Descendants of John Brown, Sr.
12. John3 Dorroh (Jane 2Brown, John1); born 16 Mar 1769 at Antrim Co., Ireland; 122 married Rebecca Jones before 1789; 123 died 23 Nov 1851 at Brookwood, Tuscaloosa Co., AL, at age 82; 124 buried after 23 Nov 1851 at Big Hurricane Cemetery, Brookwood, Tuscaloosa Co., AL. 125
Children of John3 Dorroh and Rebecca Jones were as follows:
23. Rebecca3 Brown (Roger 2, John1); born 3 Nov 1784 at Laurens Co, SC; 153 married Thomas Jefferson Adair Sr., son of Joseph Adair and Sarah (--?--), circa 1804 at Laurens Co., SC; 154 died 20 Dec 1846 at Mt. Pisgah, Union Co., IA, at age 62. 155
Children of Rebecca3 Brown and Thomas Jefferson Adair Sr. were as follows:
31. Roger3 Brown Jr. (Roger 2, John1); born 19 Jul 1809 at Laurens Co, SC; 167 married Jane W. Adair, daughter of Thomas Adair, 25 Feb 1843 at Laurens Co, SC; 168 died 19 Jul 1895 at Laurens Co, SC, at age 86; 169 buried after 19 Jul 1895 at Providence A.R.P. Cemetery, Laurens Co, SC. 170
35. Nancy3 Brown (Matthew 2, John1); born 27 Nov 1778 at Laurens Co, SC; 197, 198 married Samuel Harlan, son of Aaron Harlan and Elizabeth Stuart, 2 Apr 1797 at Laurens Co, SC; 199, 200 died 12 Jan 1871 at Connersville, Fayette Co., IN, at age 92; 201, 202 buried after 12 Jan 1871 at Village Creek Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette Co., IN. 203
She appeared on the census of 1850 at Fayette County, IN. 204
Children of Nancy3 Brown and Samuel Harlan were as follows:
He appeared on the census of 1850 at Fayette Co., IN; Insane. 226
36. David3 Brown (Matthew 2, John1); born 15 Oct 1780 at Laurens Co, SC; Desc. of John Brown, Sr. has 17 Oct. 1780; 234, 235, 236 married Catherine Smith; 237 married Susan Glidewell, daughter of William Glidewell and Susannah <Fountaine>, circa 1800; 238 died 28 Mar 1874 at Union Twp., Shelby Co, IN, at age 93; 239, 240, 241 buried after 28 Mar 1874 at Little Blue River Cemetery, Union Twp., Shelby Co., IN. 242
A list of relatives?
Estate of David Brown, decd
Shelby Court of Common Pleas
[name of administrator, file date and
clerk's name have been left blank]
David Brown decd.
James M. Brown
John W. Brown
George W. Brown
Martin V. Pharis
Robert T. Pharis
William R. Zike
Nancy C. Ingle
St. Clair Gunning
Robert C. Brown
Mary A. Baker
John L. Brown
See Probate Order Book 15 pages 63 & 64
Transcribed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Probate Index Main Page before 1876. 243
Children of David3 Brown and Susan Glidewell were as follows:
He was inquiry made as to Grandfather's (Mathew Brown) Pension Record on 16 Feb 1858. 279
37. Elizabeth (Betsey)3 Brown ( Matthew2, John 1); born 10 Jul 1781 at Laurens Co, SC; 280, 281 married Isaac Phares before 1812 at Hamilton Co., OH; 282, 283 died May 1827 at Shelby Co, IN, at age 45. 284, 285
38. Catherine (Katie)3 Brown ( Matthew2, John 1); The "Aunt Katy" apples that grew in the John H.(erron) Brown farm came from Catherine Harlan's.; born 10 Jul 1783 at Laurens Co, SC; 308, 309 married George Harlan, son of Aaron Harlan and Elizabeth Stuart, 2 Apr 1797 at Laurens Co., SC; 310, 311 married John Harlan 13 Oct 1815 at Franklin Co., IN; 312 died 30 Dec 1875 at Stockport, Van Buren Co., IA, at age 92; 313, 314 buried after 30 Dec 1875 at Spencer Cemetery, Stockport, Van Buren Co., IA. 315
Children of Catherine (Katie)3 Brown and George Harlan were as follows:
He lived after 1853 at Waco, York Co., NB. 344
39. Robert3 Brown (Matthew 2, John1); born 6 Feb 1785 at Laurens Co., SC; History of Shelby Co. has him as native to NC; 353, 354, 355, 356 married Catherine (Katie) Cotton, daughter of William Cotton and Elizabeth Bray, before 1803 at Hamilton Co., OH; 357, 358, 359, 360 died 25 Oct 1873 at Union Twp., Shelby Co., IN, at age 88; 361, 362, 363, 364 buried after 25 Oct 1873 at Bennett Cemetery, Union Twp., Shelby Co., IN. 365, 366
A Biography of Robert Brown.
Shelby county was very young, in fact had scarcely been organized when the first Brown entered her
borders. Robert Brown, a native of North [?-RW] Carolina, was taken to Ohio by his parents in the early decades of the last
century. After he grew up, he met Catherine Cotton, also of North Carolina, a girl about his own age and of just the type to
make a good wife for a pioneer. They were married in Ohio in the twenties; came to Shelby County where they figured among
the very first settlers of the northwestern tier of Townships. Robert Brown helped to lay off and build the original Shelbyville,
when it's site presented the appearance of an irredeemable swamp. He took part in blazing the trail between Shelbyville and
Rushville, through what would look to a "tenderfoot" as an impenetrable forest. As prime mover in driving stock and hauling
produce to Lawrenceburg, he became a figure of importance for those days of long distances and poor transportation. The
heavy hauling was done with ox teams and it took a week or more to make the trip to Cinncinati, which is now covered in an
hour or two. Shortly after Robert Brown had made his appearance, his parents followed him into Shelby County, and there
was quite a colony of new arrivals along the Little Blue River's banks, in Union Township. It included the Browns, old and
young, the Cottons, and the Wickers. These three families were the first who located in that part of the county. It kept them all
busy as bees to do the hard and exhaustive work that lasted for many years, and was a condition precedent to the later
development which has given Shelby county such high rank in the agricultural world. By commanding a company of Home
Guards, Robert Brown acquired the title of Captain, and rose to a position of considerable prominence in the community. All in
all, he was fairly successful in a financial way; reared a large family successfully; and after a long and useful life was gathered to
his fathers at the ripe old age of ninty-six. His wife was about eighty years old when she closed her eyes to this world and she
was a fine type of the pioneer mother. The children of this worthy couple were: Nancy, Elizabeth, John W., Jane,
Catherine, Mathew C., and William W., all dead but the last named.
Chadwick's History of Shelby County, IN, p 366-367
1. Robert Brown was born at Laurens Co, SC and Elizabeth Cotton is believed to have been born in KY.
2. Mathew Brown, the father of Robert, moved from SC to Hamilton County, OH in 1803. There is a record that Mathew
bought land in Union County, IN in 1817, but it is not known whether he lived in Union County. There is a record of Mathew
buying land in Shelby County, IN, in 1824 and it is believed that he moved to Union Twp. at that time.
Submitted by Richard Weightman about Robert and Catherine (Katie) Cotton "These were my Father's grandparents. Came to Indiana in 1826, settled in Union Tp., Shelby Co., on the banks of Little Blue River just north of Bennett Cemetery. The house still stands by the iron bridge. A large maple tree stands just East of the house, set there by Landy Brown, my father, the year I was born (1881). I was born in this house. A.B.B.. 367
Children of Robert3 Brown and Catherine (Katie) Cotton were as follows:
40. Sarah3 Brown (Matthew 2, John1); born circa 1789 at Laurens Co., SC; 388, 389, 390, 391 married Thomas Golding Sr. 13 Oct 1804 at Hamilton Co., OH; 392, 393 died after 1860 at Shelby Co., IN; Desc. of John Brown, Sr. has death in Howard Co., IN. 394, 395, 396
She and Thomas Golding Sr. raised Sarah Jane Gunning after mother, Jane died, moved from Shelby Co. to Howard Co., IN before 1840 after Jun 1830. 397 She appeared on the census of 1860 at Shelby Co., IN; living with a son. 398
Children of Sarah3 Brown and Thomas Golding Sr. were as follows:
42. John3 Brown (Matthew 2, John1); born 4 Apr 1803 at Laurens Co, SC; 428, 429 married Sarah Herrin, daughter of John Herrin and Rebecca (--?--), 2 Dec 1824 at Hamilton Co., OH; 430, 431, 432 died 30 Aug 1874 at Harrison, Hamilton Co., OH, at age 71; 433, 434 buried after 30 Aug 1874 at Old Baptist Cemetery, Harrison Twp., Hamilton Co., OH; New Haven Road and Edgewood Road. 435
He and Sarah Herrin were described as "These were my Mother's grandparents. Lived and died near Harrison, Ohio. (See page 17) These are the grandparents of Charles S. (ells) Brown. A.A.B. (?) . 436 He was born in South Carolina, in 1803, and came to Ohio with his parents. He has been a farmer all his life, and for many years was a member of the Harrison school board. In politics he is a Democrat. He married Sarah Herin, of New Jersey, in 1824. August 30, 1874, he died at the age of 71. He was the father of seven children: Jane, now the wife of James Charelton, of Butler County, Ohio; John, married to Sarah Ellis and living in Indiana; Martha and Rebecca, both living in Hamilton County; Sarah, wife of Jehu John, and now living in Illinois; Hannah, married to John Vanausdall, and now in Hamilton County; and Jefferson, remaining in the same place after 1803. 437 The Brown homestead was in the possession of the late Fred Minges for over 50 years. The Minges family still owns this farm, located in the New Haven & Carolina Trace Road, northwest corner. Mr. Marion H. Huber, Cincinnatti, OH on 2 Nov 1970. 438
Children of John3 Brown and Sarah Herrin were as follows:
She lived after 1860 at IL. 460
43. Mary3 Brown (John 2, John1); born 10 Jan 1778 at Charleston, Laurens Co, SC; 471, 472 married (Hiram) Bennett Langston, son of Solomon Langston and Sarah Bennett, 7 Apr 1796 at Charleston, Laurens Co., SC; 473, 474 died 21 Mar 1852 at Connersville, Fayette Co., IN, at age 74; ckimes has 21 Mar & Union Co; 475, 476 buried 21 Mar 1852 at Village Creek Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette Co., IN. 477
She and (Hiram) Bennett Langston appeared on the census of 9 Aug 1850 at Jennings Twp., Fayette Co., IN; residing with Arch. M. & Henrietta Kennedy. 478
Children of Mary3 Brown and (Hiram) Bennett Langston were as follows:
44. Col. Thomas3 Brown (John 2, John1); born 30 May 1780 at Ninety-Six District, Laurens Co, SC; 491 married Elizabeth Glidewell, daughter of William Glidewell and Susannah <Fountaine>, 10 Mar 1800 at Ninety-Six District, Laurens Co., SC; 492, 493 died 3 Apr 1840 at Liberty, Harmony Twp., Union Co., IN, at age 59; 494 buried after 3 Apr 1840 at Brown Family Cemetery, Harmony Twp., Union Co., IN. 495
The Brown Family Cemetery is near Roseburg, Harmony Township, Union Co., Indiana.
He was employed by "Thomas Brown is allowed the sum of $13.25 as Judge five days, and for making the Election boxes for the County of Franklin &c" on 13 Aug 1812 at Court of Common Pleas, Franklin Co., IN. 496
Col. Thomas Brown:
He was a surveyor and farmer.
When Thomas Brown died he left a widow and five sons and three daughters all of whom were of age except the youngest son. An inventory of personal property included a sidesaddle, one lot of planes and augurs and a brace and bits and chisels and other woodworking tools, one box of surveyors chain, a crosscut saw, a carriage and harness, a windmill, a clock, a secretary and bookcase, a map of North America, one lot of maps, a family bible, several other books including The Practice of Medicine, a set of surveying instuments, and a ladder.
At Thomas Brown's death he owned ahouse and lot in the town of Billingsville and 109 acres, which was deeded to the deceased by David and William J.R.Flack, Feb. 19, 1839. The latter was valued at $1640, less a mortgage of the Flacks of $200. The house and lot was appraised at $350. The widows dower in the net amount here was $450. The entry states that the widow and all heirs are Indiana residents except Matthew Brown who resided in Iowa Territory. The house and lot were purchased by George R. Brown for $280, and the farm by Samuel M. Allen after 1840. 497 ;
Sketch of Col. Thomas Brown of Union County by his son, George R. Brown of Richmond
Col. Thomas Brown was born May 30, 1780, in Lawrence County, South Carolina. His father was from Ireland; his mother, Sarah Weeks, was American. He was married to Elizabeth Glidewell, march 10th, 1800. Their fathers were both engaged in the struggle for our independence at the time of their births.
He remained in his native state till the fall of 1806. He and his wife with three small children, one an infant only a few months old (Mathew), left their native State and came to Indiana Territory.
Not being able to furnish teams of his own, he joined with a neighbor that had a wagon and one horse. With that outfit they started out about the first of September for the north. They had but a very small amount of goods. Their load consisted mostly of women and children, camping out the entire trip. On the 6th day of october following they crossed the Ohio River at north Bend, some twenty miles below Cincinnati. One or two years preceding, an uncle (Mathew Brown) had left the south and settled near where Harrison is now located, so they made for his house, there stopping for a few days. At that time the party divided their team and goods. From then each man for himself.
After resting a few days he harnassed his horse, shouldered his axe, and started to look for a place to locate their future home, following the White water River to where the town of Brookville is now located. There the river forks. From there he took the east prong and in about ten miles found an old Carolina friend by the name of Joseph Hanna, and he advised him to examine along a small creek that had been named Hanna's Creek. According to this advise he followed that stream some four miles and there struck a tract of land that seemed to suit. There he went to work preparing to build a cabin and very soon had poles sufficient to build the house all ready on the ground.
The next was to get the house raised. He called on his friends, Joseph Hanna, John Templeton and Robt. Hanna, all living several miles away. The four men laid up the poles and covered with clapboards and [ ] poles. The house was made from logs, nearly all sorts of timber from a buckeye to a blue ash, 16 by 18 feet square, a hole for a door curtain, cracks chinked. The house was considered tenable with neither door, floor, or chimney. Then a trying time to know how to get the family and goods to their new home. His old uncle, where he had left his wife and children, loaned him a horse and sent a boy along to take the horse back. Goods packed and placed on the horses backs, a march was taken for their Hanna's Creek home.
What a job it must have been to unload a wife and three small children in the month of November without one thing provided to winter on. The only chance to get bread stuff was thirty miles away, and to be packed on horseback at that. But with cheerful hearts and willing hands they went to work preparing some way to make a bed off the ground, by driving a fork the proper distance from the wall of the house, then laying poles from a crack in the wall to the fork. As for springs, clapboards had to answer, and for mattress forest leaves were a good substitute. A fire was built in the middle of the house on the ground and of course, all the house was allowed for chimney flue. When bread stuff was needed, a trip was made to the settlement near Harrison, which would take two days at least, the wife and children left at home in the woods all alone. By walking on his return he could get home with three bushels of corn meal that would do for quite awhile. As for meat they had but little trouble, for the country abounded with wild game, squirrels, turkey, deer and some few bears. When wanted a supply was easy laid in.
The first winter was mostly devoted to clearing ground for new years' crop. A few acres was cleared and put in cultivation; all things grew well. From then on, they had no trouble for something to live on. About this time the country began to settle in all directions. His father and all the family came and settled right near to him. One of his brothers built a saw mill and corn cracker soon after their arrival, he (Thomas) doing the millwright work for his brother.
Most of the settlers entered their land by paying one-fourth down and the balance in payments, and a good many were never able to pay any more, and in that event, they forfeited their land and lost what they had paid . Before the land he settled on forfeited, he met a chance to sell his improvements for money enough to buy again and pay all down. In that way he got a home.
Soon after he moved to his new home, John Creek contracted with him to build a flouring mill, which mill is to this day running (1886), it being near or quite seventy years since built. The mill has been remodeled several times, of course.
The winter of 1819 he went back to the South with horses and found a good many of his old friends still living. In the summer of 1819 the surveyor-general appointed him one of the surveyors to survey part of the land recently purchased from the Indians district was where the town of Bloomington is situated, and from that time on till the 1836, he was engaged nearly every year during the summertime in public surveying. The last work he did for the government was in Iowa, County of Muscatine. Every section in that county was surveyed by him. It is more than likely he surveyed more than any other man of his day, being engaged for fifteen years nearly every summer and several winters during that time. The winter of 1836 he went back with horses to his native state. He found but very few of his old acquaintances, mostly about all gone. His trip turned out a success, done well.
When in Iowa surveying he became attached to that country and came home determined, if possible to sell his farm and move to that country. He did sell his farm. But for some reason or other the lands of Iowa were not offered for sale at the time expected. He thought best not to move till he could buy. It turned out he never did go. He bought a small farm again in Union County and was the owner of the same at his death, which occurred April 3, 1840. He was buried in his father's private burying ground only a short distance from where he first settled on Hanna's Creek. His wife survived him about twenty years and is buried by his side.
He was never a member of any religious or secret order. His motto was "Do right and then trust in God." He was a Whig in politics. He was rather tall, full six feet high, slender build, dark complexion, prominent nose, broad chin; a good talker, well-posted in passing events. During his business life he was never sued nor ever sued a man.
Before the organization of Union County he was Colonel of the Militia of Franklin County, also one of the associate judges for many years. Col. Brown and his wife had nine children, all dead but four - the widow Emily Woolverton, now near seventy-eight years old, living in Decatur County, Indiana, near Greensburg; Eliza Smith, widow living in Richmond, Indiana; Oliver B. Brown resides near Portland, Jay County, Indiana; George R. Brown, writer of the foregoing, resides in Richmond, Indiana, all born in Indiana. Judge Edghill Burnside, father of Gen. A. E. Burnside, married a sister of Col. Brown. 498
Children of Col. Thomas3 Brown and Elizabeth Glidewell were as follows:
45. Rebecca3 Brown (John 2, John1); born 14 Apr 1782 at Ninety-Six District, Laurens Co, SC; 506, 507 married Abraham Nabors circa 1800 at Laurens Co., SC; 508, 509 died 15 Feb 1844 at Covington, Fountain Co., IN, at age 61; 510 buried after 15 Feb 1844 at Oak Grove Cemetery, Covington, Fountain Co., IN. 511
Children of Rebecca3 Brown and Abraham Nabors were as follows:
46. Jane3 Brown (John 2, John1); born 7 Oct 1784 at Ninety-Six District, Laurens Co, SC; 519, 520 married John Corwile; 521 married James Carwile, son of Zachariah Carwile and Mary McMahan, 5 May 1803 at Laurens Co., SC; 522 died 12 Feb 1853 at Covington, Fountain Co., IN, at age 68. 523, 524
This looks like a WFT error, these two probably same man. 525
She appeared on the census of 30 Sep 1850 at Troy Twp., Fountain Co., IN. 526
There were no children of Jane3 Brown and John Corwile.
Children of Jane3 Brown and James Carwile were as follows:
48. Sarah3 Brown (John 2, John1); born 18 May 1790 at Ninety-Six District, Laurens Co., SC; 534, 535 married George I. Norris circa 1810 at Laurens Co., SC; 536, 537 died 1 Jul 1854 at Harveysburg, Fountain Co., IN, at age 64; 538 buried after 1 Jul 1854 at Harveysburg Cemetery, Harveysburg, Fountain Co., IN. 539
She appeared on the census of 20 Aug 1850 at Fulton Twp., Fountain Co., IN; living with daughter Eveline Holland, age 70? 540
49. Matthew Scott3 Brown (John 2, John1); born 1 Feb 1793 at Ninety-Six District, Laurens Co., SC; 541, 542 married Mary Ann Hanna, daughter of Joseph Hanna and Sarah Adair, 31 Aug 1813; Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
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Last Name, Bride or Groom: BROWN
First Name, Bride or Groom: MATHEW
Last Name, Spouse: HANNAH
First Name, Spouse: MARY ANN
County : Franklin
Date : 8/31/1813
Remarks; 543 married Mary (Sarah) Dunkins, daughter of (--?--) Dunkins, 30 Oct 1847; Indiana State Library Genealogy Division
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Last Name, Bride or Groom: BROWN
First Name, Bride or Groom: MATHEW
Last Name, Spouse: DUNKINS
First Name, Spouse: MARY
County : Carroll
Date : 10/30/1847
On 28 Jul 1824 he moved to Union Co., Indiana from Franklin Co., Indiana. 547 From a list of persons named as early settlers, thse were resident tax-payers in the township: Matthew Brown, east half of northeast quarter of section 32, township 16, range 3, in 1829 at Wayne Twp., Marion Co., IN. 548B. R. Sulgrove's "History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana"; L.H. /everts & Co.; Philadelphia 1884; page 654. More likely this Matthew instead of Mathew b. 1752, R.M.Leland III 3/22/2000 He appeared on the census of 24 Aug 1850 at District No. 9, Carroll Co., IN. 549
Children of Matthew Scott3 Brown and Mary Ann Hanna were as follows:
50. Pamelia3 Brown (John 2, John1); she was quiet and domestic; born 15 Sep 1795 at Ninety-Six District, Laurens Co., SC; 561, 562 married Edgehill Burnside, son of James Burnside and Anna Edgehill, 14 Jul 1814 at Liberty, Union Co., IN; 563, 564 died 19 May 1841 at Union Co., IN, at age 45; 565 buried after 19 May 1841 at East Cemetery, Union Co., IN. 566
She was Fair skin, brown hair, hazel eyes. 567
Children of Pamelia3 Brown and Edgehill Burnside were as follows:
He was born in the log cabin on his father's farm near Liberty, Indiana. Dr. Everts delivered the baby and because his wife was Mrs. Burnside's closest friend and had recently lost her first-born child, who had been named Ambrose Everts, Mrs. Burnside named her son Ambrose Everts Burnside. When he entered West Point years later, Everts was unintentionally changed to Everett, an error which was never corrected. In 1841 he was indentured as an apprentice of a merchant tailor in Centerville, Indiana. He went into business with John M. Myers and the firm of "Myers & Burnside, Merchant Tailors" which occupied a small one-story building in Liberty, Indiana. He was a member of the Methodist Episopal Church.
In March 1943 he secured an appointment to West Point. His middle name was misspelled to Everett when he started at West Point. He was a member of the West Point Class of 1847, with such famous generals as George McClellan and "Stonewall Jackson". He ranked 18 out of 30 cadets upon graduation, and graduated July 1, 1847. He was sent to Mexico and fought in the Mexican War in 1847-1848, served in Rhode Island and in 1850 he fell in love with Charlotte Moon, at their wedding she refused to marry him.
In 1852 he married and then resigned from the army in November. He invented the breech-loading rifle and established a factory in Bristol, Rhode Island, but went bankrupt. From 1855-1859 he was Major General in the Rhode Island Militia. In 1858 he went to Chicago and worked for the Illinois Central Railroad and in June 1860 he was treasurer of the Illinois Central Railroad, his office being in New York.
After the firing on Fort Sumter in 1861, Governor Sprague, of Rhode Island, telegraphed him to command the First Regiment of detached militia. Burnside took command of a regiment from Rhode Island, and on April 20 left Providence, Rhode Island by sea, and marched, with other battalions toward Washington reaching the city on April 26. He was a Colonel in Rhode Island Volunteers. His unit was one of the first volunteer units to rally around the capital. Lead his brigade at the first battle of Bull Run, then took command of a division friom New England; setting out in January 1862, he led them through a series of operations that seized numerous Confederate harbor forts, ships and prisoners. He aided in the capture of Morgan's Raiders. Commisioned a major general, his reputation high among both his fellow officers and the public, he was asked by Lincoln to command the Army of the Potomac, he declined on the grounds that he lacked the experience. In 1862 he became a Major General in the US Volunteers. From 1862-1863 he was Commander General of the Army of the Potomac. On September 17, 1862 the Battle of Antietam was fought, where more Americans were killed, wounded, and counted as missing on that one day --22,719--than on any other day of that or any other American war. This battle was the turning point in the war, it saw Lee's invasion of the North halted. It also enabled Lincoln to expand the war's objectives to include the abolition of slavery and that in turn made it impossible for England of France to intervene on the behalf of a Southern nation committed to the defense of human bondage. At that battle, Burnside's IX Corps was supposed to envelop Lee's right while Hooker and his supporting forces enveloped his left, but this never happened. McClellan held off ordering Burnside to attack until fresh troops arrived to swell his defensive reserves, and then Burnside could not discover any way to get quickly across Antietam Creek. There he fought for a bridge, that still bears his name. After the Antietam campaign, in which he was fairly successful, Lincoln - desparate for good generals - simply assigned him to that command. Burnside still expressed doubts about his abilities, but he worked out a plan to take Richmond, the Confederate capital. There was disagreement with Lincoln and his top commander, General Halleck, and Burnside was delayed in crossing the Rappahannock, so that Lee was able to get his forces (under Jackson and Longstreet) onto the heights of Fredricksburg; where the Federal troops came to cross, they were confronted by the well-positioned Confederate force and had to retreat back across the river with terrific casualties. Burnside assumed responsibility and in an extraordinary letter to Lincoln he wrote; "It is my belief that I ought to retire to private life." Lincoln kept him on, so Burnside decided in January 1863 to attempt another crossing. When other Generals in his command opposed his plan, Burnside wrote an order transferring them and demanded that Lincoln either approve the order or fire him. Lincoln fired Burnside. But in March, Burnside was reassigned to command the Department of the Ohio. Discovering that the Union army's operations were being compromised by Confederate sympathizers, he issued a General Order concluding that 'the habit of declaring sympathies for the enemy will no longer be tolerated.' It was this controversial order that led to the arrest of the leading Copperhead, Vallandigham and to Burndise's suppression of the Chicago Times, both actions raising protest from Northerners who felt the military were intruding too far into civilians' rights. Burnside took to the field again, and in September 1863, by capturing and holding Knoxville, he aided Grant to win at Chattanooga. By 1864, Burnside was in charge of IX Corps and was assigned a principal role in the assault on Petersburg, an important communication center south of Richmond. A tunnel over 500 feet long was dug underground to the Confederate defenses, and then long underground galleries were filled with powder; when this was ignited by a fuse on 30 July, a tremendous explosion killed many Confederate soldiers. But partly due to Burnside's errors, the subsequent attack by the Federal troops led to their being slaughtered in the crater made by the explosion. Grant later called it 'a stupendous failure', and a court of inquiry found Burnside among those most responsible. He resigned from the Army on April 15, 1865. he received a Thanks of Congress in 1864. He was also presented a "Sword of Honor" by the State of Rhode Island.
After the war, he returned to Rhode island and served as govenor from 1866 to 1869, visited Europe in 1870 and was admitted within German and French lines in and around Paris; acted as a medium of communications between hostile nations in the interest of conciliation during the Franco-Prussian War, and served in the United States Senate from March 4, 1875 to his death on Sep 13, 1881. He was chairman of the foreign affairs committee. An Equestrian Statue of him is in Providence, Rhode Island.
In 1871 he was the National Rifle Association's first president.
He is best known for having lent his name to the distinctive side whiskers he wore -- 'burnsides' having been turned to 'sideburns.'
She appeared on the census of 23 Aug 1850 at Liberty Center Twp., Union Co., IN; age 18, attended school within year. Birthdate in error? 577
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Last Name, Bride or Groom: BROWN
First Name, Bride or Groom: WILLIAM
Last Name, Spouse: BROWN
First Name, Spouse: SARAH
County : Franklin
Date : 2/5/1819