I am having trouble finding any information on where my paternal great-grandfather, Brazzie Jones, originates.

+5 votes
139 views
I have seen his name spelled and abbreviated in different ways such as Braz, B.N., Brazzy, etc.  This has been a real dead end for me and has been really frustrating.  Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Paul Lockhart
WikiTree profile: Brazzie Jones
in Genealogy Help by Paul Lockhart G2G Rookie (280 points)
Thank you both for your help.  As you can see I am finding it impossible to find out who his parents were.  My dad always told me that there was Cherokee blood in the family line somewhere and he always said it came from his mother's side.  Brazzie was my dad's grandfather and I'm wondering if the reason that I am having such a difficult time is that they are they are on the indian rolls.  According to Census data the dad was from Alabama and the mother was from Tennessee.  Does anyone have any information about the Cherokee (or other indiginous peoples) in Alabama and Tennessee around the1850s?

Found a Brazie W Jones b.Nov 1883 in TN to a Ephraim J Jones (father born in AL 1850), mother Ada C Jones (mother born TN, 1861) on the 1900 census

Source Citation

Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Wise, Texas; Roll: 1680; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0140; FHL microfilm: 1241680

But not seeing anything in the Indian Rolls as I work back, instead seeing your tree going back to Virginia.

3 Answers

+3 votes

I found Brazien Jones, Born 1877 died 1953 in Curry County New Mexico, 

Find A Grave memorial No. 65358524.

by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
Thank you Tom!
+1 vote
WW1 Draft Registration Name Brazie Noril Jones born Oct 20 1879,

1910 Census B.N Jones & wife Dela and child Effie. 1920 Census Brazzie N.

Jones Wife Fidelia son Emmt. 1930 residence Orton,Quay, New Mexico

1953 Death Clovis New Mexico.Born Oct 20 1878 or 1879,in Tennessee but

found no parents.One family speculates father Ethram Joseph Slartin Jones

Mother Ader Elder.But did not find them.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (916k points)
Thank you Wayne!
0 votes
Brazzie was married to my great grand aunt Fidelia Lyons. I originally discovered him listed on genealogy papers for our family as well as a personal family web site owned by J. Dan Hitt which lists him. Unfortunately, I have no other in depth information about him and his family but would love to learn more if you discover any.
by Elliott Burke G2G2 (2.1k points)
edited by Elliott Burke

Related questions

+2 votes
2 answers
+3 votes
1 answer
82 views asked Dec 7, 2018 in Genealogy Help by Brenda Alderman G2G Crew (840 points)
+2 votes
3 answers
88 views asked Oct 31, 2018 in The Tree House by Arthur Jones G2G2 (2.7k points)
+1 vote
1 answer
71 views asked Dec 26, 2018 in Genealogy Help by Nancy Collins G2G Rookie (160 points)
+3 votes
2 answers
+1 vote
1 answer
+3 votes
1 answer

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright

...