Samuel Jenkins Brown
Samuel was born on 19 Jan 1813 in Missouri.
On 17 Dec 1842, he married Jane Ann DeMoss, in Union County, Arkansas. The text of their marriage license reads: “Samuel Brown, 24, to Jane Ann Denoss [sic], 17, both of Claiborne Parish, La., on December 17, 1842 by Richard Wright, JP.”
Samuel was a Methodist minister and a farmer. He and Jane Ann were the first of this line of Browns to settle in the Colony and Elm Grove areas, near Flatonia, of Fayette County. Descendants still live on the land that Samuel and Jane Ann settled and many descendants live in the area.
Samuel is the namesake for the generation-skipping Samuels: his son Nathan named his own son Samuel Jenkins. The son of this Samuel Jenkins, Marvin, named his son Samuel.
Samuel died on 20 Sep 1879; he was 66. He is buried in Colony Cemetery, in Colony, Fayette County, Texas. A mason symbol is inscribed on his headstone.
See Samuel’s Tombstone.
Samuel Brown was the first person to be buried at Colony Cemetery, the final resting place of 5 to 6 generations of his descendants. Descendant Juanita “Polly” Beck, descended from Samuel’s son William Henry Brown, was instrumental in having a state historical marker placed at Colony Cemetery that recognizes Samuel Brown.
Samuel’s Family Tree
Mary Ann Simpson
Jane Ann DeMoss
1. George Leonard Brown
2. Andrew Jackson (“Jack”) Brown
m. Alice Campbell
3. William Henry (“Billy”) Brown
m. Mary Frances (“Molly”) Westbrook
4. Mary Jane “Mollie” Brown
m. Melvin C. Sellers
5. Nathan Washington Brown
m. Elizabeth “Betty” Harrison Braddock
6. Frances E. (“Fannie”) Brown
m. William (Henry Wilson) Braddock
7. Nancy (“Nannie”) K. Brown
m. George Washington Bowers
8. Samuel Price Brown
m. Arthur Ellen Wallis
9. Martha California (“Callie”) Brown
m. John Williams Bowers