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James Nelson Brown
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1840
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1927
White City
Morris County
Kansas, USA

Obituary - J. N. Brown (Publication Source Unknown)

James Nelson Brown was born in Pittsburg, PA., June 14th, 1840, and died at his home in White City, Kansas, December 29th, 1927, after a lingering illness of some weeks, at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 15 days.

When a child he moved with his parents to Hamden, Vinton Co., Ohio. Here he learned the blacksmith trade and worked at it until the outbreak of the Civil War when he immediately enlisted in the first call for volunteers for three months service. This enlistment took place at Ironton, Ohio, April 5th, 1861 and was discharged July 1st, 1861 and on the same day reenlisted in the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry at Parkersburg, VA. At the end of this enlistment, he was discharged at Charleston, West Va., January 1st 1864, he again on the same day reenlisted for another period in the same company and received his final discharge July 1st, 1865, after a service of four years, three months and nine days. He mustered out at Wheeling, West Va.

At the close of the war he went back to Ohio and took up his trade. On Nov 1st, 1865 he was united in marriage with Sarah Ann Salmans, at McCarthur, Ohio. Five children were born to them: Ezra Alexander who was accidentally killed at 18 years of age; William Waldo, who died Nov 2nd, 1906; Thomas Almond and Mrs. Mary S. Bunning of White City, Kan.; and Mrs. Sarah J. Whitehead of Wichita, Kanas.

Mrs. Brown passed away, Oct. 27th, 1879. After her death, Mr. Brown worked for several years in New Mexico for a lumber company. Oct. 3rd, 1907 he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Norman. They lived in and around Topeka, Kansas, where later Mr. Brown opened a store. In 1922 they moved to White City, Mr. Brown not being able to continue in business. Besides the three children mentioned, there remain to mourn, three brothers and two sisters who on account of age and sickness were unable to attend the funeral; five grandchildren and one great grandchild and three step sons.

Mr. Brown was a member of a Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Born as he was on flag day, he was a lover and defender of the flag. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 oclock at the Methodist Episcopal Church, conducted by Rev. C. Cray Jones. Music was furnished by the choir and Mrs. Joe Becker sang "Some Day We Will Understand." Mr. Brown was borne to his grave by members of the American Legion. Burial was made in the White City cemetery, where taps were sounded by Mr. G.W. Musgrave.

Additional Notes from Contributor: James Nelson Brown first married Sarah Ann Salmans, sister to my great grandfather William Clem Salmans...and is the brother of Rose Jane Brown who married Levi Franklin Salmans, brother to both Sarah Ann Salmans and William Clem Salmans. Also...note that the children of Sarah Ann Salmans and James Nelson Brown went to live with their grandparents James William and Mary Sprowls Salmans in Kansas after the death of Sarah Ann in 1879.

Family links: 
  Mary Salmans Brown Owen Bunning (1873 - 1948)*
  Sara Jane Brown Atkinson-Whitehead (1875 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Per Information Found on the Internet, the Marker is engraved with "Sgt Co D 2WVA Cav" and the name on the stone is "James N. Brown"
White City Cemetery
White City
Morris County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Sharen A. Durler-Pflugho...
Record added: Sep 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29739416
James Nelson Brown
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Thank you for your service to our country, and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Dear "Salmans" cousin-in law.
- Vicki Mandeville-Trezise
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