Jacob Brown was born 11 December 1736 in Union County, South Carolina, United States to Gabriel Brown (c1710-1786) and Mary Keen (1710-1736) and died 28 June 1785 Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee, United States of unspecified causes. He married Ruth Gordon (1740-1810) 14 August 1760 in South Carolina, United States.

He fought at Battle of Kings Mountain as a captain.


Offspring of Jacob Brown and Ruth Gordon (1740-1810)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jacob Brown (1761-1838)
Benjamin Brown (1765-1816)
Thomas Brown (c1765-1829)
John Gordon Brown (1767-aft1830)


Jacob Brown
A native of South Carolina, founder of Brown's Settlement on Nolichucky River, 1771, merchant, gunsmith and blacksmith to the Cherokee Indians; purchased from those indians two boundaries of land - a veritable principality - in 1775; was appointed Commissioner to make treaties with the Indians. Captain under Sevier in the Battle of King's Mountain, 1780; Major under Sevier in the Revolution, 1781, and in the Militia of the State of Franklin, 1785; ancestor of two Governors Brown of Georgia.
Placed by
The Tennessee Daughters of the American Colonists,
March 8, 1938.

Jacob Brown's plaque is located to the left of the front door of the old courthouse, Main St, in Jonesborough Tennessee.

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