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Trying to find out the parents of my ggf, John Brown

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Trying to find out the parents of my ggf, John Brown

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 12:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brown Vaughan Wadkins, Berry
I am trying to find out some information on my ggf, John Brown. Unfortunately, it is a too common name and not much is known about him. I do know that on March 16, 1864, he married Arminta Vaughan, the daughter of Leroy "Loy" Vaughan at Loy's brother, Strother's house in Floyd County, I have a copy of that license. John Brown's birthdate is problematic. He gives a whole range of years that he was born, but in one census states he was born in April 1844. In a later census he alleges he was born 15 years later. It is complicated by the fact that he could neither read nor write. In the 1870 Census, he shows up in Greenup County, where Arminta's brother, Barton Vaughan, lives nearby. Then he and Arminta move to Breathitt County, where they live at Noctor until his death in Feb. 13, 1933. They had one child, a son, named Sanford Brown. Of course the death certificate is informed by a daughterinlaw of his grandson, and who knows if the information is correct or guesswork. Curiously, John Brown had the nickname "Uncle" so he must have had some siblings somewhere. Hints about his parents say that his father was Berry Brown, a book in and of itself and his mother was a Wadkins. I have had no luck tracing this. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Cris Brown
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
acb1030 15 Apr 2013 6:15PM GMT 
CarolSexton52... 15 Apr 2013 10:01PM GMT 
acb1030 15 Apr 2013 10:20PM GMT 
CarolSexton52... 16 Apr 2013 12:24AM GMT 
acb1030 16 Apr 2013 1:19PM GMT 
CarolSexton52... 16 Apr 2013 3:15PM GMT 
acb1030 16 Apr 2013 5:49PM GMT 
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