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Lanning, John

JOHN LANNING by Albert S. McLean Born February 27, 1757 at Bordentown, N.J. Enlisted in Rowan County, NC as a substitute for his father, Joseph Lanning, under Capt. Robert Moore, Maj. Jas. Smith, Col. Alex Martin, Gen. Rutherford in North Carolina Continental line and saw service against the Tories, Cherokee and in the Battle of …

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Rhodes, Dora (Brown)

DORA (BROWN) RHODES submitted by Lorelei Lee (Brown) Cox and Mary M. (Nieblas) Brown Dora Brown (1873-1948), the youngest child of William Burton and Mary Catherine (Spain) Brown, married Lewis Lester Rhodes (1874-1928) on November 16, 1896, in Buncombe County. For many years the family lived on Broad Street; later they moved to Biltmore Avenue. …

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Frady, Creola Ellen (Brown)

CREOLA ELLEN (BROWN) FRADY submitted by Lorelei Lee (Brown) Cox and Mary M. (Nieblas) Brown Creola Ellen Brown (1870-1922), daughter of William Burton and Mary Catherine (Spain) Brown, married John Ben Frady (1865-1938) on February 13, 1890 in Buncombe County. John was employed by the city of Asheville for 52 years in construction work and …

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Brown, Aris and Sirena “Rena” (Hare)

ARIS AND SIRENA “RENA” (HARE) BROWN submitted by Edith Weldon (Brown) Cauble, Sanford Webster Brown, and Mary M. (Nieblas) Brown Aris and Rena were married by R.C. Sales in his Asheville home on December 24, 1895. Witnesses were B.C. Brown, M. Presley and Sallie Sales. The newlywed’s first night was spent as guests of Aris’ …

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Brown, B. Cane

B. CANE BROWN submitted by Julian Berkley Ruiz Berkley Cane (Caney) Brown farmed a few acres of what is now the Browntown area of Biltmore Forest. He was the son of William Burton and Mary Catherine (Spain) Brown. On September 23, 1888, he married Lou Emma Ray, the daughter of Sara (Clark) Ray. About 1910 …

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Smith, Rose Anna Jane (Brown)

ROSE ANNA JANE (BROWN) SMITH submitted by Lorelei Lee (Brown) Cox and Mary M. (Nieblas) Brown Rose Anna Jane Brown (1862-1930) daughter of William Burton and Mary Catherine (Spain) Brown, married John Henry Furches Smith (1856-1939) on December 27, 1885 in Biltmore, Buncombe Co., NC. The couple is buried at Piney Grove, Swannanoa. Rose Anna …

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Brown, James William

JAMES WILLIAM BROWN submitted by Stephanie Jo (Brown) Sunde and Mary M. (Nieblas) Brown James William Brown (1859-1926) was the third child (first son) of William Burton and Mary Catherine (Spain) Brown. On September 19, 1883, in Buncombe County, he married Julia Britt (1862-1946). Julia was the daughter of George W. Britt who sold the …

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Henderson, Eliza Jane (Brown)

ELIZA JANE (BROWN) HENDERSON submitted by Stephanie Jo (Brown) Sunde and Mary M. (Nieblas) Brown Eliza Jane Brown (1857-1930), second child of William Burton and Mary Catherine (Spain) Brown, was a lifelong resident of Asheville. On January 1, 1880, she married James Daniel Henderson (1860-1930) who was also a lifelong Asheville resident. The couple lived …

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Cantrell, Louisa (Brown)

LOUISA (BROWN) CANTRELL submitted by Stephanie Jo (Brown) Sunde and Mary M. (Nieblas) Brown Louisa Brown (1856-1940), a native of Buncombe County, was the first born of William Burton and Mary Catherine (Spain) Brown. On June 15, 1873 in Buncombe County, she married Charles “Charlie” Edward Cantrell (1844-1903). The couple is buried at Oak Grove …

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Patton, Matthew, Sr.

Further INFORMATION ON THE EARLY FAMILY OF MATTHEW PATTON SR. (1738-1824) (of Cumberland Co., PA; Mecklenburg and Buncombe Cos, NC and Jefferson County, IN (submitted with our thanks by Mrs. Jerry Ann Stout, 1739 N. Kessler, Wichita, KS 67203) MATTHEW PATTON, SR. (1738-1824) was the son of Matthew and Elizabeth (..) Patton of Peters Township, …

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