4 Generations of Parkman – Brownlee back to 1538

Parkman Wedding – LaPorte, Indiana – 1995

(from left to right) Steve Parkman, Pamela Parkman Wegner, Mark Parkman, Harry Brownlee, Beverly Faye Brownlee Parkman, Daniel Parkman & Danny Parkman.

Direct link to Parkman – Brownlee Genealogy with 55,599 Ancestors in my GEDCOM / PAF searchable database:


Harry Brownlee 2002 obituary:


Harry Lee Brownlee Jr Mount Hope Cemetery Peru IN mason same cmty as George B Parkman.jpg

Sarah Alva and Harry Lee Brownlee, Jr. Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, IN – same cemetery George B. & Willa Mae Parkman and Cole Porter buried.



Harry Lee and Bertie E Brownlee Sr Mount Hope Cemetery Peru IN

Parents of Harry Lee Brownlee, Jr. : Harry Lee Brownlee, Sr. and Bertie E. Brownlee, Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, IN


BROWNLEE Bertie E.  29 Sep 1896  22 Feb 1984  87  1975-1984  127  
BROWNLEE Harry L. Jr.  27 Nov 1916  22 Oct 2002  85  PMH  P0132   
BROWNLEE Sarah Alva  24 Jun 1922  10 Dec 2013  91  2013  345, 346




Sarah Francis Lightner Brownlee and Robert Alexander Brownlee parents of: Harry Lee Brownlee, Sr.

Sarah Francis Lightner Brownlee headstone 2014

Sarah Francis Lightner Brownlee, Natural Bridge, VA

Robert Alexander Brownlee same grave as Sarah Francis Lightner Brownlee

Robert Alexander Breownlee, Natural Bridge, VA

Robert Alexander Brownlee obituery Lexington Gazette VA 29 March 1911

Birth: Feb. 15, 1843
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1911
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA

Son of James C. and Ruthenia “Ruth” Evans (Heizer) Brownlee
Married to Sarah Francis Lightner. Two surviving sons:
Harry and Frank Brownlee
Military service:
Served as a Private for the C.S.A.
Enlisted 21 May 1861 at Brownsburg, VA in Company H, Virginia 25th Infantry Regiment.
Description: height: 5 ft. 7 in., dark complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.


High Bridge Presbyterian Church, Natural Bridge , VA founded 1770. Theresa, Catherine, Danny, Ashlee, Michael & Daniel Parkman, Sr 1999 (from left to right)




Lairds of Torfoot, Scotland:

Torfoot North-Torfoot-House

Torfoot Brownlee Pedigrees & Families:


Torfoot South-Torfoot-close

Aerial Google Map for Torfoot in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Brownlee marriages from 1538 to 1854:

Brownlee marriages 1538-1854

Brownlee Genealogies:


Torfoot SouthTorfoot2004


Torfoot George-Brownlee-Torfoot


More Brownlee Torfoot, Scotland & Global history:




Brownlee Torfoot Covenants flag

brownlee torfoot bothwell bridge memorial

Battle of Bothwell Bridge memorial

brownlee torfoot drumclog memorial

Drumclog memorial

brownlee torfoot old photo

brownlee torfoot old barns

brownlee torfoot house before reconstruction

Torfoot old photos before restorations


brownlee torfoot covenants flag 2

One of the oldest items in the Cameronian collection, this banner was carried in the Covenanter’s army by William Cleland at the Battles of Drumclog and Bothwell Brig in 1679. Cleland was then scarcely eighteen years of age, fighting at Drumclog as an Officer of Foot and at Bothwell Brig as Captain.

Made of blue silk, the banner is inscribed at the top with gilded Hebrew characters, which read ‘Jehovah-Nissi’ (The Lord is my Banner). The banner takes its name from the phrase at the bottom , written in blood red, which reads ‘No Quarters for Ye Active Enemies of Ye Covenant’.



Brownlee Laird of Torfoot Scotland

Descendants of The Lairds of Torfoot

The Brownlees of Torfoot

This is the history of the Brownlees of Torfoot in Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland. (A work in progress.)

Brownlee the Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname Brownlee

Brownlee Torfoot Edinburgh Torfoot Sasine A.jpg

Brownlee Torfoot Edinburgh Torfoot Sasine B.jpg

Brownlee Torfoot Edinburgh Torfoot Sasine C.jpg


More Brownlee history and genealogy back to Charlemagne: 



Mayflower ancestors:



Judge John Brownlee, born Fayette County, Indiana



Brownlee of County Antrim, Northern Ireland:



“A Roman road can be traced for a considerable distance in the parish. It runs along the south side of the Avon and passes the farm of Walesley. On the farm of Gennerhill some shoes or sandals of Roman manufacture have been found, and also some small coins. Some coins were also discovered on the lands of Torfoot, near to Loudoun-hill, and on the very line by which the Romans when crossing the Caledonian forest must have marched towards the west coast.” The Third Statistical Account for Scotland, 1835. Rev. William Proudfoot, Minister, 



Kelpies Horse Grangemouth Scotland.jpg


Grangemouth, Scotland Kelpis Horse Monument (50 miles from Torfoot)

LaPorte County Court House IN.jpg

LaPorte County Court House, Indiana

Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, Scotland is twin sister city to LaPorte, Indiana:





Falkirk Wheel, Scotland is 42 miles from Torfoot and Falkirk is where William Wallace known as Braveheart held the Battle of Falkirk.


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