Chief John Brown Jr

Is your surname Brown?

Research the Brown family

Chief John Brown Jr's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


John Brown, Jr., Principal Chief

Birthdate: (25)
Birthplace: Windsor, Massachuttes
Death: February 2, 1822 (25)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brown and Sarah Brown
Husband of Susannah Brown
Father of John Brown
Brother of Willard Wilford Braun Brown; Luther Brown; Calvin B Brown; Sally Brown; Welthy Brown and 3 others

Occupation: Principal Chief
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Chief John Brown Jr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Brown, formerly judge of the Chickamauga District of the Cherokee Nation East, was elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation West 22 April 1839, after the Old Settlers decided to elect new officers to strengthen their position vis-a-vis the Latecomers under John Ross, in place of then Principal Chief John Looney. He served until a majority of the Old Settlers decided his administration had not gone far enoough to accomplish a compromise with the Ross party, and re-elected his predecessor John Looney in his place that July.

Brown's Tavern in Lookout Valley, Chattanooga, Tennessee, is so-named because it was once his, part of a complex of businesses that included a riverboat landing for the tavern and inn, Brown's Ferry a mile or more downstream, a large farm, and a mill. Now a private home, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

McLoughlin, William G. Cherokee Renascence in the New Republic. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992).

view all

Chief John Brown Jr's Timeline

July 2, 1796
Windsor, Massachuttes
Age 13
February 2, 1822
Age 25