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Robert Brown
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1829
Death: Jun. 20, 1897

Lamar Democrat, June 24, 1897

Judge Robert Brown, who for nearly a quarter century was a resident of this county, died at his home in Kansas City, Kansas, on the morning of the 21st. The remains were brought to Lamar on the 2:24 p.m. Missouri Pacific train Tuesday, and taken thence to the home of Mrs. J. W. Weaver, his sister, where the funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Wednesday under the auspices of Lamar Lodge, A.F & A.M., of which he was a member. The interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, where one of his children is buried. Judge Brown was a native of Illinois. He was born and grew to manhood in Greene county that state, receiving a common school education. He was married November 25, 1857, to Miss Margaret Fay, and in 1873, Judge Brown and family removed to Barton county, and settled in Central township near Haines Grove, where he engaged in farming until about 6 years ago, when he sold his farm and became a resident of Lamar. From here he moved to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1895. Mr. Brown was twice elected to the responsible position of Presiding Judge of County Court of Barton county. He also represented Barton in the 31st and 32nd General Assemblies; and faithfully discharged the trusts reposed in him. He was a man of strong convictions, and could not be swerved from what he considered right. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and a loving father.

Barton County, Missouri Biographies - Hon. Robert Brown
History Of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade And Barton Counties,
Missouri, 1889 Published by Goodspeed-Pg. 861

Hon. Robert Brown is a farmer of Central Township, and is a native of what is now Jersey (then Greene) County, Ill., where he was born on the 1st of October, 1829, being a son of Joseph and Mary (Piper) Brown, and grandson of Griffith and Penelope (Nations) Brown. The latter couple moved from the "Palmetto State" in 1797, and settled in St. Charles County, Mo., where they both died. Joseph Brown was born in South Carolina in 1794, and was reared and married in St. Charles County, Mo. He died in Jersey County, Ill., on the 5th of October, 1858, having moved there in 1812, being among the early settlers. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. His wife was born in Virginia in 1796, and also died in Jersey County, Ill. Her father and mother were of Irish and Scotch descent, and died in St. Charles County, Mo., and Jersey County, Ill., respectively. Robert Brown is the seventh of ten children, three now living, and made his home with his
parents until he attained his majority. He was married on
the 4th day of May, 1852, to Miss Affa J. Armstrong, who was born in Jersey County, Ill., March 29, 1840, and died on the 28th of August 1852. November 22, 1857, Mr. Brown married Margaret F. Fay, who was born in Madison County, Ill., in 1840. Their children are as follows: Affa J., wife of E.W. Perry; Florence D. deceased), was the wife of Meridy Willis; Harriett E., wife of John Beam; Robert L.
(deceased); Clara D., Douglas J. and William J. All were
born in Illinois but one. In 1873 Mr. Brown came to Barton County, and has resided on his farm of 325 acres of finely improved land. In 1874 he was elected county and probate judge of the county, and served two years. In 1880 he was elected by the Democrats to represent Barton County in the State legislature, and at the end of two years was re-elected, giving entire satisfaction to his constituents during his term of service. He is a Royal Arch Mason, and he and his wife are members of the Christian Church.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Brown (1792 - 1858)
  Mary J Piper Brown (1797 - 1840)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Brown (1840 - 1908)
  Affa Jane Armstrong Brown (1835 - 1852)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charity Brown Grimes (1820 - 1876)*
  Jehu Brown (1824 - 1890)*
  Robert Brown (1829 - 1897)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
Oakton
Barton County
Missouri, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Cristina Lynch
Record added: Jun 02, 2009
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Robert Brown
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I cannot bring the old days back Your smile I cannot see I can only treasure the memories Of days that used to be. Proud to have you in my family tree...not forgotten, a niece.
- Jennifer
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
 
 
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