MARY POLLY WILLIAMS EMMERSON BROWN - 1760-1832
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Mary "Polly" Williams Emmerson Brown
Born: 1760 of Rowan County, North Carolina or Maryland
Mary Polly Williams was born in 1760 to John Williams (b. 1726 in Maryland) and Jane Williams (b.1728) of Rowan County (in 1822 became Davidson County), North Carolina.
Mary Polly married John Emmerson around 1779. They had two children, Margaret Emmerson born circa 1770, and John Comstock, born around 1773.
John Emmerson was killed during the Revolutionary War,1772-1776.
Polly's daughter, Margaret EMMERSON, later married a Thomas Stilnell (or Stillwell). This Thomas Stillwell is probably related to, but is not the same Thomas Stillwell who is the subject of the complicated Thomas Stillwell, d. 1819, Estate proceedings (1819 through 1825) recorded in Randolph County Courthouse, Asheboro, North Carolina. See the Abstract of 1819 Randolph County, NC, Estate Papers of Thomas Stillwell, in which all of William and Margaret Brown's children are named, except John #4.
Mary Williams Emmerson may have had a son, John Comstock, b. 1773 or 1783, before marrying James Brown in approximately 1786.
Mary married James Brown Sr. (b. 1757 in Rowan County, North Carolina) sometime before 1787. They joined the Jersey Baptist Church in 1797. Later, around 1807, they attended the Tom's Creek Baptist Church.
James Brown Sr. and Mary Polly Williams Brown had 9 children:
1. , b. 1784, married Michael Hughes
All their children were born in Rowan County, North Carolina.
PAF - Archer Files = Mary Polly Williams + James Brown Sr. > Captain James Brown + Phoebe Abigail Abbott . > Orson Pratt Brown
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[Bracketed], bold, additions, and photos added by Lucy Brown Archer
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