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BRASFIELD George Robert[1]
Male 1823 - 1881

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  • Birth  Abt 1823  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth  1823  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth  1823  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth  04 Feb 1823  Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birth  19 Feb 1823  Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Birth  Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name  G R Brasfield  [2
    Name  G R Brassfield  [4
    Name  George Brasfield  [6
    Name  George R. Brasfield  [3
    Residence  1860  Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1870  Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  1880  Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  07 Mar 1881  Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I25135  Brasfield-Brassfield Genealogies
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2015 
     
    Father  BRASFIELD Caleb,   b. Aft 1787, Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 04 Jan 1847, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  JETER Catherine,   b. Abt 1801, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 03 Jun 1848, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1217  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  ROGERS Mary J,   b. Abt 1828, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1864 
    Married  17 Oct 1848  Madison, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. BRASFIELD Anna Catherine,   b. Abt 1850, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1888
    >2. BRASFIELD Caroline Tamesia,   b. 28 Jan 1856, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932
    >3. BRASFIELD Vernon G.,   b. Abt 1858, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F8003  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  MOORE Sarah Ellen,   b. 05 May 1843, Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1914, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Oct 1867  Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. BRASFIELD George Moore,   b. 18 Aug 1868, Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1939, Petersburg, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. BRASFIELD Margaret,   b. 31 Mar 1872, Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1934, La Follette, Campbell, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BRASFIELD Josephine,   b. 12 Mar 1876, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1904, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. BRASFIELD John Coke,   b. 09 Apr 1880, Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F8004  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • B - Goodspeed
      Weakley County, TN
      All Rights Reserved c 1996 - 2000 Jane N. Powell
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnobion/weakley/b.htm

      George R. Brasfield (deceased), was born in Granville County, N. C., February 19, 1823; son of Caleb and Kate (Jeter) Brasfield. About 1833 Caleb Brasfield came to Weakley County, Tenn., and located in the southern part of the county. He also followed merchandising, in Dresden, a few years. George R. was educated in the common schools of Weakley County, and in October, 1868, married Miss Sallie E. Moore, who was born in Obion County, Tenn., and daughter of James and Jane Moore. Her father died when she vas quite small, and after his death her mother moved to Rutherford County, where she died soon after. To Mr. and Mrs. Brasfield were born four children: George M., Maggie, Jodie and John C. In 1869 Mr. Brasfield bought 217 acres of land near Dresden, and in 1870 erected a fine brick dwelling-house, but was not permitted to enjoy his home long. He died in 1881. He commenced life without fortune or family influence ,but secured and maintained a high social position and a comfortable competency. His whole career has been worthy the admiration of all, and his memory will be held in affectionate remembrance. He was a Mason.

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      http://www.rootsweb.com/~tnweakle/abstracts_newspapers.htm
      March 11, 1881 DRESDEN DEMOCRAT
      ANOTHER LAND MARK GONE
      George R. BRASFIELD died at his residence near this place on the morning of the 7th inst. He was born in Granville county, North Carolina, the 19th of February 1823. His father, Caleb BRASFIELD, settled in Weakley County more than fifty years ago, the deceased then being but a child. During the last thirty -five years, Geo. Brasfield has resided in Dresden and vicinity; this immediate neighborhood having been the sole theatre of his useful, active and energetic life, since before he had reached the years of manhood.

      The large assembly of friends, aquaintences, and mourning kindred who attended his funeral attested alike, the general high esteem in which he was he, and the wide-spread sympathy felt for his disconsolate family and children; yet, none but those who knew him intimately and well, are familiar with the rare and excellent qualities which gave marked individuality to the man, and assured his extraordinary success during a long and active business career. Commencing life without fortune, family influence, or eduational advantages, he secured and maintained the highest social success in the accumulation of fortune, which is the result only of great energy, patience,sound judgement and honorable conduct. His whole career was an exemplification of the trite maxim that, “whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well”. He believed that every man was created fit for some useful purpose, and that success depended on industry, economy, and will. He was ever among the foremost in whatever required a display of public spirit; he never faltered in faithfulness or constancy to his friends , or withheld from those he loved the slightest gratification which the hand of a husband, a father, or a friend could bestow. Indeed, his social and domestic virtues were marked features of his life, hence until the failure of his health many years ago, he was an unrivaled social and political power. There is not an old Whig in this county, who can ever forget the unselfish energy he loyally displayed in upholding its principles and struggling for its triumphs. His career is a monument of encouragement for all young men of pluck and energy and a standing rebuke to the lazy drones who lament their humble birth and poor opportunities. If Goerge R. Brasfield had done nothing else but to verify the adage, “Where there is a will there is a way” he would deserve to live, as he will live, to the affectionate memory of all his surviving friends

      George R Brasfield died at his residence near this place on the morning of the 7th inst. He was born in Granville County, North Carolina, the 19th of February, 1823. His father, Caleb Brasfield, settled in Weakley County more than fifty years ago, the deceased then being but a child. During the last thirty-five years, George Brasfield has resided in Dresden and vicinity; this immediate neighborhood having been the sole theatre of his useful, active and energetic life, since before he had reached the years of manhood.

      The large assembly of friends, acquaintances and mourning kindred who attended his funeral alike, the general high esteem in which he was he, and the widespread sympathy felt for his disconsolate family and children; yet, none but those who knew him intimately and well, are familiar with the rare and excellent qualities which gave marked individuality to the man, and assured his extraordinary success during a long and active business career. Commencing life without fortune, family influence, or educational advantage, he secured and maintained the highest social success in the accumulation of fortune, which is the result only of great energy, patience, sound judgment, and honorable conduct. His whole career was an exemplification of the trite maxim that, whatever is worth doing, is worth doing well. He believed that every man was created fit for some useful purpose, and that success depended on industry, economy, and will. He was ever among the foremost in whatever required a display of public spirit; he never faltered in faithfulness or constancy to his friends or withheld from those he loved the slightest gratification which the hand of a husband, a father, or a friend could bestow. Indeed, his social and domestic virtues were marked features of his life; hence until the failure of his health many years ago, he ws an unrivaled social and political power. There is not an old Whig in this county who can ever forget the unselfish energy he loyally displayed in upholding its principles and struggling for its triumphs. His career is a monument of encouragement for all young men of pluck and energy and a standing rebuke to the lazy drones who lament their humble birth and poor oppportunities. If George R Brasfield had done nothing else but to verify the adage, "where there is a will, there is a way," he would deserve to live, as he will live, to the affectionate memory of all his survivivng friends.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S595] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data - Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.;).
      death date: 07 Mar 1881
      death place: Weakley, Tennessee, USA
      birth date: 19 Feb 1823
      birth place: Granville, North Carolina, USA
      Name: George Robert Brasfield
      burial place: Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee

    2. [S153] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Database online. Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, post office Dresden, roll M653_1278, page 391, image 160..
      Record for G R Brasfield

    3. [S151] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee; Roll: T9_1285; Family History Film: 1255285; Page: 208.3000; Enumeration District: 170; Image: ..
      Record for George R. Brasfield

    4. [S152] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2003;), Database online. Year: 1870; Census Place: District 7, Weakley, Tennessee; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: ..
      Record for G R Brassfield

    5. [S149] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Brookville, Campbell, Virginia, ED , roll , page , image 32..
      Record for George M Brasfield

    6. [S403] Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1959, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online..
      Record for Margaret B Little