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James K. Polk Brown (1846 - 1919)

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James K. Polk Brown
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Biography

Died 11 MAY 1919. Travis County, Texas. [1][2]

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Note: Census: 26 Oct 1850 Pg 183, DeKalb County, Georgia (Blackhall District): Meridith Brown, age 45, male, farmer, owns $4000 in real estate, born in Georgia, not married within the last year, can read and write. Sarah Brown, age 41, female, born in Georgia. Francis M. Brown, age 22, male, born in Georgia. Sarah Brown, age 19 female, born in Georgia. Elgate Brown, age 17 male, born in Georgia. Mary M. Brown, age 16, female, born in Georgia. Annis Brown, age 14, female, born in Georgia. Emily Brown, age 11, female, born in Georgia. Amy A. Brown, age 11, female, born in Georgia. Joseph Brown, age 10, male, born in Georgia. Rankin Brown, age 8, male, born in Georgia. Jane Brown, age 6, female, born in Georgia. James K. P. Brown, age 4, male, born in Georgia. Katherine Brown, age ?, female, born in Georgia. Meridith Brown, age 5/12, male, born in Georgia. 2 Census: 1 Aug 1860 Pg 936, Black Hall District, Fulton County, Georgia. Meridith Brown, age 55, male, farmer, born in Georgia, can read and write. Sarah R. Brown, age 51, female, born in Georgia. Warren Brown, age 20, male, Grocery Keeper, born in Georgia. Rankin Brown, age 18, male, Farmer, born in Georgia. Jane Brown, age 16, female, born in Georgia. James K. P. Brown, age 14, male, born in Georgia. Catherine Brown, age 12, female, born in Georgia. Meridith Brown, age 10, male, born in Georgia. 2 Near the end of the Civil War, James K Polk Brown, was a Private in Company I, of the Cherokee Legion Infantry of the Georgia State Guards. The Cherokee Legion was formed in response to a call from the Governor of Georgia (Joseph H. Brown) for troops to defend the State from an anticipated invasion from Federal forces which were based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Cherokee County responded overwhelmingly to the call of Governor Brown. Over 600 men joined the Cherokee Legion from the County and many of these men served for approximately six months. Because of the large number of men who joined the Legion, it is believed that many of the men were discharged early or "detailed". 2 James K. Brown was enlisted July 22, 1863 in Canton, Georgia by Captain J.B. Garrison. Company I was known as "Pickens Raid Repellers". Company I was lead by Captain James Bruce, 1st Lt. Charles M. McClure, 2nd Lt. Joseph Williams and 2nd Lt. William Forrester. 2 Muster Roll for August 4, 1863 shows the Company stationed in Pickens County, Georgia. Muster Roll for August 21, 1863 does not state where the Company was located. Muster Roll for September 9, 1963 to January 23, 1864 shows the Company stationed in Rome, Georgia. 2 See the newspaper article at the bottom of this text. It discusses the formation of the Cherokee Legion. 2 James was detailed (discharged) by General Cobb on November 25, 1863. 2 Source: Book - Soldiers Who Served In The Cherokee Legion Georgia State Guards" by C. Pat Cates, Fourth Printing, 2000. 2 "At the beginning of the Civil War, James K. Polk Brown ran away from his home in Georgia. He married Mary Ann Lamascus, a German girl, at Spicewood, Texas. They had six children, one boy and five girls. These children were Andy, Lura, Anice, Nep, Novella and Lillie Mae.". 2 Source for above: From text written by Mabel Ruth Land. 2 I found a listing showing that "J.P. Brown" married Mary Ann Lamascus. Possibly he went by "J.P.". On his tombstone in Collier Cemetery, his tombstone is listed as "James P. Brown". 2 James K. P. Brown is not listed in the 1870 Georgia census with his parents (see 1870 census listing in the notes for James' father (Meredith Brown). 2 I may have found James K. P. Brown in the 1880 Texas Federal Census. He was a Farm Hand working in Travis County, Texas for John Cawlfield. 2 2 Source Information: Census Place District 127, Travis County, Texas. Family History Library Film 1255329. NA Film Number T9-1329. Page Number 144B. 2 Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace. John G. CAWLFIELD Self M Male W 39 TX Farm. Elizabeth CAWLFIELD Wife M Female W 31 TX Housekeeper TN TN. Mag M. CAWLFIELD Dau S Female W 11 TX Housekeeper TX TX. James A. CAWLFIELD Son S Male W 9 TX TX TX. Ruth E. CAWLFIELD Dau S Female W 7 TX TX TX. Wm. E. CAWLFIELD Son S Male W 4 TX TX TX. Stephen J. CAWLFIELD Son S Male W 2 TX TX TX. James P. BROWN Other S Male W 32 GA Farm Hand GA GA. 2 James K. Polk Brown married Mary Ann Lamascus on March 5, 1881 in Travis County, Texas. James was a farmer in Travis County. He and Mary Ann had 7 children. 2 Source for article below: Book - "The Valley between the Colorado and the Pedernales" by the Spicewood Area Historical Focus Group, published by Nortex Press, 1996: 2 ICE CREAM AND SANTA CLAUS. by Lura Brown Sanders. 2 Lura's father, James K. Polk Brown, was a veteran in the Civil War and the family attended the Confederate Reunion in Marble Falls about 1899. A carnival was also on the reunion site. There Lura and her family saw their first hobby horses. Her father gave the girls a nickel each to spend and she planned to ride a hobby horse, but Nellie, "Nep", had discovered an ice cream booth. She ran back to tell Lura about the white stuff she had found that tasted so good. This was the first ice cream the girls had seen. 2 One Christmas a neighbor family invited the family to their home for Santa's visit. Santa left fruit and firecrackers for the kids. Before he got out of the yard his supply of firecrackers accidently got lit and he left running across the fields with dogs barking, kids squealing and firecrackers popping. This was one of Lura's most memorable visits by Santa Claus. 2 The Brown children, Andy, Lillie, Annis, Novella, Penelope "Nep" as well as Lura attended Haynie Flat School for most of their school years. The family also later lived near the Wesley Fowler place at Spicewood. 2 From the Burnet County, Texas federal census of 1900: Census was taken on June 5, 1900. 2 BROWN, James P., Head of household, White, Male, Born March 1846, age 54, widowed, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, occupation - Farmer, months not employed - 0, can read, write and speak English, was renting a farm. BROWN, Andy, Son, White, Male, born Oct 1881, age 18, single, born in Texas, father born in Georgia, mother born in Texas, occupation Farm Laborer, can read, write and speak English. BROWN, Anas, Daughter, White, Female, born Dec 1882, age 17, single, born in Texas, father born in Georgia, mother born in Texas. BROWN, Lillie, Daughter, White, Female, born July 1884, age 15, single, born in Texas, father born in Georgia, mother born in Texas, occupation - at school. BROWN, Novella, Daughter, White, Female, born April 1886, age 14, single, born in Texas, father born in Georgia, mother born in Texas, occupation - at school. BROWN, Lura S, Daughter, White, Female, born Oct 1887, age 12, single, born in Texas, father born in Georgia, mother born in Texas, occupation - at school. BROWN, Penelope, daughter, white, female, born Feb 1889, age 11, single, born in Texas, father born in Georgia, mother born in Texas, occupation - at school. 2 From the 1910 McCulloch County Federal Census, Justice Precinct 5: James K. Polk Brown is living with his daughter (Penelope) and son-in-law (Marion Bonaparte Phillips): 2 PHILLIPS, M.B., head of household, male, white, age 26, married for 5 years, born in Texas, mother and father were born in Texas, occupation = farmer, can read and write english, rents his farm. PHILLIPS, Nella, wife, female, white, age 20, married for 5 years, mother of 2 children, both children still alive, born in Texas, father was born in Georgia, mother was born in Texas, occupation = none, can read and write english. PHILLIPS, Sibyl, daughter, female, white, age 4, single, born in Texas, mother and father were born in Texas. PHILLIPS, Pauline, daughter, female, white, age 0 months, single, born in Texas, mother and father were born in Texas. BROWN, J.P., father-in-law, male, white, age 64, widowed, born in Georgia, mother and father were born in Georgia, occupation = farmer, can read and write english. 2 James K. Polk Brown died May 11, 1919 and is buried next to his wife in Collier Cemetery which is located near Lake Travis in Travis County, Texas. Collier Cemetery listing is on the web at: http:/ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/travis/cemeteriescollier.txt 2 Conflict: James K. Polk Brown's death certificate shows his birth date at March 16, 1845. It shows his death date as May 11, 1919. The death certificate showed his age as 74 years 1 month and 25 days. The birth year of 1845 is in conflict with the death year listed on his tombstone. 2 The following article appeared in the July 25, 1863 issue of "The Intelligencer" published in Atlanta, Georgia. It discusses the formation of the Cherokee Legion. 2 Three Cheers for Cherokee County. 2 Under the late call of the President for troops for the defense of the State, Governor Brown made a requisition upon Cherokee County, which has so long been his home, for 200 men as her quota. Her people went actively and patriotically to work to respond to the call. After one or two preliminary meetings, they fixed upon Wednesday last to meet at Canton and to organize. Gov. Brown, having gone to Canton to spend day or two with his family, who are spending the summer there, was waited upon by the committee of citizens and invited to address his old neighbors and fellow citizens upon the subject of the organization. He accepted the invitiation and delivered an address explanatory thereof, and upon the duty of all to respond promptly to the President's call. After the Governer had concluded his remarks, he invited the citizens of the county without distinction of age, rank, or position, who were able to bear arms to carol their names and form a legion in the county. They immediately went to work with zeal and enthusiasm and before night they had formed a legion of twelve companies, eleven of which were made up in Cherokee County and one from Milton County, which had determined to go into the same organization with the companies from Cherokee. The whole number of names enrolled in the legion up to the time of its organization was 732; of this number 673 are of Cherokee County. 2 This embraces nearly all the men in the county able to bear arms in active service, and the few who have not yet joined the companies are expected to unite before they are needed for service. 2 Here is a noble response coming from a patriotic people! Two hundred men are called for, and the whole arms bearing people of the county respond to nearly seven hundred in number! If every county in Georgia will do as well, our people and State will soon be secure against the raids of the enemy. 2 Again we say three cheers --- yea, three times three cheers for Cherokee County. No county in Georgia had responded more nobly to previous calls. She is now the "Banner County" as far as we know and believe, in the State. The official proceedings of the meeting, we learn, will be forwarded to us for publication. This we shall with pleasure and pride do, as soon as they are received. The following field officers to command the legion, have been elected. 2 James H. Rusk, Colonel. B. Hill, Lieutenant Colonel. H.G. Grambling, Major. 2 Before we close this article, we must not omit another important feature in the proceedings of the patriotic people of Cherokee County. The legion officered and organized, do not tender their services for the defense of their county, but have resolved to tender it for service in all that scope of territory from West Point in a straight line to Griffin, thence in a straight line to Elbert Court House; thence to the Savannah River, and embracing also the upper part of the State. 2 This is an example for our people in every county in the State to follow! Surely it will stimulate our people everywhere to similar action. What says Fulton? Fulton, in which Alanta, now the most important inland city in the Confederacy, is located, and which to occupy is now the burning desire of the Abolitionist. Awake fellow citizens, arise, abate of your lethargy, and imitate the example of the patriotic farmers of Cherokee who have resolved and have organized to defend your property and your homes, your wives and your children! He.....that will not fight in its defense, or in defense of the State is either a coward or a traitor!.

Census: 1860 Black Hall District, Fulton, Georgia, United States. Note: Citing this Record. 3 "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https:/familysearch.org/ark:/619031:1:MZMC-4CK : 30 December 2015), James K P Brown in entry for Meridith Brown, 1860. 3 3 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace. 3 Meridith Brown M 55 Ga. Sarah R Brown F 51 Ga. Warren Brown M 20 Ga. Rankin Brown M 18 Ga. Jane Brown F 16 Ga. James K P Brown M 14 Ga. Catharine Brown F 12 Ga. Merideth Brown M 10 Ga. [3] 1900 Justice Precinct 5, Burnet, Texas, United States. Note: "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https:/familysearch.org/ark:/619031:1:M3L9-K21 : accessed 12 March 2017), James J Brown, Justice Precinct 5, Burnet, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51, sheet 2A, family 18, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,616. 3 3 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace. 3 James J Brown Head M 54 Georgia. Andy Brown Son M 19 Texas. Anas Brown Daughter F 18 Texas. Lillie Brown Daughter F 16 Texas. Noveller Brown Daughter F 14 Texas. Luan S Brown Daughter F 13 Texas. Penelope Brown Daughter F 11 Texas. [4]

Buried 1919 Travis County, Texas, United States.

  • Fact: Burial Collier Cemetery, Travis, Texas, United States


  • Fact: Burial Collier Cemetery, Travis, Texas, United States


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