What intrigued me most about our Brazzle family was the family stories
that my great great Grandpa Joshua Brazzle (Jr.) had lived to be 104 years
old! That is what started me on this great hobby of genealogy! Actually when
I finally did a little research I found out that Grandpa was about 89 years
old when he died. I am still not sure that my Grandmother believed this fact
about her Grandpa Brazzle!
I recently received a copy of a family letter dating to the 1920's that
states William Brazzel is the father of Joshua Brazzell (Sr.). A copy of
this letter is posted on William's page. This is the only proof that I have
to date that William is the father of Joshua and the other children in
Greene Co., Indiana. This letter was written only about 75 years after
William died so I am reasonably certain that the information is correct.
The Brazzle name has been spelled a variety of ways throughout the
years, so don't let spelling stop you from looking around at our site. Some
of the many spellings I have seen of our family name include: Brazzell,
Brazil, Brassel, Brassle, Brasle, Braggel, Brayle, Bazzle, Braziele,
Brasdle, Braswell. This site contains mostly information from our
researching (since 1974) on Joshua Brazzle and his family. I will, as time
permits, present here Brazzel records that I have accumulated during my
research but have not been proved to be in the family line. I have attempted
to document all facts with the sources that I have found, but if I have
missed any please email me and I will recheck my information.