A History of the Michael Brown Family of Rowan County, North Carolina: Tracing Its Line of Posterity from the Original Michael Brown to the Present Generation and Giving Something of the Times One Hundred and Fifty Years Ago Together with Many Historic Facts of Local and National Interest

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Pub. under the auspices of the Michael Brown Family Association, 1921 - German Americans - 190 pages
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Michael Brown (Braun) immigrated in 1737 from the Palatinate of Germany via Rotterdam to Philadelphia. He moved from Pennsylvania to Rowan County, North Carolina, married twice and died in 1807.
 

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