From: Elizabeth Harris <ncgen(a)mindspring.com>
Subject: BROWN family of Davie County
I am looking for a living male with the BROWN surname tracing back to
any of the following people, to provide a sample for a DNA test. I
will pay for your test.
Richard Jesse BROWN (1859-1935) & Mary Jane BOWLES (1863-1833)
I'm not a Bowles descendant myself, but I have some information on
this family in Davie Co. and would be happy to share. I'm trying to
build a database of all of Davie Co., centering on the 1850 census.
However, I don't know who the parents of Mary Jane Bowles Brown were.
If anybody can supply that information, it would be very helpful.
She was born 12 Aug 1863, died 19 Feb 1933, and is buried at Center
United Methodist church in Davie County.
James Hanson BROWN (1850-1941) & Emma GLASSCOCK (1858-1951)
Chalmers Stroud BROWN ( 1854-1935) & Lucy P. SHOAF (1858-1925)
Mack D. BROWN (1863-1941) & Meekie Ann LEACH (1865-1971)
These are all grandsons of Cannon Brown and Catherine Hendricks of
Davie County. I'm descended from another grandson, William L. Brown,
who has a lot of female descendants but no males with the Brown
The test requires scraping the inside of your cheek with a swab and
mailing that back to the testing company; no blood is involved. You
can read more about the testing process and its value for genealogy
research on the Family Tree DNA web site:
If you need more information or would like to discuss it further,
please contact me directly.
NCGenWeb project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncgenweb/
Forsyth, and Stokes Co. NC pages)
Winston-Salem NC area genealogy: http://www.fmoran.com/
HOLDER family DNA project: http://www.mindspring.com/~holderdna/