James W. Brown was born to brick mason William B. Brown(1806 Va) and Sarah Argenbright Brown(1810 Va) about 1839 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
From the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Lynchburg, it is shown James was the 5th child of at least 7, and that he and brother George were brick masons as well.
Known children of James parents William and Sarah Brown(w/est. birth years):
all born in Virginia.
James W. Brown would enlist in the CSA on June 8, 1861, and began as Private with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Company I.
James would be promoted to 4th Corporal, and then to 2nd Lieutenant. Father William B. Brown would become a Colonel.
James was reported sick in November of 1862, and died April 23, 1863.
Find A Grave: Memorial #151265653 for James W. Brown] shows the detail of when he died, presumably of illness.
Father, Colonel William Brown passed away on December 3, 1869, with his tombstone noting "aged 64 years". James, brother George, and father William are buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg.
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