Notes for Samuel Brashears, Sr.
!LDS FGS-Robert Brashears; #2 Samuel b. abt 1668 of Calvert Co. MD, married Ann Jones.....Entered 9 Apr 1941, Endowed 5 Mar 1942, Sealed to parents 19 Jul 1950
!LDS FGS-Samuel Brashears; b. abt 1668 Calvert Co. MD, d 1740,
P-Robert Brashears (in pencil "Alice Spriggs") m. to Ann Jones b. abt 1671 of Queen Ann, Talbot Co, MD,
P-William Jones (* FGS on file) and Mary Tydings ... submitted by Nina BG Cunningham, 366 30th St.,Ogden,UT...source: Calvert Co,MD A 9 A 60 p 21 p 22, 23, 69 Ms., 1090 Brashears p. 4 Husb Bap 9 Apr 1941, End 5 Mar 1942, heir Thornley Webb Goe (6 gg son) Wife Bap 11 Apr 1941, End 10 Oct 1941, Sealed to husb. 25 Apr 1951 IF, heir Thornley Webb Goe (6 gg son)
!Balls of Fairfax and Stafford in Va" by Bonnie S Ball, James Elihu Ball and Estella Ball Brady: p. 303, Samuel Brashears will, dated 1 Jun 11740, prob 27 Aug 1740, Prince Georges Co. MD
!Ball Book Supplement (BB): d 27 Aug 1740, Prince Georges Co, MD (Liber 22, Folio 230, MD Wills)
!Charles Brashear (SDSU): Samuel was known as "The Maryland Carpenter" and ** Samuel was probably born in 1673; he made several depositions in land boundary disputes and the overall "sum" of his depositions if that he was b. in 1673. Samuel Brashear Sr, (Back #11), The Maryland Carpenter, son of Robert Brashier, the Improvident, (Back #2), was born c1673, very probably in Calvert Co., MD. Samuel died between June 1, 1740 (date of will) and August 27, 1740 (opening of probate), in PGCo, MD. On 3 Oct 1724, Samuel Breshear swore, in an affidavit concerning the boundaries of "Orphans' Gift," that he was 51 years old, i.e. b. bef 3 Oct 1673 (PGCo Deeds, Bk M (old series 8), p.596). Probably about 1794, he married Ann Jones, daughter of William Jones and his wife Dorothy (ne Cager). Ann Jones was sister of Mary Jones, who m. Benjamin Brashear Sr (Back #10), Samuel's brother. The two family groups were, therefore, "double first cousins": their fathers were brothers and their mothers were sisters. In a family already prone to using the same names over and over again, the close ties thus created produced even more confusions, especially with the given names John and William.
!WILL of SAMUEL BRASSHEAR Maryland Hall of Records, Wills, L. 22, ff. 230-232:
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, Samuel Brasshear, of Prince Georges Co., in the Province of Maryland, being of sound and perfect mind and memory --- Praise, therefore, be given to Almighty God --- I do made and ordain this my present last will and testament in manner and form, as followeth; first and principally, I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me, hoping through the merits, death and passion of my Savior, Jesus Christ, to obtain full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life; and my body I comit to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my beloved sons, Samuel Brasshear, John Brasshear, Robert Brasshear, William Brasshear, Bazell Brashear & Otho Brasshear, whom I appoint jointly & severally to be executors of my whole estate and to such wordly estate it hath pleased God to Bestow upon me. I give and bequeath thereof as followeth:
Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my wellbeloved son, Samuel Brasshear, all the right and title that I have to a bond due from john Prather, son of Catharine Prather, being part of a tract of land called the Orphans Gift, containing one hundred and fifty acres, to him and his heirs for ever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my wellbeloved son, Bazell Brasshear, all the right I have to a bond due from Aron Prather, being a part of a tract of land called the Orphans Gift, containing one hundred and fifty acres, and likewise fifty acres joyning thereto, lying in a tract of land called Saint Andrews, according to the tenor of the said bond, to him & his heirs for ever.
Item. I also give and bequeath to my wellbeloved son, Bazell Brasshear, all the right and title I have to the surplis land in Thorpland, according to the bonds and certivecate, containing three hundred and three acres of land, excepting a bond of one hundred acres out of some surplis land, which I gave to Benjamin Wallingsford.
Item. It is also my will that if the remainer part of my estate to be redecined from mortgage that my son, Bazell Brasshear, make over all his right & title to either one or the other of the aforesaid tracts of land to my son, Otho Brasshear; namely the surplis in Thorpland, or otherwise all the right he has from Aron Prather to the aforesaid land, being part of the Orphans Gift & St. Andrews, to him and his heirs for ever.
Item. I likewise give and bequeath to my wellbeloved son, Bazill Brasshear, my new dwelling plantation, with all the oppurtenances thereunto belonging, to him & heirs lawfully begotten of his body, from heir to heir, & from them, if there should be the next neigest of kin, for ever. But if he should die before his wife, I leave it her during her widowhood.
Item. That if my aforesaid lands as I have left them comes rightly to pass, then I leave a tract of land called Hogs Harbor, containing one hundred & nine acres now in possession of my son Otho Brasshear, to my son, ------ Brasshear, to him and his heirs for ever.
Item. It is also my will that if my personal estate can be reserved without selling, then I leave my best feather bed & furniture to my beloved son, Otho Brasshear, to him and his heirs for ever.
Item. I also leave the remaining part of my whole personall estate to be equally divided among all my children.
Item. I constitute & appoint my wellbeloved cuzen, Benjamin Brasshear, to have the whole & sole management of my plantation & lands without interruption during the time of paying my just debts or otherwise to the time of sale, allowing the sd Benjamin Brasshear for his trouble a full share of my corn, tobacco & cyder & all other grains made on the said plantation.
Item. I also give and bequeath to my wellbeloved son, Robert Brasshear, fifty acres of land out of that part of the Orphans Gift which I have Aron Prather's bond for. Through a mistake he was left before, but it is my will he should have the aforesaid fifty acres of land.
Signed sealed & acknowledged this first day of June, in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred & forty, in the presence of us: Morris Mills, Edwd. Holmes Samuel Brasshear, Senr. Ralph Kearton
August 27th, 1740. Then came Morris Mills, Edwd. Holmes, two subscribing evidences to the foregoing will, & being duly sworn declare and say that they saw Mr. Samuel Brasshears, late of Prince Georges Co., deceased, sign the foregoing will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and testament; & at the time of his so doing, he was of sound & disposing memory to the best of their apprehension; and in his presence and at his request, they subscribed the same, as evidenced, etc.; that the other evidence saw and heard the same as they did.
Pet. Dent, Depty Comr. of Prince Georges County.
The inventory of Samuel Brasshear is recorded in the Maryland Hall of Records, Prince Georges County Original Inventory, Box 12, folder 2.
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