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Johann Jacob BROWN, Sr.

Male Bef 1731 - 1807  (> 76 years)


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  • Name Johann Jacob BROWN 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Bef 27 Feb 1731  Ruschberg, Present-Day Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 Feb 1731  Evangelisch-Lutherische, Baumholder, Present-Day Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 9 Sep 1738  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Aboard the Ship "Glasgow" 
    Name Johann Jacob "the Wagonmaker" BRAUN Sr. 
    Name Johann Jacob "the Wagonmaker" BROWN Sr. 
    Name Johann Jacob BRAUN Sr. 
    Died Nov 1807  Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brown Family Farm, Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898:

      Joh. Jacob Braun
      Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898
      Christening: 27 February 1731
      Evangelisch-Lutherische, Baumholder, Rheinland, Prussia
      Father: Stephan Braun

      [Note by compiler: Present-day Baumholder is a town in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and present-day Ruschberg is also a town in the Birkenfeld district.]

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Johan Jacob Braun "Wagonmaker" Brown, Sr
      Birth: 1731, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
      Death: Nov 1807 (aged 75-76), Telford, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
      Burial: Brown Family Farm, Washington County, Tennessee, USA

      Johan Jacob "Wagonmaker" (Braun) Brown, born 1731 in Ruschberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, was the oldest son of Johan Stephen Christian Braun (1702-1762) and Maria Eva Hamen. His paternal grandparents were Johan Hans Jacob, blacksmith and farrier, and his wife Verena Agnes Braun; his maternal grandparents, Michael Hamen, court bailiff and his wife Anna Catherina Schneider Hamen.

      Jacob, along with his parents and younger siblings, arrived 9 September 1738 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the ship, GLASGOW. The family settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and resided there until the 1750's, when they moved southward to Rowan County, North Carolina. After arriving in Rowan County, the family began spelling their name "BROWN". In 1760 and 1761, Jacob purchased two tracts of land on Crane Creek, Rowan County, from the Earl of Granville. A portion of this land adjoined that of Jacob's brother, Michael Brown (1732-1807).

      Jacob was a wagonmaker, and performed patriotic service during the American Revolution by making and repairing wagons.

      [In] 1751, Jacob married Elizabeth Goettgen in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Johannes Goettgen and Christina Hamen. They were the parents of eleven children.

      In 1796, Jacob moved from Rowan County, North Carolina to Washington County, Tennessee. Three of his sons, George, Jacob, Jr., and Abraham, had settled in Washington County several years earlier. Jacob purchased 235 acres of land on a branch of Little Limestone Creek from John Rimeal 17 July 1796. Later that year, he sold portions of this farm to his sons, Jacob, Jr. and David. As years passed the small stream that flows from east to west through the farm became known as the Brown Branch. This farm remained in the Brown family for nearly 150 years, with the last Brown owner selling out in the 1940's; it is presently owned by John W. Howze of Telford. Mr. John W. Hawze, passed away in 2009, I do not know who owns the property now. An old log cabin that was located on this farm was believed to have been Jacob's home; in January 1987, the cabin was dismantled by two descendants, James C. and James T. Dykes, and stored for future restoration.

      After moving to Washington County, Jacob began to be referred to as "wagonmaker" in deeds and other legal documents in order to distinguish him from another, unrelated Jacob Brown, who lived near the Nolichucky River. Several of Jacob Brown's children attended Cherokee Baptist Church, a short distance south of the Brown farm; however, it is not known whether Jacob attended services there. Many of Jacob's children, grandchildren and other descendants were blacksmiths, wagonmakers, and wheelwrights.

      Jacob died November 1807, Washington County, Tennessee and was buried in the family cemetery on his farm. As was the custom at that time, his grave was marked with a hand-lettered piece of limestone with the inscription: "Jacob Brown N 1807." As time passed, the cemetery fell into disuse and the gravestones were broken and scattered. Jacob Brown's gravestone was "rediscovered" in 1987 by James T. Dykes, Nell Fox, and Bill Fox and was removed from the farm, with the owner's permission, for safekeeping.

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      There is one child that is not listed below, I have no information of where John Brown and his wife are buried. John Brown was born October 15, 1772, Rowan County, North Carolina, died September 22, 1830, Surry County, North Carolina, now known as Yadkin County, North Carolina; he married Mary Molly Roark.

      John Brown was the only child that didn't follow his father to Tennessee.

      John Brown and Mary Roark Brown were the parents of seven children, one being James Brown, the gg-grandfather of Vicky Brown Wood, # 48256672.

      Thank you for the information.

      Family Members: Parents: Johan Stephen Christian Braun (1703-1763), Maria Eva Hamen Braun (1710-1750); Spouse: Elizabeth Goettgen Braun (1730-1814); Children: Jacob Brown (1752-1841), George Brown (1755-1846), Abraham Brown (1756-1842), Margaret Brown Starnes (1757-1796), Philip Brown (1758-1848), David Brown (1759-1833), Conrad Brown (1768-1840), Mary Brown Salts (1774-1855), Catherine Brown Sliger (1775-1834), Solomon Brown (1779-1860); Siblings: Johann Michael Braun (1721-1807), Ann Christiana Brown (1739-Unknown), Abraham Braun Brown (1743-1798), Susanna Brown (1748-Unknown), Andreas Brown (1748-1804), Maria Margeretha Braun (1749-Unknown)

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    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Father Stephan Christian BRAUN 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Maria Eva HAMEN 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F26341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth GOETTGEN,   b. 1730, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1751  Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jacob BROWN, Jr.,   b. Abt 1752, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1841, Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)  [natural]
     2. Abraham BROWN, Sr.,   b. Abt 1756, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1842, Vermilion County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)  [natural]
     3. Margaret BROWN,   b. Abt 1757, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1796, Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F26340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart