16551Re: Braxton family
- Nov 27, 2007Hi Carol,
I'll be interested to see the Avery/Averitt connection. How did you
find that was Priscilla's maiden name? Now will have to check the
Wayne County records to see if Thomas was buried there. Which Avery
line is she from? Someone has our Hannah(married to John) as "Hannah
Lindley". I do find a Hannah Lindley married to a Thomas Braxton
from Orange county in the same time frame. I think I checked into
that a long time ago and found that branch went to Illinois and is
not a direct connection to our John and Mary Braxton line that I can
find. Of course there could be another Hannah Lindley, a Wm. Braxton
is married to a Mary Lindley in Chatham Co. Have to connect more
dots! Sorting out the Braxton branches is a giant jig saw puzzle! I
did look in Wayne County some, but haven't found anything yet. I
don't have access to ancestry.com anymore.
Yes, families did spell names differently for different reasons. In
my Finley line I found Findley's, etc. Guess in Scotland a "D" was
added for those who lived on one side of the River Dee. Of course
sometimes the census takers spelled names phonetically and made a
real mess... like my Kerr ancesters, I have to look for Carr, Karr,
etc. My maiden name is Buginnis, I found out lately that in
Lithuania there are no double n's in the language... the extra n was
added in the 30's to sound more Irish so my uncles could get jobs in
Chicago, one uncle even changed his name to McGinnis. My fathers
birth certificate was spelled with one n. It was really fun finding
the name at Ellis Island... there was a z in it to sound more Russian!
--- In email@example.com, Carol Singh
> Dear Linda,
> Thanks. Yes, I descend from John Braxton and Sarah.
> One reason for our not having seen the name Thomas
> passed down in the Pitt County families might be also
> that like Lacey, sons moved in order to purchase
> farmland to support their wives and children. I have
> seen case after case of this being mentioned in family
> correspondence and legal documents.
> If I remember correctly also, Priscilla was
> Priscilla Avery. Widowed with six children to provide
> for, she had left Wayne County where they had moved to
> establish their home and returned to Pitt.
> Having no ties to Wayne except for her husband,
> she wanted to live out her life near her family.
> Although she had sought no assistance, from what I
> gathered, her father took on the role of provider for
> her and the children.
> I also read that the Avery name had at this time
> two spellings. The change was made, not for show but
> for distinction. It seems that there were so many of
> this name that the family was concerned about
> confusion as to who was who. Among themselves, they
> had agreed to a spelling change for some of the
> families--interesting eh what?
> I had never heard of nor read of anyone's having
> changed the spelling of the surname for this reason.
> With so many variant spellings in our families, this
> piece of information really caught my attention.
> Just in case I have misrecalled my notes, will
> you check Wayne County for Thomas and Priscilla?
> The State Library here in Richmond is closed on
> Mondays. That's why I didn't run down there and go
> directly to my source.
> Tomorrow I have a block of time free and can do
> it myself if I can't easily lay hands on my
> notes--even though I do keep all my publications and
> notesbooks in one room. It would be a matter of what
> pages in which one, and that I don't know offhand not
> having in my mind which Braxtons were mentioned in
> which Pitt County Family Researchers' Quarterly or in
> which Chronicles.
> Thanks for your Braxton information relative to
> John's family. It may be there's a tie-in but not
> through Lacey.
> I recall that in his letter to the Daily
> Reflector from 1911 Elias A. Braxton had stated that
> he thought there were other brothers and sisters whose
> names he might not have remembered or even known, his
> having been so young when the family moved to
> Good to hear from you as always, Carol
> --- Linda E <ljeckerd@...> wrote:
> > Hi Carol and John,
> > Interesting post John. I haven't done much research
> > in the last year
> > or so and if I remember right Carol, that you are
> > descended from
> > Lacey's brother John Braxton and Sarah. I'm not
> > sure which line John
> > (Meyer's) line is though. I'm sure it isn't through
> > Lacey though and
> > I don't have the brother's lines in my data base.
> > His best bet is to
> > go to Kenny Braxton's web site or to ancestry.com or
> > rootsweb and
> > find which line he links up with. I'm sure that
> > Lacey is the son of
> > John and Hannah, and John is the son of Thomas. But
> > from there on
> > up, proof is needed to see if Thomas is the son of
> > John and Mary or
> > what that relationship is but sure there is a
> > relationship... and if
> > Priscilla was in fact his wife. (Thomas did have a
> > son named Thomas
> > with presumably Priscilla) Haven't a clue what
> > happened to him or
> > Henerick for that matter. Think there is some
> > research on Phelix.
> > I would love to see your copies of the land records
> > for Thomas. And
> > the notes you have on Priscilla and Thomas, the name
> > Thomas wasn't
> > used much in any lines I don't think. However there
> > was a William in
> > Chatham Co. N.C. who had a son Thomas about the same
> > time frame.
> > Somewhere in my original research notes I did find
> > census reports and
> > or deeds with the names of John and Hannah's
> > children and he did have
> > a son John and think you and I concluded that it is
> > your John. When
> > I get time I'll look through my notes and see what
> > "proof" I had.
> > Linda
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Carol Singh
> > <csinghworthington@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Dear Linda,
> > > From the State Library here in Richmond, I
> > found
> > > land records for the property of Thomas Braxton,
> > those
> > > showing his purchases of land and then purchases
> > of
> > > others "adjoining the land of Thomas Braxton
> > > deceased."
> > > These I have hand-copied and are at home.
> > > I am nearly certain from family names passed
> > down
> > > that John Braxton and Sarah were my direct line as
> > > well as John Braxton and Hannah if these two John
> > > Braxtons were father and son.
> > > If the relationship between these two men was
> > not
> > > clear, then I'm still searching for this link.
> > > I have turned to land records first, thinking
> > that
> > > in some transaction or other there will be
> > occasion
> > > for the relationship to be revealed--a coming of
> > age,
> > > a passing on of land in anticipation of death or
> > other
> > > life stage event.
> > > The only reservation I have about Priscilla and
> > > Thomas is that "Thomas" never came down in my line
> > but
> > > John and James did unto the present day and
> > through
> > > each generation, which combined with "Hannah"
> > being
> > > passed down would lead me to think that John was
> > not
> > > used simply because of its being a name common
> > among
> > > our English descendants.
> > > I think I also have a record of Priscilla's
> > filing
> > > for something or other as heir to Thomas. I came
> > upon
> > > it by pure chance and wish that I had thought to
> > pass
> > > it along to the group but I did not. That, too, is
> > > among my papers at home, and I ran into it at the
> > > State Library here.
> > > I'll lay hands on it and make amends for my
> > errant
> > > ways.
> > > I feel that everything I can add and document
> > and
> > > pass onto to you will let you pin down these
> > > relationships among our early ancestors.
> > > I don't have that big picture because I have
> > never
> > > organized my information that way. I've discovered
> > it
> > > in library visits and public records piecemeal and
> > am
> > > afraid that it is still in pieces on notecards, in
> > > notebooks, and even on napkins--the only piece of
> > > paper I had left to write on at the time--stuck in
> > > some cases like bookmarks between pages of
> > Chronicles
> > > I or II and between pages in the Pitt County
> > > Genealogical Quarterlies where I was able to link
> > > these papers to information in these publications.
> > > Additionally, I am still looking desperately
> > for
> > > that organizing principle to define the
> > relationships
> > > among these early Braxtons.
> > > I'll get back to you with my Priscilla and
> > Thomas
> > > information and sources before Thursday of this
> > week.
> > > Thanks so much for helping me. You are an
> > > inspiration.
> > > Later, Carol
> > >
> > > --- Linda E <ljeckerd@> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi Carol,
> > > >
> > > > I have Thomas and Priscilla Braxton with 4
> > children;
> > > > Phelix, Thomas,
> > > > Henerich and John b. abt 1770. This John
> > married
> > > > Hannah and had 5
> > > > children: Charles; Council (m. Sarah Roundtree);
> > > > John (m. Sarah);
> > > > Molcey (m. Luke McGlohon); and Lacy m. 1.
> > Elilzabeth
> > > > Parker, 2.
> > > > Lizzina Tripp.
> > > >
> > > > Now, Thomas may have been a son of John Braxton
> > and
> > > > Mary (circa
> > > > 1730) and a sibling of John, James, William,
> > Jesse
> > > > and Levi but this
> > > > is open to speculation. He was a neighbor of
> > these
> > > > Braxton's but we
> > > > can't prove the relationship, he may have been
> > John
> > > > Sr.'s brother,
> > > > nephew or other relationship. Cannot prove that
> > > > Thomas is the son of
> > > > this John. He lived next door to other sons and
> > > > relatives. There must
> > > > be some relationship. He did not inherit or buy
> > > > land from John but
> > > > did have land of his own. His children Phelix,
> > > > Thomas, Henerich and
> > > > John are listed in land sales from his estate.
> > > > Thomas was not in the
> > > > 1800 census but a Priscilla Blackston was with
> > > > children that would be
> > > > consistant with the 1790 census of Thomas
> > Blackston,
> > > > she may or may
> > > > not be his widow. also spelled as Brackston.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks, I'm having a great Thanksgiving and all
> > is
> > > > well here. Hope
> > > > you have a great holiday too. Good to hear from
> > you
> > > > again.
> > > >
> > > > Linda
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --- In email@example.com, Carol Singh
> > > > <csinghworthington@> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Dear Linda,
> > > > > John, Thomas, James Jr. & James Sr. all
> > appear
> > > > on
> > > > > the sole census from the 1700's.
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