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James David Brownlow
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1853
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1940
Travis County
Texas, USA

s/o James Brownlow & Eliza M. McCaslin


David married Mary Esther Foster on August 29, 1878 and they made their home in Giles County. By 1900 the family had moved to a farm near Del Valle (Travis County), Texas.

James David Brownlow is remembered as a man who always provided well for his family. He thought nothing was too good for them. If he thought they needed it, he made sure his family had it. Back before electricity he was one of the first to have carbide lights and had them in every room rather than the typical smelly kerosene lamps. Whenever something new came out he was one of the first to have it. For example, he got the family a Victrola music record player; a new fangled invention called the radio; and always kept the family in a fairly new car. He was proud of his children and wanted them to look nice and proper. David was totally bald except for about two or 3 hairs on his head, but never mind, when he would come in from the fields for lunch, he always had this ritual of washing his hands, his face and then combing back his three little hairs.

David in particular was always looking forward. Even in his 80's he would read the stock market prices in the paper without his glasses! As he began to become more ill with age, his granddaughter, Mary McAngus, would come to visit him and she told him how ashamed she was for not coming to visit more often. He said, "Don't feel guilty, your life's in front of you! You don't need to be spending time with an old man!".

Family links: 
  Mary Esther Foster Brownlow (1860 - 1934)
  Zora L. Brownlow (1879 - 1932)*
  William Sewell Brownlow (1881 - 1915)*
  Lena Olga Brownlow McAngus (1884 - 1964)*
  Claron Lewis Brownlow (1885 - 1910)*
  David Samuel Brownlow (1887 - 1965)*
  Mary Elizabeth Brownlow Wheeler (1890 - 1918)*
  Lizzie Brownlow Burch (1892 - 1911)*
  Ethel Brownlow Balagia (1895 - 1983)*
  Ollie May Brownlow (1897 - 1913)*
  Austin Leonard Brownlow (1900 - 1926)*
  Frank Brownlow (1902 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Charles F. Austin Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: South
Created by: GCA
Record added: Jan 23, 2009
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James David Brownlow
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