2nd Sergeant Stephen W. Brown
Born on the 26 May 1835 (His Death Certificate says born 6 June 1835) in Overton Co, TN, the son of Joseph and Sarah "Sally" (West) Brown, and the oldest of six children, three boys and three girls.
Lived in Overton and Putnam Counties until the war broke out. Was the County Registrar of Putnam County when he joined the Army
Enlisted 9 June 1861 at Camp Trousdale.
Elected 2nd Sergeant on the 26 May 1861.
Present during July and August 1861.
Also present on the 28 Feb1862.
He left just before the army-wide re-organization in May 1862 due to the passage of the Conscription Act.
Re-enlisted in 8th (Dibrellís) Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, (also known as 13th Tennessee Cavalry and sometimes as 13th (Goreís) Tennessee Cavalry) in Pocotaligo, S.C. on the 9 April 1862 as a Private.
Present March and April 1863.
Wounded in the right hip at Franklin, KY, while on picket duty.
Captured 27 Nov 1863 while crossing the Tellico River in East TN while acting as a courier, his horse was killed in the river.
Sent to Rock Island, IL, and was kept in there until May 1864 when he took the oath to remain north of the Ohio River until exchanged. (He did not swear allegiance to the Federal Government until 1872 in Missouri.)
He started for Cookeville in February 1865 but was informed that he would be killed if he went there so he went to Nashville instead sending for his wife and children. He stayed in Nashville until 1868.
In 1868 he moved to Lawrence Co, MO, and then to the Cherokee Nation (now Oklahoma) in 1894.
He returned from Oklahoma on 17 July 1907
His occupation is a carpenter and painter.
He had a light complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes, and was six foot tall.
His first marriage was to Phoebe Ann Cantrell on 1 September 1858 in Putnam County, TN. She was born 17 October 1836 in Smith Co, TN. and died 22 March 1874 in Lawrence Co, MO. Her parents were Dickson and Fannie Cantrell. They had four children: Sarah F., Harriet, Jefferson D. and Ambrose L. Brown.
His second marriage was to Martha A. Owens on 26 November 1874 in Lawrence Co, MO. Born about 1853 in Missouri and died between 1880 - 1900 in Lawrence Co, MO. They had four children Mary E., Polly Bell, Joseph L. and Grover C. Brown.
Filed for a pension on 16 October 1907 but was rejected.
Died on the 5 July 1917 in Putnam Co, TN and buried an unmarked grave in the West Cemetery, Cookville, Putnam Co, TN.