My Greengrier County Va Browns
- One of the Brown settlements and centers was on Culverson's Creek at
the head of Fort Donnally valley. It was made by "OLD TOMMIE BROWN"
(Thomas Brown, born in Virginia about 1773 and married to Sarah
Cavendish 1804, Greenbrier VA) of Botetourt County VA (but not proven
yet), whose father came from Ireland with the Honorable William
Hunter Cavendish who represented Greenbrier several times in the
Virginia Assembly. "OLD TOMMIE" located the farm now owned by his
son, Robert A. Brown -- where eight of his nine children were born.
His son William, who died in Missouri, was born in Botetourt Co..
Garland (my GGG Grandfather born 1812) another son, is living near
the site of the Donally Fort. Hunter died recently in Nicolas County.
Virginia married Wm McFerrin. Tinsley lived and died on Little Sewell
Mountain. Margaret married Oregon Bobbitt. Rebecca lived until a ripe
old age but died unmarried And Nancy is the second wife of Capt.
James Cox of Lewisburg The mother of these children was a daughter of
Hon. William H. Cavendish and through her, his family of Browns are
connected with Lord Cavendish who was assassinated in Peonix Park at
Dublin Ireland on the 16" day of May 1882. Hon. William H. Cavendish
and the father of Lord Cavendish were brothers
Article written by M>W> Zimmerman and published in the Greenbrier
Independent Dec. 6th 1883 Tittled Sketches of the
THE OLD LEWISBURG ACADEMY Chapter 20