|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1835|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1892|
Bowling Green Times, September 29, 1892, Page 4, Column 4
Sacred to the Memory of Wm. R. Brown Who Departed this life Aug 23, 1892
William Renny Brown was born in North Carolina, Jan 28, 1835, and was at the time of his death 57 years, 6 months, and 25 days of age. He came to this state with his parents when but five years of age. He made a profession of religion very young, and united with the Baptist church when but fifteen years of age. The religion of his youth was his stay, and solace all throughout life. He was married to Miss Lizzie Sisson. Rev. James W. Campbell, officiating December 23, 1855, and a few years afterwards settled on the farm which he lived until his death.
In the year 1860, he was with his wife, united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Mt. Air, of which he was a beloved and honored member. His standing in the church was good. He felt it his duty to attend all the services of the church, which he did. All calls and demands of the church made upon him were attended to. For several years he had been the acting deacon of the church, managing its finances with the utmost promptness and dispatch. He was a good man, loved and honored by all who knew him.
His circle of acquaintances were very large. The love of his friends and acquaintances was attested by the very large funeral procession that followed his remains to the church and cemetery. It was remarked by several old citizens that it was the largest funeral procession that they had ever seen at the church.
He was a member of the order known as United Workmen, and after appropriate services in the church by the pastor, the order of which he had long been a prominent member performed the last sad rites at the grave. He leaves a wife and eleven children to mourn his loss, one little girl having died in infancy. All the children are grown but the two youngest, Bertie B. and Everett. Three of the boys and two of his daughters are married and are among our best citizens, all having settled near Curryville. To the bereaved wife and children I would say, though your hearts may be broken over your severe loss: "Weep not as those who have no hope." Those who died in Jesus are not dead but sleeping. Your husband and father left evidence behind that he was Christian. He is only asleep. He has passed over to that better world. Look up to the true source from whence cometh strength. May his religion be your religion, and may you meet on the other shore. L.G.D.
Jane Elizabeth Sisson Brown (1836 - 1930)
Mary L. Brown (1856 - 1889)*
Billie Joe Brown (1858 - 1952)*
James K Brown (1866 - 1937)*
Leona Rebecca Brown (1870 - 1963)*
Maude M. Brown (1876 - 1876)*
Bertie B. Brown (1878 - 1904)*
Robert Everette Brown (1881 - 1955)*
Mount Air Presbyterian Cemetery
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