William Brown

William Dunkin Brown (1849 - 1892)

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William Dunkin Brown
Born in Carroll, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Carroll County, Indianamap
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Died in Carroll, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 5 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 1 Nov 2018
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William D Brown was born on February 7, 1849,[1] in Carroll, Indiana, his father Matthew Brown was 56 and his mother, Polly Dunkin, was 40.
He was a farmer.
He married Matilda J Gillam on October 6, 1869, in Carroll Co., Indiana.[2] They had eight children in 14 years.
William died of pneumonia at age 42 years 11 mo. after an illness of 8 days on January 26, 1892, in Carroll, Indiana,[3] and was buried in Bringhurst, Indiana in the Zion Citizens Cemetery.[4][5]



Oct 7, 1963 note fromElmer Brown; (his son) “William D. married Matilda Gillam Oct 6, 1869 and lived with his father (Mathew) till 1873 as Mary Dunkin had died in 1868. In 1873 William D. moved to the Mrs. Allen Gillam farm (Mother In Law’s) and by 1877 he had bought the 160 acre farm, but sold 40 acres to Nelson Gillam, a brother of Matilda. Nelson later sold the 40 acres to John Clark. This left 120 acres in the William D. farm. This farm is now (1963) the Orville and Elmer Brown farm, the home of Glenn Brown.”

Notes from Marlene woodfield; “William Dunkin Brown was a farmer all of his life in Carroll County. He farmed the farm (west 1/2 and the West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South East 1/4 of section 1, township 25, North Range 2 West except for 1 acre sold for school purposes out of the SW corner leaving 119 acres) which is now owned by Orville Leroy and Elmer Ray Brown, his grandsons and which is farmed by Glen Brown, his great-grandson. This farm was the Allen W. Gilliam farm, Matilda’s father’s and upon his death, William bought out the other heirs.”


  1. Web: Indiana, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012
  2. Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941; Carroll County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Records 1850-1920 Inclusive Volu, W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerk's Of; Book: 6; Page: 192
  3. Recolection of Frederic Haskell Brown and recorded by Marlene woodfield, his daughter for her genealogy thesis, 1960
  4. Web: Indiana, Find A Grave Index, 1800-2012
  5. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current; URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18509614
  • Brown, Charles Elmer Family Bible. In posession of Helen (Thornton) Holt, includes dates from 1849 -1967.

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