Armstead Brown

Armstead Brown

Talbot County, Georgia, USA
Death 29 Oct 1951 (aged 76)
Burial Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 144811969 · View Source
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1880 Talbot County, (Talbotton) GA Census:


Harry C. Brown 28M Stock Trader Born GA
Susan A. Brown 28F Wife Keeping House Born GA
James D. Brown 3M Son Born GA
Francis Brown 2F Daughter Born GA
Charles D. Brown 2/12M Son Born GA
1900 Chambers County, (LaFayette) AL Census:


J. R. Dowdell 53M Supreme Court Judge Born April 1847 in AL
Ella Dowdell 39F Wife Born May 1861 in AL (Mother of 3 children; 3 living)
Annie Love Dowdell 14F Daughter At School Born Jan. 1886 in AL
Sarah Dowdell 11F Daughter At School Born Feb. 1889 in
Render Dowdell 6M Son Born Dec. 1893 in AL
Mattie May 46F Boarder Born Nov. 1853 in LA (Widow)
ARMSTEAD BROWN 24M Lawyer Born June 1875 in GA
1910 Montgomery County, (Montgomery-S. Perry St.) AL Census:


Thomas E. Lovejoy 34M Bank President Born GA
Francis Lovejoy 31F Wife Born AL (Married 13 years. Mother of 4 children; 4 children living)
Susie Lovejoy 11F Daughter Born GA
Henrietta Lovejoy 10F Daughter Born GA
Francis Lovejoy 8F Daughter Born GA
Thomas E. Lovejoy Jr. 4M Son Born GA
ARMSTEAD BROWN 34M Boarder Judge-City Court Born GA
Elizabeth Brown 28F Boarder Born AL (Married 8 years. Mother of 0 children)
1920 Dade County, (Miami Beach) FL Census:


Armstead Brown 44M Lawyer Born GA
Elizabeth Brown 37F Wife Born AL
1930 Leon County, (Tallahassee) FL Census:

#H6 (Country Club Estates)

Armstead Brown 54M Supreme Court Judge Born AL
Elizabeth Brown 48F Wife Born AL
1940 Leon County, (Tallahassee) FL Census:

#H Country Club

Armstead Brown 65M Supreme Court Justice Born GA
Elizabeth Brown 58F Wife Born AL
Annette Washington 60F Sister-in-law Born AL (Widow)
"The LaFayette Sun", LaFayette, Alabama, items of interest pertaining to Armstead Brown.

August 26, 1896 - Messrs. Armstead and Dana Brown, of Ga., are here visiting Judge J. R. Dowdell, their uncle.

September 2, 1896 - Mr. Armstead Brown, of Talbotton, Ga., is here reading law under Judge Dowdell.

December 9, 1896 - Mr. Armstead Brown has been approached by a number of young ladies and gentlemen who want to take shorthand, and he has decided to give a class in the near future.

(The 1897 volume of the newspaper is unavailable)

August 24, 1898 - The position of County Solicitor being made vacant by the resignation of Mr. J. D. Abernathy. Mr. Armstead Brown has filed his application, with the endorsement of the local bar, for the position. It is almost an assured fact that he will receive the appointment. Mr. Brown is a young man of bright promise, and, though just beginning the practice of law, has had an experience in other lines of professional work, which eminently fits him for the position of Solicitor. He has a bright mind and is a close student. His appointment will give entire satisfaction to all those interested. In advance we congratulate Mr. Brown and endorse him as a suitable man for the place.

September 28, 1898 - Mr. Armstead Brown has been appointed by Hon. S. L. Brewer as County Solicitor for this (Chambers) county. This is a wise and judicious appointment and we predict that Mr. Brown will fill, with justice to all parties, the office to which he has been appointed with credit to himself.

November 2, 1898 - Mr. Armstead Brown will be found at his new office in the office of the Register in Chancery in the courthouse.

(The 1899 volume of the newspaper is unavailable)

August 1, 1900 - PROFESSIONAL CARDS lists Armstead Brown as one of nine lawyers practicing in LaFayette.

November 27, 1901 - An Interesting Nuptial Event.
Miss Elizabeth Dowdell and Mr. Armstead Brown United in Marriage – Happy Pair in LaFayette.

The marriage of Mr. Armstead Brown and Miss Elizabeth Dowdell, of Montgomery, was solemnized in Court St. Methodist Church last Thursday at 12 m. Of the event the Montgomery Advertiser says:
“A particularly sweet and impressive church wedding took place at the Court Street Methodist Church when Miss Elizabeth Dowdell and Mr. Armstead Brown, of LaFayette, Alabama, were married.
Miss Dowdell is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Dowdell and Mr. Brown, a son of Mr. H. C. Brown of Atlanta.
At 12 o’clock yesterday the wedding party entered the church to the strains of wedding march from Lohengrin rendered by Miss Kate Booth.
The party was let by the two ushers, Messrs. Joseph Dowdell, brother of the bride, and Dana Brown, brother of the groom. They were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Annie Dowdell, sister of the bride. She was handsomely gowned in a toilette of caster Lansdown cloth, with hat to match and held an arm cluster of American Beauty roses, a fit setting for her rich beautiful brunette coloring.
As the bridal party entered the center aisle, the groom and his brother, Mr. Dowdell, who was best man, approached through the side aisle joining them at the altar.
When the ceremony had been performed by Rev. A. J. Lamar, assisted by Rev. Charles A. Rush, the wedding party drove to the home of the bride’s parents. There a sumptuous wedding lunch was enjoyed, the luncheon party consisting of, in addition to the wedding party, Mrs. E. C. Dowdell, of Auburn, grandmother of the bride, Miss Bessie Dowdell, of Auburn, aunt of the bride, Mr. A. L. Dowdell, of Opelika, uncle of the bride, Miss Washington, of Savannah, Mr. H. C. Brown, of Atlanta, father of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Chester, of Opelika, cousins of the bride and Miss Virginia Dowdell, of Wetumpka, cousin of the bride. After the luncheon the newly married couple drove to the station and left on the 1:30 train for LaFayette, their future home.
Many beautiful and costly presents in silver, gold, cut glass and rare bits of bric-a-brac, were seen at the bride’s home, attesting the tender love and esteem in which the young couple are held by a large number of friends and relatives.
As Miss Dowdell, this young woman, has made hosts of friends, who will wish her well through life.
Mr. Brown is a prominent young lawyer of LaFayette and his friends there will give a warm welcome to his lovely bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown arrived in LaFayette at 4:55 p.m. and went to the home of Judge J. R. Dowdell, where they will reside. They were accompanied by the father of the groom, Mr. Harry Brown, also Mr. Dana Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Chester, of Opelika. To the immediate family at the lovely home of Judge Dowdell a formal reception was given.”
Here where Mr. Brown is known, he is highly respected and occupies high social and official position. He enjoys the confidence and esteem of all. His bride has visited in LaFayette and those who know her, love her for her many charming graces of mind and heart. The Sun joins them all that life can give that is full of love and may Heaven smile in peace upon them.

September 17, 1902 - Mr. Armstead Brown’s residence next to the Baptist pastorium is nearing completion, the contract now being in the hands of Zobel Bros. of Roanoke.

January 7, 1903 - Money to Lend. I am prepared to lend money on farmlands at seven per cent on large loans, on small ones, eight percent. I deal direct with the lender in New York, hence no broker’s fees to pay. For further information, apply to:
Armstead Brown, Attorney at Law, LaFayette, Ala.

April 15, 1903 - Mr. Armstead Brown left Sunday afternoon for Montgomery where he will attend Supreme Court.

April 19, 1905 - Editor H. C. Brown, of Talbot County, Ga., was in the city a few days last week, the guest of his son, Attorney Armstead Brown.

September 27, 1905 - Mr. Armstead Brown, a leading young lawyer of LaFayette, is in Montgomery. – Montgomery Advertiser.

October 18, 1905 - Mr. Brown Goes to Montgomery.
The recent decision of Col. Armstead Brown to move to Montgomery about the middle of November will be a source of deep regret to his many friends in Chambers. He is one of the county’s best citizens and stands high both in his profession as a lawyer and in the estimation of the people. He is loath to leave himself but thinks he will find
brighter opportunities and broader fields for achievement and usefulness. The law firm of which he will be a partner is Holoway, Brown and Holoway. He will continue his practice here for awhile.

November 1, 1905 - Announcement has been made that Mr. Armstead Brown, of LaFayette, one of the best known lawyers of East Alabama, will come to Montgomery in a few weeks to locate here and practice his profession. Mr. Brown is a son-in-law of Mr. J. S. Dowdell, of Montgomery, and frequently visits this city. At the annual meeting of the State Bar Association last year, he read a paper on “Corporation Laws”, which attracted wide spread attention. – Montgomery Advertiser.

November 8, 1905 - Mr. and Mrs. Armstead Brown expect to move to Montgomery tomorrow, having rented their home to Misses Bloodworth, Mason and Oakley. Mr. Brown expects, by means of a partnership or otherwise, to continue a part of his practice in this section.

November 29, 1905 - Dickinson & Brown.
We hereby announce that W. F. Dickinson and Armstead Brown have formed a partnership for the practice of law at LaFayette, Ala. Under the firm name and style of Dickinson & Brown; office in rear of the Bank of LaFayette; to commence business about December 7th, 1905.
W. F. Dickinson, Armstead Brown.

February 21, 1906 - Mr. M. R. Buckalew has purchased Mr. Armstead Brown’s residence. He moved his family in and took possession last Thursday.

February 17, 1909 - Armstead Brown Honored.
By the appointment of Armstead Brown to the position of Associate Judge of the City Court of Montgomery, Governor Comer yesterday afternoon put at an end to what has been to most of the bar of Montgomery an interminable period of suspense.
The appointment came yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. Brown was called from his office by a telephone message to the gubernatorial presence at the Capitol, and informed of the appointment. Within the hour, he had qualified by taking the oath of office before Probate Judge Gaston, had dashed back to the Capitol to receive his commission, and returned to the court house in time to receive the report of the grand jury, and to discharge the body at 5 o’clock. Probably never before did an appointee have less time to rejoice over his success before being called to duty.
The appointment though forecasted by many from the first was somewhat of a surprise. The speculation which developed during the last few days had counted Mr. Brown’s chances for the appointment as rather more slim than at first, when he was heralded as the sure appointee.
In the day of young judges, Judge Armstead Brown is probably the youngest of the State of Alabama, being barely thirty-three years old. He is the second incumbent of the Associate Judgeship of the City Court of Montgomery. Judge Thomas who was promoted last week having been the first to hold the position since its formation. – Montgomery Advertiser, Feb. 13.

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