Brown-Koerner House

  • Address: 38340 Winsome Trail Ln
  • Vicinity: E of Berlin Turnpike, can also be seen from Aunt Mary's Ln
  • Type: House
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Brown-Koerner House is a c 1815 farmhouse and private residence situated northeast of Purcellville, Virginia. The two-story, stone, dwelling is the birthplace of Susan Koerner Wright, the mother of aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1761/00/00 George William Fairfax Owner G W Fairfax leases 150 acres to William Wildman, a Quaker living in Fairfax County, and his sons, William and John. Provided that they plant at least 100 good apple trees and keep the same well pruned and within good fences and also to build a dwelling. Apple
1792/00/00 William Wildman Jr lives on the property with his wife Deborah until 1792, when title for 110 acres of the land will be conveyed to Thomas Darnal Stevens and later transferred to Philip Frye.
1815/00/00 A stone dwelling is built, probably by Thomas D Stevens or Philip Frye. Thomas Stevens was born in 1745 in King George's Parish in Prince George's County, MD, but it is unknown where Philip Frye lived before moving to Loudoun County.
1831/00/00 Catherine Koerner inherits a farm when her father, Philip Frye, dies in 1831. Catherine is married to John G Koerner, a farmer and carriage maker.
1831/04/30 Susan Koerner Wright Born Catherine Sarah Koerner, wife of John Gottlieb Koerner, gives birth to a daughter, Susan Catherine Koerner, in Hillsboro, Loudoun County, Virginia.
1832/00/00 William C Brown of Purcellville Home Catherine Koerner sells her stone farmhouse to William C Brown for $2124.75 and the Koerners move west to Union County, Indiana.
1851/00/00 William C Brown of Purcellville Died William C Brown owns Koerner farm until his death in 1851. The property will stay in the Brown family, likely operated by one of Brown's sons, Burr or Samuel Brown, time before being parceled out to different owners in the early C20.

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Particulars for Brown-Koerner House:
Cultural Affiliation American Federal
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Building Type House
Area of Significance Industry
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

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