Hello Dolores, some of my Brown ancestors [Hugh Burdet "Bud" Meeks & James Jackson Blackburn, & possibly others?] filed [rejected] Guion Miller applications. They claim their/our/[my great X 6 grandfather] Robert Fisher Brown Sr. [1759-1840] was Cherokee, through his mother's Fisher relatives. I don't know if Robert was Cherokee, or his Fisher relatives were, but I'm looking into the possibilities of some of these Browns & Fishers being part Native American, possibly Narragansett, Catawba, Cherokee, not sure just yet.
Can you tell me if your Brown, Fisher, Lawson or Cobb ancestors were Native American. All of these surnames show up in my Brown cousin's FTDNA, matching DNA results as being DNA linked to our line of Browns. Are any of your Native American ancestors Dutch related, Fisher or Brown? I believe some of my Browns [& possibly Fishers?] were loyalists. I've traced my Browns back to British soldier James Brown [b. 1724, Schoonhoven, Zuid Holland, Netherlands] & wife Catherine/Catharina/Catherin Fisher [b. 1727, Schoonhoven, Zuid Holland, Netherlands]. Their marriage was in same place as their birth, 1749. Their son was Robert Brown Sr., b. Nov. 8, 1759, Breda, Netherlands - d. 1840, Habersham Co., GA. They may be closely related to British Col. Thomas "Burnfoot" Brown[e], 1750-1825. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
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