Harriet Clementine <I>Cross</I> Brown

Harriet Clementine Cross Brown

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 1870 (aged 42–43)
Denton County, Texas, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Location Of Burial Unknown.
Memorial ID 153003658 · View Source
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Harriet Clementine Cross was born in 1827 to Joel Cross and Elizabeth Nevill.

She married James Jackson Brown on February 22nd of 1847 in Clark, Arkansas.

Her marriage record gives her age as 27 and her father as Joel Cross.

Harriet Clementine Cross Brown last appears with her husband and five sons in the 1870 Denton County, Texas Census. Her date of death is given as abt. 1865 in online genealogies but her appearance on the 1870 Denton County, Texas Census disproves this.

James Jackson Brown remarried to Fannie J. Talley on August 30th of 1877 in Denton County, Texas.

We can then surmise that Harriet Clementine Cross Brown died sometime between that 1870 Census and James Jackson Brown's second marriage.

The family was living in Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas. This was a small community of less than 800 people during this time. This community was comprised of many people who had resettled from Johnson County, Texas, where our Brown family had left. Many came as members of the Pilot Point First Baptist Church, established before the war in Johnson County, Texas, and relocated during Reconstruction. We know that they made that move in February of 1869, according to the Voter Registration record of James Jackson Brown.

There was an outbreak of yellow fever in Pilot Point in 1872 and 1873. It is possible that Harriet Clementine Brown died during one of these epidemics.

Skinner Cemetery is one of the earliest burial sites in Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas. It was established in 1858. Indeed, Oliver Rice Fortenberry, the father-in-law of her son, John Wesley Brown, died in 1870 and is buried in this cemetery.

Some well meaning members of a local church tried to clear this overgrown cemetery during the late 1980's with a bulldozer. Of the stones that fell victim to this misfortune, no original placement of those stones was kept, and the stones that could be salvaged were left scattered along the path that was cleared. Some of the oldest burials were spared, and have been taken over by nature. There are known to be over 200 burials in the cemetery, with only 100 accounted for.

While it is not confirmed that Harriet Clementine Brown was interrred there, she was most certainly laid to rest somewhere within the boundaries of Pilot Point, Denton County, Texas between 1870 and 1877.


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  • Created by: Ancestor Hunter
  • Added: 28 Sep 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 153003658
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet Clementine Cross Brown (1827–1870), Find a Grave Memorial no. 153003658, ; Maintained by Ancestor Hunter (contributor 47957262) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Location Of Burial Unknown..