Military Service: American Revolution: Brown, John; b. Culpeper Co, VA, Oct 15, 1759; d. Culpeper Co, VA, Dec 31, 1834; res Culpeper Co, VA, private.
John Brown was with General Edward Stevens, Culpeper County, who took an active part and had principal share in the Revolution. Copy of the record received from U.S. War Department, Washington D.C., June 27, 1934. Edward Stevens (VA) Colonial VA Militia in 1775. Colonial 10th VA 12th, November 1776, resigned January 31, 1778.
Obituary of John Brown - Culpeper, VA:
(Oreon Bruce copied the following from the original newspaper clipping)
"Mr. Brown of this county, another Revolutionary solider, has gone to by the realities of another world. The last day of December 1834, witness by close of earthly career, after having lived to the age of 76. He discharged the various relations of life with such fidelity as to acquire for him the respect and friendship of all those who know him. Though he lived an opposes of the Christian religion yet at that period which, "tries men's souls". With that honesty so characteristic of the Patriots of 76, he informed the writer of the brief notice, that he never was satisfied with his course of life, but he often had convictions on account of sin. He seemed to occupy his last few weeks almost entirely in prayer and making ready for that awful change which he felt was now at hand. He was heard to regret with deep the manner in which he had spent his past life. He left a large circle of friends and connection to lament his loss, but they have come comfortable assurance that he entered upon the immortal with bright prospect of eternal glory."