Monday, July 2, 2012

Amanuensis Monday
Excerpt from the Will of Elizabeth Rice Brown
1855

Elizabeth Rice was born 12 April 1787 in Union District South Carolina. She married Joseph Brown 29 March 1810. They moved to Copiah County, MS, between 1821 and 1824. She died 17 Nov 1855. She had about 19 slaves. A few of her slaves were the ancestors of members of my paternal family.

Here is an excerpt from Brown's will concerning the Sinclair family.
03 November 1855
...To my youngest & beloved son, Hezekiah G. D. Brown...Sinclair, a yellow man aged about forty years and his wife, Kisiah and their children, Isaiah, Jim, Louise (reserving Archy, their youngest child to the singular use & bequest of grandson, Joseph Brown, son of son Hezekiah.

Isaiah Sinclair married my gg grandmother Alice Demyers Overton Usher's sister, Margaret Demyers. Isaiah was born about 1844, died in 1917. Margaret was born about 1845, died in 1936.

Elizabeth Brown's last will and testament was found in Copiah County Probate Court Cases
Microfilm Number: 8183
Record found at MS Department of Archives and History
Federal Pension Records for Dave Overton Brown

1 comment:

  1. I have never looked at probate court records. I really need to do that. Great to find your ancestor. So awful to find them being given away like that.

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