Generation No. 1
1. Mary Ellender Brawner, born April 07, 1825 in Prob Elbert Co.,GA; died April 01, 1885 in Calhoun Co., AR. She was the daughter of 2. Tilmon Monroe Brawner and 3. Sarah B. Higginbotham. She married (1) Rev. Green Berry Talbot October 04, 1842 in Chambers Co.,AL. He was born February 12, 1823 in Morgan Co., GA, and died February 20, 1901 in Calhoun Co., AR. He was the son of Green Berry Talbot and Mary Tate Anthony.
Notes for Mary Ellender Brawner:
At the death of her father, Mary Ellen's husband was appointed administrator
of the estate by the Court.--On August 10, 1847, she along with others
including her husband, her parents, and two sisters founded the Bethesda
Baptist Church at Chambersville. The land for the church was given by Stephen
Zellars and Louanna Norris Hearnsberger.
More About Mary Ellender Brawner:
Notes for Rev. Green Berry Talbot:
Ordained to preach by the Baptist Church of Christ, Bethesda on 30 April
1854. Credentials recorded in Calhoun Co.,AR. Book A, page 84. Served in
the Ark. Legislature in 1885. Was elected Surveyor of Calhoun County, Arkansas
in 1872-1874. Founded several Baptist Churches. Was first Pastor at Bethesda
and at First Baptist, Fordyce.
More About Rev. Green Berry Talbot:
Burial: February 20, 1901, Chambersville
Census 1: 1850, Dallas Co., AR, Moro Township, page
Census 2: 1860, Calhoun Co., AR, Moro Township, page 625 (First six children listed)
Census 3: 1870, Calhoun Co., AR, Jackson Township, page
Census 4: 1880, Calhoun Co.,AR, Moro Township, page 75
Generation No. 2
2. Tilmon Monroe Brawner, born April 21, 1801 in Elbert Co., GA; died November 20, 1867 in Calhoun Co., AR-Brawner Cemetery. He was the son of 4. Henry Brawner and 5. Celia Brown. He married 3. Sarah B. Higginbotham August 13, 1822 in Elbert Co., GA.
3. Sarah B. Higginbotham, born March 15, 1801 in Georgia; died April 04, 1856 in Calhoun Co., AR-Brawner Cemetery.
Notes for Tilmon Monroe Brawner:
Brawner died intestate. The Court appointed G.B. Talbot, Brawner's son-in-law,
administrator. The 1850 Census,Calhoun Co. listed real estate worth $2000.
Brawner's estate was divided among his four daughters, Mary Talbot, Jane
Mosley, Hessey Mosley, and Sarah Gardner. Because there was no mention
of Louisa Frances Brawner Ingram, her death must have occurred between
1859 and 1867.
More About Tilmon Monroe Brawner:
Census 1: 1830, Monroe County, GA page 211, (Househoild contained 1 male and 3 females
Census 2: 1840, Chambers Co.,AL, page 206, (Household contained 1 male and 6 females)
Census 3: 1850, Calhoun Co.,AR
Notes for Sarah B. Higginbotham:
Sarah and Tillman are buried in the Brawner Cemetery located south of
Fordyce, AR approx. 1 mile north of the Chambersville Cemetery on land
now owned by Sam Hearnsberger. There are several other grave sites but
not well kept and burials have not occurred since 1867.
Marriage Notes for Tilmon Brawner and Sarah Higginbotham:
Marriage recorded in Book L, Page 480, Elbert County, GA Marriage Records. They moved to Monroe Co.,GA before 1830, and were living in Chambers Co.,AL 1840. They moved to Moro Twnshp, then Dallas Co.,before August 10, 1847 probably in 1846 and lived the remainder of their lives in Calhoun Co.,AR. They helped organize the County Line Baptist Church in Chambers County, Alabama in 1835 and the Bethesda Baptist Church in Calhoun County, Arkansas in 1847.
Children of Tilmon Brawner and Sarah Higginbotham are:
ii. Jane Elizabeth Brawner, born January 04, 1829 in Elbert Co., GA; died November 06, 1910 in Cleveland Co., AR-Freehouse; married Absalom Wiley Mosley January 08, 1852 in Calhoun Co., AR; born July 11, 1820 in Aiken, SC; died November 03, 1900 in Cleveland Co., AR-Freehouse.
Notes for Jane Elizabeth Brawner:
In 1900, Monroe(40), Ellen H.(33) and Ophelia(28) were living with Wiley(79)
and Jane(71). In 1910, Ellen H.(43) and Ophelia(38) were living with Jane(81).
They lived in Red Land Township in Cleveland Co.,AR.
Marriage Notes for Jane Brawner and Absalom Mosley:
Marriage recorded in Calhoun Co.,AR Book A pg 17. Ceremony performed
by G. B. Talbot, JP.-G.B.Talbot was Jane Elizabeth's brother-in-law. The
1860 Census for Bradley County, Warren Twnshp, Eagle Creek, Post Office
listed Wiley and Jane with Mary(6) Woodson(4) and Monroe(1).
iii. Sarah E. "Sallie" Brawner, born February 20, 1831 in Monroe Co, GA; died in Cleveland Co., AR-Martin; married (1) William Spot Mosley 1850; born April 30, 1825 in Aiken, SC; died July 30, 1851 in Cleveland Co., AR-Mosley; married (2) Solomon Gardner August 24, 1853 in Calhoun Co., AR; born 1825 in Mississippi.
iv. Hesseba C. "Hessey" Brawner, born June 07, 1834 in Monroe Co., GA; died January 29, 1916 in Cleveland Co., AR; married James Jabus "Jabey" Mosley December 08, 1852 in Calhoun Co., AR; born June 21, 1830 in Aiken, SC; died October 25, 1895 in Cleveland Co., AR-Mosley.
Notes for Hesseba C. "Hessey" Brawner:
Some records show her name to be Hepseba but that seems to be a confusion
over the manner in which double s' were written in the mid 19th century.
Marriage Notes for Hesseba Brawner and James Mosley:
Marriage recorded in Calhoun Co.,AR Book A pg 25. Ceremony performed
by Jack C. Tomme, MG.
v. Louisa Frances Brawner, born November 04, 1838 in Chambers Co., AL; married Perry F. Ingram September 09, 1859 in Calhoun Co., AR; born 1834.
Marriage Notes for Louisa Brawner and Perry Ingram:
Marriage recorded in Calhoun Co.,AR book A pg 205. Ceremony
performed by Mason B. Lowry.
vi. Tilmon Monroe Brawner, born September 06, 1842 in Chambers Co., AL; died March 26, 1865 in Cloverdale, SC-Ebeneezer.
Notes for Tilmon Monroe Brawner:
Wounded near Cloverdale,SC on 22 Mar 1865 and died four days later on 26 Mar 1865. The Miller family buried him in their plot at Ebeneezer.-I have a copy of the letter written by M.S. Berry to
"Tillman Brawner" in which the death and burial of Tillman Monroe is
described With the death of young Brawner and the subsequent death of Brawner,
the older just two years later, the Brawner name in Calhoun County died.
Listing and accounts of early settlers almost never mention the Brawner
name yet they were among the earliest settlers and surely one of its most
4. Henry Brawner, born 1773 in North Carolina???; died February 28, 1847 in Elbert Co., GA-Elberton. He married 5. Celia Brown 1797 in Elbert Co., GA(???).
5. Celia Brown, born 1777 in Virginia; died 1860 in Spalding, GA. She was the daughter of 10. James Neville Brown, Sr. and 11. Lucy White.
Notes for Henry Brawner:
Elbert Co.,GA Will Book A: Estate Returns Book S.
Notes for Celia Brown:
2 ii. Tilmon Monroe Brawner, born April 21, 1801 in Elbert Co., GA; died November 20, 1867 in Calhoun Co., AR-Brawner Cemetery; married Sarah B. Higginbotham August 13, 1822 in Elbert Co., GA.
iii. FNU Brawner, born 1802 in Elbert Co., GA.
iv. John W. Brawner, born 1804 in Elbert Co., GA; married Lucy B. Gaulding November 29, 1835 in Elbert Co.,GA.
v. Charlotta Brawner, born May 22, 1808 in Elbert Co., GA; died November 05, 1882 in Butts Co., GA; married Samuel Ridgeway September 20, 1824.
vi. Nancy M. Brawner, born 1809 in Elbert Co., GA; married John Reagan November 07, 1833 in Elbert Co.,GA.
vii. Elizabeth Brawner, born 1811 in Elbert Co., GA; died 1845 in Troup Co., GA; married Winston Oliver October 18, 1832 in Elbert Co., GA; born 1806 in Elbert Co., GA; died August 1849 in Tallapoosa Co., AL.
viii. (Wm) Henry T. Brawner, born 1813 in Elbert Co., GA; died 1880 in Spalding, GA(???); married Jane Duffy November 24, 1834.
ix. Lucy Ann Brawner, born 1815 in Elbert Co., GA; married John F. Brawner October 31, 1837 in Elbert Co.,GA.
x. Jesse M. Brawner, born 1817 in Elbert Co., GA; married Elizabeth
Gaulding August 06, 1835 in Elbert Co.,GA.
10. James Neville Brown, Sr., born Bet. 1750 - 1760 in Virginia; died Abt. 1841 in Elbert Co.,GA. He married 11. Lucy White.
11. Lucy White, born September 30, 1753 in Virginia; died February 26, 1798.
Children of James Brown and Lucy White are:
ii. Henry P. Brown, married Elizabeth "Betty" Davis October 29, 1813.
iii. Jacob Brown, died March 01, 1814; married Mary S. Higgenbotham July 15, 1813 in Elbert Co.,GA.
iv. John Brown
v. Mary Brown, born Bef. 1775; died Bef. December 1835; married Joseph Brawner Abt. 1792.
5 vi. Celia Brown, born 1777 in Virginia; died 1860 in Spalding, GA; married Henry Brawner 1797 in Elbert Co., GA(???).
vii. James Neville Brown, born Abt. 1781; died Bef. April 03, 1867 in Morgan Co.,GA; married Martha "Patsy" Mackoy December 26, 1809.
viii. Benjamin Brown, born January 01, 1789; died January 27, 1865 in Madison Co.,GA; married Ann Griffith December 22, 1808.
ix. Lucy Brown, born Abt. 1792; died Aft. 1860 in Carroll Co.,GA; married Elijah Presley October 24, 1816 in Morgan Co.,GA.
x. Mildred "Milly" Brown, born Abt. 1794; married (1) William Kerlin
Bef. August 15, 1804 in Elbert Co.,GA; married (2) Charles Presley December
21, 1819 in Elbert Co.,GA.