George I. Brown was born in Virginia in 1784. He bought property in Jessamine County, Kentucky – quite a lot since his real estate was valued at $54,000 in 1850. George married Sarah Perry, November 17, 1809, in Woodford County, Kentucky. They had two sons, George and Moreau Brown.
Sarah Brown died in 1832, and the next year George married Catharine W. McKinney, June 6, 1833, in Woodford County. Since both wives came from this county perhaps there were family members living there.
In the 1850 census of Jessamine County George, 65, is listed as a farmer, born in Virginia. Wife Catherine is 46. Their three children are Mary Hannah, 15; William, 12; and Sally, 9.
Catherine lived another nine years before dying in 1867.
From this angle you can see son Moreau Brown’s gravestone on the right – with the statue at the top – and son George Brown’s would be on the left, next to the beautiful gravestone of his wife, Anne Hemphill. A better view is in the first photo of this article.
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