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Descendants of Rognvald I Eysteinsson


Generation No. 33


58. WILLIAM DANIEL33 BRACY (JANE ESTHER32, SOLOMON31, SOLOMON30 BRACE, CHRISTOPHER29, SOLOMON28, CHRISTOPHER27, THOMAS26 BRACEY, THOMAS25, RICHARD24, THOMAS23, EDMUND22 BRASSEY, EDMUND21, THOMAS20, EDMUND19 DE BRESCI, HAMON18, ROBERT17 DE BRACY III, UNKNOWN16 FEMALE, WILLIAM15 BRACI, HENRY14 DE BRACY, MAUD13 DE WARRENNE, WILLIAM12 DE WARREN, JOHN11, WILIAM10, WILLIAM9, GUNDRED8, WILLIAM7 I, ROBERT6I, THE MAGNIFICENT, RICHARD5 II, RICHARD THE4 FEARLESS, WILLIAM I3 LONGSWORD, ROLLO2 EYSTEINSSON, ROGNVALD I1)50,51,52,53 was born January 1855 in Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina54, and died Unknown in Portsmouth, Virginia. He married SARAH WOODHOUSE54 December 04, 1889 in Portsmouth, Virginia, daughter of JAMES WOODHOUSE and FEMALE WOODHOUSE. She was born Abt. 1855 in Portsmouth, Virginia54, and died Unknown in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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ILLIAM DANIEL BRACY:
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He moved to Portsmouth, Virginia in the early 1880's around 1886. He wanted to settle in Portsmouth. He lived on Clifford Street according to the Portsmouth City Directory of 1890. He met Sarah Woodhouse, the daughter of James Woodhouse (check section on marriage licenses). He lived in Portsmouth for the rest of his life.
According to his niece, Lizzie Pearson, he may have died after she was marriage because Sarah called her and told her that the house was on fire and that there was nothing she could do. When they got there Daniel had been killed by the flames. He died in that house fire. He was buried in Lincoln Cemetery but the location is unknown. The year of his death is also unknown.

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ILLIAM DANIEL BRACY:
Burial: Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia

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ARAH WOODHOUSE:
Burial: Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia
     
Children of W
ILLIAM BRACY and SARAH WOODHOUSE are:
65. i.   WILLIAM DANIEL34 BRACY, b. July 27, 1892, Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina; d. May 1971, Norfolk, Virginia.
  ii.   JAMES BRACY54, b. 1896, Portsmouth, Virginia54; d. Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia; m. EVELYN, Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia; b. Abt. 1899, Portsmouth, Virginia; d. Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia.
  More About JAMES BRACY:
Burial: Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia

  More About EVELYN:
Burial: Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia

66. iii.   CORNETTA BRACY, b. June 11, 1898, Portsmouth, Virginia; d. Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia.


59. BETTIE33 BRACY (JANE ESTHER32, SOLOMON31, SOLOMON30 BRACE, CHRISTOPHER29, SOLOMON28, CHRISTOPHER27, THOMAS26 BRACEY, THOMAS25, RICHARD24, THOMAS23, EDMUND22 BRASSEY, EDMUND21, THOMAS20, EDMUND19 DE BRESCI, HAMON18, ROBERT17 DE BRACY III, UNKNOWN16 FEMALE, WILLIAM15 BRACI, HENRY14 DE BRACY, MAUD13 DE WARRENNE, WILLIAM12 DE WARREN, JOHN11, WILIAM10, WILLIAM9, GUNDRED8, WILLIAM7 I, ROBERT6I, THE MAGNIFICENT, RICHARD5 II, RICHARD THE4 FEARLESS, WILLIAM I3 LONGSWORD, ROLLO2 EYSTEINSSON, ROGNVALD I1)55,56,57,58 was born August 1858 in Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina58, and died June 27, 1930 in Portsmouth, Virginia58. She married NED BARRY DAVIS59,60,61 Abt. 1885 in Garysburg, North Carolina, son of CALVERT DAVIS and HULDA DAVIS. He was born Abt. 1866 in Gaston, Northampton, North Carolina61, and died April 1899 in Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina61.

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ETTIE BRACY:
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Bettie Bracy was born in August 1859. She was a slave for only six years. She grew up learning how to clean and cook for her mother, Jane. She was a very intelligent and outspoken lady. She was light to brown-skinned, medium build, medium height, and stout. She was very conservative, assertive, and well-disciplined person.
She met a man by the name of Robinson who could have been the father of her first three children. After the birth of her eldest daughter, Sarah (April 20, 1877), they moved out of the Bracy farm to a small house. She had two other children: Annie (November 9, 1880), and Millie (1882).
She married Ned Raspberry Davis, a young man from Gaston, North Carolina, in around 1884/1885 in Garysburg, North Carolina.
He is the son of Calvert Davis. They had five children: Emma Davis was born in 1885. Ned Raspberry Davis, Jr. was born in January 1889. Orlandis Davis was born on March 15, 1894. Benjamin Davis was born on April 22, 1897. Bettie became pregnant in March 1899. Her husband, Raspberry died.
Bettie left for Virginia on a train from Margarettsville, North Carolina to Portsmouth, Virginia. She left her children with her daughter, Sarah, until she found a place to live. She had her youngest son, John on December 23, 1899. She had a bouncing baby boy for the last Christmas of the 19th Century. She moved to Portsmouth, Virginia with her mother, Jane, and all her children except Landis, who lived with his sister, according to the 1900 Northampton County Census. With a baby in her arms, she, her mother, and her children caught a train to Portsmouth on the Seaboard Railway System. After she got settled in Portsmouth, she sent for Landis.
Her mother, Jane died in 1901. Betty and Daniel buried their mother, Jane, in Lincon Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia. Daniel died in a house fire. She lived these hard times with the many children she had. The years came away with the truth of her life.
She worked in the fields in Portsmouth as a farm worker. She worked on the Bunten farm which was located near Turnpike Road is located today She sold fruits and vegetables in the downtown marketplace. She lived in many homes but settled in 1211 Maupin Street.
Millie lived in Portsmouth, Virginia where she died and was buried in Fisher Hill in Portsmouth. John was married in 1915 to Elizabeth Davis in Portsmouth, Virginia. She had a life companion named Junius Riddick of Como, North Carolina who died in 1927. She died on June 27, 1930 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was buried on June 30, 1930 by Roger's Funeral Home. She was buried in Lincoln Cemetery in an unmarked grave in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was 71 years old.
Betty had problem with her stomach for many years. She had a condition called gastritis (according to her death certificate-located in the section on Deaths). John, her youngest child was living on Elizabeth Street when she was ailing. He was the last person to see her alive.
Daniel Bracy loved Betty alot. John told the grandchildren about the times that Daniel would visit his sister. They were a close knit family. She lived in many houses but the main house she lived in was on Maupin Street. My grandmother, Vera, remembered her as a very assertive woman who spoke her mind. Thomas Davis remembered her working on a wagon and working on the farms in Portsmouth. She worked with a lady that he could not remember because he was a young child when she died in 1930.

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ETTIE BRACY:
Burial: June 30, 1930, Portsmouth, Virginia61
Occupation: Mid-wife

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ED BARRY DAVIS:
He was born to Calvert and Hulda Davis of Gaston, North Carolina, According to the 1880 Census of Gaston, North Carolina.
He married Bettie Bracy who already had three children. They had five children together.
He had big hands and feet. According to a story that was passed down, he was a strong man who didn't bother other people. He died at the age of 33 years old in 1899, after his wife became pregnant. He was buried in Gaston, North Carolina.

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ED BARRY DAVIS:
Burial: April 1899, Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina61
     
Children of B
ETTIE BRACY and NED DAVIS are:
67. i.   SARAH JANE34 DAVIS, b. April 20, 1877, Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina; d. December 29, 1935, Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina.
  ii.   ANNIE DAVIS62,63, b. October 1880, Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina63; d. January 1962, Albany, New York63; m. SHADE WILLIAMS63, Unknown, Garysburg, North Carolina; b. Abt. 1876, <Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina>63; d. Unknown, Albany, New York.
  Notes for ANNIE DAVIS:
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She lived at 93 Herkama Street in Albany, New York. She worked at a movie theatre. She died in Albany, New York in 1962. Her neice, Elizabeth Davis, lived with her in Albany, according to Catherine Harper.

  More About ANNIE DAVIS:
Burial: January 1962, Albany, New York63

  More About SHADE WILLIAMS:
Burial: Unknown, Albany, New York

  iii.   MILLIE DAVIS63, b. January 1882, Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina63; d. Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia63.
  Notes for MILLIE DAVIS:
She was the third child of Bettie Bracy. The name of her father is unknown but it is the same as the first two children. She moved to Portsmouth, Virginia. According to Thomas Davis, she may have died before 1926. She was buried in the Fisher Hill Cemetery in Portsmouth, Virginia, where some of the important figure in Portsmouth history such as I.C. Norcum, Ida Barbour, John T. Fisher, and many others are buried.

  More About MILLIE DAVIS:
Burial: Portsmouth, Virginia63

68. iv.   EMMA DAVIS, b. January 1887, Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina; d. October 1953, Portsmouth, Virginia.
69. v.   NED BARRY DAVIS, b. January 1889, Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina; d. December 1980, Portsmouth, Virginia.
  vi.   ORLANDIS DAVIS64,65, b. January 1890, Seaboard, Northampton, North Carolina65; d. December 03, 1971, Portsmouth, Virginia65; m. (1) JULIA BUTLER65; b. 1894, <Seaboard, Northampton, North Carolina>65; m. (2) HENRIETTA PITTS65; b. 1894, <Seaboard, Northampton, North Carolina>65.
  Notes for ORLANDIS DAVIS:
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He was a quiet yet mild mannered man. He gave a person the benefit of the doubt. He married Julia Butler. He later married Henrietta Pitts. She left her husband because he was very abusive.

  More About ORLANDIS DAVIS:
Burial: December 1971, Lincoln Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia65

  vii.   BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAVIS65, b. April 22, 1897, Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina65; d. 1927, Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina65.
  More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DAVIS:
Burial: Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina65

70. viii.   JOHN ALVESTER DAVIS, b. December 23, 1899, Seaboard, Northampton, North Carolina; d. February 21, 1974, Portsmouth, Virginia.


60. HARRIETT33 BRACY (JANE ESTHER32, SOLOMON31, SOLOMON30 BRACE, CHRISTOPHER29, SOLOMON28, CHRISTOPHER27, THOMAS26 BRACEY, THOMAS25, RICHARD24, THOMAS23, EDMUND22 BRASSEY, EDMUND21, THOMAS20, EDMUND19 DE BRESCI, HAMON18, ROBERT17 DE BRACY III, UNKNOWN16 FEMALE, WILLIAM15 BRACI, HENRY14 DE BRACY, MAUD13 DE WARRENNE, WILLIAM12 DE WARREN, JOHN11, WILIAM10, WILLIAM9, GUNDRED8, WILLIAM7 I, ROBERT6I, THE MAGNIFICENT, RICHARD5 II, RICHARD THE4 FEARLESS, WILLIAM I3 LONGSWORD, ROLLO2 EYSTEINSSON, ROGNVALD I1)66,67 was born 1861 in Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina67, and died Unknown in Suffolk, Virginia67. She married JOHN HALSTEAD67 Abt. 1882 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was born Abt. 1857 in <Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina>67, and died Unknown in Suffolk, Virginia.

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ARRIETT BRACY:
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She was a tall slender woman. She moved to Portsmouth around the time her brother Daniel moved to Portsmouth. She lived in Lincolnville when she married John Halstead. She lived there until her husband died. She and her children moved out of Portsmouth to Suffolk, Virginia. She was never heard of since that time.

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ARRIETT BRACY:
Burial: Unknown, Suffolk, Virginia67

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OHN HALSTEAD:
Burial: Unknown, Suffolk, Virginia
     
Children of H
ARRIETT BRACY and JOHN HALSTEAD are:
  i.   JOHN34 HALSTEAD, JR67, b. Abt. 1883, Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina67; d. Unknown, Suffolk, Virginia.
  More About JOHN HALSTEAD, JR:
Burial: Unknown, Suffolk, Virginia

  ii.   EARL HALSTEAD67, b. Abt. 1885, Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina67; d. Unknown, Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina.
  More About EARL HALSTEAD:
Burial: Unknown, Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina

  iii.   MILES HALSTEAD67, b. Abt. 1887, Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina67.
  iv.   MARY HALSTEAD67, b. Abt. 1889, <Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina>67.


61. JACOB ISAAC33 BRACY (JANE ESTHER32, SOLOMON31, SOLOMON30 BRACE, CHRISTOPHER29, SOLOMON28, CHRISTOPHER27, THOMAS26 BRACEY, THOMAS25, RICHARD24, THOMAS23, EDMUND22 BRASSEY, EDMUND21, THOMAS20, EDMUND19 DE BRESCI, HAMON18, ROBERT17 DE BRACY III, UNKNOWN16 FEMALE, WILLIAM15 BRACI, HENRY14 DE BRACY, MAUD13 DE WARRENNE, WILLIAM12 DE WARREN, JOHN11, WILIAM10, WILLIAM9, GUNDRED8, WILLIAM7 I, ROBERT6I, THE MAGNIFICENT, RICHARD5 II, RICHARD THE4 FEARLESS, WILLIAM I3 LONGSWORD, ROLLO2 EYSTEINSSON, ROGNVALD I1)68,69 was born January 1862 in Garysburg, Northampton, North Carolina69, and died April 1908 in Portsmouth, Virginia69. He married ELIZA DUNN69 1895 in Portsmouth, Virginia69. She was born March 04, 1863 in Emporia, Southampton, Virginia/Emporia, VA69, and died August 17, 1940 in Portsmouth, Virginia69.

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ACOB ISAAC BRACY:
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He was a very intelligent, fair-skinned man with medium to tall build. According to his marriage certificate, his father's name was Ellis Boone when he married Eliza Dunn. No other proof has been verified about his paternity.
He was born the fourth child of Jane E. Bracy in January 1862. He was a slave for only three years. He worked as a laborer in Northampton County when he got older. He was counted in the 1880 Census of Northampton County, North Carolina, alone as a farm laborer.
He moved to Portsmouth, Virginia. He lived on Clifford Street in Portsmouth, Virginia where he lived until he moved to 2019 Pine Street where he was counted with his family in the 1900 Census of Portsmouth, Virginia. Elizabeth C. Bracy and her husband, Peter Pearson would lived in this house for many years until Lizzie Pearson died in 1989. For many of years, the family believed that the house was owned by Peter Pearson but according to the 1900 Census, Peter Pearson was only four years old when the house was bought. Jacob Bracy was the original owner of 2019 Peach Street.
He married Eliza Dunn in 1895 in Portsmouth, Virginia. They had six children. He worked in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He died in April 1909 around Easter, at the age of 42, from lung cancer. He brought all his children's Easter clothes when he died.
His wife buried him and decided to return to Emporia, her birthplace. He had died from cancer due to asbestos. He worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for most of his life in Portsmouth. He worked in the electrician's shop. Jacob Bracy was buried in Lincoln Cemetery in April 1909.
Elizabeth Bracy stated that her father died when she was twelve years old. She remained in Portsmouth where she married Perter Pearson. They were lived in the this house where all their children grew up.
Elizabeth Bracy Pearson lived in 2019 Peach Street until her death on April 26, 1989. No other person lived in the house. The house was demolition in 2001.



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ACOB ISAAC BRACY:
Burial: April 1908, Portsmouth, Virginia69

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LIZA DUNN:
Burial: August 1940, Lincoln Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia69
     
Children of J
ACOB BRACY and ELIZA DUNN are:
71. i.   ELIZABETH CALADITH34 BRACY, b. July 31, 1896, Portsmouth, Virginia; d. April 26, 1989, Portsmouth, Virginia.
72. ii.   JAMES JACOB BRACY, b. July 31, 1896, Portsmouth, Virginia; d. 1914, Paris, France.
  iii.   WINFIELD BRACY69, b. October 1898, Portsmouth, Virginia69.
73. iv.   MARY BRACY, b. October 1898, Portsmouth, Virginia.
  v.   MARTHA BRACY69, b. March 1900, Portsmouth, Virginia69.
74. vi.   WILLIAM MOSES BRACY, b. Abt. 1902, Portsmouth, Virginia; d. Unknown, Portsmouth, Virginia.


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