RUFFIN BROWN
of Henry Co, VA


Descendants of Mr. Brown Generation No. 1 1. MR. Unknown BROWN Not sure these brown children are siblings, but they are closely related because they are together on documents. Children of MR. BROWN are: i. HENRY2 BROWN. ii. JAMES BROWN. iii. WILLIAM BROWN. iv. THOMPSON BROWN. 2. v. RUFFIN BROWN, b. Bet. 1760 - 1770, Prob. Henry Co., Virginia; d. April 18, 1838, Williamson Co, Tn. Generation No. 2 2. RUFFIN2 BROWN (MR.1) was born Bet. 1760 - 1770 in Prob. Henry Co., Virginia, and died April 18, 1838 in Williamson Co, Tn. He married (1) JEAN JAMISON. He married (2) MARY P. SUDBURY August 17, 1837 in Williamson Co, Tn.. Notes for RUFFIN BROWN: PROOF: Loose Records of Williamson Co, Tn.; Deeds; Williamson Co, Marriages; Obit. of Williamson Co, Tn.; Inventory of Estate & Probate Records; NOTES: ---1802 Ruffin Brown bought land on Donelson Creek, ---1810 bought 106 acres at (l/4 B. Harp?), ---May 1, 1810 Williamson Co, Tn. assault & battery on Moses Chambers. ---Jan 1810 Assault on James, a slave of Oliver Williams. ---1812, Ruffin bought land on Spencers Creek. ---Aug 1826, In loose records of Williamson Co, Tn., Henry Brown & Wife Susan vs. Stephen Nolen. Stephen Nolen claimed Susan committed adultery with her brother-in-law Maj. James Brown. It was also reported by William Brown, and Stephen Nolan claimed he had also heard this from Thompson Brown, Ruffin Brown and others. (This indicates a relationship between these Browns). ---Jan 1829 Ruffin Brown appointed guardian for children of William Jamison dec'd. possibly a brother-in-law. Children of RUFFIN BROWN and JEAN JAMISON are: i. ANN M.3 BROWN, m. JAMES HARVEY NANCE; b. 1809. Notes for JAMES HARVEY NANCE: NOTES: Two Nances married two Browns of same families ii. MARY H. BROWN, m. EDWARD SUCITTE. iii. PATSEY BROWN. iv. JOHN J. BROWN. v. WILLIAM H. BROWN. vi. MARTHA BROWN, m. THOMAS STACY. 3. vii. JESSE BROWN, b. December 25, 1806, Williamson Co, Tn; d. April 09, 1884, Silver Springs, Miss.. Generation No. 3 3. JESSE3 BROWN (RUFFIN2, MR.1) was born December 25, 1806 in Williamson Co, Tn, and died April 09, 1884 in Silver Springs, Miss.. He married MARY 'POLLY' JULINA NANCE December 21, 1829 in Maury Co, Tn., daughter of BIRD NANCE and SARAH MACK. She was born October 29, 1810 in Rutherford Co, Tn., and died October 11, 1884 in Silver Springs, Miss.. Notes for JESSE BROWN: PROOF: Maury Co, Tn. Marriae Records; History of Tippah Co, Miss. the First Century by Andrew Brown; Tippah Co, Miss. Court Records 1849-1886; Tippah Co, Miss. abstracts of Deeds 1836-1870, (many references here, one mentions daughter Florence Madora Brown); Deeds; Obituary of Jesse Brown in Southern Sentinel, Ripley, Miss. NOTES: Tippah Co, Miss. Court Records 1849-1886, Case #3312, #830 his son Bird R. Brown accused of Murder of John Tatum. #3288 Bird Brown is found guilty; #5362 Jesse Brown surety for Bird R. Brown. Many other notations about this. #1660 Jesse Brown indicted March 1860 for violating Sabbath. Notes for MARY 'POLLY' JULINA NANCE: Her middle name is from Family Records copied by Kathy Wells. Marriage Notes for JESSE BROWN and MARY NANCE: Marriage date in Family Record copied by Kathy Wells. Married by Rev. Thomas Madison of Maury Co., Tn. Children of JESSE BROWN and MARY NANCE are: 4. i. BYRD RUFFIN4 BROWN, b. December 21, 1832, Wayne Co, Tn.. ii. SALLY CORDELIA JANE BROWN, b. October 27, 1834, Wayne Co, Tn.; m. DR. BENJAMIN JONES, June 10, 1849, Tippah Co, Miss.. Marriage Notes for SALLY BROWN and DR. JONES: Marriage date from Family Records, copied by Kathy Wells. iii. CALDONIA ANN CONSTANTIA BROWN, b. March 03, 1841, Tippah Co, Miss.; m. (1) W.M. WALKER; m. (2) J.A.. SMITH, December 20, 1854, Tippah Co, Miss.. Marriage Notes for CALDONIA BROWN and J.A.. SMITH: Marriage Date from Family Records copied by Kathy Wells. iv. MARY TENNESSEE IONE BROWN, b. April 01, 1844, Tippah Co, Miss.; m. HARRIS TAYLOR, June 14, 1866, Tippah Co, Miss.. Marriage Notes for MARY BROWN and HARRIS TAYLOR: Marriage date from Family Records copied by Kathy Wells. 5. v. FLORENCE MADORA BROWN, b. February 14, 1847, Tippah Co, Miss.; d. January 07, 1914, Barry, Tx.. vi. HOLLAND JESSIE BROWN, b. April 03, 1850, Tippah Co, Miss.; m. WHITEHURST. vii. JOSEPH T. BROWN, b. 1855, Tippah Co, Miss.. viii. MARCY BROWN, b. 1859, Tippah Co, Miss.. Generation No. 4 4. BYRD RUFFIN4 BROWN (JESSE3, RUFFIN2, MR.1) was born December 21, 1832 in Wayne Co, Tn.. He married CATHERINE TEMPERENCE BUCHANAN September 03, 1851 in Tippah Co, Miss.. She was born in NC. Notes for BYRD RUFFIN BROWN: BURRIED: Both are buried in family cemetery in Saulsbury, Hardeman Co, TN, along with daughter Florence Ione Brown. NOTES: Indicted Sept 1854 case #830, 5288, for murder of John Tatum, Tried Sept 1854. Found guilty of second degree manslaughter & sentenced to 4 years in prison. In Tippah Co, Miss court records. Case # 7517, found guilty for gaming and fined Aug 1860. Marriage Notes for BYRD BROWN and CATHERINE BUCHANAN: Marriage Date from Family Records copied by Kathy Wells. Children of BYRD BROWN and CATHERINE BUCHANAN are: i. TOM5 BROWN. Notes for TOM BROWN: Had no children ii. JESSIE RUFFIN BROWN, b. 1853, Ripley, MS. 6. iii. FLORENCE IONE BROWN, b. March 20, 1859, Tippah Co, Miss.; d. March 05, 1904, Burnsville, MS. 5. FLORENCE MADORA4 BROWN (JESSE3, RUFFIN2, MR.1) was born February 14, 1847 in Tippah Co, Miss., and died January 07, 1914 in Barry, Tx.. She married JOHN ROBERT NOBLE December 21, 1865 in Tippah Co, Miss., son of JAMES NOBLE and CYNTHIA HOUSER. He was born March 27, 1843 in Tippah Co, Miss., and died December 14, 1936 in Corsicana, Tx.. Notes for JOHN ROBERT NOBLE: PROOF: 'Tippah County Miss. Marriage Records 1858-1878' pg 44 shows their marriage, also shows his father's second marriage; Civil War Muster Rolls and Pension File; 1850 Tippah County, MS Census pg 399 with Parents; 1860 Tippah census pg 637 living with Wm. Gibson family; 1870 Tippah census pg ? he is married & two children; 1880 Tippah census pg 483 his wifes family nearby; 1900 Navarro Co, TX census ED 103 pg 13B; 1910 Navarro Co, TX census ED 101 pg 2B; 'Tippah County Death Notices 1837-1914'/Don Martini pg 105 shows her obituary and his father's obituary; Florence's obituary published in Southern Sentinel Jan 1914; His Death Certificate; His Obituary; 'Navarro Leaves & Branches' Vol 1, pg 21,27 shows them both buried in Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, TX. NOTES: I have several pictures of him and his family. He moved to Barry, Tx. in 1895. His Civil War Military Service was: Co C, 7th Mississippi Partisan Rangers Cavalry, Confederacy, Civil War. He enlisted Aug 1, 1862 at Orizabra near Ripley, Miss. as a private. He was in the battle of Corinth, and the Battle at Brices Cross Roads. They took part in the raids with Nathan Bedford Forrest throughout Tennessee & Kentucky, and were in many skirmishes. He was a prisoner by surrender May 1865 and Paroled Jun 10, 1865 at Memphis, Tn. He took Oath of Allegence in 1866. He was a member of the C.M. Winkler Confed. Veterans Camp #147 in Corsicana, Tx. He was bestowed the Southern Cross of Honor by the Navarro Chapter #108 of Daughters of Confederacy, April 26, 1917. This medal was stolen when someone burglarized David's cousin James Wells's house. John's uniform is in the possession of the Daughters of the Confederacy in their museum which is now at Hillsboro College in Hillsboro, Tx. Marriage Notes for FLORENCE BROWN and JOHN NOBLE: Married by Rev. Pryar Scally officiating. Children of FLORENCE BROWN and JOHN NOBLE are: i. ROBERT LEON5 NOBLE, b. October 07, 1866, young at Tippah Co, Miss.. ii. HOLLAND MADORA NOBLE, b. September 20, 1868, young at Tippah Co, Miss.. iii. WALTER BYRD NOBLE, b. July 15, 1871, Tippah Co, Miss.. iv. ANNIE BELLE NOBLE, b. December 06, 1874, Tippah Co, Miss.; m. MARVIN WOSSUM; b. Corsicana, Tx.. 7. v. CHARLES OAKLEY NOBLE, b. June 07, 1878, Tippah Co, Miss.. 8. vi. FLORENCE IONE NOBLE, b. August 24, 1880, Silver springs, Tippah Co, Miss.; d. March 15, 1971, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co, Tx.. vii. ALMA GRACE NOBLE, b. May 16, 1886, Tippah Co, Miss.; m. BINGHAM. 9. viii. LESTER LOVE NOBLE, b. September 11, 1891, Tippah Co, Miss.. Generation No. 5 6. FLORENCE IONE5 BROWN (BYRD RUFFIN4, JESSE3, RUFFIN2, MR.1) was born March 20, 1859 in Tippah Co, Miss., and died March 05, 1904 in Burnsville, MS. She married CHARLES ANDERSON ISOM 1881 in Corinth, MS. Notes for FLORENCE IONE BROWN: BURIED: Family Cemetery in Saulsbury, TN, Hardeman Co.,TN Child of FLORENCE BROWN and CHARLES ISOM is: i. BYRD BRYANT6 ISOM, b. June 09, 1884; d. April 11, 1930, Corinth, MS. Notes for BYRD BRYANT ISOM: His grandson is Michael Carlson. 7. CHARLES OAKLEY5 NOBLE (FLORENCE MADORA4 BROWN, JESSE3, RUFFIN2, MR.1) was born June 07, 1878 in Tippah Co, Miss.. He married MISS TOP. Children of CHARLES NOBLE and MISS TOP are: i. LULA MAE6 NOBLE. ii. CHARLES OAKLEY NOBLE. 8. FLORENCE IONE5 NOBLE (FLORENCE MADORA4 BROWN, JESSE3, RUFFIN2, MR.1) was born August 24, 1880 in Silver springs, Tippah Co, Miss., and died March 15, 1971 in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co, Tx.. She married JAMES BARBER WELLS November 22, 1899 in Navarro Co, Tx., son of JOHN WELLS and SARAH SANDERS. He was born April 27, 1876 in Pineapple, Wilcox Co, Al., and died December 29, 1932 in Navasota, Grimes Co, Tx. buried Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston. Notes for JAMES BARBER WELLS: PROOF: --- D. Certificates; --- Obituary; ----Lots of Papers on Sweet Potato Patent & personal letters; ----Deeds; ----Navarro Co, Tx. Marriages 1889-1899 Vol 2 pg 204; He was buried Dec 31, 1932 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Tx, she was buried Mar 17, 1971 at the same cemetery. NOTES: They were Baptists; He filed for a Patent on apparatus to store Sweet Potatoes called a 'vacuum curing system' May 8, 1917. Supposedly sold potatoes to Military for WWI food rations. He was Vice President of the 'Producers Sweet Potatoe Exchange' in Dallas, Tx. Lived in Navarro Co, Gregg Co, & Smith Co, Tx. for several years. Children of FLORENCE NOBLE and JAMES WELLS are: i. MALCOLM STERLING6 WELLS, b. November 24, 1900, Corsicana, Navarro Co, Tx.; d. December 25, 1981, prob. Bastrop. Notes for MALCOLM STERLING WELLS: NOTES: He was retarded from having Diptheria when young. He was put in a mental home where he died when he was older. ii. LYNDELL LEE WELLS, b. June 15, 1902, Corsicana, Navarro Co, Tx.; d. May 17, 1988, Houston, Harris Co, Tx.; m. ALVIN HALL, November 25, 1926, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co, Tx.; b. October 29, 1905, MckInney, Collin Co, Tx; d. September 02, 1956, Houston, Harris Co, Tx.. Notes for ALVIN HALL: BURIED: Forest Park, Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, Tx. iii. JIMMIE HAZEL WELLS, b. November 23, 1904, Barry, Tx.; d. November 03, 1970, Corpus Christi, Nueces Co, Tx.; m. EMMETT CAREW BEAN; b. November 24, 1901, Kilgore, Gregg Co, Tx.; d. March 12, 1949, Houston, Harris Co, Tx.. iv. ROLFE GARRETT WELLS, b. December 01, 1906, Barry, Tx.; d. March 05, 1987, Houston, Harris Co, Tx.; m. JUDITH VIRGINIA ROLLOSSON, June 06, 1934, Houston, Harris Co, Tx.; b. October 06, 1912, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parr, La.. v. ROBERT SLOAN WELLS, b. July 29, 1911, McAlister, Pittsburg Co, OK; d. December 30, 1976, Athens, Tx.; m. (1) BABE PARRISH, ?; m. (2) EARLINE MONTAZ CARTER, July 31, 1942, Houston, Harris Co, Tx.; b. August 02, 1917, Grayburg, Hardin Co, Tx; d. November 19, 1996, Bluebonnet Cementary, Bedford, Tarrant Co, Tx.. Notes for ROBERT SLOAN WELLS: BURIED: Payne Springs Cemetery, Payne Springs, Henderson Co, Tx. OCCUPATION: Pump Superviosor, Exxon Pet. Co. RELIGION: Baptist MILITARY: Seabees, WWII, 24th Naval Const. Battln., & 34th Const. Batt. Oversees duty: New Caledonia, Rendova, Muda, New Georgia, New Zealand. NOTES: His delayed Birth record says birthday on Jul. 28th but it was the 29th. His S.S. # 461-05-8236 PROOF: B.M.D. Certificates, Military papers Notes for EARLINE MONTAZ CARTER: BURRIED: Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery, Colleyville, Tarrant Co, Tx. NOTES: She died on Heather's Birthday. Heather said it made her birthday more special to know her grandmother went to the Lord on her birthday. Me-Ma always loved her grandson Brent's trumpet playing so Brent played 'Taps & Reveille' at her funeral. 9. LESTER LOVE5 NOBLE (FLORENCE MADORA4 BROWN, JESSE3, RUFFIN2, MR.1) was born September 11, 1891 in Tippah Co, Miss.. He married (LESTER LOVE NOBLE) MITTIE. Child of LESTER NOBLE and (LESTER MITTIE is: i. BERNON6 NOBLE.