The photograph, above, is the home of Jasper Pascal Brown in Pike County, MS.
My father was Delbert Keith Brown & my paternal grandfather was Roy Jessie Brown, hence my connection to the Brown surname. The difficulty in searching through records for this name is probably obvious. It is very common. If you couple it with a common first name, such as James, you will find a long list of James Browns. To add to this difficulty the Browns married the Smiths. Are there more common surnames in the USA? Some of the other surnames entwined with the Browns are: Fortenberry, Dillon, Kennington, Spurlock, and Smith.
The first generation of the Brown family line may be Hardy and Patience Brown who lived in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. They might be the parents of Edward Brown, born circa 1730. There is evidence of Edward Brown living in Edgecombe County in the mid 1700s and Edward named one of his sons Hardy. These facts seem to point to Hardy and Patience as Edward’s parents but with a name as common as Brown it is best to have more proof of the connection before claiming this as a fact. Until Hardy & Patience can be connected, Edward Brown appears as our primary ancestor.
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- Alberta Joy (Gardner) Brown 1928 NY – 1992 NY
- Allen Moses Brown 1836 MS – after 1870
- Delbert K. Brown 1928 OH – 2000 MS
- Edward Brown c 1730 – c 1797 NC
- Edward S. Brown 1806 GA – 1856 MS
- Emmaline (Smith) Brown 1831 MS – 1920 MS
- Hubert A Brown 1894 MS – 1971 MS
- Ina L (Brown) Alford 1890 MS – 1972
- Ivy R (Mark) Brown 1908 OH – 2003 NY
- Jasper P. Brown 1865 MS – 1950 MS
- Junius E Brown 1892 MS – 1956 WA
- Lucy V (Brown) Fortenberry 1888 MS – 1942 MS
- Lyda M (Brown) Pierce 1900 MS – 1979 MS
- Mavis M (Brown) Smith 1897 MS – 1928 MS
- Mildred O (Brown) Ball b 1904 MS – 1983 LA
- Moses Brown 1777 NC – 1838 OH
- Rose Ella (Brumfield) Brown 1867 MS – 1948 MS
- Roy J. Brown 1902 MS – 1956 MS
- Thelma Laddie Brown 1908 – 1979
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