Facts and Events
Henry Brown was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 90.--Ditto. Same (From James Patton) to Henry Brown, Sr., 50 acres by patent 3d November, 1750. Lick Run of Roanoke; corner James Burk.
Estate Records of Henry Brown
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 16, 1757. (39) Esther Brown qualifies admx. of her decd. father, Henry Brown, Esther, the widow, having refused.
- Page 204.--17th November, 1757. Esther (Easter) Brown's bond (with Robert Moody, James Moody) as administratrix of Henry Brown.
- Page 240.--12th May, 1758. Henry Brown's appraisement, by John Ramsey, Wm. Johnston, Wm. Logan.
- Page 287.--3d July, 1758. Henry Brown's further appraisement, by Saml. McCune, Wm. Logan. Wm. Johnson.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1766 (D). - Patterson Executors vs. Carlton.--William Carlton and Esther, his wife, late Esther Brown, administratrix of Henry Brown.
Records of Henry Brown in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Muster List of 1742 - Capt. George Robinson's List: George Robinson, Captain; James McFeron, Lieutenant; Pat. Shirky, Ensign; James Ranfro, Sergeant; Dan Manaughan, Mark Coal, Peter Ranfro, George Draper, Rob Roland, Edw. Smith, Fran Kelly, And. Ganghagall, Henry Stiles, Hen Philip, Thomas Rindel, Thomas Looney, Rob Looney, Dan Looney, Adam Looney, Mark Joans, John Askins, John Flower, James Coal, Bryan Cass, Cornel Dougherty, Wm. Acres, Tasker Tosh, Hen. Brown, Sam Brown, James Burk, Wm. Bean, _____Evins, Sam Martin, Peter Kinder, Stephen Evins, Peter Watkins, Stephen Ranfro, Benj. Davis, Wm. Clark, Wm. Shepherd, Benj. Deeson, John Smith, Hugh Coruthers, Wm. Bradshay, John Coal, Wm. Craven, Simon Acres, Nicol Horseford, _____ Meason.
- Page 89.--Sale bill of above estate (Estate of Daniel Monahan), 13th December, 1744, purchasers, viz: James Price, Wm. Akers, Pat Shirkey, Chas. Ewing, John Thomas, Mary Akers, Nicholas Harford, Mary Kinder, Wm. Armstrong, Wm. Carson, Archibald Grimes, Wm. Mills, James Burk, Bryan Cuff, Wm. Armstrong, Henry Brown, Daniel Creeley, Pat Shirkey, Mark Cole, George Barberer, Simon Akers, Peter Kinder, Joseph Love, Methusalem Griffith, Tobias Bright, Jno. McFall, Wm. March, Mark Cole, Jasper Terry. Henry Brown, Jr., Wm. Terry, Stephen Rentfro. 1740. The estate of Daniel Monahan, Dr. Cash paid Joseph Tate. Cash paid Edmond Cartledge. 1743--Cash paid Andrew Gaughagin.
- Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (131) Road ordered from Ridge dividing waters of New River from waters of So. Br. Roanoak to end in a road that leads over the Blue Ridge--James Cambell and Mark Evans, overseers. Old Mr. Robinson and his sons, Thos. Wilson and his two sons, Wm. Beus and his brother, all the Ledfords, Saml. Brown, Henry Brown, Saml. Niely, James Burk, James Bean, Francis Estham, Ephraim Voss and servants, Francis Summerfield, John Mason, Tasker and Thomas Tosh, John and Peter Dill, Uriah Evans's sons, Mathuselah Griffiths and sons, John Thomas, Peter Kender.
- Page 433.--16th August, 1751. Methesalem Griffith's appraisement, by Henry Brown, Jr., Neal McNeal, Wm. Carvin. Due by Malcom Campbell, Benj. Halter. Henry Brown, Sr., Isaac Taylor, Alex. Ingrem, Geo. Robinson. Edward McDonald.
- Vol. 1 - Petition, 1752, of inhabitants from Forks of Roanoke to James Neiley's Majority have to travel 25 to 30 miles to work on ye road from Reed Creek to Warwick. Petition to have road laid off into precincts. William Bryan, John Bryan, James Bryan, William Walcker, James Campbell, Alexander Ingram, Robert Bryan, Henry Brown, James Bane, William Bryan, Jr., Joseph Love.
- Page 526.--21st November, 1753. Patrick Lynch's appraisement by Henry Brown, James Neeley, Wm. Bryan.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1753. - (75) John Mathews to be overseer of road from North Fork of James River, near John Mathew's, to Renix's Road, with these workers: Henry Brown, John Smiley, James Trimble, John Berriford, James Edmondson, Wm. Edmondson, Michael Finney, Wm. Holdman, Stephen Arnold, Hugh Means, John Harger, Wm. Scot, Edward Bishop, Alexr. McCorkall, Pat. McCorkall, Henry Fuller, Joseph Pain, Edwd. Baley, James Baley, John Peter Salling, Jas. Simpson, James Wolson, Alexr. Beggs, John Mathews, Joshua Mathews, John Maxwell, Jas. Frazier, John Hutcheson, Senr., John Hutcheson, Jr., George Sailing, Richd. Beton, Wm. Boil, John Sprowl, John Smith, Saml. McClure, John Smiley, John McCuley, Richd. Mathews, Sampson Mathews, Daniel Sancion, Saml. Paxton, Wm. Paxton, John Oleston, Samuel Oleston, Saml. Walker.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1753 - (76) Road ordered--Wm. Bryan overseer--from Wm. Carravan's plantation to Wm. Bryans on Roan Oak. These workers: James Campbell, Joseph Love, Wm. Bryan, Jr., John Bryan, James Bane, Henry Brown, Jr., James Neilly, Henry Brown, Sr., Alexr. Ingram, Edward Patterson, Jacob Patton, John Wood, Erwin Patterson, Andrew Cox, Jasper Terry, Wm. Terry, John Woods, Edward Moore, Peter Craven, Aron Hart, Miles Hart, Wm. Graham, Neal McNeal, Malcom Campbell, Wm. Armstrong, Tasker Tosh, Thomas Tosh, Daniel Evans, Uriah Acres, Thos. Acres, John McAdoe, Wm. Akers.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 17, 1754. - (214) Scire facias ordered on recognizance of Joseph Collet, charged by Henry Brown for robing him of his wife and sundry goods.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 20, 1754. - (320) Henry Brown has only one, instead of two, tithables.
- Page 98.--20th March, 1755. Patrick Lynch's additional appraisement, by James Nealey, Henry Brown, Wm. Bryan, Jr.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1756 (B). - Gibbons vs. Brown.--Nicholas Gibbons (bens), Esq., assignee of Ann Grant, complains of Henry Brown, otherwise lately called I Henry Brown, of Mannington, in the County of Salem, in the Western Division of the Province of New Jersey, Yeoman. Bond to Ann Grant, dated 1729, 5th June. Process issued 3d November, 1753, and returned executed, and Henry Brown, Jr., and Isaac Taylor, bail. (Note: this record appears to show Henry Brown's prior residence in Salem, New Jersey).
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1757 -- page 90, Esther Brown, Long Meadows. (listed among many others).
- Page 267.--17th August, 1758. Peter Kender's (Kinder? Ginder?) estate, account with Alex. Wright, administrator--To sundries from 22d August, 1748, to 22d August. 1749. Paid Erwin Patterson, Patrick Vance, for wages. Paid Alex. Ingram (4 days writing). Paid Ephraim Vause for crying the vendue. Paid Francis Cyphers, Henry Brown, Geo. Griffith. These did not pay for goods bought at vendue, viz: Joseph Kimmins, James McAfee, Jean Patterson, John Gold, Joseph McDonald, David Robinson. (Note: this record may be for Henry Brown, Jr., unless it is referring to "sundries" paid prior to Henry Sr.'s death).
- Page 237.--(Record of Col. James Patton's Estate) - By cash from, viz (apparently in payment of piece of land belonging to Col. Patton's estate): Robt. Armstrong, Wm. Foster. Michl. Dougherty, Danl. Droudy, James Wiley (by James Davies), James Campbell. Wm. Preston (in part for Dayley's and Wat. Welshe's bond whose lands he purchased), David Robinson (part of William and James Gorrel's debt), Wm. Ingles (on Jno. Medley's bond), Alex. Dall, John Thompson, John Robinson, Hugh Mills, John Stephenson, Wm. Patterson, Wm. Buchanan, Augustine Price, Jacob Shull, Philip Harless, Michl. Price, James Kerr, Jno. Craig, Edd. Hall, James Coyle, Wm. Sawyers, James Davies (on Wm. Hall's bond), Pat. Sharkey, James Moore, James Armstrong, James Neeley (on Moore's bond), James Hollis, Danl. Brown, Adam Wall, Wm. Sawyers (account of Saml. Crockett's heirs), Thos. Henry (rent of land in Louisa), Pat McCollom, Casper Barrier, Henry Brown, John Sprout, Michl. Finney. Wm. Ingles, Robt. Galloway, Isaac Taylor, Neil McNeil, Wm. Carven, Wm. Ralston, Dr. Walker (for Tobias Bright), Jno. Collier, Jno. Smiley, Jno. McClure, Wm. Fleming, David Kinkead, Wm. Graham, James Scraggs, Jno. Armstrong (for Geo. Reed's bond), Jacob Brown, John Draper (for land sold since death of Col. Patton). Robert Armstrong for a tract called McCord Mill sold since Col. Patton's death. (Note: this record is referring the land acquired by Henry Brown, Sr. from James Patton in 1750)
Information on Henry Brown
From Genforum.com post:
An abbeviated version...
Posted by: JSpruell Date: October 26, 2000 at 19:35:19
In Reply to: Re: The Terrys of Boutetourt Co, VA by Lawrence Sennello of 7348
Descendants of Henry Brown...Generation No. 1
1. Henry3 Brown (William2 Browne, William1) was born Bef. 1686, and died 1757 in Roanoke County, Virginia. He married Esther. She died May 1762 in Augusta County, Virginia.
Before his death, Henry lived on the banks of the Roanoke River near Salem, in what is today Roanoke County, Virginia. It is now believed that Henry was married twice and that his first three children were by a wife prior to Esther.
Henry's farm was on the edge of the then frontier and hostile Indian incursions were frequent, especially during the years of the French and Indian War (1754-1763), when many of the Indian tribes were allied with the French. After General Braddock's defeat (July 1755) the Indians increased these incursions along the British frontier and in the autumn of 1755 attacked settlers along the upper Roanoke, including Henry's farm. See A Family Sketch by John Thompson Brown for more information. It is also believed that Henry's death was caused Shawnee Indians in an attack that destroyed the nearby settlement of Roanoke in 1757. **** Supplied by Beatrice Calcara
More about Henry Brown...
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. VI. page 77... Esther Brown qualifies admx. of her decd. father, Henry Brown, Esther, the widow, having refused.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, DEED BOOK NO. 8. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
page 363 Page 408.--20th August, 1760. Henry Brown and Alice to Esther Brown, £5, 54 acres by patent, 3d November, 1750, on a branch of Roanoke called Lick Run; cor. James Burke.
Christening: Mannington, , Salem, N.J.
Children of Henry Brown and Esther are:
- + 2 i. Thomas4 Brown, born Abt. 1728 in New Jersey; died 1787 in Botetourt County, Virginia.
- + 3 ii. Henry Brown Jr, born September 09, 1716 in New Jersey; died 1799 in Bedford Co., Virginia.
- + 4 iii. Samuel Brown, born 1717; died 1748.
- 5 iv. Daniel Brown, born Abt. 1720.
- 6 v. Robert Brown, born Abt. 1730.
- 7 vi. Esther Brown, born 1739 in Virginia; died 1805 in Botetourt County, Virginia. She married William Carlton 1762 in Botetourt County, Virginia; born 1735 in Virginia; died September 1813 in Botetourt County, Virginia.
Generation No. 2
2. Thomas4 Brown (Henry3, William2 Browne, William1) was born Abt. 1728 in New Jersey, and died 1787 in Botetourt County, Virginia. He married Mary Terry. She was born 1743 in Botetourt County, Virginia.
Notes for Thomas Brown:
Augusta County, VA - Will Book 6, Abstracts ...From "Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in Virginia"
Page 546.--27th July, 1786. Thomas Brown's estate appraised by Jno. Young, Jas. Cunningham, Jas. Bell.
Children of Thomas Brown and Mary Terry are:
- + 8 i. Esther5 Brown, born 1762 in Botetourt Co., Va; died September 30, 1848 in Anderson Township, Perry County, Indiana.
- 9 ii. Thomas Brown, born 1761 in Augusta Co., Virginia; died 1823 in Botetourt County, Virginia. He married Susana Terry January 21, 1783 in Boutetort Co., Va.
3. Henry Brown4 Jr (Henry3 Brown, William2 Browne, William1) was born September 09, 1716 in New Jersey, and died 1799 in Bedford Co., Virginia. He married (1) Alice Beard, daughter of John Beard and Elizabeth. He married (2) Anna Richardson, daughter of John Richardson and Jane Middleton. She was born December 06, 1718.
Children of Henry Jr and Alice Beard are:
- 10 i. Henry5 Brown.
- 11 ii. Samuel Brown.
- 12 iii. Daniel Brown.
4. Samuel4 Brown (Henry3, William2 Browne, William1) was born 1717, and died 1748. He married Mary.
Notes for Samuel Brown: will dated --6th December, 1749.
Children of Samuel Brown and Mary are:
- 13 i. Adam5 Brown.
- 14 ii. Henry Brown.
- 15 iii. Samuel Brown.
Generation No. 3
8. Esther5 Brown (Thomas4, Henry3, William2 Browne, William1) was born 1762 in Botetourt Co., Va, and died September 30, 1848 in Anderson Township, Perry County, Indiana. She married John Terry February 02, 1781 in Boutetort Co., Va, son of William Terry ... He was born 1760 in Botetourt Co., Va, and died July 12, 1842 in Perry Co., Indiana.
Notes for John Terry & Esther Brown:
Thomas Brown signed a surety bond for John and Esthers marriage).
MARRIAGE: License is in book 2, page 15, in Botetourt Co, VA, Thomas Brown signed surety.