I am looking for additional information on my gg-grandfather, Braxton Brown, who died in 1804 in Audrain, where he had lived since before the 1880 Census. One of my internet cousins found a poem about him. Does anyone know where this comes from?
Section 24 ownes a Blacksmith and wagon makers shop which is situated at the
fork in the Mexico and Columbia road.
Here smokes his forge. He bares his sinuay arms
And early strakes his sounding anvil warm
Around his shop the steely sparks fly,
As out of steel he shapes the bending shoe.
He also has a farm of 40 acres of well watered and fertile land all under cultivation. The subject of this sketch was born in Ohio March 9, 1829 and is a son of Eliza Brown of Virginia and Mary Tully of Ohio. They immigrated to Missouri and settled in Clark County in 1851 where they had 12 Children
born to them. Rebecca, Grace, John Braxton, Marriah, Jude, Madison, Ann, Sophia, Alexander, Elizabeth, Virginia, and Mary.
Braxton Brown came to Audrain County in 1871 where he bought, improved and settled at his present homestead. On October 29, 1855, he was married to Elizabeth Smith who was born 25 Jan 1835 in the state of Ohio and was the oldest daughter of Alexander Smith of Virginia and Mary Hersey of Ohio. There were six younger than Mrs. Brown: James, Amandee, John, Franklin, Adam & Eve May [twins]. Mr. and Mrs. Brown had 3 children: Lina Bell [Toad] born 24 Jan 1857; Samuel Houston b. 9 Feb 1854, who died in infancy at the age of 6 months; Minnie Davis b. 29 July 1861.
Mr. Smith and family came to Missouri in 1844 and settled in Scotland County. Had seven children.
In 1861 he enterated (sp) the Confederate Service in Green's regiment state service where he served some 6 months when he was cut off from the main army he was enrolled in the o o. Militia on the last call in the __?__ Prices Raid and served about four actual service.
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