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 Missouri Elvira <I>Lyles</I> Browning

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Missouri Elvira Lyles Browning

  • Birth 15 Jul 1868 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 18 Jul 1938 Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 12624161

She was the third wife of James Marion Browning. They married July 5, 1885 in Franklin Co, GA. According to family legend, Missouri was half Cherokee Indian. They lived on Smithtown Road in Suwanee when this photo was made. Notice the rocks at the front of the porch. Her grandson, Ralph Browning, remembers as a boy falling on those very rocks and breaking his nose.

She was the daughter of William A Lyles and Nancy M Stowe Lyles.

She was the mother of Charles Wesley, Lilly Pearl, James Ellis, Crowell Justin, and Jasper Marshall Browning.

Missouri remarried in 1912, to J. Sam Burel. Sam died died in 1930 and is buried at Hog Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery in Dacula (note name of church changed to Hamilton Mill Baptist Church in February 2007 after much controversy and opposition from historical groups).

Update, Hog Mountain Baptist Church has returned to its original name!


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  • Created by: Silent Spirits
  • Added: 7 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12624161
  • Michael Dunne
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Missouri Elvira Lyles Browning (15 Jul 1868–18 Jul 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12624161, citing Rock Springs UMC Cemetery, Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Silent Spirits (contributor 46811431) .