BROWN FAMILY

Of

TROY, LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI

Acknowledgements

I want to express my sincere appreciation to Maxine BROWN ALBART, my double cousin whom I met for the very first time in 1997 in Troy, Missouri. Maxine shared a huge BROWN genealogy chart with me that made my BROWN research much easier. Her warm hospitality and sharing of other BROWN & CREECH information was invaluable to me. Likewise I am thanking all others at the Troy, Missouri library, courthouse and other individuals that made me feel "at home" every time I visited their beautiful city of Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri.

WILLIAM & ELIZABETH

My 4th great grandfather William BROWN was born about 1738 in North Carolina, PA or VA     William married in about 1761 to Jane Erwin, born 1746 in Rowan Co., NC and died after 1815 in Iredell Co., NC.      Very little additional information is known about this couple.   This union was blessed with eight children; William II, Erwin, David, Robert, James, Isabella, Andrew Jackson, and Matthew.

 

ANDREW & SARAH

My 3rd great grandfather was Andrew Jackson BROWN born March 28, 1783 in Iredell County, North Carolina (according to tombstone). Andrew married first Isabella Young, (likely but not proven), daughter of William Young & Isabella Unknown, in about 1803 in Iredell County, North Carolina. Three children were born to this union; William Thompson; Alfred Young; & Isabella.

After the early death of first wife Isabella in about 1814 in Iredell County, North Carolina, Andrew married second to Sarah Miller, daughter of Andrew W. Miller & Jane Wilson, on July 20, 1815 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.    Twelve (or fourteen ?) children were born to Andrew & Sarah; Andrew Miller; Jane; George Washington; Clarissa; Moses Harvey; Elizabeth M.; Frances Marion; Julia Ann; Sarah Catherine; Mary Emily; James William; & Eli.

 For more information about the MILLER Family lineage click here.

 

BROWN FAMILY MIGRATION TO MISSOURI FROM NORTH CAROLINA

The emmigration: A.J.Brown, with his second wife Sarah Miller BROWN plus four children, & his other 3 children by first marriage to Isabella Young, left their old native North Carolina some time in the late summer of 1824; arrived in Missouri in covered wagons with family goods. The women riding side-saddles day after day all the way. The objective of their journey was the home of Sarah Miller Brown's father, Andrew W. Miller, who had come out west six years prior (1818), settling 6 miles SE of Troy, MO near the mouth of Crooked Creek. Andrew Miller being a very prominent citizen many years in MO. In 1827, AJ Brown "entered" from the government 160 ac of land 3 miles south of Troy, MO; & later likewise secured another quarter-section in the vicinity. The first land bought (160ac) was in Sect 10 & 11, Twsp 48 N, Range #1, west of the Fifth P.M. This land has always been continuously in the ownership of the family, AJ Brown living on it with his wife until their passing, after which their son, James William Brown became the owner; and he & his family made it their home until the death of the later on 29 sep 1916. Afterwhich the title to the property passed to Raymond Edward Brown, the son of James W. Brown.

 

In the summer of 2000 the BROWN farm was sold with the provision that the BROWN FAMILY CEMETERY would be preserved. The BROWN FAMILY CEMETERY CORPORATION (a Missouri Corporation), was formed to maintain the cemetery.

 

Andrew Jackson BROWN died April 11, 1863, in Lincoln County, Missouri and is buried with his wife Sarah with a common grave marker in the BROWN Family Cemetery located on the BROWN farm, three miles south of Troy, Missouri, east side of state highway J. Sarah had died on June 9, 1860.

ANDREW JACKSON BROWN GRAVESTONE

COMMON STONE WITH WIFE (BELOW)

 

SARAH MILLER BROWN

GRAVESTONE

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BROWN CEMETERY IN JULY 2000

NEW WROUGHT IRON FENCE CONSTRUCTED BY

BROWN CEMETERY CORPORATION

Left to Right

Stanley Pollman, Maxine Brown Albart, Avonell Brown Dowell, Floyd Dowell

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The perpetual care of the Brown Family Cemetery in a respectful and dignified manner as a tribute to our BROWN ancestors has a continuing cost. We are fortunate that local BROWN ancestors have done so much work in organizing the efforts to establish such a worthwhile endeavor. We can support their efforts by making periodic donations to help defray the costs associated with such efforts.

Donations will be appreciated and put to good use

solely for the maintenance of the BROWN FAMILY CEMETERY

Please mail your donation to:

Brown Family Cemetery Corporation

Attn: Gene Brown

883 Innsbrook Estates

Innsbrook, Missouri 63390

 Please send any questions to Gene Brown at:

deegene@usmo.com

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !

INVENTORY OF GRAVES IN THE BROWN FAMILY CEMETERY

This inventory was made by Mrs. Marion Brown Groshong,  Mrs. A.J. Pollman, & Mrs. A.H.Wegner on  1 Apr 1982 (One stone was completely unreadable- a few field stones no inscriptions. m,g.)     With additional information provided by June Groshong & Jessie Lee Hutt in September 2004.

 

Located T28N Sec.II Lin. Co. Mo.  And approximately ½ mile east of Highway J, a few miles south of Troy, Lincoln Co., MO  

 

BROWN

                     same stone

   Andrew  -  Born Mar. 28,1783 in Iredell Co. N.C.

                     Died Apr.1,1863. Sleep on dear Father,

                                                  Take Thy rest

                                                  God called thee home.

                                                  He thought it best.

  Sara Miller -  Born  Oct.23,1793 in Lincoln Co. N.C.

                        Died June 9,1860

The above are my 3rd great grandparents.

   

 Fannie Garnet KEMPER BROWN –2nd w/o James William  Brown (buried in Troy City Cemetery)

                 Born Mar.20,1857

                 Died Sep.8,1885

 

 

Susan Elizabeth OWEN BROWN – 1st w/o  James William Brown (buried in Troy City Cemetery)

                                          Born 4 Feb 1843                

      Died Died Apr.17,1875 Aged 32 Years 2 Mon6ths & 15 Days.

 

      Also found is a footstone with initials    S.  E.  B.   which may belong to the above?

 

Dora Pearl -  Daughter of W.S.& S.C. Brown (William Spencer & Sarah Catherine Pearl Brown)

                     (These are descendants of Jesse Brown not yet known what connection to my Browns may be)?       

         Born July 9,1890

         Died  Aug. 7,1890

         A Precious One From Among Us Has Gone A Voice We loved Is Stilled A

         Place Is Vacant  In Our Home Which Can Never Be Filled.

                       

JEANS

  

  Elizabeth W. -  w/o  Thos. J. Jeans

               Born  Mar. 7, 1826

               Died Mar. 31,1896    Aged 70 Years & 24 Days

              God Gave. He Took. He Will restore. He Doeth All Things Well.

 

 Thomas J. Jeans – Born July 1, 1819

                               Died June 27, 1904

 

NEWELL

 

Possibly two babies born & died June ?

 

SCONCE

 

Elizabeth M. -  (SEE OBITUARY BELOW) – My 2nd Great Grandmother born Elizabeth M. Brown married first my 2nd

                        Great Grandfather John Creech, married second Caswell Sconce.

                        Born Jan. 25, 1827 (Daughter of Andrew Jackson Brown & Sarah Miller)

                        Died Dec 15, 1910

This author believes that his 2nd Great Grandmother is buried in this cemetery without a headstone, or a buried headstone,  because the obituary (below) states in part “Her remains were brought to the family cemetery on James Brown's place for burial.”

 

STELLE 

 

             T.B. – Born Aug. 27, 1867

                        Died May 20,1886

                       FAREWELL BROTHER

 

YOUNG

 

     Frances A.-  Born Frances A. Shackelford, in Kentucky.

  Wife of first Jesse Brown & second Archibald Marion Young

(Jesse Brown’s & Arch Young’s relationships to my Browns are not yet known but there is likely a    

relationship of some kind to have been buried in the Brown Family Cemetery) 

  Born June 23,1816 (in KY)

                          Died Jan.30,1892  aged  75 Years 7  Months & 17 Days

                          Meet In Heaven

There are a number of field stones in this cemetery and evidence indicates

that the following are also buried in the Brown Family Cemetery:

Alfred Young BROWN II (grandson of Andrew Jackson BROWN  &  son of William Thompson BROWN I)

          Born 26 Feb 1829

          Died 27 Apr 1895   

Joanne E. TAYLOR BROWN (2nd w/o Alfred Young BROWN)

          Born 22 Feb 1841

          Died 12 Jan 1904

Mary Frances BROWN (daughter of Alfred Young BROWN)

          Born 8 Aug 1863

          Died 3 Mar 1884

Charles Henry BROWN (son of Alfred Young BROWN)

          Born 12 Sep 1867

          Died 25 Dec 1891

Edward Harvey BROWN (son of Alfred Young BROWN)

          Born 16 Oct 1873

          Died 26 Nov 1889

 

ELIZABETH & JOHN

My 2nd great grandmother Elizabeth M. BROWN was born January 25, 1827 in Lincoln County, Missouri. On March 6, 1845 Elizabeth married first to John CREECH. After the death of John in 1856 Elizabeth married second to Caswell Sconce May 1, 1858.

For more information about the family of Elizabeth & John click here.

 

This obituary was provided by Robert W. Taylor

It was in the 30 December 1910 issue of the Troy Free Press, page 3, column 2

PLEASE NOTE SHE WAS BURIED ON THE BROWN FAMILY FARM WHICH I BELIEVE IS WHERE JOHN CREECH

ELIZABETH’S FIRST HUSBAND, IS LIKELY BURIED

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CAUTION ! I cannot certify this file as 100% correct nor is it all proven. These files are a compilation of what various BROWN Family researchers have shared with me. I check them for reasonableness and assume that those submitting their BROWN file are correct for their direct line. These files are strictly a depository for BROWN documentation and can aid in research by providing research leads & possible direction. This file contains 1653 individuals and was updated 8 May 2005.

Good luck!

 

 

 

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