William Brown, born c. 1789. William was the youngest son. He first appeared on the Greene County tax list in 1810. On 8-27-1811, William married Martha Blair. He is in the 1812 tax list owning a 150 acre farm on the Waters of Lick Creek. It is believed that William and his wife Martha both met untimely deaths. Only one son has been identified, and he is: 10 (1) William M. Brown, born on 5-5-1821, who according to early Brown researcher, Glennon Brown, was raised from about the age of ten, by his Uncle Sylvanus Brown. William M. Brown married Nancy Jane Ireland on 9-5-1843, bond by John M. Gass. William M. and Nancy Jane migrated to Gentry County, Missouri about 1845. By 1880, the family resided in Harrison County, Missouri. William M. Brown died on 6-20-1888 in Lee Valley near Sartoria, Nebraska. In 1900, William’s widow, Nancy Jane Ireland Brown, was residing in Buffalo County, Nebraska with her son, Samuel. Nancy Jane Brown stated she had ten children, of whom only six were living in 1900. Their children are identified based on various census records and descendants’ information: (1) possibly Ruth Ann Brown who was born in Tennessee and died in childhood before the families’ migration to Missouri; (2) Samuel Harvey Brown, born April 1847 in Missouri; (3) Mary Emeline Brown, born c. 1849; (4) Martha Eleanor Brown, born c. 1852; (5) Alfred Dennis Brown, born c. 1855 who married Nellie Jones; (6) William Sylvanus Brown, born 4-10-1858, who married Emma Foster (1862-1884) in Harrison County, Missouri. William Sylvanus and Emma were probably third cousins. Emma Foster was the daughter of John Jackson Foster (a son of Robert and Mercy Johns(t)on Foster) and Mary Jane Maloney Foster (a daughter of Hugh and Susanna Conway Maloney). William Sylvanus and Emma Brown had one son Samuel “Sam” Oscar Brown before Emma’s tragic death at the age of 21. Emma’s young son, Sam, was raised by his paternal grandparents. It is said that after the death of his wife, William Sylvanus Brown “took up bank robbing with the Ford Gang”. He remarried to Jessie M. Jones and died on 4-26-1941. (7) Margaret Jane Brown, born c. 1860; (8) Sarah Elizabeth Brown, born 1-29-1863 who married G. W. Wilson; (9) Thomas Sherman Brown, born c. 1866; and (10) Charles Emory Brown, born 11-29-1869. Nancy Jane Ireland Brown died on 6-11-1916 in Nebraska.
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