Re: DEAD Richard BRACEWELL II married Eleanor by 1725
Groom: SAMPSON BRASWELL
Bond Date: 31 May 1762
Bond #: 000042973
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Record #: 01 024
Bondsman: Edward Moore
Witness: Thomas Hill
NOTE: The descendants of Sampson Bracewell & Miss Moore believe Miss Moore's name to be Christian.
From Walter S. Gabbenesch:
I, RICHARD BRASWELL of Edgecombe County being in good Health & of perfect sense & sound mind and memory, for preventing disputes which may arise in my Family about the Estate that I have at my Death do make this my last will & Testament in manner following, that is to say...Imprimis. I give & bequeath to my son [[[SAMPSON BRASWELL]]] & to his Heirs forever a Tract of parcel of Land containing fifty acres more or less & bounded as follows, Beginning at a white Oak his corner on Tar River thence a direct course to a new mark't poplar...being at or near the Nauhunta Path thence along the said path to my back line then down the back line to the said SAMPSON's line then along his line to the white oake the first station...Item. I give & Bequeath to my Son SOLOMON & to his Heirs forever all the Remainder of my Land where I now live & the Land or plantation whereon he now Dweleth. Item. I give my son RICHARD five shillings proclamation money. Item. I give my son JAMES five shillings proclamation money. Item. I give my son WILLIAM five shillings proclamation money. Item. I give my daughter SARAH five shillings proclamation money. Item. I give my daughter MARY five shillings proclamation money. Item. I give my daughter ELIZABETH five shillings proclamation money. Item. I nominate Constitute & Appont my loving wife ELIZABETH & my Son JAMES whole & sole Executor & Executrix of this my last Will and Testament IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixt my Seal this Seventh day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & Sixty & Seven Signed Sealed & delard to be the last will & testament of RICHARD "R" BRASWELL the subsribers in presence of...[[[THOMAS BRYANT]]], WILLIAM SHERROD, JOSEPH "X" FORT, SAMSON DILLARD, JAMES GRAY.
Probated Jan., 1772
Bertie Deed C-19 Richard BRACEWELL Jun to Richard BRACEWELL Sen 13 Aug 1729 5 pds 640 ac south side Cashy Swamp Wit. [[[THOMAS BRYANT]]], Thomas JENKINS
Edg Deed 1-279 Wm HAM to Richard BRASWELL Jr of Edg 6 Aug 1739 25 pds 80 ac south side Pamlico Riv [[[ADJ pat to THOMAS BRYANT 28 Feb 1726]]]. wit Joseph HART, George FORT, Richard SESSUMS.
I wonder who this Sampson Bracewell is???
Edge. Co Db 8, page 548, deed date 14 Dec 1794, recorded May CT 1796, [[[Sampson Bracewell, Washington Co, GA]]] to Abner Bracewell, Edge. Co for 140 pds, a tract of 200 acres on the south side of Tar River beginning at a sow wood on the river bank running out from there to a poplar an agreed corner Bracewell's line then along his line to a corner post oak then along Abner Bracewell's line to a white oak & dead pine on or near the road then along the said Abner Bracewell's line to a corner red oak then along his line to a corner pine then along his line to a corner red oak James Bracewell's corner then along James Bracewell's line to the corner red oak on the river bank then up the river to the first station, whereof 32 acres of the above mentioned land is [[[part of a tract granted to Capt THOMAS BRYANT dated 28 Feb 1726]]] & 87 acres is part of a tract granted to Francis Grice dated 8 Jun 1739 and the other (81) acres being left to the said Sampson Bracewell by his father, Richard Bracewell in his last will, signed Sampson Bracewell, wit Jas. Bracewell (proved), [[[Sampson Bracewell Jr.]]] Abstracted 21 Jun 07, RD copy, CTC<<
From us genweb:
In February 1784, an act of Georgia Legislature formed and defined Washington County from Indian Lands ceded in 1783. Washington was the ninth county formed in Georgia and is said to be the first in the nation to be named after George Washington. Washington County is known as the "Kaolin Capital of the World" due to the prosperity it has seen over the years from it's rich deposits of the "white gold". In it's early years, the county was much larger and eventually gave up land to form other counties such as Greene, Johnson, Montgomery, Hancock, Jefferson, Emanuel and [[[LAURENS]]].