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69. Thomas Murphy BROWN10 was born in 1844 in Arkansas.50

1880 Census: Calf Creek, Searcy Co, AR, Hh 2
Thos. M. Brown, 36, b. AR, parents b. KY
Sarah J., 36, wife, b. AR, father b. AL, mother b. TN
Ninian J., 16, son
James M., 12, son
Ezekiel W., 10, son
Robert G., 6, son

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Name: Christie Montgomery <>
Date: 2011-10-19
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I was searching for information on my great grandfather Thomas Murphy Brown. He was said to have left his wife Sarah, and not much information was passed down. The Thomas Brown in your tree, is my great grandfather. Thank You so much! This has helped me tremendously. It is quite the coincidence too, that William Brown lived and died just miles from where I now live. My husband and I own land in Kentuckytown Texas, where he and his second wife Elizabeth lived. I plan to visit the Washburn Cemetery in Bells Tx, to find their graves.

AncestryDNA - we do have an autosomal match

Thomas Murphy BROWN and Sarah J. PLANT were married on 17 July 1862 in Conway County, Arkansas. Sarah J. PLANT was born in 1844 in Arkansas. She died on 9 June 1915 at the age of 71 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.

Family Tree has her name as Sarah Jane Plant - yet the Arkansas Marriage Index has this:
Thomas M. Brown, age 18 of Conway, AR, to Sarah Jane CASEY, 19, of Conway. Married 17 Jul 1862, Conway.

I did find her marriage to Charles M. Casey, 17 Jan 1861 in Conway Co. He was 22, she gave her age as 19. They were married by James H. Nicholas, JP

Strangely the tree also has her parents as John Plant and Elizabeth Middleton, but has attached the following 1850 Census which is not Sarah's family:
Benton Twp, Conway Co, AR, Hh 250
Hillary Plant, 38, b. SC
Mary, 37, b. TN
Children born in Kentucky:
A.M., 14, male,
Robert, 12
Mary, 11
Nancy, 7
Children born in Arkansas:
Sarah, 6
Charles, 5
Wiley, 4
Emily, 2

Here is the correct 1850 census:
Muddy Bayou Twp, Conway, AR, Hh 325
John Plant, 29, b. SC
Elizabeth, 26, b. TN
Sarah, 9. James, 6. Cyntha, 2. All b. AR

1860 Census: Cane Creek Twp, Muddy Bayou Twp, Conway, AR, Hh 484
Elizabeth Plant, 38
Sarah J., 16
Jas. A. 13
Cintha A., 12
Richd. A., age 3

1900 Census. Justice Prec 1, Parker Co, TX, Hh 74
Sarah J. Brown, b. Dec 1843, age 56, widow, had 5 children - 4 living, b. AR, father b. AL, mother b. TN
John P., son, b. Jul 1864, age 35, widowed [this is the year that Ninian was born - was his name changed? Or did they just get it wrong. His middle name may have been John.]
Robert G., son, b. Jul 1873, age 26
Hh 75
Ezekiel Brown, b. Aug 1870, 29, married for 1 year, b. AR, father b., MO, mother b. AR
Nancy, wife, b. Mar 1882, age 18, no children.

1910 Census. Weatherford Ward 2, Parker, TX, Hh 233
Sarah J. Brown, 66, widow, 5 children - 4 living, Quilter & Rug Maker
Ninian J., son, 45, widowed, Laborer, Odd jobs

Thomas Murphy BROWN and Sarah J. PLANT had the following children:



Ninian John BROWN was born in 1864 in Arkansas.



James M. BROWN was born in 1868 in Arkansas.



Ezekiel Ward BROWN.



Robert Green BROWN.