Noted events in his life were:
1. Story, Cir 1755. 993 William and Mary, of Scottish origin, are believed to have come out of Virginia to the lower Cane Creek Valley about 1755. The place in Virginia that they came from has not been ascertained. They acquired land on Piney Branch, on the south side of Cane Creek, just opposite some of the holdings of Henry Holliday.
2. Appearance in Document, 16 Nov 1756, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 1012 Wm Braxon is sworn chain carrier on survey for James Lindley.
3. Will, 20 Jul 1771, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Will of William Braxton was posted at Chatham Co website. Original is in NC Archives. Will made 20 July, 1771- Probated Feb Court, 1773. "In the Name of God Amen the 20th day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy one I William Braxton of the County of Chatham in the Province of North Carolina, Taylor Being weak in Body but of Perfect mind and Memory thanks be giving Unto God therefore caling to mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is apointed for all men once to die I do make and ordaine this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I Give and Recomend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it me and my Body I Recomend to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian and Decent like manner at the discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the general Resurection I shall Resave [receive] the saime againe by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me with in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following maner and form first of all that all my lawfull debts and ferenaral Charges be paid. Imprimens I give and Bequeaith unto my Dearely and well Beloved wife Marjery Braxstan my Bed and furniture and 2 pots and my feather (pewter?) ------- and my --------- Left to hir (her) chise (choice?) hir sadel and Bridel and Spining whele and Likewise the crop that is on the plantation (or will be) of diferent cinds (kinds) where I do now live and Likewise fifteen pounds in money for hir to Dispose of as she thinks fit and I give unto my wife Margery the third part of all my personal astat (estate) that is to say Money Books Debts Goods and Chatils and my Bigg Bible and at hir Desease the bibel to my son Thomas Braxstan to him and his heaiers for Ever and all her said Bequeathed
4. Probate, Feb 1773, Chatham County, North Carolina, United States. Will of William Braxton was posted at Chatham Co website. Original is in NC Archives. Will made 20 July, 1771- Probated Feb Court, 1773. The will was proved in court by John Pile and Wm. Richardson in due form of Law and ordered to be Recorded Quil? Lane ? C.C. [Note from person who posted onto web, his widow was deceased by the time the inventory was taken in Feb. 22, 1773, since it says "The plantation where sd Wm Braxston formerly Live sold sence the widows desase acording to the contents of sd Braxstans last Will and Testament 262 acers of Deded land sold for 102 pounds some clear land joinen vacant for 1 pound. His many tools, 4 horses, 12 head of cattle, 6 sheep and 20 hogs, with some pieces of household furniture sold for 130 pounds, 4 shillings and 3 pence.]
5. Story. 873 There is a memorial to William Braxton at Spring Mtg Cemetery, saying "In memory of William Braxton, pioneer ancestor of Braxtons of Piedmont NC and of the West. Entered land two and one half miles south of here 1756. Died 1771. His son, Thomas, born 1742, died 1815, is buried here. Erected 1929." His wife was Margery.
William married Margery UNKNOWN. (Margery UNKNOWN died before 22 Feb 1773.)