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© Kathy Duncan, 2014

John Robert Brown, son of John and Mary Emma (Barber) Brown, was born 18 Jan 1868 in Alabama and died on 10 Sep 1946 in his home in Bogata, Red River County, Texas.  He married Lela Martha Duffey on 12 Jan 1897. Born on 27 Jan 1881, she was the daughter of Henry Edward and Georgia Ann (Chapman) Duffey. Georgia Ann Chapman was a descendant of Abner and Martha Frances (Meadows) Chapman, making the children of John Robert and Lela Brown my double cousins. Lela Martha (Duffey) Brown died 17 Feb 1956. Both John Robert and Lela Brown are buried in the Bogata Cemetery in Red River County, Texas.

Children of John Robert and Lela (Duffey) Brown:

1. Turie Estell Brown married 1. Karl C. Jones and 2. B.F. Massey
2. Ottie Lee Brown married Jessie Albert Eudy of Clarksville
3. Essie D. Brown married William G. White of Kilgore
4. Clifton Brown of Childress
5. daughter? deceased by 1946

Census Records for John Robert and Lela (Duffey) Brown:

6 & 7 June 1900, Prct #2, Titus Co., TX., p. 200:

65 - 65
Brown, John Head W M b. Jan 1868 32 M-4 AL NC AL
---Lela Wife W  F b. Jan 1890 20 M-4  1-1 TX Unk TX
---Tura Dau W  F b. May 1900 0/12 S TX AL TX

20 Apr 1910, Prct #2, Red River Co., TX, p. 88A:

41 -
Brown, John R. Head M W 42 M-2 14 b. AL fb. AL mb. AL
--- ? Wife F  W 30 M-1 14 4-3 b. TX fb. AL mb. AL
---, Turie E. Dau F W11 S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX
---, Mitte Dau F  W   8 S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX
---, Essie Dau F  W   3 S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX

24 Jan 1920, Prct #2, Red River Co., TX, p. 107B:

FM 143-150
Brown, John R. Head M W 53 M b. AL fb. NC mb. GA
---, Lela M. Wife F  W 59 M f. TX fb. TX mb. TX
---, Turie E. Dau F  W 20 S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX
---, Essie Dau F  W 12 S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX
---Clifton Son M W  5 S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX

15 April 1930, Prct 7, Lamar Co., TX:

Brown, Jno R Head M W 63 M 28 b. AL fb.NC mb. GA
----Lela M Wife F W 50 16 b. TX fb. TX mb. MS
----Clifton Son M W 15 S b. TX fb. AL mb. TX

1940, Bogata, Red River County, TX:

Brown, John R. Head M W 72 M 7th grade b. AL res in 1935 Red River Co., TX
----Lela M Wife F W ?? M 7th grade b. TX res in 1935 Red River Co., TX
----Clifton L. Son M W 24 4th grade b. TX res in 1935 Red River Co., TX
----Mamie L. Wife F W 17 4th grade b. TX res in 1935 Red River Co., TX

Obituary of John Robert Brown, published in the Bogata News, Friday, 13 September 1946:

J.R. Brown, Aged Bogata Resident Buried Thursday - John Robert Brown, 78, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, at his home in East Bogata, after an illness of several months.  Funeral services wre held on Thursday afternoon at the Bogata Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R.E. Porter. Burial was in Bogata cemetery. Pallbearers were John Wilson, ______ Swaim, Garland Anderson, L.C. McDonald, G.W. Bartlett and Clyde Roberts. Bogata Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mr. Brown was born Jan. 18, 1868 in Alabama and came to Texas at the age of nine months and had lived in Texas most of his life. He was married to Miss Duffey on Jan. 12, 1897 and to this union five children were born. Two have preceded him in death many years ago. Mr. Brown was a member of the Methodist Church at Cuthand. He had lived at and near Bogata many years. Survivors are his wife and three children, Mrs. Lela Brown and Mrs. Albert Eudy of Clarksville R5, Mrs. W.G. White of Kilgore and Clifton Brown of Childress; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. S.O. Brown of Bogata; one brother, Troy J. [sic] Brown of English; one half sister, Mrs. Turie Stephenson of Houston.
[Source: Obituaries for Red River County, Texas taken from Bogata News 1944 thru 1957 and other Miscellaneous Newspapers beginning in 1846  by Lawrence and Sue Dale]


Keywords: John C. Brown, John Brown, Lela Duffey, Lela Duffy, Lela Martha Duffy

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