Family Tree DNA - group 1e. Rev Robert > Rich I > Rich II > Rich III
DNA Richard Bracewell III - sons
He was the Great Grandson of Rev Robert Bracewell and this is a DNA proven Line via FTdna testing  .
Richard moved at an early age with his parents, Richard Braswell and Eleonor Bryant, to North Carolina. He lived in Chowan County and later in Bertie County. Eventually, living in Edgecombe County which was formed in 1741 from Bertie County.
Braswell, Richard (1704- wp 1772) married Elizabeth Bryant.
1767 - December 7, Richard Braswell III's Will: Wife Elizabeth (Bryant). Sons Sampson, Solomon, Richard, James, William. Daughters Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth. Wife Elizabeth & son James Executor & Executrix. Witnessed by Thomas Bryant, Wms Sharrod, Jos Fort, Samson Dillard, Jams Gray. Proved Feb 1772 by Thomas Bryant & James Gray. (Edgecombe Co., NC) NOTE: Elizabeth Bryant was the daughter of James Bryant Sr. See his 1731 will.
Richard's will was dated Dec. 7, 1767 and was proved in January 1772 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Mentioned in his will were:
1760 - March 21, Richard (R) Bracewell, Senr. to Sampson Bracewell, for L50 lawful money of Great Britain a 119 acre plantation, more or less, on the south bank of Tar River adjoining James Braswell and said Richard Braswell. Of the above mentioned lands, 39 acres was part of a tract granted to Capt. Thomas Bryant on Feb 28, 1726, and the other 87 acres was part of a tract granted to Francis Griss bearing date June 8, 1739. Wit: Benja. Hart, Mary Bracewell. (DB 00-101)
Original data - Early Families of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Its Past and Present. North Carolina, USA: The Tarboro Society for Genealogy and Biography, 1881. Compiled by, Herrin, Cynthia, comp., Edgecombe County, North Carolina Vital Records, 1720-1880 Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
Title: Family Data Collection - Births Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.;
"Name: Richard Braswell; Event Type: Burial; Event Date: 1767; Event Place: , Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States of America; Photograph Included: N; Death Date: 07 Dec 1767; Affiliate Record Identifier: 33535060; Cemetery: Richard Braswell Family Cemetery."
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Richard by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with Richard: