b. ca 1815
d. 6 Aug 1865 Butler Co OH (50)
|m. 4 Jan 1844 ButCo OH|
GEORGE Sr -->
| Martha Jane
| John and
Mary BROWN ->
| John and Dorcus
John and Martha Jane (GEORGE) BROWN
of Butler County, OH
Resources: * Carol K. Paulsen of Stafford, KS * Brown families of Butler Co OH
* The John Brown Family of Dry Fork, Butler County, Ohio, Paul Teetor
* Federal and Kansas censuses * KSGenWeb for Marshall Co KS
* The Reuben George Sr Family of Butler County, Ohio, Nancy Sween
1805-9: The John Brown family settled in Butler Co, Morgan twp, OH from Mifflin Co, PA
ca 1812: The Reuben George Sr. family settled in Butler Co, Morgan twp., OH from Greenbrier Co, WV
1815, Jun 11: John Brown born, Butler Co OH
1825, Nov 7: Martha Jane George born, Butler Co OH
1844, Jan 4: Martha Jane George married John Brown
1845: Mary E. Brown born
1846: Amanda C. Brown born
1848: Joshua G. Brown born
1850: Lucinda D. Brown born
1851: Marcella Jane Brown born
1854, Mar 4 (or May 5): John Randolph Brown born
1854, Mar 12: Joshua G. Brown died
1856, Dec 26: Florence May Brown born
1863: Charles Brown born
1865, Aug 6: Martha's husband, John, died
1876: John Randolph Brown moved west to Kansas
1879, Mar 11: John Randolph Brown married Linda C. Griffis
1879: Martha Jane George Brown died, Butler Co OH
John BROWN (early 1800s - 6 Aug 1865) was born to John and Dorcas (Buchanan) BROWN, living on the farm that John's parents, John and Mary (Patton) BROWN had established around 1805 -1809, when they came from Pennsylvania to settle on the Dry Fork of the Whitewater River near Venice, OH in Butler County. At first called "Paddy's Run", the town went through several name changes, to "Glendower", to "New London", and finally to "Shandon".
On 4 January 1844, John married Martha Jane GEORGE, (7 Nov 1825 - 1879) the oldest child of Joshua and Catherine (Thompson Gough) GEORGE. Joshua George had died around 1834 or 1836 during an epidemic when Martha Jane was about 10 years old, so for much of their childhood, Martha Jane, her three year older half-brother Charles GOUGH, and her four younger brothers, Enoch "Jack", Andrew Thompson, Reuben Handley, and David Wilson GEORGE, were raised by their twice widowed mother, Catherine Thompson Gough George.
John and Martha Jane BROWN continued farming on his grandfather's farm and raising their seven children. John died 6 August 1865, and Martha Jane, who is believed to have been buried in the George Cemetery on Dwyer Road, died sometime in 1879.
John and Martha Jane (George) BROWN 7 Children|
Mary E., Amanda, Joshua, Lucinda, Marcella Jane, John Randolph, Florence May, and Charles BROWN
1. Mary E. BROWN
(earlier records called her "Martha")
m. --?-- ASHCRAFT
|Mary was born in Butler County OH. She married Mr. ASHCRAFT.
Some family records confusted Mary with Martha Brown Ashcraft, but she was listed
as Mary E. Brown, aged 5, in the 1850 Butler County, Morgan township census.
She was no longer listed living with her brother and sisters in the 1880 census for Butler Co OH, and in 1922 was called Mary L. Ashcraft, of Los Angeles, CA, in her brother John Randolph Brown's obituary.
Stroups lists two Ashcraft burials in the old George Cemetery, but their relationship, if any, to Mary and her husband are yet unknown.
2. Amanda C. BROWN|
b. 1846 per 1850 and b. 1847 per 1880 census
Morgan twp, Butler Co OH
d, before 1922
|Amanda was born and lived in Butler Co OH. Amanda BROWN was living with her younger sister, Florence, and younger brother, Charles, in the 1880 census for Morgan township of Butler County OH (#195-199, page 22-3-25). Their mother had died the year before. Amanda was buried in the New London Cem, Shandon (Butler Co) OH|
3. Joshua G. BROWN|
d. before 1922
Joshua was born and lived in Butler County, (Morgan twp) Ohio and was buried in the old George Cemetery on south Dwyer Road, Okeana (Morgan twp) OH|
4. Lucinda D. BROWN|
b. 1850 OH
per 1850 census
d. before 1922
|Lucinda was one month old when the 1850 census was taken for Morgan township of Butler Co OH. She was buried in the old George Cemetery, Okeana (Butler Co) OH|
5. Marcella Jane BROWN|
b. 17 Feb 1852 OH
per Stroup's Cemetery Records Vol XI
d. 15 Sep 1852 OH
per Stroups, George Cemetery
|Marcella Jane may have been the youngest of the Brown children to die.|
6. John Randolph BROWN
b. 5 May 1854 in Paddy's
Run (now Shandon), OH
d. 6 Nov 1922, Concordia (Cloud Co) Kansas
m. 11 Mar 1879, Kansas
Linda C. GRIFFIS
b. 18 Feb 1863, Indiana
d. 12 Oct 1937, Kansas
John Randolph BROWN lived in Butler Co OH until about 1876, then lived in Marshall and Cloud Counties, KS. On 11 March 1879, John Randolph BROWN married
Linda C. GRIFFIS|
7. Florence May BROWN
b. 26 Dec 1856
Paddy's Run/Shandon OH
m. after 1880
Stephen Douglas TEETOR
b. 24 Jun 1860 OH
d. 28 May 1933 OH (1932?)
lived in Butler Co OH
Florence was born the day after Christmas 1856 at her parents' farm on the Dry Fork of the Whitewater River.
Nearby, also in Morgan township of Butler County, OH, Steven Douglas TEETOR was born in Okeana, OH on 24 June 1860 to Isaac and Mary Jane (CLAWSON) TEETOR (TEETER in 1880 census, #109-111). Isaac was born about 1809 in NY. His father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in New Jersey. Isaac's second wife, Mary Jane Clawson Teeter died 28 Feb 1871 at the age of 44, so was not listed in the 1880 census. She was born 15 Dec 1826 in Okeana (Butler Co) Ohio. The children still living with Isaac per the 1880 census were:
Joseph, 23, b about 1856-7 in OH
Florence BROWN was living with her older sister, Amanda, and younger brother, Charles, in the 1880 census for Morgan township of Butler County OH (#195-199, page 22-3-25). Their mother had died the year before.
Florence and Stephen Douglas TEETOR married sometime in the 1880s and had two children, Paul Raymond (1888-1973) and Carl TEETOR. They lived and farmed on the Dry Fork BROWN homestead farm until their deaths.
Stephen TEETOR died 5 March 1932 in Shandon, and was buried in the New London Cemetery, Shandon, OH (Butler Co). Florence TEETOR died 28 May 1933, and was buried at the New London Cemetery.
8. Charles BROWN
b. 1863 OH
|Charles was born on his parents' farm on the Dry Fork of Whitewater River in Butler County, OH. Seventeen year old Charles was listed as the head of the household, farming, in the 1880 census for Morgan Township of Butler County OH (#195-199, page 22-3-25), along with Amanda BROWN and Florence BROWN, his older sisters. Their mother had died the year before. He was buried in the New London Cemetery, Shandon (Butler Co), OH|
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