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3.02.02 Ancestors and Siblings of David Brunson Sr. (1729-1784)

David Brunson, Sr. (1729-1784) was the father of Margaret Brunson David, who was the spouse of Isaac David. David Brunson, Sr. was the eighth generation down from the first documented Brunson progenitor. David's parents were Isaac Brunson, Jr. (1706-1770) and Mary Neilson (1710-after 1770). Isaac Brunson, Jr., the seventh generation down from the first documented Brunson progenitor, was born at Dorchester County, South Carolina and died in St. Markís Parish, S.C. He married Mary in 1726. Mary was born at Prince William, S.C. Her father was Matthew Neilson. Isaac migrated early into the backcountry, that is, about 1737. Isaac Brunson, Jr. and Mary (Neilson) Brunson had nine children. These were:

Isaac Brunson 3rd (called Colonel) (1728-1776/7). He married Mary Edgar.
David Brunson (1729-1784). He married Elizabeth Cantey.
Susanna Brunson (1733-1769). She married James Barwick (Berwick) .
Daniel Brunson (by 1741-1770). He married Sarah Mellet.
Mary Brunson (1741-1771). She married Peter Millet.
Josiah Brunson (1749-after 1783). He married Comfort Burkhalter. He died in South Carolina.
Matthew Brunson (after 1750-January 1781). He married Nancy Ann Brown. He died in South Carolina.
Moses Brunson (after 1750-1802). He died in Tennessee.
Joshua Brunson (1755-1784). He married Mary. He died in Alabama.

3.05.03 Sixth Generation

The sixth generation down from the first documented Brunson progenitor was Isaac Brunson, Sr. (1680-1733). He was Margaret Brunson Davidís great grandfather. It was his generation that spelt the name variously as Brunson, Brownson and Brunston. Isaac was born at Wethersford, Connecticut. He was a carpenter. He married Margaret (b. 1681) in 1704 in South Carolina. They had eight children and helped form the Congregational Church for Dorchester, South Carolina. He died at St. Johnís Parish, South Carolina. Margaret died at Black River, Craven County, S.C. by 1761. (See R. & J. Brunson, Four Generations 1988). The children of Isaac Brunson, Sr. and Margaret, that is, the seventh generation down from the first documented Brunson progenitor, were:
George Brunson (1704-after 1762). He married a woman surnamed Fredericks and is buried at Prince Frederick, Craven County, S.C.
Isaac Brunson (1706-1770). He married Mary Neilson in 1726. He is buried at St. Marks Parish, S.C.
James Brunson, Sr. (b. bet. 1706-1711), d. 1770). He married Rebecca and is buried at St. Marks Parish, Craven County, S.C.
William Brunson (b. bet. 1705-1716, d. by 1756). He married Elizabeth Cooper and Theodora Ash.
David Brunson (b. bet. 1705-1718, d.1752).
Dorcas Brunson (1711-1757). She married Jared Neilson.
Susannah Brunson (1723-October 13, 1783). She married first William Neilson and then William Young.
Elizabeth Brunson (b.1718). She married Samuel Neilson, Jr.

3.05.02 Fifth Generation

The fifth generation down from the first documented Brunson progenitor (Cornelius Brownson, b. 1525) was John Brownson (1642-1711). He migrated to South Carolina about 1695. He was born at Hartford or Farmington, Connecticut. He married Hannah Scott on October 24, 1664. Hannah (1647-by 1723) was the daughter of Edmund Scott and Hannah Bird. Hannah and John Brownson had seven children between 1665 and 1680. John died at Dorchester, South Carolina. The children of John and Hannah, all of whom were born at Wethersfield, Connecticut, were:
John Brownson (1665-1705). He married Mary Demming and is buried at Farmington, Connecticut.
Mary Brownson (1668-by 1726). She married Benjamin Hills on January 11, 1688 and is buried in Connecticut.
Sarah Brownson (b. 1671). She married Daniel McGregor before 1712 and died in South Carolina.
Abraham Brownson (1673-1744). He married Mary. They lived in Berkeley County, South Carolina and were Edisto planters around Orangeburg. They spelled their name Brunzon. They had two children: Abraham and Jacob Brownson. He died in South Carolina.
Joseph Brownson (1677-1740). He married Ann Way and was buried at St. George Parish, South Carolina.
Grace Brownson (1679-1738). She married Moses Martin in 1700.
Isaac Brownson Sr. (December 2, 1680-1733). He married Margaret in 1704. He is buried at St. Johnís Parish, S.C.

3.04.02 Fourth Generation

The fourth generation down from the first documented Brunson progenitor (Cornelius Brownson, b. 1525) was John Brownson, Jr. (1602-1680). He is called Jr. to differentiate him from his uncle, John Brownson (1580-1638). John Brownson, Jr. migrated to America. He was born. at La Marsh, England and married Francis Hills on November 19, 1626 at St. Andrews Church, Halstead, Essex, England. Francis had been born at Halstead in 1604. About 1635 they came to Connecticut with their first three children. They had nine children in all. John served in the Pequot War of 1637. He had a lot on Soldierís Field in part of Hartford on Neck Road, which was given to him for his service in the Pequot War. The family lived there in 1640. But they soon moved from Hartford to Farmington, Connecticut, which they helped establish in 1641. At Farmington they ran a sawmill. They were Puritans. John was a deputy to the Connecticut General Court in 1650s, a constable, and he helped establish the First Congregational Church of Farmington and was one of the seven pillars of the Farmington Church in 1652. Francis was still alive in 1680. The nine children of John and Francis, the last five of which were born at Hartford or Farmington, Connecticut, were:
Mary Brownson (1627-after 1680). She married John Wyatt in 1647.
John Brownson (b. 1628). He died in infancy.
John Brownson (1631-1631)
Dorcas Brownson (1633-1697). She married Stephen Hopkins before 1657 and died at Hartford, Connecticut.
Sarah Brownson (1639-1711). She married John Kilbourn in 1662. She was buried at Wethersfield, Connecticut.
Jacob Brownson (1641-1708). He married twice. The second wife was Mary Andrews Barnes. He married her in 1688.
John Brownson (1642-1711). He married Hannah Scott in 1664 and is buried at Dorchester, S.C.
Isaac Brownson (1645-1719). He married Mary Roote and is buried at Waterbury, Connecticut.
Abraham Brownson (1647-1719). He married Annah (Hannah) Griswold in 1674.
The above material about John Brownson, Jr. (1602-1680) and the fourth generation follows Ray and Jean Brunson's Four Generations of Brunson and Allied Families (Self-published, 1988). Click here to view another version given by Harriet Bronson Sibley in Bronson Lineage, 1636-1917 (Dallas, OR: Self-published, 1917), p. 8. (www.angelfire.com/david-macon/david/d-8.html).

3.03.03 Third Generation

The third generation down from the first documented Brunson progenitor (Cornelius Brownson, b. 1525) was Roger Brownson (1576-1635). He was born at Earlís Colne, England. He was a tailor. He married at Lamarsh, Essex in 1600 Mary Underwood (1576-1622). She was born at Lamarsh, England, the daughter of John Underwood. He died at Aldham, Essex County, England. Mary died at Earlís Colne. After Mary died, Roger married Margaret Brewer, a widow. Mary and Roger Brownson had nine children, the first two of whom were born at Lamarsh, Essex, England. The other seven were born at Earlís Colne, Essex, England. The children were:
Roger Brownson (b. 1601). He died in infancy.
John Brownson, Jr. (1602-1680). He married Frances Hills in 1626. He is buried at Hartford or Farmington, Connecticut.
Edith Brownson (b.1604). She married John Evered (Everett) .
Cornelius Brownson (1609-1656). He married Martha Goulson (Gulston) in 1636. They had no children
Alice Brownson (1612-1612).
Richard Brownson (1615-1687). He married Abigail Elizabeth Weyborn (Wyborn) . He is buried at Farmington, Connecticut.
Elizabeth Brownson (1617-1618).
Mary Brownson (1618-before 1670). She married Nicholas Desborough. She died at Hartford, Connecticut.
Mary Brewer was a step-daughter of Roger Brownson.

3.03.02 Second Generation

The second generation down from the first documented Brunson progenitor (Cornelius Brownson, b. 1525). was John Brownson, Sr. (1550-1622), a yeoman. He was born at Earlís Colne Parish, Essex County, England. He married Joan, who died in 1616 and is buried at Earlís Colne, England. John then married Mathen Taylor, who died in 1622 and is buried at Earlís Colne. John and Joan had three children, all born at Earlís Colne. They were.
Roger Brownson (September 15, 1576-August 25, 1635). He married Mary Underwood on May 12, 1600. John Brownson (1580-1638). He married first Elizabeth Laver in 1603. Then he married Margaret Coleman. He is buried at Earlís Colne. Alice Brownson (b. 1584).

3.03.01 First Generation

The first generation that of documented Brunsons consists of Cornelius Brownson (b. 1525), who was born at Earlís Colne, Essex, England. His only documented child was John Brownson (1550-1623), who was born at Earlís Colne, Essex, England. He married Joan and is buried at Earlís Colne.

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