there is a lot of info about Joseph in the hemmingford , Canada archives. There iscomfort there who would be the right age to be Joseph's father, and the only Brayton in the county. During the time of the French uprising in Southern Quebec, three Braytons were on the pay roster of the militia, and the pay rosteres for the militia contain their signature. They were Sandford, Joseph , and Charles. Joseph actually was the only one who eventually got a land grant, but left sometime before 185?. If you have a copy of his signature you could get a copy ofapay roster and compare it. Anyway, the old Comfort had a son named Comfort but he died there at age nine, and is listed as in a unknown grave in the cemetary. They were very poor and it is no surprise that there is no headstone. Antway I think that the Comfort, son of Joseph was named for his young dead brother and his father.
In Joseph's will he leaves the sawmill to his children, but also notes that he is currently running the sawmill with Comfort. It is not clear whether that Comfort is his father or son.
I don't think we will ever know what happened to the old Comfort, because the cemetary in Brayton Hoolow is completely overgrown and the stones are mostly unreadable. If this is all true, then we can get back to 1642, since Comfort is listed as the son of Joseph (funny about the same names all over isn't it?)who is the geneology of the Fall River Braytons back to Francis. This branch (Joseph) were Tories in the revolution and lost all their land in Vermont after they backed the wrong side. Thats all for now but any more info you have would be nice. Like, what happenend to the sawmill on the Chateaugay? Do you know any people in Franklin County who are related? Where did Joseph's line go?