|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1851|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1875|
Reuben's parents were Palestine T. BROWN (1813-1887) and Miriam KENNEDY (1816-1878), both of whom were born in TN.
Apparently, Reuben was the last victium of the Sutton-Taylor Feud in which participants included John Wesley HARDIN
Reuben was Town Marshal of Cuero, Texas. He arrested Bill TAYLOR for participation in killing of William SUTTON and Gabriel SLAUGHTER on March 11, 1874; TAYLOR escaped custody and killed BROWN who had resigned as Marshal on June 8, 1874
The photo at the above right is of Reuben H. BROWN's badge he wore while serving as the Cuero Town Marshall. The badge and the photo are owned by contributor Gary Edwards. Please do not replicate this photo or use it in any way without first getting Gary's permission and then not without identifying Gary as the owner of the badge and the owner and source of the photo.
The following was received rom Gary Edwards on 01 Mar 2014. R.H. "Rube" Brown was the leader of the Sutton faction during the notorious Sutton-Taylor feud. He was gunned down in a Cuero pool hall November 18, 1875. He had reportedly resigned his position as City Marshal on June 8, 1974 for unknown reasons. No one was ever arrested for his murder. It was reported that he was shot by Mason "Winchester" Smith Arnold and cousins William and James T. Taylor. The Sutton-Taylor feud in and around DeWitt County was one of the most violent in Texas History.
[Note: Kudos and thanks to contributor Gary Edwards for providing some of this bio information and the photo of Ruben H. BROWN's badge which Gary now owns. Gary is a retired sheriff and is a doing research on Reuben's career which he intends to exhibit at the DeWitt County Museum in Cuero].
Miriam Kennedy Brown (1816 - 1878)
Maintained by: Bob Webb
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Sep 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76127781
Added: Sep. 5, 2016
A public servant who died far too young; my cousin, Reuben H. BROWN. Never forgotten.|
Added: Mar. 1, 2014