Point: Richard Braswell D'cd 1745 is likely connected to John and Alice Braswell of IOW/Southampton VA, how the Vick family shows Sarah married to William Braswell was likely a VICK maiden name for her and the possibility that Braswell research should look into the NASH co NC Braswells as stemming from William and Sarah (Vick) Braswell and how this William Braswell, son of Richard Braswell IOW/Southampton is likely grandson/grandnewphew of John and Alice Braswell.
Nash NC Deed Book 2 page 226
State of NC grant to thomas hunter Nov. 10, 1779. 702 acres on NS Stoney Creek adjoining William Hunt, SAMUEL BRASWELL, RICHARD VICK, Thomas Willis, Hartwell Hart and his own line.
This Richard VICK above is Richard Vick JR who is the son of Richard Vick SR D'cd Southampton VA by 1750's (see his Will below). The following Richard VICK is Richard Vick SR the father of the Richard Vick JR:
IOW Deed Book 6 page 116
George Bell of Edgecombe NC to Richard Vick IOW May 27, 1745 for 200 acres on Nottoway Swamp land purchased of Thomas Crafford. adj. Vick, Bardin's Branch, said Bell, Richard Brasswell, and Flaggy Run Swamp. Wit Arthur Washington, Sarah Washington, RICHARD VICK JR, and William Brasswell (X).
BELOW are more interesting connections between the IOW/Southampton VICK family and the NASH co NC BRASWELL family:
Isle of Wight Deed Book 7
March 12, 1748 Joseph Braswell and wife Sarah and William Braswell and wife Sarah to Richard Vick 100 acres adjoining Nottoway Swamp and THOMAS CRAFFORD. witnesses John Darden, William Bidgood and Matthew Griffin. signed Joseph (his mark (X) Braswell and William (his mark (X) Braswell.
IOW VA Deed Book 7 page 456
Joseph Vick and wife Margaret to William Edmonds. May 14, 1747 for 122 acres adjoining Burnt post branch, Beaver Dam Swamp, John Beal, Davis and Said Edmonds and Benjamin Beal. Witness by Thomas Adams, Richard Brock and Matthew Griffin.
(Author's note: Richard Brock is son of Robert Brock and his wife Susannah Towle who married in IOW VA 1690s, she is NOT Susannah Braswell mentioned in Will of Richard Towel IOW VA 1690s). SEE additional notes at bottom of this posting for more on Brock.
Nash County NC Deed Book 1 page 268
David Daniel & wife Magdalane of Nash to Lewis Vick of Southampton VA Feb. 24, 1784 for 80 pounds 100 acres adjoining lands of Young and Lake it being part of a grant to William Braswell on July 24, 1761. Witness Benjamin Vick and John Vick
NASH NC DB 6 page 209 Thomas Hart of Nash to Lewis Vick of same. Dec. 29, 1795 for $5 one acre of land with Mill NC Hartwell's Spring Branch Witness Dempsy BRASWELL and Archibald Griffin
Nash County NC Deed Book 1 page 266
Thomas Hunter of Nash to John Vick of same Jan 6, 1784 for 5 shillings a tract NS Stoney Creek Adjoining David Daniel, William Braswell, Thomas Willis and Edward Wilson JR. Witness Wilson Vick and Benjamin Vick
NASH COUNTY NC estates:
Sarah Braswell Jan. 7 1806 inventory by JOHN VICK Administrator. (see Nash county Vick postings made for JOHN VICK). author's note: this Sarah Braswell appears to be the wife of William Braswell mentioned above with Richard Vick in IOW records. Benjamin Vick in Nash co NC is son of Richard Vick:
Sarah Braswell, wife of Nash co NC William Braswell likely had VICK has her maiden name.
This author is under the impression that Richard Braswell (father of William and Joseph Braswell IOW/Southampton VA) is directly connected to John and Alice Braswell (IOW/SouthamptonVA) due to Richard Braswell's land being adjacent to Nottoway River and "Doctor's Branch/School House Branch" where John and Alice Braswell lived. This Richard Braswell also had the "Browns" as neighbors, of which the same "Brown family" owned land next to John and Alice Braswell. It's this Author's impression that Richard Braswell has been mis-appropriated into the wrong line of DNA tested Braswells and should be corrected, especially since this "Richard Braswell" line is as the Nash co NC Braswell line. Without making the crucial correction in this early Braswell line, other problems will be caused for all Braswell subsequent lines of research.
NASH COUNTY NC RECORDS
DB 5 page 191 Richard Vick D'cd. Oct 1, 1808: division of estate. 59 1/2 acres to Benjamin Vick land ajd. Mill Branch and Braswell. Asael Vick 59 1/2 adj. Mill Branch, John Vick and Willis. Charity BECKWITH, husband of Sion Beckwith 106 acres adjoining John Vick and Edward Wilson.
(Author's note: this is Richard Vick JR, son of Richard Vick SR from IOW/Southampton VA to Nash co NC: Vick family boards online say it is). Did he have a daughter named Sarah who married William Braswell and did Richard Vick outlived his daughter sarah and thus why she is not in his division of his land/estate? Is the John Vick mentioned in the estate of Sarah Braswell her brother also the son of Richard Vick?
MORE on Vicks/Braswells of Nash co NC
NASH COUNTY NC DEED BOOKS:
DB 1 page 270
John VICK of Nash to Benjamin Vick of same. Jan. 6, 1784 for 133 acres on SS STONEY CREEK adj. Edward Wilson JR and Thomas Willis. Witness by Thomas Hunter and John Vick
(This deed may indicate TWO John Vicks, but part of same Vick family: see David Daniel above DB 1 page 268, this Vick family is from Southampton VA).
NASH DB 2 page 167
NC State Grant to SAMUEL BRASWELL Nov. 1, 1784 for 200 acres NS STONEY CREEK adjoining DAVID DANIEL, Thomas Hunter and his own line (again, see David Daniel deed above DB 1 page 268, this is the same David Daniel in the Vick materials of Southampton VA/Richard Vick line).
NASH DB 3 page 361
Richard VICK of Nash co to John VICK of same Aug. 10, 1785 for 200 acres NS STONEY CREEK ADJACENT TO BRASWELL.
NASH DB 1 page 1230 Micajah Thomas of Nash co to James Daniel April 14, 1777. 422 acres NS Pig Basket on Braswell's Creek granted originally to Robert Young on Nov. 8, 1755 and Conveyed to Jacob Whithead June 15, 1764. Witnessed by Benjamin VICK and William Avent.
NASH DB 5 paqe 150
John Barrett of Nash co to John Vick of same. July 2, 1805 for 580 silver dollars 203 acres on the NS of Pig Pasket and Braswell's Creek, it being land originally granted to Robert Young Nov. 8, 1755 witness Eley Vick and Elijah Vick
NASH DB 5 page 335
John Vick of Nash to Elijah Vick of same. March 12, 1812 for 9 acres adjoining Benjamin Vick, John Vick and Sampson BRASWELL land originally granted to Dicey HUNT. witness by Lodwick F Ellen and Willie G Whitfield.
NASH DB 5 page 342
John VICK of Nash to Archibald Griffin of same. March 17, 1812. 68 acres NS Pig Basket adjoining Barrett and Ellen. Witness by Philander Tisdale and Dempsy BRASWELL
NASH DB 5 page 338
John VICK to Elijah (ELI) Vick. March 21, 1812 for 212 acres on the NS Stoney Creek adjoining Benjamin Vick and Jacob Vick. Witness by LF Ellen and Willie G Whitfield.
BACK TO IOW/SOUTHAMPTON records
IOW/Southanmpton VA Wills and esates page 260:
The Will of RICHARD VICK of Nottoway Parish D'cd 1758: wife Martha.sons Arthur, Jacob, Josiah, William, Joshua and RICHARD. dau. Patty. Witness by Joseph NEWSOME, Henry Johnson and George Gurley JR. Friends "JESSE BROWN and Allbrittain Jones. (Author's note: This BROWN family lived on Doctor's/School House Branch of Nottoway River IOW/Southampton VA)
IOW Deed Book 6 page 397
19 June 1743 Robert CARTER and wife Olive to Henry Blunt. 190 acres adjoining JOHN VICK and Robert NEWSOME.
Southampton VA ESTATES page 224
Will of ROBERT NEWSOME. Feb. 16, 1750. wife Elizabeth, sons Thomas, Robert and Joseph. daus, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Julian and Ann Little. Exe sons Robert and Joseph Newsome. Wit: George GURLEY SR, Thomas Edwards and George Gurley JR.
IOW Deed Book 4 page 379
John Braswell and wife Alice to John Cobb Jr....Nov 20, 1734 for 200 adjoining said Braswell's other land granted to him Sept 28, 1732 Wit Thomas Jarrell, William NEWSOME, and Samuel Bozman. Signed John and Alice Braswell.
IOW Deed Book 4 page 385
July 14, 1732 John Braswell to William Wood....195 acres SS Nottoway River bounded by Beaver Dam Swamp, SCHOOL HOUSE BRANCH, Nicolas GURLEY, Sarah Braswell and James FORRESTER. witness John Turner, James and Ann Forrester.
signed John and Alice Braswell.
IOW/Southampton VA DEED BOOK 8 page 136
Abraham SAULS and wife Elizabeth Sauls to William Broom. July 13, 1748 for 110 acres SS Nottoway River adjoining Horse Meadow Branch and Isaac Johnston, granted to Sauls Feb 22, 1724. Witness by William Killebrew, Joseph Delk, RICHARD VICK JR, Henry VAUGHN, Benjamin Saul, Ann VAUGHN. signed by Abraham and Elizabeth Sauls.
OTHER DEEDS of interest Nash co NC:
DB 1 page 302
Jacob CARTER of Nash NC to William BRASWELL Sept 10, 1783 for 340 on Turkey Creek. Adj Edward Pulsey and William Braswell's own line. Witness by Benjamin Braswell and John Button.
DB 2 page 205 NC State Grants
Benjamin Williams granted dec. 20, 1800 for 25 acres adjoining William Braswell, Carter, county line and BROWN.
DB 3 page 41 NC State Grants
Jeremiah Deans Oct. 25 1782. 242 acres Little Turkey Creek, Adj. William Braswell, Jacob Carter, Simon Williams, Daniel Taylor and Edward Pursell.
DB 6 page 132 Reubin Williams of WASHINGTON CO GA to Simon Williams of Franklin co NC Jan. 3, 1795 for 581 acres on the SS of the Tar River adjoining William Braswell, Micajah Thomas, and Bryant Finch. Also 300 acres adjoining Micajah Thomas, Charles Bollin and his own line. witnessed by John Norwood Jr and Alexander Frasier.
DB 1 page 7 Micajah Thomas of Nash co to Benjamin Hedgepeth of same Jan. 31, 1778. 100 acres NS Tucker's Swamp adjoining CHAMPMAN. It being a grant to Peter Hedgepeth on July 23, 1761 and sold by him to said Thomas. Witness William Boddie, Peter Hedgepeth and Samuel Braswell
DB 1 page 287 Micajah Thomas to Sampson Powell both of Nash co....Jan. 5, 1785 for 700 acres adjoining Edward Parrish. Witnessed by Henry BRASWELL, Arthur Braswell and Julian KING.
DB 2 page 139 Micajah Thomas NC State Grant on Sept. 24, 1785 for 393 acres on both sides of Pig Basket adjoining his own line and Richard Holland, George Wimberly, Jacob BRASWELL and Robert BRASWELL.
Two other NC land grants to Micajah Thomas are mentioned one on NC Saponey Creek, adj. William Bennett and 150 acres adj. William and Nathan Boddie.
then there is this DB 3 page 67 Nc state grant to William Boddie for 640 acres on Pig Basket creek adjoining Arthur BRASWELL, Nathan Boddie, Micajah Thomas and his own line.
DB 3 page 92 Reuben Williams State of NC grant Oct. 25, 1782 for 300 acres SS Tar River adjoining Micajah Thomas, Charles Rollings and his own line.
DB 3 page 90 Reuben Williams state of NC grant Oct. 25, 1782 for 581 acres on the SS Tar River adjoining William Braswell, Micajah Thomas and Bryant Linch.
DB 3 page 166 Micajah Thomas State of NC grant in 1779 640 acres SS Tar River adjoinig John CHAPMAN and William BRASWELL.
same book page 167 Micajah Thomas for 640 acres in 1779 on Little Swamp adj. Matthew Drake.
same book page 167 Micajah Thomas for 985 acres on the SS Peachtree Creek 1779, Adjoining Gandy, Hunt, Thompson, Bennett and Whitfield.
Other land that mentions YOUNG in connection with Braswell:
DB 1 page 76 James Daniel and Frederick Daniel....March 3, 1779 for 140 acres NS PIG BASKET on Braswell's Creek adjoining James Daniel originally granted to Robert YOUNG Nov. 8, 1755.....witness Howell FLEWELLIN and David DANIEL. In Nash co NC records the surname Flewellin is positively identified as going by the shortened version of Ellen/Ellin: so Howell Flewellin is also Howell Ellen / Ellin who signed witness to other Nash co NC Braswell documents.
DB 4 page 416 Jesse Bass from Sheriff Feb. 11, 1789 at public auction.....sold as property of Drury Alford; .....NC Peachtree Creek adjacent to Henry Peed, Isaac Bass and Henry Braswell. It being a track conveyed by
by Stephen Young to Henry Peed. Also another 40 acres adjoining Robert Rogers, William Richardson and Peachtree Creek and it being land conveyed by Willabee Tucker to Henry Peed. Witness Stephen Webb, Benjamin Boon and W. S. Mearns.
DB 4 page 113 Henry Peed of BEAUFORT NC to Thomas BRICKELL of Franklin NC.....Setp 13, 1790 three tacts of land adjoining Peachtree Creek, Robert Rogers, William Richardson (granted to Willabee Tucker 1762), sold by Tucker to Peed, 164 of said tracts on NS Peachtree Creek adjacent to Henry Peed, Isaac Bass and Henry Braswell. Henry Peed purchased of Stephen Young Witnessed by Samuel Alford, Frederick Jones and Shadrack Floyd.
DB 1 page 342 Solomon STRICKLAND of Nash co to Stephen YOUNG of Johnston NC Nov. 6, 1786.....two tracts of land one of which originally owned by Henry Strickland where solomon Strickland then lived and Samuel Bryant. also 400 acres adjoining Jacob Strickland and Samuel Bryant. also 300 acres SS Turkey Creek adjoining first tract. witnessed by Hnery Banes and William Lancaster
DB 6 page 126 Frederick Daniel of Nash to Julian King of same. Feb. 9, 1796.....140 acres NS Pig Basket Adjoining James Daniel's former line granted to Robert Young Nov. 8, 1755 and conveyed to Jacob Whithead June 1, 1764 witnessed by James Williams and William Boddie
****Do the following land record indicated that "RICHARD BRASWELL" living next door to William Carver owned land that eventually would be found in Newport Parish VA?
IOW County Virginia Deeds dated 1750-1782.
June 7, 1753 John Lankford and wife sarah of King and Queen County VA to Thomas Lankford of same. 375 acres being land bought of Samuel Wilkins of NEWPORT PARISH. 200 part of an original 400 acres granted to George Pierce 23 April 1681, who sold 400 acres to John and Thomas Williams who John Williams sold 200 acres to Ralph Vickers and 175 acres to George Anderson on Oct 25, 1695 who sold 175 acres to Ralph Vickers who sold 375 acres to Samuel Wilkins 1744 who then sold to John Lankford 1751, Adjoining William Williams, John Sellaway, George Peirce, William Carver, Richard Braswell.
IOW VA Deed Book 2 page 131
Richard Brasewell SR and wife Sarah.....to Thomas Mandue 100 acres on Main Blackwater joining John Lawrence. Wit William Page and Archibald Rains.
IOW VA Deed Book 2 page 69
Richard Bracewell JR & wife Eleanor OF THE LOWER PARISH..35 acres of 156 originally granted to WILLIAM BROWN OCT 23, 1702 on the SS Main Blackwater.Wit. Robert WEST and Thomas Mandue
IOW VA Deed Book 1 page 400
1703 William Brown and wife Martha OF THE LOWER PARISH to Richard Bracewell JR....SS main blackwater wit Thomas Mandue and William Bracewell
IOW Deed Book 4 page 201
25 DEV 1731 Richard Braswell OF THE LOWER PARISH...to Richard JORDAN of the upper Parish 600 acres adjoining Sherrer's Neck Path, Cobler's Branch, William Braswell and James Sampson D'cd. Wit Richard Cannon, Richard Jordan Jr and Mary Jordan
IOW Deed Book 4 page 205
Martha SELLAWAY OF THE LOWER PARISH to Thomas Green....May 22, 1732....adjoining RALPH VICKERS, given to Martha Sellaway by her father JOHN SELLAWAY. Wit Richard Sellaway, William Ashburn and William Denson.
IOW DEEDS Vol. 2 page 387
Richard Bracewell to OLIVER WOODARD....20 AUG 1720 for 150 acres NS Nottoway River originally granted to Richard Washington 1714. bounded by Richard Exum
IOW Deed Book 4 page 43
John and Alice Braswell 20 april 1730 to Roger WOODWARD...100 acres adjoining Doctor's Branch and JOHN WEST. witness OLIVER WOODWARD, ROGER WOODWARD and Nicolas GURLEY.
Thomas Allen April 12, 1741....mentions his family but Witnesses were George Whitley, ROGER WOODWARD and RICHARD BRASWELL.
To Sum up, it is this Author's belief that the Nash co NC Braswells stemmed from the William and Joseph Braswell (wives both named Sarah) of which William's wife was likely Sarah Vick, with the other Sarah possibly being Sarah Vaughn and of which the subsequent Braswells of Nash co NC came from this patriarch Richard Braswell D'cd of IOW/Southampton NC by 1745 a will signed by JOSEPH WOODWARD: Richard Braswell D'cd 1745 likely grandfather of Benjamin Braswell, Samuel Braswell and other Braswells of NASH co NC. Because of the Woodard/Woodward family, the Brown family the VICK family and land records of John and Alice Braswell AND Richard Braswell of IOW/Southampton NC it shows a pattern of likely connections to that of Richard Braswell who died 1745 and to John and Alice Braswell of Nottoway River and the NASH co NC Braswells. Braswell researchers should take a long look at your Braswell found on the web as possibly NOT being what they are currently thought to be. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, knowledge is in the soul of the reader".
VA marriage records Robert Brock married Susannah Towle/Towel IOW 1693
Deed Book 2 page 123
March 7, 1709 Samuel and William Bridger to Joseph Bridger JR...100 acres now in possession of said Joseph Bridger JR land sold by Robert Brasewell to John Perry 9 sept 1674 which was land said Bracewell purchased of Bagnell nov 7, 1674/ and Perry sold to Joseph Bridger the grandfather of Joseph Bridger JR. wit: Henry Applewhaite, ROBERT BROCK, and Charles CHAPMAN.
same book page 127
April 4, 1710 Joseph Bridger to Samuel Bridger. 160 acres on Corraroy Swamp being part of 2000 acres sold by Joseph Bridger to Samuel and William Bridger. witness Henry Applewaite, ROBERT BROCKE, Charles CHAPMAN.
Author's note: shifting VA and NC borders meant changes in where residents lived in these records, Corraray Swamp wound up in NORTHAMPTON NC.
2 Nov 1758 Will of Benjamin Brock of Johnston County (NC) recorded in Isle of Wight. Legatees – wife Elizabeth, who is to maintain my children. Witness: Robert Reynolds, Dorothy Brock, Richard Braswell. [Isle of Wight Will Book 6, p440 abstracted by Chapman]
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