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.

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