James Brown ca
1760 - 1797
| his parents
& Christian Parker ca 1765 - 1799
| her parents
of Sarem, Gates County, North Carolina
is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!
11 Jan 1779 Jonathan Williams to James Brown.
6 April 1781 James Brown to Willis Brown 100 A.
14 June 1789 William Williams to James Brown 13 A joining the Main Road--part of a Patent
to More Carter--14 Apr 1782
Gates Co NC
males to 16 males 16 up females
1790 James Brown 2 1
17 Oct 1790 James Brown to Miles Parker 13A. . .12pds
1 Oct 1791 Miles Parker to Willis Hughes 13 A, 18 pdd...
25 March 1792 Moses Spivey signed his will in the presence of Christo Riddick &
1st--I give my two daughters Sarah & Pressilah Spivey my plantation whereon I now live
with the land adjoining equally to be divided between them.
2--I give Willis & James Brown 100 A to each out of my Frogs land.
3--I give Sarah Daniel 50 A out of my Frogs lands.
4--The remaining part of my Frogs land I give equally to my two daughters Sarah &
5--I give Sarah Daniel one feather bed & furniture one cow & calf, one sow and
6--I give my son Daniel Spivay five shillings currency.
7--the residue to my two daughters Sarah Spivay & Pressilah Spivay.
I nominate my kinsman Jesse Spivay & Samuel Brown my executors
James Brown on Grand Jury Aug 1795.
Feb 1797--Christian Brown & Robt Parker Jr. came into Court and moved for
Administration on the Estate of James Brown decd----
Children of James Brown and Christian Parker:
not named in 1825 div.
1. James Brown ca 1780 -
2. Mary (Polly) Brown ca 1781 -
married John Evans
3. Nancy Brown ca 1782 -
married Ezekiel? Lassiter
4. Willis Brown ca 1783 -
5. Elizabeth (Betsy) Brown
married 1805 Peter Parker
6. Louisa Brown ca 1784 -
married James Parker
7. Robert Brown ca 1786 -
5 Oct 1799 Christian Brown signed her will in presence of Jethro Williams & George
Item I give to my beloved son James Brown 100 A of land lying on honey pott road that fell
to me in the division of my fathers land provided my son James pays my son Robert Brown
$20 when he arrives to the age of 21.
Item--I leave my son Willis Brown $5 as his full share of my estate.
Item --residue of my estate be equally divided between my five children (viz) Polley
Brown, Nancy Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Luiza Brown & Robert Brown.
Lastly I appoint my beloved friend Willis Brown executor of will. Proved Nov Court 1799.
Nov 1799--Ordered that Willis Brown Exr. of the estate of Christian Brown sell the
15th Aug 1801 Mary Brown, Nancy Brown, Willis Brown, & Elizabeth Brown to Willis Brown
Sr $63 28A.
13 Sept 1801 James Brown to Miles Parker $30 feather bed & furniture, boufatt &
furniture, trunk, pinetable, 1/2 doz chairs, iron pot, iron kettle & all other goods.