William BROWN
(1819-1901)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Susan J. FENTRESS

William BROWN

  • Born: 29 Mar 1819, , , North Carolina 2
  • Marriage: Susan J. FENTRESS on 11 Feb 1850 in , Randolph County, North Carolina 1
  • Died: 15 Mar 1901 at age 81 2
  • Buried: Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina 3
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Magistrate, 1894, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina. 4

Residence, 1894, Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina. 5


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William married Susan J. FENTRESS on 11 Feb 1850 in , Randolph County, North Carolina.1 (Susan J. FENTRESS was born on 9 Feb 1834 in , Randolph County, North Carolina,6 7 8 died on 30 Sep 1909 6 7 8 and was buried in Randleman, Randolph County, North Carolina 6 7 8.)


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1 Randolph, North Carolina, William Brown-Susan J. Fentress, 1850; North Carolina State Archives and Library, Raleigh;
William Brown and William Frust posted a bond in the amount of $1,000 on 11 Feb 1850 in condition of the marriage between William Brown and Susan J. Fentriss in Randolph County, North Carolina. Both men signed their names on the bond.

2 Agnes Hussy Stevens, "Randolph County Cemetery Records, Volume III" (typescript, 1866, Asheboro Public Library, Asheboro), p. 93;
Section 2
Row 13
11. William BROWN, 29 Mar 1819 - 15 Mar 1901, Masonic emblem
[Willed his home on High Point St. to St. Paul Church to be used as a parsonage as long as the curch was in use as a church. Mrs. Ruby LASSITER CULVER owns the home at this time.

3 Tombstone photograph; privately held by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Greensboro, North Carolina;

In my Father's house are many mansions.
[Masonic Emblem]
William
Brown
Born
Mar. 29, 1819
Died
Mar. 15, 1901;

The epitath comes from John 14:2 and is "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."

4 1894 Randolph County N. C. Business Directory (Asheboro, North Carolina: n.p., 1894), 55;
Brown William, magistrate, term expires 1897

5 1894 Randolph County N. C. Business Directory (Asheboro, North Carolina: n.p., 1894), 54;
RANDLEMAN
This is an incorporated town of 2,500 inhabitants, eight miles north of Asheboro. It is the largest manufacturing town in the county, and, in fact, has the largest population. Long ago Peter Dicks had a grist mill and an oil mill at this place, which was then called Dicks. In 1848 Jesse Walker, William Clark, Joseph Newlin, James Dicks and William Henshaw erected a cotton mill here and called it Union Factory. In 1866 John Randleman and John H. Ferree acquired control of the property and the name was changed to Randleman. The Randleman Mills, including the Quinn Mill, are now owned and operated by John H. Ferree. Naomi Falls Factory (owned by a stock company), Powhatan Plaid Mills and Randleman Hosiery Mill (making six cotton mills) are all within the corporation, and Worthville Factory is only two miles down the river. In 1885 the Randleman Mill was burnt, but it was immediately rebuild, and is now one of the leading manufactories of the State. The town has four churches, two hotels, a graded school and many other signs of prosperity. The High Point, Randleman, Asheboro and Southern Railroad has a fine depot here, and reaches the town by a loop, giving a beautful view as the train sweeps around the brow of the town limits is Naomi Falls, named after Naomi Wise, who was drowned here by Jonathan Lewis about the year 1808. Naomi Falls Factory was also named for the ill-fated Naomi. It was built by J. E. Walker, John H. Ferree, J. O. Pickard and Amos Gregson in 1879. Dr. Braxton Craven, after and able discourse, dedicated this factory building to "Almighty God, for the purpose and uses of Christian work." This was a new departure and a good example, and it is remarkable that the factories of Randolph County are conducted almost entirely by Christian gentlemen of very high type.

6 Agnes Hussy Stevens, "Randolph County Cemetery Records, Volume III" (typescript, 1866, Asheboro Public Library, Asheboro), p. 93;
Section 2
Row 13
10. Susanna, w/o Wm. BROWN, 9 Feb 1834 - 20 Sep 1909

7 Mrs. J. S. Welborn, North Carolina Tombstone Records (High Point, North Carolina: n.p., 1934), 295;
Susanna Brown wife Wm. Brown2-9-1834--9-10-1909;
[William Brown's tombstone does not appear in this source.]

8 Tombstone photograph; privately held by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Greensboro, North Carolina;
Susanna
Wife of
Wm
Brown
Feb. 9,
1834
Sept. 30,
1909



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