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Brown Family Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery

Brown Family Plot – Maple Grove Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine County, Kentucky.

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, wife of G. I. Brown, born September 30, 1789, died May 6, 1832.

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.

George I. Brown, born December 11, 1784, died March 14, 1856.

Catherine lived another nine years before dying in 1867.

Catherine W., wife of G. I. Brown, born October 25, 1802, died October 2, 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.



John E. Brown Biography

from Kentucky – A History of the State by Perrin, 1887

Allen County, Kentucky

John E. Brown was born in Allen County, Kentucky, November 4, 1841.  His father, Drury Denton Brown, was a Kentuckian by birth, and grew to manhood in Allen County, where, in 1833, he married Sarah, daughter of Sketton Brown.  Her parents were natives of Virginia, from which state they emigrated, and were among the first settlers of Sumner County, Tennessee.  She died about the year 1865, leaving a family of seven children, three of whom lived to be grown.  Drury Denton Brown spent his life in agricultural pursuits; he died in December, 1881, aged sixty-nine years.  John E. is the fourth in the family by birth.  His early life was passed amid the scenes and labors incident to farm life; he received but little education at school, but with practical learning his mind is well stored.  He remained with his parents on the farm where he was born until he attained his twenty-second year.  On the 15th of October, 1863, he was united in marriage with Margaret, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Lyles, of Allen County, Kentucky.  Their union has been blessed with seven children:  Enola A. (Napier), Lula D. (Napier), Edward D., Robert T., Johnnie, Charles and Pernie P.  in 1866 Mr. Brown bought 200 acres of land on Bay’s Fork Creek, which he has brought to a fine state of cultivation, and improved with a good dwelling, barns and orchard.  In agricultural pursuits he has been successful.  In 1874 he was elected to the office of surveyor of Allen County; he has been twice re-elected, and in the pursuance of the duties of his office has given good satisfaction to his constituents.  Politically he is a Republican, but is liberal in his views, except on the temperance question, on which he is very decided and favors the cause by both precept and example.  He and wife are members of the Methodist Church, of which four of their children are also members, and of which Mr. Brown is a recording steward.

Will of William Kirk

Loudoun  County, Virginia

Will of William Kirk

Be it remembered that this 23rd day of January in the year of our Lord 1774, I, William Kirk, of Loudoun County, Virginia, being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me formerly made and do hereby direct the disposal of my worldly goods as follows.  I give to Sarah Brown, wife of Mercer Brown, my riding creature and my best woman’s saddle.  I give a spinning wheel, spice mill and a large looking glass, and all the remaining part of my wife’s clothes not hereafter mentioned, to Mary Brown, daughter of Mercer Brown.  My will is that Betsy Brown, wife of William Brown, have one gown of my late wife’s clothes.  I give to Mercer Brown 1 coffee pot, 2 hackles, one small looking glass and the boy John Long, he fulfilling my agreement as by the said boys indenture, etc.  I give my watch to my granddaughter Elizabeth Reynolds.  I give all my right of a piece of land I made entry for in Carolina lying in the Fork between Peedee and Rocky River about the year 1745 (supposed to contain about 1100 acres) to my daughter Mary Hughes.  My will is that all the remainder of my estate after paying my just debts be equally divided between Mary Hughes for her four daughters Elizabeth, Margaret, Rachel and Mary and Mary Brown’s eldest daughter of Mercer Brown, and if any of them should die before they arrive at eighteen years of age my will is that their share should be equally divided amongst the survivors.  I do hereby appoint my daughter Mary Hughes of the Province of Pennsylvania and Josias Clapham my executors.  In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the above date.      William Kirk

Present Henry Brown, James John, Sarah Brown

At a Court held for Loudoun County the 13th day of June 1774 this last Will and Testament of William Kirk, deceased, was proved by the oath of James John and affirmation of Henry Brown, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Mary Hughes and Josias Clapham the executors therein named, certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form, they having sworn to the same and given bond and security according to law.