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Rev. Jacob L. BROWNING, 1779-1841


First Generation!
Rev. Jacob L. BROWNING, 
b. 11 Feb. 1779, North Carolina [REF: #90pg151 ; 
d. 11 Aug. 1841, at the age of 62 years, in Henry Co., Tenn.; 
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
At a 26 yrs he married 2nd on 02 May 1805, Caswell Co., NC.
21 year old Miss ELIZABETH SARRETT;
(1st d/o John,3 & Mary (McMurry) Sarrett)
(1Gd/o JOSEPH,3 & Mary (Unknown) SARRATT of Person Co., NC.
(2Gd/o Samuel,1 & Anna (Unknown) SARRATT) of Prince George's Co., MD.
(3Gd/o Joseph,1 & Katherine (Unknown) SARRAT)The American Progenitor
b. 19 March 1784 in Caswell County, NC.; [REF:#1]
d. after c1850, about 66 years of age?; [REF:#4]
She was 35 years old (1819) when her parents removed to Humphreys Co, [REF:#6]
(Later reformed to Benton Co.,Tenn.); She was mentioned in and received 
father's Pension, issued on 19 Sep. ; 
She also was mentioned in and received "Half-Pay" Pension
on 13 Jun. 1847; [REF: #1]
They had at least Eight [REF: #90pg152  Children born to this Union:
   1.1 1st Dau: Julianne  BROWNING, c1805-1875 a70y m. Merdith S. CORBITT, ?Ch.
   1.2 1st Son: Hosea D.  BROWNING, c1806-1876 a70y m. *1867 Malissa DAVIDSON, ?Ch.
   1.3 2nd Son: Jacob A.  BROWNING, c1807-          Not Traced!
   1.4 3rd Son: John M.   BROWNING, c1815-1887 a72y m. *1846 Temperance LASHLEY, ?Ch.
   1.5 2nd Dau: Elizab.   BROWNING, c1816-1839 a23y m. William BOMAR, ?Ch.
   1.6 4th Son: Bennett S.BROWNING, c1818-1874 a56y m. *1845 Emiline SYKES, 6Ch.
   1.7 3rd Dau: Anna J.   BROWNING, c1820-          m. *1851 David QUILLEN ?Ch.
   1.8 4th Dau: Martha    BROWNING, c1822-          m. J.J. DURDEN, ?Ch.

 Children are NOT listed per birth!
   1.1 Son: HOSEA D.    BROWNING;     b. 1806
   1.2 Dau: JULIANNA    BROWNING;     b. 1805
            m. MERIDETH SMITH CORBITT
            Ch. Henry, John, Nancy Ann, William [1850 Census pg325
   1.3 Son: JACOB A.    BROWNING;     b. 1807
   1.4 Son: JOHN M.     BROWNING;     b. 1815
   1.5 Dau: ELIZABETH   BROWNING;     b. 1816
            m. WILLIAM BOMAR
            Ch., Hozie, John W., Mary, Nancy [Carroll Co. Pg 173]
   1.6 Son: BENJAMIN S. BROWNING;     b. 1819, TN. [REF: #18 pg 846
   1.7 Dau: ANGERINE J. BROWNING;     b. 1820
            m. DAVID QUILLEN
   1.8 Dau: MARTHA ANN   BROWNING;    b. 1822
            m. J. J. DURDEN
            Ch. Edmond, James, John, Margarett, Nancy
                Sarah [1850 Census pg 365]


The Rev. JACOB BROWNING was a
Presbyterian, but he became a Baptist and a Reverend. Did his wife
influence him?; Note [REF: 018.002] has Rev. Jacob BROWNING being born
in "England" no reference to support this, he indicated as being b. in
NC. in Census info.  ..prs

Based on Goodspeed, History of Tennessee, he stated that the "Baptist"
church was one of the pioneer churches in "Henry County"
Among the pioneer Baptist ministers were Rev. TRAINER (after whom
Trainer Creek was named), then
   LEWIS BALDWIN,
   SAMUEL McGOWAN,
   Rev. JACOB BROWNING, <--Our Subject!
   JAMES CONYERS,
   JAMES HAYNES and
   LEWIS M. EDGAR.
   [REF: #18 pg 830]

Rev. Jacob BROWNING, can be found in the 1830 Census for
Humphreys Co., TN. [Pg. 315] and the 1832 Tax Roll.

Father-In-Law John3 SARRETT and family, living Pg 311

At the Sep. Term of the Circuit Court of 1832, in Humphreys County,
Tennessee, on 19 Sep. 1832, JOHN, 03. SARRETT, stated in his testimony
regarding "Pension Application" of the American Revolutionary
War that he had been a neighbor of
   JACOB BROWNING,  <--Our Subject!
   JEFF ATCHLEY and
   MIITCHEL CHILBERGS?
   for many years and they can testify to his character.
   [REF: #10 ]

Rev. JACOB BROWNING prepared a "Sworn" statement on this day
of 19 Sep. 1832 as a character witness for (father-in-law) JOHN, 03.
SARRETT, and stated that he was "a Clergyman, resident in the
County of Humphreys County, Tennessee. [REF: #10]

About 1835, when Benton County was formed, the "Schism" in
the Baptist Church began to manifest itself in Benton County, and
it is believed that the first division occurred at the "Rumble
Creek Church", the larger part of the congregation adopting the
"Missionary" faith. "Rushing Creek Church" was converted
at about the same time, and other churches rapidly followed. Among
the earlier ministers of this denomination were JACOB BROWNING and
his son BENJAMIN BROWNING. [REF: #18 pg 846]

On 11 Apr. 1836, the "First" term of the Circuit Court of
Benton County was held at the home of SAMUEL H. BURTON, the Judge
was J. W. COOK,, of the 9th. Judicial Circuit presiding. DORSEY P.
HUDSON, qualified as "Clerk", gave the following person as
"Sureties":
   DENNIS and ROBERT ABLE,
   WILLIS RUSHING,
   LEWIS BREWER,
   G. W. L. HUDSON,
   EPHRAIM PERKINS,
   ROBERT HOLMES, and
   HOSEA D. BROWNING. <--s/o Rev. Jacob & Eliza. (SARRETT) BROWNING
   [REF: #18 pg 834]

Rev. Jacob BROWNING with family can be found in the
1840 Census for the now Benton Co., TN. [Pg. 007]

Father-In-Law John3, SARRETT and family living Pg

Rev. Jacob BROWNING with family can be found in the
1850 Census for Dist. 9, Benton Co., TN. [Pg. 366]



1.6 Son: BENJAMIN SARRETT BROWNING; [REF: 18 pg 846]
(Son Elizabeth (Sarrett) & Rev. Jacob Browning)
b. about 1819, Humphreys Co., Tn.; d. c1874, a56y, Benton Co., TN;
Married about 1840, (Based on 1860 Census) Benton County, TN. to
EMILINE SYKES, b. about 1822, in Tennessee; d. Unknown;
She was the daughter of Unknown parents; Like his father he also was a
Baptist Clergyman, the 1860 Census list his Real Estate value of $700
and personal value of $524; Based on the 1860 Census for Benton County,
they had Six children born to this union: [REF: #19]
   1.1.1 1st. Dau: JOSEPHINE BROWNING; b. 1840
   1.1.2 2nd. Dau: Mary BROWNING;      b. 1841
   1.1.3 3rd. Dau: ELIZABETH BROWNING; b. 1852
   1.1.4 1st. Son: JACOB, II BROWNING; b. 1853
   1.1.5 3th. Dau: JANE BROWNING;      b. 1855
   1.1.6 2nd. Son: LOUIS BROWNING;     b. 1858



Source and Reference Notes!


   [REF: 018.002]
   Date: 98-04-29 19:03:10 EDT
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   From: ronh@frye.networkalpha.com
   Ron Humphrey
   702 Pecan St., Bastrop, TX  78602
   Decendent & Researcher of Samuel Wesley SARRETT
   s/o Washington L. F. SARRETT
   1g/s of Wilson Madison SARRATT
   2g/s of John3 & Mary (McMuary) SARRETT


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These records are part of the "Genealogy Computer Package" *** PC-PROFILE *** Volume - VI. SARRETT Related Family© Compiled and self Published in Oct. 31, 1989 by co-author Paul R. Sarrett, Jr. with the assistance of my mother M. Lucille (WILSON) SARRETT, (1916-1987)

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Created: Dec. 01, 1996; Aug 25, 2002