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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Henry Epps Brown

In 1800 Sarah Rivers, daughter of Frederick Rivers, turned 18 on her birthday and married John H. Brown. Family folklore and public records indicates that shortly after their marriage John and Sarah migrated to Georgia. Their first born son, Frederick Epps was born about 1802 in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Their next son, William Lafayette Brown was born in Georgia about 1807. By the 1820’s they have migrated further west and settled in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. 1

Sarah and John would go on to rear 9 children, seven (7) sons and two daughters. Their son, Henry Epps Brown was born in Alabama. Henry married Frances A. “Fannie” Shelton abt 1855.2 This is the same years that John H. Brown, the patriarch, died on 14 September. Henry was granted Letters of Administration on his Father’s Estate. After the death of John, Henry, his family and Mother Sarah moved to Arkansas. Living in Arkansas were two other sons, Frederick Epps Brown and Epps Rivers Brown. Sarah can be found enumerated in the Epps Rivers Brown family home in 1860 and 1870. In the late 1880, brother Stephen and his 2nd wife, Rosa would also move to Arkansas to live with his son, John Hancock Brown in Carroll County, Arkansas.  3 4  

Henry and Fannie settled in Howard County, Arkansas where he served as Lawyer and Judge for many years.5 They would raise 4 daughters and a son. You can read about him here:

b. May 22, 1820
d. Mar. 11, 1889, Howard Co. AR
Age 68Yrs, 9Ms, 11Ds
bu. Center Point Cemetery, Howard Co., AR

[1] 1840, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, population schedule, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Page: 47; Line 13, None, Household off John H. BROWN; digital images, ( : viewed 8 June 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication Roll M704_216.
[2] Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Probate Court Estates, Filebox 31: No 253, John H. Brown; Died 4 Sept 1855.
[3] 1870 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, Franklin, Union County, Arkansas, Page: 523B; Line 26, Dwelling/Family 107/108, Household of Epps R. Brown; digital images, ( : viewed 24 July 2011); citing NARA publication Roll: M593_65.
[4] 1870 U. S. Census, Township 20, Range 9, Choctaw County, Mississippi, population schedule, Township 20, Range 9, Choctaw County, Mississippi, Page 390B; Line 12,, Dwelling/Family 40/40, Household of Fredrick BROWN; digital images, ( : viewed 31 July 2011); citing NARA publication M593, Roll: 725.
[5] 1860 U. S. Census, Union County, Arkansas, population schedule, EL Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, Page 316, Line 30, Dwelling/Family 704/652, Household of Henry BROWN; digital images, ( : viewed 31 July 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm M653 Roll 51.
[6] Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, digital image, ( : Accessed on 31 July 2011); Headstone for Henry Brown; (22 May 1820–11 March 1889); Records of the Center Point Cemetery; Center Point, Howard County, Arkansas, USA.

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