About William Brown, Sr.,
Contributed by: James Hughes
Note: (Dated January 8th 1807, Will Book I, p. 819, Prince William County, Virginia, Records).
"In the name of God Amen. I William Brown of Prince William County being sick tho' of sound memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament. First it is my will and desire that after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid, it is my will and desire that my executors pay to Anne Evans twenty five pounds, it being a sum due her for her services. Item. I give to my son John Brown all that tract of land in said County of Prince William lying in Terrapin Forest containing 480 Acres be the same more or less, I give the same to the said John Brown and his heirs forever. Item. I give to my son Thomas Brown the land where I now live containing 196 Acres be the same more or less. I give the same to my said son Thomas Brown and his heirs forever; having given to my Daughter Mary Anne Tibbs two Negroes named Sarah and Stepny, one horse and a Feather Bed and Furniture and shall not give her anything more. Item. It is my will and desire that the remainder of my Estate of every kind whatever consisting of one thousand acres of land in the State of Kentucky, Fourteen slaves and their increase stocks of every kind, household and kitchen furniture, plantation utensils, money, debts due me and everything else to me belonging which I have a right to, be equally divided amongst my three children to wit, my son John Brown, my son Thomas Brown, and my daughter Lydda Burn, and each child's part I give to him or her and him and her heirs forever. I constitute and appoing my two sons John Brown and Thomas Brown and my son-in-law Uriah Burn my executors of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eighth day of January 1807. HIS WILLIAM W BROWN. MARK
Declared before FRANCIS MONTGOMERY GRIFFIN MATTHEWS RICHARD MARSHALL JOHN FERGUSON
This last will and Testament of William Brown dec'd was presented to the court, Feb. 2, 1807, by Uriah Byrne on of the Executors."
William2 Brown (William1) b. between 1724 and 1729; m. Elizabeth Buckner, a widow. about 1756-7;d.Jan.-,1807, in Prince William County, Virginia.
Source: Brown, James Edgar, Genealogy of the Brown family of Prince William County, Virginia : being a history of William Brown and seven generations of his descendants Chicago: Press of G.E. Brown & Co., 1898, 151 pgs.
1778-1791 Prince William County Will Book B, (June Whitehurst Johnson); Pages 130-132.
Lived in what is now Prince William Co. Va. He married Anna Nales(or Hales?). Had four children, William III, John, George Nales, and Mary King.
His father.. William Brown, may have come from England or Scotland to Virginia in 1632. One of his sons was named William.