Facts and Events
Robert Brown was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 25, 1766. - (291) Francis Gardner and Thomas Bradshaw, securities for Rebecca Gardner, admx. of husband, Thomas Gardner, since intermarried with Robert Brown, demand counter security.
- Page 467.--18th November, 1766. Robert Brown's bond (with Jno. Finley, Saml. Love) as guardian (appointed) to Francis and Saml. Gardner, orphans of Thomas Gardner.
- Page 76.--6th February, 1773. Rebecca Brown, late Rebecca Garner's account against the estate of Thomas Garner, deceased--To my account proven 12th August, 1765.
- 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.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1794. - Rebecca Gardner, widow of Thomas Gardner, Francis Gardner and Samuel Gardner, orphans of said Thomas Gardner, vs. John Brown, Rebecca Brown, widow of Hugh Brown, deceased, Sally Brown and Margaret Brown, infants and orphans of Hugh Brown.--Chancery. Spa. 23d March, 1791. Rebecca Gardner (widow) had married Robert Brown by 1792, September (January) 27. David Trimble deposes that he was in Staunton when Rebecca Gardner, now plaintiff, was on her way to Pennsylvania; and Maj. John Brown, deceased, father to defendant, was present when said John Brown, deceased, told her (Rebecca). Taken September 27, 1792. Did Maj. John Brown and Thomas Coalter own "Coalter's Place" together? Deposition of William Brown taken in Greenbrier 20th December, 1793. Rebecca Gardner fled to Buchanan's Fort for protection from Indians. Thomas Gardner was killed by the Indians. Bill says Thomas Gardner and John Brown in 176_ became joint purchasers of Coalter's Place. Thomas died the spring following the purchase, leaving widow Rebecca and sons, Francis and Samuel. Eight or ten years afterwards, John Brown died leaving four sons, Thomas, James, Hugh and John, and one daughter, ____. Hugh is dead. leaving Rebecca Brown, widow, and two daughters, Sally and Margaret. Rebecca Brown, defendant, is not an inhabitant 20th August, 1791, Patrick Buchanan and David Trimble are about to remove from the State, 18th September, 1792.