Darden Brown

Darden Brown (1775 - abt. 1815)

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Darden Brown
Born in Quaker Neck, Kent, Marylandmap
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Husband of — married 1807 in Kent, Marylandmap
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Died about in Kent, Maryland, United Statesmap
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Darden Brown was a US Southern Colonist.

Excerpts from: The following interesting and valuable family history was written, under the above title, by Dr. Morgan Brown, in his family Bible.[1]

Darden Brown was born 25 March 1775. He married Rebecca Ringgold.
When I saw Rebecca Ringgold in the year 1774, I considered her as one of the finest specimens of both personal and mental accomplishments in woman, and approaching as near perfection in each. She was then the mother of several children, with staid and matronly manners, improved and accomplished mind, and beauty of face and person remaining fresh and entire. On the death of their father the two sons were placed at school, and perhaps no two lads were ever more different in their progress. Morgan, the oldest, was perverse and obstinate, inattentive to his studies and mischievous in his habits. James was docile, attentive, congenial and pleasing in his manners, and greatly desirous of acquiring knowledge.
Dardan Brown, the fourth son of the second Morgan, was a man of the most amiable disposition, quiet, peaceable, industrious and most agreeable companion. He married Rachel Ringgold, who was a great-grandchild of the first Edward as well as himself. She was the widow Harvey at the time, and had one son, James Harvey. By her he had two daughters, Rebecca and Mary. He died early, and his widow continued single. These two children were just grown up when I saw them in the year 1774. Who they married I know not, but they were highly accomplished and amiable young ladies. For their sakes, their aunt told me, she lived single many years, notwithstanding several promising and pressing offers; and for another reason, she believed it impossible ever to get so good a husband again.
Morgan Brown, the third, and Elizabeth Clothier, his wife, had nine children, whom they saw grown up and married, except one, and also two or three who died young, viz.:
  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, Wesnesday.
  8. John Hamor Brown, born February II, 1772, Tuesday.
  9. Jane Brown died an infant.
  10. Dardan Brown, born March 25, 1775, Saturday.

Research Notes

  • Full text of "History of Kent County, Maryland, 1630-1916"



  1. Queene Anne's County MD

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