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  • Carol Singh
    Dear Sammy, Your news is great news! James Braxton and Martha Crawford were my great, great grandparents. That much I knew for sure. What I did not know was
    Message 1 of 29 , May 23, 2006
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      Dear Sammy,
      Your news is great news! James Braxton and Martha
      Crawford were my great, great grandparents. That much
      I knew for sure. What I did not know was whether James
      left Pitt for Florida since the Will of Felix gave
      among his heirs his brother James's heirs in Florida.
      Then James Braxton, husband of Martha Crawford, was
      NOT the brother of Felix and Warren and his father was
      NOT Joel Braxton. So, the evidence favors John who
      married Sarah as the parents of James Braxton who
      married Martha Crawford.
      Unless Martha Crawford lived until 1913, I'm
      guessing there is no Pitt County Death Record for her.
      I am now going to check the online Pitt County Death
      Records to see if Martha is listed there. I would like
      to know where she was buried. Perhaps James Braxton is
      buried there as well.
      I'll share my findings.
      I remember something about Susan Braxton and will
      try to trace her through the Cannons if I fail with
      the Braxtons.
      I plan to see my Uncle Wes, my daddy's only
      surviving brother, next month when I go to Greenville
      for our Worthington Family Reunion. I haven't seen him
      since about 1974, not from any negligence on his part,
      but I couldn't get him any of the times I telephoned,
      and I did not have his address. I'll find out what he
      can tell me about Susan.
      Thank you so very much for your prompt and detailed
      information on my family.
      By the way, I e-mail myself to help me keep track
      of where I am in my researches. Later, Carol



      --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:

      > Carol,
      > I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900 census
      > in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha Braxton
      > born in March 1824 living with the family of
      > daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
      > 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June 1900,
      > Family #122:
      > Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
      > Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
      > Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
      > John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
      > Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
      > This Martha's birth date appears correct to be
      > the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820. However,
      > there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
      > 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James & Martha
      > Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860 in
      > the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state. There
      > are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
      > North Carolina census. The following marriage
      > record was in "Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly,"
      > Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
      > Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
      > Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
      > Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
      > Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
      > Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
      > Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
      > Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
      > person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12, so
      > the dates don't match anywhere.
      > Only a few county records survived the fire
      > that destroyed the 1890 census records.
      > Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
      > lost.
      > Sammy
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > removed]
      >
      >


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    • Carol Singh
      Dear Sammy, Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan Braxton. I found the information through the website of my cousin Lisa Scarola, Some Pitt County
      Message 2 of 29 , May 23, 2006
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        Dear Sammy,
        Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
        Braxton. I found the information through the website
        of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County McGowans
        and Sermons."
        She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
        James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married Mary
        Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first Susan
        Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James Elias
        Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
        I found no online death record for Martha Crawford
        Braxton.
        Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records? If
        so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha and
        James Braxton? Thanks, Carol

        --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:

        > Carol,
        > I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900 census
        > in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha Braxton
        > born in March 1824 living with the family of
        > daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
        > 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June 1900,
        > Family #122:
        > Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
        > Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
        > Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
        > John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
        > Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
        > This Martha's birth date appears correct to be
        > the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820. However,
        > there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
        > 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James & Martha
        > Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860 in
        > the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state. There
        > are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
        > North Carolina census. The following marriage
        > record was in "Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly,"
        > Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
        > Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
        > Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
        > Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
        > Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
        > Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
        > Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
        > Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
        > person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12, so
        > the dates don't match anywhere.
        > Only a few county records survived the fire
        > that destroyed the 1890 census records.
        > Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
        > lost.
        > Sammy
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been
        > removed]
        >
        >


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      • Sammy Pierce
        Carol, I couldn t find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census in North Carolina, so suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case, I m afraid I don t have access
        Message 3 of 29 , May 23, 2006
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          Carol,
          I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census in North Carolina, so
          suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case, I'm afraid I don't have
          access to the Pitt County Death Records. I couldn't find Thomas Cannon in
          the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in the 1910 census by searching
          for her children. It appears she married a Craft and either divorced or
          became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920 census. In 1910 she and her
          children were in Tarboro working in a cotton mill:
          1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct 2, 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
          Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
          Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton Mill
          Thelma Dau 7 None
          Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton Mill
          Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
          Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
          I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville 1867-1970 when I was a student
          at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer." We had a "Spinning
          Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling Department," but this was a
          wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool and prepared it for carpets.
          Sammy

          ----- Original Message -----
          From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
          To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
          Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census


          > Dear Sammy,
          > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
          > Braxton. I found the information through the website
          > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County McGowans
          > and Sermons."
          > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
          > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married Mary
          > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first Susan
          > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James Elias
          > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
          > I found no online death record for Martha Crawford
          > Braxton.
          > Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records? If
          > so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha and
          > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
          >
          > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
          >
          >> Carol,
          >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900 census
          >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha Braxton
          >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
          >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
          >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June 1900,
          >> Family #122:
          >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
          >> Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
          >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
          >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
          >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
          >> This Martha's birth date appears correct to be
          >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820. However,
          >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
          >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James & Martha
          >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860 in
          >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state. There
          >> are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
          >> North Carolina census. The following marriage
          >> record was in "Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly,"
          >> Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
          >> Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
          >> Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
          >> Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
          >> Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
          >> Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
          >> Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
          >> Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
          >> person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12, so
          >> the dates don't match anywhere.
          >> Only a few county records survived the fire
          >> that destroyed the 1890 census records.
          >> Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
          >> lost.
          >> Sammy
          >>
          >> [Non-text portions of this message have been
          >> removed]
          >>
          >>
          >
          >
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        • Carol Singh
          Dear Sammy, This is absolutely great! Quite a few of our ancestors must have worked in the mills too. It was by pure chance that I found proof that my
          Message 4 of 29 , May 24, 2006
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            Dear Sammy,
            This is absolutely great! Quite a few of our
            ancestors must have worked in the mills too. It was by
            pure chance that I found proof that my grandmother
            Jenny Secession McGowan had lived in Rocky Mount Mills
            with her mother, Jacky Ann McGowan, and her infant son
            Jenness, in 1900. I knew that Jenny had not married
            Alfred Worthington, my grandfather, until 1910. Jenny
            and Jacky had simply vanished from the census records.
            Mama had told me that Grandpa was Grandma Jenny's
            third husband.
            I was at the State Library of Virginia doing
            research after learning that it had N.C. census
            records. Nash County happened to be on the reel with
            Pitt, and I was scrolling through the reel. When I
            found Jenny and Jacky, I nearly fell off my chair.
            I had been researching her and Jacky for years with
            no luck whatsoever, and then paydirt!
            How do you teach one to do a successful search when
            something remains totally out of reach until one day
            solely by chance the answer appears?
            My method has always been to keep on asking
            questions and to keep on searching.
            Fortunately for all of us, there are some good,
            patient people like you to help people like me. Thanks
            so very much, Carol

            --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:

            > Carol,
            > I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census
            > in North Carolina, so
            > suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
            > I'm afraid I don't have
            > access to the Pitt County Death Records. I couldn't
            > find Thomas Cannon in
            > the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in the
            > 1910 census by searching
            > for her children. It appears she married a Craft
            > and either divorced or
            > became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
            > census. In 1910 she and her
            > children were in Tarboro working in a cotton mill:
            > 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct 2,
            > 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
            > Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
            > Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
            > Mill
            > Thelma Dau 7 None
            > Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton Mill
            > Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
            > Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
            > I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
            > 1867-1970 when I was a student
            > at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer." We
            > had a "Spinning
            > Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
            > Department," but this was a
            > wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool and
            > prepared it for carpets.
            > Sammy
            >
            > ----- Original Message -----
            > From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
            > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
            > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
            > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
            >
            >
            > > Dear Sammy,
            > > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
            > > Braxton. I found the information through the
            > website
            > > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County
            > McGowans
            > > and Sermons."
            > > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
            > > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married
            > Mary
            > > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first
            > Susan
            > > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James
            > Elias
            > > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
            > > I found no online death record for Martha
            > Crawford
            > > Braxton.
            > > Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records?
            > If
            > > so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha
            > and
            > > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
            > >
            > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
            > >
            > >> Carol,
            > >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900
            > census
            > >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha
            > Braxton
            > >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
            > >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
            > >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June
            > 1900,
            > >> Family #122:
            > >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
            > >> Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
            > >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
            > >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
            > >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
            > >> This Martha's birth date appears correct to
            > be
            > >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820.
            > However,
            > >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
            > >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James &
            > Martha
            > >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860
            > in
            > >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state.
            > There
            > >> are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
            > >> North Carolina census. The following marriage
            > >> record was in "Pitt County Genealogical
            > Quarterly,"
            > >> Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
            > >> Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
            > >> Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
            > >> Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
            > >> Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
            > >> Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
            > >> Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
            > >> Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
            > >> person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12,
            > so
            > >> the dates don't match anywhere.
            > >> Only a few county records survived the fire
            > >> that destroyed the 1890 census records.
            > >> Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
            > >> lost.
            > >> Sammy
            > >>
            > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been
            > >> removed]
            > >>
            > >>
            > >
            > >
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          • Carol Singh
            Dear Sammy, Last night I found the most amazing web site in trying to find out what a Daufer would be doing in a cotton mill. The site was
            Message 5 of 29 , May 25, 2006
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              Dear Sammy,
              Last night I found the most amazing web site in
              trying to find out what a Daufer would be doing in a
              cotton mill. The site was
              http://www.historians.org/T1/LessonPlans/nc/Leloudis/factory.html
              Not only did the information at the site define
              Daufer or Doffer, but it also gave an elaborate
              discussion of working conditions in the cotton mills
              and the weekly pay for each position in North Carolina
              in 1904. A doffer was usually a young boy or teen. He
              was a sweeper. He was paid $2.40 a week.
              Mill workers usually worked six twelve-hour days
              each week. Employees were white men, women, and
              children, and black men. For whatever reason, black
              women were not allowed to work in the mills.
              I did not find out what a Reeler did. However, you
              said that you yourself worked as a Reeler. Would you
              tell me what that position was, please?
              Back in 1900, my grandmother Jenny Secession
              McGowan at the age of 21 had been widowed about a
              year. Her infant was 5 months old.
              I do not know if her husband, last name Anderson,
              had been employed in the mills in Rocky Mount or if
              having fallen on hard times after his death, Grandma
              Jenny and her mother Jacky Ann McGowan had moved to
              Rocky Mount to work in the mills themselves since
              housing was also provided by that particular employer.
              Additionally, I learned from the web site that women
              brought their infants to the mills with them and cared
              for them on their breaks. I also read that the dust
              and pollutants in the air were harmful to breathe.
              That may have been the actual reason the child died,
              although Mama said he had died of the flu.
              Mama said also that Great Grandmother Jacky Ann had
              pressed Grandma Jenny to marry--her second husband, I
              presume since according to Mama, Grandma Jenny had
              refused to go home with her groom after the wedding.
              I did find the marriage record in the courthouse in
              Greenville last October for Grandma Jenny's second
              marriage.
              I know also that her second husband did not die
              until 1939 and that Grandma Jenny married Alfred
              Worthington in 1910.
              This information makes me think that the two women
              had it really rough financially after the death of
              Grandma Jenny's first husband.
              Grandma Jenny's mother was first cousin to Sarah
              Frances McGowan who was married to Alfred Worthington,
              Sr. (b. 1845). So Alfred Worthington, Jr. (b. 1871 or
              1873, I forget which)married his mother's first
              cousin's daughter when he married Jenny Secession
              McGowan.
              I found Grandma Jenny's marriage records in the
              courthouse in Greenville. According to one of these,
              Grandma Jenny's father was Ken McGowan. "Ken" was the
              nickname of William Kinsey McGowan. He was the son of
              William McGowan and Martha Ann Moore. This couple was
              Jacky's aunt and uncle. William was the brother of
              Jacky Ann's father, Lemuel McGowan, Sr. Her brother
              Lemuel McGowan, Jr. had married first Lydia Ann
              McGowan, a daughter of William McGowan and Martha Ann
              Moore. Lydia Ann committed suicide a few years after
              the marriage. The couple had had no children.
              I did not find a marriage record for Jacky Ann
              McGowan and William Kinsey McGowan. Grandma Jenny
              Secession McGowan was born in 1879, according to 1880
              Pitt County census records and was living with her
              mother Jacky Ann in the household of her grandparents,
              Lemuel McGowan, Sr. and Perlina Moore McGowan,
              daughter of Martin Moore.
              Jenny is listed as "granddaughter." All the
              daughters in the household are listed as "single," if
              I read the handwriting correctly.
              I am giving you the background because I thought it
              might shed some light on why it seemed that Jacky Ann
              and Jenny were hardpressed financially. William Kinsey
              McGowan himself had died of typhoid fever in 1899, I
              believe it was.
              I have not seen a copy of his will so do not know if
              he had made any acknowledgement of or provision for
              Jenny. Carol


              --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:

              > Carol,
              > I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census
              > in North Carolina, so
              > suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
              > I'm afraid I don't have
              > access to the Pitt County Death Records. I couldn't
              > find Thomas Cannon in
              > the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in the
              > 1910 census by searching
              > for her children. It appears she married a Craft
              > and either divorced or
              > became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
              > census. In 1910 she and her
              > children were in Tarboro working in a cotton mill:
              > 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct 2,
              > 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
              > Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
              > Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
              > Mill
              > Thelma Dau 7 None
              > Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton Mill
              > Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
              > Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
              > I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
              > 1867-1970 when I was a student
              > at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer." We
              > had a "Spinning
              > Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
              > Department," but this was a
              > wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool and
              > prepared it for carpets.
              > Sammy
              >
              > ----- Original Message -----
              > From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
              > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
              > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
              > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
              >
              >
              > > Dear Sammy,
              > > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
              > > Braxton. I found the information through the
              > website
              > > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County
              > McGowans
              > > and Sermons."
              > > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
              > > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married
              > Mary
              > > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first
              > Susan
              > > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James
              > Elias
              > > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
              > > I found no online death record for Martha
              > Crawford
              > > Braxton.
              > > Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records?
              > If
              > > so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha
              > and
              > > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
              > >
              > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
              > >
              > >> Carol,
              > >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900
              > census
              > >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha
              > Braxton
              > >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
              > >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
              > >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June
              > 1900,
              > >> Family #122:
              > >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
              > >> Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
              > >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
              > >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
              > >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
              > >> This Martha's birth date appears correct to
              > be
              > >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820.
              > However,
              > >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
              > >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James &
              > Martha
              > >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860
              > in
              > >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state.
              > There
              > >> are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
              > >> North Carolina census. The following marriage
              > >> record was in "Pitt County Genealogical
              > Quarterly,"
              > >> Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
              > >> Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
              > >> Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
              > >> Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
              > >> Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
              > >> Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
              > >> Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
              > >> Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
              > >> person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12,
              > so
              > >> the dates don't match anywhere.
              > >> Only a few county records survived the fire
              > >> that destroyed the 1890 census records.
              > >> Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
              > >> lost.
              > >> Sammy
              > >>
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              > >>
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            • Sammy Pierce
              Carol, The mill I worked in, Fieldcrest Mills, in Greenville took raw wool and prepared it for carpets. Some of the wool was dyed at our mill and other lots
              Message 6 of 29 , May 26, 2006
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                Carol,
                The mill I worked in, Fieldcrest Mills, in Greenville took raw wool and
                prepared it for carpets. Some of the wool was dyed at our mill and other
                lots were dyed after shipping to the carpet mill. If we dyed it, then the
                wool was dyed after blending different batches - the first step in the
                process. The wool was then sent to the Carding Department where it was
                processed into parallel fibers. Carding could be a dangerous process as the
                wool went through several large, heavy tumblers that could take off your arm
                if you weren't careful. The Blending/Dying and Card Department employees
                were men. After carding, the wool went to the Spinning Department where the
                wool was transferred from large spools to small bobbins in strands of
                specific diameters/weights. Most of the employees in Spinning were women
                and they were paid "on production" - according to how many bobbins of yarn
                they spun. From Spinning the bobbins were transferred to Winding where 2-3
                small bobbins of yarn were wound together for strength on larger bobbins,
                again to a specific number of winds per inch and weight. The winders were
                also mostly women on production. After winding, the yarn was essentially
                ready to be woven into carpets, but in order to ship it we wanted to remove
                the yarn from the bobbins. This is where the Reeling Department came it.
                The reelers wound the yarn off the bobbins into skeins of yarn that were
                packed in bales for shipping. The reelers also were women paid on
                production. The work was hard, the pay was low, and we worked 6 days a
                week.
                Sammy
                ----- Original Message -----
                From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:47 PM
                Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census


                > Dear Sammy,
                > Last night I found the most amazing web site in
                > trying to find out what a Daufer would be doing in a
                > cotton mill. The site was
                > http://www.historians.org/T1/LessonPlans/nc/Leloudis/factory.html
                > Not only did the information at the site define
                > Daufer or Doffer, but it also gave an elaborate
                > discussion of working conditions in the cotton mills
                > and the weekly pay for each position in North Carolina
                > in 1904. A doffer was usually a young boy or teen. He
                > was a sweeper. He was paid $2.40 a week.
                > Mill workers usually worked six twelve-hour days
                > each week. Employees were white men, women, and
                > children, and black men. For whatever reason, black
                > women were not allowed to work in the mills.
                > I did not find out what a Reeler did. However, you
                > said that you yourself worked as a Reeler. Would you
                > tell me what that position was, please?
                > Back in 1900, my grandmother Jenny Secession
                > McGowan at the age of 21 had been widowed about a
                > year. Her infant was 5 months old.
                > I do not know if her husband, last name Anderson,
                > had been employed in the mills in Rocky Mount or if
                > having fallen on hard times after his death, Grandma
                > Jenny and her mother Jacky Ann McGowan had moved to
                > Rocky Mount to work in the mills themselves since
                > housing was also provided by that particular employer.
                > Additionally, I learned from the web site that women
                > brought their infants to the mills with them and cared
                > for them on their breaks. I also read that the dust
                > and pollutants in the air were harmful to breathe.
                > That may have been the actual reason the child died,
                > although Mama said he had died of the flu.
                > Mama said also that Great Grandmother Jacky Ann had
                > pressed Grandma Jenny to marry--her second husband, I
                > presume since according to Mama, Grandma Jenny had
                > refused to go home with her groom after the wedding.
                > I did find the marriage record in the courthouse in
                > Greenville last October for Grandma Jenny's second
                > marriage.
                > I know also that her second husband did not die
                > until 1939 and that Grandma Jenny married Alfred
                > Worthington in 1910.
                > This information makes me think that the two women
                > had it really rough financially after the death of
                > Grandma Jenny's first husband.
                > Grandma Jenny's mother was first cousin to Sarah
                > Frances McGowan who was married to Alfred Worthington,
                > Sr. (b. 1845). So Alfred Worthington, Jr. (b. 1871 or
                > 1873, I forget which)married his mother's first
                > cousin's daughter when he married Jenny Secession
                > McGowan.
                > I found Grandma Jenny's marriage records in the
                > courthouse in Greenville. According to one of these,
                > Grandma Jenny's father was Ken McGowan. "Ken" was the
                > nickname of William Kinsey McGowan. He was the son of
                > William McGowan and Martha Ann Moore. This couple was
                > Jacky's aunt and uncle. William was the brother of
                > Jacky Ann's father, Lemuel McGowan, Sr. Her brother
                > Lemuel McGowan, Jr. had married first Lydia Ann
                > McGowan, a daughter of William McGowan and Martha Ann
                > Moore. Lydia Ann committed suicide a few years after
                > the marriage. The couple had had no children.
                > I did not find a marriage record for Jacky Ann
                > McGowan and William Kinsey McGowan. Grandma Jenny
                > Secession McGowan was born in 1879, according to 1880
                > Pitt County census records and was living with her
                > mother Jacky Ann in the household of her grandparents,
                > Lemuel McGowan, Sr. and Perlina Moore McGowan,
                > daughter of Martin Moore.
                > Jenny is listed as "granddaughter." All the
                > daughters in the household are listed as "single," if
                > I read the handwriting correctly.
                > I am giving you the background because I thought it
                > might shed some light on why it seemed that Jacky Ann
                > and Jenny were hardpressed financially. William Kinsey
                > McGowan himself had died of typhoid fever in 1899, I
                > believe it was.
                > I have not seen a copy of his will so do not know if
                > he had made any acknowledgement of or provision for
                > Jenny. Carol
                >
                >
                > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                >
                >> Carol,
                >> I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census
                >> in North Carolina, so
                >> suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                >> I'm afraid I don't have
                >> access to the Pitt County Death Records. I couldn't
                >> find Thomas Cannon in
                >> the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in the
                >> 1910 census by searching
                >> for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                >> and either divorced or
                >> became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                >> census. In 1910 she and her
                >> children were in Tarboro working in a cotton mill:
                >> 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct 2,
                >> 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                >> Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                >> Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                >> Mill
                >> Thelma Dau 7 None
                >> Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton Mill
                >> Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                >> Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                >> I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                >> 1867-1970 when I was a student
                >> at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer." We
                >> had a "Spinning
                >> Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                >> Department," but this was a
                >> wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool and
                >> prepared it for carpets.
                >> Sammy
                >>
                >> ----- Original Message -----
                >> From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                >> To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                >> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                >> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                >>
                >>
                >> > Dear Sammy,
                >> > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
                >> > Braxton. I found the information through the
                >> website
                >> > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County
                >> McGowans
                >> > and Sermons."
                >> > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
                >> > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married
                >> Mary
                >> > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first
                >> Susan
                >> > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James
                >> Elias
                >> > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
                >> > I found no online death record for Martha
                >> Crawford
                >> > Braxton.
                >> > Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records?
                >> If
                >> > so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha
                >> and
                >> > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
                >> >
                >> > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                >> >
                >> >> Carol,
                >> >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900
                >> census
                >> >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha
                >> Braxton
                >> >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
                >> >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
                >> >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June
                >> 1900,
                >> >> Family #122:
                >> >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
                >> >> Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
                >> >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
                >> >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
                >> >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
                >> >> This Martha's birth date appears correct to
                >> be
                >> >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820.
                >> However,
                >> >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
                >> >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James &
                >> Martha
                >> >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860
                >> in
                >> >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state.
                >> There
                >> >> are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
                >> >> North Carolina census. The following marriage
                >> >> record was in "Pitt County Genealogical
                >> Quarterly,"
                >> >> Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
                >> >> Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
                >> >> Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
                >> >> Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
                >> >> Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
                >> >> Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
                >> >> Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
                >> >> Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
                >> >> person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12,
                >> so
                >> >> the dates don't match anywhere.
                >> >> Only a few county records survived the fire
                >> >> that destroyed the 1890 census records.
                >> >> Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
                >> >> lost.
                >> >> Sammy
                >> >>
                >> >> [Non-text portions of this message have been
                >> >> removed]
                >> >>
                >> >>
                >> >
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              • afirstof7@aol.com
                Oh, the memories. I should have said ouch , the memories. Sammy was right... it was hard work. I started in the reeling department. I think whenever the
                Message 7 of 29 , May 26, 2006
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                  Oh, the memories. I should have said "ouch", the memories. Sammy was
                  right... it was hard work. I started in the reeling department. I think whenever
                  the yarn was taken off the machines, that was called "doffing". So the women
                  in each different department did their own doffing... and we did it as quickly
                  as possible to get that yarn running again. If you worked hard enough to make
                  production, you got extra money in your paycheck.

                  The first few weeks as I worked in reeling, my hands were so sore. We had to
                  poke our finger through that yarn that was stretched so tight around those
                  reels to tie the skeins of yarn together with special knots before we collasped
                  the machine and slid it off onto a rack to inspect it before it was baled.
                  They were bleeding and covered in band aids, but eventually they toughened up !!

                  Whew, I'm glad I don't have to do that any more!!

                  ann~


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                • Carol Singh
                  Dear Sammy, Thanks so much for explaining the process to me. What you have written really makes me appreciate the work that goes into the carpets that most of
                  Message 8 of 29 , May 30, 2006
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                    Dear Sammy,
                    Thanks so much for explaining the process to me.
                    What you have written really makes me appreciate the
                    work that goes into the carpets that most of us take
                    for granted. I imagine that the work you did was very
                    similar to that required in the early 1900's.
                    One of Mama's cousins owned a mattress factory in
                    Greenville. She lost the ends of all her fingers on
                    one hand when she caught her hand in one of the
                    machines. That injury never slowed her down, though.
                    She continued working in her factory until a ripe old
                    age and was as active and feisty as a yellow jacket.
                    Mama always welcomed her visits, and we children could
                    never get enough of listening to her speak of her
                    experiences. For all her stamina and strength, she was
                    a kind person with a lovely smile and a delightful
                    sense of humor.
                    I myself worked for a temp agency one summer while
                    I was a student at V.C.U. The semi-industrial
                    assignment I agreed to take ended up being in a pen
                    factory here in Richmond. I never worked so hard in my
                    life. This assignment lasted only two weeks, but it
                    was enough to make me appreciate forever what my
                    sister went through for 31 years working at Phillip
                    Morris in the plant making cigarettes. Frankly, I do
                    not know how she stood it, but she never ever
                    complained. She also kept her sense of humor and her
                    health. In addition, she never smoked. Later, Carol

                    --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:

                    > Carol,
                    > The mill I worked in, Fieldcrest Mills, in
                    > Greenville took raw wool and
                    > prepared it for carpets. Some of the wool was dyed
                    > at our mill and other
                    > lots were dyed after shipping to the carpet mill.
                    > If we dyed it, then the
                    > wool was dyed after blending different batches - the
                    > first step in the
                    > process. The wool was then sent to the Carding
                    > Department where it was
                    > processed into parallel fibers. Carding could be a
                    > dangerous process as the
                    > wool went through several large, heavy tumblers that
                    > could take off your arm
                    > if you weren't careful. The Blending/Dying and Card
                    > Department employees
                    > were men. After carding, the wool went to the
                    > Spinning Department where the
                    > wool was transferred from large spools to small
                    > bobbins in strands of
                    > specific diameters/weights. Most of the employees
                    > in Spinning were women
                    > and they were paid "on production" - according to
                    > how many bobbins of yarn
                    > they spun. From Spinning the bobbins were
                    > transferred to Winding where 2-3
                    > small bobbins of yarn were wound together for
                    > strength on larger bobbins,
                    > again to a specific number of winds per inch and
                    > weight. The winders were
                    > also mostly women on production. After winding, the
                    > yarn was essentially
                    > ready to be woven into carpets, but in order to ship
                    > it we wanted to remove
                    > the yarn from the bobbins. This is where the
                    > Reeling Department came it.
                    > The reelers wound the yarn off the bobbins into
                    > skeins of yarn that were
                    > packed in bales for shipping. The reelers also were
                    > women paid on
                    > production. The work was hard, the pay was low, and
                    > we worked 6 days a
                    > week.
                    > Sammy
                    > ----- Original Message -----
                    > From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                    > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                    > Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                    > Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:47 PM
                    > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                    >
                    >
                    > > Dear Sammy,
                    > > Last night I found the most amazing web site in
                    > > trying to find out what a Daufer would be doing in
                    > a
                    > > cotton mill. The site was
                    > >
                    >
                    http://www.historians.org/T1/LessonPlans/nc/Leloudis/factory.html
                    > > Not only did the information at the site define
                    > > Daufer or Doffer, but it also gave an elaborate
                    > > discussion of working conditions in the cotton
                    > mills
                    > > and the weekly pay for each position in North
                    > Carolina
                    > > in 1904. A doffer was usually a young boy or teen.
                    > He
                    > > was a sweeper. He was paid $2.40 a week.
                    > > Mill workers usually worked six twelve-hour days
                    > > each week. Employees were white men, women, and
                    > > children, and black men. For whatever reason,
                    > black
                    > > women were not allowed to work in the mills.
                    > > I did not find out what a Reeler did. However,
                    > you
                    > > said that you yourself worked as a Reeler. Would
                    > you
                    > > tell me what that position was, please?
                    > > Back in 1900, my grandmother Jenny Secession
                    > > McGowan at the age of 21 had been widowed about a
                    > > year. Her infant was 5 months old.
                    > > I do not know if her husband, last name
                    > Anderson,
                    > > had been employed in the mills in Rocky Mount or
                    > if
                    > > having fallen on hard times after his death,
                    > Grandma
                    > > Jenny and her mother Jacky Ann McGowan had moved
                    > to
                    > > Rocky Mount to work in the mills themselves since
                    > > housing was also provided by that particular
                    > employer.
                    > > Additionally, I learned from the web site that
                    > women
                    > > brought their infants to the mills with them and
                    > cared
                    > > for them on their breaks. I also read that the
                    > dust
                    > > and pollutants in the air were harmful to breathe.
                    > > That may have been the actual reason the child
                    > died,
                    > > although Mama said he had died of the flu.
                    > > Mama said also that Great Grandmother Jacky Ann
                    > had
                    > > pressed Grandma Jenny to marry--her second
                    > husband, I
                    > > presume since according to Mama, Grandma Jenny had
                    > > refused to go home with her groom after the
                    > wedding.
                    > > I did find the marriage record in the courthouse
                    > in
                    > > Greenville last October for Grandma Jenny's second
                    > > marriage.
                    > > I know also that her second husband did not die
                    > > until 1939 and that Grandma Jenny married Alfred
                    > > Worthington in 1910.
                    > > This information makes me think that the two
                    > women
                    > > had it really rough financially after the death of
                    > > Grandma Jenny's first husband.
                    > > Grandma Jenny's mother was first cousin to Sarah
                    > > Frances McGowan who was married to Alfred
                    > Worthington,
                    > > Sr. (b. 1845). So Alfred Worthington, Jr. (b. 1871
                    > or
                    > > 1873, I forget which)married his mother's first
                    > > cousin's daughter when he married Jenny Secession
                    > > McGowan.
                    > > I found Grandma Jenny's marriage records in the
                    > > courthouse in Greenville. According to one of
                    > these,
                    > > Grandma Jenny's father was Ken McGowan. "Ken" was
                    > the
                    > > nickname of William Kinsey McGowan. He was the son
                    > of
                    > > William McGowan and Martha Ann Moore. This couple
                    > was
                    > > Jacky's aunt and uncle. William was the brother of
                    > > Jacky Ann's father, Lemuel McGowan, Sr. Her
                    > brother
                    > > Lemuel McGowan, Jr. had married first Lydia Ann
                    > > McGowan, a daughter of William McGowan and Martha
                    > Ann
                    > > Moore. Lydia Ann committed suicide a few years
                    > after
                    > > the marriage. The couple had had no children.
                    > > I did not find a marriage record for Jacky Ann
                    > > McGowan and William Kinsey McGowan. Grandma Jenny
                    > > Secession McGowan was born in 1879, according to
                    > 1880
                    > > Pitt County census records and was living with her
                    > > mother Jacky Ann in the household of her
                    > grandparents,
                    > > Lemuel McGowan, Sr. and Perlina Moore McGowan,
                    > > daughter of Martin Moore.
                    > > Jenny is listed as "granddaughter." All the
                    > > daughters in the household are listed as "single,"
                    > if
                    > > I read the handwriting correctly.
                    > > I am giving you the background because I thought
                    > it
                    > > might shed some light on why it seemed that Jacky
                    > Ann
                    > > and Jenny were hardpressed financially. William
                    > Kinsey
                    > > McGowan himself had died of typhoid fever in 1899,
                    > I
                    > > believe it was.
                    > > I have not seen a copy of his will so do not know
                    > if
                    > > he had made any acknowledgement of or provision
                    > for
                    > > Jenny. Carol
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                    > >
                    > >> Carol,
                    > >> I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910
                    > census
                    > >> in North Carolina, so
                    > >> suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                    > >> I'm afraid I don't have
                    > >> access to the Pitt County Death Records. I
                    > couldn't
                    > >> find Thomas Cannon in
                    > >> the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in
                    > the
                    > >> 1910 census by searching
                    > >> for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                    > >> and either divorced or
                    > >> became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                    > >> census. In 1910 she and her
                    > >> children were in Tarboro working in a cotton
                    > mill:
                    > >> 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct
                    > 2,
                    > >> 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                    > >> Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                    > >> Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                    >
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                    Dear Ann, It s great to hear from members like you who had experiences that many of us have only read about. What you and Sammy have told me really helps me
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                      Dear Ann,
                      It's great to hear from members like you who had
                      experiences that many of us have only read about. What
                      you and Sammy have told me really helps me put myself
                      in the place of my family members who also worked in
                      the mills.
                      In addition, I feel sorry for the boys and girls
                      put to work out of necessity to help their families
                      survive instead of having a childhood and an education
                      that would have opened up other opportunities for
                      them.
                      All too often, I think that some of us who have had
                      a chance to choose our line of work fail to think
                      about what we would have done had circumstances denied
                      us our opportunities. Reading of other people's
                      hardships makes me wish that I were a miracle worker.
                      I would indeed change the world for the better. Later,
                      Carol

                      --- afirstof7@... wrote:

                      > Oh, the memories. I should have said "ouch", the
                      > memories. Sammy was
                      > right... it was hard work. I started in the reeling
                      > department. I think whenever
                      > the yarn was taken off the machines, that was called
                      > "doffing". So the women
                      > in each different department did their own
                      > doffing... and we did it as quickly
                      > as possible to get that yarn running again. If you
                      > worked hard enough to make
                      > production, you got extra money in your paycheck.
                      >
                      > The first few weeks as I worked in reeling, my hands
                      > were so sore. We had to
                      > poke our finger through that yarn that was stretched
                      > so tight around those
                      > reels to tie the skeins of yarn together with
                      > special knots before we collasped
                      > the machine and slid it off onto a rack to inspect
                      > it before it was baled.
                      > They were bleeding and covered in band aids, but
                      > eventually they toughened up !!
                      >
                      > Whew, I'm glad I don't have to do that any more!!
                      >
                      > ann~
                      >
                      >
                      > [Non-text portions of this message have been
                      > removed]
                      >
                      >


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                      Dear Sammy, I have been going back through census records online at the PCFR website to trace back James Braxton who married Martha Crawford. Like you, I think
                      Message 10 of 29 , Jun 28, 2006
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                        Dear Sammy,
                        I have been going back through census records
                        online at the PCFR website to trace back James Braxton
                        who married Martha Crawford. Like you, I think that
                        John and Sarah were the parents of James Braxton.
                        Beyond that, I think that John was the son of John
                        Braxton and Hannah. This latter John Braxton I think
                        was the son of John (1730) and Mary.
                        I am sure in any event that Jesse was not my
                        ancestor because his son was Joel, and Joel's son
                        James Thomas left for Tennessee while my James did not
                        leave Pitt.
                        However, I have never seen the 1840 census, which
                        might give me more information.
                        The 1850 census shows John Braxton and Sarah next
                        to James Braxton and Martha Crawford. Since this
                        couple has no children and since John Braxton (27) is
                        living with them, I feel that James and Martha were
                        only recently married.
                        This being the case, I feel that the 1840 census
                        will show James Braxton and John Braxton both still
                        living with their birth families.
                        If you have access to the 1840 census for Pitt,
                        could you check this out for me?
                        In the meantime, I am still collecting pieces.
                        I am truly grateful for researchers like you whose
                        generosity and kindness have helped me so much already
                        in finding answers to my questions.
                        Later, Carol


                        --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:

                        > Carol,
                        > I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census
                        > in North Carolina, so
                        > suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                        > I'm afraid I don't have
                        > access to the Pitt County Death Records. I couldn't
                        > find Thomas Cannon in
                        > the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in the
                        > 1910 census by searching
                        > for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                        > and either divorced or
                        > became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                        > census. In 1910 she and her
                        > children were in Tarboro working in a cotton mill:
                        > 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct 2,
                        > 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                        > Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                        > Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                        > Mill
                        > Thelma Dau 7 None
                        > Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton Mill
                        > Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                        > Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                        > I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                        > 1867-1970 when I was a student
                        > at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer." We
                        > had a "Spinning
                        > Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                        > Department," but this was a
                        > wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool and
                        > prepared it for carpets.
                        > Sammy
                        >
                        > ----- Original Message -----
                        > From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                        > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                        > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                        > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                        >
                        >
                        > > Dear Sammy,
                        > > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
                        > > Braxton. I found the information through the
                        > website
                        > > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County
                        > McGowans
                        > > and Sermons."
                        > > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
                        > > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married
                        > Mary
                        > > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first
                        > Susan
                        > > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James
                        > Elias
                        > > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
                        > > I found no online death record for Martha
                        > Crawford
                        > > Braxton.
                        > > Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records?
                        > If
                        > > so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha
                        > and
                        > > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
                        > >
                        > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                        > >
                        > >> Carol,
                        > >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900
                        > census
                        > >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha
                        > Braxton
                        > >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
                        > >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
                        > >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June
                        > 1900,
                        > >> Family #122:
                        > >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
                        > >> Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
                        > >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
                        > >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
                        > >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
                        > >> This Martha's birth date appears correct to
                        > be
                        > >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820.
                        > However,
                        > >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
                        > >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James &
                        > Martha
                        > >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860
                        > in
                        > >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state.
                        > There
                        > >> are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
                        > >> North Carolina census. The following marriage
                        > >> record was in "Pitt County Genealogical
                        > Quarterly,"
                        > >> Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
                        > >> Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
                        > >> Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
                        > >> Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
                        > >> Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
                        > >> Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
                        > >> Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
                        > >> Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
                        > >> person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12,
                        > so
                        > >> the dates don't match anywhere.
                        > >> Only a few county records survived the fire
                        > >> that destroyed the 1890 census records.
                        > >> Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
                        > >> lost.
                        > >> Sammy
                        > >>
                        > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been
                        > >> removed]
                        > >>
                        > >>
                        > >
                        > >
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                        > >
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                        > > RePrint of 1982 Chronicles of Pitt Co Order Form:
                        > >
                        >
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                        > >
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                        > join our dynamic group
                        > > if you are interested in genealogy discussion and
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                      • rootspuzzle
                        these came up with a search for braxton pitt co. did not search each page. 1840 United States Federal Census Ally Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina 1
                        Message 11 of 29 , Jun 28, 2006
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                          these came up with a search for braxton pitt co. did not search
                          each page.
                          1840 United States Federal Census

                          Ally Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                          1 Male 0-5
                          1 female 20-30
                          Counsile Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                          0-5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70 70-80 80-90 90-
                          100 100+
                          Male 1100001000000
                          Female 0110001000000

                          Hymerick Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                          Male 1000000010000
                          Female 0010101000000
                          Joel Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                          Male 0011101000000
                          Female 1121101000000
                          John Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                          Male 0000000010000
                          Female 0001200010000
                          Lacy Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                          Male 1000010000000
                          Female 0000200000000
                          Long Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                          Male 0000100000000
                          Female 2000100000000
                          Wiley Braxton Brooks District, Pitt, North Carolina
                          Male 0000010000000
                          Female 0100000010000


                          Sue
                          --- In genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com, Carol Singh
                          <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > Dear Sammy,
                          > I have been going back through census records
                          > online at the PCFR website to trace back James Braxton
                          > who married Martha Crawford. Like you, I think that
                          > John and Sarah were the parents of James Braxton.
                          > Beyond that, I think that John was the son of John
                          > Braxton and Hannah. This latter John Braxton I think
                          > was the son of John (1730) and Mary.
                          > I am sure in any event that Jesse was not my
                          > ancestor because his son was Joel, and Joel's son
                          > James Thomas left for Tennessee while my James did not
                          > leave Pitt.
                          > However, I have never seen the 1840 census, which
                          > might give me more information.
                          > The 1850 census shows John Braxton and Sarah next
                          > to James Braxton and Martha Crawford. Since this
                          > couple has no children and since John Braxton (27) is
                          > living with them, I feel that James and Martha were
                          > only recently married.
                          > This being the case, I feel that the 1840 census
                          > will show James Braxton and John Braxton both still
                          > living with their birth families.
                          > If you have access to the 1840 census for Pitt,
                          > could you check this out for me?
                          > In the meantime, I am still collecting pieces.
                          > I am truly grateful for researchers like you whose
                          > generosity and kindness have helped me so much already
                          > in finding answers to my questions.
                          > Later, Carol
                          >
                          >
                          > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > > Carol,
                          > > I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census
                          > > in North Carolina, so
                          > > suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                          > > I'm afraid I don't have
                          > > access to the Pitt County Death Records. I couldn't
                          > > find Thomas Cannon in
                          > > the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in the
                          > > 1910 census by searching
                          > > for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                          > > and either divorced or
                          > > became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                          > > census. In 1910 she and her
                          > > children were in Tarboro working in a cotton mill:
                          > > 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct 2,
                          > > 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                          > > Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                          > > Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                          > > Mill
                          > > Thelma Dau 7 None
                          > > Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton Mill
                          > > Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                          > > Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                          > > I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                          > > 1867-1970 when I was a student
                          > > at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer." We
                          > > had a "Spinning
                          > > Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                          > > Department," but this was a
                          > > wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool and
                          > > prepared it for carpets.
                          > > Sammy
                          > >
                          > > ----- Original Message -----
                          > > From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                          > > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                          > > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                          > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > > Dear Sammy,
                          > > > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
                          > > > Braxton. I found the information through the
                          > > website
                          > > > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County
                          > > McGowans
                          > > > and Sermons."
                          > > > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
                          > > > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married
                          > > Mary
                          > > > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first
                          > > Susan
                          > > > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James
                          > > Elias
                          > > > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
                          > > > I found no online death record for Martha
                          > > Crawford
                          > > > Braxton.
                          > > > Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records?
                          > > If
                          > > > so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha
                          > > and
                          > > > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
                          > > >
                          > > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > >> Carol,
                          > > >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900
                          > > census
                          > > >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha
                          > > Braxton
                          > > >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
                          > > >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
                          > > >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June
                          > > 1900,
                          > > >> Family #122:
                          > > >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
                          > > >> Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
                          > > >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
                          > > >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
                          > > >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
                          > > >> This Martha's birth date appears correct to
                          > > be
                          > > >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820.
                          > > However,
                          > > >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
                          > > >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James &
                          > > Martha
                          > > >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860
                          > > in
                          > > >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state.
                          > > There
                          > > >> are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
                          > > >> North Carolina census. The following marriage
                          > > >> record was in "Pitt County Genealogical
                          > > Quarterly,"
                          > > >> Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
                          > > >> Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
                          > > >> Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
                          > > >> Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
                          > > >> Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
                          > > >> Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
                          > > >> Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
                          > > >> Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
                          > > >> person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12,
                          > > so
                          > > >> the dates don't match anywhere.
                          > > >> Only a few county records survived the fire
                          > > >> that destroyed the 1890 census records.
                          > > >> Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
                          > > >> lost.
                          > > >> Sammy
                          > > >>
                          > > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been
                          > > >> removed]
                          > > >>
                          > > >>
                          > > >
                          > > >
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                          > > > information:
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                          > > >
                          > > http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/genpcncfir/lst
                          > > >
                          > > > RePrint of 1982 Chronicles of Pitt Co Order Form:
                          > > >
                          > >
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                          20Feb03.htm
                          > > >
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                        • Carol Singh
                          Dear Sue, Thanks. This information gives me the children s ages, and I can compare this with the ages given in the 1850 census. Carol ... === message truncated
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                            Dear Sue,
                            Thanks. This information gives me the children's
                            ages, and I can compare this with the ages given in
                            the 1850 census.
                            Carol


                            --- rootspuzzle <rootspuzzle@...> wrote:

                            > these came up with a search for braxton pitt co.
                            > did not search
                            > each page.
                            > 1840 United States Federal Census
                            >
                            > Ally Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                            > 1 Male 0-5
                            > 1 female 20-30
                            > Counsile Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                            > 0-5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70
                            > 70-80 80-90 90-
                            > 100 100+
                            > Male 1100001000000
                            > Female 0110001000000
                            >
                            > Hymerick Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                            > Male 1000000010000
                            > Female 0010101000000
                            > Joel Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                            > Male 0011101000000
                            > Female 1121101000000
                            > John Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                            > Male 0000000010000
                            > Female 0001200010000
                            > Lacy Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                            > Male 1000010000000
                            > Female 0000200000000
                            > Long Braxton Not Stated, Pitt, North Carolina
                            > Male 0000100000000
                            > Female 2000100000000
                            > Wiley Braxton Brooks District, Pitt, North
                            > Carolina
                            > Male 0000010000000
                            > Female 0100000010000
                            >
                            >
                            > Sue
                            > --- In genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com, Carol Singh
                            > <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > Dear Sammy,
                            > > I have been going back through census records
                            > > online at the PCFR website to trace back James
                            > Braxton
                            > > who married Martha Crawford. Like you, I think
                            > that
                            > > John and Sarah were the parents of James Braxton.
                            > > Beyond that, I think that John was the son of John
                            > > Braxton and Hannah. This latter John Braxton I
                            > think
                            > > was the son of John (1730) and Mary.
                            > > I am sure in any event that Jesse was not my
                            > > ancestor because his son was Joel, and Joel's son
                            > > James Thomas left for Tennessee while my James did
                            > not
                            > > leave Pitt.
                            > > However, I have never seen the 1840 census,
                            > which
                            > > might give me more information.
                            > > The 1850 census shows John Braxton and Sarah
                            > next
                            > > to James Braxton and Martha Crawford. Since this
                            > > couple has no children and since John Braxton (27)
                            > is
                            > > living with them, I feel that James and Martha
                            > were
                            > > only recently married.
                            > > This being the case, I feel that the 1840
                            > census
                            > > will show James Braxton and John Braxton both
                            > still
                            > > living with their birth families.
                            > > If you have access to the 1840 census for Pitt,
                            > > could you check this out for me?
                            > > In the meantime, I am still collecting pieces.
                            > > I am truly grateful for researchers like you
                            > whose
                            > > generosity and kindness have helped me so much
                            > already
                            > > in finding answers to my questions.
                            > > Later, Carol
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > > Carol,
                            > > > I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910
                            > census
                            > > > in North Carolina, so
                            > > > suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any
                            > case,
                            > > > I'm afraid I don't have
                            > > > access to the Pitt County Death Records. I
                            > couldn't
                            > > > find Thomas Cannon in
                            > > > the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in
                            > the
                            > > > 1910 census by searching
                            > > > for her children. It appears she married a
                            > Craft
                            > > > and either divorced or
                            > > > became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                            > > > census. In 1910 she and her
                            > > > children were in Tarboro working in a cotton
                            > mill:
                            > > > 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct
                            > 2,
                            > > > 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                            > > > Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                            > > > Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                            > > > Mill
                            > > > Thelma Dau 7 None
                            > > > Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton
                            > Mill
                            > > > Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                            > > > Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                            > > > I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                            > > > 1867-1970 when I was a student
                            > > > at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer."
                            > We
                            > > > had a "Spinning
                            > > > Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                            > > > Department," but this was a
                            > > > wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool
                            > and
                            > > > prepared it for carpets.
                            > > > Sammy
                            > > >
                            > > > ----- Original Message -----
                            > > > From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                            > > > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                            > > > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                            > > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900
                            > Census
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > > > Dear Sammy,
                            > > > > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
                            > > > > Braxton. I found the information through the
                            > > > website
                            > > > > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County
                            > > > McGowans
                            > > > > and Sermons."
                            > > > > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford
                            > and
                            > > > > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who
                            > married
                            > > > Mary
                            > > > > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married
                            > first
                            > > > Susan
                            > > > > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James
                            > > > Elias
                            > > > > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
                            > > > > I found no online death record for Martha
                            > > > Crawford
                            > > > > Braxton.
                            > > > > Do you have access to Pitt County Death
                            > Records?
                            > > > If
                            > > > > so, could you check for a Death Record for
                            > Martha
                            > > > and
                            > > > > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
                            > > > >
                            > > > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                            > > > >
                            > > > >> Carol,
                            > > > >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900
                            > > > census
                            > > > >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha
                            > > > Braxton
                            > > > >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
                            > > > >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
                            > > > >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7
                            > June
                            > > > 1900,
                            > > > >> Family #122:
                            > > > >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856
                            > Farmer
                            > > > >> Susan Wife 40 Apr
                            > 1860
                            > > > >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May
                            > 1896
                            > > > >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov
                            > 1899
                            > > > >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
                            > > > >> This Martha's birth date appears correct
                            > to
                            > > > be
                            > > > >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820.
                            > > > However,
                            > > > >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the
                            > 1860,
                            > > > >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James &
                            > > > Martha
                            > > > >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born
                            > 1860
                            > > > in
                            > > > >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state.
                            >
                            >
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                          • Carol Singh
                            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 were the parents
                            Message 13 of 29 , Aug 14, 2006
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                              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 were the
                              parents of James Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
                              These households are next to each other in every
                              census.
                              While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                              "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson" all
                              having a male child in the age bracket under 10, 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 one of
                              these households with a son in this age range is not
                              definitive.
                              Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                              Here is what I found.
                              John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah had a
                              son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John (27) in
                              1850 living with his brother James Braxton (30), Head
                              of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                              In the family of John Braxton and Hannah, are the
                              parents John and Hannah and their son Council [variant
                              spellings].
                              These two families have THREE names in common. This
                              fact leads me to think that John Braxton married to
                              Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah. Also,
                              Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor of the
                              Daily Reflector said that his grandparents John and
                              Hannah Braxton has sons John and Council in addition
                              to his own father Lacy and a son Charles.
                              Finally, James Braxton who married Martha Crawford
                              had the following childrn [listed 1870 census]:
                              John (25); Charles (15); and Sarah (4).
                              To me, these common names link John Braxton [wife
                              Sarah] to John Braxton [wife Hannah].
                              The common names appearing in the children of James
                              Braxton [wife Martha Crawford] links James to these
                              two families.
                              I surmise that James Braxton and John Braxton were
                              both sons of John Braxton (50) and Sarah (51) in the
                              1850 census. Neither James nor John appear in the
                              household of John Braxton and Sarah because James is
                              Head of his own Household with brother John Braxton
                              living with him and wife Martha Crawford.
                              To put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, I need
                              to know if you or anyone know where a marriage record
                              for James Braxton who married Martha Crawford might
                              be. With that, I could see if James Braxton gave the
                              names of his parents on that document.
                              Additionally, do you have access to the 1840 Pitt
                              County Census to see where James Braxton and John
                              Braxton are in that census?
                              Finally, are there wills, deeds, or other public
                              records to which you might have access that give the
                              parentage of James Braxton, who married Martha
                              Crawford.
                              The ONLY other possibility I see any documentation
                              for is that of the 1820 census where more than one
                              family has a male of the proper age to be James
                              Braxton infant and the 1830 census where "John of
                              James" is the only Braxton with a male child in the
                              ten-year old bracket; however, again, there may be
                              James Braxton in the household of JOHN Braxton who is
                              still 9 years old at the time the census was taken
                              just as in the 1820 census, this James Braxton might
                              not have yet been born when the census was taken.
                              I have found no Death Record online for James
                              Braxton who married Martha Crawford, nor have I found
                              either one in a Pitt cemetery online.
                              Help me, if you can, to solve a mystery.
                              Correct my reasoning and my research, please, where
                              you find me in error.
                              I will be eternally grateful. As always, if ever I
                              can repay the debt I owe any of you for the assistance
                              you have already given me by helping you in your
                              researches, you have only to give a holler.
                              Later, Carol


                              --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:

                              > Carol,
                              > I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census
                              > in North Carolina, so
                              > suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                              > I'm afraid I don't have
                              > access to the Pitt County Death Records. I couldn't
                              > find Thomas Cannon in
                              > the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in the
                              > 1910 census by searching
                              > for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                              > and either divorced or
                              > became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                              > census. In 1910 she and her
                              > children were in Tarboro working in a cotton mill:
                              > 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct 2,
                              > 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                              > Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                              > Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                              > Mill
                              > Thelma Dau 7 None
                              > Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton Mill
                              > Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                              > Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                              > I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                              > 1867-1970 when I was a student
                              > at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer." We
                              > had a "Spinning
                              > Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                              > Department," but this was a
                              > wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool and
                              > prepared it for carpets.
                              > Sammy
                              >
                              > ----- Original Message -----
                              > From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                              > To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                              > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                              > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                              >
                              >
                              > > Dear Sammy,
                              > > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
                              > > Braxton. I found the information through the
                              > website
                              > > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County
                              > McGowans
                              > > and Sermons."
                              > > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
                              > > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married
                              > Mary
                              > > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first
                              > Susan
                              > > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James
                              > Elias
                              > > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
                              > > I found no online death record for Martha
                              > Crawford
                              > > Braxton.
                              > > Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records?
                              > If
                              > > so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha
                              > and
                              > > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
                              > >
                              > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                              > >
                              > >> Carol,
                              > >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900
                              > census
                              > >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha
                              > Braxton
                              > >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
                              > >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
                              > >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June
                              > 1900,
                              > >> Family #122:
                              > >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
                              > >> Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
                              > >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
                              > >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
                              > >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
                              > >> This Martha's birth date appears correct to
                              > be
                              > >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820.
                              > However,
                              > >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
                              > >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James &
                              > Martha
                              > >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860
                              > in
                              > >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state.
                              > There
                              > >> are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
                              > >> North Carolina census. The following marriage
                              > >> record was in "Pitt County Genealogical
                              > Quarterly,"
                              > >> Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
                              > >> Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
                              > >> Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
                              > >> Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
                              > >> Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
                              > >> Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
                              > >> Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
                              > >> Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
                              > >> person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12,
                              > so
                              > >> the dates don't match anywhere.
                              > >> Only a few county records survived the fire
                              > >> that destroyed the 1890 census records.
                              > >> Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
                              > >> lost.
                              > >> Sammy
                              > >>
                              > >> [Non-text portions of this message have been
                              > >> removed]
                              > >>
                              > >>
                              > >
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                            • Paula Baker
                              I ve never done this, but I thought I d try it. Here goes.... Some of you have Pitt County books, maybe some of Levis Allen Churchill s books, etc. I ve seen
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                                I've never done this, but I thought I'd try it. Here goes....

                                Some of you have Pitt County books, maybe some of Levis Allen Churchill's
                                books, etc. I've seen Mr. Jackson's list of gravesites, so I have that.
                                But I thought perhaps some of you would look in the index of any book you
                                might have for the Baker surname and send me a short message with the info
                                in it. You could do it privately if you like. My email is
                                paulabaker69@.... I'm trying to break this brickwall that my
                                cousins and I have encountered. My Bakers were in Pitt and Greene County.



                                Paula Anne Baker
                                paulabaker69@...
                                Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS in Pitt County NC and
                                Greene County NC
                                and COLE, NORMAN, WHITE, SUTTON AND OTHERS in SC, GA, and LA

                                "We are not free, separate, and independent entities, but like links in a
                                chain, and we could not by any means be what we are without those who went
                                before us and showed us the way."

                                Thomas Mann
                              • Carol Singh
                                Dear Paula, I ll be glad to check my files. If you have a name or names that you want to run by me, send me your list. I realize, of course, that as in one of
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                                  Dear Paula,
                                  I'll be glad to check my files. If you have a name
                                  or names that you want to run by me, send me your
                                  list.
                                  I realize, of course, that as in one of my lines I
                                  simply did not have any names to give. I knew only my
                                  parents and grandparents.
                                  All of my files and publications are easy to hand,
                                  and I will run a search for you this evening and get
                                  back to you tomorrow as soon as I am online.
                                  Thank you for the many times you have given me the
                                  answers I needed to complete my own families.
                                  Later, Carol

                                  --- Paula Baker <paulabaker69@...> wrote:

                                  > I've never done this, but I thought I'd try it.
                                  > Here goes....
                                  >
                                  > Some of you have Pitt County books, maybe some of
                                  > Levis Allen Churchill's
                                  > books, etc. I've seen Mr. Jackson's list of
                                  > gravesites, so I have that.
                                  > But I thought perhaps some of you would look in the
                                  > index of any book you
                                  > might have for the Baker surname and send me a short
                                  > message with the info
                                  > in it. You could do it privately if you like. My
                                  > email is
                                  > paulabaker69@.... I'm trying to break this
                                  > brickwall that my
                                  > cousins and I have encountered. My Bakers were in
                                  > Pitt and Greene County.
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > Paula Anne Baker
                                  > paulabaker69@...
                                  > Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS
                                  > in Pitt County NC and
                                  > Greene County NC
                                  > and COLE, NORMAN, WHITE, SUTTON AND OTHERS in SC,
                                  > GA, and LA
                                  >
                                  > "We are not free, separate, and independent
                                  > entities, but like links in a
                                  > chain, and we could not by any means be what we are
                                  > without those who went
                                  > before us and showed us the way."
                                  >
                                  > Thomas Mann
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >


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                                • Paula Baker
                                  In Greene County in 1850 there were these Baker men: James Baker m. _____ then Harriet Priscillann Darden Moye, widow of Abram Moye of Greene Co. Elijah Baker
                                  Message 16 of 29 , Aug 14, 2006
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                                    In Greene County in 1850 there were these Baker men:

                                    James Baker m. _____ then Harriet Priscillann Darden Moye, widow of Abram
                                    Moye of Greene Co.
                                    Elijah Baker m. Mariah Hobbs
                                    Willis Baker m. Alless/Alice
                                    William Baker m. ______then Fereby.
                                    Bryant Baker m. Annette Slaughter
                                    Jesse Baker-Primitive Baptist Minister m. Mary "Polly" Cherry
                                    Blaney Baker-(Was in Greene in 1840, Pitt in 1850) m. Mary Garrett, sister
                                    of Shadrach Garrett

                                    I think some of these men are brothers. We think, but we're not sure, that
                                    their father was Benjamin Baker who was in Greene in 1820 and 1830. He may
                                    have been in Pitt before that. It's odd that there is NOTHING about
                                    Benjamin Baker even though he was probably in Greene for 30 years.



                                    Paula Anne Baker
                                    paulabaker69@...
                                    Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS in Pitt County NC and
                                    Greene County NC
                                    and COLE, NORMAN, WHITE, SUTTON AND OTHERS in SC, GA, and LA

                                    "We are not free, separate, and independent entities, but like links in a
                                    chain, and we could not by any means be what we are without those who went
                                    before us and showed us the way."

                                    Thomas Mann
                                  • skipper4095386@cs.com
                                    From the Craven County Chronicles , The fourth Sunday in November, 1872, stands as a landmark for Drewry Aldridge Mewborn, for, on that day he was baptised
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                                      From the "Craven County Chronicles",

                                      "The fourth Sunday in November, 1872, stands as a landmark for Drewry
                                      Aldridge Mewborn, for, on that day he was baptised by ELDER JESSE BAKER at the Meadow
                                      Church in Greene County, NC."

                                      From "Index and Abstracts of Deeds of Record of Pitt County, NC"

                                      page 579 date 12-23-1800
                                      JAMES BAKER, grantor
                                      JOHN B. BAKER, grantee
                                      Goods;--. Former owner: JESSE BAKER, Wit. Elias Carr

                                      From "Nehemiah Garris I, 1790-1862, Pitt County" by Ronald Hart Garris, 1967

                                      Rueben (Pete) Mayo b. 5-6-1922 buried on Falkland Hwy. in Family Cemetery
                                      married MILDRED BAKER b. 4-7-1924, Greene County, daughter of JESSE BAKER and
                                      wife Nancy Mooring.

                                      Judy


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                                    • Paula Baker
                                      Thanks in advance to all who are helping me. I ll keep all info in a special file on my computer. Paula Anne Baker paulabaker69@hotmail.com Researching BAKER,
                                      Message 18 of 29 , Aug 15, 2006
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                                        Thanks in advance to all who are helping me. I'll keep all info in a
                                        special file on my computer.



                                        Paula Anne Baker
                                        paulabaker69@...
                                        Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS in Pitt County NC and
                                        Greene County NC
                                        and COLE, NORMAN, WHITE, SUTTON AND OTHERS in SC, GA, and LA

                                        "We are not free, separate, and independent entities, but like links in a
                                        chain, and we could not by any means be what we are without those who went
                                        before us and showed us the way."

                                        Thomas Mann
                                      • Carol Singh
                                        Dear Paula, I believe that Benjamin Baker is among the list of Pitt County Bakers I will be sending along to you in a few minutes. I have decided to send the
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                                          Dear Paula,
                                          I believe that Benjamin Baker is among the list of
                                          Pitt County Bakers I will be sending along to you in a
                                          few minutes.
                                          I have decided to send the information through our
                                          group to help other members avoid duplication of
                                          information and to prevent cluttering up of your
                                          files. Additionally, it will also save you having to
                                          sort through everything and weed out duplicates.
                                          Back to you in a few minutes.
                                          By the way, Good morning, Paula!
                                          Later, Carol

                                          --- Paula Baker <paulabaker69@...> wrote:

                                          > In Greene County in 1850 there were these Baker men:
                                          >
                                          > James Baker m. _____ then Harriet Priscillann Darden
                                          > Moye, widow of Abram
                                          > Moye of Greene Co.
                                          > Elijah Baker m. Mariah Hobbs
                                          > Willis Baker m. Alless/Alice
                                          > William Baker m. ______then Fereby.
                                          > Bryant Baker m. Annette Slaughter
                                          > Jesse Baker-Primitive Baptist Minister m. Mary
                                          > "Polly" Cherry
                                          > Blaney Baker-(Was in Greene in 1840, Pitt in 1850)
                                          > m. Mary Garrett, sister
                                          > of Shadrach Garrett
                                          >
                                          > I think some of these men are brothers. We think,
                                          > but we're not sure, that
                                          > their father was Benjamin Baker who was in Greene in
                                          > 1820 and 1830. He may
                                          > have been in Pitt before that. It's odd that there
                                          > is NOTHING about
                                          > Benjamin Baker even though he was probably in Greene
                                          > for 30 years.
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >
                                          > Paula Anne Baker
                                          > paulabaker69@...
                                          > Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS
                                          > in Pitt County NC and
                                          > Greene County NC
                                          > and COLE, NORMAN, WHITE, SUTTON AND OTHERS in SC,
                                          > GA, and LA
                                          >
                                          > "We are not free, separate, and independent
                                          > entities, but like links in a
                                          > chain, and we could not by any means be what we are
                                          > without those who went
                                          > before us and showed us the way."
                                          >
                                          > Thomas Mann
                                          >
                                          >
                                          >


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                                        • Sammy Pierce
                                          Carol, Sorry to take so long responding. I ve tried to locate the John Braxton family (b. Abt 1795) in the 1840 census with no luck. His father is in the
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                                            Carol,
                                            Sorry to take so long responding. I've tried to 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 household 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., but 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 your 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: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                            Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                                            Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
                                            Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census


                                            > 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 were the
                                            > parents of James Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
                                            > These households are next to each other in every
                                            > census.
                                            > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                                            > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson" all
                                            > having a male child in the age bracket under 10, 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 one of
                                            > these households with a son in this age range is not
                                            > definitive.
                                            > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                                            > Here is what I found.
                                            > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah had a
                                            > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John (27) in
                                            > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton (30), Head
                                            > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                                            > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah, are the
                                            > parents John and Hannah and their son Council [variant
                                            > spellings].
                                            > These two families have THREE names in common. This
                                            > fact leads me to think that John Braxton married to
                                            > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah. Also,
                                            > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor of the
                                            > Daily Reflector said that his grandparents John and
                                            > Hannah Braxton has sons John and Council in addition
                                            > to his own father Lacy and a son Charles.
                                            > Finally, James Braxton who married Martha Crawford
                                            > had the following childrn [listed 1870 census]:
                                            > John (25); Charles (15); and Sarah (4).
                                            > To me, these common names link John Braxton [wife
                                            > Sarah] to John Braxton [wife Hannah].
                                            > The common names appearing in the children of James
                                            > Braxton [wife Martha Crawford] links James to these
                                            > two families.
                                            > I surmise that James Braxton and John Braxton were
                                            > both sons of John Braxton (50) and Sarah (51) in the
                                            > 1850 census. Neither James nor John appear in the
                                            > household of John Braxton and Sarah because James is
                                            > Head of his own Household with brother John Braxton
                                            > living with him and wife Martha Crawford.
                                            > To put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, I need
                                            > to know if you or anyone know where a marriage record
                                            > for James Braxton who married Martha Crawford might
                                            > be. With that, I could see if James Braxton gave the
                                            > names of his parents on that document.
                                            > Additionally, do you have access to the 1840 Pitt
                                            > County Census to see where James Braxton and John
                                            > Braxton are in that census?
                                            > Finally, are there wills, deeds, or other public
                                            > records to which you might have access that give the
                                            > parentage of James Braxton, who married Martha
                                            > Crawford.
                                            > The ONLY other possibility I see any documentation
                                            > for is that of the 1820 census where more than one
                                            > family has a male of the proper age to be James
                                            > Braxton infant and the 1830 census where "John of
                                            > James" is the only Braxton with a male child in the
                                            > ten-year old bracket; however, again, there may be
                                            > James Braxton in the household of JOHN Braxton who is
                                            > still 9 years old at the time the census was taken
                                            > just as in the 1820 census, this James Braxton might
                                            > not have yet been born when the census was taken.
                                            > I have found no Death Record online for James
                                            > Braxton who married Martha Crawford, nor have I found
                                            > either one in a Pitt cemetery online.
                                            > Help me, if you can, to solve a mystery.
                                            > Correct my reasoning and my research, please, where
                                            > you find me in error.
                                            > I will be eternally grateful. As always, if ever I
                                            > can repay the debt I owe any of you for the assistance
                                            > you have already given me by helping you in your
                                            > researches, you have only to give a holler.
                                            > Later, Carol
                                            >
                                            >
                                            > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                                            >
                                            >> Carol,
                                            >> I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910 census
                                            >> in North Carolina, so
                                            >> suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                                            >> I'm afraid I don't have
                                            >> access to the Pitt County Death Records. I couldn't
                                            >> find Thomas Cannon in
                                            >> the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in the
                                            >> 1910 census by searching
                                            >> for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                                            >> and either divorced or
                                            >> became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                                            >> census. In 1910 she and her
                                            >> children were in Tarboro working in a cotton mill:
                                            >> 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct 2,
                                            >> 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                                            >> Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                                            >> Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                                            >> Mill
                                            >> Thelma Dau 7 None
                                            >> Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton Mill
                                            >> Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                                            >> Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                                            >> I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                                            >> 1867-1970 when I was a student
                                            >> at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer." We
                                            >> had a "Spinning
                                            >> Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                                            >> Department," but this was a
                                            >> wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool and
                                            >> prepared it for carpets.
                                            >> Sammy
                                            >>
                                            >> ----- Original Message -----
                                            >> From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                                            >> To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                            >> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                                            >> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                            >>
                                            >>
                                            >> > Dear Sammy,
                                            >> > Yes, Susan was Lodie. She was Lodie A. Susan
                                            >> > Braxton. I found the information through the
                                            >> website
                                            >> > of my cousin Lisa Scarola, "Some Pitt County
                                            >> McGowans
                                            >> > and Sermons."
                                            >> > She was the only daughter of Martha Crawford and
                                            >> > James Braxton. Sons were John Braxton who married
                                            >> Mary
                                            >> > Laughinghouse; Charles Braxton who married first
                                            >> Susan
                                            >> > Campbell and second, Sallie Wadford; and James
                                            >> Elias
                                            >> > Braxton who married Sarah Sutton.
                                            >> > I found no online death record for Martha
                                            >> Crawford
                                            >> > Braxton.
                                            >> > Do you have access to Pitt County Death Records?
                                            >> If
                                            >> > so, could you check for a Death Record for Martha
                                            >> and
                                            >> > James Braxton? Thanks, Carol
                                            >> >
                                            >> > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                                            >> >
                                            >> >> Carol,
                                            >> >> I couldn't find James Braxton in the 1900
                                            >> census
                                            >> >> in Florida or Pitt Co, but there is a Martha
                                            >> Braxton
                                            >> >> born in March 1824 living with the family of
                                            >> >> daughter, Susan, in Pitt County:
                                            >> >> 1900 Pitt Co., NC, Greenville Township, 7 June
                                            >> 1900,
                                            >> >> Family #122:
                                            >> >> Cannon, Thomas Head 44 May 1856 Farmer
                                            >> >> Susan Wife 40 Apr 1860
                                            >> >> Rosa J. Dau 4 May 1896
                                            >> >> John H. Son 6/12 Nov 1899
                                            >> >> Braxton, Martha M-in-Law 76 Mar 1824
                                            >> >> This Martha's birth date appears correct to
                                            >> be
                                            >> >> the wife of James Braxton born Abt 1820.
                                            >> However,
                                            >> >> there is not a daughter named Susan in the 1860,
                                            >> >> 1870, or 1880 Pitt Co. census under James &
                                            >> Martha
                                            >> >> Braxton. I can't find a Susan Braxton born 1860
                                            >> in
                                            >> >> the 1860 or 1870 census records in any state.
                                            >> There
                                            >> >> are no Susan Braxtons born Abt 1860 in the 1880
                                            >> >> North Carolina census. The following marriage
                                            >> >> record was in "Pitt County Genealogical
                                            >> Quarterly,"
                                            >> >> Vol XI, No. 4, November 2004, "Braxton Family
                                            >> >> Marriages, 1867-1900", contributed by Elizabeth
                                            >> >> Ross, pp. 21-24. Groom & Bride Parents
                                            >> >> Cannon, Thomas (23) Jno. Cannon & Mary A.
                                            >> >> Braxton, Lodi L. A. (23) James Braxton & Martha
                                            >> >> Nov. 22, 1894. Greenville twsp. B. S. sheppard
                                            >> >> Wits.: Jno. Braxton, W. B. stokes
                                            >> >> Could Lodi (Lotie) and Susan be the same
                                            >> >> person? Lotie was in the 1880 census as age 12,
                                            >> so
                                            >> >> the dates don't match anywhere.
                                            >> >> Only a few county records survived the fire
                                            >> >> that destroyed the 1890 census records.
                                            >> >> Unfortunately, Pitt and surrounding counties were
                                            >> >> lost.
                                            >> >> Sammy
                                            >> >>
                                            >> >> [Non-text portions of this message have been
                                            >> >> removed]
                                            >> >>
                                            >> >>
                                            >> >
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                                          • Carol Singh
                                            Dear Sammy, Thank you so very much. When I get to Greenville, I am going to follow the paper trail through deaths, deeds, marriages, and wills to verify or to
                                            Message 21 of 29 , Aug 15, 2006
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                                              Dear Sammy,
                                              Thank you so very much. When I get to Greenville, I
                                              am going to follow the paper trail through deaths,
                                              deeds, marriages, and wills to verify or to refute
                                              what I have.
                                              I know for certain that James Braxton who married
                                              Martha Crawford was not descended from Jesse Braxton,
                                              son Joel Braxton. Thanks to Jean Braxton Casper in
                                              Chronicles II for her excellent entry on this family.
                                              I have absolutely no reason to believe that we
                                              descend from Thomas Braxton & Priscilla. Additionally,
                                              there are no names in common with this family in the
                                              families of either John Braxton & Hannah; John Braxton
                                              & Sarah; or James Braxton & Martha Crawford. With the
                                              multiple family names in the families of John Braxton
                                              & Sarah and James Braxton & Martha Crawford, they
                                              apparently were very close to family. Why, then, would
                                              they have named so many children for family members
                                              they were not immediately related to? It makes no
                                              sense.
                                              Additionally, down to the present day, my Braxton
                                              families' immediate line has no Thomas Braxton.
                                              James & Jesse have both come down through my great
                                              uncle and step grandfather Elias R. Braxton, brother
                                              of my grandfather Elijah B. Braxton and of my great
                                              aunt Julia Forbes Braxton. This leads me to believe
                                              that Jesse Braxton, Sr. is my many times great uncle
                                              and not my many times great grandfather.
                                              My Cousin Lester, son of Elias R. Braxton, and his
                                              wife Louise, were exceptionally family oriented--even
                                              for our times. Among their sons were James, Jesse,
                                              Lester Greene, and Earl Ray [oldest son of my Aunt
                                              Catherine was named Johnny Earl], all family names.
                                              My granddaddy's children included Elbert [from the
                                              family of Lacy Braxton, son of John & Hannah Braxton,
                                              who moved to Tennessee in the 1840's], Elias [from
                                              that same line], and ELIJAH, from the prophet.
                                              Augustus Braxton, son of Council Braxton & Sarah
                                              Rountree, also named a son Elias--which side-tracked
                                              me in Chronicles II. This man, though, would have been
                                              only 4 years old at the time that my grandfather Elias
                                              Braxton married Sarah Sutton in January 1881.
                                              I believe that my great uncle Elias R. Braxton had a
                                              son Elias who died as a child, just as had Lacy
                                              Braxton.
                                              My grandparents Dosie Dail Braxton and Elijah B.
                                              Braxton had also a son Elias who tied as a teen, from
                                              an infected heel that led to lockjaw.
                                              Even though they did have another son born after
                                              that, they did not name that son Elias. I think that
                                              their grief and their wish to continue to honor their
                                              deceased son by keeping his name for him alone led
                                              them to this decision.
                                              After I review records in Greenville, I will share
                                              what I have learned. I believe in keeping an open
                                              mind, but it seems to me that evidence more strongly
                                              supports my tentative family relationships than not.
                                              Thanks so very much for letting me know what you
                                              have found, Carol


                                              --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:

                                              > Carol,
                                              > Sorry to take so long responding. I've tried to
                                              > 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 household
                                              > 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., but
                                              > 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 your
                                              > 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: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                              > Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                                              > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
                                              > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                              >
                                              >
                                              > > 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 were
                                              > the
                                              > > parents of James Braxton who married Martha
                                              > Crawford.
                                              > > These households are next to each other in every
                                              > > census.
                                              > > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                                              > > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson" all
                                              > > having a male child in the age bracket under 10,
                                              > 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 one
                                              > of
                                              > > these households with a son in this age range is
                                              > not
                                              > > definitive.
                                              > > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                                              > > Here is what I found.
                                              > > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah had
                                              > a
                                              > > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John
                                              > (27) in
                                              > > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton (30),
                                              > Head
                                              > > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                                              > > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah, are
                                              > the
                                              > > parents John and Hannah and their son Council
                                              > [variant
                                              > > spellings].
                                              > > These two families have THREE names in common.
                                              > This
                                              > > fact leads me to think that John Braxton married
                                              > to
                                              > > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah.
                                              > Also,
                                              > > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor of
                                              > the
                                              > > Daily Reflector said that his grandparents John
                                              > and
                                              > > Hannah Braxton has sons John and Council in
                                              > addition
                                              > > to his own father Lacy and a son Charles.
                                              > > Finally, James Braxton who married Martha
                                              > Crawford
                                              > > had the following childrn [listed 1870 census]:
                                              > > John (25); Charles (15); and Sarah (4).
                                              > > To me, these common names link John Braxton
                                              > [wife
                                              > > Sarah] to John Braxton [wife Hannah].
                                              > > The common names appearing in the children of
                                              > James
                                              > > Braxton [wife Martha Crawford] links James to
                                              > these
                                              > > two families.
                                              > > I surmise that James Braxton and John Braxton
                                              > were
                                              > > both sons of John Braxton (50) and Sarah (51) in
                                              > the
                                              > > 1850 census. Neither James nor John appear in the
                                              > > household of John Braxton and Sarah because James
                                              > is
                                              > > Head of his own Household with brother John
                                              > Braxton
                                              > > living with him and wife Martha Crawford.
                                              > > To put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, I
                                              > need
                                              > > to know if you or anyone know where a marriage
                                              > record
                                              > > for James Braxton who married Martha Crawford
                                              > might
                                              > > be. With that, I could see if James Braxton gave
                                              > the
                                              > > names of his parents on that document.
                                              > > Additionally, do you have access to the 1840
                                              > Pitt
                                              > > County Census to see where James Braxton and John
                                              > > Braxton are in that census?
                                              > > Finally, are there wills, deeds, or other public
                                              > > records to which you might have access that give
                                              > the
                                              > > parentage of James Braxton, who married Martha
                                              > > Crawford.
                                              > > The ONLY other possibility I see any
                                              > documentation
                                              > > for is that of the 1820 census where more than one
                                              > > family has a male of the proper age to be James
                                              > > Braxton infant and the 1830 census where "John of
                                              > > James" is the only Braxton with a male child in
                                              > the
                                              > > ten-year old bracket; however, again, there may be
                                              > > James Braxton in the household of JOHN Braxton who
                                              > is
                                              > > still 9 years old at the time the census was taken
                                              > > just as in the 1820 census, this James Braxton
                                              > might
                                              > > not have yet been born when the census was taken.
                                              > > I have found no Death Record online for James
                                              > > Braxton who married Martha Crawford, nor have I
                                              > found
                                              > > either one in a Pitt cemetery online.
                                              > > Help me, if you can, to solve a mystery.
                                              > > Correct my reasoning and my research, please,
                                              > where
                                              > > you find me in error.
                                              > > I will be eternally grateful. As always, if ever
                                              > I
                                              > > can repay the debt I owe any of you for the
                                              > assistance
                                              > > you have already given me by helping you in your
                                              > > researches, you have only to give a holler.
                                              > > Later, Carol
                                              > >
                                              > >
                                              > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                                              > >
                                              > >> Carol,
                                              > >> I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910
                                              > census
                                              > >> in North Carolina, so
                                              > >> suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                                              > >> I'm afraid I don't have
                                              > >> access to the Pitt County Death Records. I
                                              > couldn't
                                              > >> find Thomas Cannon in
                                              > >> the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in
                                              > the
                                              > >> 1910 census by searching
                                              > >> for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                                              > >> and either divorced or
                                              > >> became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                                              > >> census. In 1910 she and her
                                              > >> children were in Tarboro working in a cotton
                                              > mill:
                                              > >> 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct
                                              > 2,
                                              > >> 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                                              > >> Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                                              > >> Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                                              > >> Mill
                                              > >> Thelma Dau 7 None
                                              > >> Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton
                                              > Mill
                                              > >> Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                                              > >> Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                                              > >> I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                                              > >> 1867-1970 when I was a student
                                              > >> at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer."
                                              > We
                                              > >> had a "Spinning
                                              > >> Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                                              > >> Department," but this was a
                                              > >> wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool
                                              > and
                                              > >> prepared it for carpets.
                                              > >> Sammy
                                              > >>
                                              > >> ----- Original Message -----
                                              > >> From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                                              > >> To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                              > >> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                                              > >> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                              >
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                                            • Paula Baker
                                              There was a JOhn Braxton in Chatham. Paula Anne Baker paulabaker69@hotmail.com Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS in Pitt County NC and
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                                                There was a JOhn Braxton in Chatham.



                                                Paula Anne Baker
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                                                Researching BAKER, MANNING, TYSON, STOCKS AND OTHERS in Pitt County NC and
                                                Greene County NC
                                                and COLE, NORMAN, WHITE, SUTTON AND OTHERS in SC, GA, and LA

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                                              • Carol Singh
                                                Dear Sammy, I have continued my Braxton research looking for the link between John Braxton (b. abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah and James Braxton (b. 1820) who
                                                Message 23 of 29 , Nov 1, 2006
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                                                  Dear Sammy,
                                                  I have continued my Braxton research looking for
                                                  the link between John Braxton (b. abt. 1795-1800) and
                                                  Sarah and James Braxton (b. 1820) who married Martha
                                                  Crawford. Reading back through everything I have, in
                                                  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 one
                                                  looks at the null hypothesis. My hypothesis was that
                                                  John Braxton and Sarah were the parents of James
                                                  Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
                                                  The 1840 census supports the hypothesis that James
                                                  Braxton was not the son of the other Braxton men in
                                                  the 1840 census.
                                                  That raises the possibility that James Braxton is
                                                  the son of John Braxton and Sarah.
                                                  Someone has raised the possibility in one of the
                                                  e-mails to me that James Braxton who married Martha
                                                  Crawford is a child of Thomas Braxton and Priscilla.
                                                  However, there is no Thomas in my line anywhere, yet
                                                  there is Council, Hannah, John, and James.
                                                  This fact led me to narrow my search to one of the
                                                  men named John in the 1820 census or to one of the men
                                                  named James in that census.
                                                  Another piece of information that I failed to
                                                  mention is that Martha Crawford Braxton as widow of
                                                  James Crawford filed for the Confederate Pension for
                                                  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 for
                                                  the Confederate Pension of Jesse Braxton.
                                                  Using this avenue to explore, do you think that you
                                                  can find this Confederate Pension record? Would Martha
                                                  have had to state her relationship to the soldier in
                                                  her application for the Pension?
                                                  I will be most grateful for anything you know about
                                                  these Pensions. Discovering the relationship between
                                                  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 to
                                                  > 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 household
                                                  > 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., but
                                                  > 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 your
                                                  > 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: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                                                  > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
                                                  > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > > 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 were
                                                  > the
                                                  > > parents of James Braxton who married Martha
                                                  > Crawford.
                                                  > > These households are next to each other in every
                                                  > > census.
                                                  > > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                                                  > > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson" all
                                                  > > having a male child in the age bracket under 10,
                                                  > 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 one
                                                  > of
                                                  > > these households with a son in this age range is
                                                  > not
                                                  > > definitive.
                                                  > > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                                                  > > Here is what I found.
                                                  > > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah had
                                                  > a
                                                  > > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John
                                                  > (27) in
                                                  > > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton (30),
                                                  > Head
                                                  > > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                  > > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah, are
                                                  > the
                                                  > > parents John and Hannah and their son Council
                                                  > [variant
                                                  > > spellings].
                                                  > > These two families have THREE names in common.
                                                  > This
                                                  > > fact leads me to think that John Braxton married
                                                  > to
                                                  > > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah.
                                                  > Also,
                                                  > > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor of
                                                  > the
                                                  > > Daily Reflector said that his grandparents John
                                                  > and
                                                  > > Hannah Braxton has sons John and Council in
                                                  > addition
                                                  > > to his own father Lacy and a son Charles.
                                                  > > Finally, James Braxton who married Martha
                                                  > Crawford
                                                  > > had the following childrn [listed 1870 census]:
                                                  > > John (25); Charles (15); and Sarah (4).
                                                  > > To me, these common names link John Braxton
                                                  > [wife
                                                  > > Sarah] to John Braxton [wife Hannah].
                                                  > > The common names appearing in the children of
                                                  > James
                                                  > > Braxton [wife Martha Crawford] links James to
                                                  > these
                                                  > > two families.
                                                  > > I surmise that James Braxton and John Braxton
                                                  > were
                                                  > > both sons of John Braxton (50) and Sarah (51) in
                                                  > the
                                                  > > 1850 census. Neither James nor John appear in the
                                                  > > household of John Braxton and Sarah because James
                                                  > is
                                                  > > Head of his own Household with brother John
                                                  > Braxton
                                                  > > living with him and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                  > > To put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, I
                                                  > need
                                                  > > to know if you or anyone know where a marriage
                                                  > record
                                                  > > for James Braxton who married Martha Crawford
                                                  > might
                                                  > > be. With that, I could see if James Braxton gave
                                                  > the
                                                  > > names of his parents on that document.
                                                  > > Additionally, do you have access to the 1840
                                                  > Pitt
                                                  > > County Census to see where James Braxton and John
                                                  > > Braxton are in that census?
                                                  > > Finally, are there wills, deeds, or other public
                                                  > > records to which you might have access that give
                                                  > the
                                                  > > parentage of James Braxton, who married Martha
                                                  > > Crawford.
                                                  > > The ONLY other possibility I see any
                                                  > documentation
                                                  > > for is that of the 1820 census where more than one
                                                  > > family has a male of the proper age to be James
                                                  > > Braxton infant and the 1830 census where "John of
                                                  > > James" is the only Braxton with a male child in
                                                  > the
                                                  > > ten-year old bracket; however, again, there may be
                                                  > > James Braxton in the household of JOHN Braxton who
                                                  > is
                                                  > > still 9 years old at the time the census was taken
                                                  > > just as in the 1820 census, this James Braxton
                                                  > might
                                                  > > not have yet been born when the census was taken.
                                                  > > I have found no Death Record online for James
                                                  > > Braxton who married Martha Crawford, nor have I
                                                  > found
                                                  > > either one in a Pitt cemetery online.
                                                  > > Help me, if you can, to solve a mystery.
                                                  > > Correct my reasoning and my research, please,
                                                  > where
                                                  > > you find me in error.
                                                  > > I will be eternally grateful. As always, if ever
                                                  > I
                                                  > > can repay the debt I owe any of you for the
                                                  > assistance
                                                  > > you have already given me by helping you in your
                                                  > > researches, you have only to give a holler.
                                                  > > Later, Carol
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                                                  > >
                                                  > >> Carol,
                                                  > >> I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910
                                                  > census
                                                  > >> in North Carolina, so
                                                  > >> suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                                                  > >> I'm afraid I don't have
                                                  > >> access to the Pitt County Death Records. I
                                                  > couldn't
                                                  > >> find Thomas Cannon in
                                                  > >> the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in
                                                  > the
                                                  > >> 1910 census by searching
                                                  > >> for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                                                  > >> and either divorced or
                                                  > >> became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                                                  > >> census. In 1910 she and her
                                                  > >> children were in Tarboro working in a cotton
                                                  > mill:
                                                  > >> 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct
                                                  > 2,
                                                  > >> 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                                                  > >> Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                                                  > >> Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                                                  > >> Mill
                                                  > >> Thelma Dau 7 None
                                                  > >> Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton
                                                  > Mill
                                                  > >> Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                                                  > >> Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                                                  > >> I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                                                  > >> 1867-1970 when I was a student
                                                  > >> at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer."
                                                  > We
                                                  > >> had a "Spinning
                                                  > >> Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                                                  > >> Department," but this was a
                                                  > >> wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool
                                                  > and
                                                  > >> prepared it for carpets.
                                                  > >> Sammy
                                                  > >>
                                                  > >> ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > >> From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                                                  > >> To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > >> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                                                  > >> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                                  >
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                                                  Carol, 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,
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                                                    Carol,

                                                    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 Braxton.

                                                    (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.

                                                    Karen

                                                    --- In genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com, Carol Singh
                                                    <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
                                                    >
                                                    > Dear Sammy,
                                                    > I have continued my Braxton research looking for
                                                    > the link between John Braxton (b. abt. 1795-1800) and
                                                    > Sarah and James Braxton (b. 1820) who married Martha
                                                    > Crawford. Reading back through everything I have, in
                                                    > 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 one
                                                    > looks at the null hypothesis. My hypothesis was that
                                                    > John Braxton and Sarah were the parents of James
                                                    > Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
                                                    > The 1840 census supports the hypothesis that James
                                                    > Braxton was not the son of the other Braxton men in
                                                    > the 1840 census.
                                                    > That raises the possibility that James Braxton is
                                                    > the son of John Braxton and Sarah.
                                                    > Someone has raised the possibility in one of the
                                                    > e-mails to me that James Braxton who married Martha
                                                    > Crawford is a child of Thomas Braxton and Priscilla.
                                                    > However, there is no Thomas in my line anywhere, yet
                                                    > there is Council, Hannah, John, and James.
                                                    > This fact led me to narrow my search to one of the
                                                    > men named John in the 1820 census or to one of the men
                                                    > named James in that census.
                                                    > Another piece of information that I failed to
                                                    > mention is that Martha Crawford Braxton as widow of
                                                    > James Crawford filed for the Confederate Pension for
                                                    > 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 for
                                                    > the Confederate Pension of Jesse Braxton.
                                                    > Using this avenue to explore, do you think that you
                                                    > can find this Confederate Pension record? Would Martha
                                                    > have had to state her relationship to the soldier in
                                                    > her application for the Pension?
                                                    > I will be most grateful for anything you know about
                                                    > these Pensions. Discovering the relationship between
                                                    > 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 to
                                                    > > 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 household
                                                    > > 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., but
                                                    > > 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 your
                                                    > > 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: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                    > > Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                                                    > > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
                                                    > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                                    > >
                                                    > >
                                                    > > > 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 were
                                                    > > the
                                                    > > > parents of James Braxton who married Martha
                                                    > > Crawford.
                                                    > > > These households are next to each other in every
                                                    > > > census.
                                                    > > > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                                                    > > > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson" all
                                                    > > > having a male child in the age bracket under 10,
                                                    > > 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 one
                                                    > > of
                                                    > > > these households with a son in this age range is
                                                    > > not
                                                    > > > definitive.
                                                    > > > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                                                    > > > Here is what I found.
                                                    > > > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah had
                                                    > > a
                                                    > > > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John
                                                    > > (27) in
                                                    > > > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton (30),
                                                    > > Head
                                                    > > > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                    > > > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah, are
                                                    > > the
                                                    > > > parents John and Hannah and their son Council
                                                    > > [variant
                                                    > > > spellings].
                                                    > > > These two families have THREE names in common.
                                                    > > This
                                                    > > > fact leads me to think that John Braxton married
                                                    > > to
                                                    > > > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah.
                                                    > > Also,
                                                    > > > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor of
                                                    > > the
                                                    > > > Daily Reflector said that his grandparents John
                                                    > > and
                                                    > > > Hannah Braxton has sons John and Council in
                                                    > > addition
                                                    > > > to his own father Lacy and a son Charles.
                                                    > > > Finally, James Braxton who married Martha
                                                    > > Crawford
                                                    > > > had the following childrn [listed 1870 census]:
                                                    > > > John (25); Charles (15); and Sarah (4).
                                                    > > > To me, these common names link John Braxton
                                                    > > [wife
                                                    > > > Sarah] to John Braxton [wife Hannah].
                                                    > > > The common names appearing in the children of
                                                    > > James
                                                    > > > Braxton [wife Martha Crawford] links James to
                                                    > > these
                                                    > > > two families.
                                                    > > > I surmise that James Braxton and John Braxton
                                                    > > were
                                                    > > > both sons of John Braxton (50) and Sarah (51) in
                                                    > > the
                                                    > > > 1850 census. Neither James nor John appear in the
                                                    > > > household of John Braxton and Sarah because James
                                                    > > is
                                                    > > > Head of his own Household with brother John
                                                    > > Braxton
                                                    > > > living with him and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                    > > > To put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, I
                                                    > > need
                                                    > > > to know if you or anyone know where a marriage
                                                    > > record
                                                    > > > for James Braxton who married Martha Crawford
                                                    > > might
                                                    > > > be. With that, I could see if James Braxton gave
                                                    > > the
                                                    > > > names of his parents on that document.
                                                    > > > Additionally, do you have access to the 1840
                                                    > > Pitt
                                                    > > > County Census to see where James Braxton and John
                                                    > > > Braxton are in that census?
                                                    > > > Finally, are there wills, deeds, or other public
                                                    > > > records to which you might have access that give
                                                    > > the
                                                    > > > parentage of James Braxton, who married Martha
                                                    > > > Crawford.
                                                    > > > The ONLY other possibility I see any
                                                    > > documentation
                                                    > > > for is that of the 1820 census where more than one
                                                    > > > family has a male of the proper age to be James
                                                    > > > Braxton infant and the 1830 census where "John of
                                                    > > > James" is the only Braxton with a male child in
                                                    > > the
                                                    > > > ten-year old bracket; however, again, there may be
                                                    > > > James Braxton in the household of JOHN Braxton who
                                                    > > is
                                                    > > > still 9 years old at the time the census was taken
                                                    > > > just as in the 1820 census, this James Braxton
                                                    > > might
                                                    > > > not have yet been born when the census was taken.
                                                    > > > I have found no Death Record online for James
                                                    > > > Braxton who married Martha Crawford, nor have I
                                                    > > found
                                                    > > > either one in a Pitt cemetery online.
                                                    > > > Help me, if you can, to solve a mystery.
                                                    > > > Correct my reasoning and my research, please,
                                                    > > where
                                                    > > > you find me in error.
                                                    > > > I will be eternally grateful. As always, if ever
                                                    > > I
                                                    > > > can repay the debt I owe any of you for the
                                                    > > assistance
                                                    > > > you have already given me by helping you in your
                                                    > > > researches, you have only to give a holler.
                                                    > > > Later, Carol
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                                                    > > >
                                                    > > >> Carol,
                                                    > > >> I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910
                                                    > > census
                                                    > > >> in North Carolina, so
                                                    > > >> suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                                                    > > >> I'm afraid I don't have
                                                    > > >> access to the Pitt County Death Records. I
                                                    > > couldn't
                                                    > > >> find Thomas Cannon in
                                                    > > >> the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in
                                                    > > the
                                                    > > >> 1910 census by searching
                                                    > > >> for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                                                    > > >> and either divorced or
                                                    > > >> became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                                                    > > >> census. In 1910 she and her
                                                    > > >> children were in Tarboro working in a cotton
                                                    > > mill:
                                                    > > >> 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct
                                                    > > 2,
                                                    > > >> 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                                                    > > >> Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                                                    > > >> Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                                                    > > >> Mill
                                                    > > >> Thelma Dau 7 None
                                                    > > >> Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton
                                                    > > Mill
                                                    > > >> Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                                                    > > >> Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                                                    > > >> I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                                                    > > >> 1867-1970 when I was a student
                                                    > > >> at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer."
                                                    > > We
                                                    > > >> had a "Spinning
                                                    > > >> Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                                                    > > >> Department," but this was a
                                                    > > >> wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool
                                                    > > and
                                                    > > >> prepared it for carpets.
                                                    > > >> Sammy
                                                    > > >>
                                                    > > >> ----- Original Message -----
                                                    > > >> From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                                                    > > >> To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                    > > >> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                                                    > > >> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
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                                                    Dear Karen, Good for you! Thank you so very much. I have other pieces that I think will fit some of these pieces! Here goes. Reasoning backward from James
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                                                      Dear Karen,
                                                      Good for you! Thank you so very much. I have other
                                                      pieces that I think will fit some of these pieces!
                                                      Here goes. Reasoning backward from James Braxton
                                                      who married Martha Crawford who had four sons with
                                                      Braxton family names: John, Council, James Elias md.
                                                      Sarah Sutton, and Jesse--7 years old in 1850 and a
                                                      daughter Hannah, I figured he might be John the
                                                      brother of Lacy Braxton mentioned in the 1915 letter
                                                      of Elias Braxton whose father and stepmom had moved
                                                      the family to Tennessee around 1844. With so many
                                                      children matching the family of John Braxton and
                                                      Hannah, it made sense that John Braxton and Hannah
                                                      were the parents of James Braxton who married Martha
                                                      Crawford. Additionally, their households adjoined in
                                                      every census.
                                                      Then, I asked who were the parents of John Braxton
                                                      who married Hannah. Possibly, they were John Braxton
                                                      and Mary, both born in England. Possibly, they were
                                                      James Braxton son of John and Mary or perhaps James
                                                      Braxton was the brother of John Braxton who married
                                                      Mary.
                                                      About a month ago, I discovered a War of 1812
                                                      Pension Claim filed by Hannah Braxton Harris, widow of
                                                      Noah Harris. In her claim, she states that she married
                                                      Noah Harris at the home of her father James Braxton in
                                                      1810, that her husband fought in the War of 1812, and
                                                      that shortly after their marriage they moved to Wayne
                                                      County, N.C. Then, following her husband's death, she
                                                      moved back to Pitt to be near her family.
                                                      So, most likely this Hannah Braxton Harris had
                                                      siblings. However, in none of the Braxton researchers'
                                                      work has any descendant of James the son of John
                                                      Braxton and Mary appeared nor has any descendant of
                                                      any other James Braxton.
                                                      Let me come back after class this morning and go
                                                      through your information and mine step-by-step.
                                                      You have made my day!
                                                      Later, Carol

                                                      --- Karen <karen@...> wrote:

                                                      > Carol,
                                                      >
                                                      > 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
                                                      > Braxton.
                                                      >
                                                      > (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.
                                                      >
                                                      > Karen
                                                      >
                                                      > --- In genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com, Carol Singh
                                                      > <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
                                                      > >
                                                      > > Dear Sammy,
                                                      > > I have continued my Braxton research looking
                                                      > for
                                                      > > the link between John Braxton (b. abt. 1795-1800)
                                                      > and
                                                      > > Sarah and James Braxton (b. 1820) who married
                                                      > Martha
                                                      > > Crawford. Reading back through everything I have,
                                                      > in
                                                      > > 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
                                                      > one
                                                      > > looks at the null hypothesis. My hypothesis was
                                                      > that
                                                      > > John Braxton and Sarah were the parents of James
                                                      > > Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
                                                      > > The 1840 census supports the hypothesis that
                                                      > James
                                                      > > Braxton was not the son of the other Braxton men
                                                      > in
                                                      > > the 1840 census.
                                                      > > That raises the possibility that James Braxton
                                                      > is
                                                      > > the son of John Braxton and Sarah.
                                                      > > Someone has raised the possibility in one of
                                                      > the
                                                      > > e-mails to me that James Braxton who married
                                                      > Martha
                                                      > > Crawford is a child of Thomas Braxton and
                                                      > Priscilla.
                                                      > > However, there is no Thomas in my line anywhere,
                                                      > yet
                                                      > > there is Council, Hannah, John, and James.
                                                      > > This fact led me to narrow my search to one of
                                                      > the
                                                      > > men named John in the 1820 census or to one of the
                                                      > men
                                                      > > named James in that census.
                                                      > > Another piece of information that I failed to
                                                      > > mention is that Martha Crawford Braxton as widow
                                                      > of
                                                      > > James Crawford filed for the Confederate Pension
                                                      > for
                                                      > > 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
                                                      > for
                                                      > > the Confederate Pension of Jesse Braxton.
                                                      > > Using this avenue to explore, do you think that
                                                      > you
                                                      > > can find this Confederate Pension record? Would
                                                      > Martha
                                                      > > have had to state her relationship to the soldier
                                                      > in
                                                      > > her application for the Pension?
                                                      > > I will be most grateful for anything you know
                                                      > about
                                                      > > these Pensions. Discovering the relationship
                                                      > between
                                                      > > 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
                                                      > to
                                                      > > > 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
                                                      > household
                                                      > > > 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.,
                                                      > but
                                                      > > > 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
                                                      > your
                                                      > > > 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: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                      > > > Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                                                      > > > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
                                                      > > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900
                                                      > Census
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > >
                                                      > > > > 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
                                                      > were
                                                      > > > the
                                                      > > > > parents of James Braxton who married Martha
                                                      > > > Crawford.
                                                      > > > > These households are next to each other in
                                                      > every
                                                      > > > > census.
                                                      > > > > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                                                      > > > > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson"
                                                      > all
                                                      > > > > having a male child in the age bracket under
                                                      > 10,
                                                      > > > 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
                                                      > one
                                                      > > > of
                                                      > > > > these households with a son in this age range
                                                      > is
                                                      > > > not
                                                      > > > > definitive.
                                                      > > > > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                                                      > > > > Here is what I found.
                                                      > > > > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah
                                                      > had
                                                      > > > a
                                                      > > > > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John
                                                      > > > (27) in
                                                      > > > > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton
                                                      > (30),
                                                      > > > Head
                                                      > > > > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                      > > > > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah,
                                                      > are
                                                      > > > the
                                                      > > > > parents John and Hannah and their son Council
                                                      > > > [variant
                                                      > > > > spellings].
                                                      > > > > These two families have THREE names in
                                                      > common.
                                                      > > > This
                                                      > > > > fact leads me to think that John Braxton
                                                      > married
                                                      > > > to
                                                      > > > > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah.
                                                      > > > Also,
                                                      > > > > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor
                                                      > of
                                                      >
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                                                    • Carol Singh
                                                      Dear Sammy, I think, without knowing the age of the Jesse Braxton for whom Martha Crawford Braxton claimed the other Confederate Pension, that this could have
                                                      Message 26 of 29 , Nov 2, 2006
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                                                        Dear Sammy,
                                                        I think, without knowing the age of the Jesse
                                                        Braxton for whom Martha Crawford Braxton claimed the
                                                        other Confederate Pension, that this could have been
                                                        Jesse Braxton who was 7 years old in 1850. In 1850, I
                                                        believe that he was in the household of John Braxton
                                                        and Sarah.
                                                        I would imagine that Martha Crawford would identify
                                                        him as her brother-in-law if he were the brother of
                                                        James Braxton, her deceased husband, or that she would
                                                        give the degree of kinship in any case. Her claiming
                                                        his Pension leads me to think that Jesse's parents
                                                        were deceased and that he died unmarried.
                                                        Later, Carol

                                                        --- Carol Singh <csinghworthington@...> wrote:

                                                        > Dear Sammy,
                                                        > I have continued my Braxton research looking for
                                                        > the link between John Braxton (b. abt. 1795-1800)
                                                        > and
                                                        > Sarah and James Braxton (b. 1820) who married Martha
                                                        > Crawford. Reading back through everything I have, in
                                                        > 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 one
                                                        > looks at the null hypothesis. My hypothesis was that
                                                        > John Braxton and Sarah were the parents of James
                                                        > Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
                                                        > The 1840 census supports the hypothesis that
                                                        > James
                                                        > Braxton was not the son of the other Braxton men in
                                                        > the 1840 census.
                                                        > That raises the possibility that James Braxton is
                                                        > the son of John Braxton and Sarah.
                                                        > Someone has raised the possibility in one of the
                                                        > e-mails to me that James Braxton who married Martha
                                                        > Crawford is a child of Thomas Braxton and Priscilla.
                                                        > However, there is no Thomas in my line anywhere, yet
                                                        > there is Council, Hannah, John, and James.
                                                        > This fact led me to narrow my search to one of
                                                        > the
                                                        > men named John in the 1820 census or to one of the
                                                        > men
                                                        > named James in that census.
                                                        > Another piece of information that I failed to
                                                        > mention is that Martha Crawford Braxton as widow of
                                                        > James Crawford filed for the Confederate Pension for
                                                        > 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 for
                                                        > the Confederate Pension of Jesse Braxton.
                                                        > Using this avenue to explore, do you think that
                                                        > you
                                                        > can find this Confederate Pension record? Would
                                                        > Martha
                                                        > have had to state her relationship to the soldier in
                                                        > her application for the Pension?
                                                        > I will be most grateful for anything you know
                                                        > about
                                                        > these Pensions. Discovering the relationship between
                                                        > 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
                                                        > to
                                                        > > 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 household
                                                        > > 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.,
                                                        > but
                                                        > > 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
                                                        > your
                                                        > > 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: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                        > > Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                                                        > > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
                                                        > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                                        > >
                                                        > >
                                                        > > > 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
                                                        > were
                                                        > > the
                                                        > > > parents of James Braxton who married Martha
                                                        > > Crawford.
                                                        > > > These households are next to each other in
                                                        > every
                                                        > > > census.
                                                        > > > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                                                        > > > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson"
                                                        > all
                                                        > > > having a male child in the age bracket under 10,
                                                        > > 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
                                                        > one
                                                        > > of
                                                        > > > these households with a son in this age range is
                                                        > > not
                                                        > > > definitive.
                                                        > > > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                                                        > > > Here is what I found.
                                                        > > > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah
                                                        > had
                                                        > > a
                                                        > > > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John
                                                        > > (27) in
                                                        > > > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton (30),
                                                        > > Head
                                                        > > > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                        > > > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah, are
                                                        > > the
                                                        > > > parents John and Hannah and their son Council
                                                        > > [variant
                                                        > > > spellings].
                                                        > > > These two families have THREE names in common.
                                                        > > This
                                                        > > > fact leads me to think that John Braxton married
                                                        > > to
                                                        > > > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah.
                                                        > > Also,
                                                        > > > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor
                                                        > of
                                                        > > the
                                                        > > > Daily Reflector said that his grandparents John
                                                        > > and
                                                        > > > Hannah Braxton has sons John and Council in
                                                        > > addition
                                                        > > > to his own father Lacy and a son Charles.
                                                        > > > Finally, James Braxton who married Martha
                                                        > > Crawford
                                                        > > > had the following childrn [listed 1870 census]:
                                                        > > > John (25); Charles (15); and Sarah (4).
                                                        > > > To me, these common names link John Braxton
                                                        > > [wife
                                                        > > > Sarah] to John Braxton [wife Hannah].
                                                        > > > The common names appearing in the children of
                                                        > > James
                                                        > > > Braxton [wife Martha Crawford] links James to
                                                        > > these
                                                        > > > two families.
                                                        > > > I surmise that James Braxton and John Braxton
                                                        > > were
                                                        > > > both sons of John Braxton (50) and Sarah (51) in
                                                        > > the
                                                        > > > 1850 census. Neither James nor John appear in
                                                        > the
                                                        > > > household of John Braxton and Sarah because
                                                        > James
                                                        > > is
                                                        > > > Head of his own Household with brother John
                                                        > > Braxton
                                                        > > > living with him and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                        > > > To put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, I
                                                        > > need
                                                        > > > to know if you or anyone know where a marriage
                                                        > > record
                                                        > > > for James Braxton who married Martha Crawford
                                                        > > might
                                                        > > > be. With that, I could see if James Braxton gave
                                                        > > the
                                                        > > > names of his parents on that document.
                                                        > > > Additionally, do you have access to the 1840
                                                        > > Pitt
                                                        > > > County Census to see where James Braxton and
                                                        > John
                                                        > > > Braxton are in that census?
                                                        > > > Finally, are there wills, deeds, or other
                                                        > public
                                                        > > > records to which you might have access that give
                                                        > > the
                                                        > > > parentage of James Braxton, who married Martha
                                                        > > > Crawford.
                                                        > > > The ONLY other possibility I see any
                                                        > > documentation
                                                        > > > for is that of the 1820 census where more than
                                                        > one
                                                        > > > family has a male of the proper age to be James
                                                        > > > Braxton infant and the 1830 census where "John
                                                        > of
                                                        > > > James" is the only Braxton with a male child in
                                                        > > the
                                                        > > > ten-year old bracket; however, again, there may
                                                        > be
                                                        >
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                                                      • Sammy Pierce
                                                        Carol, Unfortunately, I don t have any information on these pensions. Sammy Pierce Hobe Sound, FL ... From: Carol Singh To:
                                                        Message 27 of 29 , Nov 2, 2006
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                                                          Carol,
                                                          Unfortunately, I don't have any information on these pensions.

                                                          Sammy Pierce
                                                          Hobe Sound, FL

                                                          ----- Original Message -----
                                                          From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                                                          To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                          Cc: "Carol Worthington" <csinghworthington@...>
                                                          Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 8:55 PM
                                                          Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census


                                                          > Dear Sammy,
                                                          > I have continued my Braxton research looking for
                                                          > the link between John Braxton (b. abt. 1795-1800) and
                                                          > Sarah and James Braxton (b. 1820) who married Martha
                                                          > Crawford. Reading back through everything I have, in
                                                          > 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 one
                                                          > looks at the null hypothesis. My hypothesis was that
                                                          > John Braxton and Sarah were the parents of James
                                                          > Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
                                                          > The 1840 census supports the hypothesis that James
                                                          > Braxton was not the son of the other Braxton men in
                                                          > the 1840 census.
                                                          > That raises the possibility that James Braxton is
                                                          > the son of John Braxton and Sarah.
                                                          > Someone has raised the possibility in one of the
                                                          > e-mails to me that James Braxton who married Martha
                                                          > Crawford is a child of Thomas Braxton and Priscilla.
                                                          > However, there is no Thomas in my line anywhere, yet
                                                          > there is Council, Hannah, John, and James.
                                                          > This fact led me to narrow my search to one of the
                                                          > men named John in the 1820 census or to one of the men
                                                          > named James in that census.
                                                          > Another piece of information that I failed to
                                                          > mention is that Martha Crawford Braxton as widow of
                                                          > James Crawford filed for the Confederate Pension for
                                                          > 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 for
                                                          > the Confederate Pension of Jesse Braxton.
                                                          > Using this avenue to explore, do you think that you
                                                          > can find this Confederate Pension record? Would Martha
                                                          > have had to state her relationship to the soldier in
                                                          > her application for the Pension?
                                                          > I will be most grateful for anything you know about
                                                          > these Pensions. Discovering the relationship between
                                                          > 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 to
                                                          >> 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 household
                                                          >> 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., but
                                                          >> 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 your
                                                          >> 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: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                          >> Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                                                          >> Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
                                                          >> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                                          >>
                                                          >>
                                                          >> > 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 were
                                                          >> the
                                                          >> > parents of James Braxton who married Martha
                                                          >> Crawford.
                                                          >> > These households are next to each other in every
                                                          >> > census.
                                                          >> > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                                                          >> > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson" all
                                                          >> > having a male child in the age bracket under 10,
                                                          >> 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 one
                                                          >> of
                                                          >> > these households with a son in this age range is
                                                          >> not
                                                          >> > definitive.
                                                          >> > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                                                          >> > Here is what I found.
                                                          >> > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah had
                                                          >> a
                                                          >> > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John
                                                          >> (27) in
                                                          >> > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton (30),
                                                          >> Head
                                                          >> > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                          >> > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah, are
                                                          >> the
                                                          >> > parents John and Hannah and their son Council
                                                          >> [variant
                                                          >> > spellings].
                                                          >> > These two families have THREE names in common.
                                                          >> This
                                                          >> > fact leads me to think that John Braxton married
                                                          >> to
                                                          >> > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah.
                                                          >> Also,
                                                          >> > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor of
                                                          >> the
                                                          >> > Daily Reflector said that his grandparents John
                                                          >> and
                                                          >> > Hannah Braxton has sons John and Council in
                                                          >> addition
                                                          >> > to his own father Lacy and a son Charles.
                                                          >> > Finally, James Braxton who married Martha
                                                          >> Crawford
                                                          >> > had the following childrn [listed 1870 census]:
                                                          >> > John (25); Charles (15); and Sarah (4).
                                                          >> > To me, these common names link John Braxton
                                                          >> [wife
                                                          >> > Sarah] to John Braxton [wife Hannah].
                                                          >> > The common names appearing in the children of
                                                          >> James
                                                          >> > Braxton [wife Martha Crawford] links James to
                                                          >> these
                                                          >> > two families.
                                                          >> > I surmise that James Braxton and John Braxton
                                                          >> were
                                                          >> > both sons of John Braxton (50) and Sarah (51) in
                                                          >> the
                                                          >> > 1850 census. Neither James nor John appear in the
                                                          >> > household of John Braxton and Sarah because James
                                                          >> is
                                                          >> > Head of his own Household with brother John
                                                          >> Braxton
                                                          >> > living with him and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                          >> > To put the nail in the coffin, so to speak, I
                                                          >> need
                                                          >> > to know if you or anyone know where a marriage
                                                          >> record
                                                          >> > for James Braxton who married Martha Crawford
                                                          >> might
                                                          >> > be. With that, I could see if James Braxton gave
                                                          >> the
                                                          >> > names of his parents on that document.
                                                          >> > Additionally, do you have access to the 1840
                                                          >> Pitt
                                                          >> > County Census to see where James Braxton and John
                                                          >> > Braxton are in that census?
                                                          >> > Finally, are there wills, deeds, or other public
                                                          >> > records to which you might have access that give
                                                          >> the
                                                          >> > parentage of James Braxton, who married Martha
                                                          >> > Crawford.
                                                          >> > The ONLY other possibility I see any
                                                          >> documentation
                                                          >> > for is that of the 1820 census where more than one
                                                          >> > family has a male of the proper age to be James
                                                          >> > Braxton infant and the 1830 census where "John of
                                                          >> > James" is the only Braxton with a male child in
                                                          >> the
                                                          >> > ten-year old bracket; however, again, there may be
                                                          >> > James Braxton in the household of JOHN Braxton who
                                                          >> is
                                                          >> > still 9 years old at the time the census was taken
                                                          >> > just as in the 1820 census, this James Braxton
                                                          >> might
                                                          >> > not have yet been born when the census was taken.
                                                          >> > I have found no Death Record online for James
                                                          >> > Braxton who married Martha Crawford, nor have I
                                                          >> found
                                                          >> > either one in a Pitt cemetery online.
                                                          >> > Help me, if you can, to solve a mystery.
                                                          >> > Correct my reasoning and my research, please,
                                                          >> where
                                                          >> > you find me in error.
                                                          >> > I will be eternally grateful. As always, if ever
                                                          >> I
                                                          >> > can repay the debt I owe any of you for the
                                                          >> assistance
                                                          >> > you have already given me by helping you in your
                                                          >> > researches, you have only to give a holler.
                                                          >> > Later, Carol
                                                          >> >
                                                          >> >
                                                          >> > --- Sammy Pierce <samurai369@...> wrote:
                                                          >> >
                                                          >> >> Carol,
                                                          >> >> I couldn't find Martha Braxton in the 1910
                                                          >> census
                                                          >> >> in North Carolina, so
                                                          >> >> suspect she died between 1900-1910. In any case,
                                                          >> >> I'm afraid I don't have
                                                          >> >> access to the Pitt County Death Records. I
                                                          >> couldn't
                                                          >> >> find Thomas Cannon in
                                                          >> >> the 1910 census, but I did find Lodie Susan in
                                                          >> the
                                                          >> >> 1910 census by searching
                                                          >> >> for her children. It appears she married a Craft
                                                          >> >> and either divorced or
                                                          >> >> became a widow. I don't see them in the 1920
                                                          >> >> census. In 1910 she and her
                                                          >> >> children were in Tarboro working in a cotton
                                                          >> mill:
                                                          >> >> 1910 Edgecombe Co., NC, Tarboro, No.1, Precinct
                                                          >> 2,
                                                          >> >> 20 Apr 1910, Family #312:
                                                          >> >> Jones, Lucy Head 38 Reeler, Cotton Mill
                                                          >> >> Mare Dau 12 Spinner, Cotton
                                                          >> >> Mill
                                                          >> >> Thelma Dau 7 None
                                                          >> >> Craft, Lodie Boarder 40 Spooler, Cotton
                                                          >> Mill
                                                          >> >> Cannon, Rosa Boarder 16 Spinner, Cotton Mill
                                                          >> >> Cannon, Henry Boarder 14 Daufer, Cotton Mill
                                                          >> >> I worked at Fieldcrest Mills in Greenville
                                                          >> >> 1867-1970 when I was a student
                                                          >> >> at ECU, but I don't recognize the term "daufer."
                                                          >> We
                                                          >> >> had a "Spinning
                                                          >> >> Department" and a "Twisting, Winding, Reeling
                                                          >> >> Department," but this was a
                                                          >> >> wool mill versus cotton mill. We took raw wool
                                                          >> and
                                                          >> >> prepared it for carpets.
                                                          >> >> Sammy
                                                          >> >>
                                                          >> >> ----- Original Message -----
                                                          >> >> From: "Carol Singh" <csinghworthington@...>
                                                          >> >> To: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                          >> >> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 4:44 PM
                                                          >> >> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900 Census
                                                          >>
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                                                        • Carol Singh
                                                          Dear Karen, 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
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                                                            Dear Karen,
                                                            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
                                                            their support.
                                                            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
                                                            John Braxton.
                                                            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
                                                            Braxton.
                                                            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
                                                            1820's.
                                                            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
                                                            Thomas Braxton.
                                                            The 1915 letter of Elias Braxton of Tenneessee
                                                            identifies his father as Lacy Braxton with brothers
                                                            John and Council, grandparents John Braxton and
                                                            Hannah.
                                                            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
                                                            erroneous.
                                                            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.
                                                            Later, Carol









                                                            --- Karen <karen@...> wrote:

                                                            > Carol,
                                                            >
                                                            > 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
                                                            > Braxton.
                                                            >
                                                            > (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.
                                                            >
                                                            > Karen
                                                            >
                                                            > --- In genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com, Carol Singh
                                                            > <csinghworthington@...> wrote:
                                                            > >
                                                            > > Dear Sammy,
                                                            > > I have continued my Braxton research looking
                                                            > for
                                                            > > the link between John Braxton (b. abt. 1795-1800)
                                                            > and
                                                            > > Sarah and James Braxton (b. 1820) who married
                                                            > Martha
                                                            > > Crawford. Reading back through everything I have,
                                                            > in
                                                            > > 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
                                                            > one
                                                            > > looks at the null hypothesis. My hypothesis was
                                                            > that
                                                            > > John Braxton and Sarah were the parents of James
                                                            > > Braxton who married Martha Crawford.
                                                            > > The 1840 census supports the hypothesis that
                                                            > James
                                                            > > Braxton was not the son of the other Braxton men
                                                            > in
                                                            > > the 1840 census.
                                                            > > That raises the possibility that James Braxton
                                                            > is
                                                            > > the son of John Braxton and Sarah.
                                                            > > Someone has raised the possibility in one of
                                                            > the
                                                            > > e-mails to me that James Braxton who married
                                                            > Martha
                                                            > > Crawford is a child of Thomas Braxton and
                                                            > Priscilla.
                                                            > > However, there is no Thomas in my line anywhere,
                                                            > yet
                                                            > > there is Council, Hannah, John, and James.
                                                            > > This fact led me to narrow my search to one of
                                                            > the
                                                            > > men named John in the 1820 census or to one of the
                                                            > men
                                                            > > named James in that census.
                                                            > > Another piece of information that I failed to
                                                            > > mention is that Martha Crawford Braxton as widow
                                                            > of
                                                            > > James Crawford filed for the Confederate Pension
                                                            > for
                                                            > > 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
                                                            > for
                                                            > > the Confederate Pension of Jesse Braxton.
                                                            > > Using this avenue to explore, do you think that
                                                            > you
                                                            > > can find this Confederate Pension record? Would
                                                            > Martha
                                                            > > have had to state her relationship to the soldier
                                                            > in
                                                            > > her application for the Pension?
                                                            > > I will be most grateful for anything you know
                                                            > about
                                                            > > these Pensions. Discovering the relationship
                                                            > between
                                                            > > 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
                                                            > to
                                                            > > > 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
                                                            > household
                                                            > > > 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.,
                                                            > but
                                                            > > > 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
                                                            > your
                                                            > > > 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: <genpcncfir@yahoogroups.com>
                                                            > > > Cc: "Carol B. Singh" <CSinghWorthington@...>
                                                            > > > Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 3:22 PM
                                                            > > > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Braxtons in 1900
                                                            > Census
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > >
                                                            > > > > 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
                                                            > were
                                                            > > > the
                                                            > > > > parents of James Braxton who married Martha
                                                            > > > Crawford.
                                                            > > > > These households are next to each other in
                                                            > every
                                                            > > > > census.
                                                            > > > > While the 1820 Pitt County Census shows John
                                                            > > > > "Brakson," John "Brakson," and James "Brakson"
                                                            > all
                                                            > > > > having a male child in the age bracket under
                                                            > 10,
                                                            > > > 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
                                                            > one
                                                            > > > of
                                                            > > > > these households with a son in this age range
                                                            > is
                                                            > > > not
                                                            > > > > definitive.
                                                            > > > > Consequently, I looked for additional links.
                                                            > > > > Here is what I found.
                                                            > > > > John Braxton (born abt. 1795-1800) and Sarah
                                                            > had
                                                            > > > a
                                                            > > > > son Counsel, a daughter Hannah, and a son John
                                                            > > > (27) in
                                                            > > > > 1850 living with his brother James Braxton
                                                            > (30),
                                                            > > > Head
                                                            > > > > of Household, and wife Martha Crawford.
                                                            > > > > In the family of John Braxton and Hannah,
                                                            > are
                                                            > > > the
                                                            > > > > parents John and Hannah and their son Council
                                                            > > > [variant
                                                            > > > > spellings].
                                                            > > > > These two families have THREE names in
                                                            > common.
                                                            > > > This
                                                            > > > > fact leads me to think that John Braxton
                                                            > married
                                                            > > > to
                                                            > > > > Sarah was the son of John Braxton and Hannah.
                                                            > > > Also,
                                                            > > > > Elias Braxton in his 1915 letter to the editor
                                                            > of
                                                            >
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