- H. John Brown, Jr.est 1755-1760 -
- W. Mary (add)
m. Bef. 1784
Facts and Events
John 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 185.--16th March, 1784. James Brown, son of John Brown, deceased, to Hugh and John Brown. John died seised of 210 acres in Beverley Manor, and devised same to be sold, corner to graveyard of John Breckinridge, who was murdered by the Indians; corner tract purchased of William Null. Teste: James Curry. (Note: James Brown was John Brown's older brother).
- Page 329.--Part of the plantation Major John Brown formerly lived on. Thomas Brown to John Brown. (Note: John Brown was a younger brother of Thomas Brown).
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Rage 92.--30th October, 1784. Hugh Brown and Rebekah and John Brown and Mary to Peter Hanger; corner John Brcckenridge, who was murdered by the Indians.
Records of John Brown, Jr. in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - Vol. 1 - Vol. 1 - MAY, 1774 (A). - Brown vs. Brown.--Chancery writ dated 1st April, 1771. Robert Brown and Rebecca Brown, late Rebecca Gardner, formerly the wife of Thomas Gardner, deceased, and Francis Gardner, eldest son and heir-at-law of said Thomas Gardner, orators. In 1763, Thomas Gardner and John Brown purchased a tract of land from John Coulter, in Beverly Manor. Deeds were made in September, 1763. Shortly after, Thomas Gardner died intestate, leaving above widow and son and heir. John Brown entered and took possession by survivorship and died, devising the land to his sons John and Hugh, with provision that his son James should make a deed to his brothers. It is charged that John Brown and Thomas Gardner agreed there should be no survivorship. Prayer for division. John, Jr., was younger brother of Hugh Brown. Hugh was infant at his father's death. John was not 15 years old at his father's death. (Note: this record establishes John Brown's approx. birthdate as "abt. 1755-1760").