I'm responding to your message of July 18, 1999. I don't know how I missed it last year.
My direct line Browns are (I can't get past the Daniel born in 1843, I think his dad's name might have also been Daniel, and his grandfather's name might have been Neill):
Daniel (born ca 1843)m. Elizabeth Jane Graham 1868
Daniel A (son) born ca 1874) m. Charity Celestea Matthews
ca 1890 (my paternal grandparents}
Riley Sheppard Brown born 1910 (my father)
With the shifting county lines, at this point, the Daniel Browns may have been in robeson, Bladen, Richmond counties.
Some of Daniel Sr's children and grandchildren went to Duplin County; my grandfather Daniel moved to Pulaski County GA when he married; the Matthews were from there.
Does any of this ring a bell?
Let me know, or if you prefer, I can call you.
Barb Brown Hootman