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14. Thurza JONES was born on 27 August 1823 in Sangamon County, Illinois.1 She died on 11 March 1904 at the age of 80 in Linn County, Missouri.1 She was buried in Brown Cemetery, Linn County, MO.35

In 1880, Thurza says her father born in VA; mother in NC.
1900 Census. Thurza lives with son William and his family.

Thurza JONES and Thomas BROWN were married on 18 February 1840.1,2 Thomas BROWN2,36, son of Henry T. BROWN and Mildred [BROWN], was born on 23 September 1821 in Howard County, Missouri.2 He died on 24 August 1881 at the age of 59 in Linn County, Missouri. He was buried in Brown Cemetery, Linn County, MO.37

Thomas and Thurza married early in 1840 and were living in Henry Co, IA in the 1840 Census.

Found in 1840 Henry Co IA Census, p.207: Thomas Brown age 20-30 with spouse age 15-20.

1850 - Linn Co MO Census. Hh 95
Thomas Brown, 28., b. MO. Thurza, 25, b. IL
Washington, 7, b. MO. Mildred E., 5, b. Iowa. Thomas H., 3, b. Iowa.

1860 - Linn Co MO Census; Household 799.
Thomas Borwn, 38, b. MO. Thurza, 36, b. IL
Washington 18. Mildred 16. Thomas 13. John A. 10. James 7. Alma 4. and William age 1.

1870 - Linn Co MO Census, p.339, Locust Twp., Family 344.
Thomas Brown, 49, b. MO. Thurza, 47, b. IL
Thomas H. 23. John 19. James 16. Allie 13. William, 11.

1880 - Linn Co MO Census, p.451b, Family 171. James, Alice and William still at home.
Thomas was 59; Therza, age 57.
James, 26, son. Alice, 22, dau. William, 21, son.

The REFLECTIONS book compiled for the Centennial of Purdin, MO states that Thomas had married Thursia Jones, a "native of Wales". This is obviously not so.

Thurza JONES and Thomas BROWN had the following children:



Washington "Kemp" BROWN36 was born in 1842 in Missouri.2

Washington married Cassandra Fore.



Mildred E. BROWN36,38 was born in 1845 in Iowa.2

Mildred married Peter Fore 11 Dec 1862.



Thomas H. BROWN.



John J. BROWN36 was born in 1850 in Missouri.2

John married Emma Nevins.



James BROWN.



Alice "Allie" BROWN36 was born in 1856 in Missouri.2

Allice married Thomas Bell.



William L. BROWN.