My Genealogies

A little over forty years ago, I got interested in family history and started collecting data. I didn't know what I was doing; had never taken a lesson, nor read a how-to book. But I got in touch with a number of genealogical great-aunts who steered me in (I hope) the right direction. I also collect data (and have published some) on Brashear, Brasher, Ross, Allen, Nelson, Whitaker, and other families.

Here is a list of my genealogies; you can scroll through the whole or jump to the title of interest by clicking on it.

These are the volumes of A BRASHEAR(S) FAMILY HISTORY that I have published:
Vol. 1: "The First 200 Years of Brashear(s) in America"
Vol. 2: "Robert C. Brashear of North Carolina and some descendants in TN, KY, TX, etc"
Vol. 3: "Robert Samuel Brashear, The Rolling Stone, and descendants in TN & KY"
Vol. 4: "Brashear(s) Families of the Ohio
Vol. 5: "Two Brashear Families of the Lower Mississippi Valley and their Choctaw Descendants."
Vol. 6: "Brashears-Breshears Families of TN, MO, ID, WA, TX, etc"
Vol. 7: "Brashear-Boshear-Beshears of TN, MO, IL, KY"
Vol. 8: "Brashear Families West of the Mississippi"
Vol. 9: "Brashear: Additions, Corrections, Strays"

And a book on an altogether different family: A BRAZIER/BRASHER SAGA,
300 Years of the Brasher, Brazier, Brasier, Brashier Family in America.

Whitakers of the Holme and Their Descendants in America. Ancestors and Descendants of Jabez Whitaker, of England, Virginia, and Barbados.

Cinda Rilla's Genes: Our Allen, Hunt; Scales, Napier, Hart, Heath, and Nelson Families- Ancestors and Descendants of Cinda Rilla (Nelson) Brashear.

Descendants of Francis Ross. Ross families of Scotland; Ulster (Northern Ireland); Hampshire Co, WV; York Co, SC; Dickson Co, TN; Hardin Co, TN; Jefferson Co, AL; Hinds (and other Cos), MS; etc.

Prices are as follows;
vol. 1 (hardback)$38 ($35 + $3 p&p)
vol. 1 (paperback)$28 ($25 + $3 p&p)
vol. 2 (hardback only) $38 ($35 + $3 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1 hardback & v.2 together$65 + $5 p&p)
vol. 3 (hardback only) $43 ($40 + $3 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1, 2, & 3 together $100 + $5 p&p)
vol. 4 (hardback only) $43 ($40 + $3 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1 & v.4 together $70 + $5 p&p)
vol. 5 (hardback only) $43 ($40 + $3 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1 & v.5 together $70 + $5 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1, 2, & 5 together $100 + $5 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 together $170 + $7 p&p)
Vol. 6 (hardback only) $43 ($40 + $3 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1 & v.6 together $70 + $5 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1, 2, & 6 together $100 + $6 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 together $200 + $10 p&p)
Vol. 7 (hardback only) $43 ($40 + $3 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1 & v.7 together $70 +$5 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1, 2, & 7 together $100 + $6 p&p)
. . . . . (v. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 together $235 + $12 p&p)
Vol. 8 (hardback only) $43 ($40 + $3 p&p)
. . . . . (v.1 & v.8 together $70 + $5 p&p
. . . . . (v. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 together $270 + $15 p&p)
Vol. 9 (hardback only) $43 ($40 + $3 p&p)

. . . . . (v.9 $40 + $3 p&p)
. . . . . (v. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 together $300 + $15 p&p)

A BRAZIER/BRASHER SAGA, 300 Years of the Brasher, Brazier, Brasier, Brashier
Family in America. Which is an altogether different family: Descendants of William
B. Brashier Sr, who died at age 34 in Old Baltimore Co (now Harford Co), MD in
1708, leaving four orphans, whom the courts took care of. This SAGA is available
only in 8.5"x11" paperback and sells for $28 ($25 + $3 p&p). Click on the title to
see more details.
Whitakers of the Holme and their Descendants in America. Hardback; 370+ pp. $30 + $3 p&p.

Cinda Rilla's Genes. Ancestors and Descendants of Cinda Rilla Nelson Brashear. Hardback. 334 pp. $30 + $3 p&p.

Descendants of Francis Ross. Various Ross Families> Hardback. 720 pp. $40 + $4 p&p.




To order the printed volumes, send a note, saying which volume(s) you want (so I won't get confused) and where you want it/them sent, along with a check or money order, to

Charles Brashear,
1940 Neotomas Ave

Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone: 707/569-1335

I'll mail the books as soon as I can put them into the mailing boxes and get to the Post Office.

. . . If any of you want to order a gift copy of a book for your favorite library, I'll knock $10 off the price (that is, you pay $25 for the hardbacks of v.1 & v.2, $30 for the others, plus p&p), and I'll send it to the library in your name. Just tell me which library, or let me pick one. (Some 30 libraries already have gift copies of vol 1, not so many of the other volumes.)




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Plan for an 9-volume
"A BRASHEAR(S) FAMILY HISTORY"

by Charles Brashear
1940 Neotomas Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
e-mail: brashear@mail.sdsu.edu
phone: 707/569-1335

I am and have been for 40-something years actively engaged in research on the Brashear(s) Family, in all its branches, in all spellings of the surname. Some years ago, Troy Back and Leon Brashear gave me their blessing and permission to "update" their book, THE BRASHEAR STORY, A FAMILY HISTORY, but the more data I collected, the more I realized that this family history will never again fit into one volume, especially if you include the amount and kind of detail that I like to include. I now have published the planned nine volumes.

Vol 1. The First 200 Years of Brashear(s) in America and Some Descendants in Maryland (this one was published in Nov 1998 and is still available at $35 for hardcover, $25 for paperback, plus $3 postage and packaging. See also pricing schedule, below.)

Vol 2. Robert C. Brashear of North Carolina and Some Descendants in TN, KY, MO, TX, etc. (Published 1 Sep 1999. Available only in hardback. $35, plus $3 p&p.)

Vol 3. Robert Samuel Brashear(s) and Some Descendants in TN and KY (Published early in 2001; $40, plus $3 p&p.

Vol 4. Brashear(s) Families of the Ohio Valley (Published 20 April 2002. 676 pages (xx + 576) with a 59-page index, about 50 pictures, and 7 maps. $40 + $3 p&p.)

Vol 5. Two Brashear(s) Families of the Lower Mississippi Valley and their Choctaw and Other Descendants. (Published in 2002, 700 pages, including introduction, index, pictures, maps, etc; $40 + $3p&p.)

Vol 6. Brashears/ Breshears Families of TN, MO, ID, WA, OK, etc including Beshears, Boshears and Other Descendants. (The data for Vol 6 got so big, I had to divide the book. This "half" turned out to be 728 pages (xx + 708, with an 80-page index- ~12,000 entries) and was published in Dec, 2004, with about 100 pictures, 8 maps and scanned documents; $40 + $3 p&p)

Vol 7. Brashear-Boshear-Beshears of SC, TN, MO, IL, etc. (This one includes Martha Morrow, d/o Robert Brashear; Isaac Boshears and his descendants in Scott and Campbell Co, TN; William Brashears and Sarah _____ of Spartanburg, SC, and their sons, William Brashears, of MO (m. Mary Elizabeth Clayton) and Ithra Brashears, of Crawford Co, IL (m. Hannah Elizabeth Middleton); and Jeremiah and Isaac Beshears of Christian and Hopkins Co, KY. Front matter, index, text, pictures, this one turned out to be 732 pages, published in November 2006; $40 + $3 p&p)

Vol 8. Brashear(s) Families West of the Mississippi River (This one includes Dr. Belt Brashear's descendants in LA; Judge Thomas Brown Brashear in LA and his brother, John Warren Brashear in CA; Jeremiah Brashear, Jr, in LA and his brother's Widow, Amelia Duvall in LA; Ignatius "Nacy" Brashear's sons, Dr. Walter Brashear in LA and Rev. Joseph Brashear in MO; Waymack Brashear and his descendants in MO; Barton Brashears and descnedants in MO & CA; Absalom Alfred Brashear in TX and his brothers, Jesse and Zadock in AR; Walter "Watt" Brashears in MO and his brother, Isaac Brashears in AR; Four Brashears brothers of Brashears AR. Front matter, pictures, text, and Index, this one is 740 pp. Published in December 2006. $40 + $3 p&p)

Vol 9. Brashear: Additions, Corrections, Strays, and Non-Brashear(s) Families It's 696 pages, 140 of them on James Brazier, of Cumberland Co, NC, thought to be a descendant of John Brasseur, of Nansemond Co, VA; 185 pages on Descendants of Philip Brashear, 1727-1797, and Ann Wilson, whose descendants lived in KY, IL, and MO and used the surname Beshears; 60 pages on Brashear families west of the Mississippi; 138 pages on Miscellaneous additions and corrections; 70 pages on Non-Brashear families, including Pleasant Brashier, Zachariah Brazier, Edward Brasier, and others; and 78 pages of Index. My computer said there were over 10,000 names in the index. (see below for the Table of Contents.)

If any of you want to order a gift copy for your favorite library, I'll knock $10 off the price (that is, you pay $25 for the hardback, v.1 and v.2, or $30 for the others, plus $3.00 p&p), and I'll send it to the library in your name. Just tell me which library, or let me pick one. (Some 30 libraries already have gift copies.)


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Vol 1:
THE FIRST 200 YEARS OF BRASHEAR(S) IN AMERICA

and Some Descendants in Maryland

WARNING! Don't mistake this for something it isn't. (Some people bought the Brazier/Brasher book and then complained that their Brashear family was not in it.) This is a book about descendants of Robert and Benois Brasseur, French Huguenot immigrants to Virginia, c1635, whose surname was Anglicized as Brashear. Over the years, many branches of the family added an "s" to make it Brashears. Benois Brasseur was naturalized in Calvert Co, MD, in 1662, and became known as Benjamin Brashear; he is the progenitor of virtually all Americans with surnames Brashear, Brashears, Brashares, Breshear(s), Breashear(s), Broshear(s), Beshear(s), Boshear(s), Beshires, often Brasher, Brashers, Brashier, Brashiers, sometimes Brazier, and about 35 other spellings. Also, this book only treats the first 200 years of the family, mainly in Virginia and Maryland, from about 1635 to about 1835, except that the Western Maryland chapter comes up to the last few years. I'm working on other books that will bring many of the Brashear(s) lines down to more recent times.

The book is 7" by 10", 336 pages long (16 pages of front matter, including contents and a review of the deBrassier Family of Carpentras, France*; 300 pages of text (see contents below); and 20 pages of 4-column index--about 3500 entries).

* [for more on that family, go to http://genforum.genealogy.com/brashear/messages/892.html and http://genforum.genealogy.com/brashear/messages/891.html]
 

Abbreviated CONTENTS of Vol 1:

1. Robert Brasseur, the Huguenot Immigrant ........................ 1
2. Benjamin (Benois) Brassieur, the American ..................... 23
3. John Brasseur, of Nansemond Co, Virginia ..................... .50
4. Thomas Brasher, of Cecil Co, Md ................................65
5. Robert Brasheur, II, "Elder" ...................................70
6. Robert Brashier, III, the Improvident...........................77
7. Three Brothers of Maryland: Benjamin, Samuel, and Robert IV ... 92
8. Benjamin Brashear Jr and Rebecca Walker .......................121
9. John Brashear "Junior" and Mary Dowell ........................131
10. William Brashear "Senior" and Sarah Wallingsford .............156
11. Speculations about Dowell Brashears, His Family ..............169
12. Samuel Brashear Jr and Elizabeth Brashear ................... 177
13. John Brashear "Senior" and Ruth Walker .......................193
14. Hard Times in Maryland: Two Brothers Go Broke .......... .....207
15. William Brashear "Junior" and Priscilla Prather ..............215
16. William Brashears, the Millwright, and Margaret Carr .........229
17. John Brashears, III, and Mary Pottinger ................... . 241
18. Some Brashear Families of Western Maryland .................. 260
Index ............................................................301


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Vol 2: 
ROBERT C. BRASHEAR OF NORTH CAROLINA

and Some Descendants in TN, KY, MO, TX, etc,
 

The 1740s were an economically rough time in Maryland (some of our family lost their land and/or spent time in debtors' prison). Newly opened land in the Granville District of North Carolina was an invitation to a new start. Three Brashear brothers--Robert C., Basil, and Otho--migrated to NC in the late 1740s, early 1750s, where Robert and Basil got land grants. Basil went broke again and left about 1766, and Otho simply disappeared, but Robert C. Brashear and his wife, Charity Dowell, stayed on and (we think) prospered. They were patriots during the Revolutionary War, after which newly opening land in western places beckoned again, and the family succumbed to wanderlust or land-hunger; they became part of the American westward movement. This book traces Robert C. Brashear in North Carolina and the families of sons Philip, Asa, and Zaza, and daughter, Ann (Brashear) Ball; Robert Samuel Brashear and Jesse Brashears have to wait for vol. 3 and vol. 5, respectively.

The book is 7" by 10", 316 pages (290 pages of text, about 50 illustrations, and 24 pages of 4-column index--over 4000 entries).
 

Abbreviated CONTENTS of VOL 2

Preface .......................................................... vii
1. The First Four Generations of Brashear(s) in America ............11
2. The Guilford County Brashear Colony .............................17
3. Robert C. Brashear And Charity Dowell, Of Guilford County, NC ..........32
4. Philip Brashears Sr and Ann Wilson of Henry Co, Va ..............47
5. Ann "Nancy" Brashears and Moses Ball of Fairfax Co, Va ..........69
6. Robert Samuel Brashears, "The Rolling Stone," And Phoebe Nicks ........77
7. Jesse Brashears, of Pensacola, and Elizabeth Prather ............82
8. Captain Asa Brasher and Jemima Nelson Of Rockingham Co, NC .......87
9. Zaza Brasher Sr and Elizabeth Adkinson, Of Rockingham County, NC ...117
10. Zaza Brasher Sr and Elizabeth Lomax ..........................139
        With Special Thanks to Joy (Hines) Horton
11. James Brashears and Nancy Bowling, of Lee Co, Va .............162
12. John Wesley B. Brashears and Drucilla ?Wilson ................183
        With Special Thanks to Doyle Fenn
13. Absalom Brashears/Beshears and Martha Ann "Polly" Phillips ...............218
        Co-author: Jerri Beshears Kennedy
14. Robert Brashears/Beshears And Elizabeth Whitten, of Pike Co, Mo ......242
        With Special Thanks to Larry Howser
15. Benjamin Brashears And Some Greene County, Missouri, Families .......264
16. Jesse Brashears and Betsy Shell ..............................270
        With Special Thanks to Darrell Spencer
Index ............................................................293


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Vol 3: 
Robert Samuel Brashears, "The Rolling Stone," and Some Descendants in TN and KY.
 

Very early in the Revolution (or maybe even before), several of the Guilford Co Brashear(s) again got wanderlust, or they had worn out the land. At any rate, Robert Samuel Brashears and all of his children migrated to the frontier, first to Sullivan Co, NC (it would become Sullivan Co, TN), then to Roane Co, TN. RSB's son, Isaac Brashears, went on to Perry/Decatur Co, TN, and his son, Capt. Samuel Brashear (he dropped the "s" on his surname), moved on to Perry Co, KY. RSB's son, Basil, stayed on in Roane Co. This book is about these families.

The book is 7" x 10", 496 pages, including 41 pages of index and about 40 maps, pictures, or other documents. Since it costed me considerably more to print this one, I have to charge $40 per copy. Sorry.
 

Abbreviated CONTENTS of VOL 3:

1. Robert Samuel Brashears, "The Rolling Stone," And Phoebe Nicks ................14
2. Philip Brashears, Son of RSB....................................35
3. Isaac Brashears, the Patriarch..................................38
4. Capt. Samuel Brashear and Margaret Eakin........................47
5. The Daughters of Robert Samuel Brashears........................59
6. Basil Brashears and Margaret "Peggy" Horton.....................92
         
The next Six Are Children of Isaac Brashears, the Patriarch
7. John Brashears and Charity Bradley.............................116
8. Robert B. Brashears and Sarah Rhea Hankins, Of Lawrence Co, TN .......139
9. Walter Brashears and Elizabeth Roberts.........................174
10. The Daughters of Isaac Brashears: ............................205
11. Judge Samuel Brashers and His Descendants.....................221
12. Absalom Alfred Brashears and Ellender Ross....................260
          
The Rest Are Descendants of Capt. Samuel Brashear
           With Special Thanks to Troy Back and Leon Brashear
13. Margaret Brashear and John Larkey.............................268
14. Sampson Brashear and Margaret Bright..........................278
15. Robert S. "Old Bob" Brashear and Mary Everidge................326
16. Two Brothers of Webster Co, Mo................................336
17. James N. Brashear Sr and Elizabeth Young......................342
18. Eli Brashear and Sarah "Sally" Campbell.......................346
19. Robert S. Brashear and Sarah "Sally" Hall.....................357
20. Adeline Brashear and Robert S. Cornett........................399
21. James N. Brashear Jr and Elizabeth Pratt......................409
22. Sampson Brashear and Mary Ann Hall............................431
24. (Rev.) William E. Brashear And Mary Hampton/ Fanny Elkins........440
25. Elizabeth Brashear and Benjamin Engle.........................452
Index.............................................................455


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Vol 4. Brashear(s) Families of the Ohio Valley
 

Well before the Revolution, a burgeoning population made new land necessary. If you have a family of 12 children, there is no way in the world those 12 families can live on the same land as the parents, especially when the parents' land is already old, nearly worn-out. As early as the 1750s, Americans began crowding Western Maryland, the Monongahela River valley in southwestern Pennsylvania, and by about 1775, the Ohio River Valley. A fair number of Brashear(s) families and their relatives were among these emigrants-- the Elder and Younger William Brashears; Otho Brashear and his wife Ruth Brown (along with two of her brothers who had married two of Otho's sisters); Ignatius "Nacy" Brashear; Marsham Brashear (and his father, Benjamin, and brothers, who however moved on to Mississippi); remnants of older Maryland families, like Lt. Rezin Brashears, Nathan Brashears/Brashares Jr, Zachariah Brashears/Broshars; and strays like Joseph M. Brashears of Steubenville. This book is about these people and their families.

The book is 6" x 9", hardbound, 676 pages (xx + 656), with 59 pages of index, about 50 pictures and seven maps. $40, plus $3 postage and packaging.
 

Abbreviated CONTENTS of VOL 4:

1. The First Five Generations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
2. Brashear Families of Western Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3. The Brownsville Colony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4. William Brashear and Anne Ray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
5. Marsham Brashear and Lucy Phelps Of Louisville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
6. Benjamin Brashear, of Menallen Twp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
7. Eden Brashear and Priscilla Gilliland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
8. Edward Brashear and Nancy Dyson and Other Kentucky Strays . . . . . . . 335
9. Ignatius "Nacy" Brashear Sr and Frances Permelia Catheral . . . . . . . . . . .352
10. Lt. Rezin Brashear Sr and His Four Wives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
11. Nathan Brashears Jr and His Brashares Descendants . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
12. Zachariah Brashears and His Broshar Descendants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
13. Thomas Broshears and His Sisters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473
14. Samuel Mason Brashears/Broshears and Hannah Standiford. . . . . . . . .491
15. Joseph M. Brashears and Rebecca Viers Of Steubenville, OH. . . . . . . . . .552
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597


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Vol 5. Two Brashear(s) Families of the Lower Mississippi Valley, and Their Choctaw Descendants
 

As much as 50 years before the Revolution, English speaking white men began moving to the Spanish and French speaking towns along the Gulf coast. Some of these were Scots, who married Indian women so they could get trading privileges with the tribes.

Jesse Brashears and his wife, Elizabeth Prather, passed through NC, VA, SC, GA, and were in Pensacola for the Spanish census of 1784. Two of their sons married Indian women, and their half-breed children, literate and bi-lingual (sometimes tri-lingual or more), became leaders in the tribes. Others of their sons settled near Baton Rouge and became big land-owners.

Benjamin Brashear and his sons (except Marsham, who stayed in Louisville, KY) settled near Natchez and were soon influential in the affairs of New Orleans, Mobile, etc. One of Benjamin's sons, Turner Brashear, married a Choctaw girl and founded a large family. This book is about these two Brashear(s) families and their descendants, many of whom happen to be mixed-blood Choctaws.
 

Abbreviated CONTENTS of VOL 5:

1. Benjamin Brashear and Catherine Belt of Maryland and Mississippi
2. Capt. Richard Brashear, Soldier on the Mississippi
3. Capt. Tobias Brashear and Martha Brocus, of "Pleasant Hill," MS
4. R.T. "Turner" Brashear, and His Choctaw Wives
5. Jesse Brashears, of Pensacola, and Elizabeth Prather
6. Philip Brashear of East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
.........John Brashear and Sarah McCants/ Catherine Shaffett
.........Samuel W. Brashiers and Louisa Williams
.........Robert Lafayette Brashier
7. Samuel Brashears Sr and Rachel Durant
.........Alexander Brashears and His Four Wives
.........Samuel Brashears, Creek Warrior
8. Zadock Brashears Sr and Susannah Vaughn
.........the Vaughn Connection
.........The Turnbull Connection
9. Jesse Brashears and Delilah Juzan, of Tombigbee
10. The Debacle at Dancing Rabbit Creek
11. Betsy Buckholtz's Battle for Her Entitled Land
12. Other Squabbles with Squatters
13. The Trail of Woe to Oklahoma
14. The Choctaw Children of R.T. "Turner" Brashear
15. The Dawes Disaster and American Chicanery
Index


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Vol. 6 Brashears/Breshears Families of TN, MO, ID, WA, OK, etc, including Beshears and Boshears families. 728 pages (xx + 668, including 80 pp of 3-col index) and hard backed. $40 per copy, plus $3 postage and packaging.

In the 1830s, the old restlessness overtook the Brashears/Breshears families of Lawrence Co, TN (besides the land was wearing pretty thin), and they started looking for new land in the west. Several brothers and cousins from Lawrence Co, TN-- Middleton, the Younger; Nathan Turner; Alexander; John (m. Naoma Hogg); Henry Breshears Jr; Berry Boshears; and many of their grown children headed west in 1832, 1838, 1842, etc and found new lives in Benton, Polk, Dallas, and neighboring Counties, MO; White and Saline Co, AR, etc.

These were all probably descendants of Basil Brashears, b. 1714, MD, m. Anne Belt; and their son, Middleton "The elder." After hardly a generation, many of them moved to Boise, ID; Omak, WA; Indian Territory; TX; and other neighboring counties in MO.

Abbreviated Contents of Vol 6:

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
1. Basil Brashear(s) and Anne Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
      Basil's Ancestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
      Basil in Maryland . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
      Basil in North Carolina . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
      Basil in South Carolina . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26
3. Basil Brashears Sr, b. c1765 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4. John Brashears Sr, and Mary Berry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
5. Isaac Brashears/Beshears, Sr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
6. Jacob Brashears/Boshears Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
7. Berry M. Brashears and Frances Pryor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
      William James Brashears and Elizabeth _____/ Nellie _____. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
      Henry Newton Brashears and Mary Ann Brownlow/ Sarah Ann Allie . . . . . . . . . 101
      Dicey Ann Brashears and James M. Brookins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
      Martilla "Teallie" Brashears and John W. Penny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
8. Reuben T. Brashears and Elizabeth "Bettie" Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
9. Henry Brashears/Breshears, Sr, and Eleanor Hardin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
10. William Breashears and Anna Etheridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
      Matthew Breashears and Elizabeth Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
      Sarah Ann Breashears and John Humphreys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
11. John Breshears and Naoma Ann Hogg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
      Mary Albany Breshears and Abraham James Baker/ Noah Jackson Bray . . . . . 205
      Henry Hardin Breshears and Catherine Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
12. Reuben Dobbin Breshears and Mary H. Batten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
13. William Arthur Breshears and Abigail Jane Batten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
14. Jesse Carroll Breshears and Rhoda Catherine Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
15. Younger Children of John Breshears and Naoma Ann Hogg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
      John Westley Breshears and Lucy Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
      Margaret Naomi Breshears and Joseph Henry Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
      Joseph W. Breshears and Isabell Brashears/ Prudence Tipton . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
      James Knox Polk Breshears, I and His Three Wives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
      Thomas Hart Benton Breshears and Nancy Ann Potter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
      Andrew Jackson Breshears and Martha Hammack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
16. Jesse Brashears and Elizabeth Bell/ Mary Ellen Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
17. Henry Breshears Jr, Atsa "Atsey" Etheridge, and Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . 298
      James Alexander Breshears Sr, and Sarah Ann Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
      Levi Robert "Lee" Breshears and Mary Anna Garner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
18. Madison Golman Breshears and Elizabeth M. Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
19. Younger Children of Henry Breshears Jr and Atsa Etheridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
      Susanna "Sukey" Breshears and Shandy Jordan/ Jesse Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
      William Marion Breshears and Mary Jane Pippin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
      Sarah Malissa Breshears and William Nute Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
      Henry Thomas Breshears and Sabrina J. Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
      John Martin Van Buren Breshears and Susannah Ihrig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
      Andrew Jackson Breshears and Mary Jane Parsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
      Marcus Monroe Breshears and Leanna Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
      Atsey Adaline Breshears and Joel Ihrig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
      William Carroll (Green) Breshears and Mary Orleana Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
20. James Brashears and Three Brothers of Missouri: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
21. Middleton Brashears (The Younger), and Jane _____ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
22. Nathan Turner Breshears and Elizabeth Catherine Keele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
23. Alexander Brashears and Margaret Breshears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
24. The Phantom Absalom Brashears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
25. Berry Brashears (Boshears) of Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
      Henry Clay Brashears, II and His Seventeen Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505
      Henry Clay Brashears, I and Martha Godwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520
26. John Brashear and Betsy Randall/ Elizabeth Chambers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
27. Brashears Families of Angelina Co, Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547
      James M. "Jim" Brashears and Mary Elizabeth Maribe Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587
Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 668




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Vol. 7: Brashear, Boshear, Beshears Families of SC, TN, MO, IL, KY.
(732 pages, including 18 of front matter; 627 of text, including photos, drawings, and scans of documents; and 84 pages of 3-columned index. $40 + $3 p&p).
This volume is about "the other children" of Basil Brashears and Anne Belt, including Robert Brashear and his daughter Martha Morrow; Isaac Boshears and his descendants in Scott and Campbell Co, TN; William and Sarah Brashears, of Spartanburg Co, SC, and their sons, William G. Brashear (m. Mary Elizabeth "Marley" Clayton) and Ithra Brashear (m. Hannah Elizabeth Middleton); and Jeremiah Beshears and his son, Isaac Beshears and descendants in Christian and Hopkins Co, KY.

Abbreviated Contents

1. Basil Brashear(s) and Anne Belt:            1
2. Robert Brashears, of Nc & Tn            27
           Martha Brashears and David Morrow            29
            Jeremiah W. Brashears            48
3. Isaac Brashears/boshears and Elizabeth Wilson, of Scott Co, Tn            51
4. Jeremiah M. Boshears and Ealy Ann Miller            59
            4a. Jacob Isaac Boshears And Martha Jane Huckeby            65
                        Mary L. Boshears and Epolete Silcox, Sr            66
            4b. Martha Jane Boshears and Albert J. Byrd            76
            4c. Andrew Boshears And Caroline Woods            83
            4d. William R. Henry Boshears And Mahulda Boshears            84
            4e. Susannah Boshears And Elvin Wilson            84
            4f. Sterling Boshears And Catherine Wilson            85
5. William Riley "Will" Boshears and Elizabeth E. Adkins            87
            Mary Elizabeth Boshears and Samuel J. Jeffers            93
            Emily Arene Boshears and Joseph M. Silcox            100
            Naomi L. "Oma" Boshears and James Jeffers            126
            Isaac Boshears and Elizabeth Birchfield/ Martha Massey            170
            John Avery Boshears and Texas Ann Sexton/ Bessie Massey            249
            Ewell Smith Sylvester Boshears and Martha Jane "Patsy" Byrd/ "Sadie" Adkins            251
            Martha Jane "Patsy" Boshears and James Edward Byrd            270
            Lewis Franklin Wolford Boshears and Cynthia Emmeline Hatfield/ Sylvia Cross Hedger            281
6. Margaret Ann Boshears & Farrell H. Bratcher Byrd            296

7. William & Sarah Brashears            330
8. William Brashears Jr and Mary Elizabeth Clayton            340
           Meredith Brashears and Elizabeth Mcguire            347
           Tabitha Brashears and Elijah Pettit            359
           Soloman Brashears and Jemima Pettit            366
           Nancy Brashears and Solomon Clayton            393
           Isaiah Brashears and Rutha Pettit            398
           William Gowan "Billy" Brashear Jr and Rosannah Wood            402
           Ithra Brashears, Ii, and Elizabeth ?Whitehead            420
9. Ithra Brashear Sr and Hannah Elizabeth Middleton            423
            Middleton Brashear and Sarah Flippo            433
            Blanton Brashear and Jane Brimberry            439
            Basil Brashear and Nancy Middleton            447
            Elias Brashear, I and Violetta Fuller            453
            George Washington Brashear and Candace Pierson            498
            Nancy Brashear and Jacob Criss            500
            William Brashear and Avarilla Gaines/nancy Gaines/ Matilda Ivy            503
            Margaret Brashear and Jesse Myers            527
            Samuel Brashear and Elizabeth Mason            529
            Susannah Brashear and James Patton            530
            Harvey Brashear and Eliza Lamb            534
            John Brashear and Louisa Higgins            541
10. Jeremiah and Elizabeth Brashears            544
           Jeremiah W. Beshears Jr            547
11. Beshear(s) Families of Ky            551
            Isaac C. Beshears Sr            551
            Sciotha Beshear and Martilla Fox            555
            Elizabeth Beshear and Daniel Menser            564
            Larkin Beshear and Agnes Sims            566
            Thomas Beshear and Sally Killebrue            569
            Isaac C. Beshear, Jr, and Mildred Alexander            581
            Wilson Beshear and Susan Moore            587
            Henry Beshear and Dorcus Parker            588
            Benjamin Beshear and Julia Cook            588
            Vincent Beshear and Eliza Jane Capps            589
Index            591




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Vol. 8: Brashear Families West of the Mississippi

This volume picks up strands of the Brashear family that moved west of the Mississippi River. In the 1810s and 20s in Louisiana; the 1820s and 30s in MO; the 1830s and 40s in AR; the 1840s and 50s in TX, land in the west was opened for settlement, and Brashear families rushed to grab it. Among them:

                               Abbreviated Contents:
1. The First Six Generations of Brashear(s) in America                 1
2. Dr. Belt Brashear and Ann Cook                                                   10
3. Judge Thomas Brown Brashear and Maria Brashear Crow       48
4. John Warren Brashear and Mary Spencer                                  47
5. Jeremiah Brashear, Sr and Esther Belt/ Rachel Green                 56
6. Belt Brashear and Amelia A. Duvall                                  62
7. The Daughters of Belt Brashears and Amelia A. Duvall                 75
8. Charles Duvall Brashear and Eliza Caroline Pearce                  113
9. Dr. Walter Brashear and Margaret Barr                 126
10. Rev. Joseph Brashear and Elizabeth Noble                 134
11. Mortimer M. Brashears and Sarah "Sallie" Vaughn                 143
12. Walter William Brashear and Mary Rackley/ Nancy Brewer                 154
13. Lafayette W. Brashear and Mary Caroline Bowden                 167
14. John Wesley Brashear and Mary Ann Skelton                 174
15. Napoleon Bonaparte Brashear and Mary Jane Clouch                 181
16. Alonzo Munroe Brashear and Liza Burt/ Amanda Melvina Brown/ Malvina Masterson                 205
17. Waymack Brashear, I and Mrs. Mary Mullican,                 219
18. Judson M. Brashear, I, of Howard Co, Mo, and Elizabeth ____(?Carlton)                 224
19. Waymack Brashear, II and Margaret _____                 230
20. John Carlton Brashear, I and Matilda _____/ Phoebe Mcpherson                  284
21. Cyrus Brashear and Elvina Pence                 288
22. Nancy Brashear and Charles Canole                 289
23. George W. Brashear and Cassandra Williams                 290
24. Neriah Brashear and Mary Ann Elizabeth Stapleton                 298
25. Lilburn S. Brashear                                                   303
26. Eliza A. Brashear and Horace Kingsbury                 305
27. James Madison Brashear                                  308
28. Dennis Judson Brashear and Susan Monroe                 311
29. Jesse Brashear of Belmont Co, Oh and Anne Lambath                 314
30. Levi Brashear of Platte Co, Mo, and Frances Lambath/ Agatha Watts                 321
31. Lilburn Brashear, I and Mary Roberts, of Logan Co, Ky                 334
32. Lewis Brashear and Cordelia Rider                                   344
33. Barton Brashears and Jemima James                                  365
34. Three Sons & Two Grandsons of Isaac Brashear, the Patriarch                 380
35. Absalom Alfred Brashears and Ellender "Nellie" Ross                 382
36. George Ross Brashears, Sr, and Isabelle Parilee Mckenzie                 420
37. George Ross Brashers, Jr, and Cinda Rilla Nelson                 443
38. Jesse Brashears and Lucy Ellis Davis                                  465
39. Zadock and Martha Brashears                                                   492
40. Walter "Watt" Brashers, and Elizabeth Basham, of Lawrence Co, Mo                 514
41. Diocleshion C.W. Brashear and Sarah A. Buck                 525
42. Elizabeth Elendor Brashers and Galey Johnson                 536
43. Robert Washington Brashear, I, and Martha Caroline Brown                 545
44. Martha Ann Brashear and James M. Watson                 553
45. Jesse Rankin Brashers and Harriet Melissa Helm                 554
46. William Walter Brasher and Sarah I. Mcnatt/ Eunice Gray                  591
47. James Basham Brashear and Sarah Jane Blades                 597
48. Caroline Melissa Brashear and John Samuel Wheat                 599
49. Isaac Brashears and Mary Basham                                  602
50. Four Brashears Brothers of Brashears, Arkansas                  608
Index                                                                                                       653




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Vol 9. Brashear: Additions, Corrections, Strays

Vol 9 is here. In time for Christmas. I've sent it to the printers, and it should be ready in a few days. It's 696 pages, 140 of them on James Brazier, of Cumberland Co, NC, thought to be a descendant of John Brasseur, of Nansemond Co, VA; 185 pages on Descendants of Philip Brashear, 1727-1797, and Ann Wilson, whose descendants lived in KY, IL, and MO, and who went generally by the surname Beshears; 60 pages on Brashear families west of the Mississippi; 138 pages on Miscellaneous additions and corrections; 70 pages on Non-Brashear families, including Pleasant Brashier, Zachariah Brazier, Edward Brasier, and others; and 78 pages of three-column Index. My computer said there were over 10,000 names in the index. A gift people can be proud of this Christmas.





The Table of contents:

JAMES BRAZIER,
of Cumberland Co, NC

1. POSSIBLE ANCESTRY OF JAMES BRAZIER                19

      John Brasseur, of Nansemond Co, VA                         19
      John Brazer Jr and Ann Grill                                         22
      John Brasier III and Elizabeth Holt                               25
      John Brazier IV and Elizabeth Simmons                         27

2. JAMES and SARAH BRAZIER of Cumberland Co, NC      29
      James Brazier's Land Records                                         29
      Estate Records and Family of James Brazier                         31

3. WILLIAM BRAZIER, s/o James Brazier of Cumberland      36
      Rev. Laban Brazier and Deborah Dial                               39
      Nancy Brazier and Reuben Lloyd                                         42
      Elijah Brazier and Lydia Whitaker 47
      John Brazier, of Clermont Co, OH 49

4. JAMES BRAZIER AND MARY "POLLY" SMITH, of Lincoln Co, TN 50
      Land and Estate Records                                              50
      Family of James Brazier and Polly Smith                         51
      Sally M. Brazier and Green Berry Kitchens                         53
      Nancy Ellen Brazier and William Barnet Kemp               
      56
     
Thomas Lafayette Kemp and Sarah Florence Lusk                59
      Fanny Florence Kemp and Rufus Clay Richardson                60
      Hattie Louisa Kemp and Curt Henry Noble                         68
      Sion S. Brazier and Mary L. Baker                                         70

5. WILLIAM JEAN "BILLY" BRAZIER and PERLINA HAZELWOOD      72
      Thomas Newton "Newt" Brazier and Lucy C. Kelly                76
      Robert Walter Brazier and Lizzie Marshall                               84
      Zachary Taylor Brazier and Martha Newman                               86
      John William Brazier and Alma Strain                               86
      Otho Benjamin C. Brazier and Cordia Anne Townsend      89
      Suella Brazier and _____ Minor/ George W. Strain                90
      Laura Oleva Brazier and George W. Strain                         92
      James Henry Taylor Brazier and Annis Humphrey                92
      Frances Asberry Brazier and Alice Womack                         94
      Perlina Brazier and William Jacob Evans                               97
      Myrtle Joyce Evans and John Wesley Limbaugh                         99
      Robert Renegar Evans and Della Allen                               103

6. REV. ELIJAH BRAZIER, of NC & TN                                         106
      Family of Rev. Elijah Brazier                                              109
      William "Wiley" J. Brazier and Elizabeth Dowthard                110:
      Elijah Brazier Jr and Elizabeth McElroy                               113
      Family of James E. Brazier and Rachel Brandon                         116

7. ELIJAH BRAZIER, s/o James Brazier of Cumberland                118
      Family of Elijah Brazier and Sarah ____:                               120
      Sarah Anne Brazier and Charles Blalock:                               121
      Bathsheba Brazier and John Wesley McDougal                         122
      Rebecca Brazier and Richard Smith                                         124
      Elijah Wesley Brazier and Anna Jordan                               125
      Elijah Wesley Brazier Jr and Amanda Bush                         127

8. ELIJAH BRAZIER, Brother? of James Brazier, of Cumberland Co, NC 129
      Elijah Brazier, b. 1726                                                        130
      Elijah Brazier, Jr, b. c1750                                              130
      Elijah Brazier, III, b. 1776                                              130
      Unaccounted for data:                                                        131

9. ELIJAH BRAZIER Sr, of Jackson Co, AL                               134
      Background Records                                                        134
      Elijah Brazier Jr and Betsy Stephens                               138
      Elizabeth Brazier and Ezekial Faulkner                               140
      Sarah Brazier and James Colbert                                         141
      Nancy Brazier and Solomon S. Stephens                               141
      Amanda Jane Brazier and Andrew Worthen                               142
      George Washington Brasher and Ida Loveless                         144
      Rebecca Brazier and Joseph Henry Fears                               147
      Louisa Brazier and Allen J. Messer                                         148
      Elijah Brashear, III and Rebecca Cornelison                               149
      Lewis Weldon Brashear and Daisy Bell                               152

10. HARRIS and WILLIAM BRAZIER, of Iredell Co, NC                156
      Harris Brazier                                                                       156
      William Brazier                                                                 157
      STRAYS                                                                                 158
      Gideon Brazier/Bosher                                                        158

Philip Brashear, 1727-1797,
and Ann Wilson

11. DESCENDANTS OF ABSALOM BRASHEAR and POLLY PHILLIPS       161
       John Wesley Bolling Brashears                                                             161
       William Abner Beshears and Millie Jane Lamb                                      162
       Thomas Wesley Beshears and Alice Mae Raines                                      163
       Bitty Idamae Beshears and Benjamin Franklin Raines                          165
       Cleo Abner Beshears and Beulah Hazel Raines                          166
       Preston Pebble Beshears and His Six Wives                          169
       Luther Andrew Beshears and Nellie Edith Moore                    171
       Onie Nell Dell Beshears and Art J. Parker                                173
       Cyrus Edward Beshears, and Bessie Inez DeBusk                    175
       Ava Aldreen Beshears and Virgil Ray Haley                                175
       Beulah May Beshears and Glover Franklin Bradford                    176

12. DESCENDANTS OF JESSE BRASHEARS and BETSY SHELL        177
       VALDON A. BRASHEARS and JULIA ANN MURPHY                    179
       Mary Ann "Polly" Brashears and John J. Williams                    180
             James N. Williams and Elizabeth Butler                          181
              John Joseph Williams and Margaret Bodine                    182
              Pinkney David Williams and Margaret Angelina Bennett        183
              Newton Charles Williams and Mary Jane Newman              184
              Phillip Allen Williams and Sarah Frances Day                    202
              Enoch Williams and Sarah Catherine Cooperrider              214
       John William Brashears and Mary Jane Daniel Blanks              216
             John William "Willie" Brashears Jr and Lucy Blythe              218
             Henry G. Brashears and Artis Bell Stewart                          219
       William James Leftwich Brashears and Sarah "Sally" Herrin        219
       Nellie Brashear and Richard Taylor                                            220
       Henry A. Brashear and Susie Ann Redmon                                220
       Sydney Brashears and John A. Taylor                                      221
       Kansas (or Arkansas) Brashear and Isaac Perry/ T. J. Cagle        222

13. JAMES ANDERSON BESHEARS
and his sister, ELIZABETH C. (BESHEARS) MILLS                          223
       Elizabeth C. Beshears and Caswell Mills                                226
       James Anderson Beshears and Millie Francis Roberts              230

14. ROBERT BRASHEARS/BESHEARS
and ELIZABETH WHITTEN, OF PIKE CO, MO                                235
       Records in Henry Co, Va                                                        235
       Paulina Beshears and Joseph Keithley Sr                                237
       Elijah Beshears and Sarah Long                                                  240
       Nancy Beshears and Bryant Silvey                                            242
       Robert T. Beshears and Mary Ann Allison                                242
       William Elze Beshears and Julia Delia Arendt                          243
       Dora Lee Beshears and Joe W. Epperson                                245
       Reuben Alfred Beshears and Zoleta Dailey                                245
       Nora Perditta Beshears and William Melvin Roberts                    248
       James W. Beshears and Melinda Wilson/ Clarinda Brown              250
       Joel Marion Beshears and Elizabeth Givens Gray                          252
       Clyde Marion Beshears and Emily Klein                                      255
       Judge William Bazwell Beshears and Zephalinda Llewellyn/ Margaret E. Rogers        259
       James Robert Breshears and Anna Elizabeth Dunford              262
       William H. Beshears and Mary Eliza Tredway                          264
       Basil Lorenzo Beshears and Katherine Clayton                          266
       Robert Anderson Beshears and Lucretia A. Unsell                    268
       Jackson "John" Beshears and Elizabeth Keithley                    272
       Lucinda Jane Beshears and Charles W. Howser                          280

15. PARTHENA (BRASHEARS) REA                                      290
       James Henry Rea and Nancy Eubanks                                291
       Adeline Elizabeth Rea and William Henry Mansker              294
       Mansker Family Stories                                                        301

16. MORE ON ABSALOM BRASHEAR AND NANCY _______        312
       Census data:                                                                    312
       Anna Crosnon and Ira Brashear                                      313
       Unaccounted for Data                                                        315
       Braden (Brandon) Brashears and Tabitha Asberry              316
       William Cleveland Beshears and Minnie Hayslip:                    318

17. BENJAMIN and JANE BRASHEARS OF GREENE CO, MO        321
       Family of Benjamin Brashears and Jane __                                322
       Jesse Brashears and Mary Wilkerson                                      323
       Jemima Brashears and James Alfred Mitchem                          325
       Samuel Brashears and Sarah Pursley                                      325
       John Brashears and Nannie Sanders                                      328
       Martin Brashears and Louisa Austin                                      331
       Charles G. Beshears and Effie J. Fowler                                      334
       Lewis Brashears and Mary Ann Petty                                      336
       Robert Lewis Brashears and Claudia Ann Pierson                    341
       Marina Brashear and Gabriel M. Freeman                                341
       Artina Brashears and Wesley Austin                                      342

18. JOHN WESLEY BRASHEARS DESCENDANTS                          343

Brashear(s) Families
West of Mississippi

19. HARDIN CO, KY, FAMILIES                                                  347
       The Estate of Eliza C. Brashear                                            347
       James Harrison Brashear and Laura Landis                          349
       Micajah Samuel Brashear and Alma Ellen Carman                    349
       John Richard "J.R." Brashear and GeorgeAnne Upton              351
       And Another Hardin Co, KY Family                                            355
       Descendant of Medora Brashear                                            356

20. MORE ON LEMUEL BRASHEAR and son, ASA D. BRASHEAR       358
       Lemuel Brashear                                                                    358
       Three Sons of Asa D. Brashear                                                  359
       Ellis M. Brashear and Mattie Hinton/ Amanda Moore                    360
       Meade E. Brashear and Mary Sue Eathridge                                362
       Alonzo D. Brashear and Martha Sprouse                                      370

21. SEABORN BRASHER and RACHEL WRIGHT/ LOUISIANA DAVIS        374
       Family of Seaborn Brasher and Rachel Wright                                      374
       Bert Valentine Brasher Sr and Mary Louise Frey                                      376

22. PHOEBE BRASHEARS and NATHANIEL MASON/ STEPHEN RICE        379
       Partial Family                                                                                      381
       Jesse H. Mason and Mary "Polly" Ruth                                                  381
       Margaret Mason and George Hopkins Speer                                            382
       Elizabeth Mason and John Speers, Jr                                                  384
       Phoebe Brashears and Stephen Rice                                                  386

23. JAMES BASHAM BRASHEAR and SARAH JANE BLADES                    388
       Harvey Smith Brashear and Ora Florence Williams                                390
       Ella Louise Brashear and George William Logan                                      393
       Bettie Brashear and Albert Rose                                                              396
       John William "Bill" Brashear and Effie Robertson/ Elsie Braden              402

Miscellaneous
Brashear(s) Families

24. Vol 1 MISCELLANEOUS                                                                                407
       Three daughters of THOMAS COOK BRASHEAR and ANN MARIA PITTS        407
       Biddlecombe Family                                                  414
       Moseley Family                                                        415
       William Jones,                                                        417
       Joseph Brashear, b. 1722                                            418
       Margery (Brashears) Jenkins                                      419
       William Clayton Brashears, of Texas Navy                    420
       Benedict Brashear of Brooke Co, WV,                          420
       Hood/Brashear data                                                  422
       Washington Co, MD, Brashears                                      423
       Van Brashear and Emily Gridley                                      425
       Robert J. Brashear, of Philadelphia                                426
       Henry Cartwright Brashear                                            427

25. Vol 2 MISCELLANEOUS                                                        429
       More on Isaac Wright Brashear                                429
       Elizabeth Brashear and Michael Straisner                    432
       More on Neil S. Brown Boshears and Margaret Tidwell       433

26. Vol. 3 MISCELLANEOUS                                            435
       Edward Hambleton                                                  435
       Roane Stray shows up                                                  435
       Roberts Families                                                        437
       Robert Terrel Brashear, of Greene Co, AR                    446
       Greene County, AR Cemetery List By Surname              450
       Doulis W. "Woody" Brashers Sr                                      451
       Error on Sarah Rhea Hankins Brashear                          452
       Additions: Boothe, Clayton, Everett                                453
       Hobert Brashear                                                        453

27. Vol. 4 MISCELLANEOUS                                            454
       Francis "Frank" Brashear,brother of Dr. John Alfred Brashear        454
       Family of Joseph Brashear and Harriet Wolf                                454
       Otho R. Brashear and Elizabeth Davidson                                      455
       Lafayette M. Brashears                                                                    458
       Capt Samuel Ray Brashear                                                        460
       Jent/Combs Family Additions                                                  463
       Katie Lee Brashear                                                                    464
       Everett R. Brashear                                                                    464
       LaRue Co, KY, Brashears Families                                            465
       Descendants of Ignatius Brashear Jr                                      468
       Philip Boyer Brashear and Queen "Tiny" Adams                          469
       Lieutenant Absalom J. Brashears, of Hickman Co, KY                    472

28. Vol 5 MISCELLANOUS                                                  474
       Enoch Brashear and Luclihoma Moore                                            474
       Sarah White Brashears and George Jackson/ Ambrose Foster              478
       Lindsay/Brashear Families:                                                              481
       Data from Oklahoma                                                                    483
       Chickasaw Nation Groom & Bride List 1895-1907                          484
       Dawes Final Rolls                                                                          488

29. Vol 6 MISCELLANEOUS                                                  492
       John T. Brashear and Sarah J. Rose                                      492
       Descendants of Berry Franklin Brashears                                493
       Giles Co, TN                                                                          496
       Atsy Breshears and Joseph Arter                                            496
       Madison Golman Breshears' last child                                      497
       Orvillle and Frank Brashear                                                        497
       Corrections on Breshears, vol 6                                                  498

30. Vol 7 MISCELLANEOUS                                            500
       Samuel Brashear and Elizabeth Mason                                      500
       Phoebe Brashear and Charles Westfall                                      502

31. Vol 8 MISCELLANEOUS                                      505
       Samuel Marion Brashear                                                        505
       Fragments from various states:                                                  506

32. BESHEARS FAMILIES OF WILKES COUNTY, NC        529
       Family of Martha Brashears/Bishears                                      530
       Catherine "Catie" Bishears                                                        531
       Aaron Beshears and Alia Owens                                                  531
       Clarissa Catherine Beshears and Henry Church                          534
       John Beshears and Selena Church                                            535
       John Sherman Beshears and Lillie Beshears                                537
       Aaron Essley Beshears and Cynthia Younce                                537
       James Dickson Beshears and Florence Calloway                          539
       Winfield Scott Beshears and Selona Walsh                                      540
       John Leonard Beshears and Bertha Anderson                                541
       Odell Beshears and Lenora Miller                                                  542

Non-Brashear(s) Families

33. REV. PLEASANT BRASHIER                                547
       Pleasant Brashier and Rebecca Moore                                            549
       Benjamin F. Brashier and Sarah Jane _______ / K.J. Caliway              551
       John Washington Brashier and Antoinette S. Arrington                    552
       John Calhoun Brashier and Julia Eugenia Parker/ Martha Jane Evans Boyce/ Belle Hailes        554
       Benjamin Thomas Brashier and Margaret Clara Rigby                    557
       Clifton Leonard Brashier and Ellen Lesley Lyons                          558
       Benjamin Franklin Brashier and Belinda Jane McDonald              560
       Robert Harvey "Harry" Brashier and Estelle Smiley                          562
       William M. Brashier and Sarah Jane Touchstone                          563
       James T. Brashier and Nancy _____                                                  567
       Christopher Dudley Brashier and Nancy Jane Sykes                          569
       Charles Dudley Brashier and Jennie Bell Baker                                570
       Nancy Alice Brashier and Benjamin Forest Holland                          572
       William Robert Brasher and Sallie Estelle Allen                                573
       Robert B. Brashier and Louise Isabell Welsen                                      576
       Salem Cem, Quitman, Clarke Co, MS                                                  576
       Stray data:                                                                          579

34. ZACHARIAH BRAZIER/BRASHER                                      581
       Francis Lebrasseur, of Charlestown, SC                                            582
       Captain Zachariah Brazier's First Marriage                                      583
       Captain Zachariah Brazier and Elizabeth Fowke                                584
       Chandler Fowke and Mary Tassaker                                                  586
       Elizabeth Fowke and Col. William Philips                                            588
       Their Pre-nuptial Arrangements                                                        588
       Brazier Family of Kent Co, England                                                  590

35. DR. WILLIAM BRASIER, of Edgefield, SC                          591

36. DR. WILLIAM BRAZIER, Surgeon                                      593

37. BRAZIERS OF THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND              595
       William, William, and James Mumford Brazier                                595
       Another William Brazier, d. c1754:                                                  597
       But we've still got William Brazier's aplenty:                                      598

38. EDWARD BRASIER, of Charlestown, Mass.                                600
       Thomas Brasier, s/o Edward Brasier                                            601
       Thomas Brasier, Jr, and Hannah Webb                                            601
       Thomas Brazier, III and Hannah Ivory                                            602
       Edward Brasier and Mary _____/ Esther Frothingham                    603
       Benjamin Brasier                                                                          604
       Benjamin Brasier, Jr, and Alice Phillips                                            605
       Thomas Brasier, IV, and Esther Howard                                            606
       Unidentified Brasiers                                                                    606

39. GIDEON BRAZIER/BRASHIER                                      610
       Gideon Brashier and Jerusha Thacker                          610
       Gideon Brazier/Bosher                                                  611
       Is this Gideon II?                                                              611
       A different Gideon Bosher: s/o John Bosher                    611

INDEX                                615




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BRAZIER/BRASHER SAGA

300 YEARS OF THE BRASHER/ BRASHIER/

BRAZIER/ BRASIER FAMILY IN AMERICA

In 1708, William B. Brashier Sr, 34, died in Baltimore Co, MD and left four orphans, three of whom the court put in foster homes. The youngest son, Thomas Brazier (that's how HE spelled the surname) moved to Orange Co, NC about 1753, where he wrote his will in 1770. Thomas's sons, Thomas L., John, Aquilla, Samuel, and James Brasher moved to Greenville Co, SC after the Revolution. After 1800, John and Aquilla moved to Western KY; Samuel moved to GA, and his descendants to IL; James and some of his nephews moved to Shelby and Talladega Co, AL; Thomas L. Brasher remained in Greenville, where many of his descendants spell the surname Brashier. After that, Brasher-Brazier-Brasier-Brashier families are found in KY, MO, AR, AL, MS, TX, or wherever new land was opening up.
 

A BRAZIER/ BRASHER SAGA, 300 Years of the Brasher, Brazier, Brashier, Brasier Family in America, by Charles Brashear and Shirley Brasher McCoy. 532 pages, 8.5 x 11, soft-bound, ~50 photos, maps, scans of old documents, 36-page index; the book weighs about 4 pounds.

The book contains about 8,000 members of the family, their parents, children, etc, with whatever documents we could find concerning their wills, estate proceedings, the land where they lived, their census listings, the old letters they wrote, and (when we could find a descendant who knew anything) a sketch of their life.

(Originally priced at $40: Special Reduced Price: $25 + $3 p&p)
 

Give a gift that
FAMILY MEMBERS
WILL TREASURE
 

Related Families include:
Armstrong, Ashmore, Audas, Black, Clark, Cox, Falkner, Gardner, Hawkins, Hamby, Henderson, Hosea, Howard, Isbell, Kendrick, Langston, Mebane, Nelson, Parker, Pyle, Ray, Seaborne, Teague, Whitfield, and others.
 

CAUTION: This is NOT a book about descendants of Robert
and Benois Brasseur, Huguenot Immigrants to VA about 1635,
whose surname was anglicized as Brashear. Some of their des-
cendants, especially in TN, spell the name Brasher and Brashers.
 

"Why, it's as big as a Sears Roebuck Catalog!"
(Dorothy Kunnecke)
 

"I love the book and I am so glad that you and
Shirley did it." (Margaret P. Mason, July 21, 1998)
 

Here is an abbreviated contents of the book.

1. WILLIAM B. BRASHIER Sr of Baltimore/Harford Co, Maryland . . . . .1
2. JOHN, THOMAS, and WILLIAM BRAZIER of Orange Co, North Carolina . .15
3. THOMAS L. BRASHER And the Brasher Colony of Greenville Co, SC . . 32
4. HENRY C. BRASHER Sr and ELEANOR ASHMORE
.... of Greenville Co, SC, and Shelby Co, Alabama . . . . . . . . . 55
5. THREE BROTHERS MOVE TO TEXAS:
.... Sons of Henry C. Brasher and Eleanor Ashmore . . . . . . . . . 72
6. AQUILLA and HANNAH BRASHER
.... and their Descendants in Arkansas and Texas . . . . . . . . . . 88
7. SAMUEL BRASHIER and POLLY, Of Greenville Co, SC . . . . . . . . 113
8. JOHN P. BRASHIER, of Greenville Co, SC
.... and his Descendants in Georgia and Alabama . . . . . . . . . 118
9. AQUILLA BRASHER AND FRANKIE HENDERSON
.... and Brasher Families of Fayette Co, AL . . . . . . . . . . . 124
10. JOHN BRASHER SR, Of Christian County, Kentucky . . . . . . . . 148
11. JOHN BRASHER JR, Revolutionist
.... And His Descendants in Alabama and Mississippi . . . . . . . 154
12. SAMUEL BRASHIER, the Fifer
.... And His Descendants in Tennessee and Alabama . . . . . . . . . 165
13. THOMAS J. BRASHER and CATHERINE ARMSTRONG:
.... Brasher Families of Caldwell Co, KY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
14. MITCHELL AND HUDSON BRASHER and The Family in Missouri . . . . 198
15. ANDREW JACKSON BRASHER, of KY
.... and his Descendants in Utah and Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . 211
16. THE YOUNGER SONS OF JOHN BRASHER SR:
.... Lawrence T., Elijah, & Aquilla Brasher . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
17. AQUILLA BRASHER Sr of Baker's Creek, SC, and Kentucky . . . . . 253
18. LAWRENCE BRASHER and ELIZABETH BLACK Of Christian County, KY . 258
19. THOMAS BRASHER and CATHERINE CROFT of Christian County, Ky . . .279
20. JANE (BRASHER) ARMSTRONG, Possible dau of Aquilla Brasher Sr. . 290
21. AQUILLA and LUCY BRASHER of Cedar County, MO . . . . . . . . . 294
22. RELATED FAMILIES -- PYLE, TEAGUE, COX, SEABORN . . . . . . . . 306
23. SAMUEL BRASHER and HANNAH COX
.... and Their Descendants in Georgia and Illinois . . . . . . . . 319
24. Rev. JAMES BRASHER Sr and CYTHIA COX & Their Family in Alabama. 330
25. THOMAS R. BRASHER and NANCY RAY / NANCY KENDRICK . . . . . . . .353
26. ISAAC AND SEABORN BRASHER of Shelby County, Alabama . . . . . .372
27. E.(?Elijah) BRASHER AND MALINDA of Shelby Co, Alabama . . . . .390
28. JOHN J. BRASHER AND ELIZABETH DOLLAR
.... of St. Clair and Shelby Co, Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
29. M. ELIZABETH BRASHER And Her Sons:
.... Abner Perry, Jasper, and Thomas Brasher . . . . . . . . . . . .416
30. MOSES and RACHEL BRASHER of Shelby County, Alabama . . . . . . 444
31. FRAGMENTARY FAMILIES AND SHELBY STRAYS . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
32. JOHN BRADSHER Jr OF CASWELL/ PERSON CO, NC . . . . . . . . . . 475
INDEX (36 four-column pages--over 10,000 entries) . . . . . . . . . 494
 

"It is a pleasure to see a well-researched fam-
ily history; all Brashers in SC and AL will want
a copy to treasure," Brent Holcomb, Editor,
South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
 


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Whitakers of the Holme and their Descendants in America. Jabez Whitaker was born in Cambridge, England, 5 days after his father, Dr. William A. Whitaker, the foremost theologian in the time of Queen Elizabeth, I, died. In 1619, he was sent by the Virginia Company of London to Virginia to head the effort to educate Indians. He invented the first "Hospital" in Virginia, is credited with the first "rail fence" on his 100 acres of land, served in the Virginia Legislature several times. A Royalist, he was forced to leave and, later, immigrated to Barbados.

His son, William Whitaker, was Inspector of Tobacco, Sheriff of Part of VA, and father of three children. His oldest son was father to several children, all of whom migrated to the Tidelands of North Carolina. After several generations, this descendants went all over: to NC, SC, GA, etc.

Contents

1. The HOLME and EARLY WHITAKERS 4
FIRE 9
Whitakers of the Holme 10
The Towneley Connection 14
2. WHITAKERS of THE HOLME and of HEALEY 20
More Whitakers of the Holme 22
Thomas Dunham Whitaker and Lucy Thoresby 23
Margaret Whitaker and Nicholas Whitaker, of Healy 26
3. Dr. WILLIAM A. WHITAKER 33
Career as Theologian 35
Family of Dr. William A. Whitaker 44
4. ALEXANDER WHITAKER, Apostle of Virginia 47
Alexander Whitaker and Pocahontas 48
Good Newes from Virginia, 1613 52
5. JABEZ, MAJOR WILLIAM, and RICHARD WHITAKER 54
Jabez Whitaker 54
The Bouchier Connection 54
Jabez in Virginia 55
Major William Whitaker, of Warwick Co, VA 58
Family of Major William Whitaker 60
Richard Whitaker, of Warwick Co, VA 61
6. JOHN WHITAKER, I, and MARTHA GOUGH 62
Family of John Whitaker, I and Martha Gough 63
Migration to North Carolina 66
Whitakers Chapel 66
The Gough Connection 70
The Cary Connection 71
Will of Major William Bradford 99
8. GOUGH WHITAKER, and MARTHA CARY 120
Matthew Cary Whitaker, Sr and Elizabeth Coffield 120
"Shell Castle" 120
Family 121
And some deeds I don't know what to do with: 125
9. ROBERT WHITAKER and SARAH BURTON 127
John Whitaker and Elizabeth Hardy/Ferebee Pearson 128
Lucy Whitaker and John Fowler 130
Martha Whitaker and James Cantey 142
Mary "Polly" Whitaker and Abner Ross 148
The Ross Family Connection: Scotland ... to SC 155
George Ross, to New England 158
George Ross and Constance Little 159
George Ross, Jr, and Hannah Spinning 160
Thomas Ross and Sarah Miller 163
David Ross, Sr, and Hannah Scudder 163
Abner Ross and Mary "Polly" Whitaker 164
Will of Abner Ross 166
11. JOHN WHITAKER, II, and OLIVE TAYLOR 171
Hudson Whitaker 175
Simon T. Whitaker and Elizabeth Irwin 176
Simon T. Whitaker, II, & Selitha Virginia Travis 178
Richard Whitaker and Francis Pace 179
William Whitaker and Mary Cantey 180
Samuel Taylor Whitaker & Elizabeth Williams 185
12. WILLIAM HENRY WHITAKER and ELIZABETH WIGGINS 189
Elizabeth Whitaker and Burwell Boykin 190
Lemuel Lawrence Whitaker and Elizabeth Brown 191
Mary Whitaker and Burwell Boykin 196
13. WAGON TRAIN TO TENNESSEE 198
Elizabeth Whitaker and Jesse Smith 199
Eli Benton Whitaker and Eliza M. _______ 200
John Whitaker and Martha Hervey, Mary Elizabeth McLemore 200
James Cary Whitaker and Delphia Lyon 204
Sally Ann Whitaker and James Henry McLemore 207
Francis Marion "Gran" Whitaker and Sarah Paralee Graves 208
Mary Lueza Whitaker and Newton Chappell 212
Benjamin Franklin "Doc" Whitaker and Violet Pitts, Mattie Thompson 213
William Bradford Whitaker and Elizabeth Simmons 215
14. JAMES THOMAS WHITAKER and JOSEPHINE N. SHEURON 217
Absalom Benton Whitaker and Saran Elizabeth Harston 219
Florence Carrie Whitaker and Fletcher White 223
Laura Whitaker and Joseph Burk 225
Mattie Rebecca Whitaker and James Frank Turnstall 229
Sarah Elizabeth "Sack" Whitaker and William Alexander Cunningham 230
Bertha Tunstall Whitaker and James Walter Ferguson 231
15. WILLIAM LYON "BRILEY" WHITAKER and MARY ADALINE PITTS 232
Marriage and Family 234
Military Service 237
Briley's Letters home 238
Mary Adaline Pitts Whitaker 245
16. J.M. "JODY" WHITAKER and AMELIA E. "MILLIE" CALENDER 255
Amelia Elizabeth "Millie" Calender 279
Aunt Mollie, Sister of J. M. Whitaker 283
Joseph Montgomery Whitaker, Jr 285


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Cinda Rilla's Genes. Our Allen, Hunt, Scales, Napier, Hart, Heath, and Nelson Families.

Contents

PREFACE 9
1. OUR ALLEN FAMILY 13
Richard Allin, the Immigrant 14
Richard Allen Jr, The Vestryman 17
Richard Allen, III 19
Edmund Allen 21
Other Allens in VA 22
2. OUR HUNT and ALLEN FAMILY 27
Captain William Hunt and Judith Burton 27
Captain William Allen and Mary Hunt 31
Valentine Allen and Ann Arnold 39
3. OUR SCALES and ALLEN FAMILY 46
Joseph Scales 46
"Old Man Samuel" Allen and Ellen Scales 49
4. OUR NAPIER and ALLEN FAMILY 55
Capt Robert Napier 55
Robert Napier IV and Catherine Napier 57
Nathaniel Allen and Charlotte F. Napier 58
5. OUR NELSON FAMILY of Guilford Co, NC 67
William Nelson Sr and Agnes Hays 67
William Nelson's Grant on Buckhorn Creek 69
William Nelson's Grant on West Side of Haw River 76
William Nelson's Grant on Belew's Creek 78
Family of William Nelson, Sr 81
James Nelson, of Oak Ridge, NC 84
6. OTHER NELSONS 88
Robert Nelson, of Rockingham Co, NC 88
Alexander Nelson 91
George Nelson Sr 98
Another Alexander Nelson 101
John Nelson, of Moon Creek 102
Census Data and Fragmentary Families 103
7. OUR HART FAMILY 110
The Fredonia Rebellion 111
The Battle of Nacogdoches 113
James and Margaret A. Hart 115
The Texas Revolution 121
Census Data 123
Henry P. Hart 129
Thaddeus L. Hart 131
Thaddie Hart, d/o Thaddeus L. Hart. 134
Preston Hart, d/o Thaddeus L. Hart 136
Theodore S. Hart 137
America (Hart) Mayfield-Whitehead-Bayne 139
Mary Tipton "Tippie" Mayfield 140
Murder in Hart Tavern 145
Obit: T.D. Pitner Dead 147
Joan Eighmy's memories of grandparents 147
Joan Eighmy; On Growing up in Hugo, Oklahoma 151
Mayfield Roots 154
Na-Nye'hi (Nancy Ward) 156
Catherine Kingfisher, d/o Nancy Ward (Na Nye'hi) 157
Elizabeth Ward, d/o Nancy (Na-Nye'hi) 159
Jesse Mayfield Jr 160
Pearson Mayfield 161
Jesse Mayfield's Will 162
Mayfield Cousins 168
Col. John Blythe Mayfield and Mary Ann D'Guerin 168
Earle Bradford Mayfield and Ora Lumpkin 170
America Hart's Second Marriage 171
America Hart's Third Marriage 174
Isabella (Whitehead) Hammer 174
Adeliza Angelina (Hart) Heath 176
8. OUR HEATH FAMILY 177
The John Heath Problem 177
Major John ?William Heath 178
Family of "Major" John ?William Heath 180
Isaac Heath 182
Family of Isaac Heath: 183
John Heath II and Mary Ann "Polly" Monroe 193
Family of John Heath II
and Mary Ann "Polly" Monroe 195
Harry "Chief" Simmons 208
Habersham Court Records 209
Assault and Battery 213
Griffin A. Heath and Sally Wade/ Sarah Akins 214
Family of Griffin A. Heath and Sally Wade: 215
Family of Griffin A. Heath and Sarah Akins: 215
9. HENRY GRIFFIN HEATH 216
Family of Henry Griffin Heath
and Mary Samantha Clark 216
Land and Military Records 217
Newton Franklin Heath
and Amanda "Mattie" Rosena Fryar 219
Rev. John Henry Heath
and Isabelle "Belle" Dowty 220
10. THOMAS MONROE HEATH
and ADELIZA HART/ CAROLINE BROOKS
224
Land, Military, and Census Records 226
Distributing the Children 230
11. DAUGHTERS OF THOMAS MONROE HEATH 239
Margaret Almeda Heath
and Isham Washington Barber 239
Mary Dulcina Heath and James Allen Nelson 241
America Luvenia Heath and John Benjamin Peters 243
Adeliza Madina Heath and William Henry Baker 247
Anna Arrina Heath and William Jackson Cruce 248
Arizona Texiana Heath and Sylvester Miller 261
12. OUR NELSON FAMILY IN TEXAS 263
Will of James Nelson 267
John L. Nelson and Eliza Nancy Allen 269
13. CINDA RILLA NELSON
and GEORGE ROSS BRASHEARS, Jr
283
Charles Arthur Brashers 291
George A Brashers and Sallie Whitaker 293
Garrett "Bill" Brashear, and Geneva Coleman 296
Allen Ross Brashers and Opal Key 297
Dora Brashers and Kenneth Turner 301
Fred Brashers and Estelle Stone 304
Rilla Brashers and Dave Clemons 305
INDEX 308
About the Author 333




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Descendants of Francis Ross. About 1724, Francis Ross and his four children migrated to the U.S.A. Francis was a Scot who had been living in Ulster, Northern Ireland, and left because of the Catholic persecutions of Protestants. They soon settled on Fairfax Land Grants on Wappacomo, or The Great Southern Branch of the Potomac, in present-day West Virginia, but the French and Indian War sent them scurrying for "The New Acquisition" in York Co, SC, on the border of North and South Carolina. They all got NC and SC land grants. After a while, they moved to Dickson Co, TN; to Hardin Co, TN; Jefferson Co, AL; Hinds Co, MS. This is a 720-page account, including Pictures, Maps, scans of deeds and other legal documents; almost 5,000 of the Descendants of Francis Ross.

The first part of the book focuses on Clan Ross, in Scotland, including the Rose/Ross DNA data, and a lot of background data.

The second part of the book focuses on Francis and this four children, James (m. Catherine McCullough), John (m. _____ Wiseman), Mary (m. Chesnut and Sutton), and Elizabeth (m. Hogue), including Chesnut, Sutton, and Hogue families.

Part three of the book is individual chapters on the children of James Ross and Catherine McCullough, some of them 50 and 60 pages long. Individual chapters on John McCullough Ross, I, of Dickson Co, TN, Jane (Ross) Martin/ Miller, Sarah (Ross) Ervin, "Gentleman Frank" Ross, all of York Co, South Carolina, "Uncle Jimmy" Ross and descendants in Alabama, William Ross and descendants in Mississippi, and Col. George Ross and descendants in Tennessee.

The fourth part of the book is on George Ross, our Revolutionary War Soldier (he wasn't the only one!!) and individual chapters on his children: John McCullough Ross, II; Elizabeth (Ross) Johnson; Shep Bivens and two Ross wives; Kenneth Murchison Ross; Isaac Walker "Ike" Ross; Charles Walker Ross, Sarah Hogue (Ross) Murchison; Ellender (Ross) Brashear; Morgan Hood Ross and his son, Jeff; and Isaac William Ross.

The fifth part of the book is about speculations: on a child of John Ross and _____ Wiseman; on George and Jesse Ross, of Hancock Co, GA; and others with a Wiseman connection. There is also a chapter on Nathaniel Green Ross, of Bradley Co, TN, who claimed to be a son of William W. Ross, s/o of "Gentleman Frank" Ross and Rachel Love. (my problem is that William would have to have been a precocious child to father Nathaniel- William was born 27 Sept 1777, York Co, SC, d. 5 Aug 1808 at Lancaster Co, SC, age 31. Nathaniel was born 1795, when William W. Ross was 18 years old- not impossible, but highly unlikely for that time.

A 60-page Index completes the 720-page book.



Contents iii
Preface xi
1. The Ross Clan 1
2. The Rosses of Balnagowan 7
3. Rev. George Ross (Balbair line)
and his American Sons
15
Notes for Col. George Ross: 17
4. The Rosses of Pitcalnie 21l
Family of Jane Ross and Capt. John Miller 118
Jane Miller and John Singleton 119
Robert Miller and Catherine McCullough Ross 120
Catherine McCullough Miller
and John McKnight Lindsay 126
William Gilmore Simms, Man of Letters 130
10. Sarah Ross and William Ervin 137
The Family of Matthew Irvin: 138
Settler on Indian Land 139
Will of William Ervin 141
Family of Sarah "Sally" Ross and William Ervin: 142
Dorcas Ervin and Alexander Moore 143
James Moore and Sophia Springs 144l
The Will of James "Uncle Jimmy" Ross 222
Elias Ross and Margaret Campbell 227
James Taylor Ross and Mary Louisa Coward 230
Ross Creek Development 231
Family of James Taylor Ross
and Mary Louisa Coward 235
Anna Ross and Alexander Love, III 257
13. William Ross and Rachel Herdman 262
Family of William Ross and Rachel Herdman: 262
Col. George Ross and Mary Miller: 264
Will of Col. George Ross, 1768, Deceased; 264
Family of "Col. George Ross, and Mary Miller: 268
John Miller Ross and Elizabeth Hill 269
James Ross and Mary ______ 271
Family of James Ross and Mary _______: 276
Family of William Ross and Samantha Ann Young: 278
Family of George W. Ross and Mary J. Dobbs: 279
Family of Mary J. Ross and Willis G. Ewing: 282
Family of James Columbus Ross
and Mary D. Curtis/ Loena Laura Campbell: 285
Early Hinds County (MS) Marriages: 297
Family of Francis William Ross and Sarah Love 298
Family of William Stanhope Ross
and Mary Ann Magee: 303
14. Col. George Ross and Sarah Sutton 307
Court Records of Kershaw Co, SC 308
Life in Dickson Co, TN 310
The Will of Col. George Ross, extract 311
Family of Col. George Ross and Sarah Sutton: 311
Administration: Estate of Alexander Outlaw 315
The Estate of Mary Drake 319
Will of Mary (Ross) Drake 320
15. George Ross, Revolutionary War Soldier,
and Edna Elizabeth Walker
323
Residences after the War 323
Military Record 324
Data From Pension Claim of George Ross 326
Administration of estate 336
George Ross and Edna Elizabeth Walker 338
Isaac William Ross
and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Montague 340
Elizabeth Daley "Betsy" Ross
and Simon Murchison 341
The Murchison Connection 344
The Walker Connection 349
16. John McCullough Ross, II,
and Elizabeth Sloan/ Margaret Murchison
355
Family of John McCullough Ross, II,
and Elizabeth Sloan: 357
John Patrick Ross
and Mary Hitchcock/ Harriet Futrell 359
Dorinda Elizabeth Ross and Thomas J. Carr 361
Family of John McCullough Ross, II,
and Margaret Murchison 364
The Fabled Cherokee Connection 369
17. Elizabeth Sloan "Betsy" Ross and Phillip Johnson 372
Sarah Ellender Johnson and William Stroud 373
Nipsey M. Johnson and James A. Brown 379
18. William Shepard "Shep" Bivens and
Nipsey Murchison Ross / Nancy Montague Ross
381
A letter written by William Shep Bivens 381
Family of Shep Bivens and Nipsey Murchison Ross: 382
Family of Shep Bivens and Nancy Montague Ross: 390
19. Kenneth Murchison Ross
and Elizabeth Jane "Betsy" Johnson
391
Will of Kenneth Murchison, (1861) 391
Family of Kenneth Murchison Ross
and Elizabeth Jane Johnson 394
20. Isaac Walker "Ike" Ross
and Margaret Eunice Cherry
397
A Memorial (By Jeff Ross) 398
Excerpt From Journals of
Judge John William "Will" Ross 404
Family of Isaac Walker "Ike" Ross
and Margaret Eunice Cherry: 408
OBIT: Col Hardin Eli Ross, Jr 415
Meredith's "Tribute to Daddy"
(Harden Eli Ross, Jr) 417
John William "Will" Ross 421
Judge John William "Will" Ross 424
21. Charles Walker Ross and Elizabeth Williams 426
Move to Missouri 426
Family of Charles Walker Ross
and Elizabeth Williams: 428
Edna Jane Ross and Samuel Gregory Dickey 429
Hardin Williams Ross and Mary Ann Ford 431
Mary E. Ross and Seth Madison Whaley 432
A GOOD CITIZEN DEAD 433
Family of Mary E. Ross and Seth Madison Whaley: 434
George Allen Whaley and Ella Turrentine 435
Sarah Rebecca Whaley and Oliver P. Grissom 437
Eliza Jane Whaley and Sion Wilson Marler 440
Martha J. Whaley and James T. Corl 443
Seth Ancil Whaley and Minnie Louise Fieker 444
Cora E. Whaley 446
Sarah Winifred Ross and Samuel Erksine Williams 447
22. Sarah Hogue Ross
and Murdock MacIntosh Murchison
451
Family of Sarah Hogue Ross
and Murdock Murchison: 451
Charles Walker Murchison
and Amanda McAlister 454
John McCullough Murchison
and Margaret I. Dickson 458
George Newton Murchison and Flora Gillis 459
Morgan Hood Murchison and Mattie C. Campbell 460
Catherine Cook Ross Murchison and William P. Whitaker/ George Boon, Jr 461
Margaret Hester Murchison and Ashley N. Denton 464
Robert Wilson Murchison and Rachel Young 465
Biography of ROBERT W. MURCHISON 467
23. Ellender Hood "Nellie" Ross
and Absalom Alfred Brashears
470
Family of Ellender Ross and Absalom Brashear 470
Sarah Jane Brashears and Henry Johnson Phillips 475
Ellender Elizabeth Brashears
and William McMillan/ David George Waller 479
Morgan Walker Brashears
and Mary _____/ Mattie Renfro 482
Billie Brashears and Elizabeth Mingus 485
Margaret Carrie Brashears and James W. Brent 488
Amanda Emarintha Brashears
and David Dennis Waller/ David E. Stanton 499
Permelia Minnie Brashears and William F. Julian 501
24. George Ross Brashears, Sr,
and Isabelle Parilee McKenzie
504
Elizabeth Jane "Aunt Betty" Brashear
and Murchison C. C. "Bud" Richards 508
Absalom McKenzie "Uncle Mack" Brashear
and Lula Gossett 513
Maryann Eliza "Aunt Liza" Brashear
and John Lawrence, Sr 514
Morgan Murchison Brashers
and Emma Malone/ Hallie Beavers 525
25. George Ross Brashers, Jr, and Cinda Rilla Nelson
532
G. R. BRASHEARS TOOK PART
IN LAND RUSH 47 YEARS AGO 535
Charlie Arthur Brashers 539
George A Brashers and Sallie Louise Whitaker 541
Garrett "Bill" Brashear and Geneva "Neva" Coleman 545
Allen Ross Brashers and Opal Key 546
Dora Brashers and Kenneth Turner 550
Fred Brashers and Estelle Stone 553
Rilla Ruth Brashers and Russell Smith/
Jefferson Davis "Dave" Clemons 554
26. Morgan Hood Ross and
Nancy Montague/ Lucinda Coffee
556
Home Life and Death 557
Family of Morgan Hood Ross and Nancy Montague 562
Family of Morgan Hood Ross and Lucinda Coffee: 562
Elizabeth Sloan "Bettie" Ross
and Jehu Creed Walker 564
William Ulysses "Lyss" Ross, Sr
and Lucy Ann Alderson Ross 569
Nancy Sarah "Nan" Ross and Giles Holt 575
27. Isaac Jefferson "Jeff" Ross
and Atlantic "Lantie" Primm
580
Family of Jeff Ross and Atlantic Primm 595
Coffee Family 595
Hardin and Goff Families 604
Primm Family 607
28. Speculations - to be taken with a grain of doubt 610
John Ross and _______ Wiseman 610
Francis Ross (1735) and Esther Carothers 611
Hugh Ross and Margaret Wylie 613
Abraham Ross and Jane _____ 614
John Ross and Charity Vickers 616
George and Jesse Ross, of Jones Co, GA 618
William Burris and Elizabeth Ross 623
29. Nathaniel Green Ross of Bradley Co, TN 627
Index 644


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