I just want to provide an update to anyone researching these Brownings.Susan Jane Browning born 17 July 1847 was the daughter of Samuel J(possibly Josiah) Browning of Colvin's Creek, Lincoln Twp, New Hanover/Pender Co, NC. Samuel J Browning was married twice.His first wife was, I feel fairly certain, Francenia Montague and his second wife was Margaret A. Cook.
Samuel's first wife was deceased by 1850 as she does not appear in the 1850 census.He married Margaret sometime after 1852. Samuel died after the taking of the June 1880 census.So far this is the last record I have seen showing Samuel alive.I have located the death certificate for Susan Jane Browning and it lists her father Samuel Browning.Samuel's second wife Margaret died 5 May 1910.
I post this in the hopes that someone will appreciate my information and might have some further answers regarding Samuel's first wife and Susan's mother Francenia Montague who would have been one of my ggreat grandmothers.