My 3great grandfather was Ashbel Brunson, supposedly from New York.My 2 great grandfather, also Ashbel, was supposedly born in Halifax Co, VA, about 1790.I have found information indicating that "Asahel" Brunson, a resident of Montgomery Co, TN, bought land in Stewart Co, TN in 1811.The witnesses were "Asahel" Jr, Jesse, and Robert Brunson. The 1830 Census of Montgomery Co shows a Penelope Brunson (almost certainly the widow of Ashbel Sr) and Robert Brunson. Ashbel Jr died before 1838, which is when his widow remarried.His children were Isaac Dortch Brunson, Elizabeth (who married Hugh S Garland), and Penelope (I think she may have married Willis Williams). Robert was also listed in the 1840 Montgomery Co Census.(I do not have the names of his children). The estate of Jesse A Brunson's widow, Louisa S. Tompkins, was settled about 1854, when property in Stewart Co was sold (the children are listed).