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Abraham Brown[1, 2]

Male 1731 - 1785  (54 years)


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  • Name Abraham Brown 
    Born 1731  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1785  Belspring, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Abraham (2nd?) and his wife Margaret and their children all moved from the Wood's Creek area to new lands on the west bank of the New River in about 1773. They had been under constant Indian harassment and they had a large and growing family, each of the children wanting better land and opportunity for themselves. Abraham's uncle, Cornelius Brown had earlier received the first grant of land west of the New River (Woods River then) and Abraham and his sons bought and added to this over the years, such that collectively they owned as much as perhaps 2400 acres which extended from about the "Horseshoe Bend" near Belspring today, and down the New River (Northwards) to the Giles County line. Abraham died there in 1784 or 1785, and Margaret died there in 1803. Their first home was probably a log cabin located just above their spring, some 200 or 300 yards downhill from todays route 600, and across from the Brown cemetery. The ruins of the old brick Michael Brown house are to the right and somewhat downhill from the original log and wooden house and spring, below a railroad track put in a century later, to a coal mine in the mountain that was Henry Brown's inheritance from his father, adjacent to the Giles County line, the lands still owned by Stella Brown and the heirs of Willard Kirkwood Brown. Judge Irvin Brown told me of his trips into this mine as a young boy, "some 90 years ago", when I visited him many years ago. (GT Brown)
    Person ID I149938  mykindred
    Last Modified Apr 17, 2010 

    Father Abraham Brown,   b. 1701, Scotland/Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Orange county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Margaret (__),   b. 1700, Scotland/Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Augusta county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Scotland/Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F49257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Kirkham,   b. 1736, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Montgomery county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1760  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Peter Brown,   b. circa 1758, Lexington, Augusta county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jan 28, 1806, Abbeville county, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     2. Robert Brown,   b. circa 1757, Augusta county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1801, Elbert county, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     3. Cornelius Brown,   b. Jun 11, 1759, Woods Creek, Lexington, Rockbridge county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Doakeville, Red River, Miller county, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Margaret Brown,   b. 1760, Woods Creek, Bordens Grant, Lexington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 02, 1844, Red River county, Republic of Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Abraham Brown, Jr.,   b. 1762, Lexington, Augusta county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1789, Back Creek, Belspring Area, Montgomery county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     6. Sarah Brown,   b. 1766, Lexington, Augusta county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     7. Elizabeth Brown,   b. Sep 11, 1766, Lexington, Augusta county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 08, 1855, Boonville, Cooper county, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. Michael Brown,   b. May 06, 1770, Lexington, Augusta county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 18, 1860, Belspring, Pulaski county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     9. Henry Brown,   b. May 08, 1772, Woods Creek, Fincastle county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 19, 1823, Dayton, Montgomery county, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     10. James Brown,   b. 1776, Lexington, Augusta county, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 27, 1860, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F49249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2668] George T. Brown, Jr. (deceased), Dayton, Ohio.

    2. [S2666] Gedcom - Coup, William.