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A newspaper clipping saved by his niece Annie Maud Pollard cites recollections of W.K. Kronheimer about Winston-Salem in 1890s and early 1900s:
"W.T. Brown (whose handsome home was on the site of the Robert E. Lee hotel) owned the first automobile in Winston-Salem. When it was seen coming some distance away, teams were shunted to the curbs and people hugged the side walks. It was a buggy-like body, had high wheels and one cylinder, and seated two persons."
Another clipping quotes an accident where he lost control of the car in 1902.
Obituary, April 29, 1924, Winston-Salem Journal.
Ancestry.com indexes his death certificate as William Thomas Peawan. The handwriting is nearly illegible.
He is buried in Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co. NC
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: