Birthdate estimated from 1850 Jefferson co. MS census. Death date and cause provided by Ann Geoghegan (anniegms at bellsouth.net). Other info from Mississippi Genealogical Connections, Vol. II, 2002, #3. In the book "Migration of South Carolina..." by Jayne Conway Carlington Pruitt, Whitfield BROWN is said to have come to Jefferson co. MS via the Natchez Trace. Is he the Whitfield BROWN who witnessed the 1818 Bill of Sale between Dudley Stewart and James Carson in Edgefield co. SC?
1850, August 25 Mississippi, Twsp. 10 East, Page 112, #482/482, Jefferson County:
W. BROWN Age 47 male Planter $1,200 SC
C. 35 female MS
G. W. 17 male MS
J. 13 male MS
B. D. 9 male MS
F. A. 6 female MS
W. J. 4 male MS
L. C. 2 female MS
M. J. 13 female MS
Fayette Watch-Tower, Dec. 12, 1856, Vol. XV, No. 10, Whole Number 762: "Guardian’s Sale - Whitfield Brown, deceased by Catherine Brown, Guardian of Minor Heirs on Dec. 12, 1856."
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Whitfield by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Whitfield: