Robert Brown

Male Abt 1724 -


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  • Name Robert Brown 
    Born Abt 1724  of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I2088  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2014 

    Family Ann,   b. Abt 1728, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1749 
    Children 
    +1. Roger Brown,   b. Abt 1750, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 20 Mar 1826, Duncan's Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     2. Robert Brown,   b. Bef 1751, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Brown,   b. Bef 1751, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Brown,   b. Bef 1751, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Brown,   b. Bef 1751, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Rebekah Brown,   b. Bef 1751, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1787, of Duncans Creek, Laurens, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years)
     7. Mathew Brown,   b. 1752, , Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1839, Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. William Brown,   b. Aft 1751, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Elizabeth Brown,   b. Aft 1751, of, County Wexford, or Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F839  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. The following private manuscript is not found at the FHL library or on the Internet as of 23 Sep 2012: "The Descendants of John Brown, Sr." Compiler address: 8106 Shoreridge Terr, Indianapolis, IN 46236. Some entries on the Internet make reference to it, but I believe it to be mainly a private compilation; however, I did find an online recapitulation of the manuscript data as prepared in 2001 by Richard M. Leland III (from a copy he received directly from Mr. Volnoggle in Apr 2000) at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lelandva/jbrow004.htm#id5421 and entitled appropriately as "The Descendants of John Brown Sr." (accessed 23 Sep 2012). The data purports John Brown Sr. to be the original immigrant whereas I have Robert Brown. No documentation or contemporary quotes showing the presence of John or how the family grouping is derived are given for these two compilers choice of "John Brown Sr." as the original ancestor. The only sources given are James Volnoggle's compilation. The data for the first generation:
      "John1 Brown Sr; married Nancy (Ann) ( - ? - ) before 1738 in Ireland; died circa 1803 at Laurens Co., SC.
      Children of John1 Brown Sr. and Nancy (Ann) ( - ? - ) were as follows:
      + 2 i. Roger Brown, born circa 1734 at Antrim, Ireland; married Jeaney ( - ? - ); married Rebecca (Bexey) Wallace.
      + 3 ii. Jane 2 Brown, born circa 1738 at Antrim Co., Ireland; married James Dorroh.
      iii. William2 Brown; born circa 1741, at Belfast, Antrim Co., Ireland (other sources have born at County Wexford, Ireland, in 1748); married Frances ( - ? - ) or Sarah. William has a land patent in Union Co. Indiana on September 8th, 1812, coming from Wayne Co., on September 16th, 1819 he bought more land in Union Co., Indiana.
      + 4 iv. David Brown, born circa 1744 at Belfast, Antrim Co., Ireland; married Letitia Cruce.
      v. Samuel Brown; born circa 1748 at County Wexford, Ireland.
      + 5 vi. Matthew Brown, born 1752 at County Wexford, Ireland; married Jane Jones.
      + 6 vii. John Brown, born 7 Apr 1755 at Belfast, Antrim Co., Ireland; married Sarah Weeks."
      The website downlines for each of the individuals above who have a + sign. I do not have Jane, David, or William listed; they do not have several of the children I list. I include the next generation of Jane and David as well for reference purposes:
      Jane2 Brown (John1); born circa 1738 at Antrim Co., Ireland; married James Dorroh before 1762 at Antrim Co., Ireland; died 22 Oct 1836 at Laurens Co., SC; buried after 22 Oct 1836 at Dorroh Field Cemetery, near Gray Court, Laurens Co., SC. IGI, Ireland, showed Jane and James the parents of four children, the first born in 1762 in Antrim Co., Ireland. She immigrated before 8 Nov 1772; At the Council Meeting 8 Nov. 1772, a James Daragh, (recently arrived), was granted 350 acres of land. (100 acres-father, 50 acres ea-wife and 4 children under 16) (*This is where some of the disagreements begin, Mathew states he arrived here at twelve years of age, in that case it would be 1764, so it is clear he did not come with Jane and James but they came later. RML3)
      This land originally Craven County, which was later Berkeley County and is now Laurens County. Children of Jane2 Brown and James Dorroh were as follows:
      9 i. Margaret 3 Dorroh; born circa 1765 at Antrim Co., Ireland.
      10 ii. Nancy Dorroh; born circa 1766 at Antrim Co., Ireland; married William McDavid circa 1792; died 26 Oct 1840 at Hazlegreen, Madison Co., AL; buried after 26 Oct 1840 at Grimwood Road Cemetery.
      11 iii. William Dorroh; born circa 1767 at Antrim Co., Ireland; married Catherine Dunlap circa 1792; died circa 1807 at Laurens Co, SC; buried after 1807 at Dorroh Field Cemetery, Gray Court, Laurens Co, SC.
      + 12 iv. John Dorroh, born 16 Mar 1769 at Antrim Co., Ireland; married Rebecca Jones.
      13 v. Martha Dorroh; born 22 Sep 1776 at Laurens Co, SC; married William Cunningham 11 Feb 1795; died 28 Oct 1866 at Marion, Perry Co., AL, at age 90.
      14 vi. James Dorroh; born circa 1779 at Laurens Co, SC; married Sarah Ross; died 25 Feb 1842 at Gray Court, Laurens Co, SC; buried after 25 Feb 1842 at Friendship Church, Gray Court, Laurens Co, SC.
      David2 Brown (John1); born circa 1744 at Belfast, Antrim Co., Ireland; ckimes has County Wexford same as Mathew; married Letitia Cruce circa 1766; died 20 Nov 1828 at Tipton Co., TN. He lived circa 1777 at Spartanburg, SC. Children of David2 Brown and Letitia Cruce were as follows:
      15 i. Isaac 3 Brown; born before 1770.
      16 ii. William Brown; born circa 1770.
      17 iii. Samuel Brown; born after 1770."

      2. 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 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.

      3. Mathew Brown's Rev. War Pension application states that he was born in 1752 in Wexford Co., Ireland.

      4. 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 Statutes 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:
      Mary Adair
      Alex'dr Adair
      James Adair
      Margaret Adair
      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.]

      5. 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)."