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James Alfonso Brown (1829 - 1894)

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James Alfonso Brown
Born in Lincoln, Tennessee, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Shelby, Tennessee, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Woodson, Pulaski, Arkansas, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Aug 2016
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Biography

James Alfonso Brown. [1][2][3]

Event: Groups Mason 7918896. FindaGrave

Buried Brown Cemeyery, Pulaski, AR.

Note: #N1264.

Photo: #M1760.

File @M1760@.

Marriage Husband James Alfonso Brown. Wife Virginia Adeline Fletcher. Child: William H. Brown. Child: Andrew J. Brown. Child: Sarah E. Brown. Child: Jefferson Davis Brown. Child: Thomas Jefferson Brown. Marriage 14 JUL 1851. Shelby, Tennessee, USA. Note: #N4161.

Husband James Alfonso Brown. Note: #N5302.

Notes

Note N1264http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~cramseybrown-cem.html. 1

1860 PULASKI CO AR Campbell Twp-Pennington's Mill Jul 23 by W. Woolford Reel:49 Pg:207.

35 307 276 Brown James A. 32 MW Farmer 4,000 300 TN.

36 307 276 Brown Adaline 29 FW TN *************.

37 307 276 Brown Wm. H. 4 MW AR.

38 307 276 Brown Andrew J. 6/12 MW AR.

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1870 PULASKI CO AR Campbell Twp PO: Little Rock 21 Jul-12 Aug 1870.

CB12-101-102-30 Brown Jas A 40 MW Farmer 7800/2000 TN.

CB12-101-102-31 Brown Wm H 13 MW At home AR.

CB12-101-102-32 Brown Andrew J 11 MW At home AR.

CB12-101-102-33 Brown Sarah E 9 FW At School AR.

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1880 SALINE CO AR Perkins Twp P:235A T9-0056.

BROWN James Self W Male W 49 Farmer TN NC ---. William Son S Male W 23 Farm Laborer AR TN TN. Thomas J. Son S Male W 15 At School AR TN TN. Sarah Dau S Female W 18 AR TN TN.

BALLARD Elizabeth Other W Female W 34 Keeping House KY VA VA. James Other S Male W 4 AR MO KY. 1

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Goodspeed's History of Saline County - 1890.

http:/www.rootsweb.com/~arsalinegoodspeed.html 1

James A. BROWN, a well known, influential citizen, and one of the most prominent planters of Saline County, was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., in 1829, and is the son of. 1

John and Nancy BROWN, born in North Carolina in 1807 and in Tennessee in 1825, respectively. The parents were married in Lincoln County, and a few years after their union, moved to Fayette County, West Tenn., where they resided until the year 1853, then coming to Arkansas. The father was a prosperous farmer during his life and for many years a captain of militia. His wife, a devout Christian woman, died in 1853, and he followed her two years later. He was a son of. 1

James BROWN, of North Carolina, one of the earliest settlers of Lincoln County, Tenn., who resided in that State the remainder of his life. 1

The paternal grandfather, James BROWN, came from Ireland to America in his boyhood and first settled in North Carolina, and afterward in Lincoln County, Tenn., where he died in 1830. 1

Champion BLITHE, the maternal grandfather, was a Kentuckian by birth, and in an early day fought the Spaniards at Santa Day. The remainder of his was spent on the frontier of Texas fighting against savage tribes. 1

James A., the second of six children born to his parents, received his education in the log cabin school of his day. He started out in the world for himself when only fourteen years old, and at the age of eighteen was assistant overseer of a large plantation, having entire charge of over 100 slaves. 1

In 1851 he was married in Shelby County, Tenn., to Virginia, a daughter of. 1

Payton and Sarah FLETCHER of Kentucky, who settled in Tennessee after their marriage, the father becoming one of the largest planters in Shelby County. Mr. FLETCHER was also a soldier in one of the Indian wars. 1

Mr. And Mrs. BROWN were the parents of seven children, of whom two only are living: 1

William H. (born in 1857, educated in Benton, Ark., and Shelby County, Tenn., and married in 1888 to Miss Edna E. HOOKER, of Shelby County), and Thomas Jefferson (born in 1864, also educated in Benton, Ark., and Shelby County, Tenn., and at Little Rock; married March 7, 1889, to Miss Maggie L. WILDER, of Georgia, who came to Benton, Ark., with her parents, the latter now residing in Texas). 1

The following year after his marriage, Mr. BROWN came to Arkansas and settled in the wilds about twenty miles below Little Rock, which was then the nearest postoffice and trading point. Here he opened up a small clearing and built himself a slab cabin, and one of his greatest pleasures is to recall the many happy hours spent in that primitive habitation. The country was overrun with wild animals at that time and may a night he was forced to get out of bed and let the dogs in to keep them from being eaten by wolves. During the first year he killed twenty-two bear besides a quantity of other game, and on one occasion stood in his door with a shot-gun and killed seven wild turkeys at one shot. Wild deer were then more plenty than the domestic hog of today, and the delicious venison now sold for exorbitant prices was the a common fare. Mr. BROWN was an ardent hunter, but never let his fascination for that sport interfere with his other duties, and the severest weather did not hinder him from improving his farm and building up his place. He cultivated about 250 acres of fine bottom land, which, on his arrival had been covered with a dense growth of timber, and has done perhaps as much hard work as any man in Arkansas. He now owns 3,200 acres of fine bottom land, having placed some 600 acres under cultivation, all accumulated by his own energy and judicious management; besides this he was a considerable loser by the Civil War. He now employs about 100 people on his place and operates his own gin and store. In earlier days Mr. BROWN was engaged in rafting lumber down the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers, and after getting through with his season's business made the journey back home on foot through the wildest and most unsettled portion of the country. In politics he was a Whig until after the war, and now votes the Democratic ticket. For eight years he held the office of justice of the peace and filled the position with great dignity and wisdom. He has been a member of Pemington Lodge No. 273, A. F. & A. M., at Hensley since 1865, and has been junior and senior warden, treasurer and junior deacon. His sons also belong to the same lodge. 1

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Found James A. Brown Probate Record: SALINE COUNTY LOOSE PROBATE FILES.

(File cabinet #A, Drawer #2) BROWN, J. A. Estate 1894.

http:/www.rootsweb.com/~arsalineprobprt1.html 1

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Saline County, Tax Collector's Book for 1887 Part 1.

http:/www.rootsweb.com/~arsalinetax87kk1.html 1

James A. Brown Brown, James A. 11 2S 11W 80.00.

3 Same Brown, James A. 11 2S 11W 40.00. Same Brown, James A. 11 2S 11W 40.00.

2 James A. Brown Brown, James A. 8 2S 11W 320.00. Same Brown, James A. 8 2S 11W 160.00. James A. Brown Brown, James A. 9 2S 11W 40.00. Same Brown, James A. 9 2S 11W 40.00. Same Brown, James A. 9 2S 11W 40.00. James A. Brown Brown, James A. 10 2S 11W 160.00. Same Brown, James A. 10 2S 11W 80.00.

3 James A. Brown Brown, James A. 13 2S 11W 5.37. James A. Brown Brown, James A. 14 2S 11W 43.60. Same Brown, James A. 14 2S 11W 106.40. Same Brown, James A. 14 2S 11W 5.00.

4 James A. Brown Brown, James A. 15 2S 11W 160.00. Same Brown, James A. 15 2S 11W 80.00. Same Brown, James A. 15 2S 11W 40.00. Same Brown, James A. 15 2S 11W 320.00. James A. Brown Brown, James A. 16 2S 11W 80.00. Same Brown, James A. 16 2S 11W 40.00. Same Brown, James A. 16 2S 11W 80.00. Same Brown, James A. 16 2S 11W 80.00. Same Brown, James A. 16 2S 11W 40.00.

5 James A. Brown Brown, James A. 18 2S 11W 320.00.

6 James A. Brown Brown, James A. 21 2S 11W 80.00. Same Brown, James A. 21 2S 11W 40.00. Same Brown, James A. 21 2S 11W 80.00. 1

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Saline County, Arkansas; Will Book A; January 1, 1865 - October 7, 1905. 1

"BROWN, James A. Will dated 19 Feb 1892, proved 14 Jul 1894. Pages 117-121. Mentions: Son, William H. Brown, multiple parcels of real property, all in T2S, R11W, Saline County, Arkansas, for and during his natural life and to his heirs and assigns. Son, T. J. Brown, multiple parcels of real property, all in T2S, R11W, Saline County, Arkansas, for and during his natural life and to his heirs and assigns. Son, James A. Brown, by Mary Mayden, to whom I have never been married, multiple parcels of real estate (subject to provision as to gin) all in T2S R11W, Saline County, Arkansas. James A. Brown's property to go to his heirs and assigns at his decease. In event James A. Brown died without lawful heirs of his body, then all property bequeathed to him (real or personal) to go to sons William H. and T. J. The real estate to be held by them in common, share and share alike. Sons T. J. Brown and James A. Brown to receive gin, mill, gin and mill machinery, privileges thereunto pertaining, with land on which the gin and mill are situated, not to exceed 3 acres. Sons, T. J. Brown and James A. Brown to receive all personal property, share and share alike. Executor: T. J. Brown. Funeral expense and expenses of administration of estate to be borne by three sons in equal parts. Signed by J. A. Brown. Witnesses: John Fletcher, William C. Ratcliffe, both of Little Rock, Arkansas.". 1

External Files

  • File M1760. File: C:\Users\Comtutors\Documents\Family Tree Maker\BRENDAS TREE 2015 Media50 TN Fayette, District 9 - Brown.jpg. 1850 TN Fayette, District 9 - Brown.
  • External File: M1760 File: C:\Users\Comtutors\Documents\Family Tree Maker\BRENDAS TREE 2015 Media50 TN Fayette, District 9 - Brown.jpg 1850 TN Fayette, District 9 - Brown

Sources

  1. Source: #S676 57
  2. Source: #S510
  3. Source: #S44



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