Here are a few snippits from a work in progress: "James Brazier, of Cumberland Co, NC". I have not documented ancestry for James, but circumstances suggest that he may stem from the family of John Brasseur, of Nansemond Co, VA, s/o Robert Brasseur, the Huguenot Immigrant, and bro/o Benois Brasseur.
Family of James and Sarah Brazier: from wills, estate papers, Bibles:
b2. John Brazier, b. before 1740 (21+ on Granville Co, Taxlist in 1761), deceased bef 1789; probably m. Christiana _____,
b3. *Elijah Brazier, b. 15 Jul 1756, d. Aug 1814 (data from Eva Mae Davis Martin, g.g.gdau); transferred land intervivos to sons, William and Elijah; m.1. Sarah _______, m.2. Rebekah _______
WILLIAM BRAZIER, S/O JAMES OF CUMBERLAND
William Brazier died in Surry Co, NC in 1814, willing the 200 acres of land in Surry Co to sons, James and Elijah; witness: Laban Brazier. William's will, Surry Co, NC, dated 20 Sep 1813, names wife Sarah (Horne), sons Laban, James, Elijah, John, daughters Cretia Brazier and Polly Kerr, and grandson, Wiley, to whom he gave a rifle or the "worth of it." Executors are sons Elijah and James. On 11 Mar 1816, Elijah and wife, Nancy, sold his part of the land (Rowan Co, Deed Book 23, p.772; he moved to Franklin Co, TN in 1818).
c1. *Rev. Laban Brazier, b. 24 Jul 1769, NC, d. 16 Dec 1841, Clermont Co, OH; m.1. 4 Sep 1804 in Rowan Co, NC, Deborah Dial, b. 23 or 28 Feb 1785, Delaware, d. 12 Mar 1822, Clermont Co, OH; m.2. Olive "Olley" (née Warren; widow Ayers), b. 14 Dec 1792, Maine, d. 2 Oct 1854, Decatur Co, IN, bur Ridlen Cem, St. Paul, IN.
c2. *John Brazier moved to Clermont Co, OH, where he d. 1838; see below.
c3. William Brazier, d. bef. 1813
c4. *James Brazier, b. 17 Jan 1772, according to his own Bible; moved to Lincoln Co, TN; m. Mary "Polly" Smith, in Wake Co, NC, 1801.
c5. *Rev. Elijah Brazier, b. c1774; m. Nancy ________, moved 1818 to Franklin Co, TN
c6. Cretia Brazier
c7. Mary "Polly" Brazier, b. c1787 (if 16 when marrying); m. 21 May 1803, Surry Co, NC, Samson Keer or Kerr,
Of these children, Laban and John moved to Clermont Co, Ohio, about 1810; James and Elijah moved about 1818 to Franklin Co, TN. Wiley, s/o William, joined his uncles in TN about 1830.
As always, if anyone has better data, I'd appreciate having it. Send additions, corrections, or just comments to:
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