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Thomas Bernard Brown
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Birth: 1806
Perry County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1890
Lavaca County
Texas, USA

THOMAS BERNARD BROWN was born in Perry County, Missouri and married PRISCILLA VESSELS, daughter of CHARLES VESSELS and CATHERINE HOWARD, on 18 Apr. 1831 in the Assumption Catholic Church in Perryville, Perry County, Missouri.
PRISCILLA VESSELS was born in 1815 in Washington County, Kentucky and died on 17 Oct 1880 in Lavaca County, Texas.

Children of THOMAS BERNARD and PRISCILLA are:
(1) Mary Ann born 21 June 1832; died Nov 1834.
(2) James Bernard born 12 Jul, 1833 in Perry County, Missouri; married Lavina Anna Miles on 8 Mar 1859 in Lavaca County, Texas and died 24 Feb 1928 in Yoakum, Texas.
(3) Robert Joseph born 20 Oct 1835 in Perry County, Missouri and died 28 May 1857 in Lavaca County, Texas.
(4) William Thomas born 23 Jul 1837 in Perry County, Missouri; married 1st Marguerite Philomenia Holster and 2nd Susan Mary Longley and died 15 Dec 1880 in Lavaca County, Texas.
(5) Wesley Everastus born 21 Aug 1839 in Perry County, Missouri; married Frances Rebecca Thrift on 16 Oct 1861 in Lavaca County, Texas and died 25 Feb 1918 in Lavaca County, Texas.
(6) Bernard L. born 3 Mar 1842 in Perry County, Missouri; married Sarah L. Thrift on 4 Oct 1864 and died 17 Feb 1919.
(7) Isabella born ca 1844 in Butler County, Missouri; died after 1890.
(8) Mary Catherine born ca 1846 in Butler County, Missouri and died between 1880 and 1890.
(9) Julia born ca 1848 in Butler County, Missouri and died 23 Sep 1863 in Lavaca County, Texas.
(10) Martha Jane born 10 Aug 1858; married James Peter Holster on 24 Jul 1876 in Lavaca County, Texas and died 22 May 1936 in Yoakum, Texas.

THOMAS BERNARD and family didn't arrive in Texas until his father, BERNARD BROWN, had died, which was about the year 1850.

THOMAS BERNARD BROWN is the son of BERNARD BROWN and ANN RINEY. BERNARD and ANN are Citizens of the Republic of Texas and are established with the DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.

Maryland was a Catholic state in colonial America. Eventually, some of those Catholics began migrating to Kentucky and to Missouri. Then, some Catholic families heard about the league of land that was to be given to you in Texas, if you were a married man, and 1/3 of league, if you were single. To be a colonist entering Texas, though, you had to be of the Catholic faith because the Mexican government would not allow any other religions to be established.

BERNARD BROWN and wife, ANN RINEY, arrived in Texas in 1831 and purchased town lots in the town of Gonzales and lived there until they selected and was granted a league of land adjoining the Lavaca River from the Mexican government; said league located in Lavaca County, Texas. After the Texas Revolution, Bernard was reissued the same league from the Republic of Texas. Bernard Brown donated from his league, land for St. Mary's Catholic Church and Cemetery and the area became known as the Brown Settlement. Later, it became known as St. Mary's Community.

Children of BERNARD and ANN are:
(1) Mary Ann was born 7 Mar 1800; married Peter Holster, Jr.
(2) James was born 27 May 1802; married Ann Manning.
(3) Anthony was born ca 1804; married 1st Christina Tucker, 2nd Catherine Ryan.
(4) Thomas Bernard was born about 1806; married Priscilla Vessels.
(5) Bernard was born ca 1808; married Mary Ann French.

BERNARD BROWN is the son of ANTHONY BROWN and wife, ANN BREWER. Anthony married Ann on 31 Jan 1774 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. ANTHONY BROWN is an American Revolutionary Patriot, who was born about 1730, probably in Maryland and died ca 1792 in St. Mary's County, Maryland. ANTHONY is established with the DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

ANN RINEY descends from American Revolutionary Patriots, JOHN SHIRCLIFFE, who was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died 11 Nov 1782 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and from THOMAS EDWARD RINEY, who was born ca 1740 in St. Mary's County, Maryland and died in Washington County, Kentucky. Both are established with the DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Bernard Brown (1775 - 1848)
  Nancy Ann Riney Brown (1782 - 1844)
 
 Spouse:
  Priscilla Vessels Brown (1814 - 1880)*
 
 Children:
  Bernard L. Brown (1842 - 1919)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Brown Holster (1800 - 1864)*
  James Brown (1802 - 1853)*
  Anthony Brown (1804 - 1848)*
  Thomas Bernard Brown (1806 - 1890)
  Bernard Brown (1808 - 1829)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery
Hallettsville
Lavaca County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Patricia Michel
Record added: Apr 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109564307
Thomas Bernard Brown
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