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DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN - MILITARY - Rev. Pension - Morgan Brown
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Morgan Brown, Rev pension
Service Continental, NC; SC Contents: b. Jan 23, 1758 in Anson Co, NC. In
1832 resident of Davidson Co, d. Feb. 23 in Davidson Co
#1529 Increase Nashville, Tenn.
Morgan Brown of Davidson Co in the State of Tennessee who was Lieutenant
in the Company commanded by Captain Wise of the regt commanded by Col.
Thompson in the South Carolina Line. for NC, SC and Continental Records,
Inscribed on the Roll of Nashville, Feb. at the rate of 441 dollars 25
cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831 & end 2 Feb.,
1840 when he died.
Certificate of pension issued the 8th day of July, 1854 and sent to Hon.
J.H. Underwood S.U.S. Increased from $320.00 Payable to only surviving
children Elizabeth Thompson, Sarah Ruling, Rebecca Neal, and Morgan W.
Brown. Recorded Book E2, Vol. 5, page 82
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the
7th of June in 1832.
State of Tennessee, Davidson Co. } On this seventeenth day of Sept., 1832
Personally appeared before John McNairy, Judge of the Court of the
District of East and West Tennessee in open court.
Morgan Brown, a resident of Davidson County in the state of Tennessee, now
in the seventy-fifth year of his age, who being duly sworn according to
law doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain
the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June the
7th, 1832. That he entered the service of the United States under the
following named officers and served as therein stated. That he entered by
voluntary enlistment as a sergeant in the third regiment of South Carolina
commanded by Colonel William Thompson, and in the Company of Capt. Samuel
Wise, Benjamin Hicks Lieutenant. The officers in said regiment so far as
now recollected, were James Mason Major, and James Kershaw, John
Donaldson, Frances Boyken, T. Taylor, Toma_ _inhoff, and other Captains.
This was a regiment of mounted men who found their own horses, arms and
clothing, and were paid fifteen dollars and one third per month. At the
time of entering this service, he resided with his parents in Anson County
in the State of North Carolina, that he continued in this regiment from
the first day of May until the fifteenth of December, 1776 and that during
said service he marched from Cheraw in the state of South Carolina to
Camden in the same state. Thence to the Ten Mile houses near Charleston;
thence to several of the Sea Islands on the coast of South Carolina and
finally to Sullivan's Island and awaited the arrival of the British fleet
commanded by Sir Peter Parker in June, 1776. And was engaged in the battle
which took place on the island about the 26th or 28th of the month. That
after the Battle of Sullivan's Island he was removed with the assignment
to Charleston, where the Declaration of Independence , which had then
arrived, was read and proclaimed to the troops and the people. Immediately
after this __ he was marched off with a detachment of the said regiment to
Savannah in Georgia, from there to Augusta in the same state, then to ____
in South Carolina, thence to Camden and from there to Cheraw, the
residence of Capt. Wise. There the company was disbanded for a few weeks,
the greater part of them living in the neighborhood. But he returned to
his father's house in Anson County, North Carolina, where he received a
letter from Colonel Thomas Wade then a member of 1st Regiment of 1st &
State, ___ named by a commission appointing him a first lieutenant in the
9th Regiment of North Carolina, he therefore returned to his former
regiment no more, but informed Col. Thompson by letter of his appointment,
and arrived his ____ ___ his highest ___. The ____ principally answer, __
during his service were Col. Christopher Gad___, Col. William Moultrie who
commanded in the fort of that name on the Island, Col. Isaac Kayin [?],
Col. Charles Coatworth Pinckney. Major Peter Kerry, Maj. __ Mott, Capt.
Francis Marion, afterwards Gen. Marion, Capt. Potts, Capt. Frances Prince,
and others, the most of whom were promoted in the army, and with them was
acquainted & _____ _____ of the _____ and many years ___ was in public
life, but believe there is none of them now living. He further states that
he has no written document to show at this time, for this service, but he
offers this testimony of two respectable men now living who served in the
same regiment with him during the time of his service. And that as far as
he knows there is not any of the officers of the regiment now living.
That as soon as he received his commission in the 9th Regiment of North
Carolina, which was sometime the latter part of December 1776 he ___ out
recruiting men for the service and on the 24th of March following he
marched with a __ thencly ____ on his way to Hallifax in North Carolina
the __ of ___ and when he arrived sometime in the fore part of April and
joined his assignment. The field officers of this assignment were Col.
Williams, his given name not recollected, and it is believed he never
joined the regiment & during the ensuing campaign Lieutenant Col.
Lutteral, who it is believed marched no farther than Richmond in Virginia.
Major William Polk, now Gen. William Polk of Ralliegh in the state of
North Carolina. This gentleman marched with the regiment and commanded it
during the campaign of 1777. The captain of the company to which he was
appointed to was Joseph John Wade, but as usual the companies were not
full, a valuation and division of the officers took place, ___ santioned
to the men recruited, afterward now to march to the north and the others
were left to recruit and or will__ he now recollects in his assignment he
was allotted to the company of Capt. Richard Cash, but some changes ______
thereunto took places in cause of the service.
From Hallifax he marched with a Line of North Carolina to Petersburgh in
Virginia, from thence to Richmond, thence to Fredrickburgh and then to
Georgetown and the Potomach in the state of Maryland where the troops were
instated for the _____, and where ____ to Baltimore & Philadelphia. Here
the troops drew pay, arms and clothing. And after being ___ by Congress,
and celebrating the first anniversary of the independence on the fourth of
July, 1777 they were marched to Battery Fort in the state of New Jersey,
thence again to Philadelphia from there they were transferred to Hallifax
to Trenton where they waited until past the middle of August, then marched
to Philadelphia again and from thence to Willmington in the State of
Delaware. And from this place by various marches and maneuvers to Chadd's
Ford on the Brandywine, where on the 11th of September were engaged in the
Battle which was fought there by the American army commanded by Gen.
Washington with the British army commanded by Lord Howe, and retreated to
the town of Chester on the Delaware bay that night. That immediately after
he was sent with a detachment of men to guard upward of 250 British and
German prisoners to Bettlehem on ____ this expedition took up his time
until the morning of the day before the Battle of Germantown, when he was
immediately ordered to take command of an ensign and thirty men, saw the
tents struck, and convey the baggage, and the sick and invalid of the
brigade to Pinebecker ___ that night and wait there for orders . Next day
the battle was fought and our retreating army ceded the place to ____ the
______. The day following we visited our wounded General Nash, who was yet
alive, and on the morning of the next day attended his funeral. From this
place the army moved to Hatfield Township, from whence it was understood
they would go into winter quarters at the Valley Forge.
Having now been engaged in the service of the United States during two
severe campaigns, the greater part of the time in long and arduous marches
with hard and harassing duty. And the loss of men in the late battles, and
by sicknesses leaving a number of supernumerary officers together with the
greatly impaired state of his own health induced him to resign. For this
purpose he waited upon the commander in chief Gen. Washington and stated
to him his situation and intention, which being appraised, he directed one
of his aides to write a discharge, and certificate of his service, which
to the best of his recollection borne date the 14th day of October, 1777.
That on or about the 20th day of July 1780 at the special insistence and
request of the Baron DeKalb, then commanding the southern army he entered
the service of the United States again, with the commission and
appointment of assistant commissary of provisions to the Southern
Department. That immediately on his appointment he repaired to Guilford
County in the state of North Carolina where he did everything in his power
to purchase and provide supplies for the army & that having collected a
quantity of beef , ___ brandy was ___ as directed to a place ___ and was
caught on the way to Camden, South Carolina when the news arrived of Gen.
___ defeat. The next day the general himself arrived at Guilford Court
house and shortly afterwards General Smallwood with ____ confined much of
the supplies now collected were delivered to the troops but a continued
___ of small parties coming ___ ___ ____ small quantity of provisions to
there by ___ ___. This ____ and ____ duty ___ [rest of page unreadable]
[Section unreadable, next section is investigation]
Investigation by the Court
1st. Where and in what year were you born?
Answer. I was born in Anson County, North Carolina on the 13th day of
2nd. Have you any [proof ?] of your age, and if so what is it?
Answer. My age is supported in a large family bible now in my possession,
with the names of my ancestors from their first landing in America in the
month of 1638.
3rd. Where were you living when called into service; where have you been
since the Revolutionary War, and where do you live now?
Answer. When I entered the service I lived with my father in county where
I was born. Before the end of the war settled in South Carolina and
continued there until the year 1795. From that date until the year 1809 I
resided in the state of Tennessee. From 1809 to the year 1820 I lived in
the state of Kentucky, and after that I lived ____. I have been in
Tennessee and am living in Davidson County __ north of Nashville.
4th. How were you called into service, were you drafted, did you
volunteer, or were you a substitute?
Answer. I entered the service first by voluntary enlistment as a sergeant.
Afterwards by promotion to a Lieutenant in the line, and then by
commission as Assistant Commissary of Purchases to the southern army.
Assistant Commissary of Issues to the same and Superintendent of
5th. State the names of some of your regular officers who were with the
troops where you served; ___ continental or militia regiments as you can
recollect, and the general ___ of your service.
Answer. The principal officers of those assignments with ___ most
acquainted in the campaign of 1776 were Col. William Moultrie who
commanded the fort of that name on Sullivan's Island afterward Gen.
Moultrie. Col. Christopher Gaddindon, Charles Coatworth Pinckey, Issac
Hisger, Capt. Francis Marion. These all rose to the rank and command of
generals. Afterward Majors ____ and Mott, and Capt. Francis Prince, Capt.
Polk. ___ __ chief now recollected by those of the regiment who served and
who are previously named in this declaration. The Third Regiment arrived
in the vicinity of Charleston and in the fort on Sullivan's Island where
they had no opportunity of acquaintance with the troops from other units
who were stationed on the mainland. In the campaign of 1777 the principal
officers who marched to the north and when he did were General Francis
Nash; Col. Thomas Polk, Col. Alexander Martin; Col. Hogan; Colonel
Archibald Lytle, Col. Mebane, Majors William Polk, Wa_ker, Haines, Nelson
and Ramsey. Captains Smith; Richard D. Cook; Clement Hall; W. Blount;
Robert Jeoynes [?]; Easley; Anthony Cnitehir [?] and McCrary. Lieutenants
Anthony F Harph; Thomas Clarke; John Long; __ Campbell and ___ Stewart and
many others whose names are now forgotten in the long space of fifty some
6th. Did you ever secure a commission, and if so by whom was it signed,
and what ever became of it?
Answer. When he entered the service in the Line of North Carolina received
the commission of first lieutenant on 9th May, signed by Richard Caswell
then governing North Carolina & ___ date, to the best of his recollection
on 15th day of December, 1776 & a letter accompanying ___ that ___ ___
believe so. That afterwards he received a commission of the ____ __ signed
by John Hancock president of Congress. That during his time of service at
Guilford he made his ___ & resided at the house of Mr. Frederick McNary a
gentleman who lived near the court house and there, when he was called to
Cheraw, he left a number of his valuables & personal papers there thinking
he ___ ___ [unreadable], and which for a [unreadable] were destroyed by
the British in time of the battle of Guilford courthouse, Mr. McNary's
house being next the __ of the battle as said and was interred and rifled
at the time of the _____. That the said ____commissioner and the discharge
and certificate ___ by and __ a horse before mentioned were among them.
7th. State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present
neighborhood, and who can testify for your character for veracity and
their belief of your service as a soldier of the revolution?
Answer. In the county where I now live, I have been known to Gen. Andrew
Jackson, _____ me forty years; to the ___! John McNary, Judge of the
district of __ upwards of fifty two years. John Overton and Thomas ___
Esqr. near forty years. I am also known to the Honorable John Bell member
of Congress, the Honorable John Catron Chief Justice of the state and the
District [?], Oliver B. Hays, William Lytle, Andrew Hayse, Ephraim H.
Foster, Doctor Boyd McNary, Doctor Felix Robertson, Doctor James Kean and
Jessie Wharton Junior. To them with the highest respect and humble
confidence I fully refer for the character of my veracity.
Sworn to in open court 19th Sept, 1832 Morgan Brown
He hereby relinquishes any claim whatever he pension or annuity except the
present, and further that his name is not on the roll of any agency to his
knowledge or with his consent. Sworn to and written the day and year
aforesaid. Morgan Brown
Sworn to in open court 19th Sept, 1832
We, O B Hayes, Jesse Wharton, John Bell, Ephraim F. Foster of the county
of Davidson, hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Morgan Brown
who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe he
is in the seventy-fifth year of his age. That he is reported and believed
in the neighborhood there to have been a soldier in the revolution and
that we concur in that opinion as sworn on the day and year aforesaid.
[signed by above mentioned]
And I John McNary, ____ claim my opinion after [section unreadable]
certify that it appears to me that ___ was signed, ___, certified ____ in
the county of Davidson and that the above ______ [page unreadable]
Statement of Thomas Smiley, Clerk of Davidson County
[The script of these 2 pages is small and difficult to read, I have
extracted as much information as I can.]
Written 19 June, 1850
Morgan Vance satisfies the court that he is acquainted with Morgan Brown,
deceased on 23rd Feb., 1840. That Morgan Brown left no widow and that his
sole heirs were: Elizabeth, wife of William Thompson living in Davidson
Co, TN; Sarah, wife of Frederick W. Ruling living in Louisiana; Rebecca,
wife of Charles Neal living in Indiana; Morgan W. Brown who is United
States District Judge for the state of Tennessee living in Nashville;
Catherine S. widow of
[For information on the children of Catherine S., see letter to Mrs. Vance
On 22 June, 1850 appeared before Judge Wm. Turner - Morgan Vance and John
MacIntosh to testify on the information given to Thomas Smiley.
OTHER INFORMATION FOUND IN THE FILE:
1. Two letters dated Hillsbo. Sept 22, 1780 and October 1, 1780 from Wm.
Pendergast, D.C.C.P., to Morgan Brown, D.C.P in regard to provisions for
the troops Southern Army}. Taken from the claim of Morgan Brown, No.S,083.
[margin note: War Dept, Apr. 20, 18_4]
2. 15.29 West Tennessee - Morgan Brown of Davidson in the state of
Tennessee who was a Lt. Hon. In the Company commanded by Captain Wise of
the Regiment commanded by Col. Thompson in the South Carolina line for 10
months Leiut, 14 or more Commissary from 1776 NC and SC and Continental
Records, OK. Inscribed on the Roll of West Tennessee Feb. 24, 04 at the
rate of 320 Dollars - cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March,
1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 6th day of Nov., 1832 and Sent to
Secty. _____. ____ to 4th of Sept., 1832 480.-
___ allowance ending 4 Mar, 1833 160.-
Revolutionary Claim Act June 7, 1832. Recorded by N. Rice. Book D, Vol. 9,
Dead Paid at the Treasury by the Act of the 6th April, 1838 to 1 of 5
children from 4 Sep., 1839 to 25 Feb., 1840
[Following is a letter to Mrs James O. Vance of MS dated 24 Nov., 1939]
BA-J ady Morgan Brown S.3063
Reference is made to your letter relative to soldiers of the Revolutionary
The Revolutionary War records of this office fail to show a claim for
pension or bounty land on file on account of the service of William Little
as described by you, all spellings of the names searched.
The record of the only Morgan Brown that is found on the Revolutionary War
records of this office is furnished you herein as found in the papers on
file in pension claim, S.3063, based upon his military service in that
Morgan Brown was born January 13, 1753 in Anson County, North Carolina.
The names of his parents are not shown.
While residing with his parents in Anson County, North Carolina, Morgan
Brown entered the service October 1, 1776, served as sergeant in Captain
Samuel Wise's Company, Colonel William Thompson's Third South Carolina
Regiment: was in the battle of Sullivan's Island and served to December
15, 1776, when he was commissioned First Lieutenant. Served in Captains
Joseph John Wade's and Richard D. Cook's Companies. Colonel William's
Ninth North Carolina Regiment: was in the Battles of Brandywine and
Germantown and resigned his commission October 14, 1777. July 30, 1780, he
was commissioned Assistant Commissary of Purchases to the Southern Army
and also served as Assistant Commissary of Issues to the Southern Army
until January 1, 1781, from which time he served three months as
Superintendent of Transportation.
Before the end of the war he settled in South Carolina, in 1795, he moved
to Tennessee, in 1807 he moved to Kentucky, and in 1820 he moved to
He was allowed pension on his application executed September 19, 1832, at
which time he was a resident of Davidson County, Tennessee.
He died February 23, 1840, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
leaving no widow, but the following children survived him: Elizabeth, wife
of William Thompson, living in Davidson County, Tennessee in 1850; Sarah,
wife of Frederick W. Ruling, living in Louisiana in 1850; Morgan W Brown a
resident of Nashville, Tennessee in 1850; Catherine S., wife of William A.
Cook. He died some years prior to 1850. Said Catherine S. Cook died
December 15, 1849 in Shelby County, Tennessee leaving the following
surviving children: Mary B., wife of Seth Wheatley; Morgan B. Cook;
William S.B. Cook; George W. Cook and Elizabeth Cook who married Samuel W.
Ayres. Said Mary R. Wheatley died December 23, 1849 leaving the following
surviving infant children: Catherine Wheatley, Arthur Wheatley, and Mary
Wheatley. All of said Catherine S. Cook's children and grandchildren were
living in Shelby County, Tennessee in 1850, except William S.B. Cook who
was residing in Mississippi, place not given.
Said Morgan W. Brown was a United States District Judge for the State of
Tennessee in 1850.
In 1850, in Davidson County, Tennessee, one J.C. Thompson witnessed the
signatures of said Elizabeth and William Thompson, his age and
relationship not stated. There are no further family data.
/s/ A.D. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator.
3. State of Tennessee, Montgomery County} Before Jeramiah P. Bellamy Esqr.
One of the justices of the Peace for said county Personally appeared James
Baggett now in the seventy-seventh year of his age and being first duly
sworn saith that on or about the first of October, 1775 he was acquainted
with Morgan Brown who then served as Sergeant in Third Regiment of South
Carolina commanded by Col. William Thompson and in the Company of Captain
Samuel Wise they being mounted men and called the Regiment of Rangers and
to the best of his recollection the said Brown served in the said regiment
until the last of the year 1776, when he left said regiment as this
deponent understood being promoted to officer in another regiment.
Sworn to in open court 15th Sept., 1832
/s/ James Baggett
4. Letter certifying truth of testimony of Baggett /s/ Bellamy
5. Letter certifying that Bellamy did hear the testimony of Baggett.
6. Testimony letter of Peter Hubbard showing acquaintance with Morgan
7. Know all men by these presents that I, Morgan W. Brown of the County of
Davidson and State of Tennessee do hereby constitute and appoint Joseph
Underwood a Senator in Congress from the State of Kentucky my true and
lawfull agent and attorney for me and in my name to receive from the agent
of the Government of the United States for paying pensions at Washington
City or elsewhere any sum of money I may be entitled to (under the Act or
Acts of Congress of the United States of America) as one of the surviving
children and heirs of Morgan Brown, deceased who died on the twenty-third
day of February in the year of Our Lord 1840, and who was at the time of
his death on roll of West Tennessee Agency as a Revolutionary Pension at
three hundred and twenty dollars per annum. Witness my hand and seal this
nineteenth day of June in the year of Our Lord 1850.
Sealed and delivered in presence of
Isaiah Thompson, J.P.; J.R. Thompson
/s/ M.W. Brown
8. United States of America, State of Tennessee, Davidson County}
Be it known that on the 19th day of June in the year of Our Lord 1850
before me, Josiah Patterson, a Justice of the Peace in and for the said
county duly authorized by said to administer oaths, personally appeared
Morgan W. Brown above named and acknowledged the foregoing power of
attorney to be his act and deed.
9. Letter acknowledging the signature of Morgan W. Brown on the letter of
power of attorney.
10. Letter from J. Underwood regarding the power of attorney.
11. Note: The bearer delivered two pair of shoes. Please to hurry the
shoemaker about my boots and if you can procure me two or three pair of
worsted, thread, or cotton stockings it will be doing me a particular
service. M. B.
12. Mr. Morgan Brown Junr.
Sir you are hereby informed you are by my influence to the Lieutenancy of
my brother's company, if you'll accept the commission you'll please to use
industry to recruit as fast as possible and get a good sergeant or two, if
possible you can. I shall soon ________. I am Dear Sir your humble servant
Thomas Wade, 15th Aug., 1776
13. Washington, July 7, 1852 To Hon. L.M. ___, Comm. Of Pensions
Dear Sir, Please examine the enclosed letter, and give me such
information as may be in your files and which you may regard as proper.
Very respectfully ___?____
14. Sir, Be pleased to inform me whether all the pension
due the late Morgan Brown in the Tennessee agency has been drawn by his
children. ____ that 1/5th part __ hundred. Be also good enough to inform
me whether said Brown was entitled to more than was allowed him in ____ of
the ___ positions, & offices in which he was ____. Mr Brown application
for a pension was made in 1832.
Respectfully, J. R. Underwood, Washington 20 Apr., 185_
15. Treasury Department, Second Comptroller's Office, Feb. 19, 1849.
Sir, Under the act of the 6th of April, 1838, entitled "An act
directing the transfer of money remaining unclaimed by certain Pensioners,
and authorizing the payment of the same at the Treasury of the United
States" one of five children of Morgan Brown, a pensioner on the Roll of
the Nashville, Ten. Agency at the rate of 320 dollars and - cents per
annum, under the law of the 4th June, 1832, has been paid at this
department, from the 4th of Sept., 1939 to the 23d February, 1840.
16. State of South Carolina By His Excellency Thomas Pinckney __
Governor and Commander-in-Chief of state aforesaid. To whom these presents
shall come, Greetings, Know ye that, That we Rocquet and John Brown
Esquire who have certified the papers hereunto annexed and the
commissioners of the Public Treasury of the said state of South Carolina,
thereupon ___ credit and authority are and ought to be __ given to their
_____ and certificates as said. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State in the city
of Charleston this thirteenth day of September in the year of Our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, and of the ____ and independence
of the United States of America.
17. Revolutionary War Records Section 8-525; Department of the Interior;
Bureau of Pensions; Washington, D.C. In reply to your
request of ______, received_____ for a statement of the military history
of Morgan Brown a soldier of the Revolutionary War, you will find below
the desired information as contained in his (or his widow's ) application
for pension on file in this Bureau.
Date of Enlistment Rank Commanded by State
From to Captain Colonel
Oct. 1, 1775 Dec 15, 1776 SGT S. Wise W. Thompson 3rd S.C.
Dec 15, 1776 Oct. 14, 1777 1LT J. Wade Williams 9th N.C.
July 20, 1780 5 mo., 11 days 1LT Assist Commissary of Purchase
Sept 15, 1780 8 mo., 16 days 1LT " " of Issues
Jan 1, 1781 3 mos. 1LT Superintendent of Transportation
Battles engaged in: Sullivan's Island, Chadd's Ford
18. Note of thanks from Mrs. James O'Neal Vance
19. Chattanooga, Tenn. March 25, 1919. To Commissioner of Pensions
Dear Sir, In endeavoring to gather up some family history I wish you to
see for me what you can find in your records regarding one Lt. Morgan
Brown, born 1758 in Anson Co., N.C., served in Revolutionary War as 1st
Lt., 9th N.C. Regulars & also as volunteer, taken prisoner at Charleston
May 12, 1780. I wish to know the name of his father and mother & of his
children. His wife, I understand was named Elizabeth Little & that he came
of Quaker Ancestry. Am told that Quakers keep their records most carefully
& where could I get in touch with their records? Thanking you in advance
for any assistance you may give me, I am Respectfully Yours, Mrs. Jessy
20. War Department #498, Received Feb. 13, 1893
Feb. 11, 93 To Hon. Josiah Patterson. Inclosed request of Mrs. Florence
Farrington for a certificate that her great grandfather, Morgan Brown, was
a pensioner of the Revolution. [with endorsement of J. Patterson to
Secretary of War.]
Memphis, Feb. 7th, 1893 to Hon. Josiah Patterson
Dear Sir, A woman of patriotic spirit is passing over our part of the
state and as my great-grandfather fought for his country I wish to keep in
remembrance his devotion to the cause of freedom by identifying my
children with the Daughters of the Revolution to which I think I am
entitled to membership. I hope you will kindly pardon the liberty I take
in asking you to serve me: My great-grandfather Morgan Brown was in the
regiment of Col. Wm. Thompson of North Carolina and took part in the
Battle of Fort Moutrie am