William Brazel and Mary ?

William Brazzell was born about 1780 in Georgia. He died on July 1, 1851 in Davies County Indiana.  I believe his first wife and mother of his children was Mary but do not know her surname.

The name Brazzel has changed many times through the years – Braswell, Brazil, Brazel, Brazzle, Brassel, Brazzel and probably many more combinations.

After William’s first wife died he married Sarah Vaughn on June 29, 1841 in Greene County, Indiana.  She was born about 1799 in North Carolina. Sarah Vaughn believed her husband had died when he left them for several years but he returned and the court record is listed in the Divorces Prior to 1852, Indiana General Assembly. See this webpage and scroll down for the record.


Marriage license of William Brazil and Sally Vaughn. July 29th, 1841; Greene County, Indiana.

1830 Census  – Davies Co. IN- William age 50-60; wife is age 50-60; 5 daughters still at home. Joshua Brazzel, Sr.  lives next door.
1840 Census  – Greene Co, IN- William age 60-70; wife age 40-50; one son age 5-10; 1 daughter age 20-30.
1850 Census   – Davies Co, IN- William  age 70, born Georgia; Sarah age 51, born North Carolina.
1798 Tax digest – page 200; Franklin Co, GA-  In District #7 in 3rd division of GA- 200 acres and no house.  Joshua Burnett also listed. 1800-Tax digest- Franklin Co, GA – William Braswell and Josuah Burnett are living next door to each other on their land grants on Broad River.

These are probably the children of William and Mary Brazzel:

Christine Brazzel was born circa 1800 probably in Georgia and died April 1849 in Greene County, Indiana.  She married Richard Huffman on January 19, 1816 in Salem, Washington County, Indiana.

Mary “Polly” Brazzell was born circa 1803 probably in Virginia.  She married Philander Vose Hollister.  He was born about 1795 and died about 1850 in Greene County, Indiana.

Joshua Brazzell, Senior was born on January 11, 1805 in Ohio.  He died on September 13, 1858.  He married Nancy Quillen.

Jane Brazzle was born circa 1810 in Ohio.  She married Solomon Carpenter on March 25, 1845 in Greene County, Indiana.  He was born about 1807 in Kentucky and died on July 12, 1898 in Greene County, Indiana.

Unity Brazzel was born on February 1, 1816 in Greene County, Indiana and died before 1870. She married Thomas Wilkie on March 12, 1840 in Greene County, Indiana.  He was born on December 7, 1811 in North Carolina.

Rhoda Brazzell was born on July 10, 1818 in Greene County, Indiana.  She died on December 20, 1889 in Green County, Indiana.  She married John Benham on Feb 1, 1835 in Greene County, Indiana.

Susan Louisa Brazzel was born about 1814 in Ohio.  She married William Hannah on July 26, 1830 in Daviess County, Indiana.

cci01132017_0001Certificate  of the Register of the Land Office at Vincennes, William Brazzell, Green County, Indiana.  October 15, 1835.  Description:  “the north west quarter of the north west quarter of Section  twenty Three in Township Six North of Range Five West in the district of lands subject to sale at Vincennes, Indiana, containing forty acres.”


Land Deed above – July 8, 1846; William and Sarah Brazil, Greene Co, Indiana


Land Deed above – August 20, 1846; William Brazzell, Daviess County, Indiana.


Land Deed above – October 8, 1850; William and Sarah Brazel, Daviess County, Indiana



Court document: Green County, Indiana; October 8, 1821. John Simkins, William Daugherty Sr, Nathaniel Daugherty, William Brazeal, Richard Hufman and William Daugherty, Jun.


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