Monday, March 3, 2014

Mary Emma (Barber) Brown Laine

© Kathy Duncan, 2014

Mary Emma Barber, daughter of Joseph and Arsenia Barber, was born in October 1846 in Barbour County, Alabama  and died on 27 February 1919 in Sulpher Springs, Hopkins County, Texas. She was buried in the Como Cemetery in Como,Texas. At the time of her death, she was living with her daughter Emma Arcenia Brown, wife of Silas O. Brown.
[source: Texas Confederate Widow’s Pension]

Mary Emma Barber married John C. BROWN on 6 August 1863 in Barbour County, Alabama.

Children of John and Mary Emma (Barber) Brown:

1. John Robert Brown born 18 Jan 1868 in Alabama
2. Emma Arcena Brown born 17 March 1870 in Titus County, Texas
3. Lenora H. Brown born 17 Aug 1871
4. Thomas Jefferson Brown born 21 Jan 1873
5. Toy Mansel Brown born 26 Aug 1875 in Texas

Mary Emma (Barber) and John C. Brown have not been located on the 1870 census. He died in 1875 in Texas. Mary Emma (Barber) Brown has not been found on the 1880 census although one child, Emma Arcena Brown has been located living with her aunt Rebecca (Barber) Temple in Cass County, Texas:

14 June 1880, Pct 7, Dist. 16, Cass Co., TX:

62-63
Temples, William W M 70 Shoemaker b. NC fb. NC mb. NC
----Rebecca W F  45 Wife Keeps house b. GA fb. GA mb. GA
Brown, Arthena W F 10 Niece b. TX fb. NC mb. SC

Mary Emma (Barber) Brown married as her second husband, Leroy W. Lain, on 12 September 1880. Leroy W. Lain died on 31 March 1908 in Fisher County, Texas. He served in Co. H, Young’s 8th Texas Infantry of the Confederate States Army.
[source: Texas Confederate Widow’s Pension]

Children of Mary Emma (Barber) and Leroy W. Lain:

6. Turie Lee Laine born 13 January 1882 in Titus Co., TX
7. Morris Cleveland Laine
8. Jewel Reese Laine

Census records for Mary Emma (Barber) Brown Laine and Leroy W. Laine:

Pct# 2; Titus County, Texas; 4 June 1900:

25-25
Lane, L W Head W M b. June 1823 76 M20 b. AL fb. SC mb. SC
---Emma Wife W F b. Oct 1846 52 M20 8-8 b. AL fb. SC mb. SC
---Turie Dau W F b. Jan 1882 18S b. TX fb. TN mb. AL
---Morris Son W M b. May 1884 16S b. TX fb. TN mb. AL
---Jawel Son W M b. Oct 1886 b. TX fb. TN mb. AL
[Household located between the households of S.O. Brown and J.M. Lain]

Pct #3, Rotan, Fisher County, Texas, 19 April 1910:

56-58
Stevenson, John Head M W 30 M-1 5 b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
---Turie Wife F W 28 M-1 1-1 b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
---Madge Dau F W 2S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
Lane, Mary Mil F W 64 Wd b. AL fb. SC mb. SC

Left to right: Mary Emma (Barber) Brown Laine and sister-in-law Lula A. (Whiteforce) Barber







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