"Just a little over seven months past the century mark, Mrs. Sarah Brown died at her home, Grand Avenue and Quincy, yesterday morning after a serious illness of only six days. “Grandma” Brown celebrated her 100th birthday last Thanksgiving Day.
At that time, a reunion of her two living children and nearly all of the other children of five generations of which she was the head, came to Leavenworth to celebrate the event. Besides the two living children, there are ten grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Her sons, the only survivors of a family of eight children of which she was the mother, are Rev. Robert D. Brown, of Cottonwood Falls, Kan., aged 78 years, and J. B. Brown of this city, aged 66 years.
To Richmond By Wagon
Mrs. Brown was born in Paskatank County, N. C., November 24, 1810. Her maiden name was Sarah Morris. When she was only 3 months old, the family moved from Paskatank to Richmond, Ind. The hardships endured on this trip, by wagon, Mrs. Brown often heard her parents speak of. It was just before the War of 1812 and trouble was already brewing, making traffic dangerous.
Mrs. Brown came from a long-lived family, her father dying at the age of 86 years and her mother at the age of 76 years. Her husband, Frederick Brown, was 65 years old at his death, thirty-seven years ago. They were married January 2, 1832, in Indiana.
February 18, 1869, the Brown family moved from Indiana to a farm near Tonganoxie. Seven years ago, they came to Leavenworth and Mrs. Brown has since made her home with her son who is a machine worker in the Great Western Manufacturing Company’s shops. Just two months after coming to this city, a daughter, Sarah Jane, died.
Always Wore a Quaker Bonnet.
Mrs. Brown was born and reared a Quaker and every day, until the day of her death, she has worn the little white hood and the ’kerchief, the custom of that sect through all ages. Her son, the Rev. R. D. Brown, was the one of her children who adhered very strictly to the teachings of his mother and is now a minister in the Friends’ Church at Cottonwood Falls.
On her last birthday, 'Mrs. Brown told the details of her life as she remembered them to a Times reporter. Her hearing has been defective for some time. She told the story of how her two sons were drafted into the Confederate Army and of how she worked with them to save the necessary $300 each to buy their freedom.
Mrs. Brown has been a member of the Friends’s Church at Tonganoxie and was also an active worker in the Friends’ Missionary Society there. The body will be taken to Tonganoxie for burial in the Friends’ Cemetery there tomorrow.
Mrs. Brown's oldest grandchild is Mrs. L. C. Hobson of Jefferson, Kan., aged 41 years."
From The Leavenworth Times, Wednesday Morning, August 9, 1911. 
Sarah Morris was born in 1810 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina to Jesse Morris (1881-1834) and Mary Moore (1772-1884).
They had the following children:
"On July 17, 1869, Frederick Brown and his wife, Sarah, and family requested a certificate to Tonganoxie MM Kansas.
"On August 21, 1869 Frederick Brown and his wife, Sarah, and minor children Morris J., John, Josiah, Mary A., and Sarah J. received a certificate for Tonganoxie MM Kansas." 
The 1880 Census listed her son Morris (age 44) as the head of the household, Sarah (age 70), a widow, and her daughter Sarah, age (27), living together at Tonganoxie, Kansas. 
"Mrs. Sarah Brown, aged 101 years, died at the home of her son, J. B. Brown in this city today. She is survived by two sons, both past 80 years of age. She was born in 1810 in North Carolina. 
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