Morgan Brown III

Morgan Brown III (1719 - 1809)

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Captain Morgan Brown III
Born in Quaker Neck, Kent, Marylandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 27 Oct 1752 in North Carolinamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Captain Morgan Brown III served with the Maryland Militia during the French and Indian War
Service Started: 1757
Unit(s): unknown
Service Ended: 1757
map of location of Native Americans nations.
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.


Morgan Brown III was part of a Southern Pioneer Family.
Morgan Brown III was born on 9 Oct 1719 in Quaker Neck, Kent County, Maryland Colony.[1]

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:

  1. Rebecca Brown, born September 4, 1755, Wednesday.
  2. Morgan Brown, 4th, born January 13, 1758, Friday.
  3. Elizabeth died young.
  4. Rachel Brown, born November 27, 1761, Friday.
  5. Joseph Brown, born November 5, 1763, Saturday.
  6. Edward Brown, born February 24, 1767, Tuesday; died early.
  7. James Clothier Brown, born January 17, 1769, Wednesday.
  8. John Hamor Brown, born February II, 1772, Tuesday.
  9. Jane Brown died an infant.
  10. Dardan Brown, born March 25, 1775, Saturday. He was a :surveyor and a saw and grist mill operator. He died in 1809 at the age of 90.[2]
Morgan Brown, the third of that name, and son of Morgan Brown II 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 10 years before he set out on his intended migration.

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.

Research Notes

  • Anderson, Fred. The War that Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War. New York: Viking, 2005. [1]
  • Anderson, Fred. Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.


  • Borneman, Walter R. The French and Indian War: Deciding the Fate of North America. New York: Harper Collins Publishing, 2006.



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