Ervin Brown was born about 1813 in SC (per 1860 census) although
in the 1850 census he is listed as born in NC.
Ervin Brown married Parthena Johnson on 30 Jul 1839 in Maury
Co., TN and
on 7 Jul 1866 he married her sister Lucy Johnson also
in Maury Co., TN.
Ervin and Parthena have three children listed in the 1850
Maury Co. census: Richard 9, William 7 and Thomas 2.
-- Richard was born April 1844 in TN (per 1900 census) and
supposedly died 13 Jul 1943.
Richard married Sarah Lamiza Ragin on 16 Jul 1861 in Maury
Co., TN and her sister,
Elizabeth Ragin on 1 Sep 1872 also in Maury Co., TN.
Richard's children include:
Mary E. b. abt. 1863
James Thomas b. abt. 1865
Nancy J. (Nannie) b. abt. 1867; d. 20 June (or
Jan) 1891, Maury Co., TN
William b. 26 Jan 1871; d. 31 May 1967,
Washington, McClain Co., OK
John b. 20 Oct 1875; d. 29 Jan 1941,
Parker Co., TX
Sam b. abt. 1876; d. TX
Sallie b. abt. 1879
Nora b. abt. 1880; d. 13 Jan 1912, Maury
Lila b. Oct 1887
-- William (Bob) was born 10 May 1844
Maury Co., TN; d. Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX.
William had 13 children. All but the oldest son Jim
left Maury Co., TN in the 1890s. They lived in Obion
Co., TN for a few years, and then moved to Texas, most of
them finally settling near Cleburne, TX.
-- Thomas ??