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Gov Joseph Emerson Brown: need to find a living male relative for DNA compare
Posted by: Florence Carrie Brown (ID *****1241) Date: April 05, 2006 at 18:38:40
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Does anyone know a living male related to Governor Joseph Emerson Brown? My grandfather told me that his grandfather Jesse James Brown was a relative of Mackey Brown born 1797, the father of Gov Joe Brown. My father David Elmore Brown has submitted his DNA to and to compare to other male Brown submitters. Please, tell us if you know a male related to Gov Joe Brown's ancestors or family line with the last name of Brown that may be willing to submit his cheek-swab DNA. We may contribute or pay for the test cost. The DNA test was quick, easy and does not enter police crime databases.
Our cousin from Aubrey Raleigh Bates' family confirmed my grandfather's tradition story that his grandfather Jesse Brown (1792-1850) is a "close relative" to Governor Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1889) Atlanta, Georgia. Joe Brown was Governor of Georgia 4 terms including during the Civil War and Joe is the son of Mackay Brown born 1797 whose great grandfather was William Brown born 1687 in Ireland; died about 28 Dec 1757 in Rowan County, NC now named Guilford County, NC near Greensboro. William married to Margaret Peggy Fleming born 1 April 1701 in Londonderry, Antrim County, Ireland; died 17 Sept 1801 in Davidson County, Tennessee.
Mackey's grandparents were Joseph Brown (Senior) Jan 1, 1731, in Ireland; d. Oct 15, 1815 elder in the Presbysterian Church married to Mary Porter moved to Belton, Anderson County, SC. Mackey's parents were was Joseph Brown (Junior) born 20 October 1760 Rowan, NC; died 28 October 1800 in Franklin County, Georgia married to Jemima Broyles.

Jesse Brown (1792-1850) and Mary Powell (1803-1883)
- Summary – updated March 27, 2006

Surnames: Bates Baugh Berryhill Black Brown Bumgarner Deal Dean Foster Grider Groover Jones Joyce Harbour Harper Holsomback Huggins Moore Powell Smith Teems Timms Walker

I’m searching for the identity of Jesse's parents and how they are related to Mackey and Gov Joe’s line. Please, read our "Brown Family Sources" for land deed and census details for our family members. During early 1800s, the village of Sugar Valley, GA was in the territory of Cherokee County, Georgia. In 1832 Snake Creek Dist was rezoned Murray County, GA then, 1840 Snake Creek Dist was rezoned Cass County, GA. Also, part of it was rezoned Decator County, then, in 1850 it was renamed to Gordon County, Georgia. The property on the northside of Jesse Brown's land lot in Sugar Valley, Georgia has the Baugh Cemetery on it. The grave markers can not be read at the Baugh Cemetery on Lot 111 of District 14 of Section 3 on Old Rome Dalton Road, Sugar Valley, Gordon County, Georgia. Do you know anyone buried there? Please, tell me if you recognize any of these names below.

(1) Jesse BROWN maybe known as Jesse James Brown or Jesse C. Brown
~1792 or 1793 born somewhere in North Carolina, possibly in near his ancestors who were in Rowan County which at the time bordered Orange County, rezoned Greensboro, Guilford County, NC or he was born possibly in Washington County, TN (then territory of NC). Jesse Brown's parents are unknown. His grandfather should be Joseph Brown (Senior) who married Mary Porter since they are his "close relative" Mackey Brown's grandparents. Or, Jesse's grandfather should be a brother of Joseph Brown (Senior).
1834 to 1837 family moved to Cherokee County, Georgia, district Woodstock, located South of Canton & northeast of Atlanta, after son James was born in Sept 1834.
per Federal Census 1840 for Cherokee Co. Georgia, district 891, 9 people, no slaves, all agriculture. He may have lived there up to 15 years.
1841 to 1849 family moved to Snake Creek District, Cass County, GA.
1850 Feb died at Sugar Valley, Snake Creek District, Cass County, Baugh Community neighborhood, renamed Gordon Co, Georgia.

married about 1820 (maybe in Wilkes County, North Carolina found marriage bond on file that fits age time period)

spouse: Mary Powell or Polly POWELL (Mrs. Mary Brown on land deeds)
1803 or 1804 born (analysis all census) somewhere in North Carolina
1883 Aug 12 died Everette Spgs, Floyd County, Georgia per family letter, at home of Sally Bates, her daughter but, may be buried on old Brown Homestead Farm in Sugar Valley, Gordon County, Georgia or in nearby plowed over Baugh Cemetery.

Children of Mary Powell Brown and Jesse Brown:

(a) Obadiah Brown ( 1820s- )
(b) Eliza J. Brown [Smith] ( 1822 /1823 - )
(c) Nancy Brown [Black] ( 1823 / 1824 - )
(d) Emily Brown [Newman; Walker] ( 1826 - 1904)
(e) Eaton Brown ( 1830 - 1865)
(f) James W. Brown ( 1834 - )
(g) Mary Elizabeth Brown [Moore] ( 1837 - 1927 )
(h) Jackson J. Brown ( 1840 - 1907 )
(i) Joseph Parks Brown ( 1844 - 1907 )
(j) Sarah A R Brown [Bates] ( 1846 - 1866 )

Here are brief details about each child; More information is on separate summaries:

(1 a) Obadiah Brown born 1820s somewhere in North Carolina. Need confirmation information for him. The Bates family does not list Obadiah as Jesse’s child. Obadiah either has moved out or was missed on 1840, 1850, & 1860 census or is a cousin. Then he shows up to serve the Civil War 1861-1864 with brothers Eaton, James W., and Joseph Parks Brown with the Confederate States of America, Infantry 8th Battalion, Company F Volunteers. Obadiah Brown was Jesse and Mary’s child according to Obadiah's nephew Charlie Shamblin's granddaughter Ruby Shamblin Willingham of Summerfield, GA who wrote the book, "Baugh Mountain Settlers" which focuses on Obadiah's brother Eaton Brown and his wife Anna Baugh Brown's descendants and relatives.

(1 b) Eliza J. Brown aka Eliza Smith born 1822 to 1823 somewhere in North Carolina per Federal Census 1840 district 891, Woodstock Cherokee Co, GA.
married 21 Jan 1841 to Robert C. Smith in Cherokee Co, GA. 1850 census in LaFayette County, Mississippi.

(1 c) Nancy Brown aka Nancy Black born 1823 to 1824 somewhere in North Carolina
married 3 Aug 1841 to William "Harrison" Black aka William H. Black in Cherokee Co, GA. Son Asbury Parks Black married Webby Groover; daughter Martha married Quinn.

(1 d) Emily Brown aka Emma Newman, Emma Walker born 1826 to 1829 somewhere in North Carolina, after 1835 raised in Sugar Valley, Gordon County, Georgia died 1904 Lawrence County, Arkansas, buried Broom Cemetery, Strangers Home Road, Lawrence County, Arkansas. married 1850 1st to S. Lazarus Newman born Georgia, died 1863 Civil War; 5 children born in White County, AR; married 2nd Mr. Walker, daughter Emma Walker married 1st Ransom Grider; 2nd Dr. Huggins.

(1 e) Eaton Brown
1830 somewhere in North Carolina per Civil War Pension of wife,
1852 married Vyannah Anna Baugh per Civil War Pension Affidavit for Three Witnesses. in Baugh Community neighborhood, Sugar Valley, renamed Gordon Co, Georgia
1865 died Civil War Battle of Chickamauga. 5 children - daughter Martha married Henry Shamblin; Laura married John P. Joyce; Betty married Isham.
Eaton's grandson Charlie Shamblin's granddaughter Ruby Shamblin Willingham of Summerfield, GA wrote the book, "Baugh Mountain Settlers" which focuses on Eaton Brown and his wife Anna Baugh Brown's descendants and relatives.

(1 f) James W. Brown also known as "Jim" and James Warren Brown
1834 Sept somewhere in North Carolina per 1900 census
1900 maybe died after 1900 census, near Dogtown at Walkers Chapel in DeKalb County Alabama. daughter Mary married Sam Foster; Adelia Victoria married Smith.

(1 g) Mary Elizabeth Brown aka Mary Moore
1837 Nov 27 born Cherokee County, Georgia
1927 August 10 died Belk, Fayette Co, Alabama
1853 Nov 17 married David Moore.

(1 h) Jackson J. Brown known as J. J. Brown, Jack Brown and Jackson Jesse Brown
1840 Nov in Cherokee County, Georgia, moved with family to Cass County renamed 1850 to Sugar Valley, Gordon Co, GA
1907 July 10 Jackson J. Brown died at Sugar Valley, Gordon County, GA per family letter and Old Sugar Valley Methodist Church register.
1873 married 1st to Annis Deal at Conyers, GA
1903 married 2nd to widow Mary A. Timms / Mrs. Mary A. Brown (maiden name unknown).
Jack's daughter Lillie married Harbour; Zula married Archie Luckie Parker.

(1 i) Joseph Parks Brown known as J P Brown and Parks Brown
1844 July born in Cherokee Co, renamed Cass Co, renamed 1850 to Sugar Valley, Gordon Co, GA
1907 died Sycamore, Turner County, Georgia.
1881 Aug 5 married Martha Mattie Berryhill.

(1 j) Sarah A R Brown known as Sally Rosa Bates and Alice R Bates
1846 born Sugar Valley, Gordon County, Georgia
1899 died Sycamore, Turner County, Georgia
1866 Nov 15 married Alexander Raleigh Bates. daughter Ninon married Fountain.

Phil Taylor
Brenda Brophy

Submitter: Florence Carrie Brown, Flossie P O Box 492557, Leesburg, FL 34749-2557 telephone (352) 787-7406
Great grand daughter of Joseph Parks Brown
Great-great grand daughter of Jesse Brown

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