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4. Elisha BROWN was born in 1806 in South Carolina.23 He died before 1880 at the age of 74.

1830 St. Francois Co MO, Pendleton Twp, p.420. Elisha Brown. 1m -5 [John Wesley], 1m 20-30 [Elisha]. 1f -5, 1f 10-30. Elisha married to first wife and here is an unidentified older daughter.

Larry Brown, descendant sent copies of documents from Washington Co MO that indicate Elisha may have had a business relationship with a Reubin Burdine. There are traditions that Elisha did live in Washington Co at some point between 1830 and his departure for Arkansas. These documents include the following:
There is a deed of Mortgage from p.448, Book C dated 21 May 1836. From Elisha Brown & Ruben Burdine to Samuel P. Stone & Reuben Smith, all of Washington Co MO. For $212 and 159.68 acres. Due 21 May 1839. Lot 2 of NE 1/2 and part of and the E 1/2 of Lot 1 of the NE 1/4 of Section 6, Twp 36, Range 3, in Washington Co.
Court orders with no date. Samuel P. Stone & Reubin Smith vs. Elisha Browne & Reubin Burdine. The defendants came not and made no affidavit and plaintiffs were awarded the sum of the debt & costs and damages. Concerned Mortgage of land with same description as Morgage deed above.
Sheriff's Sale from Deed Book E, p.232. Above property description. Judgement dated 14 Nov 1840 in favor of Stone & Smith agst Brown Burdine. Sale held on 6 Jan 1841. Herman Manning was highest bidder for sum of $55. Deed dated 29 Jun 1841. Rec. Court Term Jun 1841.
There was no document of Purchase for Brown & Burdine regarding the above land.
There were two other documents re Burdine. One from DB C, p.593, a Mortgage Deed from Ruben Burdine to David Wigar for $840, the sum of two obligations. Dated 1 Feb 1837. Land was the East 1/2 of the NW Quarter, of Section 34, Twp 37, Range 3, 82.40 acres in Washington Co MO. Then the Sheriff's sale for the same property and the resultant deed was recorded in DB D, p.534, dated 12 Mar 1840. Judgement was 13 Nov 1839 in favor of George Edgar, Adminstrator for David Wigar agst Reuben Burdine on 9 Jan 1840. Sale held 6 Feb 1840. John J. Briskey & George Edger were the highest bidders for the sum of $50.


1840 Searcy Co AR, p.188. Elisha Brown. 1m age 5-10; 1m 10-15 [John Wesley]; 1m 40-49 [Elisha]. 1f -5 [Eliza], 2f 5-10 [Nancy & Keziah], 2f 10-15. Elisha appears to have no spouse in 1840 and there are obviously some children that have not been identified and perhaps did not survice until 1850 or maybe the two oldest daughters had married by that year.

1850 Van Buren Co AR, Craig Twp, p.317, Household 290. Elisha Brown, age 44, b. SC, Mary Ann age 24, b. KY [certainly a 2nd wife]. Keziah age 17, b. MO, Nancy age 14, b. MO, Eliza E., 13, b. MO. The rest of the children probably Mary Ann's and born in AR: Lonzo 5, Lucy F. 2, Parthena 1. And living with them is John W. Brown age 21, b. MO and his wife Eliza J. age 21 and children Mary F. 2, and twins Amanda M. and Elizabeth M. age 2 months.

Given the ages of Elisha's children, Mary Ann was certainly a 2nd wife. I would guess they married sometime after the birth of Eliza in 1837 and before the birth of Alonzo in 1845. Mary Ann may have been a Carter since a son is named Carter.

1860 Pope Co AR; Independence Twp; p.833; Dwelling 875, Family 870
Elish Brown, 54, Farmer, b. SC; Mary A., age 35 b. KY, Alonza M. age 15, Ruth F., age 13, Amanda, age 9, Carter T. age 7, Samuel age 4, Mary J. age 1. Also Nancy M. Nelson age 5 and Pelitha Brown, age 11. All these children born in AR.
Living with Elisha as Family 871 is:
Silas B. Pinnell, age 36, Farmer, b. TN. Slata A. [sister to Mary A. Carter], age 36, b. KY; Samuel C. age 13, Sallie M. age 11, Isaac N. age 9, Minerva C age 7 and Silas L. age 1. All children born in AR.

John Wesley Brown, Elisha's oldest son by the first marriage is also in Independence Township, on p.834. Dwelling 882/874
John W. Brown, age 31, Laborer, b. AR; Eliza J. age 30, b. MO; Mary F. age 12, Elizabeth M. & Amanda M., twins age 9; Nancy J. age 6. All children born in AR.

1870 Pope Co AR; Independence Twp, p.301b, Dwelling 30
Elisha Brown, age 64, Farmer, b. SC; Mary A. age 44, Keeping house, b. KY; Lutha F. age 23 [Ruth], Amanda S. age 29, Samuel S. age 13, Martha S. age 8, and Isaac M. age 3.

Elisha has not been found in the 1880 Census.


Elisha BROWN and ??? [BROWN] were married. ??? [BROWN] was born (date unknown).

Elisha BROWN and ??? [BROWN] had the following children:

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Amanda Jane BROWN was born about 1825 in Kentucky. She died on 14 March 1858 at the age of 33 in St. Francois County, Missouri.

Amanda Jane Brown Hamilton of St. Francois Co MO is very likely the little unnamed daughter in the 1830 census.
The John Hamilton Property was adjacent Samuel Brown and family back in Old Pendleton District, SC. Elizabeth Hamilton is living next door to my Elisha Brown in the 1830 census for St. Francois, Missouri. She is Elizabeth Matkin, the
wife of James Hamilton, son of John Hamilton. Their son William D.
Hamilton, married Amanda Jane Brown. William D. Hamilton and Amanda Jane Brown lived in St. Francois, County and William Hamilton is in the Goodspeeds history for the area. Amanda Jane died sometime around 1858 and he remarried.

1850 Census, St. Francois Co MO, p.158, Hh 91
Wm D. Hamilton, age 32, b. MO. Amanda, age 26, b. KY
children born in MO: John W., age 2, Wm D. age 7/12
David J. Hamilton, age 30, b. in MO also lived with them, probably William D.'s brother.
Living in Hh 675 with Jarvis Holstead, age 33, and his wife Rebecca, age 27, both born in MO, was Elizabeth Hamilton, age 50, born in North Carolina - likely this is William's mother.

I did not find the family in 1860.

1870 Census. St. Francois Co MO, Pendleton Twp, p.670, Hh 5
Wm D. Hamilton, age 49, b. MO
Mary A., age 35, b. MO as were all the children. [Second wife.]
Mahala 17, James V. 15, Elisha M. 14 [they would be children of Amanda]
Lewis W. 10. Orton P. 7. Amanda J. 5. and Firmian R., age 1.
Susan Rounscot, age 18, lived with the family.

Goodspeeds History of SE Missouri 1880, page 638-639
W. D. Hamilton, farmer of Pendleton Township, was born in St. Francois County February 4, 1818, and is one of the pioneer settlers of that county. He is the son of James and Elizabeth (Matkin) Hamilton. The father was born in South Carolina in 1784, was of Scotch-Irish descent, and was a farmer by occupation. By his marriage to Miss Matkin were born seven children. William D. being the fourth child. That latter was married December 18, 1845 to Miss Amanda J. Brown, who bore him eight children, six of whom are still living: John W., William D., Mary E (Wife of George M. Cunningham), Mahala (wife of Alvin F. Matkin), James V and Elisha M. Mrs. Hamilton died March 14, 1858, at the age of thirty-six years. In 1860 Mr. Hamilton married Mrs. Mary Ann Rennick, who bore him four children: Lewis, Orten P., Amanda J. (wife of Daniel Barnhouse) and Fermen R. Mr. Hamilton has lived on his present farm for eighteen years. The recent developement of the Doe Run Lead Mines and his close connection with the same caused him to lay off a portion of his land into lots, which were eagerly purchased by immigrants, and now, on what was a year ago a portion of his farm, stands the beautiful little town which takes his name and is called Hamilton town. The rest of his land being on high rolling ground is a desirable place for any one to locate.

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John Wesley BROWN.

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Keziah BROWN.

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Nancy BROWN was born in 1836 in Missouri.23

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Eliza E. BROWN was born in 1837 in Missouri.23

Elisha BROWN and Mary Ann CARTER were married.23 Mary Ann CARTER24,25 was born in 1826 in Kentucky.23

Found as widow in 1880, living with daughter Martha. Larry Brown received proof of her maiden name from the death certificate of Samuel S. R. Brown. It also states she was born in Kentucky. She had at least two sisters, Parthena A. Carter and Slata Pinnell who along with her husband Silas were living with Mary Ann & Elisha in 1860 in Pope Co.

Elisha BROWN and Mary Ann CARTER had the following children:

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Alonzo M. BROWN was born in 1845 in Arkansas.23

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Rutha F. BROWN was born in 1847 in Arkansas.23,25

Rutha was not listed in the 1850 Census.

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Lucy F. BROWN was born in 1848 in Arkansas.23

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Parthena BROWN was born in 1849 in Arkansas.23

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Amanda S. BROWN.

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Carter T. BROWN was born in 1853 in Arkansas.25

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Samuel S. R. BROWN26 was born in 1857 in Arkansas.25

A Samuel Brown, age 22, living alone was in Pope Co in 1880. Stated his father born in KY, mother born in SC - it was the other way around, but I still believe this is probably the right Samuel Brown.

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Mary Jane BROWN was born in 1859 in Arkansas.25

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Martha S. BROWN was born in 1862 in Arkansas.24,25

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Isaac M. BROWN was born in 1867 in Arkansas.25 He died in 1879 at the age of 12 in Arkansas.25

Found in Mortality Index, 1880.