The 1850 census given Ezekiel as born 1822. The 1860 census indicated he was born in 1821, but the 1870 census said he was 50 that year, or born 1820. The Mortality Schedule of 1880 stated that he was 59 in Sep of 1879 when he died, or born 1821. All agree that he was born in Kentucky.
1860 Census: Benton Twp, Conway Co AR, p.548, Household 737. Ezekiel W. Brown age 39 b. KY; Mary E. age 37 b. KY; N. E. age 18 b. AR & Cassa L. age 17 (married in the year); Tom M. age 16; Martha B. age 9 - all young folks born in AR.
1870 Census: Jefferson Twp, Independence Co AR, p.120, Household 110. Ezekiel Brown age 50, b. KY; Mary E. age 47 b. KY; William E. age 6, b. AR. [It's possible William is their son, but also possible he's a child of Ninian's] Robert L. Cargill age 13 and Mary A. Cargill age 11 also live with the Browns.
1880 Census, Calf Creek Twp, Searcy Co AR; p.486. Mary E. Brown age 52 b. KY & both her parents born in KY; William E., age 15, b. AR. Thomas M. Brown is on the following page with his family.
Ezekiel "Zeke" W. BROWN and Mary E. [BROWN] were married about 1840. Mary E. [BROWN] was born in 1824 in Kentucky.94
Mary was living only a couple of houses from Thomas M. Brown in 1880 in Searcy Co AR. William still living at home.
Ezekiel "Zeke" W. BROWN and Mary E. [BROWN] had the following children: