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BROWN Anna Christina

Female 1739 -

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  • Name  BROWN Anna Christina 
    Born  22 Dec 1739  East Cocalico Township, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  16 Jan 1740  East Cocalico Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    _UID  D5AE030B7465D511988744455354617070C9 
    Person ID  I292  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  20 Nov 2005 

    Father  BROWN Johan Stephan Christian, BRAUN,   b. 2 Feb 1703, Neidermohr, Rein-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1763, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F109  Group Sheet

    Family  GOETTGEN John 
    Family ID  F124  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Page XXVIII from The Ancestors and Descendents:

      A great deal of work has been done to try to find traces of other children of Stephen Christian Brown
      in Pennsylvania. Since families in that day stayed very much together, it is believed that they all came to
      Rowan County. It is difficult to locate women in the 1700's. Women occupied such a secondary role in
      the family and public life that rarely are their names recorded. Church records reveal very little. It is believed by several of us that Anna Christiana, daughter of Stephen Brown, married John Getchey ( Ketchie ) for the following reasons:
      1. In the McCubbins Paper, Rowan Co. Library, a page, headed by name, Jacob Brown contains the
      following: Will of Christiana Getchen, Book B, Page #48, dated 8 March 1790. Sons John and Frederick-Wit. " Michael Brown, Jr. and John Strange.
      2. Deed Book 4:664-66, Jacob Brown and his wife Elizabeth release to John Gilichi (?) 134 acres, 22 Jan. 1762 ( this is a part of a tract of land Jacob Brown bough in 1761-479 acres. ( It is noted that Jacob
      Brown regularly deed his land to members of his family).
      3. In the 1758-59 Tax List of Rowan County, NC John Gilcha's name is listed directly below the three
      Brown's ( Michol, Steven and Jacob ).
      4. In 1732 baptism record of Johnn Michael Braun, son of Stephen gives Johannes Goettge as on of
      the Godparents. All from Ruschberg, Germany.
      5. " Pennsylvania German Immigrants " by Yoder, page #321, Johannis Goettgen of Ruschberg leaves with wife and six children for the Americas. ( The John who married Christiana was probably one of these children ) 1751.
      6. " Pennsylvania German Pioneers" by Strassburger- Ship Edinburgh, Sept 16, 1751--Johannes
      7. Abstract of Minutes of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Rowan Co., N.C. one of the Executors.
      Book A, page #172, 9 May 1777. Christiana Getchy summoned to next court, being widow of John
      Getchey, decd, to see if she has disposed of part of the said estate, contrary to Law, she to give account.
      8. John Gitshaue made oath in court that he was one of the chain bearers when the land of Jacob
      Brown, formerly of Rowan County, was first surveryed.
      9. John Getchey and Michael Brown, Jr. witnessed the will of Barbara Bruner.
      In Pennsylvania Andreas Braun, son of Stephan Braun, was born. In Rowan County we find that
      Andrew Brown obtained a land grant of 199 acres from the State, Book 11, page 565 next to Brown Field north side of Crane Creek. August 6, 1789 Andrew Brown ( no wife signs ) lets Phillip Brown have 70 Acres ( a part of the 199 acres ). The Will of Andrew Brown, a planter, was recorded in Book C, page #325, Rowan County, made while very weak on May 13,1804, wife-Eva and her children. Should she marry again the land is to be divided amoung the children: Daughters: Chattarenta & Susanna; Sons: Philip & Peter- George Fischer, executor. Book A, Page #343, Division of Estates; the Land of
      desceased Andrew Brown which he left to his children: Joseph, Andrew, Susannah and Catherine, is reported in February court of 1826 as being 107 1/2 acres ( being four out of the seven parts belonging to the deceased: 188 acres on Crane Creek )/ Phillip Brown bough two the the seven parts from his
      brothers: Peter and Daniel before the estate was divided which makes three parts out of the 188 acres for him. The Will of Andrew Brown ( Book H, page #624, June 28, 1834) brother Joseph, sisters:
      Catharine & Susanna, nieces: Betsy & Margaret Brown. Book #34, page # 378, Feb 4, 1840, Joseph,
      Catherine & Susan Brown with Jacob S. Myers as Executor of the deceased Andrew Brown, let William Chambers have their four parts out of the seven in the Estate of Andrew Brown, Sr. which was 107 1/2 acres. In the Abstracts of Rowan County Court Minutes on Feb. 11,1792, Andrew Brown was appointed
      Oversear and Constable from Geo Smiths to the middle of Yarbrough's Island. On May 5,1789
      Abram Brown, Andrew Brown, Jno Getchy and Phillip Brown were appointed to the Grand Jury. On November 8,1782 Andrew Brown and Abrpam Brown served on Jury Duty. On Monday, May 5, 1788 Andrew Brown, Abraham Brown and Jacob Brown were discharged from Jury Duty. On Aug. 9, 1788 Andrew Brown, administered the estate of Eve Hartman. On February 7, 1789 Andrew Brown, Abram Brown, Phillip Brown, Jacob Brown, Sr. and Jno Getchey were appointed to the jury. On Feb. 8, 1793 John Adams was appointed instead of Andrew Brown. In Reverend Samuel Rothrock's Diary under September 19,1843 he attended the funeral of Andrew Brown at Union: text: Numbers: 23:10.
      Andrew Brown buried by Reverend Storch May 14,1804.
      Deed Book 5, pages 463-465, Jacob Brown and wife, Elizabeth deeded 157 acres to Melker Eller for
      15 pds., proc part of the 479 acres Granville Grant dated April 4,1761 to Jacob Brown. Book B, page
      135, Melchor Eller & Wife Elizabeth let Jacob Vicon have 157 acres next to Jacob Brown. Elizabeth
      is a possible daughter of Stephen Brown.

      The above wa compiled by Mrs. Margaret Brown Anderson and John Burgess Fisher.

  • Sources 
    1. [S94] The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham Brown, the Miller and Jacob Brown, the Wagonmaker, Margaret Brown Anderson, Dorothy Brown Koller and John Burgess Fischer, (Delmar Publishers & Printers ( Charlotte NC )), 0-9612308-3-5., XX Introduction.