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Descendants of Rueben Brown

And wives Sarah Parker, Amanda Ross


Generation No. 1

 

1.  RUEBEN1 BROWN was born 1805 in GA, and died 1859 in Houston Co., TX.  He married (1) SARAH PARKER 10 Feb 1825 in ILL, daughter of DANIEL PARKER and MARTHA DICKERSON.  She was born 1807 in TN, and died 20 Apr 1850 in Houston Co TX.  He married (2) AMANDA CLEMENTINE ROSS-HOGUE Feb 1854 in Houston Co., TX, daughter of ISAAC ROSS and MARY MEADE.  She was born 26 Sep 1822 in MS, and died Abt. 1875 in Houston Co TX.  All are buried in Refuge Cemetery, Houston County, Texas

 

 

Notes for RUEBEN BROWN:

FORT BROWN (Houston County). Fort Brown was built around 1834 in northeastern Houston County by Reuben Brown for his wife Sarah (Parker) Brown and family and for others of the Daniel Parkerqv family. Sarah was one of Daniel's daughters. Around 1833 the Parker family group had started from Illinois for Texas with the intention of organizing the Pilgrim Church there. The congregation settled for a time at the Reuben Brown Fort before moving on to the north and west, settling in what was still at that time Houston County (near what is now Elkhart in Anderson County). The Parkers were also associated with Fort Houston in Palestine and eventually settled at Fort Parker, Limestone County. Reuben and family remained in northeastern Houston County, establishing a community named Refuge. The Refuge cemetery remains and Reuben and wife and other settlers of Fort Brown are buried there.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Houston County Cemeteries (Crockett, Texas: Houston County Historical Commission, 1977; 3d ed. 1987). Houston County Historical Commission, History of Houston County, Texas, 1687-1979 (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Heritage, 1979).  - - by  Eliza H. Bishop

 

Children of RUEBEN BROWN and SARAH PARKER are:

                   i.       PATSY2 BROWN1, b. 01 Jun 1831, ILL; d. 17 Jun 1834, Enroute Ill to TX1.

                  ii.       LOUISA ELIZA BROWN, b. 09 Dec 1834, Houston Co., TX; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. UNKNOWN HARGRAVES.

2.              iii.       JOHN BROWN, b. 22 Feb 1837, Houston Co., TX; d. 24 Oct 1921, Houston Co TX.

                 iv.       DANIEL PARKER BROWN, b. 18 Mar 1839, Anderson Co., TX; d. Unknown, Unknown.

                  v.       MARCY A. PARKER, b. 1844, TX; Adopted child.

 

Children of RUEBEN BROWN and AMANDA ROSS-HOGUE are:

                 vi.       BENJAMIN R.2 BROWN, b. 1855, Houston Co., TX; d. 1931, Houston Co TX.

                vii.       JAMES M. JIM BROWN, b. 1858, Houston Co., TX; d. 1931, Houston Co., TX; m. SUSAN J. SUDIE ALLEN, 1884, Houston Co, TX.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN2 BROWN (RUEBEN1) was born 22 Feb 1837 in Houston Co., TX, and died 24 Oct 1921 in Houston Co TX.  He married (1) IZZIEBELLA CAROLINE MURCHISON Abt. 1855 in Houston Co., TX, daughter of WILLIAM MURCHISON and MARY WILSON.  She was born 1838, and died 11 Nov 1873 in Houston Co TX.  He married (2) MARY LUCY DICKEY Abt. 1874 in Houston Co., TX.  She was born 1849 in GA, and died 21 Dec 1924 in Houston Co TX.

 

Children of JOHN BROWN and IZZIEBELLA MURCHISON are:

                   i.       DANIEL FRANK3 BROWN, b. 1856, Houston Co TX; d. 22 Apr 1929.

                  ii.       WILLIAM R " W " BROWN, b. 1860, Houston Co TX.

                 iii.       SARAH E. BROWN, b. 1866, Houston Co TX; d. 1867.

                 iv.       LUCY TEXANNA BROWN, b. 1867, Houston Co TX; d. 1955.

                  v.       JOHN W. BROWN, b. 1870, Houston Co TX.

                 vi.       MARY ISABELLE BROWN, b. 1873, Houston Co TX.

 

       

Children of JOHN BROWN and MARY DICKEY are:

                vii.       MINNIE ANN3 BROWN, b. 1875, Houston Co TX.

               viii.       TELITHA VIRGINIA BROWN, b. 1876, Houston Co TX.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Bible - Daniel Parker.

Census: 1850, 1850; Census Place:  , Houston, Texas; Roll: M432_911; Page: 169; Image: 339.

Fact 1: 1834, Built Brown's Fort now Anderson Co TX

Census: 1870, 1870; Census Place: Precinct 2, Houston, Texas; Roll: M593_1592; Page: 235; Image: 475.

Census: 1850, 1850; Census Place:  , Houston, Texas; Roll: M432_911; Page: 169; Image: 339.

Census: 1870, 1870; Census Place: Precinct 2, Houston, Texas; Roll: M593_1592; Page: 235; Image: 475.

Census: 1900, 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Houston, Texas; Roll: T623_1647 Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 21.

Military: 1861, Pvt Co K. 22 Texas Inf CSA