Carey Braswell, has given me some much needed encouragement that the DNA tests that show my wife, Christie's, cousin Aubary BRAZEL, is indeed indicated to be of the BREAZEALE line. He has encouraged me to look harder at Virginia as being the state that this family branched out from to end up in south Georgia, Florida, and possibly Alabama. I would like to encourage anyone of the BREAZEALE line who is sitting on the fence about taking the DNA test, to go ahead and take the step. It just might be of mutual benefit. Just for reference, I am posting what precious little we have on Christie's great grandfather below. Notice that the spelling changes with each census year, and the branch in Florida spell it BRAZELL.
Census Records I've found:
1880, Calhoun County, Ga., District 1123
BRAZIL, William H. (?) age 17, living in Wilkinson household as laborer
This may or may not be our William.
1900, Calhoun County, Ga., District 1123
BRAZWELL, Will, age 34, b. Aug, 1865, married 15 yrs., Farmer
Ida, age 31, b. June 1867
Susie,age 14, b. Sept 1885, In School
Guss, age 12, b. Nov. 1888, In School
Benn, age 8, b. Aug 1891 (?), In School
Allen, age 6, b. May 1894 (?)
1910, Calhoun County, GA., District 1123
BRAZZEL, Will,age 50 (?), married 27 yrs., Farmer
Ida, age 41
Benn, age 15
Als (?), age 14
William B. BRAZEL, b. 1863/64, d. 1944, m. date unknown to Ida JONES (b. June
1867 and d. between 1910 and 1930.
In the 1930 Randolph Co., GA Census, he appears as a widower, and a boarder in
the home of Mrs. Willie Hooks and family. He is listed as having been born in
GA. His death certificate lists his father's name as something that looks like
Mark (? nearly illegible) but could be Mack, etc, ... Brazel.
William and Ida's children:
Susie Brazel, b. 1885, m. unknown, d. unknown
Gus Brazel, b. 1888 d. date unknown, married to Willie Bascome Perkins
Aubary Gus Brazel is their eldest child.
Ben B. Brazel, b. 1896, d. 1963, married date unknown to Sarah Elizabeth
Allen Brazel, b. May 1897. d. before 1930, married Pearlie LNU
I’m pretty sure they were all born in Georgia.
Ben stayed in Georgia
Gus went to Sante Fe, New Mexico after WWI
Allen moved to Holmes Couinty FL and the Largo, FL area, and died before 1930.
Ben B. and Lizzie Yelverton Brazel's children:
Kenneth, b. 1915, d. 1999, married Mildred _______
Walter James, b. 1920, d. 198?, married Eugenia ________
W. B. (that was his name, just initials!), never married
Benjamin, Jr., b. 1918, d. 1987, married Eunice Shattles
Raz Warren, b. 1923, d. 1979, married Janet Alcyon Nichols
(these are Christie's parents)
Charles Lee, b. ? d. 2001, married Rebecca (Beck, Becky) Conley
Geraldine, b. ?, living, married Eugene Kierce
There may have been another son that died an infant, b. ?, Evon James (?)
Nothing I have found so far ties this family into other Brazels.
Other Brazels found in 1850 Randolph Co., GA census is Precilla and Alsey
Valentine Brazel is found in Stewart Co., GA History (a neighboring county). I
have found nothing on a Mark Brazel.
Gary W. & Christie J. Brazel Cooper
653 Lover's Lane Road
Dawson, Georgia 39842