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John Dunlap Brown (1759 - 1834)

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John Dunlap [uncertain] Brown
Born in Rapidan, Culpeper, Virginiamap
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Died in Culpeper, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Categories: Anderson-23510 John Brown Descendant | Anderson-23510 Frontier | Patriotic Service, Virginia, American Revolution | NSDAR Patriot Ancestors | US Southern Colonist | American Revolution | Culpeper County, Virginia | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors.

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John Brown is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P330755
Rank: Private

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[1][2].


John Brown was born on October 15, 1759[3], 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[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.
John Brown was with General Edward Stevens, Culpeper County, who took an active part and had principal share in the Revolution[5][6].


Birth: Oct. 15, 1759
Rapidan, Culpeper County, Virginia
Death: Dec. 31, 1834
Culpeper County, Virginia
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.
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 unmortal with the bright prospect of eternal glory."[1]


  • 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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Obit 31 DEC 1834 (Culpeper) VA Oreon Bruce copied this following from the original newspaper clipping - original source unknown.
  2. Daughters of the American Revolution - Brown, John
  3. Revolutionary War Pension S-6735
  4. 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
  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
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed October 24, 2016), "Record of John Brown ", Ancestor # A015647.


  • At least one all paternal descendant has had a yDNA test done that indicates the haplogroup is R-L21.
  • MRCA: Daniel Brown/Elizabeth Coleman

    Maternal relationship is confirmed 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

    Maternal 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

    Maternal 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

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On 30 Jul 2017 at 23:18 GMT Kay (Johnson) Wilson wrote:

Parental relationship has been changed from ‘confirmed with DNA’ to ‘confident’ because using matching DNA from 2 siblings and a distant cousin is not an approved method of triangulation on WikiTree. See this page that states “If a relationship is supported with DNA evidence but cannot be considered confirmed using one of the approved methods use the Confident status instead of Confirmed with DNA.”:

On 25 Oct 2016 at 00:45 GMT Thom Anderson wrote:

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

John is 17 degrees from Claude Monet, 15 degrees from Gigi Tanksley and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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