(Page 82) LINCOLN COUNTY BROWN FAMILY WILLIAM GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN told his grand-daughter, who lived with him, that his Brown ancestors were Scotch-Irish. Although the story has not been proved conclusively, circumstantial evidence points in that direction. Lincoln County, N. C., where the Brown family lived, had a large group party made of Scotch-Irish who had sailed from Northern Ireland to Pennsylvania and thence had made their way through Virginia into western N.C. William Brown was b ca 1760 or earlier, possibly in North Carolina. His wife was ELIZABETH THOMPSON. On the 4th of April, 1783, a son, ANDREW JACKSON BROWN, was born. There probably were other children but we do not have knowledge of them at this time. Census records from 1790 through 1820 of Lincoln County, N C seem to fit this William Brown. ANDREW JACKSON BROWN m (1) ISABELLA YOUNG in 1803, Lincoln Co., NC She was b 1787, probably in Lincoln County, N. C. and d ca 1814. He m (2) SARAH MILLER, dau of Andrew and Jane (Wilson) Miller. About 1825 he removed to Lincoln County, Mo., with his family. He spent the rest of his life there and d near Troy, Mo., 1863. His wife, Ssarah, died in 1860. Children: Of the first wife: Thompson b. ca 1805; Alfred Young Brown b 1807 and Isabella Brown b 6 Feb 1809. Of the second marriage; Andrew Miller Born 1816; Jand b 1817; George Washington Brown b 1819; Clarissa b 1821; Moses Harvey b 1825; Elizabeth b 1827; Francis Marion Brown b 1829; Julia Ann b 1832; Sarah Catherine b 1835; Mary Emily b 1837 and James Wil- liam Brown b 1841. Moses Harvey Brown and the rest of the chn., were born in Missouri. ALFRED YOUNG BROWN left Lincoln County, Mo., for southwest,Mo. There in Greene County he married LUCY GIPSON THOMPSON, dau of Lawson and Hannah Gipson (Gibson) Thompson. She was b in Christian County, Ky., 26 Aug 1814. Alfred and Lucy were m in Green County, Mo., 27 Jan 1834. In 1841, Dade Couty was from Greene County, as their first four sons were born in Dade Co. However the remainder of the children were born in Cedar Co., as it was formed from Dade County and St. Clair County,1845. Lucy had 11 boys, of whom nine lived to maturity. The children of Alfred Young Brown and Lucy (Thompson) Brown: (Page 83) William George Washington Brown b 1835; James Howard Brown, b 1837; Andrew Everett Young Brown b 1839; Alfred Lawson Brown b 1841; John Flemington H.T. Brown b 1843; Joel Smith H. Brown b 1845; David Abraham Brown b 1847; Daniel R.H. Brown b 1850; Richard Barnes Brown and Jasper B.N. Brown, twins, b 1851 and Peter Bender Brown b 1852?. WILLIAM GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN m (1) ELIZABETH SPENCER, ca 1854. She was the mother of: Mary Jane b 1855; Nancy Lucinda b 1857 and William Thomas Brown b 1859. She died ca 1861. About 1863, Wm. George Washington Brown m (2) SUSAN ELIZ- ABETH (IRICK) RICHARDSON, widow of James Richardson, a Con- federate soldier. Both Susan's 1st husband and Little boy died of fever. From this second marriage there were these children: John Howard Brown b 1864; Fanny Lucy Alice Brown b 1866; James Madison Vezell Brown b 1870; Grant L. Brown b 1872; Annie Louisa Elizabeth Brown b 1874; Hattie R.L. Brown b 1877; Emma E. b 1879 and George Alfred Brown b 1885. References for the Brown Family: Archive records in Salt Lake City, Utah submitted by Laura E. (Brown) Bertleson, grandaughter of Andrew J. Brown, bible and family records. Lincoln County, N C Census records and Lincoln County, Mo.. Census records, Marriage records of his children as shown in Marriages of Lincoln Co., Mo., by E. Prather Ellsberry. History of Lincoln County, Mo., p 512 Marriage records of Old Tryon and Lincoln County, N C.. History of Missouri (Polk, Dade, Cedar, Hickory and Darton Counties, 1889) p 723. Certified copy of marriage certificate of Alfred and Lucy and tombstone and bible records. Missouri Cousins; A Maxim Coppage III; McDowell Publications: Hartford, Kentucky; 1978; 145p.
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