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BROWN Johan Stephan Christian, BRAUN

Male 1703 - 1763


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  • Name  BROWN Johan Stephan Christian, BRAUN 
    Suffix  BRAUN 
    Born  2 Feb 1703  Neidermohr, Rein-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  2 Jul 1703  Niedermohr, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  85AE030B7465D511988744455354617020C9 
    Died  Apr 1763  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I263  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  20 Nov 2005 

    Father  BROWN Hans Jakob,   b. Niedermohr, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Agnes 
    Family ID  F121  Group Sheet

    Family  HAMEN Maria Eva,   b. 28 Apr 1710, Ruschberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750 
    Married  13 Mar 1729/1730  Ruschburg, Kusel, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. 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
    >2. BROWN Johan Michael,   b. 19 Oct 1732, Ruschburg, Kusel, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1807, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BROWN Christina Elizabeth,   b. 18 Sep 1734, Ruschburg, Kusel, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. BROWN Maria Catherina,   b. 18 Oct 1736, Ruschburg, Kusel, Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. BROWN Anna Christina,   b. 22 Dec 1739, East Cocalico Township, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. BROWN Abraham,Sr,   b. 8 Mar 1743, Muddy Creek, East Cocalico TW, LC, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1804, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. BROWN Susanna,   b. 14 Sep 1746, East Cocalico Tw, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. BROWN Andreas,   b. 18 Sep 1748, East Cocalico Tw, Lancaster Co.,Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1804, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. BROWN Maria Margaretha,   b. 14 Jan 1750, East Cocalico Tw, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F109  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • HUSBAND:
      Johan Stephen Christian BRAUN arrived on 9 September 1738 in Philadelphia, PA on the ship
      GLASGOW. The family settled in Lancaster County, PA and remained there until the 1750's when
      they moved to Rowan County, North Carolina. After arriving in Rowan County, North Carolina they
      began spelling their surname as BROWN.
      September 9, 1738: William Steriling, Commander, From Rotterdam, but last from Cowes, England
      120 passengers.

      SOURCES:
      1. Robert Henry Brown, Sr. 111 Jenni Leigh Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806. Email-
      brownsr@aol.com
      2. John Burgess Fisher, Dorothy Brown Keller, Margaret Brown Anderson. The Ancestors of
      Abraham (Braun) Brown, the Miller and Jacob (Braun) Brown the Wagonmaker, Charlotte, NC
      Delmar Publishers & Printers ( 1983 ) Scott Russell Brown, 324 Holiday Drive, Attica, IL 47918
      Email- brownie@ns1.k-inc.com. Submitted by James Dykes.
      3. Kay ( Holly ) Bolls, 180 S. Cochran Rd., Geneva, FL 32732. Email: Kbolls@magicnet.net
      4. Broderbund World Family tree CD Volume #1, Ed #1 Tree # 61 . Diane ( Black ) Wilson
      4837 Middaugh Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515. Email: DWilson50@aol.com
      5. Robert Henry Brown, Sr.
      6. Broderbund World Family tree CD Volume #1, Ed. #1, Tree #61

      NOTES FROM ROWAN COUNTY : BRAUN/BROWN ( www.dantana.com/braun/html)

      On September 9,1783, Stephen Braun, age 37, from Ruschberg, Germany, arrived at the Port of Philadelphia on the ship " Glasglow" accompanied by his wife and their first four children. Number of
      passengers: men-120; women and children-221; crew of 8; total 349. Stephen Braun & family after
      several years went to the Carolinas ( 1742 ). They most likely traveled from Philadelphia down the Old Philadelphia Road, down the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke. They then traveled " The Carolina Road", which is through Maggoty Gap to the Carolinas. Originating as the Great Warrior Path of the
      Iroquois centuries before, the path was frequently used by the Iroquois before being ceded to the whites in 1744 to become one of the most heavily traveled roads in all Colonial America. This old road
      was located about where Highway #220 North out of Greensboro towards Roanoke.
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      Searching for Abraham Brown's Roots
      by John Burgess Fisher
      Recived from Scott Brown ( 10/15/2005 ) emailed
      Sent response on where did he recieve

      SEARCHING FOR ABRAHAM BROWN'S ROOTS

      Several years ago I happened to read a letter in which Mr. James Luther Fisher, my uncle, stated that,
      if he had time before he died, he would like to search out his mother's family which traced back to
      Abraham Brown. I knew that he died within a few years and didn't get to fulfill his desires. One day I
      stopped by the History Room, Rowan Public Library, just to see if I could find anything on this Abraham
      Brown. I first examined the " Brown Folders" in the McCubbins Files. To my delight the visit was very
      rewarding. For a start I found a pamphlet entitiled, " Dr. James Seven Brown, M.D., The Country
      Doctor" by Robert Bruce Camerson of High Point, NC written in 1958. This pamplet told of Abraham
      Brown coming from Pennsylvania to Rowan County in the 1700's, and that he was an ancestor of Dr.
      Brown. It gave the names of his children and the line of descent to Dr. Brown, as well as his children, etc. I found it to be a most helpful beginning for a research project. Shortly thereafter I read the book,
      " Michael Braun of the Old Stone House " concerning some writings by the Reverend Bachman Samuel Brown concerning Abraham Brown, his ancestor. Mr. Bachman S. Brown of Kannapolis, N.C. grandson of this Reverend Brown, later told me that he would send me a copy of these writings. In about a week I recieved a visit from Bachman S. Brown. He brought me a copy of the paper entitled, " Memorabilia and Musings", by Reverend Bachman Samuel Brown, written in 1917. This paper gave the complete line of Reverend Brown back to his ancestor, Abraham Brown. In the paper Reverend
      Brown stated that tradition had revealed to him over the years that Abraham Brown was brother to Michael Brown of the Old Stone House. However, he did state that he had no proof. Dr. Richard Brown in the early book of Michael Braun also had stated that it was his opinion that Abraham and Michael were brothers. These two sources gave me enough material that I could not just stop at this point. Rather I knew that I had to dig into this further and see if I could trace this family back to the place that I could prove a connection between these two early Rowan County Pioneers.

      I then started a research of the counties of Pennsylvania in hopes of finding a deed, record of a passenger list, a birth record or baptism record, a tax listing, a marriage bond, or some other record of
      Abraham Brown (Braun ). This was all to no avail. There appeared to be no record of Abraham Brown
      ( Braun) to fit my Abraham. This finally convinced me that Abraham must have either been born in
      Pennsylvania or to have arrived from Germany as a small boy. I checked every book that pertained to Germans in Pennsylvania in the Rowan Public Library History Room, Davidson College Library, The University of North Carolina Library, and other sources that I could find without a trace of Abraham.
      I knew without finding his roots in Germany and tracing them into this country a book would not be complete. I did find a number of books and papers that indicated the possibility that Abraham, Jacob and Michael Brown were either brothers or close kin. I constantly spent most of my lunch hours in the
      History Room, Rowan Public Library, check all new books and articles that might give some clue.
      Nothing appeared of any help until August,1981. My day finally arrived. The Librarian, Shirley Hoffman, told me that she had just recieved a new book concerning Pastoral Records in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that covered the early 1700's. I couldn't wait to take a quick look at the index. There it appeared, " Abraham Braun, page 48". My hands were shaking when I turned to page 48.
      There it stared at me, " Abraham Braun, a son born to Stephen Braun, March 8, 1743, baptised
      April 10,1743". The name of the book was " Records of Pastoral Acts at the Lutheran and Reformed
      Congregations of the Muddy Creek Church, East Cacalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,
      translated by William J. Hinke, and Frederick S. Weiser of the Pennsylvania German Society, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, 1981". Dr. Weiser is the Editor of the Pennsylvania German Society paper.
      I wrote to him in hopes that he had further information. I had a nice letter from him, but he didn't have any further information. I could hardly wait to consult the passenger lists. My lunch hour being up, I had to wait until the next day.

      I first looked over Strassburger's Passenger Lists. There I discovered a Stephen Braun, age 37, arrived on the ship " Glasglow", September 9,1738, Walter Sterling, Commander, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes, England, 120 passengers. There was also a Stephen Brun, age 21, that arrived on the Ship Patience, September 15, 1753. How fortunate that the ages were given. This is very unusual-
      most ages are not listed. Here we have the only Stephen Braun that would fit-Stephen Braun, age 37.