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Daniel Brown of Georgia

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Daniel Brown of Georgia

Posted: 1488647964000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brown
Hello,

For descendants of Daniel Brown (1764-1852) who settled (he was from Burke County, North Carolina) in Habersham County, Georgia, I present the following history.

Please note that I do not think Daniel Brown was a Quaker, due to his ownership of slaves. Also, the supposed history that Daniel Brown settled in 1822 in Habersham County and purchased land from the Indians, has been discredited by the White County (of Georgia) Historical Society. In addition, the burning of a large portion of the Burke County, North Carolina, courthouse records at the end of the Civil War, makes researching Daniel Brown nearly impossible.

Here is the current validated history:

The Brown Family

Daniel Brown was born in 1764, in North Carolina. Daniel was a farmer. He most likely grew tobacco, which was historically a major crop grown in the North Carolina mountains. This could explain Daniel’s ownership of slaves, due to the labor required to grow and harvest tobacco. Daniel married Hannah Hollingsworth. Hannah was born in 1769. She was a daughter of Jacob and Mary Hollingsworth. In 1790, Daniel and Hannah lived in Burke County, North Carolina. In 1820, Daniel continued to reside in Burke County. By 1830, Daniel and part of his family had settled in Habersham County, Georgia. Daniel’s son, Samuel, continued to live in Burke County, North Carolina. In Habersham County, Daniel bought land lot 72, in the 3rd District, which contained 250 acres of land. Land lot 72 was part of the Cherokee land concession of 1819, and had been distributed in the 1820 Georgia Land Lottery. The original winner and owner of land lot 72 was Elizabeth Gerrald (a widow) of Columbia County, Georgia. This area was later part of White County (created in 1857), Georgia. In 1832, Daniel lived in Burnetts District of Habersham County. Daniel registered for the 1833 Georgia Gold Lottery and received 2 draws, but he was not a winner. In 1840, Daniel and his family resided in Nacoochee District, in Habersham County. At that time, Daniel owned 19 slaves. Hannah (Hollingsworth) Brown died on November 26, 1841. She was buried in Nacoochee United Methodist Church Cemetery, in Sautee, in White County. By 1850, Daniel lived with his son, James, in Habersham County. In 1850, the U.S. census records James as the owner of his father’s 16 slaves and land. Daniel was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 45 years. Daniel Brown died on June 19, 1852, in Habersham County (later a part of White County). He was buried in Nacoochee United Methodist Church Cemetery. Daniel’s will was written on August 26, 1845, and probated on February 26, 1852. In his will, Daniel gave his son Samuel Brown one half of 500 acres of land, known as the McClatchey Place on the North Fork of the Catawba River, in McDowell County, North Carolina. Daniel gave the heirs of son William Brown, the other half of this land on the East side of the North Fork. Daniel’s son James H Brown was given land lot 72 (250 acres of land) in the 3rd district, of Habersham County. Daniel gave his daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Patsey, and Nancy, the female slaves: Grace, Caroline, Maney, Brunett, and Phillis.

Children (birth order is not known):
2. Samuel, b. 5 October 1789 (McDowell County, North Carolina); m. Olive Cox
3. James H., b. about 1812 (North Carolina)
4. William
5. Sarah, m. ? Grunlee
6. Elizabeth, m. ? Avery
7. Patsey, m. ? Murphy
8. Nancy, m. Henry Couley
9. Matilda


2. Samuel Brown was born on October 5, 1789, in McDowell County, North Carolina. Samuel was a farmer. He married Olive Cox. Olive was born on March 12, 1789, in North Carolina. In 1850, Samuel and Olive lived in McDowell County, North Carolina. At the time, Samuel owned land valued at $4,100. When Samuel’s father, Daniel Brown, died in 1852, he willed his son one half of 500 acres of land, known as the McClatchey Place on the North Fork of the Catawba River, in McDowell County, North Carolina. In 1860, Samuel and Olive continued to reside in McDowell County. At the time, Samuel owned land valued at $5,000. He also owned 21 slaves valued at $22,000. They lived in 3 slave houses. Olive (Cox) Brown died on February 23, 1861. She was buried in North Catawba Cemetery, in North Cove, in McDowell County. Samuel Brown died on April 17, 1861. He was buried in North Catawba Cemetery. Samuel died intestate. His son, John S. Brown, settled the estate.

Children:
10. John S.
11. Manerva, b. about 1820 (North Carolina)
12. Samuel, b. 5 November 1821 (North Carolina); m. Tennessee Pitner
13. Daniel, b. about 1824 (North Carolina)
14. Louisa, b. about 1830 (North Carolina)
15. Sarah Ann Elizabeth, b. 1835 (McDowell County, North Carolina); m. Charles D.
Carter; d. 23 July 1920 (Marion, McDowell County, North
Carolina)


Sources:
(for Daniel Brown)
1790 United States Census, North Carolina, Burke County, page 101.
1820 United States Census, North Carolina, Burke County, page 13.
1830 United States Census, Georgia, Habersham County, page 64.
1840 United States Census, Georgia, Habersham County, page 135.
1850 United States Census, Georgia, Habersham County.
1850 United States Slave Schedule, Georgia, Habersham County.
Lucas, Rev. Silas Emmett. Some Georgia County Records, Vol. 7: Being Some of the Legal Records of Clarke, Dawson, Habersham, Franklin, Lincoln, & Oglethorpe Counties. 1993. Pages 213 and 305.
Lucas, Rev. Silas Emmett. The Third and Fourth or 1820 and 1821 Land Lotteries of Georgia. Pages 124-125.
(for Samuel Brown)
1850 United States Census, North Carolina, McDowell County, page 266.
1860 United States Census, North Carolina, McDowell County, page 30.
1860 United States Slave Schedule, North Carolina, McDowell County, pages 147-147B.
1920 North Carolina Death Certificate of Sarah Ann Elizabeth Carter
Lucas, Rev. Silas Emmett. Some Georgia County Records, Vol. 7: Being Some of the Legal Records of Clarke, Dawson, Habersham, Franklin, Lincoln, & Oglethorpe Counties. 1993. Page 213.

Best regards,
James Allison
pkt6@cox.net

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