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BROWN *David

Male 1759 - 1833


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  • Name  BROWN *David 
    Born  1759  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  62CA07CDE863D511988744455354617051A9 
    Died  1833  Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I237  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  22 Jun 2006 

    Father  BROWN *Johan Jakob, ,Sr.,   b. 27 Feb 1730/1731, Ruschburg, Kusel, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1808, Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  GOETTGEN Elizabeth,   b. 1735/1737/1740, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1751  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F102  Group Sheet

    Family  ROARK *Sarah 
    Children 
     1. BROWN John Roark
    >2. BROWN Mary,   b. 8 Sep 1787, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1855, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BROWN Jacob,   b. 20 Nov 1789, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1860, Cleveland, Bradley County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. BROWN *Isaac N.,   b. 1790, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Newport, Cocke County,Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. BROWN Elijah,   b. 9 Sep 1792/1794, Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1838, Sidney, Vermilion Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. BROWN Abraham II,   b. 1795, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850/1860
     7. BROWN Ellender II,   b. Abt 1800, Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1845, Georgetown, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. BROWN David, Jr.,   b. 17 Sep 1803, Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Vermillion County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F98  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Photo of existing historic cabin on David Brown's
original property location, Greene Co., TN taken
by Wayne Conduff
    Photo of existing historic cabin on David Brown's original property location, Greene Co., TN taken by Wayne Conduff
    Photo taken by Wayne Conduff of old cemetery located at the old David Brown homestead.
    Photo taken by Wayne Conduff of old cemetery located at the old David Brown homestead.
    Old stone grinder from David Brown land in Greene Co., TN
    Old stone grinder from David Brown land in Greene Co., TN
    Old stone grinder next to the barn. David Brown
    property in Greene Co., TN Photo taken by Wayne Conduff
    Abandoned Cabin on David Browns original property
in Greene Co., TN
    Abandoned Cabin on David Browns original property in Greene Co., TN
    Abandoned Cabin on David Browns original property
    in Greene Co., TN photo taken by Wayne Conduff.
    Old abandoned barn on David Browns original property, Greene Co., TN
    Old abandoned barn on David Browns original property, Greene Co., TN
    Old abandoned barn on David Browns original
    property, Greene Co., TN photo taken by Wayne
    Conduff

    Documents
    US Geological Land Survey of David Brown, Sr.
land in Greene County, TN
    US Geological Land Survey of David Brown, Sr. land in Greene County, TN
    U.S. Geological Survey compiled by Wayne Conduff
    of Greene Co., TN

  • Notes 
    • I feel sorry for my David Brown. Most of the family line has been traced except for this David. There
      were four David Browns in Washington Co., TN at this time ( 1780-1833). Including David's son, David,
      Jr. : I think my David was in the Revolutionary War ( see following ) and probably in the War of 1812 or
      his sons were. I have alot of research to do and I really want to find my Roark as well.

      SOURCE NOTES: As per Washington County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills, Volume I
      Washington County ( 1778-1820 ) by Ethel Depew Huffine and Ruth Stuart it would seem that
      David Brown was a Minister ( as noted on page #11 ) October 15,1795 William Brown to
      Catherine Sweet, US, Washington Co., Rites by David Brown, Testator: J.A. Sevier.
      ______________________________________________________________________________

      Transcription of Deed by John Roark from copy of Deed received from Neal Glasgow
      Washington County, Tennessee. June 16, 2004.


      To all to Whom these presents shall come. I John Rork do send greetting. Know ye that I this John Rork of the County of Washington in the state of Tennefsee for an in consideration of the love and good will and affection which I do bear towards My loveing soan in law David Brown of the same county and state have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the David Brown His Hairs Execu admined one Bay Horse one Black Mare and all the household furniture of which before the sealing of these present I have delivered him the David Brown an inventory signed and ***bareing date to have and to hold all the said property here in mentioned to him the David Brown his haris execu or administrator from henceforth as this and their proper horses and goods absolutely without any mannor of condition in witness where I have herunto put my
      Hand and seal this first day of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety six.

      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us

      William Wood
      Philip Brown His
      Cunrod Brown John X Roark
      Mark
      _____________________________________________________________________________
      Notation for research:
      David Brown moved to Washington County, TN with his father Johan Jakob ( ).
      Notation that Jakob Brown and his family attended Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, Washington Co.
      but it was not known if Jakob Brown attended. I believe David and Roark might have attended.
      Following reference: see if I can locate.
      Cherokee Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington Co., TN
      TN New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Greene Co, TN
      Note: I, Barbara Ribling, have not seen these graves.
      John Bayless ( b. 25 November 1746), father of Rev. Rees Bayless. John " is buried between Daniel II
      and Reece Bayless in the Old Cherokee Cemetery. The quote is from the same unidentified book cited above. His grave is marked by a DAR marker. ( this notation is for reference only )______________________________________________________________________________
      East Tennessee County's Early Boundary Changes: ( 1790 and 1800 ).
      Most of us have found that researching the early settlers of Tennessee can be quite perplexing. Although Tennessee didn't become a bona fide state until 1796, many of the eastern counties were formed much earlier than that date. Washington County was the first to be formed in 1777, then came Sullivan ( from Washington ) in 1779, Greene ( Washington ) in 1783, and then Hawkins was formed in 1786 from Sullivan.

      History books tell us that these four counties were in the " Southwest Territory " or " Territory South of the Ohio " which was created around May 1790. By direction of the territorial govenor, militia captains took a census in July 1791, the county lines had not changed from 1790.

      What does this mean to you as a researcher? Many things. The one thing is that if you find your ancestor in say Greene County in the early 1790's but in Cocke County in the early 1800's, they didn't necessarily pack up their families and move. Depending on the area of Cocke they lived in between 1790 and 1800, they could have lived in the following counties: Greene ( 1783 ) Jefferson ( 1792 ) or
      Cocke (1797 ).
      _______________________________________________________________________________
      1/23/05: Email from Scott Brown ( brownie74@sbcglobal.net )
      Catherine we are related from the Jacob-David line. I have a Catherine Yvonne King in my data base
      born 25 June 1955-West Palm Beach, FL Have 17,000 in my database and will be glad to share.
      Scott Brown
      Responded, then e-mail 1/25/05: Family Group Sheet of David. Elijah is my GGGrandpa.
      _______________________________________________________________________________
      1/27/05: Email and download from Scott Brown
      Do you have the book on Abraham, the Miller & Jacob the Waggonmaker? I have it. I will attach an
      intro to a little book that Dale ( Dale E. Heber ) & I created. It should have a lot of good information in it
      for you. My old homeplace is in IL a mile down the road from Isaac's Browntown & the Cemetery. I live in Attica about 25 SW of Lafayette ( not the Prison, ha!!) See transcript on Johan Jakob Brown*
      _______________________________________________________________________________
      From Booklet provided:

      DAVID BROWN was born about 1759 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married, probably also in Rowan County, ROARK, daughter of John Roark. John Roark refers to David as " my loving son-in-law" in a 1796 Washington County, Tennessee deed of gift, giving David " one bay horse, one black mare and household furniture." David purchased land in Washington County in December of 1796 from his father, Jacob. After moving to Tennessee, David and his family settled at Telford and remained there until 1822 when he sold his farm to a nephew, Stephen Brown, and moved to Little Chuckey Creek in Greene County. It was there he died about 1833. His property was divided between his eight children.

      A 1788 Rowan County Deed states, " This indenture made the 23rd day of September in the year of our Lord between Jacob Brown and Elizabeth, his wife, at the County of Rowan and State of North Carolina, Wagon Maker of one part and David Brown, son to the said Jacob and Elizabeth of the County and State aforesaid....." establishing the son ship of David. This deed is of great interest to genealogists in that it also includes the written signature of Jacob.

      CHILDREN:
      Mary Brown, born 8 September 1787, died 12 January 1855
      Jacob Brown, Jr. born 20 November in Rowan County, NC, died 4 May 1860
      Isaac N. Brown, born ca 1790
      Elijah Brown, born ca 1792
      Abraham Brown, born ca 1795
      Ellender " Nelly " Brown, born ca 1800
      David Brown, Jr., born ca 1802
      John Brown living 1833 in Greene County, TN
      _______________________________________________________________________________
      2/5/05 Recieved CD with Scanned images of the " Abraham Brown the Miller and Jacob Brown the
      Wagonmaker from Scott Brown.

      David Brown is Chapter V:
      (1-5) with same information as above
      Special notation for Isaac N.
      (1-5-3) Isaac N. Brown, b: ca 1790 was a resident of Greene County, TN in 1833 when David his
      father died and had a grown son, Robert. ( Judah-Judith was a second marriage ).
      _______________________________________________________________________________
      2/16/05 Recieved a email from Wayne Conduff the Greene County Researcher which states:
      he obtained two deeds to David Brown, Sr. and for Isaac N. Brown a Tennessee Land Grant and one from the inheritance from his father David Brown: along with five photos that ( 1) old house that the log
      part could have been David's house on his old homestead and a old handdug well and old log crib.
      For Isaac N. and old house that he thinks Isaac could have lived in. Also an old graveyard on David's
      land that he could be buried in by an unmarked grave.
      Grants and Deeds platted and mapped.
      _______________________________________________________________________________

      Further research: East Tennessee Drafted Militia: War of 1812
      Colonel William Johnson
      Captain Andrew Lawson's Company ( 20 September 1814-3 May 1815)

      Brown, David
      Brown, Jacob
      Brown, Solomon ** Solomon being there, it could be the three brothers.
      Need to see if I can obtain records.

      2nd Regiment East Tennessee Volunteer Militia
      September 1814-May 1815
    • David married Sarah Roark, dau of John Roark. John Roark refers to David as "my loving son-in-law" in a 1796 Washington, Cty, Tn. David purchased land in Washington Cty in Dec 1796 from his father, Jacob. After moving to Tn., David and his family settled at Telford and remained there untill 1822 when he sold his farm to a nephew, Stephen Brown, and moved to Little Chuckey Creek in Greene Cty. It was there he died about1833. His property was divided between his eight children.

      Source: THE ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JACOB (BRAUN) BROWN THE WAGONMAKER Compiled and Edited by John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Koller and Margaret Brown Anderson