Happy 4th of July! As an Actual American Revolution Soldier, John Dunlap Brown’s Descendant, I want to offer you this-LIVE LONG and PROSPER!

His Pension Record is on the next below site at the bottom of the Article.

John Brown, “United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872”



Above is his Pension Application.

Death Certificate


Naming Lucy Brown as his Widow
Give me Liberty or Give me Death-Family Records have him as a member of the Minutemen at age 16, but Official Records do not.

I find the above as a possibility as my father entered WWII at 16 years of age as well as a Radarman 3rd Class.

As an Actual Descendant of an American Revolution Soldier and a Veteran myself and being such, I want to offer you this-

LIVE LONG and PROSPER! No, not my original. It’s what Spock on STAR TREK always shared with people. It’s fitting and I do wish you and yours the very Best!

As each of us celebrate Our Independence, it’s not often that you read something about this day from a descendant of the American Revolution. I am. Yes, I am actually one of those people. But I’ve never put anything out there until Today. My 5th Great-Grandfather Fought in it. But I also wanted to share with you one of the most troubling Obituaries I ever read and it was his-from my own Kinfolk-

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/103084266/john-dunlap-brown. If you trace it, you’ll go all the way to my father who is deceased as well.

John Dunlap Brown

BIRTH15 Oct 1759Rapidan, Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
DEATH31 Dec 1834 (aged 75)Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
MEMORIAL ID103084266 

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Military Service: American Revolution: Brown, John; b. Culpeper Co, VA, Oct 15, 1759; d. Culpeper Co, VA, Dec 31, 1834; res Culpeper Co, VA, private.

John Brown was with General Edward Stevens, Culpeper County, who took an active part and had principal share in the Revolution. Copy of the record received from U.S. War Department, Washington D.C., June 27, 1934. Edward Stevens (VA) Colonial VA Militia in 1775. Colonial 10th VA 12th, November 1776, resigned January 31, 1778.

Obituary of John Brown – Culpeper, VA:

(Oreon Bruce copied the following from the original newspaper clipping)

“Mr. Brown of this county, another Revolutionary solider, has gone to by the realities of another world. The last day of December 1834, witness by close of earthly career, after having lived to the age of 76. He discharged the various relations of life with such fidelity as to acquire for him the respect and friendship of all those who know him. Though he lived an opposes of the Christian religion yet at that period which, “tries men’s souls”. With that honesty so characteristic of the Patriots of 76, he informed the writer of the brief notice, that he never was satisfied with his course of life, but he often had convictions on account of sin. He seemed to occupy his last few weeks almost entirely in prayer and making ready for that awful change which he felt was now at hand. He was heard to regret with deep the manner in which he had spent his past life. He left a large circle of friends and connection to lament his loss, but they have come comfortable assurance that he entered upon the immortal with bright prospect of eternal glory.”

John Brown served in the Revolutionary War in the Virginia Militia as a Private in Capt. Robert Pollard’s Co. of Col. James Slaughter’s Va. Regiment. and of Capt. George Johnson’s Co. of Slaughter’s Va. Regiment & of Capt. Benjamin Lillard’s & Long’s Co.’s of Col. Slaughter’s Va. Regiment.[3][4]In 1781 & 82, he had 3 terms of military service, the first two were as a substitute and the 3rd term he was drafted. He was a Private in Col. James Slaughter’s Virginia Regiment and Col. John Slaughter’s and Major John WIlliamsCapt. Robert Pollard’s Co.,Capt. George Johnson’s Co.,Capt. Benjamin Lillard‘s Co. &Capt. Long‘s Co.He was with General Edward Stevens, Culpeper County, who took an active part and had principal role in the Revolution.[5]John was a Democrat-Republican and was not pleased when his grandson Henry Clay Brown was named after the the Whig Senator Henry ClayHe died December 31, 1834, in Culpeper County, Virginia and was buried in Mt. Poney Cemetery in Culpeper. A visitor to Culpeper in search of his grave reports it was in a field that was plowed under.[6][3]



The Revolutionary War (1775-83), also known as the American Revolution, arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which represented the British crown. Skirmishes between British troops and colonial militiamen in Lexington and Concord in April 1775 kicked off the armed conflict, and by the following summer, the rebels were waging a full-scale war for their independence. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778, turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. After French assistance helped the Continental Army force the British surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, the Americans had effectively won their independence, though fighting would not formally end until 1783.

But this day, July 4th, 2021 is especially important for all of 🇺🇸. We are Celebrating our Freedoms Against a Pandemic as well as Our Independence from 1776!


I do hope that you and your Families are Safe and do Enjoy this day!

The Living Breathing James Brown.

Author of

A Panther’s Father Book Series