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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.