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Brashear(s) 1740s-1830s

Brashear(s) 1740s-1830s

Charles Brashear (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jan 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brashear, Brashears, Brasher, Nelson, Allen
Three Brashear(s) brothers left Prince George's Co, MD, and came into Guilford Co, NC (actually the parent county, Orange) in the very early days. Basil Brashear bought land on Grassy Creek in 1747. Robert C. Brashear received the 26th entry permit issued by the Granville Land Office. Otho Brashear, their younger brother, is listed often as a chain carrier in surveys.

I have a great deal of info on Robert C. Brashear, my ancestor, and many of his children (list still open to revision). For example, two of his sons, Asa Brasher, with wife, Jemima Nelson, and Zaza Brasher, with wife, Elizabeth Adkinson, moved to the northwest corner of Guilford and got NC State grants. (Zaza's ended up in Rockingham Co when it was cut off.) Son, Robert Samuel Brashears and wife, Phoebe Nicks, moved all over the place, but finally settled in Roane Co, TN. Son, Philip Brashears, moved to Henry Co, VA, to live near his wife Ann Wilson's relatives. Son, Jesse Brashears, married Elizabeth Prather, and moved to Georgia, then to Pensacola, Spanish West Florida.

Basil and Otho kind of got lost. I know that Basil had a son, Middleton Brashear(s); he got a Granville grant that Basil had entered (there's also a Maryland will that identifies Middleton as s/o Basil.) But, although the tax lists suggest that Basil and his wife, Ann Belt, had several children, we can only guess at the names. Anyone know any? And can document them?

Otho Brashear and his wife, Mary Eliza Holmes, had a daughter, Clara, before they left Prince George's Co, MD, but we don't know if they had any more in Orange/Guilford.

I would like very much to hear from anyone interested in these family, especially those that have information. I'm nearing completion of a book to be called "Robert C. Brashear, of North Carolina, and Some Descendants in TN, KY, MO, TX, etc", which is vol. 2 of A BRASHEAR(S) FAMILY HISTORY, in progress. Vol. 1, "The First 200 Years of Brashear(s) in America" is already printed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. A retired professor of English, I have made myself a repository and clearing-house for data on all branches of the Brashear(s) family (and about 35 spelling variations). I willingly share, trade, and give my data--too willingly, I sometimes think, for I frequently see data I've sent someone appear on the net at THEIR data. Some even gets sent back to me after having been through two or three other hands. AAaargh! If you send me data that I use, I'll try to imbed in the text an acknowledgement of where I got the data.

Cheers,
Charles Brashear
5025 Old Cliffs Road
San Diego, CA 92120-1151
619/265-7674
e-mail: brashear@mail.sdsu.edu

Tempa Brashears

Vanessa Wood (View posts)
Posted: 9 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Simpson, Brashears
My ggg-grandparents were William T. Simpson and Tempa Brashears/Beshers. They were born about 1796. William may have been born in England and Tempa may have been born in Ireland per their son's death certificate. Census records say they were born in NC. Their 3 known children are
Elizabeth (Roberts), Albert L., and Permelia "Millie" (Kirkpatrick, Sammons). Daughter Elizabeth was born in Rockingham Co. 1829, Permelia married in Rockingham Co in
1835. The family moved to Hawkins Co., TN thereafter and
then to Pulaski Co., KY in 1852. Do you think Temp was one of the Brashears that ended up in Rockingham Co. when it was broken off from Guildford Co.?
Vanessa Wood, email vanessawood@snet.net

Looking for history of Brasher family

Martie Brasher King (View posts)
Posted: 23 Aug 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brasher
Looking for any info. re: Roy W./Gilbert W. Brasher and sister Almarine. Originally from Northern California, USA

Re: Tempa Brashears

Posted: 5 Oct 2001 4:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Simpson, Black, Ping, Bullock, & most of Pulaski Co., KY
Vanessa -
I'm also working on this Simpson line. I have that William's name was William Denton Simpson. The wife Tempa, according to a great-uncle of mine, was a Lomax rather than a Brashear. He stumbled on some data in KY that indicated her father's name may have been Moses Lomax - though I don't know exactly what his data were/are. I have found Moses Lomax in Rockingham Co., NC census data living very near a William Simpson. I believe, however, that this William Simpson's son William (aka William Jr) married Martha Cummings and continued to live in the Rockingham Co., NC area. Our William, of course, wound up in Pulaski Co., KY. I have seen the name of Nathaniel Simpson in the census for those time periods and notice he has a fairly large family - none of the children of which I've been able to figure out in cursery checks. Is it possible that this is our William's father?

I descend from William's son, Albert Lomax\Lomax Simpson (middle name supposedly from Tempa's maiden surname), to his son, Albert Lomax Simpson (never went by Jr), to his daughter, Mary Margaret Simpson - my great-grandmother that died just after my birth in the late 60's.

Earl M. McDaniel
emcdaniel@astrosfan.net

Re: Looking for history of Brasher family

Posted: 17 Dec 2002 10:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brasher
Are you still looking for information on this family?

Re: Looking for history of Brasher family

Martie Brasher King (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2002 3:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am still looking for information re: the Brasher family ... the line I am in search of ended up in California (San Fran. Bay Area) my great grandfather's name was Roy and he was killed while working on the Railroad. He was married to Carrie Trengrove. Roy and Gilbert were common names in this family as was the middle name Wymond.

Re: Looking for history of Brasher family

Jack Saunders (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2002 3:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brasher
I think I've found a Gilbert W. Brasher that married a Cedora Lampley, but I'm not certain of this. This fellow appears to have been born in 1895 and died in 1964 in Contra Costa County. I think he's the same guy that looks to have been up in Truckee on the railroad at some point. Another Gillbert, Gilbert Wymond Brasher, died in the same county and was born about 1927. I'd have guessed he was a son of the first, but I don't see him in the 1930 Census with the Gilbert W. and Cedora. Do you know anything of any connection to the Lampley name?

Re: Looking for history of Brasher family

Martie Brasher King (View posts)
Posted: 18 Dec 2002 10:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Gilbert W. Brasher married to Cedora was my great uncle, oldest son of Roy and Carrie. Gilbert and Cedora had two sons one is in LA and the other in NC. Gilbert W. born in 1927 is my uncle, the son of Roy and Adele Brasher. I am searching for Gilbert and Roy's father who was probably born in the 1860's or 1870's. Cedora was my great aunt but know nothing of her family.

Re: Looking for history of Brasher family

Jack Saunders (View posts)
Posted: 19 Dec 2002 9:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the clarification. I've got a bit on Cedora's family, but not much. My grandmother was very briefly married to Cedora's brother Stillman back about 1930. He was a fireman and later an engineer on the Western Pacific RR, and I think he died around Sacramento in the last 20 years or so. I'm not in a position to see my records on it at the moment, but I will try to e-mail you privately in the next day or two when I am.
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