1759 - 1833
||BROWN *David |
||Rowan County, North Carolina
||Greene County, Tennessee
||Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
||22 Jun 2006 |
||BROWN *Johan Jakob, ,Sr., b. 27 Feb 1730/1731, Ruschburg, Kusel, Pfalz, Germany , d. 1 Apr 1808, Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee |
||GOETTGEN Elizabeth, b. 1735/1737/1740, Germany , d. 1814, Washington County, Tennessee |
||Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
||ROARK *Sarah |
| ||1. BROWN John Roark|
|>||2. BROWN Mary, b. 8 Sep 1787, Rowan County, North Carolina , d. 12 Jan 1855, Washington County, Tennessee |
| ||3. BROWN Jacob, b. 20 Nov 1789, Rowan County, North Carolina , d. 4 May 1860, Cleveland, Bradley County,Tennessee |
|>||4. BROWN *Isaac N., b. 1790, Rowan County, North Carolina , d. 1855, Newport, Cocke County,Tennessee |
|>||5. BROWN Elijah, b. 9 Sep 1792/1794, Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee , d. 21 Aug 1838, Sidney, Vermilion Co., IL |
| ||6. BROWN Abraham II, b. 1795, Rowan County, North Carolina , d. 1850/1860|
| ||7. BROWN Ellender II, b. Abt 1800, Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee , d. 13 Oct 1845, Georgetown, IL |
|>||8. BROWN David, Jr., b. 17 Sep 1803, Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee , d. 1863, Vermillion County, Illinois |
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||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.|
||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 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 photo taken by Wayne
- 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
Philip Brown His
Cunrod Brown John X Roark
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 ( email@example.com )
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.
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.
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, 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