Waller Family of Spotsylvania Co., Virginia
The information on the following link shows that Edmund Waller (1605/1606-1687) was the ancestor of the "Virginia Wallers."
While I have not yet determined the exact "connection" to the Waller family, this information (towards the bottom of the document) includes a mention of the Charles Browne of Maryland who married Priscilla Brooke.There was a John Smith, son of Colonel Maurice Smith of Middlesex Co., VA, who married a Sarah Waller (she was born 1766-1767, and she was a daughter of Benjamin Edmund Waller of Spotsylvania Co., VA, as I recall).There are some clues that SUGGEST that both John and Sarah (Waller) Smith had died by 1820/1821 and left a "toddler Smith" (who was born about 1817) who was "taken-in" by a John and Mary (Bennett) Brown (who married in Middlesex Co., VA in 1805...though it APPEARS that this John Brown had lived in Essex Co., VA as late as 1803).I do not know how/if this John Brown was related to Charles Browne (who had a son named Bennett Browne who left MD and migrated to Essex Co., VA), but a great-grandson (it seems) of Charles and Priscilla (Brooke) Browne named Christopher Tompkins Brown(e) was on the 1830 Essex Co., VA census and then on the 1840 Middlesex Co., VA census.The above John Brown was the only Brown mentioned by name of the 1810 and 1820 Middlesex Co., VA censuses, and the above Christopher Tompkins Brown was the only Brown mentioned by name on the 1840 Middlesex census (and there were no Browns at all on the 1830 Middlesex census).
Can anyone explain just what the "connection" was between the family of Charles Browne (and/or his wife Priscilla Brooke) and the Waller family?Was the "connection" so close that it could explain an orphaned son of Mrs. Sarah (Waller) Smith being taken-in by John and Mary (Bennett) Brown (ASSUMING, of course, that this John Brown was, in fact, related to the family of Charles Browne)?
Another "chart" on the Waller family can be found here:
The above-referenced marriage between John Smith and Sarah Waller can be found in the above information.Note:This info may not totally with the first link shown at the top of this message.Any/all information will be greatly appreciated.