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These is from various sources. Special thanks goes to Betty Jo Evans for putting up with my endless questions and phone calls.
 
 

~ June 7, 1740 - James Brownlow of County Armagh, Ireland, made his will. In it he mentions his young children: Elizabeth, William, John, Jane, and James.

~ November 11, 1760 - Jane Brownlow (James) moved her Quaker church membership from Ireland to Pennsylvania.

~ 1761 - John Brownlow (James) was a merchant and tavern keeper in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

~ March 13, 1764 - John Brownlow (James)"Of Cumberland County" in North Carolina bought land in Cumberland County.

~ November 26, 1766 - John Brownlow (James) was made a Justice of the Peace in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

~ 1767 - John Brownlow (James) signed a petition in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

~ 1767 - John Brownlow was taxed in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He owned one slave.

~ April 27, 1767 - John Brownlow (James) bought 100 acres in Craven County, South Carolina.

~ December, 1767 - Arrived at Charles Town, South Carolina: William Brownlow,40, Jane Brownlow,34, James Brownlow,30, Jane Brownlow,6, John Brownlow,5, James Brownlow,2. (William,40, and James, 30, where brothers, they were the sons of James who made his will in 1740).

~ January 20, 1768 - William Brownlow (James) was granted 500 acres in Craven County, South Carolina.

~ January 21, 1768 - James Brownlow (James) was granted 100 acres in Craven County, South Carolina.

~ Sept, 1768 - Jane Brownlow (James) married William Ward in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was from Wilmington, North Carolina.

~ September 1, 1768 - William Brownlow (James) bought 300 acres in Ceaven County, South Carolina.

~ September 12, 1768 - James Brownlow (James) bought 100 acres in Craven County, South Carolina.

~ October 15, 1768 - William Brownlow (James) bought 300 acres in Ceaven County, South Carolina.

~ February 27, 1769 - James Brownlow (James) bought 100 acres in Craven County, South Carolina.

~ November, 1770 - John Brownlow (James) was a Lieutenant in the Cumberland County, North Carolina, Militia.

~ January 5, 1771 - Jane Brownlow Ward (James) was the executrix of her husbands estate in New Hanover County, North Carolina. He was Capt. William Ward of Wilmington, North Carolina.

~ 1772 - John Brownlow (James) signed a petition in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

~ July 11, 1772 - John Brownlow (James) bought 50 acres in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

~ 1773 - James Brownlow (James) sold his land in Craven County, South Carolina.

~ January 6, 1773 - Mrs. Brownlow is mentioned in a deed in Craven County, South Carolina. Presumably this is Jane Brownlow, William Brownlow's now widowed wife. She soon remarried to a McBride. They moved, along with her childen, to Chatham County, North Carolina.

~ April 2, 1773 - Mrs. Brownlow (William Brownlow's widow, Jane) sold 100 acres in Craven County, South Carolina.

~ August 16, 1773 - Mrs. Brownlow (William Brownlow's widow, Jane) sold 100 acres in Craven County, South Carolina.

~ April, 1774 - John Brownlow (James) of Cumberland County, North Carolina died. He left two childen, James by Sarah Council, and Mary by Rebecca Evans.

~ October 6, 1776 - A marriage bond in the from of a deed was made by Jane Brownlow Ward (James) and James Patterson in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

~ May 29, 1781 - John Brownlow (William, James) entered the service of the United States at Chatham County, North Carolina.

~ September 12, 1784 - John Brownlow (William, James) was wounded at the battle of Lindy's mill in Orange County, North Carolina. During his recovery "he laid at his Mothers near Chatham County Court House, N.C."

~ Before May, 1797 - Jane Brownlow Ward Patterson (James) died in Chatham County, North Carolina. This is when her husband sold some of her property.

~ Before 1800 - John Brownlow (William, James) moved to Pendleton District, South Carolina.

~ February 12, 1800 - Jane McBride (Widow of William Brownlow) was summoned by the sheriff of Chatham County, North Carolina, in Orange County, North Carolina.

~September 15, 1800 - Chatham County, North Carolina, James Brownlow (William, James), Sarah Brownlow Dillard (William, James) and Mary Brownlow Petty (William, James) all of Chatham County, and Mary Brownlow Purviance (John, James) of Cumberland County, sold their interest as heirs of Jane Brownlow Ward Patterson (James) who had died.

~ November 10, 1800 - John Brownlow (William, James) mentioned as an heir of Jane Brownlow Ward Patterson (James).

~ March 24, 1801 - James Brownlow (John, James) married Sarah Purviance.

~ About 1809 - James Brownlow (William, James) moved to Giles County, Tennessee.

~ January 28, 1814 - James Brownlow (John, James) died in Halifax County, North Carolina.

~ April 12, 1832 - John Brownlow (William, James) died in Pendleton District, South Carolina.