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Descendants of Hugh Brown




Generation No. 1


      1. Hugh1 Brown was born 1716 in Melford, Argyllshire, Scotland, and died Oct 18, 1794 in Robeson County, North Carolina. He married (1) Mary Buie in Cumberland County, North Carolina. She was born Abt. 1725 in Jura, Scotland, and died Abt. 1825 in Robeson County, North Carolina.

Notes for Hugh Brown:

Residence

Hugh Brown was born in Scotland in 1716 and died 18 October 1794 in Robeson County, North Carolina. Hugh Brown left from Clachan Seil, Scotland sometime between 1739-1745 with his brother Duncan Brown to come to Cumberland County, North Carolina as disclosed in a letter written dated 16th of August 1820 from his nephew, Neill Brown of Melford, Scotland ( See Hugh Brown Documents below). It is believed that Hugh Brown first married in Scotland and had two children, Daniel and Peter Brown. Apparently his first wife died, and he then came to North Carolina. Here he married Mary Buie and reared the rest of his family. Mary Buie was born about 1725 in Jura, Scotland, and died about 1825 in Robeson County North Carolina.

A list of land transactions trace Hugh Brown's migration from Scotland to his final home on Richland Swamp near Philadelphus, North Carolina in Robeson County Colonial records indicate Hugh Brown purchased 100 acres of land in Cumberland County (then a part of Bladen County) the 12th day of March 1745/6. According to Cumberland and Robeson County records (see table below) he may have lived in as many as five different locations during his life time.

Date Place
From To
1716 1740's Kintyre, Scotland
1740's 1754 Silver Run Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina on the Cape Fear River
1754 1769 Tranthams Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina, west side of Cape Fear River near Silver Run Creek
1769 1771 Rockfish Creek, Cumberland County, North Carolina
1771 1794 Richland Swamp, Philadelphus, North Carolina (Robeson County)



Hugh Brown had ten children according to his family Bible. As mentioned above Daniel and Peter Brown were from his first marriage and the remaining eight children were from his marriage with Mary Buie. Daniel and Peter Brown were probably born in Scotland and came to North Carolina as small children with their father and Uncle Duncan Brown.

Neill, John and Catherine Brown were born in Cumberland County, North Carolina on Silver Run Creek. William, Mary, Hugh Brown, Jr. , and Ann Brown were probably born on Trantham's Creek in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Duncan Brown was probably born on Richland Swamp near Philadelphus, North Carolina.

At the on set of the Revolutionary War, Hugh Brown was 60 years old and living in Robeson County Two of his sons, William Brown and Hugh Brown, Jr. served as colonels during the Revolutionary War, and another son, Neill Brown was "a friend to his country" during the war.

Will

Hugh Brown died on 18th of October 1794 the age of 78. According to his will he left 950 acres of land to his wife and children as follows:

Beneficiary Acres Location
Wife, Mary Buie for her life, and then to son, Duncan Brown 400 Plantation
Hugh Brown, Jr. 200 Above William's place where Bird now lives
William Brown 50 Joining John McFalls
Neill Brown 200 On Gilley Branch where Alex Campbell lives
John Brown 100 Rockfish Creek near John Stewart and Johnston

Mary Buie died about 1825 at age 100 years, and is buried beside her husband in the Brown Cemetery near Philadelphus, North Carolina in Robeson County



I Hugh Brown of North Carolina Robeson County through the aboundant mercy and goodness of God, tho, weak in body, yet of a sound and perfect understanding and memory do make this my Last Will & Testament as follows

Item- I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife the plantation I now live on and Negro Clo and the child that is now at her breast, the black horse, the bay mare and colt, and gray filley and the most part of the stock as long as she lives with Duncan my son and at her death the whole to be and remain my son Duncan's and all land joining the plantation in all four hundred acres.

Item- I give and bequeath to my son Hugh a Negro boy named Lingo and two hundred acres of land above my son William's where he now lives.

Item- I give and bequeath to my son William a Negro boy named Simon and fifty acres of land joining John.

Item- I give to my son Neill Negro Sall and two hundred acres of land on Gilles Branch where Alexander Campbell now lives.

Item- I give and bequeath to my son John one hundred acres of land on Rockfish Creek near John Stewart and Jonstones.

Item- I give to my daughter Anna a Negro girl named Chaine.

Item- I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary one cow and calf in witness whereof have hereunto set my hand and seal September 28, 1789. (signed) Hugh Brown Witnesses: John Fort and Neill Brown

Robeson County Will Book A page 19




More About Hugh Brown:
Burial: Unknown, Brown Cemetery, Philadelphus, Robeson County, North Carolina

More About Mary Buie:
Burial: Unknown, Brown Cemetery, Philadelphus, Robeson County, North Carolina

More About Hugh Brown and Mary Buie:
Marriage: Cumberland County, North Carolina
     
Children of Hugh Brown and Mary Buie are:
+ 2 i.   Neill2 Brown, born Feb 15, 1747/48 in Cumberland County, North Carolina; died Dec 11, 1835 in Philadelphus, Robeson County, North Carolina.
+ 3 ii.   John Brown, born Dec 28, 1751 in Cumberland County, North Carolina; died Jan 16, 1794 in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
+ 4 iii.   Catherine Brown, born Feb 20, 1753 in Cumberland County, North Carolina; died Unknown in Robeson County, North Carolina.
+ 5 iv.   William Brown, born Nov 24, 1755 in Cumberland County, North Carolina; died Mar 08, 1826 in Robeson County, North Carolina.
+ 6 v.   Mary Brown, born Aug 15, 1758 in Robeson County, North Carolina; died Sep 03, 1839 in Wayne County, Georgia.
+ 7 vi.   Hugh Brown, Jr., born Feb 08, 1762 in Cumberland County, North Carolina; died May 13, 1851 in Spring Hill, Maury County, Tennessee.
  8 vii.   Ann Brown, born Jan 1765 in Cumberland County, North Carolina; died Unknown. She married George Inker; died Unknown.
+ 9 viii.   Duncan Brown, born Oct 03, 1771 in Robeson County, North Carolina; died Jul 06, 1861 in Maury County, Tennessee.
     
Children of Hugh Brown are:
  10 i.   Daniel2 Brown, born Mar 20, 1739/40; died Abt. 1811 in Robeson County, North Carolina. He married Katherine; died Unknown.
  Notes for Daniel Brown:
WILL & TESTAMENT OF DANIEL BROWN - 1811 - Robeson County, North Carolina

State of South Carolina, Williamsburgh District.
Know all men by these presents that I, Daniel Brown of the State and District aforesaid now in perfect health enjoying the proper exercise of all my intellectual powers unimpaired do at the request of Katherine Brown my wife, give up and renounce all liens or claims whatsoever to all and every part of the property held and possessed by her previous to our marriage consisting of four Negroes, London, Amey, Davie and Nancy who was born last summer, one horse and some other stock, one bed and furniture to be held and disposed of forever at her pleasure. In witness I do hereunto set my hand and seal this the twenty fourth day of April and in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eleven.
(Signed) Daniel Brown Witnesses: Neill Brown & D. Buie.

North Carolina Archives - Robeson County Wills 1783-1935 - C.R. 083.801.2

Daniel Brown, son of Hugh Brown, was born 20 March 1740 in Scotland. Daniel was Hugh Brown's first child, and believed to be from his first marriage. It is thought that Daniel's mother died some time after 1745 either in Scotland or soon after arriving in Cumberland County, North Carolina. Little is known about Daniel. He is mentioned in his uncle Duncan Brown's will in 1761, but beyond that point family historians have been unable to determine more about him. (See also, Peter Brown, brother of Daniel Brown)




  11 ii.   Peter Brown, born Aug 05, 1745; died Unknown.


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