04 Jan Benjamin Brown files for Revolutionary War Pension
September 4, 1832
Benjamin Brown files for Revolutionary War Pension
Benjamin Brown is buried in the Brown Cemetery in Peachtree City. The stone recently set shows born in 1758 and died in 1853. The other stone shows that he was a veteran of the Revolutionary War.
Brown served as a private in the war during three separate tours. The first was for five months, the second for two months, and the third for eighteen months. His service ended with the surrender of Cornwallis. When he volunteered, he was living in North Carolina. Private Brown was in the Battle of Brier Creek.
After the war, Brown moved to Blunt County, Tennessee, then to Oglethorpe County, Georgia, then McMinn County, Tennessee. It was while in McMinn County that he filed for a pension on September 4, 1832, was he was 74 years of age. In December 1852, he moved to Fayette County, Georgia.
By Tony Parrott
Source: Pension records of Benjamin Brown