|Birth: ||May 17, 1767|
|Death: ||May 3, 1844|
John was the son of John and Elizabeth Demarest Browning. He first married a Miss E. Culbertson in 1780. On September 27, 1792, he married Nancy Peebles Browning and they had 16 children between 1791 and 1818.
In 1792 he went to Thomas County, Georgia and took part in the Seminole Indian War in Florida and Georgia.
At the age of 46, John entered the Army as Captain of a volunteer company under the command of General Floyd during the War of 1812. The unit, under the leadership of Andrew Jackson, served gallantly in the Creek Indian War. Captain Browning had an active role in the Battles of Autasee and Colebee. In the latter battle he had the honor of bleeding for his country.
In 1814, he was a member of the legislature of Georgia. In 1819, he moved to Alabama. In 1822, he served in the legislature there. After emigrating to Arkansas in 1840, he remained there until he passed away at his home.
The obituary in the Arkansas Gazette of JUNE 19, 1844 reads in part: "(He) was brought up in the distressing times of the American Revolution. Consequently, he had not the advantages of a liberal education; yet, his superiority of mind enabled him to discharge high and important offices, in both church and state. He was of a lively and cheerful disposition; always seemed desirous of making those happy about him; plain in his manner; as a citizen, patriotic; as a neighbor, obliging; as a parent, kind and indulgent; and as a companion, very affectionate. He has left a companion, several children, and numerous relations and friends to mourn the loss of so good a man. But one great consolation they have. He died as he lived, in peace with mankind and with his Maker. He has fulfilled the great end of his being and gone hence to adorn the shiny courts of heaven".
John was my Great-great-greatgranfather.
John Browning (1728 - 1803)
Nancy Peebles Browning (1776 - 1868)
William Frederick Browning (1802 - 1854)*
Lucy Ann Browning Bozeman (1813 - 1886)*
Created by: Tom Todd
Record added: Jun 12, 2008
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