||Morgan Brown III settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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The issue of trade with Native Americans, furs and land acquisition were primary causes of the French and Indian War (last of the colonial wars). When the French claimed territory near the Great Lakes and built trading posts, the English also were interested in acquiring more land for the growth of tobacco.
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Morgan Brown III was born on 9 Oct 1719 in Quaker Neck, Kent County, Maryland Colony. He married Elizabeth Clothier on 27 Oct 1752 in North Carolina. He commanded a company of Militia in the War with the Cherokees in 1757. Morgan Brown, the third, and Elizabeth, his wife, had nine children, whom they saw grown up and married, except one, and also two or three who died young, viz.:
Morgan Brown, the third of that name, and son of Morgan the second, was born the 9th of October, 1719, in Quaker Neck, Kent county, Maryland. He received a good common school education and was well versed in the business of a farm, but being of a more enterprising disposition than was common in the family, and hearing new countries were settling, particularly the Carolina's, as soon as he became of age he applied himself to learn surveying, knowing that that must be a valuable part of education in a new country (see his book); yet it was ten years before he set out on his intended immigration. In the year 1757 there was war with the Cherokee Indians, and Brown went on two expeditions to Keowee, in which he had the command of a company of militia. In the year 1763 he left the Grassy Island place and settled lower down the river, on Mark's creek, where he had purchased an excellent mill site and plantation on the river near to it. Here he built a saw mill, the first in that part of the country; and also a grist mill, with separate stones for grinding wheat and a bolting cloth, which was the first manufactory of flour that had been erected in the country, and people were known to come thirty miles and upward with their wheat. He appeared now to be in a very thriving condition; his wife was industrious and frugal, and himself industrious, pushing and economical.
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