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William Perry Brown family in 1860 Giles Co / wife Julia / daughter Elizabeth E.
Posted by: Bob Lamb (ID *****3225) Date: June 19, 2011 at 05:55:24
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1860 Giles Co., TN

Household Members: Name Age

Wm P Brown 45
Julia A C Brown 42
R M Brown 18
Mary M Brown 19
Thos A Brown 15
Elizabeth E Brown 12
W F Brown 10
Martin D Brown 6
Amanda Brown 4
Celesta A Brown 2
Joel Vick 19

Elizabeth E Brown
Age in 1860: 12
Birth Year: abt 1848
Post Office: Lynnville

***William Martin, b ca 1788, NC, d ca Jan 1834, Giles Co., TN m ca 1808 Eleanor _____________, b ca 1790, NC, d June 1870, Giles Co., TN

***1820 Giles Co., TN Federal Census
William Martin: 1M 26/44, 4F 0/9, 1F 10/15, 1F 26/44

***Julia A. Caroline Martin, b 12/4/1812, TN, d 12/5/1894, Farmers Branch,, Dallas Co., TX, bur Webbs Chapel Com., Dallas, TX m 1/7/1840, Giles Co., TN mar. William Perry Brown, b 10/2/1814, NC


It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that William A. Martin a citizen of Giles County hath departed this life intestate at his usual residence in said county and William C. Daugherty and WILLIAM P. BROWN having applied to this court for letters of administration upon the estate of said deceased, and they having given bond and security and been sworn as the law directs, it is therefore ordered that such letters be granted and issued to them accordingly. Giles County Court Minutes, p 186.


W. C. Daugherty and W. P. Brown adm. of W. A. Martin, deceased returned an inventory and account of sales of the estate of said deceased, which were ordered to be recorded. Giles County Court minutes, p 229.

***DODSON/CANNON CEMETERY (North of Lynnville - see Giles Co. Cemetery Records)

W. A. Martin 8/23/1820 - 9/22/1848

***1850 Giles Co., TN Federal Census, 15th CD, p 853-427, hh 292

Elen Martin 60 NC $1,000 (m/o Julia A. C. Martin Brown?)


I am searching for the maiden name of Elizabeth E. Totty of Hickman Co., TN. She married William W. Totty by the 1870 census and had a daughter named Magnona Brown Totty. She married John Ferrell. William W. Totty and Elizabeth E. Totty appear in the 1900 census of Hickman County together for the last time. In 1910 William Totty was living with a son, Robt C. Totty, in Maury County.

Since the Brown name is a clue.
Since Elizabeth E. Totty was born around 1847.
Since Elizabeth Brown has the middle iniital E.
Since Giles Co. is not far from Hickman Co. to the southeast.
Since there is no marriage record in Hikcman for William and Elizabeth.
Can anyone help me eliminate Elizabeth E. Brown as a candidate for Elizabeth E. Totty?

Well.... this settles it.

Elizabeth Ellen BROWN, b. 12/30/1846, Lynnville, TN, d. 10/29/1864

Some interesting reading on this web page. Here is part of it.

William Perry Brown &
Julia A.C. Martin

William Perry BROWN, b. 10/2/1814, NC, d. 2/13/190l, Farmers Branch, Dallas Co., TX, bur Webbs Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, TX mar. 1/7/1840, Lynnville, Giles Co., TN

Julia A. C. MARTIN, b. 12/4/1818, TN, d. 12/5/1894, Farmers Branch, Dallas Co., TX, bur Webbs Chapel Cemetery, Dallas, TX

Mrs. Range furnished the following:

"W. P. and Julia A. C. MARTIN BROWN and all the BROWN children came to Texas in 1878, with the exception of Uncle Bob (Dr. Robert M.) who was already in Texas, from Old Lynnville (now Waco, TN-MJM), Giles County, Tennessee, where al their children were born.

"During the Civil War, in Giles County, about a thousand soldiers camped at the MARTIN Mill. Some of the children heard the soldiers talking about taking things, so they pulled some brush back and dug a hole and put some dried apples and the old clock in it and covered it with the brush. The soldiers took all the horses and food. Grandpa (W. P.) BROWN made shoes for his family, using old shoes for patterns.

"Grandpa and Grandma (W. P.) BROWN and Aunt Les were in a hack, and carried the old clock. When the party reached Memphis they were turned back by a yellow fever quarantine, so they went back up the river until they could cross. On the way across the old clock fell in the Mississippi River.

"Fletcher and Annie BROWN, Edna age 3 and Rena 2 months, and Aunt Bell (MARTIN) Filgo were in one wagon. (Aunt Bell returned to Lynnville.)

"They camped every night for 44 nights of the trip, but did not travel on Sunday. They had church services then. There were 19 wagons in the party. Other members of BROWN family in the party were Uncle Tom and Aunt Mat BROWN (who stopped at Melissa), Uncle Mart and Aunt Mandy BROWN and Lillian, Joe and Mag (BROWN) PULLEN.

"Uncle Bob had rented Fletcher & Annie BROWN a place from CARUTH. The folks living there didn't like it. They had one room of a 3 room house, and use of the stove and half a fresh hog. While living on the CARUTH place Pam lost Grandma BROWN’S ring. It was 47 years later when the well was cleaned out.

"In 1883 they went to the farm of Aunt Lizzie Thomas DURGIN (now in city of Dallas) and rented 100 acres. Carl was born there. Pam was about 14 (1889) when they bought the farm near Garland from W. T. OLINGER.

"Aunt Mag PULLEN's husband, Joe, had lost a hand in the Civil War and Aunt Les's husband, Edgar Jenkins, Uncle Tom BROWN lost an eye. His favorite story was that it was shot out by a cannon ball. Uncle Bob BROWN was left a cripple. All were Confederates.

Ref: Transcribed from notes taken from conversations with Edna Brown OLINGER.

Mrs. Range furnished the following:

"The BROWNS owned a flour mill at Lynnville,Giles Co., TN. Dr. Bob, Thomas A. BROWN and Joe PULLEN were all Confederate soldiers. Dr. Bob was left a cripple (later became diabetic), Thomas A. lost an eye and Joe PULLEN lost a hand. Dr. Bob was a pioneer physician in the Farmers Branch Area (Dallas Co., TX) and was the first of this BROWN family in Texas. The rest of the family came in 1878, including the Fletcher BROWNs, Edna and Rena, the Tom BROWNs, the Mart BROWNs and Lillian; the Joe PULLENs and the Edgar JENKINS; as well as the W. P. BROWNs. There were also others in the company not members of the BROWN family.

"W. P. BROWN and Julia A. C. MARTIN'S marriage was recorded in the Giles Co., TN "Whig-Courier", published in "Ansearchin News" one volume reprint of 1954-9, pp 101-108, "Early Giles Co., TN Marriages" by Mr. Andy WEDDINGTON, Rt. 3, Pulaski, TN. Marriage records in the Giles Co. courthouse begin with 1865."

Mrs. RANGE descends from this family. She sent me copies of a picture of Ira B. MARTIN and Sarah Annie. She has in her records that Ira's middle name was "BROWN". I have not seen that record. She also sent several articles, the following being one of them. I appreciate very much all her assistance in corrections, etc. in these lines.

1840 Giles Co., TN, p 134 W. P. BROWN 20/29, Julia 20/29

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