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John Masten MEGEE
(1839-1860)
Frances Emeline CUNNINGHAM
(1837-1860)
Anderson Eroin HUTTO
(1827-1910)
Lydia E.
(1827-1914)
James Monroe MEGEE
(1858-1924)
Frances Emaline HUTTO
(1858-1949)

Lydia Lou Dora MEGEE
(1886-1980)

 

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Spouses/Children:
William Andrew BROWN

Lydia Lou Dora MEGEE 4 5

  • Born: 23 Sep 1886, Gravesville, Faulkner County., Arkansas, United States 6 7 8
  • Marriage: William Andrew BROWN on 9 Oct 1910 in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 1 2 3
  • Died: 20 Oct 1980, Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States at age 94 9 8 10 11
  • Buried: 23 Oct 1980, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 8 10

bullet   Another name for Lydia was Lydia Lou Dora MEGEE.

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Census: U.S. Federal, Jun 1900, , Van Buren County, Arkansas, United States. 6

Census: U.S. Federal, 19 Apr 1910, Barnett, Van Buren County, Arkansas, United States. 12

Census: U.S. Federal, 16 Jan 1920, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 13

Census: U.S. Federal, 1930, , Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 14

Property: Warranty Deed, 25 Apr 1953, , Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 15

Other: Letter from Dora Brown to daughter, Billye Brown, 27 Feb 1961, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 16

Residence, 25 Jul 1969, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 17

Other: Letter from Dora Brown to daughter, Billye Brown, Jun 1978, Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. 18


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Lydia married William Andrew BROWN, son of Edward Milton BROWN and Elizabeth Gabrilla "Gabe" "Lizzie" WEAVER, on 9 Oct 1910 in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States.1 2 3 (William Andrew BROWN was born on 26 Apr 1887 in Conehatta, Newton County, Mississippi, United States,19 8 20 21 died on 24 Jul 1969 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 17 8 22 23 24 and was buried on 26 Jul 1969 in Damascus, Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States 8 22.) The cause of his death was embolis to the lungs as a consequence of thrombo plebitis of the legs.


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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 E-mail from Brown, Billye at bjbrown@mail.utexas.edu.

5 Family Bible, Megee-Hutto.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 "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.

12 1910 U.S. census, Van Buren, Arkansas population schedule, Barnett, enumeration district (ED) 117, sheet 4A, dwelling 63, family 64, Monroe J. Megee; digital images, Ancestry(www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 May 2008); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T624, roll 66;
Farmer, Monroe J. Megee, 52, was living with his wife, Emeline F., 52, and children, Dora, 22, James, 19, ama, 19, Paul, 15, and Lee, nine, in Van Buren County Arkansas. Also living in the household was Luiza Hutto, his mother-in-law, 82. Monroe and Emeline were married at age 33. Emeline had borne 11 children seven of which were alive at the time of the census. Luiza had borne nine children, seven of whom were alive at the time of the census. Monroe was born in Arkansas as were his parents. Emeline was born in Mississippi, her father and Alabama, and mother in South Carolina. Luiza was born in Mississippi and her parents in South Carolina. All of the children were born in Arkansas. The entire family except for Lee and Luiza could read and write. They owned their farm home free and clear of mortgage and it was enumerated on the farm schedule #57.

13 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.

14 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.

15 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.

16 Dora Brown (Damascus, Arkansas) to Billye Brown, letter; privately held by Brown, [STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE];
Damascus, Ark
27 Feb 1961

Dear Billye,
Hope this fine you all well. We are fine. It began raining this afternoon and it's real bad. My it was so good to talk to you all the other day. We felt like we had been with you all. Telephones are a great thing. I believe I enjoyed my phone as much as I'd do my TV. I believe Dad does too. he has called someone every little while all this afternoon [Unreadable] have their gardens out its just too cold [unreadable] anything to be put out. However my tulips are just growing they may get it down though Billye should have been enjoying my robe you gave me. I am going to have to work it I have tools to read and what you're all the scenes to keep them from willing. It sure is warm and nice. Have you baked you all another crazy cake? Billye your dad and I [unreadable] just $3000 on time deposit in Quitman bank to draw interest. we had it payable to either of us were to you if we should die we knew you didn't have no heirs and all the other children have and that you would divide it evenly with the other children. Burl would have minor errors also Doyne. So we couldn't make it to wind heirs and be safe. [Unreadable] if we should die and one of the boys should die it would have to be settled in cort on the count of minor heirs. So we are trying to leave everything so high last will have to come in and settle the business. You children could settle everything by yourselves. Your deed to the place is made and [unreadable] [unreadable] ready for you put in record when we passed. We have some other things made TU stand if you should marry and have triplets we would be no better off would we? We plan to put another thousand and before summer. We thought by doing this it would eat as security for your dad and me If we should either or of us it would help a lot with our Insurance. [Unreadable] in a long illness day some time stop your Insurance. So we feel we should prepare for it while we live. We are getting to on a you know it can't be too long-and if we don't need it it will help you children all of you I am sure can use it. Then we won't have to burden all our children. Billye your dad sure has enjoyed his shirts he got while down there that green and brown one. I was afraid the green one would be ruined when we worked but its really prettyer and didn't fade out or draw up. And his brown one everybody raves over it. He just loves it and I do too. Gary eat lunch with us. He was here [unreadable] a letter when I got lunch ready he eat with us. We was so glad to have him. Iris gene has had a cold but is better now. She hadn't been very sick with it the rest of them are O.K. well Jean was cold in her [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] with that. Nelll and that Dans are OK. Nell feels she has most likely to get the [unreadable]. She is so anxious it sure is going to [unreadable] her if she'd don't. Does that and Earl is going to Mary and John's tomorrow for weeks visit I must close and get this in the mail. We love you lots. Remember us kindly to all our new [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] New. We love you too [unreadable];
These letters were given to Autumn Dipert Brown by her great-aunt, Billye Brown.

17 "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

18 Dora Brown (Damascus, Arkansas) to Billye Brown, letter; privately held by Brown, [STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE];
Damascus, Ark
June 1978

Dear Billye,
How are you? I am O.K. its ben raining a lot here. I am sending you some clippings I thought you would like to have. I voted an absent T ballet. Nell got it for me brought it to me. I still like here as far as I know all are well. Well Dan and Nell and Allen was her this evening all was well thy had ben to church then come down her to see me I am just writing this along as I feel like it if you hear a good [unreadable] bring it me if dont need it this is one you gave me when I was there. it sure has ben good. I am sending
over
you some clippings these are Jerry [unreadable] and Joes babys. his and Mary [unreadable]2 older sons they one other son with 2 children [unreadable] and Joe has a great big girl. they have 5 gandchilds Tired is getting very feeble in mind Nell says
I must close its nearly supper time.
I love you
Mother

19 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.

20 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.

21 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.

22 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.

23 "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.

24 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)



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