Posted By:James Blanks
Subject:Brown Family
Post Date:July 20, 2010 at 07:29:47
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Forum:Wake County, NC Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for help with the Brown surname of Wake County NC. I have a Brown ancestor who died and left a will in Wake County. I have a copy of the Will of John Brown written on Aug. 14, 1793 and probated at November Term 1807. Among the list of heirs was his daughter, Elizabeth Hilyard, which is my line of this family.

Recorded in the Wake County marriage records is the following:
Wright Hillard to Elizabeth Brown ; Frances Redding
22 April 1787 ; H. Lane

This family moved from Wake Co, NC to Carroll Co, TN in the 1820's where they resided the rest of their lives. The correct spelling of the Surname is "Hilliard" and the first name was either Wrightman or Rightman. After the move to Tennessee, the family used the spelling of Rightman. You will note that my middle name comes from this family.

I am interested in learning more about my Brown line. My current information comes primarily from the will of John Brown which identified all of his children and his wife Susanna maiden name unknown. Does anyone have any Brown data which ties into this line of the family. Any help would be appreciated.

James Rightman Blanks
115 Greystone Place
Tullahoma, TN