John S Brownlee born c1810-??

The story of John S Brownlee, Torfoot descendant.


John S. Brownlee is descended from John Brownlee, (1665-1747) 3rd Laird of Torfoot through his son Thomas (1694-1773) the 4th Laird.

He was born at Turfoot (sic), Lenwickshire (sp) Scotland, March 6, 1806.  He came to America in 1830, and settled in Coitsville township where he still resides, in 1831.  He has a farm of over two hundred acres and a very pleasant and comfortable home.  Mr. Brownlee was married April 19, 1830 to Janet Patterson who was born in Stathaven, Scotland, September 11, 1811.  They have had eight children, three of whom are living; Margaret W., Ellen F., Jane F., John A., James P., Randal Scroggs, and William W.  The second child, a daughter, died in infancy.  Jane, Randall S., and William W., are yet living.  Mr. and Mrs. Brownlee are members of the Presbyterian Church.  They are among the most respected citizens of Coitsville.

History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio.  Cleveland H. Z. Williams & Brothers, 1882.



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