As to the Duplin County land, it means that James
Braxton bought land there. He may also have moved to
that area, or he may have bought the land for some
other purpose--hunting, fishing, timber, etc. Another
possibility is that James Braxton actually lived there
before moving to Pitt. He may also have moved there
from Pitt when he married and established his own
household. Younger sons of a family, especially, moved
when their parents had no land to give them because it
had been given to older brothers, or their parents'
land was still farmed by them and either they or they
and even younger siblings depended upon this land for
Another reason for the move was that a young man
married a woman from another county and then bought
land to be near his in-laws.
The dates of this James Braxton's land purchase
make it possible that he is the James Braxton who was
the father of Hannah Braxton who married Noah Harris.
Their move to Wayne County, N.C. tells me that they
received no land from her parents upon their marriage
or that if they did, it was in Wayne County.
Noah Harris himself may have been from Wayne
County. I have not yet tracked him but have thought to
use the Pension and land records to do so.
From Deed Book EE, this "John Braxton father of
James Braxton" would use this form of identifying John
Braxton as a Head of Household or of identifying this
particular James Braxton. He is James the son of John,
and not James the son of James.
Deed Book EE does not clarify if this John Braxton
is the same as the John Braxton of Deed Book Q, p. 341
above and the son of Thomas Braxton.
John Braxton who married Sarah and who appears in
the 1850 census had son James Braxton--if I am correct
in believing that James Braxton married to Martha
Crawford with brother John Braxton in his household is
the son of John Braxton and Sarah. James Braxton is 30
years old in 1850; this means that he was born around
1819 or 1820 depending upon when his birthday fell in
relation to the date the census was taken. However,
this John Braxton would not have been the father of
James in 1814!
This leads me to think that this John might be the
same "son of Thomas Braxton" in the 1806 land entry in
Book Q. Only now he has a family of his own. Thomas
died in 1797 from information in earlier land records
I found at the State Library here in Richmond a couple
of months ago--back in August.
The James Braxton in Book Q, p. 63, might be the
same "James" of the 1814 Book EE. Or not, of course.
That leaves Jesse Braxton the witness of the 1803
Duplin land transaction in Book Q. Jesse, too, would
have most likely been a sibling of James and son of
Of course, once again I can do much better at
proving who is NOT the father of Jesse.
We are given that John Braxton is the father of
James; we are given that John Braxton is "another son
of Thomas Braxton." Given the proximity of dates, it
is possible that these are the one and same John
I am making the further distinction, though, that
this John Braxton is not he who married Sarah since
their sons John and James were not born until the
Thomas, I believe, was the son of John Braxton and
Mary (b. 1730 in England, in Pitt in 1750).
John who married Sarah and who had sons John and
James and who appeared in the 1850 census was, I
believe, the son of John Braxton who married Hannah.
John who married Sarah was born about 1800. He
could not have been the son of Thomas Braxton and
Priscilla. He was born some years after the death of
The 1915 letter of Elias Braxton of Tenneessee
identifies his father as Lacy Braxton with brothers
John and Council, grandparents John Braxton and
If this Council Braxton is he who married Sarah
Rountree and fathered Augustus Braxton who married
Gatsey Ann Tripp and had a son Elias, then this is not
our direct line because this Elias would have been
about 9 years old at the time my Elias Braxton married
Sarah Sutton. The marriage record of James Elias
Braxton to Sarah Sutton shows his parents to be James
Braxton and Martha Crawford, so my own Cronicle II
article written before I made this discovery is
James Braxton the brother of Felix and Warren
Braxton moved to Tennessee, married first Elizabeth
Parker and second Lezina Tripp. That means that this
James Braxton, son of Joel Braxton, son of Jesse is
not my direct line.
By process of elimination, that leaves John
Braxton and Hannah's son John as possible parents of
John Braxton who married Sarah.
Another possibility is that James Braxton, son of
John Braxton and Mary, was the father of John Braxton
who married Hannah.
Then we have the Pension Claim of Hannah Braxton,
daughter of James Braxton, for her deceased husband
Noah Harris. Who were the siblings of this Hannah
Braxton born in the late 1700's, married in 1810,
moved to Wayne County shortly after her marriage, and
then back to Pitt following the death of her husband?
These trails are what I am still exploring. I'll
let you know what I find out.
--- Karen <karen@...
> I'll throw some more confusion in the mix. Just
> just glancing
> through Ellison's deed abstracts, Vol. III, I found
> these references:
> (8/2/1806) Book Q, pg. 341: Sheriff Smith to Peter
> Cannon, 110
> Acres. Former owners: Thomas Braxton, dec.; Phelex
> Braxton, his
> son. Men: John Braxton, another son of Thomas
> (11/12/1803) Book Q, pg.63: Dickenson to James
> Braxton (DUPL), 114
> 1/2 acres. Adj: James Ringgold, John FUlford, Wit:
> Jesse Braxton.
> So does this mean James Braxton was from Duplin Co
> or had moved to
> Duplin Co?
> Then in Ellison Book IV, there is this reference:
> (3/28/1814) Book EE, page 202, Ringgold to Ringold,
> 150 acres, Men:
> John Braxton, father of James Braxton.
> Good luck figuring it all out.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Carol Singh
> <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
> > Dear Sammy,
> > I have continued my Braxton research looking
> > the link between John Braxton (b. abt. 1795-1800)
> > Sarah and James Braxton (b. 1820) who married
> > Crawford. Reading back through everything I have,
> > re-reading your e-mails and especially your
> > information from the 1840 census, I learn that
> none of
> > the Braxton men in that census match the children
> > listed in the family of John Braxton and Sarah as
> > given in the 1850 census.
> > If one cannot support one's hypothesis, then
> > looks at the null hypothesis. My hypothesis was
> > John Braxton and Sarah were the parents of James
> > Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
> > The 1840 census supports the hypothesis that
> > Braxton was not the son of the other Braxton men
> > the 1840 census.
> > That raises the possibility that James Braxton
> > the son of John Braxton and Sarah.
> > Someone has raised the possibility in one of
> > e-mails to me that James Braxton who married
> > Crawford is a child of Thomas Braxton and
> > However, there is no Thomas in my line anywhere,
> > there is Council, Hannah, John, and James.
> > This fact led me to narrow my search to one of
> > men named John in the 1820 census or to one of the
> > named James in that census.
> > Another piece of information that I failed to
> > mention is that Martha Crawford Braxton as widow
> > James Crawford filed for the Confederate Pension
> > her deceased husband James Braxton when she was 77
> > years old, reports herself as unable to work, and
> > suffering from cancer of the face for the past two
> > years. Additionally, I found that she also filed
> > the Confederate Pension of Jesse Braxton.
> > Using this avenue to explore, do you think that
> > can find this Confederate Pension record? Would
> > have had to state her relationship to the soldier
> > her application for the Pension?
> > I will be most grateful for anything you know
> > these Pensions. Discovering the relationship
> > Jesse Braxton and James would be icing on the
> cake, so
> > to speak.
> > Later, Carol
> > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
> > > Carol,
> > > Sorry to take so long responding. I've tried
> > > locate the John Braxton
> > > family (b. Abt 1795) in the 1840 census with no
> > > luck. His father is in the
> > > 1840 Pitt census:
> > > 1840 Pitt Co., NC; John Braxton nead of
> > > with 1 m 60-70, 1 f 15-20,
> > > 2 f 20-30, and 1 f 60-70.
> > > There is a John Braxton family in Greene Co.,
> > > he was too young (b.
> > > 1810-1830). I couldn't find a John Braxton in
> > > Lenoir or Craven, so I assume
> > > John m. Sarah was overlooked in 1840.
> > > I don't have any other documents to support
> > > rationale, but I believe
> > > the circumstantial evidence is that all your
> > > assumptions are correct.
> > >
> > > Sammy Pierce
> > > Hobe Sound, FL
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
> > > To: <email@example.com>
> > > Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
> > > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900
> > >
> > >
> > > > Dear Sammy,
> > > > I am still working on solving my Braxton
> > > genealogy.
> > > > Here is what I have accomplished.
> > > > I am convinced that John and Sarah Braxton
> > > the
> > > > parents of James Braxton who married Martha
> > > Crawford.
> > > > These households are next to each other in
> > > > census.
> > > > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
> > > > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson"
> > > > having a male child in the age bracket under
> > > the
> > > > 1830 census shows only "John Braxton [of
> > > James]with a
> > > > son in this age bracket.
> > > > James Braxton was born in 1820. Since it is
> > > > possible that James Braxton was born after the
> > > 1820
> > > > census was taken, the 1830 census showing only
> > > of
> > > > these households with a son in this age range
> > > not
> > > > definitive.
> > > > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
> > > > Here is what I found.
> > > > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah
> > > a
> > > > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John
> > > (27) in
> > > > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton
> > > Head
> > > > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
> > > > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah,
> > > the
> > > > parents John and Hannah and their son Council
> > > [variant
> > > > spellings].
> > > > These two families have THREE names in
> > > This
> > > > fact leads me to think that John Braxton
> > > to
> > > > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah.
> > > Also,
> > > > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor
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