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Excerpts from Threads of Ancestors, Telford, Ritchie, Mize; Authors: Leila Ritchie Mize; Jessie Julia Mize; Publixhed Athens, GA; 1956, OCLC:1635748

Joseph Brown married Mary Porter. She was daughter of Hugh Porter born in Ireland Feb 7, 1715, married Violet Mackey on May 2, 1736, who was born May 2, 1717 and died in South Carolina June 23, 1791. Hugh Porter died Sep 5, 1795. They came to America about 1740. In 1757 they were living in N. C., and when the county of Orange was ogranzied (now Guilford) Hugh Porter was appointed one of the 12 justices of the Peace. Saunders Colonial Records of N.C., V.5, P813 says "At Council held at New Bern the 23rd Day of May 1757, Hugh Porter was commissioned Justice of the Peace for the County of Orange, N.C." Joseph and Mary Porter Brown, their son James and his wife Nancy Burdine Brown are buried in the Sally Reed graveyard some two miles East of Belton and their large lot near the center of this ground ws once surrounded by high walls of rock. The grave of Margaret Felming Brown is near the Gallatin turnpike, a few miles east of Nashville beside the grave of her daughter Jane Brown Porter and both are marked. Stub Entries to Indents for Revolutionary claims for the Browns and Hugh Porter are on file in the Department of Archives of S.C., in Columbia, Land grants are recorded in the capitol, Columbia, and old grant books may also be found at Abbeville courthouse. Below is statement of Revolutionare Service copied and arrragned by Mrs. Ames G. Draper, Genealogical Editor, D.A.R. Magazine, October 14, p 606:

James Brown: 32 days duty in Col. Lacey's Regiment, July 12 to Aug 12, 1782
The State of South Carolina
To James Brown for Duty done in Col. Lacey's Reg't of militia from the twelfth day of July 1782 to the twelfth day of the next August and both included in the whole.
32 days @ 10

Family of William and Margaret Brown

Gallatin turnpike east of Nashville, Tenn. by the side of her daughter Jane Brown Porter. (Margaret had brothers, William and Joseph, who came to America.)

Stones mark their graves as follows: Margaret Brown

She departed this life
Sept 17, 1801
Aged 100 years 5 mo 17 days

Here lies the body of

Jane Porter
She departed this life
Aug 30, 1806
Age 61 years 12 days

Joseph Brown (4 above) Died on his home place near Belton, S.C. Mary Porter, his wife, died at her daughter's Mary Duff's home in Pendleton, S.C. They are buried in teh Sally ???? burying ground at 2.5 miles east of Belton.


William b. May 5 1757, m Violet Dunlap at Dahlonga, Ga.
Hugh b Oct 23 1758, d may 8 1814, m. Anna Broyles b culpeper Co. VA
Joseph b. Oct 28 176d OCt 28 1800 m Jemima Broyles b culpeper co CA Jun 16 1754
Margaret b. Oct 28 1766 m Benjamin S/?? arrett, Member fo Lees Legion
James b Nov 25 1763 d Jan 18 1830 Pendleton SC m Nancy Burdine of Cuplpeper VA b 1770 d Feb 10 1849
Violet b June 4 1768 d May 1858 Hall Co. Ga. m July 4 1789 William Reid, b. 1763 d 1843
Elizabeth b. June 15 1770 m on Broadmouth Creed SC 1789 James Reese, b. 1747 d 1840
David b March 17, 1772 d in Tallahatchie Co. Miss, m Mary Anderson.
Mary .b. April 6 1774 d Sep t7 1822 m James Duff (Daughter Mareb Duff. See Telford-Duff-George lineage)
Jane b Sep 1776 d. ... m John Hall
George b May 31 1779 d Milledgeville, GA m Mary Bell
Frances b July 26 1781 d Jan 24 1836 in Alabama m. Moses Lester

Family of Hugh Porter and Violet Mackey

The early Brown and Porter records were contributed by Mrs. E. L. Connaly of Atlanta and Mrs. J. M. Hulsey of Gainseville, GA Hugh Porter emigrated to this country with his family about 1740, first found in Lancaster Co. PA, then removed to Orange, NC (afterward Guilford Co) He bought 393 acres of land on Feb 14 1757 on the east side of the north for of Haw River

and High Rock Creek. Commissioned May 23, 1757 a Justice of the Peace. Children: (May be incomplete)

1. Mary b. July 26, 1737, d. Feb. 23, 1824, m Aug 3, 1756, Joseph Brown.
2. Hugh b. Jan 1, 1739, lived in Lancaster, Penn.
3. Reese b. Penn. Feb 26 1744, d. Feb. 15, 1821, m 1768 Jane Brown. Reese Porter married second a widow. Reese Porter is buried at Mt. Moriah Presbyterian Church, Giles, Co. Tenn, He was a Revolutionary soildier. For Reeese Porter- Jane Brwon Family see Joseph Haversham Chapter, D. A. R. Collecitons.
4. Phillip Porter, m. Mary Smith

In July 1955 we visited the graves of Margaret Fleming Brown and her daughter Jane Porter in Spring Hill Perpetual Care Cemetery near Madison, Tenn. on the Gallatin Road North a few miles from Nashville. This cemetery is on the right side of the road, and on the opposite side is a National Cemetery. On approaching the cemetery one enters the first drive way to the right. The graves are to the left of this drive way, and approximately 100 yards from the entrance. They appear to be among the oldest stones. The Porter was broken, but was readable.

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