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Thomas and Brown Family

Keith Cameron Brown [Parents] was born on 28 Jun 1899 in Abilene, Dickinson Co, Kansas. He died on 14 Feb 1962 in Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co FL. He married Bernice.

Data from Marcia Boothe. - rhg

Bernice was born about 1900. She died in 1974. She married Keith Cameron Brown.

Alton Thomas Henderson was born on 30 Aug 1898. He died on 1 Aug 1974 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co FL. He married Living.

Some question as to death locale. Data from Marcia Boothe. Res: abt 1974, West Palm Beach FL 34406.. - rhg

~SS# 263-07-3270

Living [Parents]

William Guy Booth was born on 9 Apr 1900. He died on 27 Apr 1976. He married Nina Margaret Brown on 7 Aug 1921.

Nina Margaret Brown [Parents] was born on 27 Nov 1902 in Abilene, Dickinson Co, Kansas. She died on 12 Feb 1976 in Clearwater, Pinellas Co FL. She married William Guy Booth on 7 Aug 1921.

Data from Marcia Boothe

Addison F. Lanier was born on 10 Sep 1900. He died on 4 Jan 1982 in Duval Co FL. He married Beatrice Brown.

Data from Marcia Boothe: Res: abt 1983 Jacksonville, Duval Co FL 32226

~SS# 261-48-9624 issued in FL

Beatrice Brown [Parents] was born on 1 Sep 1904 in Seaside, Clatsop Co, Oregon. She died in Apr 1983 in Duval Co FL. She married Addison F. Lanier.

Data from Marcia Boothe. - rhg

Kenneth Valentine Brown [Parents] was born on 14 Feb 1906 in Abilene, Dickinson Co, Kansas. He died on 19 Jun 1939 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co FL. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, West Palm Beach, FL. He married Living.

Notation on tombstone: Kenneth V. Brown; Fla. Pvt 1 CL 6 Cav. - from Woodlawn Cem. - rhg


J. Clarence Smith was born about 1900. He died on 25 Nov 1976. He married Wilda Brown.

Data from Marcia Boothe. - rhg

Wilda Brown [Parents] was born on 12 Dec 1909 in Abilene, Dickinson Co, Kansas. She died on 8 Jan 1990 in Avon Park? Florida. She married J. Clarence Smith.

Data from Marcia Boothe. - rhg Res: abt 1990 - Avon Park FL 33825.

~SS 261-56-1508 issued in FL.


Living [Parents]

James Henkle Brown [Parents] was born on 28 Oct 1851 in Adams Co PA. He died on 25 Jun 1925 in Abilene, Dickinson Co KS. He married 1 Sarah Adeline "Mattie" Hantz on 15 Aug 1872.

This data from Janice Coffee, from her notes of her mother, Bertha Thomas. - rhg We learned what the initial "H" stood for from the Hantz family descendants. In the course of trying to ascertain the Henkle found in his middle name, we tripped over a POST Rev War roster of men in the Philadelphia Militia, 3rd Battalion 1784. PA Archives., Vol III, 6th series, starting page 1057.

3rd Co. 1784 - Brown, John
6th Co. 1784 - Brown, Valintin (heh.)
7th Co. 1784 - Brown, William; Henkle, Jonathon; Schneider, Henry (heh heh)
We know (from Beryle Thomas McRae's notes) that William Milton Brown was James H. Brown's eldest son.

Marcia Franklin (St. Paul MN) has James H. Brown's birthdate as 28 Oct 1851. This is confirmed by his obit. We originally had 22 Oct 1852 - from Beryle's notes. His obit also mentions surviving children, and that all the children attended the funeral except "Will Brown." Also mentions that they had 9 children; two dying in infancy. This would have been Minnie and ?? Could the alleged twin of William Milton by one of the infant deaths? Obit also mentions that they moved to Dickinson Co in the Spring of 1882.

Kansas Death Cert: 21 3463: Died Abilene, township of Grant, Dickinson Co KS on 25 Jun 1925. Date of birth is listed as 28 Oct 1847 (we have 1851, same month and day); married (Spouse Adeline Brown); retired farmer. Birthplace: Penn. Father: John Brown b. PA; Mother: Rebecca Hinkel. (Adeline, his wife, was the informant.) Buried at Livingstone Cemetery.

~ Cause of death: Leukemia; contributory: Snyocarditis chronic. His wife, Adeline Brown, was the informant and she gave his birthdate as 28 Oct. 1847. However, when she stated his age - she gave 73 years old which reflects the birthyear of 1851 - hmm. - rhg We've also been given as birthdate of 22 Oct 1852 by unsubstantiated sources. - rhg

THANKS to Marsha, we find James H. in the 1900 Dickinson Co, KS census (Cheever Twp):

Brown, James H. Oct1851 48 m.27 PA PA PA farmer (owns)
Addie T (wife) Mar1855 44 MD PA PA
Lester E. (son) Jun1880 19 KS PA MD
Grace (dau) Nov1882 17 KS PA MD school
Ester (dau) May1885 15 KS PA MD school
John L. (son) Oct1886 13 KS PA MD school
Ralph (son) Jun1893 6 KS PA MD
Brown, Abe Nov1854 45 PA PA PA farmer (owns)
Lizzie (wife) Sep1853 46 PA PA PA
Maud (dau) Dec1886 13 KA PA PA school
--- rhg

Sarah Adeline "Mattie" Hantz [Parents] was born on 20 Dec 1854 in Creagerstown MD. She died on 26 Feb 1926 in Abilene, Dickinson Co KS. She married 1 James Henkle Brown on 15 Aug 1872.

In Beryle's notes (from Janice Coffee) - they moved to Kansas in 1878. Her first name, as thought, was Susan, but we have learned her obit that her given name was Sarah Adaline. This and additional information from Marcia Franklin of MN, a descendant. She also notes that the family always referred to her as Adaline, not Mattie per Beryle's notes. - rhg

We attempted to retrieve a copy of her death certificate but the State of Kansas could find none. We have her obit with the appropriate dates, etc., so we know the data is true. The explanation from Kansas stated that "sometimes" deaths were not properly recorded. (hmmph.) She is shown on her husband's (James H. Brown) death certificate and she was the informant for same. - rhg 4/2003

They had the following children:

  M i William Milton Brown
  M ii Lorenzo E Brown was born calculated 1877 in Illinois.

From 1880 census. - rhg 1926 obit for mother shows him of Abilene KS; his father's obit 1925 states he is of Florida. - rhg
  M iii Lester E. Brown
  M iv John Louis Brown
  F v Minnie Brown was born about 1880. She died about 1880.
  F vi Ida Grace Brown
  F vii Esther Rebecca Brown
  M viii Ralph Brown was born calculated Jun 1893 in PA.

1926 obit of mother shows him 'of Salina." (Obit provided by Marcia Franklin of MN, a descendant.) Shown in 1900 Dickenson Co., KS census - birth month and year provided. - rhg

John Hantz Jr. [Parents] was born on 5 Sep 1820 in York Co PA. He died on 10 Jul 1866 in Frederick Co MD. He married Sarah Eicholtz.

Data from 1860 MD census for Frederick Co, Creagerstown District. HH# 610/624 and 611/625. $1500 and 750. Enumeraterd 28 Jul 1860; image 37; page 88. [Total of 49 images for District - went through 39] Will complete shortly. Shown as age 39; farmer. - rhg

Sarah Eicholtz was born calculated 1825 in PA. She married John Hantz Jr..

Data from 1860 census for PA. (See husband's notes) Shown as age 35. - rhg

They had the following children:

  F i Lydia Ann Hantz was born on 25 Jan 1846 in PA.

Data from MD census 1860. Referenced in 1926 obit of mother as a survivor, Mrs. Lydia EYLER of Baltimore MD. - rhg
  M ii Henry Hantz was born calculated 1848 in MD.

Data from 1860 census for MD. Shown as age 12 b. MD. (Apparently, they moved from PA to MD between1846-1848. - rhg
  F iii Mary Hantz was born calculated 1850 in MD.

Data from 1860 MD census. - rhg
  M iv John Hantz was born calculated 1852 in MD.

Data from 1860 census for MD. (See father's notes) SHown as age 8 born MD. - rhg
  F v Sarah Adeline "Mattie" Hantz
  F vi Emma Hantz was born calculated 1856 in MD.

Data from MD 1860 census (see father's notes) - shown as age 4 born MD. Referenced in mother's 1926 obit as Mrs. Emma COOVER od Howe, Indiana.
  F vii Ida Hantz was born about 1860 in MD.

Data shown in 1860 MD census (see father's notes) - AND more data from the HANTZ descendants. Shown as age 6 months in census. - rhg
  M viii Milton Hantz was born after 1860.

Referenced in mother's 1926 obit as Milton Brown of Harrisburg, PA. - rhg (Obit from Marcia Franklin of MN, a descendant.

John Brown [Parents] was born in 1821 in PA. He died in 1866. He married Rebecca Hinkle.

We now have proof that this John Brown is the father of James H. Brown. James' death certificate names him, along with Adeline Hinkel or Hinkle, James' mother. - rhg

Rebecca Hinkle was born calculated 1824 in PA. She married John Brown.

1850 census. She is living with husband and in-laws in Reading, Adams Co PA. - rhg

1870 census for Adams Co PA, Reading Twp., we also find in HH 227/240:

Hinkle, Cornelius 37 PA
Hinkle, Mary 36 PA
Hinkle, Searight 10 PA
Hinkle, Rebecca 9 mos.

[Her brother, cousin? - rhg]

They had the following children:

  F i Susannah Brown was born calculated 1846 in PA.

1850 census. - age 6
  M ii Aaron Brown was born calculated 1848 in PA.

Age 2 in 1850 census. - rhg
  M iii John Brown was born calculated 1849 in PA.

Age 7 mos in 1850 census. - rhg
  M iv James Henkle Brown
  M v Abraham Brown

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