James Robert Brown

7 January 1832–12 February 1913 (Age 81)
Fayette, Tennessee, United States

The Life 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 Hayes, was 30. 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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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

Spouse and Children

30 October 1854
Marlin, Falls, Texas, United States


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    Robert Brown





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.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 30

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James R Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James R Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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