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Joseph Brashear
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1770
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1856
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

In the 1760's Joseph's parents moved from Maryland to Fayette County, Pa., with Brashear and Brown family members.

Joseph BRASHEAR was born on the Brashear family farm in Redstone Twp., Fayette County, Pa., near the town of Brownsville, a son of William BRASHEAR and Sarah Ann RAY BRASHEAR.

In 1779, Joseph came to Bullitt Co., Kentucky. His family settled near the mouth of Floyd's Creek on 400 acres.

Joseph's Father, William with a party of eighteen to nineteen men built an early fort at mouth of Floyd's Fork near bank of Salt River. Fort known as "Brashear's Station" was on part of the old "Wilderness Road".

Joseph's father was killed by Indians in 1781. At the time of William's death, Bullit County was still a part of Jefferson County, KY.

Joseph married Elizabeth Cummins on April 12, 1796 in Washington County, Ky. Elizabeth died 25 days after giving birth to their son Joseph. Joseph married Charlotte Wheeler Claycomb widow of George Claycomb in December 1819.

Joseph's home was located in Breckenridge County, on the road between Sample and Hardinsburg.

From Joseph Brashear's Bible. "Joseph died at his son-in-law's (James R. Dowell) home in Louisville. He is buried in the cemetery where the Bethel Church now stands".

Children Of Joseph and Elizabeth:

Nancy BRASHEAR b: 25 Nov 1787

Peter Cummings BRASHEAR b: 9 Jun 1801 d. 7 Oct 1867

Samuel BRASHEAR b: 21 Sept 1808

Richard BRASHEAR b: 12 Mar 1811

William BRASHEAR b: 25 Dec 1813

James H. L. BRASHEAR b: 9 Aug 1817

Joseph BRASHEAR b: 12 Sept 1819 d. Abt. Jul 1854 in In.

Children of Joseph and Charlotte:

Thomas BRASHEAR b: 23 Nov 1820 d. 18 Jun 1895

Jabez BRASHEAR b: 1 July 1822 d. 25 Mar 1876 Ky.

Charlotte BRASHEAR b: 19 Nov 1824 d. 21 May 1875. Wife of James R. Dowell.

Horace BRASHEAR b: 20 July 1827 d. 30 Jul 1854 in In.

Sarah Ann "Sally" BRASHEAR b: 6 July 1829 d. 2 Jan 1842


"Brashear's Station" was the first such station built between Falls of the Ohio (Louisville) and Harrodsburg. It was built to protect the salt works and it's workers from Indian attacks and was a haven for pioneer hunters and travelers. Later renamed Froman's Station (1780's). Also known as Salt River Garrison (Post), garrisoned by the KY state militia in 1791 with 10 men.

Kentucky Historical marker (number 1944) identifies the site of William Brashear's early fort. Presented by Bullitt Co. Genealogical Society, located on KY 44E, Exit 117, East of Shepherdsville.  
Family links: 
  Peter Cummings Brashear (1801 - 1867)*
  Richard A S Brashear (1811 - 1859)*
  William Brashear (1813 - 1876)*
  Joseph Brashear (1819 - 1854)*
  Thomas Brashear (1820 - 1895)*
  Jabez Brashear (1822 - 1876)*
  Horace Brashear (1827 - 1854)*
  Sarah Ann Brashear (1829 - 1842)*
*Calculated relationship
Brashear Family Cemetery
Breckinridge County
Kentucky, USA
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Record added: Nov 27, 2006
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Joseph Brashear
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His obituary appears in "The Breckenridge News" of 26 July, 1856."Joseph Brashear departs this life.""He has lived for the last half century in Breckenridge County, and was visiting his daughter of Louisville (Charlotte, Mrs. James R. Dowell) at the time ...(Read more)
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