Sunday, February 23, 2014

Brown Family Found in Pennsylvania

Last month I wrote about my 4th-great-grandfather Christian Brown's service record index card as a Pennsylvania Rifleman during the War of 1812. Additional research found the reference to the marriage record for Christian Brown and Eva Welch in 1813 and Christian Brown's probate of his father Michael's will in Lebanon County in 1826 (thanks go to the Lebanon County Historical Society for these finds and for sending copies).

The research also uncovered the actual spelling of the family name to be Braun. Christian later changed the spelling of the family name to Brown.

Christian and Eva were married on 21 March 1813 in Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lebanon County. The marriage was witnessed by Anna Maria Braun and Christopher Loser.

Christian Brown appears in the 1826 Tax list for Jackson Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Jacob and Michael Brown are also listed.
1826 Tax List, Jackson Twp, Lebanon County, PA
I will have a separate post on the will of Michael Braun.

Christian and his family later moved from Lebanon County, Pennsylvania to Fayette County, Indiana. I wrote about the land deeds for Christian Brown in August 2013.

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