R B & Sarah Sherman Brown were living in Red River Parish, LA in the 1880 census. RB was born @1851 in LA, and Sarah was born @1857 in LA. Their oldest child, Valerie F was born in AR @1879.
Another child, Henry Eugene, was born Mar 18, 1882 in
Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, TX. He died May 30, 1925 & is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary, Point Loma, San Diego County, CA. He was my grandfather.
Valerie married Arthur Tompkins & they lived in Dallas, TX. Sarah Sherman Brown was living with them in the 1920 census, but not in 1930. R B supposedly died at an early age of heart problems, as did Henry Eugene (known as Gene).
I believe there might have been another sister, as my family met with two related women of my grandparents age in 1961 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Both R B's & Sarah's parents were born in GA. The Browns were Scots and the Shermans Iresh. The Brown's were
possibly (probably imagined to be) related to Mary Queen of Scots, and the Shermans to William Tecumsah Sherman. The Browns were also supposed to have been involved in the founding of Brownsville, more likely in LA than TX.
R B' first name might have been Richard, as both Valerie & Gene named their sons Richard (and they were both went by Dick).
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