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Nicknames: ""The Emigrant""
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gascony, France
Death: Died in Level Springs, Frederick, Maryland, USA
Occupation: Shipbuilder in Wales
Managed by: Richard Taylor
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About John N. Brazelton, Sr.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/e/y/John-timothy-Reynolds-MA/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0679.html John N. Braselton, Sr. was born Abt. 1710 in Gascony, France237, 238, and died 1788 in Frederick County, Maryland239, 240. He married Matilda Bridget Crawford on Abt. 1732 in Baltimore, Maryland241, 242.

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According to the book "We and Others" by Pearl Wilson and Margaret Washer, "John N. Brazelton Sr. was born about 1700 in France, probably at Gascony near Agin and Nerve. The family fled, as Huguenots, from France during the religious wars and took refuge in Wales. Later John fled from Wales to this country. In Wales, John was a shipbuilder. On the way to America the food supply aboard the ship ran out and many died. Those remaining decided to cast lots to determine which one of their number be taken for food. The lot fell on John. The Quaker lad was so well liked that they decided to wait until morning, but fortunately by then land was in sight. It was lucky for an Irish lass with whom he had fallen in love. John married Matilda "Bridget" Daffer or Crawford shortly after their arrival.

The city of Baltimore was founded in 1729. John arrived in Baltimore in about 1730. Land records show, "2-14-1746 John Brazelton has a plantation surveyed - 80 miles east of Frederick, Maryland in Frederick County." It was near Little Pipe Creek and called Level Springs . Also, land records show John Brazelton and wife Sarah (could be a second marriage) transferred land in 1776 and 1785 and 1788. John Braselton, Sr. gave three tracts of land to his son Isaac Braselton whose wife's name was Mary. This land was situated on Little Pipe Creek. Abstracts may be obtained for these land transfers". Sources of information: "Maryland Historical Magazine; Mr. Harold Richie; Mr. John H. Martz

John Braselton, Sr. had the Level Springs surveyed on Hand's Branch of Little Pipe Creek on February 14, 1746/47, 10 miles east of Frederick Town. His name appears on the record of Frederick County, Maryland in the Tax List of 1753 as "Mr. John Brasilton, Level Springs, 100 acres, 0-4-0", page 53. On June 18, 1754, in a deed from Valentine Myers, John, Sr. purchased an addition to Level Springs plantation, formerly part of Black Oak Hill plantation. In 1759, he received a second piece of land from Valentine Myers, also formerly a part of Black Oak Hill plantation.

John Braselton, Sr.'s estate was divided in his will in 1788. He left 110 acres in the Northeast side of Level Springs plantation to his son Isaac, and the remainder of his estate to his daughter Ann Brown. The other children received 5 Shillings Sterling each.

John Braselton, Jr. was supposedly killed by Indians, just as two brothers of John, Sr. were supposedly killed upon their arrival to America. John's other three sons fought in the American Revolution.[v14t0522.ftw]

John Brazelton came to America from Wales in 1730. He was born about 1700 in either Wales or Glascomy, France. (Unsure of his birth date and the date his parents emigrated to Wales from France.) There are differing stories about him, also about the name - Jaques in French, John, and even Jacob appear in some records. The surname is said to have had the French spelling - "Braseltoine" and the family may have had it's origin in The Netherlands and had a Dutch spelling. The family was one of French Huguenots who fled France because of religious persecution, first to Wales, and later generations from Wales to America.

John is said to have met "a beautiful Irish girl" on the ship en route from Wales to America, sometime after 1730. Her name was Bridget Crawford. Their first son, William I was born December 1, 1734.

John acquired land east of Fredrick Town, Maryland on "Hans Creek branch of Little Pipe Creek". He was a farmer and a carpenter. Seven children were born at Fredricksburg, Maryland. John died in either 1786 or 1788. Bridget died in 1788. They were of the Quaker faith.

A transcript of John's will can be found in Word Perfect file titled "Brazelton"

More About John N. Braselton, Sr.: Date born 2: WFT Est. 1698-1727243 Date born 3: Abt. 1700, Glascomy, France or Wales.244, 245 Died 2: WFT Est. 1752-1812246 Died 3: August 09, 1788, Frederick Co., Maryland.247, 248 Immigrated 1: Abt. 1730, Baltimore, Maryland. Immigrated 2: Abt. 1710, Wales. Nationality: Abt. 1710, French. Occupation: Abt. 1710, Shipbuilder. Property 1: June 18, 1754, Deed from Valentine Myers, John, Sr. purchased an addition to Level Springs plantation, formerly part of Black Oak Hill plantation. In 1759, he received a second piece of land from Valentine Myers, also formerly a part of Black Oak Hill plantation.. Property 2: February 14, 1745/46, Land records show John Brazelton has a plantation surveyed - 80 miles east of Frederick, Maryland in Frederick Co., Maryland. Property 3: 1753, Frederick County, Maryland. Tax List of 1753, Level Springs, 100 acres, 0-4-0", page 53. Religion: Bet. 1700 - 1788, Quaker. Residence: Bet. 1746 - 1788, Level Springs Plantation, Frederick Co., Maryland.

More About John N. Braselton, Sr. and Matilda Bridget Crawford: Marriage 1: Abt. 1732, Baltimore, Maryland.249, 250 Marriage 2: Abt. 1730, Maryland.251, 252

Children of John N. Braselton, Sr. and Matilda Bridget Crawford are:

   Issac Brazelton, b. 1740, Frederick County, Maryland, d. 1812, Washington County, Kentucky.
   +John N. Brazelton, Jr., b. April 13, 1741, Little Pipe Creek, Prince Georges County, Maryland252, d. March 14, 1781, Springfield, Guilford County, North Carolina252.
   Ann Brazelton, b. 1744, Little Pipe Creek, Frederick County, Maryland253, d. 1824, Harrison County, Ohio253.
   Ester Brazelton, b. July 24, 1748, Frederick, Maryland.
   +Jacob Braselton, Sr., b. June 27, 1749, Little Pipe Creek, Frederick County, Maryland253, d. September 22, 1835, Jackson County, Georgia253.

•Name: JOHN BRAZELTON

•Surname: BRAZELTON

•Given Name: JOHN

•Suffix: The Emigrant

•Sex: M

•Birth: 1700/1720 in , , , Wales

•Death: 9 Aug 1788 in Level Springs, Frederick, MD

Marriage 1 MARY "BRIDGETT" MATILDA CRAWFORD b: ABT 1708 in ,,IRE

• m. ABT 1733 in ,,MD

Children

1. WILLIAM BRAZELTON b: 12 Jan 1734 in , Frederick, MD

2. Elizabeth "Betsey" BRAZELTON b: 1738 in , Frederick, MD

3. Isaac BRAZELTON b: 1740 in , Frederick, MD

4. John BRAZELTON b: 1742 in , Frederick, MD

5. Ann BRAZELTON b: 1744 in , Frederick, MD

6. Esther BRAZELTON b: 24 Jul 1748 in , Frederick, MD

7. Jacob BRAZELTON b: 27 Jun 1749 in , Frederick, MD

Source: rootsweb

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WILL: John Brazelton's will was written 31 Jan 1788, and probated 9 August.

BIOGRAPHY: John Brazelton immigrated ca. 1730 and landed in Baltimore, Maryland. He settled in Frederick Co Maryland about 10 miles east of Frederickstown on Pipe Creek. From "PGI "A": "He had land surveyed 14 Feb 1747 near Union Bridge; Plantation's name was "The Level Spring."

BIOGRAPHY: From County records "B": In 1754 and 1759 John Brazelton bought Black Oak Hill, an addition to Level Spring. In 1763 he and wife Brigett sold Black Oak Hill and Level Spring to William and John Jr.

BIOGRAPHY: John Brazelton met his wife on the ship coming to this land. He was a yeoman and a carpenter. He allegedly built the first barn in Baltimore. During Civil War, one Brazelton desendant heard that a part of Old Baltimore used to be called Brazelton's Four Corners.

BIOGRAPHY: The Brazeltons were not from Wales but Germany or Holland and have reached the conclusion that he probably came by way of Philadelphia and with the German element that came into Pennsylvania, thence into Maryland. From Cobb 1926-PGI Group "A".

DEATH: John Brazelton died at the home of his daughter, Ann.

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ABSTRACTS FROM THE WILL OF THE FIRST JOHN BRAZELTON, EMIGRANT TO AMERICA

Found in the Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland. Signed and sealed

January 31st 1788.

FIRST: I give to my son William the sum of five Shillings Sterling; Also I give to my son Isaac One Hundred and ten acres of Land to be taken off the Northeast side of my plantation at the place where he now lives; to him, his heirs and assigns forever. Also I give to my son John's heirs the sum of five Shillings Sterling; Also I give to my daughter Ann Brown all the remaining part of my Land where I now live upon together with all my household goods and movable estate, during her life and Widowhood and her death or marriage the same is to be sold and the money divided into two equal shares between her heirs and my son Isaac or his heirs; Also I give to my daughter Esther Midcalf the sum of five Shillings Sterling; Also I give to my youngest son Jacob the sum of five Shillings Sterling; Also if any money should remain after just debts are paid, either in cash, bonds, notes or book accounts I give it to be divided equally between my son Isaac and my daughter Ann Brown; And for the executing of this my last Will and Testament I do constitute make and ordain my Trusty Friend-Abraham Crumbacker the sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament.

John Brazelton, Sr. Welch shipbuilder came to this Country in 1730, built the first barn in Baltimore, Maryland. His eldest son, William, attended German schools. Land was surveyed for him in 1747 in Frederick County Maryland. "Mr. John Brasilton" had the Level Springs surveyed on Hand's Branch of Little Pipe Creek, February 14, 1746/7.

His Will was probated In Frederick County Maryland in 1788. He was married to Matilda (Bridget) Crawford in America. John and Matilda Brazelton lived there entire married life in Maryland and are buried there. Their plantation was called Level Springs.

Their children were:

William born Jan 12, 1734, died 1830. M Sarah Shepherd February 12, 1758.

Elizabeth

Isaac

John born ? died 1781, killed by English soldiers, and married Sarah Baker.

Ann married Isaac Brown

Esther

Jacob born June 27, 1749, died 1835, married Hannah Green

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BIOGRAPHY: According to the book "We and Others" by Pearl Wilson and

Margaret Washer, "John N. Brazelton Sr. was born about 1700 in France,

probably at Gascony near Agin and Nerve. The family fled, as Huguenots,

from France during the religious wars and took refuge in Wales. Later

John fled from Wales to this country. In Wales, John was a shipbuilder.

On the way to America the food supply aboard the ship ran out and many

died. Those remaining decided to cast lots to determine which one of

their number be taken for food. The lot fell on John. The Quaker lad was

so well liked that they decided to wait until morning, but fortunately by

then land was in sight. It was lucky for an Irish lass with whom he had

fallen in love. John married Matilda "Bridget" Daffer or Crawford shortly

after their arrival.

BIOGRAPHY: The city of Baltimore was founded in 1729. John arrived in

Baltimore in about 1730. Land records show, "2-14-1746 John Brazelton has

a plantation surveyed - 80 miles east of Frederick, Maryland in Frederick

County." It was near Little Pipe Creek and called Level Springs . Also,

land records show John Brazelton and wife Sarah (could be a second

marriage) transferred land in 1776 and 1785 and 1788. John Braselton, Sr.

gave three tracts of land to his son Isaac Braselton whose wife's name

was Mary. This land was situated on Little Pipe Creek. Abstracts may be

obtained for these land transfers". Sources of information: "Maryland

Historical Magazine; Mr. Harold Richie; Mr. John H. Martz

BIOGRAPHY: John Braselton, Sr. had the Level Springs surveyed on Hand's

Branch of Little Pipe Creek on February 14, 1746/47, 10 miles east of

Frederick Town. His name appears on the record of Frederick County,

Maryland in the Tax List of 1753 as "Mr. John Brasilton, Level Springs,

100 acres, 0-4-0", page 53. On June 18, 1754, in a deed from Valentine

Myers, John, Sr. purchased an addition to Level Springs plantation,

formerly part of Black Oak Hill plantation. In 1759, he received a second

piece of land from Valentine Myers, also formerly a part of Black Oak

Hill plantation.

BIOGRAPHY: John Braselton, Sr.'s estate was divided in his will in 1788.

He left 110 acres in the Northeast side of Level Springs plantation to

his son Isaac, and the remainder of his estate to his daughter Ann Brown.

The other children received 5 Shillings Sterling each.

BIOGRAPHY: John Braselton, Jr. was supposedly killed by Indians, just as

two brothers of John, Sr. were supposedly killed upon their arrival to

America. John's other three sons fought in the American Revolution.

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John, a Welsh shipbuilder came to this country in 1730. He built the first barn in Baltimore, Maryland. John had a plantation called Level Springs.

John Brazelton had a land survey done in Frederick County, MD February 14, 1746/47. The land was 10 miles east of Frederick Town on 'Hans Branch of Little Pipe Creek' now in Carrol Co, MD. (MD Hist Mag, Vol 15-1920-p381).

John's will dated January 31, 1788 was proven by Jonathan Hyde and Jacob Apler, two subscribing witnesses, August 9, 1788. (Will Book ?, p.277/8-Frederick Co, Maryland)

More Notes:

Family tradition states that the earliest ancestor we have records of, John Brazelton, was a Welch carpenter that came to America in the early 1700s. Nothing has been proved and many others feel the family was originally of French Huguenot origin from Gascony who fled religious persecution and went to England and Wales in the late 1500s. Other researchers feel the family was from the Palatinates or Rhine region of Germany. At this point, we have no real proof one way or the other.

The original immigrant, John Brazelton, came to Maryland, probably after landing in Philadelphia or Baltimore. He and his family moved to Frederick County in central Maryland. One of his sons, William, became a Quaker and his daughter, Jean, married William Haworth. Another son, Jacob, moved to the Carolinas and then Georgia and one of his daughters, Hannah, married Ezekiel Putman, in the old Pendleton District of South Carolina.

John was most likely born in the 1700 to 1710 time period. Where it is not known, but many think it would have been in Wales no matter where the family originated. He sailed to America in the early 1730s and either landed in Baltimore, Maryland or traveled there shortly after arriving in America. He was married, probably in Baltimore, to Mary Bridget Crawford or Matilda Bridget Crawford. Bridget seems to have been the name she used as this was how she signed a deed as the wife of John Brazelton. They were married in the early 1730s as their first child was born in 1734. Tradition has it that John met Bridget aboard the ship to America and then married her in Baltimore. Bridget was most likely from Ireland and again tradition has it that she came from a wealthy family. John worked as a carpenter in Baltimore and is reported to have built the first barn in Baltimore. Nothing else is known of John in Baltimore. In 1746, he has a deed recorded showing he owned lands in Frederick County, Maryland. He may well have been living there prior to that date, but no proof is available. He remained in Frederick County, Maryland for the remainder of his life. He wrote his will January 31, 1788 and died sometime in July of that year. The will was proven on August 7, 1788. Bridget was still alive at that time.

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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about John Brazelton

Name: John Brazelton

Gender: Male

Birth Place: of MD

Spouse Name: Bridget Matilda Crawford

Marriage Year: 1730

Number Pages: 1


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U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about John Brazelton

Name: John Brazelton

Gender: Male

Birth Place: Wl

Birth Year: 1710

Spouse Name: Mary Bridget Crawford

Spouse Birth Place: Ir

Spouse Birth Year: 1710

Marriage Year: 1733

Marriage State: MD

Number Pages: 1



      
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John Brazelton, Sr.'s Timeline

1710
1710
Gascony, France
1733
1733
Age 23
Frederick, Maryland, USA
1734
January 12, 1734
Age 24
Frederick, Maryland
1740
1740
Age 30
Frederick, MD, USA
1741
April 13, 1741
Age 31
Frederick County, Maryland
1744
1744
Age 34
Frederick, MD, USA
1748
July 24, 1748
Age 38
Frederick,Maryland,USA
1749
June 27, 1749
Age 39
Little Pipe Creek, Frederick County, Maryland
1788
August 9, 1788
Age 78
Level Springs, Frederick, Maryland, USA
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