State Records of land grants show William Brown receiving a grant in 1784 and living in the Pendleton District. p 24, "Settlement of Pendleton District, South Carolina 1777-1800" by Frederick Van Clayton, 1988, Southern Historical Press.
From Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, chapter 4, III "In the Council Chamber, Wednesday the 6th January 1773: The following persons who had lately arrived from Ireland into this province in the ship Lord Dunluce presented petitions for warrants of survey agreeable to their respective family rights, vizt - In South Carolina - 274. William Brown 400 acres (b) P.F. 219; 6 Jan. 1773; in Craven Co. on branch of Sandy River; bd'd Stephen Maxzek, Benjamin Carter, vacant land; sur. 19 Aug. 1773. (c) Chester.
William Brown's estate 1821 Newberry County, SC, Nathan Neighbours executor. From Deed Book P2 - 314, May 13, 1822, the heirs of William Brown, Sr, dec. want to sell land of deceased. High bidder of 117 acres was James Neighbors for $300. Final setlement February 28, 1826 $.075 paid to: 1. John Brown, 2. Andrew Brown, 3. William Brown, 4. Jenny Neighbours, 5. Mary Neighbours, 6. the children of Fanny Hipp, Elijah and Sarah Hipp, 7. Sumer Fisher, 8. Margaret Patterson