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