This record taken from the book, Gwinnett County Families, 1818-1968 in the Lawrenceville, Georgia Library.
Ephraim appears first on the Georgia 1840 census as Ephraim BRASSELL in Walton County, along with David and William W., (also spelled as BRASSELL), and Wesley in nearby Dekalb County (spelled as BRASILL).
In the Georgia 1850 census Ephraim is listed in Gwinnett County with David and William still in Walton, Wesley (spelled BRAZEL this time) in Dekalb. The last mention of Valentine found in records is in the “1832 Georgia Gold Lottery,” living in Carroll County, Georgia and receiving a land grant in what is now Paulding and Polk counties.
In the Georgia 1860 census Ephraim is listed as E. L. BRUELL in the Yellow River P.O. district; a farmer, real property valued at $2000; personal property valued at $5000 and showed owning two slaves. David and William W. continues to be listed in Walton County, Wesley BRASWELL (now spelled correctly again) in Dekalb.
In the 1870 Georgia census Ephraim is still listed as a farmer with real property valued at $3000 and personal property $1100. Susan, James and John along with wife Dollie are at home. William W. continues listed in Walton County.
The 1861 tax digest for Gwinnett County, Georgia, shows E.L. BRASWELL of the Cates district owning 389 acres. An added note shows that he also owned 570 acres in Walton County, Georgia. (Gwinnett County and Walton County joined with Ephraim living almost on the county line in Gwinnett.)
NOTE: Ephraim was born in Greenville County, South Carolina. His father was Valentine BRASWELL of Walton County, Georgia which makes this the same Valentine BRASWELL listed in Greenville County, South Carolina in the 1810 census. Then listed in the Madison County, Georgia 1820 census and the Walton County, Georgia 1830 census along with sons David, William W. and in nearby Newton County, Georgia.
From History of Gwinnett County: Samuel OLIVER (b. 7/15/1797 South Carolina, d. 7/25/1869 Gwinnett County, Georgia), married first, Charity CAIN; second, Susan BRASWELL (b. 2/13/1814 South Carolina, d. 9/22/186S), daughter of Valentine BRASWELL; third, Susan BROWN.
Samuel OLIVER is buried in the Braswell Family Cemetery, Loganville, Georgia.
Braswell Family Cemetery
U. S. Hwy 78 (W)
E. L. BRASWELL
b. March 16, 1816 d. November 16, 1887
b. January 15, 1816 d. May 10, 1886
Sarah Emily BRASWELL
(daughter of E. L. & Dolly)
b. June 6, 1843 d. November 2,1864
(There appears to be two unmarked graves in E. L. & Dolly's enclosed plot.)
The plot is marked with a very large square stone about six feet high.
(husband of Susan BRASWELL, sister of E. L.)
b. July 15, 1797 d. July 25, 1869
(son of Mr. & Mrs. J. T. BRAND. Mrs. BRAND
was Susan Ann BRASWELL, daughter of E. L. & Dolly.)
b. September 6, 1871 d. May 30, 1874
b. April 2, 1894 d. April 5, 1894
Walter J. LANGSTON
b. January 22, 1870 d. August 16, 1940
Ida Pearl BRASWELL
(daughter of James Zachery BRASWELL &
Emma J. ROBINSON. Grand daughter of E. L. & Dolly BRASWELL.)
b. June 19, 1880 d. (There is no date on the stone)
J. Z BRASWELL
(son of E. L. & Dolly BRASWELL)
b. December 11, 1852 d. October 4, 1938
(wife of J. Z. BRASWELL)
b. August 15, 1853 d. October 2, 1932
Cornelia E. OLIVER
(Daughter of Samuel OLIVER & Susan BRASWELL OLIVER.)
b. (?) 5, 1857 d. June 20, 1875
Including the two unidentified graves inside E. L. & Dolly BRASWELL's plot there appears to be at least five unmarked graves in the cemetery. The cemetery is located on the right side of U.S. Hwy. 78, west of Loganville, Georgia, just across the Gwinnett county line. It is situated among several large oak trees that give the appearance of having been near an old home site.
Cemetery survey by Carl Braswell, great great grandson of Wesley BRASWELL of Dekalb county, brother of E. L. BRASWELL.
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