Born 11/13/1855--Died 12/15/1935
Spanish-American War Veteran
Two-term Sheriff of Morgan County.
Jessie and Susan Honeycutt Brasel
Grandson of John and Rhoda Stonecipher Brasel
G-Grandson of James and Nancy Hall Brasel
Richard & Obedience Snow Braswell
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.
buried Brasel Cemetery
SARAH F. WILSON BRASEL
Born 4/13/1856. Died 2/26/1915
wife of Ben
Charles and Abanatha Wilson
They had 12 children the youngest
was my grandmother Lillian.
* * SARAH BRASEL WILSON * *
B. 10/10/1878 D.04/1934
Fred, Addie and Edie
B. 12/11/1884 D.--
Blaine, Annie and Child
B. 02/02/1892 D.--
B. 04/28/1896 D.--
B. 10/16/1899 D. 2/13/1997
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ADOLPHUS A. 'DOLPHUS' McPETERS
BESSIE MELINDA BRASEL
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IDA AND HUSBAND HARRY KREIS
BLAINE'S 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
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THE FOUR SISTERS
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LEE AND LILLIAN
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ROBERT LEE SHANNON
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ROBERT LEE SHANNON
on board ship
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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"
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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
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.
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
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
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
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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