There was a William Brown in Wilkes Co., NC by around the 1760s or so, and he left his Will in Ashe Co., NC around 1800-1801 (and Ashe Co., NC had been created from Wilkes Co., NC around 1799, as I recall).That William Brown had sons named William "Junior," Benjamin, John and Shadrack Brown.We SUSPECT that this William Brown was probably a member of DNA "Group 10" for a couple of reasons:
1) The "Group 10 Browns" out of Essex Co., VA (and later Spotsylvania/Orange/Culpeper and Caroline Co., VA) had married into the Tribble family, and there was a man in that family who was named Shadrack Tribble (who married an Elizabeth Coleman).Several (all?) of Shadrack Tribble's sons moved from the Lunenburg/Halifax Co., VA area to Wilkes Co., NC around the 1760s, and we suspect that William Brown's sons named Shadrack Brown and Benjamin Brown were named for Shadrack Tribble and for Shadrack Tribble's own son who was named Benjamin Tribble.Shadrack Tribble also had a son who was named Splisby/Spilsbe Tribble, and that given name goes back to the Robert Coleman (who was a son of the older Robert Coleman and Elizabeth Grizzell) who had married Ann Spilsby/Spilsbe.
2) There is a living male Brown descendant of a John Brown in Wilkes Co., NC whose DNA matches "Group 10."We BELIEVE that the John Brown who is that DNA donor's ancestor was the son of the above William Brown named John (albeit, we have no proof that it was positively the same John Brown).
I have not done a lot of research on the grandchildren and/or the later descendants of the above William Brown in Wilkes Co., NC, but perhaps the William Brown who married Miss Isbell was such a descendant.I have actually wondered that myself in the past, but I note that some information on the internet seems to "connect" the William Brown who married Miss Isbell to what appears to have been a totally unrelated Brown family.So....I too look forward to learning the DNA test results for your donor.
By the way, as I recall, Nancy Isbell was a daughter of Livingston Isbell and Nancy Martin.When Livingston Isbell died, the widow Mrs. Nancy (Martin) Isbell remarried to a James Davidson.It now APPEARS that this James Davidson was probably a member of DNA "Family 1" at www.davidsongenes.org (but no "concrete proof").Some researchers have claimed over the years that this James Davidson was instead a son of Reverend Alexander Davidson of Barren Co., KY (who was a proven member of the unrelated DNA "Family 8").The son of Reverend Alexander Davidson named James, however, was almost certainly another James Davidson (whose wife remains unknown at this time).