SAMUEL BRACEY, son of Thomas and Mary (Floyd) Bracey, was about 1760-1765. He married Tabitha Hicks, on 1 April 1795. Samuel and Tabitha had six children:
– Harrison Hyram Bracey
– Thomas Harrison Bracey
– Hugh Bracey
– Paschal Hicks Bracey
– Rebecca H. Bracey
– Tabitha S. Bracey
Samuel Bracey was born in Brunswick County, Virginia. He and Tabitha were married by the Rev. Edward Dromgoole. Tabitha was the sister of Lucy Harrison Hicks who married Sackfield Maclin Bracey. They were the daughters of Robert and Rebecca Hicks. Rebecca Hicks was the daughter of Benjamin Harrison, Sr. of Brunswick County.
Mr. W.C. Parham of Benton, Ark. stated in his letter to Sam Bracey, Little Rock, Ark., 30 October 1806, that Samuel Bracey of Brunswick County had fought in the Revolutionary War. If so, Samuel must have been in the county militia for his name does not appear on the lists of those fighting in the State line or Continental line. No records have been found yet to prove that Samuel Bracey, son of Thomas Bracey of Brunswick County, fought in the war.
Samuel Bracey witnessed the deed of sale of 300 acres from Thomas Bracey to Sackfield Bracey, 23 November 1790.
He acted as security in 1795 when Thomas was granted a license to keep an ordinary at his house.
Samuel died intestate December 1808.
Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Samuel Bracey decd. taken on the premises the 10th day of December 1808, included 17 negroes, much livestock, and furniture. Among the household furniture were the following: “2 bed and furniture, Flax wheel, chest, 1 curtain bedstead and furniture, 1 bed and furniture, 1 Turnnil bed, 1 bed and furniture, 1 trunk, 1 candle stand, 8 sitting chairs, 1 w. table, 2 cradles, 1 walnut chest, 1 desk, 1 looking glass, 1 small trunk, 1 gun, 1 small table 1 tea kettle, pwetew, crockery, butter potts, glass ware,..... 4 spinning wheels, 1 loom, ...1 gun, etc.” Edward W. Harrison was administrator and Tabitha Bracey was administratrix of the estate. The appraisers were Wm. Huffe, Harrison Barnes, and Samuel Mosely. The inventory and appraisement were recorded on 29 March 1809.
A sale of some of the Estate of Samuel Bracey decd. was held at his late residence on Friday the 23 day of December 1808, and payable the 25 December 1809. Tabitha Bracey bought most of the furniture, sheep, corn, etc.
On 4 January 1815 she married Benjamin King. She moved to Tennessee with at least two of her children, Tabitha S. and Harrison H. Bracey. In August of 1818 her daughter, Tabitha, was appointed a guardian, Samuel Huff, in Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee.
On 13 November 1826 Paschel Bracey was given the power of attorney for his mother, Tabitha King, of Robertson Co., Tennessee, to secure her part of her mother’s estate. Tabitha King apparently died about 1828.
|| III. HARRISON HYRAM BRACEY
HARRISON HYRAM BRACEY, son of Samuel and Tabitha (Hicks) Bracey, was born 1 March 1799 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He married Mary Ann Williams in Tennessee where he had moved with his mother and sister.
On 10 August 1819 he sold to John H. Williams “one-fourth part of the parcel of land bequeathed and deeded from Thomas Bracey decd. to his son Samuel Bracey intestate, and being the undivided part of legacy allowed by the laws of the state of Virginia of intestate estate of the said Samuel Bracey to his son Harrison H. Bracey.” The land was bounded by the lands of Wm. Eaton, James Kirkman, Wm. Huff and was near the North Carolina line.
In 1818 he gave Daniel Huff of Dixon Co., Tennessee power of attorney to settle his claims and interests to the estate of Samuel Bracey, decd., Brunswick County, Virginia.
HUGH BRACEY, son of Samuel and Tabitha (Hicks) Bracey was born about 1802 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Died about 1814 probably in Brunswick County, Virginia. Hugh was listed as one of the Samuel Bracey orphans in the Guardian Accounts of Brunswick County, Virginia.
REBECCA H. BRACEY, daughter of Samuel and Tabitha (Hicks) Bracey was born about 1806 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Died about 1813 probably in Brunswick County, Virginia. Rebecca was listed as one of the Samuel Bracey orphans in the Guardian Accounts of Brunswick County, Virginia.
TABITHA S. BRACEY, daughter of Samuel and Tabitha (Hicks) Bracey, was born about 1807. Married Benjamin W. Bradley.