In 1880, Thurza says her father born in VA; mother in NC.
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
1860 - Linn Co MO Census; Household 799.
1870 - Linn Co MO Census, p.339, Locust Twp., Family 344.
1880 - Linn Co MO Census, p.451b, Family 171. James, Alice and William still at home.
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:
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