Hattie was born in Bell County, Texas in November 1875. She was the daughter of Ela Mitchell and Cynthia Morton (first husband Hurt, second husband Ela Mitchell). She lost her father in the April 27,1883 tornado that struck their home near Rock Church between Belton and Temple TX. She was married to Crawford M. Brown in 1895 in Bell Co. Tx. The couple moved to Navarro Co. TX by 1900 and tried to get land in SW Oklahoma during the 1905 land drawing at Cloud Chief. They failed and moved to near Antioch in Garvin Co. OK, and later to near Bray in Stephens Co. OK. The couple lived in that area the rest of their lives just south of the present day Owens Prairie Cemetery. Hattie passed away in 1952 and is buried at Marlow Cemetery in Marlow, Stephens Co. Oklahoma.