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John Watkins Brown

  • Birth 23 Apr 1799 Hancock County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 30 Aug 1887 Georgia, USA
  • Burial Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 28344266

Columbus Daily Enquirer 31 Aug 1887
Death of Mr. John W. Brown

Mr. John W. Brown died at the residence of his son, Mr. James H. Brown, on Second avenue, at 5 o'clock yesterday morning.

Mr. Brown was born in Hancock county, Georgia, on the 15th day of April, 1799. He removed to Glennville, Russell county, Alabama, in 1835, when the Indians still inhabited the country. He engaged in the pursuit of farming until just before the war, when he moved to Summerville, nearer the city, in Alabama, where he resided until his last illness, when he was brought to the residence of his son, where he could receive the attention of his children. Mr. Brown was more generally known as "Uncle Jack," and was one of the original stockholders in the Eagle and Phenix, with which institution he has been connected for over twenty-five years. He never connected himself with any church, but was an honest, warm-heart man, who had many friends, and did what he conceived to be his duty to his fellow-man.

Mr. Brown has five children living-Mr. James Brown, Mrs. Lou Walker, Mrs. Virginia Ivey, of this city, and Mrs. Dr. G. D. Connor and Mrs. E. C. Perry, of Glennville, Ala.

The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. James Brown, on Second avenue, at 9:30 o'clock this morning.

also in Weekly Columbus Enquirer 5 Sept 1887.

(Son of Burton Brown and Waller Brown).


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  • Created by: J. G. Ivey
  • Added: 17 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28344266
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Watkins Brown (23 Apr 1799–30 Aug 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28344266, citing Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by J. G. Ivey (contributor 46944003) .