Facts and Events
Henry Brown, Jr.was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Henry Brown most likely acquired the land listed below from his father, Henry Brown, Sr., who had died in 1757:
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 403.--20th August, 1760. Henry Brown and Alice, of Bedford, to Thomas Walker, of Louisa, £100, 200 acres on Goose Creek. Teste: Archibald Brycers. Delivered: Thomas Madison, 11th March, 1763.
- Page 400.--20th August, 1760. Henry Brown and Alice to Thomas Walker, of Louisa. Commission to Joseph Rentfro and Turner Hunt Christian, of Bedford County, to take privy examination of Alice.
Executed, 22d September, 1760.
- 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. (Note: Esther Brown was the younger sister of Henry Brown, Jr.).
- Page 413.--30th August, 1760. Henry Brown and Alice to Thomas Brown, £5, 87 acres on Goose Creek. (Note: Thomas Brown was a younger brother of Henry Brown, Jr.).
Records of Henry Brown, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- 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.
- 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 - 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 - 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. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1760. - (392) Henry Brown's wife, Alice, in Bedford, to be privately examined as to dower in land conveyed by Henry to Thos. Walker.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 23, 1761. - (47) Commission for privy examination of Agatha, wife of John Madison. Commission for privy examination of Alice, wife of Henry Brown, in deed to Thos. Walker--report recorded.
- Page 357.--19th January, 1767. Daniel Brown, of Orange County, North Carolina, to Isaac Taylor, £30, 103 acres on Little River, a branch of New River, mouth of Old Field Creek. Teste: William Ingles, Samuel Adams, Henry Brown. Delivered: John Reaburn by your order, October, 1768. (Note: Henry Brown was apparently witnessing this deed of his younger brother, Daniel Brown).
- Page 403.--10th June, 1767. Same to same (Thomas Walker, gent., of Albemarle County,
and Mildred to Andrew Lewis) , £6, two tracts, A containing 200 acres conveyed by Henry Brown to Thomas Walker, 20th August, 1760, on Goose Creek; B conveyed by James Burk to Thomas Walker, 100 acres, William Campbells line.