BRAXTON, William
(-1771)

 

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Spouses/Children:
UNKNOWN, Margery

BRAXTON, William

  • Marriage: UNKNOWN, Margery
  • Died: 1771
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bullet  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
part to hir and hir assigns for Ever and I Likewise give unto my wife Margery the plantion where I now do Live During hir Life and at hir Desease to be sold and the money equaly Devided unto five parts, foure parts of it to be devided betwixt my foure daters Ann Braxstan Mary Braxstan Jane Braxstan Sarah Braxstan and the one fift(h) part to be Equaly Devided Betwen my son Thomas Braxstans children Each and Every one of them to have and Equal Part of it, as Many as he shal have Living at my deth Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Braxston too (two)Hundred and Ninty ackers of land lying in the County and province afore said on the south side of haw river on Tike (Tick) Creek and Brookses Creek to him and his airs for Ever. Thin (Then) I give and bequeath unto my grandson William Braxstan, my son Thomases son, fifteen pounds and if he shall desease before he comes of age, the said fifeen pounds to be Eaquely Devided betwen the rest of my (son Thomases?) children Item I give and bequeath unto my foure Daughters Ann Braxstan Mary Braxstan Jane Braxstan Sarah Braxstan all my other Estate that is to say all my personal Reale Estate of what kind soever Exsepting that which is already willed and Bequeathed that is what I meane and the intent of the meaning to be sold by van? Due and the money to be Eqauely Devided amongst my said foure Daughters to be paid them as they marey or arive to the age of Eighteen years Exsepting anny one or more of my Daughters shal Marey whilst I do live I do afirme in this ------------ they shall Recive of me from the Date herof? until (my death?) shall be valued at the full pris (price) which I shall Reape and --? of which acombt (account) shall be brought against them after my desease and reducted from of their part of the Estate so much as each or either of them that are mareyed has reseved from the date hereof until my my Death so that Each and Evry one of my said Daughters may have Equal shear alike those that shall Marey and those that shall Reamine unmareid at my Disease so that one shall have more than another of my personal astat from the date herof Exsept thier Waring aparel which is the intent of my meaning and Likewise I give and
bequeath unto my said son Thomas all my Waring Clothes Likewise I constute and Make and I ordain my said son Thomas Braxstan my whole and sole Executer of this my last will and Testiment and I do hearby uterly disalow Revock and Disanil all and Every other former testiments wills legasys and bequists and Executors by me in any wise Before Named willed and Bequaithed Rectifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testement in witness wheareof I have heare unto set my hand and seal the Day and year first above writen- Sig'd Seal'd Published Pronounced and Declared By the said William Braxston as his Last Will and Testiment William Braxston {Seal}
In the Presences of us the subscribers John Pyle, William Richardson, Chatham Febrary court 1773

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.


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William married Margery UNKNOWN. (Margery UNKNOWN died before 22 Feb 1773.)




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