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|Birth||BET. 1760 - 1767||VA |
|Census||1778||Camden District, SC |
|Census||1780||Camden District, SC |
|Census||1782||Virginia, Isle of Wight, with 4 Whites |
|Census||1790||Camden District, Claremont Co., SC, p. 018, (0102030000-47) |
|Census||1800||Kershaw District, SC (02010-20100-55) |
|Census||1810||Kershaw Co., SC p. 162 |
|Census||1813||Marion Co., MS (Now Lawrence Co., ) |
|Census||1823||Lawrence Co., MS |
|HIST||William Bracey came out of Virginia a few years before the Revolutionary War. He was in St. Mark's Parish around 1780's. He is a signer of the petition to sell the original St. Mark's Episcopal Church land in 1789. The land was originally donated by Richard Richardson, who was deseased at the time of this petition. William Bracey was once a Warden of said Church. His fellow signers are all names we recognize: J. G. Guignard, J. G. Hunt, Henry Maxwell, P. Waring, Lau Manning, Thos Sumter, Wm Murrell, Geor. Ioor, John Macnair, Isham Moore, Leond Powell. Isham Moore had two daughters which married William's sons Jollie and Merry.|
William Bracey and his wife, Sarah Singleton, Richard Singleton and his second wife, Susanna Richardson, Nazareth PettyPoole and his second wife Nancy Terry Brooks, are found in Wilkinson County, Georgia.
He died in the State of Mississippi in 1825, leaving a large estate real and personal lying and being partly in Sumter District, South Carolina, and partly in the State of Mississippi. I have found an Old Equity Court partition proceedings Bill which sets forth as follows:
".....that William Bracey died in the State of Mississippi in 1825, leaving a large estate real and personal lying and being partly in Sumter District, South Carolina, and partly in the State of Mississippi. That the said William Bracey left a Will, dated 15 January, 1825, by which after various devises and bequests to his children and grandchildren, he devised and bequeathed as follows: "All my lands that have not been otherwise disposed of, it is my will and desire to have them equally divided between my sons: Merry Bracey, Xenophon J. Bracey, and Charles Lynch."
"The Bill then describes 9 tracts of land in Sumter County and a lot in old Statesburg. He owned a fine home in old Statesburg before he moved to Mississippi. The Bill then describes his property in Mississippi, now in possession of and cultivated by Charles Lynch; also another extensive and valuable plantation on Pearl River now occupied by Merry Bracey...describes lands in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.
(SOURCE: "Lynch Families of the Souther States and "The SC Magazine of Ancestral Research", Vol. 4, page 124; "Lynch Families of the Southern States"; Old Equity Court partition proceedings Bill, Sumter District, SC;
"William Bracey may have come (to SC) with Abraham PettyPoole and Jesse Nettles. These families jumped around quite a bit, for example, the Cantey's, Jennings, Tynes, Gayles, Pooles, are all in Bermuda and the Barbados very early as were the Marions. They came into Charleston early. Other family members are back in Virginia, in Barbados, or over staking out land in North Carolina around Fort Dobbs.
Marye (Merry) and the Jennings, Tynes, were families out of Bermuda with tie into our Sumter Families. Jolly may have once been Jollie. Merry is turning out to be Marye.
William Bracey and Sarah E. Singleton Bracey moved to Wilkinson Co., Mississippi with Richard Singleton, and his second wife, Susanna Richardson, and Nazareth PettyPoole and his second wife Nancy Terry Brooks."
"Long ago...with no documentation, I read of a Jane Singleton who married first a Royall and then Cannelum Folkes. Cannelum Folkes family went back into the Jennings family and Christian family. It was here that I read of the William Bracey marriage to a Sarah Eugenia Singleton. This William Bracey and Sarah E. Singleton moved to Wilkinson Co., MS."
(SOURCE: Polly Craig
List of Tax Returns of September 1, 1785
Murrell's Return, Camden District
William Bracey 558 - 31 - 1
Philip Petipool - 1 -
Jesse Nettles - 200 -
Ann Singleton 150 - 11 -
(SOURCE: "The S. C. Magazine of Ancestral Research", Vol 1 & 2, Page 178)
Will of John James, Planter of St. Mark's Parish:
"Sarah James Junr, 2 tracts of land, 100 acres each, Moses Ferguson the other 100 acres in the upper end, also 3 negros, 1 mear that I bought of William Bracey.."
(SOURCE: "The S. C. Magazine of Ancestral Research", Vol 3, Page 246 - 248)
Sumter District, Bk DD, 424; 6 Jan 1817 Wm Bracey to dau Cinthia, wf of Jos J Singleton,
10 negroes. Witn: Irby Singleton.
Sumter District, Bk E 90 14 June 1817 Wm to Cinthia, wf of Jos Singleton: 6 negroes.
Trustees: Merry & Xenaphon J. Bracey.
(SOURCE: Bracey/Singleton connections from Bet Girardeau (betted@@pop.scescape.net)
In 1785, William Bracey purchased items from the estate of Daniel Holladay, deceased of St. Mark's Parish.
(SOURCE: SC Magazine of Ancestral Research, page 154)
"According to information that a lady sent me a few months back, the Mississippi DAR records show William Bracey's life years as 1760 to 1825. (She also) tells me that William Bracey was a Private in the Revolutionary War and was brother to Sackfield McLynn Bracey".
"5 Sep 1783, Moses Thomson of Camden District, planter, to William Bracey, same district, planter, for 50 pounds sterling, land granted to George Strother in Craven Co. Moses Thomson (LS). Wit: John Hide, Robert Singleton, John Thomson. Proved in Camden District by oath of Robert Singleton, 20 Apr 1786 before Wm. Murrell, J.P. Recorded 29 Apr 1786. ***Robert Singleton, older brother of Col Matthew Singleton was now 60 years old.
(SOURCE: SOUTH CAROLINA DEED ABSTRACTS 1719-1772, Vol IV by Langley, page 193, referring to original deed book pages 406-407)
A William Bracey gave aid to the American Revolution in Brunswick County, Virginia (Brunswick County Order Book 13, April 23, 1782), but it is not know if this was the son of Randolph and Mary or of Thomas and Mary.
William was in South Carolina by 1778, when the earliest land deed for him was recorded by the Register of Mesne Conveyances in Charleston. The earliest land grant for William Bracey in South Carolina was for 295 acres and for 64 acres in Georgetown, granted 5 October 1789. Multiple grants followed during the 1800's.
There are many land deeds in Sumter County for William Bracey, some of which give the name of his wife as Margaret. His children were probably adults when they came to South Carolina, but they are all believed to have married after moving. William lived mainly in the village of Statesburgh.
Sumter County Equity Roll #553, dated 30 December 1830, states that he died in Mississippi in 1825 and left a will, dated 15 February 1825, which mentioned his sons Merry and Xenophen Bracey and his son-in-law, Charles Lynch.
Carstairs & Verna Bracey, Bracey: Primarily a History of the Bracey Family of Mecklenburg County, Virginia (typescript, 1955, copy at Virginia State Library, Richmond, Virginia; Microfilm #858,789 at Family HistoryLibrary, Salt Lake City, Utah)), page 25a,25b,25c (hereafter cited as Bracey & Bracey, Bracey of Mecklenburg Co.); biographical information on William is from the above Bracey & Bracey source unless otherwise noted.; Laurie Bahr to Edwin C. Dunn. letter dated 23 August 1980 at 1329 Whippoorwill Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169. In possession of Dunn at 1924 Dakota NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 (1999). (hereafter cited as Bahr to Dunn, Letter, 23 Aug. 1980).
One of my correspondents also gave children of William & Eugenia named Elcie and Lively (it would only be right for brothers Merry and Jolly to have a sister named Lively.
The obituary of William Bracey: "Died in the 77th year of his age on the 19th inst. at Monticello, Miss. Native of South Carolina. Jackson "Southern Luminary," Sept. 27, 1825".
As for Randolph (or Randall) Bracey, the father of William, I refer you to a message from me to Pat Greenwood in the Bracey mailing list archives, dated 14 Jan. 1999, Subject: Randall Bracey. Go to the Onelist web site, sign in, and maneuver to theBracey list archives and find the digest for that date. I would just point out that Sackfield Maclin Bracey, whose name you will also undoubtedly come across in the SC records was a brother of William Bracey. This family moved to SC from VA and is related to my own NC family as well as those who moved to TN.
(SOURCE: Ed Dunn
(This book contains abstracts of deeds from Marion County, Mississippi.)
Bibliographic Information: Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Deeds; Marion County. Privately printed.
Zach Holley signs contract to be overseer for William Bracey on Pearl River for 12 months to the best of his skills of profession. For such he is to receive $300. Nov. 28, 1817. Wit: X. J. Bracey
Recd of Wm. Bracey $297 to bear expense of his negroes to the western country to Pearl River & buy hogs & cattle etc. Dec. 3, 1817. Zachariah Holley
Deed of Mortgage - Jan. 22, 1830 - Merry Bracey to Levy Tyler, Agent and attorney in fact for the stock holders of the Comercial Bank of Louisville, Kentucky, to be secured for a debt herein mentioned and $1.00 - all land in Marion County, fractional section 6, T 2, R 14 E, 422 acres, entered by William Bracey; also N1/2 of Section 36, T 3, R 13 E, 320 acres formerly assigned to Thomas May and Imlee Keep and converted to William Bracey for Merry Bracey; also S.E. Section 36, T 3, R 13 E, containing 160 acres. He borrowed $1,899.58 on notes dated February, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835. Co-signers were A.J. Bracey and Hugh McGowan.
April 7, 1840 - Alfred Pittman deed to Noel Pittman for $500 land entered by William Bracey on the SE corner joining upon Regans, Dukes, and Barnes land in Sec. 6, T 2, R 14 E, 420 acres. Signed Alfred and Eliza Pittman
Eliza Pittman relinquished dower before James M. Carr, April 7, 1840.
Original Entries, Wilkinson Co., MS, Washington District, Township 1North Range 1East Microfilm 2111400
William Bracy, 151.34a, NE 1/4, section 45, Nov 4, 1815
Various Census Records for Bracey:
Bracey, Campion VA ISLE OF WIGHT CO. 29 1782 00-00 SLAVE SCHEDULE
Bracey, John VA ISLE OF WIGHT CO. 29 1782 00-00 SLAVE SCHEDULE
Bracey, Solomon VA ISLE OF WIGHT CO. 29 1782 00-00 SLAVE SCHEDULE
Bracey, William VA ISLE OF WIGHT CO. 29 1782 00-00 SLAVE SCHEDULE
Bracey, William SC CAMDEN DIST. 1778
Bracey, William SC CAMDEN DIST. 1780
Bracey, Sackfield SC CLAREMONT DIST. 018 1790 02-03-04-00-00
Bracey, William SC CLAREMONT DIST. 018 1790 01-02-03-00-00
Bracey, William SC GEORGETOWN DIST. 050 1790 02-02-01-00-00
Bracey, Sach SC CLAREMONT DIST. 879 1800 32010-2101015
Bracey, William SC CLAREMONT DIST. 879 1800 00210-1-0120102
Bracey, William SC KERSHAW DIST. 397 1800 20100-0201000
Bracey, Thomas SC KERSHAW DIST. 162 1810
Bracey, William SC KERSHAW DIST. 162 1810
Bracey, William GA BIBB CO. 053 1830
Bracey, Millville AL CONECUH CO. 101 1830
Bracey, William J. MS Hinds County Jackson 1850 372 190 (aged 38, born in SC, next door to Hugh McGowen, living with him is Wm. Jones age 44, born in SC)
Bracey, A. J. MS HINDS CO. SPRING RIDGE P. O. 637 1860
Bracey, H. L. MS HINDS CO. SPRING RIDGE P. O. 638 1860
Bracey, S. L. MS HINDS CO. TOWN OF RAYMOND 628 1860
Bracey, W. J. MS HINDS CO. JACKSON P. O. 539 1860
Bracey, William M. MS HINDS CO. TERRYS DEPOT P. O. 645 1860
Bracey, William AL MOBILE CO. MOBILE CITY 7TH WARD 756 1860
Bracey, Frank AL MOBILE CO. 7 W. MOBILE 270 1870
Bracey, William AL MOBILE CO. 7 W. MOBILE 296 1870
Bracy, Mary AL MOBILE CO. 7 W. MOBILE 301 1870
Mississippi Marriages 1829 to 1900:
BRACEY, JERRE marr. STEEN, PERNETHIA 26/01/1886
BRACEY, NED marr. EDMONDS, SUSAN 04/11/1886
BRACEY, W. M. marr. GREEN, LUCY E. 13/04/1875
BRACEY, WILLIAM M. marr. BRACEY, MARY E. 25/04/1860
BRACEY, WILLIAM R. marr. SPANN, EMMA M. 15/08/1865
BRACEY, A. B. marr. HUTCHINS, ANNIE W. 20/10/1869
BRACEY, GEORGE G. marr. RAWLES, AUGUSTA A. 19/04/1881
HOPKINS, WILLIAM F. [Dr] marr. BRACEY, MARTHA A. 06/03/1857
5--James Harvey Hudson, m. Annibelle Bracey. (Elbert Co., GA)
(This book contains the history of the Hopkins familiy of Virginia.)
Bibliographic Information: Hopkins, Walter Lee. Hopkins of Virginia and Related Families. J.W.Fergusson & Sons. Richmond, Virginia. 1931.
4) Dr. William Foote Hopkins, b. Oct. 8, 1834, d. April 16, 1890, m. Martha
Ann Bracey, Mar. 6, 1866. (See V-4).
|MILI||Revolutionary War, Private|
|Will||1825||Recorded in Hinds Co., MS|
|Died||27 Sep 1825||Monticello, Mississippi |
|Person ID||I11971||Singleton and Related Families|
|Last Modified||09 May 2003|
|Father||Randall BRACEY, b. 1726, Prince George, Virginia , d. 1770, Prince George, Virginia|
|Married||Bef 1752||Brunswick Co., VA?|
|Family ID||F4258||Group Sheet|
|Family 1||Sarah E. SINGLETON, b. Between 1770-1780|
|Family ID||F4307||Group Sheet|
|Family 2||Mrs. AIGER|
|Married||3 Apr 1799||Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina |
|Family ID||F16273||Group Sheet|
|Family 3||Margaret RUDOLPH|
|Married||21 Sep 1800||Camden District, Sumter Co., SC |
|Family ID||F16274||Group Sheet|