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Browning, Delilah (b. 1827, d. ?)

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Browning, Elijah Garten (b. 1826, d. ?)
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Browning, Martha (b. 1819, d. ?)
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Browning, Eunice Rachel (b. Abt 1818, d. ?)
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Browning, David (b. 10 MAR 1811, d. ?)
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Browning, Druzukka (b. 14 MAY 1810, d. ?)
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Garten, Nancy (b. 16 JUL 1791, d. ?)
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Browning, Rebecca (b. Abt 1797, d. ?)
Nickname: Becky
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Browning, Elizabeth (b. , d. ?)
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Browning, Benjamin D. (b. 1793, d. ?)
Note: 1830 East TN Federal Census (by Sistler) Greene Co.
Benjamin D Browning
2 females under 5
2 males 5-10
3 females 10-15
1 male 30-40 1 female 30-40
1 female 70-80


1840 TN Federal census (by Sistler) Greene Co.
Benj Browning
1 female under 5
1 female 5-10
1 male 10-15 1 female 10-15
1 male 15-20 1 female 15-20
1 female 20-30
1 male 40-50 1 female 40-50


1850 Greene Co., TN Federal Census (by Sistler)
#1126-415. Benjamin Browning 57 TN
Susanna 58 VA
Richard 28
Mary A 19
Sarah A 19
Melissa 13
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McKaughan, Rebecca (b. 1750, d. ?)
Note: We know from the Joab Brooks letter and sworn statement that Rebecca was born to the immigrant parents after they got to Pennsylvania. He also tells us Rebecca went with her sister, Margaret, her two brothers, Archibald JR. and Hugh McKaughan, and her mother to a territory which is now Sullivan County, TN after the Revolutionary War. That she married ROGER BROWNING in that area, which was at the time the state of Franklin, around 1793. There is so little information about Franklin and since the first Jackson County records burned in the courthouse fire, we are not sure that they went to Jackson County but suspect that they did since the rest of the family went there. There are no Brownings in Jackson County today but there are Brownings in a near county. So far, I have not found a Browning who knows their ancestory.
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Browning, Amaziah (b. 1773, d. 3 DEC 1793)
Death: 3 DEC 1793 Tennessee
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Unknown, Mary (b. , d. ?)
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Browning, Mary (b. , d. ?)
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Browning, Nathan (b. 31 JUL 1785, d. 17 SEP 1837)
Death: 17 SEP 1837 Pleasant Run Twp,Lawrence C. IN
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Browning, Melinda (b. 1782, d. ?)
Nickname: Lina
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Browning, Richard (b. Abt 1780, d. 1834)
Death: 1834 Lawrence Co,IN
Cause: Drowning
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Unknown, Elizabeth (b. , d. ?)
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Browning, Roger (b. 6 DEC 1751, d. OCT 1828)
Note: Roger's will (Book A-F, p.26, Greene Co, TN) was written on 17 Aug 1825, as follows (spelling is as it is written in the will): "In the Name of god amen. I Roger Browning of Green County and state of Tennessee calling to mind the motality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for man once to die. Do make and ordain this my my [written twice] last will and testament. Viz. principly and first of all I give and recommend my Soul to god who gave it, and my body to the Earth to be Decently buried, and as tuching such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased god to bles me with in this Life. I give and bequith unto my dear and loveing wife rebecah Browning all of my Esteat both personal and rail to dispose of as she shall think best so Long as she shall remain unmarried to another man, if she shall git maried she shall get only the one third her Life time, its my will that my son Nathan Browning shall git ten Dollars, its my will that Sala Dewes [Sally Dewees] my daughter shall git fifteen Dollars, its my will that Lina Dayton [Malinda Dayton] Shall git ten Dollars, its my will that Elizabeth Elkins shall get twenty five Dollars, its my will that Rebeckah Cooper [Rebecca Cooper] my Daughter shall get one hundred Dollars, its my will that Benjamin Browning my son shall git the Lower part of my plantation as I conditioned it of to him, and all so all of my Estate that may remain after these several sums are paid up, its my will that Benjamin Browning shall be my Execucter of this my Last will and testament and I do hearby disalow revoke and disanul all Every other testament by me made ratifing this to be my last will and testament in witness whare of I do hear unto set my hand and seal this 17th day of August 1825." Roger Browning (seal) Witnesses: Johannes Bannet(?) Henry Tobey, Jeremiah Brenner(?) 1

Regarding the death of Roger BROWNING in Greene Co, TN:
1. Roger BROWNING deeded 27 acres of land to Abraham PETERS, dated 1 May 1828.
2. Greene Co, TN Court Minutes Bk.15:190, Monday, 27 Oct 1828-Execution of Last Will & Testament of Roger BROWNING, dec'd.
Therefore I have listed Roger's death as Oct 1828, Greene County, TN. His place of burial has not been found.
From the research of Joyce Heiss (jsheiss@charter.net)

I recently found my ancestor ROGER BROWNING in Sullivan County, NC (now TN) 1796 & 1797 tax list. I have found deeds, and his will in Greene Co, TN.
From the research of Joyce Heiss (jsheiss@charter.net)

We know from the Joab Brooks letter and sworn statement that Rebecca (2) was born to the immigrant parents after they got to Pennsylvania. He also tells us Rebecca (2) went with her sister, Margaret, her two brothers, Archibald, Jr. and Hugh (1) McKaughan, and her mother to a territory which is now Sullivan County, Tennessee after the Revolutionary war. That she married ROGER BROWNING in that area, which was at the time the state of Franklin, around 1793. Roger Browning was born to Benjamin and Mary Abott Browing 6 December 1751 in Maryland. He was the sole beneficiary of his father's will. Records indicate that Roger was married three times with Rebecca being the last.

Roger's first wife was Mary _____. He had a son, Amaziah born 1773 in Maryland; died 3 December 1793 in Tennessee. This information was contained in Amaziah's service records.

Roger married Elizabeth ________ and moved to Pennsylvania. From 1781 to 1785 he was listed on Bedford Co Tax lists. Roger had five known children by Elizabeth, Rev. Richard Browning (1780 - 1839), Sarah/Sally, Malinda (1782 - ), Nathan (1785 - 1837) and Mary. Around 1790 Roger moved to Franklin where he met and married Rebecca around 1792 or 1793. He spent the remainder of his days in Greene County, Tennessee.

Roger may have died between 1825 and 1830 as Rebecca was living with her son Benjamin in the 1830 census

MORE RESEARCH NOTES:
PROBATE: Goldene F Burgner. GREENE CO., TN WILLS 1783-1890. (1981)
[I own...wei]
p. 29. Roger Browning's will dated 17 Aug 1825 Greene Co., TN: ToWife, Rebeccah, everything as a widow, 1/3 if she remarries. Children: Nathan Browning, Lola Dewes, Lina Dayton, Elizabeth Elkins, Rebecca Cooper, Benjamin Bronwing. to son, Nathan Browning, ten dollars. To daughter, Lola Dewes, fifteen dollars. to daughter, Elizabeth Elkins, fifteen dollars. To daughter Rebecca Cooper, one hundred dollars. to Son, Benjamin Browning, lowpart of my plantation. Executor: Benjamin Browning. Witnesses: Johannes Bannet?,
Henry Tobey, Jeremiah Brenner?
Signed: Roger Browning.

RESEARCHER: Verlia B Clark file 10 Jun 1991.
Pedigree chart.
Roger b. Dec 1751, d. 1828 TN, will date 17 Aug 1825, age 75.
8 children listed:
Richard b. 1780 VA (Methodist Minister); d. bef 1850 Lawrence Co., IN, md Nancy 11 ch.
Melinda b. 1782/1792? "Lina" md c1804 TN Joseph Dayton (will dated 2 May 1882 Lawrence Co., IN). ch listed.
Amzi.
Nathan. b 31 Jul 1785 VA, d 17 Sep 1837 Lawrence Co., IN; md 23Dec 1808 T Obedience McPike d/o Wm & Obedience (Holloway) McPike.
Benjamin. b & d TN. [Exec/o father's Estate] md Suzanna.
Elizabeth. b. c1792/3, m 10 Sep 1818? Annanias Elkins Greene Co., TN
[was there a dau, Mary who m Richard Carr, Greene Co., TN 5 Jun1804?]
Sala (could this be Sara?) or Sally Ann, b. ca1795, m Dewes
Rebecca b. c1802 Greene Co., TN m 20 Sep 1819 Cocke Co., TN John Cooper,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     from Cocke Co., TN                                                 

Roger to Bedford Co., PA 1788, Southampton twp (then was Colertain Twp)
Roger "single man" 1785, head of household of 6.
1785 prob back to Frederick Co., MD (not confirmed)
Roger married second Elizabeth, b 1787, d 1800 VA/MD?
Roger 1788, married again living in Huntingdon Co., VA (Basil Browning was living there too)
1789 to Sullivan Co., TN where he purchased land on Kendrick Creek using North Carolina money.
Roger married 3rd Rebecca ca 1801 prob Greene Co., TN, she b. ca 1760, d.betwn 1831/40 prob Greene Co., TN. [After Roger died Rebecca lived with son, Benjamin-see 1830 Census. She was not on 1840 Census]
Roger Browning was security for Elijah BROCK (this name is in Lawrence Co, IN. Elijah married Abigail Coggburn 10 Sep 1815, Greene Co., TN Records)
[Pedigree chart information above compiled by Ruth Clark James,4703 W Waltann Ave, Glendale, AZ 85306 Mar 1983 from info furnished by William H Browning; J S Browning and Louise Axsom and Ruth James.]
Copy of letter from J S Browning, PO Box 1594, Tappahannock, VA22560 to Mrs Ruth Clark James...dated 28 Feb 1983. [I excerpted portions for here, see file for complete letter...wei]
Research in PA on Roger proved...few records involve him. He went to PA in 1780 and remained there until sometime in 1784/5 (no court minutes have been preserved for this period). During this period, the PA land office was closed; therefore, land transferred under very informal methods which were not legalized until 1792, after Roger was gone.
Roger appears to have lived in the area of Bedford Co. which is now comprised within the limits of Southampton twp though it was part of Colerain Twp at that date. From the tax lists, we can pick up what appears to be a "neighborhood" and these were the same people who were transferring property in that part of Bedford Co at a later date - including Browning's
In about 1785, Roger's father, Benjamin died intestate (inventory of estate was recorded 17 Nov 1785). The PA records show Roger as a "single freeman" in the 1785; therefore, it appears that his first wife may have died during that year. His household in the 1783 tax lists shows that there were 6 peoples residing in it. It, therefore, appears to me that the first wife may have died, perhaps as a result of Nathan's birth. In any event Roger disappears from the PA tax records after being shown as not paying his tax
for the year 1785. No doubt, he returned to Frederick Co., MD during this period, but we have not confirmed this. In 1788, Roger Browning is shown among the taxable males in Huntingdon Twp. Again, he is listed among the married heads of households, but he owns no land. Also, in the 1788 tax lists in the same township is Basil Browning, who is shown as leasing property in the town of Huntingdon and owning property outside the township. The next mention of Roger which we have uncovered is in transfer of property in Frederick Co which he had inherited as eldest son of Benjamin. This transaction, completed by Roger's uncle, Jeremiah, was consented to by Roger's wife, Elizabeth. Who is believe to be Roger's second wife and mother of Roger's children, Elizabeth and Benjamin. From Huntingdon, Roger appears to have gone to TN where his first land purchase occurred in 1789. this is most likely the reason that his uncle, Jeremiah, handled the settling of Benjamin's estate. Jeremiah and Benjamin owned adjacent tracts of land. In about 1800, it appears that Elizabeth, Roger's second wife died, and he married Rebecca; precipitating Roger's move from Sullivan Co., TN, to Greene Co., TN. One more child appears to have been born in Greene Co., a daughter, Rebecca. The identity of Roger's first wife who appears to have been the mother of or 5 children is not known.
Pedigree from Earl Mann, 8 Parkside Ave, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 in 1983:
Nathan Browning and Obedience McPike
Zadock Richards (s/o George Richards and Nancy )and Rebecca Withrow
Roger Browning and Elizabeth ? (2nd)
William McPike and Obedience Holloway

RESEARCHER: Posted on AOL - NEW.GED submitted by Randall Scott Kaelber on 16 Nov 1995.
Roger Brown d 1825 Greene Co., TN; m Rebecca. Had Sala Browning m Mr Dewes
Malinda Lina m Joseph Dayton Elizabeth m Ananias Elkins 10 Sep 1818
Rebekah m John Cooper 20 Sep 1819 Benjamin m Sarah Finley Nathan b 1785 TN; d 1837 Lawrence Co., IN; m ...

RESEARCHER: JBrown7169@aol.com file
EMail letter dated 8 July 1996.
Roger Browning was the son of Edward Browning of Fredrick Co.,MD. Edward makes his first appearance in Fred. Co records in 1736. It is known that he was not a descendant of the Rhode Island Browning family or the eastern Maryland family. He was most probably Edward Browning (sometimes referred incorrectly as Edmund) son of Francis Browning of Essex Co VA(later Carolina Co.). Also in Frederick County, first appearing in 1742 is William Browning presumed to be younger brother of Edward.

EMail letter dated 9 July 1996.
The information I sent is from original research of about 12years ago. ... I'll try to resurrect this research from storage and send to you, but will ... I have a lot of work on this family that I'd like to share.

RESEARCHER: Dottie Elliott of Tulsa, OK <104313.410@compuserve.com>file
Email letter dated 9 July 1996.
One source says Roger was married 3 times - 1st to a Rebecca, 2nd to an Elizabeth and 3rd to Rebecca (possibly Gregg). I show only two marriages - Elizabeth and Rebecca Gregg? My record includes two children who aren't named in Roger's will- a Richard who m. Rachel Garten and Mary who m. Richard Carr. I'm doubtful they are Roger's children. One source says Roger is the s/o Benjamin and Mary (Abbott) Browning. I'm more included to believe he is the s/o Amaziah Browning who died 3 Dec 1793 in Sullivan Co., TN. There are just too many Amzis among Roger's descendants for him not be to be connected in some way with Amaziah. I have over 25,000 Brownings and related families and have never seen this name in any other line.
Some of my information comes from Hugh Jenkins of Moorestown, NJ and Ruth Clark James of Cottonwood AZ. Another researcher who supported the Amaziah tie-in was W. H. Browning of Clearwater, FL. My last information from him is dated 1980, and he was elderly at that time...

Email letter dated 10 July 1996.
I have an abstract of the 09 Mar 1776 will of Edward Browning, and Roger is not named as an heir. Edward was b 1700 in Essex Co., VA, m ca 1723 in Frederick Co., MD and d. 1788 Montgomery Co., MD. I show Edward as the s/o Francis and Rachel (Merritt) Browning. The Benjamin Browning who married Mary Abbott is a s/o Edward and is named in his will. I show Benjamin b. ca 1725 in Montgomery co., MD, m 23 Mar 1750 in Philadelphia, PA and d. 17 Nov 1785 in Frederick Co., MD. I don't have an children listed for Benjamin and Mary, however, I show Roger b. Dec 1751 NC or TN (not Maryland or PA where Benjamin was at the time) and d.1828 in Greene Co., TN. I still have that feeling that Roger must be connected with, and probably is the s/o Amaziah Browning who died in Sullivan Co., TN in 1793. I suppose if one could get a copy of Benjamin Browning's 1785 will in Frederick Co., MD, it might answer some questions about whether Roger is really his son.
Death: OCT 1828 Green County, TN
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BROWNING, William (b. 1711, d. ?)
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