The Southeastern District 2 VP, David Mann, lead a remembrance Grave Marking for Lt Col Thomas Brown in Council, NC. Members of the Lumber River, Lower Cape Fear, le Marquis de Lafayette, Halifax Resolves, Gen George Washington and Kings Mountain chapters participated in the activities. The color guard was led by Ken Smith, Gen George Washington chapter Color Guard commander. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. A. Clark Wiser, North Carolina SAR chaplain. A subsequent visit to the home built by General Thomas Brown, Oakland Plantation, followed the grave marking.
Thomas Brown was born in Bladen County on 17 Jan 1744. He was an early Revolutionary War patriot leader in the region serving as a member of the Committee of Safety in Wilmington and also was appointed by the Provincial Congress to serve in a military capacity under Col Thomas Robeson. He distiguished himself as a leader during the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge as well as the Battle of Elizabethtown and was active in suppressing Loyalist uprisings in the region. He served as a North Carolina Senator in 1785, 1786 and 1788. He later attained the rank of General in the local militia. He married (1) Sarah Bartram and (2) Lucy Bradley. He died on 24 Nov 1811, He is buried in the Carvers Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.