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Jacob Brown (1783 - 1863)

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Jacob Brown
Born in Rowan, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Washington County, Tennesseemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Vermilion, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 May 2015
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Biography

Jacob was born in 1783 in Rowan County, North Carolina and passed away in 1863 in Vermilion County, Illinois. He is the son of Abraham Brown and Rosanna Unknown. Note: some genealogy sites claim his mother was Catherine Bonaker, Abraham's second wife. However, their marriage did not occur until a year after he was born, 17 Oct 1784, so this appears to be unlikely.

His headstone reads "Jacob Brown, died Dec 9, 1863, aged 80y, 3m, 4d" which makes his birth date Sep 5, 1783.

Jacob married Nancy Ann Thompson 03 Oct 1805 in Washington County, Tennessee. They had 10 children, all born in Tennessee:

  1. Mary Miers Brown Slyger Stark (b 1806)
  2. Catherine Brown Smith (18 Mar 1808)
  3. Hiram Brown (1809)
  4. Jane Brown Clifton (1811)
  5. Sheppard "Shelby" Brown (1813)
  6. Anna Brown Yoho (1816)
  7. Spencer H Brown (1818)
  8. William Brown (1821)
  9. Margaret Brown Gallent (20 Jun 1823)
  10. Eleanor Brown (b. Jun 1825, d. Apr 1826)

He moved to Vermilion County, Illinois (before his father did) and bought land 23 Sep 1830 from Elijah Smith and wife Catherine.

Jacob died at Isaac Reeves' in Vermilion County and is buried in the McKendree Methodist Church Cemetery.

Census Data

1840 census, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
Jacob Brown, age 50-59, household of 5
Males: 20-29=2, 50-59=1
Females: 15-19=1, 60-69=1
1850 census, Vermilion county, part of, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
Jacob Brown M 64 North Carolina
Nancy Brown F 69 Maryland
Preston Davis M 15 Illinois
1855 Illinois State census, Township 11 Range 10-Township 18 Range 12W, Vermilion, Illinois
Jacob Brown, household of 2
1860 census, Georgetown Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States
Jacob Brown M 75 Tennessee, farmer (lived alone)

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPY-JBJ : 11 August 2017), Jacob Brown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States; citing 112, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 23; FHL microfilm 7,648.
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHBJ-BNT : 15 August 2017), Jacob Brown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States; citing p. 115, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 71; FHL microfilm 7,644.
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M857-C2H : 12 April 2016), Jacob Brown, Vermilion county, part of, Vermilion, Illinois, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "Illinois State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:61RS-2PZ : 8 November 2014), Jacob Brown, Township 11 Range 10-Township 18 Range 12W, Vermilion, Illinois; citing p. 38, State Archives, Springville; FHL microfilm 977,062.
  • "Illinois State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:615J-22M : 8 November 2014), Jacob Brown, Township 11 Range 10-Township 18 Range 12W, Vermilion, Illinois; citing p. 3, State Archives, Springville; FHL microfilm 977,062.


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