Jesse Brown, Sr.

Male Abt 1763 - Bef 1831  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Jesse Brown, Sr. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1763 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 16 May 1831 
    Notes 
    • 1776, Feb (probated) -- Will of John Brown, Chatham County, NC
      1775, Nov 16 (written)
      Children: John Brown, Abner Brown, William Brown, Ambrose Brown, Jesse Brown, Mary Ashcroft, wife of John Ashcroft

      1778, Aug 10 -- 1774-1779 County Court Minutes, Chatham County, NC Page149
      Ansell Melton appointed guardian to Jesse Brown and Ambrose Brown, he having given bond with Robert Patterson and John Thomas in $ L100 each guardianship

      1778, Nov 12 -- 1774-1779 County Court Minutes, Chatham County, NC Page 167
      Ansell Melton for Brown's Orphans v. Bendall Strawn

      1779, Feb 16 -- Land Grant #460, Chatham County, NC
      Ansell Melton entered 150 acres for Orphans of John Brown (Granted Mar 31, 1780)

      1779, Feb 17 -- Land Grant #450, Chatham County, NC
      Ansell Melton entered 100 acres for Orphans of John Brown (Granted Mar 31, 1780)

      1779, Aug -- County Court Minutes, Chatham County, NC
      Jesse Brown, orphan of John Brown dec'd being formerly bound to Jeduthan Harper, Esq. being now brought into court, ordered that he be bound to Lewis Kirk to learn the Trade of a Hatter 'till lawful age being now sixteen years old.

      1785 -- List of Marriages, County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown to Mary Melton
      Wm. Barrett listed as security

      1786, Aug 23 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown witnessed a deed from Nathan Smith to Anson Melton

      1787, May 1 -- Deed, Chatham County, NC
      Jesse Brown deeded John Ferrington 100 acres

      1788, Mar 17 -- Deed, Chatham County, NC
      Jesse Brown deeded John Ferrington 100 acres

      1788, Aug 22 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown served Jury Duty

      1788, Nov 18-19 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown served Jury Dutry

      1788, Nov 30 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown received a 50 acres Land Grant located on Richardson Branch

      1789, May 19 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown served Jury Duty

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 157
      Jesse Brown
      (16+) 1M
      4F

      1790, Jan 7 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown was listed as a neighbor on Nicholas Newton's 50 acre Land Grant located east of Sings Creek

      1790, Feb 18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown served Jury Duty

      1790, May 17 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown served on Road Improvement Committee

      1791, Feb 22 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Stephen Davis bound to Jesse Brown to learn the Hatter trade until he is of age (Nov 14, 1794)

      1792, Feb 20 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown qualified as Justice of Peace

      1792, May 23 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown named as Magistrate/Tax Collector in Barret's District for 1792

      1792, May 24 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown called as a member of court

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records
      Petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as a signer (Petition failed)

      1794, May 20 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown assigned to Justice of Peace Class #2

      1795, Nov 24 -- Will of Nicholas Newton, Moore County, NC
      1796, Feb (proven in open court)
      Jesse Brown listed as a witness

      1797, Apr 19 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown was listed as a Chain Carrier for Ancel Melton's 100 acre Land Grant located on Flag Creek

      1798, Aug 10 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown was listed as a neighbor on Bartholomew Dunn's 35 acre Land Grant located west of Wet Creek

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 71
      Jesse Brown
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M
      (10-16) 1M 2F
      (0-10) 3M 1F

      1800, Feb -- Trial and Appearance Docket, Moore County, NC
      Bihu Sowell v. Jesse Brown

      1807, Feb 25 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as a witness on a Deed from William Smith to George Cagle for 50 acres located on Flag Creek

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 606
      Jesse Brown
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 1M 2F
      (10-16) 3M
      (0-10) 2M 1F

      1810, Aug 30 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown was listed as a neighbor on William Barrett's 300 acre Land Grant located on Dry Creek

      1810, Nov 5 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      John Needham deeded Jesse Brown 150 acres located on Cabbin Creek

      1811, Aug 1 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown is listed as a neighbor on Leonard Furr's 300 acres Land Grant located North of Cabin Creek

      1812, Nov 14 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown is listed as a neighbor on John Dunlap Jr.'s 100 acre Land Grant located on both sides of Bear Creek

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed 575 acres valued at $400
      Jesse Brown listed 50 acres valued at $50
      Jesse Brown listed 50 acres valued at $50

      1816, Oct 23 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown is listed as a neighbor on Isaac Cagle's 20 acre Land Grant located on both sides of Cabin Creek

      1818, Nov 16 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown Sr. deeded Jesse Brown Jr. 100 acres located on Cabbin Creek

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed 675 acres valued at $500

      1819, Nov 19 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown recieved a 100 acre Land Grant located North of Cabin Creek

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 312
      Jesse Brown, Esq.
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 1F
      (10-16) 1M
      (0-10) 1F

      1822, Mar 14 -- Estate of William Dunn, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown purchased pair of cards and spectacles

      1823, Oct 18 -- Estate of Meloney Newton, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as Administrator

      1823, Nov 18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown, Esq. granted Administration of Estate of Meloney Newton, decd.

      1824, Feb 17 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown, James Dunlap and Malcom McRummen appointed to settle with Michael Bryant, Admst. of Ths. Graham, decd.

      1824, Feb 20 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown witnessed a Deed from John Cagle to Jesse Brown Jr.

      1824, May 18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown, Esq. granted Administration of Estate of John Smith, decd.

      1824, May 18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed Tax Collector for District 6 & 8

      1824, May 19 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown witnessed a Deed from John Smith to Jesse Brown Jr.

      1824, Aug 17 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      John Paterson, Norman Mathewson and Jesse Brown appointed to settle with Angus McKinnon, Admst. of William Dunn, decd.

      1824, Aug 18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown witnessed a Deed from Jeremeah Williams, Thomas Williams, James Williams and Bartholomew Dunn to William Williams

      1824, Nov 16 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown, Esq. served Jury Duty

      1825, Feb 22 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as Tax Collector for District 6 & 8 for 1823

      1825, Feb 23 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown witnessed a Deed from John Richardson to Jeremiah Williams

      1825, Aug 17 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown fined for not attending court as a Talisman

      1825, Nov 21 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as Tax Collector for District 6 & 8 for 1824

      1826, Feb 22 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Hiram Kennedy, Nathaniel Tucker, John Paterson, Esq. appointed to settle with Jesse Brown, Esq., Admst. of Meloney Newton, decd.
      Hiram Kennedy, Jesse Brown, William Brewer appointed to settle with Peter Hair, Admst. of John Hair

      1826, May 16 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Daniel McNeill appointed Sheriff by Justices including Jesse Brown

      1826, May 17 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Committee appointed to settle with Jesse Brown, Admst. of John Smith, decd. and Meloney Newton, decd. reported to the court

      1826, Nov 7 -- Land Grant, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown Sr. is listed as a Chain Carrier on Jesse Brown's 25 acre Land Grant located North of Bear Creek

      1826, Nov 18 -- Estate of Henry Melton, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown Sr. purchased a barshare plow and slate

      1826, Nov 21 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      James Hains, John Pateron Esq., Jesse Brown, Esq., and Thomas Williams appointed to lay off a year provision for Sarah Milton, widow of Henry Milton


      1827, Feb 20 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as Tax Collector of District 6 & 8 for 1825

      1827, May 22 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Daniel McNeill appointed Sheriff by Justices including Jesse Brown
      Jesse Brown polled in Congressional Election

      1827, Nov 19 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown, Wm. Brewer, Burwell Deaton appointed to settle with Edward Holland, Admst. of Richd. Holland, decd.

      1828 -- Estate of Henry Melton, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown Sr. purchases several items

      1828, Feb 20 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as Tax Collector for District 6 & 8 for 1826

      1828, May 20 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Daniel McNeill appointed Sheriff by Justices including Jesse Brown

      1828, Aug 22 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as a witness on a Deed from Medford Owens to Thomas Brown

      1828, Aug 22 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown, Esq., Elias Kennedy, William Jones, Lauchlin McNeill appointed to lay off 1 year's provision for Delila Moore, widow of George Moore

      1828, Nov 18 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown, Anderson B. Smith, Wm. Jones, John Cagle appointed to lay off 1 year's provision for Elizabeth Hammill, widow of Hugh Hammill

      1829, Jan 23 -- Estate of Hugh Hamill, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown Sr. purchased 2 plows

      1829, Feb 20 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as Tax Collector for District 6 & 8 for 1827
      Jesse Brown Sr. listed as a witness on 2 Deeds from William Cagle to Jesse Brown Jr.
      Jesse Brown Sr. listed as a witness on a Deed from Bradley Garner to Wm. Brewer

      1829, May 19 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown among Justices named to select jurors

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 446
      Jessy Brown
      (60-70) 1M
      (40-50) 1F
      (15-20) 1M 1F
      (5-10) 1M 1F

      1830, Feb 16 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown listed as Tax Collector for District 6 & 8 in 1828

      1830, May 19 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown Sr. listed as a witness on a Deed from George Cagle to John Cagle

      1831, May 16 -- County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC
      Administration of the Estate of Jesse Brown Sr. is granted to Jesse Brown Jr.

      1831, Jun 10 -- Estate of Jesse Brown, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Brown Jr. listed as Administrator

      [While the following court case doesn't mention Jesse Brown, Sr and occurs roughly 50 years after his death - it appears to list a large number if not all of his living descendants.]

      1881, Aug/Sep -- Order & Decrees, Moore County, NC Book 2, Page 108-109

      Probate Court, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Brown & others vs. Nathaniel Brown & others

      This cause coming on to be heard upon the Petition of Plaintiff and affidavits filed and the same being heard by one the Court doth declare that the Petitioners and Defendants in the Petition in this case are tenants in common of nine hundred acres of land in said county on the waters of Bear & Cabin Creek specified in said Petition.

      That is to say Thomas Brown and Aaron Brown 1/18 part thereof

      E.S.Brown, Anabeth Kennedy, Deborah Maness and Edmond Brown 1/72 part each

      S.E. Mainess, L.A. Brown, Margaret Brown and Jane Brown (heirs Bailey) 1/288 each

      Heirs Noah Brown viz Missouri Brown & Enoch Brown 1/144 each

      Heirs of Henry Brown viz J.A. Brown, Martha A. Brown, B.C. Brown, W.R. Brown, L.O. Brown, Julia C. Brown, Dorcus M. Brown, Alexander Brown, M.C. Brown and Thomas Brown 1/720 each

      Heirs of John Brown viz Nancy Brown, Robert Brown, William Brown, Jesse Brown, P.S. Brown, Thomas Brown Jr. & Nathaniel Brown 1/63 each

      Heirs of Isah [Brown] [viz] Wm. Brown, Martha Brown, Telitha Brown, Malvina Gordon, Franey Burns, Avary/Ava/Anny (?) Brown, Mary Brown, Anna Brown 1/72 each

      Heirs at law of Jesse Brown viz Temperance Smith, Dolly Smith, Nancy Graham, Isaac Brown, Elizabeth Britt 1/54 each

      Heirs of Mary Williamson viz Jesse Williamson, Kelly Williamson, Hiram Williamson, 1/270 each

      Heirs of Isaac Williamson viz Isabella Craven, Mc. Williamson, Calvin Williamson 1/810

      Heirs of Margaret Williams viz John Williams & Wright Williams 1/540 each

      Heir of Nancy Owen viz Mary Smith 1/9 part of said land

      The Court doth further declare that actual partition of said land cannot possibly be made without inquiry to the parties interested. It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that the clerk of court A.H. McNeill after thirty days advertisement in the Moore Index a newspaper published in the Town of Carthage and at three public place in said county and at the Court House door in the Town of Carthage proceed to sell said land to the highest bidder in the Town of Carthage at public auction on the following terms viz one half cash and the balance on a credit of six months both bond and approved security and report to this court without delay.

      A.H. McNeill, CoC & Judge of Probate
      [no date given but case before and after were dated August 27, 1881 and September 7, 1881]
    Person ID I09370  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2012 

    Father John Brown,   d. Bef Feb 1776, Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6355  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Melton,   b. c1765 
    Married 1785  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Male Brown,   b. Between 1774 and 1784
     2. Mary Brown,   b. Between 1784 and 1794
    +3. Nancy Brown,   b. Between 1784 and 1794
     4. Female Brown,   b. Between 1790 and 1800
    +5. Jesse Brown, Jr.,   b. Between 1790 and 1800,   d. Bef Oct 1838  (Age ~ 48 years)
    +6. William Brown,   b. 1793,   d. Bef Oct 1851  (Age 58 years)
    +7. John Brown,   b. 18 Feb 1795,   d. May 1860  (Age 65 years)
    +8. Thomas Brown,   b. 1799,   d. Bef 1860  (Age < 61 years)
     9. Isaac Brown,   b. Between 1800 and 1810
    +10. Isaiah Brown,   b. 1803,   d. Bef 23 Jul 1869  (Age 66 years)
    Documents
    Map of Jesse Brown's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Cabin and Bear Creeks
    Map of Jesse Brown's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Cabin and Bear Creeks
    Highlighted tracts include lands grants to Jesse Brown Sr. [PURPLE] and sons Thomas, Isaiah, Jesse Jr. [GREEN].
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F3734  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    1796 Will Book A Page 188/189, Moore County, NC - Will of Nicholas Newton [second page]; Will of Jacob Stutts
    1796 Will Book A Page 188/189, Moore County, NC - Will of Nicholas Newton [second page]; Will of Jacob Stutts
    1831 Record of Estates Book B Page 251, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Brown
    1831 Record of Estates Book B Page 251, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Brown
    1831 Record of Estates Book B Page 252/253, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Brown
    1831 Record of Estates Book B Page 252/253, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Brown
    1831 Record of Estates Book B Page 254/255, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Brown
    1831 Record of Estates Book B Page 254/255, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Brown
    1823 Record of Estates Book B Page 76, Moore County, NC - Estate of Meloney Newton
    1823 Record of Estates Book B Page 76, Moore County, NC - Estate of Meloney Newton
    1881 Orders and Decrees Book 2 Page 108/109, Moore County, NC - Thomas Brown et al v. Nathaniel Brown et al
    1881 Orders and Decrees Book 2 Page 108/109, Moore County, NC - Thomas Brown et al v. Nathaniel Brown et al
    Court case involving heirs of Jesse Brown Sr., dec'd. While the following court case doesn't expressly mention Jesse Brown and occurs roughly 50 years after his death - it appears to list a large number if not all of his living descendants.
    1775 Will, Chatham County, NC - Will of John Brown
    1775 Will, Chatham County, NC - Will of John Brown
    1788 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #347 - Jesse Brown
    1788 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #347 - Jesse Brown
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1258 - Ancel Melton
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1258 - Ancel Melton
    1819 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2449 - Jesse Brown
    1819 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2449 - Jesse Brown
    1826 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2753 - Jesse Brown
    1826 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2753 - Jesse Brown
    1833 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2887 - Thomas Brown
    1833 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2887 - Thomas Brown
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2978 - Thomas Brown
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2978 - Thomas Brown
    1818 Deed Book 127 Page 258, Moore County, NC - Jesse Brown Sr. to Jesse Brown Jr.
    1818 Deed Book 127 Page 258, Moore County, NC - Jesse Brown Sr. to Jesse Brown Jr.
    1790 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #312 - Nicholas Newton
    1790 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #312 - Nicholas Newton
    1812 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2212 - John Dunlap Jr.
    1812 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2212 - John Dunlap Jr.

    Histories
    1793/1794 Petition for new Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793/1794 Petition for new Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1113] Old Moore County, NC Vital Statistics 1784-1890, James Vann Comer, (1999, James Vann Comer, PO Box 2681, Sanford, NC 27331 ).