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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

William Silas Brown and Mary Eliza Pace


William Silas Brown was born 5/30/1842 in Pickens County, SC to Samuel Brown, Sr. (DOB 4/25/1817 in Pickens County, SC; DOD 9/4/1899 in Pickens County, SC) and Mary Ann Breazeale (DOB 7/27/1821 in SC; DOD 1/6/1905 in Pickens County, SC).

1850 U.S. Census of Eastern Division, Pickens County, South Carolina; Roll: M432_857; Page: 452B; Image: 365, Lines 10-16, "Samuel Brown"
Samuel Brown, 32 yrs old (DOB 1818), M(ale), W(hite), Farming, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
Mary A. Brown, 24 yrs old (DOB 1926), F, W, Born in SC, Cannot read or write
John T. Brown, 10 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Wm. S. Brown, 8 yrs old (DOB 1842), M, W, Born in SC, Attends school
Henry J. Brown, 5 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in SC
Sheriff H. Brown, 3 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in SC
Lewis Z. Brown, 3/12 mos old, M, W, Born in SC


1860 U.S. Census of Regiment 5, Pickens County, South Carolina; Roll: M653_1225; Page: 137; Family History Library Film: 805225, Lines 26-40, "Samuel Brown"
Samuel Brown, 44 yrs old (DOB 1816), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $4,000 Real Estate Value, $500 Personal Estate Value, Born in Pickens County, SC
Mary A. Brown, 34 yrs old (DOB 1826), F, W, Born in Pickens County, SC
William S. Brown, 18 yrs old (DOB 1842), M, W, Farmer, Born in Pickens County, SC
Henry I. Brown, 16 yrs old (DOB 1844), M, W, Farmer, Born in Pickens County, SC
Sheriff H. Brown, 13 yrs old (DOB 1847), M, W, Born in Pickens County, SC
Mary I. Brown, 11 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Born in Pickens County, SC
James A. Brown, 9 yrs old (DOB 1850), M, W, Born in Pickens County, SC
Samuel Brown, 2 yrs old (DOB 1858), M, W, Born in Pickens County, SC
John T. Brown (son of Samuel Brown and brother of William Silas Brown), 20 yrs old (DOB 1840), M, W, Farmer, $0 Real Estate Value, $100, Personal Estate Value, Born in Pickens County, SC
Sarah Brown, 21 yrs old (DOB 1839), F, W, Born in Pickens County, SC
Elijah Brown, 2 yrs old (DOB 1958), M, W, Born in Pickens County, SC

In 1866, William Silas Brown married Mary Eliza Pace in Pickens County, SC. Mary Eliza Pace was born 11/16/1849 in SC to Richard King Pace and Nancy Barton.

William S. Brown served during the War of Northern Aggression. C.S.A. SC 4th Regiment, Co. H, Private

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: William Brown
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: South Carolina
Regiment: 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Rutledge's)
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M381 roll 4

William S. Brown and Mary Eliza Pace had 10 children:

1) William Thomas Brown (DOB Abt 1865 in SC; DOD 1910 in GA) married 1st Martha E. Stanfield (DOB Abt. 1861 in GA; DOD 5/24/1954 in Gordon County, GA) and 2nd Mary Edna Humphries (DOB 4/6/1868 in Dennis, Murray County, GA; DOD 3/25/1962 in Calhoun, Gordon County, GA).

2) Benjamin Franklin Brown (DOB 3/26/1869 in Pickens County, SC; DOD 11/23/1963 in Washington, D.C.) married Wilda E. Phillips (DOB Abt. 1873 in Gordon County, GA; DOD 12/13/1961 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK). They had one daughter, Elsie Phillips Brown (DOB 8/22/1907 in GA; DOD 12/1980 in Washington, D.C.) unmarried.

3) Joseph Lee Brown (DOB 10/29/1871 in Pickens County, SC; DOD 7/24/1961 in Jeff Davis County, GA) married Ella Hardy (DOB 9/18/1875 in GA; DOD 11/27/1961 in ? ). They had William Mixon Brown, Virginia Lee Brown, Jewel Brown, Dupont Hardy Brown and Sarah Brown.

4) Lewis Elbert Brown (DOB 6/14/1874 in GA; DOD Abt 1955 in Gordon County, GA) married Julia Evaline Gravett (DOB Abt 1878 in GA; DOD 4/11/1951 in Gordon County, GA). They had Effie Mae Brown, Henry Lee Brown, Kenneth Wade Brown, Addie Pearline Brown.

5) Acmira Addie Brown (aka Lamyra Addielene Brown) (DOB 7/5/1877 in GA; DOD 9/12/1957 in Gordon County, GA) married 1st King Floyd (DOB 5/1/1871 in GA; DOD 9/20/1910 in ? ) and 2nd Thomas J. Selders (DOB 1/1861 in PA; DOD 10/23/1945 in Gordon County, GA).

6) Richard Augustus "Gus" Brown (DOB 10/19/1879 in GA; DOD 4/19/1969 in Gordon County, GA) married Minnie Lee Harkins (DOB 8/1/1881 in GA; DOD 10/8/1965 in Gordon County, GA.

7) Robert Rankin Brown (DOB 12/1/1882 in GA; DOD 8/1965 in Fulton County, GA) married Nellie "Nell" Matthews (DOB Abt 1889 in GA; DOD 12/29/1952 in Cobb County, GA). They had Ellen Evelyn Brown, Robert M. Brown, Dorothy Brown, Louise Brown, Ira E. Brown.

8) Mary Pauline Brown (DOB 11/25/1888 in GA; DOD 6/17/1973 in Langdale, Chambers County, AL) married Robert Lee West (DOB 6/17/1886 in GA; DOD 7/22/1958 in Troup County, GA).

9) Wincie Elizabeth Brown (DOB 5/1891 in GA; DOD 6/18/1976 in Clayton County, GA) married Edward "Ed" Leodon Norrell (DOB 8/19/1890 in GA; DOD 9/12/1934 in Gordon County, GA).

10) Silas Watson Brown (DOB 12/28/1894 in Calhoun County, GA; DOD 9/16/1938 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC*) married Jewel Bernice Strain (DOB 4/30/1895 in Gordon County, GA; DOD 5/9/1967 in Lancaster County, SC).

1880 U.S. Census of Seventh, Gordon County, Georgia; Roll: 149; Page: 164C; Enumeration District: 113, Lines 8-14, "William S. Brown"
William S. Brown, W(hite), M(ale), 38 yrs old (DOB 1842), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Mary E. Brown, W, F, 30 yrs old (DOB 1850), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
William T. Brown, W, M, 13 yrs old (DOB 1867), Son, Single, Works on farm, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Benjamin F. Brown, W, M, 11 yrs old (DOB 1869), Son, Single, Works on farm, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Joseph L. Brown, W, M, 9 yrs old (DOB 1871), Son, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Lewis E. Brown, W, M, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Son, Single, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Acmira A. Brown, W, F, 3 yrs old (DOB 1877), Daughter, Single, Born in GA, Both parents born in SC
Richard A. Brown, W, M, 8/12 mos old, Son, Born in GA, Both parents born in SC

1900 U.S. Census of Red Bud, Gordon County, Georgia; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 0055. Lines 45-50, "William S. Brown"
William S. Brown, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born May, 1842, 58 yrs old, Married 34 yrs (DOM 1866), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, Can read and write, Owns farm with mortgage
Mary E. Brown, Wife, W, F, Born Nov, 1849, 50 yrs old, Married 34 yrs, 11 children with 10 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Can read and write
Richard A. Brown, Son, W, M, Born Oct, 1879, 20 yrs old, Single, Born in GA, Both parents born in SC, Farm laborer, Can read and wirte
Robert R. Brown, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1882, 17 yrs old, Single, Born in GA, Both parents born in SC, Farm laborer, Can read and write
Mary P. Brown, Daughter, W, F, Born Dec, 1887, 12 yrs old, Single, Born in GA, Both parents born in SC
Wincie E. Brown, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1891, 9 yrs old, Born in GA, Both parents born in SC
Silas W. Brown, Son, W, M, Born Dec, 1894, 5 yrs old, Born in GA, Both parents born in SC


1910 U.S. Census of Resaca, Gordon County, Georgia; Roll: T624_188; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0088; FHL microfilm: 1374201, Lines 68-70, "William S. Brown"
William S. Brown, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 67 yrs old, Married, Married 34 yrs (sic), Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, Farmer, Owns farm free of mortgage
Mary Brown, Wife, F, W, 60 yrs old, Married 34 yrs (sic), 11 children with 10 still living, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC
Silas Brown, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old, Single, Born in GA, Both parents born in SC


1920 U.S. Census of Resaca, Gordon County, Georgia; Roll: T625_258; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 108, Lines 91-92, "William S. Brown"
William S. Brown, Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 77 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation
Mary E. Brown, Wife, F, W, 70 yrs old, Married, Can read and write, Born in SC, Both parents born in SC, No occupation


William Silas Brown died 3/1/1925 in Resaca, Gordon County, GA. and buried at the Fain Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon County, GA.
GA Death Certificate #7913, William Silas Brown, DOD 3/1/1925 in Resaca Gordon County, GA
Male, White, Married, DOB 5/30/1842 in SC, 82 yrs old
Occupation: Farmer
Father: Samuel Brown, born in SC
Mother: ? Tatum (sic), born in SC
Informant: Lewis Brown, Calhoun, GA
DOD 3/1/1925 at 2pm
Cause of death: Enteritis and gastritis
Buried: 3/3/1925, Fain Cemetery

Georgia, Death Index, 1919-1998
Name: Wm. S. Brown
Death Date: 1 Mar 1925
Death Place: Gordon, Georgia, USA
Certificate Number: 7913-G

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William Silas Brown
BIRTH 30 May 1842, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA
DEATH 1 Mar 1925 (aged 82), Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
BURIAL Fain Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
MEMORIAL ID 42903066
Notes: Confederate Soldier
Served in Co H 4th Regiment Infantry, SC Volunteers under RYH Griffin
Moved from SC between 1871 and 1874 based on states in which children were born


Mary Eliza Pace Brown died 4/2/1927 in Gordon County, GA. She is buried at Fain Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon County, GA.

GA Death Certificate #1661 (illegible), Military District #849, Mrs. Silas Brown, DOD 4/2/1927 in Gordon County, GA
Female, White, Widowed, DOB (blank) in SC, 77 yrs old (DOB 1850)
Occupation: Housekeeper
Father: DK (Don't know) Pace, born in SC
Mother: DK (Don't know) Barton, born in SC
Informant: L.E. Brown, Calhoun, GA
DOD 4/2/1927
Cause of death: Myocarditis
Buried: 4/4/1927 in Fain Cemetery

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Mary Eliza Pace Brown
BIRTH 16 Nov 1849, South Carolina, USA
DEATH 2 Apr 1927 (aged 77), Gordon County, Georgia, USA
BURIAL Fain Cemetery, Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
MEMORIAL ID 42902893


Silas Watson Brown was killed when run over by a train.

NC Death Certificate #244, Registration District #69-95, Certificate #994, Silas W. Brown, DOD 9/15/1938 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC
Usual Residence: Columbia, Richland County, SC
Male, White, Married to Bernice Strain, DOB 12/28/1894 in Calhoun, GA, 43 yrs old
Occupation: Southern Railway
Father: William Silas Brown, born in SC
Mother: Mary Pace, born in SC
Informant: R.R. Brown, Marietta, GA
DOD 9/15/1938
Cause of death: Legs severed from body, skull crushed by train, S.R. Rwy
Accident in public place, hit by train, crushed
Buried: 9/18/1938 in Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, SC



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