About Henry Brazeal, III
He married twice. He married Elizabeth __________. Elizabeth was born about 1686. Elizabeth died about 1740. He married Sarah Kennon ABT 1745. Sarah was born 1712. Sarah died 1757. In 1702, Henry Brazell, Jr. received a patent for 300 acres of land in Henrico County, Va. adjoining that of Henry Brashall or Brazell, Sr. He paid taxes on these 300 acres in 1705-1708, then he sold 100 acres to a Thomas Harwood. Henry's wife, Elizabeth signed to relinquish her rights to the property, so we know that Elizabeth was his first wife's name. In 1730, Henry Brazell, Jr. patented 400 acres of land in Appatomaz Creek in Gocchland County, Va. This new county had been a part of Henrico County, Va. We do not know when or how Henry, Jr. disposed of his property on Gilley Creek, which he had patented in 1702. Possibly he moved off and left it or traded it in on this new property on Appatomax Creek. Elizabeth, wife of Henry, Jr. died about 1745. Henry, Jr. then married one of the Kennon girls about 1748. In 1756, Henry, Jr. sold his property on Appatomax Creek and nothing is known about him for the next several years. In 1764, a Henry Breazell (Note the change of surname spelling) received a grant of 200 acres on Long Cane Creek in South Carolina. This is the same Henry, Jr. because the 1850 Census record for South Carolina shows his son Kennon as having been born in Virginia. In 1767, this Henry Breazell made his will and styled himself as a planter. The will was probated in 1770, so we presume he died about 1769. We are grateful for the fact that in his will Henry, Jr. left a bequest to his grandson Henry Breazell, son of Elijah and Patty Breazell. This one statement provides us with the only link we have between most of the Breazeales who settled in Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama.