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Posted by: Judy (ID *****7756) Date: March 28, 2011 at 12:55:14
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I appreciate any help here.

I have a John Brown b. aft. 1750 (need date of parents' marriage) and before 1781 in Hanover County, Virginia (probably St. Martin's Parish).

I got the info from father's will but have NO other info about this person.
NEED marriage and who his wife was. NEED names of children
NEED land sale or will of John.

father: Benjamin BROWN b. abt 1735
mother or stepmother: Susanna

Will of Benjamin Brown (from records in the Ky Court of Appeals)

Benjamin Brown of St. Martin's Parish, Hanover
dated: 11 Feb 1781 & probated 5 Apr 1781. Entered into the Ky Court of Appeals 7 Dec 1822

Wife: Susanna Brown - 3 negroes named Sam, Moll & Jude, furniture
Son: John - tract of land on Beaver Dam Creek in Hanover & 2 negroes, Prince & Anne & livestock
Dau: Milly Brown, 2 negroes Medly & Ann, & furniture
Dau: Adeline Brown, 3 negroes, Lucy, Liller & Pleasant & furniture
Son Benjamin Brown, land in Albemarle on both sides of Doyles River above Gentry's Mill & 2 negroes Will & Charity & livestock
Son: Edmund Brown - land in Albemarle called "Rich Hollow", 3 negros Jane, Sall & Nelson & livestock
Dau: Hulda Brown - 3 negroes Phil, Aaron & Jiller & furniture
Son: Bentley Brown - land in Hanover called "Ordinary Tract" & 900 acres of his Ky land & negroes Brutus, Liddey, Abram & David & livestock
Son: William Brown - land in Albemarle whereon the negroes live & 900 acres of his Ky land & 4 negroes, Fortin, Anthony, Candis & Elijah & livestock

He gives to Waller Overton 600 acres of his Ky land being the agreement to receive for locating & surveying all the Ky lands.

If any of the children should die before they come of age or marry - their portion to be divided between the others.

The exors, at their discretion to sell all lands not bequeathed. The whole estate to be kept together for the benefit of his wife & the end of the present year my wife to move to the house now occupied by James Gignithal & the house where the testator now lives is to be rented.

Friends: James Bullock & Charles Thomson & his son John Brown to be exors for the estate that lies in Hanover & brother Benajah Brown & son John to be exor for the Albemarle estates.
Wit: George Smith, Robert Honeyman (marries dau Mildred) & Edward Bullock
Benjamin and Susanna are married before Jun 1761:
Louisa Co., Va. - 23 Jun 1761 - Benjamin Brown, Jr & Susanna of St. Martin's in Hanover - sell 600 a in Fredericksville Parish, adj lands of John Tisdale, George Bell, Alexander Glasby, the estate of John Ross dec'd & Thomas Ballard - on the south side of the South Anna River. Wit: Thomas Perkins, Chas. Barret, Pat. Belches

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