William M. Brown Family Bible

Ezekiel Brown was born about 1769 and died in Harris Co. Va. about 1863.
(Born Va. son of William and Sara in Greene Co. Ga.)

He married Miss Elizabeth (Betsy) Merritt
(Married 15 Dec. 1803 Greene Co. Ga. dtr of William Merritt and Nancy of Greene and Nash Co. NC)

Their children were:
William M. Brown born in 1805; died in Americus, Georgia in 1871.
He married Amamda Gray born Sept. 25, 1809, died Sept. 6, 1867.
Married July 15, 1824. She was the daughter of Archibald Gray and his wife Cynthia Armor.
( Married Crawford Co. Ga. He died 29 Apr.1870 in Americus and was in 1870 Mortality Schedule Marion Co. Ga.)
(Her death date is doubtfull because I could not read it with three trips to cemetery, and Wm. married again to Mrs. Ann Rawls 1851 Bulloch Co. Ga. per newspaper, and later legal papers. No divorce was found.)

Ezekiel Brown Jr. (born 1806 Greene Co. Ga. married his first cousin on the Merritt side Emily Greene)

Reuben Brown (Born Greene Co. Ga.)

Frank Brown (John Franklin born 1818 Greene Co. Ga. married Mary E. Powell)

James Brown (James Monroe Born 24 Jan. 1822 Greene Co. Ga. Married 26 Oct 1848 Harris Rebecco Hodo.
He died 11 Sept. 1906 Woodville, Marshall, Ok.)

Bluford Brown (Born Greene Co. Ga. married Meriwether Co. Ga. 18 Mar 1847 Sara Ann Wall or Hall.)

Adeline Brown who married Richard Armor (Born 31 Dec. 1813 d 2 Jan 1873 Coffee Co. Al.
married 15 Jul. 1829 Harris Co. Ga. 3rd cousin.)

Catherine Brown who married a Mr. Bidell (Catherine Mary born 1816 Greene Co. Ga.

(Left out Emeline Brown born 1814 Greene Co. Ga. died 21 Jul. 1835 Columbus, Muscoogee, Ga.
Married 4 Sept. 1831 Georgious W.E. Bedell Tavern Keeper)

Children of William E. Brown and Amanda Gray:
George Brown ( George A. CSA born 1826 Greene Co.Ga. married 13 May 1847 Crawford Co. Ga. Julia P. Raines
dtr. of W. Nathaniel Raines and Rebecca Jackson.)

Emily Amanda Brown born 1827; died 1887, married Thomas Raines (Born 22 May 1828 Ga. d 16 Aug.Taylor Co. Ga. was Talbot then.
Married 18 Jan. 1846 Crawford Co. Ga. T.Abercrombie Raines,
nephew of W.Nath. son of John Goodwin Raines and Mary Smith Bryan. Emily is buried with her Mother and Gray Grandparents, see below)

Jack Brown married Miss Sallie Shelton of Talbatton, Georgia
(William A. “Jack” Brown born 1830 Crawford Co. Ga. Lawyer, Planter, married 18 Aug. 1850
Sarah Margarette Shelton dtr. of M. David and Sara)

Frank Brown married Miss Elizabeth Henderson of Schrivin County Georgia.
They had two children, William and Ida. She married a Jenkins. (James Franklin born 1832,Lawyer.
Wife Ann Elizabeth Henderson.)

Mary Brown married Dr. William Reese of Marion County Georgia.
(Born 26 May 1834 Crawford Co. Ga. died 13 Jun 1892 Buena Vista, Marion,Ga.
Buried City Cem. Married 16 Jun 1847)

Reuben Brown married a Miss Eddie Woodiing of Marion County Georgia.
(Born 1836 Crawford Died 9 Jul. 1907)

Eugenia Brown married Capt. William Drane, Friendship, Marion Co. Ga.
(Mary Eugenia Nesbitt Brown born 1839 Crawford Co. Ga. married 16 Jun. 1859 Marion Co. Ga. She died 1922 Ga.)

Ann Brown married William Henderson of Bullock County Georgia.
(Ann Gray Brown born 1842 Ga. died Sylvania Georgia)

(Cynthia A is either left out of Cynthia Ann Gray Brown born 1841 Crawford Co. Ga.)

Mrs. Amanda Brown is buried at the old Gray cemetery in Taylor County Ga.
She died at the home of her daughter Emily Brown Raines.
(Harris-Gray Cemetery, off 19 N leaving Butler on the right, before Baptist church on left.)

From John Houston Chapter D.A.R. Family Bible Records
Series II in 6 Volumes Collected By The Bible Records Committee
Mrs. Eli A. Thomas, Chairman
Bound By The Lucy Cook Peel Memorial Committee
Mrs. W.J. Dykes, Chairman
Presented To The Department of Archives & History
By The Daughters Of The American Revolution of Georgia
Copied And Indexed with Authority of John B. Wilson, Secretary of State
Under Direction of Mrs. J.E. Hays, State historian 1938
(Stamped Ga. Dept. of Archives And History)
Vol I Pages 1 to 329 Inclusive
W.P.A. Projcet-O.P. 465-34-3-185

Records copied from Family Bible of William M. Brown
now in possession of Eugenia Brown Drane’s descendants

This is to certify that the above is a true and correct copy
Mrs. E.T. Nottingham
(Carolyn Walker Nottingham author of Upson Co. History)
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 7th day of Marcy 1934
Eula Carr

Notary Public
John Houston Chapter D.A.R.

Submitted by Ms. Gerry Hill

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