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To let you know
where I fit in, my mother was Ella Rea Brown born Munfordville, Ky
in 1912. The Browns moved from Taylor to Hart about 1879.
TAYLOR CO COURT
ORDER BOOK 1, MAY TERM 1848
having given information that A. BROWN, MARY BROWN, WILLIAM BROWN,
SAMUEL BROWN, CAROLINE BROWN, JOHN BROWN and JOSEPH BROWN, poor
orphan children of this county living with ELIZABETH BROWN their
mother of this county, are not being propertly taken care of. It is
ordered that a summons issue against the said ELIZABETH BROWN to
appear on the first day of August term to show cause if any she has,
why her children should not be taken from her and bound out to learn
some good trade. Summons issued July 18, 1848
Court Order Book
It appearing to
the satisfaction of the Court that SAMUEL BROWN, an infant orphan of
this county has no estate and WM. G. DEAREN having signified his
willingness to take the said SAMUEL BROWN as an apprentice to the
trade and business of farmer. It is ordered that the said Samuel
Brown be bound as an apprentice to the said William G. Dearen from
this date until he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, his
now being 7 years of age on the last day of this month. And the
Clerk of this court is ordered to enter into an indenture of
apprentice with the said William G. DEAREN containing the comvenants
required by law.
1860 Tayor County
Dearing 42 WM Constable, Farmer
Maria Dearing 38
Sam Brown 19 laborer
Delila Bowles 80
joined the Army 20 July, 1862 at Mannsville, Kentucky and was
assigned to Co. I, 6th Regiment of Ky Calvary. He joined the unit at
Louisville on 10 Sept 1862 to serve three years. He died 9 Dec. 1863
in Richmond Va. while a prisoner of war.
Surgeon Generals Office, Record and Pension Division.
Washington DC 7
It appears for
the "list of Casualties" accompaning the "Monthly Report of Sick and
Wounded" No 21 of Conferate Army General Hospital, Richmond Va. for
the months of Dec. 1863, Surgeon John Wilkins Confederate Army that
S. BROWN. Pvt Co 6th Regiment, Ky Vols died 9 Dec. 1863 of gun shot
applied for a dependant Mothers Pension and received several letters
to support her claim. Pension # 189,544.
and NEWTON SMITH swore they were well aquainted with Elizabeth Brown
and had known her and Samuel for 15 years. That Samuel regulary
contributed from his pay and prior to entering the service. These
contributions commenced from early years and continued until his
death. This was attested to by DAVID WILLOCK
A. MATTHEWS and
W. G. DAVIS swore they were well acquainted with Samuel BROWM for 18
years and that his only heir was his mother.
4 May 1872 NEWTON
SMITH and GEORGE PATTERSON appeared and stated they were well
acquainted with Elizabeth Brown and with SAMUEL BROWN SR. the father
of the said deceased, who died in Taylor Co on the 20 day of Aug.
1840. They had known the applicant and father and son for 35 years
and the said Elizabeth remained a widow of Samuel Brown Sr.
Court Order Book
It appearing to
the satisfaction of the Court that JOSEPH BROWN, son of Elizabeth
BROWN hath no estate and CARTER HUBBARD having signified his
willingness to take the said JOSEPH BROWN as an apprentice to the
trade of farmer. It is ordered that the said JOSEPH BROWN be bound
as an apprentice to the said CARTER HUBBARD from this date until he
shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, his now being 13 years
of age on the 25th December last, and the Clerk of this Court is
ordered to enter an indenture of apprenticeship with the said CARTER
HUBBARD containing the covenants required by law according.
4 July 1870 John
BROWN swore an affidavid that Samuel BROWN Sr. had died in County of
Taylor, in the state of Kentucky. The said Mrs. Elizabeth BROWN
lives upon a lot piece or parcel of ground containing about two
acres situated in the County of Taylor in the State of Kentucky and
which property is owned by Mrs. Elizabeth WILLOCK, whose name the
title there vests and which together the improvements there is on
the value of twenty five dollars.
property is totally inadequate to the support and maintenance of the
said Mrs. Elizabeth BROWN. That she neither owns nor has in use any
other property, real, personal or mixed from which a revenue can be
derived. That she is poor and has no source of income, save and
except what little money she may be enabled to earn by her own
exertions. That she is incapable of earning her own subsistence by
reason of disability and old age. [another letter describes her as
being 56 years of age and blind in one eye]
1850 Taylor Co.
Census page 186
Family 536 M.E. Brown 18 female b. Ky
535 537 Elizabeth Brown 39 Ky
Jno J. 3
and white male 22
first name John last unreadable. Since Elizabeth is a widow of
Samuel who died Aug 1840 according to testimony, I have a hard time
explaining the age of these three children, but they are listed as
orphan children on the 1848 court order.
1850 Census: page
WM G. 32
BROWN, SAML 9
446-447 C. B.
Joseph BROWN 15
Court Order Book
Friday 28 Nov.
Kentucky, County of Taylor against and on indictment for an Affray,
Thomas SHIPP, Richard MURRY, James BROWN, Samuel MURRY, Defendants.
This day came as
well the attorneys for the Commonwealth as the defendants, Richard
MURRY and Samuel MURRY by their attorney and the said MURRYS filed
pleas of not-guilty, and the attorney for the Commonwealth joins the
same- and cause came to be heard and thereinturn came a jury, to
wit: Alex ALLEN, James SANDERS, Jon A. JARBOO, Jon SCOTT, David
MEARS, Thomas Edwards, David WINSTON, Moses BLAKEMAN, Elijah WEBB,
James LEWIS and Henry YOUNG, who being duly selected, tried and
sworn to try the facts and cause between the Commonwealth, and the
said SHIPP and BROWN after hearing the evidence and arguements of
Councel of both sides retired to their room to consider of a verdit.
After a short time returned to the bar and with the following
verdict to wit:
"We of the jury
find the defendant Richard MURRY. James BROWN and Thomas SHIPP quity
of the offense charged in the within indictment, as there in
charged, ant that Richard MURRY make his fine to the Commonwealth by
the payment of one dollar and that James BROWN make his fine to the
Commonwealth by the payment of Ten Dollars and that Thomas SHIPP
make his fine to the Commonwealth by the payment of twenty dollars.
We find the defendant Samuel MURRY not quilty."
Jno SCOTT, one of