Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Braswells in the Mexican War

From Marilyn:

Capt Louis Dicken Wilson below was the greatgrandson of Rebecca Braswell and William Willson. (Louis D Wilson died of dysentery at Vera Cruz and is buried on the town square in Tarboro. After his death, the new county of Wilson, NC was named for him.)

One would wonder if such a large cadre of Braswell volunteers had something to do with their cousin being the recruiter.

Do you know what any of the middle names were? I am especially interested in Bryant W , Joel D, Joseph L, and Willie/Wiley C.

Rebecca was dau Richard II and Eleanor per many indirect records including one land record which gave credit to the Patent in Rebecca's name to Richard Braswell.

Which, if any of these Braswell soldiers were from the Richard-Eleanor line?

MEXICAN WAR 1846-1848


Benjamin C. Pvt Trp A 3d Regt of US Dragoons Edgecombe 1

Benj. G. Braswell Sgt. Co. A 1st Regt of NC Foot Volunteers Edgecombe 1

Bryant W. Braswell Pvt Trp A 3d Regt of US Dragoons Edgecombe 1

Henry Braswell Pvt Co. C 1st Regt of NC Foot Volunteers Edgecombe Died 1

James Brazell Co. G 1st Pennsylvania Infantry 2

Joel D. Braswell Pvt Co. A 1st Regt of NC Foot Volunteers Edgecombe Died 1

Joseph L. Braswell Pvt Co. A 1st Regt of NC Foot Volunteers Edgecombe See below 1

Wilie C. Braswell Pvt. Co. A 1st Regt of NC Foot Volunteers Edgecombe 1

Co. A, First Regiment of Foot Volunteers.
This company, Captain Oel Alfred Buck's, was organized by Captain Louis d. Wilson, at Tarboro, in the month of December 1846, was called into service of the United States at Wilmington on the 8th day of january, 1847 and was honorably discharged at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on the 28th day of july, 1848.

Muster-out roll certified by J.B. Walback, Colonel, 4th Artillery, mustering officer and Oel Alfred Buck, Captain, commanding the company.

REFERENCES:1. Prepared by authority of the legislature of 1887 by BG Johnstone Jones, AG of the state of NC.

Copied and indexed by William R. Navey Jr.

2. Index to compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the Mexican War (National Archives).

Friday, November 9, 2007

Rebecca Braswell

I would appreciate hearing from any list member with data relating to the following individual:

Birth Name: Rebecca Braswell
Date Born: 1941
Date of Death: July 29, 1990
Place of Death: Savannah, Georgia

Thank you

B Petere-mail address: rpeter8370@aol.com

Sunday, November 4, 2007

James Braswell of Macon, Georgia

My name is Gwen Walton. My paternal Grandmother was Jimmie Braswell from Macon, GA. She died sometime around 1940. Her father was James Braswell. James Braswell had four daughters. He owned a barber shop in Macon, GA. Can you help me with my family tree? I would like to meet other Braswell family members. Please share any information that you may have regarding the Braswells of Macon, GA. Thank you.

Gwen Walton


Anonymous said...
I have not come down that far, but my ggg-gm appears to be Lurana Braswell who moved to Macon, Ga. from NC in the 1820s or so. She and her brother Jacob were orphans.

A journal from another researcher supposedly links the Braswell/Kitchens lines, but I've yet to see it. The circumstancial evidence seems to fit what I already knew.

There is also a Duke W. Braswell who came at the same time. and is slightly older. Probably their older brother.

One of my known descendants of Lurana named their child "Duke W." as well, so that helps tie things together.

Feel free to email me at peiklk@yahoo.com and I will share what else I know. Like I said, I've only come by this Braswell connection recently and have not invested much time coming down with the other lines until I'm sure.