Notes for James Brown Sr.: My notes on James and Jennet's family:
I have James coming from Amherst Co., Va. to Bedford Co.
1773 - Nov 22, James was conveyed a deed from James Buford and his wife Betty for 306A at the head of the Little Otter River. Bedford Co.
1774 - May 23, James was conveyed a deed from James Buford for 83 acres on a branch of Little Otter River at the Brambletts Road. Signed and recorded May 23, 1774.
1775 - May 22, James was appointed to survey a road form Wm. Bramblett's too the Otter Road.
1778 - Mar 23, James was conveyed a deed from James Buford for 70A on Little Otter River, near Randolph and Mattathes Mount.
1778 - Aug 18, James witnessed a deed from George Hughes to Raba Brown for 150 acres on the small branch of Little Otter. James lived there near Thomas Brown, Sr. and Lynard Brown.
1778 - James lived near the Brambletts Road, Thomas Brown, Sr. John Anthony, Augustine Leftwich and Raba Brown. From deed by Augustine Leftwich Sr. to Thomas Brown, Sr. for 160A. Bedford Co.
1780 - Jan 1, James of Botetourt Co. Va. ocnveyed a deed Adam Clement for 279A at the head of Beaver Creek at the New London Road near Adam Clement and John Thompson Brown, part of 1,116 acres bequeathed by John Johnson to the children of James Brown of Hanover County Va. Witnessed by Richard Stith, Joseph Anthony, Samuel Hairston, John Forbes and John Wily.
1780 - Aug 28, James Brown and Jonas Erwin qualified as executors of the estate of Thomas Murphy. Security was by Wm. Woody and Moses Dooley.
1784 - Aug, James and Thomas Brown were chosen for jury, with James Wright, Henry Jeter, Charles Tate, Wm. Cavenaugh, Rowland Wheeler, John Mead, John Bozwell, Wm. Hancock, Marmaduke Dallis and Edward Hors.
1785 - June 27, James and his wife Jennet conveyed a deed to Joseph Fuqua for 100 acres on a branch of LIttle Otter River.
1787 - James had 1 male 16-21, 4 slaves under 16, and 15 horses. Personal Property Tax List of 1787, List A. He was visited on the same day as Anne Bramblett and Isham Clark.
1788 - Feb 5, James and his wife Jannet conveyed a deed to Joseph Fuqua for 30 acres near Joseph Fuqua. Signtd Feb 5, recorded Feb 23.
1789 - JAMES WILL: DATED DEC 3, 1789 -- TESTE: William Woody, William Hale, Charles Coffey, Mary Thomas. --Will probated July 1790. Bedford Co., VA. --land to Joseph Fuqua on 27 june 1785 on LIttle Otter in Bedford Co --Land to Joseph Fuqua in Bedford Co. 5 FEB 1788 --James Brown , Sr. and Roddy to John Quin land in Bedford co. 23 Feb 1795. land on Bramlet Road by John Otey ---James Brown and Rhody, and Jennet Brown land 15 Jan 1802 Bedford Co., Va. to William Jones on Little Otter Creek. Wit. James Brown, JR. Reuben Bramlett,s James Thornhill.
1792 - Feb 26, James's estate was inventoried by Benjamin Rice, John Otey and Michael Graham.
1802 - James and his wife Jenet conveyed a deed of trust to trustee Christopher Clark for 176 acres of waters of Little Otter River, near Col. John Otey.
Possibly related to Araba, who lived near Bramblett's Road near Thomas Brown Sr., James Brown, and Wm. Woody
Submitted by Francis C. Gill
Will of James Brown of Bedford County, Va. Dated: 3 Dec 1789
--My just debts and funeral charges be paid. --To my son Thomas Brown the plantation whereon he now lives which contains seventy acres of land, which is all he is to have both of my real and personal estate. --To my son David Brown five shillings. --To my son John Brown five shillings. --I lend the plantation which lies on Bramblits Road to my loving wife during her natural life or widowhood. --If any debts should appear after my death that I don't at present know of and my personal estate is not sufficient to pay it, the plantation whereon I now live should be rented out till it be paid. --To my son James the plantation on Bramblits Road after my wife's death. Likewise the plantation whereon I now live but my loving wife to have it her lifetime. --To my son James one sorrel horse, saddle and bridle, a shotgun, one bed and furniture. --To my daughter Mary one bed and furniture now in her possession, one horse called Larry, a bridle and saddle. --To my daughter Ann one bed and furniture and bedsted, a bay mare called Shinner with a saddle and bridle, a cow and white heifer. --The balance of my personal estate I lend to my loving wife Jinnet during her natural life and at her death to be equally divided between my daughters Ann and Mary and my three granddaughters, Rebackah Jones and Peggy Jones and Elizabeth Woody. --As for my daughter Margaret Woody I give one bed which I lent her. My daughter Gian Crage I give her five shillings. Likewise my daughter Elizabeth Jones five shillings which is to be taken out of my estate before it is divided. James Brown
Executors: my son Thomas Brown and Charles Chaffery. Witnesses: William Woody, William Hale, Charles Chaffery, Mary Thomas. Proven: 26 July 1790 by William Woody, Charles Chaffery, Mary Thomas. Securities: John Hampton and William Leftwich, Jr. Bond: 2000 pounds.
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More About James Brown Sr.: Ancestral File Number: HWQR-71.7034
More About James Brown Sr. and Jennet: Marriage: Bedford, Virginia.7035, 7036