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Have also seen his death date as Dec. 12, 1803 & Nov. 12, 1803

Served as a Private in the Culpeper Militia in 1756 and as a Private in 1775 in the Infantry in the Revolutionary War.

American Revolution Military Service 1775-1781
John Browning was one of the nineteen men enrolled in the Infantry of Culpepper County as a foot soldier, in March, 1756. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. By occupation he was a farmer. His wife was a French Huguenot.

1803 WILL: Greene Co, GA, WB D, dtd 7 Oct, recorded: 29 Jan 1804.

In the name of God Amen - I John Browning of the county of Greene & state of Georgia - Being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory & calling to mind the transitory things of this life do make, constitute, and ordain this to be my last will and testament, revoking all other wills heretofore made by me -

First - I give and bequeath (after paying all my just debts) unto my beloved wife Susannah Browning both real and personal during the life of her widowhood and after her decease or marriage it is my will that the plantation whereon I now live containing one hundred & Eighty seven and a half acres with all its improvements shall belong to my son William Browning - it is also my will that all the balance of my property including all my Negroes, horses, cattle, hogs and stock of ever kinds, also money, , notes or debts with all my household furniture, working tools, with all & everything that may belong to me at my decease should be equally divided between my children as hereafter named, to wit, Francis Browning, John Browning, William Browning, Anna Bird, Phebe Boring, Sincy Fuller, Clara Harrelson & Milicent Wright, except a negro man named Jack and a bay mare called bony and one feather Bed & furniture which I give unto beloved wife Susannah Browning to keep during her life & to be at her disposal at her death - I also give unto my son Joshua Browning one Dollar and desire my Executors to pay him that sum &c - witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 7th day of Oct 1803.

/s/ John Browning (seal)
Test: Davis Gresham
Phil Clements
Saml. Baldwin
Greene Court of Ordinary Jany. Term 1804
The within Will & testament of John Browning decd. Proven in open Court, by the oaths of Phillip Clements & Sami. Baldwin who was subscribing witness's to the same.
Recorded the 29 Jany. 1804.
/s/ Tho. Carleton C.C.V.

Children named in will: Francis, John, William, Anna, Phebe, Sincy, Clara, Millicent & Joshua. The listing of children in the will does not agree with other listings.

Notes are filed in Norman Notebook under Courtney Norman.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hearts2&id=I6549
1754 - 1808 Isaac Norman BROWNING 54 54 Captain of Inf., Revolutionary War. 1813 Lucy Ann BROWNING Michael BOZEMAN ~1830 Emily BROWNING 1807 Albert Gallatin BROWNING John F. BROWNING 1817 - 1839 James Monroe BROWNING 22 22 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records

Will of James M. Browning
Lowndes County, Alabama
Book B, page 73

This record contributed by Carolyn Golowka, <cgolowka@prodigy.net>

James Monroe Browning was a son of William and Elizabeth Atkinson Browning. The children of William and Elizabeth Atkinson Browning were:

John F. Browning, dates unknown
Henrietta E. Browning, b. Oct. 22, 1805, d. Oct. 24, 1834
Pemelia Browning, b. Sept. 9, 1806, d. Dec. 16, 1826, married William Browning Haralson on Apr. 3, 1823 in Dallas County, Alabama
Albert Gallatin Browning, b. Nov. 22, 1807, d. Oct. 24, 1934
Eliza Browning, b. about 1809, d. after 1880, married George Walker on Mar. 4, 1829, Montgomery County, Alabama
Julia Ann Browning, b. Apr. 11, 1811, d. May 14, 1842, married David A. Steele on Oct. 4, 1831 in Lowndes County, Alabama
James Monroe Browning, b. June 10, 1817, d. Aug. 3, 1839
Egbert Browning, b. Nov. 11, 1822, d. Sept. 5, 1836
Emily Browning, b. about 1830, married John D. F. Williams Jan. 9, 1849 in
Lowndes County, Alabama

Henrietta, Pemelia, Albert, Julia Ann, James Monroe, and Egbert are all buried with their parents in the Mt. Gilead/Trickem Cemetery near Benton, Lowndes County, Alabama


Will of James M. Browning
Lowndes County, Alabama
Book B, page 73


I, James M. Browning, of Lowndes County and State of Alabama, being sick and weak in body but of sound mind, memory, and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, to wit:

First of all, I bequeath unto Alonzo Harralson my watch also I give and bequeath unto my sister, Emily Browning, the legacy left me in the last will and testament of my brother, John F. Browning. Also, I give and bequeath unto my said sister, Emily, all my land, tenements and ___taments and all the rest residue and remainder of my worldly goods and effects and I hereby nominate and  appoint George Walker Executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other will and wills made by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my had and seal this the 5th day of July 1837.

Signed
James M. Browning (seal)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator, James M. Browning, as and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed and _______ names as witnessed.

John B. May
Archer B. Howard
C. Robinson

(The witnesses of the will were:

John Browning May, son of William Smith and Elizabeth 'Betsy' Browning May. James and Elizabeth were 1st cousins. Archer Barrett Howard's relationship to James is unknown. C. Robinson was most likely Cornelius Robinson, apparently no blood relation to James. However, his son, John William Robinson married Mary LaFayette May and she was a cousin of James Monroe Browning.

Executor George Walker was husband of James Monroe's sister, Eliza.)

The State of Alabama
Lowndes County

Cornelius Robinson came personally in open court and after being duly sworn upon the Holy Gospel of God disposeth and said that he was present and said James M. Browning, dec'd, in his life and times, signed sealed and published this within instrument in county as his last will and testament and that the said James M. Browning was at the time of sound disposing mind and memory and that he said Cornelius Robinson did at the request of the said James M. Browning and in his presence sign the same as a witness thereunto with John B. May and Archer B. Howard who also signed the same in presence of each other and of the decedent.
C. Robinson
Sworn and subscribed
In open Court this 2nd
Day of Sept. 1839
John Varner, Clk
Wnd Sept. 1839
Examined and admitted
1822 - 1836 Egbert BROWNING 13 13 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records 1805 - 1834 Henrietta E. BROWNING 29 29 ~1809 - >1880 Eliza BROWNING 71 71 11 Apr 1801 or 1811 - 1842 Julia Ann BROWNING Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records 1805 - 1852 George WALKER 47 47 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records ~1782 John BROWNING Named in the last will & Testament of his father
John Browning. That will being dated 1803, in  Greene Co., GA., WB D, dated Oct. 7, and  recorded Jan. 29, 1804.
Mary BROWNING ???? MUNSEY ~1775 - ~1865 James BROWNING 90 90 James Browning
Will Book 8 Page 91 Russell Co. Courthouse, Lebanon Va.

In the name of God amen I James Browning of the County of Russell in the State of Virginia, being very feeble in body but of sound mind and deposing memory.

First, I give my soul into the hand of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth from whence it came, to be buried in a decent Christian like manner.

Second, it is my wish that my executor pay all my honest just debts and funeral expenses.

Third, I give my wife Jane Browning all my moneys and all my property that I have not disposed of by this Will. Such as my house, household and kitchen furniture, which she may dispose of during her life in any way she may think property except my Iron tooth Harrow a hill side Plow and a pair of Stretchers, and a piece of Long Chain which I have given to James Long, and my Clock I have given to my Daughter Mary Long and I have given to Cyntha Jane Long her Grand Mothers side saddle and a beaurow and I have to my Grandson Harry Long son of James Long my saddle.

Fourth, it is my wish that my property shall not be sold by my executor but shall be equally divided immediately after the death of my wife by the persons herein named to wit: Abel Alderson, William Sample, Abram Nordike and if either of the above named persons can not be got to serve it is my wish that Thomas D. P. Dickenson be called on to serve and the three men above named shall forthwith meet and value all the property which may be left at the death of my wife and the property so valued shall be equally divided between my son Jessee Browning and my Daughter Mary Long and the eight hundred dollars which will become me due at our deaths which is the last payment on the Land sales and I wish the said Eight hundred dollars to be received by the three men above chosen in such money as will count dollar for dollar when the land was sold and the said three men shall divide the Eight hundred dollars between my son Jessee Browning and my Daughter Mary Jane Long giving two hundred dollars the most of the said eight hundred dollars to Mary Jane Long and that Jessee Browning and Mary Jane Long pay all the expenses of having this will recorded and the expenses of dividing said property. And I hereby disinherit all my other heirs in consequence of the laws as they now are. And lastly I constitute and appoint Abel Alderson my Executor of this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking all former wills as Witness my hands and Seals this 6th day of June 1863

(Signed) James Browning

in the presence of us Abram Nordike, R F Owens James McClur

At the court held for Russell County at the Court House on the 3rd day of October 1865 The last Will and Testament of James Browning was this day produced in Court and proved by the Oaths of Abram Nordike and R. F. Owens two of the Subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded.
~1780 - ~1836 Francis BROWNING 56 56 FRANCIS BROWNING, JR.
Russell County, Virginia
Will Book 4, Pages 39 - 41
Executed 22 Apr 1836

The last Will and Testament of Francis Browning, Junior. I Francis Browning jr. knowing the certainty of death & being now sick and weak of body, but as I __ceive of sound mind & disposing memory do make my last Will & Testament as follows.

In the first place after my death I desire that my executors herein after mentioned do pay and discharge my funeral charges & expenses, which I wish to be such as is suitable to my estate and standing in society. Secondly I give and bequeath to my sons John & William the tract of land on Little Cedar Creek of one hundred and eighty acres, on which my mills are situated, & also the mills & all the machinery connected therewith, and particularly the new dam which I have built above the mills on said creek, and so much of the tract of land on which the new dam is built as may at any time be necessary to the keeping up of said dam to its present height and the free use of the water from said dam to said mills in any manner that may be deemed best for the carrying on said mills & machinery and I give them the exclusive right of erecting mills on said creek so that none are to be built above to interrupt them.

In the third place I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth my plantation on Little Cedar Creek that I bought of Peter Fogleman. And also one young bay mare which is known by the name of the snag mare. And also the two beds and furniture which she claims.

In the 4th place I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly my plantation on Little Cedar Creek which I purchased from James G. Todd. and also one sorrell mare called Cute and also two beds and furniture & a good saddle and wheel.

Fifthly I give to my son John one bay horse known by the name of Tom, and also I give the set of black smith tools at the mills to John & William for the use of the mills And I give to my sons John & William the use of my middle meadow for the term of ten years and the free ingress & egress of the same. I also give to John the saddle which he generally rides & also give to John & William each a good ___. I give to my son William the horse known by the name of ___ and I also give to each of my sons ____________ of my beds & furniture.

6th I give to my two youngest sons Francis and Aaron the plantation on which I now live with all the appurtenances of the same but not include the seventy six acres tract of land which I purchased from McClung and also to each of the two last mentioned sons when they shall arrive at twenty one years of age a good young horse worth eighty dollars. I also give to John & William for the use of the mills my wagon & two pair of gears I also give to beloved wife Sarah all the property she had when I married her not yet disposed of, and also all my household furniture & farming utensils, except the bureau & book case which I give to Elizabeth, & the clock which I give to Polly, and I also give to Polly ten dollars in money to make up the difference to her between the last mentioned bequest to Elizabeth and the one mentioned to Polly. I also give to my wife my two horses Roan and Negro & the black mare called wart. I also give to my son William my gun. I also give to my wife twelve hundred pounds of the bacon now on hands. I also give to my wife all my corn & grain now on hand except one small square crib of corn. I also give to my wife six milk cows, and also give to my wife all the sheep that I got with her now on hands, & the balance of my sheep I give to my two daughters herein before named. And all the balance of my property not herein named I wish sold by my executors on such terms as is usual. And I appoint my son John A. Browning & Dale Carter my executors who are to collect my debts & sell the part of my estate which is to be sold & pay my debts out of the proceeds and appropriate the balance to the schooling of my children. The money and property that is coming to my wife from her father's estate I give to her.

In witness my hand & seal this 27th day of January 1835

Francis Browning (Seal)

Teste

Archer Jessee Senr.
John Browning

At a Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery continued and held for Russell County, at the Court House on Friday the 22nd day of April 1836.

This instrument of writing was exhibited in Court as and for the last Will and Testament of Francis Browning deceased and proven by the oaths of Archer Jessee Senr. and John Browning the subscribing witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.

And on the motion of John A. Browning and Dale Carter executors therein named who made oath thereto and together with James Browning and William Browning their securities, entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $3000 conditioned as the law directs, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.

Teste,
James P. Carrell C.C.
John A. BROWNING William BROWNING Elizabeth BROWNING Polly BROWNING Francis BROWNING Aaron BROWNING Sarah (Mrs. Francis Jr. ) BROWNING Jane (Mrs. James ) BROWNING Mary Jane BROWNING James LONG Cynthia Jane LONG Harry LONG Jesse BROWNING 1806 - 1826 Pemelia BROWNING 20 20 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records William Browning HARELSON 1802 - 1869 David A. STEELE 67 67 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records John D. F. WILLIAMS 1851 - 1851 Infant WALKER Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records 1833 - 1833 Samuel STEELE 5m 5m Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records 1839 - 1839 David Egbert STEELE 10m 10m Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records 1834 - 1843 William STEELE 9 9 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records 1830 - 1850 William Walker WALKER 20 20 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records ~1773 Jesse BROWNING ~1776 Nancy BROWNING ~1784 Wilson BROWNING 1784 - 1836 Thomas McCLISSIE 52 52 1794 - ~1838 Jane "Jenny" "Jincy" HOWZE 44 44 ~1771 - 1840 Anna "Annie" BROWNING 69 69 1782 Jane "Jennie" BROWNING FRANCES PENDLETON 1771 Elizabeth CLAIRBORNE 1850 Census: widow, 79 VA, with son Henry Jackson Co., TN ~1790 - ~1866 Jency Devine Ann BROWNING 76 76 ~1787 - 1857 Joseph Martin BLAKELY 70 70 1810 Elizabeth D. BLAKELY D. 1913 James BLAKELY 1815 Margaret Devine BLAKELY 1817 - 1896 John Calloway BLAKELY 79 79 1821 Sarah Hale BLAKELY 1821 - 1915 Felix BLAKELY 94 94 1823 - 1906 Ann BLAKELY 83 83 1825 - 1845 Jency BLAKELY 20 20 1827 Joseph BLAKELY 1829 Alexandria BLAKELY 1833 - 1856 Robert Anderson BLAKELY 23 23 1816 - 1879 Josiah L. A. BROWNING 63 63 1818 - 1879 Joshua Young BROWNING 61 61 1816 - ~1850 FRANCIS H. BROWNING 34 34 1830 ? James A. BROWNING 1820 - 1896 Sarah Ann Margaret BROWNING 76 76 1 Apr 1833 ? - 1907 Lucy Ann susan BROWNING Thomas M. SMITH 1823 - 1898 ELMIRA BROWNING 75 75 ???? JAMESON Pauline P. BRANSON 1834 Sarah Adeline BROWNING 1811 - 1811 Charles BROWNING Died a few hours after birth. 1794 - 1877 Edmund Woodville BROWNING 82 82 1795 - 1851 Frances Elizabeth Clark GORDON 55 55 1817 Robert Lewright BROWNING 1819 - 1858 Sarah Belle "Blossom" BROWNING 39 39 1814 Henry Lindsay BROWN 1820 - 1882 George Thomas BROWNING 61 61 1826 - 1860 Woodville BROWNING 33 33 1830 Mary Ann BROWN 1828 Gordon BROWNING 1830 Charles BROWNING 1838 Henry BROWNING 1840 Malcolm Harrison BROWNING 1798 - 1878 Woodville B. BROWNING 80 80 THE  SHELBY  DEMOCRAT
Thursday, January 2, 1879,  page 3 column 2
AN  OLD  CITIZEN  GONE
Death of  Woodville Browning
This well known and prominent citizen died at his residence, in this city, on
Thursday last, after an ill-ness of only one week.  He was for many years in
business here, and his son, Mr. Robert Browning, is one of the foremost
merchants of Indianapolis.  He was buried with Masonic honors on Saturday
after-noon.  The following concluding portion of Mr. Sluter's address on the
occasion, will be read with pro-found interest by his numerous friends: "A
good name is rather to be chosen than great riches." Among things to soothe and to assuage grief in the loss of loved ones, the leaving behind a good name is one of the best and strongest. And this in an eminent degree is the case in the present instance.  It will be well worth our attention to
review the principal facts and incidents of the career that has    just come
to a termination.  Woodville Browning was born in the year 1798, in Mason
county, Kentucky, to which place his parents had moved some years previous, from the state of Virginia.  In the year 1824 he went to Madison, Indiana, where in October, two years later, he married her who has been the
companion of his life.  In 1837, he took his family to Vevay, Switzerland
county; but after remaining two years, he determined to settle in Shelby
county.  He came to Shelbyville in 1839, it is the testimony of one who lived
here then, that although Mr. Browning came here without prestige and
without fortune, he soon commanded the respect to every body through his
unobtrusive and gentlemanly demeanor.   So well known is he to you all, that
it is impossible to say anything of him, which you do not already know. 
His form and face, familiar to everyone here, seemed in our minds as if a
part of Shelbyville itself.  The regularity with which he appeared upon
our streets every day at stated hours, with the punctuality of clock work,
his cheerful face, which even in old age did not lose its liveliness and
animation, his pleasant, polite greeting, the humor and vivacity of his
conversation, and his upright, dignified bearing, are among the things that
will linger in our memories.  He was studiously exemplary in his attention
to have his own business.  At his place of business he could always be
found in business hours.  Kind and just in his rela- tions to his
employes, it was no wonder that he was loved and esteemed by them.  Strictly honorable to his customers, he gained not only their custom, but their
friendship and respect, it is undoubtedly a severe test of character to
be a life-long neighbor.  Measured by this rule, Mr. Browning will rank
very high, for few can point to so many neighbors, who have proved friends
to them as well, through the course of a long series of years, and the many
vicissi- tudes that transpire in a life-time.  Many persons can be borne
with for a few years, but when we find a character that after years of
acquaintance still retains its hold upon us, then we may truly conclude
there was merit indeed. 

In 1859 Shelbyville was visited by the dreadful scourge, the Asiatic Cholera, and a year later by another dreadful epidemic. Those were times that tried men's hearts and characters, and then the true worth of such men as Mr. Browning became apparent. He was among those incessant and assiduous in attendance to the sick, and in doing all in his power for them when others had fled from the scene of danger. Those services are still gratefully remembered by parties now living. In his ideas and opinions, Mr. Browning was decided. He was a positive character, and what is better still, his views were always on the side of right and justice. And yet with all this positiveness, he did not obtrude upon others his con- ceptions, but preferred to speak in actions rather than in words. For many years he was a constant attendant upon the sanctuary, and has several times served in its Board of Trustees.  For years he was just as regular in his place at church on Sunday as he was at his store on work days: and a more earnest, interested, and respectful listener to the word of God, it would be difficult to find anywhere.  He was all his life, more or less, under Gospel influence.  He told us with deep interest of hearing in the days of his youth, in the state of Kentucky, the gifted and brilliant Bishop Bascom of the Southern Methodist Church, and other powerful preachers of the Gospel, who in those days so deeply moved large masses of men.  He was not only a regular attendant upon the church, but also a generous contributor, giving liberally of his means for the support of theGospel; and often in former times extending hospitality to the ministers
who visited here.  On Monday morning I was with him.  He was conscious
then, though very weak and apt to drop into slumber.  He recog- nized me and spoke pleasantly and cheerfully.  I read the Holy Scriptures to him,
commended him to look to Christ in his extremity, and earnestly prayed with
him that God would bless him and be with him, and shown upon him his mercy and favor.  On the morning of his death, I was in his house, when he was lying very low; I had been gone but a short time when I heard that he had
breathed his last. The bell that tolled the announcement was listened to with
deep and great sorrow; it was the signal that one of our oldest and most
reliable citizens had gone. With unaffected sympathy and sorrow, men on our streets told the sad news.  God alone can rightly comfort the widow and
the children that remain.  Such a loss as this is an irreparable one on
earth.  Two years ago Mr. Browning celebrated the 50th anniversary of his
marriage, and during all these many and eventful years, never have they been separated at any one time more than two days.  May the gracious, pitying Saviour, who came to Mary and Martha in their grief, comfort these bereaved ones in the gloom and shadow of this great affliction.  And let us all, who are present here, treasure in our hearts the name and memory of the aged and venerable man we have come to bury.  Let us all deeply lay to heart our own mortality; remember that we know not the day nor the hour of the coming of the Son of Man; endeavor to have our lamps trimmed and burning, and be like those waiting for their Lord. And may God in his infinite and rich mercy, grant to us the hope of the Christian, to guide us in the duties
of life; to cheer us amid its trials, and to sustain us as we pass through the dark valley of the shadow of death.

Submitted by Barb Huff
1797 - 1798 John Leroy BROWNING 1 1 Died young. 1802 Harriett Leewright BROWNING Harriet Browning married Oct 31 1822, Robert Buchanan, of Cincinnati, and they had one son, Charles M Buchanan, b. 1835.  According to the "Buchanans of Ohio" book pg 17, he married Emily Cornelia Wheeler and they moved to Toledo, Ohio, where they had Lillie and Robert.  Harriet Leewright Browning (in Charles H Browning's note)s might have been a twin to Lt. Robert Leewright Browning, the father of Charles Henry Browning born May 22 1803 in Mason Co. Kentucky. Robert BUCHANAN 1835 Charles M. BUCHANAN Emily Cornelia WHEELER Lillie BUCHANAN Robert BUCHANAN 1809 - 1857 Eleanoe Agnes HENLON 48 48 1805 - 1805 Alfred BROWNING Died young 1807 - 1845 Ludwell Yancy BROWNING 37 37 Ludwell Yancey was a farmer, and later a postmaster at Shannon, Kentucky. He married Julia Reed on April 5 1825, and they had six children. Three had families. Julianna REED 1810 - 1865 Theodric- Frederick Lee BROWNING 54 54 Theodic married Frances Parry Nov 1 1832. They had 6 children, all of whom had families. He died in 1865 at 55 yoa. He was a farmer and a dry goods merchant in Washington, Mason County, Kentucky. Frances PERRY ~1814 - 1885 Susan Elizabeth BROWNING 71 71 1770 Jane WHITLEDGE Margaret LORENZ Eliza GORDON Hannah DICKS 1804 - 1883 John Samuel BROWNING 79 79 1850 Census Putnam County

1860 Census Putnam County  has a daughter Emma.

Reported to have 14 children.
1808 - 1868 Beulah "Betsy" REEVES 59 59 1860 Census Indiana 1818 - 1904 Thompson BROWNING 86 86 1850 Census information shows Twins 2 months old Asenith & Alice.

1860 Census  show Twins Amanda & Elizabeth ages 8. Names and ages don't match up, this could be two sets of twins.
1817 Margaret BRIDGES 1842 Thompson BROWNING 1843 Maary Josephine BROWNING 1845 William Allen BROWNING 1846 Susan A. BROWNING 1850 Alice BROWNING 1850 Asenth BROWNING 1851 Elizabeth BROWNING 1852 Amanda BROWNING 1852 Elizabeth BROWNING 1853 Caroline J. BROWNING 1857 Stanfield P. BROWNING 1815 Caroline REEVES Samuel R. BROWNING 1833 Woodville BROWNING 1835 George Washington BROWNING 1799 James BROWNING 1802 Allen BROWNING Bondsman at 1824 marriage in Mason Co, Kentucky was John Reeves ~1802 Unity Ursela STILES 1829 Stanfield P. BROWNING 1807 Nancy BROWNING 1816 George Washington BROWNING 1870 Dallas County Union Township, Iowa ~1817 Louisa Ann REEVES Henry BROWNING 1803 - 1907 Isaac BROWNING 104 104 1828 Amanda STEERS ???? (Mrs. Edmund Woodville) BROWNING Elijah ROBERTS Susan (Mrs. Joshua) BROWNING 1780 Mary Malinda BROWNING W. MOORE James Gaines YATES 1848 - >1910 Sarah Belle BROWN 62 62 1842 - >1910 J. D. WHITMORE 68 68 1875 Caroline WHITMORE Martha HOLMES 1829 - 1874 Elizabeth McCLUNG 44 44 1854 - >1885 Eliza M. BROWNING 31 31 1851 Nicholas D. COLEMAN 1876 Lloyd R. COLEMAN 1883 Browning COLEMAN 1856 - >1885 Granville W. BROWNING 29 29 1853 William J. BROWNING 1856 Eliza G. BROWNING 1859 Henry L. BROWNING Mary Jane WOOD Cornelia W. WOOD Thomas BROWNING Julia Ann STRICKLAND 1827 Robert BROWNING Emma BROWNING Woodville BROWNING Frank BROWNING 1834 Robert Lewright BROWNING ~1860 Katherine Aloysius CAMPBELL 1891 Roberta Lewright BROWNING 1833 William Reed BROWNING Mary Ann (Mrs. William Reed) BROWNING ~1834 Thomas BROWNING ~1837 Mary BROWNING ~1839 Elizabeth BROWNING 1840 Woodville BROWNING 1842 - 1843 Ludwell Yancy BROWNING 1 1 1844 - 1920 Ludwell Yancy BROWNING 76 76 Henrietta WARE 1868 Emma Minor BROWNING 1871 - 1955 Wood Allen BROWNING 84 84 Elizabeth PARKER 1895 John Yancy BROWNING 1898 Ludwell Yancy BROWNING 1900 - 1974 Winslow Ware BROWNING 74 74 Laura PLAINS 1902 Claiborne BROWNING 1845 Theodoric Lee BROWNING 1833 Thomas Perry BROWNING 1849 Robert Lewright BROWNING ~1856 Edward Perry BROWNING William Greene GARRISON 1868 Jason C. GARRISON Martha LORANCE Lulabelle GARRISON Gustav HAMMARBERG Barbara HAMMARBERG Isaac Norman BROWNING Theodore A. BROWNING Nancy E. BROWNING Elizabeth A. BROWNING Bellvard J. T. BROWNING Julia L. BROWNING Napoleon B. BROWNING Rufus L. BROWNING 1829 Edward BROWNING 1832 - 1910 Caroline B. BROWNING 78 78 1833 John S. BROWNING 1835 Mary BROWNING 1837 Nancy BROWNING 1838 Eliza BROWNING 1840 Amanda BROWNING 1842 Thompson BROWNING 1845 Ann J. BROWNING 1846 Sarah C. BROWNING 1849 Emma BROWNING 1852 Cordelia BROWNING 1837 - 1908 Henry C. BAILEY 70 70 Henry's obituary stated that he was four years old when his mother died. After leaving Shelby Co., Kentucky the family went to Illinois for about four years and then to Indiana. Henry grew up in Indiana with his uncle John Robinson and family, near Bethel. 1861 - ~1923 Emma BAILEY 62 62 1863 - 1923 Roscoe Oliver BAILEY 60 60 1862 - 1946 Emma Margarette GORHAM 84 84 1883 - 1958 Ollie Blanche BAILEY 74 74 1877 - 1960 Joseph Alvin "Daddy Joe" CHAVIS 83 83 1910 303 Chicago St., Brazil, IN. in .Came to St. Louis before March 1913.

1920 Federal Census, St. Louis, Missouri
Chavis, Joseph A. Head of household, age 37, married; TN resided at 1030 Gratton St.
Ollie B. Spouse 35 IN
Russell R. 17 IN
Edgar A. 15 IN
Pauline 7 born in Missouri
[Number of Dwelling House 84; Number of Family 200.]
Surpervisor's District # 97; Enumeration District # 124; Sheet 8; Line 86.
D. 1995 Russell Robert CHAVIS When Russell was about eight years old he had a dog named "Bruce." Even at age 92 he remembered his dog! "He was a loving dog." Edgar, Russell and Bruce were photographed together while sitting on a rug on a porch in Indiana. Edgar about age two, was dressed as a girl with a lace dress and a bow in his hair.
Also Russell remembered that Grandman Emma Gorham Bailey smoked a clay pipe. He took his daughter, Dorothy, to visit her in Indiana in about 1930. She was living in a little shack. Dottie said they slept across the road from Grandma in a big white farmhouse, out near Greencastle. The people there took care of Grandma.
There was another story about a relative in Indiana who shot himself on a farm outside of Greencastle.
Russell worked for the K. T. Railroad in St. Louis. Lorraine Guchon McConnell, the Bishop neighbor of 5537 Devonshire, was his secretary.
Russell lived his last few years in Arizona with his daughter, Dottie. Before that he lived alone in Crestwood, still driving about and playing bridge up into his nineties. After his wife's death he moved to Arizona, and after a few months in a nursing home, October to December 1995, he passed quietly on 19 December 1995. His ashes will be buried i n St. Louis Co. beside his spouse, Dorothy.
1904 - 1991 Dorothy Faye CALVIN 86 86 1905 - 1975 Edgar Alfred "Ed" CHAVIS 70 70 1905 - 1973 Jean Barr BEVERIDGE 68 68 1913 - 1992 Pauline "Frenchy" CHAVIS 79 79 Converted to Catholix in 1932 when she married. 1912 - 1987 Russell Louis "Russ" BISHOP 74 74 SS# 488-01-2379 1 1933 - 1995 Dan R. BISHOP 61 61 Captain in U.S.Marine Corps; aviator 1791 Daniel BROWNING 1794 Elizabeth BROWNING 1795 - 1845 Nathan Peebles BROWNING 49 49 1798 - 1877 David M. BROWNING 78 78 1800 - 1885 Francis John BROWNING 84 84 1804 - 1875 Sarah Peke VEAZEY 70 70 1802 - 1854 William F. BROWNING 52 52 1809 - 1839 Margaret Eliza BOSTWICK 30 30 1804 Nancy BROWNING Robert HARDY 1806 - 1843 Martha O. N. "Patsy" BROWNING 36 36 Daniel HOGAN 1808 Mary H. "Polly" BROWNING 1811 - 1812 John V. BROWNING 1 1 1815 Didema BROWNING May be mixed up with her sister Patsy O. who was sometimes called Martha Didema] 1818 - 1839 Joseph Alanson BROWNING 21 21 1817 Nancy E. BROWNING Polly ENGLISH Minerva ALLEN 1825 Didema E. BROWNING 1769 Anna BROWNING Named in the last will & Testament of his father
John Browning. That will being dated 1803, in  Greene Co., GA., WB D, dated Oct. 7, and  recorded Jan. 29, 1804.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record #: 01 043, Bondsman: Isaac Boran, Witness: J Campbell, Bond #: 000014467
Phebe BROWNING Named in the last will & Testament of his father
John Browning. That will being dated 1803, in  Greene Co., GA., WB D, dated Oct. 7, and  recorded Jan. 29, 1804.
Isaac BOREN- BORING Cincy BROWNING Named in the last will & Testament of his father
John Browning. That will being dated 1803, in  Greene Co., GA., WB D, dated Oct. 7, and  recorded Jan. 29, 1804.
???? FULLER Clara BROWNING Named in the last will & Testament of his father
John Browning. That will being dated 1803, in  Greene Co., GA., WB D, dated Oct. 7, and  recorded Jan. 29, 1804.

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Record #: 01 065, Bondsman: Isac Boran, Witness: Ald Murphey, Clerk of Court, Bond #: 000014826
???? HARRELSON Millicent BROWNING Named in the last will & Testament of his father
John Browning. That will being dated 1803, in  Greene Co., GA., WB D, dated Oct. 7, and  recorded Jan. 29, 1804.
???? WRIGHT David C. CULBERSON 1803 - 1842 William BROWNING 39 39 Burial location verified from Francis Browning Cemetery listing.  This cemetery is located 4 miles East of Lebanon, VA. on Route 19, then North 200 yards on dirt road, on left side of road.  Only 15 grave most unreadable.

Alternate birth year abt 1778
1811 - 1891 Mary MUNSEY 80 80 Birth & death dates & burial location verified from Francis Browning Cemetery listing.

Cemetery is located east 4 miles on Route 19 from Lebanon, VA., then North 200 yards on a dirt road on left side of road .
1725 - 1803 Elizabeth DEMAREST 78 78 I have also seen a death date of bef. 1777 for Elizabeth. 1746 - 1814 Joshua BROWNING 68 68 Joshua & Margaret's List of children correct according to Joshua's will.
Joshua & Nancy's list of children is not absolute.  I find 10 children.

Date of death listed as bet Jan 10 & May 1807 by National Daughters of  American Colonists, pg 1164.

Green Co Estate Book A-B, pg 18 Last Will and Testament dated Jan 10,1807,probated May 4,1807 Green Co. To son Joshua 100 acre tract on north side of Barber's Creek. Bequests to son John Browning and daughters, Anne Crow, Nancy Browning, Margaret Parker,and Mary McClissie.executors:sons Joshua & John and wife Margaret. Witness:Daniel Croft,Joseph East, Munson Glass

Joshua married Anne Scott of Wright County, Virginia abt 1765, they had nine children of whom the BROWNS are descendents of the second son THOMAS.

Joshua was a farmer and sold many farms belonging to the old Browning Estate in Virginia, and moved with his family to Bourbon County, where he resided until his death. His wife died in Virginia.

1787 Tax Culpepper Co. Va, Joshua Browning and 1 w/m 16-21,2 horses, 6 cattle.
~1747 - <1795 Nancy Anne SCOTT 48 48 9 children with Joshua 1767 - 1834 Thomas BROWNING 66 66 Died of cholera

1796 DEED:Mason Co. Ky, DB C-216, May 24th John Gaskin and Sarah his wife, of Mason Co. convey land to Thomas Browning, of same place, land located "on the waters of Little Bracken"

1804 DEED: Mason County, Ky. DB A-257, Apr 29. Edmund Browning, Robert B Morton, and Mary, his wife of Mason Co.,convey to Thomas Browning , of same place "100 A. on waters ofCabbin Creek adjoining lands of Edmund Browning. "wit. to deed,William Bronough Sr, Wm. Bronough, and Peter D Myer.

1806 DEED: Mason Co., Ky, DB J-9, Mar 27, Thomas Marshall and Fannie, his wife, of Mason Co., convey to Thomas Browning of said place, 1000 acres of land.

1806 DEED: Mason Co. Ky., DB J-12 Mar 27, Thomas Browning and Elizabeth, his wife, of Mason Co., mortage to Thomas Marshall, of same place, to secure purchase of land.

Last Will & Testament
1835 WILL: Mason Co., Ky, WB K-193, dated 15 Jun 1830, pro Jul Court 1835, Thomas Browning of Mason Co., Ky, mentions wife ()noname); sons Theodoric L. Browning, Ludwell Yancey Browning,Edmund Woodville Browning, dau Harriet Lewright Browning; wit W.B. Lurty and Samuel Holson.
~1780 - 1847 Elizabeth SEWRIGHT 67 67 1803 - 1850 Robert Lewright BROWNING 46 46 Lieutenant U.S. Navy, was drowned in Trinidad Bay. 1846 Charles Henry BROWNING Founder of the Order of Runnemede and author of "Magna Charta Barons, and Their Descendants". 1753 - 1855 Francis Asberry BROWNING 101 101 Named in the last will & Testament of his father
John Browning. That will being dated 1803, in  Greene Co., GA., WB D, dated Oct. 7, and  recorded Jan. 29, 1804.

Came to Elk Garden, Russell Co., VA. in 1781. Francis was 100 years, 11 months & 24 days old when he died.  A son of the Revolution, Francis was one of the early settler of Russell Co..  He built a log cabin  on an elevated site overlooking the valley below; living in this well constructed house, surrounded by a dense forest, he was able to protect his family & property from Indians, wild animals, etc. He was elected first magistrate of Russell Co.  The court records show that he had much to do with making the early history of his country.
Excerpt from "Francis Browning Cemetery"
W.P.A. Historical Inventory  Dated 8/24/1937 Russell Co., VA.
Informant: Mrs. Rachel Thomas, great granddaughter .

Francis Browning Cemetery is located on Route 19, 4 miles East of Lebanon, VA., then North 200 yards on dirt road, on left side of road.


Francis Browning
Will Book 7 Page 180 Russell Co., Virginia Courthouse

Made the 27th of November 1850

First I will my son John Browning six acres of land being part of a 30 acre survey surrounded by his lands.

Second, Having divided my estate with my heirs heretofore and settled with them all except my daughter Mary Munsey, I therefore will my daughter Mary Munsey all the remainder of my estate including every species of property together with all cash

Francis Browning
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us. Thos C.M. Alderson, Thos D. Kernan

On the 3rd day of May 1855. Francis Browning made a codicil to his will, in which he stated: Having heretofore made application to the pension office of the United States for a land warrant for bounty land due me under the act of Congress and being desirous to dispose of said land warrants if it should issue during my life. I authorize my executor to sell the land warrants and divide the proceeds equally among my sons, James and John Browning, and my daughter Mary Muncy and my grandsons, James Browning and Jessee Browning of Moccason Gap and Vincent Browning, I appoint Vincent Browning executor of my will and codicil

his Francis X Browning mark
1769 - 1823 James BROWNING 54 54 Census: M: 1 (20-30) 1 (60-70) F: 2 (20-30) 1 (60-70) 1830 Knox Co., TN
Census: 1 male 60-70, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 60-70 1840 Knox Co., TN
1773 - 1838 Edmund Woodville BROWNING 65 65 Occupation: FARMER

1812 Soldier Military Service

1804 Deed: Mason County, Kentucky, DB A-257, 29Apr. Edmund Browning, Robert B Morton, and Mary, his wife of Mason deed William Bronough,Sr. Wm. Bronough, and Peter D Myer.

Went to Kentucky. Edmond married Hannah Dicks on Dec 3 1828 in Bracken Co., Kentucky while living in Mason Co., Ky. These counties are adjacent to each other. Descendants are from Pat Obrist at obrist@mail.win.org on Sep 25 1999 and 1860 Census records of Putnam Co. Indiana
1775 Jacob BROWNING 1765 Hannah ~1755 Elizabeth VERMILLION 1767 - 1844 John BROWNING 76 76 Birth & death dates verified from tombstone located on 5 acres of land situated behind the Bozeman House in Arkadelphia, AR.

Lieutenant-Captain, Continental Army Military Service 1777-1781
Bodyguard for General George Washington, served at winter of Valley Forge and Siege of Yorktown

Fought in the War of 1812 out of Greene Co., GA.

Seminole Indian War, Captain, Military Service Abt 1818 , , GA
1776 - 1868 Nancy PEEBLES 91 91 Birth & death dates verified from tombstone located on 5 acres of land situated behind the Bozeman House in Arkadelphia, AR. 1770 - 1832 William F. BROWNING 61 61 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records

Named in the last will & Testament of his father
John Browning. That will being dated 1803, in  Greene Co., GA., WB D, dated Oct. 7, and  recorded Jan. 29, 1804.

Will of William Browning
Will Book B, pages 18 & 19
Lowndes County, AL

This record contributed by Carolyn Golowka, <cgolowka@prodigy.net>

The State of Alabama
Lowndes County

I, William Browning of the State and County aforementioned being of sound mind and memory but weak and feeble in body and health, do make publish and disclose this my last Will and Testament as follows, that is to say:

First:  I direct that all my debts and personal expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible and of the first money that shall come into the hands of my Executors herein after appointed.  It is my will and desire and I direct these, my Negro men slaves named Jess, Aaron, and Henry, shall remain in the possession of my wife, Elizabeth, until my youngest daughter, Emily, shall have arrived at the age of sixteen years.  The proceeds of the labor of said Negro Men Slaves, Jess, Aaron, and Henry, to be applied under the direction of my wife, Elizabeth and sons Albert & John to the support and education of my sons James, and Egbert, and my daughters Henrietta and Emily until they respectively become of age or marry.  And at the time of the youngest becoming if age or marries, then it is my wish and will that said Negroes shall be equally divided or distributed between my wife Elizabeth and my children:  Albert, Eliza, Julia, John, James, Egbert, Henrietta, and Emily, and I further direct that the residue o my estate both real and personal be valued and appraised by five judicious and discrete citizens for that purpose for that purpose.  To ______ appoint and by them to be equally distributed and divided between my wife Elizabeth and my children:  Albert, Eliza, Julia, John, James, Egbert, Henrietta, and Emily subject to the following directions, that is to say:

First that my land lying on B___ and Panther Creeks known by the name of the Randal Tra___ and also my land lying on Ash Creek be apportioned or allotted to my sons Albert, John, James, and Egbert at their ____ ________.  And secondly I  devise and direct that my Negro girl Hannah shall be allotted to my daughter, Julia at _______.  And thirdly I direct and desire that in making said distribution that the sum of Fifteen hundred dollars be deducted from the portion going to my son-in-law George Walker in right of his wife Eliza, he having already received that amount of her legacy from me as appears from his receipt of date with this my last Will and Testament.  It is furthermore my desire and direction that the division or distribution be made as a ____ with the ___________, that is to say that my wife, Elizabeth, shall receive _____ part of the personal estate as above states and also her dower __ life Estate to one third of the lands ______ to the law of the state.

It is my further wish and desire and I do direct that the tract o land on  which I now reside and also the quarter section of Big Swamp known as the Spratt place shall be and remain in the possession o my wife Elizabeth for her use and benefit and for the use and benefit o the land so long as my wife shall life, and at her death to be distributed equally among my children then living.  Further, my wish and will that  if my executors herein after appointed should obtain from Jessee Boone a ___ for Joe Simple for the N.W. ┬╝ of Section No. thirty-two township N. Fifteen and Range N. Fourteen, then I desire it to be distributed in the same manner as the Randal Tract to my sons:  Albert, John, James, and Egbert at its ____ ________.  But, should my Executors only obtain compensation for said quarter section of land in money, it is my wish that the sum be equally distributed amongst my wife and children.

Also it is my wish and desire and I enjoin it on my Executors that whenever a patent from the general land office is issued or as soon thereafter as possible, they shall make and execute to William Hudson of Lowndes County a deed of conveyance in Joe Simple for the East half o the South West quarter of Section N. Fifteen, Township N. Fourteen in Range Thirteen at being the land on which the said William Hudson laid a float that he obtained from my Testator.  And I do hereby appoint my wife Elizabeth and my sons Albert and John my Executrix and Executors to this my last Will and Testament.  In Witness whereof I, William Browning, the Testator, have to this my Will set my hand and seal this the twelfth day of May in the year  our Lord one thousand eighteen and thirty one.

                                      William Browning (seal)

This instrument was signed, sealed, published, and declared on the day and date herein mentioned by the within named William Browning as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names _____ those to in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence of each other.

Isaac Smith

John T. Bickley

D. A. Steele

John Browning

State of Alabama

Lowndes County

Personally appeared in open Court, John T. Bickley, who having been duly sworn upon the Holy Gospels of God, desposith and saidth that he was present and saw William Browning, dec'd, in his lifetime sign seal and publish the within Instrument  of writing as his last Will and Testament and that he the dep____ with Isaac Smith, D. A. Steele and John Browning did in the presence of each other and of the said William Browning sign and subscribe the same as witnesses thereto and that the said William Browning was at the time o his signing the same of sound disposing mind and memory.

John T. Bickley

Sworn to and Subscribed in

Court this 14th February, 1832
John Varner, Clerk, CCLC
1786 - 1842 Elizabeth ATKINSON 55 55 Birth & death dates verified by Mt. Gilead/trickem Cem. Benton, Lowndes Co., AL. records Thomas BIRD- BYRD ~1793 William BROWNING ~1795 Thompson BROWNING ~1797 Elizabeth BROWNING ~1790 John HARDESON 1791 - >1849 Joel D. BROWNING 58 58 1804 - <1856 Joshua R. BROWNING 52 52 1770 Elizabeth LEWRIGHT 1775 William PENDLETON 1780 - ~1844 Joshua R. BROWNING 64 64 Susan VINING ~1776 - 1800 John BROWNING 24 24 1760 Margaret RANKIN 1795 - 1824 John BROWNING 28 28 1782 - 1835 Anne BROWNING 53 53 1779 Joshua CROW 1793 Nancy BROWNING 1787 - 1871 Margaret BROWNING 84 84 1788 Aaron PARKER 1784 - 1836 Mary BROWNING 52 52 1792 Garrett T. MORRIS
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