The Allen Moses Brown was born 26 January 1836 in Liberty, Amite County, Mississippi. On 28 April 1858 he married Emmaline Smith, daughter of Wyatt Smith and Euseba Fortenberry.[i],[ii] In 1860 Allen and Emmaline lived with his widowed mother and younger brother, James, in Amite County, Mississippi. Allen was a planter whose personal estate was valued at $600.[iv]
By 1870 Allen Moses Brown had moved from Amite County to Pike County, Mississippi. He was a farmer whose real estate was valued at $350. Their three children were living at home: Mary E. Brown, eight years old; Jasper Pascal Brown, six years old; and Alvira E. Brown, two years old.[i]
Allen Moses died between 1870 and 1880. Family stories say Allen was haying and got very hot. He went into the river to cool off and he drown.[ii]Stories say Allen is buried in an unmarked grave in the Wyatt Smith cemetery.[iii]
….. + Emmaline Smith b: 13 Sept 1831 Pike, MS, m: 28 April 1858, d: 3 Aug 1920 Pike, MS
……….. 2 Mary E. Brown b: 13 August 1861
……….. 2 Jasper Pascal Brown b: 15 May 1865 Pike, MS, d: 8 June 1950 McComb, Pike, MS
……….. + Rose Ella Brumfield b: 18 July 1867 MS, m: 21 Dec 1887 Pike, MS, d: 02 Oct 1948 MS
……….. 2 Alvira E. Brown b: 05 Aug 1868
- 1850 US Census, Amite, MS
- 1860 US Census, Amite, MS
- 1870 U.S. Census, MS, Pike, Osyka; Page 3, Line 19; Allen M. Brown family.
- 1880 US Census, Pike Co, MS
- Conerly, Luke Ward. Resource Records of Pike / Walthall Counties Mississippi, 1798 – 1910. Reprint. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1989.
- Certificate of Death; 1950; Mississippi State Dept. of Health, Vital Records; 9908. Jasper P. Brown, died 8 June 1950 in Pike Co., Mississippi.
- Interviews with family members, family trees, groups sheets and other information from family members.