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
NAME RANK CO. UNIT COUNTY REMARKS REF.
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).