THE BRASEL FAMILY ALBUM
 

PHOTO #1
BENJAMIN BRASEL

Born 11/13/1855--Died 12/15/1935

Spanish-American War Veteran 
 Two-term Sheriff of Morgan County. 
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Son of
Jessie and Susan Honeycutt Brasel
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Grandson of John and Rhoda Stonecipher Brasel
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G-Grandson of James and Nancy Hall Brasel
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G-G-Grandson of 
Richard & Obedience Snow Braswell
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 Buried in Brasel Cemetery

OBITUARY OF BENJAMIN BRASEL
December 19, 1935

Benjamin Brasel, 80, Spanish American War veteran, died in Veteran's hospital at Johnson City Sunday morning.  Mr. Brasel is survived by six children, Mrs. D. A. McPeters, Harriman, Mrs. Walter McPeters, Strawberry Plains; Mrs. Jack Wilson Rockwood, Mrs. Harry Kreis, Wartburg, Blaine Brasel, Rockwood, Ray Brasel, Oakdale; 29 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Mr. Brasel was a member of the Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held at his home church, Liberty, Tuesday at 10 o'clock.  Burial was in Union burying ground near Wartburg wher Mr. Brasel made his home.

Grave
of 
Ben Brasel, 
buried Brasel Cemetery

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SARAH F. WILSON BRASEL

Born 4/13/1856. Died 2/26/1915
wife of Ben

Daughter of 
Charles and Abanatha Wilson

They had 12 children the youngest
was my grandmother Lillian.

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SARAH BRASEL WILSON
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PHOTO #3

FRED ADOLPHUS 
B. 10/10/1878   D.04/1934

Fred, Addie and Edie


 

PHOTO #4

JAMES BLAINE
B. 12/11/1884   D.--

Blaine, Annie and Child

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PHOTO #5

BESSIE MELINDA
B. 02/02/1892   D.--

     IDA LEE
B. 04/28/1896   D.--

       LILLIAN MYRTLE
B. 10/16/1899      D. 2/13/1997


PHOTO #6

IDA

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PHOTO # 7

ADOLPHUS A. 'DOLPHUS' McPETERS
and
BESSIE MELINDA BRASEL


PHOTO # 8

IDA AND HUSBAND HARRY KREIS

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PHOTO #9

BLAINE'S 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
WARTBURG

 
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PHOTO # 11

LILLIAN
1941


PHOTO # 12

THE FOUR SISTERS

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PHOTO # 13

BLAINE
and
SISTERS

REUNION 1966


PHOTO # 14

LILLIAN
and
VIOLA HAMBY

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PHOTO # 15

LEE AND LILLIAN


PHOTO # 17
ROBERT LEE SHANNON

grandson of

BEN BRASEL


PHOTO # 16
LILLIAN,
just widowed

PHOTO # 18

ROBERT LEE SHANNON
on board ship
USS CANOTIA 
WW II


 


PHOTO # 20
Five Generations---
There were five generations of BRASELS who attended a family reuinon on Aug. 14 at Frozen Head Park.  The oldest member was Blaine Brasel of Rockwood, who will celebrate is 99th birthday Dec. 11.  He has 10 children, 37 grandchildren 70 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great grandchildren.  His wife Callie Ann Griffith Brasel, died seven years ago.  In the front row, oldest daughter and Blaine, back row, Greg Scott of Oliver Springs, his great-great-granddson, and Millard Scott, Oliver Springs, his oldest great- grandchild.

"Uncle Dolphus, Aunt Bessie and Aunt Mandy in 1965"

PHOTO # 21
WORLD WAR II LETTER   (click here to see copy of letter and envelope
from Robert Lee Shannon to Aunt Bessie and Uncle Dolphus, in Gobey

JESSE BRASELís 1872 Petition to the Southern Commission 

BRASWELL FAMILY PAGE

BRASEL FAMILY LINEAGE
The Infamous Harpe Brothers and the murder of James Brasel

 
PHOTO #1. Benjamin Brasel, Spanish-American War Veteran and two-term
sheriff of Morgan County. Born 11/13/1855. Died 12/15/1935. Son of
Jessie and Susan Honeycutt Brasel. Grandson of John & Rhoda Stonecipher Brasel
G-G-Grandson of Richard & Obedience Snow Braswell (Original spelling)
Buried in Brasel Cemetery.
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PHOTO #2. Sarah F. Wilson Brasel, wife of Ben. 
                     Born 4/13/1856. Died 2/26/1915. 
                     Daughter of Charles and Abanatha Wilson.
   They had 12 children, the youngest was my grandmother Lillian.
        1. Joseph William       B. 11/19/1875   D.01/16/1879
        2. Charles Anderson     B. 03/30/1877   D.01/16/1879
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        3. Fred Adolphus        B. 10/10/1878   D.04/1934
        4. Orville Perry        B. 01/28/1880   D.10/16/1925
        5. Oscar Raymond        B. 12/03/1881   D. 4/25/1955
        6. Samual Nicholas      B. 04/06/1883   D.01/25/1884
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PHOTO #4 
        7. James Blaine         B. 12/11/1884   D.
        8. Amanda               B. 08/20/1886   D.11/13/1976
        9. Mary Ann             B. 03/26/1890   D.03/11/1892
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PHOTO #5 10. Bessie Melinda      B. 02/02/1892   D.
PHOTO #5 11. Ida Lee             B. 04/28/1896   D.
PHOTO #5 12. Lillian Myrtle      B/ 10/16/1899   D. 2/13/1997

PHOTO #6.    Ida
PHOTO #7.   Amanda and husband Walter McPeters
PHOTO #8.   Ida and husband Harry Kreis
PHOTO #9.   Blaine's 100th Birthday Party, Wartburg
PHOTO #10. Removed and moved to 'Photos from the collection of Lillian Brasel
PHOTO #11. Lillian Myrtle Brasel Shannon Wilson
PHOTO #12. Mandy, Bessie, Ida and Lillian
PHOTO #13. Brasel Reunion 1966
PHOTO #14. Lillian and best girlfriend Viola Hamby @1920
PHOTO #15. Lillian and 1st husband, Lee Henderson Shannon
PHOTO #16. Lillian, recently widowed with son Robert, my father
PHOTO #17. Robert Lee Shannon, grandson of Ben BrasEL 
PHOTO # 18 Robert Lee Shannon, WW II on board USS Canotia
PHOTO # 20.  Five Generations of Brasels
PHOTO # 21.  Letter from Robt. Lee Shannon to Aunt Bessie and Uncle Dolphus
                            Envelope states "No Such Place in Tennessee as Gobey!
 

Photos and information submitted by
MELINDA SHANNON FREELS


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