Below is an image insert from Google showing the approximate location of various Brashear tracts. Please note that the locations of borders are only rough estimates.
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The tracts shown on this map are rough estimates of where the surveys were drawn. There is only one really good location point given, the upstream end of what is now Peacock Island, across from the mouth of Cedar Creek (marker X on the map). Using that as my reference point, each of the other surveys was calculated based on the information given in the surveys themselves. As you can see, there are some discrepancies.
Tract A - Nicholas Brashear, son of William Brashear, patented the 400 acre tract where Brashear's Station stood near the juncture of Salt River and Floyd's Fork. This patent was based on a Virginia treasury warrant. The red line shows where we think the original plat declared the boundary to be; while the green line shows an approximation of where we think it might have been. Images of the original survey and of the recorded patent, along with a transcription of it, may be viewed on this page.
Tract B - Nicholas Brashear, son and heir of William Brashear, patented a 1000 acre tract north of Salt River and east of Floyd's Fork based on a Virginia preemption warrant in his father's name. Images of the original survey and of the recorded patent, along with a transcription of it, may be viewed on this page.
Tract C - Nicholas Ray Brashear, son and heir of William Brashear, also patented a 400 acre tract north of Salt River and east of his 1000 acre tract based on a Virginia settlement warrant in his father's name. Images of the original survey and of the recorded patent, along with a transcription of it, may be viewed on this page.
Tracts D, E, F were surveyed in the name of Marsham Brashear, a cousin of William Brashear. Tract D was based on his 400 acre settlement warrant. Tracts E and F were both based on his 1000 acre preemption warrant. Both of the latter two were sold to Richard Simmons and patented in his name. More information about Marsham Brashear's lands can be seen on this page.
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