Edward S Brown 1806 – 1856

The Edward S. Brown Family
Edward Stewart Brown was born 26 July 1806 in Liberty County, Georgia. He was the son of Moses Brown and Sarah (Robertson) Brown and the grandson of Edward and Jemimiah Brown. By the time he was six years old his father had moved the family from Georgia, through the Creek Nation’s Territory to Marion County, Mississippi. About 1835 Edward married Mary Polly Spurlock who was born 1 January 1800 in Oglethorpe, Georgia. Together they lived in Amite County, Mississippi. There are records of several land transactions involving Edward S Brown in Amite, MS.

In 1845 and 1853 Edward S. Brown was in the Mississippi Census. In 1845 there were seven males and four females in the family and in 1853 there were three males and four females in the family. The 1850 U. S. Census details the members of this family in Amite County. Edward was a 46 year old farmer whose real estate was valued at $720. Mary was 47 years old. By that time Edward and Mary had five children who were all living at home: Allen Moses Brown, Mary Magdelene Brown, Martha M. Brown, Adeline Julia (Brown) Westmoreland and James Pascal Brown.

Edward S. Brown died 7 May 1856 in Mississippi. In 1860 his widow, Mary was still in Amite County. Both her sons were with her.

….. 1 Edward S. Brown b: 26 July 1806 Liberty, Georgia, d: 07 May 1856 MS
….. + Mary Polly Spurlock b: 01 Jan 1800  Georgia, d: 12 Jan 1888 Pike, MS
……….. 2 Allen Moses Brown b: 26 Jan 1836 Liberty, Amite, MS, d: Aft. 1870
……….. + Emmaline Smith b: 13 Sept 1831 MS, m: 28 April 1858, d: 3 Aug 1920 MS
……….. 2 Mary Magdelene Brown b: 15 Dec 1836 Liberty, Amite, MS
……….. 2 Martha M. Brown b: 15 Dec 1836 Liberty, Amite, MS, d: Unknown
……….. 2 Adeline V. Brown b: 1840 Liberty, Amite, MS, d: Unknown
……….. 2 James P. Brown b: 1844 Liberty, Amite, MS, d: 1862 LA

Selected Sources:

  • 1850 US Census, Amite, MS
  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Amite County, Mississippi. Deluxe. Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006.
  • Criminger, Adrianne Fortenberry. The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi with Early Records Concerning the Faulkenberry/Fortenberry Families of the South. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1984.
  • Interviews with family members, family trees, groups sheets and other information from family members.
  • MS State and Territorial Census Collection, 1792 – 1866, microfilm V229.1; ancestry.com; Edward S Brown in Amite Co 1845 & 1853.

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