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 Donna Sarchet
sarchet@texasonline.net

I am trying to identify the Sellers husband of Chloe (Braswell)
Sellers, dau. of Jacob Braswell. In his 1815 will, probated in 1823 in
Nash Co., NC, Jacob Braswell named 11 of his 12 children. One of those
children "Chloe Sellers" received a negro woman named Dinah and $75
cash.
Of Chloe's sisters (who married into the Atkinson, Hedgepeth, Evans,
Jones, Thompson, and Pitman families), many appear to have moved from
Nash
Co. to Robeson Co., NC. However, of the Sellers families in Robeson Co.,

none to date seems to have a female named Chloe b. ca. 1750s. There has
been some speculation among Braswell researchers that she may have been
part of the group that went to DeKalb Co., TN. Has anyone encountered a
Chloe (Braswell) Sellers, b. ca. 1750s, in his/her research?.


 DONNA, In Nash Co, NC we have JOHN SELLERS =
1780 John SELLERS buys 440 acres on Sappony CREEK by Marcom COOPER, Joshua
PIERCE, Wm BUNTING
1780 WM SELLERS buys 370 acres on Sappony Creek, Grt Branch, BRANTLY,
Joseph SELLERS, Blk Oak, Maple
1782 John SELLERS buys 640 acres on waters of Pigbasket by Arthur
BRASSWELL, Mathew DRAKE, Jesse POWELL, Jacob BRASSWELLE
1786 JOHN SELLERS sells same land, laying beside these same families
7-6-1779 JACOB BRASSWELL of Nash Co = sons, Jacob and William
DEKALB CO, TN = lots of same name patterns/Not Proven/Need more wills,
land, etc!
IF Chloe BRASSWELL was born ca 1750? she should be on an 1810 census - as
over 45 - JOHN SELLERS is only one with wife this age in Nash Co.

(HOW about JAMES SELLERS wife over 45? ? msh)
Don't believe we have a will for John SELLERS
My land deeds only go to 1800/1804
DO you know where your JACOB BRASSWELL is in 1770?
Know When/Where any of his kids married?
How did we determine Chloe/s age?
How did we know if Jacob Sr or Jacob Jr Brasswell?
We have several SELLERS in EDGECOMBE CO till 1758 and big gap to 1780 and
same names of your BRASSWELLS
1739 and 1742 Edgecombe Co, NC we have land patents on SS Tar river by
Thomas SELLERS and NS Tar River by Wm BRASWELL
BUT, maybe need all other counties info -
PLEASE, Send what you have collected. marie, iowa

JOHN SELLERS wife Chloey mentioned in a deed on Nash Co., NC page, msh



JACOB BRASSWELL'S WILL - 1815 NASH CO, NC

   From:
        Donna Sarchet <mailto:sarchet@texaonline.net>
 
I am trying to identify the children named in Jacob Braswell's 1815 will
(Nash Co.).

Specifically he names daughters Cloah Sellers, Charity Hedgpeth, Selah
Evans, Mary Jones (who had ch. Nancy, Patsey, Harty/Harly Jones),
Patience Thompson, Patsey Atkinson (who had ch. Susanna, Nany, Rhoda,
and John Atkinson), Lucretia Pitman.  Jacob Braswell's sons were
William, Jesse, Brittain, Nathan, and Jacob Braswell.

To date, here's what is known about some of the daughters:
1) Charity (Braswell) Hedgepeth--married Benjamin Hedgpeth and moved to
Robeson Co., NC (where she died in early 1806).
2) Lucretia (Braswell) Pitman--married Robert Pitman and moved to
Robeson Co., NC and later to Marion Co., MS.
3) Patience (Brasewell) Thompson--married Lemuel Thompson and moved to
Robeson Co., NC and then to Marion Co., MS.

Here is the will of Jacob Braswell.  If anyone can shed light on
identifying any of these children, I would be interested in exchanging
information.

Donna Sarchet
Plainview, TX
 

In the Name of God Amen,  I JACOB BRASWELL of Nash County and State of
North Carolina being of sound mind and memory blessed be God  do this
twenty second day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifteen make
and publish this to be my last will and testament in manner and form
following that is to say:  First I give and bequeath to my daugheter
CLOAH SELLERS one negro woman named Dinah and all her increase also
Seventy  five dollars in cash to be held and enjoyed by her and her
heirs forever.

Item:  My will is that the negro woman Pink  and all her increase that I
lent to my daughter  CHARITY HEDGEPETH should stand disposed of as by
said CHARITYs will.

Item:  I give to my daughter SELAH EVANS one negro girl named Little
Jude and her increase to be held and enjoyed by her and her heirs
forever.

Item:  I give to my daughter MARY JONES one dollar  in cash to her and
her heirs forever.

Item:  I give and bequeath to my three granddaughters NANCY, PATSEY, and
HARLY JONES one negro woman Milbery, one negro boy  Arch, one negro girl
Sylva and one named Cary and all their future increase to be equally
divided amongst them at the death of their mother MARY JONES and if one
of the said grand children should die without children or child at the
time of her death my will is that the two surviving ones should heir the
above negroes and increase  if two of the said children should die with
out having children or child at the time of their death my will is that
the surviving child should heir the above named negroes and their
increase to be held and enjoyed by them and their heirs forever.

Item:  I give and bequeath to my daughter PATIENCE THOMSON two negros by
the name of Cliff and Harry and all their increase of the said Cliff to
be held and enjoyed by her and her heirs forever.

Item:  I give to my daughter PATSEY ATKINSON Lucys two children namely
Bynoom and Vilet and all their increase to be held and enjoyed by her
and her heirs forever.

Item:  I give to my daughter LUCRETIA PITMAN one negro woman named
Bettey and all her increase one negro boy named Lewis to be held and
enjoyed by her and her heirs forever.

Item:  I give and bequeath to my son JACOB BRASWELL one negro man named
Toney one negro girl named Little Bess and her increase to him and his
heirs forever.

Item:  I give to my son WILLIAM BRASWELL one negro boy named Pomp and
negro woman named Lettuce and all her increase to him and her{sic} heirs
forever.

Item:  I give and bequeath to my son BRITTAIN BRASWELL one negro man
named Stephen one negro girl named Olive and all her increase to be held
and enjoyed by him and his heirs forever.

Item:  I give and bequeath to my son JESSE BRASWELL all my land and
plantation whereon I now live also the land I purchased of DENY BRASWELL
one negro man Bob one negro woman Juda one negro woman Cate boy Allen
and their increase also Charles and Venis also my still and my cyder
cask to be held and enjoyed by him and his heirs forever.

Item:  My two old negroes woman Bess and Rose I wish to be free and to
live with my children where the said negro shall think proper.

Item:  I give and bequeath to my five grand children SUSANNA TEMPERANCE
RHODA, NANY and JOHN ATKINSON children of PATSEY ATKINSON one negro
woman named Little Vinis and all her increase to be Equally divided
between them after their mothers death.

Item:  My will and desire is that after the payment of all my just debts
that the residue of my estate should be divided between the following
persons  CHLOA SELLERS, SELAH EVANS, MARY JONES, children to draw one
share, PATIENCE THOMSON, PATSEY ATKINSON children (to draw one) share
JACOB BRASWELL WILLIAM BRASWELL, BRITTAIN BRASWELL and JESSE BRASWELL,
LUCRETIA PITMAN.  I hereby constitute and appoint my friends WILLIAM
BODDIE and GEORGE BODDIE executors to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year
first above written.

Signed, sealed and declared in the presents of us

WILLIAM BRASWELL

ELIAS (X) BASS

BENJAMIN (X) BRASWELL
JACOB (X) BRASWELL  (Seal)

JOHN (X) BRASWELL


IF there are Probate papers on his will, May give info on where the kids

were in 1823. We Need, if available.

PERHAPS, someone will check this out with BRASSWELL family and advise.

marie, iowa

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