About Major Patrick "Trader" Browne
American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Volume: 20 Page Number: 252 Heads of fams. at the first U.S. Census, NC. By U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, 1908. (292p.):27, 158 Roster of soldiers from N.C. in the Amer. Rev. Comp. By D.A.R. of NC. Durham, NC. 1932. (12,709p.):613
Military: Major - U.S. Revolutionary War Roll Box 79 Roll State NC, 1775 - 1783
As the story goes, The Cherokee maiden, Cathrin Cohun was given to Patrick the "Trader" Brown.
Peter Skaggs married their daughter Martha "Patsy" Cothron. A certified copy of Peter and Martha (Cothron) marriage bond at Montgomery County, Virginia records; book A, Pg 25.
note: birth and marriage years are a wild guess based on averages.