I found little information on this family, other than obituaries. They are listed in the 1880 Logan County census. Robert R. Brown is 48, a farmer. Mary, his wife, is 47. Two sons are listed – Robert W., 17; and Joseph A., 14. It is possible this family moved to Logan from Hardin County since the father lived there when the couple married in 1864, or Breckinridge County since that was where the mother lived before marriage. Even though both sons were married, their wives are not buried in this cemetery.
Wednesday, March 2, 1910
of Robert W. Brown Is Summoned – Was a Member of the Old Lewis Family of Breckinridge
Mrs. Mary E. A. Brown, the mother of R. W. Brown, managing editor of The Louisville Times, and of Joseph A. Brown, of Nashville, Tennessee, died at the home of the latter Thursday evening February the twenty-fourth. Her final illness started from the pricking of her thumb with a needle last Friday. Erysipelas developed and caused her death. Mrs. Brown was nearly eighty-three years of age and her life was beautiful and interesting. In her early womanhood days she lived in Breckinridge County with Dr. Thomas J. Lewis, the father of the Rev. James T. Lewis, of Basin Springs. In 1864 she married Robert R. Brown of Hardin County.
Mrs. Brown was a woman remarkable in many ways and was greatly talented in music and literature. She was a member of the Broadway Methodist Temple Church of Louisville.
It is said, during the last twenty-five years her older son, Robert, never failed to spend Christmas with her.
Tuesday, December 30, 1924
Monday, January 23, 1939
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