Robert BrownAbt 1724 -
Name Robert Brown Born Abt 1724 Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Gender Male Person ID I2088 Petersen-de Lanskoy Last Modified 14 Jan 2006
Family Ann, b. Abt 1728, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Married Abt 1749 Children 1. Robert Brown, b. Bef 1751, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland 2. Sarah Brown, b. Bef 1751, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland 3. Mary Brown, b. Bef 1751, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland 4. Roger Brown, b. Abt 1750, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland , d. 20 Mar 1826, Duncan's Creek, Laurens, South Carolina (Age ~ 76 years) 5. John Brown, b. Bef 1751, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland 6. Rebekah Brown, b. Bef 1751, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland , d. Aft 1787, Of Duncans Creek, Laurens, South Carolina (Age > 37 years) 7. Mathew Brown, b. 1752, , Wexford, Ireland , d. 24 Dec 1839, Union Township, Shelby, Indiana (Age 87 years) 8. William Brown, b. Aft 1751, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland 9. Elizabeth Brown, b. Aft 1751, Of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Family ID F839 Group Sheet
1. 27 Feb 2005 website http://indianasocietysar.org/browmatt.html. The site notes: information provided by Paul Revere DAR Chapter, Muncie, Indiana. Most of the information was given on June 3, 2004 by Mary Ann Bumgarner
. Various excerpts relating to Mathew Brown's parentage (see Mathew's notes for full transcription; the information below requires verification and resolution of conflicting info):
Statement 1: He was came to America when age twelve years old with widowed mother and brothers and sisters. Statement 2: Copied from a record made in 1921 by Landy (Hurst) Brown, from a record by John H.(Herron) Brown in 1905- his 76th year. Done this (?) year by A.B. Brown: Matthew Brown, the elder, with nine brothers and his parents, came to South Carolina from England in 1763, he being at that time 10 yrs. of age. He was of Scotch-Irish descent. Statement 3: From MEMORIAL SKETCH OF THE ISAAC PHARES FAMILY OF SHELBY COUNTY INDIANA, transcribed by Richard Weightman: "MATHEW BROWN, Sr., was born in Ireland, and came to South Carolina with his parents and nine brothers in 1764... He immigrated before 1 Sep 1767; "The following BROWNS left Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, arrived onboard the Brittania in Charlestown, SC and petitioned for land on Sept.1, 1767 under the Bounty Act of 1761: Robert, Sr. petitioned for 300 acres, equivalent for himself, a wife and three children age fifteen or under. Ann age 42. Mathew age 12. William age 8. Elizabeth age 2. Robert, Sarah, Mary, Roger, John and Rebekah petitioned for 100 acres each, meaning they were all single and sixteen years of age or older.
Statement 4: Place: Charleston, SC; Year: 1767; Age: 12; Primary Individual: Brown, Mathew; Source Code: 3627.37; Source Name: JONES, JACK MORELAND, and MARY BONDURANT WARREN. South Carolina Immigrants, 1760 to 1770. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1988. 430p. Source Annotation: Place and date of immigrants' or discharged military person's petition requesting reimbursements of passage, additional land, headrights, bounty, etc. from the South Carolina government or of letter expressing satisfaction with the voyage to America. Extracted from The South-Carolina Gazette, "The Governor and Council Journal" (located at the South Carolina Archives), and "Records of the Public Treasurers of South Carolina" (also at the SC Archives in Columbia). Source Page 213.
2. If Mathew Brown is proved to be his son, then it should be noted that his Rev. War Pension application states that he was born in 1752 in Wexford Co., Ireland.
3. FHL book 975.7W2r, 1968, "A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina 1763-1773," comp. by Janie Revill. This book states: "The immigrants listed in this volume were protestant refugees from Europe who came to South Carolina on the encouragement of an Act passed by the General Assembly of the Colony on July 25, 1761 called the Bounty Act. A copy of the Act is not available. It is referred to in the published Statues of So. Carolina... It was a broadening of earlier immigration laws, for the special benefit of these religious refugees. Applicants had to have certificates showing that they were protestants and entitled to receive the benefits allowed by the new Bounty Act, which was evidently modified and renewed from time to time." The dates are for approval of bounties and not necessarily date of immigration even though each group appears to have recently arrived and each listed group was probably from the same ship. The following names are included:
Council Journal, 33, page 145, meeting of 28 May, 1767, these two names together in sequence:
Andrew Adair - 450 acres. [No known relation.]
Alice Adair - 100 acres. [No known relation.]
Council Journal, 33, pages 150-157, meeting of 28 May 1767, these four names together in sequence:
Council Journal, 33, pages 229-234, meeting of 1 Sept. 1767, these seven names together in sequence:
Robert Brown - 100 acres.
Robert Brown, Sen'r - 300 acres.
Sarah Brown - 100 acres.
Mary Brown - 100 acres.
Roger Brown - 100 acres. [Father of Rebecca Brown who marries Thomas Adair?]
John Brown - 100 acres.
Rebekah Brown - 100 acres. [Most likely Roger's sister later married to Mr. Bishop.]
4. Could the Robert Brown in the following be this Robert Brown? Probably not since his son Roger Brown's deed transactions were in the Duncan's Creek area in Laurens Co. and there were a lot of Browns in South Carolina at the time. "Location of John Mangum's land in Newberry county is at longitude -81.78675 lat. 34.30267 at the last upper wye in headwaters of Sandy Run Creek just southwest of the town of Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina. Sandy Run drains into the Little River. The town Bush River can be found due east of Newberry and due south of Kinards per copies of aerial photos and topo maps on file with me. Source of information for this is from the book "Laurens and Newberry Counties South Carolina: Saluda and Little River Settlements 1749-1775," by Jesse Hogan Motes, 1994, Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC, p. 99: "Chain of title for Elizabeth Johnston [Johnson]; Lease and release 5 and 6 Aug 1779: Joseph Hays, blacksmith, of the District of Ninety Six, to John Mnagum, planter, of the aforesaid place, for ₤200, 100 acres in Berkley [old name for Newberry Co.] on the waters of Little River, in the fork between Broad and Saludy Rivers and is one-half of 200 acres of land granted to Elizabeth Johnston granted 19 Jun 1772 and conveyed by her unto sd. Joseph Hays by lease and release 24 Feb 1773 and lies on the southside of the main county road that leads from Rebourn's Creek to Charleston, which sd. road is the dividing line through the sd. aforesaid tract of 200 acres; bounded S by land of John Pitts, Timothy Griffin, and David Richardson. Signed Joseph Hays. Wit: Daniel Williams, Samuel Goodman, James Goodman. Proved by James Goodman before William Caldwell, J.P. 4 Oct 1790. Recorded 27 Nov 1790, W. Malone, Clk. Ct. (Newberry Deed Book A; 1060-3. WPA; 79)
Note that on page 94 and 108 are reconstructed plat maps showing nearby neighbors of John Mangum: James Gogans (1771/100 acres)/James Goggans (1778/150 acres from Robert Johnston 1765 conv.), Hamilton Murdock (1768/350 acres), and Robert Brown (1768/100 acres)."
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