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Re: William Brown - shelbyville area
Posted by: Karen Parker (ID *****9036) Date: January 02, 2003 at 19:54:39
In Reply to: William Brown - shelbyville area by Karen Parker of 1477

I have discovered more information on my Brown family...

Descendants of William Brown

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 BROWN was born Abt. 1797 in North Carolina, and died Aft. 1880 in Tennessee. He married CATHERINE DAY. She died 1876 in Tennessee.

Listed on 1880 Rutherford county, TN district 10 census page 156D

Written by William Eris Read

William Brown (1796-1888) and Catherine Day Brown (died 1876) came to Tennessee from North Carolina and settled near Versailles. The date of this migration is not know, but records of deeds indicate that they were here, at the latest, by 1815. The trip was not uneventful. One night, while making camp, the discovery was made that the fire coals had gone out during the day's journey. William had to retrace the trail to get coals from the previous night's campsite. On another night, Indians lifted the tent flap and looked in, but went away.

Later, while living near Rover, in Bedford County, William and his son, Frank, operated a blacksmith shop. They made buggies and wagons. It is said that they made the first surrey to be run on the streets of Murfreesboro.

In 1866, William purchased 182 acres of land in the Tenth district near Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The land was located on the north side of Brady Knob. William brought his older sister, Jane, from Mississippi to live with the family. She was afflicted in some way, was never married, and lived in a small building in the yard until 1881, when William sold the land to his son-in-law, Nathaniel R Taylor. William had another sister, Polly, who married a Mr Hargrove, a railroader, and lived in Williamson County.

William and Catherine Brown had nine children:

1 Francis (Frank) Shelly Brown (1821-1879) married Elizabeth Ann Taylor (1823-1876) daughter of Vincent and Mary Puckett Taylor.

2 Nancy Brown (1824) never married.

3 Margaret Ann Brown (1826-1914) married Nathaniel Rufus Taylor (1830-1888) son of Vincent and Mary Puckett Taylor. Their children were Vincent F Taylor(1847-1861); Nancy J Taylor (1858- 1859) Catherine Luvinia Taylor (1858-1922) married John William Powers(1853-1934); Mary Priscilla Taylor (1862-1941) married Benjamin H Lamb, sone of William Martin (Kelly)and Temperance Pope Lamb.

4 Samuel M Brown married Amanda E Taylor (1832-1894)daughter of Vincent and Mary Puckett Taylor. They had one son, William Vincent Taylor.

5 Priscilla Brown (1831-1919) married James Pinkerton, who died while serving in the Confederate Army. Their children were: William Frank Pinkerton, married Callie Crabtree; Sam Brown Pinkerton, married Tennessee (Tennie)Taylor; Jose Marion Pinkerton, married Julia Estes; John Clay Pinkerton,married Bettie Smotherman; Parthenia Pinkerton, died at an early age; Catherine Pinkerton married B Frank Rutledge.

6 Mary Brown married James Osment. they had one known issue, Kate Osment, who married John Buttrey. Mary was married a second time to Sam Brown.

7 Sabine (Sabe) Brown married Silas Christman. Their children were; Alfred Christman married Martha Jane Holden; Frank Christman married first a Lamb, second a Wright; Annie Christman married Sam Brown, an elderly man who lived at Allisona; Parthenia Christman married Sam Andrew; Sam Christman married a Miss Rogers.

8 William W Brown (1841) married Mary Frances Stevens (born in Virginia). Their children were: Oscar Brown married a Taylor and moved to Texas; Virginia Tennessee (Tennie)Brown born in 1866 married Ernest Bumpas and had a daughter named Maude; Neva Brown married John Bennett; Clayton Brown died young; Henry Brown (1884); Robert Brown (1875). William Brown, the elder, married a second time, after Catharine died, and went to Texas; Henry and Robert went with him. Note: Maggie Brown was ommited from this story. However, she appears on the 1880 census age 10, daughter of William Brown.

9 Lavinia Brown (1844) married Martin Bumpas. Their children were: Catherine Bumpas married Dan Zachery and their issue were Molly who married John Riggin and Martha Louise who married Bill McKinney; Martha (Mattie) Bumpas married Dr R. C. Garrett of Eagleville and their daughter was Virginia, who married Hubert McCullough, Sr of Murfreesboro.

       i.       MARY2 BROWN, m. JAMES OSMENT.
       iii.       SAMUEL M BROWN, m. AMANDA E TAYLOR; b. 1832; d. 1894.
       iv.       FRANCIS "FRANK" SHELLY BROWN, b. 1821; d. 1879; m. ELIZABETH ANN TAYLOR; b. 1823; d. 1876.
       v.       NANCY BROWN, b. 1824.

Notes for NANCY BROWN:
Never married

       vi.       MARGARET ANN BROWN, b. 1826; d. 1914; m. NATHANIEL RUFUS TAYLOR; b. 1830; d. 1888.
       vii.       PRISCILLA BROWN, b. 1831; d. 1919; m. JAMES PINKERTON.
2.       viii.       WILLIAM W BROWN, b. 1841, TN; d. Aft. 1910, TX.
       ix.       LAVINIA BROWN, b. 1844; m. MARTIN BUMPAS.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM W2 BROWN (WILLIAM1) was born 1841 in TN, and died Aft. 1910 in TX. He married MARY FRANCES STEVENS Abt. 1866 in Tennessee. She was born Abt. 1844 in VA, and died Aft. 1883 in TN.

Living as a boarder in 1910 with Robert E Wilson in Tarrant County. Also living in same house, William's son William Henry and family.
3.       ii.       MARGARET "MAGGIE" ANN BROWN, b. November 01, 1871, Tennessee; d. May 17, 1943, Texas.
       iii.       MARY NEVA BROWN, b. December 02, 1871, Tennessee; d. August 21, 1955, Tennessee; m. JOHN CLARK BENNETT; b. April 12, 1869; d. July 02, 1943.

Burial: Bennett Cemetery, Rutherford county, TN

Burial: Bennett Cemetery, Rutherford county, TN

       iv.       HARVEY OSCAR BROWN, b. Abt. 1874; m. UNKNOWN TAYLOR.
       v.       ROBERT BROWN, b. 1875.
       vi.       CLAYTON BROWN, b. Abt. 1879; d. Died young.
4.       vii.       WILLIAM HENRY BROWN, b. September 15, 1883, Shelbyville, Bedford County TN; d. July 15, 1915, Jellico, Tarrant County TX.

Any additional info on this Brown family would be greatly appreciated.

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