Our first immigrant ancestor was Abraham Brown, born in 1700. We know a good bit about Abraham, but we do not know his wifes name, although it is assumed that her name was Margaret. We cannot be sure. Some of the entries on Ancestry.com and other genealogical sites. Abraham died near Lexington, Virginia and was buried at Halls Meeting house on Whistle Creek, 2 miles west of Lexington. Unfortunately, his grave is unmarked.
While I cannot prove it or know for sure, I personally believe that Abraham Brown was on board the George and Anne that sailed from Ireland. Many of the Scots went to Ireland before immigrating to the Colonies. Our Brown’s were part of that Scots/Irish immigration.
The following website from Charles Clinton’s Journal shows the names of some of the passengers on board the George and Ann. I believe that the James Brown who died on board the ship was the father of our immigrant ancestor Abraham Brown.
Abraham and “Margaret” had two children that are recorded:
- Abraham Brown, II born 1740 in Woods Creek Virginia – died in 1785 in Montgomery County, Virginia.
- Cornelius Brown, birth year unknown but probably 1741 or 1742.
Read more about this Abraham under the tab, Abraham Brown II.