The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
NameWilliam Gowan Brashears Sr. 163,164,165,156
Birth5 Oct 1741, Prince George’s Co., Maryland
Deathabt 1825, Maury Co., Tennessee
FatherBazil (Basil) Brashears (1714->1790)
MotherAnn Nancy Belt (1714-1776)
Misc. Notes
William Gowan Brashears, Sr., was the husband of Sarah who was possibly a McElroy before she married William. He was the son of Bazil and Ann Belt Brashears.

He filed for his Revolutionary War pension under the name of William Bratcher on Feb. 20, 1819 in Maury Co., Tennessee and was awarded a pension certificate number #13790 on Aug. 5, 1819. He died some years after his pension application. In fact, the Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. III shows William Bratcher as still living and at the age of 94. However, the sum total of the pension he received ($632.53) would only account for about 6 1/2 years of payments at $8 per month starting in February of 1819. This would indicate that he may have died in 1825 although the Pension Roll of 1835 does not note his death even while the deaths of others on the same page are noted.

On Feb. 20, 1819, in the Revolutionay War Pension application S39223 of the state of Tennessee, the affidavit from William Bratcher states, in part:

"That he did, on the 1st day of June 1776, in Spartenburgh County in the State of South Carolina, enlisted as a private Soldier, in the Continental establishment for the term of twelve months, in a company commanded by Capt. John Blasingaim and a Regiment commanded by Col. Thomas Sumpter, of the Continental Line - That he did faithfully serve in the company & regiment aforesaid against the then common enemy (Great Britain) for and during his said term of enlistment, being twelve months, and was at the end thereby honorably discharged by said Col. Thomas Sumpter, which said discharge is herewith enclosed.

That he was in the battle when the British first attacked the city of Charlestown in South Carolina and Sullivan's Island, where he received a wound with a Bayonet from the enemy in the right hand, which has in a great measure disabled it - That he was in several inconsiderable skirmishes - That he knows of no person living convenient to him by whom he can prove his said service.

That he is now in his seventy ninth year of his age & hath no means of Subsistance, except his own labour. He is unable to get a subsistance by his labour & has been supported by his children ...".

In subsequent application for renewal of his pension on August 29, 1820, it is stated that "William Bratcher Aged seventy nine years on the 5th day of October next Resident in Maury County". This indicates that William was born on October 5, 1741.
Marriageabt 1760, Maryland
ChildrenWilliam Gowan (~1770-1852)
 Ithra (1774-1863)
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