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John Dunlap Brown (1759 - 1834)

John Dunlap [uncertain] Brown
Born in Rapidan, Culpeper, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married 1781 in Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died in Culpeper, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Biography

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John Brown was a Virginia colonist.
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John Brown served with Virginia Militia during the American Revolution.
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John Brown is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P330755
Rank: Private
John Brown was born on October 15, 1759[1] in Rapidan, Virginia in Culpeper County. He married Lucy Doggett from Caroline Co, Virginia in 1782 in Virginia. Lucy was the daughter of Thomas and Bathsheba Doggett[2].
John Brown served in the Revolutionary War in the Virginia Militia as a Private in Capt. Robert Pollard's Co. of Col. James Slaughter's Va. Regiment. and of Capt. George Johnson's Co. of Slaughter's Va. Regiment & of Capt. Benjamin Lillard's & Long's Co.'s of Col. Slaughter's Va. Regiment.[3][4]
In 1781 & 82, he had 3 terms of military service, the first two were as a substitute and the 3rd term he was drafted. He was a Private in Col. James Slaughter's Virginia Regiment and Col. John Slaughter's and Major John WIlliams
Capt. Robert Pollard's Co.,
Capt. George Johnson's Co.,
Capt. Benjamin Lillard's Co. &
Capt. Long's Co.
He was with General Edward Stevens, Culpeper County, who took an active part and had principal role in the Revolution.[5]
John was a Democrat-Republican and was not pleased when his grandson Henry Clay Brown was named after the the Whig Senator Henry Clay
He died December 31, 1834, in Culpeper County, Virginia and was buried in Mt. Poney Cemetery in Culpeper. A visitor to Culpeper in search of his grave reports it was in a field that was plowed under.[6][3]

Research Notes

  • BROWN family researcher Bill Davidson claims "some files on the internet show the John Brown who married Lucy Doggett as a son of John and Elizabeth (Brown) Brown. That is "bogus," however, since the John Brown in Culpeper who married his cousin Elizabeth Brown was a proven member of the unrelated DNA "Group 10." Ashby Brown says "I strongly suspect John and Daniel’s father was named Daniel (I think the answer is in the land records or minute books) and that he may have come from Lancaster County along with the Doggett family." In any case, the connections to John Brown and Elizabeth (Brown) Brown are being severed as research proceeds.
  • The statement "At least one all paternal descendant has had a yDNA test done that indicates the haplogroup is R-L21" needs verification. The patrilineal descendants appear to be in group 107 for the Brown Genealogy Society but in the FTDNA Brown Groupa subset of that group has been put into a new group 192. Both the original group 107 and new group 192 are haplotype R-M269.
  • Reports that John had died in Sumter, SC rather than Culpeper, VA have had no supporting documentation. John's pension request in 1832 has him declaring his residence as being Culpeper and the death certificate is conclusive.
  • Much of the family history that other historians have used, including the online 'Doggett Family History,' are based on material assembled by John Henry Watkins, son of Mary Ellen (Brown) Watkins, daughter of John Doggett Brown. These were from records (family Bible), newspaper clippings, and other resources in the possession of his mother.
  • A patent for land in the South Fork of the Gourdvine River
  • The will of Catherine (Blinstone) Thomas mentions the executors 'John Brown' and 'George Brown.' With a distance of 67 miles between Mt Pony and Waterford (at least a two day journey by horsback), one ought not jump to the conclusion that the John Brown listed as executor is John Dunlap Brown but given that his son John Doggett Brown married Catherine Semple, the granddaughter of Catherine Thomas, it merits consideration.
  • The middle name of daughter Mary is listed as Marday but it being such an unusual name, one immediately has it mind that it was the surname of an ancestor or someone close to the family. In the will of Thomas Munday, we see that John's maternal great-grandfather, Francis Brown is listed as executor. Thomas refers to Francis as his loving brother.
  • Official records show his service as 1781/2 but family records say that "when just a boy of sixteen, he enlisted as a private in the Culpeper County Minute men . . ." If true, then his first service was in 1776.

Sources

  1. Revolutionary War Pension S-6735, pdf, for John Brown transcribed by Michael Lee Mankins, posted by Southern Campaigns American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters (accessed 26 Dec. 2018)
  2. Doggetts and other cousins Devoted to the study of the family history of the Rev. Benjamin Doggett of Lancaster County, Virginia, and his descendants, Antecedents, and kindred Doggett Family
  3. 3.0 3.1 Obit 31 DEC 1834 (Culpeper) VA Oreon Bruce copied the following from the original newspaper clipping - original source unknown.
    Obituary of John Brown - Culpeper, VA. 31 Dec 18343.:
    "Mr. John Brown of this county, another Revolutionary soldier, has gone to the realities of another world. The last day of December 1834, witness by the close of earthly career, after having lived to the age of 76. He discharged the various relations of life with such fidelity as to acquire for him the respect and friendship of all those who know him. Though he lived and opposes of the Christian religion yet at that period which, "Tries men's souls." With that honesty so characteristic of the patriots of 76, he informed the writer of the brief notice, that he never was satisfied with his course of life, but he often had convictions on account of sin. He seemed to occupy his last few weeks almost entirely in Prayer and making ready for that awful change which he felt was now at hand. He was heard to regret with deep the manner in which he had spent his past life. He left a large circle of friends and connections to lament his loss, but they have some comfortable assurance that he entered upon the immortal with the bright prospect of eternal glory.
    [N.B. Mary Ellen (Brown) Watkins wrote "This [obituary] was communicated to a Culpeper County paper by someone evidently of strong bias. He did not live in opposition to the Christina Religion, but not being an Iron-Side Baptist as were his neighbors he was of course not one of the [elect]. He was a good and upright man to win the respect of all who knew him.]
  4. Daughters of the American Revolution - Brown, John
  5. Wiki: Edward Stevens (VA) Colonial VA Militia in 1775. Colonial 10th VA 12th, November 1776, resigned January 31, 1778. Copy of the record received from U.S. War Department, Washington D.C., June 27, 1934.
  6. John Brown on Find A Grave: Memorial #103084266

See also:

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed October 24, 2016), "Record of John Brown", Ancestor # A015647.
  • WikiTree profile Brown-16891 created through the import of Arnott-Sawer.ged on Jan 13, 2013 by Flo Sawer. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Flo and others.
  • WikiTree profile Brown-15098 created through the import of Sparks.ged on Oct 1, 2012 by Steve Sparks. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Steve and others.

DNA

paternal relationship is suggested with an AncestryDNA test match between Philip Capobres GEDmatch A880062, Janice Hobson GEDmatch A663300 , and Thomas Anderson GEDmatch A486051 sharing a 32.2 cM on chromosome 19 from 40,627,844 to 58,272,963
Paternal relationship is suggested with an AncestryDNA test match between Evenripe Welch and Thomas Anderson, eighth cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th to 8th cousins based on sharing 16 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment; Confidence: Good
Paternal relationship is suggested with an AncestrDNA test match between John Altermann and Judy Anderson, 7th cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 8th cousins based on 8.2 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment; Confidence: Moderate
Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Ashby Brown, FTDNA kit #228917, and his 5th cousin once removed, Robert Brown, FTDNA kit #207128, match at a Genetic Distance of 0 on 37 markers thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA John Brown.
Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Ashby Brown, FTDNA kit #228917, and his 6th cousin, Lawrence Brown, FTDNA kit #741737, match at a Genetic Distance of 0 on 37 markers thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA John Brown.
Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing. Ashby Brown, FTDNA kit #228917, and his 6th cousin once removed, Mark Brown, FTDNA kit #778410, match at a Genetic Distance of 0 on 37 markers thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA John Brown.
Parental relationship is suggested with an AncestryDNA test match between Stephanie (Hunter) Mihelich and Thomas Anderson, sixth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th to 8th cousins based on sharing 7 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment; Confidence: Moderate
Parental relationship is suggested with an AncestryDNA test match between Michael Gallagher and Thomas Anderson, sixth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th to 8th cousins based on sharing 19 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment; Confidence: Good
Parental relationship is suggested with an AncestryDNA test match between Michael Gallagher and Jimmy Anderson, sixth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th to 8th cousins based on sharing 19.3 centimorgans shared across 2 DNA segments; Confidence: Good
Parental relationship is suggested with an Ancestry test match between Rachel Van Heel and Jeff George fifth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th to 8th cousins based on sharing 6 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment
Parental relationship is suggested with an Ancestry test match between Mary (Ahrens) Bowman-Mohs and Lawrence Brown sixth cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th to 8th cousins based on sharing 15 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment
Parental relationship is suggested with an Ancestry test match between Dana (Rider) Hubbard and Jeff George sixth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 4th-6th cousins based on sharing 22 centimorgans shared across 2 DNA segments; Confidence: Good
Parental relationship is suggested with an Ancestry test match between Cynthia (McDowell) Shaw and Jeff George fifth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 4th-6th cousins based on sharing 22 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segments; Confidence: Good
Parental relationship is suggested with an Ancestry test match between Dan Tanner and Jeff George fifth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th-8th cousins based on sharing 17 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segments
Parental relationship is suggested with an Ancestry test match between Norma Jeanne Layman and Jeff George fifth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th-8th cousins based on sharing 10 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segments
Parental relationship is suggested with an Ancestry test match between Gena (Layman) Neitzel and Jeff George fith cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th-8th cousins based on sharing 9 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segments
Maternal relationship is suggested with an AncestryDNA test match between Charles Licari and Jeff George , fifth cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 5th - 8th Cousins based on sharing 15 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment; Confidence: Moderate


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Brown-16891 and Brown-15098 appear to represent the same person because: Common spouse.
posted by Thom Anderson