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Michael BROWN
(1822-Abt 1890)
Matilda E. HAMMONS
(Between 1820-Between 1860)
Thomas Marion WEAVER
(1801-1887)
Celah S. GANT
(Cir 1825-1886)
Edward Milton BROWN
(1853-1932)
Elizabeth Gabrilla "Gabe" "Lizzie" WEAVER
(1858-1922)

William Andrew BROWN
(1887-1969)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Lydia Lou Dora MEGEE

William Andrew BROWN

  • Born: 26 Apr 1887, Conehatta, Newton County, Mississippi, United States 4 5 6 7
  • Marriage: Lydia Lou Dora MEGEE on 9 Oct 1910 in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 1 2 3
  • Died: 24 Jul 1969, Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States at age 82 8 7 9 10 11
  • Buried: 26 Jul 1969, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 7 8

bullet   Cause of his death was embolis to the lungs as a consequence of thrombo plebitis of the legs.

bullet   Another name for William was William Anderson BROWN.12

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Masonic Affiliation. 9 13 Member Lodge 471, Doric (Lodge Name), Damascus, Van Buren Co.

Census: U.S. Federal, 1 Jun 1900, Bradley, Van Buren County, Arkansas, United States. 4

Census: U.S. Federal, 21 Apr 1910, Barnett, Van Buren County, Arkansas, United States. 5

Occupation: Rural route carrier, 1910-1950, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 14

Census: U.S. Federal, 16 Jan 1920, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 15

Census: U.S. Federal, 1930, , Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 16

Property: Warranty Deed, 25 Apr 1953, , Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 17


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William married Lydia Lou Dora MEGEE, daughter of James Monroe MEGEE and Frances Emaline HUTTO, on 9 Oct 1910 in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States.1 2 3 (Lydia Lou Dora MEGEE was born on 23 Sep 1886 in Gravesville, Faulkner County., Arkansas, United States,18 7 19 died on 20 Oct 1980 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 20 7 21 22 and was buried on 23 Oct 1980 in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 7 21.)


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1 "William Brown and Dora Megee married October 9th," (Clinton, Van Buren County, Arkansas)Van Buren County Democrat, 21 Oct 1910, p. 3, col. 2; William Brown, carrier on Rural Route No 1 out of Damascus and Miss Dora Megee were married Sunday October 9th Rev. ? J. F. Sims of ? The couple ???

2 Van Buren, Arkansas 598, William A. Brown-Dora Megee, 1910; Van Buren County Clerk, Clinton;
[The document is barely readable]
William A. Brown of Damascus, Arkansas, posted a bond and received a marriage license to marry Dora Megee of Damascus, Arkansas on 19 Sep 1910. The license was signed by J. W. Sneed, Clerk, and S. K. Patton. The certificate of marriage was signed by J. F. Sims of Damascus, Arkansas, minister, on 9 Oct 1910. The certificate was recorded 15 Oct 1910 by J. W. Sneed, Clerk, and S. K. Patton.

3 Brown, William A.-Dora Megee License and Certificate, marriage, 1910 (Little Rock, Arkansas: Standard Arkansas Form Co., n.d.); owned 2008 by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Greensboro, North Carolina;
Twenty three year old William A. Brown of Damascus, Van Buren County, Arkansas and twenty three year old Dora Megee also of Damascus, received a license to marry on 19 Sep 1910 from J.W. Sneed, County Clerk, and S.K. Patton, Deputy Clerk. They were marrried 9 Oct 1910 bu J. T. Sims, Minister, of Damascus. His credentials were recorded in the Van Buren County Clerk's Office in Book 4, Page 29.

4 1900 U.S. census, Van Buren, Arkansas population schedule, Bradley, enumeration district (ED) 135, p. 1A, dwelling 4, family 4, E. M. Brown; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 May 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 78;
E. M. Brown, 48, was living with his wife, Elizabeth G., 41, and children, Elma, 21, Alvin, 16, Clayton, 14, William, 13, Malcom, 11, Emily, 9, Amos, 6, Earl, 4, and Ila, 3 in Bradley, Van Buren County, Arkansas. They were 23 years old when they married and Elizabeth G. had born nine children all of whom were alive. Emily was the first child born in Arkansas as her older siblings were all born in Mississippi. E. M.'s parents were born in Alabama. Elizabeth's father was born in South Carolina and mother in Georgia. Malcolm and his older siblings could all read and write. E.M.'s occupation is unreadable.

5 1910 U.S. census, Van Buren, Arkansas population schedule, Barnett, enumeration district (ED) 117, p. 5B, dwelling 84, family 85, Edwin M. Brown; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 May 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 66;
Fifty-six year old Edwin M. Brown, a general farmer, was living with his wife, Lizzie G., 51, and children, William, 24, Malcom, 21, Emlie, 19, Amos, 16, and Earl, 14 in Barnett, Van Buren County, Arkansas. They had been married thirty-three years and Lizzie had born eleven children, eight of which were still living. Edwin, Lizzie, William and Malcom were born in Mississippi. Emlie, Amos and Earl were born in Arkansas. Edwin's parents were born in Alabama. Lizzie's father was born in South Carolina and mother born in Georgia. William was a teacher and Malcom worked on the family farm. All of the children had attended school.

6 Mississippi state Board of Health, delayed birth certificate 51918 (issued 1887), William Andrew Brown; Mississippi State Department of Health, Jackson;
William Andrew Brown was born 26 Apr 1887 to Edward Milton Brown and Elizabeth Gabrilla Weaver in new 10 County Mississippi. His father was born in Neshoba County, Mississippi and mother in Conehatta, Newton County, Mississippi. William A. Brown signed the affidavit on 23 Jun 1943 in front W. E. Renfree and Faulkner County, Arkansas. Mrs. Elma Estes of Damascus, Arkansas, a close relative, also signed the affidavit at the same time. Supporting evidence was the 1 Jun 1900 U. S. Census report for Van Buren County, Arkansas. The census report listed his birthdate as Apr 1887, his birthplace as Mississippi, his father's name as E. M. Brown, and his mother's name as Elmer G. Brown. R. N. Whitfield, M.D. and Winnie Armstrong certified the documents on 28 Jun 1943.

7 Autumn Dipert Brown Photograph, 2005; digital image, privately held by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Greensboro, North Carolina; Brown
William A.
Apr. 26, 1887
July 24, 1969

Dora Megee
Sept. 23, 1886
Oct. 20, 1980;
Photographs taken on trip by Autumn Dipert Brown to Madison and Johnson Counties, Arkansas on 6 Jun 2005.

8 Arkansas Arkansas Department of Health, death certificate 010701 (1969), William A. Brown; Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Little Rock;
William A. Brown, 82, died 24 Jul 1969 at 1:45 p.m. at Conway Memorial Hospital in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas of an embolis to the lungs as a consequence of thrombo plebitis of the legs. He was living in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas. He was born 26 Apr 1887 in Mississippi. He was a retired rural mail carrier and his social security number was 429-54-3181. He was married to Dora Megee. His father was Edward Brown and mother was Elizabeth Weaver. Mrs. Dan Dipert, is daughter, was the informant on the death certificate. He was buried 26 Jul 1969 at Spires Cemetery in Damascus, Arkansas by McNutt Funeral Home of Conway, Arkansas.

9 "WILLIAM A. BROWN, RETIRED CARRIER, SUCCUMBS AT 82,"Log Cabin Democrat, 25 Jul 1969; William A. Brown, of Damascus, a retired rural mail carrier, died Thursday (July 24, 1969) at Memorial Hospital. He had been ill three weeks.
Mr. Brown, born April 26, 1887, in Miss., lived in Damascus and served as a rural mail carrier there 40 years. He was a son of Edward and Elizabeth Weaver Brown.
He was a senior deacon of the First Baptist Church at Damascus and a member of Doric Masonic Lodge No. 417 and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 515.
Mr. Brown married Dora Megee, who survives, October 09, 1910.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Nell) Dipert of Damascus and Miss Billye Jean Brown of Austin, Tex; two brothers, Amos E. Brown and M.E. Brown, both of Damascus; 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Damascus Baptist Church by the Rev. Winfred Goodwin. Burial will be in Spires Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Home.
First Baptist Church deacons will serve as pallbearers. 25 Jul 1969

10 "William A. Brown," 1969;
Willam A. Brown, 82, of Damascus, died Thursday, July 24. Funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Damascus First Baptist Church.
He was a retired rural mail carrier of 40 years. He was a member and senior deacon of First Baptist Church at Damascus. He was a member of Doric Masonic Lodge, Damascus Lodge 471 and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 515.
Survivors include his fidow, Mrs. Dora Megee Brown; two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Nell) Dipert of Damascus and Miss Billye Jean Brown of Austin, Tex; two brothers, Amos E. Brown and M. E. Brown of Damascus; 14 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.
Burial was at Spires Cemetery by McNutt Funeral Service.

11 Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancesty(www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 May 2008), entry for William Brown, 1969, SS no. 429-54-3181;
Name: William Brown
SSN: 429-54-3181
Last Residence: 72039 Damascus, Faulkner, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 26 Apr 1887
Died: Jul 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)

12 E-mail from Brown, Billye at bjbrown@mail.utexas.edu, David, my dad's name was William Anderson Brown. Mother's name was Lydia Ludora Megee Brown. I believe that I have spelled her names correctly-the Ludora is the one I am uncertain of. She went by Dora.

We had always thought that my Dad's middle name was Andrew, but Betty Lou disovered that it was Anderson-even has some grandchildren names Andrew, for him! He always referred to himself as William A.
Billye 1 Nov 2001.

13 Desmond Walls Allen, Masonic Death Records from the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, 1941-1990 (Arkansas Research, P. O. Box 303, Conway, AR 72033), Page 33.

14 William A. Brown, Faulkner County Historical Society, "Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings" (Vol. IV, Number 1, Conway, Arkansas, Spring 1964), p. 9; privately held by Autumn Dipert Brown, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,];
In 1906 rural route one was established and in 1911 route two was established. John Privett was first carrier on route one, after serving four years he resigned and William A. Brown received an appointment to the route where he served for nearly forty years.

15 1930 U.S. census, Faulkner, Arkansas population schedule, Cadron, enumeration district (ED) 28, sheet 16B, p. 9575, dwelling 310, family 352, William A. Brown; digital images, ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 May 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 62;
Thirty one year old William A. Brown, a rural route mail carrier, was living with his wife, Dora L., 32, and children, Doyne D., 6, Burl L., 4, and Willie V., 14 months old in Van Buren County, Arkansas. They owned their home although it was mortgaged. William and Dora could read and write and Doyne had been to school. William was born in Mississippi as were his parents. Dora was born in Arkansas as was her father. Her mother was born in Mississippi. The children were all born in Arkansas.

16 1930 U.S. census, Faulkner, Arkansas population schedule, Walker, enumeration district (ED) 30, sheet 8A, p. 296, dwelling 155, family 155, William A. Brown; digital images, ancestry.com(www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 74;
43-year-old William A. Brown was living with his wife, Dora L., 44, and children, Dawen D., 16, Burl L., 14, Vernell., 11, and Billy Gean, four, in Faulkner County, Arkansas. This census with no occupation were William. They own their home and it is not a farm. William married Dora when both were 23 years old. All of the children except for Billy Gean had attended school and could read and write. William was born in Mississippi as was his mother. His father was stated to be born in Louisiana. Dora and the children were born in Arkansas as was her father. Her mother was born in Mississippi.

17 Arkansas, Warranty Deed, William A. and Dora Brown to Billye Brown, 25 Apr 1953; Autumn Dipert Brown, Greensboro;
On 25 Apr 1953 William A. Brown and his wife, Dora, deeded "Lots 1, 2 & 3, Block 1, in the Town of Damascus" and "Lot A, Block 1, except the South part deeded to Ruth Loyd" to their daughter, Billye Jean Brown. It was notorized on the same day by [unreadable] Prevah. It was filed for record on 27 Dec 1977 at 1:45 p.m. by Donna Harris, Deputy Clerk for Lucy Glover, Circuit Clerk of Faulkner County, Arkansas in the deed record book 255, page 221; This deed was given to Autumn Dipert Brown by her great-aunt, Billye Brown.

18 1900 U.S. census, Van Buren, Arkansas population schedule, Bradley, enumeration district (ED) 135, sheet 6A, p. 253, dwelling 97, family 97, James M. Megee; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 May 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T623, roll 78;
31-year-old farmer, James M. Megee (Jun 1858) was living with his wife Francis E., 41 (Aug 1858), and children, Dora, 13 (Sep 1886), James M., nine (Mar 1891), Francis E., nine (Mar 1891), and Paul, five (Nov 1894), in Bradley Township, Van Buren County, Arkansas. Also living in the household was 72-year-old Lydia Hutto (Nov 1827), his mother-in-law and Abbron Stevison, 26 ( May 1874), a boarder. James and Francis had been married 23 years. Francis had borne ten children, six of whom were alive at the time of the census. According to the census, Lydia had borne one child who was living. Francis was born in Mississippi and Lydia, her mother, in South Carolina. The rest of the family was born in Mississippi. James' parents were born in Mississippi. Francis' father was born in Alabama. Abbron was from Tennessee as were his parents. Abbron worked as a farm laborer James, Francis, and Dora could read and write as could Lydia and Abbron. The farm was enumerated on farm schedule #12.

19 Arkansas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, delayed birth certificate 31627@ (issued 1886), Dora Megee; Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Little Rock;
Dora Megee was born 23 Sep 1886 in Damascus, Van Buren County, Arkansas to James Monroe Megee and Francis Emeline Hutto. James Monroe was born in Baxter County, Arkansas, was 28 at the time of Dora's birth and was a minister. Emeline was born in Mississippi, was 28 at the time of Dora's birth and was a housewife. Emeline had borne six children three of whom were living including Dora at the time of her birth. This certificate was signed by Francis Emeline Megee on 12 May 1942.

20 Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, Ancesty(www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 May 2008), entry for Dora Brown, 1980, SS no. 429-08-0753.

21 Arkansas Arkansas Department of Health, death certificate 016925 (1980), Dora Brown; Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Little Rock;
Ninety four year old Dora Brown died at 9:35 a.m. on 20 Oct 1980 at Conway Memorial Hospital in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas of acute inferior myocardial infarction. She was widowed and resided in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of James Monroe Megee and Emaline Hutto born 23 Sep 1886. She was buried at Spires Cemetery in Damascus on 23 Oct 1980 by McNutt Funeral Home of Conway, Arkansas. The informant for the certificate was Mrs. Dan Dipert, her daughter.

22 "Mrs. W. A. Brown,"Log Cabin Democrat, 23 Oct 1980; Mrs. Dora Megee Brown, 94, of Damascus died Monday (October 20, 1980) at Conway Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of William A. Brown.
Mrs. Brown was born September 23, 1886, at Gravesville, a daughter of James Monroe and Emaline Hutto Megee. She was a member of Damascus First Baptist Church and was the last living charter member. She was a charter member of Damascus Order of Eastern Star and a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters, Dr. Billye J. Brown of Austin, Tex., and Mrs. Dan Dipert of Damascus; 14 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Damascus with the Rev. Tommy Hall officiating. Burial will be in Spires Cemetery at Damascus by McNutt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist Church of Damascus.
In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to Damascus First Baptist Church.



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