1. Low W. BROWN Sr.
(7) was born between 1751 and 1756 in Augusta Co., Virginia. He died
on 28 Jan 1841 in Tazwell, Tazwell Co., Virginia. Low served as an Indian Scout
on the Virginia Frontier during the Revolutionary War under the command of Captain.
Jesse Evans, 111 VA Regiment. Also under the command of George Rogers Clark,
during the conquest of the Northwest Territory, and the Vincennes expedition.
He fought at the Battle of King's Mountain. Low fought in the historic battle
of Point Pleasant, West Virginia against the Indian Chief Cornstalk in October
1774. He marched to the banks of the Mississippi . Low was discharged in 1780
and returned to Va. (His pension application is printed elsewhere in this book)
He married Jane Davidson in 1782, a daughter of John Goolman Davidson. Four
of Low's Children Namely: George D. (m. Mary Horton Kendall), Jane(m. Jesse Kendall),
Elizabeth (m. Allen Kendall), and Low Jr. (m. Elenor Compton, Daughter of John
and Elenor Compton, M. [2nd] Nov 14 1833 Mary Tabor) moved from Virginia to Morgan
Co. Kentucky between 1830 and 1840. Evidence suggests that these four families
followed the lead of two of other Kendall families(James P. and William H.) who
were in Morgan Co. by 1830. All of the Kendalls are related is proven by the
will of Travis Kendall of Tazwell Co. Va. who lists amoung his heirs James P.
William H, Allen, and Jesse Kendall, as well as George D. Brown and wife Mary.
It is believed by many that William Brown was the immigrant ancestor of this family, however only one source has been uncovered to support this theory and no proof has been offered. see sources for further information. Some descendents of William Brown were afflicted with a condition called "stiff fingers". The Johns Hopkins University study reported that the features of the "stiff fingers" were so distinctive that one member of the family who was a banker during the early 1900s would grant loans to affected individuals recognizing merely from their hands that they were relatives.
It has been said that Low Brown is buried in the Harman cemetery on the hill beside Tazewell High School but the location cannot be pinpointed.
He was married to Jane DAVIDSON (daughter of John Goolman
DAVIDSON and Martha) on 1 Mar 1782 in Wyth, Bland Co., Virginia.
Jane DAVIDSON was born in 1765 in Augusta Co., Virginia. She died
in 1820 in Tazwell Co., Virginia. She has reference number 113. Jane is the
daughter of John Goolman Davidson. John Goolman Davidson was murdered by Indians
at Rocky Gap, In Wythe Co. Now Bland Co in March 8 1793. Jane's Brother, Andrew's
family was taken captive by indians. Rebecca Davidson's story is told in a chapter
of a book entitled: Trans-Allegheny Pioneers, by John P. Hale, Ed. Harold J.
Dudley, 3rd Ed. Published Roberta Ingles Steele, Radford, VA 24143, Pgs 137-139.
According to this account the Indians captured Rebecca while thinking they were
getting the Harman's who had killed several of their kind. The Harman cabin
was nearby. Rebecca was pregnant and due any time. She gave birth on the grueling
journey to the indian village. The baby was tossed into the Tug River after
he became ill and fussy. Rebecca's children, twin girls, a small boy and two
bound children. The two girls were tied to the trees in the village and used
for targets as sport. A little boy drowned in the river when an old squaw tried
to take him across in a canoe. Two bound children were never again seen. Rebecca
was found by Andrew after several trips in an attempt to locate her. He stopped
at a farmhouse and was invited in for dinner. An old greyhaired woman was carrying
in wood and recognized Andrew as her husband. Rebecca had been sold to the British.
She was permitted to return with her husband.
Low W. BROWN Sr. and Jane DAVIDSON had the following children:
+2 i. Isaac BROWN.
+3 ii. Mary "Polly" BROWN.
+4 iii. John Davidson BROWN.
+5 iv. Martha BROWN.
+6 v. Joseph BROWN.
+7 vi. William Harvey BROWN.
+8 vii. George D. BROWN.
+9 viii. Andrew D. BROWN.
+10 ix. Low BROWN Jr..
+11 x. Sarah "Sallie" BROWN.
+12 xi. Cynthia BROWN.
+13 xii. Jane BROWN.
+14 xiii. Elizabeth BROWN.
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