Posted By:Judy Caden
Subject:Re: Otis Brown, WWI veteran
Post Date:March 10, 2008 at 16:55:32
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Forum:Hillsborough County, FL Genealogy Forum
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Frank, His draft card found on the Florida Memory Project, WWI Service Cards, shows a Tampa street address for him. Card also shows Summerville, S.C. as his birthplace and birthdate as Sept 1888. Draft date is shown as Aug 1918 on the card.

I recently interviewed step-granddaughter of Tish Ann Habbard who, living with Tish at the time, in Walton Co. FL, told me Otis Brown was the only relative's name she could remember for Tish; and, that she remembered because Otis came to visit them, he had come home from WWI. At the time, she thought he was from Freeport, FL (Walton Co near EucheeAnna).

I have a 3-inch binder of data on the family EXCEPT for Tish who, according to the family was 3/4 Creek Indian; some say she was a full-blood raised by the Henry Brown family. I can document her in 1900, 1910 and 1930 censuses.

I just want to find Tish for the same of my 87 yr old cousin who is her great-granddaughter. Tish's contemporaries are my 'brick wall' - I would so love to be able to find Tish's Brown relatives for my cousin.