Question on Data in Keith's Book
I have data that appears to have come from Keith's book on the Tribble family.It is clear that Peter Tribble's daughter named Mary Tribble married Abraham Brown.It is also clear that Peter Tribble's son George Tribble fathered a son named Shadrack Tribble, and that son married an Elizabeth Coleman (who was, by the way, a member of the same overall Robert Coleman "II" and Ann Spilsby family as another/older Elizabeth Coleman who married one of Abraham Brown's relatives....who we refer to as Daniel Brown "II").
Abraham Brown died around 1735, and as shown within Keith's book, Abraham Brown had at least two sons, and they were named Daniel Brown and John Brown.Daniel Brown was the executor of Abraham Brown's Will, and a currently unknown William Brown was one of the men who were chosen to appraise the estate of Abraham Brown.
Note: The courts would not allow a son of a deceased parent to apraise the parent's estate (considered to be a conflict of interest), so the above William Brown was apparently not a son of Abraham and Mary (Tribble) Brown.
Researchers have long shown that the son of Abraham Brown and Mary Tribble who was named John Brown married his cousin Elizabeth Brown (who was a daughter of the above-mentioned Daniel Brown "II" and Elizabeth Coleman), and they then lived and died over in Culpeper Co., VA (and they reared a large family there).One of the records in Keith's book, however, shows the widow Mrs. Mary (Tribble) Brown petitioning the court to be the Administrator of John Brown's estate in 1735.Unless that was a "typo"....and it should have actually shown the estate of Abraham Brown....what would this imply?Was John Brown also dead, or was he perhaps too young to legally own his estate (perhaps Abraham Brown left land to his under aged son John).Had John Brown perhaps already married and moved to Culpeper by 1735, leaving his estate back in Caroline Co., VA unattended?
If anyone has any facts or opinions on why the widow Mrs. Mary (Tribble) Brown would be petitioning the court to be the administrator of her son John's estate, please let me know.Thanks!
By the way, there was another (apparently) William Brown who was in Wilkes Co., NC with several (all?) of the sons of Shadrack Tribble.Shadrack Tribble had died in Halifax Co., VA around 1759, as I recall.That William Brown MAY have been a son of Abraham Brown and Mary Tribble, since he named two of his own sons Shadrack Brown and Benjamin Brown (plus we have some "DNA testing evidence" from a living male Brown DNA donor that also seems to connect that William Brown to the same overall Brown family as Abraham Brown).Another son of that William Brown in Wilkes Co., NC was named John Brown, and that given name MAY have been in honor of the above-mentioned John Brown who COULD have been William's brother.