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George Henry Brown
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Birth: May 6, 1862
San Saba
San Saba County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1952
Richland Springs
San Saba County
Texas, USA

Very little is know about his early life.

George Henry Brown was a wealthy farmer from San Saba, Texas.

George's first wife died early and he remarried Sarah "Sallie" H Brown (Wilson) (Weatherford) sometime after her death.

On 10 April 1911, George was convicted and sentenced to serve life in prison for the 10 September 1911 murder of his second wife Sarah.

George's convict number was #36280 and according to available information obtained from the Texas, Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, he served time in the following Texas prison's until his pardon: Huntsville, Rusk, and Earthow (not sure of spelling).

On 12 January 1921, after serving "nearly eight and three-fourths years of his sentence", George was granted a full pardon (Proclamation #17391) by William Pettus Hobby (1878-1964) who was the Governor of Texas from 25 August 1917 to 18 January 1921.

It is however unclear if his pardon was as a result of new evidence of his innocence of the murder of his wife or as a result of good behavior.

According to a story told to dthem_2000@yahoo.com by Garince Land Sr., who was the grandson of Sarah, George was pardoned as a result of another man who was being executed and gave a chance to come clean on other crimes, and according to the story told by Garnice who was told the story by his mother Ava, the man said that his first crime he ever committed was the murder of a woman who was sleeping on her porch in Brownwood, Texas in the summer of 1911. As a result of his confession prior to his execution (which is estimated to have occurred sometime in 1920) and the resulting investigation, George Brown was released.

The above facts were recently discovered after several months of research by dthem_2000 and the wonderful assistance of Jeannette Buris who did the leg work in finding all the newspapers in the archive.

The Pardon information/documentation was obtained as a result of an information request submitted by dthem_2000 to the staff of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

For some unknown reason, George was referred to by the media as George W Brown in several news articles about the murder however, that is incorrect.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Jackson Brown (1814 - 1890)
  Sarah Caroline Harkey Brown (1821 - 1884)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah H Weatherford Brown (1878 - 1911)
  Dora Alice Terry Brown (1866 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Bessie M Brown Taylor (1885 - 1963)*
  Cyrus Jackson Brown (1889 - 1919)*
  Roxie Lee Brown Templeton (1900 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Polly Ann Brown Hall (1841 - 1919)*
  Lavina Duncan (1843 - 1936)*
  Jasper William Brown (1845 - 1929)*
  Manerva J. Fleming (1852 - 1915)*
  John Mathias Brown (1856 - 1926)*
  George Henry Brown (1862 - 1952)
  Elizabeth "Eliza" Carolyn Brown Rowntree (1865 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Richland Springs Cemetery
Richland Springs
San Saba County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: dthem_2000
Originally Created by: Gaylon Powell
Record added: Nov 11, 2009
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George Henry Brown
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