James Robert Brown

Male7 January 1832–12 February 1913

Brief Life History of James Robert

When James Robert Brown was born on 7 January 1832, in Fayette, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Brown, was 33 and his mother, Nancy Hays, was 31. He married Missouri Martin on 30 October 1854, in Marlin, Falls, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 5, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 12 February 1913, in Coleman, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Burkett, Coleman, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Brown
Missouri Martin
Marriage: 30 October 1854
Alfred Earl Brown Sr.
John Clossum Brown
Tennesee Lucrecia Brown
Franklin Lawson Brown
Mollie Brown
Frank Loyal Brown

Sources (9)

  • James R Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James R Brown, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • James Robert Brown, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1854Marlin, Falls, Texas, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 3

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 4

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 26

    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Buchanan, Texas, United States *1861: Stephens, Texas, United States [*Renamed Stephens in 1861]

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

    Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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