Abraham Brown II1

M, b. 1786, d. 30 January 1842
FatherAbraham Brown2 b. 8 Mar 1742/43, d. 8 Jan 1798
MotherMary Hardemon2 b. 1749, d. May 1804
     Abraham Brown II was born say 1782 at Rowan County, North Carolina; In the will of Abraham Brown (1795) Abraham Brown is listed last and not yet "come of age." Therefore I have placed Abraham's birth as the year following Henry's -- Gary Rolph Sep 2012.1 He was born circa 1786 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 He was born in 1786 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4 He was Farmer; w.p. 3 Feb 1842, Jonesboro, IL.3 Jacob, Henry and Abraham was probably a free white male, under 16 years old, in Abraham Brown's household on the 1790 Census at Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1790 N.C. Census, p. 176 --Salisbury District, Rowan County Abraham Brown 2 males 16 upwards 3 males under sixteen 1 female.5 Abraham Brown mentioned Abraham Brown II in a will on 20 February 1795 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Abraham's will, dated Feb 20 1795, is recorded in Book F, page 14, Rowan County Clerk's Office.
"In the name of God Amen! I Abraham Brown of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind memory thanks be to God for his great mercy, and understanding the uncertainty of this life & knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make & ordain & publish this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following: first of all I recommend by soul into the hands of God who gave it to my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named.
1. My will is, that after my death, my personable property be sold & the money arising therefore to pay my funeral charges and all my just debts & the remainder to be equally divided among my wife and five children, Elizabeth, Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share and share alike.
2. My will is that my beloved wife Mary Brown have the use of the third part of my plantation where I now live & the thirds out of what the mill earns during her widowhood or if she remains my widow I then will it to her during her natural life, but if my wife Mary should be married again then my will is that she have only a child's part, as the law now directs in testators estates. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary one bed & furniture, one cow & one spinning wheel & one mare of her choosing during her widowhood & no longer & for the loan of them she is to try to raise three colts for my three sons Jacob, Henry, and Abraham & give them to them, as they come of age & if it should so happen that the mare should not breed, so that my three sons should not get them each of them a colt, then my will is that they have five pounds out of the personable estate in behalf of the colts, & if it should happen that my wife Mary should become married, then my will is that the bed, cow, spinning wheel & mare that I above hve lent to my wife , be sold and the money arising thereforem to be equally divided amongst my wife & five children, share and share alike.
3. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel Brown the part of the plantation, the old improvement that I now live on with eighty one acres & two-thirds of the land that is most convenient to the old improvement, only my son Daniel isto pay to my two sons Henry & Abraham ten pounds to each of them as they come to lawful age for having the benefit of the clear ground and the improvements.
4. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Jacob the mill & fifty acres of the land that is most convenient of the mill, only my son Jacob is to give the thirds of what the mill earns to my beloved wife Mary during the time she remains my widow & no longer, then my will is that he receipt it to himself after my wife's marriage & the other two thirds of what the mill earns before my son Jacob comes of age is to be recepted, to keep the mill in good repair. My will also is that my son Jacob pay to my two sons Henry and Abraham twenty five pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for the benefit of having the mill so that they may have a more equally divide among them.
5. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Henry eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
6. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Abraham eighty one acres and two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
7. I direct my executors to have the several bequeaths of the and to my four sons to divide it so that they may have equally a divide as possible, be that they have the good land & meadow as equally divided as possible may be.
8. My will is that if my daughter Elizabeth should die without an heir my will then is that the part that she receives to go back to my four sons Daniel Jacob Henry & Abraham, share & share alike.
9. I nominate and appoint my beloved son Daniel & my trusted friend Jacob Brougher executor of this my last will and testament. I also nominate & appoint my beloved friend Peter Brown as overlooker of these my executors to direct them & assist them in this my last will & test.
10. I do hereby revoke all former wills & testaments herefore by me made or done, ratifying this & no other to be my last will & test. IN witness whereof I have set hereunto my hand & seal tis 20th day of February 1795.
Signed sealed & published His
in the presence of X Abraham Brown
Peter Lentz Mark.2 Abraham was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, Abraham Brown 1 male 16-25; 2 males 26-44, 0 females Who are the other males?..6 He married Catherine Hess at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 11 March 1811.1 Abraham Brown II lived; NC, IL.3 Abraham, Catherine, Isaac, Charles, Sophia and Sarah immigrated, in 1816. Destination: Southern Illinois.4 Abraham was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois. Abraham Brown,
3 males 0-9 (Moses, months old; Charles 6; Isaac 8); 1 male 26-44 (Abraham 34); 2 females 0-9 (Sarah 5; Sophia 6); 1 female 26-44 (Catherine).7 Abraham was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois. Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine).8 Abraham was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois. Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29)..9 He died between 15 January 1842 and 3 February 1842 at Union County, Illinois; will probated 3 Feb 1842 Jonesboro, IL -- Abraham, p. 232;
d 30 Jan 1862, Union County, IL, buried St. Johns Cemetery -- Brown Rowan Roots.1,4 He died on 30 January 1842 at Union County, Illinois.3 He was buried at Union County, Illinois.3 He Information from marriage certificate (Brown F; Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C; Henry Brown and Ezra Allemong, witnesses), Census, probate records, letter from Gerald Mowery, & Brown Genealogy, p. 232. THE DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM BROWN, II Son of Abraham Brown, Sr. V-2 ABRAHAM BROWN, II, b. 1775/80, Rowan County, N.C., Will probated Feb 3, 1842, Jonesboro, Ill., m. Mar. 11, 1811, Rowan County, Catherine Hess, dau of John Hess, b. N.C., and Susannah Cryte, b. Pa., Children V-3 Isaac, b. 1811; Charles, b. Dec. 15, 1814; Sophia L., b. 1815/16; 'Sary' Sarah, b. ?; Moses, b. 1820; Tobias, b. Mar 25, 1821; Abraham, III, b. Jan. 5, 1822; George Henry, b. 1824; Matilda, b. Aug. 20, 1828; Alexander B., b. 1829/30; James Loewallen, b. Dec. 24, 1833. Abraham, II, remained in Rowan County, N.C. until about 1816 when he, his wife, CAtherine, and probably three small children came to Union County, Ill, according to Perrin's History. These were courageous pioneers, with skills for survival. Along about this time there was a great movement from Rowan County, N.C. to Union County, Ill., because the soil in Rowan County had just about worn out. News of the fertile land in Union County, Ill. attracted man of our people, Misenheimers, Holshousers, Browns, Rendlemans, Dillows, to name a few. The Southeast Missourian Newspaper of Cape Girardeau, Mo., on May 30, 1979 in telling about the Cobden Museum 'Off the beaten path' quotes the museum curator, 'That large gourd was brought to Union County in 1816 by a settler named Abraham Brown, who transported perishables in it and lived with his family in a hollow sycamore tree until their cabin was built.' He registered his cattle and took patent on 120 acres of land in Meisenheimer Precinct before 1818. He bought land from John Brown in 1818 (12 Dec 1818; registered Dec 1818. John Brown was s of George Brown, who was second son of Jacob Brown, Wagonmaker). Catherine appears in the 1850 Census of Union County with Henry and James L. She was living with her son Henry in the 1860 census and in the 1870 census was living with her son, George Henry, age 77 in Meisenheimer Precinct. She probably d shortly thereafter. As they did many years ago, manh of Abraham's descendants still are farmers. Others have spent their working days on the farm to retire in town. Needless to say many of Abraham's descendants have scattered far and wide, including Alaska and Hawaii. There are doctors, ministers, many nurses, accountants, many engineers, computer programers, teachers, store owners, land owners, a very distinguished state representative, to mention a few. Many of the descendants lived to ripe old ages. At least one great grand-daughter crossed the century mark, passing away in 1981 at 103 1/2 years of age. One spry lady past ninety, a great-great grand-daughter, commenting on the number of older Browns remarked, 'We Browns don't give up.' Many of Abraham Brown's descendants had very large families. Their families were important to them, keeping family Bible records, and family reunions are very popular, even today. By and large the Browns seemed to be hard workers, not afraid to work hard and long, taking pride in what they did. Mrs. Martha Smith, compiler of the line (225 18th Street, Cairo, Illinois 62914) states, 'Working on the Brown family History has been a real pleasure, and the interest and response has certainly been appreciated. I am proud to be a Brown descendant.' The last Will and Testament of Abraham Brown, Dec'd Filed 3 Feb 1842, D. Hileman, P.J. Peace, State of Illinois, County of Union At home in my perfect senses in the name of God. Amen. I, Abraham Brown do no make my last will and testament is that I will to my wife Katherine Brown all my personal property during her life and the farm on where she lives with all and everything that we have as it now is as long as she lives to have without molestation and at the death of my wife Katherine Brown I Will to my sons Tobias and Abraham the tract of land in wher I live to be divided. Tobias is to have chois of the place the place where I live or the part of the land that lays on the South Side of the Branch and the said Tobias and Abraham Brown give fifty dollars to Isaac Brown and Charles Brown and fifty dollars to Moses Brown and to George Henry and Alexander and James Loewallen Brown they are to give one hundred dolars each when they get the possesssion of the land above described and at the death of my wife Katherine Brown I will that all personal property shall be sold to the highest bider and that the three girls Sophia L. and Sary and Matilda Brown shall have fifty dollars each if the property brings that much and if it does not bright that tmuch they cannot have only what the property brings and if the property brings more than will give to ech gal fifty dollars the remainder must be divided between the boys before mentioned and if my wife shall live after me I want her to school the children if she should have to sell some of the cattle to pay for it. I further will that my waggon and the swine, geese shal be left with Tobias and Abraham Brown for their use in witness whereof I have set my last seal this 15th day of January 1842. His ------- Abraham X Brown Mark------ Atty. G.W. Paine Bradford Brown p. 232-3 1820 Census, Union County, Ill. Abraham Brown 1 male over 21 6 females over 18 1830 Census, Union County, Ill. Abraham Brown 1 male 50-60 1 female 30-40 2 males 15-20 1 female 15-20 1 male 10-15 1 female 10-15 2 males 5-10 1 female under 5 1 male under 5 unknown Gedcom has death 1863, Union County, IL (evidently incorrect if this is right will & probate.)1,3 He was birth date fr 1830 census (50-60 then; wife 30-40.)3

Family

Catherine Hess b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.
  2. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. II.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  5. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  6. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Salisbury County: Rowan State: North Carolina Year: 1810 Roll: M252_43 Page: 342 Image: 175.
  7. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abraham Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1820 Roll: M33_11 Page: 159 Image Number: 152.
  8. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  9. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  10. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.

Catherine Hess1

F, b. 1793, d. between 1871 and 1875
FatherJohn Hess2 b. May 1765, d. Jan 1832
MotherSusannah Cryte2 b. 31 May 1771, d. 26 Nov 1853
     Catherine Hess was born in 1793 at North Carolina.1 She married an unknown person at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, on 11 March 1811.3 She married Abraham Brown II at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 11 March 1811.1 As of 11 March 1811,her married name was Brown.1 Catherine Hess lived; NC, IL.3 Abraham, Catherine, Isaac, Charles, Sophia and Sarah immigrated, in 1816. Destination: Southern Illinois.4 Catherine Hess was census 1820 on 1 July 1820 at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown,
3 males 0-9 (Moses, months old; Charles 6; Isaac 8); 1 male 26-44 (Abraham 34); 2 females 0-9 (Sarah 5; Sophia 6); 1 female 26-44 (Catherine.)5 She was census 1830 on 1 July 1830 at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)6 Catherine was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).7 Catherine Hess was census 1850 - free on 26 September 1850 at West Part of District #2, Union County, Illinois; p. 183 -- 530 550 Catherine Brown, 57, F, $400, NC, cannot read/write Henry, 22, M, Farmer, IL, cannot read/write James, 17, M, Farmer, IL - next family is Abram Brown.8 She died between 1871 and 1875 at Union County, Illinois.3 She died between 1871 and 1880 at Union County, Illinois.1

Family

Abraham Brown II b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hess Family Tree.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  5. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abraham Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1820 Roll: M33_11 Page: 159 Image Number: 152.
  6. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  7. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  8. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.

Isaac Brown1

M, b. 1811, d. 14 November 1875
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     Isaac Brown was born in 1811 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He was born in 1812 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 He was Farmer.3 Abraham, Catherine, Isaac, Charles, Sophia and Sarah immigrated, in 1816..2 Moses, Charles and Isaac was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown,
3 males 0-9 (Moses, months old; Charles 6; Isaac 8); 1 male 26-44 (Abraham 34); 2 females 0-9 (Sarah 5; Sophia 6); 1 female 26-44 (Catherine.)4 Charles and Isaac was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)5 He married Elizabeth Brown at Union County, Illinois, on 24 January 1836.6 Isaac Brown lived; NC, IL.3 Bradford, Isaac, Charles and Moses was listed as Abraham Brown II's neighbor on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).7 Isaac was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at West Part of District No 2, Union County, Illinois. 542 522 Isaac Brown 38 male farmer 240 NC cannot read write; Elizabeth 34 female Illinois cannot read write; Melinda 12 female Illinois; Nathaniel 9 male Illinois; Nancy 8 female Illinois; Henry 5 male Illinois; Catherine 3 female Illinois; neighbors Bradford Brown and Tobias Brown.8 Isaac was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union County, Illinois. 1473 Isaac Brown 48 male farmer 1200 40 NC cannot read write; Elizabeth 36 female IL cannot read write; Melinda 22 female attending school; Nathan 20 male farmer attending school; Nancy 18 female attending school; George 15 male farmer attending school; Catherine 14 female attending school; Calvin 11 male attending school; Caroline 5 female attending school; Jemima 3 female; Henry Brown (32) and mother Catherine Brown; JW Brown (26 male cooper) neighbors.9 Isaac was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Misenheimer Precinct, Union County, Illinois. PO Jonesboro; 72 58 Brown Isaac 60 male white farmer 3000 300 NC cannot read write male over 21; Eliza 57 female white keeping house IL; Catherine 14 [sic] female white IL attending school; Julia 13 [sic] female white IL attending school; Calvin 17 male white IL attending school; Brown, Bradford 56 male white farmer 3000 500 IL -- neighbor.10 He died on 14 November 1875 at Union County, Illinois.2 He ISAAC BROWN, b. 1812 in N.C., d. Nov. 14, 1875, Union County, Ill., m. Jan 24, 1836 at home of Jacob Brown, Union County, Ill., by Jeremiah Brown to Elizabth Brown, b. 1816 in Ill., d. after 1880. Children: V-4 Melinda, b. Feb. 3, 1838; Nathaniel, b. 1840; Nancy, b. 1842; George Henry or Henry George, b. 1845; Catherine M. 'Kate' b 1847; Calivn C., b. Aug 3, 1849; Caroline, b. 185; and Diana Jemima, b. 1859, all in Union County, Ill.' The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 233. 'Isaac Brown married to Elizabeth Brown 24 Jan 1836, at home of Jacob Brown, by Jeremiah Brown, minister' Book I, pg. 52 - Union County Marriages. 1850 census, Union County, IL, W Pt. of District #2 (entered 26 Sep 1850) p. 182b 542 542 Isaac Brown, 38, M, Farmer, 240, NC, cannot read/write Elizabeth, 34, F, IL, cannot read/write Melinda, 12, F, IL Nathaniel 9, M, IL Nancy, 8, F, IL Catherine, 3, F, IL.3

Family

Elizabeth Brown b. 1816, d. bt 1881 - 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abraham Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1820 Roll: M33_11 Page: 159 Image Number: 152.
  5. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  6. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov.
  7. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  8. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Isaac Brown Age: 38 Estimated birth year: abt 1812 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois Page: 182 Roll: M432_130.
  9. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Isaac Brown Age in 1860: 48 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Jonesboro Roll: M653_231 Page: 847 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Isaac Brown.
  10. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Isaac Brown Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810 Age in 1870: 60 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1870: Misenheimer, Union, Illinois Family and neighbors: View Results Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: View Image Post Office: Jonesboro Roll: M593_284 Page: 503 Image: 265 Year: 1870.
  11. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, Abraham, page 233.

Charles Brown1

M, b. 15 December 1814, d. 4 October 1898
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     Charles Brown was born on 15 December 1814 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He was Farmer.2 Abraham, Catherine, Isaac, Charles, Sophia and Sarah immigrated, in 1816. Destination: Southern Illinois.3 Moses, Charles and Isaac was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown,
3 males 0-9 (Moses, months old; Charles 6; Isaac 8); 1 male 26-44 (Abraham 34); 2 females 0-9 (Sarah 5; Sophia 6); 1 female 26-44 (Catherine.)4 Charles and Isaac was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)5 He married Elizabeth Greer at Union County, Illinois, on 10 March 1840.6 Charles Brown lived; NC, IL.2 Bradford, Isaac, Charles and Moses was listed as Abraham Brown II's neighbor on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).7 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at West Part of District Number 2, Union County, Illinois. 552 552 Charles Brown 36 male farmer 120 NC; Elizabeth 30 female IA; Mary Ann 8 female IL attending school; Alison 7 male IL attending school; Wilson 5 male IL; Martha 3 female IL; Sophronia 1 female IL; Alexander Meisenheimer neighbor.8 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 2 West, Union County, Illinois. 1477 Charles Brown 45 male farmer 1000 200 NC; Elizabeth 40 female IN [sic]; Mary 19 female IL attending school; Allison 17 male IL attending school; Wilson 15 male IL attending school; Martha 13 female IL attendng school; Emaline 9 female IL attending school; Andrew 8 male IL attending school; Laura 5 female IL attending school; Harriet 4 female IL; John 2 male IL.9 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Misenheimer Precinct, Union County, Illinois. 78 78 Brown Charles white male 65 married farmer well NC NC NC; Elizabeth white female 61 wife married housekeeper well IN NC NC; Laura A. white female 26 daughter single housekeepre well IL NC IL; Harriet A. white female 24 daughter single housekeeper well IL NC IL; John W. white male 22 son single works on farm IL NC IL; Davidson Scott white male 15 servant single works on farm attending school IL IL IL; Weaver Dallas white male 22 laborer single works on farm IL IL IL; Brown David white male 18 laborer single works on farm well cannot read/ write IL IL IL.10 He died on 4 October 1898 at Union County, Illinois, at age 83.3 He was buried at Old Jonesboro City Cemetery, Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.2 He CHARLES BROWN, b. Dec 15, 1814, Rowan County, N.C., d. Oct 4, 1898, bu in Old Jonesboro City Cem, Jonesboro, Ill, m. Mar 10, 1840 by G.M. paine, J.P., Union County, Ill., to Elizabeth Greer, b. Nov. 10, 1819, Ind., dau of George and Mary Meisenheimer Greer, d. Aug 29, 1887, bu Old Jonesboro Cem, Children: V-4 Mary Ann, b. 1841, d. after 1860; Alson, b. Jan. 1843, Wuilson, b. Dec. 5, 1845; Martha J., b. Feb. 1847; Sophrona, b. 1849, d. by 1860; Emaline Amanda, b. 1851; Andrew J., b. 1852; Lauara B., b. 1855; Harriet Augusta, b. Jul 1856; and John Watson, b. May 11, 1858, all in Union County. Charles came to Union County with his father and mother in 1816. 'He commenced life a poor man, aand by his honesty, industry, and economy has succeeded in accumulating a good property, and is now the owner of a good farm. He is a man of good standing in the community in which he lives . . . a Democrat by polit ics.' (Perrin's History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Cties, Ill) The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 234 'Martha states that one of the highlights of researching the Abraham Brown family was finding the area where they settled so many years ago. Ralph C. Brown lives on land on which his grandfather, Charles Brown, built a log cabin in the mid 1800's. alph was awarded a Centennial Farm award in 1972 for owning a farm which had been in the family over 100 years. Mr. Brown said the log cabin burned twice, the second time Charles re-built with sawed lumber. On one of those occasions the smokehouse buned, barbequing the five or six dressed hogs which furnished a few months supply of good barbeque. In 1911 Ralph Brown's father took the roof off the log cabin, added on sides and back and made it two stories, four rooms upstairs. Ralph has since torn down the structures and built a new house where the other stood. Mr. Brown said this was the area where all of Abraham Brown's sons settled; their lands adjoined---a truly beautiful countryside of slightly rolling hills, streams, and woods.' Ibid., p. 237. Charles Brown, farmer, PO Jonesboro, is a native of Rowan County, NC, born December 15, 1814. He is a son of Abraham Brown, who came from North Carolina in 1816 and settled in the southern part of what is now Union County, IL, and here raised a large family of girls and boys. He was maried in NC to Catherine Hess, whose father came to Union County with his family with Mr. Brown in 1816. Our subject was raised in this county, and has since made it his home. He married Miss Elizabeth Grear [sic], a daughter of George Grear. They have been blessed with eight childre, viz, Alison, Wilson, Martha J., Emelkine, Laura L., Augusta, John W., and Andrew J. A Democrat by Politics. Perrin's History, Meisenheimer Precinct, p. 182.2

Family

Elizabeth Greer b. 10 Nov 1819, d. 29 Aug 1887
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  4. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abraham Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1820 Roll: M33_11 Page: 159 Image Number: 152.
  5. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  6. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov.
  7. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  8. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Charles Brown Age: 36 Estimated birth year: abt 1814 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.
  9. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Chas Brown Age in 1860: 45 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Head of Household: Chas Brown Household Post Office: Jonesboro Value of real estate: View image.
  10. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Charles BROWN Age: 65 Estimated birth year: <1815> Birthplace: North Carolina Occupation: Farmer Relationship to head-of-household: Self Home in 1880: Misenheimer, Union, Illinois Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Spouse's name: Elisabeth BROWN Father's birthplace: NC Mother's birthplace: NC Cannot read/write: View Image Blind: View Image Deaf and dumb: View Image Otherwise disabled: View Image Idiotic or insane: View Image Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Misenheimer, Union, Illinois; Roll: T9_254; Family History Film: 1254254; Page: 98B; Enumeration District: 117; Image: 0354.

Sophia L Brown1

F, b. circa 1815, d. between 1875 and 1877
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID E4FF1A051D18CB4099FB37ABEBC2A29AA186. Sophia L Brown was also known as Sophia (BROWN) Brown. She was E4FF1A051D18CB4099FB37ABEBC2A29AA186.2 She was born circa 1815 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1,3 Abraham, Catherine, Isaac, Charles, Sophia and Sarah immigrated, in 1816. Destination: Southern Illinois.3 Sarah and Sophia was probably a free white female, under the age of 10, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown,
3 males 0-9 (Moses, months old; Charles 6; Isaac 8); 1 male 26-44 (Abraham 34); 2 females 0-9 (Sarah 5; Sophia 6); 1 female 26-44 (Catherine.)4 Sophia was probably a free white female, age 15 and under 20, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)5 She married Bradford Brown at Union County, Illinois, on 8 March 1835.6 Sophia L Brown lived; NC, IL (1850 cannot read/write.)7 Sophia, David, George, Catherine, Thomas and Amanda was listed as a household member living with Bradford Brown in the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 2 West, Union County, Illinois; 1481 Bradford Brown 40 male farmer 1100 300 IL; Sophia 38 female NC cannot read/ write; David 18 male farmer IL attending school; Washington 16 IL attending school; Catherine 14 female IL attending school; Jefferson 11 male IL attending school; Ellen 8 female IL attending school.8 Sophia L Brown died between 1875 and 1877 at Union County, Illinois.3,6 She SOPHIA L. BROWN, b. about 1815/16 in Rowan County, N.C., d. 1875/80 in Union County, Ill., m. Mar 8, 1835 at home of Abraham Brown, Union County, Ill., to Bradford Brown, b. about 1814 in Ill. or Pa., d. Mar 26, 1874, Children: V-4 David, b. 1842; George Washington, b. 1843; Catherine Ellen, b. Oct 16, 1847; Thomas Jefferson, b. Dec. 25, 1849; A. Eliza or Ellen B. b. about 1853. The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 237.7

Family

Bradford Brown b. c 1814, d. 26 Mar 1874
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  3. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  4. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abraham Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1820 Roll: M33_11 Page: 159 Image Number: 152.
  5. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Welch Family Tree.
  7. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  8. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Chas Brown Age in 1860: 45 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Head of Household: Chas Brown Household Post Office: Jonesboro Value of real estate: View image.

Sarah "Sary" Brown1

F, b. between 1816 and 1819, d. between 1847 and 1850
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     Abraham, Catherine, Isaac, Charles, Sophia and Sarah immigrated, in 1816. Destination: Southern Illinois.2 She was born between 1816 and 1819 at Illinois.3 Sarah and Sophia was probably a free white female, under the age of 10, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown,
3 males 0-9 (Moses, months old; Charles 6; Isaac 8); 1 male 26-44 (Abraham 34); 2 females 0-9 (Sarah 5; Sophia 6); 1 female 26-44 (Catherine.)4 Sarah was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)5 Sarah was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).6 Sarah "Sary" Brown married Tandy J. Johnson on 9 September 1846 at Union County, Illinois.3 Her married name was Johnson.3 Sarah "Sary" Brown lived; IL, MO?3 She SARAH 'SARY' BROWN, believed to have m. Tandy J. Johnson on Sep 9, 1846, Union County., Ill., m performed by Francis West, Minister of the Gospel. (per certification of Rev. Francis West.' The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 238.3 She died between 1847 and 1850 at Union County, Illinois.2

Family

Tandy J. Johnson b. s 1820, d. s 1850

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abraham Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1820 Roll: M33_11 Page: 159 Image Number: 152.
  5. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  6. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.

Moses Brown1

M, b. 1820, d. 25 May 1898
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     Moses Brown was born in 1820 at Union County, Illinois.1 He was Farmer; 30 $150 cannot read/write 1850 census.2 Moses, Charles and Isaac was probably a free white male, age under 10, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1820 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown,
3 males 0-9 (Moses, months old; Charles 6; Isaac 8); 1 male 26-44 (Abraham 34); 2 females 0-9 (Sarah 5; Sophia 6); 1 female 26-44 (Catherine.)3 Moses was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)4 Moses Brown married Lydia Meadows on 9 February 1840 at Union County, Illinois.5 Bradford, Isaac, Charles and Moses was listed as Abraham Brown II's neighbor on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).6 Moses was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at West Part of District Number 2, Union County, Illinois. 587 587 Moses Brown 30 male farmer 150 IL cannot read/ write; Lydia 30 female NC cannot read/ write; William 9 male IL attending school; Thomas 7 male IL attending school; Jane 5 female IL; John 4 male IL; Calvn 2 male IL; Ana 3/12 female IL.7 Moses was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois. 17 16 Brown Moses 50 male white farmer 1600 [blank] IL cannot read/ write male over 21;
Lydia 50 female white housekeeper NC cannot read write
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Brown Jasper 21 male white farmer IL male over 21
Mildred M 16 female white IL attending school
Olive 13 female white IL attending school
Alice 12 female white IL attending school
Julia A 8 female white IL attending school.8 He died on 25 May 1898 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.5 He was buried at family cemetery behind home s. of, Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.2 He V-3 MOSES BROWN, b. 1820, s. of Jonesboro, Union County, Ill, d. Mary 25, 1898, bu at family cem behind home s. of Jonesboro, Ill., m. feb. 9, 1840, by G.M. Paine, J.P., Union County (with consent of father, Abraham, and witnesed by Bradford Brown) to Lydia Meadows, b. 1820 in N.C. to William and Mary Meadows, and d. betwen 1880 and 1898. Children: V-4, William J., b. 1841; Thomas J., b. 1843; Jane, b. 1845; John Hasper, b. Oct 25, 1846; Calvin, b. 1848; Anna, b. 1850; Martha L.M., b. Mar 12, 1852; Mildred, b. 1853; Olive 'Olley', b. 1855; Alice, b. 1858; and Ida, b. 1862. Below is Moses Brown's home as rememberd and drawn by his great grand-son Loiuis McKeever. Mr. McKeever says, 'Several times when I was 8 to 12 years old, I went over gto the old house where grandma's folks lived. It was a large high log house, large rooms upostairs. It had a full porch across the front with large posts. The spring was walled up with roun rocks. My mother told me that was where they hid money. My mother also said her mother told her that they also hid slaves and helped them escape to the North. Great Grandpa Brown had a family cem. and the lat time I saw it, the farmer was plowing over most of it.' (This is where he said Moses is bu). Mr. McKeever is the son of Minnie Axley Mckeever, the grandson of Marth L. M. 'Marcia' Brown Axley, and the great-grandson of Moses and Lydia Meadows Brown.' The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 232-3 More on the family'd descendants are found in IBID, pgs. 239-252.. Wiliam m. Nancy Ellen Cruse, and have a number of descendants; Thomas J. , who m. Mary Ann Addison, only a few descendants known; Jane, deceased by 1898; John Jasper m. Elizabeth J. 'Lizzie' Baker, and some descendants; Calvin, deceased before 1860; Anna, not known what became of her; Martha L.M., m. Isaac Axley, some descendants; Olive, declared insane on Apr. 3, 1875, and committed; Alice, m. Samuel H. Trip; Ida Ann, m. Henry W. Noris, some descendants.2

Family

Lydia Meadows b. 1820, d. bt 1880 - 1898
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abraham Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1820 Roll: M33_11 Page: 159 Image Number: 152.
  4. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  5. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  6. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Moses Brown Age: 30 Estimated birth year: abt 1820 Birth place: Illinois Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.
  8. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.

Tobias Brown1

M, b. 25 March 1821, d. 19 May 1889
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     Tobias Brown and Mary Anna Stirewalt 'TOBIAS BROWN, b. Mar. 25, 1821, near Jonesboro, Union County, Ill., d. May 19, 1889 near New Wells, Mo., bu. Brown Cem on own farm near New Wells, No. (no stone), mm. Oct 12, 1848, Union County, Ill., to Mary Anna 'Annie' Stirewalt, b. Jun. 2, 1826 in N.C., d. about 1890, bu Brown Cem., dau of Henrey and Christena Holtimer Stirewalt, Children; V-4 Daniel Abraham, b. Aug. 4, 1849, Florida Harriet, b. Nov. 14, 1850; Eliza Ann Christina, b. Apr. 21, 1852; Elizabeth 'Betty' S., b. about 1854; Mary Jan, b. Sep. 27, 1856; Susannah 'Susie' M., b. Oct.. 1, 1857; Melvina Adeline, b. apr. 4, 1859; Sarah Catherine, b. Sep. 16, 1863. (Tobias and family lived in Union County, Ill. 2 1/2 miles s. of Jonesboro until between the fall of 1860 and 1863 when they moved to near New Wells, Cape Girardeau County, Mo. Tobias has the distinction of being the only one of Abraham and Catherine Hess brown's children to leave Union County and move elsewhere. All the rest (save Sarah of whom we have no information) remained in Union County and made it their home until death to the best of our knowledge. Tobias and his family remained in Union County until after the 1860 census. Their daughtger, Sarah Catherine, was b. in Cape Girardeau County, Mo., in 1863. What took Tobias to the Missouri River hills between New Wells and Hines Landing is not known, but here he built his log house and behind it up on the hill was the Brown Family Cemetery where he and Annie and many of his family members were buried. Tobias' wife was known as a well digger.' The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 252. 'Tobias Brown to Anna Stirewalt, 8 Oct 1848' -- Union County Marriage Records, Bk. 1, p. 227 (note discrepancy of marriage date) in 1821.2 Tobias Brown was born on 25 March 1821 at Union County, Illinois.1 He was Farmer.3 Abraham and Tobias was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)4 Abraham and Tobias was probably a free white male, age 15 and under 20, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).5 He married Mary Anna Stirewalt at Union County, Illinois, on 12 October 1848.6 Tobias Brown lived; Ill.3 Bradford and Tobias was listed as a neighbor of Isaac Brown on the 1850 Census at West Part of District No 2, Union County, Illinois. 542 522 Isaac Brown 38 male farmer 240 NC cannot read write; Elizabeth 34 female Illinois cannot read write; Melinda 12 female Illinois; Nathaniel 9 male Illinois; Nancy 8 female Illinois; Henry 5 male Illinois; Catherine 3 female Illinois; neighbors Bradford Brown and Tobias Brown.7 Tobias was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 2 West, Union County, Illinois. 1520 1482 Tobias 39 male farmer 1000 300 [IL?] cannot read/ write; Ann 33 female NC cannot read/ write; Danl 10 male IL attending school; Florida 9 female IL attending school; [next page] Eliza Brown 8 female IL attending school; Elizabeth 6 female [IL?] attending school; Mary 4 female [IL?]; Susanna 3 female IL; Melvina 1 female IL.8 Tobias was listed as a neighbor of Bradford Brown on the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 2 West, Union County, Illinois. 1481 Bradford Brown 40 male farmer 1100 300 IL; Sophia 38 female NC cannot read/ write; David 18 male farmer IL attending school; Washington 16 IL attending school; Catherine 14 female IL attending school; Jefferson 11 male IL attending school; Ellen 8 female IL attending school.8 Tobias Brown died on 19 May 1889 at Shawnee, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, at age 68.6 He was buried; Brown Cemetery on own farm near New Wells, MO (no stone.)3

Family

Mary Anna Stirewalt b. 6 Feb 1826, d. 1890
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 252.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  5. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Tucker Family Tree.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Isaac Brown Age: 38 Estimated birth year: abt 1812 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois Page: 182 Roll: M432_130.
  8. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Chas Brown Age in 1860: 45 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Head of Household: Chas Brown Household Post Office: Jonesboro Value of real estate: View image.

George Henry Brown1

M, b. 1824, d. 18 August 1897
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     George Henry Brown was born in 1824 at Union County, Illinois; "George Henry Brown, b about 1824, 3 mi s of Jonesboro, Union Cty IL" Abraham Brown p. 294.1,2 He was Farmer; 22 IL cannot read/write 1850 census.3 George was probably a free white male, age under 5, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)4 George was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).5 As of 1850, George Henry Brown was also known as Henry Brown. George and James was listed as a household member living with an unknown person on the 1850 Census at West Part of District #2, Union County, Illinois; p. 183 -- 530 550 Catherine Brown, 57, F, $400, NC, cannot read/write Henry, 22, M, Farmer, IL, cannot read/write James, 17, M, Farmer, IL - next family is Abram Brown.6 He married Anna McBride Cook at Union County, Illinois, on 26 March 1852.2 James and George was listed as a neighbor of Isaac Brown on the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union County, Illinois. 1473 Isaac Brown 48 male farmer 1200 40 NC cannot read write; Elizabeth 36 female IL cannot read write; Melinda 22 female attending school; Nathan 20 male farmer attending school; Nancy 18 female attending school; George 15 male farmer attending school; Catherine 14 female attending school; Calvin 11 male attending school; Caroline 5 female attending school; Jemima 3 female; Henry Brown (32) and mother Catherine Brown; JW Brown (26 male cooper) neighbors.7 As of 1870, George Henry Brown was also known as G. Henry Brown.8 He lived; IL.3 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Misenheimer Precinct, Union County, Illinois. 11 9 Brown, G. Henry, 45 male white farmer 2000 600 IL cannot read/ write male citizen over 21; Anna 40 female white keeping house NC cannot write; Catherine 77 female white do NC cannot write; Minerva 15 female white IL in school; Sarah 13 female white IL in school; Joseph 19 [should that be 9?] male white IL in school; Adaline 8 female white IL in school; Jacob 37 male white cooper IL over 21.8 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Misenheimer, Union County, Illinois; Henry Brown self married male white 54 IL father and mother b NC; Anne Brown wife married female white 50 yo NC keeping house father and mother b NC; Monroe Brown son single male white 26 IL farm hand father and mother b NC [sic]; Sarah Jane Brown daughter single female white 23 IL at home father and mother b NC [sic]; Joseph W. Brown son single male white 20 IL at home father and mother b NC [sic]; Henry W. Brown son single male white 9 IL at home father and mother b NC [sic]; Jemima Cook Gmother widow female white 74 NC father b MD mother b NC.9 He died on 18 August 1897 at Union County, Illinois; "d Aug 18 1897, bu St John's Cem, Dongola, IL" Abraham p. 294.10,2 He was buried at Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dongola, Union County, Illinois.3 He 'GEORGE HENRY BROWN, b. about 1824, 3 mk S. of JOnesboro, Union County, Ill, d. Aug 18, 1897, bu St. John's Cem., Dongola, Ill, m. Mar. 26, 1852, Union ?County, Ill., by T. H. Kroh, Pastor of Union Charge to Anna McBride Cook, b. Feb., 1830 in N.C., dau o Daniel and Memima Cook, Children: V-4 Phillip MOnroe, b. Jan. 27, 1854; Sarah Jane, b. sep. 22, 1856; Joseph William, b. Aprl, 18, 1860; Henry Willard, b. about 1862; Mary Adeline, b. about 1862, all b. Union County, Ill. The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 294.3

Family

Anna McBride Cook b. Feb 1828, d. bt 1901 - 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, Abraham, p. 294.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  5. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  6. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Isaac Brown Age in 1860: 48 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Jonesboro Roll: M653_231 Page: 847 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Isaac Brown.
  8. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, actual census page currently unreadable at Ancestry.com.
  10. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.

Matilda Brown1

F, b. 20 August 1828, d. 18 October 1918
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     Matilda Brown was born on 20 August 1828 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.2 Matilda was probably a free white female, under age 5, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abraham Brown 1 male 0-4 (George Henry 3); 2 males 5-9 (Abram 8; Tobias 9); 1 male 10-14 (Moses 10); 2 males 15-19 (Charles 16; Isaac 18); 1 male 50-59 (Abraham 44); 1 female 0-4 (Matilda 2); 1 female 10-14 (Sarah 10/14); 1 female 15-19 (Sophia 16); 1 female 30-39 (Catherine.)3 Matilda was probably a free white female, age 10 and under 15, in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).4 Matilda Brown married Alexander Meisenheimer, son of David Meisenheimer and Rosanna Hollocher, on 23 November 1848 at Union County, Illinois.5,6 Her married name was Meisenheimer.6 Matilda Brown lived; Ill.6 Matilda and Willis was listed as a household member living with Alexander Meisenheimer on the 1850 Census at West Part of District Number 2, Union County, Illinois; 553 553 Alexander Meisenhimer 21 male farmer 150 IL; Matilda 21 female IL cannot read/write; Willis 9/12 male IL; John Knupp neighbor.7 Matilda Brown died on 18 October 1918 at Union County, Illinois, at age 90.2 She was buried at Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dongola, Union County, Illinois.6 She 'MATILDA BROWN, b. Aug 20, 1828, near Jonesboro, Union County, Ill., d. Oct 18, 1918, bu St. John's Cem, near Dongola, Ill., m. Nov. 23, 1848, Union County, Ill., by Paul Frick, J.P., to Alexander Meisenheimer, b. in 1829, Union County, Ill, son of David and osana Hollocher Meisenheimer? Alexander d. in Windsor, Canada West on Dec. 30, 1863, Children: V-4 (per 1860 and 1880 census) Willis, b. 1851; Houston, b. 1852; Alice, b. 1853, reported by niece as having been killed in a tornado in Calif. in 1903; Marian, b. 1854, reported as moving to Oregon by niece; John b. 1856; Jacob, b. 1858; Jackson, b. 1861, all b. in Union County, Ill.' The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 295.6

Family

Alexander Meisenheimer b. 1829, d. 30 Dec 1863
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 295.
  3. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Brown, Abraham Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Year: 1830 Roll: 22 Page: 41.
  4. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  5. [S261] David Anderson, "Meisenheimer Descendants," e-mail to unknown recipient, 23 Mar 1999.
  6. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Charles Brown Age: 36 Estimated birth year: abt 1814 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.

Alexander B Brown1

M, b. say 1831, d. 1865
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     Alexander B Brown was born say 1831 at Union County, Illinois; not in 1830 census.2 James and Alexander was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).3 Alexander B Brown married Clarissa C. Douglas on 5 June 1853 at Union County, Illinois.2 Alexander B Brown lived; IL.2 He died in 1865 at Union County, Illinois.4 He and Clarissa C. Douglas 'ALEXANDER B. BROWN, b. about 1830, Union County, Ill., d. (per census) by 1865, m. Jun. 5, 1853, Union County, Ill., to Clarissa C. Douglas, b. Apr, 1834, Ill, dau of Alexander and Mary Hinkle Douglas. Clarissa m. 2nd time Aprl 30, 1865 to Levi White, Ch ldren: V-4 Claude, b. about 1854, Union County, Ill; Bethuna, b. Sep. 20, 1858, Union County, Ill., d. Oct. 3, 1933 at Anna, Ill., never m; Roxanna, 1859, Jonesboro, Ill., Leuttitia, b. 1862.' 'The above information was derived solely from census records and Union County, Ill., marriage and death records. No descendants have been found. According to the 1860 Union County census Alexander and Clarissa and their children, Claude, Thuna, and Roxa na lived in the 2nd ward of Jonesboro, Ill, where Alexander was a butcher. By 1870 Alexander had d. and Clarissa had m. Levi White, but none of Alexander and Clarissa's children were found in that census by Mrs. Martha Smith. In 1880 Clarissa White and daus, Roxanna and Letitia were living in the City of Anna, and in the 1900 and 1910 censuses, Clarissa White and son, Bethuna Brown were in Anna, Ill.' p. 296-7.5

Family

Clarissa C. Douglas b. Apr 1834, d. 14 Jul 1923
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  4. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  5. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.

James Loewallen Brown1

M, b. 24 December 1833, d. 10 June 1907
FatherAbraham Brown II1 b. 1786, d. 30 Jan 1842
MotherCatherine Hess1 b. 1793, d. bt 1871 - 1875
     James Loewallen Brown was born on 24 December 1833 at Union County, Illinois.1 He was Farmer on mother's farm 1850 census.2 James and Alexander was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Abraham Brown II's household, on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois; Abrm Brown Sr. 2 males 5-9 (James 7; Alexander 9); 1 male 10-14 (George 13); 2 males 15-19 (Abram 18; Tobias 19); 1 male 60-69 (Abraham); 1 female 10-14 (Matilda 12); 1 female 20-29 (Sarah); 1 female 40-49 (Catherine). Sarah had already married Bradford Brown (shown as neighbor and age 20-29); Isaac already married and shown as neighbor (Isaac Brown Junior shown as age 20-29); Moses shown as a neighbor (age 15-19); Charles shown as a neighbor (age 20-29).3 George and James was listed as a household member living with an unknown person on the 1850 Census at West Part of District #2, Union County, Illinois; p. 183 -- 530 550 Catherine Brown, 57, F, $400, NC, cannot read/write Henry, 22, M, Farmer, IL, cannot read/write James, 17, M, Farmer, IL - next family is Abram Brown.4 James and George was listed as a neighbor of Isaac Brown on the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union County, Illinois. 1473 Isaac Brown 48 male farmer 1200 40 NC cannot read write; Elizabeth 36 female IL cannot read write; Melinda 22 female attending school; Nathan 20 male farmer attending school; Nancy 18 female attending school; George 15 male farmer attending school; Catherine 14 female attending school; Calvin 11 male attending school; Caroline 5 female attending school; Jemima 3 female; Henry Brown (32) and mother Catherine Brown; JW Brown (26 male cooper) neighbors.5 As of 1870, James Loewallen Brown was also known as Jacob Brown.6 Anna, Sarah, Joseph, Mary, James and Minerva was listed as a household member living with George Henry Brown on the 1870 Census at Misenheimer Precinct, Union County, Illinois; 11 9 Brown, G. Henry, 45 male white farmer 2000 600 IL cannot read/ write male citizen over 21; Anna 40 female white keeping house NC cannot write; Catherine 77 female white do NC cannot write; Minerva 15 female white IL in school; Sarah 13 female white IL in school; Joseph 19 [should that be 9?] male white IL in school; Adaline 8 female white IL in school; Jacob 37 male white cooper IL over 21.6 James Loewallen Brown married Josephine Frick, daughter of Jacob Frick Jr and Sarah Barbara Miller, on 1 February 1877 at Union County, Illinois.2 James Loewallen Brown lived; IL.2 He witnessed Josephine Frick's death at Union County, Illinois, on 17 August 1886.7 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Enumeration District 103, Misenheimer Precinct, Union County, Illinois. 24 24 Brown J L head white male Dec 1833 66 widowed IL IL NC farmer 0 months unemployed can read write speak English own free farm 21
Serena daughter white female Sep 1877 22 single IL IL IL
J W son white male May 1879 21 single IL IL IL farm laborer can read write speak English
Elmer son white male Aug 1881 18 single IL IL IL farm laborer can read write speak English 0 months at school
Maydaughter female white May 1883 17 single can read write speak English 0 months at school; Giles Meisenheimer neighbo.8 He died in 1907 at Union County, Illinois.9 James died on 10 June 1907 at Union County, Illinois, at age 73. 14 Jun 1907 - James L Brown died 10 Jun 1907, of consumption, at home three miles south of Jonesboro, aged 73 years 5 months 17 days, and was buried in Jonesboro Cemetery. He left two sons..10 He was buried at Jonesboro Cemetry, Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois.2 He 'JAMES LOEWALLEN BROWN, b. Dec. 24, 1833, Union County, Ill., d. Jun. 10, 1907 of tuberculosis, Union County, Ill., bu Jonesboro Cem, Jonesboro, Ill., m. Feb. 1, 1877, Union County, Ill. to Josephine Frick, b. Dec. 26, 1848, Union County, Ill., to Jacob and Sara Miller Frck, Children: V-4 Serena B., b. Sep. 18, 1877; John Warren, b. May 20, 1879; Elmer Ellsworth, b. Aug. 2, 1881; Nellie May, b. May 10, 1883; Juliet 'Etta,' b. Dec. 25, 1884' The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, The Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, compiled and edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller, Margaret Brown Anderson (Charlotte, N.C.: printed by Delmar Publishers and Printers, c. 1983), p. 297.2

Family

Josephine Frick b. 26 Dec 1849, d. 17 Aug 1886
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 232.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Abm Brown Township: Not Stated County: Union State: Illinois Roll: 71 Page: 55.
  4. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  5. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Isaac Brown Age in 1860: 48 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Township 13 S Range 2 W, Union, Illinois Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Jonesboro Roll: M653_231 Page: 847 Year: 1860 Head of Household: Isaac Brown.
  6. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Weldon-1.GED 13 Jan 2013.
  8. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  10. [S58] IL Jonesboro Gazette obituariies, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/gazette.html

Abraham Brown1

M, b. 8 March 1742/43, d. 8 January 1798
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun2 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen3 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Abraham Brown was also known as Abraham Braun Sr.1,4 He was born on 8 March 1742/43 at East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,4 He was baptized on 10 April 1743 at Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Congregaton, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Johann Stephan Christian Braun and Maria Eva Hamen Braun of Ruschburg, West Germany.1 He was w.p. 1798, Rowan County, N.C; Miller.5 Abraham and Stephen immigrated, say 1755. Destination: an unknown place .1 Abraham Brown lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.6,4 He married Mary Hardemon at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 27 January 1769.1 Abraham Brown lived; Pennsylvania, N.C. (Salisbury District, Rowan County.)5 He was mentioned in the court record IN Rowan County Colonial Records we find the following entries: July 8 1771 ordered by the court the following persons to wit, Jacob Brown, John Bulling, Poston Saul, George Feeter, John Mess(?), Philip Aaronhart, John Harmon, Joseph Brimon, Antho Sault, Abram Brown, Killian Aaronhart, lay out a road nearest and best way from Dutch Pine Meeting House to Edward Moor's store on the Yadkin River & "C". In Feb 1773 Abram Brown served again on juury duty in Rowan County. Aug 5 1778 Abram Brown took the oath of allegiance to the state of N.C.
On Nov 7 1782 Abraham served on jury duty in Rowan County. On Nov 4 1784 Phillip Fishburn qualified as Deputy Sheriff under Jno Brevard "ordered that Abraham Brown take into his possession next court Jno Hartman orphan of Henry Hartmon, deceased, "to be dalt with according to the law." On Tuesday May 3 1785 Abraham Brown ASEE VS Elizabeth Bevens #222 13-6-2. On Sep 9 1787 a deed was confirmed by the court, Abram Brown and his wife to Peter Brown 200 acres. On Feb 7 1789 he served on the Grand Jury with Andrew Brown. between 1771 and 1789 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He BROWN, ABRAHAM BROWN Ancestor #: A097287
Service:
NORTH CAROLINA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth:
3-8-1743 LANCASTER CO PENNSYLVANIA
Death:
(ANTE) 1798 ROWAN CO NORTH CAROLINA
Service Description:
1) SUPPLIED BEEF FOR CONTINENTAL LINE
2) SIGNED OATH OF ALLEGIANCE 1778.7 Abraham was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census at Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina. 1790 N.C. Census, p. 176 --Salisbury District, Rowan County Abraham Brown 2 males 16 upwards 3 males under sixteen 1 female.8 In 1793 he obtained a land grant of295 acres from the state for a price of approximately 150 shillings. On this property he built his home as well as a grist mill. Today the site of his house, spring, blacksmith shop, and grist mill have been located per pictures contained herewith. The property today belongs to Mr. Wayne W Bingham, Rt #1, Rockwell, NC. It is difficult to estimate when Abraham Brown built his mill. It is believed he built the mill long before he purchased the property. in 1793 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He left a will on 20 February 1795 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Abraham's will, dated Feb 20 1795, is recorded in Book F, page 14, Rowan County Clerk's Office.
"In the name of God Amen! I Abraham Brown of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind memory thanks be to God for his great mercy, and understanding the uncertainty of this life & knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make & ordain & publish this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following: first of all I recommend by soul into the hands of God who gave it to my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named.
1. My will is, that after my death, my personable property be sold & the money arising therefore to pay my funeral charges and all my just debts & the remainder to be equally divided among my wife and five children, Elizabeth, Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share and share alike.
2. My will is that my beloved wife Mary Brown have the use of the third part of my plantation where I now live & the thirds out of what the mill earns during her widowhood or if she remains my widow I then will it to her during her natural life, but if my wife Mary should be married again then my will is that she have only a child's part, as the law now directs in testators estates. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary one bed & furniture, one cow & one spinning wheel & one mare of her choosing during her widowhood & no longer & for the loan of them she is to try to raise three colts for my three sons Jacob, Henry, and Abraham & give them to them, as they come of age & if it should so happen that the mare should not breed, so that my three sons should not get them each of them a colt, then my will is that they have five pounds out of the personable estate in behalf of the colts, & if it should happen that my wife Mary should become married, then my will is that the bed, cow, spinning wheel & mare that I above hve lent to my wife , be sold and the money arising thereforem to be equally divided amongst my wife & five children, share and share alike.
3. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel Brown the part of the plantation, the old improvement that I now live on with eighty one acres & two-thirds of the land that is most convenient to the old improvement, only my son Daniel isto pay to my two sons Henry & Abraham ten pounds to each of them as they come to lawful age for having the benefit of the clear ground and the improvements.
4. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Jacob the mill & fifty acres of the land that is most convenient of the mill, only my son Jacob is to give the thirds of what the mill earns to my beloved wife Mary during the time she remains my widow & no longer, then my will is that he receipt it to himself after my wife's marriage & the other two thirds of what the mill earns before my son Jacob comes of age is to be recepted, to keep the mill in good repair. My will also is that my son Jacob pay to my two sons Henry and Abraham twenty five pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for the benefit of having the mill so that they may have a more equally divide among them.
5. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Henry eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
6. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Abraham eighty one acres and two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
7. I direct my executors to have the several bequeaths of the and to my four sons to divide it so that they may have equally a divide as possible, be that they have the good land & meadow as equally divided as possible may be.
8. My will is that if my daughter Elizabeth should die without an heir my will then is that the part that she receives to go back to my four sons Daniel Jacob Henry & Abraham, share & share alike.
9. I nominate and appoint my beloved son Daniel & my trusted friend Jacob Brougher executor of this my last will and testament. I also nominate & appoint my beloved friend Peter Brown as overlooker of these my executors to direct them & assist them in this my last will & test.
10. I do hereby revoke all former wills & testaments herefore by me made or done, ratifying this & no other to be my last will & test. IN witness whereof I have set hereunto my hand & seal tis 20th day of February 1795.
Signed sealed & published His
in the presence of X Abraham Brown
Peter Lentz Mark.1 He died on 8 January 1798 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 54; Abraham Brown was well known as the "Miller." His house, spring, blacksmith shop and grist mill were located behind what is now known as Dan Nicholas Park off Bringle Ferry Road on Persimmon Branch (N35' 38.634 W 080" 23.628). His son, Jacob Sr, operated he mill till his death. Probably did not serve in militia due to his age. He served in "Patriot Service" during the Revolutionary War. - Brown Rowan Roots.1,4,9 He was buried on 10 January 1798 at Dutch Pine Church Cemetery, Rowan County, North Carolina; now Union Lutheran Church; officiating Reverend Carl Gottlieb Storch.1 He Patriotic service in the Revolutionary War (Dar Patriot index centennial edition part 1 A-F. Eldred Yochim President General. Copyright 1994 by the Nation Society of the Daughters of the Revolutionary War. 1776 D. St. N. W. Washington D.C. 20006..) 'ABRAHAM (BRAUN) BROWN, Son of Stephan and Maria Eva Hamen Braun - ABRAHAM (BRAUN) BROWN, b. Mar 8, 1743 in Lancaster County, Pa., baptized in Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Congregation in that County, Apr 10, 1743, son of Johann Stephan Christian Braun and Maria Eva Hamen Braun of Ruschberg, West Germany, bu Jan 10, 1798 by Reverend Carl Gottlieb Storch at Dutch Pine Ch Cem (now Union Lutheran Ch), Rowan County, N.C., m. Jan. 27, 1769 Mary Hardmon, dau of either Joseph or Herman Hardmon, bu by Rev. Storch on May 27, 1804 at Dutch Pine Ch Cem. It is believed that in the middle 1750's he, along with the other members of Stephan Braun's family journeyed to Rowan County, N..C. Other than the Muddy Creek entries the only other entry found is a tax listing for Stephen Brown in 1751 in Lancaster County, Pa. The earliest entry found to date on any member of this family in Rowan County is a tax listing of Jacob, Steven, and Michael Brown in 1758. The earliest date we find on Abraham Brown is a tax listing in 1768. In Rowan County Colonial Court Records we find the following entries Jul 8, 1771 ordered by the Court the folowing persons to wit, Jacob Brown, John Bulling, Poston Saul, George Feeter, John Mess?, Phillip Aaronhart, John HJarmon, Joseph Brimon, Antho Sault, Abram Brown, Killian Aaronhart, lay out a road nearest and best way from Dutch Pine Meeting House to Edward Moor's store on the Yadkin River & 'C'. In Feb, 1773 Abram Brown served again on Jury Duty in Rowan County. Aug 5, 1778 Abram Brown took the oath of allegiance to the State of N.C. On Nov 7, 1782, Abraham served on Jury duty in Rowan County. On Nov 4, 1784, Phillip Fishburn qualified as Deputy Sheriff under Jno Brevard 'Ordered that Abraham Brown take into his possession next court Jno Hartmon orphan of Henry Hartman, deceased, to be dalt with according to law'. On Tuesday, May 3, 1785 Abraham Brown ASEE Vs Elizabeth Bevens #222 13-6-2. ON Sep 9, 1787 a deed was confirmed by the court Abram Brown and his wife to Peter Brown 200 acres. ON Feb 7, 1789 Abraham Brown was again selected for Jury Duty. In 1793 he obtained a land grant of 295 acres from the State for a price of approximately 150 shillings. On this property he built his home as well as a grist mill. Today the site of his house, spring, blacksmith shop, and grist mill have been located per pictures contained herewith. The property today belongs of Mr. Wayne W. Bingham, Rt. #1, Rockwell, N.C. It is difficult to estimate when Abraham Brown built his mill. It is believed that he built the mill long before he purchased the property. ON Feb 7, 1789 he served on the Grand Jury with Andrew Brown. Abraham's will, dated Feb 20, 1795 is recorded in Book F, Page 14, Rowan County Clerk's Office. IN the picture on the next page you will note an accounting of the Estate of Abraham BRown by Daniel Brown, Executor, dated Aug 4, 1804, Children I-2 Elizabeth, b. 1767? (according to her tombstone). (Since her father was m. in 1769 this is questionable), d. Nov 6, 1853, bu Union Lutheran Ch Cem, Rowan County, N.C; II-2 Daniel, b. Dec. 17, 1770, d. Dec. 27, 1817, bu Union Lutheran Ch Cem; III-2 Jacob, b., 1775, d. Dec. 13, 1843, bu Union Lutheran Ch Cem; IV-2 Henry, b. 1781, believed bu Union Lutheran Ch Cem; Abraham II, b. 1783, d., 1842, bu., Union County, Ill. WILL OF ABRAHAM BROWN RECORDED IN BOOK #F, PAGE 14, ROWAN COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE In the name of God Amen! I ABRAHAM BROWN, of the County of Rowan and State of N. Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind & meaning thanks be to God for his great mercy. And understandiong the uncertainty of this life & knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make & ordain & publish this to be my last will & testament in manner & form following. First of all I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, &my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named. 1 My will is, that after my death, my personable property be sold & the money arising therefrom to pay my funeral charges and all my just debts & the remainder to be equallly divided among my wife & five children, Elizabeth, Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share and share alike. 2. My will is that my beloved wife Mary Brown have the use of the third part of the plantation, where I now live on & the thirds out of what the mill earns during her widowhood or if she remains my widow I then will it to her during her natural life, but if my wife Mary should be married again then my will is that she have only a child's part, as the law now directs in testators estates. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary one bed & furniture, one cow & one spinning wheel & one mare of her own choosing during her widowhood & no longer & for the loan of them she is to try to raise three colts for my three sons Jacob, Henry & Abraham & to give them to them, as they come of age & if it should so happen, that the mare should not breed, so that my three sons should not get each of them a colt, then my will is that they have five pounds out of the personable estate in behalf of the colts, & if it should happen that my wife Mary should be married, then my will is that the bed, cow, spinning wheel & mare that I above have lent to my wife, be sold & the money arising therefrom to be equally divided amongst my wife, & five children, share & share alike. 3. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Daniel Brown part of the plantation, the old improvement that I now live on with eighty one acres & two thirds of the land that is most convent to the old improvement, only my son Daniel is to pay to my two sons, Henry & Abraham ten pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for having the benefit of the choice ground & the improvements. 4. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Jacob the mill & fifty acres of the land, that is the most convenient of the mill only my son Jacob is to give the thirds of what the mill earns to my beloved wife Mary during the time she remains my widow & no longer, then my will is that he keep it to himself because of my wife's marriage & the other two thirds of what the mill produces before my son Jacob comes of age, is to be kept, to keep the mill in good repair. My will also is that my son Jacob pay to my two sons Henry & Abraham twenty five pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for the benefit of having the mill so that they may have a more equally divide amongst them. 5. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Henry eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on. 6. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Abraham eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on. I direct my executors to have the severall parts of the land to my four sons to divide it so they may be as equally divided as possible, be that they hvae the good land and meadow as equally divided as possible may be. /. My will is that if my daughter Elizabeth should die without an heir my will then is that the part that she receives go back to my four sons Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share & share alike. /. I nominate & appoint my beloved son Daniel Brown & my trusted friend Jacob Brougher executors of this my last will and Test. I also nominate & appoint my old and trusty friend Peter Brown, as overlooker of these my executors to direct them & assist them in this my last will & test. /. I do hereby revoke all former wills and testaments herefore by me made or done, ratifying this & no other to be my last will & test. In witness whereof I ahe set hereunto my hand & seal this 20th day of February, 1795. Signed sealed and published His in the presence of X Abraham Brown Peter Lentz Mark p. II-III (will corrected by examination with the original by Gary Rolph 6-14-90) 'Reverend C.A.G. Storch, Pastor of Organ Ch from 1788 to 1823, along with other ministers preached against inter-marrying with the Scotch-Irish because, 'It is in this region a very important matter. For in the first place, the Scotch-Irish in this section are lazy, dissipated and poor,live in most wretched huts and enjoy the same food as their animals. (He probably meant corn). In the second place, it is very seldom that the German and English blood is happily united in wedlock.Dissension and feeble children are often the result. The English wife will not permit her husband to be master in his household, and when he likewise insists upon his rights crime and murder ensue.' The foregoing appeared in the 1790 North Carolina Church Reports, edited in the Duchy of Mecklenburg and reprinted in the North Carolina Historical Review, Vol VII, No. 2, page 244-245, April, 1930.' p. 44. Marriage record also in 'N.C. Marriage Bonds (1741-1778),' North Carolinian III (March, 1957), 273 Marriage bond in file -- Brown D Abraham Brown prob. journeyed to Rowan County about 1757; first time on tax lists was in 1768. Feb 6, 1798 Ct. of Pleas -- Abraham Brown, decd. Daniel Brown & Jacob Brougher executors. May 9, 1798 sale of Abram Brown's personal property yielded 272.2.6 lbs. Probate completed Aug 1804 Artisans in the N Carolina Backcountry (1995) lists among Rowan County Artisans 1753-1770 - Jacob Brown, wheelwright, 1760-1808; Michael Brown wheelwright 1758-1807; William Brown millright 1767-1787; Rowan County Artisans who served as constables 1753-1770 include Jacob BrownII, wheelwright, 1766, Michael Brown, wheelwright 1766; William Brown millwright 1769 http://www.dantana.com/Braun.htm - Abraham Brown was well known as the 'Miller.' His house, spring, blacksmith shop and grist mill were located behind what is now known as Dan Nicholas Park off Bringle Ferry Road on Persimmon Branch (N 35' 38.470 W 080'20.829). Abraham operated this mill till his death. Abraham is buried at Union Lutheran Church, Rowan Co NC (N35' 38.634 W 080' 23.628). His son, Jacob, Sr., operated the mill till his death. Probably did not serve in militia due to his age. He served in Patriot Service in NC during the Revolutionary War. Patriot Service means a collector of provisions, Defender of a Fort, Delegate to the continental congress or to a provincial congress, express rider, fence viewer, furnishing of substitute, gunsmith giving services, member of the Boston Tea Party, minister making patriotic sermons, etc. Info received about Patriot Services from Robert Webster, Washington State. He did research at Puget Sound Genealogical Society. Info from DAR.' This source also gives baptism date as 4 Oct 1743, Muddy Creek Ch., Lancaster Co, PA.10,5 He was German Lutheran/Reformed.5

Family

Mary Hardemon b. 1749, d. May 1804
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. II.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Johan Stephen Christian Braun.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Maria Eva Hamen Braun.
  4. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  7. [S32] DAR Website, online www.dar.org.
  8. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Abraham Brown.
  10. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.

Mary Hardemon1

F, b. 1749, d. May 1804
     Mary Hardemon was also known as Mary Hartman.2 Mary Hardemon was also known as Mary Hardmon.3 She was born in 1749 at Pennsylvania; dau of either Joseph or Herman Hardmon.3,4 She married Abraham Brown at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 27 January 1769.3 As of 27 January 1769,her married name was Brown.2 Mary Hardemon lived; NC.2 Mary was probably a free white female in Abraham Brown's household on the 1790 Census at Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1790 N.C. Census, p. 176 --Salisbury District, Rowan County Abraham Brown 2 males 16 upwards 3 males under sixteen 1 female.5 Mary Hardemon mentioned Mary Hardemon in a will on 20 February 1795 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Abraham's will, dated Feb 20 1795, is recorded in Book F, page 14, Rowan County Clerk's Office.
"In the name of God Amen! I Abraham Brown of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind memory thanks be to God for his great mercy, and understanding the uncertainty of this life & knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make & ordain & publish this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following: first of all I recommend by soul into the hands of God who gave it to my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named.
1. My will is, that after my death, my personable property be sold & the money arising therefore to pay my funeral charges and all my just debts & the remainder to be equally divided among my wife and five children, Elizabeth, Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share and share alike.
2. My will is that my beloved wife Mary Brown have the use of the third part of my plantation where I now live & the thirds out of what the mill earns during her widowhood or if she remains my widow I then will it to her during her natural life, but if my wife Mary should be married again then my will is that she have only a child's part, as the law now directs in testators estates. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary one bed & furniture, one cow & one spinning wheel & one mare of her choosing during her widowhood & no longer & for the loan of them she is to try to raise three colts for my three sons Jacob, Henry, and Abraham & give them to them, as they come of age & if it should so happen that the mare should not breed, so that my three sons should not get them each of them a colt, then my will is that they have five pounds out of the personable estate in behalf of the colts, & if it should happen that my wife Mary should become married, then my will is that the bed, cow, spinning wheel & mare that I above hve lent to my wife , be sold and the money arising thereforem to be equally divided amongst my wife & five children, share and share alike.
3. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel Brown the part of the plantation, the old improvement that I now live on with eighty one acres & two-thirds of the land that is most convenient to the old improvement, only my son Daniel isto pay to my two sons Henry & Abraham ten pounds to each of them as they come to lawful age for having the benefit of the clear ground and the improvements.
4. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Jacob the mill & fifty acres of the land that is most convenient of the mill, only my son Jacob is to give the thirds of what the mill earns to my beloved wife Mary during the time she remains my widow & no longer, then my will is that he receipt it to himself after my wife's marriage & the other two thirds of what the mill earns before my son Jacob comes of age is to be recepted, to keep the mill in good repair. My will also is that my son Jacob pay to my two sons Henry and Abraham twenty five pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for the benefit of having the mill so that they may have a more equally divide among them.
5. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Henry eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
6. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Abraham eighty one acres and two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
7. I direct my executors to have the several bequeaths of the and to my four sons to divide it so that they may have equally a divide as possible, be that they have the good land & meadow as equally divided as possible may be.
8. My will is that if my daughter Elizabeth should die without an heir my will then is that the part that she receives to go back to my four sons Daniel Jacob Henry & Abraham, share & share alike.
9. I nominate and appoint my beloved son Daniel & my trusted friend Jacob Brougher executor of this my last will and testament. I also nominate & appoint my beloved friend Peter Brown as overlooker of these my executors to direct them & assist them in this my last will & test.
10. I do hereby revoke all former wills & testaments herefore by me made or done, ratifying this & no other to be my last will & test. IN witness whereof I have set hereunto my hand & seal tis 20th day of February 1795.
Signed sealed & published His
in the presence of X Abraham Brown
Peter Lentz Mark.3 She died in May 1804 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 She was buried on 27 May 1804 at Dutch Pine Church Cemetery, Rowan County, North Carolina; now Union Lutheran Church; officiating Reverend Carl Gottlieb Storch.3 She Record of marriage has Marey Hardmon, with witnesses Joseph Hardmon, Michael Waller, Thomas Frohock http://www.dantana.com/Braun.htm has Abraham, Srs death 27 May 1804, but my guess is this is death of his wife, Mary.2 She was German Lutheran/Reformed.2

Family

Abraham Brown b. 8 Mar 1742/43, d. 8 Jan 1798
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. II.
  4. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Mary Hardemon Brown.
  5. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.

Elizabeth Brown1

F, b. 1767, d. 6 November 1853
FatherAbraham Brown1 b. 8 Mar 1742/43, d. 8 Jan 1798
MotherMary Hardemon1 b. 1749, d. May 1804
     Elizabeth Brown was born in 1767 at Rowan County, North Carolina; according to her tombstone - since her father was married in 1769 according to the marriage bond, this is questionable.1 She was born in 1769 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 She married Conrad Fite at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 14 February 1788.2,3 Elizabeth Brown lived; N.C.2 As of say 1789,her married name was Fite.4 Abraham Brown mentioned Elizabeth Brown in a will on 20 February 1795 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Abraham's will, dated Feb 20 1795, is recorded in Book F, page 14, Rowan County Clerk's Office.
"In the name of God Amen! I Abraham Brown of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind memory thanks be to God for his great mercy, and understanding the uncertainty of this life & knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make & ordain & publish this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following: first of all I recommend by soul into the hands of God who gave it to my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named.
1. My will is, that after my death, my personable property be sold & the money arising therefore to pay my funeral charges and all my just debts & the remainder to be equally divided among my wife and five children, Elizabeth, Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share and share alike.
2. My will is that my beloved wife Mary Brown have the use of the third part of my plantation where I now live & the thirds out of what the mill earns during her widowhood or if she remains my widow I then will it to her during her natural life, but if my wife Mary should be married again then my will is that she have only a child's part, as the law now directs in testators estates. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary one bed & furniture, one cow & one spinning wheel & one mare of her choosing during her widowhood & no longer & for the loan of them she is to try to raise three colts for my three sons Jacob, Henry, and Abraham & give them to them, as they come of age & if it should so happen that the mare should not breed, so that my three sons should not get them each of them a colt, then my will is that they have five pounds out of the personable estate in behalf of the colts, & if it should happen that my wife Mary should become married, then my will is that the bed, cow, spinning wheel & mare that I above hve lent to my wife , be sold and the money arising thereforem to be equally divided amongst my wife & five children, share and share alike.
3. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel Brown the part of the plantation, the old improvement that I now live on with eighty one acres & two-thirds of the land that is most convenient to the old improvement, only my son Daniel isto pay to my two sons Henry & Abraham ten pounds to each of them as they come to lawful age for having the benefit of the clear ground and the improvements.
4. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Jacob the mill & fifty acres of the land that is most convenient of the mill, only my son Jacob is to give the thirds of what the mill earns to my beloved wife Mary during the time she remains my widow & no longer, then my will is that he receipt it to himself after my wife's marriage & the other two thirds of what the mill earns before my son Jacob comes of age is to be recepted, to keep the mill in good repair. My will also is that my son Jacob pay to my two sons Henry and Abraham twenty five pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for the benefit of having the mill so that they may have a more equally divide among them.
5. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Henry eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
6. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Abraham eighty one acres and two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
7. I direct my executors to have the several bequeaths of the and to my four sons to divide it so that they may have equally a divide as possible, be that they have the good land & meadow as equally divided as possible may be.
8. My will is that if my daughter Elizabeth should die without an heir my will then is that the part that she receives to go back to my four sons Daniel Jacob Henry & Abraham, share & share alike.
9. I nominate and appoint my beloved son Daniel & my trusted friend Jacob Brougher executor of this my last will and testament. I also nominate & appoint my beloved friend Peter Brown as overlooker of these my executors to direct them & assist them in this my last will & test.
10. I do hereby revoke all former wills & testaments herefore by me made or done, ratifying this & no other to be my last will & test. IN witness whereof I have set hereunto my hand & seal tis 20th day of February 1795.
Signed sealed & published His
in the presence of X Abraham Brown
Peter Lentz Mark.1 She died on 6 November 1853 at Rowan County, North Carolina; buried Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rowan County, NC.1 She was buried at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.2 She ELIZABETH BROWN, b. 1767, d. Nov. 6, 1853, m. Feb. 14, 1788 Conrad Fite (Fight), son of Peter Fite (Fight). Nov 8, 1853, Administration of Elizabeth's estate granted to Henry Barringer. No children found. p. 1.5,2

Family

Conrad Fite b. 1765, d. 21 Dec 1832

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. II.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Conant, Brindley, Zook.
  4. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  5. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.

Daniel Brown1

M, b. 17 December 1770, d. 27 December 1817
FatherAbraham Brown1 b. 8 Mar 1742/43, d. 8 Jan 1798
MotherMary Hardemon1 b. 1749, d. May 1804
     Daniel Brown was born on 17 December 1770 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He was Farmer; Silversmith.2 He married Mary Miller, daughter of George Miller and Glory Listler, in 1790 at North Carolina.2 An unknown person was probably a free white male, age 16 or over, in Abraham Brown's household on the 1790 Census at Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1790 N.C. Census, p. 176 --Salisbury District, Rowan County Abraham Brown 2 males 16 upwards 3 males under sixteen 1 female.3 He witnessed Mary Miller's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1793. "Mary Miller was gthe daughter of George Miller and Mary Litzler, in 1790 in Rowan County NC she married Daniel Brown, he was the son of Abraham Brown and Mary Hardemon.
Daniel and Mary had a son, Tobias Brown, he was born on May 9 1791 in Rowan County NC and did on Octobr 28 1843 in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky at age 52.
Daniel Brown's ;parents, Abraham Brown and Mary Hardemon, married on January 27 1769 in Rowan County,NC. Their wedding was performed by the Rev G Storh..4 He married Anna Ribilin at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 26 August 1793.5 Daniel Brown lived; N.C.2 Abraham Brown mentioned Daniel Brown in a will on 20 February 1795 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Abraham's will, dated Feb 20 1795, is recorded in Book F, page 14, Rowan County Clerk's Office.
"In the name of God Amen! I Abraham Brown of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind memory thanks be to God for his great mercy, and understanding the uncertainty of this life & knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make & ordain & publish this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following: first of all I recommend by soul into the hands of God who gave it to my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named.
1. My will is, that after my death, my personable property be sold & the money arising therefore to pay my funeral charges and all my just debts & the remainder to be equally divided among my wife and five children, Elizabeth, Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share and share alike.
2. My will is that my beloved wife Mary Brown have the use of the third part of my plantation where I now live & the thirds out of what the mill earns during her widowhood or if she remains my widow I then will it to her during her natural life, but if my wife Mary should be married again then my will is that she have only a child's part, as the law now directs in testators estates. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary one bed & furniture, one cow & one spinning wheel & one mare of her choosing during her widowhood & no longer & for the loan of them she is to try to raise three colts for my three sons Jacob, Henry, and Abraham & give them to them, as they come of age & if it should so happen that the mare should not breed, so that my three sons should not get them each of them a colt, then my will is that they have five pounds out of the personable estate in behalf of the colts, & if it should happen that my wife Mary should become married, then my will is that the bed, cow, spinning wheel & mare that I above hve lent to my wife , be sold and the money arising thereforem to be equally divided amongst my wife & five children, share and share alike.
3. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel Brown the part of the plantation, the old improvement that I now live on with eighty one acres & two-thirds of the land that is most convenient to the old improvement, only my son Daniel isto pay to my two sons Henry & Abraham ten pounds to each of them as they come to lawful age for having the benefit of the clear ground and the improvements.
4. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Jacob the mill & fifty acres of the land that is most convenient of the mill, only my son Jacob is to give the thirds of what the mill earns to my beloved wife Mary during the time she remains my widow & no longer, then my will is that he receipt it to himself after my wife's marriage & the other two thirds of what the mill earns before my son Jacob comes of age is to be recepted, to keep the mill in good repair. My will also is that my son Jacob pay to my two sons Henry and Abraham twenty five pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for the benefit of having the mill so that they may have a more equally divide among them.
5. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Henry eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
6. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Abraham eighty one acres and two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
7. I direct my executors to have the several bequeaths of the and to my four sons to divide it so that they may have equally a divide as possible, be that they have the good land & meadow as equally divided as possible may be.
8. My will is that if my daughter Elizabeth should die without an heir my will then is that the part that she receives to go back to my four sons Daniel Jacob Henry & Abraham, share & share alike.
9. I nominate and appoint my beloved son Daniel & my trusted friend Jacob Brougher executor of this my last will and testament. I also nominate & appoint my beloved friend Peter Brown as overlooker of these my executors to direct them & assist them in this my last will & test.
10. I do hereby revoke all former wills & testaments herefore by me made or done, ratifying this & no other to be my last will & test. IN witness whereof I have set hereunto my hand & seal tis 20th day of February 1795.
Signed sealed & published His
in the presence of X Abraham Brown
Peter Lentz Mark.1 He died on 27 December 1817 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 47.1 He was buried at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.2 He 'DANIEL BROWN, b. Dec. 17, 1770, d. Dec. 27, 1817. LIved life in Rowan County, m. 1789 or 1790 Mary Miller (probably the dau of George and Polly Litzler Miller), d. about 1793. Somehow the marriage bond of Daniel and Mary was hand-dated 1768. A check of the bond shows that Alexander Martin was Governor of North Carolina. Since Daniel and Mary were too young to marry in his first term, they were m. in his second term, 1789-1792. Child by Mary: II-3 Tobias, b. may, 1791; Mary d. by early 1793. Daniel m. Anna Ribelin Aug 26, 1793, Children: II-3 Sophia b. Dec. 28, 1795, d. Oct 6, 1851 in Rowan County; Nathan b. 1801; Jessie b. 1804; Anna B. When Anna Ribelin Brown d. May 11, 1819, Tobias became Guardian of the three minor children (Rowan County Court Minutes). Daniel was a farmer, having inherited the home place from his father, Abraham, and was also a silver-smith. p. 1.6,2

Family 1

Mary Miller b. 1772, d. 1793
Child

Family 2

Anna Ribilin b. 25 Jul 1766, d. 11 May 1820
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. II.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Mary Miller Brown.
  5. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Anna Ribilin Brown.
  6. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.

Jacob Brown Sr1,2

M, b. 1775, d. 13 December 1843
FatherAbraham Brown1 b. 8 Mar 1742/43, d. 8 Jan 1798
MotherMary Hardemon1 b. 1749, d. May 1804
     Jacob Brown Sr was born in 1775 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Jacob, Henry and Abraham was probably a free white male, under 16 years old, in Abraham Brown's household on the 1790 Census at Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1790 N.C. Census, p. 176 --Salisbury District, Rowan County Abraham Brown 2 males 16 upwards 3 males under sixteen 1 female.3 Abraham Brown mentioned Jacob Brown Sr in a will on 20 February 1795 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Abraham's will, dated Feb 20 1795, is recorded in Book F, page 14, Rowan County Clerk's Office.
"In the name of God Amen! I Abraham Brown of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind memory thanks be to God for his great mercy, and understanding the uncertainty of this life & knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make & ordain & publish this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following: first of all I recommend by soul into the hands of God who gave it to my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named.
1. My will is, that after my death, my personable property be sold & the money arising therefore to pay my funeral charges and all my just debts & the remainder to be equally divided among my wife and five children, Elizabeth, Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share and share alike.
2. My will is that my beloved wife Mary Brown have the use of the third part of my plantation where I now live & the thirds out of what the mill earns during her widowhood or if she remains my widow I then will it to her during her natural life, but if my wife Mary should be married again then my will is that she have only a child's part, as the law now directs in testators estates. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary one bed & furniture, one cow & one spinning wheel & one mare of her choosing during her widowhood & no longer & for the loan of them she is to try to raise three colts for my three sons Jacob, Henry, and Abraham & give them to them, as they come of age & if it should so happen that the mare should not breed, so that my three sons should not get them each of them a colt, then my will is that they have five pounds out of the personable estate in behalf of the colts, & if it should happen that my wife Mary should become married, then my will is that the bed, cow, spinning wheel & mare that I above hve lent to my wife , be sold and the money arising thereforem to be equally divided amongst my wife & five children, share and share alike.
3. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel Brown the part of the plantation, the old improvement that I now live on with eighty one acres & two-thirds of the land that is most convenient to the old improvement, only my son Daniel isto pay to my two sons Henry & Abraham ten pounds to each of them as they come to lawful age for having the benefit of the clear ground and the improvements.
4. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Jacob the mill & fifty acres of the land that is most convenient of the mill, only my son Jacob is to give the thirds of what the mill earns to my beloved wife Mary during the time she remains my widow & no longer, then my will is that he receipt it to himself after my wife's marriage & the other two thirds of what the mill earns before my son Jacob comes of age is to be recepted, to keep the mill in good repair. My will also is that my son Jacob pay to my two sons Henry and Abraham twenty five pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for the benefit of having the mill so that they may have a more equally divide among them.
5. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Henry eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
6. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Abraham eighty one acres and two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
7. I direct my executors to have the several bequeaths of the and to my four sons to divide it so that they may have equally a divide as possible, be that they have the good land & meadow as equally divided as possible may be.
8. My will is that if my daughter Elizabeth should die without an heir my will then is that the part that she receives to go back to my four sons Daniel Jacob Henry & Abraham, share & share alike.
9. I nominate and appoint my beloved son Daniel & my trusted friend Jacob Brougher executor of this my last will and testament. I also nominate & appoint my beloved friend Peter Brown as overlooker of these my executors to direct them & assist them in this my last will & test.
10. I do hereby revoke all former wills & testaments herefore by me made or done, ratifying this & no other to be my last will & test. IN witness whereof I have set hereunto my hand & seal tis 20th day of February 1795.
Signed sealed & published His
in the presence of X Abraham Brown
Peter Lentz Mark.1 He married Catherine Roseman on 7 May 1802 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Jacob Brown Sr lived; N.C.4 Henry Brown mentioned Jacob Brown Sr in a will on 24 July 1827 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Book H, Page 457, Rowan County Clerk of Court Office, N.C. WILL OF HENRY BROWN In the name of God amen. I Henry Brown of the County of Rowan in the State of North Carolina being very weak but of sound sense and memory thanks be to God for the same. But calling to mind the weakness of body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do for the purpose of acting all my worldly affairs and to dispose of my property wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life agreeable in the following manner and form to wit.- First I do direct that all my just debts be paid by my Executor. Secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Anna Mary Brown a peacable possession in my house and on my plantation during her natural life and widowhood I also give and berqueath unto my beloved wife all my personal property to remain in her possession during her life or so long as she remains a widow but after her death or intermarriage, I do direct that all my poroperty be sold to the best advantage by my executors both real and personal and equally divided among my children (except my daughter Elenor who is now married to David Holshouser who has received some property in advance which is to be discounted from her part of my estate) and after go equal with the others. Third I give and bequeath unto my son Saml Crusoe one young horse which he now has in his possession. Fourth I do direct my executor to sell so much of my property as wil pay my debts and necessary expenses immediately after my death as they wish to sell in case she and my family may at any time want to move to Western Countries and purchase land again where they move to. Seventh and lastly for the true performance of this my last will and testament I do appoint my wife Ann Mary and my brother, Jacob Brown my Executors of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby utterly make and disallow my former will by name made ratifying and establishing this my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of July, 1827. Signed Sealed and acknowledged as his last will & testament in the presence of Henry Brown (seal) J.W. Walton X Henry Canup , p. 186.5 He died on 13 December 1843 at Rowan County, North Carolina; buried Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rowan County, NC -- Brown Abraham
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Jacob Brown Sr operated grist mill he inherited from his father Abraham, Sr. Jacob is buried at Union Lutheran Cemetery, Rowan County, NC -- Braun Rowan Roots.1,2 He was buried at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.4 He 'JACOB BROWN, b. 1775, d. Dec 13, 1843, bu Union Lutheran Ch Cem, m. May 7, 1802 Catherine (Caty) Roseman, b. 1780, dau of George Roseman, Sr., d. Dec. 29, 1844, Children: III-3 Nancy, b. Sep 9, 1803, d. Feb. 19, 1880, bu St. Pauls Lutheran Ch, Rowan County, N.C; Rachel, b. about 1805, d. in 1860's; Elizabeth, b. Sep 17, 1806, d. Oct 18, 1837, bu St. Paul's Lutheran Ch; Alexander, b. Mar 15, 1808, d. may 29, 1880, bu St Luke's Lutheran Ch; Jacob, Jr., b. Feb. 10, 1810, d. Oct 17, 1875, bu Union Lutheran Ch Cem, Rowan cty, N.C; Lewis Tobias, b. Jan 27, 1817, d. Aug 27, 1866, bu St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Cem, Iredell County, near Troutman, N.C; Mary Catherine, b. Oct 5, 1819, d. Oct 14, 1906, bu Organ Lutheran Ch Cem, Rowan County, N.C; Mariah, b. Sep 20, 1823, d. Jun 15, 1872, bu Union Lutheran Ch Cem. Jacob inherited from his father the grist mill which he operated the remainder of his life, leaving the mill to his son, Jacob, Jr on his death.' p. 44.6,4 He was Lutheran.4

Family

Catherine Roseman b. 1780, d. 29 Dec 1844
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. II.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  5. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 186.
  6. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.

Henry Brown1

M, b. circa 1781, d. circa 1829
FatherAbraham Brown1 b. 8 Mar 1742/43, d. 8 Jan 1798
MotherMary Hardemon1 b. 1749, d. May 1804
     Henry Brown was born circa 1781 at Rowan County, North Carolina; "Henry Brown, b about 1781" Brown Abraham p 186.1 He and Anna Mary Agner 'HENRY BROWN, b. about 1781, d. about 1829, m. Oct 6, 1802, Anna Mary Agner, dau of Henry Agner and Elizabeth Arey Agner, d. about Sep, 1852, Children: IV-3 Eleanor (Nelly), b. 1805; Samuel b. 1810, d. Aug. 17, 1839; Elizabeth, b. Oct 25, 1813, d. Oct 19, 1873; Mary Catherine; and Christena. In book 38, page 669, William A. Swink conveyed to Mary Brown for $250.00 part of Lot #73 in the Town of Salisbury in the Great North East Square containing 54 poles on Dec 5, 1849, Rowan County Registry, N.C. In Book 40, page 147, Rowan County Registry, N.C. dated May 2, 1853 Edward Rufty, Executor of Mary Brown conveyed the above property to Archibald Henderson. In Book 18, page 637, Rowan cty Registry, N.C., Henry Brown conveyed to his brother, Daniel, his 82 acres willed to him by his father, Abraham Brown, on Jan 18, 1803. In Book 20, p. 143, Rowan County Registry, N.C. Henry Bower conveyed to Henry Brown for $600.00 132 acres on S. Fork Crane Creek adjoining The Antiney Softi & Fred Fisher Plantation on Sep 25, 1816. On Dec 30, 1885, Book 68, p. 572, Rowan County Registry, N.C., Edward Rufty, Adm. under will of Henry Brown conveyed to Charles Lyerly for $605.00 Henry Brown's property. This property plus other acreage was conveyed by Chas Lyerly of James P. Trexler, Book 77, Page 71, Rowan County Registry, N.C., in 1893. Mr. Peter Trexler told Mrs. Mamie McCubbins that Edward Rufty m. Elizabeth Brown, dau of Grnny Brown, whose spring is called, 'Granny Brown Spring'. This spring used by travelers going down Bringle Ferry Road for many years is locarted just beyond Beagle Club Road. A road built to give access to houses recently built caused the placing of a culvert which now covers up the spring. between 1781 and 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Jacob, Henry and Abraham was probably a free white male, under 16 years old, in Abraham Brown's household on the 1790 Census at Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina; 1790 N.C. Census, p. 176 --Salisbury District, Rowan County Abraham Brown 2 males 16 upwards 3 males under sixteen 1 female.3 Abraham Brown mentioned Henry Brown in a will on 20 February 1795 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Abraham's will, dated Feb 20 1795, is recorded in Book F, page 14, Rowan County Clerk's Office.
"In the name of God Amen! I Abraham Brown of the County of Rowan & State of North Carolina being weak of body but of perfect mind memory thanks be to God for his great mercy, and understanding the uncertainty of this life & knowing it is appointed for all men to die do make & ordain & publish this to be my last will & testament in manner and form following: first of all I recommend by soul into the hands of God who gave it to my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after named.
1. My will is, that after my death, my personable property be sold & the money arising therefore to pay my funeral charges and all my just debts & the remainder to be equally divided among my wife and five children, Elizabeth, Daniel, Jacob, Henry & Abraham share and share alike.
2. My will is that my beloved wife Mary Brown have the use of the third part of my plantation where I now live & the thirds out of what the mill earns during her widowhood or if she remains my widow I then will it to her during her natural life, but if my wife Mary should be married again then my will is that she have only a child's part, as the law now directs in testators estates. I also lend to my beloved wife Mary one bed & furniture, one cow & one spinning wheel & one mare of her choosing during her widowhood & no longer & for the loan of them she is to try to raise three colts for my three sons Jacob, Henry, and Abraham & give them to them, as they come of age & if it should so happen that the mare should not breed, so that my three sons should not get them each of them a colt, then my will is that they have five pounds out of the personable estate in behalf of the colts, & if it should happen that my wife Mary should become married, then my will is that the bed, cow, spinning wheel & mare that I above hve lent to my wife , be sold and the money arising thereforem to be equally divided amongst my wife & five children, share and share alike.
3. I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel Brown the part of the plantation, the old improvement that I now live on with eighty one acres & two-thirds of the land that is most convenient to the old improvement, only my son Daniel isto pay to my two sons Henry & Abraham ten pounds to each of them as they come to lawful age for having the benefit of the clear ground and the improvements.
4. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Jacob the mill & fifty acres of the land that is most convenient of the mill, only my son Jacob is to give the thirds of what the mill earns to my beloved wife Mary during the time she remains my widow & no longer, then my will is that he receipt it to himself after my wife's marriage & the other two thirds of what the mill earns before my son Jacob comes of age is to be recepted, to keep the mill in good repair. My will also is that my son Jacob pay to my two sons Henry and Abraham twenty five pounds to each of them as they come of lawful age for the benefit of having the mill so that they may have a more equally divide among them.
5. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Henry eighty one acres & two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
6. I give & bequeath to my beloved son Abraham eighty one acres and two thirds of the plantation where I now live on.
7. I direct my executors to have the several bequeaths of the and to my four sons to divide it so that they may have equally a divide as possible, be that they have the good land & meadow as equally divided as possible may be.
8. My will is that if my daughter Elizabeth should die without an heir my will then is that the part that she receives to go back to my four sons Daniel Jacob Henry & Abraham, share & share alike.
9. I nominate and appoint my beloved son Daniel & my trusted friend Jacob Brougher executor of this my last will and testament. I also nominate & appoint my beloved friend Peter Brown as overlooker of these my executors to direct them & assist them in this my last will & test.
10. I do hereby revoke all former wills & testaments herefore by me made or done, ratifying this & no other to be my last will & test. IN witness whereof I have set hereunto my hand & seal tis 20th day of February 1795.
Signed sealed & published His
in the presence of X Abraham Brown
Peter Lentz Mark.1 He married Anna Mary Agner at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 6 October 1802.4,5 Henry Brown left a will on 24 July 1827 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Book H, Page 457, Rowan County Clerk of Court Office, N.C. WILL OF HENRY BROWN In the name of God amen. I Henry Brown of the County of Rowan in the State of North Carolina being very weak but of sound sense and memory thanks be to God for the same. But calling to mind the weakness of body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do for the purpose of acting all my worldly affairs and to dispose of my property wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life agreeable in the following manner and form to wit.- First I do direct that all my just debts be paid by my Executor. Secondly I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Anna Mary Brown a peacable possession in my house and on my plantation during her natural life and widowhood I also give and berqueath unto my beloved wife all my personal property to remain in her possession during her life or so long as she remains a widow but after her death or intermarriage, I do direct that all my poroperty be sold to the best advantage by my executors both real and personal and equally divided among my children (except my daughter Elenor who is now married to David Holshouser who has received some property in advance which is to be discounted from her part of my estate) and after go equal with the others. Third I give and bequeath unto my son Saml Crusoe one young horse which he now has in his possession. Fourth I do direct my executor to sell so much of my property as wil pay my debts and necessary expenses immediately after my death as they wish to sell in case she and my family may at any time want to move to Western Countries and purchase land again where they move to. Seventh and lastly for the true performance of this my last will and testament I do appoint my wife Ann Mary and my brother, Jacob Brown my Executors of this my last will and testament, and I do hereby utterly make and disallow my former will by name made ratifying and establishing this my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24th day of July, 1827. Signed Sealed and acknowledged as his last will & testament in the presence of Henry Brown (seal) J.W. Walton X Henry Canup , p. 186.5 He died circa 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina; believed buried Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rowan County, NC
"d about 1829" Brown Abraham p. 186.1,4 He was buried at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.6

Family

Anna Mary Agner b. 1785, d. Sep 1852
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. II.
  2. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.
  3. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  5. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. 186.
  6. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Anna ?1

F, b. say 1750, d. 1790
     Anna ? was also known as Susanna Prussia.2 Anna ? was also known as Anna Prussia.3 She was born say 1750 at Germany.3 She was 1 Child, Raised By Adolph & Phoebe King.3 Anna ? was also known as Susanna ?3 She married Dedrick Kutch at Virginia say 1770.3 As of 1775,her married name was Kutch.3 Anna ? lived; Germany, VA.3 She died in 1790 at Virginia.3 She In the early 1780's with the encouragement of the Prussian government, a Prussian trans-ocean shipping company provided passage for a number of German speaking women to VA. The company hoped, and took a chance, to collect the price for passage from the prospective 'bridegrooms'- waiting in Va. Tilford Kutch and his soldier friend Adolph Cane both met and married two of these German imported girls. Anna Prussia becoms the wife of Tilford Kutch and Phoebe King the wife of Adolph Cane, 1784.- Gen. of Ketcham and Kutch families (1939), p. 102; Gary note -- for this to be true, Tilford's first wife would have died because he appears to have children earlier than 1784.3 She died in 1834 at Mercer County, Kentucky.2

Family

Dedrick Kutch b. c 1755, d. 18 Jan 1835
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hinson Lawrence Family Tree.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hanson Keck Family.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Wood Family Tree.
  5. [S555] Barbara Couts Evans, Feb 2013, The Kautz Family Our Probable Immigrant Ancestor by Barbara Couts EVans, p 83.

Johan Stephen Christian Braun1

M, b. 1 February 1703, d. January 1763
FatherJohann Jacob Braun2 b. c 1675, d. c 1725
MotherVerena Agnes ?2 b. c 1680, d. c 1710
     Johan Stephen Christian Braun was also known as Stephen Christian Braun.3 He was born on 1 February 1703 at Ruschberg, Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany; Place style from Wikipedia "Rushberg." Sephen's father was named "Jakob Braun from Niedermohr" Abraham Brown Descendants, p. xx.1 He was born on 2 February 1702/3 at Ruschberg, Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany.2 He was baptized on 2 July 1703 at Ruschberg, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.4 He married Maria Eva Hamen at Ruschberg, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on 3 March 1728/29.2,5 He married Maria Eva Hamen at Ruschberg, Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany, on 13 March 1729/30.6,3,2 Johan immigrated, on 9 September 1738. Destination: an unknown place .7 Abraham and Stephen immigrated, say 1755. Destination: an unknown place .8 He and Maria Eva Hamen Stephen Braun and familiy after several years went to the Carolinas. They most likely traveled from Philadelphia down the Old Philadelphia Road, down the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke. They then traveled 'The Carolina Road' which is through the Maggoty Gap to the Carolinas. Originating as the Great Warrier Path of the Iroquois centuries before, the path was frequently used by the Iroquois before being ceded to the whites in 1744 to become one of the most heavily traveled roads in all Colonial America. This old road was locted about where Hwy 220 north out of Greensboro toward Roanoke. circa 1755 at Rowan County, North Carolina.9,4,2 He resided at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1757. A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.7,2 Johan Stephen Christian Braun died in January 1763 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 59; The court appointed on January 14 1763 "Eve and Jacob Brown" to have letters of administrtion on the estate of Stephen Brown. It is the feeling of a number of attorneys-at-law. . .that this "Eve" was the widow of Stephen. -- Brown Abraham p. xx.1,3 He died in April 1763 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 60; Death Date Apr 1763 age 60 - Matthews / Conner.2,5 He was Lutheran.4

Family

Maria Eva Hamen b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Johan Stephen Christian Braun.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  5. [S1179] Matthews / Conner / Covey / Salts Family History, online www.saltsfamilyhistory.com.
  6. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Maria Eva Hamen Braun.
  7. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  8. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. II.
  9. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.

Maria Eva Hamen1

F, b. 28 April 1710, d. say 1765
FatherHans Mchael Hammenn2 b. 1677, d. bt 1711 - 1770
MotherAnna Catharina Schneider2 b. s 1685, d. 11 Aug 1746
     Maria Eva Hamen was also known as Maria Eva Hammenn.3 She was born on 28 April 1710 at Ruschberg, Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany; daughter of Michael and Anna Catherna Hamen from Ruschberg.1,4 As of say 1728,her married name was Braun.1 She married Johan Stephen Christian Braun at Ruschberg, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on 3 March 1728/29.2,3 She married Johan Stephen Christian Braun at Ruschberg, Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany, on 13 March 1729/30.1,4,2 Maria Eva Hamen lived; Germany, PA, NC.5 Maria was the spouse of Johan Stephen Christian Braun when he immigrated on 9 September 1738.6 Maria Eva Hamen died circa 1750 at Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She died circa 1750 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Death Date abt 1750 age 39
Death Place Rowan County NC- Matthews / Conner.3 She and Johan Stephen Christian Braun Stephen Braun and familiy after several years went to the Carolinas. They most likely traveled from Philadelphia down the Old Philadelphia Road, down the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke. They then traveled 'The Carolina Road' which is through the Maggoty Gap to the Carolinas. Originating as the Great Warrier Path of the Iroquois centuries before, the path was frequently used by the Iroquois before being ceded to the whites in 1744 to become one of the most heavily traveled roads in all Colonial America. This old road was locted about where Hwy 220 north out of Greensboro toward Roanoke. circa 1755 at Rowan County, North Carolina.7,5,2 Maria, as Johan Stephen Christian Braun's wife, resided with him, at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1757. A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.6,2 She witnessed an unknown person 's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, in January 1763. The court appointed on January 14 1763 "Eve and Jacob Brown" to have letters of administrtion on the estate of Stephen Brown. It is the feeling of a number of attorneys-at-law. . .that this "Eve" was the widow of Stephen. -- Brown Abraham p. xx.8,4 Maria Eva Hamen 'Maria Eva Hamen was born April 28, 1710 in Ruschberg. Parents of Maria eva Hamen were Michael and Anna Catherina Hamen of Ruschberg.'--p. xix.7,5 She died say 1765 at Rowan County, North Carolina; If indeed the "Eve" in the letters of administration for Stephen Braun is the widow of Stephen, as per p. xx of Descendants of Abraham Brown.9

Family

Johan Stephen Christian Braun b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
Children

Citations

  1. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Maria Eva Hamen Braun.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S1179] Matthews / Conner / Covey / Salts Family History, online www.saltsfamilyhistory.com.
  4. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  7. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.
  8. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Johan Stephen Christian Braun.
  9. [S3] Interview, Gary Rolph, 2003.

Johann Jakob Braun Sr1,2

M, b. 27 February 1731, d. 1 April 1808
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun1 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen1 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Johann Jakob Braun Sr was also known as Jacob Brown.2 He was baptized on 27 February 1731 at Ruschberg, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany; 'The baptismal records of Jacob Braun and Michael Braun in Ruschberg, Germany, with Stephan Christian as the father and Eva Marie Hamen Braun as the mother as proven by their marriage records' -- p. viii.
27 Feb 1731 Ruschberg citing Watauga Association of Genealogists - Upper East Tennessee, History of Washington County Tennessee 1988.
124. Watauga Association of Genealogists - Upper East Tennessee, History of Washington County Tennessee 1988: Solomon and Polly (Bayless) Brown, Third Printing, 1995, page page 257.3,4 He was born on 27 February 1730/31 at Ruschberg, Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany.1 He was Farmer; Wagonmaker.5 Johann, Johann, Christina and Maria was a relative of immigrant Johan Stephen Christian Braun on 9 September 1738 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.6 He married Elizabeth Goettgen at East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, circa 1751.2,4 Johann Jakob Braun Sr lived; Germany, Pennsylvania, NC, TN.5 He lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.6,2 Johann Jakob Braun Sr This is probably a different Jacob Brown -- The present Greene County, Tennessee, was organized in 1783. Eleven years earlier, Jacob Brown, a merchant, with several families from North Carolina, tentatively settled on the banks of the Nolachuckey River. He secured a lease on a large tract of land from the Cherokees. Three years later, in March, 1775, an indenture was signed between Jacob Brown and the Cherokee chiefs which gave Brown title to some of the best lands on both sides of the river.

In 1776, the settlers of Watauga and Nolachucky petitioned the protection of North Carolina. The area then became The District of Washington. A year later, the District became Washington County, essentially the entire state of Tennessee.

In 1778, the first Washington County Court was convened. Between 1778 and 1783, a number of settlers came into the area.

Greene County and Greeneville were named in honor of General Nathanael Greene, a Rhode Islander who was credited with outstanding military ability. He played an important role in the American victory over the British in the South during the Revolutionary War. After the war, in 1785, the state of North Carolina granted General Greene a 25,000 acre land grant which encompassed a part of Greene County. That grant is the first recorded deed in the County.

In 1784, North Carolina ceded western lands to the Federal Government. The State of Franklin was organized, with John Sevier as the Governor, and the following year Greeneville became the capital of this short lived political entity. Four years later, the State of Franklin collapsed, and Greene County once again became a part of North Carolina.

The following year, 1789, North Carolina again ceded western lands, and in 1790 Greene County became a part of the Territory of the United States South of the Ohio River.
between 1772 and 1790 at Greene County, Tennessee.7 He resided at Washington County, Tennessee, say 1795. Jacob Brown was well known as the "Wagon Maker." He traveled to Washington County TN (near the oldest town in Tennessee- Jonesboro, TN) in the mid 1790's and purchased property in 1796.2 He died in November 1807 at Telford, Washington County, Tennessee, at age 76.1 He died on 1 April 1808 at Telford, Washington County, Tennessee, at age 77.2,4 He was buried at Washington County, Tennessee; Jacob Brown farm.5 JACOB BROWN, WAGONMAKER by Mrs. Margaret M. Beardslee 'This man known for many years as Jacob Brown, 'wagon-maker and planter', also spoken of as 'next door neighbor of Michael Brown of the Old Stone House', has with the publication of this family history become known for future genealogical records as Johann Jacob Brown, eldest child of Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Hamen (Hammen), baptized on the 27th day of February, 1731 at Ruschberg, Kusel, Pfalz, West Germany; died about 1 Apr 1808 in Washington County, Tennessee, U.S.A; married sometime before 1755 (place unknown) to Elizabeth (surname unknown). On September 9, 1738, Stephan Braun, aged 37, from Ruschberg, Germany, arrived at the port of Philadelphia on the ship 'Glasgow'. It is reasonable that Stephan was accompanied by his wife and children, including Johann Jacob, aged seven years, as the number of passengers on the ship Glasgow included Sworn (men) 120; women and children 221; total passengers 349. In 1981 the Pennsylvania German Society published 'RECORDS OF PASTORAL ACTS OF THE LUTHERAN AND REFORMED CONGREGATIONS OF THE MUDDY CREEK CHURCH', East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Penn., 1730-1790, which on page 48-49 shows us the names of five children born to Stephan Braun (wife not named) along with dates as baptized in Lancaster County by Johann Casper Stover, Evangelical Lutheran High German Pastor of Pennsylvania. The birth date of the first child, Dec. 22, 1739 and the baptismal date of March 25, 1750 of the youngest child places this family in East Coclico Township, Lancaster County, Penn., thru those years 1739 through 1750. Two handwritten tax records have been found in Lancaster County which may or may not belong to this family. In 1751, a Steven or 'Stoven' Brown, and in 1758 a Jacob Brown with '15 acres of poor land'. In 1750 Stephan, the father, was 47 years of age, and son, Jacob, was 19 years of age, and we have no certain knowledge of where they wer or what they were doing for the next ten years, not until 1760 or 1761 Some are thinking that Stephan was an indentured servant paying for passage over. This, of course, could be the way it was. I am holding to the idea that his background (father - a blacksmith and farrier) put Stephan into a class of artisans with a very marketable profession in a new world needing every known metal tool including those used around horses, and wagons to move migrating Indian Traders, settlers and military. Some place there was a furnace making iron and in the same area a forge where Stephan was employed turning the iron from the furnace into something useful, and the son, Jacob, was learning the trade of wagon-making. Unfortunately ther is this long gap of ten years before Jacob Brown (aged 29 years) and Stephan Brown, his father (aged 58 years) acquired land in Rowan County, N.C. It is to be hoped that some one, perhaps after reading this book, will recognize this need and have the information to fill in the history of these men during this ten year period from 1750-1760. It is known that Michael, the brother of Jacob and son of Stephen, was in Rowan County on April 22, 1758, as he served on a jury on that date. This, of course, raises the question of whether or not all the men were n Rowan County at that date, or wheter Michael came first and the rest followed. Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co., N.C. Book II 228, April 22, 1758. The following four deeds mark the first land transactions in Rowan County by Michael and Jacob for themselves and for Stephen 1) Rowan Co., N.C. Deed Book 4;253-255 July 17, 1760. John Dunn and wife, Marym, for 50 lbs. proclamation money sold to Michael Braun 275 acres of land on the south side of the Middle Fork of Crane Creek, adjoining Thomas Evans. Witnesssed by Will Cummings and Benjamin Milner. 2) Rowan Co., N.C. Deed Book 4;273-275. July 29, 1760, twelve days later, Jacob Braun bought land from the Earl of Granville for 10 shillings sterling, 392 acres of land betwen John Dunn and the Mountain, adjoining Michael Braun, witnessed by Churton, Thomas Jones, Richard Vigers. Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Rown Co., N.C., Book II, page 303, July 29, 1760. Deed of sale from the earl of Granville to Jacob Brown for 392 acres of land. Proved by Wiliam Churton. 3) Rowan Co., N.C. Deed Book 4;549-551 October 22, 1761, about a year later, Jacob Braun and Elizabeth, his wife, let Stephen Braun have 196 acres of land on Crane Creek adjoining Jacob Braun's former corner for five shillings. Wit & J. Carter. 'Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co., N.C. 1753-1762' by Jo White Linn, page 137. Book II; 374. 22 Oct 1761 Lease and release from Jacob Brown & wife, Elizabeth to Stephen Brown for 196 acres. Acknowledged. Release price paid the next day by Michael Braun and wife. 4) Rowan Co, N.C. Deed Book 4;455-456 April 14, 1761, the EArl of Granville deeds to Jacob Brown, a planter of Rowan Co., N.C. for 10 shillings proclamation money 379 acres in the South Branch of the Middle Fork of Crane Creek next to Peter Smith and Brown's other tract. (This Peter Schmidt lived earlier in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster, Pa., 1736-1748, children baptized in Muddy Creek Church). Witnessed by W. Lucas and John Frohocks and proved by the latter. Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co., N.C. Book II, page 358. Deeds from Lord Granville proved by John Frohock Jacob Brown for 479 acres, April 4, 1761. In September of 1761, Michael Brown listed the taxables in his district. Shown are Jacob Brown and Stephen Brown. On January 21 and 22, 1762, Jacob Brown and wife, Elizabeth, let John Gitchee (spelling questioned) for 5 shillings have 134 acres next to Peter Smith and Brown. Witnesses were John Lewis Beard and acknowledged, and release price of 21 pounds paid the next day. Deed Book 4;664-666. This could be John Gilcha (or John Goettge) on the Johann Michael Braun Baptism Record. A Johannes Goettgen of Ruschberg 'leaves with his wife and 6 children for America,' Sept. 16, 1751, on the ship Edinburgh. Page 321, 'Pennsylvania German Immigrants,' by Don Yoder. This could very well be the John Getchey, deceased, whose Will was proven by John Dunn, May 4, 1774. 'Minutes of the Court of Abstracts', by Linn. The microfilm of McCubbins Papers show 'Will of Christiana Getchen, Book Go, page 48, made 1790, sons John and Frederick, dau. Elizabeth-- Witnessed by Michael Brown, Jr. and John Strange'. This was found on a page headed by the name of Jacob Brown. (Jacob and Michael had a sister, Anna Christina, b. 1739). From the Salisbury District Court Minutes, 1756-1770, page 71, dated March 24, 1763. 'This day came into Open Court the following persons and produced Certification of their receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, etc. and was (sic) NATURALIZED according to th Law, etc.' Sixteen persons were named including Jacob Brown. Rowan Co, N.C. Deed Book 5;463-465. April 10, 1764 Jacob Brown and wife, Elizabeth, deed to Melker Eller for 5 shillings proclamation money, 157 acres of land next to Peter Smkith, the release price being 15 pounds. Witnessed by Alexander Martin and Daniel Little, and acknowledged on April 11, 1764. Signed by Jacob Brown in English Script; signed by Elizabeth with her mark. (This land granted Jacob Brown by Lord Grenville on April 4, 1761). Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan County, N.C., Book II;519; April 13, 1764, states, Lease and release from Jacob Brown and wife, to Melker Eller for 157 acres. 10-11 April 1764, Proved by Dan Little. In 1764, the date of the above deed, Jacob Brown was a young man of 33 years who in four years time had made good progress in settling into a new community. The land he had bought on arrival was well chosen close to the ford of the Yadkin, strategically located at the crossing of two well travelled Indian paths. For a man who was in the business of servicing horses and wagons for the traveler, he couldn't have located at a better place. On today's market a service station at the crossing of two well traveled freeways would pay an escalated price for such a spot. Jacob and his brother chose well. On October 22, 1761, Jacob and his brother, Michael, provided land for their father and mother, Stephan and Eva, on which to live, Jacob by leasing them 196 acres of his land and Michael and wife by paying the release fee. (See Rowan Co., Deed Book 4;549). When the father died at age 60 years, Jacob and his mother, Eva, on 14 January 1763, on the motion of Mr. Dunn were appointed by the court to admister the estate and Conrad Michael and Daniel Little were bound in the sum of 100 pounds for the just administration of the estate. Fee paid 43/4. (See Rowan Co., N.C. Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Book II; 445; Book II;484 and Book II;577). The Court Records of October 20, 1761 show that on that day Jacob Brown delivered up Ann Kelley in discharge of his bail order, the Sheriff to take her in custody, and that at a meeting of the Orphans Court and on the motion of Mr. Dunn Esq. the court ordered that Mary Welsh, an orphan, be bound unto Jacob Brown for the term of four years and six months. (See Rowan Co., N.C. Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Book II, pages 370,371 It can only be supposed that Mary Welch would earn her place in the Jacob Brown home by helping Elizabeth with her five young children. The Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan County, N.C., 24 July, 1762, states that on the motion of Mr. Neash it was ordered that Letters of Administration be granted to Peter Mull, son of Stuff'le (probably Christophel) Mull, dec'd. Security proposed Hugh Montgomery and Jacob Brown in the sum of 100 pounds. It can be assumed that Jacob Brown acted as security in this case because his brother, Andrew's daughter, Susannah was married to Tobias Mul, and he, Jacob, was assuming a family duty by so doing. The Court Minutes show that on July 9, 1766, Jacob Brown was appointed Constable in his district, replacng Frederick Fisher. One year later, 1767, Jacob replaced by Samuel Smith. From the years 1761 to 1789, Jacob served 25 times on the Juiry, and 3 times on the Grand Jury. Always active in 1771, Jacob was named as one of a group of men to lay out a road from the Dutch Meeting House to Edward Moore's store on the Yadkin River, the nearest and best way. Jacob at this time was forty years old. A year later, 1772 , both Jacob and Micahel Brown were on a Jury of neighbors to lay out a road from Salisbury to Henry Fulenwiders by way of James Carsons and so between Jacob's and Michael Brow's land. That same year, Jacob was appointed overseer on the road from Town land to John Hampton's.. Hugh Forster, planter and surviving trustee of the town of Salisbury, let Jacob Brown have lot #51 in north square of the town (144 sq. poles), on March 16, 1772, for 20 shillings and rental. ON the 4th of March, 1772, Captain John Phifer of Mecklenburg got lot $50 in the north square, and Colonel Martn Phifer got lot #49 in the same square (both 144 sq. poles). In 1772 Jacob Brown had seven children Jacob aged 20 years, George aged 17, Margaret aged 14, and four younger boys. This purchase of a lot in Salisbury could have marked the start of a move into town where the family could be safe from Indian raids, and the pressure that was building up between British law and order and the Independent thinking North Carolina Colonists. The Rowan County Record of Marks & Brands, May term 1774 show that Jacob Brown marks with two Halfpence in each ear. In Deed Book 11, page 601, Jacob Brown, called 'Waggon Maker', and his wife, Elizabeth, on 23 Sept, 1788, let their son, DAvid, have 100 acres of land on the south branch of the Middle Fork of Crane Creek. Witnesses were Phillip Brown and Hugh Carson. This was part of the 479 acres which the Earl of Granville sold to Jacob on April 4, 1761 By this time, 1788, the second son of Jacob, George Brown, had married Barbara and was already in Eastern Tennessee. . . . . .AS early as 1768 a few families began moving into north eastern Tennessee; by 1771 they had banded together forming the Watauga Association; 1776 North Carolina reluctanlty accepted Tennessee as Washington County, N.C; in 1796 Tennessee became the sixteenth state in the Union. AT this time some of jacob's older children had moved to Eastern Tennessee, and associated themselves with the 'New LIght' or 'Seperate' Baptist Church, sometimes spoken of as 'Mulkey Churches.' . . . . .Jacob Brown, wagon-maker and planter, of North Carolina began selling off his lands before a move to join his children in Washington County, Tennessee. . .[about] 1796. Children onf Jacob Brown and wife, Elizabeth] Jacob Brown, b. 1752 (pages 1-20; see esp. page 16) George Brown, b. 1755 (lived in Union County, Ill; see pages 21-35) Abraham Brown, b. 1756 (pages 36-70) Margaret Brown, b. about 1757(pages 71-72) David Brown , b. about 1759 (pages 73-103) Phillip Brown, b. about 1760 (pages 104- 112) John Brown , b. ca. 1767 (pages 113- 124) Conrad Brown, a probablye son , b. abt 1768 (pages 124-125) Mary Brown, b. 1774 (pages 126-127) Catherine Brown, b. 29 Feb 1775 (pages 128-131) Solomen Brown, b. 4 Dec. 1779 (pages 132-158) ..... remained German in heritage, was occasionally referred to as 'the Dutchman', but in his lifestyle and concept of the future, he was an American pioneer. Although an established and respected citizen of Rowan County, he did not ignore the lure of new horizons. In the late 1700's he sold his property in Rowan County and moved to join his grown sons and daughters in Washington County, first a part of North Carolina, then a part of the newly formed state of Tennessee. Near Jonesboro he again bought land and lived as a planter. There he died and there he lies at rest in his own land.' pp. III-XI (the Jacob Brown section is the second section of the book and paged independently of the first section). Artisans in the N Carolina Backcountry (1995) lists among Rowan County Artisans 1753-1770 - Jacob Brown, wheelwright, 1760-1808; Michael Brown wheelwright 1758-1807; William Brown millright 1767-1787; Rowan County Artisans who served as constables 1753-1770 include Jacob Brownll, wheelwright, 1766, Michael Brown, wheelwright 1766; William Brown millwright 1769 27 Feb 1731, Ruschberg, Kusel, Pfalz, Germany http://www.dantana.com/Braun.htm - Jacob Brown was well known as the 'Wagon Maker.' He traveled to Washington Co TN (near the oldest town in TN-- Jonesboro, TN) in the mid-1790's and purchased property in 1796.3 He wias mentioned as deceased in the land and Estate Transaction of Jacob Brown II and Philip Brown on 9 May 1809 at Washington County, Tennessee; Deed book page 52 Washington County records, states, "This indenture made this ninth day of May in the thirty second year of Americn Independence in he year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and nine between Jacob Brown, Philip Brown, the sons of Jacob Brown Waggonmaker deceaed andWilliamBayless, the conveyee or agent of Solomon Brown, the son, and Henry Salts, the son in law of Jacob Browndec'd of the state of Tn and Cty of Wash." thus confirming the sonship of Solomon.8 Johann Jakob Braun Sr and David Brown named as heir (prob son) of Jacob Brown in Washington County, TN Deed of1812, acc to Ancestors of Jacob Brown, p. x 'David purchased land in Washington County in Dec of 1796 from his father, Jacob. After moving to TN, David and his family settled at Telford and remaiend there until 1822 when he sold his farm to a nephew, Stephen Brown, and moved to Little Chuckey Cr ek in Greene County. It was there he d about 1833. His property was divided between his eight children. A 1788 Rowan County Deed states 'This indenture made the 23rd day of Sep in the year of our Lord 1788 between Jacob Brown and Elizabeth, his Wife, at the County of Rowan and State of NC, Waggon Maker of one part and David Brown, son to the said Jacob and Elizabeth of the County and State aforesaid. . .' establishing the sonship of David. This deed is of interest to genealogists in that it also includes the written signature of Jacob.' , Jacob, p. 73. in 1812 at Telford, Washington County, Tennessee.5 Johann Jakob Braun Sr was Baptist; (see Wash. County Tenn. Tombstone Inscrip., p. x.)5

Family

Elizabeth Goettgen b. c 1731, d. c 1814
Children

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.
  4. [S1179] Matthews / Conner / Covey / Salts Family History, online www.saltsfamilyhistory.com.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  7. [S599] Greene County History, online http://www.genealogyforyou.com/usa/tennessee/greene/…
  8. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, Jacob p. 132.

Johann Michael Braun1

M, b. 19 October 1732, d. 1 December 1807
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun1 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen1 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Johann Michael Braun was also known as Michael Brown.2 He was born in 1721 at Germany; This is assuming Michael Brown to be "a boy of sixteen when he landed in 1758," aboard the ship St Andrew 26 September 1737.3 He was born on 19 October 1732 at Ruschberg, Birkenfeld, Rhineland, Germany.4 Johann, Johann, Christina and Maria was a relative of immigrant Johan Stephen Christian Braun on 9 September 1738 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.5 He married Margareta Catherina Shamback at Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, say 1754.2 Johann Michael Braun lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.5,2 Johann Michael Braun was appears in NC records beginning 1758 as jury member; wheelwright in 1758.6 On July 18 1760 he purchased 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acrs, owned all land considered Granite Quarry, his land reached from Salisbury city limits to Rockwell. on 18 July 1760 at Granite Quarry, Rowan County, North Carolina.2 He was occup1 Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. between 1761 and 1764 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 He was naturalized on 22 September 1763 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Michael was naturalized on 9/22/1763.2 Built the Old Stone House in Granite Quarry, NC. . .House was built in 1766. .now owned by the Rowan Museum, Inc. . .the house is listed on the national Register of Historic Places. . .Thre is a Michael Braun family cemetery at the Old Stone House. . .this cemetery has records on microfiche at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City. .number to order is 1760536.2 Built the Old Stone House in Granite Quarry NC. House was built in 1766, now owned by the Rowan Museum, Inc. - the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A picture and history of the Old Stone House can be found on the internet at www.rowanroots.org as well sa the Lower Stone Church. In addition a book was written by the Rev Roscoe Brown Fisher titled "Michael Braun (Brown) ofthe OldStone House" in 1975 according to the Michael Brown Family Historical Committee -- copies are availablein NC
Had 12 children.
Ther is a MichaelBraun cemetery at the "OldStone House" - this cemetery has records on microfiche at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in SaltLake City - number to order is 1760536.
Also might be from Hesse Darmstadt of the "Palatinate" of Germany.2 He witnessed Margareta Catherina Shamback's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 20 July 1771. Died at the age of 37 - Jacob Braun
"Herelies the body of Margareta Brown, the wife of Michael Brown. Died July 20 1771, aged 37 years and two months. She had nine children, sisw sons and three daughters." -- Brown 1921 history.2,7 Johann Michael Braun married Rosanna ? say 1772 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Johann Michael Braun married Rosanna ? circa 1772 at Rowan County, North Carolina.6 Johann Michael Braun and Rosanna ? Michael & Rosanna In Rowan Deed Bk 9:15, 1779 speculation has Rosanna F as a Fisher, the dau of Frederick Fisher. Rowan Roots, Dec 1994, p. 11 says No, 'Frederick Fisher's dau Rosanna died as a single woman and her estate was divided among her siblings on 25 Jun 1808 (Rowan Deed Bk 28;354-358). At the present time, Rosanna's surname is unknown. in 1779 at Rowan County, North Carolina.6 Johann Michael Braun was census 1790 between 2 August 1790 and 2 June 1791 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Michael Brown 5 males 16 & over; 0 males 16 & under; 2 females; 0 slaves; 15 other free persons; Image 20 of 27.8 In 1793 Michael Braun deeded Frecerick 38 acres on Crane Creek in 1793 at Rowan County, North Carolina.9 He witnessed Rosanna ?'s death at Rowan County, North Carolina, say 1803.2 Johann Michael Braun married Eleanor Wakefield on 22 March 1804 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Johann Michael Braun lived; Germany, PA, NC.6 He left a will on 12 October 1807 at Rowan County, North Carolina; In the name of God Amen
I Michael Brown of RowanCounty, in the State of North Carolina, do make and ordain this my last willand testament in manner and form following, to wit:
1st My will and desire is that allmy just debts shall be paid out of my estate as soon as may be after my deceae.
2nd I leave to my beloved wife, Elanor Brown, the Stone House with the out-houses and plantation, and one-third of the land where I nowlive, during her natural life; and the ue for five years after my deceae of the bottom land which I cleared on the tract willed to my son James Brown. I also give tomy said wife the bed and furniture called my bed; and one bay mare, saddle and bridle, for her own use, and, as her own property, and I lend to my said wife the mulatto girl, Betsy, for ten years after my deceae; at the expiration of which time the said girl, Betsy, is to be sold, and the moneyh to be divided among my lawful heirs.
3rd I give and bequeath unto my son David Brown the tract of land on which the Stone House stands where I now live, and another tract of thirty acres adjoining the same, to him and his heirs forever; subject to the life estate in part of said land already given to my wife.
4th I give and bequeath unto my son James Brown one-half of my tract of land called Dunn's place,whereon he now lives, to himand his heirs forever.
5th I give and bequeath unto my son Jeremiah Brown the house andlot of land in Salisibury where I formerly lived, after his paing to my beloved wife the sumof one hundred silver dollars for her own use. Then the said house and lot to be the property of the said Jeremiah Brwn and his heirs forever.
6th I give and bequath unto my son Moses Brown the other half of my tract of land called Dunn's place whereon he now lives, to be his and his heirs forever.
7th I give and bequeath unto my wife's two daughters, Sally Reeves and Nancy Reeves, in consideration of their dutiful conduct to me, my two lots and houses in Salisbury, now occupied by Mrs.Balfour and John H Pitchey, called Dayton's lots; to these said Sally Reeves and Nancy Reeves, their heirs and assigns forever, to be held by them as tenants in common, and not as joint tenants.
8th If my wife Eleanor Brown shall be delivered of a lawful child to me, of which she may now be enceinte, my will is, and I giveand bequeath unto the said child, the mulatto girl called Emily, child ofBetsy, and also the sum of five hundred silver dollars to be paid out of my estate. And I hereby nominate and appoint my friend Montford Stokes to be guardian of the said child which may be born to me hereafter, and to superintend the education thereof after my decease.
9th My will and desire is that all the rest and residue of my estate shall be sold by my executor after my death, and the money arising therefrom to be equaly divided amongst all my children and my wife, Eleanor, hare and share equal and alike.
And I hereby authorize my executor to execute good and efficient deeds of conveyence for the property so to be sold; and to vest the purchasers in a fee simple estate in the same; hereby bequeathing to my said executor the said residuary real estate for the purpose expressed in thisclaim of my will.
10th and lastly, I hereby nominate and appont my sons, Peter Brown, Moses Brown and James Brown and W Joseph Pearson to be the executors of this my last will and testament; hereby revoking all, and every other will by my heretoforemade.
In witness whereof I have heruntio set my hand and seal this 12th day of October in the year of our Lord 1807.
MichaelBrown
Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the lasst will and testament of Michael Brown, in the presence of us who have severally atteted the same as witnesses.
DavidGriffith
M Stokes
Michael Brown's willl
John Gardner
Registered in Book D, A.LO
Copied by A./L.O 1807.10 He died on 1 December 1807 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 75.2 He Artisans in the N Carolina Backcountry (1995) lists among Rowan County Artisans 1753-1770 - Jacob Brown, wheelwright, 1760-1808; Michael Brown wheelwright 1758-1807; William Brown millright 1767-1787; Rowan County Artisans who served as constables 1753-1770 include Jacob Brownll, wheelwright, 1766, Michael Brown, wheelwright 1766; William Brown millwright 1769 w.d. 12 Oct 1807; probated abt Feb 1808 (will in Rowan Will Bk D-17) http://www.dantana.com/Braun.htm -- Michael Brown was well known to have been the person that built the Old Stone House located close to Granite Quarry, NC.6 He was Lutheran.6

Family 1

Margareta Catherina Shamback b. 20 May 1734, d. 20 Jul 1771
Children

Family 2

Rosanna ? b. s 1740, d. s 1803
Child

Family 3

Eleanor Wakefield b. s 1774, d. 8 Oct 1842
Child

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S30] Rev. Richard L Brown, Brown Michael 1921 History, p.14.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry World Tree.
  5. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  6. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  7. [S30] Rev. Richard L Brown, Brown Michael 1921 History, p.79.
  8. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  9. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  10. [S30] Rev. Richard L Brown, Brown Michael 1921 History, p.19.

Anna Christina Braun1

F, b. 6 January 1740, d. between 1760 and 1829
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun1 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen1 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Anna Christina Braun was born on 22 December 1739 at East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was baptized on 6 January 1740 at Muddy Creek Lutherna Kp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3 She lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.4,5 As of say 1759,her married name was Goettgen.5 She married John Goettgen at Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, say 1759.5,2 Anna Christina Braun died between 1760 and 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina.6 She lived; PA, NC.3 She p. xx.7

Family

John Goettgen b. 17 Sep 1739, d. bt 1760 - 1825

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  2. [S1179] Matthews / Conner / Covey / Salts Family History, online www.saltsfamilyhistory.com.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  5. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  6. [S3] Interview, Gary Rolph, 2003.
  7. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983.

Susanna Braun1

F, b. 19 October 1746, d. between 1758 and 1836
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun1 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen1 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Susanna Braun was born on 14 September 1746 at East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was baptized on 19 October 1746 at Muddy Creek Church, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3 She lived; PA, NC.3 She was Ancestors of Abraham Brown, p. xx.3 She lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.4,2 Susanna Braun died between 1758 and 1836 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.

Andrew Brown1

M, b. 9 October 1748, d. 14 May 1804
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun2 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen2 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Andrew Brown was also known as Andreas Braun.2 He was born on 18 September 1748 at East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.2,1 He was baptized on 9 October 1748 at Muddy Creek Luth Kp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3 He was 'a planter.3' He lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.4,1 He married Eva ? at Rowan County, North Carolina, say 1770.5 Andrew Brown lived; Pennsylvania, N.C.3 He left a will on 13 May 1804 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 He died on 14 May 1804 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 55.2,1 He was buried on 14 May 1804 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3

Family

Eva ? b. s 1750, d. bt 1805 - 1826
Children

Citations

  1. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  2. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Bostian Family Tree.

Maria Margaretha Braun1

F, b. 25 March 1750, d. between 1758 and 1840
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun1 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen1 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Maria Margaretha Braun was born on 14 January 1749/50 at East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was baptized on 25 March 1750 at Muddy Creek Church, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3 She lived; PA, NC.3 She Ancestors of Abraham Brown, p. xx.3 She lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.4,2 Maria Margaretha Braun died between 1758 and 1840 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  2. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.

Christina Elisabeth Braun1

F, b. 18 September 1734, d. between 1758 and 1824
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun1 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen1 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Christina Elisabeth Braun was baptized on 18 September 1734 at Baumholder, Ruschberg, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.2 She was born on 18 September 1734 at Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany.1 She lived; Germany, Pennsylvania, N.C.2 Johann, Johann, Christina and Maria was a relative of immigrant Johan Stephen Christian Braun on 9 September 1738 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3 Christina Elisabeth Braun lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.3,4 Christina Elisabeth Braun died between 1758 and 1824 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  4. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.

Maria Catharina Braun1

F, b. 18 December 1736, d. between 1758 and 1825
FatherJohan Stephen Christian Braun1 b. 1 Feb 1703, d. Jan 1763
MotherMaria Eva Hamen1 b. 28 Apr 1710, d. s 1765
     Maria Catharina Braun was born on 18 October 1736 at Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Palatinate, Germany.1 She was baptized on 18 December 1736 at Baumholder, Ruschberg, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.2 Johann, Johann, Christina and Maria was a relative of immigrant Johan Stephen Christian Braun on 9 September 1738 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3 She married Peter Earey at Pennsylvania circa 1755.2,1,4 Her married name was Earey.2 Maria Catharina Braun lived; Germany, PA, NC.2 She lived with Johan Stephen Christian Braun and Maria Eva Braun in 1757 at Rowan County, North Carolina; A thorough search of Pennsylvania records by a number of persons reveals up until 1757, the approximate date of the family leaving Pennsylvania for North Carolina, we find only two records of Stephen Braun (Brown), the one tax listing in 1752 and the baptismal records at Muddy Creek Church.
Michael Brown -- Rowan Roots -- "Name appears first inRowanCounty in 1758 as a jury member. On July 18 1760 he purchaed 274 acres and ended up owning over 3000 acres, owned all land considered GRanite Quarry, hisland reached from Salisbury City Limits to Rockwell. Michael was appointed constable in 1761 and was re-appointed on 1/12/1764. Michael was naturalized on 09/22/1763. Owned 15 slaves according to the 1790 census.3,5 Maria Catharina Braun died between 1758 and 1825 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Family

Peter Earey b. s 1730, d. 1765

Citations

  1. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. xx.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, p. viii.
  4. [S29] John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Kolller and Margaret Brown Anderson, Abraham Brown; Jacob Brown 1983, Jacob, p.viii.
  5. [S31] Braun Jacob Rowan Roots, online www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/braun.html.