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 John Jacob Brown

John Jacob Brown

Birth
Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Feb 1833 (aged 52)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 56160994 · View Source
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This memorial is dedicated to my fifth great grandfather John Jacob Brown.
He was the son of John and Maria Barbara Crowl Brown
He married Magdelina(Mary)Louisa Gunner about 1813. Mary died on October 16, 1847 and was possibly buried on their farm in Vigo County, Indiana. As of this date the farm has not been located.
During the war of 1812 John took his own team and served as teamster. One day as John was driving along, a soldier asked him to take a package on his wagon, which he did, and for which he was court-marshaled and his team was confiscated, but was subsequently restored to him.
After the war John ran a boat on the Mississippi river. John and his son-in-law, (now believed to have been Edward Woollen) took a trip to New Orleans to buy bricks to build a new home when both took cholera and was buried together in one grave.
John and his son in law was first buried in Girod Street Cemetery. in early January 1957, a small group of religious leaders gathered inside the Girod Street Cemetery to witness the Right Rev. Girault M. Jones, bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana, revoke and annul the Sentence of Consecration that, according to Episcopalian canon, had made this ground sacred.
Workers then began extracting thousands of cast-iron and cypress caskets and readied them for their final journey. Racial segregation persisted even in death: black corpses went to Providence Memorial Park on Airline Drive, and the white dead, including the skeletons unearthed in the so-called yellow fever mound, went to Hope Mausoleum on Canal Street.
John died in 1833, the August probate lists Hetty wife of Tomas Green, Elenore wife of Henry Davis, Eliza wife of John Walden and Anna oldest child, wife of Edward Woollen listed in probate of his father and John's widow Mary mentioned.
He was the father of Ann, Hetty, Eliza, Mary, Eleanor, George W, Sarah, Angeline, Nancy and Noah.


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  • Maintained by: A.D.L
  • Originally Created by: Mad
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56160994
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Jacob Brown (3 Sep 1780–14 Feb 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56160994, citing Hope Mausoleum, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by A.D.L (contributor 47895058) .