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William Brown Family History
contributed by Lisa Cain

This is a hand written history for one of the Brown Families of Allen County Kentucky. The Author is unknown. The information was obtained while researching at the Allen County Historical Society and has been transcribed exactly as it was written. There are parts that are very light and cannot be read very well. These are indicated with ( ) parenthesis and a question mark ?  Misspelled words are as written, and additional information on an individual has also been noted in ( ) parenthesis.  The original document is maintained at the Allen County Historical Society in Scottsville, Kentucky.   The index has been altered from the original to reflect alphabetical order of entries.

 

Index of Names   Page
Brown,  Allen          17
Brown, Allsey Family 5
Brown, Alonzo T. Family 9
Brown, Babe Family 7
Brown, Burton          17
Brown, Celia G. Family 13
Brown, Drury’s Family 4
Brown, Drury Burton          16
Brown, Drury Denton Family         18
Brown, Elizabeth + Oliver Family        22
Brown, Elizabeth Francis and husband Livington Meador 9
Brown, Gilleon A. and Malechi Bridges       16
Brown, Henry J. Family 6
Brown, Henry J. and Margaret Patton Family Charles, John, Letcher and Drury   10
Brown, John Elvis Family         20
Brown, John H. Family  11
Brown, Pellie Family 8
Brown, RU (Ruben) Family 8
Brown, Samuel B.  15
Brown, Sarah E. 16
Brown, Thomas J. Family 14
Brown, William A Family 12
Brown, William Jr.  1
Brown, William Jr. Family  2
Brown, William Sr. 1
Brown, Willis    16
Brown, Wm Charles Family 21
Drury, Wiley and sister Rebecca   3
Hause, Mary Elizabeth Brown Family 19
Meador, Mary Ellen and Bailey 7
Tracy, Joe   3
Watson, Rebecca’s dauh (daughter) Lucinda and Husband 3

  
Page 1
Brown Family and Relations
William Brown Sr.  Name found in Va before 1700 and in N.C. by 1755
William Brown Jr. soldier in Rev War from N.C. 11 children

Page 2
William Brown Jr. Family
11 children  

  1. Drury Brown born 1765 and died between 1837 and 1840 in Allen County KY
  2. Wiley Brown born 1769; died 1848
  3. John Brown
  4. William Brown
  5. Burrell Brown
  6. Reuben Brown
  7. Pricilla Brown Woodfall
  8. Elizabeth Brown Seagraves
  9. Rebecca Brown Watson
  10. Charity Brown Griggins

Page 3
Drury Brown brother Wiley Brown and sister Rebecca Brown Watson moved their families from N.C. to Allen County KY about 1800

Drury located about 4 miles S.E. of Scottsville

Wiley Brown located about 8 mils S. E. of Scottsville on Long Creek
Rebecca and husband died early in life leaving a daughter Lucinda Watson about 12 or 13 years old.  Lucinda’s cousin, a son of Wiley, carried her to his home where she lived until she married Joe Tracy.

Lucinda born 2-18-1814; d. 5/15/1884
Joseph “Joe” Tracy b. 7-24-1816; d. 5-30-1883
They are buried at Salem.  See notes on Isaac Tracy family.

Page 4
Drury Brown Family
Married Elizabeth Jent on 12-7-1790 in Wake Co. N.C.  

  1. Allsey Brown born 9-30-1791; died 10-11-1864
  2. Allen Brown born 1798; died ?
  3. Burton Brown born 11-25-1801; died 2-27-1855
  4. Drury Denton Brown born 9-14-1812; died 12-20-1881
(My note: granted 112 acres Bays Fork, Kentucky Land Grants, Book 34, 3-29-1850)
  5. Elizabeth Brown born 8-1-1820; died 4-27-1888 married Oliver Brown on 8-1-1842; Oliver Brown a grandson of Wiley born 6-19-1821; died 6-9-1908.  Elizabeth and Oliver buried at Salem  

Page 5
Allsey Brown Family
Married Nancy T Childress born 4-9-1798; died 1-9-1878
(my note: Nancy is listed in the 1880 census, therefore this date of death cannot be correct.  I’d guess she died in 1888)
10 children

  1. Henry J. Brown - B. 12-28-1815; d. 4-3-1897
  2. John H. Brown - B. 8-31-1817; d. 1896
  3. William A. Brown - B. 4-22-1820; d. 1899
  4. Celia G. Brown – B. 1823; d. ?
  5. Thomas J. Brown – B. 1-2-1827; D. ?
  6. Samuel B. Brown – B. 3-1-1829; D. 7-25-1917
  7. Sarah E. Brown – B. 1834; D. ?
  8. Willis Brown Died about 2 years old
  9. Gilleon A. Malenda Brown Born 1836

Drury Burton and Samuel B. Brown are buried in River side Cemetary Newton Ill.

Allsey Brown and wife are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery about 3 miles S.E. of Scottsville on road 100

Page 6
Henry J. Brown Family
Henry J. Brown born 12-28-1815; Died 4-3-1897
1st marriage Elizabeth Tracy – on 3-25-1838  
6 Children

  1. Babe Brown
  2. Mary Ellen Brown – B.  6-28-1839; D. 7-18-1873
  3. Ruben Brown – B. 3-11-1845; D. 8-6-1922
  4. Pellie Brown
  5. Alonzo Brown - B12-12-1848; D. 4-8-1912


  2nd marriage Margaret Patton
(this marriage and family is listed in the Allen County Kentucky 1870 Census)
4 Children

  1. Charles Brown
  2.  John Brown   Texas (most likely notes State of burial)
  3. Letcher Brown (I found his name also as Grandville Letcher)  California (most likely notes State of burial)

Babe believed buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetary no marker
Mary Ellen and Alonzo buried at Pleasant Hill
Elizabeth Frances Brown at P. Hill no marker
Ruben Brown buried at Mt. Pleasant
Drury Brown buried in Franklin KY
Henry J. and Margaret Patton at P. Hill;

Page 7
Babe Brown           “Son of Henry J”
Married Annie ?
4 Children

  1. Myrtle Brown
  2. Henry J. Brown
  3. Knox T. Brown
  4. Claud Brown  died young. Pleasant Hill Cemetary no markers

    Mary Ellen Brown “Daug of Henry J” born 6-28-1838; D. 7-18-1873 married Bailey Meador Brown 3-4-1834; D. 3-39 (?)-1884
3 Children

  1. Mary Belle Meador married Will Lyle
  2. Betty Meador married Morgan Johnson
  3. Lula Meador married Willie Simmons  

Mary Ellen and Bailey Meador buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetary

Page 8
RU “Ruben” Brown “Son of Henry J” born 3-11-1845; D 8-6-1922
Married Jane Mayhew on 11-11-1867 Born 6-17-1851; D. 9-29-1927
5 Children

  1. Leona Brown – B. 1869; D. 1958 married George E. Cook – B. 1863; D 1921
  2. Hershel Brown – B – 1872; D. 1943 married Janie E. Wygal – B 1882; D 1943
  3. Lonnie Brown Died young
  4. Cora Brown – B – 7-1-1963; D 8-25-1947 married H H Huntsman – B 3-29-1873; D 9-23-1947
  5. Bertha Brown married Bruce Holland   Ruben family all buried at Mt Pleasant Cemetary S. of Scottsville on 31 E.


Pellie Brown “Son of Henry J” married?
1 son
Louie Brown – B 1877; D 1954 married Mary Mcguire – B. 1882; 1958 lived in or near Franklin KY

Page 9
Alonzo T. Brown       “Son of Henry J” Born 12-12-1848; D 4-8-1912 married Melissie Joshlyn Born 10-28-1865; D 11-8-1957
3 Children

  1. Winford Brown
  2. Clarence H Brown – B-10-16-1905
  3. Ambrose Brown – B 11-10-1910  


Alonzo T and son Winford buried at Pleasant Hill wife Melissie is buried in Calif.

Elizabeth Frances Brown  “daug of Henry J” Born ?; D 1920 married Livington Meador – B. 1836: D 1917  married on 5-15-1862
4 Children

  1. Genie Meador
  2. F. Denton Meador B-2-26-1867: D 1949 married Sarah Smalling – B 1869; 1961
  3. Ray Meador – B?; D 3-13-1909
  4. Willie Meador married Katie Simmons  Ada Okla. (most likely notes where they moved and were buried).

Page 10
Henry J and Margaret Patton Family

  1. Charles Brown married  (no name given)  1 daug Vera Brown
  2. John Brown married Rosa Alex Ander

Letcher Brown “lived in Calf”  married (no name given)   1 son Arthur Brown


Drury Brown – B 1855; D 1948 married Bettie McFarlin – B-1861; 1934   2 Children

  1. Edward Brown – B-1881; D 1950
  2. Lucy Brown – B 1884; D 2-26-1967 married Elbridge Biggs B. 1883; D 1947


Drury Brown Family lived in Franklin KY

Page 11
Judge John H Brown   “Allsey’s son”  Born 8-31-1817; D 1896
1st married Sarah Epperson on 10-21-1839
5 Children

  1. Kitty Brown
  2. Charles A Brown
  3. Martha P Brown
  4. Nancy E Brown married ? Griffen


2nd marrage Letitia Brite on 7-25-1850 Born 1813; D 12-14-1882

3rd Marrage Cora Gibbs in 1889 Born 1872; D. ?
2 Children

  1. John L Brown


Jon H. Brown believed buried Pleasant Hill (rest of sentence is too light to read and letters are missing).

Page 12
William A Brown       “Allsey’s son”
Born 1820; D 1899 married Sarah H Alexander on 2-26-1846
Sarah Born 1820; D 1900
7 Children

  1. George Lee Brown
  2. Ann Rebecca “Tee” Brown
  3. Sarah Allie Brown
  4. E. Scott Brown – B. 12-3-1846 married Lucy Mulligan B. 12-23-1852  2 daug
  1. Winston Brown – B-9-1-1873; D 1942
  2. Fannie Brown – B-9-16-1879; D 7-26-1961
  5. Ella Brown – B-10-13-1848; D11-26-1869
  6. Nannie Celia Brown Born 6-11-1854; D 12-15-1858
  7. Infant B+D 1853  

Page 13
Celia G Brown        “Allsey’s daug”
Born 1823; D?  married Marcus L. Alexander on 8-15-1844
Born 1822; D 1845

  1 son William Charles Alexander

  2nd Marrage
Elijah J. Stayton on 1-27-1858
2 Children

  1. Jacie Stayton
  2. Robert Bascum Stayton Born 1858; D 1934 in Texas

Page 14
Thomas J Brown      “Allsey’s son”
Born 1-2-1827; D ?   1st Marrage
Sarah E Miller on 11-8-1851   2 Children

  1. Taylor Brown
  2. Clay Brown  

2nd Marrage
Nancy Dyson on 6-4-1861
Born 1830; D 1924   3 Children

  1. William Thomas Brown
  2. Mary Elizabeth Brown married Emery K. Long
  3. Nancy Ellen Brown B. 2-1-1875; 2-2-1908
Married James N. Dismang

Page 15
Samuel B Brown    “Allsey’s son”
3-1-1829; 7-25-1917  

1st marrage Annie Staleyon 3-1-1859
1-15-1834; D 1-9-1873  

2nd Marrage
Sarah Ward on 8-17-1875
B. 6-28-1834; D 5-5-1911  

Page 16
Sarah E Brown    “Allsey’s daug”
B. 1834; D ?  married James G Whitney  
4 Children (no names given)  

Gilleon A Brown      “daug of Allsey’s”
B. 1836; D ? married Richard Malochi Bridges on 10-12-1858
1 son Oscar Bridges  

Drury Burton Brown       “Son of Allsey”
2-9-1825; 10-22-1896  married Martha Jane McReynolds on 11-11-1851
10 Children (No names given)

Page 17
Allen Brown      “Son of Drury”
Born 1798; D ?  married Margaret Miller on 5-3-1820  
Burton Brown    “Son of Drury”
11-25-1801; D 2-27-1855  married Anna Kelsey on 8-14-1825
9 Children

  1. Frances Jane Brown 3-29-1828; 8-27-1636 (1836)
  2. Hugh K. Brown 1-16-1830; 3-9-1896  
  3. Samuel H Brown named in Will
  4. Robert Brown 
  5. Hester Brown 11-1-1837; 12-1-1854
  6. Burton B. Brown 1843; 1844
  7. Salline(?) Brown 6-6-1846; 10-9-1850
  8. Anna Derinda Brown – Florida
  9. I (U)? Millie Brown married J C Potts on 10-10-1850

Page 18
Drury Denton Brown   “Son of Drury”9-14-1812; 12-20-1881
married Sarah Parson Brown 3-23-1816; 7-20-1865
She a daug of Sratton Brown Sumner County Tenn  
7 Children

  1    Ruben B Brown – 2-11-1835; 8-22-1838
  2    Mary Elizabeth Brown 1-3-1837; 3-5-1915 married B C House on 8-13-1857 ; 7-19-1836; 2-4-1910
  3    Elmore Brown 12-14-1838; 8-10-1855
  4    John Elvis Brown 11-4-1841; 11-19-1898 married Margaret Lyles on 10-10-1863 ; 10-31-1844; 1-6-1916
  5    Wm C “Buck” Brown 1844; 1913  married Ann Vaginia Hagker on 11-5-1870;   11-15-1847; 12-13-1910
  6    M D “Delbert” Brown 1846; ?
  7    Edward Brown 8-10-1855; ?

Page 19  
Mary Elizabeth Brown   “daug of D D”  (Drury Denton) 1-3-1837; 8-22-1915 
married B C House 7-19-1836; 2-4-1910
married on 8-13-1857  
8 Children

  1.  Wm Denton House 1860; 1920  married Lou Ella Long 1861; 1935
  2.  Sallie House  married John Alexander
  3.  Dr. John B House 8-5-1863; 5-8-1914  married Hallie Tounsend Read 11-8-1868;  10-9-1932
  4.  “Shln”(?) M. Chenault House 5-20-1867; 1-22-1937 married Ella Dalton 3-17- 1870; 5-8-1950  
  5.  Lillian House married LT Powell
  6.  Charles Thomas House 1874; 1954 married Effi Dalton 1879-1972
  7.  “Mag” Margaret Grey House married “Ed” EL Hilburn on 3-23-1904(?)  
  8.  Anna House  single

Page 20  
John Elvis Brown       “Son of D D” (Drury Denton) 11-4-1841; 11-19-1898 
married Larah Lavina Margaret Lyles on 10-10-1863 - 10-31-1844; 1-6-1916  
7 Children  

  1.  Enola Artimissie Brown 4-30-1865; 3-18-1937 married Elbredge Luther Napier on 12-14-1882  b. 4-1-1859  d. 1-10-1937
  2.  Lula Denton Brown 1-21-1867; 11-9-1892 married Thomas Asberry Napier 1863-1946
  3.  Edward Brown 7-24-1867; 2-19-1892
  4.  Robert T Brown 7-23-1871;  2-8-1939 married Ruby Payne B-2-17-1888; 1960
  5.  Johnie Dema Brown 7-8-1875;  3-25-1948 married Angie Frank Brown   on 12-4-1901 ; 6-27-1873; 2-10-1947
  6.  Charlie L Brown 4-(?)-1877; 9-9-1966 married Hettie Smalling on 7-27-1904   1878; 5-19-1961  
  7.  (?) P Brown 1-3-18(??); 6-4-1959
 (?) Brown 11-18-1877; 5-15-1969  

 Page 21  
Wm Charles “Buck” Brown  “Son of Drury Denton” 1844; 5-12-1913 
married Ann Virginia Hughes on 11-5-1870 - 11-15-1847; 12-3-1910  
6 Children    

  1.  Hershell Brown 1872; 1894  
  2.  Wm Pen Brown 3-22-1874; 1959  married Nora Carder (Carter?) 6-7-1877
  3.  Elvis T Brown 1876; 1972 (this must be a female, see paragraph below)
  4.  Fred E Brown 1-5-1879; 6-18-1916  married Mollie Neal 4-5-1882; 6-10-1973
  5. Ada Brown  
  6.  Herbert Brown  

       No 3 Elvis Brown married Henry E Brown a daug of Jim Brown and great grand daug of Henry Brown  

Page 22  
Elizabeth Brown   “daug of Drury” 8-1-1820; 4-27-1883 married Oliver Brown  “Son of Henry” on 8-1-1842
6-19-1821; 6-9-1908  
10 Children  

  1.   Helon Adeline Brown 1843; 1925  married Joel Frank Pitchford on 10-25-1856 ; 5-6-1834; 11-11-1908  
  2.   H N “Woats” Brown 1-1-1844; 7-14-1888
  3.   Wm Austin Brown 9-17-1847; 7-25-1910 married Amelia E Neal 12-4-1869; 3-4-?  
  4.  “Pet” Minnie Bell Brown 4-7-1845; 7-21-1901 married Halem Persley 8-6-?; 7-3-?   
  5.   Alice Brown 1851; 1939 married ? Wilson
  6.   Marilla V Brown9-11-1854; 8-12-1862
  7.   James B Brown 3-2-1856; 7-19-1862
  8.   Virginia Brown 2-1-(3?)-1858; 2-10-1861
  9.   Aritimissie Brown 2-29-1860; 11-6-1892 married Buck Taylor 1-30-1859; 3-11-1947
  10.  Samuel Oliver Brown 7-19-1863; 5-29-1899 married Bettie Donoham  
(the dates given for Bettie are very hard to read and what I can make out cannot be correct)  1-29-1818; 8-11-1846