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Rev Andrew Baker

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Rev Andrew Baker married Hannah Vannoy, daughter of John Vannoy and Susannah Baker Anderson

Family Hannah Vannoy b. 26 March 1751

Daniel Vannoy
b. 22 February 1751/52

Father John Vannoy b. 25 November 1719, d. 1778
Mother Susannah Baker Anderson b. 1720, d. 1816
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 22 February 1751/52  Daniel Vannoy was born on 22 February 1751/52. 
  He was the son of John Vannoy and Susannah Baker Anderson
Marriage   Daniel Vannoy married Sarah Hickerson

Family Sarah Hickerson

Sarah Hickerson

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Sarah Hickerson married Daniel Vannoy, son of John Vannoy and Susannah Baker Anderson

Family Daniel Vannoy b. 22 February 1751/52

Susannah Vannoy
b. 6 July 1754

Father John Vannoy b. 25 November 1719, d. 1778
Mother Susannah Baker Anderson b. 1720, d. 1816
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 6 July 1754  Susannah Vannoy was born on 6 July 1754. 
  She was the daughter of John Vannoy and Susannah Baker Anderson

Catherine Vannoy
b. 26 December 1755

Father John Vannoy b. 25 November 1719, d. 1778
Mother Susannah Baker Anderson b. 1720, d. 1816
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 26 December 1755  Catherine Vannoy was born on 26 December 1755. 
  She was the daughter of John Vannoy and Susannah Baker Anderson

Francis Vannoy
b. 15 September 1688, d. circa 1774

Father John Vannoy b. circa 1664, d. 1699
Mother Rachel ?
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 15 September 1688  Francis Vannoy was born on 15 September 1688 at Staten Is, NY.1 
  He was the son of John Vannoy and Rachel ?
Marriage   Francis Vannoy married Catherine Anderson, daughter of Cornelius Anderson and Annetje Anna Opdyke
Marriage 1715  Francis Vannoy married Rebecca Annah Anderson, daughter of Cornelius Anderson and Annetje Anna Opdyke, in 1715. 
Death circa 1774  Francis Vannoy died circa 1774 at Hunterdon Co NJ.2 

Family 1 Catherine Anderson b. 1697, d. 1774

Family 2 Rebecca Annah Anderson b. 1696, d. before 1774
Children  1. Hannah Vannoy
  2. Cornelius Vannoy
  3. Andrew Vannoy
  4. John Vannoy+ b. 25 Nov 1719, d. 1778

Citations
  1. [S131] WFT vol 11 #3472.
  2. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982, The Heritage of Wilkes County Vol 1 & 2. Section titled 816 James Edward Vannoy family", same in WFT vol 11 #3472.

Rebecca Annah Anderson1
b. 1696, d. before 1774

Father Cornelius Anderson b. September 1670, d. circa 1724
Mother Annetje Anna Opdyke b. circa 1675, d. circa 1746
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth 1696  Rebecca Annah Anderson was born in 1696.2 
  She was the daughter of Cornelius Anderson and Annetje Anna Opdyke
Marriage 1715  Rebecca Annah Anderson married Francis Vannoy, son of John Vannoy and Rachel ?, in 1715. 
Death before 1774  Rebecca Annah Anderson died before 1774. 

Family Francis Vannoy b. 15 September 1688, d. circa 1774
Children  1. Hannah Vannoy
  2. Cornelius Vannoy
  3. Andrew Vannoy
  4. John Vannoy+ b. 25 Nov 1719, d. 1778

Citations
  1. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982, WFT vol 11 tree 3472, has her name as Anna Catherine Anderson.
  2. [S131] WFT vol 11 #3472.

Cornelius Anderson1
b. September 1670, d. circa 1724

Father Joachim Andries b. circa 1640
Mother Ennetje Jans
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth September 1670  Cornelius Anderson was born in September 1670 at Elizabeth NJ. 
  He was the son of Joachim Andries and Ennetje Jans
Marriage   Cornelius Anderson married Annetje Anna Opdyke, daughter of Johannes Opdyke and Tryntye Catherina ?
Death circa 1724  Cornelius Anderson died circa 1724 at Hopewell, Hunterdon NJ.2 
Note  

The following note is from WFT vol 11 tree#3472
1694: Enoch and Cornelius Anderson were sued in the East Jersey Court of Com Right by Wm. Pinhorne, Esq., of Bergen Co., for trespass, in amt. of L150, and for debt on a bond involving breach of covenant, in amt. of L500. they lost the suit for debt, and the other was withdrawn. Most unfortunately, no further details have been preseerved. As Cornelius and his supposed brother Enoch each had a son bapt. at Hackensack in 1694, Edward Earl, Jr. acting as witness in each instance, it is believed that they lived for a short while in Bergen County, later returning to Newtown, L.I., whence they moved to West Jersey. On Mar 28, 1698/9, as Cronelius Andris, he was among 28 grantees in a deed for land in Maidenhead (Lawrenceville), W.J., to be used for church, school and burying-ground purposes. It is uncertain whether he was living in Maidenhead or Hopewell at the time, but he was certainly of Hopewell not long after, and for the balance of his life. In 1710, as Cornelius Andrews, he served as Constable for Hopewell; in 1721 he was Overseer of the Poor; and in 1722, Overseer of Highways and Collector. In 1722 and 1723, Town Meetings were held at his house, but thereafter at Ringo's Mill. On May 30, 1724, adm. on his estate was granted to his widow Annah and their son Eliakim. Of his children, one was bapt. at Hackensack as a son of Cornelius Albardi, four at Hopewell in 1710 by the pastor of the new Dutch church at Bensalem, PA, and one at Maidenhead by the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.
     On Oct 4, 1738, the estate of Cornelius not yet settled, his son Eliakim gave bond in amt. of L800 to his four brothers, to protect their equal shares with him of the Hopewell farm formerly their father's, and then in nominal possession of Eliakim, but leased to Andrew Mershon. This bond was basis for a suit commenced in the N.J. Supreme Court in 1764, by Cornelius and Abraham Anderson, as survivors of John and Barhtolomew anderson, against Elizabeth ad John anderson, Executors of Eliakim Anderson, dec'd. The matter was eventually submitted to three referees, who, in 1768, found that the said Executors were indebted to plaintiffs in the amount of L452 proc. It was stipulated that the representatives of John and Bartholomew Anderson, dec'd, were equally entitled, with Cornelius and Abraham, to a share of the L452. Previous to this litigation there had been some friction in the family, perhaps originating in the same situation, and in May, 1763, Cornelius and Abraam Anderson, Cornelius Mershon and his mother, Francina Mershon, and Cornelius Anderson, Jr. and Thomas Anderson, sons of Cornelius, gave bond to appear at the next session of the Hunterdon County court, and meanwhile not to molest John Anderson of Hopewell, evid. Eliakim's son. 

Family Annetje Anna Opdyke b. circa 1675, d. circa 1746
Children  1. Rebecca Annah Anderson+ b. 1696, d. b 1774
  2. Catherine Anderson b. 1697, d. 1774

Citations
  1. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982.
  2. [S131] WFT vol 11 #3472.

Annetje Anna Opdyke1
b. circa 1675, d. circa 1746

Father Johannes Opdyke b. circa 1651, d. circa 1729
Mother Tryntye Catherina ?
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1675  Annetje Anna Opdyke was born circa 1675 at Dutch Kills, L.I. NY.2 
  She was the daughter of Johannes Opdyke and Tryntye Catherina ?
Marriage   Annetje Anna Opdyke married Cornelius Anderson, son of Joachim Andries and Ennetje Jans
Death circa 1746  Annetje Anna Opdyke died circa 1746 at Hopewell, Hunterdon Co NJ. 
Note   Several of my sources don't quote their sources. All this Opduck stuff is found, virtually the same, in a number of places. Evidently there was a book THE OP DYCK GENEALOGY (New York: Weed, PArsons & CO) by Charles Wilson Opdyke . It is quoted at the site of Harry and Marsha Williams www.concentric.net/~Hwill/Opdyck.htm as their source. 

Family Cornelius Anderson b. September 1670, d. circa 1724
Children  1. Rebecca Annah Anderson+ b. 1696, d. b 1774
  2. Catherine Anderson b. 1697, d. 1774

Citations
  1. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982.
  2. [S131] WFT vol 11 #3472.

Hannah Vannoy

Father Francis Vannoy b. 15 September 1688, d. circa 1774
Mother Rebecca Annah Anderson b. 1696, d. before 1774
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Hannah Vannoy was the daughter of Francis Vannoy and Rebecca Annah Anderson
Marriage   Hannah Vannoy married ? Wilson

Family ? Wilson

? Wilson

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   ? Wilson married Hannah Vannoy, daughter of Francis Vannoy and Rebecca Annah Anderson

Family Hannah Vannoy

Cornelius Vannoy

Father Francis Vannoy b. 15 September 1688, d. circa 1774
Mother Rebecca Annah Anderson b. 1696, d. before 1774
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Cornelius Vannoy was the son of Francis Vannoy and Rebecca Annah Anderson

Andrew Vannoy

Father Francis Vannoy b. 15 September 1688, d. circa 1774
Mother Rebecca Annah Anderson b. 1696, d. before 1774
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Andrew Vannoy was the son of Francis Vannoy and Rebecca Annah Anderson

John Vannoy
b. circa 1664, d. 1699

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1664  John Vannoy was born circa 1664 at England.1 
Marriage   He married Rachel ? at England. 
Death 1699  John Vannoy died in 1699 at Hunterdon County, NJ.1 
Note   Emigrated to US in late 1600s. Was a tax collector in Richmond, Staten Island in 1698< Heritage of Wilkes #822 "John and Rachel Cornwell Vannoy"

FTM vol 11 tree 3472 says he was a French Hugenot who was driven from England to Holland to escape religious persecution. Then back to England and finally came to Yadkin Co NC. Another branch settled in SC. "Descended from Cromwell family and from the royal house of Hanover. On tax list of Surry Co NC 1771-2


Heritage of WIlkes Co #816 "The James Edward Vannoy Family" says in France it was spelled Vannoise and Venois. Name spelled Vannoyt, Van Oy, Vanhoy, Fannoy by John and relatives. This piece says John's father was related to Oliver Cromwell by marriage and "fought under his banner" It does not know a last name for Rachel. I'm not sure if I believe the "Cornwall". It sounds too much like the family tradition mixing up with "Cromwell." 

Family Rachel ?
Children  1. John Vannoy
  2. Abram Vannoy
  3. Rachel Vannoy
  4. Sarah Vannoy
  5. Catherine Vannoy
  6. Francis Vannoy+ b. 15 Sep 1688, d. c 1774

Citations
  1. [S131] WFT vol 11 #3472.

Rachel ?1

Last Edited 23 Oct 2003

Marriage   Rachel ? married John Vannoy at England. 
Note   "The Heritage of Wilkes CO #822, contributed by Mary Hayes, gives her surname as "Cornwall" based on "family tradition". I'm not sure if I believe the "Cornwall". It sounds too much like the family tradition mixing up with "Cromwell". Rachel is named in his will, so we know the first name is right, but I don't know about the last name. 

Family John Vannoy b. circa 1664, d. 1699
Children  1. John Vannoy
  2. Abram Vannoy
  3. Rachel Vannoy
  4. Sarah Vannoy
  5. Catherine Vannoy
  6. Francis Vannoy+ b. 15 Sep 1688, d. c 1774

Citations
  1. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982.

John Vannoy1

Father John Vannoy b. circa 1664, d. 1699
Mother Rachel ?
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  John Vannoy was the son of John Vannoy and Rachel ?

Citations
  1. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982.

Abram Vannoy

Father John Vannoy b. circa 1664, d. 1699
Mother Rachel ?
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Abram Vannoy was the son of John Vannoy and Rachel ?

Rachel Vannoy

Father John Vannoy b. circa 1664, d. 1699
Mother Rachel ?
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Rachel Vannoy was the daughter of John Vannoy and Rachel ?

Sarah Vannoy

Father John Vannoy b. circa 1664, d. 1699
Mother Rachel ?
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Sarah Vannoy was the daughter of John Vannoy and Rachel ?

Catherine Vannoy

Father John Vannoy b. circa 1664, d. 1699
Mother Rachel ?
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

  Catherine Vannoy was the daughter of John Vannoy and Rachel ?

Joachim Andries
b. circa 1640

Father Jochensen Andries b. circa 1607, d. after 1672
Mother Seletian Fredericks b. circa 1609, d. after 1674
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1640  Joachim Andries was born circa 1640 at Amsterdam, Holland. 
  He was the son of Jochensen Andries and Seletian Fredericks
Marriage 1644  Joachim Andries married Ennetje Jans in 1644. 
Note   AKA Yokum Anderson

From WFT vol 11 #3472
He was brought to America as a child, and is first mentioned in Feb, 1659, when he and his parents were sponsors at the baptism of a dau. of his sister Francyntie. In July 1660, he and three others were fined for boarding a ship jus in from Holland, despite a notice forbidding it. In October, 1663, he and his mother were witnesses in a court action started by his father. soon after his marriage he moved to Elizabethtown, where he took the oath of allegiance to the British Crown on Feb 19, 1665/6, or shortly thereafter, and was one of the first generation of "Elizabethtown Associates". He was soon followed by his brother-in-law, Abraham Lubbersen, but the latter remained in New Jersey only a few years. His marriage was not performed in the New York Dutch church, and the parentage of his wife is not known. On Jun3 24, 1675, as Amy Androwes, (making her mark), she sold to Thomas Moor, the 4 -acre houselot and entire "accommodation" of her deceased husband, in Eliz. Town, excepting 20 acres which Joachim had sold in his lifetime to Peter Moss, and which she confirmed to Moss two weeks later. She reserved for her own use "a pear tree and gousberry bushes". this is the last reference to her. She may have moved to Newton, L.I., where her sons lived in the 1690's.
     the names and number of Joachim's children have been a matter of controversy for 150 years. His will, a 56-word unsigned document, dated Oct 15, 1674, and penned by Humphrey Spening (Spinning), was proved by the latter in open court March 11, 1674/5. It leaves the disposal of his property to his wife, should she "kepe unmaiered", but if she were to remarry, half of the estate was to go to her, and the balance equally divided "amongst they children". following the practice of other Elizabethtown residents of Dutch origin, he had his children, or five of them, baptized in the Dutch church at New York. On or both of the grandparents were sponsors at four of the five pabtized in 1674, a few months before the father's death. In addition to the five, it has been claimed that another son was Enoch Andrus (Andrieszen), who was repeatedly associated with Joshua and Cornelius in various ways, and who married a sister of their wives, and moved with them from Newtown, L.I., to New Jersey. 

Family Ennetje Jans
Child  1. Cornelius Anderson+ b. Sep 1670, d. c 1724

Ennetje Jans

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage 1644  Ennetje Jans married Joachim Andries, son of Jochensen Andries and Seletian Fredericks, in 1644. 
Note   AKA Amy Jansen. 

Family Joachim Andries b. circa 1640
Child  1. Cornelius Anderson+ b. Sep 1670, d. c 1724

Jochensen Andries
b. circa 1607, d. after 1672

Father Jochum Andries
Mother Gryet Pawvels
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1607  Jochensen Andries was born circa 1607 at Leewarden (Friesland province) Holland. 
  He was the son of Jochum Andries and Gryet Pawvels
Marriage 11 January 1631/32  Jochensen Andries married Seletian Fredericks on 11 January 1631/32 at Amsterdam. 
Death after 1672  Jochensen Andries died after 1672. 
Note   From WFT vol 11 #3472
In considering this family it must be remembered that in Holland, until the 17th century, family surnames, except for the nobility, were not commonly used, and the patronymic system was in vogue, under which Pieter Jacobszen's son Jan, for instance, would be called simply Jan Pieterszen, while the latter's son Dirck would be known as Dirck Janszen. there was a lack of uniformity in spelling, and in different parts of the country, and by different clerks, names were written in various forms. Pieterszen and Janszen were frequently abbreviated to Pieters and Jans.
     1596: The municipal archives of Leeuwarden supply the clue to the parentage of Andries Jochemsen, showing that in 1596, one Jochum Andries, a "glaasmakers gesell", i.e. Glazier's mate, became a citizen there, but whence he came is not stated.
     1596, 16 Jan: On Jan 16, 1596, the marriage bans of Jochum Andries and Gryet Pauwels were recorded in the civil registry, and the ceremony was doubtless performed a few weeks later, but as the Reformed Church records are not extant before 1603 and the records of the Catholic church not until much later, the marriage date is not known. there is no record of the baptism of their children, which suggests that one or both of the pair may have been members of the Catholic, or possibly of the Lutheran or Mennonite Churches. That they were the parents of Andries Jochemsen, born about 1607, may reasonably be inferred from the following entry in the Amsterdam marriage register. It will be noted that Grietie Pouwels, quite evidently the "Gryet Pauwels" mentioned above, and the mother of Andries, "assisted":
20.12.1631: publishing of the banns of Andries Jochemsz, born at Leeuwarden, seaman (varentsgezel), 24 years old, living in the Lindestraat, assisted by Grietie Powels; and Celitgie Frerix, born in Amsterdam, 22 years old, parents dead, assisted by Celytgie Willems, her relative, living in the Bomstraat. He signs with cross. she signs: Seletien Fredericks.
11.1.1632: marriage in the New Church in Amsterdam (Reformed).
     The records of the New Church, which are voluminous, have yielded to date the baptismal record of only one child of this couple.
     Bef 1650, 18 Sep: The date of emigration of Andries Jochemsen and family to America is not known, but it was probably not long before Sep 18, 1650, when his name first appears, as sponsor at the baptism in New Amsterdam of a child of Thomas Fredricksen, also recent arrival from Holland, and doubtless closely related to the wife of Andries.
     1651: In 1651 he leased the house of Daniel Litscho on the Shore Road (now 125 Pearl St.) and later bought the property, which he mortgaged in 1656.
     1653: Jochemsen wit. the bapt. of another child of Thomas Fredricksen in 1653.
     From 1654 to 1670, he or his wife are very frequently witnesses.
     1657: In 1657 he was listed as holder of "small burgher rights", and the same year was licensed as a tavernkeeper, but from various entries in the court records, it seems that his wife handled this business.
     1661: In 1661, he sued his neighbor, John Lauwerens, Jr., and recovered the amount of a surgeon's bill for treating a wound caused by the accidental discharge of a gun.
     1663: He was occasionally charged with "tapping" at unlawful hours, and after one of these charges, in 1663, they upbraided the Schout (Sheriff) and Andries was reprimanded by the Court. The same year Andries sued Teunis Quick, and plaintiff's wife and her son Joghim testified as to entries in her book.
     1664: In 1664, at the time of the English Conquest of New Netherlands, he took the oat of allegiance to the British Crown. the following year a tax list shows that he was living on De Hoogh (High, now Pearl) St., next to Abraham Lubberzen.
     1674: His name also appears on a list of 1674, and the last reference to him is in June, 1674, when he was sued by L. Van Trenholm, but failed to plead.
     1673 to 1674: Thereafter Andries and his wife witnessed a number of other baptisms in the New York Dutch church, Andries as late as June, 1673, and Celitje up to Sep, 1674. In New Amsterdam he was a sailmaker by trade, and in an early, but undated list of church members, we find the name of Celetie Fredericx, wife of "Andries Zeylemaecker".
     Following Dutch procedure, the children of Andries Jochemsen were called Andriesen, or Andries, except that in one instance his daughter was referred to as Francyntje Albade. In all probability there were other children. 

Family Seletian Fredericks b. circa 1609, d. after 1674
Child  1. Joachim Andries+ b. c 1640

Seletian Fredericks
b. circa 1609, d. after 1674

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1609  Seletian Fredericks was born circa 1609 at Amsterdam, Holland. 
Marriage 11 January 1631/32  She married Jochensen Andries, son of Jochum Andries and Gryet Pawvels, on 11 January 1631/32 at Amsterdam. 
Death after 1674  Seletian Fredericks died after 1674 at Long Island, NY. 

Family Jochensen Andries b. circa 1607, d. after 1672
Child  1. Joachim Andries+ b. c 1640

Jochum Andries1

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage 16 January 1595/96  Jochum Andries married Gryet Pawvels on 16 January 1595/96.1 

Family Gryet Pawvels
Child  1. Jochensen Andries+ b. c 1607, d. a 1672

Citations
  1. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982.

Gryet Pawvels1

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage 16 January 1595/96  Gryet Pawvels married Jochum Andries on 16 January 1595/96.1 

Family Jochum Andries
Child  1. Jochensen Andries+ b. c 1607, d. a 1672

Citations
  1. [S113] Mrs. W.O. Absher, editor, The Heritage of Wilkes County 1982.

Johannes Opdyke1
b. circa 1651, d. circa 1729

Father Louris Janse Opduck b. circa 1600, d. 1659
Mother Christina ?
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1651  Johannes Opdyke was born circa 1651 at Gravesend, King's County, NY.2 
  He was the son of Louris Janse Opduck and Christina ?
Marriage   Johannes Opdyke married Tryntye Catherina ?
Death circa 1729  Johannes Opdyke died circa 1729 at Hopewell, Hunterdon NJ.2 
Note   Was a planter of Dutch Kills, Long Is. Moved to Hunterdon Co NJ. 

Family Tryntye Catherina ?
Children  1. Tryntie Opdyke
  2. Engeltie Opdyke
  3. Catherine Opdyke
  4. Bartholemew Opdyke
  5. Lawrence Opdyke
  6. Albert Opdyke
  7. Annetje Anna Opdyke+ b. c 1675, d. c 1746

Citations
  1. [S145] Williams, Harry and Marsha. website, on line at www.conccentric.net/Hwill/Opdyck.htm.
  2. [S131] WFT vol 11 #3472.

Tryntye Catherina ?

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Tryntye Catherina ? married Johannes Opdyke, son of Louris Janse Opduck and Christina ?

Family Johannes Opdyke b. circa 1651, d. circa 1729
Children  1. Tryntie Opdyke
  2. Engeltie Opdyke
  3. Catherine Opdyke
  4. Bartholemew Opdyke
  5. Lawrence Opdyke
  6. Albert Opdyke
  7. Annetje Anna Opdyke+ b. c 1675, d. c 1746

Louris Janse Opduck1
b. circa 1600, d. 1659

Father Johan Lousrensen Op Den Dycks
Pedigree

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Birth circa 1600  Louris Janse Opduck was born circa 1600 at Holland. 
  He was the son of Johan Lousrensen Op Den Dycks
Marriage   Louris Janse Opduck married Christina ?
Death 1659  Louris Janse Opduck died in 1659 at Gravesend, King's County, NY.2 
Note   Came to New Netherlands in 1653. Graves End Long Island. 

Family Christina ?
Children  1. Otto Opdyke
  2. Peter Opdyke
  3. Mette Opdyke
  4. Johannes Opdyke+ b. c 1651, d. c 1729

Citations
  1. [S145] Williams, Harry and Marsha. website, on line at www.conccentric.net/Hwill/Opdyck.htm.
  2. [S131] WFT vol 11 #3472.

Christina ?1

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Christina ? married Louris Janse Opduck, son of Johan Lousrensen Op Den Dycks

Family Louris Janse Opduck b. circa 1600, d. 1659
Children  1. Otto Opdyke
  2. Peter Opdyke
  3. Mette Opdyke
  4. Johannes Opdyke+ b. c 1651, d. c 1729

Citations
  1. [S145] Williams, Harry and Marsha. website, on line at www.conccentric.net/Hwill/Opdyck.htm.

Martha Tucker1
b. 1810, d. 1842

Father David Tucker Jr2,1 b. circa 1783, d. circa 1881
Mother Polly ?2,1 b. circa 1785
Pedigree

Last Edited 9 Jan 2002

Birth 1810  Martha Tucker was born in 1810 at Iredell Co NC.1 
  She was the daughter of David Tucker Jr and Polly ?.2,1 
Marriage circa 1830  Martha Tucker married William Hamilton "Billy" Brown, son of James Brown and Unknown first wife (?), circa 1830.1,2 
Death 1842  Martha Tucker died in 1842 at Ashe Co NC.1 
Burial   She was buried at Senter Primitive Baptist Church. 

Family William Hamilton "Billy" Brown b. 20 May 1808, d. 30 January 1875
Children  1. Andrew Jackson Brown b. 10 Apr 1831
  2. Polly Brown+ b. Apr 1833, d. 19121
  3. Major Brown+ b. 9 Nov 1834
  4. Nancy Brown b. c 1837
  5. Evaline Brown b. 1 Oct 1838
  6. Martha Brown b. Mar 1840
  7. Mahala Brown b. 28 Mar 1841

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #612 "The Tucker Family," contributed by Hazel S. and Glenn P. Tucker.

Charity Blevins1

Last Edited 9 Jan 2002

Marriage   Charity Blevins married Andrew Jackson Brown, son of William Hamilton "Billy" Brown and Martha Tucker.1 

Family Andrew Jackson Brown b. 10 April 1831

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.

Wesley Blevins1

Last Edited 9 Jan 2002

Marriage   Wesley Blevins married Nancy Brown, daughter of William Hamilton "Billy" Brown and Martha Tucker.1 

Family Nancy Brown b. circa 1837

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.

William Saunders1

Last Edited 9 Jan 2002

Marriage   William Saunders married Evaline Brown, daughter of William Hamilton "Billy" Brown and Martha Tucker.1 

Family Evaline Brown b. 1 October 1838

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.

George W Pope1

Last Edited 9 Jan 2002

Marriage   George W Pope married Martha Brown, daughter of William Hamilton "Billy" Brown and Martha Tucker.1 

Family Martha Brown b. March 1840

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.

? Smith1

Last Edited 9 Jan 2002

Marriage   ? Smith married Mahala Brown, daughter of William Hamilton "Billy" Brown and Martha Tucker.1 

Family Mahala Brown b. 28 March 1841

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.

Lurena Tucker
b. 18 September 1808, d. 3 June 1905

Father David Tucker Jr1 b. circa 1783, d. circa 1881
Mother Polly ?1 b. circa 1785
Pedigree

Last Edited 9 Jan 2002

Birth 18 September 1808  Lurena Tucker was born on 18 September 1808.2 
  She was the daughter of David Tucker Jr and Polly ?.1 
Marriage 1845  Lurena Tucker married William Hamilton "Billy" Brown, son of James Brown and Unknown first wife (?), in 1845.3,1 
Death 3 June 1905  Lurena Tucker died on 3 June 1905 at Ashe Co NC at age 96.2 
Burial   She was buried at Senter Primitive Baptist Church.2 

Family William Hamilton "Billy" Brown b. 20 May 1808, d. 30 January 1875
Children  1. Rebecca Brown b. c 1846
  2. Luisa Brown b. c 1848
  3. Rana Brown b. c 1850
  4. Caroline Brown+ b. c 1852

Citations
  1. [S110] Managing Editor Ruth Weaver Shepherd and Patron/Honor EditorClarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe Co Vol I, Article #612 "The Tucker Family," contributed by Hazel S. and Glenn P. Tucker.
  2. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records.
  3. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.

Christopher Kelley

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Christopher Kelley married Caroline Brown, daughter of William Hamilton "Billy" Brown and Lurena Tucker

Family Caroline Brown b. circa 1852
Children  1. Hattie Kelley
  2. John Kelley

Valentine Brown1
b. between 1740 and 1750

Last Edited 11 Jul 2005

Birth between 1740 and 1750  Valentine Brown was born between 1740 and 1750 at Ireland?.2,3,4,5 
Marriage between 1770 and 1790  He married unknown first wife (?) between 1770 and 1790.6 
Marriage   Valentine Brown married ? McDaniel, daughter of Moses McDaniel and Susannah ?.7 
Fact 1 possibly around 1787  According to Claude Wells, a McMillan researcher, McMillan family tradition has it that the John McMillan family, which came from Scotland to America, was accompanied by a friend named Valentine Brown. According to the McMillan family Bible, the McMillans were married in 1787, which by tradition happened aboard the ship to America. However, the first record of them in Wilkes/Ashe County is in 1795. The first record of Valentine Brown is in 1802. However,because of the close locations of family land in Ashe County, NC, I think there is likely to be some truth to the story. Andrew McMillan, son of John the immigrant, owned land that adjoined land owned by both James Brown and James' son Martin Brown. James' land adjoined Valentine's. Andrew was left "the land that I bought in Nathan's Creek" in his father's will. So Valentine Brown and John McMillan evidently bought land near or adjoining each other when they first came to the mountains. But Valentine came from Ireland, according to several census sources, and the McMillans came from Scotland, so maybe they just met on the ship or even on the journey from the ship to NC..8,9,10 
Census 1790  Valentine Brown appeared on the census of 1790 at Iredell County, NC, as follows: 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 3 females. There is no proof that this is the family which ended up in Ashe County, but this person did not show up in Iredell again, and if Ashe County Valentine came over from Scotland in 1787 with the McMillans, then he probably lived somewhere else in NC until he came to Ashe. The members of this family do fit with the Ashe County family; James and Jane could be 2 of the 3 children.11 
Fact 1 14 December 1802  On 14 December 1802, at Ashe County (orignally entered in Wilkes), NC,, Valentine Brown received a land grant for entry # 1395 dated Dec 20, 1779 in the name of James Fletcher. [I'm not sure, but I think Fletcher was speculating in land. He made entries right when the state of NC was formed and then probably sold them much later to others at a profit. ] The land was described as 100 acres on Nathan's Creek near the ford, north of Bledsoes Gap. The survey was witnessed by Ephraim Penington and James Brown. This grant is titled Wilkes County, presumably because the original entry was there before the creation of Ashe County in 1799. It is however recorded in the Ashe County deed records (DB B page 31). It is filed with Wilkes County's grants in the Wilkes County Public Library..12 
Fact 1 between 1803 and 1822  Valentine Brown made entries (the first step in the process to obtain a land grant) for a number of tracts of land over the years for which I can find no evidence that he received the applied-for grant. (except that in a list of grants in the NC archives, he's listed for one entered in 1811 and granted in 1814, so one of these 1811 entries was granted. I need to get a copy.) An abstract of these entries is as follows:
Entry #879, Feb 1, 1803 for 50 acres on Nathan's Creek, bordering said Brown's East line, adjoining Jonathan Baker.
Entry #1236, Jul 12, 1805 for 25 acres bordering his own north line.
Entry #1558, Mar 10, 1806, for 100 acres on Nathan's Creek adjoining Roton and Standiford.
Entry #1602, Jun 26, 1806 (the name is spelled "Broon"), for 50 acres on head dreans of Nathan's Creek, includes the vacant land near Cols Ridge and Nettle Cove
Entry #2105, Nov 17, 1808 for 100 acres on Nathan's Creek beginning at David Roton's corner.
Entry #2392, Sept 30, 1811, for 150 acres on Nathan's Creek and some of the head dreans of the North Fork of New River, begins at a white oak marked VB, includes the vacant land where James Brown lived
Entry #2402, Nov 4, 1811, for 25 acres on Nathan's Creek beginning at said Brown's upper line and including the vacant land between him and Standiford.
Entry #3678, Feb 7, 18222, for 100 acres on the North Fork of New River, on the fork of the big branch where William Weaver lives.
Entry #3892, Dec 30, 1822, for 100 acres on the south Fork of Nathan's Creek
It's possible that he did receive some of these grants and for some reason did not record the deed. It's also possible that he sold the entry to another person, changed his mind and did not complete the transaction, or was contested by someone else who had a prior claim..13 
Fact 1 14 December 1803  On 14 December 1803, at Ashe County, NC,, Volentine Brown received a land grant #439 for entry # 623 dated February 25, 1802. The land was described as 100 acres beginning on the ridge that divides Nathan's Creek waters from Dog Creek waters, lying on the head waters of Nathan's Creek at the foot of Stony Fenex. The final grant was witnessed by Jonathan Baker and James Brown..14 
Fact 1 30 November 1805  On 30 November 1805, at Ashe County, NC,, Volentine Brown received a land grant #577 for an entry dated July 8, 1803. The land was described as 50 acres adjoining Baker's corner and his [Brown's] old corner..15 
Fact 1 16 June 1806  On 16 June 1806, at Ashe County, NC,, Voluntine Brown sold to David Roughton for $65, 60 acres on Nathan's Creek. The land was described as "the grant dated the 30th of November 1805" plus "a conditional line ten acres out of the old tract to make up the compliment of the said sixty acres, which said tract being granted the 14th day December 1802." Vicki and Geneva Watkins speculated that this meant Roughton was married to one of Valentine's daughters. I have not researched..16,17 
Fact 1 9 February 1807  On 9 February 1807, at Ashe County, NC,, The following was recorded in the minutes of county court: "A power of attorney from Archibald Jacaway to Valentine Brown was duly proven by the oath of David Rotten." I wonder if this is some clue to the name of Valentine's first wife. I have not done any research to find out who this Jacaway is..18 
Census 1810  Valentine Brown appeared on the census of 1810 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 13001-12001.19 
Fact 1 12 October 1814  On 12 October 1814, at Ashe County, NC,, William Jones, Shadrach McDaniel, William Weaver, John McDaniel, Elisha McDaniel, Aaron McDaniel, Jacob McDaniel and Voluntine Brown, heirs of Moses McDaniel, deceased, sold to Jesse Ray for $500 150 acres on the North Fork of New River. Boundaries mentioned in the deed were Conditioners Branch, Porter's corner, and King's old corner. The deed was recorded during the February 1817 court term. The McDaniel brothers signed their names and the three sons-in-law signed with a mark..7 
Census 1820  Valentine Brown appeared on the census of 1820 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 100001-10001.20
 
Fact 1 8 May 1820  On 8 May 1820, at Ashe County, NC,, Joseph Roten sold to Valentine Brown for 40 pounds, 50 acres. There are no landmarks given in the description of the land other than trees and stakes. The deed was witnessed by Thomas Calloway and Sam Cox..21 
Fact 1 8 May 1826  On 8 May 1826, at Ashe County, NC,, Valentine Brown sold to Martin and Gibson Brown for $100, 100 acres on Nathan's Creek, beginning on the Ridge that divides Nathan's Creek waters and Dog Creek waters. The legal description of the land exactly matches the 100 acres granted to Valentine on Grant #439..22 
Census 1830  Valentine Brown appeared on the census of 1830 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 00000000001--000010001.23 
Fact 1 2nd Sat in Oct, 1838  2nd Sat in Oct, 1838, at Ashe County, NC,, At the monthly meeting of the Senter Primitive Baptist Church, Valentine Brown was received by baptism..24 
(Witness) Fact 1 2nd Sat in Nov, 1838  2nd Sat in Nov, 1838, at Ashe County, NC,, Martin Brown, Susan Brown and Rhody Brown were received by baptism at the November monthly meeting, along with several others..24 
Fact 1 2nd Sat in Feb, 1840  2nd Sat in Feb, 1840, at Ashe County, NC,, Brother Valentine Brown made application for a letter of dismission for himself and wife, which was granted. The church minutes begin in 1829 with the formation of the congregation, but monthly minutes do not begin until 1835. The original 1829 members are listed, and then everyone who joined from 1835, but those who may have joined in the 6 intervening years left no record. I had hoped that these minutes would give a clue as to the name of Valentine's wife, but the only female Brown members mentioned before Valentine requested his letter were Rhody, Susan and Patsy. Susan joined at the same time Martin did, and Susan or Susannah was the name of Martin's mother (James' wife). Rhody could not have been Valentine's wife because she obtained a land grant in 1837, when Valentine was still alive, and married women could not own land in their own name at that time in NC. I'm believe she was James' daughter. Patsy is a nickname for Martha, which was the name of William's wife. There is no record of William joining, but he's mentioned in the minutes in later years, as are his second wife and his children, so I assume he joined between 1829-1836. Therefore, unless Valentine's wife happened to have the same name as one of these other three women, she joined the church between 1829-1836 also, so her name can't be found in the minutes. It did seem very common for men or women to join without their spouses, so the speculation that Mrs. Brown joined the church earlier than her husband is plausible.
It should be noted that there was a younger Valentine Brown, relationship to this Valentine unknown, living in adjoining Grayson County, VA in the 1830 and 1840 census. It's theoretically possible that the Valentine who joined Senter church drove over from Virginia and was the younger Valentine. This would explain the transfer of letter; that Valentine did not remain in the area. However, the fact that Martin, Susan and Rhody joined in the same time frame, and they are known family members of the Ashe County Valentine, makes it more likely to be him. Unless the Grayson County Valentine is also a family member, which is possible since all Valentine's sons have not been proven..24 

Family 1 unknown first wife (?)
Marriage between 1770 and 1790  He married unknown first wife (?) between 1770 and 1790.6 
Children  1. James Brown+ b. bt 1780 - 1790, d. 185017,25,26
  2. Jane Brown b. c 178817,27
  3. John Quincey Brown b. c 179327,17
  4. At least one other son Brown b. bt 1794 - 1800
  5. Susan Brown b. c 179527

Family 2 ? McDaniel
Marriage   Valentine Brown married ? McDaniel, daughter of Moses McDaniel and Susannah ?.7 
Child  1. George Brown b. bt 1803 - 1807, d. 188027,17,28

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, she says this is "supposition, from all records of court, deeds, wills, family tradition...there could well be two Volentines here, father and son";.
  2. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 76..
  3. [S912] Letcher Co, KY US Census 1880 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 53 of 73.
  4. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, page 184.
  5. [S893] Collection of history and genealogy of Ashe County prepared by Wade Edward Eller; card titled "Brown, Volentine."
  6. [S757] Jeff. Posting NCNR mailing list Weaver, message titled "Weaver/McDaniel,", listserve message to e-mail address, 4/25/03.
  7. [S201] Deed dated 12/10/1814 from the "heirs of Moses McDaniel" to Jesse Ray..
  8. [S214] Wells, Claude E. Posting, Ashe County, NC Query Forum titled "Looking for a Valentine (Brown that is!)", 2/16/1999.
  9. [S130] Wells, Claude E., user website at Familytreemaker.com, on line at www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/l/Claude-E-Wells.
  10. [S611] John McMillan Sr will (Written Sept 24,1840, probated July term 1844).
  11. [S552] Iredell County, NC US Census 1790 ,image 2 of 9.
  12. [S736] Valentine Brown Land Grant file.
  13. [S749] Dr. A.B. Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Ashe County, NC, (entries are indexed by the entry number).
  14. [S733] Ashe Co, NC Land Grants: File Number 445, North Carolina State Archives.
  15. [S742] State Grant to Voluntine Brown #577, Book B, page 430.
  16. [S737] Deed from Valentine Brown to David Roughton, Book B, page 472.
  17. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  18. [S389] Ashe County Minute Docket, County Court 1806-1821, The State Library of North Carolina.
  19. [S229] Ashe County, NC US census 1810, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  20. [S230] Ashe County, NC US census 1820, transcribed by Jeff Weaver .
  21. [S738] Deed from Joseph Roten to Valentine Brown, Book F, page 399.
  22. [S215] Deed from Valentine Brown to Martin and Gibson Brown., Book C page 203.
  23. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 76.
  24. [S734] Senter Primitive Baptist Church Minutes, Ashe County, NC.
  25. [S216] Deed from James Brown to Martin and Gibson Brown, Book G page 73.
  26. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #44 "The Martin Brown Family (Part I)," contributed by Ruth P. Taylor.
  27. [S23] Brown, Curtis. Email, message from e-mail address to Karen Worley, dated 9/13/99.
  28. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #41 "The Charles W. Brown Family of Peak Valley", contributed by Mary B. McClure-Carter.

James Brown
b. between 1780 and 1790, d. 1850

Father Valentine Brown1,2,3 b. between 1740 and 1750
Mother unknown first wife (?)
Pedigree

Last Edited 20 Apr 2004

Birth between 1780 and 1790  James Brown was born between 1780 and 1790.4,5 
  He was the son of Valentine Brown and unknown first wife (?).1,2,3 
Marriage between 1800 and 1807  James Brown married Unknown first wife (?) between 1800 and 1807. 
Marriage 2 January 1817  James Brown married Susannah Maynard on 2 January 1817 at Wilkes, NC.6,7 
Death 1850  James Brown died in 1850 at Ashe County, NC.8 
Burial 1850  He was buried in 1850 at Brown-Fowler Cemetery, Ashe County, NC.9 
(Witness) Fact 1 14 December 1802  On 14 December 1802, at Ashe County (orignally entered in Wilkes), NC,, Valentine Brown received a land grant for entry # 1395 dated Dec 20, 1779 in the name of James Fletcher. [I'm not sure, but I think Fletcher was speculating in land. He made entries right when the state of NC was formed and then probably sold them much later to others at a profit. ] The land was described as 100 acres on Nathan's Creek near the ford, north of Bledsoes Gap. The survey was witnessed by Ephraim Penington and James Brown. This grant is titled Wilkes County, presumably because the original entry was there before the creation of Ashe County in 1799. It is however recorded in the Ashe County deed records (DB B page 31). It is filed with Wilkes County's grants in the Wilkes County Public Library..10 
(Witness) Fact 1 14 December 1803  On 14 December 1803, at Ashe County, NC,, Volentine Brown received a land grant #439 for entry # 623 dated February 25, 1802. The land was described as 100 acres beginning on the ridge that divides Nathan's Creek waters from Dog Creek waters, lying on the head waters of Nathan's Creek at the foot of Stony Fenex. The final grant was witnessed by Jonathan Baker and James Brown..11 
Fact 1 24 December 1827  On 24 December 1827, at Ashe County, NC,, James Brown received Grant #1342 for an entry dated October 22, 1825. The land was described as 50 acres on the north side of Nathan's Creek, adjoining Valentine Brown's old line..12 
Fact 1 24 December 1827  On 24 December 1827, at Ashe County, NC,, James Brown received Grant #1352 for an entry dated March 20, 1826. The land was described as 50 acres.13 
Fact 1 21 January 1828  On 21 January 1828, at Ashe County, NC,, James Gentry sold to James Brown for $36, 50 acres on the headwaters of Nathan's Creek, including an East Cove of the Rocky Phenic. The deed was witnessed by James Smith and Micajah Smallwood..14 
Fact 1 8 October 1828  On 8 October 1828, at Ashe County, NC,, James Brown sold to William Brown for $50, 50 acres whose description matches that of James' Grant # 1352.

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Census 1830  James Brown appeared on the census of 1830 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 0200001-0010001.16 
Fact 1 24 November 1830  On 24 November 1830, at Ashe County, NC,, James Brown received Grant #1534 for entry dated April 13, 1829. The land was described as 100 acres on the waters of Dog Creek, beginning at William Brown's corner, adjoining John Dixon and William Plummer..17 
Fact 1 11 October 1832  On 11 October 1832, at Ashe County, NC,, James Brown sold to Meredith Ballow 100 acres on Dog Creek, fitting the description of the land obtained by grant #1534..18 
Fact 1 1 February 1834  On 1 February 1834, at Ashe County, NC,, James Brown sold to Martin and Gibson Brown for $100, 60 acres, beginning at the south east corner of Martin and Gibson Brown's 100 acre tract. The deed is written with the following exception: "the exception is made of a small quantity of land to Valentine Brown as long as he lives on the place he now lives on, to have and to hold the said land free and clear as his own from paying any account dues or demands. " The exception tract is described as containing 6 1/2 acres. He also states that "if there should ever come any ?entailments to the land it is lost I don't stand responsible to Valentine for any damages except is as follows" Then he makes another exception "to my self and wife Sukey during our natural lives if want to do so, that is if we either of us should want to build and live on the above described sixty acres of land that is made to Martin and Gibson Brown however the remainder that is not made to Voluntine Brown we have ?forever that priviledge and at our deaths it is Martin and Gibson Brown's and their heirs.".2 
(Witness) Fact 1 16 September 1837  On 16 September 1837, at Ashe County, NC,, Roady Brown obtained a land grant #2256 for entry #8375 dated June 2, 1837. The land was described as 100 acres, adjoining William Brown's line to the north (at the top of "Little Fenic" Mountain), being on the waters of the North and South forks of the New River. The land also adjoined Turner and "the Mary Harlis tract." The final grant was witnessed by James Brown and Martin Brown..19 
Fact 1 24 November 1837  On 24 November 1837, at Ashe County, NC,, James Brown sold to Susannah Michael for $50, 50 acres on the waters of Nathan's Creek, bordering a 60-acre tract of land granted to said Brown, Valentine Brown's corner, and Andrew McMillan. Susannah Michael must moved to said land before November 1, 1838 or the deed is void. The property is to go to her son John upon her death. The son is mentioned 3 times, once as "Johnson" and twice as "John." I doubt if he really made her pay the $50, or he couldn't hardly take back the land if she didn't move. Probably none of his children had to pay for the land he deeded to him; I know Martin and Gibson were only children when they got theirs..20 
Census 1840  James Brown appeared on the census of 1840 at Ashe County, NC, as follows: 00001001-00000001.21 
Will 21 March 1850  James Brown left a will on 21 March 1850 at Ashe County, NC. In the name of God amen. I James Brown being weak in body but sound in mind and memory thanks be to god. I do this day make and publish this my last will and testament having heretofore made a deed to my two sons, Martin Brown and Gibson Brown and their heirs. Gibson Brown having died without an heir my will is therefore that Martin Brown and his heirs shall have all the land and every part thereof. It being my intention at the time I executed said deed that if either of them should die without heirs that the other one and his heirs should hold and possess thie same and I hereby appoint and constitute my son Martin executor to this my last will and testament and I do say and testify that none of my other heirs is to have any of said land so deeded or any part there of. I have hereunto set my hand and seal in presence of us March 21st day 1850. James Brown, his mark
witnesses A. McMillan, Daniel Blevins
[Note that he doesn't name any other property except the one tract of land. And he mentions "other heirs" but not who they are.].8 

Family 1 Unknown first wife (?)
Marriage between 1800 and 1807  He married Unknown first wife (?) between 1800 and 1807. 
Children  1. William Hamilton "Billy" Brown+ b. 20 May 1808, d. 30 Jan 1875
  2. Susannah Brown+ 20
  3. Morgan Brown

Family 2 Susannah Maynard
Marriage 2 January 1817  James Brown married Susannah Maynard on 2 January 1817 at Wilkes, NC.6,7 
Children  1. Rhody Brown b. c 1818, d. bt 1857 - 1860
  2. Gibson Brown b. bt 1820 - 1825, d. bt 1834 - 184022
  3. Martin Brown b. 23 May 182022

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S216] Deed from James Brown to Martin and Gibson Brown, Book G page 73.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #44 "The Martin Brown Family (Part I)," contributed by Ruth P. Taylor.
  4. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina.
  5. [S218] Brenda C. Bishop, Ashe County Census 1840, Household of James Brown, page 23.
  6. [S893] Collection of history and genealogy of Ashe County prepared by Wade Edward Eller; card titled "Brown, James son of Voluntine."
  7. [S913] Mrs. Mae R. Hayes and Mrs. Nancy F. Sidden, Wilkes Marriages 1800-1820, page 6.
  8. [S735] James Brown will (Written March 21, 1850).
  9. [S157] "Brown, Gale R. Email," , Dated 3/19/01.
  10. [S736] Valentine Brown Land Grant file.
  11. [S733] Ashe Co, NC Land Grants: File Number 445, North Carolina State Archives.
  12. [S754] State Grant to James Brown #1341, Book C, page 192.
  13. [S744] State Grant to James Brown #1352, Book C, page 191.
  14. [S739] Deed from James Gentry to James Brown, Book C, page 158.
  15. [S755] Deed from James Brown to William Brown, Book C, page 256.
  16. [S6] Ruth W. Shepherd, 1830 Federal Census, Ashe County, North Carolina, page 6.
  17. [S743] State Grant to James Brown #1534, Book V, page 213.
  18. [S752] Deed from James Brown to Meredith Ballow, Book V, page 207.
  19. [S733] Ashe Co, NC Land Grants: File Number 2379, North Carolina State Archives.
  20. [S756] Deed from James Brown to Susannah Michael, Book M, page 411-12.
  21. [S218] Brenda C. Bishop, Ashe County Census 1840, page 23.
  22. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, (Will of James Brown);.

Susannah Maynard1,2,3

Last Edited 29 Jan 2004

Marriage 2 January 1817  Susannah Maynard married James Brown, son of Valentine Brown and unknown first wife (?), on 2 January 1817 at Wilkes, NC.4,5 
Burial   Susannah Maynard was buried at Brown Fowler Cemetery, Ashe County, NC.6 
(Witness) Fact 1 2nd Sat in Nov, 1838  2nd Sat in Nov, 1838, at Ashe County, NC,, Martin Brown, Susan Brown and Rhody Brown were received by baptism at the November monthly meeting, along with several others..7 
(Witness) Census 1850  Susannah Maynard appeared on the census of 1850 in the household of Martin Brown at Ashe County, NC.8 

Family James Brown b. between 1780 and 1790, d. 1850
Children  1. Rhody Brown b. c 1818, d. bt 1857 - 1860
  2. Gibson Brown b. bt 1820 - 1825, d. bt 1834 - 1840
  3. Martin Brown b. 23 May 1820

Citations
  1. She was Susannah in the census and Suckey in the deed. She's been shown as Susannah Alvey by many researchers because there is a marriage record of Susannah Alvey to James Brown in WIlkes County in 1806. However, I have spoken to a descendant of that Susannah. There was a couple named James Brown and Susannah Alvey in Wilkes County with known parents who married and moved elsewhere. That Brown family had a definite connection to the Alveys; several of that James' siblings married Alveys. So our Susannah is not Alvey.
  2. [S216] Deed from James Brown to Martin and Gibson Brown, Book G page 73.
  3. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 25, Household #396, Martin Brown.
  4. [S893] Collection of history and genealogy of Ashe County prepared by Wade Edward Eller; card titled "Brown, James son of Voluntine."
  5. [S913] Mrs. Mae R. Hayes and Mrs. Nancy F. Sidden, Wilkes Marriages 1800-1820, page 6.
  6. [S157] "Brown, Gale R. Email," , Dated 3/19/01.
  7. [S734] Senter Primitive Baptist Church Minutes, Ashe County, NC.
  8. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, page 25.

Jane Brown
b. circa 1788

Father Valentine Brown1,2 b. between 1740 and 1750
Mother unknown first wife (?)
Pedigree

Last Edited 29 Jan 2004

Birth circa 1788  Jane Brown was born circa 1788.2 
  She was the daughter of Valentine Brown and unknown first wife (?).1,2 
Marriage 1810  Jane Brown married William Henry Day in 1810 at Home of Valentine Brown.2 
Census 1880  Jane Brown appeared on the census of 1880 at Millstone, Letcher County, KY, as follows: Day, John L 60 farmer KY NC NC
Easter wife KY NC NC
Phereby 20 dau KY KY KY
John ?Q 18 son
Betty Jane 15 dau
Sarah 13 dau
Martha 11 dau
Mary 8 dau
Susanah 5 dau
Joseph L 2 son
Jane 86 mother NC Irelan NC.3
 

Family William Henry Day

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S23] Brown, Curtis. Email, message from e-mail address to Karen Worley, dated 9/13/99.
  3. [S912] Letcher Co, KY US Census 1880 , images of microfilm on line at Ancestry.com ,image 53 of 73.

William Henry Day1

Last Edited 17 Jan 2002

Marriage 1810  William Henry Day married Jane Brown, daughter of Valentine Brown and unknown first wife (?), in 1810 at Home of Valentine Brown.2 

Family Jane Brown b. circa 1788

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S23] Brown, Curtis. Email, message from e-mail address to Karen Worley, dated 9/13/99.

Francis ?1

Last Edited 3 Dec 2001

Marriage   Francis ? married Henry Wood

Family Henry Wood
Child  1. Henry Wood+ b. bt 1820 - 1821

Citations
  1. [S158] Marriage license, Henry Wood to Lavina Worley, 10/16/1856, Floyd County, VA.

John Quincey Brown1
b. circa 1793

Father Valentine Brown2,1 b. between 1740 and 1750
Mother unknown first wife (?)
Pedigree

Last Edited 17 Jan 2002

Birth circa 1793  John Quincey Brown was born circa 1793.2,1 
  He was the son of Valentine Brown and unknown first wife (?).2,1 
Marriage   John Quincey Brown married Elizabeth Caudill.2,1 

Family Elizabeth Caudill

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S23] Brown, Curtis. Email, message from e-mail address to Karen Worley, dated 9/13/99.

Elizabeth Caudill1

Last Edited 17 Jan 2002

Marriage   Elizabeth Caudill married John Quincey Brown, son of Valentine Brown and unknown first wife (?).2,1 

Family John Quincey Brown b. circa 1793

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S23] Brown, Curtis. Email, message from e-mail address to Karen Worley, dated 9/13/99.

Elizabeth Wood
b. 10 October 1858, d. 2 February 1927

Father Henry Wood1 b. between 1820 and 1821
Mother Lavina Viney Worley1 b. 1835, d. 4 September 1925
Pedigree

Last Edited 23 Oct 2004

Birth 10 October 1858  Elizabeth Wood was born on 10 October 1858.1 
  She was the daughter of Henry Wood and Lavina Viney Worley.1 
Marriage 26 December 1872  Elizabeth Wood married John Tyler Grogan, son of Henry Grogan and Susan Rice, on 26 December 1872.2 
Death 2 February 1927  Elizabeth Wood died on 2 February 1927 at Ashe County, NC, at age 68.1 

Family John Tyler Grogan b. 1 May 1848, d. 2 December 1938
Children  1. Robert Lee Grogan 3
  2. William Henry "Will" Grogan+ b. 1876
  3. Amanda Grogan b. 1877
  4. Charles L Grogan b. 1879, d. 1 Feb 1904
  5. Joe Grogan b. 1883
  6. Laura Grogan+ b. 30 Oct 1883, d. Jul 19673
  7. Robert Lee Grogan b. 13 Mar 1888, d. 12 Jun 1978
  8. Josephine Grogan b. 18 Jan 1889, d. 5 Aug 1924
  9. Onie Grogan b. 1890, d. 24 Aug 1973
  10. Walter G Grogan b. 11 Feb 1892, d. Sep 1993
  11. Dora A Grogan b. 1893
  12. Millard Grover Grogan b. 13 Oct 1895, d. 14 Apr 1984
  13. Minnie Grogan b. Aug 1896
  14. Bessie Grogan b. Jun 1897
  15. David Grogan b. 3 Sep 1899, d. 14 Nov 1967

Citations
  1. [S14] Russell Hamilton, Ashe County NC Cemetery Records, Page 281.
  2. [S70] Elizabeth Caulder, Ashe County, N.C. Marriages, Page 58.
  3. [S54] Warren Houck, "Houcks of Ashe Co NC", online at worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=h650787.

George Brown1
b. between 1803 and 1807, d. 1880

Father Valentine Brown2,1,3 b. between 1740 and 1750
Mother ? McDaniel
Pedigree

Last Edited 24 Jan 2002

Birth between 1803 and 1807  George Brown was born between 1803 and 1807.4,5,6,7 
  He was the son of Valentine Brown and ? McDaniel.2,1,3 
Marriage   George Brown married Abigail Osborne.2,1,3 
Death 1880  George Brown died in 1880 at Ashe County, NC.8 

Family Abigail Osborne

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S23] Brown, Curtis. Email, message from e-mail address to Karen Worley, dated 9/13/99.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #41 "The Charles W. Brown Family of Peak Valley", contributed by Mary B. McClure-Carter.
  4. [S7] Danny L. Miller, Ashe County, North Carolina 1850 Census, HH # 1167, George and Abagal Brown.
  5. [S11] Danny Miller, 1860 Ashe County, North Carolina Census, HH #414, George and Abigal Brown.
  6. [S12] Jeffrey C. Weaver, The 1870 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Laurel Township, HH #28, George and Abigail Brown.
  7. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Mortality Schedule for Laurel Township, page 184..
  8. [S13] Mary Floy Schulz Katzman, The 1880 Federal Census of Ashe County, North Carolina, Mortality Schedule for Laurel Township, page 184.

Abigail Osborne1

Last Edited 17 Jan 2002

Marriage   Abigail Osborne married George Brown, son of Valentine Brown and ? McDaniel.2,1,3 

Family George Brown b. between 1803 and 1807, d. 1880

Citations
  1. [S36] "Gale Roland Brown Family," Vicki and Geneva Watkins,Ashe County Public Library, ;.
  2. [S23] Brown, Curtis. Email, message from e-mail address to Karen Worley, dated 9/13/99.
  3. [S202] Clarice B. Weaver, The Heritage of Ashe County NC Vol II, Article #41 "The Charles W. Brown Family of Peak Valley", contributed by Mary B. McClure-Carter.


       

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Karen Reynolds Worley
Wilkesboro, NC

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