Henry Willis Breazeal
b. say 1765, d. circa March 1810
- Henry Willis Breazeal was born say 1765.
- The following appeared on 14 December 1793 in The Augusta Chronicle: Sheriff's Sales. On Tuesday the seventh day of January next, at the Court-house in Washington county, sales to begin at 10 o'clock, Will Be Sold, The following Tracts of Land. . . H. Breazeal, S. W. C. Washington county, Dec. 2, 1793.
- The following appeared on 18 January 1794 in The Augusta Chronicle: Sheriff's Sales. On the first Tuesday in February next, at the Court-House in Washington county, Will Be Sold, The following . . . . H. Breazeal, S. W. C. Washington county, December 20, 1793.
- The following appeared on 29 March 1794 in The Augusta Chronicle: Sheriff's Sales. On the first Tuesday in May next, at the Court-House in Washington county, Will Be Sold, The following tracts of land. . . H. Breazeal, S. W. C. Feb. 26, 1794.
- The following appeared on 18 December 1794 in the Southern Sentinel: Sheriff's Sale. Will Be Sold, On the first Tuesday in February next, at the Court-house of Washington county, the following property, viz. . . . H. Breazeal, S. W. C.
- The following appeared on 1 January 1795 in the Southern Sentinel: Sheriff's Sale. On the first Tuesday in January next, at the Court-house in Washington county, Will Be Sold. The following property. . . H. Breazeal, S. W. C.
- The following appeared on 18 June 1795 in the Southern Sentinel: Sheriff's Sale. To Be Sold, On the first Tuesday in August next, at the Court-house in Washington county, the following. . . . H. Breazeal, S. W. C. May 16, 1795.
- The following appeared on 27 August 1795 in the Southern Sentinel: Sheriff's Sale. Will Be Sold, On the first Tuesday in October next, at the Court House in Washington county. . . H. Brazeal, S. W. C. August 17, 1795.
- The following appeared on 20 January 1797 in The Augusta Chronicle: Will Be Sold, At public auction, on the last Tuesday in January next, in the town of Louisville [Jefferson County], the following tracts of land. . . Fra's. Tennille, John Watts, H. Brazeal, Matthew Harris. Com's. November 8, 1897.
- He married Nancy Wood, daughter of Solomon Wood and Elizabeth Eason, on 30 September 1798.
- The following appeared on 22 January 1803 in The Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State: Presentments of the Grand Jury for the District of Georgia, in the Sixth Circuit Court of the United States, at a court begun and held at Louisville, before the hon. William Stephens, one of the Judges of said Court, on the 14th of December, 1802. . . . Solomon Wood, foreman. -- Michael Shelman, Francis Boyakin, Willis Brazeal, George Segar, Robert Shaw, Hezekiah Jones, Jesse Sanders, Archibald Hatcher, Barrett Brewer, Arthur Fort, William Melton, Zachariah Lamar, James Stallings, David Blackshear, William Barron, Briggs Hopson. Extract from the Records, 20th December 1802. Richard M. Stites, Clerk Geo. District.
- His wife Nancy Wood became a widow at his death.
- Henry Willis Breazeal died circa March 1810 in Laurens County, Georgia.
- The following appeared on 24 April 1810 in The Georgia Journal: (Laurens County) Whereas Nancy Brazeal has applied to me for letters of administration on the state of Willis Brazeal, late of this county, deceased, These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said dec'd, to be and appear at my Office within the time prescribed by law, to shew cause if any they have, why said letters should not be granted. Given under my hand this 10th day of April, 1810. A. Love, C. C. O.
Administrator's Bond was posted and Letters of Administratiion were issued to Nancy Breazeal and Green Wood on 2 July 1810.
- The following appeared on 28 August 1816 in the Georgia Journal: Nine months after date, application will be made to the honorable the Inferior court of Laurens county, for leave to sell the following tracts of land lying on Buckhead creek, Burke county, viz: 300 acres granted to Willis Brazeal, 300 acres granted to Elijah Brazeal, 100 acres granted to Henry Brazeal, and 489 1-2 acres granted to Matthew Green, belonging to two of the heirs of Willis Brazeal, dec'd. Green Wood, Adm'r. Nancy Allen, Adm'x. April 24, 1816.
- On 27 November 1805, Solomon Wood signed the following will:
In the name of God, Amen. I, Solomon Wood, being of good health and sound memory at present, thanks be to God for it, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and also that it is every man’s duty to settle his affairs, do make, constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament, that is to say, first I will bequeath my body to the dust and my soul to God, Who gave it, in hopes that He who formed me will have mercy on me.
Secondly:- I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth, six negroes to be her choice that are not named in my will, four horses and they to be her choice of all my stock, fifteen cows and calves, one yoke of steers and six steers for beef and all the hogs, sheep and geese.
Six feather beds and furniture, including all household furniture to be hers forever and at her disposal with the plantation whereon I now live, with the tools belonging thereto to be hers during her natural life, also my stage wagon.
Thirdly:- I will bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth, four negroes, to wit:- Black Jenny; Cuffy, a fellow; Rachel, a girl mulatto and Delilah. One horse, bridle and saddle with one hundred and fifty dollars, ten cows and calves, one feather bed and furniture and household furniture equal to what has been given her sisters.
Fourthly:- I will and bequeath to my three sons, namely, Green Wood, Mark Red Wood and John White Wood, all my lands and negroes, namely, Tony, Murphy, Bob, Guilford, Jim (a mulatto), David Turner, Dad Wright, Godfrey, Betty, Black Rachel, Patty, Jule and Fannie and three feather beds and furniture, thirty cows and calves and three horses, bridles and saddles to be worth one hundred and fifty dollars each and the said property is to be equally divided between them at Green's ariving at twenty years of age, also five hundred dollars for their education.
Fifthly:- I will and bequeath that after my just debts are paid the remaining part of my property to be equally divided between my children, namely: Nancy, Polly, Elizabeth, Green, Mark Red, and John White.
Sixthly:- I make and constitute and appoint Willis Brazial, Thomas Mitchell and Green Wood to be my executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal, dated in Jefferson County, and State of Georgia, this the 27th day of November, 1805. (signed) Solomon Wood.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged before us the day and year above written, Stephen Durowzeau and John Cowart.
- Research Note: It is possible that Henry Willis BreazealDrury BreazealeMary Ann Wood.
- Research Note: Was Elijah William Breazeal a brother of Henry Willis Breazeal?
- Research Note: Parallel family -- Note that in South Carolina there was an Elizabeth Woods (1745-1820), daughter of Archibald Woods and Isabella Goss, who first married a Hawkins, and later married c1761 Henry Breazeale (1740-1784), and had sons Wood(s), Henry, James & Willis Breazeale. See her 13 December 1810 will, Roane County, Tennessee.
- Last Edited: 23 May 2014
Family: Nancy Wood b. April 1781
- Green Henry Breazeal+ b. circa 1802
- Mary W. Breazeal b. say 1804, d. between 1830 and 1834
- Willis S. Breazeal+ b. circa 1808, d. April 1871
- Elizabeth Eason Breazeal b. circa 1810