|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1807|
|Death: ||May 23, 1899|
Obituary: Brown--May 23, 1899, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, of old age, hurried on by a deep cold which she contracted about four weeks before her death, but not considered dangerous as she was not confined to her bed more than usual until the morning she died.
Aunt Betsy Brown, as she was familiarly called by all who knew her, was born in Virginia on December 13, 1807, of respectable parents, whose name was Boyd. Her parents moved to Elizabethtown, Cass County, Tennessee, when she was a child. She professed religion at the age of sixteen years and joined the Methodist church, which faith she continued until death. Her religion was seen more in the training of her children than as a church worker. Her children were taught honesty, industry and obedience. Most of them became church members by the time they were grown or soon thereafter.
She was married to Samuel Brown of Washington County, Tenn., on the 8th day of July, 1825. soon after thier marriage they moved to Monroe County, Tenn., and remained until autumn of 1829, when they moved to Missouri and stopped for the winter near Lexington. In the spring of 1830 they moved south and took a government claim near were Columbus, Johnson county, now stands. They remained there about two years, or until their claim was entered from under them. From there they moved south again, stopping in the south part of Johnson county, on the land that made the farm that they both died on. The last land location was made in April 1832, before the land had been sectionized by government or Johnson county was located.
They raised a family of fourteen children, except one, who died when quite young. The rest lived to be grown -- ten boys and three girls-- ten of whom married and raised families except one, Mrs. Culley, who died shortly after she was married. Five of the boys and one girl are still living. From the marriage of the children seventy-four grandchildren was born, sixty of whom are still living. The number of great and great great grandchildren are not known. At the funeral of Aunt Betsy there were four generations of her family, which occurred May 25, at Shilo cemetery. Her funeral discourse was preached by her grand son by marriage and nephew by blood, Rev. R. A. Brown, from Luke 10th chapter and 42nd verse.
Thus has lived and died, prehaps, the oldest inhabitant of Chilhowee township, having lived on one farm for 67 years. Her husband died in 1882, having lived on the farm 50 years. One son, Barty J. lives in Ufala, Oklahoma; one, Geo W., in Cass county, Missouri.; one P. H. , at New Rockford, North Dakota; two L. W. and John C., where she made her home from her husband's death until she died, three and a half miles northeast of Chilhowee. The living daughter, Mrs. J. T. Clark lives in Utica, Kansas.
One Who Has Known Her 60 Years.
The Weekly Standard Herald, Warrensburg, Johnson Co., Mo., Fri, June 6, 1899, Vol XXV, No 1
Samuel Bayless Brown (1799 - 1882)*
James Brown (1825 - 1890)*
Mary Brown Culley (1827 - 1849)*
Hanna Manurva Brown Gruver (1828 - 1874)*
Samuel Bayless Brown (1833 - 1898)*
Created by: Carol Bayless-Reed
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58950053
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