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Brown Cemetery
Limestone County, Texas

Lat: 3119'01"N, Lon: 9637'27"W

Contributed by Bruce Jordan, Aug 10, 2003 [bjordan@glade.net]. Total records = 13.

One mile north of Kosse on Highway 14. The cemetery is clearly visible on the right side of the road.

Ervin and Matilda Brown bought 1600 acres in Limestone County in 1857. They are both buried in this cemetery. The earliest documented burial is that of Mary Ann Brown in 1865, who was the wife of Ervin's son, James Petty Brown, who served as a Captain in the Confederate States Army and as a member of the Texas House of Representatives in 1879-1880. Another of Ervin's sons, Thomas Jefferson Brown, was Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court from 1911 to 1915. The cemetery remains in use by the Brown descendants.

Marker present in 1950, but not found when cemetery was read in 2003 *

Linda Jordan and I read this cemetery in Jan 2003, which includes all existing headstones.

- Bruce Jordan

Brown, Caroline A. McKinley, b. 29 May 1840, d. 10 Apr 1868, Wife of J. P. Brown
Brown, Clar Mary Ann, b. 10 Feb 1882, d. 10 Mar 1882, Dau. of E. & Emma Brown
Brown, Ervin, b. 1 Oct 1801, d. 11 Mar 1875, Masonic emblem
Brown, Infant, b. 17 Jun 1884, d. 20 Jun 1884, Infant son of E. E. & Emma Brown
Brown, J. D. Dr., b. 12 Jul 1845, d. 10 Feb 1877
Brown, J. P., b. 5 Mar 1829, d. 23 Jul 1897, Masonic emblem
Brown, James Thomas, b. 12 Mar 1874, d. 27 Jun 1876, Son of J. T. & Sallie Brown
Brown, Leon Marshall, b. 15 May 1904, d. 11 May 1985, U. S. Army
Brown, Lillie, b. 17 Mar 1875, d. 18 Mar 1875, Dau. of James P. & C. C. Brown
Brown, Mary Ann, b. 30 Jun 1830, d. 26 Apr 1865, Wife of J. P. Brown
Brown, Matilda, b. 12 Jan 1807, d. 17 Mar 1871, Wife of Ervin Brown
Brown, Nancy Matilda, b. 14 Apr 1874, d. 5 May 1875, Infant dau. of J. P. & C. C. Brown
Springfield, James Atwood, b. 7 Jan 1858, d. 17 Jun 1876, age 18y 5m 10d, Son of J. J. & C. C. Springfield

 

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