Event: Children’s birth dates Verification 10 Mar 2010

Note: I believe the birth dates of the children of Francis & Elizabeth as listed here are as nearly correct as possible.

I am not sure of the child listing nor the years of their births. There is so much contradictory information that I have not been able to pin down positively the birth years of either Francis & Elizabeth or the children.

Francis Browning, Jr., appears in the Caroline Co., VA. records before moving to the area of present Rappahannock Co., VA.

Following is an extract from a letter written by John Armistead Browning of “Greenfield” Rappahannock Co. VA.. to Mrs. Nettie Browning Danforth Kinnison.:
“Cousin Nettie, I may have told you before, but I will repeat it our Francis Browning, Sr.,(NOTE: s/b Jr.) married a Maryland Lloyd of a high family. Captain John Strother’s wife was Miss Wade and his mother was a Miss Dabney. Both the Wades and the Dabneys were noted for their respectable and high social position and the Dabneys particularly for being a very talented family.”

5/4/1724 Deed dtd , Francis of St. Ann’s Parish, Essex Co., sold to Edward ROWZEE for 40 pounds sterling, 250 acres on north side of River Po of Mattapony in Spotsylvania Co. “Mary” is named in the records as relinquishing her dower (Mary Elizabeth?). (Essex Co. Deed Book 18, p. 8; Spotsylvania Co. Records 1721-1800, p. 92)

10/20/1724 Francis purchased 50 acres of land in Essex Co. from William and Mary DAVIDSON for 4500 pounds of sweet-scented tobacco. Located on east side of the Peumansend Swamp at the mouth of a branch called Francis Browning’s Branch at the main side of the south fork. (Essex Co. Deed Book 17, p. 424-425)

10/20/1724 Francis purchased from William BRYANT of King and Queen Co. 50 acres. (Essex Co Deed Book 17, p. 428-429) (Land became part of Caroline Co., VA in 1728 and was sold by Francis in 1730 with consent of wife, Mary*.
* actually this record states that Mary is the wife of William Bryant, not Francis.

1725, Francis was administrator of the estate of Simon Poe (sic) in Essex Co. (should be Samuel Poe)

1833 A part of Culpepper became Rappahannock County, Virginia.

1734 COURT: Orange Co, VA, Aug Term. Francis Browning was on the first jury in this new county formed from Spotsylvania the previous January. W.W. Scott. A History of Orange County Virginia, 1907, reprinted. 1974, p.30.

About 1735, Francis living at Gaines X Roads, Orange Co. (now Rappahannock Co.).

June 19, 1735, a patent for forty acres of land in St. Mark’s Parish, Orange County, Virginia, was granted by George II of Great Britain, France and Ireland in consideration of 40 shillings to Francis Browning and John Ashley. He deeded land, in 1740, to his son Francis and in 1741 to his brother John.

He owned 530 acres of land in St. mark’s Parish, Orange Co., VA (later called Browning District) according to Patent Book 15, p. 528.

9/16/1735 served as member of grand jury in Orange Co. (Orange Co. Order Book 1, p. 29)

11/18/1735 appointed to serve as a member of the first grand jury of Orange Co. (Orange Co. Order Book 1, p. 43)

7/27/1738 sold land to Henry WILLIS, Esq. (Orange Co. Deed Book 2, p. 447)

8/20/1740 Francis appointed overseer of the road from Mitchell’s Ford of the Gourdivne as far as the path between Samuel and Arthur SCOTT. (Orange Co. Order Book 1, p. 43)

9/25/1740 Francis gave a gift of 100 acres of land in Little Fork
of the Rappahannock River near Hickman’s Mountain in Orange Co., VA. (part of 400 acres taken up by Francis Browning and John Ashley) to his son,
Francis Jr., “for the love, good will and affection which I bear towards
my loving son.” Witnesses were Joseph Norman and Isaac Norman. (Orange Co
Deed Book 4, p. 244). Note: One source says this deed was dated Jul. 21, 1740, but the original deed says Sept 25. This is close to the location
where Francis’ son, John Browning, was granted 2O7 acres in l754.

1740 Francis Browning Sr. deeded land to his son Francis Jr,

1741 Mr. Francis Browning Senior, deeded land to his brother John.

2/4/1747 Grant from the fairfax Proprietary to Francis for 480 acres. (Deed Book B, p. 31; Northern Neck Grants 1690-1788)

1747 He was granted tow tracts, of 100 acres and of 430 acres, respectively, in the North Little Fork.

1748 Culpeper would be formed from Orange.

4/26/1748 Francis deeded to his son Francis, Jr. the remainder of 200 acres patented in 1735. (Culpeper Co. Deeb Book 11, p. 81)

7/28/1748 Francis sold 250 acres of land to Thomas WASHBURN. (Francis’s son Nicholas is mentioned in the document.) (Deed Book 11, p. 71)

Note: Mary, the wife, is never mentioned in the deed documents as required by law after the May 24, 1724 document. She must have died prior to 1740.

1748 more land was deeded to his sons, Francis and Nicholas, and his daughters, Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Duncan.

1749 A part of Old Orange County became Culpepper County

1/27/1753 Francis bought 100 acres from John FARMER. (Culpeper Co. Deed Book A, p. 484)

8/5/1758 Francis gave to his son, Francis, Jr., 100 acres of land. (Culpeper Co. Deed Book C, p. 157)

3/7/1760 Francis sold 50 acres of land to William ROBERTS and William JOHNSTON. (Culpeper Co. Deed Book C, p. 286-288)

3/7/1760 Francis “the elder” of Brumfield Parish, Culpeper Co., deeded to his son 80 acres of land. (Culpeper Co. Deed Book C, p. 288-290)

Francis was settled at what became Gaines Cross Roads where the road to Thoroughfare Gap met the road from Warrenton to Sperryville. His descendants that follow are largely from Judge D.A. Grimsley, “The Browning Family”, in Ralph Travers Green, Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County Virginia, 1900, reprint 1995, pp. 151-155.

The following is an extract from a letter written by John Armistead Browning of “Greenfield” Rappahannock Co. VA.. to Mrs Nettie Browning Danforth Kinnison. “Cousin Nettie, I may have told you before, but I will repeat it our Francis Browning, Sr., married a Maryland Lloyd of a high family. Captain John Strother’s wife was Miss Wade and his mother was a Miss Dabney. Both the Wades and the Dabneys were noted for their respectable and high social position and the Dabneys particularly for being a very talented family.”

Edward Franklin Browning, Genealogy of the Brownings in America from 1621 to 1908, #1650, p. 443, has this Francis as the son of John Browning, Jr, his #1655. This is now considered incorrect and his father was Francis Browning. That book stated that this Francis (#1657) was born about 1700, in Caroline Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Lloyd of Maryland, about 1793. They had nine children, namely: Francis, Jr., b. about 1724; Nicholas, b. about 1726; John, b. in 1728; Jacob, b. about 1730; Edmund, b. about 1732; Caleb, b. about I734; Ruth, b. about 1736; Mary, b. about 1738; and another daughter, b. about I740. Francis Browning, Sr., died about I775, in Culpeper Co., aged about 75 years. We find it recorded in Spotsylvania Co., VA., that Mr. Francis Browning, Sr., was deeded 250 acres in 1724. On June 19, I735, a patent for 40 acres of land in St. Mark’s Parish, in the County of Orange, Dominion of Virginia, was granted by George the Second, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, in consideration of forty shillillgs, to Francis Browning and John Ashley, on the nineteenth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and thirty five. That part of Old Orange County became in 1749, Culpeper County, and in 1833, a part of Culpeper County became Rappahannock County, VA. The lands patented as above stated, afterwards were known as the Browning district. They were located on the headwaters of Battle Run, and on the north side of Gourdvine Creek, branches of the Rappahannock River. Some say Mr. Francis Browning, Sr., was born in the year 1686, and that his father was married in 1665 instead of 1675. Mr. Francis Browning, Sr., deeded land in 1740 to his son, Francis, Jr., and in 174I to his brother John; in 1748 to his sons, Francis, Jr., and Nicholas, and to his daughters, Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Duncan. In I747, he was granted two tracts, of l00 acres and of 430 acres, respectively, in the North Little Fork; and in 1753 he bought 100 acres on the Middle Run, Culpeper Co., VA.
The now accepted version is from William Neal Hurley, The Browning Families, Bowie, MD. Heritage Books. This compiler was provided with this view by croze@alaska.net on 31 Dec 1996. David & Lavonne forwarded a posting of 12 Sep 1996 sent e-mail caddowens@aol.com (Alice Owens);however this is not my work. The person who furnished this does not want, nor is she able to keep up with correspondence this will entail. She is willing that it be shared, as long as her name is not revealed. If anyone has questions, or more to add to this, please either contact Dottie Elliott or the Browning Family Discussion List on the internet. I understand Dottie was furnished this data, but due to family illness, may not have sent this out. This is essentially a rebuttal of E. F. Browning’s theory but also attempts to identify what may have been correct information about the early family. The author of this materiel believes it was published in the Browning Quarterly which was published in the 1980’s, but she did not have access to the old copies to check for sure.
A study of the Browning family cannot be undertaken without reference to E. F. Browning’s “Genealogy of Brownings in America.” His work is monumental. This paper will reinforce Mr. Browning’s work, but will also present some departures from his conclusions about the first few generations; Mr. Browning seems to have utilized undocumented history, perhaps based somewhat on family tradition which we often find confuses and reverses names in the early generations. Researchers today have access to vast storehouses of records that Mr. Browning could not access. This study attempts to adjust the paradigm of Mr. Browning’s history, to exceed its limitations, and present a different version of the origin and identity of the early Brownings of Virginia and Maryland. First, it has to be noted that no evidence emerged in this current study links the early Virginia Browning family to Capt. John Browning of Jamestown. Indeed, evidence refutes a direct link between Jamestown and the Rappahannock Brownings who sired much of the large southern branch of the Browning family. Virginia Quit Rent Rolls (supplemented by the Northern Neck grants) record no Browning or Browning orphan as an owner of land in Virginia in 1704. This does not eliminate the possibility of a link between the later Rappahanock Brownings with the Jamestown Brownings, but it does mean that the link is more complex than the link as presented by Mr. Browning. Conversely, this study presents information based on primary documents that clearly associate many of the Virginia and Maryland ancestors with Bristol, ENG. Citations have been omitted for the sake of brevity; however no factual information is presented which cannot be documented from primary sources. This is a Browning time line (which this compiler has inserted under the appropriate ancestor, my comments if any are marked [ ]), augmented by the writer’s conclusions about the early Virginia and Maryland Browning history.
Referring again to E. F. Browning’s work and comparing it with factual chronological records, several assumptions can reasonably be made about the early Virginia Browning family. When one acknowledges that Thomas and Hester Browning were the parents of John Browning, and the early records clearly prove that they were, only one other name in Mr. Browning’s profile needs to be changed to verify the family group identified as No 1646 in Mr. Browning’s book. Replace “John Browning, Jr.” with “Francis Browning, Sr.” and evidence will confirm this family group.
Additional research may confirm or reject these conclusions. Without question, this hypothesis can be refined by additional research. However, this examination of the evidence of the early Virginia and Maryland Browning family shows that much of E.F. Browning’s history of the family was correct. Some changes need to be made to account for the greater availability of records today than were available to him. E.F. Browning overlooked the presence of Thomas and Hester Browning, parents of John Browning, because he was unfamiliar with the general history of the early colonial period. He did not grasp the implications of how frequently Virginia and Maryland families moved from one colony to the other. By missing this link in the family, he incorrectly attributed the seven sons of Francis Browning to John Browning, Jr. He failed to note the relationship between the Virginia and Maryland families which records support. In those early colonial days, movement of a household and family was vastly easier than it is today.

Francis & Elizabeth Lloyd Browning were the grandparents of William Browning Sr. It is not known which of their sons, Nicholas, Francis or John was the father of William Browning Sr. They all had sons named William

Francis left no will. Reason: No property. His lands were either sold or given away to his children.

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FOR FURTHER RESEARCH: NONE OF THIS HAS BEEN GONE THROUGH BY ME. DB
1724 We find it recorded in Spotsylvania Co, VA, that Mr. Francis Browning, Sr. deeded 250 acres.

On June 19, 1735, a patent of 40 acres of
land in St. Mark’s Parish, in the County of Orange, Dominion of Virginia, as granted by George the Second, of Great Britian and Ireland, in
consideration of 40 shillings, to Francis Browning and John Ashley, on the 19th day of June, 1735.
1749 A part of the Old Orange County became Culpeper Co.
1833 Part of Culpeper Co became Rappahannock Co, VA.
The lands patented as stated above, were later known as the Browning District. They were
located on the headwaters of Battle Run, and the north side of Gourdvine Creek branches of the Rappahannock River.

1740 Francis Browning, Sr deeded land to his son Francis Jr.
1741 Francis Browning, Sr deeded land to his brother John.
1747 Francis Sr. was granted two tracts of 100 acres and of 430 acres respectively, in the North
Little Fork;
1748 Francis Browning, Sr deeded land to his sons Francis Jr. and Nicholas.
1748 Francis Browning, Sr. deeded land to
his daughters, Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Duncan.
1753 Francis Browning, Sr. bought 100 acres on the Middle Run, Culpeper Co., VA.
Source: “Genealogy of the Brownings in America from 1621 to 1908” by
Edward Franklin Browning, A.M. 1908.

NOTE: Dottie Elliott of Tulsa, OK (1/1/96) writes: “Although many Browning researchers view the Edward Franklin Browning book (cited above) as “gospel,” I am one of many others who recognize he made numerous mistakes. …For example,
the children he lists for John and Elizabeth (Demarest) Browning aren’t the same children named in John’s 1803 Greene Co., GA will. The same is true for the children of Nicholas and Sarah Washburn Browning. …I’m one
of the Browning researchers who believes that the line of Francis Browning and Elizabeth Lloyd didn’t descend from Capt. John Browning.
Although Capt. John was a colorful character and it would be fun to be descended from him, we believe many of the southern Brownings came from Thomas and Hester Browning. Thomas and Hester came to the U.S. from England about 1652 and settled in Maryland. Their descendants scattered to VA, TN, NC, SC, KY, etc. We also believe Edward Franklin Browning left out a generation in his lineage. I believe the Francis who married Elizabeth Lloyd was the son of Francis & Rachel (Merritt/Marriott) Browning, not John
Browning. That Francis’ father was a John.”

Francis Browning, Jr, appears in the Caroline County records before moving to the area of present Rappahannock County.

1734 COURT: Orange Co, VA., August Term. Francis Browning was on the first jury in this new county formed from Spotsylvania the previous January.
W. W. Scott, A History of Orange Co, VA, 1907, reprinted 1974, page 30.
Culpeper would be formed from Orange in 1748. Francis was settled at what became Gaines Cross Roads where the road to Thoroughfare Gap met the road Warrenton to Sperryville. His descendants that follow are largely from judge D. A. Grimsley, “The Browning Family”, in Ralph Travers Green,
Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper Co., VA., 1900, reprint 1995, pages 151-155.

The following is an extract from a letter written by John Armistead Browning of “Greenfield” Rappahannock Co., VA., to Mrs Nettie Browning
Danforth Kinnison.:
“Cousin Nettie, I may have told you before, but I will repeat it our Francis Browning, Sr., married a Maryland Lloyd of a high family. Captain John Strother’s wife was miss Wade and his mother was a Miss Dabney. Both the Wades and the Dabneys were noted for their respectable and high social position and the Dabneys particularly for
being a very talented family.”
Edward Franklin Browning, Genealogy of the Brownings of America from 1621
to 1908, #1650, page 443, has this Francis as the son of John Browning, Jr, his # 1655. This is now considered incorrect and his father was
Francis Browning. That book stated that this Francis (#1657) was born about 1700, in Caroline Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Lloyd of Maryland, about 1793. They had nine children, namely: Francis, Jr., b ca 1724
Nicholas, born ca 1726
John, born in 1728
Jacob, born ca 1730
Edmund, born ca 1732
Caleb, born ca 1734
Ruth, born ca 1736
Mary, born ca 1738
Unknown daughter, born ca 1740.

Francis, Sr, died ca 1775, in Culpeper Co, aged abt. 75 years.

1724 We find it recorded in Spotsylvania Co., VA., that Mr. Francis, Sr., was deeded 250 acres.

June 19, 1735, a patent for 40 acres of land in St..Mark’s Parish, in the County of Orange, Dominion of Virginia, was granted
by George the Second, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, in.consideration of forty shillings, to Francis Browning and John Ashley.
That part of Old Orange Co. became in 1749, Culpeper Co., and in 1833, a
part of Culpeper Co. became Rappahannock Co., VA.
The lands patented as above stated, afterwards were known as the Browning District. They were
located on the headwaters of Battle Run, and on the north side of
Gourdvine Creek, branches of the Rappahannock River. Some say Mr Francis
Browning, Sr, was born in the year 1686, and that his father was married
in 1665 instead of 1675. Mr Francis Browning, Sr, deeded land in 1740 to
his son, Francis, Jr, and in 1741 to his brother John; in 1748 to his
sons, Francis, Jr, and Nicholas, and to his daughters, Mrs Turner, and
Mrs Duncan. In 1747, he was granted two tracts, of 100 acres and of 430
acres, respectively, in the North little Fork; and in 1753 he bought 100
acres on the Middle Run, Culpeper Co, VA.

The now accepted version is from William Neal Hurley, The Browning
Families, Bowie, MD. Heritage Books. This compiler was provided with this
new view by croze@alaska.net, on 31 December 1996. David and Lavonne
forwarded a posting of12 September 1996, sent e-mail
caddowens@aol.com(Alice Owens); however this is not my work. The person
who furnished this does not want, nor is she able to keep up with
correspondence this will entail. She is willing that it be shared, as
long as her name is not revealed. If anyone has questions, or more to add
to this, please contact Dottie Elliott or the Browning Family Discussion
List on the internet. I understand Dottie was furnished this data, but
due to family illness, may not have sent this out. This is essentially a
rebuttal of E F Browning’s theory but also attempts to identify what may
have been correct information about the early family. The author of this
material believes it was published in the Browning Quarterly which was
published in the 1980’s, but she did not have access to the old copies to
check for sure.

A study of the Browning family cannot be undertaken without reference to
E F Browning’s “Genealogy of Brownings in America”. His work is
monumental. This paper will reinforce Mr. Browning’s work, but will also
present some departures from his conclusions about the first few
generations; Mr Browning seems to have utilized undocumented history,
perhaps based somewhat on family tradition which we often find confuses
and reverses names in the early generations. Researchers today have
access to vast storehouses of records that Mr Browning could not access.
This study attempts to adjust the paradigm of Mr Browning’s history, to
exceed its limitations, and present a different version of the origin and
identity of the early Brownings of Virginia and Maryland. First, it has
to be noted that no evidence emerged in this current study links the
early Virginia Browning family to Captain John Browning of Jamestown.
Indeed, evidence refutes a direct link between Jamestown and the
Rappahannock Brownings who sired much of the large southern branch of the
Browning family. Virginia Quit Rent Rolls (supplemented by the Northern
Neck grants) record no Browning or Browning orphan as an owner of land in
VA in 1704. This does not eliminate the possibility of a link between the
later Rappahannock Brownings with the Jamestown Brownings, but it does
mean that the link is more compiles than the link as presented by Mr
Browning. Conversely, this study presents information based on primary
documents that clearly associate many of the VA and MD ancestors with
Bristol, England. Citations have been omitted for the sake of brevity;
however no factual information is presented which cannot be documented
from primary sources. This is a Browning time line which this compiler
has inserted under the appropriate ancestor augmented by the writer’s
conclusions about the early Virginia and Maryland Browning history.

Referring again to E F Browning’s work and comparing it with factual
chronological records, several assumptions can be reasonably be made
about the early Virginia Browning family. When one acknowledges that
Thomas and Hester Browning were the parents of John Browning, and the
early records clearly prove that they were, only one other name in Mr
Browning’s profile needs to be changed to verify the family group
identified as No 1646 in Mr Browning’s book. Replace “John Browning, Jr”
with “Francis Browning, Sr” and evidence will confirm this family group.

Additional research may confirm or reject these conclusions. Without
question, this hypothesis can be refined by additional research. However,
this examination of the evidence of the early Virginia and Maryland
Browning family shows that much of E F Browning’s history of the family
was correct. Some changes need to be made to account for the greater
availability of records today than were available to him. E F Browning
overlooked the presence of Thomas and Hester Browning, parents of John
Browning, because he was unfamiliar with the general history of the early
colonial period. He did not grasp the implications of how frequently
Virginia and Maryland families moved from one colony to the other. By
missing this link in the family, he incorrectly attributed the seven sons
of Francis Browning to John Browning, Jr. He failed to note the
relationship between the Virginia and Maryland families which records
support. In those early colonial days, movement of a household and family
was vastly easier than it is today.

Notes
This Francis is probably EFB #1657, although the children’s birth dates
shown by EFB must be wrong. EFB says Francis deeded land to married
daughters in 1748, and if that’s the case, they must have been born
earlier. It appears that these were daughters of Francis and Rachel
(Merritt) Browning and sisters of this Francis. The birth dates shown
here are simply a guess. It appears that EFB left out a generation. It is
believed that this Francis is a son of Francis &. Rachel (Merritt)
Browning, and that his grandfather (rather than his father as indicated
by EFB) was a John Browning.

It is believed, but not confirmed that Francis married Elizabeth Lloyd.
Her parntage has not been confirmed. Some say she was the sister of
Samuel Lloyd and daughter of George and Joanna Lloyd of Essex Co. Some
sources say her name was Elizabeth Carter Lloyd, but records show that
was a different Elizabeth. Other sources say Elizabeth is the daughter of
Sampson and Elizabeth (Good) Lloyd which would make her a descendant of
King Henry VIII of England; however, records show that particular
Elizabeth Lloyd died at age IO in England. There are others who say
Elizabeth was the daughter of William Lloyd and Mary Crowley.

Spotsylvania county was formed in 1721 from portions of King & Queen,
King William and Essex counties,

In a deed dated 05 May 1724, Francis of St. Ann’s Parish, Essex Co VA,
sold to Edward Rowzee for 40 pounds sterling, 250 acres on north side of
River Po, a branch of the Mattapony River in Spotsylvania Co (formerly
King &. Queen Co). This land was probably purchased by Francis’ father
from Larkin Chew in the early 1700s. The land was part of the land
granted to Larkin Chew and adjacent to Francis Smith, John Blanton and
William Bartell. Francis Browning’s wife, MARY, relinquished her dower.
Deed recorded 02 Jun 1724. (Essex Co Deed Book I 8, P. 8; Spotsylvania
County Records 1721-1800, P. 92)
The 1724 deed below indicates that Francis’wife was Mary. That is the
only deed found which names a wife. Elizabeth’s name doesn’t appear on
any of the deeds. (Could wife be Mary Elizabeth??)

Note: Larkin Chew of Essex Co was an early land developer. He was bom in
1675 in VA and died about 1729 in Spotsylvania Co VA. He was the s/o
Joseph and Margaret (Miles) Chew. Larkin married Hannah Roy, d/o John &
Dorothy Roy. In April 1712, he received a patent for nearly 3000 acres on
the branches of the Mattapony River. (The River Po is one of three
streams – the Matt, the Po and the Ny, which come together to form the
Mattapony River which joins with the Pamunky River at West Point to form
the York River,) A list of land surveys made in Essex Co between 29 Jun
1710 and 10 Jun 1720 shows Larkin Chew of St. Mary’s Parish owned 4020
acres of land. On 16 Jun 1719, Larkin and Hannah Chew of St. Stephens
Parish, King & Queen Co, sold 320 acres in Essex Co to Robert Taliaferro
of St. Mary’s Parish, Essex Co. for 120 pounds lawful money of Great
Brittain.

Note: It isn’t likely that Francis Browning ever lived on the land he
purchased in Spotsylvania Co for he did not build a record in that
county. He probably remained on his Portobago land in Essex Co unitl his
1724 purchase of land on Pneumansend Creek, which became Caroline Co in
1728.

On 20 Oct 1724, Francis purchased 50 acres of land in Essex Co VA from
William & Mary Davidson for 4500 pounds of sweet-scented tobacco. The
land was on the east side of the Peumansend Swamp at the mouth of a
branch called Francis Browning’s Branch, at the main side of the south
fork. (Essex Co Deed Book 17, p. 424-425)

On 20 Oct 1724, Francis purchased from William Bryant of King & Queen Co,
50 acres on the north side of the south fork of Pneurnendsend Swamp.
William and Margrett Bryant signed the deed. (Essex Co Deed Book 17, p.
428-429) Note: This land was taken into Caroline Co VA in 1728 and was
sold by Francis in 1730, with the consent of his wife MARY.

Note: On 18 May 1719, William Bryant of St. Anne’s Parish, Essex Co,
bought from John Bell of St. Mary’s Parish, Essex Co, 50 acres of land
for l500 pounds of tobacco. This land was part of 4200 acres formerly
granted to John Meadows and Henry Peters by a 17 Apr 1667 patent, located
on the north side of the north fork of Peunmnsend Swamp, joining land of
Samuel Poe (Essex Co Deed Book 16, P. 75-77).

In 1725, Francis was administrator of the estate of Simon Poe in Essex Co
VA. His bond was dated 15 Mar 1725. He signed the inventory of Samuel
Poe’s estate on 21 Sep 1725. A second Poe inventory was signed 07 Apr
1726. (Essex Co, VA Wills, Bonds, Inventories…” by John Frederick
Dorman, p. 28 and 38)

In 1730, Francis, with the consent of his wife, Mary, sold the
Pnewnensend Creek land and settled in Orange Co VA (now Rappahannock Co).

At the Aug 1734 Court in Orange Co VA, Francis Browning was on the first
jury in this now county, former from Spotsylvania the previous January.

Orange Co VA was formed from part of Spotsylvania Co in 1734. Culpeper Co
VA formed from part of Orange Co in 1748. In 1833, Rappahannock Co formed
from part of Culpeper Co.) In about 1735, Francis settled at Gaines X
Roads, Orange Co, in what is now Rappahannock Co. A Thomas Browning
(perhaps Francis’brother) came with him, but returned to Caroline Co VA.
(“History of St. Mark’s Parish, Culpeper Co VA,’ by Dr. Phillip
Slaughter)

On June 19, 1735, a patent for 40 acres of land on the north fork of
Battle Run in St. Mark’s Parish, Orange Co, Dominion of VA, was granted
to Francis Browning and John Ashley, by George 11 of Great Britain for 40
shillings, 19 pence. Conditions for grant: ‘Yielding and paying unto us,
our heirs and successors, for every fifty acres, the fee rent of one
shilling yearly, to be paid upon the feast of St. Michael, the Archangel,
and also cultivating and improving three acres part of every fifty of the
tract above mentioned within three years after date of these patents.”
(Virginia Land Patents)

Francis owned a total of 530 acres in St. Mark’s Parish, Orange Co VA,
later called the Browning district, located on the headwaters of Battle
Run on north side of Gourdvine Creek, branches of the Rappahamock River.
(Patent Book 15, p. 528) Note- These lands later became known as the
Browning District.

On 16 Sep 1735, Francis served as a member of a jury in Orange Co VA.
(Orange Co Order Book 1, p. 29) Term of office was one year.

On I8 Nov 1735, Francis was appointed to serve as a member of the first
Grand Jury of Orange Co VA. (Orange Co Order Book 1, p. 43) Serving with
him were: Abraham Bledsoe, William Bryant, William Panail, Edward
Franklin, Phillip Bush, Anthony Head, William Kelly, Henry Downs, John
Bransford, David Phillips, John Howard, George Anderson, Mark Friks,
William Carpenter and George Woods. At lease nine of these men were from
Caroline Co families, indicating the strength of the movement from
Caroline to the frontier.

On 27 Jul 1738, Francis of St. Mark’s Parish, Orange Co, a planter, sold
to Henry Willis, Esquire “personal property of considerable variety.”
Proved 27 Jul 1738. (Orange Co Deed Book 2, p. 447)

On 20 Aug 1740, Francis was appointed overseer of the road from
Mitchell’s Ford of the Gourdvine as far as the path between Samuel and
Arthur Scoft’s. (Orange Co Order Book 1, p. 43)

On 25 Sep 1740, Francis gave a gift of 100 acres of land in Little, Fork
of the Rappahannock River near Hickman’s Mountain in Orange Co VA (part
of 400 acres taken up by Francis Browning and John Ashley) to his son,
Francis Jr, “for the love, good will and affection which I bear towards
my loving son.” Witnesses were Joseph Norman and Isaac Norman. (Orange Co
Deed Book 4, p. 244). Note: One source says this deed was dated 21 Jul
1740, but the original deed says Sept 25. This is close to the location
where Francis’son, JohnBrowning, was granted 2O7 acres in l754.

EFB says that In 1741 Francis deeded land to his brother John. This is
probably an error, since the record has not been found,

On 03 Feb 1747, a grant from the Fairfax Proprietary for a I 00 acre
tract in Orange Co on the Little Fork of Rappahannock River on north side
of Gourdvine River, at mouth of Cabin Branch, joining land of James
Pendleton and John Washburn. (“Northern Neck Grants 1690-1788” – Book G,
p. 30)

On 04 Feb 1747, a grant ftom the Fairfax Proprietary to Francis Browning
for 480(430?) acres in Little Fork of Rappahannock River under a stem
hill on the north side of the north fork of the Gourdvine, adjacent to
the line of James Cannon, now William Duncan’s. (“Northem Neck Grants
1690-1788″ – Book B, p. 3 1)

Nae: The Fairfax Propfietary was granted by Charles H to Thomas Culpeper
in 1673. Tbrough marriage, the grant descended to the Fairfax family. The
grant included all of Virginia which laid north of the Rappahannock
river. It was long in contention and was finally lost by the Fairfax
family as a result of the Revolution.

In 1748, part of old Orange Co became Culpeper Co

On 26 Apr 1748, Francis deeded to his son, Francis Jr., for 2000 pounds
of tobacco, the remainder of the 200 acres patented in 1735 by Francis
Sr. and John Ashley on the head branch of Battle Run. Proved 25 Aug 1748.
Witnesses: Pendleton, Charles Dewitt, William Poe and Thomas Burke.
(Culpeper Co VA Deed Book I 1, p. 8 1)

On 28 Jul 1748, Francis sold to Thomas Washburn, both of Orange Co,for 55
lb. sterling, 250 acres in North Little Fork of Rappahannock River,
joining James Cannon and William Duncan, adjacent to his 430 acre patent
an 04 Feb 1747. Deed mentions a division We between said Washburn and
Nicholas Browning. Proved 28 Jul 1748. Witnesses: Charles Dewitt and
Pendleton. (Deed Book I 1, P. 7 1) Note: The Nicholas Browning referred
to here is Francis’ son, not his brother.

It should be noted that with the exception of the 24 May 1724 deed where
wife “Mary” relinquished her dower, none of the other deeds originated by
Francis Browning has the provision for his wife’s dower as required by
law. It is probable that Elizabeth died prior to 1740, the first date of
this series of deeds.

On 20 Jul 1749, James & Elizabeth Pendleton sold to John Washburn, for 5
shillings, 269 acres on the North Little Fork adjacent to Francis
Browning and Washburn’s previous Wd. (Culpeper Co Deeds, Vol, 1, p.
21-23)

On 20 Jul 1749, John Smith of Culpeper Co sold to Thomas Washburn a
250-acre tract of land on the north fork of the Gourdvine River, which
was the upper part of the 4@0-acre tract granted to Francis Browning and
the upper part sold by him to Thomas Washburn. (4Culpeper Deeds, Vol 1,
p. 26-28)

On 17 May 1750, John Smith of Culpeper Co sold to Abraham Cooper for 25
lb. current money, a tract on the north side of the North Branch of the
Gourdvine River, part of Francis’ 43 0-acre tract – the lower part of
which Browning gave to his son Nicholas Browning and the upper part
Francis sold to Thomas Washburn and Washburn conveyed to John Smith.
(Culpeper Deeds, Vol 1, p. 175-177)

On 27 Ian 1753, Francis Browning bought ftom John Farmer, for the sum of
45 pounds, 100 acres on the south side of Middle Run, Culpeper Co VA.
Witnessed by William Strother, John Dunm and Samuel Scott. (Culpeper Co
Deed Book A, p. 484)

On 05 Aug 1758, Francis, of St. Mark’s Parish, Culpeper Co, gave to his
son, Francis Jr. of the Parish of Bnmffield, Culpeper Co, a gift for love
and affection – a 100 tract of land in St. Mark’s Parish where he was
living, located on the north side of Gourdvine River and adjacent to
lands of James Pendleton and John Washburn, on Cabin Branch. Witnessed by
William Roberts, Comelius Mitchell, Richard Coxley, William Poe, Samuel
Scott. Francis Browning made his mark. Deed proved 19 Oct 1758. (Culpeper
Deed Book C, p. 157)

On 07 Mar 1760, Francis Browning of Culpeper Co sold to William Roberts
and William Johnston for 15 pounds current money, 50 acres in Brumfield
Parish on the north side of Cannon’s River adjacent to John Cooper’s land
and Nicholas Browning’s corner. (Culpeper Deed Book C, p. 286-288)

On 07 Mar 1760, Francis Browning “the elder” of Brumfield Parish,
Culpeper Co deeded to his son, Nicholas Browning of the same county, “for
love, good will and affection,” 80 acres in Baunfield Parish in the
Little Fork of the Rappahannock river, adjacent to William Johnston and
William Roberts. This was part of a deed granted Francis Browning the
elder, from the Proprietor’s office for 430 acres on 04 Feb 1747 near
Cannon’s River. Witnessed by Rawley Duncan, John Cooper and William
Johnston. (Culpeper Co Deed Book C, p. 288-290)

Note: This is the last chronological reference to Francis Browning. He
was probably living with one of his children by that time. He disposed of
all his land during his lifetime. Since he owned no property, there was
no need for an estate seftlement,when he died. His earlier deeds were
proven by his own oath in open court. His witnesses proved his 1760
deeds.

Other evidence of the weakness of Francis is his mark. Many county clerks
were very diligent in copying the seals or marks of those who signed
deeds or wills. The early seal of Francis is a bold, strong “F.” In his
last deeds, 1758-1760, the mark is shaky and hardly recognizable as an
“F.” since there was no settlement of his estate, the conclusion is that
he died soon after disposing of his last property.

Francis Browning was a witness for a transaction between John & Martha
Davis and Ambrose Shackleford in 1766 in Spotsylvania Co VA. (This could
be either be this Francis or his son)

1810 Barren County, Kentucky (In index Daniel Browning)
1820 Barren County, Kentucky (In Index Joseph Browning, William
Browning)
1930 Barren County, Kentucky (In index Joseph Browning, Samuel Browning,
William Browning)
1850 Barren County, Kentucky

Bath

1820 Bath County, Kentucky (None Found)
1830 Bath County, Kentucky (None Found)
1840 Bath County, Kentucky (None Found)
1850 Bath County, Kentucky (None Found)
1860 Bath County, Kentucky ( 2 found Record #465: C P BROWNING, 31, Ky;
Cindrella, 20)
1870 Bath County, Kentucky (2 Found Record #11, Wyoming Corporation: C.
P. Browning 41, KY, physician; Cinderella 30)

Bell formed on February 5, 1867, from portions of Harlan and Knox
Counties.

Boone

1810 Boone County, Kentucky (None Found)
1820 Boone County, Kentucky (None Found)
1830 Boone County, Kentucky (1 Found)
PN LN Last First M 0-5 5-
10 10-
15 30-
40 F
0-5 5-
10 20-
30 Total Location all other
columns
264 20 Browning John 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 9 Boone

Possibly buried St. Mark’s Parish, Culpeper, VA.

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A Study of The Family of

Francis Browning and Elizabeth Lloyd
(no proof of this marriage)

Francis Browning born abt 1700 in St Anne’s Parish Essex Co. Virginia and died abt January 21, 1775 in Culpeper Co. Va. (need source info for dates) possibly married Elizabeth Lloyd born abt 1700 in Maryland and died abt 1740 (need source info for marriage and dates)

1. Francis Browning married Frances possible last name Norman wife Frances is mentioned in 1750 DEED: Culpeper Co, VA, DB A-444, 20 Oct. need source info for the last name Norman
1750 DEED: Establishes Francis as son of Francis
1761 WILL: Establishes Brothers John and Nicholas

2. Nicholas Browning married Sarah possible last name Washburn, wife Sarah is mentioned in this will, need source info for the name Washburn
1761 WILL: Brothers John and Francis
1787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning names “brother Edmond Browning”

3. Ruth Browning married Duncan, deed mentions daughter Mrs Duncan possible first name William

4. John Browning possibly married Elizabeth Desmarest need source for this info, John also married Susannah Teaque widow of Joseph Boren source for this union are several land records
1761 WILL: Brothers Nicholas and Francis

5. Edmond Browning born abt 1732 and died 1807 in Caswell County, North Carolina and wife unknown, then married Mary Ann Murphey on 09 Sep 1800 in Caswell County, North Carolina (North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record #: 01 033 Bondsman: William Culberson Witness: John G Murphey Bond #: 000014306)

6. Mary Browning possibly married Courtney Norman need source for this info

7. Joshua Browning

8. Jacob Browning possibly married Elizabeth Bywaters need source for this info

**1750 Deed (1750 DEED: Culpeper Co, VA, DB A-444, 20 Oct. Francis Browning, Jr and Frances, his wife, sold 90 acres to (brother) John Browning for “ten Shillings current money of Virginia. ” This was part of the 1735 patent for 400 acres granted to Francis Browning Sr. and John Ashley in partnership. 100 acres of this tract was give to Francis Jr. by Francis Sr.) establishes Francis as son of Francis and brother John. 1761 Will of Francis Jr, establishes brothers John and Nicholas (1761 WILL: Culpeper Co, VA, WB A-242, 4 Dec 1760. John and his brother, Nicholas, and Thomas Bywaters were witnesses to the Culpeper Co will of brother, Francis Browning Jr., recorded 19 Feb 1761.)

Mr. Francis Browning, Sr., deeded land in 1740 to his son, Francis, Jr., and in 1741 to his brother, John; in 1748 to his sons, Francis, Jr. and Nicholas, and to his daughters Mrs. TURNER and and Mrs. DUNCAN. Who is Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Duncan? Ruth Browning is possibly the spouse of William Duncan

Children of Frances Browning and Elizabeth Lloyd
1. Francis Browning possibly married Frances Norman

**Elizabeth Browning married Benjamin Duncan February 28, 1793, Culpeper County, Virginia Virginia Marriages to 1800, Dodd, Jordan. Virginia Marriages to 1800. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia., Virginia Marriages to 1800.

**William Browning born abt 1741

**Sarah Browning born abt 1742 possibly married Charles Duncan Archives, Richmond, VA:

**** Petition of Sarah Duncan, October 28, 1793; The petition of Sarah Duncan, widow of Charles Duncan, dec’d, Mary, Nimrod, William, Charles, Shadrack Duncan, children of the said Charles Duncan and Sarah Duncan, in behalf of themselves and Isaac, John, Milly, Henry, Zachery and Elizabeth Duncan, children of the aforesaid Charles and Sarah Duncan, but now under age, humbly showeth that in March 1789, the aforesaid Charles Duncan died intestate leaving aforesaid heirs to a certain tract of land in Culpeper Co., 355 acres which according to the laws of the State must be equally divided among the said children, but such is the situation, it will by no means admit of a division and your petitioners humbly pray that an act may pass vesting the said lands in the hands of John Thornton, John Slaughter Jr., Charles Browning, Isaac Browning, Gent., or any three of them to dispose of on the most advantageous terms for the benefit of the said widow and children aforesaid. Signed Sarah Duncan. Witnesses (MAD: sic): Mary Covington, Nimrod Duncan, William Duncan, Charles Duncan and Shadrack Duncan.

**** From the petition it can be seen the Charles Duncan’s wife was named Sarah, also note that Charles and Isaac named in the petition are the brothers of Sarah Browning. Thus we have the inference that Sarah Browning is the wife of Charles Duncan but not enough to prove the relationship.

**Shadrach Browning born abt 1743 possibly married Margaret Peggy Routt Mar 20, 1794 in Culpeper County Virginia. Marriage Index: Selected Counties of MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, (Broderbund Banner Blue Division), “CD-ROM,” Sec 4, Chapter 16. If this Shadrach Browning married Margaret he would have been abt 51 when married, options, Margaret was second wife, Shadrach was born later than 1743, or the spouse of Margaret is a different Shadrach. It would be highly unlikely that Shadrach would wait until that late in life to marry for the first time.

**Mary Browning born abt 1744

**Charles H. Browning born abt August 20, 1746 (no source info for birth date) married Mary Strother 1769 DEED: Culpeper Co, VA, DB E-695, 13 Jun 13. Gift Deed of (marriage) John Strother and wife Mary to son-in-law Charles Browning and his wife Mary, our daughter, 236 acres on Forks of Rush River, Bromfield Parish
bulletJames Browning born about 1747 (need source info for birth)

**John Browning born abt April 16, 1749 and died abt September 25, 1818, possibly married Elizabeth Strother (need source info for all)
bulletRueben Browning born about March 31, 1750 and died about September 21, 1844 (no source info for these dates) possibly married Ann Hickman

**Issac Browning born Abt. 1754 and died Abt. November 1, 1808, possibly married Elizabeth Henrietta Browning daughter of Joshua Browning and Nancy Scott (need source info for all)

**Francis Browning born abt 1756 (need source info for birth)

2. Nicholas Browning born abt 1724, died 1787 in Caswell County, North Carolina and wife Sarah (possibly Washburn)

**Sarah Browning 1787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning

**Jean Browning 1787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning

**Francis Browning 1787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning

**Enos Browning 11787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning married Jane Trim, source Rev War Pension records for Enos Browning

**Elizabeth Browning 1787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning

**John Browning 1787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning

**Charles Browning 1787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning possibly married Frances Wright need source info for this

**Mary Browning 1787 Book B folio 166 Caswell County N. C. will of Nicholas Browning

3. Ruth Browning

4. John Browning born abt 1728, died in the year 1803 in Greene County, Georgia and wife Elizabeth

**William Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D,

**Anna Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D, married Thomas Byrd October 11, 1784 in Caswell County, North Carolina (North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record #: 01 043, Bondsman: Isaac Boran, Witness: J Campbell, Bond #: 000014467)

**Phebe Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D, married Issac Boring/Boren

**Cincy Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D,

**Clara Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D, married David C. Culberson February 22, 1782 in Caswell County, North Carolina ( North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record #: 01 065, Bondsman: Isac Boran, Witness: Ald Murphey, Clerk of Court, Bond #: 000014826)

**Milicent Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D,

**Joshua Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D,

**Francis Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D,

**John Browning 1803 WILL of John Browning: Greene Co, GA, WB D,

5. Edmond Browning born abt 1732 and died 1807 in Caswell County, North Carolina and wife unknown, then married Mary Ann Murphey on 09 Sep 1800 in Caswell County, North Carolina (North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record #: 01 033 Bondsman: William Culberson Witness: John G Murphey Bond #: 000014306)

**John Browning 1807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina

**Caleb Browning 1807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina

**Haney Browning 1807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina married ? McReynolds as named in Will of Edmond Browning, possibly moved to Posey County, Indiana

**Joshua Browning 1807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina

**Elizabeth Browning 1807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina

**Mary Clary Browning 11807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina married William Culberson 28 May 1800 (North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record #: 01 066 Bondsman: Joseph McReynolds (Witness: John G Murphey Bond #: 000014828)

**Robert Browning 1807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina married Frances
Could this possibly be the first marriage of Robert Browning? This marriage has the same Bondsman and Witness as the marriage of Mary Clary Browning, Roberts sister as well as the same Witness as Nimrod Brownings’ marriage.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Bride: Hannah Browning
Groom: Robert Browning
Bond Date: 28 Jan 1786
County: Caswell
Record #: 01 034
Bondsman: Joseph X McReynolds
Witness: Ald. Murphey, (
Bond #: 000014316

Children of Robert Browning

**Nancy Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Ann D. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**John K. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Tabitha T. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Sanders Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**William L. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**James Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Young H. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Francis S. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Elijah Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Robert I. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Ava P. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Hannah N. Browning (Will of Robert Browning October Court Caswell Co. N.C. 1843)

**Nimrod Browning 1807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina married Rachel Parks August 21, 1789 in Caswell County, North Carolina (North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1761-1868, Record #: 01 034, Bondsman: Solomon Parks, Witness: Ald Murphey, Bond #: 000014312) Nimrod Browning moved to Robertson County, Tennessee prior to 1820 as he is found first in the 1820 Census.

Children of Nimrod Browning and Rachel Parks

**William Browning (1860 Robertson County, Tennessee Will of Nimrod Browning) was born January 08, 1794 and died Oct 18 1874 in Carmack, Lyon County Kentucky (Death Certificate on file at the State Archives in Frankfort.)

**Alfred Browning (1860 Robertson County, Tennessee Will of Nimrod Browning)

**John Browning (1860 Robertson County, Tennessee Will of Nimrod Browning)

**Edmund Browning (1860 Robertson County, Tennessee Will of Nimrod Browning)

**Edna Browning (1860 Robertson County, Tennessee Will of Nimrod Browning)

**Dixon Browning (1860 Robertson County, Tennessee Will of Nimrod Browning) believed to have moved to Hopkins County, Kentucky, married Frances E. Tomlinson October 25, 1864 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. (Hopkins County, Kentucky Marriage Register, 1851-1900. County court records located at Madisonville, Kentucky.)

**Rachael Browning 1807 Will of Edmond Browning, Caswell County, North Carolina

6. Mary Browning

7. Joshua Browning

8. Jacob Browning born abt 1736 possibly married Elizabeth Bywaters

**Rachael Browning possibly married Reuben Norman

**Samuel Browning born abt 1759

**George Browning born abt 1760

**Edmund Browning born abt November 14, 1761 (no source info for birth date) married Sarah Allen February 13, 1790, Caswell County, North Carolina North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1761-1868

**Jacob Browning born abt 1762

**Lloyd Browning born abt 1763 possibly married Elizabeth Allen

**Mary Browning born abt 1764 possibly married William Norman

**Sarah S. Browning born abt 1766 married Edward King 1780, Caswell County, North Carolina County Index to the North Carolina Marriage Database

**Delilah Browning born about April 11, 1767 (no source info for birth date) possibly married Joseph Tanner

**Elizabeth Browning born abt 1768 possibly married Elijah Anthony

**Edith Browning born abt 1770

**Jane Browning born abt 1771

**Nellie Browning born abt 1772

**Annie Browning born abt 1773

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