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  Joseph Caleb Browning was born Abt. 1763 in Bedford Co., VA or MD, and died 04 May, 1860 in Lafayette Co., MS. He married Betsey Sinkler or St. Clair 17 September, 1791 in Bedford Co., VA, daughter of Robert Sinkler or St. Clair and Ruth Unknown.

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Estate Documents for Caleb Browning

   

Documents from Charlotte Ramsey <nicki@cei.net>

Children of Joseph Browning and Betsey St. Clair are:

1. Malinda Browning, born 29 June, 1792 in Bedford Co., VA. She married Daniel Walls.

2. Robert T. Browning, born 07 September, 1793 in Bedford Co., VA; died 29 August, 1889.

3. Joshua H. Browning, born 13 June, 1795 in Bedford Co., VA; died Abt. 1868 in Lafayette Co., MS. He married (1) Martha George. He married (2) Celia R. Hines Bef. 1815.

Seated is Alfred George Browning, son of Joshua H. Browning and Celia R. Hines:

4. Matilda Browning, born 07 April, 1797 in Bedford Co., VA. She married David Tatum Abt. 1817.

5. Joseph Caleb Browning, born 23 June, 1799 in Bedford Co., VA; died 25 October, 1844 in Lafayette Co., MS. He married Patience Cantwell Bet. 1818 - 1819.

6. John Gentry Browning , Sr., born 25 March, 1802 in Bedford Co., VA; died 23 October, 1900 in Smith Co., TX. He married Mary "Polly" Nicholas Abt. 1822 in State of Alabama.

Isaiah N. Browning, son of the above couple:

7. Benjamin Browning, born 08 May, 1804 in Bedford Co., VA; died 17 December, 1854 in Jackson Co., AL. He married Rebecca West 30 March, 1826 in Jackson Co., AL.

8. Nancy Browning, born 20 May, 1806 in Bedford Co., VA. She married George W. Coffey.

9. Elizabeth Browning, born 02 May, 1808 in Bedford Co., VA. She married Lorenzo D. Griffin.

10. Caroline Irene Browning, born 10 April, 1810 in Bedford Co., VA; died Aft. 17 February, 1856 in Lafayette Co., MS. She married Isaiah Allen Nicholas 1828 in AL/TN/KY.

11. Albert G. Browning, born 25 January, 1813 in Bedford Co., VA; died Bef. 09 January, 1885 in Lafayette Co., MS. He married Olive S. Nicholas Abt. 1837.

Children of Albert G. Browning and Olive S. Nicholas are:

1.  Benjamin Baker Browning, born 14 February 1838 in Lafayette Co., MS; died Abt. 1898 in Smith Co., TX.  He married Nancy Catherine "Kate" Jones on 17 February 1856 in Lafayette Co., MS.

William Baker Browning & wife.  He was the son of the above couple:

2.  Mary Frances Browning, born 29 August 1840 in Lafayette Co., MS.  She married William Ester Bell on 24 October 1864 in Lafayette Co., MS.

3.  Nancy C. Browning, born 18 September 1842 in Lafayette Co., MS; died in Smith Co., TX

4.  William Jones Browning,  born 15 August 1844 in Lafayette Co., MS; died 10 February 1911 in Logan Co., AR.  He married Susan Dean Bumgardner on 17 September 1872 in Lafayette Co., MS.

5.  Martha J. Browning,  born 10 November 1846 in Lafayette Co., MS.  She married John L. Griffin on 27 August 1861 in Lafayette Co., MS.

6.  Horace L. Browning,  born 01 October 1849 in Lafayette Co., MS; died 14 January 1881 in Lafayette Co., MS.  He married Fannie R. Unknown on 25 November 1878 in Desoto Co., MS.

7.  Albert Rufus Browning,  born 05 September 1853 in Lafayette Co., MS; died in Smith Co., TX.

8.  Emily C. Browning,  born 03 August 1852 in Lafayette Co., MS; died in Smith Co., TX.  She married William L. Daniel    on 02 February 1876 in Lafayette Co., MS.

WILL OF ALBERT G. BROWNING (Son of Caleb Browning, Sr.)

Lafayette Co., MS Will Book ; pages 338-340

The State of Mississippi

Lafayette County

I, Albert G. Browning of Mississippi, being advanced in years and feeble in health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory and being admonished of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do hereby make, constitute and publish the following as my last will and testament, that is to say.

1st It is my will that all my just debts and financial expenses first be paid out of my estate remaining at my death.

2nd I will and bequeath to my son, Albert R. Browning, one Silver watch, one brindle cow named Ida and her increase.

3rd I will and bequeath to my daughter Nancy C.* Browning, one feather bed, bedstead, mattress and bed clothing, meaning the bed and furniture on which I have usually slept, one red cow with a white face named Nelly and her increase, one small trunk.

4th I will and bequeath to my son B. B. Browning Ten dollars in cash to be paid out of my estate after my death, He having received more than the other children, this is intended in lieu of all other bequests to him.

5th It is my will and I direct that all my entire estate, real, personal and mixed which is not herein bequested, shall be sold after my death by my Executor, hereinafter to be named-That all my just debts and funeral expenses first be paid out of the proceeds, and the ballance I direct to be equally divided among all my children or their descendants except B. B. Browning who has been fully provided for and except further that because of and in consideration of the kind care and attention given me by my son Albert R. and my daughter Nancy C. Browning in declining years, I direct that my said Executor pay to each of them Fifty dollars out of the proceeds of my estate in addition to the bequests herein as made, which I direct shall be done, share and share alike among all my children except as to B. B. Browning as aforesaid.

6th I hereby nominate and appoint my son Albert R. Browning my sole executor to carry out the provisions of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made. In testimony which I hereunto set my hand, subscribe my name and affix my seal, this the Nineteenth day of February 1884.

Signed, Sealed & Published

Albert G. Browning {SEAL}

Subscribed by us and witnessed in the presence of the testator and in the presence of each other the day it (bears?) (&) date

Hugh R. Martin, E. D. Frierson, J. N. Hamilton

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