Hall. The cost of the rebuild was estimated to be over £50,000 at the time. I am not sure whether the hall was sold in 1874 as I have seen an 1875 sale document, exactly the same as this one but the lithograph and maps were coloured. I have information that the next owner of the hall was a Mr Riley of Richmond and that shortly afterwards it was used as a private school for boys for many years. This school was so successful that they had to move out to bigger premises."

Bracewell Hall in England

Picture provided by Julie Bracewell Cheche

This was a very old drawing of Bracewell Hall before it was torn down. It was in my greatgrandparents home for as long as I can remember. The original now is with my Uncle, James Nelson Bracewell.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Braswell, Martin Luther and Elizabeth


Pam Hall doesn't know when this photo was taken, but ELIZBETH died in 1949 at the age of 94-96, so the photo was probably taken about 20 years earlier.

Braswell, Pearl


Pam Hall's grandmother, taken in the early 1900s. She was the great-greatgranddaughter of AARON BRASWELL and NANCY WILLIAMS.

Braswell, John and Martha

John Braswell and Martha F. Bearde Braswell with William Braswell
Smith County, Tennessee

These are the great-grandparents of Betty Jo Estes (daughter of Harvey Clifton Estes and Willie Mildred McGee Estes). The boy in the photo is Betty's great-uncle.

Betty's grandmother was Bettie E. Braswell who married James Willie McGee in Smith County, Tennessee, December 9th 1894. They resided then in Cannon County, Tennessee. She had a younger brother William that moved to Texas.

The photo was in Betty's great-grandfather's possessions when he passed away and her mother had written on the back of it who they were in relation to her. She had spelled their last names as Brazell.

Mary Elizabeth Braswell & William Franklin Gentry

Daughter of William Sampson Braswell & Harriet Wade

These are the great-great grandparents of Diana Vantrease Hight (daughter of Chyrus Jackson Vantrease and Ruby Jean Hutchinson Vantrease). The date of the picture is unknown.
Mary Elizabeth Braswell Gentry is the daughter of William Sampson Braswell and Harriett Saddler/Wade. Harriett is the illegitimate daughter of Plummer Wade. Sampson Braswell and Harriett were married 12/25/1858 in DeKalb County, Tennessee. Children of Sampson and Harriett were George, Eliza, William, Mary Elizabeth and Josephus.

Contributed by Diana Vantrease Hight

Anna Eliza Braswell & James Douglas Buck with sons William Lenard & James Luther

James and Annie (Braswell) Buck Family Photo Annie (Braswell) Buck, William Lenard "Lenard" Buck (born 1894), James Luther "Luther" Buck (born 1892) and James Buck. Appears to have been taken about 1897 in Missouri, just before moving to Oklahoma, taken before the birth of Hollie (b. 1899)
Contributed by Ben Franklin

Samuel Harrison Braswell Jr.

Contributed by S. Gregory