Private John G. Brown
E/H Company

 

Born 27 April 1836 in Warren Co, TN, the son of Russel and Evelyn Mary (Dykes) Brown. He was one of eleven children.

 

He enlisted in the Regiment on 15 May 1861.

 

Wounded at Murfreesboro (Stones River), TN, 31 December 1862, to 2 January 1863. AWOL for 1 month, returned to Company in January1863. Says he went home for 55 days after being wounded

 

He says he got sick at Chattanooga, TN,  and went to relatives in Georgia and never went back as his health would not permit it.

 

He was a farmer and labourer.

 

He married Sarah “Sallie” Moffitt on 30 September 1864 in Warren Co, TN, she was born in 18 January 1831, TN. The daughter of Adam and Rachel Moffitt. They had three children: Isom Carroll, John R. and Robert Andrew Brown.

 

Her first marriage had been to William James Johnston with whom she had four children: Mary, Branson Jefferson, James and Martha Johnston. She died 25 January 1892 in Navarro Co, TX, and is buried there.

 

They were living in Decaturville, Decatur Co, TN, in 1870.

 

In 1889 they were living in Gainesville, Bridges Township, Ozark Co, M.O.

 

He were living in Justice Precinct No. 2, Navarro Co, TX, in 1900.

 

On her death he married Mary Ellen Hart 24/29 May 1899 in Navarro Co, TX. She was born 14 February 1846 in Montgomery Co, IL and died 10 November 1929 in Richland, Navarro Co, TX. She was the daughter of Henry Hart and Margaret Ann "Peggy Ann" Brown.

 

This was her third marriage her first husband was Carl Charles Bollman, married 22 March 1864. They had five children: Margaret Dorethea, Elizabeth, Henrietta Isabelle, Drusilla, Caroline and Charles August Bollman.

 

Her second husband was Josiah Sier Sawyer, married 21 December 1876, with whom she had four children: Don Mayo, Josiah, Ruth Ray and Paul Pry Sawyer.

 

He died on 11 December 1906 in Richland, Navarro, TX, and is buried White Cemetery, Mt. Nebo, Navarro, TX.

 


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