Descendants of Alexander Brown and Sarah Benson of Union County, South Carolina and Miami County, Ohio

Notes on the records: In each list of children below, every child is assigned a lower case Roman numeral (i, ii, etc.) to indicate birth order. Each also receives a unique Arabic numeral (1, 2, etc.) which precedes the birth-order number. If a child has no known descendants or the the next generation is not included, the full birth, marriage, and death information for the child appears under the listing for the parents. If a child has descendants listed later in the chapter, then just the name is shown and a plus sign (+) is placed in front of the Arabic number. The full information on the child appears in his or her own listing under their Arabic numeral.

 Much of the information on the early generations of the Brown family is from Byron Brown of Greenville, OH or Glenda Thompson of Indianapolis, IN. Some of the later material appears in Louis O. Schulte's book The Schulte Family Tree (Santa Ana, CA: 1996), Vol. 2.


First Generation

1 Alexander BROWN, born 1761 at Union County, SC. Alexander married Sarah BENSON, daughter of James BENSON and Martha QUINN.  She was born 1765 at Union County, SC.

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Second Generation

4 James BROWN,born 8 April 1792 at Union County, SC. He died 15 March 1878 in Wabash Township, Darke County, OH. James married Sarah COATS, daughter of John Coats and Sarah Brock, on 6 February 1820 at Miami County, OH.  Sarah, born 21 December 1801. She died 30 March 1885.

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6 William BROWN, born 1795 at Union County, SC. William married Mary. Mary, born 1796 at SC.

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7 Robert BROWN, born 11 April 1796 at Union County, SC. He died 3 October 1879 at Frankilin, Darke County, OH. Robert married Hannah PENNY on 27 April 1821 at Miami County, OH. Hannah born 1805 at Tennessee. She died 28 July 1866 at Patterson, Darke County, OH; buried at Yorkshire Cemetery, Patterson Township, Darke County. Sources: Marriage records, Miami County, OH; Gravestones; 1850 Census of Darke County; Marriage records, Darke County; History of Darke County, Ohio (1880), pp. 679/680.

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8 Anna BROWN, born about 1797 at Union, SC. Anna married David GOINGS. David, born 1790 at SC.

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Third Generation

12 Elias BROWN, born 9 January 1826 at Monroe, Darke County, OH; died 30 Oct. 1918 at Versailles, Darke County, OH.  Elias married (1) Sarah Ann HALSEY, daughter of James HALSEY and Rachel WILLSON.  Sarah born 10 June 1819 at Sussex County, NJ; died 30 March 1895 at Monroe, Darke County, OH.  Elias married (2) Elizabeth OAKS on 14 August 1851 at Greenville, Darke County, OH.  Elizabeth was born in 1833.

Children:  (by first wife)

Children:  (by second wife) 13 Messer BROWN.  Messer married Elizabeth HENDRICKS.

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18 Ahijah BROWN, born 4 March 1838 at Darke County, OH; died 14 September 1916. Abijah married Sarah Ann MOTE on 7 September 1865.

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29 Elizabeth Penny BROWN, born 8 April 1822 at Monroe, Darke County, OH; died 3 November 1907 at Franklin, Darke County; buried at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Miami County, OH. Elizabeth married Moses Marmaduke COATE, son of Moses COATE and Elizabeth COPPOCK on 6 June 1839 at Miami County. Moses, born 2 December 1815 at Newton, Miami County; died 25 February 1902 at Franklin, Darke County.

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30 Henry H. BROWN, born on 4 July 1825 at Miami County, OH; died on 2 January 1918 at Grover Hill, Paulding County, OH; buried at Little Auglaize Cemetery, Washington Township. Henry married (1) Mary Elizabeth LEEPER on 21 December 1845 at Darke County, OH. Elizabeth, daughter of William LEEPER, born on 21 November 1824 at OH; died on 29 February 1868 at Washington Township; buried in a small cemetery near the intersection of Township roads 197 and 48, Washington Township. Henry married (2) Mary Elizabeth STROPE on 20 May 1869 at Paulding County. Elizabeth, born in 1830/1 at Clinton County, OH; died on 23 November 1874 at Washington Township; buried in the same cemetery as Elizabeth Leeper. Henry married (3) Sarah FOX on 29 December 1875 at Paulding County. Sarah, born in 1855/6 at OH. Henry married (4) Amelia F. (____) on 3 May 1887 at Paulding County. Amelia, born in February 1842 at OH; died on 12 September 1931 at Paulding County. Sources: Birth, Marriage, and Death records, Paulding County; 1900 Census of Latty Township (Grover Hill Village), Paulding County; Marriage records, Darke County; Civil War military and pension records, National Archives; Death records, Ohio Bureau of Vital Statistics; Gravestones; Darke County censuses; 1880 census, Paulding County.

Children: (by first wife)

Children: (by second wife) Children: (by third wife) 32 William BROWN. born 4 July 1839 at Darke County, OH; died 18 October 1926 at Bradford, Darke County, OH; buried 21 October 1926 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Darke County, OH.  William married Sarah HOLE on 15 June 1865 at Darke County, OH.  Sarah died 18 June 1907 at Darke County, OH.

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33 Alexander BROWN, born 18 November 1840 at Darke County, OH; died 8 April 1893 at Darke County, OH; buried at Shook Cemetery, Darke County, OH.   Alexander married (1) Jemima BIRT on 5 December 1860 at Darke County, OH.  Alexander married (2) Rachel R. RINE on 16 August 1866 at Darke County, OH.  Alexander married (3) Sarah Emma BLAKLY in 1870.

Children:  (by first wife)

Children:  (by second wife) Children:  (by third wife) 36 John GOINGS, born 1818 at Darke County, OH.  John married Rachel Ann -----.  Rachel, born 1826 at OH.

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Fourth Generation

40 Abner BROWN, born 26 February 1852 at Greenville, Darke County, OH; died 10 January 1947 at Greenville, Darke County, OH; buried at Mote Cemetery, Laura, OH.  Abner married Mary Ann WILKEY, daughter of Hiram WILKEY and Parthena LOVE, on 18 February 1871 at Greenville, Darke County, OH.  Mary was born 3 November 1850 at Elkhart, Elkhart County, IN; died 16 November 1921 at Greenville, Darke County, OH.

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55 John Henry BROWN, born on 18 May 1866 at Darke County, OH; died on 17 April 1927 at Darke County, OH. John married Anna Etta HAWORTH on 20 June 1889.  Anna born 21 December 1871 at Darke County, OH; died 3 January 1954 at Montgomery County, OH.

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71 Emma Elizabeth COATE, born about 1862 at Franklin, Darke County, OH. Emma married William Harrison SHEARER on 14 January 1883 at Darke County.

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75 Jesse BROWN, born in 1846/7 at Wayne, Darke County, OH; died in 1909 at Paulding County, OH; buried at Auglaize Chapel Cemetery, Washington Township. Jesse married Hannah Ellen HALL on 26 March 1867 at Royal Oak, Paulding County. Hannah, born in December 1849 at OH; died about 1927 at Findlay, Hancock County, OH. Sources: Darke County and Paulding County censuses; Marriage records, Paulding County; Gravestones; Birth and death records, Paulding County; Schulte, Louis O. The Schulte Family Tree (Santa Ana, CA: 1996), Vol. 2, p. 890.

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77 William H. BROWN, born in 1851/2 at Wayne, Darke County, OH. William married Margaret L. OBRY on 19 February 1878 at Frenchtown, Darke County. Margaret, daughter of Stephen AUBRY and Mary Frances GRILLOT, born in 1857/8 at Wabash, Darke County. Sources: Darke County censuses; Marriage records, Darke County; Birth and death records, Paulding County.

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78 Robert BROWN, born in 1853/4 at Darke County, OH; buried at Cascade Cemetery, Mandale, Paulding County, OH. Robert married Mary F. OBRY on 17 October 1878 at Frenchtown, Darke County. Mary, daughter of Stephen AUBRY and Mary Frances GRILLOT, born about 1856 at Wabash, Darke County; died about 1926. Sources: Darke County censuses; Marriage records, Darke County; Marriage records, Paulding County.

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80 Archibald BROWN, born in 1857/8 at Darke County, OH. Archibald married Etta BURRIS. Sources: Darke County censuses; Birth records, Paulding County, OH.

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81 Emanuel BROWN, born on 11 August 1859 at Patterson, Darke County, OH; died on 31 January 1906 at Rollin, Lenawee County, MI; buried at Green's Lakeside Cemetery, Manitou Beach, Lenawee County. Emanuel married Anna Rosella OBRY on 25 November 1879 at Darke County. Anna, daughter of Stephen AUBRY and Mary Frances GRILLOT, born on 3 July 1855 at Wabash, Darke County; died on 26 December 1928 at Wright, Hillsdale County, MI; buried at Green's Lakeside Cemetery. Sources: Death records, Lenawee County; Marriage records, Darke County; Death records, Hillsdale County; Birth and Death records, Paulding County; Gravestones.

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84 Minnie BROWN, born on 28 October 1876 at Washington, Paulding County, OH. Minnie married Mr. LEPPIG. Mr. LEPPIG, born in Germany. Sources: Birth records, Paulding County; 1900 census, Paulding County.

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90 Charles Otmer BROWN, born 3 January 1874 at Darke County, OH; died 26 November 1948 at Miami County, OH; buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Darke County, OH.  Charles married Martha DEETER, daughter of Israel H. DEETER and Elizabeth WOLF, on 31 December 1898.  Martha, born 26 February 1881 at Darke County, OH; died 16 February 1920 at Darke County, OH; buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Darke County, OH.

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91 William Orlando BROWN, born 1876.  William married Cora WARD.  Cora, born 1878.

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