Charity Braswell

Female 1734 - 1790  (55 years)


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  • Name Charity Braswell 
    Born 5 Apr 1734  Deep River, Cumberland, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1790  Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I298  Muse-Nagy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Father James Braswell,   b. Before 1711, Chowan, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1760, Edgecombe, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Sarah Kindred Edwards,   b. 1715, Surry, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Muse, Jr.,   b. 1733, Prince William, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Abt. 1754  Moore, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. James Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ferriba Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Jesse Franklin Muse, Sr.,   b. 26 Apr 1759, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1820, Moore County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     5. Thomas Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charity Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ludda Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elisabeth Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Kindred Muse,   b. North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Martha Muse,   b. 1764-1780, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Apr 1734 - Deep River, Cumberland, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt. 1754 - Moore, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1780 Will of James Muse
    1780 Will of James Muse
    10 June 1780, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    James Muse: a planter of the county of Cumberland
    Wife: Charity
    Children: Daniel, James, Ferriba Seale, Jesse, Thos, Mary (under 16), Charity (under 16), Ludda (under 16), Elisabeth (under 16), Kindred, Martha (under 16)

    Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
    1780 Tax Record for Charity Muse
    1780 Tax Record for Charity Muse
    Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Charity Muse has:
    1,700 acres of land - valued at 1,350 pounds
    6 "negroes" - valued at 2,500 pounds
    6 horses and 16 cattle - valued at 520 pounds

    Total taxable property: 4,370. She is living in Captain Seal's district.

    FamilySearch.org, List of taxables, 1777-1884 (Cumberland County, North Carolina), List of taxables 1777-1793, film 18682 Item 2, img 405
    1783 Tax Record for C Muse
    1783 Tax Record for C Muse
    Cumberland County, North Carolina

    C Muse has 650 pounds in taxable property. She is living in Captain John Hunnicut's district.

    FamilySearch.org, List of taxables, 1777-1884 (Cumberland County, North Carolina), List of taxables 1777-1793, film 18682 Item 2, img 505
    1783 Land Deed for Charity Muse
    1783 Land Deed for Charity Muse
    26 July 1783, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Charity Muse
    Grantee: William Dunn
    Price: 61 pounds
    Tract of land: on both sides of McLendons Creek, 250 acres
    Witness: Jesse Muse

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 7 1776-1788, film 18700, vol. 7, p. 132, img 139
    1783 Land Deed for Charity Muse
    1783 Land Deed for Charity Muse
    26 July 1783, Cumberland County, North Carolina

    Grantor: Charity Muse
    Grantee: William Dunn
    Price: 76 pounds
    Tract of land: on both sides of McLendons Creek, 250 acres
    Witness: Jesse Muse

    FamilySearch.org, Deeds and land grants 1754-1825; general index 1754-1898, Deeds v. 7 1776-1788, film 18700, vol. 7, p. 133, img 140
    1783 Revolutionary War Pay Voucher for Charity Muse
    1783 Revolutionary War Pay Voucher for Charity Muse
    20 August 1783, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States

    The document is very faded. This is a transcription of the legible words:

    No. 1958 State of North Carolina 20th Aug 1783
    As Auditors for the District of Wilmington
    This is to Certifie that Charity Muse
    Exhibited his [] to [] [] was allowed
    the [] of [] [] []
    [] [] [] []

    FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782
    1783 Revolutionary War Pay Voucher for Charity Muse
    1783 Revolutionary War Pay Voucher for Charity Muse
    20 August 1783, Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States

    The document is very faded. This is a transcription of the legible words:

    No 1953 State of North Carolina 20th Aug 1783
    As Auditors for the District of Wilmington
    This is to Certifie that Charity Muse
    exhibited for [Cl] to [] [] []
    [] eight shillings paid

    FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782
    1790 US Census for Charity Muse Household
    1790 US Census for Charity Muse Household
    Moore County, North Carolina

    In the household:
    1 male under 16
    5 females
    2 slaves

    Note: in 1784 Moore County was created from Cumberland County. So before 1784, the Muse land was in Cumberland County but after 1784 their land was in Moore County.

    Histories
    History of Moore County - Estate awarded to Widow
    History of Moore County - Estate awarded to Widow
    Moore County, North Carolina

    After James Muse's death, the court restored his entire estate to his widow, Charity, and their children. The widow Muse was awarded "The Morrison house, and the land which goes with it" (which is the land James Muse sold to Alexander Morrison in 1774.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 101-102
    History of Moore County - Biography of Captain James Muse
    History of Moore County - Biography of Captain James Muse
    Moore County, North Carolina

    Captain James Muse was the son of James Muse Sr. of Virginia. James Sr died on Deep River in 1758. James Jr moved to Carthage around 1764. He built his home on McLendon's Creek. He was captured at Moore's Creek but escaped. He refused to take the oath. He died in 1781, leaving a widow, Charity, and large family. He was of English descent.

    FamilySearch.org, "A History of Moore County North Carolina 1747-1847" by Blackwell P. Robinson," call no. 975.635 H2r, p. 205-206