Brothers William and, Matthew Brown, came to America to escape religious persecution in Ireland. Their father was Scotish but lived and died in Ireland. William located in Green co PA. some years after he married Miss mary Dailey. William fought in the Rev War and was later killed by indians while helping a couple escape to a Fort. I don't know what happened to Matthew. I don't know the year they came here, but Williams son John was born probably in the late 1770's.