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The Browns of Jefferson, Washington, Burke, and Emanuel counties of Georgia

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The Browns of Jefferson, Washington, Burke, and Emanuel counties of Georgia

Posted: 7 Aug 2013 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: brown, Chance, Adams, Downs
I am hoping to make contact with any and all descendants and/or folks that are familiar with the Brown families of Burke, Jefferson and Emanuel counties in Georgia.

Our family has been tracing our Brown lineage for over 30 years and only recently proven -- through a DNA match -- a record for the 1870 (and probably 1860) census in Jefferson County as our Patrick T Brown, with a someone listed as a "Pauper" (presumably a widow) named, Elizabeth as the mother. We don't know Elizabeth's maiden name, nor can we find a good match for the 1850 census to reveal Elizabeth's spouse.

Other members of the household appear to be:

Mary E Brown, Zachariah Brown, Philip L Brown, Nancy J Brown, Benjamin A Brown, and George W Brown

The DNA match was for a gentleman that descends from William A. Brown, a son of Zachariah Brown and Mary Adams. William A Brown is buried in Davisboro City Cemetery and appears on the Census for 1900 & 1920 in Davisboro, Washington County, Ga; he died in 1929. His wife was Martha Downs.

These are the details of our Brown line, prior to the 1870 Census:

My grandfather was Benjamin Franklin Brown
Born: 17 Jul 1922 in Augusta, Richmond County., Ga.
Died: 21 Nov 2002 in Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC
1st Married: Opal Inez Simpson (1927 – 1984)
2nd Married: Nancy Lee Warner (1937 – 2009)

My great-grandfather was Jessie Milton Brown
Born: 20 Dec 1885 in Midville, Emanuel County, Ga
Died: 1 Oct 1927 in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga
Married: Hilda Elizabeth Page (1897 – 1982)

My 2nd Great-grandfather was Patrick T. Brown
Born: May 1853 in Jefferson County, Ga
Died: 1904 in Midville, Emanuel County, Ga
Married: Mary Jane "Molley/Mollie" Chance
B: 16 Sep 1861 in Burke County, Ga
D: 20 Jul 1946 in Richmond County, Ga
**John Thomas Chance is her father

**They are married on the 1880 US Federal Census in District 85, Jefferson County, Ga and on the 1900 US Federal Census in the 57th
Militia District, Emanuel County, Ga.

**** Their other children are:

Frances Louise Brown
Born: abt. JUL 1878 near Bethany P.O., Jefferson County, Ga.
Died: abt. 1904 in Emanuel County, Ga.

John Brown
Born: June 1880 near Bethany P.O., Jefferson County, Ga.
Died: Unknown

infant boy Brown
Born: aft.1880
Died: abt. 4yrs. old sitting at dinning table

Gurtrude Brown
Born: Aug 1882
Died: abt. 1904 in Emanuel County, Ga

Thomas George Brown
Born: 14 Jan 1886
Died 8 Mar 1972 in Jeff Davis, Ga

Emmit Thomas Brown
Born: FEB 1888 in Midville, Emanuel County, Ga.
Died: 19 Dec 1957 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga

Eddie Rabon Brown
Born: 25 JUL 1890 in Summertown, Emanuel County, Ga
Died: 4 Sep 1975 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga

Bessie Brown
Born: 10 Apr 1892 in Emanuel County, Ga
Died: 10 Jun 1950 in Richmond, Ga

Susie Ethel Brown
Born: 17 Apr 1897 in Midville, Emanuel, Ga
Died: 21 Jan 1989 in Harlem, Columbia, Ga

Estella Mae Brown
Born: FEB 1899 prob. in Emanuel County Ga

Even if you are not aware of these people, you and anyone you know of can help through process of elimination, so please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,

P. Warren Brown
P.O. Box 374
Wrightsville, Ga 31096
478-247-4361

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