John BROCKMAN was born in King and Queen County, Virginia, and moved with his parents, Samuel BROCKMAN and Mary, to Orange County, Virginia about 1734. He married Mary COLLINS, the daughter of Captain Joseph COLLINS and Susannah ROBERTSON. They lived at "Thornhill" in Orange County, Virginia.
Children of John and Mary:
John BROCKMAN was born 8 May 1735 in Orange Co, VA. Amelia MARTAINE, the daughter of Robert MARTAINE and Ann EASOM WAS BORN 1737 in Orange Co, VA. They moved to South Carolina from Virginia, about 1790-95, and settled in the Spartanburg District.
Children born to John and Amelia:
John furnished sundries and paid cash to the Militia of North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina during the Revolutionary War. A certificate was issued for his Patriot Service by Auditor of Hillsborough District in December, 1781.
John's will was written 27 November 1800 and probated on 13 February 1801. John died 31 January 1801 and Amelia died in 1808 - both in Laurens Co, SC and both buried at the Clear Springs Baptist Church, Greenville Co, SC.
Henry BROCKMAN was born 18 Dec 1764 in Virginia to John BROCKMAN, Jr and Amelia MARTAINE. Susannah PATTERSON was born 1765, the daughter of Turner PATTERSON and Susannah.
Henry married his cousin, Susannah PATTERSON, on 9 April 1818 in Greenville District, South Carolina. There children are:
Mr. Brockman was a planter and owned slaves.
He and his wife are buried in the graveyard at the Brockman homestead, about midway between Spartanburg and Greenville, and not far from Reidville.
HENRY BROCKMAN 1761-1835 Son of Col JOHN BROCKMAN
SUSANNAH 1765 - 1835 Wife of HENRY BROCKMAN
Henry Brockman's will was signed 19 July 1834 and probated April 20, 1835.
"Old Pisgah Cemetery - Webster County," Mississippi Genealogical Exchange 1 (September 1955):41.
The Brockman Family Cemetery, Pinckney District Chapter, Cherokee, Spartainburg, Union Counties, South Carolina Genealogical Society, Summer, 1993, Vol 17, No 2.
Greenville Co South Carolina Cemetery Survey, Vol II, Greenville Chapter of South Carolina Genealogical Society.
Clark, Parks, Brockman and Dean, Davis and Goss Families in Five Parts by Henry William Clark, Montgomery, Al, 1905, Printed by the author.
Early American History, Volume II, William Everett Brockman, Compiler and Publisher, 1926, Poucher-Printers, Minneapolis, 1926. Family History Library, Salt Lake, UT
The Brockman Scrapbook, 1952, William Everett Brockman, Midland National Bank, Minneapolis 1, Minnesota. - Research of Leonardo Andrea.
Will of Henry Brockman, Recorded in Will Book B. Pages 135-136. The original will is in the SC State Archives.
Will of John Brockman, 1801, Laurens Co, SC, Box 9, pkg 6.
NOTE: Hoyt and I visited the Clear Springs Baptist Church Cemetery when we went to the Peden Reunion the first time. All the children of John Brockman and Amelia Martaine are listed on the tombstone along with the dates and counties that they were born in. We also visited the Greenville Library where we copied records from Greenville Co, SC Cemetery Survey, Volume 1, Greenville Chapter, SC Genealogy Society. I also have a map of Horse Pen Creek, Greenville/Spartanburg/Laurens Counties, which show the Land Grant of John Brockman.
Thanks to Paul Brockman for his help with the John and Mary COLLINS BROCKMAN family. He has set up a fund to maintain the old Brockman Cemeteries. If you would like to contribute, contact him at [email protected]
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