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The Brown's
of
Meade Co., Kentucky
and
Mississippi Co., Missouri

James Brown was born in 1804 in Washington Co., Kentucky. On 26 May 1823 he married Sarah Ann Vessels, daughter of John Vessels & Mary Sarah (Polly) Peterson, in Washington Co., Kentucky. Sarah was born in 1807 in Washington Co., Kentucky. John died in Kentucky in 1842 and Sarah died in Kentucky about 1859.

They had the following children:

1. William M. was born in 1824. In Mar 1845 he married Elizabeth Jane Vessels,daughter of James Jr. Vessels & Eleanor "Nelly" Mattingly, in Hardin Co., Kentucky. Elizabeth was born in 1825, Washington Co., Kentucky. William and Elizabeth lived in Hardin Co on 3 Sep 1850 and on 7 Jun 1860 they were living in Concordia, Meade Co., Kentucky. They had 3 children: Lucinda, Mary and James. 

On 9 Apr 1861 William second married Malvina Vessels, daughter of George H. Vessels & Susan Sara Mills, in Meade Co., Kentucky. She was born in 1842 in Hardin Co and was christened on 2 Oct 1850. They had 6 children: Louisa Ellen, James Henry, Melvina, Columbia Elizabeth, James William and Thomas Allonzo.

2. Mary Ellen was born about 1825 in Washington Co., Kentucky. On 4 Apr 1845 she married Charles Vessels, son of Benjamin Vessels & Ann (Nancy) Drury, in Meade Co., Kentucky. He was born in 1823 in Hardin Co., Kentucky. They had one child: John Henry.

3. James Elbert (1826-1897)

4. Margaret Isabell was born in 1828 in Kentucky. On 24 Jan 1847 she married William Henry Vessels, son of Benjamin Vessels & Ann (Nancy) Drury, in Meade Co., Kentucky. He was born in 1825 in Hardin Co., Kentucky. They were living in Hardin Co., on 2 Oct 1850. Margaret died in Dec 1856. They had 3 children: James Thomas, Lea and Nancy Alice.

5. Sarah Ann was Born 13 Apr 1834.

6. John H. was born on 8 Jul 1836 in Washington Co. He married Caroline. They lived in Meade Co., Kentucky. John died on 15 Mar 1873 and is buried in St. Theresa Cemetery in Meade Co., Kentucky. John and Caroline had 7 children: Kate, Emily, Francis, Civilla, Susan, Cecilia and James Horace.

7. Nancy Jane was born in 1837 in Washington Co. On 11 Feb 1857 she married Francis M. Turner, in Meade Co., Kentucky. He was born about 1835 in Meade Co., Kentucky. They lived in Concordia, Meade Co. where they raised their nine children: Joseph, Sarah, Mary, Francis, Sallie Jane, Harris, Lucinda, Henry and Fladge.

8.  George William was born on 11 Sep 1842 in Meade Co. On 5 Feb 1861 he married Lucinda Vessels, daughter of George H. Vessels & Susan Sara Mills, in Meade Co., Kentucky. She was born in 1838 in Hardin Co., Kentucky. They lived in Concordia and then later in Elizabethtown, Meade Co. They had 7 children: Amanda, Joseph Floyd, Sara Belle, George, Charles, Joseph and William Henry.

James Elbert Brown was born on 2 Feb 1826 in Marion Co., Kentucky.

On 17 Nov 1846 when James Elbert was 20, he first married Lucinda G. Vessels, daughter of James Jr. Vessels & Eleanor "Nelly" Mattingly, in St. John's Church, Hardin Co., Kentucky. Lucinda was born on 13 Jan 1828 in Washington Co., Kentucky and died before 1857.

They had the following children:

i. George Washington was born on 5 Aug 1847 in Washington Co., Kentucky. George Washington married Sarah Jane Jarboe. She was born on 25 Dec 1857 in Phillipsburg, Marion Co., Kentucky. They lived in Concordia, Meade Co., Kentucky where their first two children were born. Then they moved to Erie, Neosho Co., Kansas where the next 7 children were born. They moved to Mississippi Co., Missouri where the next 3 children were born and then moved back to Kansas where they had one more child. George Washington died in Corona, Ca on 3 Aug 1923 and Sarah in Mississippi Co., Missouri on 13 Apr 1938. Their children were: Charles Wilson, Lucinda ‘Cindy’, Louisa May, Peter Francis, James Raymond, Paul Madison, Albert, Alvin Preston, William, Sarah Katherine, Henry Leonard, Louisa and George Richard.

ii. Ann Elizabeth was born on 13 Mar 1849 in Washington Co., Kentucky and was baptized in St. John’s Church, Hardin Co., Kentucky. On 27 Nov 1872 she married Robert Clinton Brown, in St. Theresa's, Rhodelia, Meade Co., Kentucky. He was born about 1842 in Kentucky. They had 6 children: Susan, Lucinda, Sarah, Mary Elizabeth, Martha Francis and Bernard Worland.

iii. James Perry was born on 29 Nov 1850 in Hardin Co., Kentucky and was baptized in St. Rose Dominican Church, Springfield, Washington Co., Kentucky on 5 Jan 1851.

 

On 10 Feb 1857 James E. second married Malissa Ann Greenwell, daughter of John F. Greenwell & Sarah Winifred Parr, in Meade Co., Kentucky. Born on 11 Feb 1838 in Meade Co., Kentucky, Malissa Ann died in Meade Co., Kentucky on 14 Apr 1890. She is buried in St. Theresa Cemetery, Meade Co., Kentucky. James Elbert died in Charleston, Mississippi Co., Missouri on 14 Jan 1897 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston.

James and Malissa had the following children:

1. Sarah Winifred was born on 1 Mar 1858 in Meade Co. On 19 Feb 1877 she married James Robert Greenwell, son of Andrew Jefferson Greenwell & Martha Jane Mills, in St. Mary's Church, Paynesville, Meade Co., Kentucky. Born on 2 Jun 1854 in Andyville, Meade Co., James Robert died in Paynesville on 14 Dec 1937. Sarah died after 1910. Sarah and James had 10 children: Joseph Perfectus, Lawrence, William, Mary Bertha, Lucy Francis, James Carroll, Susan Bernetta, Ora Mary, Philmine Catherine and Florence Lorene.

2. Martha Jane (Jennie) was born on 27 Oct 1859 in Meade Co., Kentucky. On 7 Aug 1888 she married Robert Lee Redmon, in Meade Co., Ky. He was born in 1868 in Meade Co. They had 3 daughters: Eula May, Martha Lula and Louisa Ethella.

3. John Baker (1861-1938)

4. James 'Edward' was born on 5 Oct 1864 in Meade Co. On 10 Mar 1883 he married Ellen Medora 'Dora' Burch, in St. Theresa's. Dora was born on 17 Jan 1865 in Meade Co. They lived in Meade Co., Ky and Charleston, Missouri, where their son George Romy died and was buried. Dora died on 6 Feb 1940 and Edward died on 25 Jul 1944, both in Kansas City, Kansas. They had 9 children: Mary Martha, Bertha, Joseph Hughs, Thomas Herbert, Cora Genevieve, Jacob Roscoe, George Romy, Mary Winifred and Francesca Eula.

5. Susan 'Francis' was born on 17 Jun 1866 in Meade Co. On 17 Nov 1889 she married George Khullman.

6. William 'Green' was born on 16 Mar 1868 in Meade Co. On 3 Oct 1888 he married Susan Lilly Wathen, daughter of Sylvester "Dutch" Wathen & Mary Cordelia Greenwell, in Meade Co., Kentucky. Susan was born about 1870 in Meade Co. They moved to Mississippi Co., Missouri about 1891. Green died in Charleston, Mississippi Co., Missouri on 9 Nov 1937 and was buried on 11 Nov 1937 in Calvary Cemetery in Charleston, Missouri. Green and Susan had 4 children: Alma, Jacob Hughs, William Stephen and Virgie Agnes.

7. Clarence 'Hayden' was born on 29 Jan 1870 in Meade Co. Hayden first married Rose Marie Wise. Rose was born on 5 Nov 1873 in Meade Co. Rose Marie died in Mississippi Co., Missouri on 8 Mar 1928, she was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston. Hayden and Rose had 4 children: Clarence, Lawrence, Ollie Paul and Augusta.

On 17 Aug 1930 he second married Ethel Neal, in St Henry's Catholic Church, Charleston, Missouri. Hayden died 28 Jun 1952 in Charleston and is buried in Calvary Cemetery with 1st wife Rose.

8. Henry was born on 29 Feb 1872 in Meade Co. On 13 Dec 1906 when Henry was 34, he first married Elizabeth Ditto, daughter of Francis Ditto & Francesca Hamilton, in Mississippi Co., Missouri. Elizabeth died in Apr 1915 in Mississippi Co., Missouri. Henry and Elizabeth had 5 children: Florence Bertha, Francis Albert, Viola Martha, Henrietta Paula and Joseph Lindell.

On 11 Sep 1915, Henry second married Della Ditto, daughter of Francis Ditto & Francesca Hamilton, in St. Henry's Catholic Church, Charleston, Missouri. Henry and Della had 2 children: Dorothy Marie and Henry. Henry died in Bertrand, Missouri.

9. Mary Ollie was born on 5 Nov 1874 in Meade Co. On 1 Dec 1896 she married Walter Chambers, in St. Henry's Catholic Church, Charleston, Missouri. Walter was born on 20 Jul 1875 in Missouri and died in Charleston on 26 Nov 1964. Mary died in Farmington, Missouri on 31 Aug 1941. They are both buried in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston, Missouri. They had one son, Joseph.

10. Sylvester was born on 5 Apr 1876 in Meade Co. On 5 Oct 1897 he married Cordelia Ella Wise, daughter of Richard D. Wise & Sarah Magline, in Charleston, Missouri. Born abt 1880, Cordelia died in Charleston, on 17 Feb 1968 and was buried on 20 Feb 1968 in Calvary Cemetery. Sylvester died in St. Mary's Hospital, Cairo, Illinois on 9 Jan 1953 and was buried on 12 Jan 1953 in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston, Missouri.

11. Joseph Perfectus was born on 5 Aug 1880 in Meade Co. On 29 Jan 1900 he married Antoinette 'Nettie' Bradley, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Charleston, Missouri. Joseph died in Wyatt, Missouri on 10 May 1947 and was buried on 13 Mar 1947 in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston.

 

 

John Baker Brown was born on 28 Jun 1861 in Meade Co. On 27 Dec 1881 when he married Matilda Jane (Jennie) Wathen, daughter of Sylvester "Dutch" Wathen & Mary Cordelia Greenwell, in St. Theresa's, Rhodelia, Meade Co., Kentucky. Jennie was born on 31 Oct 1861 in Meade Co. John and Jennie moved to Missouri in 1893. John farmed in Tywappitty Twp, just outside of Charleston, Missouri.

Jennie died in Charleston, Missouri on 25 Dec 1937 and was buried on 26 Dec 1937; John Baker died in Charleston on 19 Jun 1938 and was buried on 19 Jun 1938. They are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston.

They had the following children:

1. Mary Helen 'Lena' was born on 3 Oct 1882 in Meade Co. Ky. On 15 Sep 1900 she first married James Arthur Alphonse Kief, son of James A. Kief & Elizabeth C., in St Henry's Catholic Church, Charleston, Missouri. James was born on 21 Sep 1881 in Tennesee. He was baptized at the age of 33 at St. Henry’s. He died in Charleston, on 14 Jul 1934 and buried on 15 Jul 1934. Lena died in Charleston on 7 Mar 1966 and was buried on 9 Mar 1966. They are both buried in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston. They had 3 children: Pearl [married Claude Bailey] , Agnes Grace and Jacob Clyde.

2. Ada Francis was born 17 Feb 1884 in Meade Co. Ky and married Charles Alphonse Stewart in Charleston, Missouri.

3. Mary Margaret 'Maggie' was born on 17 Apr 1886 in Meade Co., Ky.

4. Lucia "Lucy" A. was born on 27 May 1889 in Meade Co., Ky. Lucy died in Charleston, Missouri on 22 Jan 1910 and was buried on 22 Jan 1910 in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston.

5. Lawrence 'Eugene' was born on 3 Dec 1890 in Meade Co., Ky. On 22 Oct 1919 he married Florence Wilhelm, in St Dennis Catholic Church, Burton, Missouri. Florence was born on 28 Aug 1892 in Mississippi Co., Missouri and was baptized in St Henry's Catholic Church, Charleston on 20 Sep 1892. Eugene died in Poplar Bluff, Missouri in Jan 1969.

6. Paul W. was born on 16 Jul 1892 in Meade Co., Kentucky and died in Charleston, Missouri on 1 Feb 1907.

7. Joseph E. was born on 1 Jul 1896 in Charleston, Missouri.

8. Flora A. was born on 21 Mar 1898 in Charleston, Missouri.

9.  William Leo was born on 27 Jul 1900 in Charleston, Missouri. On 13 Sep 1929 he married Ella P. Slack, in Paragould, Arkansas. William died in Saint Louis, Missouri on 30 Dec 1999.

10. James 'Alphonse' was born on 21 Jun 1903 in Charleston, Missouri. On 21 Jun 1930 he married Linda Bennett, in Sacred Heart Church, Poplar Bluffs, Missouri.

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