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Bradshaw-Pile

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THE BREAZIER (BEZER); PILE; BLACK; CLAYTON CONNECTION

FROM SPARTANBURG TO PENNYROYAL

WILLIAM BRADSHAW and wife SARAH [WILLIAM born 1740-49] must be considered as the
WILLIAM and SARAH BRATCHER alias BRACHER of Spartenburg SC

This may be the same person as the WILLIAM BRADSHAW who is alias BRACHER in Surry Co.,
NC.
Note: Mary Ann Bradshaw (WIDOW OF JOHN BRADSHAW?) Bracher, is on THE SURRY COUNTY
NC record.

WILLIAM BRASHEAR and SARAH were married before 1773, as indicated by birth of NANCY, wife
of ANTHONY PHELPS.
The triple use of the name may be seen on the land deed [ID89-90-91] which accompanies this
report.


The deed also was witnessed by SAMUEL AND JAMES WARD in Spartenburg, SC. The [ID91]
gives evidence of SAMUEL WARD included in a power of attorney in Chatham Co., NC. This is
strong evidence to tie WILLIAM and SARAH BRATCHER and SAMUEL and JAMES WARD to
Chatham Co., NC.

A WILLIAM BRAZIER'S orphans were given a land grant from the State of North Carolina [NO 522] by
John AMBROSE entry officer of Claims for Land in the County of Chatham NC.

"To the surveyor of the faid County, Greetings:
You are hereby required, as foon as may be, to lay off and furvey, for AQUILLA BRASHERS a tract of
land or Parcel of Land, containing Two Hundred and Twenty-Two acres, lying in the County aforefaid,
IN BEHALF OF THE ORPHANS OF WM [WILLIAM] BRASHERS on the waters of TERRELLS
CREEK beginning at a Hickory Running North Thence West Thence South Thence East to the first
Station for complement---- Obferving the Directions of the Act of Affembly in fuch Cafe [such case]
provided for running out of lands. Two juft and fair plans of fuch Survey, with a proper Certificate
annexed to each, you are to tranfmit, with this Warrant, to the Secretary's Office without Delay.

GIVEN under my Hand at DEEP RIVER on the Sixth Day of May Anno Dom. 1779
signed JOHN RAMSEY ESQ.

PLAT MAP: CHATHAM CO NC
This plan represents a tract of land surveyed for AQUILLA BRAZIER in behalf of the orphans of
WILLIAM BRAZIER deceafed, on the water of Terrels Creek. Beginning at a Hickory thence weft forty
five chains to Black oak Thence North Fifty chains to poft oak thence East forty five chains to poft oak
thence south fifty chains to the beginning containing two hundred and twenty five acres.
Nov the 16th 1779
Jed? HARPER Senior? (Elizabeth Harper Married Wm BRADSHAW Jr.)
Chain Carriers: Josiah Rogers and SAMUEL PILE

SEE ABOVE: Chain Carriers ... Josiah Rogers and SAMUEL PILE
Note: See James and Samuel Ward above. Wards are from Surry County NC and signed the
Deed of William & Sarah alias BRATCHER alias BRADSHAW alias BREAZIER.
ALL THREE SPELLINGS OF THE NAMES ARE WITH IN THE BODY OF THE DEED.

William BRADCHEW

...one male 16 and up;
three free white males under 16 years;
Four free white females

Is this William Bradshaw of Laurens County who had son William going by BRATCHER, Bracher,
Beshears
Probably the same person as William BISHER in another location???

Or ...is it the William BRADSHAW who left the will in Abbieville.

This next was taken from "Abbeville Dist. Wills and Bonds"pg 45:

I found this WILL years ago while in SC. I thought it might be Henry Alexander Breshears forefather
who lived to be over 100+. Notice there is a widow ELIZABETH.

1842...BRADSHAW, William --Box 13, Pack 20: Will dated Dec 12, 1842 in Abbeville Dist. Proved
Feb. 6.1843. Exrs:

1)Son HENRY [BRADSHAW sic BRATCHER],

2)Dr Yarbrough.

3)Wit: Jacob [BRADSHAW],

4)Saml [BRADSHAW].,

5)John [BRADSHAW] sp#1 MaryAnn BRADSHAW. sp#2 Sarah PEARSON DAU OF Jno
PEARSON had illegitimate daughter, CAROLINE

6)James [BRADSHAW] sp Lucinda

7)Jas. Hill.

8)WIFE, Elizabeth.

9)Gr. Chn. Elizabeth PEARSON, Caroline BRADSHAW the only child of Jas.[JAMES] and Lucinda,
[BRADSHAW].


OLD LETTER: by John Bradshaw's Widow-Mary Ann
"I want you to get old Mr. BRADSHAWS will and to read it to my brother if you please as I am not able
to come myself now I come to the court house last Friday to see you myself and you was gone from
the house I have not had one cts. worth of the old mans estate ... me nor my husband nor children and
the rest of the legatees is made away with all the rest of the property ...but the land the old man died
while I was in ALABAMA and they never let even me know what was in the will ... my husband is also
dead ...he died in ALABAMA and I want to see if I can't get something for my children this 10th of
Aug.1848. Maryann BRADSHAW ...John BRADSHAW'S Widow."

{Note... Seems this William BRADSHAW was very old in 1842. Appears to be the right age to be
brother to our Henry (1) BRESHEARS b. about 1760-5 in North Carolina? If so is this HENRY
BRADSHAW, William's son, the HENRY BRATCHER who went to Jackson Co., GA (LATER
ALABAMA) in 1803?

I don't think the arithmetic is right to be our Henry BRESHEAR, perhaps alias BRADSHAW, of
Lawrence Co. TN who died 1829, unless his father out lived him?

1814...Maury Co., TN Wills: PG 3:

Will... of BRADSHAW, WILLIAM: SALLY my dearly beloved wife; LAND IN BOURBON CO KY. under
management of Robert TRIMBLE my attorney; three beloved children:

1)Wm BRADSHAW Jr.,

2)James BRADSHAW,

3)Jane BRADSHAW,

4)Nephew William BRADSHAW Jr. and wife; executors.
4 Mar 1814. Wit: Lewis Cockell, Hugh B. Porter, and Hugh HAMBUE [Hamby?].

This is the connection to the Grays of Lee Co., Virginia.
Looking at Bourbon County KY shows a WILLIAM BASHAW


TENNESSEE PIONEERS

1) Who was the Bennet Beshers listed on the Forbes Tax List when they first went to Tennessee?

2) Who is the older "Hen Beshers " listed also on this list?

3) Why did the Henry Alexander Breshears family have the "Tradition" of our forefather who loved to
dance and play the fiddle "got Religion" and never played again ...as he thought the devil was in the
music?
Same tradition as descendants of William Gowan Breshears had. See TBBS

4) Why have we lost sight of the fact that this William BRAISURE born about 1740, forefather of
William Gowan Breshears clan, came from Fauquier Co., VA.

5)I don't think Middleton BRESHEARS was ever in Fauquier Co., Virginia.

6)James Bashaw (Bradshaw) and wife Francis Taylor and descendants are traced through Fauquier.

7)William Bradshaw of Maury Co., Tennessee said he came from Bourbon Co., Kentucky. If we look
at Bourbon Co. KY, we find William BASHAW.

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