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Ruth Brown (Large)

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Buckingham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 22, 1763 (56-64)
Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Large and Deborah Ruth Wing Large
Wife of Thomas Brown
Mother of Sarah Cravey; William Brown; Thomas Brown, Jr; Susannah Moon; Joseph Brown and 4 others
Sister of Joseph Large, III; Hannah Russell; Ebenezer Large and Elizabeth Large

Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
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Immediate Family

About Ruth Brown

Ruth was born into a Quaker family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, around 1702. Her parents were Deborah Dungan and Joseph Large, Jr. On Sep 5, 1773 she was married to Thomas Brown, as recorded in the Buckingham Monthly Meeting of Friends in Bucks County. Thomas was of Scottish ancestry and had immigrated to Pennsylvania from northern England in 1706. They lived in Bucks County, near Ruth’s relatives, and were blessed with eight children. Then in 1741 they moved to a new Quaker settlement in the Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia, where they had one more child, Samuel. Their oldest daughter, Sarah, was married and stayed in Pennsylvania. The family developed a farm along the Mill Creek, introduced orchardry to the region, and built a fine log house that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ruth and Thomas had at least nine children:

Sarah Brown, 1724 – , m. Mr. McIntire

William Brown, 1726 – 1800, m. Hannah Moon

Susannah Brown, 1727 – 1819, m. Richard Moon

Thomas Brown, Jr., 1728 – 1796, m. Margaret Moon

Deborah/Frances Brown, 1732/1734 – , m. Richard Sidwell

Ruth Brown, 1736 –

Elizabeth Brown, 1738 –

Joseph Brown, 1738 – 1814, m. Ann Jones

Samuel Brown, 1743 – 1808, m. Elizabeth Edwards

(There is some uncertainty whether Deborah and Frances are two people or one.)

Thomas died in 1750. Around 1753, Ruth and her family, including two daughters-in-law, moved to a new Quaker settlement in Orange County, North Carolina. As her children matured, they moved to new settlements further west in North Carolina. Her youngest son Samuel moved to the New Garden settlement in what is now Guilford County, where he was married in 1763. Ruth either moved there with him or came later. Her son Thomas was there as well. Ruth died in Guilford County in 1787. She is buried in the New Garden cemetery, but the location of the grave is unknown, since Quaker graves of that time were often marked with uninscribed fieldstones.

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Note from Spotts

[An identifiable] grave marker does not exist. The cemetery is very old and early records are sketchy or non-existent. However she is listed as being buried here in Guilford County Marriage And Death Records, 1771-1899, which is a compilation of several different 3-by-5-inch index card files in the Greensboro library. There are more than 10,000 records, with information on perhaps as many as 20,000 individuals. The cards were created by different people at different times in the early 20th Century. The cards still exist and are available in the library. [A note says of Ruth:] About 60 years old. Mother of Samuel and Thomas.


Joseph Large (1673 - 1746)

Deborah Wing Dungan Large (1680 - 1745)


Thomas Brown (1691 - 1750)*


William Brown (1726 - 1800)

Susannah Brown Moon (1727 - 1819)

Thomas Brown (1728 - 1796)



New Garden Friends Cemetery


Guilford County

North Carolina

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Ruth Brown's Timeline

Buckingham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 21
November 26, 1726
Age 23
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 25
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 25
Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
May 22, 1763
Age 60
North Carolina, United States