Brown Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War, Part 2

BROWN
Soldiers in the
Revolutionary War

Part 2

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Brown Soldiers in the American Revolution

JAMES BROWN
Virginia Militia. James was b 24 May 1759 in Dinwiddie Co., Va. and enlisted as a Private there in the Virginia Militia. He later moved to North Carolina and then to Tennessee; then to upper Louisiana; then back to Tennessee. He applied for a pension 15 Oct 1832 while living in Davidson Co., Tn.; $28.96 Annual Allowance $86.88 Amount Received 12 Nov 1832 Pension Started Age 82 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

JAMES BROWN
Virginia Militia. Born 1756 in Cumberland Co., PA. and lived in Hampshire (now Hardy) Co., Va. when he enlisted in the Va. Militia. In the fall of 1782, he moved to Monongalia Co. (now Lewis, WV), Va. He applied for a pension 7 Aug 1832 while living in Lewis Co., Va., aged 76.

JAMES BROWN
Virginia Militia. Born Mar 1755 or 1765 in Botetourt Co., Va. He lived in Montgomery Co. (now Wilkes), Va. when he enlisted as a Private in the Va. Militia. He lived in Botetourt Co. for about 20 years. He later moved to Knox Co., TN. where he lived for 11 years, then moved to Grainger Co., TN. for 3 years then in 1810 moved to Wayne Co., KY. He applied for a pension 28 Mar 1834 in Wayne Co.; $96.00 Annual Allowance $1222.93 Amount Received March 24 1821 Pension Started Age 80 Died June 21 1832 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

JAMES BROWN
Virginia Militia. Born 1760 in Prince William Co., Va. He was living in Fairfax in the District of Maine (later state of Maine), when he applied for a pension at Kennebec Co., Mass. on 8 May, 1819.

JAMES BROWN
Virginia Militia. Lived in Loudoun Co., Va. when he enlisted in the Militia. He later moved to South Carolina and settled near Columbia, Richland Co., where he applied for a pension 1 Dec 1818. In 1821 he was aged 64, with a wife Esther aged 49 and ch: Sally 19, Lucy 16, Nancy 14, James 11 and Martha 9.

JAMES BROWN
Virginia Militia. Mar. Martha ("Patty") Venable 13 Dec., 1787 in Prince Edward Co., Va. He died 16 Dec 1829. His widow applied for a pension 1 Oct 1838 in Charlotte Co., Va., aged 76. Martha was still living at same place in 1848.

JAMES BROWN
Virginia Militia. Enlisted in Orange Co., Va. He mar Mary Ramsay 20 Aug 1790 in Burke Co., NC. They had at least 6 ch. He applied for a pension 26 Sep 1819 in Smith Co., TN.; was age about 65 in 1821. He died 21 or 22 June 1832. His wid. applied for a pensionin 1838 in Smith Co., TN, aged 69. Records in 1841 show their son Spicer Brown was aged 53 and a resident of Smith Co., TN.; James' sister Alice ("Ailse"), the wife of James Sutton, was aged 62 in 1819 and a resident of Jackson Co., TN. In 1843, Mary lived in Smith Co., TN in 1843 and in Macon Co., Tn. in 1848 and 1849.

JAMES BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. James died Armstrong County, Pa. 6 Dec 1820, aged 92 yrs.

JEREMIAH BROWN
North Carolina Militia. Born 6 May 1759 near Shallow Ford on Yadkin river in NC. He lived in Wilkes and Burke Counties, NC during the war. After the war, he moved to Wilkes Co., Ga., then moved to east Tennessee, then to Jackson Co., TN., where he lived for 14 years; then moved to Bledsoe Co., TN., then to Roane Co., TN., then in 1834 moved back to Jackson Co., where he applied for a pension 15 Sep 1834, aged 75. He mar. (1) Elizabeth Floyd who d. prior to 1800. He mar (2) Jane Franklin in 1800 in Powell's Valley in east TN. He died 10 Nov 1859. He and Jane had 5 ch. Three of the children were deceased by 1874. She applied for a pension 2 Dec 1870 in Jackson Co., TN., aged 96. Their ch. included: Edmond Brown (died after the War Between the States, aged 60); Barbara Brown and William Brown died young; in 1874, son John Brown was age 56 and James Brown, 54 and were living in Jackson Co.

JERUSHA BROWN
Service unknown. Jerusha applied for a veteran's pension while living in Lexington, Henderson Co., Tn. after the War. His application was rejected because he did not serve for at least six months.

JESSE BROWN
North Carolina Militia. Born Mar 1763 in Duplin Co., NC and lived there on Muddy Creek when he enlisted in the Duplin County Militia. He applied for a pension 27 Feb 1833 in Duplin Co., aged 70. In 1833, records mention a son Davy Brown (David). Listed on 1840 Census as Revolutionary War veteran, age 79, living in Duplin Co.

JESSE BROWN
Virginia Militia. Enlisted in Surry Co., Va. where he lived. Applied for pension 27 Aug 1832, aged 76.

JAMES BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Sussex County Regiment; also Continental Army

JAMES BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. Served 3 yrs 6 mos in the Militia. Died at Kittanning, Pa. in 1830 at age 88. Boston Transcript, 22 Nov 1830.

JAMES BROWN, Sr.
Service unknown. James Brown was born in 1755. He died in 1837 in Clark Co., In. and is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Son James Brown Jr. (1787-1857) is also buried there.

JOB BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Enlisted in Essex County in the NJ Militia.

JOHN BROWN
North Carolina Militia, Born 13 Nov 1752. He mar. Lucy Jones 13 June 1782.

JOHN BROWN
North Carolina or Pennsylvania Militia. John was born in County Derry, Ireland in 1738 and came to America when about 12 yrs old. John served as a Captain of Militia under Benjamin Cleveland at the Battle of King's Mountain, SC. He settled on the Yadkin River in NC where he was listed on the 1790 Census, Morgan District and died 1812 in Wilkes Co. He mar Jane McDowell (5 Sep 1750) abt 1770. He taught school. They had at least 11 ch.

JOHN BROWN
Virginia Militia. B. 12 Sep 1757 in Staunton, Va. He served in the Continental Army during the War. He was from a family who were prominent government service. After the War, John was elected to the Virginia State Senate, served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress and was elected to the US House of Representatives and the US Senate from Kentucky. (see US Senate under our "FAMOUS BROWNS" section).

JOHN BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. Died 20 Dec 1800.

JOHN BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. York County, Pa. 1834, 84 years

JOHN BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. York County, Pa. 1813

JOHN BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. Armstrong County 1825

JOHN BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Enlisted in Essex County in the NJ Militia.

JOHN BROWN
New York Militia. Enlisted at age 16.

JOHNSTON BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. Johnston Brown was born 2 Oct 1760 at Mifflin County, Pennsylvania on the Juniata River. He died 12 Oct 1869 at age 109 years and 10 days and is buried on a farm in Milton Township, Jefferson Co., In. Mar Kezia ???. Their ch: Nathaniel Brown; Samuel Brown; Minerva Jane Brown; and six others.

JOSEPH BROWN Jr.
North Carolina Militia. B. 20 Oct 1760 in Rowan Co., NC, a son of Joseph Brown Sr. and Mary Porter. He enlisted in the NC Militia at age 17 in Guilford Co., NC, where the family lived, about 8 mi from Guilford Court House. On 14 Dec 1846, Joseph Williams of Polk Co. Tn., age 67, made affidavit stating that Joseph Brown was a veteran of the Revolution. Williams married Joseph's eldest dau Elizabeth Brown in Oct 1799. He stated that after the death of Joseph, his widow mar John Robertson. When Robertson died ca 1826, she moved to Habersham Co., Ga. where she lived for some time, then moved to Lumpkin Co., Ga. where she lived with her son Aaron Brown. Another affidavit, by Violet Reed, aged 79, of Hall Co., Ga. states Joseph was a private in the Revolution. She said she was a sister of Joseph and that he was in the Battle at Brier Creek on the Savannah River in Ga. as he informed her on his return home. The family later moved to the Chucky River in Tennessee. Joseph served two or three more tours of duty and served at the Battle of Kings Mountain, SC in 1780 (as she was so informed by him on his return), serving a part of his time on these tours under Capt. Moore in Col. Sevier's regiment. She stated Joseph was mar in 1782 and about the close of the war moved to Pendleton Dist., SC and settled within two miles of Saluda River where he lived some 8-10 years, then moved and settled on the Tugalo River in what was then Franklin Co., GA, where he died in 1799, leaving the applicant Jemima as his widow; Jemima afterwards mar a man named Robertson who died about 1825-26, leaving Jemima a widow the second time and has since remained a widow, now residing in Lumpkin Co., GA. Joseph and Jemima had at least 8 ch.

JOSEPH BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Sussex County Regiment; also Continental Army

JOSEPH BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia, private. Applied for and received veteran's pension while living in Knox County, Tn. $33.33 Annual Allowance $00.00 Amount Received July 25 1834 Pension Started Age 75 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

JOSIAH BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Enlisted in Essex County in the NJ Militia.

LOW BROWN
Virginia Militia. Living in Giles Co., Va. when he enlisted in the Virginia Militia.

MATTHEW BROWN
South Carolina Militia. Born 1752 in County Wexford, Ireland. Came to Laurens Co., SC about 1764. Received veteran's pension.

MATTHEW BROWN
Service unknown. Matthew Brown was born 1752 in County Wexford, Ireland. He died 1839 in Shelby Co., In. and was buried in the Little Blue River Cemetery. He had a son David Brown who had a son John W. Brown.

MORGAN BROWN
South Carolina Militia. Lieutenant and Com., South Carolina Line, Applied for and received veteran's pension while living in Davidson County, Tn. $320.00 Annual Allowance $960.00 Amount Received November 6 1832 Pension Started Age 77 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

MOSES BROWN
North Carolina Militia. Moses served as a private in the 10th Regiment, North Carolina Continental Line.

MOSES BROWN
South Carolina Militia. Private, South Carolina Line, Applied for and received veteran's pension while living in Davidson County, Tn. $50.00 Annual Allowance $150.00 Amount Received November 12 1832 Pension Started Age 82 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

NATHAN BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Enlisted in Essex County in the NJ Militia.

NATHAN BROWN
New York Militia. Nathan Brown was b 22 jul 1761 at Salem, Westchester County, New York. He enlisted in Captain Benjamin Stevens Company of New York Militia for three months service on 11 Aug 1778. He later joined Captain Chapman's Company in Apr 1779 and was later transferred to Captain's Lawrence's Company of Colonel Crane's Regiment. He was stationed at Bedford for a month. He served another month uder Captain Keeler. He was part of the standing militia known as the "Minute Men" and often served under Captain Chapman during the summer of 1779. In 1780, he was stationed for a week at Bedfore when it was burned and also at Pounderidge with it was burned. Most of that summer was spent in Westchester County. He again served during the summer of 1782.

Nathan mar Tamar Sammons 3 May 1807 in Onondaga County, NY (b 1772, Salem, NY -- d 1868 Brown Township, Linn Co., Ia.). He later moved to Springville, Linn County, Iowa where he died 25 Nov 1842. He was buried at Springville Cemetery.

OBAHIAH BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Served in Captain Swisher's Company, First Regiment, Sussex. Advanced from Sergeant to Ensign to Lieutenant.

PATRICK BROWN
Virginia Militia. Patrick Brown was born 1760 in Hanover County, Virginia. He died 29 Nov 1835 and is buried on a farm near Madison, Jefferson Co., Indiana. He mar Elizabeth Paul (died 1844; a sister of Colonel John Paul). Their ch: Ann Parker Brown; Elizabeth Brown (mar 1822 James E. Bacon); William Brown (mar 1820 Alice Crafford); John Parker Brown.

PETER BROWN
Continental Army. Came to America with General Lafayette and remained in the Army throughout the Revolution. After the war, he stayed in the United States. He died in 1843 at Pittsburg, Pa., aged 109. Portland Maine Advertiser, 14 Jul 1843.

PHINEAS BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Enlisted in Essex County in the NJ Militia.

RICHARD BROWN
Service unknown. Received veteran's pension while living in Giles Co., Tn.

ROBERT BROWN
North Carolina Militia. Robert was born 1758 in Rowan Co., NC. While living in Burke Co., NC, he enlisted as a Private in 1779 in Captain Coldwell's Company of North Carolina Militia and served three months. He was engaged as a spy against the Indians. He then enlisted and served 12 months as a private in Captains Samuel Davidson's, McFarlain's and Smith's Companies. He enlisted in Mar 1780 and served until Oct as a private in Captain Price's Company of Col. Clark's Regiment. He was in a skirmish with the Tories under Dunlap on the Green River; in an engagement at Wofford's Iron Works in South Carolina; in the engagement on the Saluda River in South Carolina when Dunlap was taken prisoner. He took part in the capture of Fort Thickety. He enlisted in early 1781 and served six months as an Indian spy in Capt. Smith's Company of Col. McDowell's Regiment.

Robert filed an affidavit in Habersham Co., Ga. on 5 Nov 1832 in which he stated he had enlisted in the Army in 1776 in Culpeper Co., Va. where he lived, under Capt. John Kemp in Col. Gibson's 1st Regiment of Virginia Militia, which later entered the Continental Army. He enlisted for three years. His company marched to New Jersey where it joined Gen. George Washington's army and was attached to Gen. Shandenburgh's Brigade. He then marched to New York. He participated in the Battle of Monmouth, NJ and was in a second skirmish in New Jersey and another under General Morgan's command near New York. He was discharged after three years near Philadelphia. In a deposition by his brother Pollard Brown, also a veteran of the Revolutionary War stated he saw Robert as a member of the Virginia Militia of Culpepper County and that he was in the service with him at Petersburg at Cabin Parish and at Stony Point in Virginia under Command of Capt. Robert Pollard. It was further stated that he was discharged about three months before Cornwallis surrendered at York.

After the War, he lived in Habersham Co., Ga., where he received 3 draws (in the Georgia Land Lottery) of 400, 450 and 200 acres of land totaling 1,050 acres. Robert then lived in Hawkins, Knox and Smith Counties, Tennessee. He applied for a veteran's pension while living in Warren Co., Tn.: $80.00 Annual Allowance $240.00 Amount Received 9 Jan 1834 Pension Started Age 76 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

ROGER BROWN
Connecticut Militia. Roger was b 23 Dec 1733, Greenwich, Ct. He died Mar 1816, aged 82 yrs, 8 mos, Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana and buried in the old Rising Sun Cemetery. He mar ??? Smith. James Smith, Duchess County, New York deposed that Roger Brown's wife was his father's sister. Roger's ch: Benjamin Brown (1771 died 1821 mar Hannah ??? b June 1823); Roger Brown, Jr. (1766 -- Mar 1838); Rachel Brown (died Jul 1852); Deborah Brown (died Oct 1822 in her 58th year); Jonah Brown (1773 -- Oct 1822); David Brown (died 1828, aged 71 yrs); Ethan Allen Brown (born 1776 Connecticut died 24 Feb 1852).

RYNEAR BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Rynear enlisted in Essex County in the NJ Militia.

SAMUEL BROWN
Virginia Militia ? Samuel Brown was born 1756, probably Virginia. He died before 1829, Switzerland County, Indiana. He mar Susan Bacon. Ch: Jemima Brown (abt 1781 -- 1873 mar 19 Oct 1813 Isaac Shingledecker); Polly Brown (17 Jun 1783 -- 4 Sep 1869 mar 17 Jun 1800 William Campbell); Elizabeth Brown (mar 25 Dec 1812 Evan Brock); Samuel Brown; and William Brown.

SAMUEL BROWN
Massachusetts Militia. Samuel served as Private in Capt. Bigelow's Company from Worcester, Ma. of the Massachusetts Militia and on muster roll of 19 Apr 1775.

SAMUEL BROWN
New York Militia. Samuel Brown was b 6 Nov 1751 in Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He resided during the War at Cambridge, Albany Co. (Later Washington Co., NY) volunteered in Oct 1775, and served 21 days as a Private in Capt. Elias Golden's Company, Col. Lewis Van Woert's New York Regiment. He volunteered in Apr 1776, and served 15 days under the officers and 15 days in Capt. Elias Golden's Company in Col. Warner's Regiment of Continental Troops; He enlisted latter part of June 1776 and served 15 days in Capt. John Whiteside's New York Company and in Sep 1776, again served 15 days in the same company and was at the fort at Lake George; then commanded by Capt. Shipman. He volunteered 28 Sep 1780 and served in Capt. Adiel Sherwood's New York Co. On 10 Oct 1780, while in an engagement with the British and Indians at Fort Ann, or Fort Edward (both Fort's are given in Samuel's Pension Papers), Samuel Brown was taken prisoner by the combined forces and carried to Canada. Months later, (May 1781) Samuel made his escape, found his way back to his home travelling on foot through unbroken forests and wilderness for days. years later. He lived in Cambridge, N.Y. (Albany Co. later Washington Co. was adjacent to Rennselaer County and moved to Broadalbin, Montgomery Co., NY after 1785. Samuel applied for a veteran's pension Executed 20 Sep 1832 while he was living at Broadalbin, Montgomery Co., NY where he died 27 Oct 1839, 7 years later. He mar Huldah Loomis Abt 1772 in New York, dau of Jacob Loomis and Anna Ploeg. She was born 20 July 1755 in Gallatinville, Columbia Co., NY; d bef. 1839 in Broadalbin, NY. (Pension File # 312211)

STEPHEN BROWN
Virginia Militia. Private, Virginia Militia, $31.11 Annual Allowance $93.33 Amount Received May 24 1833 Pension Started Age 78 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

TARLETON BROWN
South Carolina Militia. B. 1754 in Albemarle Co., Va. Moved with parents to SC in 1759. He enlisted as a private in the South Carolina Militia in 1774. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in 1778 and he served at the Seige of Savannah by the British in 1779. He was promoted to Captain 1 Apr 1780 and soon after served at the Battle of Monck's Corner, SC in Apr 1780. He was at the siege of Augusta, Ga. (May-June 1781).

During the War, Tarleton's father and other family members were killed by Tories; and Tarleton contracted smallpox. After the War, he wrote his account of the Revolution which was published as Memoirs of Tarleton Brown, a Captain in the Revolutionary Army. He was appointed Coroner 8 May 1788 and Sheriff 4 Nov 1788 for Winton County; he continued as Sheriff until 1791. Winton elected him to the South Carolina House of Representatives for the Tenth (1792-1794), Eleventh (1794-1795), and Twelfth (1796-1797) General Assemblies. During his tenure, he served on the House committee on privileges and elections (1792-1795). Tarleton was elected to the State Senate from Winton Co. in the Thirteenth General Assembly (1798-1799) and served on the committees on high roads, bridges, and ferries and privileges and elections. He was elected Sheriff of Barnwell District 21 Dec 1799 and resigned from the Senate. He served as Sheriff until 1804. He also served as Road Commissioner in 1786, Road Overseer in 1787, commissioner to erect a courthouse and jail for Barnwell District in 1798 and trustee for establishing public schools in Orangeburg in 1798. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 23rd Regiment, 5th Brigade of South Carolina State Militia and served from about 1794 to 1808.

When his family moved to South Carolina, they settled near Brier Creek in what was then Orangeburg and later Barnwell District. As an adult, he first lived near Sand Hill and Cedar branches of Lower Three Runs. He operated gristmills on his property which he named Fork Mills. Through grants (1786-1804), he obtained 1,980 acres. Tarleton moved ca 1820 to nearby Boiling Springs, an area in Barnwell District. His will of 9 June 1842 mentions land on the west side of Lower Three Runs, 350 acres on "Wolf-pit" Branch in Barnwell District and a residential tract (1,110 acres) on the east side of Lower Three Runs. An inventory of his estate showed he owned twenty slaves.

Tarleton mar Almedia Matthews (1770-1800) in 1788. Their ch: William Duke Brown, Lewis Matthews Brown, and Almedia A. Brown (m. Preston Harley). On 16 May 1804, Tarleton mar 2nd Judith O'Bannon, widow of Wilson Cook, Jr. Their ch: Austin Barnett Brown , James Kennedy Brown, Frances Caroline Brown (m. William H. Peyton); and Sarah Wilson Brown (m. Dopson). Judith died in 1837. Tarlton died 4 Sept 1845 and was buried the Baptist Church Cemetery at Boiling Springs, Barnwell District.

THOMAS BROWN
Virginia Militia Private, Cavalry Virginia Line, Applied for veteran's pension while living in Grainger County, Tn. $100.00 Annual Allowance $30.00 Amount Received June 22 1833 Pension Started Age 71 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

THOMAS BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Sussex County Regiment; also Continental Army

TIMOTHY BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Timothy Brown was b 30 Apr 1762 in NJ. He served as a Private in CaptainRichard Cox's Company of the New Jersey Third Regiment, commanded by Col. Elias Dayton. He later transferred to Captain Alexander Mitchell's Company, under command of Mathias Ogden. He served under General George Washington at Monmouth, NJ, Springfield and at Yorktown, Va., where he witnessed the surrender of the British army under General Cornwallis. He served from Apr 1780 to 5 Jun 1783. Timothy applied for and received a Revolutionary War veteran's pension. His pension records include a discharge signed by George Washington.

Timothy mar Sarah Martin (b ca 1762, NJ -- d 5 Apr 1832 Bartholomew Co., IN.) on 17 Jan 1788 in Bartholomew Co., In. He later mar Linda Ann ("Linderann") Martin (b ca 1764 NJ -- d 16 Sep 1838, Bartholomew Co., In.) on 11 Nov 1832 in Bartholomew Co. He later moved to Franklin Township, Washington Co., Iowa. He died 3 Jan 1852 in Dutch Creek Township of that county. He was buried in the Todd Cemetery.

WALTER BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Lieutenant, Captain Swisher's Company, First Regiment, Sussex.

WILLIAM BROWN
Connecticut Militia. William Brown was one of the first two men to be awarded the "Badge of Military Merit," -- the Purple Heart Medal according to an order of Gen. George Washington. William served as a Sergeant during the War. He received his Purple Heart on 3 May 1783. Another veteran received his medal later. William was one of only three men to receive the medal for their service in the Revolutionary War. After the War, the medal came into disuse for the next 150 years and was not revived General Douglas McArthur urged to Army to restore such a medal. The Army restored the honor 22 Feb 1932.

Two men selected by a board of officers to receive this award were Sergeant William Brown, a member of the 5th Connecticut Regiment, Continental Line and Sergeant Elijah Churchill of the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons. William, a veteran of 18, won praise for his bravery in the storming of Stony Point in 1779 and now was cited for gallantry in the trenches before Yorktown.

On 3 May 1783, these men left the Continental Cantonment at New Windsor and reported to the nearby headquarters of Gen. Washington at the Hasbrouck House in Newburgh. There, before a guard mount of the 1st New York, the Commander-in-Chief awarded Sergeant Brown and Sergeant Churchill their badges. Surviving records for the period confirm presentation of only one other Badge of Military Merit. The decoration was not used at all after the end of the Revolutionary War. It was revived in 1932 as the Purple Heart in respect to Washington's memory and to his military achievements.

WILLIAM BROWN
Connecticut Militia. William was b 4 Oct 1758. He served in the Militia as a fife major for three years. After the War, William became a Methodist minister. He mar Mary Chesebrough at Stonington, New London Co., Ct. 27 Oct 1782. Mary was b 27 Nov 1761 at Stonington and d 18 Jan 1835. They traveled a great deal as William preached; they finally settled in Knox, Albany Co., NY., where William died at age 75 on 25 Apr 1834.

WILLIAM BROWN
North Carolina Militia. Listed on 1840 Census as Revolutionary War veteran, age 78, living in Richmond Co., NC.

WILLIAM BROWN
Virginia Militia. William was b abt 1747 in Va. He enlisted in the fall of 1780 as an Ensign in Captain John Henry's Company of the 13th Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Dabbony. He served until Nov 1781, after the surrender of the British under Cornwallis at Yorktown. He was then discharged from the service about four miles below Richmond at Rocketts Landing. His family later moved to Kentucky. He applied for a veteran's pension on 26 Sep 1825 while living in Johnson County, Ky. At that time, he had been living with one of his sons-in-law but who had died, living his daughter a widow with several children. He died in Lawrence Co., Ky. after 1833 and was buried in Pack Cemetery.

WILLIAM BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Sussex County Regiment; also Continental Army Private, New Jersey Militia, Applied for veteran's pension while living in Bedford County, Tn. $30.00 Annual Allowance $90.00 Amount Received May 13 1833 Pension Started Age 82 (1835 Tn Pension Roll)

WILLIAM BROWN
New Jersey Militia. Enlisted in Essex County in the Second Essex Regiment, NJ Militia. He also served in Capt. Craig's Company of NJ Militia.

WILLIAM BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. Lived Green County, Pa. 1812.

WILLIAM BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. born Ireland, York County, Pa. 1805.

WILLIAM BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. Lived Chester Co., Pa. in 1815; died there 12 Mar 1820, aged 67 years.

WILLIAM BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. Living in Pickaway County, OH. in 1833, aged 75 years.

WILLIAM BROWN
Pennsylvania Militia. Living in York County, Pa. 1822, aged 77 years.


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