Moses Brown 1777 – 1838

The Moses Brown Family
Moses Brown, son of Edward Brown, born 7 February 1777 NC, died 27 February 1838 OH. Moses Brown, son of Edward and Jemimiah Brown, was born 7 February 1777 in Craven County, NC. He inherited 215 acres of land on the north side of the Trent River in Jones County, NC from his father along with horses, cattle, hogs and a feather bed. Four of his brothers owned land side by side with his land. Moses, however, did not remain in North Carolina.

He married Sarah Robertson and had four children. On 31 March 1810 Moses received a passport to travel out of Georgia to Mississippi. “That passports be prepared for the following persons to travel through the Creek Nation of Indians, to wit, one for Moses Brown and Daniel Brown, [his brother] the former with his mother in law, four children …from the county of Liberty in this state…”

By 1812 Moses Brown was in Marion County, Mississippi where he married again. On 7 August 1812 he married Nancy (Perkins) Brown, daughter of James Perkins. Moses and Nancy had seven children, born in Marion County.

Moses and his brother, Daniel Brown, served during the War of 1812. The brothers served in Nixon’s Regiment, the 13th Mississippi Regiment. Moses served first as a private from 15 October 1813 to 14 April 1814 and later as a sergeant from 3 January 1815 to the disbanding of the Regiment in April 1815.

About 1825 Moses, Nancy and their children moved from MS to Logan Co., OH. Two more children were born in OH. Moses died 27 February 1838 in Ohio. He was 61 years old. Moses was buried in Zanesfield Cemetery, Logan County, OH. His stone can still be found there.

Selected Sources:

  • 13th Regiment of Mississippi Militia;; Daniel, John, Moses, Robert Brown.
  • Criminger, Adrianne Fortenberry. The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi with Early Records Concerning the Faulkenberry/Fortenberry Families of the South. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1984.
  • Find A Grave; OH, Logan, Zanesfield; Zanesfield Cemetery;; Moses Brown.
  • Potter, Dorothy Williams. Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770 – 1823. Reprint. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1990.
  • Mississippi Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers, 1812 – 1815; Nixon’s Regiment; Moses Brown;
  • Moses Brown Cass County Pioneer. (n.d.). Vigilant, Cassopolis, Michigan. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  • MS Early Census Index, 1813 Marion, MS. Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Mississippi Census, 1805-90. [database on-line] Provo, UT:, 1999-. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  • North Carolina Wills and Probate Records, 1665 – 1998, Jones County, Edward Brown, 10 August 1795;
  • Upton, Mrs. Robert Chester. Marriage Records Marion County, Mississippi 1812 – 1860. 1958. FHL 976.221
  • Williams, E. Russ. Marion Co MS Miscellaneous records, 1812 – 1859. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1986. FHL 976.221
  • Williams, Jr., E. Russ. Records of Marion County, Mississippi. 1965. 3. FHL 976.221

One Response to Moses Brown 1777 – 1838

  1. I am related to Sarah Brown second wife of Moses Brown. Also have another Sarah Brown which is a grandmother I suspect is the dau of a brother of Moses Brown. Would love to discuss. Also, Moses died in Ohio not Ms.

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