Brown & Smith

My father was Delbert Keith Brown & my paternal grandfather was Roy Jesse Brown, hence my connection to the Brown surname. The difficulty in searching through records for this name is probably obvious. It is very common. If you couple it with a common first name, such as James, you will find a long list of James Browns. To add to this difficulty the Browns married the Smiths. Are there more common surnames in the USA? Some of the other surnames entwined with the Browns are: Fortenberry, Dillon, Kennington, Spurlock,  and Smith.

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Following the direct Brown name back through generations & time, Edward Brown appears as our primary ancestor. He was born c. 1730 and died c. 1797 in Jones County, North Carolina.  His Will mentions sons: Aaron, Hardy, Moses, John, Edward & Daniel.

..... 1 Edward Brown b: Abt. 1730, d: Abt. 1797 in Jones, North Carolina

........... 2 Sarah Brown b: Abt. 1762
........... 2 Jane Brown b: Abt. 1765
........... 2 John Brown b: 1767
........... 2 Aaron Brown b: 18 May 1769
........... 2 Hardy Brown b: Abt. 1771
........... 2 Edward Brown b: 1775
........... 2 Moses Brown b: 07 February 1777, d: 27 February 1838 in Marion,MS
........... + Sarah Robertson d: 1810 in Liberty, Georgia, USA
........... + Nancy Perkins b: 01 Feb 1787, m: 07 Aug 1812 MS, d: 08 Feb 1870
........... 2 Daniel Brown b: 1779


Tax Record 1769 Craven Co, NC
Tax Record 1770 Craven Co, NC
Tax Record 1786 Jones Co, NC
1790 US Census for Jones County, North Carolina, page 144.   
Last Will & Testament for Edward Brown, 10 Aug 1795, Jones County, NC
Interviews with family members, family trees, groups sheets and other information from family members.

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Jeremiah Smith, Sr. is our progenitor on the Smith family line. He is my 5th great grandfather. Jeremiah was born in 1755 and died after 1827 in Walthall, Mississippi. He married Jemimah Hollis. He is most likely buried in the George Smith Cemetery in Dillon, Mississippi.

..... 1 Jeremiah Smith Sr. b: 1755
..... + Jemimah Hollis
........... 2 Jeremiah Smith b: 23 December 1773 in South Carolina, USA
........... + Joanna Dillon b: 22 August 1778 in Bertie, North Carolina, USA
........... 2 George Smith Sr. b: 1775 in South Carolina, USA
........... + Clarissa Dillon
........... 2 Daniel Smith b: Abt. 1777
........... 2 Mary Smith b: Abt. 1779

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If you are connected to this branch of our family, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me and we can share & compare information! Contact me at cgbp [at]

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