Person:William Brown (423)

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  • HWilliam Brownest 1725 - abt 1806
  • WElizabeth Blackest 1730 - est 1760-1770
  1. Thomas Brown1753 - 1849
  2. Robert Brown1758 - 1849
  3. William Brownabt 1760 - abt 1832
m. est. 1762-1772
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Name William Brown
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1725 Poss. Edinburgh, Scotland
Marriage est. 1762-1772 to Martha Kennedy
Death? abt. 1806 Knox County, Tennessee

William Brown was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 230.--15th February, 1758. John Black's will, yeoman--Wife,Isabell; sons, David and John, executors; son, Samuel; son, William Brown Teste: Adam Thompson, Moses Thompson, Andrew Cowan. Produced 16th March, 1758, and not being signed, Samuel Black, the heir-at-law, gave his consent. It was then proved by Adam Thompson and Cowan. David Black qualified. (Note: John Black was the father-in-law of William Brown. William's first wife Elizabeth Black was his daughter).


Notes

From Rootsweb.com page:

William Brown of Edinburgh came to Virginia in 1751 under the terms of a seven-year indenture. [2] If this William was our ancestor, he apparently lived in colonial Augusta County for all or most of his term of service [3]. Then almost exactly seven years after arriving in Virginia he moved, with apparently a short stop in Rowan Co NC, to the Waxhaws region of NC/SC. Accompanying him were his wife, who may have been Elizabeth Black, daughter of John Black of Augusta County, and at least two children.

After his first wife died, William is thought to have married Martha Kennedy, daughter of Felix Kennedy of Augusta Co VA and Rowan Co NC. Four of his sons were Revolutionary soldiers: Alexander, Robert, Thomas, and William.[4] Other known children were Rebecca, Felix, Agness, Mary and John.[5]

William's three sons, Robert, Thomas and William, appear among those Smith County residents signing the 1806 petition to form Warren County.[8] In 1807, grandson David Brown entered a 200 acre tract in Warren.[9] And in 1808, Alexander Brown sold land on Warren County's Hickory Creek.[10]

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jvoran/brown/brown_family_summary.html (Additional information and sources at this site).

References
  1.   OVERVIEW: OUR BROWNS OF EARLY WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE
    By James A. Brown, Jr., and James E. Hargraves

    William Brown, lived in Augusta County, Virginia, until the mid-to-late 1750's. [2] Then with what apparently was a stop of three years or less in Rowan Co NC, he moved to the Waxhaws region, which spans the border between North and South Carolina just south of Charlotte. He arrived in the Waxhaws with at least two children [3] and probably with his first wife.

    After his first wife died, William is thought to have married Martha Kennedy, daughter of Felix Kennedy of Augusta Co VA and Rowan Co NC. Four of his sons were Revolutionary soldiers: Alexander, Robert, Thomas, and William.[4] Other known children were Rebecca, Felix, Agness, Mary and John.[5]

    The family remained in the Waxhaws region until the early 1780's, after which they followed a common path for Revolutionary War veterans, moving to the "overmountain" part of North Carolina that eventually became Tennessee. Then for two decades, various family members moved county-by-county down the Holston-Tennessee River Valley, from Washington County to Roane County. Then they turned westward into Smith County [6]. Meanwhile "William the Father" died in Knox County about 1806. [7]

    William's three sons, Robert, Thomas and William, appear among those Smith County residents signing the 1806 petition to form Warren County.[8] In 1807, grandson David Brown entered a 200 acre tract in Warren.[9] And in 1808, Alexander Brown sold land on Warren County's Hickory Creek.[10]

    By 1812, William's descendants in Warren apparently included Revolutionary soldiers Robert and Thomas (covered elsewhere at this website), perhaps a second Thomas, two Davids, and one or two William Browns.[11] Revolutionary soldier Alexander was not on Warren's 1812 tax list, but by 1820 there were three "Alexander Browns" in the County -- one or more probably from the family under discussion.[12]

    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jvoran/brown/brown_family_summary.html