James Milton Braswell

James Milton Braswell married Amanda M. Kerley.  He was the son of Samuel Braswell & Mary W. "Polly" Adams according to this death certificate.  Samuel Braswell was born in DeKalb County, Tennessee, according to this death certificate.  Samuel Braswell was born 1811 according to his tombstone.   He was the son of Sampson Braswell & Priscilla Williams according to DeKalb County Tennessee CHANCERY MINUTES 1883-1885.  

1785 - James Bracewell Dec'd

Unity Bracewell widow & John Sherrod guardian to Abner Bracewell, James Williams guardian to Burwell Bracewell.

1821 - Archaleus Braswell Dec'd

Widow Polly & Two Twin Children

1794 - William Braswell's Will

Records prove that this William Braswell was a 14 year old orphan

in 1744 in the care of Richard Williams.

1794 - Samuel Braswell's Will

1781 - Sarah Hunt's Will

1806 - Thomas Drew's Will

Drew Bracewell Witnessed & Proved.

1789 - Joshua Pierce's Will

Mentioned are Celia Braswell & Dinah Braswell.

1778 - William Braswell III Will

1839 - James Braswell's Will

James Braswell was the son of James Braswell Jr & Mary Strickland.

Apparently he never married.

1835 - David Braswell's Will

David was the son of James Braswell Jr & Mary Strickland.

He apparently never married.

1796 - Hermon Strickland's Will

Hermon Strickland named a daughter Mary Braswell in his will.

Mary was the wife of James Braswell Jr.

James Jr was the son of James Sr. who named children the

following children in his 1760 Edgecombe County North Carolina will:

Joseph, James, Benjamin, Simon, Sarah Cain & Olive Stinson.

James Sr. is the son of Susannah Burgess Braswell & Unknown.

1898 - George A Braswell

1845 - Irvin Braswell

1881 - Sarah J. Hart Braswell

1811 - Polly "Branswill"

Polly "Branswill" is listed as a debtor in the estate records of Nicholas Conrad,
who owned land on Sulpher Fork in Robertson County, Tennessee.
It looks like he may have been a merchant.

Strong circumstantial evidence suggests that she is Mary Woodard, widow of Micajah Braswell, and that they are the parents of Samuel Braswell. Mary Woodard's sister, Elizabeth Woodard, and brother David Woodard both moved to Robertson County, so it is reasonable to think that she did also. It's interesting to note that Elizabeth Woodard married Daniel Holland. He died in Robertson County Tennessee in 1801, then she married William Taylor and they had a son named Dempsey Woodard Taylor, who was the estate administrator
of Samuel Braswell.

Note that the name Jesse Hunt is also listed in the same paragraph (414)
with Polly Braswell. A Jesse Hunt sold land to Micajah Braswell
in Nash County, North Carolina. Same Jesse Hunt? Most likely, because he disappeared from Nash County.