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Francis Brown

Francis Brown of White Sand Creek

Family Group Sheet

 Francis Brown was b.c. 1760 and died in 1832 in Lawrence Co. MS.  Parents unknown at this time.  There was a Bartlett/Bartley Brown of the same age group living in the same township in Lawrence Co.  No connection to him has been made, but DNA testing has indicated they are possibly related.  Francis married Mary ? previous to 1786.  At least one other person has suggested Mary is a second wife, but I have seen no evidence to suggest that.



 1.  Henry b.c. 1786.  For years, we have believed the Henry who died in Simpson Co. MS in 1858 is Henry, the son of Francis, as named in Francis’ estate papers.  However, DNA testing has indicated we are not related, although we are more closely related to each other than to any other Browns in the project.  Henry married Susannah Statham, but she was not the mother of his children.  Census records indicate this Henry had 4 daughters and 1 son besides Wiley and John P.

John P. is missing in the 1850 census, yet there is a John Brown living with one of Francis’ grandsons, George D. Brown, in St. Tammany Parish, who fits perfectly.  Then, when John P.’s first wife died and he was living in Texas, he married a daughter of Sterling Tarver and Mary Brown, daughter of Francis Brown.  She lived 2 counties away, so it does not appear to be coincidence.  In those times, people often married first cousins as second spouses.  So, our paper trail indicates Henry of Simpson Co. is the son of Francis, but DNA refutes this. 

  1. Agnes b. 1790, d.c. 1833 in Lawrence Co. MS.  Married John C. Lambert in Georgia.  They settled in Lawrence Co. MS.  Children:  James  b. 11 Feb. 1810 who m. Cynthia Ann Douglas; Peter b. March 1812 who m. Mary Ann Neal; Mary b. 1813 who m. Robert Scott Givens and Andrew Holton; John b. 1814 who m. Sarah Douglas; Andrew b. 1818 who m. Argent Netherland and Dollie McCloud; Elizabeth b. 1822 who m. Tilmon Delaughter; Thomas M. or W. b. 1823 who m. Tincy Garner; Hiram b. 1824 who m. Martha Jane King; an unknown female; Joseph b. 12 Nov. 1829 who m. Esther Netherland; Gideon M.C. b. 16 Jan. 1831 who m. Malinda E. Garner; and Erbin b. 27 July 1833 who m. Avamarilla Netherland.
  1. Margaret b. 24 Dec. 1794 Georgia (probably Jefferson Co.), d. 16 April 1880 Hancock Co. MS, buried Gainesville Cem. in Gainesville, MS.  Married 1. Daniel Butler in GA and 2. Moody Holleman in Lawrence Co. MS 13 June 1820.  Butler children: Lucy Elizabeth b. 17 June 1812 who m. Lorenzo Dow Fenn, and Maryan b. 25 Dec. 1814 who m. Major Ferris.  Holleman children: Alexander b. 6 Feb. 1821, Wilson b. 6 Sept. 1822, Jeremiah b. 2 Oct. 1824 who m. Mary Bates; George Washington b. 16 Feb. 1826 who m. Obediance M. ?; Patrick Henry b. 9 Dec. 1827; Caroline b. 14 June 1829 who m. a Mitchell; John Wesley b. 30 May 1831 who m. Annie Jane Murphy; Emeline b. 22 March 1833; Feliscian (Felicy Anna) b. 15 Jan. 1835 who m. Joseph Bates; Elouisa or Louretta b. 4 March 1837 who m. David Moye.
  1. George D. b. 1790-1800 probably Jefferson Co. GA , died between June 14-July 21, 1834 in Lawrence Co. MS.  Married Jane T. Johnson, daughter of Jordan Johnson, 20 Dec. 1828 Lawrence Co. MS.  Only known child is Margaret b. 1831 who m. Charles King.  I suspect a Jordan Brown might be another child.  His age indicates he could have been born in this marriage, and been named after his grandfather.
  1. Francis D. Brown b. 10 Feb. 1802, probably Jefferson Co. GA, d. 25 April 1879 Lincoln Co. MS of pneumonia while living in the home of Jonathan Rials and Susan Lambert.  Married c. 1823 in Covington Co. MS to Elizabeth Coulter.  Children: George D., Mary, Susan Jane, John Morrison, Ann Louisa, and Sarah Matilda.  See family group sheet for more detail.
  1. Mary A. b. 22 April 1803, probably Jefferson Co. GA, d. 25 March 1878 Tyler Co. TX.  Married Sterling Tarver 10 Jan. 1822 in Lawrence Co. MS.  I suspect the first two of these children were Sterling’s by another marriage or were Mary’s born before they married.  Children: Delia b. 28 Sept 1819 MS who m. William Thomas; Mary Ann who m. Henry C. Steen; Silvisa b.c. 1825 Lawrence Co. MS who m. Henry Castelow; Christopher Columbus b. 28 Sept. 1826 Lawrence Co. MS who m. Purcilla Ann Castelow; William Walter b. 1829 Lawrence Co. MS who m. Peronesia Hardy; John H. b. 1831 who m. Celia ?; Emeline b. 1835 Lawrence Co. MS who m. Bill R. Lee; Sterling b. 1837 Lawrence Co. MS; Margaret b. 4 Dec. 1838 Lawrence Co. MS who m. John P. Brown, son of Henry; Louisa b. 1842 Lawrence Co. MS; George b. 1843 Lawrence Co. MS; Shockley J. b. 1845 Lawrence Co. MS; Saral C. b. 1846.
  1. Elizabeth b. 1805, probably Jefferson Co. GA, married 1. Josiah/Jonah/Joseph Athens 20 June 1826 Lawrence Co. MS 2. Samuel Hayes 5 Nov. 1837 Lawrence Co. MS.  Elizabeth probably died in Hancock Co. MS.  Children: 4 females unknown; William J. Athens b. 1832, m. Mrs. Isabella Parker Ames; Elizabeth Hayes b. 1838; Harriet Sheriff who m. a Hutchins; Martha Hayes b. 1842; Eliza M. Hayes b. 1844.

 Connee Kroeger

14 June 2004


Francis “Frank” D. Brown Family Group Sheet


Francis “Frank” D. Brown was b. 10 Feb. 1802, probably in Jefferson County, Georgia, son of Francis Brown and Mary ?.  He died 25 April 1879 in Lincoln Co. MS, where he was living with his cousin.  He married between 1820 and 1823 in Covington Co. MS (where records were destroyed) to Elizabeth Coulter.


Elizabeth Coulter b.c. 1805 GA died 18 Feb. 1864 in St. Tammany Parish, LA.  She was either the daughter of Peter Coulter or his brother, John M. Coulter.  Because she stayed behind when John M. moved north and eventually to Arkansas, and because John M.’s daughter Elizabeth, about the same exact age, was believed to have died young, I am guessing she is Peter’s daughter.  But, there is no way to prove which is her father.  I have proven that she could be either.




  1. George D. Brown b.c.1824 Williamsburg, Covington Co. MS, died 2 July 1900 Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA, buried in Graceland Cemetery.  He married Mary E. Moye 16 May 1850 in St. Tammany Parish, Elizabeth ? between 1853 and 1856, and Felician (maybe Greuss?), a Barker widow between 1864 and 1871.  Only child by his first wife was Susan Elizabeth Brown who m. John Bullock.  Children by second wife: Francis “Frank” who died in 1880, probably a fireman who lost his life in a fire, Corine who m. Jeremiah Miller, Georgiana who m. a Tracy.  By his third wife, he had two more daughters, Louella “Lulu” A. who m. Harvey T. Hurd, and Mattie. George was in Co. F. of the 7th MS Reg. during the Civil War. He signed up in Marion Co. MS.
  1. Mary Brown b.c. 1829 Mississippi, d.c. 1863 Jones Co. MS, m.c. 1844 to John C. Holifield of Jones Co. MS. He was called “Cow John” and Mary Brown was his second wife.  They had 10 children: James M. who m. Sarah Catherine Rivers and Cornelia Azaline Geiger; Joshua O. who m. Mary Ann Jackson and Clora Saline McCary; Elizabeth who m. John C. Rivers; Nancy who m. Jeff G. Hester; Sarah Jane who m. Albert H. Holifield; Moses H. who m. Mary D. Sumrall and Martha Ann Murray; John J. who m. Amanda Windham; Elijah who m. Callie Lowe; Martha Jane who m. William Thomas Johnson; and an infant buried in Horeb Baptist Cemetery in Covington Co., most likely a first child.
  1. Susan Jane Brown b. c. 1832 Mississippi, m. 17 march 1859 St. Tammany Parish, LA to Henry Keller, Jr., brother to Martha Ann Keller.  Children: Sarah Matilda, John Thomas who m. Pharmus Bates and 2 others; Sophia, Johanna, Louisa A. who m. Columbus Washington Bush; William H., Henry A. who m. Annett Henry; Rachel Delphine who m. Asa Jarrell; Everett E. who m. Sarah Edna Dupriest.
  1. John Marson (Morrison) Brown b. 10 July 1836 Clarke Co. MS, d. 17 Feb. 1910 Hardin Co. TX, buried Knupple Cemetery in Silbee, TX.  Married Martha Ann Keller 7 March 1861 St. Tammany Parish, LA.  See John Brown’s fgs for children.
  1. Ann Louisa Brown b.c. 1839 Mississippi, married William S. Barker 1 Jan. 1855 St. Tammany Parish, LA.  Children: John A. who m. Sarah Ann Fitzgerald, Elizabeth, Samuel, Matthew.  Stepchildren were Margaret, Francis, and Uriah Barker, children of Mary Ann Brown Glass Barker.
  1. Sara Mathilda Brown b.c. 1845 Mississippi, m. 25 Feb. 1863 St. Tammany Parish, LA to William Joseph Glass, stepson of William S. Barker above, and Vincent Populus Jr. 7 Dec. 1878.  Children of Sara Brown and William Glass:Margaret “Maggie” who m. R. J. Green, Eliza, George who m. Missouri Simmons, Mary “molly”, Thomas J. who m. Mary Smith, and Jenny.

 Connee Kroeger

24 March 2002


(Connee Lee Brown Kroeger, was born August 22, 1944, in Houston TX, and died September 16, 2006, at her home in Deer Park TX, after having valiantly battled cancer since 1992.  Ms. Kroeger graduated from Austin High School in Houston, received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech, and a master’s degree in behavioral sciences from UHCL.  Other graduate work was done at UH and UNT.  She was a teacher of health and P.E., geography, biology, and ESL for over 30 years, a career counselor, and a school librarian before retirement.  She was a genealogist for 20 years.  She had traveled to the Arctic, Bermuda, South America, Africa, and Europe on many occasions.  She was a member of Sigma Kappa Social Sorority, San Jacinto Descendants, and the Huguenot Society.  Ms. Kroeger was the daughter of Dill Marson Brown and Eura Lee Scallorn, and the granddaughter of James Daniel Brown, Mabel Eugenie Haynes, Joe E. Scallorn, and Lena Stanley.  Ms. Kroeger left behind a son, Toby Kroeger, daughter-in-law Crystal Ray Kroeger, and two beloved granddaughters, Courtney and Erin Kroeger. The Brown Society doesn't yet have the address of another contact person for research on this family line.)


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