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BRASWELL MILITARY SERVICE: COLONIAL - Korea
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 BRASWELL MILITARY SERVICE AND PENSION RECORDS 

The following is an attempt to list a few of the many Americans who served their country during times of conflict, and whose surname is BRASWELL or a derivative. 

COLONIAL WARS 1675-1763

BRACEWELL, WILLIAM (direct ancestor of the author) was found on the April 1, 1720, roster of Captain Robert Patterson's Militia (see pg. 12).

 REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1775-1783

A tabulation of all BRASWELLS, Brazils and Breazeales who appear on the index to Microfilmed Records in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. All of those listed below were members of the BRASWELL family and fought in the units recruited in North Carolina.

Index to the Revolutionary War Service Records.

Index to Revolutionary War Pension Applications- the numbers listed below are the file numbers. The letter next to the number indicates the nature and/or the disposition of the application: S- survivor was issued a pension; R- application rejected; W- widow's pension; BLWt- Bounty Land Warrant claim.

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REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS IN FOLLOWING THE BRASWELLS IN AMERICA

BRASWELL, Jacob (see index to pension files above) served under Lt. William Hall, Captain Edwin Clinch, Lt. Colonel Joseph Clinch in Colonel Thomas Eaton's Regiment.

BRASWELL, SAMPSON (direct ancestor of author) served in the Revolution and was sent to South Carolina, after the war he continued to serve in the militia.

 WAR OF 1812
INDEX TO SERVICE RECORDS

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

MARYLAND

MISSISSIPPI

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

 INDIAN WARS AND DISTURBANCES, 1815-1858
INDEX TO COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS.

ALABAMA

Creek War 1836-1837

Seminole War 1817-1818

ARKANSAS

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

SOUTH CAROLINA

TENNESSEE

 

INDEX TO INDIAN WARS PENSIONS FILES, 1892

No. 4568, filed service application July 24, 1893, by William Braswell.

No. 6757, Lt. Robert Brazeal, Jone's Company, Georgia volunteers, filed by his widow in Alabama
on February 7, 1894.

No. 7657, James L. Braswell, Lenlie's Company, GA Volunteers, Creek War, filed by his widow,
Anna J., Braswell in Georgia.

No. 7661, Egbert H. Braswell, Capt. Dearings Co., Tennessee, Mounted Spies (Florida War), filed in Texas on April 13, 1899. He died March 9, 1899, and his widow died March 18, 1908.

No. 15122, Harrison Breazeal, Capt., N.D. McMillian's Company, Texas Rangers 1862-18?, filed in Texas on May 31, 1927.

No. 24679, Sergeant David Brazel, Capt. Gordon's Co., IL Mounted Volunteers, Indian Wars, 1827, filed by his widow, Ann Brazel, in Illinois October 1836.

No. 77483, W.N. (Nick) Brazzil, Walding's Co., Minute Men, Texas Vols., 1875-1878, filed in Texas on April 11, 1927.

No. 863147, William H. Brazile, Co. E, 23rd U.S. Infantry 1819-1829, filed in Oklahoma on August 30, 1930.

No. 1582773, Jefferson Breazeale, Capt. N.D. McMillian's Co. Texas Rangers 1862-1863, filed in Texas on May 31, 1927, by his widow, Ellen J. Breazeale. Jefferson died November 25, 1900, in Burnet, Texas.

No. Unk.,     William Braswell, Capt. Sledge's Co., Georgia Cavalry (Florida War) filed for an Indian Wars pension. His widow, Elizabeth Braswell, filed for a widow's pension in Alabama on November 27, 1897.

 

MEXICAN WAR 1846-1848
INDEX TO COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS

ALABAMA

ILLINOIS

LOUISIANA

MISSISSIPPI

NORTH CAROLINA

PENNSYLVANIA

SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS

 INDEX TO MEXICAN WAR PENSION FILES

No. 2455, Benjamin G. Braswell, Wilson's Co., 1st NC Vols., filed by his widow, Mary E. Braswell in North Carolina, April 12, 1887.

No. 5990, Malichia Brazell, Watson's Unit, filed by his widow, Nancy Brazell, in Alabama on February 29, 1888.

No. 10834, filed by Lorinda J. Brasil, widow of William Lacy Brasil, in Georgia on August 31, 1887. See file No. 21801- William Lacy Brasil.

No. 13353, John Brassell "alias John Braswell", U.S. Navy, filed by the veteran on May 7, 1887, in Virginia.

No. 19965, Frank Brazeale, Co. F, 1st Texas Mounted Vols., filed by his widow, Alice Brazeale in Texas on November 6, 1908.

No. 21801- rejected, William Lacy Brasil, Co. A, Palmetto Regiment, SC Vols., filed by himself on October 30, 1880. See file No. 10834- Lorinda J. Brasil- widow.

No. 22183, William D. Braswell, Co. A, 13th U.S. Infantry, filed by the veteran in Alabama on October 19, 1889.

No. 22867, Andrew J. Brazell, Co. B, 3rd Indiana Vols., filed by the veteran in Texas, July 9, 1892.

No. 23544, James Brazell, Capt. Decker's Co., 14th U.S. Infantry, filed by the veteran in Indiana, June 7, 1891.

No. 24939, Elais Brazell, Tipton's Co., Tennessee Vols., filed by the veteran in Tennessee on April 16, 1897.

THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES 1861-1865

CONSOLIDATED INDEX TO COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS

Below are listed the 663 Confederate soldiers for whom compiled service records are on file in the National Archives and whose surnames appear to be variants of either BRASWELL, Brazil, or Breazeale. They are distributed as follows:

    STATE

BRASWELL or
Brazil

BREAZEALE

UNDETERMINED

Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
State Undetermined

80
34
8
 130
1
11
21
3
82
42
35
10
11
1

24
18
1
10
0
15
15
3
0
17
2
15
8
1

17
0
0
11
3
3
5
0
0
4
4
5
2
11

      TOTALS

      469

      129

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BRASWELLS Listed in WAR OF THE REBELLION, Series I & II

This series contains official records of the Union and Confederate Armies. It was published under the direction of Hon. Russell A. Alger, Secretary of War by Brig. General Fred C. Ainsworth and Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley.

BRASWELL, A.D.,

BRASWELL, (?),

BRASWELL, S.S.,

BRASWELL, Robert J.,

 Soldiers Found in FOLLOWING THE BRASWELLS IN AMERICA

CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS

BRASWELL, Dallas,

BRASWELL, George,

BRASWELL, James Richard,

BRASWELL, Larkin L.,

BRASWELL, Robert B.,

UNION SOLDIERS

BRASWELL, Benjamin Rhodes,

BRASWELL, Ellison Lacy,

BRASWELL, Thomas,

BRASWELL, Vincent,

BRASWELL, William,

BRAZEL, Eveline,

BRAZZLE, Valentine,

 

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR 1898

BRASWELL, William Francis,


Samuel Coleman Braswell, United States Air Force- 1952

Elizabeth A. (Armstrong) Braswell, United States Air Force- 1951

Hildon B. Braswell, United States Marine Corps- 1943

Arnold W. Braswell, Ret. USMA Class of 1948


WORLD WAR I 1917-1918

BRASWELL, Miner Nelson

BRASWELL, Reuban A.

BRASWELL, Thomas Millard, Jr.,

 

WORLD WAR II 1942-1945

BRASWELL, Byron Vance

BRASWELL, Fred Owen

BRASWELL, *Glenn Leroy,

BRASWELL, *Hildon Basil,

BRASWELL, Joe Fern

BRASWELL, *Noel Upton,

BRASWELL, Orville E.

BRASWELL, *William Claude,

KOREAN CONFLICT 1950-1953

BRASWELL, ELIZABETH (ARMSTRONG),

BRASWELL, *Hildon Basil,

BRASWELL, Roy French,

BRASWELL, SAMUEL C.,

 * All are brothers of Hildon Basil Braswell and can be found in his book, THE BRASWELL FAMILY HISTORY AND ALLIED FAMILIES, copyright 1984, used with permission.

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