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136. John Reed BROWN87,140 was born on 19 September 1845 in Missouri.78,84,89,92 He died on 19 December 1889 at the age of 44 in Rocky Comfort, McDonald County, Missouri.84,92

McDonald Co Marriage Book A: BURGER,Margaret to BROWN,John R., Aug 23, 1875, A.L. Kersey, JP

Listed in the MO State Census of 1876 with Margaret and two little girls, likely daughters of the first wife. John has 2 horses, 3 cows, 5 sheep, and 21 hogs. He produced 48 bushels of wheat and 35 bushels of corn.

1880 Census. Richwood Twp, McDonald, MO, Hh 264
John R. Brown, 34, Farmer, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. IL
Margaret E., 21, wife, b. MO, no birthplaces for parents
Cora C., 8, dau
Frances O., 6, dau
James R., 2, son
Willima M., age 10 months, b. August, son

Deed Book G of McDonald Co - toward the end of the book are several deeds proved by John R. Brown, Justice of the Peace. Dated 1879.

Buried in the Chitwood Cemetery


John Reed BROWN and Sarah P. F. DABBS were married on 13 August 1871 in Rocky Comfort, McDonald County, Missouri.76,84 Sarah P. F. DABBS died before 1875.92

John Reed BROWN and Sarah P. F. DABBS had the following children:

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Cora Columbia BROWN was born on 5 September 1872 in McDonald County, Missouri.89,92,141 She died on 21 January 1951 at the age of 78 in Missouri.142

Buried at Rocky Comfort.

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Frances Olive BROWN was born on 29 March 1874 in Rocky Comfort, McDonald County, Missouri.89,92,141 She died on 1 October 1944 at the age of 70 in Stella, Newton County, Missouri.142

1900 Census. Richwood Twp, McDonald Co, MO, Hh 41
Francis S. Evans, b. Feb 1872, age 27, married twice
Frances O., wife, b. Mar 1874, 26, married twice, no children
Otis Brown, Brother-in-law, b. Jul 1882, age 18

Buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Neosho, Newton, MO.

John Reed BROWN and Margaret Elizabeth BURGER were married on 23 August 1875 in McDonald County, Missouri.143 Margaret Elizabeth BURGER, daughter of Jacob Mitchell BURGER and Rufenda Q. HILL, was born on 17 January 1857.89,92,144 She died on 18 January 1934 at the age of 77.92

1900 Census had Jan 1858 and gave her age as 42.
Richwood Twp, McDonald Co, MO, Hh 155
Margaret E. Brown, b. Jan 1858, age 42, widowed, 5 children, b. MO, parents, b. TN, Farmer
William M., son, b. Aug 1879, 20
Otis, son, b. Jul 1881, 18
Rosetta, dau, b. May 1884, 16
Rina, dau, b. Oct 1886, age 3

John Reed BROWN and Margaret Elizabeth BURGER had the following children:

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James Bert BROWN was born on 15 September 1877.92,145 He died on 10 August 1912 at the age of 34 in Rocky Comfort, McDonald County, Missouri.142

In Chitwood Cemetery, just over the county line in Barry County is James Bert Brown, b. 15 Sep 1877, d. 10 Aug 1912. On the same stone is Alice Brown, b. 2 Sep 1882, d. 30 Sep 1970.

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William Murphy BROWN142 was born on 4 August 1879 in Rocky Comfort, McDonald County, Missouri.89,92,144 He died in October 1918 at the age of 39 in Grove, Oklahoma.92

Birth given as Aug 1879 in 1900 Census, age 20. 1880 Census listed him as 10 months. Comstock book said 1880, but that appears to be an error.

Married Dora May Lim on 5 Oct 1905 at Pineville MO courthouse by minister Zack Baker.

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Luna Otis "Ott" BROWN was born on 3 July 1881 in McDonald County, Missouri.144,146 He died on 26 March 1971 at the age of 89 in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.146

Living with his half-sister in 1900:
1900 Census. Richwood Twp, McDonald Co, MO, Hh 41
Francis S. Evans, b. Feb 1872, age 27, married twice
Frances O., wife, b. Mar 1874, 26, married twice, no children
Otis Brown, Brother-in-law, b. Jul 1882, age 18

Married by J. O. Stamps at Mr. Cartwright's. Witnesses were A. C. Campbell and James Bert Brown.

1910 Census. Kiowa Twp, Pittsburg, OK, Hh 189
Luna O. Brown, 28, married once for 7 years, b. MO, Farmer
Mary O., wife, 25, 4 children, bo IL
Charley E., son, 7, b. OK as were all the children
Thomas R., son, 5
Ester M., dau, 3
John R. son, age 2

In 1920, Luna doesn't seem to be with his family - is his date of death as 1971 correct - or should it have been 1917? Or is the order of families messed up?
Fort Smith Ward 3, Sebastian, AR, Hh 57
Lonnie O. Brown, age 40, b. Kansas, parents b. Kansas
Hh 58
Mary Brown, 35, b. IL
Children all born in Oklahoma: Charles, 16. Roy, 15. Ester, 11. John, 9. Ola, daughter, 8. and Bethel, son, age 6.


Buried Ashcreek Cemetery, Pittsburg Co OK.


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Rosetta Pearl BROWN144,147 was born on 5 May 1884 in McDonald County, Missouri.144,147 She died on 29 January 1917 at the age of 32 in Wheaton, Newton County, Missouri.148 She was buried in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Newton County, Missouri.

In the birth record of Rosela Pearl, she is listed as the 4th child of this family. This child born after the State Census of 1876. There were two daughters listed in the Census that are probably daughters of John and his first wife.
The Comstock book lists her name as "Etta" Pearl. 1900 Census has Rosetta.

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Rina BROWN92 was born in October 1886 in McDonald County, Missouri.92,144

Married George Brocow. Buried at Macedonia Cemetery.