ALL BROWNS, GREENE COUNTY TN CENSUS

1830 AND 1840

Transcribed and submitted by Stevie Hughes

 
PREFACE: By 1830, several different Brown Families lived in Greene County, TN.  I have attempted to separate these men with the surname of Brown into family "groupings" based upon those who resided near each other as determined by the census pages.When the 1830 census is compared to the 1840 (and later) census, it becomes apparent that the sons of the early Brown settlers had married and are enumerated in their separate households.  In many cases, these "2nd generation" Browns reside by or very near their parents.
 
BOLD  DENOTES KNOWN AND/OR PROBABLE MEMBERS OF THE JOTHAM BROWN FAMILIES. THE JOTHAM BROWN FAMILIES LIVED IN NORTHERN GREENE COUNTY IN THE CROSS ANCHOR AREA. FOUR SONS OF OLD JOTHAM BROWN, WHO DIED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA BETWEEN 1797-1800, CAME TO  GREENE COUNTY ABOUT 1805. THESE SONS WERE SYLVANUS, DAVID, JOTHAM JR. AND WILLIAM BROWN. BY 1830, THE SON WILLIAM WAS DECEASED. THESE BROTHERS HAD SONS WHO APPEAR IN THE 1830, 1840 AND THE 1850 CENSUS. THE BROTHER, DAVID, DIED IN 1843; THE BROTHER, SYLVANUS, DIED AFTER 1845 AND BEFORE 1850. THE BROTHER, JOTHAM JR. DIED IN 1859.
 

 1830 CENSUS

 
          NUMBER OF CHILDREN
PAGE HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD AGE SPOUSE   MALES FEMALES
166 JOSEPH BROWN, ESQ 60-70 50-60   3 2  
167 MARY BROWN 50-60 NONE   2 4  
Comment:  These Browns live in the town of Greeneville, and are the "Merchant" Browns.  
  Joseph Brown (b. 1767; d. 1845) is buried in Old Harmony Cemetery in downtown Greeneville.
               
185 JOHN BROWN 30-40 30-40   3 4  
185 ISAAC BROWN 40-50 40-50   5 5  
185 ABRAHAM BROWN 30-40 30-40   3 5  
185 MARIAN BROWN (FEMALE) 60-70 NONE   3 2  
Comment:  these Browns appear to be the "Quaker" Browns. Isaac's wife, Rachel(1801-1884), is buried at New Hope Cemetery.
186 PETER BROWN 30-40 20-30   4 1  
Comment:  Peter is in Civil District 5 in 1836.  Buried Timber Ridge Cemetery: b. 1793; d. 8-1-1837
  Orphan Court 9-30-1841:  Alfred Russell guardian of Charles (over 14), Melvina, William, Laura, Elenora Brown,
  minor heirs of Peter Brown, decd.          
               
188 ABRAHAM B. BROWN 40-50 30-40   3 3  
188 DAVID BROWN 40-50 40-50   1 6  
Comment:  David Brown died c. 1843.   He is closely associated with families with the  
surnames of MACE and WILLOUGHBY.   He is possibly the David Brown who married Elizabeth
Johnson in 1799, bond by Phillip Stout.  The Stout families are enumerated on page 188 and 191 of the 1830 census.
The MACE families are also enumerated on page 188.  The administrator of David's estate was William Willoughby.
191 THOMAS G.(??) BROWN 40-50 40-50   3 2  
191 DAVID BROWN 20-30 20-30   0 1  
191 GEORGE BROWN 20-30 20-30   0 0  
Comment:  David and George appear to be the sons of Thomas Brown on page 191 and/or David Brown
on census page 188.  A David Brown purchased items from the 1843 Estate of David Brown.  
In the 1836 Civil District Listing, District 6, are Thomas G. Brown, David Brown Sr and David Brown Jr.
200 WILLIAM BROWN 70-80 60-70   0 0  
Comment:  He appears to be the William Brown buried at Old Harmony Cemetery:  b. 5-5-1757; d. before 1840
His Will dated 3-23-1835 named wife Violet.  Wife was to "stay with friend Valentine Sevier".  Apparently had no children.
202 DAVID BROWN 50-60 50-60   3 0  
Comment:  Son of Old Jotham Brown.  David died in 1843 leaving a WIll; possibly buried Kidwell Cemetery.
204 DAVID BROWN 20-30 30-40   1 1  
204 JAMES BROWN 20-30 30-40   0 1  
Comment:  David, age 20-30, is a son of David (Sr) on page 202, named in Will.  James is not named
in David Sr.'s 1843 Will.  James is probably a newphew.        
214 WILLIAM BROWN 30-40 30-40   5 0  
Comment:  William is a son of David Brown (Sr) on page 202.  Married 6-11-1816.    
William, b. 8-6-1797; d. 2-3-1864, leaving a Will.  Buried Price Cemetery.    
               
216 THOMAS BROWN 70-80 50-60 (2nd wife??) 2 1  
Comment:  He is possibly a "Quaker" Brown.  Thomas, died 1-21-1840, buried at New Hope Church Cemetery. SEE PAGE 223
Thomas' Son, Samuel, signed his Will 6-6-1825 naming father, Thomas, and Father-in-law Solomon Beals.
Samuel also named his wife, Hannah, and 3 children:  Thomas H., Solomon and Catherine.  
217 JONATHAN "OF D" BROWN 30-40 30-40   4 1  
Comment:   He is the son of David Brown Sr on Page 202.  John died before father's 1843 Will
218 HUGH BROWN 20-30 20-30   1 0  
Comment:  Son of Jotham Brown on page 218.  B. 9-24-1809; D. 6-21-1871 leaving a Will, buried Cross Anchor Cemetery.
218 JOTHAM BROWN SENIOR 40-50 40-50   5 3  
Comment:  Jotham, b. 10-3-1783; d. 7-21-1859 buried Cross Anchor, a son of Old Jotham Brown who died c. 1800 in VA.
218 JOTHAM BROWN JUNIOR 20-30 15-20   1 1  
Comment:  Although enumerated as "JUNIOR", he is a son of Sylvanus Brown on page 219. Jotham died in 1875 leaving a Will.
               
219 JOHN BROWN 20-30 20-30   1 1  
Comment:  John W., b. 7-26-1810; d. 2-25-1886 buried Cross Anchor Cemetery, a son of Sylvanus Brown
219 SYLVANUS BROWN 60-70 50-60   3 1  
Comment:  Sylvanus is the son of Old Jotham and Pheby Brown. Sylvanus died after 1845 and before 1850.
219 MOSES BROWN 30-40 30-40   5 1  
Comment:  Moses is the son of Sylvanus Brown.        
               
223 THOMAS BROWN 60-70 50-60   3 3  
223 ISAAC BROWN 30-40 20-30   1 2  
Comment:  They are part of the "Quaker" Browns.  Thomas (died 1840) is buried at New Hope Cemetery.
  SEE 1840 Census Page 50 For William Brown (1805-1883) "son of Thomas and Rachel Brown" at New Hope.
227 GEORGE BROWN 50-60 40-50   0 0  
Comment:  JOTHAM WILLIS, AGE 20-30, is on page 227.  He is a son of ESTHER BROWN WILLIS.
Esther BROWN WILLIS, is sister to Sylvanus, David, Jotham and William Brown.  There is no known
relationship to the Jotham Brown Family to this George Brown.  Their listing on the same page appears
to be coincidental.            
                 

1840 CENSUS

               
PAGE HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD AGE SPOUSE   NUMBER OF CHILDREN
      AGE   MALES FEMALES
5 MARY BROWN 60-70 NONE   0 0  
Comment:  See 1830 Census Page 167.  One of the "in town" Browns.  George and John on page 10 may be related??
10 GEORGE M. BROWN 30-40 20-30   1 2  
10 JOHN BROWN 30-40 30-40   1 1  
Comment:  George M. and John Brown reside in Civil Districts 2 and 3 in 1836.  George M. may be associated with the 
  older George Brown who is listed in Civil District 10, the town of Greeneville, and is on 1840 Census Page 36.
33 SARAH A. BROWN 30-40 NONE   3 3  
Comment:  widow of Peter Brown, d. 1837. Sarah Ann Fester/Foster Brown: b. 1798; d. 7-11-1861; both at Timber Ridge Cem.
34 JOSEPH BROWN SENIOR 70-80 70-80   3 3  
See 1830 Census Page 166.  He lived in the town of Greeneville.  Joseph (1767-1845) is buried at Old Harmony Cemetery.
36 GEORGE BROWN 50-60 NONE 2 MALES, BOTH AGE 50-60  
He is one of the "In-Town" Browns.  He resides in Civil District 10 in 1836.    
40 JOTHAM BROWN 20-30 20-30   1 4  
Comment:  Son of Sylvanus;  In the 1840 and 1850 census, Jotham is enumerated with his first wife, Eliza Bryant.
  In the 1860 census, Jotham is enumerated with his 2nd wife, Hannah Garner.  He died in 1875, leaving
  a Will.  In the 1836 Civil District Listing, he is listed as Jotham S. Brown.  
40 MOSES BROWN 40-50 40-50   7 2  
Comment:  son of Sylvanus.  Moses married Sarah Crumley.      
40 DAVID BROWN 60-70 60-70   2 1  
Comment:  son of Old Jotham Brown.  David, died in 1843 leaving a WIll.  Possibly buried Kidwell Cemetery (military marker).
40 WILLIAM BROWN 40-50 40-50   7 2  
Comment:  son of David Brown.  William, b. 8-6-1797; d. 2-3-1864; buried Price Cemetery in Romeo.
43 JOHN BROWN 30-40 30-40   2 3  
Comment:  son of Sylvanus Brown on page 45.          
Comment:   John married Catherine Crumley.          
45 SYLVANUS BROWN 70-80 60-70   2 1  
Comment:  son of Old Jotham and Pheby Brown.  Sylvanus died after 1845 and before 1850.  
45 HARVEY BROWN 20-30 20-30 3 MALES, ALL 20-30 2  
Comment:  son of Sylvanus Brown. B. 2-10-1813; D. 12-9-1879 buried Cross Anchor.  Married Eleanor Malone 7-24-1834.
45 WILLIAM BROWN 20-30 15-20   0 1  
Comment:  William A., a son of Sylvanus Brown.  William, b. 1-2-1819; married in 1837; d. 2-16-1863; and
buried at Cross Anchor Church Cemetery with 2nd wife.        
47 MARIAN/MARIAM BROWN 60-70 60-70   1 0  
Comment:  although there is a male, age 60-70 in the household, the female is listed as the "head"
47 ISAAC BROWN 40-50 30-40   2 2  
Comment:  Isaac's wife, Rachel "Bales" (Beales??), is buried at the New Hope Church Cemetery
47 HANNAH BROWN 30-40 NONE   2 1  
Comment:  Hannah Beals Brown, the widow of Samuel Brown, who signed his Will on 6-6-1825. 
Samuel's father is Thomas in the 1830 Census, page 216.  They are part of the Quaker Brown Families.
47 JOHN BROWN 20-30 NONE   0 1  
Comment:  The Brown Families on page 47 are the "Quaker" Browns. In 1836, they reside in Civil
District 15, which would be the Quaker Knob area of northern Greene County.    
               
50 JAMES BROWN 20-30 15-20   0 0  
50 WILLIAM BROWN 30-40 30-40   0 0  
Comment:  William, may be the William Brown who married Polly Myers on 1-14-1840 (note no children in their
household)????  If this is the case, they possibly reside near Blue Springs (Mosheim).  
HOWEVER, James and William Brown may be part of the Quaker Browns.  In the 1836 Civil District Listing, District 15, are
Thomas, James, Isaac and William Brown.  The James Brown in District 15 is the only James Brown in
the entire 1836 Civil Districts Listing.  William Brown (b. 1805; d. 1883) is buried at New Hope Cemetery with
the annotation "son of Thomas and Rachel Brown".        
               
53 HUGH BROWN 30-40 20-30   3 1  
Comment:  son of Jotham Brown on page 53.  Hugh, b. 9-24-1809; d. 6-21-1871; buried Cross Anchor Church Cemetery
53 JOTHAM BROWN 50-60 40-50   3 3  
Comment:  son of Old Jotham and Pheby Brown.  Jotham, b. 10-3-1783; d. 7-21-1859; buried Cross Anchor Cemetery.
53 ROBERT BROWN 30-40 20-30   1 2  
Comment:  son of Jotham Brown on page 53. Robert, b. 6-26-1808; d. 7-2-1892; buried Cross Anchor Cemetery.
               
72 MARTIN BROWN 20-30 20-30   1 3  
72 GEORGE BROWN 70-80 NONE   5 3  
73 DAVID BROWN 30-40 30-40   3 3  
73 THOMAS BROWN 50-60 60-70   1 0  
73 WOODSON BROWN 20-30 20-30   2 0  
73 DAVID BROWN 50-60 50-60   2 2  
Comment:  This is the Brown Family found in the 1836 Civil District Listing, District 6.  David Brown Sr
died c. 1843.  The administrator of his Estate was William Willoughby.  Refer to 1830 census pages 188+191
               
82 DAVID BROWN 20-30 20-30 2 MALES, 20-30 +   1 0  
PAGE 82 COMMENT:  NOTE HUGH MALONEY IS ON THIS PAGE + EASTERLY + BIBLE FAMILIES
Comment:  This may be the area in or near the Warrensburg area.      
86 AARON BROWN 20-30 20-30   2 2  
Comment:  He resided in District 14 in the 1836 Civil District Listing.  See 1850 census, Aaron, born c. 1805.
Married Mary Collet in 1829, Washington Co.  Possibly brother of Joseph Brown, born c. 1785.
               

END OF 1840 CENSUS FOR ALL PERSONS WITH THE SURNAME OF BROWN.

 

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