Morgan Brown II

Morgan Brown II (1693 - 1751)

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Morgan Brown II
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Morgan Brown was born on 1 Oct 1693 in Kent Island, Maryland, the child of Morgan and Elizabeth (Buckingham) Brown.

He married Rebecca Darden on December 7, 1715, in Talbot County, Maryland.

Birth and Baptism

Morgan Brown was born on 1 Oct 1693 in Kent Island, Maryland, the child of Morgan and Elizabeth (Buckingham) Brown.


He married Rebecca Darden on December 7, 1715, in Talbot County, Maryland.[1]
Name: Morgan Brown

Spouse's Name: Rebeckah Durden Event Date: 07 Dec 1715 Event Place: Third Haven Monthly Meeting-Society Of Friends, , Talbot, Maryland.

Death and Burial

He died in 1751 in Maryland, at the age of 56.[2]
Morgan Brown the second of that name, the son of Morgan and grandson of the first Edward, inherited his father's lands on Lankford's Bay and Chester river. He married Rebecca Dardan in the year 1715, both being Friends or Quakers, were industrious, economical and prosperous in their undertakings. It is probable there never lived two better, or more moral and truly religious people in any age of the world. As the Friends were the most numerous denomination settled on this tract between Lankford's Bay and Chester river, it was called Quaker Neck, which name it continues to this day. Morgan was soon considered as one of the heads of this society and took the lead in building a large brick meeting house where was established a half-year meeting, as well as a quarterly, weekly and half-weekly meeting. He was a great farmer, had a number of negroes, for it was not yet fashionable even for Quakers to reject slavery, but his were uniformly treated as white laborers, and loved him as a father. As his sons grew up he also trained them all to business, either on the farm or other employments. If he directed a son to make a plow or a cart-body, or a tobacco hogshead, and he suggested the want of knowledge, his reply was, "Try it, my son; if thee should spoil one piece of wood get another; there is timber plenty in the wood." If the son complained it would cost him much time, his answer was, '"Never mind the time; do thy work well, and none will ask how long thou wert about it." He also gave his children the best education the situation of the country then admitted; was an encourager of schools and works of public utility. He was a man of about five feet eleven inches high, bold and manly countenance, stout made, of immense strength, particularly of his arm, there being few men he could not have jerked to the ground, and he knew nothing of fear; yet he was never known to be in a passion, and the worst word he was ever heard to say was "Convert thee." He was universally esteemed by all who knew him, of most liberal mind and extensive charity! He never reprimanded the transgressor with severity, yet the most profligate were more awed in his presence than they were in the presence of those who were austere and sour in their deportment and bitter in their invectives. His lessons were altogether by example and not by precept merely; so that it might be truly said every portion of his time was beneficially spent, for himself, his family, his neigh bors and the community at large. He died in the year 1751, leaving ten children, ”five sons and five daughters. First, Edward, born March 18, 1716; second, Morgan, born Octo- ber 9, 1719; third, Rebecca, born November 4, 1722; fourth, Hannah, born October 16, 1725; fifth, Stephen, born August 1, 1728; sixth, Dardan, born March 25, 1731; seventh, Rachel, born April 8, 1735; eighth, Mary, born August 22, 1728 [38?]; ninth, Elizabeth, born December 20, 1741; tenth, Joseph, born October 27, 1744.

When he died none of his children but the younger ones were present with him, the older being married and living at some distance. The last day of his illness he requested his neighbor, Henry Hozier, to write his will, for he observed the law would not dispose of his property agreeable to his wishes; his land, with some additions he had made, now amounted to a thousand acres, which he desired should be equally divided among his five sons after the decease of their mother, which the law as it then was would give entirely to the oldest. Of his other property he was desirous of making something like an equal distribution also, and had so directed his will to be written. After giving instructions for writing his will, as though his habitual care and economy would continue to the last, he had his principal negro man, George, called in. It must be observed that when young he planted nine hart cherry trees on a beautiful spot of ground, pleasantly overlooking the bay, where he had always said he desired to be buried. These had now grown to be large trees, and about the center of them there stood an empty cider hogshead which had been put there to be in the shade, and stood on the spot where he wished the grave to be dug. "George," said he, "I wish thee to dig my grave. Remove that cider hogshead which is under the cherry trees, and in the spot where it stood dig the grave. Be particular, George, and don't injure the hogshead, but carry it carefully to the barn." He now turned his face toward Hozier, who was writing the last item of the will. "Friend Henry," said he, "my time of departure is at hand. I go to my God and Father, in whose transcendent goodness and mercy I have trusted. I leave this earthly habitation to enjoy a mansion of everlasting rest in the presence of my God and Savior. I feel disposed to sleep." He closed his eyes and seemed to doze. Hozier, after finishing the section he was writing and waiting some time as he thought for him to finish his nap, said, "What shall I write next, Morgan?" Holding his pen ready, but receiving no answer repeated his question as he turned to look at him, when he perceived he was dead! [3]


  1. "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970." Database.
  2. Robert Wilbanks Genealogy
  3. Queene Anne's County MD The Brown Family

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On 17 Aug 2019 at 15:25 GMT Gerald Jones wrote:

* Morgan is the 6th great grandfather of Gerald (Confident).

Morgan is 19 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 13 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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