Hello Mary Ann,
The first thing that got me searching for this couple, was
the following exerpt:
The book "Carroll 1765-1815, The Settlements"
by John Perry Alderman
A Moses Brown is mentioned, appearing in
Grayson Co., VA, 1810, when he bought 100
acres of Zach Stanley's big Burks Ford Grant.
(A deed from Zachariah Stanley to Moses Brown being heretofore proven in part was fully proven bny Jonathan Hoggett the other subscribing witness and ordered to be recorded....from Grayson Co., VA, 1811 Court Order Book)
He lived there about 23 years, and raised a
family of perhaps 10 children.The author
also says his wife was named Hannah.
Moses was accusedand later convicted of
stealing a pig belonging to Jacob Alderson.
He sold his farm in 1833 to Matthew Huff,
and moved away.
A Moses Brown showed up in Morgan Co., KY, and is listed in
1840 & 1850 census's.He died in 1856, so there are no other records to check.He did leave a will (which I have never seen), and according to other researchers, he lists his children.He also has some land grant records.
I am not totally convinced that all of the info on line, is
accurate......however, many of the researchers have been working on this line a lot longer than I, and FOR NOW, I
have "assumed" that their info is correct.As you know,
there are new records and researchers contributing info
on a daily basis......Hope springs eternal!
#577 Morgan Co., KY census
Moses is 67, b MA
Lydia is 52, b VA
Moses Jr is 25, b VA
Miram, (Moses Jr., wife, surname is Johnson), age 21, b VA.She is incorrectly listed as a male.They list their wedding date - 1845
There is another Moses Brown, age 16, VA...may be a nephew? (ca 1834)
Also listed in household, is Zachariah Johnson.(May be Miriam's brother?)
1840 Federal Census for Morgan Co., KY, lists Moses & wife in the 60-70 age bracket, 1 male and 1 female in the 15-20 age bracket.This does NOT agree
with Moses & wife's ages in the 1850 census.IF 1840 is correct, they would be older then what they stated in 1850 census.There is also a possibility, that the wife was someone other than Lydia???Moses Jr lists both of his parents as having been born in MA.
( 1880 census Bushy Fork, Rowan Co., KY
Moses, 58, VA, farmer,parents b MA
Alima, wife, 50, b KY, parents b KY(Is this the same wife?)
Charles Royse, grandson, 10, b KY, parents b KY...(probably son of
Sabra Jane Brown Royse and James K. Royse)
In 1850 census:
PhillipFraley is a neighbor, as is Moses' son, Nicholas.
Drinkard Steagall is next door to the Fraleys.The Brown
line does marry into these lines, and also connected with
the Royce/Royse (and sometimes listed as Rice).
Here are the children listed for Moses Brown:
Children of Moses & wives: Stephen Brown, b. 1807 VA d. 1870-1880 Elliott Co KY m. Mary "Polly" Dehart; John E.Brown, b. 1811 VA m. Catherine Howard; Daniel Webster Brown, b. 1814 VA m. Rebecca Easterling; Nicholas Brown, b. 1815 VA m. Malinda "Belinda" Nickell; Isaac Brown* b. 1818 VA m. Mary Ann "Polly" Adkins*; Hanna Brown b. 1819 VA m. Richard Mays; Rebecca Brown b. 1820 VA m. Isaac Day; William Greenville Brown b. 1821 VA m. Sarah Ann Griffith; Ruth T. S. Brown b. 1823 VA m. George Washington Howard; Moses Brown Jr. b. 1825 VA m. Miriam Johnson
* denotes my line.
Perhaps some of these names will show up in your research,
as like most families in that period, they married into the
same lines, over & over.
You might notice that there are no Sutphins listed????
Which could mean that this line is riddled with errors, OR,
this is not the right family for the William that married Hannah.