Thursday, November 27, 2008

Joshua Brazzell Jr.

Sampson Brazzell & Family

Sampson Brazzell & Catharine Cook
Mary Ann (Kate) Brazzell
William S. Brazzell
John P. Brazzell
George Henry Brazzell
Josie Ellen Brazzell

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

William H. Braswell

Loganville Cemetery, Walton County Georgia

Courtesy of Patrick Henderson

Friday, March 14, 2008

William Barjonah Braswell

The first Braswell family to settle in the Caldwell County area was the family of William Barjonah Braswell. William Barjonah is said to have been born ca 1755 in Edgecombe Co, NC. Perhaps this is where he became known as “Jonas” Braswell to distinguish him from the many other William Braswells in that area. After serving with the NC Militia in the American Revolution, Jonas lived in Johnston County, NC.

Between 1810 - 1815, Jonas Braswell and his family settled in the Lower Creek Section of Burke County, NC. He and his sons hunted in the northwestern mountains of Burke County. Late one fall, Jonas became ill when caught in a sudden snowstorm. He had to spend the night camped under a rock on a high ridge. When morning dawned, Jonas was taken to a nearby settlement where he died after having revived for a short time. He was buried near Linville Falls. The mountain or ridge where he became ill has been called “Jonas’ Ridge: or “Jonas Ridge since that time. In 1913, the DAR placed a Revolutionary Soldier marker on his grave.

Picture by Ruth Weaver

Text by Foy Braswell

3rd Great Grandson of William Barjonah Braswell

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Braswell Brothers

Sitting L-R: Brothers John Wesley Braswell, Dock Milford Braswell,
William Pinkney Braswell, William Anderson Braswell Jr, James Wilson Braswell
Standing L-R: Charlie Bell, son in law of William Pinkney; Milton Edward Braswell,
son of William Pinkney; George Henry Braswell, son of James Wilson.

Courtesy of Wilson Braswell

Friday, February 29, 2008

Samuel Braswell of Dry Creek, DeKalb Co., Tennessee

This article by Jerry Parker mentions SAMUEL BRASWELL as one of the first homeowners in Possum Hollow, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dry Creek Valley in DeKalb County, TN.

Contributed by Jerry Parker
Leroy Braswell, son of Sampson Braswell and Priscilla Williams, was Jerry's great-great-grandfather.
Sampson Braswell and his sons settled in the Dry Creek Valley of what is now DeKalb County TN

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Leroy Braswell & Lucinda Bray

Son of Sampson Braswell & Priscilla Williams

This portrait was owned by Jerry Parker's grandfather V. R. Fuston who was the grandson of Leroy Braswell. It had been previously owned by Jerry's great-grandmother, Frances Ellen "Ellie" Braswell Fuston, daughter of Leroy.
Contributed by Jerry Parker

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Herschel, Ella, Gertie & Mabel Braswell

Herschell Braswell is the grandson of Sampson Braswell & Priscilla Williams.

This photo was made about 1945 of Leroy Braswell's son Herschel who is shown with his wife Ella Estes Braswell and their two daughters Gertie Braswell Stephens and Mabel Braswell. Gertie is still alive and resides in a nursing home in Smithville TN and is about 97 years old. It is most remarkable that one of Leroy Braswell's grandchildren is still alive! There are not many people like Gertie who can claim to having had a grandparent born almost 200 years ago!

Jerry Parker contributed this picture and information and descends from both of Leroy Braswell's wives (1) Mary Sellars and (2) Lucinda Bray and Leroy's sister Unicey Braswell Cubbins.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Abner Cicero Braswell Gravesite

Abner Cicero Braswell was the son of Jacob Green
Braswell & Mary Raley and the grandson of the
Britain Braswell that settled in Bibb County,
Georgia. He was in Co. A. 20 Ga. Inf., C.S.A. and
he is buried at Mt. Pleasant Church cemetery in
Bibb County, Georgia.

Contributed by Jimmy Allen