Hey, Bill -
Please tell me about your family. My Brownings took a similar route. Benjamin Browning is first seen returning to GA from East Florida in 1783. He was a refugee (Loyalist sympathies) who fled GA when it was taken by the Patriots. Then he is in Tensaw Settlement, AL in 1785 and 1786, and is found in LA near the MS River & Baton Rouge before 1791. His family settled near the Amite River (east of Baton Rouge) and then later moved north of Baton Rouge to the Plains area with a lot of other NC/SC/GA families. Eventually, many of these families moved back east of town near Greenwell Springs, and remained there until the 1960's. Some are still there.
Ben's brother Isaac was in GA earlier and had land there. By the 1780's he was on Duhart's Creek in Jefferson Co. Isaac was definitely a Loyalist, because he was listed on the Confiscation and Amercement Act and later proceedings. Eventually, around 1800, he moved to LA as well, and settled in the Plains area.
A cousin was DNA tested, and we SEEM to descend from the Francis / Elizabeth Carter Lloyd bunch of Brownings - but, as you may know, so much of that lineage is questionable, snarled, and otherwise unreliable. We don't know exactly where. We DO know that our DNA does not match that of the Eli and Benjamin Browning that were in GA at about the same time, although that line also appears to match people claiming to go back to Francis/Elizabeth. Like I said, that family is a mess - genealogically speaking.
Where did your guys go? And did they include any of these names: Joshua, Patrick, Wilk/Will, Enos/Enoch, or John? Might be cousins...
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