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John Colwell Brown, Sr. & John Colwell Brown, Jr.
Posted by: Sally Lightfoot Harville (ID *****5225) Date: July 09, 2012 at 13:06:51
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I am trying to find the wives of John Colwell Brown, Sr. and his son, John Colwell Brown, Jr.

I have no clue to who was the wife of John,Sr.

I believe John,Jr. was married twice, 1st to either Mary Tilson, daughter of Peleg Tilson and Rachel Dungan or 1st to a Jeane(Joane) McNabb.

My John,Jr. married 2nd to Nancy Clouse (Clows).

I have info that links John, Jr. to a Mary Tilson and I have info that links him to Jeane(Joane)McNabb. Which one of these women was his first wife?

I have a hand written marriage bond for a John Brown and a Jeane McNabb that reads:

"State of Tennessee Carter County, Know all by these present that we John Brown and Colwell Brown________ are held and firmly bound unto his Excelency Willie Blount Governor for the time being and his sussesor in office in the full and (---) some of fifteen hundred dollars and void on condition that there be no (------) to or by trust marriage between John Brown and Jeane(Joane) McNabb Witness our hands and seals this 17th day of October 1809." This could be my John,Jr. because he did have a brother named Colwell Brown and a father named John.

The John C. Brown,Jr. that died in 1830 that married a Jane, and who are buried in the Fishery Union Cem. in Unicoi Co., TN can not be my John Colwell Brown,Jr. because my John,Jr. is found in the 1850, 1860 and the 1870 census.

I would really appreciate any help on this puzzling father and son.

Sally Lightfoot Harville


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