Attala County, Mississippi

            


Brown Cemetery - McAdams
Attala County, Mississippi



Location: T13N-R6E-S6
Abandoned cemetery. Located west of McAdams. To reach travel west on Hwy 12 from McAdams; turn left in front of the Coffey house; continue south across Long Creek, across the railroad and on to the top of the hill, which is about one and a half miles from Hwy 12. The cemetery is about 100 yds north and to the right of the intersection with a road that runs west. Copied 29 Oct 1960.



Henry Joseph BROWN, Nov 26,1868- June 28,1894
J. T. McGEE, died Feb 18,1890, aged 69 yrs 1 mo 2 days Husband,Father
(Joseph Tarpley McGee, son of Joseph McGee and Susan Bonner McGee. He was born in Georgia. His wife, Mary Elizabeth Crawford, died at Browntown but Joseph died at Richland in Holmes Co and was brought back to be buried beside her. His mother, Susan Bonner McGee, was the dau of Rev. soldier Joseph Bonner, born Sussex Co.,Virginia, ca 1760 died Jones Co.,Ga.,1824, fought with Virginia troops (See Brumbaugh's Rev.Soliders of Virginia, p.224. DAR Nos. 330118, 146761, 332606, 355060, 350502.
Mary E. McGEE, died Apr 20, 1866, aged 34 yrs 3 mos 5 days (Mary Elizabeth Crawford)
Henry B. BROWN, died Aug 31, 1878, aged 51 yrs 9 mos (M.E.)
R. D. BROWN, Aug 17,1816 - Sept 19, 1878
Sarah I. BROWN, died March 28, 1878, age 38 yrs 8 mos 17 days, wife of Richard D. Brown
R. W. BROWN, Jan 8,1866 - Nov 24, 1885 Brother
W. H. BROWN, died Nov 24, 1862, aged 51 yrs 9 mos 16 days Brother
Alfred T. BROWN, Jan 1, 1813 - Dec 25, 1876
Tamberlin J. BROWN, Sept 26, 1814 - May 14, 1885
Infant son and dau of H.B. & M.J. BROWN, b & d Apr 22, 1853
Martha A. McADORY, Jan 18, 1812 - Feb 11, 1892, wife of John McAdory *
Martha C. BROWN, Oct 20, 1835 - Dec 31, 1889, wife of B. F. Brown *
Mattie Sue BROWN, died Sept 21, 1864, aged 2 yrs 9 mos 24 days
B. F. BROWN, died March 5, 1863, aged 37 yrs 9 mos 7 days
Susan W. GREER,died Apr 30, 1846, aged 27 yrs, wife of J. J. Greer, dau of H. & A. BROWN
Henry BROWN, Jan 18, 1776 - March 22, 1847, aged 71 yrs 2 mo 4 days
Alley BROWN, Sept 18, 1787 - Sept 14, 1849, aged 61 yrs 1 mo 26 days

Note: The Brown Cemetery is unique in that it has a moat around it. The old Brown home, now demolished, stood at the intersection of the road just beyond the cemetery. This large plantation flourished in the early 1800's and was known as Browntown and is still called by that name by the local people. It is said that one of the sons of Henry Brown married a daughter of Mr. Clark in l814 and the ceremony was performed on the front porch of the Clark residence, which is still standing, in the town of Sallis. Most of this information was given by an old negro man whose great grandfather was a slave on the Brown plantation before the Civil War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



Abbreviations Used:
( )     Information not on tombstone but added by historians
*      two or more names on one tombstone (double, triple, etc., stone)
#      two or more names on one tombstone (double, triple, etc., stone)
(F.H.M)     temporary Funeral Home Marker
Grave     Noticeable grave without a tombstone
grave - F.H.M.     Noticeable grave with unreadable Funeral Home Marker
(M.E.)     Masonic Emblem on the tombstone
(E.S.E.)     Eastern Star Emblem on the tombstone
(W.O.W.E.)(W.O.W.)  Woodsman of World Emblem on the tombstone

 




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