James Walter Harris, Martha Jane Osborne & Claude Winchester


Line of Cecile Ward Harris-Moore

James Walter Harris 1898 – 1942 | his parents
& ca 1930 Martha Jane Ausbon/Osborne 1912 – 1958 | her parents
& Claude Wesley Winchester 1902 – 1982 | his parents.
Of Martin County, NC


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


James Walter Harris was born 3 March 1898 in Beargrass, Martin Co NC.
He married about 1930, Martha Jane Osborne.
After James’s untimely death on 15 Sept 1942, Martha married Claude Wesley Winchester.
In Oct. 1958, Martha and her daughter Carolyn were killed in an automobile accident. Carolyn had planned to wed the next week.
Her bridegroom who was driving the car survived.
Elliott and Raybon never married.

Children of James Walter Harris & Martha Jane Osborne:
1. Cecile Ward Harris 23 Mar 1931 Martin Co NC – 19 Jan 1994 Ahoskie NC
Attended Chowan College one year where she met John.
Married Hamilton Baptist Church, Hamilton NC 22 Nov 1951
John Rayner Moore Jr 21 Dec 1926 Maple Lawn NC – 27 Aug 1998 Windsor NC

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Cecile Harris and John Moore 27 Aug 1950

2. Walter Elliott Harris 20 Dec 1932 Williamston NC – 18 June 1995 Martin Co NC
3. Mary Carolyn Harris 3 Jan 1936 – 25 Oct 1958 Martin Co NC
attended Chowan College the year before I started there.
died in the auto accident at the same time as her mother
4. Raybon Cortez Harris 10 Aug 1937 – 23 Mar 2004 Williamston NC

“he was named after a movie star”



Cecile’s grandparents

Robert E Harris 1861 – 1914 | his parents
& ca 1894 Alice Britton 1869 – 1942 | her parents.
Of Martin Co NC


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


Harris Cemetery: Location N 35 degrees, 43′ 53.4” W 077 degrees 07′ 48.5″
Three miles S of Bear Grass on Sweet Home Rd [1100]
in a field behind a home of Clay and Janie Harris, owners of the farm.
In poor condition due to farming activities.

Harris, Girty,
dau of R E and Alice Harris
Dec 26, 1898 – June 12 1899
“At Rest”

Harris, Robert E
Dec 7, 1861 – May 2, 1914

Britton, Alice,
wife of R E Harris
Sept 17, 1869 – Feb 15 1942
“Gone but not forgotten”

Harris, Mary Opal
1930 – 1930

Harris, Clay W.
1934 – 1998

Children of Robert E Harris & Alice Britton:
1. Willie P Harris Feb 1896 –
2. James Walter Harris 3 Mar 1898 – 1942
3. Girty Harris 26 Dec 1898 – 12 June 1899
4. Fanny Harris Dec 1899 –

1900 Census Martin Co, Beargrass, NC Dist 63
Harris RE head w m Dec 1861 38 m 6
Alice wife w f Sept 1869 30 m 6 3 3
Willie P son w m Feb 1896 4
James W son w m Mar 1898 2
Fanny dau w f Dec 1899
Harris Asa head w m Dec 1828 71 40
Mary ? wife w f Dec 1820 79 40 1 1



Cecile’s great grandparents:

Asa Harris 1828 – 1911 | his parents
& ca 1860 Mary Ann unknown 1820 – 1904 | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


Known child of Asa Harris and wife Mary:
1. Robert E Harris 7 Dec 1861 – 2 May 1914
married Alice Britton 17 Sept 1869 – 15 Feb 1942

Harris Cemetery: Location N 35 degrees, 43′ 53.4” W 077 degrees 07′ 48.5″
Three miles S of Bear Grass on Sweet Home Rd [1100] in a field behind a home of Clay and Janie Harris, owners of the farm. In poor condition due to farming activities.

Harris, Asa Dec 12, 1828 – July 1, 1911, CSA Veteran
“Gone but not forgotten.”
Harris, Mary Ann Dec 12, 1820 – May 26, 1904
[tombstone was broken and unreadable]
Harris, Girty, dau of R E and Alice Harris Dec 26, 1898 – June 12, 1899 “At Rest.”
Harris, Robert E Dec 7, 1861 – May 2, 1914
Britton, Alice, wife of R E Harris Sept 17, 1869 – Feb 15, 1942
“Gone but not forgotten.”
Harris, Mary Opal 1930 – 1930
Harris, Clay W. 1934 – 1998


Cecile’s two-great grandparents:?

James Harrison? | his parents


Cecile’s grandparents:

William Abner/Albert Osborne/Ausbon 1875 – 1950 | his parents
& ca 1895 Sarah [Sadie] L Brown 1875 – ca 1913 | her parents
& Mary [Mamie] Saunders Brown 1885 – 1968 | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


W.A. Osborne
July 26, 1875
April 11, 1950

Mary S. Osborne
Aug. 30, 1885
Jan. 22, 1968

1900 Census Martin Co NC Robersonville Dist 71
Ausbon, William A head w m Julie 1875 24 m 5
– — Sally L wife w f Julie 1875 24 m 5 1 1
—— Loey L son w m May 1897 3
Brown Marthey s in law w f Dec 1880 19 s ??
Brown John S head w m Dec 1876 23 s

1910 Census Martin Co NC Robersonville dist 69
Ausborn, Abner m w 34 m 15
Sarah L f w 34 m 15 5 3
Lloyd m w 12
Linwood m w 5
Glayds f w 7 mos.

1920 Census Martin Co NC Robersonville Dist 32
Aulsborne, William A Head R w m 44 m
Mary S wife w f 34 m
Lawood son w m 15 s
Glayds dau w f 10 s
Martha Jane dau w f 7 s

1930 Census Martin Co NC Robersonville Dist 19
Ausborn, Abner Head O w M 54 m 20
Mamie wife w F 44 m 20
Linwood son w M 25
Glayds dau w F 20

Children of William Abner Ausbon/Osborne and Sarah [Sadie] Brown:
1. Lloyd Ausbon May 1897 –
2. Lemmon Russell Osborne 29 Oct 1904 – 17 May 1954
3. Glayds Ausbon ca 1910 –
4. Martha Jane Ausbon 12 April 1912 – 25 Oct 1958
married ca 1930 James Walter Harris 3 Mar 1898 – 15 Sept 1942
married 2nd Claude Wesley Winchester 2 Feb 1902 – 1 Jan 1982 Tarboro

After the death of his Wife Sadie, William Abner married Sadie’s younger sister Mamie who raised the children. Martha Jane was just a baby.


Cecile’s great grandparents:

Allen Roscoe Ausbon 1841 – 1899 | his parents
& 1870 Mary [Macy] Jane Roberson 1851 – 1926 | her parents
of Sanford area and Roberson x roads


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


The name is spelled on various deeds and records as follows: Osbon, Osburn, Ausbon, Ausborne, Ausborn, Ausban, Ausband, Ausburn, Osborne.

Allen Roscoe Ausbon was born 4 June 1841 and died 18 July 1899. farmer
“He is believed to be a native of Rowan County NC and the son of Jack [Jasper Jakie] Osborne whose wife was a Moore.
He married on 29 December 1870 Macy Jane Roberson, who was born 30 Mar 1851 and died 21 Jan 1926. She was the daughter of Jesse and [Martha?] Avis Peele Roberson, believed to have been from Pactolus Twsp, Pitt County NC.

Allen was a school committeeman for Brown Schoolhouse where his children attended school.

B4 p248 Allen R Ausband 26 Nov 1897 – probate 28 Aug 1899
“In as much as my Sons James H Ausband and W A Ausband and my daughter Lizzie Ausband have had one Bed and Furniture each and in case each my will and desire is that my youngest Son Allen R Ausband and my youngest daughter V M Ausband shall each have one Bed & furniture and one cow each in order that they may have an equal share of my estate with the three first married children to wit, James H Ausband, W A Ausband & Lizzie Ausband.”
wife: M J Ausband; daugh: V M Ausband; son Allen R Ausband; Ex: James R Congleton
wits: James R Congleton, S M Bailey

Children of Allen Roscoe Ausbon & Macy Jane Roberson:
1. James H Ausbon 15 Sept 1872 – 17 Aug 1950
married ca 1897 Margaret L Nov 1876 –
a. Jasper Sept 1899 –
2. William Abner Ausbon 26 July 1875 – 11 April 1950
married ca 1895 Sarah [Sadie] Brown 1875 – ca 1913
married ca 1914 Mary [Mamie] Saunders Brown ca 1886 –
sister of Sadie
3. Jane Elizabeth [Lizzie] Ausbon 1 Nov 1880 – 22 May 1955
married James Henry Smith died by 1912
a. Velma Smith 19 May 1904 –
married John Marshall Rogerson
married 2nd Malthian Freeman VanNortwick
5. Vada M Ausbon Aug 1888 –
married Gray Wynne
6. Allen Roscoe Ausbon/Osborne 13 June 1886 – 18 May 1961
married Richmond VA 26 Jan 1922 Magada [Maggie Ada] Malone
7 April 1883 Caswell Co NC – 15 Mar 1985 Martin Co NC
a. Janie Malone Osborne 1923 –
married Wiley Earnest Dunn Jr
b. Ellen Lorette Osborne 1924 –
married Vincent James Columbo 1922 –

Sources include an article by Janie O Dunn included in History of Martin County by the Martin County Historical Society


Cecile’s great grandparents:

John Thomas Brown ca 1847 – | his parents
& Martha Ellen Coburn ca 1849 – | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


Children of John Thomas Brown and Martha Ellen Coburn:
1. Walter Archibald Brown ca 1869 –
Married Agusta Mizell.
a. Margaret Brown
2. Carrie Juliette Brown ca 1871 –
3. Sarah [Sadie] Brown July 1875 – ca 1913
married ca 1895 William Abner Osborne/Ausbon July 1875 – 1950
4. John Saunders Brown Dec 1876 –
5. Martha [Aunt Mattie] Brown Dec 1880 –
married Charles Moore
6. Robert Brown ca 1883 –
7. Mary [Aunt Mamie] Saunders Brown 1886 –
married ca 1914 William Abner Osborne/Ausbon July 1875 – 1950


Cecile’s great great grandparents:

Abner S Coburn 1805 – ca 1876 | his parents
& Julia A L W Manning ca 1812 – bef 1870 | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


census 1850 NC Martin Co: Abner S Coburn 46, Julia 38, Martha 2 mos., Ellen 85

will of Abner S Coburn B3p151 28 Jan 1875 – prob. 31 Jan 1877 Martin Co NC
daughter Martha Coburn, gr-daughter Martha E Coburn; Wits: McG Gurkins, Joseph Williams

Child of Abner S Coburn and wife Julia:
1. Martha Ellen Coburn 1849 –
married ca 1868 John Thomas Brown ca 1847 –
2. Archibald Coburn 1851 –
a. Martha E Coburn


Cecile’s 3 great grandparents:

Abner Coburn 1749 – aft 1810 | his parents
& [Lemmie] Ellen ? 1765 – 1856 | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


census 1790 Martin Co Abner Coburn 1 m over 16, 1 m under 16, 3 females
1800 Abner Coburn 2 m 0-10; 1 m 26/45; 2 f 0-10; 1 10/16; 1 f 26/45
1810 Abner Coburn 1 m 0/10; 1 10/16; 1 16/25; 1 45+; 2 f 0/10; 1 10/16; 2 16/25; 1 45+

In 1807 living in Martin Co as shown by deed.

Will of Ellen Coburn 3 May 1834 – Probate Oct Ct 1856 Martin Co NC
— my son Abner Coburn
— all my children Allis Rogers, Kenneth Coburn, Sally Congleton, Brown Coburn, Dolley Moore, Margaret Whitfield, Abner Coburn and Avarilla Coburn.
Wits: Binoni M Wilkinson, John Brown wills B2p428
Abner S Coburn appointed executor.

Children of Abner Coburn & wife Ellen:
1. Allis Coburn ca 1783 –
married Pompey William Rogers Sept 1779 – 18 March 1878 Pitt Co NC
farmer, Primitive Baptist minister
2. James Kenneth [Kanna] Coburn ca 1795 – aft 1845
married Elizabeth Grimes ca 1800 – 1880
daughter of Llewellyn Grimes [1767- ca 1845]
a. Julia Coburn 1818 –
married John Jordan Smith
b. Henry A Coburn 1823 –
c. James Coburn 1827 – ca 1878
married Rita Whitfield 1828 – aft 1880
i. John Coburn 1849 –
ii. James A Coburn 1850 –
iii. Sarah A Elizabeth Coburn 1852 –
married John E Roberson
iv. Chloe Frances Coburn 1854 –
married Benjamin Harvey Roberson
v. Susan V Coburn 1856 –
married Nathan Edmondson
vi. Jesse M Coburn 1859 –
married Berta Smith
vii. Martha L Coburn 1864 –
married John M Leggett
viii. Dora M Coburn 1868 –
married Ashley Bryant
ix. Howell Newton Coburn 1872 –
married Hattie Woolard
d. Frances Coburn 1828 –
e. Jane Elizar Coburn 1830 – 1904
married McGilbra Roberson
f. Margaret Elizabeth Coburn 1832 – 1906
married James Reuben Ross 1828 Pitt Co NC – 1900
g. Charlotte Coburn 1835 Martin Co – 26 Feb 1885
married James Allen Mizelle
h. Helen Coburn 1836 –
3. Sally Coburn ca 1796 – aft 1834
married Mr. Congleton
4. Brown Coburn 1797 – 1859
5. Dolley Coburn
married Mr. Moore
6. Margaret Coburn 1801 – 1857
married Arnold Whitfield 1798 – 1830
a. Rita Whitfield 1828 – aft 1880
married James Coburn 1827 – ca 1878
b. Martha E Whitfield
married James E Rogers
c. Kenneth B Whitfield 1829 –
d. William Godfrey Whitfield 1831 –
married Harriett Rollins
e. Joseph J R Whitfield 1835 –
f. Susan A E Whitfield 1837 –
g. Jesse B Whitfield 1839 –
7. Abner S Coburn 1805 – 1877
married Julia A L W Manning
8. Avarilla Coburn d aft 1834

Sources include article by Doris Little Wilson included in History of Martin County by the Martin County Historical Society


Cecile’s 4 great grandparents:

George Coburn bef 1727 – aft 24 Dec 1798 | his parents
& bef 1755 Sarah Griffin | her parents
& 2nd Suffiah ? ??? – aft 1798 | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


Sarah Griffin was the daughter of Epenetus Griffin of Tyrrell Co NC – his will 1755
Pitt County Land Entries: 18 Aug 1779 – George Cobern Jr enters 300 ac in Pitt Co on N side of Tar R and on both sides of Flatt Swamp; borders William Knox, Chance’s line, Josiah Knox, Simon Everett & John Smith.

Census 1790 Martin Co George Coburn 3 m over 16, 1 m under 16, 5 f

Children of George Coburn and wife Suffiah:
1. Frederick Coburn
2. Isaac Coburn aft 1755 –
3. Andrew Coburn bef 1755 –
? married ca July 1797 Mary Norcott
dau of Wm. Norcott dec’d
4. George Coburn
5. Abner Coburn bef 1766 –
married Ellen
6. Griffen Coburn ca 1766 –
a. Henry Abner Coburn
i. Thomas Griffin Coburn
7. William Coburn
8. Sarah Coburn
9. Mary Brown
10. Winifred Wilkinson
11. Ann Price

Will of George Coburn 24 Dec 1798 – B1p359
. . .being aged in years
— my beloved wife, Suffiah Coburn
— my son Frederick Coburn
–my son Isaac Coburn
— my son Andrew Coburn
— my son George Coburn
— my daughter Sarah Coburn
— my son Abner Coburn
— my son Griffin Coburn
— my daughter Mary Brown
— my daughter Winifred Wilkinson
— my son Isaac Coburn
— my son William Coburn
— my daughter Ann Price
Exs: sons George Coburn, Abner Coburn, Griffin Coburn
Wit: Warren Andrews, Ezeahel Starah

Will of Epenetus Griffin of Tyrrell Co NC 1755
names one of his married daughters, Sarah Cockbern as an heir

The same year, 1755, a list was compiled of Tyrrell County taxpayer households.
Only two Cockburns are listed: George and George Jr. The location on the tax list suggests that they were nearby neighbors of Epenetus Griffin.
Since we know that the senior George Cockburn’s wife is named Elizabeth, that leaves the jurior George as the likely husband of Sarah.
2) George Cockburn Jr, and Sarah Griffin Cockbern were similar in age.
3) According to George Cockburn/Coburn’s will, signed in 1798, he had a son named Griffin (my ancestor).
This is the first appearance of the name “Griffin” in my lineage.
My great-grandfather was Thomas Griffin Coburn. He was Griffin’s grandson.
4) The name Suffiah never shows up again in the Coburn family that I’m aware of.
George and Suffiah, however, do have a daughter named Sarah. e-mail from Don Weinell


Cecile’s 5 great grandparents:

George Cockburn/Coburn bef 1700 – aft 30 Jan 1779 | his parents
& Elizabeth – aft 29 April 1785 | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


B1p110 George Cockburn 30 Jan 1779 – prob?
wife Elizabeth Cockburn; sons: George Cockburn, John Cockburn, Francis Cockburn; daus: Christian McKien, Mary Eason, Elizabeth Anderson, Ann Anderson; mentions Spring Br; Flat Swamp, Thomas Smith, James Mayo; Exs: wife, John Cockburn, Francis Cockburn; Wits: Edmond Andrews, Samuel Ward, Anney Collings

B1p121 Elizabeth Cockburn [relict of George Cockburn] 29 April 1785 Ex: son Francis Cockburn; Wits: Selah Rogers, Daniel Cockburn

Children of George Cockburn & wife Elizabeth:
1. George Cockburn bef 1727 –
married bef 1755 Sarah Griffin
married 2nd Suffiah ?
2. John Cockburn bef 1745 –
3. Francis Cockburn ca 1740 – July 1813
married Lydia Ross
4. Christian McKien
5. Mary Eason 1727 –
6. Elizabeth Anderson 1731 –
7. Ann Anderson 1733 –


Cecile’s great great grandparents:

John [Jackie] Henry Brown 1810 – 1897 | his parents
& Margaret Saunders – bef 1894 | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


B4p205 John H Brown 24 April 1894 – Probate 14 Oct 1897
daus: Sarah F Atkinson, M R. Peal [and her heirs]
son: John T Brown [and his heirs] Exs: M. F Peal, S F Atkinson

Children of Jackie Brown and Margaret Saunders:
1. Sarah F Brown
married William Atkinson dec bef 24 April 1894
2. [Barbara] M R Brown
married L L Peele dec bef 24 April 1894
3. John Thomas Brown ca 1847 –
married Martha Ellen Coburn ca 1849 –


Cecile’s 3 great uncle:

Archibald [Baldy] Brown 1802 – 1861 | his parents
& 1829 Sarah Everett 1807 – 1894 | her parents
of Jamesville NC


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


“James Brown had a son called Baldy Brown, full name Archibald Brown, born 19 Oct 1802 and died 25 Sept 1861. He married Sarah [Sally] Everett on the 19 Oct 1829. She was born 12 Dec 1807 and died 28 Jan 1891 – age 86 – one of their children Elizabeth Rebekah Brown married Simon Jones [Mrs. Rhea decends from that line.]

Children of Baldy Brown and Sally Everett:
1. James Zachary Brown 5 Sept 1831 –
married Mary Jane Long
a. James Beauregard Brown
married Lillian Roxanne Hardison
i. Lillie Belle Brown
married Charles Wheeler Blount the 2rd 28 Jan 1932 – 9 Nov 2007
from Mackeys
1. Charles Wheeler Blount the 3rd 28 Jan 1932 – 9 Nov 2007
father of Lorraine Blount Peckham
2. Alexander Brown 3 Oct 1833 –
married Sarah Lilley
dau of Harmon Lilley and wife Helen
3. [Betty] Elizabeth Rebekah Brown 14 Jan 1840 –
married Simon Jones
4. Samuel Brown 21 Jan 1843 –
5. Fanny Brown 12 June 1845 –
6. Sarah Index Brown 16 June 1847 –


Cecile’s 3 great grandparents:

James [Jimmy] Brown 1780 – ca 1854 | his parents
& ca 1800 Millie Holliday 1780 – 1838 | her parents
of New Jersey and Martin Co NC


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


James Brown the son of Alexander Brown and wife Rebekah Hutchinson was born 12 March 1780.
He married about 1800 Millie Holiday, who was born 13 Oct 1780.
They came to North Carolina from New Jersey and settled in Martin County on the old Brown Homestead [a farm on highway 903, four miles south of Robersonville and one mile north of Oak Grove Church]. James had a land grant for a thousand acres of land at one dollar per acre.

Martin Co Will Bk 2 p411 James Brown 27 Feb 1846 – probate Jan 1855
. . . all my property to be equally divided between my children say Baldy, John, Henry, Samuel, Harriet, Elizabeth, Mary and Marina share and share alike. Ex: sons Baldy and John H Brown.
Wit: Henry Robesen, James R Congleton

Children of James Brown & Millie Holliday:
1. Archibald [Baldy] Brown 19 Oct 1802 – 25 Sept 1861
married Sally Everett
2. Harriet Brown 27 Sept 1804 –
married Jimmie Taylor
3. Elizabeth [Betsy] Brown 20 Oct 1807 –
married Simon Everett [brother of Sally]
4. John [Jack] H Brown 8 June 1810 –
married Margaret Saunders
5. Henry Taylor Brown 12 Nov 1812 – ca 1865
“killed by a runaway horse during the closing days of the Civil War”
married Elisha Amanda Cherry “died very soon after the death of her husband”
a. Stanley E Brown
married 1st Annie E Vick
married 2nd Mrs. Sarah Holiday
married 3rd Mrs. Sarah Rook
b. Henry Taylor Brown Jr 22 March 1850 -1936
owned and operated a farm in Martin County in the Gold Point Community.
married 30 Nov 1871 Isabella Whichard 18 March 1850 – 29 Jan 1879
i. Charlie Henry Brown 5 Jan 1873 –
married Ophelia White had 9 children
ii. Mary Frances [Fannie] Brown 4 Mar 1875 – 19 July 1956
married George Thomas Johnson 17 Nov 1871 – 28 April 1938
iii. Addie L Brown 5 Jan 1877 –
married Simon Brown – three sons
iv. David Brown 22 Jan 1879 –
married Arsena Wichard Oct 1849 –
i. Robert S Brown 17 Nov 1881 –
married Hattie Manning – one son
ii. Johnnie T Brown 4 Mar 1884 –
married Olethea Gould – four children
iii. Mattie L Brown 10 April 1886 –
married Reuben Taylor Sr. – four children
iv. Minnie Brown 26 April 1888 –
married Marvin Nobles – three children
v. Myrtle Brown 29 May 1890 –
married Thomas House – two daughters
vi. Oscar Brown 10 Feb 1892 –
married Ray ? .
vii. Ruth Brown 30 Mar 1895 –
married Joseph Winslow – three children
married Lavinia Moore
i. Raymond Brown 3 Aug 1898 –
c. Sam Brown
married Minnie Moore
d. Alexander Brown
married Fannie Moore
e. Alabert [twin to Alexander] Brown
married 1st Willie Gurganus
married 2nd Henry Taylor
f. Millie Brown
married Ashley Bullock
g. Mary Amanda Brown
married Henry Everett
h. Zelota [Lota] Brown never married
i. Reuben Brown died very young
6. Mary [Polly] Brown 26 Feb 1816 –
married Robert Lanier
7. Rev. Samuel Brown 30 Aug 1818 – 7 Oct 1900
Methodist Minister
married Mary Ann Little
married 2nd Rillie Hopkins
8. Marina Brown 20 June 1822 –
married James William Rollins

Sources include article by Mary J Jenkins included in History of Martin County by the Martin County Historical Society


Cecile’s 4 great grandparents:

Alexander Brown 1745 – ca 1795 | his parents
& ca 1775 Rebecca Hutchison 1750 – ca 1824 | her parents
of Martin Co NC


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


“Alexander Brown came from England during the Church Wars, settling briefly in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, before moving to North Carolina. Pitt County Records show a 250 acre tract of land lying on flat Swamp part of a tract granted Jeffrey Jolly by Lord Granville in March 1761, conveyed to Simon Everett by Alexander Brown. Alexander was born 3 October 1745 and married in 1775 a Scottish school teacher from New Jersey, Rebecca Hutchinson, born in 1750.
Alexander was a Revolutionary War soldier.
In 1770 he obtained 250 acres of land and deed from John Barnhill in Pitt County, near flat church swamp in Martin Co or I should say, Pitt Co. Book E page 8, Pitt Co records.
In 1782 Alexander Brown deeds 250 acres of land near flat swamp church – then a part of Martin Co NC to Simion Everett. Book F – page 121, Pitt County Deeds.
In 1782 Alexander Brown obtained 423 acres of land in Martin Co. by patent.
Alexander died in July 1795 and Rebecca died in 1824.”

Children of Alexander Brown & Rebecca Hutchison:
1. James [Jimmy] Brown 1780 – ca 1854
2. Fanny Brown
3. Emily Brown
4. Julia Brown


Cecile’s 5 great grandparents:?

James? Brown | his parents


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