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View Tree for Enos BrowningEnos Browning (b. Abt. 1751, d. Abt. 1816)

Enos Browning (son of Nicholas Browning and Sarah Washburn) was born Abt. 1751 in Culpeper County, Virginia , and died Abt. 1816 in Washington County, Virginia . He married Jennie Trim on Abt. 1771 in Caswell County, North Carolina .

 Includes NotesNotes for Enos Browning:
Mr. Enos Browning was a soldier in the Revolutionary War in the North Carolina Line. In 1799 he was granted land for military service Soldiers were paid for their service with land in frontier areas. Enos died before son Edmund and other family members moved from the Abington Saltville area to Cow Creek (near Omar) where they settled on his grant. Since then the family spread out all over Logan and Mingo Counties and beyond.

SAR Patriot Index: soldier in VA, Desc. Thomas Steele Clopton, ANC #145923 and desc, W Carson Browning, Jr, ANC #083759; names of children Edmund, James, John Radford, Enos, and Joshua Browning and spouses.

1782 DEED: Washington Co, VA, 16 Nov. Enos Browning 200 acres on Cedar Creek.

1783 DEED: Ibid, 11 Mar. Enos Browning 122 acres North & South Forks Cedar Creek.


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1790 Russell County Virginia Personal Property Tax List

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1795 Russell County Virginia Personal Property Tax List

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1796 Russell County Virginia Personal Property Tax List

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1797 Russell County Virginia Personal Property Tax List

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1798 Russell County Virginia Personal Property Tax List

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1799 Russell County Virginia Personal Property Tax List

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1801 Russell County Virginia Personal Property Tax List

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1802 Russell County Virginia Personal Property Tax List

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Revolutionary War Pension Application W9753. Enos was a Pvt in VA. His wife Jane, died on 15 Sep 1842. John Browning, age 59, son and heir of Enos appeared in court in Wyoming Co, VA, on 3 Dec 1853 seeking a pension for their mother from 4 Mar 1836 until her death. Enos enlisted for five years in the VA Continental Line in Culpeper Co, VA. He was under the command of General Greene and served until the end of the war in 1783. Proof of service in Bounty Land office where he received 100 acres. Enos and Jane married in 1777 or 8. He died in Washington Co, VA, in 1815. She died in Logan Co, VA, in 1843 about the 15th of Nov. leaving the following children who are still alive; Edmund, Francis, James, John, and Jacob Browning. Other children were Henry, Charles, Caleb and Betsey. Caleb and Betsey were known to be dead and Henry and Charles were believed to be. Betsey died about 1830 unmarried leaving children Josiah, James, Lucinda, Caleb and Guy.

Edmund was appointed guardian of Lucinda, Caleb and Guy Browning illegitimate children of Elizabeth Browning at Sep Court of Logan Co, VA. Caleb Browning, 38, went to court in Russell Co, VA, on 5 Feb 1856 to depose that he lived with Jane Browning, his grandmother, at her death in Logan, VA, on 15 Sep 1842. He named her five surviving sons and stated he wanted no part of her pension. Francis Browning, Enos's brother, deposed in Russell Co, VA, age 101 on 23 Jun 1855. He verified the service with Enos returning home in 1782 with his wife Jane Trim whom he married in NC. Edmund the oldest child is now 75.


Browning, Enos, Soldier, Inf.

Enos was a private in the Virginia Continental line during the Revolutionary War. He served under General William Campbell in the Battle of King's Mountain on 07 Oct 1780. In 1799, he was granted 100 acres of land for military service.

Enos Browning
Pension Record
From the National Archives

The Declaration of the Heirs of Enos Browning, In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832, State of Virginia County of Washington, On this 3rd day of December 1853, personally appeared in the Open Court, John Browning son and Heir of Enos Browning dec, a resident of the County of Wyoming and State aforesaid, aged 59 years Who is due and Solemn form of Law, doth on his oath declare and make the following declaration, In order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress ____ the 7th of June 1832, that his father Enos Browning was a Soldier of the Revolutionary War, that he enlisted in the Virginia Continental line for five years, during the War, that he did so enlist in the County of Culpeper, State aforesaid, and that he was under the Command of Gen Greene, that he served to the end of the War in the year 1783, that he was honorably discharged and that his discharge was burned in his home when it was consumed, that proof since is filed in the Bounty Land Office on which proof ___ ___ to, and was ___ by said Enos Browning ___one hundred acres for service in the War of the Revolution, that the said Enos Browning and Jane his wife were married in 1777 or 8. Record of which was consumed when his discharge has burned, that the said Enos Browning never applied for a pension and that he departed this life in the County of Washington in the year 1815. That his widow Jane Browning departed this life in the county of Logan in the year 1843 about the 15th of Nov, that the said Jane Browning at her death left the following named children, who are still living, Edmund Browning, their first born child, now aged seventy five years, Frances Browning, James Browning, John Browning and Jacob Browning, the heirs very respectfully ask with the proof of service on file in the Bounty Land Office and this proof address that ____in their case conform with the letter and spirit of the ___ Sections of the Act of the 7th of June 1832/36 that the said Enos Browning, never did during his natural life apply for pension the heirs claim pension in light of the widow Jane Browning their mother on that Clause of the ___ where it is enacted if marriage took place before the termination of the soldiers service in 1783. She shall obtain form the 4th March 1831. Else was March 1836 the parties were married in 1777 n 8., the last service of the said Enos terminated at the peace of 83, at which time, his eldest child Edmund Browning on his return home was a small boy able to walk, in consequence the heirs claim file pension per annum in light of the widow from the 4th day of March 1836 to the day of her death on the 15th day of Nov 1843. Making twelve years full per annum, the affidavit of Francis Browning, now enclosed, marked letter A, shows not only the date of marriage but state of celebration, and ___ of marriage by Magistrate, the said Francis being upwards of one hundred years of age, of sound mind and memory and being the kinsman of the said Enos __ __ opportunity, and natural affection has stored up the facts he has deposed to, in the chamber of memory which cannot be forgotten.
Sworn to and subscribed in Open Court.
John Browning (his mark)

At a court con___ and held for Washington County the 3rd day of December 1853; John Browning personally appeared in court and subscribed and made oath to the foregoing declaration as one of the heirs of Enos Browning and of Jane his wife deceased, in order to obtain the pension due to the said Jane Browning.

State of Virginia
County of Russell
On this day personally appeared before me a justice of the peace of the aforesaid, Francis Browning a resident of the said county aged one hundred and one years, Who in due and solemn form of law, doth on his oath declare, that Enos Browning returned from the revolutionary War in the year 1782, that he served long enough in the Virginia Continental line to entitle him to Bounty land, War award to his children by the State of Virginia since his death, that his oldest child living is Edmund Browning who is now 72 years of age, that the said Enos and his wife Jane his wife who was Jane Teim, were married about the close of the War in North Carolina by Magistrate which accounts for the marriage not being found in Clerks office, but that they were truly married and were legally husband and wife acknowledging each other as such, and acknowledging their children as their lawfully begotten____, and that the bounty land of said Enos should from the Virginia land office in the names of his children who were his heirs at Law (to wit, Edmund, Francis, James, John & Jacob Browning.
Francis Browning (his Mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23rd day of June 1855 and I certify affiant is a truthful man and can be relied on, Given under my hand the date above written.
Signature of Wilson Elliott

Executive Department
Richmond March 4, 1840
The heirs of Enos Browning is allowed Land Bounty for is services as a soldier in the Continental line for the term of three years.
The Register will issue a Warrant accordingly, if not heretofore drawn.
(Signature of David Campbell)

In a Court held for Logan County at the Court House on the 21, Sept 1840
Before the County Court the following facts were proven by the oath of Susannah Vance who deposeth that Enos Browning a Revolutionary War soldier died about the year 1817. That it appears to the Court that said Enos Browning died intestate leaving Edmund, Frances, James, John & Jacob Browning being all his children and that Betsy (a daughter of said decedent) died leaving Josiah, James, Lucinda, Harley and Guy her children and that she died intestate and unmarried about ten years ago, which facts are ordered to be certified to the Register of the Land Office A Copy
Teste Edwin Robertson clk

In Logan ___ Court for said County 1826
Ordered that Edmund Browning be appointed Guardian of Lucinda, Caleb and Guy Browning, illegitimate children of Elizabeth Browning who came into court with Francis Browning & Joseph Staton her security entered into & acknowledged a bond in the sum of 200 ? conditioned agreeably to law Copy Teste Edwin Robertson Clk
Richmond May 20 1856
I certify that the foregoing are ___of papers on file in the Virginia
Land Office
S.H. Parker Reg S. Office

State of Virginia
In a Court held for Russell County at the Court house on the 5th day of February 1856
Caleb Browning aged 38 years, a respectable person and entitled to credit personally appeared in Court and having duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was well acquainted with Jane Browning widow of Enos Browning deceased and that she died in the county of Logan State of Virginia on the 15th day of September and that their are now five of her children living, named Edmund, Francis, James, John and Jacob Browning, that he was living with her at the time of her death and that she was his grandmother and that he is not interested in her pension and thereupon it is ordered to be certified.

State of Virginia
Russell County to wit
I Richard H. Lynch clerk of the County Court for the said County of Russell in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true transcript from the records of the said court. In testimony whereof, I hereto set my and and affix the seal of the said court this 13th day of February 1856
R. H Lynch C. C. (signature)

Logan Circuit Court Fall term 1854
The following paper was presented in court and was ____Virginia, Logan County , Min of Arracena ___
This day formally appeared before me Thomas Dunn English, Mayor of the town of Arracana, and Justice of the peace ex officio. John Vance of the County of Logan aforesaid who in being duly worn on the Evang____ of Almight ___ deposes and says that he knew Mr. Jane Browning, the widow of Enos Browning, and mother of Henry, Charles, Caleb, Betsey, Frances, Edmund, James, John and Jacob Browning. That she died during or about the month of November 1842. That Caleb and Betsey Browning are dead and Henry and Charles believed to be and that the said Mrs Jane Browning died at _land Creek in this County and furthermore this diplomat with ___.
Mark of John Vance

Sworn and subscribed before me, this ____ day of October 1854. This said diplomat being personally well known to me and __ ___ ___Thomas Dunn English Mayor
Wherefore upon prayer of David Robinson the Court ordered the same to be recorded and directed the Clerk of this Court to Certify to the Pension office of the named State that the said Thomas Dunn English where name was ___ annexed and who acknowledges his signature in open Court.

Father: Nicholas Browning b: ABT. 1718 in Spottsylvania County, Virginia (later became Culpeper County, Virginia)
Mother: Sarah Washburn b: 1713 in Virginia

Marriage 1 Jane Trim
Married: 1777 in North Carolina 3
Edmund Browning b: ABT. 1783 in North Carolina
John Browning
Francis Browning
James Browning
Jacob Browning
Elizabeth Betsy Browning
Caleb Browning
Henry Browning
Charles Browning

Title: Probate Record
Page: Will of Nicholas Browning Recorded in Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C.
Title: The Browning Families
Author: William Neal Hurley, Jr
Publication: Heritage Books, Inc, Our Maryland Heritage Book Twelve
Published 1998
Call Number:
Media: Book
Page: 26
Title: Pension Application
Page: Enos Browning, Rev. War Pension Record

Name: Edmund Browning 1
Sex: M
Birth: ABT. 1783 in North Carolina 1
Edmund Browning was born in, North Carolina 1772. Edmund died 1850/1860 in Logan, Virginia. History of Logan County Virginia George T. Swain page 69 Edmund Browning, who was a Revolutionary soldier, married a Miss Hall of Washington County, Virginia, and settled where Johyn R. Browning once lived. By his first wife he had two sons and one daughter. His sons were Enoch, who while still a young man moved to Russell County, Virginia and Reese, who married a Miss Boyd of Tennessee. Reece was one of the prominent men of the county, having held at different offices of honor and trust, and was for a long time major of the militia and sheriff of the county. Reece had but two children, Thomas Edmund who married a Miss Vance and moved to Missouri, and John Reece. Jane, the daughter of Edmund Browning by his first wife, married Thomas Cunningham of Russell County, Virginia.

Father: Enos Browning b: ABT. 1751 in Culpeper County, Virginia
Mother: Jane Trim

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Enoch Browning
Reese Browning
Jane Browning

Marriage 2 Hall

Title: Pension Application
Page: Enos Browning, Rev. War Pension Record


Page 414 - January 24, 1796 between Benjaman Johnson & Hanah and Hezekiah Fairchild...130 ac in the Elk Garden on Cedar Creek the waters of Clinch River...Beginning on a corner of William Herroldsons a path...corner to Enos an Island of Cedar granted to Samuel Vanhook 1787...Signed: Benjaman Johnson & Hannah Johnson. Witnesses: Samuel Ewing & Thomas Johnson


Page 97 - July 19, 1800 between Enos Browning & Jane and George Finnel...50 granted to Enos Browning by patent dated June 19, 1799...Signed: Enos Browning & Jean Browning. No witnesses

Page 99 - July 19, 1800 between Enos Browning & jane and John Puckett...100 granted to Enos Browning by patent dated June 19, 1799...Beginning in a low gap of House & Barn Mountain...Signed: Enos Browning & Jean Browning. No witnesses.

Page 433 - March 7, 1803 between Enos Browning & Jane and Michael Wright...50 granted to Enos Browning by patent dated June 19, 1799...Signed:

Enos Browning. Witnesses: James McFarlane, Charles Addington & Jane McFarlane


Page 146 - January 2, 1808 between Michael Wright & Katrena and William Nash

...50 ac land granted to Enos Browning by patent dated June 19, 1799...Signed:
Michael Wright & Katrena Wright. No witnesses

Page 148 - November 30, 1807 between George Finnel & Pheby and Solomon Litton...50 ac land conveyed to George Finnel by Enos Browning...Signed:
George Finnel & Pheby Finnel. No witnesses

Page 464 - November 5, 1811 between William Nash & Sarah and Ambrest McCinser

...50 ac granted to Enos Browning by patent dated June 19, 1799...Signed:

William Nash


P67 - 2 Indentures from Enos Browning & Jean, 1 to George Finnell and 1 to John Puckett, recorded

P168 - Colebird Fugate, foreman, William Welch, Henry Campbell, Robert Vickers, John Stalliard, George Fuller, Solomon Litton, Nathan Hobbs, Oliver Hughes, James Hendricks, James Irvin, Enos Browning, James Culbertson, Stephen Gose, Patrick Kindrick, Alexander Shoemaker, Joshua Pinnex, grand jury for inquest

P171 - Will of Peter Bays decd, oaths of Samuel Robinson & Enos Browning, recorded

P224 - John Horton, Jr., Joseph Jett, Anthony Hinton, Fleming Burk, Jacob Sick, Abram Childris, James Shoemaker, Laurence Vanhook, Richard Price, Levy Jackson, Charles Crumwell, Daniel Horton, Harry Smith, David Hendricks, John Horton, Sr., Samuel Porter, George McConnel, Patrick Kindrick, John Montgomery, Enos Browning, Joseph Shoemaker, Thomas Hunt, Martin Gibson & John Candler be paid for 3 days as witnesses for the commonwealth vs Richard price, Jr. and that William Irvin be paid for 2 day as witness for the commonwealth vs Richard Price, Jr.

P265 - Indenture from Enos Browning to Michael Wright, recorded

P323 - Harry Smith, adm of H. Smith, decd vs Israel Keen, case, def granted leave to plead anew. Jury: Alexander McFarlane, Jr., Alexander McFarlane, Sr., Edmund Browning, Richard Price, Jr., William Robinson, John Candler, Anthony Hinton, William Romine, Richard Price, Jr., Samuel Duff, Enos Browning & Thomas Hunt. Judgement granted the def

More About Enos Browning and Jennie Trim:
Marriage: Abt. 1771, Caswell County, North Carolina .

Children of Enos Browning and Jennie Trim are:
  1. +Edmund Browning, b. Abt. 1772, NC.
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