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      Lucretia Braswell, daughter of Sampson
 

Dear cousins,
Recently a friend sent a copy of a family history titled, The Dennis Family
of Cannon County, Tennessee written by Rufus A. Dennis in 1940. Mr. Dennis
recalled his neighbors in that vicinity and provided quite a lot of details
about them. One of the families mentioned was Lucretia Braswell:

"Jacob Jr. a son of Abe Adams and grandson of Jacob Adams, Sr. born May 13,
1815. Died 1887. he married Lucretia Sellers. She was formerly Lucretia
Braswell. She married Nathan Sellers and gave birth to two sons and one
dau.
Samp and Will Sellers were the sons. Jayne the dau. Jacob Jr. & Lucretia
Adams had four sons & three daughters. The sons were Lee, who died in his
18th yr. Frank died unmarried; Pleas married Babe Overall. Both are dead.
Jim B. Adams married Nola Overall. . .

"Hannah Adams married Mr. Lewis. Mary W. Adams married a Brazzel. . . "

I believe that the Lucretia who married first to Nathan Sellers and second
to Jacob Adams Sr. was the daughter of Sampson Braswell and Priscilla
Williams.

Sampson Braswell was the son of Samuel Braswell and Sarah Hunt of Nash Co.,
NC and Priscilla Williams was the daughter of William Williams and Lucreasy
Braswell who came from Nash Co., NC to Smith Co., Tennessee in about 1803.
Lucreasy was the daughter of William Braswell III who died in 1778 in Nash
Co., NC.
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From: "Nona Williams" <nonawill@earthlink.net>
To: "pauntley" <pauntley@cableone.net>; <BRASWELL-L@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 4:53 PM
Subject: BRASWELL & SELLERS & WILLIAMS


> Here are some of my connections to BRASWELL, WILLIAMS and SELLERS
(SELLARS).
>
> Priscilla2 Williams (William1) was probably born in 1781 Nash Co., North
> Carolina. She married Sampson Braswell, son of Samuel Braswell and Sarah
> Hunt, in 1805 prob. TN. She died before 1860.
>
>      She received her endowment on 7 Jan 1853 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.[i]
>
>      Children of Priscilla2 Williams and Sampson Braswell were as follows:
>
>               19.           i.     William3, born circa 1809 Tennessee;
> married Cloe Elizabeth Shehane; married Clarissa Chloe Sellers.
>
>               20.          ii.     Leroy, born circa 1811 Tennessee;
married
> Mary W. Sellers; married Lucinda Bray.
>
>               21.        iii.     Samuel, born circa 1812 Tennessee;
married
> Mary W. Adams.
>
>               22.         iv.     Lemuel, born circa 1814 Warren Co.,
> Tennessee; married Elizabeth Simpson.
>
>               23.          v.     Nathan, born 1816 Tennessee; married
> Mahala Unknown; married Paralee Allen.
>
>               24.         vi.     Lucretia, born circa 1817 Tennessee;
> married Nathan Sellers; married Jacob Adams Jr.
>
>               25.       vii.     Unicey, born circa 1818 Tennessee;
married
> William Cubbins.
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
> ----
>
> [i]Ibid., page 10 [pp. 265-266 of the original] Sampson Braswell received
> Pricilla's share of the estate of her sister, Mary Williams, in the amount
> of $75.97. Chloe and husband had moved to Illinois by this date and her
> representative collected her share in her behalf.
>
>
> William3 Braswell (Priscilla2Williams, William1) was born circa 1809
> Tennessee.[i] He married Cloe Elizabeth Shehane. He married Clarissa Chloe
> Sellers circa 1832 Tennessee. He died after 1873 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.
>
>      William "BRASSEL" lived on 100 acres, land which was mentioned in
Entry
> No. 1788 dated 1 April 1826 surveyed for Alexander STEWART on Collins
River.
> Warren County, Tennessee Plat Records Volume 1, page 232-233.
>
>
>
> He was mentioned again in Warren County Plat Records, Volume 2 page 93-94
as
> an adjoining land owner when Jesse BILLINGS' entry was surveyed on 15
> January 1829 on Mud Creek. Other neighbors were James ROBERTS and William
> SMITH.
>
>
>
> William BRASSEL (also spelled BRAZEAL) entered 100 acres on 1 January 1827
> No. 2105, land on Collins River adjoining his own land, and that of
> Archibald HENNESSEE, James ROBERS, and Jeremiah JACO. Chain carriers:
Landy
> ENGLAND and Wm. BARNES. Surveyed 20 May 1829. (Warren County, Tennessee
Plat
> Records Volume 2, page 125.)
>
>
>
> Warren County, Tennessee Plat Records Volume 3, page 232: Entry No. 4051
> dated 5 November 1835 surveyed for Wm. BRASWELL 300 acres on the waters of
> Dry Creek of Smiths Fork, adjoining Thomas SIMPSON, Sampson BRASWELL, ___
> SELLERS and Abrham OVERALL. Surveyed 20 October 1836. Jorden SELLERS and
> Abrham FERRINGTON, CC.
>
>
>
> Warren County, Tennessee Plat Records Volume 3, page 234: Wm. BRASWELL and
> Abrham FERRINGTON were chain carriers for an entry surveyed for Jorden
> SELLERS on 20 October 1836. He was between 1832 and 1833 DeKalb Co.,
> Tennessee.[ii]
>
>      Children of William3 Braswell and Cloe Elizabeth Shehane all born
> DeKalb Co., Tennessee, were as follows:
>
>                               i.     Demaris4; born circa 1854.
>
>                              ii.     Amy Lou; born circa 1856; married
> William H. Blackburn after 1870; died circa 1921 Tennessee.
>
>                             iii.     Virginia B.; born circa 1858; married
> John H. Davis 26 Nov 1876 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.
>
>                             iv.     John Emory; born 12 Apr 1860; married
> Marava E. Braswell; died 20 Nov 1940 Melissa, Collin Co., Texas, at age
80.
>
>      Children of William3 Braswell and Clarissa Chloe Sellers were as
> follows:
>
>                               i.     Nancy C.4; born circa 1834 Tennessee;
> married R.V. Smith 29 Jan 1857 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.
>
>                              ii.     Harriet Amanda; born Aug 1835
> Tennessee; married William Lee Edge 23 Feb 1871 DeKalb Co., Tennessee;
died
> 1922.
>
>                             iii.     Martha; born circa 1838 Tennessee;
> married P. L. Braswell 16 Oct 1858 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.
>
>                             iv.     Mary; born circa 1838 Tennessee;
married
> George Neal 28 Jun 1861.[iii]
>
>                              v.     Louisa B.; born circa 1840 Tennessee;
> married Zacheriah Smith 18 Oct 1861.[iv]
>
>                             vi.     William J.; born circa 1842 Tennessee.
>
>                            vii.     Peter Sampson; born 24 Dec 1844
> Tennessee; married Martha Mosier 17 Jan 1864 DeKalb Co., Tennessee; died
26
> Aug 1894 at age 49.[v]
>
>                           viii.     Priscilla J.; born 10 Dec 1847 DeKalb
> Co., Tennessee; married Augustas W. Patterson 2 Feb 1864 Smith Co.,
> Tennessee;[vi] died 25 Mar 1923 Pea Ridge, Cannon Co., Tennessee, at age
75.
>
>                             ix.     Elizabeth; born 2 Feb 1850 DeKalb Co.,
> Tennessee; married William B. Shehane 13 Jan 1875 DeKalb Co., Tennessee;
> died 2 Aug 1925 Tennessee at age 75.
>
>                              x.     Andrew Jackson; born Oct 1851 DeKalb
> Co., Tennessee; died 7 Dec 1878 Grayson Co., Texas, at age 27.
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> ----
>
> [i]Warren Co TN 1830 Census, p. 12. On p. 318 of the original census
record,
> he was one of 3 sons age 15-20.
>
>
> [ii]Will T. Hale, History of DeKalb Co. TN, page 29, William Brazwell
[sic]
> is one of the people whose name appears in Dr. Wright's daybook.
>
>
> [iii]Loretta Inglis, "William Braswell & Clarissa Vire," e-mail message
from
> glinglis@bellsouth.com to Nona Williams, 4 Oct 2001 - 5 Oct 2001, No
> source - she found her data on the web. Hereinafter cited as "Wm Braswell
> family".
>
>
> [iv]Ibid.
>
>
> [v]Ibid.
>
>
> [vi]Ibid.
>
>
> Leroy3 Braswell (Priscilla2Williams, William1) was born circa 1811
> Tennessee.[i] He married Mary W. Sellers after 1829. He married Lucinda
Bray
> on 11 Nov 1865 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.[ii]
>
>      He lived between 1832 and 1833 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.[iii] He was on
26
> Oct 1835 Warren Co., Tennessee.[iv]
>
>      Children of Leroy3 Braswell and Mary W. Sellers were:
>
>                               i.     Demaris4; born after 1829.
>
>      She lived circa 1865 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.[v]
>
>      Children of Leroy3 Braswell and Lucinda Bray were as follows:
>
>                               i.     Herschel4; born after 1829; died
> 1959.[vi]
>
>                              ii.     Frances Ellie; born between 7 Feb
1866
> and 7 Feb 1867;[vii] died 20 Jan 1942 Tennessee;[viii] buried 23 Jan 1942
> Salem Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb Co., Tennessee.[ix]
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> ----
>
> [i]Warren Co TN 1830 Census, p. 12. On p. 318 of the original census
record,
> he was one of 3 sons age 15-20.
>
>
> [ii]Jerry Parker, "Leroy Braswell," e-mail message from
> jparker54@compuserve.com (unknown address) to Nona Williams, 1 March 2001,
> she was age 23 when she married in November of 1865. Hereinafter cited as
> "Leroy Braswell".
>
>
> [iii]Will T. Hale, History of DeKalb Co. TN, page 29, Lee Brazwell [sic]
is
> one of the names in Dr. Wright's day book.
>
>
> [iv]Warren Co TN Inventories, Book 1: p. 137. Lee [sic] Braswell purchased
2
> sides of leather for $4.56 1/4 from the estate of William Sullivan.
>
>
> [v]Betsy Ragsdale and Gale Bamman, "Tennessee Supreme Court Records,"
Middle
> Tennessee Genealogy Vol. 4 No. 3 (Winter 1991): p. 128 Bill of complaint
of
> William Sellars in his own right and as executor of Matthew Sellars,
dec'd.
> . . Matthew sellars died in 1862 and his will of 1857 was probated. This
> case mentioned Leroy Braswell and wife Polly, Demarious Braswell, Chairity
> Braswell, Paralee Braswell and Demarius Smith of DeKalb Co., TN, Nixon
> Cathcart and wife Charity of Warren Co., TN against Leroy P. Williams and
> wife Cansady, Horace Smith, Jerome Smith and Lapton Smith, Paralee
Williams
> and William Williams of DeKalb Co, the last five are minors and have no
> regular guardian, William Cathcart, Joseph Carthcart, Paralee Cathcard,
> Nixon Cathcart, Kent Carthcart, Sarah Cathcart, L. Cathcart and Matthew
> Cathcart of Warren Co., TN and are all minors and have no regular
guardian.
> Hereinafter cited as "Tennessee Supreme Court".
>
>
> [vi]Jerry Parker, "Leroy Braswell," e-mail to Nona Williams, 1 March 2001.
>
>
> [vii]Ibid., she was age 38.
>
>
> [viii]Jerry Parker, "Leroy Braswell," e-mail to Nona Williams, 1 March
2001.
>
>
> [ix]Ibid.
>
>
> Lucretia3 Braswell (Priscilla2Williams, William1) was born circa 1817
> Tennessee.[i] She married Nathan Sellers.[ii] She married Jacob Adams
> Jr.[iii]
>
>      Children of Lucretia3 Braswell and Nathan Sellers were as follows:
>
>                               i.     Sampson4.
>
>                              ii.     William.
>
>                             iii.     Jayne.
>
>      Children of Lucretia3 Braswell and Jacob Adams Jr. were as follows:
>
>                               i.     Lee4; died; he died at age 18.[iv]
>
>                              ii.     Frank; died; he died unmarried.[v]
>
>                             iii.     Pleas.
>
>                             iv.     Jim B..
>
>                              v.     Caroline.
>
>                             vi.     Priscilla; died Aug 1844.[vi]
>
>                            vii.     Susan.
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> ----
>
> [i]Warren Co TN 1830 Census, p. 12. On p. 318 of the original census
record,
> she was one of 2 daughters age 10-15.
>
>
> [ii]1940, Rootsweb web site
>
>
> [iii]Ibid.
>
>
> [iv]Ibid.
>
>
> [v]Ibid.
>
>
> [vi]Ibid.
>
>
> Leroy Lee3 Williams (William2, William1) was born circa 1826 Smith Co.,
> Tennessee. He married Cansada Sellers on 8 Aug 1849 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.
>
>      He received his endowment on 28 Oct 1853 DeKalb Co., Tennessee.[i]
>
>      Children of Leroy Lee3 Williams and Cansada Sellers were:
>
>                               i.     Canzada4; born before 1863;[ii]
married
> Jacob Adams 4 May 1879.[iii]
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> ----
>
> [i]Betty Moore Majors, DeKalb Co., TN Settlements, page 12 [pp. 315-316 of
> the original] John W. Williams, Matthew Williams, Leroy P. Williams,
William
> Hayes, John Hayes, William C. Arnet, John Simpson, Josiah L. Bass, Hyram
M.
> Fite, guardian of the minor children of Temperance Fite, dec'd to wit:
> Paralee Williams and Temperance Fite and Leroy P. Williams guardian of
James
> M. Williams and Thomas J. Williams were heirs and distributees of the
estate
> of Rachel Williams.
>
>
> [ii]Marriage of Jacob Adams and Canzada Williams, LDS Family History
> Library, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
> Hereinafter cited as Williams - Adams Marriage.
>
>
> [iii]Ibid.