Sunday, March 16, 2008

Looking for info on Jessee L. Braswell (b 1806 NC/d before 1860 AL?). First wife was Mary Hughes and they had a son Miles Green Braswell.

Are these Braswells in any of your research?

Have only spent a little time on this family which were my mother-in-law's ancestors and she has now passed on.

Thank you for any guidance you may provide.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

William Sampson Braswell 1835-1870/80

Anyone connected to or with knowledge about these families PLEASE contact Diana at or respond to this post. Thanks.

William Sampson BRASWELL, born about 1835/1838, parents unknown at this time.
1850 DeKalb County Census (District 15)
Enumerated as Sampson BRASWELL, age 14, living in household of David Taylor and Elizabeth (Allen) Taylor; and Sampson was attending school.
District 9 (1850)
Enumerated as Harriett Sadler/Wade, age 10, living in household of Plummer H. Wade and Susan (Driver) Wade; Harriett is illegitimate child of Plummer; Harrietts dob 01/10/1841; Susan is step-mother. Plummer has two other children at this time Mary Ann Wade and James Hampton Wade
Plummer H. Wade last will and testament; appoints P. M. Wade executor of his will; signed10/11/1853; names Harriett Wade or Sadler as illegitimate child along with daughter Mary Ann Wade and James Hampton Wade and one unborn child. Plummer Wade dod 10/13/1853. P. M. Wade appointed executor. 12/11/1855 account of Plummer Wade sale by P. M. Wade; Wm. W. Wade, Guardian of Harriett.
Sampson Braswell to Harriett Wade or Harriett Sadler issued 12/25/1858 (marriage)
1860 DeKalb Co. TN Census District 15 Temperance Hall
William S. Braswell 22
Harriett Braswell 20
George Braswell 10/12
1870 Obion Co. TN Census
Sampson Braswell 32
Harriett Braswell 30
Eliza 8
William 3
Mary Elizabeth 7/12 [Diana's gggrandmother]
1880 Wilson Co. Census (district 14)
Harriet Braswell 40 widowed; son Josephus 8; living next door to J. W. HAYES and Elizabeth as a boarder and house help
1900 Wilson Co. Census (district 14)
Harriett Braswell 60; living in household with J. W. HAYES and Lizzie; also a THOMAS KNIGHT age 16 listed as ward born 09/1883. Harriett said to have had five children with 3 living.
1910 Wilson Co. Census (District 14)
Harriett Braswell 70 living in the household with J.W. HAYES, wife Elizabeth, son Claud H age 32 widowed and grandson Clide age 3; Lula DODD, cook for private family.
Joe Braswell age 35/38?; wife Zoe age 33, son Byron E? age 11 and Franklin H age 8; living nearby. (Harrietts son)
STATE OF TENNESSEE DEATH CERTIFICATE Harriett Wade Braswell, dob 01/10/1841; dod 08/14/1917. She is buried in the Prosperity Cemetery where J. W. Hayes and Elizabeth are buried.
1920 DeKalb Co. Census (district 1) Alexandria, TN
Joe Braswell 40
Zoe 43
Hue 17 son
Byron 20 son
Millie 19 daughter-in-law
Martha 4/12 granddaughter