John was born about 1737 in Scotland, the son of James Brown and Rachael Kalter.
His wife was Mary Baird. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their five known children were John (1760-?), Helen (1764-?), John (1765-?), Mary (c1769-1840) and Euphemia (c1772-?).
!Source: http://www.genesreunited.co.uk Alistair Wilkinson family tree