Your William is not my direct line of Brazel so I did not research him past his birth. My Brazel line moved on to Tennessee from NC. Some Brazels went from NC to GA. The names changed over the years from the original Bracewell to Braswell to Brazel etc and the many many variation. However I do have Your William's Lineage back to Edmund Bracewell in England. It is as Follows: William Braswell [this is my current spelling of his original last name] b 1863 in Caldwell County NC.His father was Marcus Lafayette Braswell b 1832 NC d in Caldwell C. NC. his wife was Margaret Emiline Unknown. Marcus father was William Blackstock Bracewell b abt 1758 in NC and his wife was Margaret Peggy Shell. William's father was William Barjonah Bracewell b 1738 d before 1800 in Jonas Ridge Edgcombe C. NC. his wife was Sarah Mace. His father was Richard Bracewell b 1704 d 1772 Bertie C NC. his wife was Eleanor Elizabeth Bryant. His father was Richard Braswell b 1676 Isle of Wight VA d1736 in Bertice Precinct, NC. his wife was Sarah Unknown.[They also had a son Valentine b 1706] His father was Richard Bracewell Sr. b 1651 Isle of Wight Va d 1730 in same. his wife was Sarah Sampson b1657 d 5/26/1735. His father was Robert Eley Bracewell Sr. b 1605 Bracewell England near Yorkshire. d. 3/14/1667/68 Isle of Wright VA. his wife was Rebeccag Izard b 1614 England d 1667 Isle of Wight VA. His father was Richard Bracewell b 1575 Bartholomew, London England d.12/1/1641 London England. his father was Robert Bracewell b 5/14/1553 Grantham,Lincolnshire, London England d. 9/23/1613 Grantham England. wife Jone Roberts abt 1536 d. 1591. His father was Edmund Bracewell b 1530 Grantham, Lincolnshire London England d 3/27/1560 in same. wife was Alice.
This should get you tied into the Brazel Lineage. There is much info out there on them. You will write a new chapter for your William just I as I have for My ggrandfather John Brazel in Tennessee.I will add your info to my file. If you need any other scoop please email me direct.