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3.08.00 Notes about the Brunson-David Connection
from the Research of Ray and Jean Brunson

 

 

Ray and Jean Brunson in their book Four Generations of Brunson and Allied Families (Lafayette, LA: Self-published: 1988), section VII-p7, in discussing the children of David Brunson, Sr. (1729-1784) and Elizabeth Cantey (Brunson) (1766-before 1846) make the following comments about their fifth child:

 

5. MARGARET BRUNSON, daughter of David and Elizabeth Brunson, was born 8-22-1766.[1] Margaret married Isaac David.[2] Using the 1800 and 1810 Census, it can be calculated that Isaac was born 1756 to 1765. Isaac was the head of a household on the 1790 Census which included himself and 1 female, probably Margaret.

 

On 11-14-1793 Isaac bought from Thomas Sumter 300 acres in Clarendon in the fork of the Black River on Crow Bay; he later sold these to Edward Haley.[3] On 9-27-1799, he bought from Thomas Sumter another 400 acres in Clarendon in the fork of the Black River on Crow Bay, bound NE Abraham Hodge, all other sides General Sumter.[4] On 3-18-1807, he bought from William Taylor 106 acres in the fork of the Black River on Crow Bay.[5] On the following day, he sold to William Taylor 50 acres of a tract on Crow Bay that General Sumter had sold to him.[6] On 3-9-1813, he bought 71 acres in the fork of the Black River from Thomas Sumter, adjoining where Isaac David now lives.[7] On 6-5-1827, he gave to his son George B. David 527 acres in the fork of the Black River on Crow Bay wheron I now live, reserving for me and my wife Margaret the use of house and land for life, plus 6 negroes witnessed by John Nettles and Isaac Norton.[8]

 

On the same day as the conveyance to his son George B. David above, he signed his will. The Will of Isaac X David was signed 6-5-1827, proved in Sumter District on 12-18-1832: to wife Margaret, 2 negroes; to my daughter Harriet, wife of William Windom, I already made gift; to my granddaughter Margaret Susannah Windom; to my 3 daughters Charlotte, Ameliah E., Leah N. David 3 negroes each; to son George B. David; Executors son George B. David and nephew William L. Brunson; witnessed by John Nettles and Isaac Norton.[9]

 

It is not known when Margaret Brunson David died. She was alive on 6-5-1827 when the deed of gift and Will above was signed. Nineteen years after the signing of the Will, the following was entered into his probate records. 11-20-1846: Isaac David died, leaving widow Margaret and children: George B. David; Harriet who was then wife of William G. Windham and has since died; Charlotte who has since the death of Harriet married Wm. G. Windham; Leah N. David married 1st Jacob C. Caton, and married 2nd since the death of Isaac David to Carter G. Capell; Amelia A. David, who has since married William R. Bentley.[10]

 



[1]Brunson Bible, printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers of the University of Oxford, Devonshire, England in 1772; owned in 1960 by David Brunson, 804 Brentford Ave., Silver Spring, MD, now deceased; copied ca. 1960 by Jean Tooley Boyd.

[2]Sumter Wills III, p. 289, Sumter Courthouse, per the late Wilhelm Von Hacke, genealogist of Sumter. S.C.

[3]Sumter Conveyances, Book BB, 2 per Von Hacke.

[4]Sumter Conveyances, Book AA, 57 per Von Hacke.

[5]Sumter Conveyances, Book C, 158 per Von Hacke.

[6]Sumter Conveyances, Book C, 84 per Von Hacke.

[7]Sumter Conveyances, Book EE, 137 per Von Hacke.

[8]Sumter Conveyances, Book GG, 88 per Von Hacke.

[9]Sumter Wills III, 289 per Von Hacke.

[10]Sumter Equity Roll 96 per Von Hacke.

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