Melissa (Brown) Almond

Anna Melissa (Brown) Almond (abt. 1843 - 1910)

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Anna Melissa (Melissa) Almond formerly Brown
Born about in Hendricks County, Indianamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about in Hendricks County, Indianamap [uncertain]
[children unknown]
Died in Kansasmap [uncertain]
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Biography

Melissa Brown was born about 1843, the third child of Hance Brown and Abigail Doan.[1] [2] [3]

Her parents, Hance and Abby Brown were married in Warren County, Indiana October 9, 1834. [4] [There is speculation the location of their marriage may have been erroneously transcribed. Abigail's family lived in Morgan County, Indiana. Warren County is farther west.--Allen Brown]

Hance and Abby's first child, Rufus was born in 1836. The birth of two daughters followed, Eliza (1840), and Melissa (1843). James Martin Brown was born in 1846. He was their fourth child. As a boy, he was called Martin. John was two years younger than Martin, four when the June 1850 census was completed, and another brother, Wilson was one. [2] [3]

Twin sons were delivered March 21, 1851. Sadly, they didn't survive and their mother's life was also forfeit. Abby died March 21, 1851. [5] She was buried March 24, 1851 in Friends Cemetery, now White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville, Indiana. There are two graves for infant sons near hers. Another grave is marked "Son of H & A Brown", it is for Wilson, dated July 20,1851. [6]

After Abby's death, Hance married second Malinda Love, daughter of Jonithan and Cynthia White Love. [7]

There is a record for a John K. Almon marrying Anna Melissa Brown on September 24, 1859 in Hendricks County, Indiana. It is not certain if this marriage is for John and Melissa. However, it was officiated by John Hadley, who also officiated at the 1851 marriage of Hance Brown and Melinda Love. He was Hance Brown's neighbor. [8]

Melissa may have appeared in the 1860 census with her father's family. [3] In the Guilford, Hendricks County, Indiana census. There is an eighteen year old female with the name "Matilda". [9] Another possibility is the 1860 census with her husband, John. In the Brown, Hendricks County, Indiana census record she is identified as "Anny M." [10]

By 1870, Melissa and John K. Almond have moved to Tonganoxie, Leavenworth County, Kansas. They have two daughters: Josey (born about 1867 in Indiana) and Eliza (born about 1869 in Kansas). Her father, Hance Brown, his brother, Frederick Brown, and her sister, Eliza Hadley and their families had all moved to Tonganoxie. [11]

In 1880 Melissa and John Almond are still in Tonganoxie. Two more daughters have joined their family: Ivy and Mary. Ivy was born in Kansas (about 1871), and Mary was born in Missouri (about 1877). [12]

In 1885, they are found in Palmyra, Kansas, along with Rufus Brown, Melissa's brother. Melissa's sister, Eliza Hadley and her family also live in Palmyra, Kansas at this time.[13]

Anna Melissa Brown Almond died January 21, 1910. [14] She was buried in the Bonner Springs Cemetery, Section D, Lot 33, Grave 3.


Sources

  1. Harding, Dora Brown,"Recollections", personal paper, copy from the collection of Allen Brown
  2. 2.0 2.1 1850 Federal Census: Guilford, Hendricks, Indiana; Roll: M432_150; Page: 104B; Image: 216. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original Data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1860 Federal Census: Guilford, Hendricks, Indiana; Roll: M653_265; Page: 593; Image: 119; Family History Library Film: 803265 Source Information:Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original Data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  4. Indiana, Marriage Records Index, 1783-1899. Dodd, Jordan. Indiana Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997. Original Data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Indiana.
  5. Neidigh, M Maggie Pygman Neidigh, "Abigail Brown Find A Grave Memorial # 52248267" Record added: May 11, 2010, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=52248267&PIpi=28634293
  6. Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; Burials, 1820-1870; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original Data: • Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Earlham College Friends Collection & College Archives, Richmond, Indiana.
  7. Indiana, Marriage Records Index, 1783-1899. Dodd, Jordan. Indiana Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997. Original Data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Indiana.
  8. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V8M7-Y6J : 21 January 2016), John K Almon and Anna Melissa Brown, 24 Sep 1859; citing Hendricks, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,316,562.
  9. 1860 Federal Census: Guilford, Hendricks, Indiana; Roll: M653_265; Page: 593; Image: 119; Family History Library Film: 803265 Source Information:Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original Data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  10. 1860 Federal Census: Brown, Hendricks, Indiana; Roll: M653_265; Page: 731; Image: 257; Family History Library Film: 803265 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original Data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  11. 1870 Federal Census: Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Kansas; Roll: M593_437; Page: 546B; Image: 842; Family History Library Film: 545936 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original Data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Kansas; Roll: 385; Family History Film: 1254385; Page: 137A; Enumeration District: 148; Image: 0660
  12. 1880; Census Place: Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Kansas; Roll: 385; Family History Film: 1254385; Page: 137A; Enumeration District: 148; Image: 0660 Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
  13. Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_41: Source Information: Ancestry.com. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009.
  14. "Cemetery Directory by Date of Death- August 2016", https://www.bonnersprings.org/DocumentCenter/View/1794


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1850 Federal Census Guilford, Hendricks County, Indiana, Hance Brown Family
1850 Federal Census  Guilford, Hendricks County, Indiana, Hance Brown Family

1860 Federal Census, Plainfield, Guilford Township, Hendricks Couty, Indiana
1860 Federal Census, Plainfield, Guilford Township, Hendricks Couty, Indiana

1880 Federal Census, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Kansas, John Almond family
1880 Federal Census, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Kansas, John Almond family

1885 Palmyra, Kansas census, John Almond family and Rufus Brown
1885 Palmyra, Kansas census, John Almond family and Rufus Brown

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