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Sally's great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:

Maj. John Brown ca 1745 - 1808 his parents 
& Sarah Brittle  ca 1745 - aft 1780
her parents
of Cuttawhiskey Marsh,
Hertford County, NC

   This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!

?Raleigh Register, Raleigh, NC - 8 Nov 1808
"Died on the 1st instant, in Hertford Co. in the 63rd year of his age, Major John Brown, a Revolutionary officer and a very respectable farmer."

      John Brown was the son [grandson] of Dr. Samuel Browne of Isle of Wight County, VA by his second wife Mary Jones. says Dr Barry Hayes in "John Carter, Vintner of London." [ I am beginning to think there may be another generation in there some where.]

    I also think Sarah, wife of John Brown, is the daughter of John Brittle who died in NH Co, NC in 1780 leaving Sarah Brown a bequest of 100 pounds VA money, bed, and furniture etc. [Perhaps Dr. G C Moore misunderstood his grandmother when she told him her grandparents were Brittles and thought she had said Brickells.]

Children of John Brown & Sarah Brittle:
1. Sarah Brown ca 1764 -1833
    married ca 1779 Godwin Cotten ca 1760-1830
a. Elizabeth (Betsy) Cotten ca 1780 -
         married 1st  John Scrymoure Johnston 1773- 1807
          correct spelling of his name from documents-- Molly Urquhart
         married 2nd (aft 1815, bef 1818) Cornelius Moore died 1823

     b. Esther Cotten 2 July 1782 - 6 Sept. 1854
         married 1st James Wright Moore 1773- 17 June 1815
         married 2nd in 1825 Capt. John Jones 1764-aft 1840

2. John Brown ca 1760 - rem to GA

3. Samuel Brown  ca 1775 - bef 1830
    married Nancy ?    ca 1770/80 - aft 1830

     a. Mary Eliza Brown ca 1810/3 - aft 1856/ bef 1870
       married ca 1849 James M Trader ca 1823 - 1882 
Murfreesboro, NC  saddler
         the son of William Trader, merchant of Murfreesboro and his wife Betsy Darden
Winborne's HHC -p244 " James M Trader who was Register of Deeds in the county from 1868 to 1876 and who was also postmaster at Murfreesboro for a number of years was a unique yet interesting character. Not industrious, but economical and saving, careless about his dress, yet proud and quick to resent any reflection on his character. Not studious, but possessed of a strong mind well-stored with a wonderful amount of information. He obtained license after 1868 to practice law under a statute allowing any one to obtain license by proving good moral character and paying a tax fee of $20. He never practiced in any of the courts, except probably in the courts of justices of the peace, but wrote deeds, wills, and the like for those seeking cheap work."

         i. John Brown Trader ca 1849 -   Postmaster 
           John Brown Trader in his will states "I don't want any Adkins to have one cent of the property that belonged to my father or myself."  [perhaps this is the "only to the heirs of my body" syndrome]
          married 4 Feb 1879 Sarah [Sallie] Rebecca Wheeler 3 Mar 1853 - 2 Mar 1890
             daughter of John Thomas Wheeler and Mary Matilda Barkley in Seaboard.
              Sallie had married 1st 27 Nov 1870 James Franklin Atkins

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Mrs. Sallie Rebecca Wheeler Adkins Trader 1853 - 1890
This marriage has caused much confusion as people assume she was part of our family. She was not. She was from a family in Northampton County that goes back to the 18th century. They were in the area long before our crowd came down from New England. The late
Mrs. Raymond Carr of Edenton thoroughly researched this line and once showed me her research on it. e-mail from James Moore

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as restored by the Murfreesboro Historical Society 

         About 1868 " the Trader  family bought the old John Wheeler Home in Murfreesboro  which the Trader family occupied until 1971 when the property was sold to the Historical Society."   It had passed through several hands in the years immediately after the War. Dr. Moore actually owned it. I assumed he bought it when Dr. Wheeler went bankrupt in the 1840's. He gave it to Uncle Jule, who in turn sold it to Jesse J. Yeates. I think it was Yeates who sold it to James M. Trader. e-mail from James Moore
       b. son Brown 1800 -
       c. son #2 Brown 1800/10 -
       d daughter #2 Brown 1800/10 -
     ?e. Sarah E Brown ca 1813 -
          married Samuel Maget ca 1808 -

          i. John H Maget ca 1834 -
          ii. William Maget ca 1838 -
          iii. Sarah E Maget ca 1848 -

4.  -------- Brown ca 1770 -
    married Capt. James L. Anderson
(a bold and successful seaman)
a. John Andrew Anderson 11 Dec 1795 - 18 June 1861 (of Winton, NC) 
Post master. He was the wealthiest man in the county being equally prosperous as a farmer and merchant. For many years chair of the Whig party in Hertford County.  He was much given to hospitality and the repetition of a boundless store of marvelous anecdote says Maj. John W Moore in his Historical Sketches of Hertford County. (This Mr Anderson served the County in a political way for a good many years (Chairman of the County Court 1830-51 and 1861 until he death), and accumulated a great deal of property a lot of which the Episcopal Church bought to build St. John's Church at Winton. Note on WPA cemetery records.) Info below from graves inscriptions. John A. Anderson served in the War of 1812 between England and America. He had 14 children by his two wives;  only three lived to be adults.
     married Eliza Duers (Brett) ca 1799 - 10 Feb 1825

     married 17 April 1825 Harriett  Duers (Montgomery) 1802- 4 July 1866
             Dr. O'wyer in his 1825 diary wrote on April 18th "Andrew Anderson Esq of Winton was married last evening to the Widow Montgomery his late wife's sister." [daughters of Levin Duers and wife Leoner]

        i. Mary Anderson no date - Jan 1832
       ii. John H Anderson 25 Dec 1826 - 12 Feb 1833
      iii. Cornelia Anderson 30 Dec 1829 - 16 Sept 1835
       iv. Mary Everitt Anderson       -  alive 19 Aug 1836
                         when her grandmother Leoner Duer wrote her will
        v. Preston Anderson no date -11 Mar 1835 - 31 May 1843
       vi. Pauline A Anderson ca 1838 - ca 30 Jan 1897 age 59
                        buried Cypress Grove Cem in New Orleans
                 ob of James 1896 says she is in TN
             married 4 Oct 1854 Hugh Bayard Knox of LA 
        remember Winton was burned in 1862 so the children were bapt. in Windsor at St Thomas
                 1. Hattie Duer Knox     bapt 20 June 1864
                 2. Hugh Bayard Knox Jr 20 Sept 1860 New Orleans - 7 Dec 1940 Winston-Salem
                             bapt 20 June 1864 at St Thomas in Windsor NC    buried Winton NC
                         married Helen Matthews 13 Aug 1881 Hertford Co NC - 15 June 1952 Winton NC
                             daughter of James Holliday Matthews and Maggie Montgomery
                        a. Edward Matthews Knox 9 Feb 1901 - 19 June 1943 of pancreatic cancer
                                   was city manager of High Point NC
                                married Lucretia Davis 14 Nov 1904 - 10 March 1967
                         b. Hugh Baynard Knox Jr [III] 19 Nov 1906 Winton - 29 Dec 1922
                                [killed at sixteen by "gunshot wound to the chest - accident"

                 3. Sue Raynor Knox    bapt 20 June 1864

      vii. James L. Anderson 22 Aug 1839 - 4 July 1896  dsp
                        served as Public Registor for many years --  born a 'hunch-back' 
"By the death of Maj. James L. Anderson, of Winton, Hertford county loses one her best citizens. Both as citizen and official he was faithful to every duty. He served as a member of the Board of County Commissioners for several terms and was twice elected to the legislature. He leaves an estate estimated at about $40,000, which goes to his two sisters, Mrs. Faison, of Winton, and Mrs. Knox, of Tennessee. He was never married.   --
"Murfreesboro Index", John W. Hicks, ed., Murfreesboro, [Hertford County], N.C. Friday, July 17, 1896 [Vol. XI, No. 46]
        viii. Rosaline Anderson ca 1841 Winton NC - 9 March 1913 Winston NC
                   buried Winton
                married ca 1860 John Wesley Faison ca 1838 Jackson NC -  of Winton    Ret. Merchant
                      son of Herod Faison and Maria Sheppard

                  1. Rose Faison 31 July 1864 - 27 Aug 1941
                         married Romulus Pipkin Story 30 Sept 1860 Gates Co NC - 27 Aug 1941 Winton NC
                          a. John Faison Story 1899 - 1981 lived Winton
                               married Dorothy Hill Taylor 1913 - 1991
                          b. Shepherd D [Sheppie] Story ca 1903 -  NFI

                  2. Pauline Faison Dec 1868 - 12 May 1930
                             never married
                  3. Mary [May] Faison 10 Aug 1870 - 25 Sept 1956
                             never married
                  4. Annie M Faison 20 Oct 1874 - 19 April 1943
                             never married
                  5. Herod Colin Faison 15 March 1882 - 14 March 1952 farmer in Hertford Co
                           married Sophia N ca 1875
        a. John W Faison ca 1905 -
                          b. Thomas C Faison ca 1907 -
                          c. girl ca 1910 -

          i. Josephine Anderson ca 1844 - Mar-18-1848 aged 4 yr 10 mo 
    ?b. Mary Anderson
       married Benjamin Avent of Halifax Co.

          i. Elizabeth Avent 

Mary [Polly] Brown  1788 - ca 1856 Hertford Co  no issue
    married John Everitt ca 1790 - 1831
Mary left her property to her nieces and nephew and their children. she names Sarah E Maget wife of Samuel Maget, Mary wife of Benjamin Avent of Halifax Co, Mary E. wife of James Trader and nephew John A Anderson. in 1856 will 

from James
I also found some well-nigh indecipherable notes from a telephone conversation with Dorothy
Taylor Story, wife of John Faison Story of Winton.  He was the grandson of John A. Anderson's second daughter Rosaline who married John Faison from Northampton County.  One of Rosaline's daughters married a Story from Gates County, and they were the parents of John
Faison Story.  I don't know why I don't have their names.

Mrs. Story told me about the family's piano, which was the one thing saved when the Yankees burned the Anderson mansion along with the rest of Winton.  The family had fled to take refuge at Oak Villa.  The slaves always liked hearing the ladies of the family play the piano.  They took the instrument, wrapped it in quilts and buried it in the woods with the silver!!!  Mrs. Story said the piano was made between 1830 and 1833.  Dorothy and John had one daughter who married and lived in Franklin, VA.  She had the piano at the time of our telephone conversation around 1970.

She also said that Pauline Anderson married a Knox from Louisiana.  They met at Nags Head.  She had Hugh Knox, who was killed in a hunting accident, Hattie and Eric.  If I read my notes correctly, Hugh was the father of Eddie Knox, who was the city manager of High Point.

After the burning of Winton, James L. Anderson built the Victorian house where the Storys were still living in 1977 when I started working at the Albemarle Regional Library.  I recall Mrs. Story saying that the original house had occupied two lots and that their home sat on one of the two lots.  I remember walking around on my lunch hour and smelling the fragrant gardenias in front of the Story home.  I commented on them to Mr. Story, who was out in the yard, and he cut
several for me to take back to the library.

This comes from the "Historical Review of Winton" written by Louise Vann Boone (Mrs. Dare Boone) in "The Ahoskie Era of Hertford County": Feb. 20, 1862- "Mrs. John Anderson, who lived in true colonial style with her 14 house servants, refused to leave her home and possessions.  A servant had just brought in a load of wood, so her son, to end the argument, placed her in the cart and told the servant to drive away.  Her home was entirely destroyed."

1754-1759 Bertie County Foot NC Militia Captain John Brown

2 Dec 1761 Hertford County Regiment   Commissions issued: John Brown, Col

Oct 12, 1769 General Muster of Hertford County, NC Regiment: Colonel John Brown Note: Colonel John Brown was sick and did not attend the muster. At Test: Benj:n Wynn, Lieut. Colonel.

28 May 1772 General Muster Benjamin Wynns is listed as Colonel.

1779 Tax List  Col John Brown, Hertford Co
  320 acres Land         1000
  2 Negroes under 5     300
  1   Do   5-10                 400
  8  Do   10-40              5600
  6 horses                       900
  22 cattle                       220

1784 Tax List Hertford Co
John Brown 320 ac   1fp  5bp
John Brown                1fp  1bp

1790 Census  Hertford Co
John Brown      1 male over 16 2 females 1 bp
Samuel Brown  2 males over 16 1 female 4 bp

1800 Census Hertford Co
Samuel Brown  1 0 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0   1  8

Samuel Brown   2 0 0 1 0    2 0 0 1 0    2

Deeds of Northampton County, NC
#1 p 42 - George Downing and Mary his wife to James Wood. 18 July 1742  55 pounds current money of VA 200 ac more or less on the n side of Catawishey meadow, joining Richard Sumner and the meadow. Wit: John Brown, Isaac Carter, John Sutton Reg NH co Nov ct 1742  J Edwards cc
p 128 - Bryan O'Quin and Patrick O'Quin the one of Edgecombe Co and the other of Bertie Co to Thomas Deens of NH Co 16 Mar 1743/4 10 pounds  current and lawful money of VA 100 ac more or less joining Cattowaske meadow, Walter Brown, the county line and NW branch. Wit: John Brown, Elizabeth Brown Reg NH Co Aug Ct 1744 Robert Forster CC
p 71 - John Pugh of Society Parish in Bertie Co to William Benthall of NH Co 27 Aug 1750 35 pounds current money of VA 520 ac + /-  joining Potacasie creek, Robert Paterson, John Dickerson and James Bryant   Wit: John Brown, Joseph Benthall, Samuel Brown,  reg Aug Ct 1750 J Edwards cc
#2 p110 - Jane Carter of NH Co to Isaac Carter of Bartie Co 15 May 1753 for love, good will and affection I bear my son 150 ac +/- that I purchased of Jacob Carter, 3 negroes, cattle, furniture, horses, and household goods. Wit: John Brown, John Hare, Patrick Smith reg NH Co May Ct 1753 j Edwards cc
p 155 John Brown of NH Co to my beloved sons Samuel and William Brown 20 May 1754 200 ac that I purchased of Edward Brown Wit: James Washington, William Murfree, Moses Moore

Glimpse of the family from Moore's Historical Sketches of Hertford County
   [There appears to be some hum-bug in these accounts.]
Chapter 14. 
John Brown of Cuttawhiskey Marsh was not noisy in his politics but still in his heart even to the day of his death remained loyal to King George III. He was in every way a remarkable man. Of gentle lineage and considerable culture, he had been for many years during the reign of George II conspicuous as an officer of grenadiers until disabled by honorable wounds from further service. Maj. John Brown after the Culloden campaign was retired on half pay as an officer of the British Army. He came to America and sought a home among his kindred living near St Johns in our county. He married Sarah the oldest daughter of Col. Matt Brickell. When the Revolution came his children had reached maturity. One of his daughters married Godwin Cotton of Mulberry Grove who was whole hearted in his support of the patriot cause. This was a great grief to Major Brown. But a more cruel blow came in the defection of his son John. He left his paternal roof and volunteered in a Virginia corps. Under the immediate command of Gen. Lafayette he rose to distinction and became a field officer. His father never forgave him and after the was he removed to Georgia.
A sad  figure was that of Maj John Brown in the year 1784. The gray-haired and disabled veteran stern and unforgiving amid the pervading joy that surrounded him. In spite of his politics he was highly respected and utterly unmolested by those opposed to his sentiment. Though he was a high churchman and royalist, one of his nearest kinsman was the follower of George Fox, whose posterity are Quakers to this day.

Legends and Memories of St John's Chapel -by Major John W. Moore 
     poem about Major Brown

p30 Col Matthias Brickle first marries on November 6, 1748, Rachel Noailles, of a French Huguenot family. He had several daughters by this marriage. One of whom married Maj. John Brown, a retired British navy officer, who had located in this county near old St. John's, long prior to the war of 1776. The late James L Anderson owned the place where Major Brown lived and died.
 p 31 Godwin Cotten of Hertford married Sarah Brown, the daughter of Maj. Jno Brown, and granddaughter of Colonel Brickel. Maj John Brown and his wife Sarah were also the grandparents of the late John A Anderson of Winton, Eliza Brown, wife of the late James M Trader of Murfreesboro, Mrs. Polly Everett who lived near old St John's and Dr. Godwin C Moore. Col Matthias Brickle died October 17 1788.
 p 34 The colonial justices of the peace appointed for Hertford county for life or good behavior included John Brown.
 p 45 Maj. John Brown of St John's a retired British navy officer, immigrated to America some years before the war, and settled in the St John's section in Hertford County and married before the war another of the daughters of Col Matthias Brickle. He was an uncompromising Tory. He was too old to enter the war but had several sons. His son John Brown, Jr. did not share his father's sentiments but was a loyal and patriotic continental. His father was so bitter in his opposition to his son's sympathies, that the latter went to Virginia and joined a Virginia company and fought under the command of Gen La Fayette. When the was was over he returned to his father's home but the old gentleman was so unforgiving and so unreconstructed that young John Brown left and made his home in Georgia, and is the ancestor of some of Georgia's most distinguished people. 
p 244/5 James M Trader married Mary E Brown the daughter of Samuel Brown and wife Nancy and granddaughter of Maj. John Brown, the old Tory of colonial times. Samuel Brown lived in Murfreesboro at the home of the late Edw. F Dunston.

  [Marinia Brickell was the eldest daughter of Col Matthias Brickell and his wife Rachiel Noailles. She was born Sept 6 1749. The Bible record shows her death date as 8 Jan 1762. There is no mention of a marriage for her.]

Glimpse of the family from Moore's Historical Sketches of Hertford County
Chapter LVIX. October 4th 1854 brought an occasion of joy and festivity to the ancient village of Winton. Hugh B Knox of Louisiana was married to Pauline, the oldest daughter of John A Anderson. This beautiful bride and her amiable consort, were honored in their nuptials by the attendance of hosts of friends and the festivities were in accordance with the lavish hospitality traditional in North Carolina weddings. Rev Edgar Snowden of Perquimans, officiating; and the stately mansion; through the long and happy hours on that Autumn night was the scene of unbounded enjoyment. That blissful ignorance of the future, which is heaven's best gift to man. hid the fast coming day of destruction, when the widowed mother should behold her beautiful home sink into ashes beneath the invaders touch.

Rich Square Roanoke-Chowan Times, 17 Jan 1907 - 
Editor: "Recollections of John A Anderson. Very few people living in Hertford County have any personal knowledge of John A. Anderson. Eli C. Copeland of Eagletown, now in his 83rd year, remembers him as the leading business man of Winton when he was a boy. To him he hauled many a load of staves from his father's farm near Ahoskie. He is remembered by him as a very honest and honorable merchant, and dealer in tar, turpentine, and staves, and in the trade in these special articles he amassed his fortune. In handling his staves he had a way of sliding them down his wharf at Winton to the boats on the river.
. . .his mother after her marriage lived on the farm yet known as 'widow Everett farm,' joining the farm of Godwin C. Moore, not far from St. Johns. He was twice married and his wives were . . .sisters. . . To his first wife there were born seven children, all of whom died in infancy, which fact the father attributed to the strong medicine. Out of 14 children only three lived to be grown, one of them a son by the name of James was a humpback cripple. James, remained a bachelor and in his last days lived alone and was well taken care of by his colored nurse, to whom he left a pension of $25 per month as long as she lived. One of his daughters married John W Faison of Jackson, and she is yet living in Winton.
There is probably no man to whom Winton owes more as a commercial center than to John A. Anderson. . . .
John A Anderson was a man of pleasing disposition, and was apt and able to contrive his way through difficulties, as is shown by the following incident: while a young man he, in company with a special friend, James Spires, took an extensive trip on horseback through the country. On one occasion during his trip, they found it extremely difficult to find lodging for the night, and after being refused at several places, they applied to a widow lady to keep them overnight. She also told them she could not keep them. Young Anderson stated, he thought it hard indeed that ministers could not get lodging in the country. She then called to them and told them that if they were ministers they could stay. They at once put up for the night. They were very hospitably entertained and when the time for retiring for the night came on, she set up a stand with a candle and Bible upon it. The young men saw at one what was expected of them, so they withdrew for consultation. Anderson said to Spires: 'Jim, you can pray, and I'll read the chapter.' Spires agreed to this arrangement and on their return to the room, and being requested to have devotion, Anderson read the chapter and Spires prayed in a very satisfactory manner. The landlady was well pleased and next morning would accept no pay for the lodgings."
clipping compliments of Tom Parramore.

William D Valentine's Diary, Southern Historical Collection: 
"Winton, Sun. 9 Jan 1842. Sunday is a lonesome day in a town village wherein no church and few lonely and scattered in habitants, like Winton. Before noon, I passed most of the day with Anderson in his counting room in plain conversation. Mr. A. is a man of good sense and much observation. From his long successful business habits as a merchant, his knowledge is practicable; and in conversation on practical matters within the range of his observation he is quite interesting. There is a coolness, easy carelessness about him that renders him entertaining. He attempts nothing showy, nothing more than what he is. He possesses an independent fortune and made himself in Winton by merchandising."
abstract compliments of Tom Parramore.

Hertford County Herald, 29 May 1925. John A. Vann: "Mr. John A Anderson in his day was the prince of merchants; he was one of the richest men, if not the richest in the county. He died the first year of the war leaving a large estate. He had carried on . . a large stave trade. . . . . Winton was noted for its stave market, they were brought here largely from every section of the county. I have been told by older people that they have seen staves piled up here any where from 10 to 20 feet high upon acres of land." compliments of Tom Parramore.

US Census 1850 Hertford County
252 Mary Everet  62 f        3250
         Sarah Grant 20 f 
         JR Holliman 21 m     overseer
253 Dr. G Moore  44 m      'MD    3000

1840 Mary Everett  1 15-20, 1 60-70, females 1 50-60, 2 60-70
1830 John Everett 1 20-30, 1 30-40, females 1 15-20, 1 40-50
1820 John Everett 

1790 Census  Hertford Co
John Brown      1 male over 16 2 females 1 bp
Samuel Brown  2 males over 16 1 female 4 bp
1800 Census Hertford Co
Samuel Brown  1 0 1 0 0   0 0 1 0 0   1  8
Samuel Brown   2 0 0 1 0    2 0 0 1 0    2

William Trader  |  his parents
& Betty Darden |  her parents
of Murfreesboro, NC

 Children of William Trader and Betty Darden:
1. James M Trader 1823 - 1882 
      married Mary Eliz Brown 1810/13 - 1856/1869
2. Martha Trader ca 1818 -
      married Feb 1838 Ely Carter 14 Dec 1799 - 

 Children of Ely Carter and Martha Trader:
 1. William Henry Carter  dsp
 2. John Carter dsp
 3. Elizabeth T Carter ca 1845 -
       married 1871 William J Echols of Senatobia Miss 
          removed to Fort Smith Arkansas
 4. James A Carter  ca 1847 - dsp
 5. M Celestine Carter ca 1849 - 1912
       married E F Rice of Murfreesboro NC
 6. Dodridge T Carter ca 1852 -  lived Senatobia Miss
       married Miss Hall
 7. Thomas Bragg Carter ca 1855 - lived in Texas
       married Miss Mathews
 8. Anna Harrison Carter ca 1858 - dsp

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