Brown Family Cemetery

Shelby County Texas - San Augustine County Texas

Information for this site is provided by Burton Brown. 

The cemetery is located on private property on the Shelby County and San Augustine County lines off FM Road 353.  There are five unknown graves in the cemetery.

Name Birthdate Deathdate Notes
Cathrine Quay Brown 04/12/1842 12/31/1900 Wife of Loverd Bryan Brown - dau of Phineas & Cathrine Q. Polley Barber
Loverd Bryan Brown 09/19/1836 03/21/1911 Husb of Cathrine Q. Barber Brown - son of Martin Hancock Brown
Mary P. Brown 05/12/1865 02/22/1908 Dau of Loverd & Cathrine Brown
Nannie Brown 06/09/1875 12/20/1897 Dau of Loverd & Cathrine Brown
Infant Curry - - Child of William & Della Barton Curry
Infant Curry - - Child of William & Della Barton Curry
James S. "Jim" Curry 08-1852 ca 1931 Husb of Julia Henry Curry - son of Joe & Susan Curry
Julia Henry Curry 02-1855 ca 1935 Wife of Jim Curry - 
Ottis Curry - - Son of William & Della Barton Curry
Edith Brown Noble 10/14/1860 12/15/1893 Wife of Sneed Noble - dau of Loverd & Cathrine Barber Brown

Loverd Bryan Brown was born in the county seat town of Cuthbert, Georgia.  He was the fourth son of a prominent plantation owner, Martin Hancock Brown.   His great-great grandfather, Needham Bryan II, was a member of the Colonial Assembly of North Carolina and also a member of Provincial Congress.  His great grandfather, Needham Bryan III, was Captain of a regiment of soldiers in General Washington's army during the Revolutionary War and also of the Provincial Congress.   Needham Bryan, III  married  Sarah Hinton, the daughter of Col. John Hinton a revolutionary soldier who was descended from Sir Thomas Hinton and the Barons of Runnymede of 1215.  Loverd Bryan Brown came to Shelby County area from Georgia with the Polley wagon train in 1857 and settled on the San Augustine - Shelby County line.   The Community where he settled still bears his name "Brown's Chapel".   He was a commissioners court of Shelby County in 1902 - 1903.