First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Margaret BROWN

Female Abt 1757 - Abt 1796  (~ 39 years)


Personal Information    |    PDF

  • Name Margaret BROWN 
    Born Abt 1757  Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Birth Abt 1757  Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt 1796  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) Fisher, John Burgess, Koller, Dorothy Brown and Anderson, Margaret Brown, The Ancestors and Descendants of Abraham (Braun) Brown, the Miller; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob (Braun) Brown, the Wagonmaker, Charlotte, NC: Delmar Publishers & Printers, 1983, Part Two, pp. 71-72:

      MARGARET BROWN, oldest dau of Jacob Brown, wagonmaker, and his wife, Elizabeth, was b. about 1758 in Rowan Cty, N. C.; the date of her death is not known. She was bu in the family cem., Wash. Cty, Tn., where her father was bu. In Rowan Cty, she was m. to CONRAD STARNES, 16 Sep. 1778. Her brother, George was the bondsman. According to the files of the late Charles Bennett, Genealogist of Wash. Cty, Tn., Conrad Starnes was a private in Capt. William Campbell's Co. at the Point Pleasant Campaign, 1774, in Wash. Cty, Virginia. In 1790, Conrad and family were living in Mecklenburg Cty, N. C. (1 male over 16, 3 under 16, 5 females). It is believed that Conrad d. about 1796. The widow, Margaret, her brother Abraham, and brother-in-law Adam Sliger, sold their portions of property inherited from their father to their brother, David, 24 Sep. 1808. To begin the new year of 1802, Margaret was received into the Cherokee Baptist Ch in Wash. Cty, along with Jesse Starnes, Rachel Starnes, Polly Salts, Isaac Brown, Nancy Brown, Mary Murr, and Solomon Brown. CHILDREN:

      [i] JESSE STARNES, b. 1776 according to census records; still living in Wash. Cty., Tn., 1860; m. 7 Feb. 1807 to his cousin, ROSANNA BROWN. . . .

      [ii] RACHEL STARNES, b. about 1779 in N. C.; d. 24 Apr. 1867 in Charleston, Ill.; m. 1802-1805 to JOHN BROWN . . . , probably in Wash. Cty, Tn. In 1802 she was received into the Cherokee Baptist Ch with her mother, Margaret, and her brother, Jesse. A later membership list included Rachel Starnes, "now Brown". . . .

      [iii] JOHN STARNES, in Tax List of Wash. Cty, Tn., 1818, living close to Jesse Starnes, Benjamin Scroggins, James Mitchell, Abraham and Jacob Brown. [Note by compiler: John STARNS is not listed as a child of Conrad STARNES and Margaret BROWN in Steelman, Sanford, The Starnes Family Four Generation Project <http://web.archive.org/web/20011224030918/http://www.trellis.net/steel/sta/fourgen.htm.]

      [iv] SALLY STARNES, m. 16 Sep. 1805 to JAMES MITCHELL. This family appear[s] in the 1830 census of Wash. Cty, Tn.

      [v] JACOB STARNES, listed in the 1830 and 1840 census of Wash. Cty, Tn. Possibly the Jacob Starnes named in the Will of Abraham Brown, who m. CATHERINE BROWN (1-3-4).

      [vi] FREDERIC STARNES, b. 1790 in N. C.; m. 14 Mar. 1810 in Wash. Cty, Tn., to his cousin, Elizabeth Salts. . . .

      [vii] ELIZABETH STARNES, m. 7 Apr. 1813 to DAVID G. MCCARDLE. The family of Eliza McCardle, wife of President Andrew Johnson, lived very close to the Browns and Starnes. David McCardle was a member of this family and probably was related to Eliza McCardle. The name, McCardle, was later changed to McCarty.

      [viii] ABRAHAM STARNES, in the 1840 census of Wash. Cty, Tn., living close to Frederic Starnes.

      [ix] MARGARET STARNES, m. 18 Aug. 1819 in Wash. Cty, Tn., to BENJAMIN SCROGGINS. . . . The widow, Margaret, was living in Roane Cty, Tn. 1850. . . .

      [x] WILLIAM STARNES, m. 6 Mar. 1817 to Sally Holly, Wash. Cty, Tn.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Margaret Brown Starnes
      Birth: 1757, Cocalico, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
      Death: 1796 (aged 38-39), Washington County, Tennessee, USA
      Burial: Brown Family Farm, Washington County, Tennessee, USA

      Margaret Brown, daughter of Johan Jacob "Wagonmaker" Brown and Elizabeth Goettgen, married Conrad Starnes, son of Frederick Starnes, Jr. and Magaline Cline on September 17, 1778, Rowan County, North Carolina.

      Margaret's father, Johan Jacob Brown, his parents and siblings, arrived September 9, 1738 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the Ship, Glasgow. The family settled in Lancaster County, Pa and resided there until the 1750's, when they moved southward to Rowan County, North Carolina, they begun to spell their name BROWN. Jacob purchased 2 tracts of land on Crane Creek in Rowan County, North Carolina. Apportion of this land adjoined that of his brother Michael, (1732 - 1807). In 1796 Jacob moved from Rowan County, North Carolina to Washington County, Tennessee where three of his sons had already moved. Jacob and Elizabeth Goettgen (Braun) Brown had 11 children. Jacob was known as the "Wagonmaker", and performed Patriotic Services during the American Revolution by making and repairing wagons. Being known as a "wagonmaker" distinguished him from another Jacob Brown who lived near by in Washington County, Tennessee. Jacob died on November 1806 and was buried in the Family Cemetery on his farm.

      Margaret and Conrad Starnes were the parents of 9 children:

      1. Jesse Starnes, [married] Rosanna Brown and Arlyce Rotermund

      2. Rachel Starnes, [married] John Brown

      3. James Starnes

      4. Sally Starnes, married James Mitchell

      5. Jacob Starnes, married Catherine Brown, d/o Abraham Brown and Catherine Bonaker

      6. Elizabeth Starnes, married David McCardle

      7. Margaret Starnes, married Benjamin Scroggins

      8. Frederic Starnes, [married] Elizabeth Salts

      9. William Starnes, married Sally Holly

      From the notes I have, made possible by Robert H. Brown. Leesburg Cemetery at Telford, Washington County, Tennessee is the same as the Brown Family Farm Burial Plot in Limestone, Washington County, Tennessee. The tombstones were made of limestone, it is said the stones are broken and piled against the fence.

      I do not know for sure if Margaret Brown Starnes is buried at the Brown Family Cemetery, as the notes I have just says she is buried in Washington County, Tennessee.

      I honor Margaret Brown Starnes, and would think she is buried at the Family Farm Cemetery.

      Family Members: Parents: Johan Jacob Braun Brown (1731-1807), Elizabeth Goettgen Braun (1730-1814); Spouse: Conrad Starnes (1755-1800); Children: Jacob Starnes (1788-1854), Margaret Starnes Scroggins (1789-1873), Frederic Starnes (1790-1873); Siblings: Jacob Brown (1752-1841), George Brown (1755-1846), Abraham Brown (1756-1842), 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)

      Created by: Double L
      Added: 26 Nov 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial 62192654
    Person ID I39404  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 

    Father Johann Jacob BROWN, Sr.,   b. Bef 27 Feb 1731, Ruschberg, Present-Day Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1807, Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1751  Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Conrad STARNES,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Abt 1800, Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1778  Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret STARNES,   b. Abt 1789,   d. 12 Aug 1873, Kankakee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth STARNS,   b. Abt 1787  [natural]
     3. Frederick STARNES,   b. Abt 1790, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1873, Greene County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [natural]
     4. Adam STARNS,   b. Abt 1795  [natural]
     5. William STARNES,   b. Abt 1793  [natural]
     6. Rachel STARNS,   b. 28 Dec 1778, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1867, Coles County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     7. Jesse STARNES,   b. Abt 1776, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Aug 1860, Washington County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)  [natural]
     8. James STARNS,   b. Abt 1781, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Jacob STARNS,   b. Abt 1785,   d. 4 Feb 1854  (Age ~ 69 years)  [natural]
     10. Sally STARNS,   b. Abt 1783  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2019 17:10:02 
    Family ID F16922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart