Facts and Events
William Brownlee was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of William Brownlee in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (Possibly this William Brownlee, there are few records of this family, may have moved to neighboring area.)
- Page 521.--15th August, 1769. Patrick Hays, in Derry Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Samuel Hays, £250, 215 acres in Beverley Manor, by deed, 18th May, 1750, corner Thomas Yates' land; corner James Mitchell; corner William Hays. Teste: Patrick, John and Robert Buchanan, Wm. Brownlee. Delivered: Alex. Brownlee, October, 1779.
- Page 61.--21st January, 1773. William McPheeter's, Sr.. will (signed also by Mary McPheeters), farmer--To wife. Mary; to "dearly beloved John McPheeters"; to dearly beloved daughters, Martha and Jannet, 1 book "Willison on Affliction," 1 book "Rise and Progress of Religion"; to heir of daughter Mary's estate; to sons, William and Samuel, executors. Teste: William Brownlee, Robert Peerie, John Moffett. Proved, 16th March, 1773, by Brownlee and Moffett. William McPheeters, Jr., qualified with George Berry, John Findly (Friedly).
Descendants of William Brownlee in Green Co., KY
- The Green County, Kentucky, Order Book #3 (1800-1804), p. 145, carries the following entries:
- Court of March 26, 1804: The Last Will & Testament of Will Gill decd. Proved and is ordered [recorded]… On the mostion of William Brownlee, certificate is granted him to obtain a probate of the Last Will and Testament of William Gill deceased whereupon he together with John C. Allen and William Rhea enter into and acknowledge bond in the penalty of 300 as the Law directs and had the proper oath administered to him.
- Ordered that Samuel Jones, Joseph Meredith, William Vance and Reubin Vaughn or any three of them being first sworn to appraise the estate and slaves if any of William Gill, Deceased and report to the next court.
The Will of William Rhea Jr. in Green Co., KY
- #99- GREEN CO., KY WILL BOOK 2, 107-108.* Will of William Rhea (Jr.), son of William Reah/Reagh/Rhea of Augusta and Bath Counties. proved September 20, 1824. "My children have all married and I having divided all my estate among them except what is hereafter divided think it unnecessary to mention them as it is my will and pleasure that my son William Rhea in consideration of my being indebted to him have all the right, title, benefit and interest I have in a suit in Chancery now defending in the Green County Circuit Court against the heirs and representatives of Wm. Brownlee, decd... It is further my will that my son William Rhea...have all the property of what kind soever that would be coming to me upon the death of my granddaughter Elizabeth Hutcheson agreeable to the will of her father and mother..."Son, William Rhea, executor.