Moses Brown 1777 – 1838

The Moses Brown Family
Moses Brown, son of Edward Brown, born 7 February 1777, died 27 February 1838 in Marion, MS. He married Sarah Robertson and had four children. On 31 March 1810 Moses received a passport to travel out of Georgia to Mississippi. “That passports be prepared for the following persons to travel through the Creek Nation of Indians, to wit, one for Moses Brown and Daniel Brown, [his brother] the former with his mother in law, four children …from the county of Liberty in this state…”Later he married Nancy Perkins on 7 August 1812 in Marion, MS. Moses died in 1838 in MS.

….. 1 Moses Brown b: 7 Feb 1777, d: 27 Feb 1838
….. + Sarah Robertson d: 1810 Liberty, Georgia
……….. 2 Christian Brown b: 02 Feb 1805 SC, d: Sept 1860 MS
……….. + William M. Fortenberry b: 28 Dec 1799 Lancaster, SC, d: 27 Oct 1867
…………….. 3 William Fortenberry b: Abt. 1822
…………….. 3 Merida Fortenberry b: 1825
…………….. 3 Isaac Fortenberry b: 17 Sept 1828, d: 10 Feb 1887
…………….. 3 Christian Minerva Fortenberry b: 09 April 1831
…………….. 3 Jesse C. Fortenberry b: 1836, d: 1862
…………….. 3 John Gazie Fortenberry b: 18 Feb 1840
…………….. 3 Eliza Fortenberry b: 1844
……….. 2 Edward S. Brown b: 26 July 1806 Liberty, Georgia, d: 7 May 1856 MS
……….. + Mary Polly Spurlock b: 1 Jan 1800 Georgia, d: 12 Jan 1888  MS
……….. 2 James G. Brown b: 02 April 1808 in Georgia, d: 1849
…………….. 3 John Brown
…………….. 3 William Brown
…………….. 3 Mary Brown
…………….. 3 Joseph Brown
……….. 2 Sarah Brown b: 05 Feb 1810 in Liberty, Georgia, d: 19 July 1883 in MS
……….. + Gasua C Fortenberry b 16 July 1805 SC, m 11 Oct 1832  MS, d 21 June 1884 MS
…………….. 3 Armanda Miranda Fortenberry b: 14 Sept 1833 MS, d: 10 Oct 1861
…………….. + Lorenzo Dow Snell b: 19 June 1827, d: 14 Feb 1903
…………….. 3 Narcissa Izela Fortenberry b: 06 Jan 1835 in MS, d: 18 June 1902
…………….. + Warren M. Huffman b: 24 Dec 1835, d: 24 Oct 1905
………………….. 4 Jeptha Huffman b: May 1867
………………….. + Emma M. Cutrer b: May 1876
………………….. 4 John G. Huffman b: 05 Jan 1869, d: 26 Dec 1903
………………….. 4 Sarah B. Huffman b: 1872
………………….. + Forrest
…………….. 3 Louisa Ollevia Fortenberry b: 16 Oct 1836, d: 16 Feb 1838
…………….. 3 Benjamin Calvin Fortenberry b: 23 May 1838, d: 12 Nov 1840
…………….. 3 William Franklin Fortenberry b: 13 Feb 1840 MS, d: 6 Aug 1906
…………….. + Mariah B. Hall b: 22 Feb 1846 in New Orleans,  LA, d: 04 Feb 1884
………………….. 4 John E. Fortenberry b: 1864, d: 1923
………………….. + Bertha Geneve Ott b: Nov 1881, d: 1953
………………….. 4 Joseph Gazie Fortenberry b: 09 July 1870 MS, d: 25 Jan 1950
………………….. + Corine McDaniel b: 3 Dec 1872, d: 31 Dec 1943
………………….. 4 Benjamin Fortenberry b: Abt. 1873 in MS
………………….. 4 Clarence Fortenberry b: Abt. 1874 in MS
………………….. 4 William C. Fortenberry b: 16 December 1877 in MS
………………….. 4 Albert E. Fortenberry b: 26 June 1879 in MS
………………….. 4 Alfred E. Fortenberry b: 26 June 1881 in MS
…………….. 3 Mary Elizabeth Fortenberry b: 15 July 1842 MS, d: 31 May 1916
…………….. 3 Christianna E Fortenberry b: 13 April 1844 MS, d: 20 Sept 1920
…………….. + Schilling
…………….. 3 Sarah Jane Fortenberry b: 21 June 1846 MS, d: 1890
…………….. + Hiram Cutrer b: 1843, d: 1929
………………….. 4 Alice T. Cutrer b: May 1870, d: 16 Nov1953
………………….. + Harrison H. Burch b: 02 Oct 1867, d: 12 July 1935
………………….. 4 Isaac Omer Cutrer b: 1871 in Pike, MS, d: 31 Jan 1941
………………….. + Fannie Rebecca Smith b: 1881, m: 02 Feb 1898, d: 21 Jan 1923
………………….. + Serena Olivia Lee
………………….. 4 Emma M. Cutrer b: Abt. 1875
………………….. 4 Maria Bart Cutrer b: 27 Feb 1877
………………….. 4 Dezzie Cutrer b: 27 Sept 1879
…………….. 3 Violette Eliza Fortenberry b: 31 Aug 1848 MS d: 05 Feb 1917 MS
…………….. + James Miles Thornhill b: 15 Oct 1862, d: 28 Feb 1938 MS
………………….. 4 Infant Thornhill b: 14 May 1885 MS, d: 14 May 1885 MS
………………….. 4 Lucy Thornhill b: 18 Aug 1887, d: 13 Nov 1964 in MS
………………….. 4 Little B. Thornhill b: 28 Feb 1888 MS, d: 27 July 1888 MS
………………….. 4 Jas. Luther Thornhill b: 02 April 1889, d: 05 May 1913 MS
………………….. 4 June Thornhill b: 11 July 1894, d: 07 Oct 1910 MS
….. + Nancy Perkins b: 1 Feb 1787, m: 7 Aug 1812 in Marion, MS, d: 8 Feb 1870
……….. 2 Amanda Brown b: 13 May 1813 in Marion, MS
……….. 2 Nancy P. Brown b: 25 June 1815 in Marion, MS, d: 1 Oct 1862
……….. + Johnson Patrick b: Abt. 1812, d: Dec 1856
…………….. 3 Rees Patrick d: 1864
…………….. 3 Joseph Patrick b: Abt. 1834 in Ohio
…………….. 3 Amanda Patrick b: Abt. 1836 in Ohio
…………….. 3 Willis Patrick b: Abt. 1838 in Ohio, d: 1863
…………….. 3 Emily Patrick b: Abt. 1841 in Ohio
…………….. 3 David R. Patrick b: Abt. 1844 in Ohio
…………….. 3 Lucinda Patrick b: Abt. 1847 in Michigan
…………….. 3 Charles Patrick b: Abt. 1849 in Michigan
…………….. 3 Elizabeth Patrick b: Abt. 1854 in Michigan
……….. 2 Margaret C. Brown b: 29 Aug 1817 in Marion, MS, d: Aft. 1867
……….. + Harvey Reed
……….. 2 Moses Brown Jr. b: 15 Jan 1820 in Marion, MS
…………….. 3 Nancy Catherine Brown
…………….. 3 Aaron Brown
…………….. 3 Margaret Brown
……….. 2 Aaron Brown b: Abt. 1822 in MS, d: Aft. 1895
……….. + Elizabeth b: Abt. 1823 in Ohio
…………….. 3 Melissa Brown b: Abt. 1846 in Michigan
…………….. 3 Preston S. Brown b: September 1847 in Michigan, d: Aft. 1910
…………….. + Lillian E. b: Feb 1860 in Iowa, m: Abt. 1871, d: Aft. 1910
………………….. 4 Daughter Brown b: Abt. 1872 in Iowa
………………….. 4 Daughter Brown b: Abt. 1876 in Iowa
…………….. 3 Martha Brown b: Abt. 1853 in Iowa
…………….. 3 Charles Sumner Brown b: 07 June 1858 in Iowa
……….. 2 Rees P. Brown b: 03 July 1825 in Marion, MS, d: 18 Jan 1856
…………….. 3 Samantha Evangeline Brown b: Abt. 1853
…………….. 3 Anna Brown
……….. 2 Samantha E. Brown b: 13 March 1828 in Marion, MS, d: 28 Sept 1851

Selected Sources:

  • 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.
  • Potter, Dorothy Williams. Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770 – 1823. Reprint. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1990.
  • MS Early Census Index, 1813 Marion, MS. Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Mississippi Census, 1805-90. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  • Upton, Mrs. Robert Chester. Marriage Records Marion County, Mississippi 1812 – 1860. 1958. FHL 976.221
  • Williams, E. Russ. Marion Co MS Miscellaneous records, 1812 – 1859. Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1986. FHL 976.221
  • Williams, Jr., E. Russ. Records of Marion County, Mississippi. 1965. 3. FHL 976.221

One Response to Moses Brown 1777 – 1838

  1. I am related to Sarah Brown second wife of Moses Brown. Also have another Sarah Brown which is a grandmother I suspect is the dau of a brother of Moses Brown. Would love to discuss. Also, Moses died in Ohio not Ms.

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