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BROWN George

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  • Name  BROWN George 
    Born  1755  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  8FAE030B7465D51198874445535461702A69 
    Died  10 Dec 1846  Alexander County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Old Brown Cemetery, Thebes, Alexander, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I266  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  20 Nov 2005 

    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 1  WATTENBARGER(WAPSBOUG) Barbara,   b. Abt 1735 
    Married  2 Jan 1779  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. BROWN John, Sr.,   b. 15 Oct 1779, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1847, Union County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. BROWN David,   b. Abt 1786
     3. BROWN Jeremiah,   b. 1790
     4. BROWN James,   b. Abt 1795, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F112  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Margaret, SOWERS 
    Married  4th May 1843  Union County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F1115  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Notes for George Brown:
      George Brown enlisted as a private in Rowan County, NC in the fall of 1776, serving 2 months under
      Captain James Montgomery & Colonel Francis Locke. He again enlisted in the summer 1779 serving
      5 1/2 months under the Quartermaster Yarberry. Following the war he moved to TN, then to Union County, Illinois
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      Washington County, TN Military- George Brown ( Revolutionary War Pension Application )
      REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION DECLARATION OF GEORGE BROWN OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN AND UNION AND ALEXANDER CO., ILLINOIS.

      State of Tennessee, Washington County
      September Term, 1832

      On this 12th day of September,1832, personally appeared in open court before the Honorable Samuel Powel, Judge of the Circuit Court of Law and Equity for Washington County, now sitting, GEORGE BROWN, citizen of the county and state aforesaid, aged seventy-seven years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832:
      That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers, and served as herein
      state:

      That in the fall of the year 1776, as well as now recollected, he was a citizen of Rowan County, State of North Carolina, was drafted in said county to serve as a three-months tour with mounted infantry, was enrolled in said county under Captain Montgomery, Lieutenant James Craig, was march to Cross Creek, North Carolina, against the Tories who had embodied at that place, though previous to the arrival of Captain Montgomery's men the Tories had dispersed;

      That he remained at that place, scouting through the neighborhood after the Tories for some length of time, when he was marched back to Salisbury and verbally discharged after having served two months as before stated.

      He states that sometime in the summer of 1779, as well as now recollected, he was drafted in Rowan County, State of North Carolina, the term not recollected, and entered the service of the United States as a mechanic; was placed under the comman of General Green, though immediatly under that of Quartermaster Yarberry, and was stationed in Salisbury, North Carolina, and put to making cartridge boxes, which employment he followed for some months, when he was taken with smallpox and was confined until after the British Army marched through that place and the American army retreated towards Camden, where he was discharged either written or verbally ( not now recollected ) by the said Yarberry.

      He does further state that between the time he performed his said first tour of duty and the last, as above stated, he hired substitutes to perform two tours of duty for him. He states that the last term of service under the said Yarberry at Salisbury was five months and half month: that in all in the War of the Revolution he served seven months and half, as above stated.

      He states that there is no minister of the Gospel in his neighborhood who can testify as to the fact required by the directions of the War Department. He states that he has no documentary testimony of his service, neither does he know of any person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service.

      He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever to a pension and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.

      Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court.
      Test: Jas V. Anderson, Clk.

      We, Henry SOLTS and Nicholas TUCKER, residents of Washington County, State of Tennessee, hereby certify that we are well aquainted with George Brown, who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be seventy-seven years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution, and that we concur in that opinion.

      Sworn to and subscribed this 12 day of September 1832, in open court.
      /s/ HENRY SOLTS
      /s/ NICHOLAS TUCKER
      Test: Jas V. Anderson, Clk

      " In a letter dated 15 December 1936 to Mrs. William A. Meyer, 2618 L Street, Sacramento, California, the Pension Bureau gave the following information from George Brown's pension file:
      " In 1838 ( George Brown ) moved from Tennessee to Union County, Illinois. In 1845 he resided in Alexander County, Illinois, with his son, David. The solider then stated that all his children were grown and married, as well as many of his grandchildren, and that the greater number of them resided in the State of Illinois, some in Union County. The only name given was that of his son, David, as above stated. George Brown died December 10, 1846, in or near Thebes, Alexander County, Illinois.

      The name of the solider's first wife and the date of their marriage are not shown. He married May 4,1843, in Union County, Illinois, Mrs. Margaret Sowers. ( widow Sowers ). Soldier's widow, Margaret Brown, was allowed pension on he application executed December 3,1855, at which time she was aged 54 years and a resident of Pulaski County, Illinois."

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  • Sources 
    1. [S96] Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage Records 1754-1866, Volumes 1 & 2, Francis T. Ingmire, (Iberian Publishing Co. Athens, GA), Page # 21.

    2. [S79] Revolutionary War Pension File.