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BROWN Reverend Elijah

Male 1794 - 1838


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  • Name  BROWN Reverend Elijah 
    Title  Reverend 
    Born  9 Sep 1792/1794  Telford, Washington Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  6BAE030B7465D51198874445535461700629 
    Died  21 Aug 1838  Sidney, Vermilion Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Weaver Cemetery, Indianola, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I253  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2005 

    Father  BROWN *David,   b. 1759, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Greene County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  ROARK *Sarah 
    Family ID  F98  Group Sheet

    Family 1  GLASS Polly 
    Married  20 Aug 1814  Washington Co., NC now Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F105  Group Sheet

    Family 2  GLASS Mary Elizabeth "Betsy",   b. 21 Apr 1796,   d. 20 Mar 1867, Sidney, Vermillion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Dec 1815  Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. BROWN Isaac Anderson( Allerton ),   b. 1816, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1890, Grape Creek, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. BROWN Hiram G.,   b. 1818, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1879, Indianola, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BROWN Phoebe Ann,   b. 1820, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. BROWN Miranda,   b. 1822/1828, Washington County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. BROWN William Monterville,   b. 18 Jun 1829, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1904, Allerton, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. BROWN Sarah Marie,   b. 1836
     7. BROWN David Newton,   b. 1837
    Last Modified  25 Jun 2006 
    Family ID  F1445  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Child#4;
      Data source; The Ancestors and Descendants of Jacob Brown, The Wagonmaker by
      Margaret Brown Anderson.

      1/27/05 From Scott Brown ( Booklet )

      Elijah Brown, son of David and Roark Brown, born 9 September 1792-94 at Telford, Washington Co, TN. He is probably the Elijah Brown who was mentioned in the Cherokee Baptist Church Records in 1824:
      "a motion is made for licensing brother Elijah Brown to preach " and " agree that Elijah Brown have the liberty to exercise his gift in the way his mind may be impressed." He was a Baptist Minister. He married
      20 August 1814 Polly Glass, who probably died young since Elijah married her sister, Mary Elizabeth
      " Betsy " Glass on 23 December 1815, both marriages in Washington County, TN. Betsy Glass born 21 April 1796, died 20 March 1867. The Reverend Elijah died 21 August 1838 in Sidney, Vermillion County, IL. Both are buried in Weaver Cemetery, Indianola, Illinois. In 1830, Elijah Brown was living in Washington County, Tennessee beside his cousin, Jeremiah Million.

      A granddaughter, Alice ( Brown ) Allen, writes of the Rev. Elijah's " Elijah Brown, his wife, Mary Elizabeth, and five children were moving in a covered wagon to this country and when the vicinity of Sidney was reached, Elijah became ill. He was taken to the Knox Hotel ( which stood where the Ed Frances residence now stands ) where he died. Kind friends cut down walnut trees and made a coffin in the blacksmith shop and his body was buried east of Sidney in a wooded pasture.

      The family went on to Browntown, Indiana. ( This town was name after Isaac Brown, the eldest son). Here the mother had a hard struggle to provide for her family. My father was only 9 years old and he was his mother's main support.....My grandfather worked and saved enough to buy a stone to mark my grandfather's grave". She died and is buried in Weaver Cemetery., northeast of Indianola. A search was made 78 years later for the grave of the Reverend Elijah by relatives..." The bones were well preserved and were reburied in a pine box that Ralph had made, then reburied in Weaver Cemetery."

      " It is reported that Mary Elizabeth Glass's father was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and that her mother rode on horseback and delivered a very important message to the Officers. I have no proof of this , it was handed down by relatives. It was also reported that one of the great great great-grandparents was an Irish Bishop."

      The Sidney, Illinois Times reported finding the grave of the Reverend Elijah Brown in the presence of the only remaining child, Mrs. Sarah Day, Dr. and Mrs. T.A. Dicks, several of the grandchildren and great grandchildren.

      CHILDREN:

      ISSAC ANDERSON ( OR ALLERTON ) BROWN, b 1816
      HIRAM G. BROWN, b 1818
      PHOEBE ANN BROWN, b 1820
      MIRANDA BROWN, b. after 1820
      WILLIAM SHEPHERD MONTEVILLE BROWN, b. 1829
      SARAH MARIE BROWN, b. 1836
      DAVID NEWTON BROWN, b. 1837

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] Washington County, Tennessee, Marriages and Wills, Volume I, Ethel Depew Huffine and Ruth Stuart, (Photo Set, Johnson City, Tenneessee @ 1963), page # 28.
      Volume O, page # 148