Captain John Brown, Ensign Mordecai Brown and Lt. James Brown were in Mecklenburg Co., VA in the 1700s, and Captain John Brown headed a militia unit there that fought in the Rev. War (and a James H. Kidd of Mecklenburg Co. VA was one of the men who served in that militia unit).Does anyone know for certain if Captain John Brown was a different man versus the John Brown who was the long-time Clerk of the Court in Mecklenburg Co., VA (I would not be too surprised if they were two different men, but certainly no proof either way)?Were Ensign Mordecai Brown and/or Lt. James Brown sons of Captain John Brown?Was Captain John Brown perhaps the known son named John Brown of Henry Brown "II" and his wife Elizabeth (see more on Henry Brown "II" below).
The above Ensign Mordecai Brown, at a minimum, was VERY likely a member of DNA "Group 10," since Henry Brown "II" of that "DNA family" moved from Essex Co., VA to Lunenburg/Mecklenburg Co., VA around 1761-1762....and Henry Brown "II" had both a brother and a son who were each named Mordecai Brown (the son named Mordecai Brown married the widow Mrs. Elizabeth Croxton of Mecklenburg Co., VA, and another son of Henry Brown "II" named Aris Brown married Joanna Croxton).
The Thomas Brown who was in Lunenburg/Mecklenburg Co., VA who married a Miss Pettus fathered a son who was named James Brown, but it appears to me that he MIGHT have been too young to have been Lt. James Brown (albeit, I am not positive about that).Also, it appears that the referenced Thomas Brown was not a member of DNA "Group 10."
Any information on the above Captain John Brown, Ensign Mordecai Brown and/or Lt. James Brown would be greatly appreciated.It is POSSIBLE that this Lt. James Brown was the James Brown of DNA "Group 10" who left VA and who moved to KY, and who was eventually left the remaining part of his father's estate somewhere in VA....and his father was named John Brown.Thanks!