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  • Name: Hugh Fulton Brown
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 APR 1826 in Tennessee
  • Death: 10 AUG 1863 in Ash Grove, Dade Co., Missouri
  • Note: died by being "bushwhacked"
  • Burial: Gratham's Field under two cedar trees, Dade Co., Missouri 1
  • ALIA: Hue L. Brown [1850 Census]; Hugh T. Brown; Hue
  • Note: 2 1 3 3 3

    Hugh F. Brown (Hugh's middle name was possibly "Fulton" - as was his son John's middle name - It is said to be "Fulton on the findagrave site of his son, Hugh Sterling Brown - it was said to be on Hugh Sterlings Brown's death records ccs) was bush whacked during the Civil War when a man on horseback came riding up and shot him while Hugh F. Brown, Ben Johnson and Ben's little sister was all cutting wood. Ben was 13 yr. old. Ben has told the story many times to different people.
    "We don't know exactly why Ben and his sister were being raised by his Aunt and Uncle on his mother's side."
    Hugh F. Brown used to own the land that Glenn Murray's kids now own (Glenn Murray owned it when I was growing up). Glenn Murray used to work with Great-grandpa Ben Johnson when Ben was head of the road crew around the country. Glenn Murray was 8 9 years old when I spoke with him and he called Ben Johnson, "Uncle Ben." They were taught in their younger days to call the elders Uncle and Aunt out of respect, although they may not be any kin to them. I find this very appreciative.
    Emulous U. Grantham owned the farm years after the Browns died.
    Mr. and Mrs. Emulous Grantham had two children: Dan Grantham and Lois Grantham. Lois married Clarence Stewart and lives in Springfield, Mo. on 1539 Washington Street. Lois Stewart is 85 years old and her husband is 86.
    Dan & Juanita Grantham had one girl when they were both 18 years old. They have been married all these years and never had any more children. Juanite was Secretary to the Ash Grove School Board for several years until her retirement. Dan & Juanit a live over by Bois D' Arc. There are two cedar trees directly north of the house on the farm where our ancestors are buried.
    (ca 1982)

    Email from, Wanda Coley to Craig Snyder
    Hugh F. Brown's Death, 6/19/2001
    Hi! I'm Wanda (Johnson) Coley. In answer to your questions about who bushwacked Hugh F. Brown. The Civil War soldiers killed him, and I believe it was the union side. They came down from the North and was messing that part of the country up bad. S hortage of food, ammunication, and horses. They killed a neighbor that was feeding his pigs and when the wife and kids went to get help, by the time they got back, all they could find of the father was the bones in the pig pen. The pigs had eate n him. It was unbelievable what happened during that time period from what I have been told. Melinda Brown, Hugh's sister married Asa Johnson which was my great-great grandfather. Melinda died when Ben Johnson was only 6 years old. I don't kno w where his father Asa was during this time that Hugh F. Brown was bushwacked. A neighbor Glen Murray owned the land when I was growing up and Ben was Glen's forman and Glen was the one telling me about Ben's Uncle Hugh being bushwacked and my fa ther verified it. Glen said that that was the only thing that Ben spoke about his family. That part really stuck in his mind. He never spoke about his father Asa Johnson and I cannot find out who raised Ben. Ben was at his Uncle Hugh's house tha t day helping cut wood. I don't know if he lived there all the time, or just visiting. I have a map here that my cousin gave me showing in 1837 that Mr. Brown owed that land then, I am taking for granite that Mr. Brown is Alexander Brown, which i s Hugh and Melinda's father. I don't know when Elisha Brown ( Hugh and Melinda's father) came here. Please send me your information of John F. Brown born Oct. 29, 1858 as I don't have any of that except they have a daughter buried under the ceda r trees a couple of farms down from where I was raised, Mary E. Brown b. 10/27/1880 d. 5/10/1881, buried with grandfather and grandmother. Also I have bunches of information on the Carters and Browns that I don't think I had transferred to the com puter when I made my backup for Joe Miller. Joe and I are related by our great-grandmother were sisters (on my mother's side). I love to talk about this stuff and find more information. I have been doing this for 35 years. People thought I was cr azy when I was bugging them about our ancestors at the age of 16, but if I hadn' all these people who gave me loads of information has been dead for several years. If you need any leg work, just holler at me as I was raised here and had th e privilege of spending hours upon hours with Chief Russell Sage Carter. Those were very precious moments, he is now dead. "Great Grandad Caleb Carter and this Grimmit had married full blood Cherokee Indian maidens. Nancy and Elizabeth Furgeson" . His grandmother was carried on the Trail of Tears when she was a baby. Chief Russell Sage's mother (Sarah Margaret Johnson) was sick when Russell was born and his father was the preacher for the Indian Reservation. His mother's milk had dried u p and his father asked another lady in the Indian Reservation that just had a baby if his son could drink from the other breast and that was what happened and Russell was basically raised with the Indians. I loved to hear him tell about the custom s of the Indians and the stories, some of them wild, some of them very sad as the Indians were not treated fairly. In fact they were lied to, told the government would do something, then wouldn't follow through with what they were told.
    Plese send me the children of John F. Brown and descendants. Thanks a million and if you need me to go into detail about any of them, please advise.
    P.S. And yes, I am onry...right down to the bone. They tell me I'm full of it. My eyes are almost black.
    Have A Great Day!
    Onry :)
    Wanda M. Coley

    . . . Hugh F. Brown (John's brother) married a Margaret Carter whose father was a wealthy farmer. He hired some outlaws by the name of Harshbarger to kill Hugh because he was upset with his daughter marrying an Indian. Another thing is that Alex ander may have had to give up his Indian heritage to buy land. I have heard that many Indians had to do this back then. Your John L. was probably full Cherokee. I want to thank you for the info on John L. because I had very little on him. Al l my older relatives are dead and cannot provide any help. I will try to look up some documents and pictures for you as soon as I can. Jim . . . .

    from the 1850 Missouri census: Brown, Hue F. [or L.] 23 m TN

    ...Oh here are my notes on the Brown lead mines...they supplied bullets
    during the Civil War.....
    The Browns owned and operated the first led mines in the county near Ash Grove, these Browns for three generations continued to dig in these mines for years.  They would put out a crop, then about cultivating time, they would go back digging in th e mine, and let the weeds take the crop.  They had a cave-in at one shaft one year, they dug and worked to dig it out as one of the young men was trapped in there, but finally gave up, just piled a few rocks at the entrance and said a prayer, the n went on home.  Ray's body is still in that old mine."  
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    Born April 20, 1826
    Died Aug. 10, 1863
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    of graves of Hugh F. Brown & Wife
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    Tombstones of Hugh F. Brown & Wife
    Margaret & granddaughter Mary
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    From: Teresa and Terry Joyce
    Aug., 2009
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    Father: Alexander Brown b: ABT 1795 in Stewart Co., Tennessee
    Mother: Margaret A. Leeper b: ABT 1798 in Tennessee

    Marriage 1 Margaret Almeda "Meetz" Carter b: 11 SEP 1834 in Monroe Co., Tennessee
    • Married: 25 MAR 1855 in Greene Co., Missouri
    • Note: 15 mar 1855??
    1. Has Children Thomas Kelly "Kell" Brown b: 29 JAN 1857 in Greene Co., Missouri
    2. Has Children John Fulton Brown b: 29 OCT 1858 in Ash Grove, Greene Co., Missouri
    3. Has Children Nancy Elizabeth Brown b: 8 APR 1860 in Marshfield, Polk Co., Missouri
    4. Has Children Hugh Sterling Brown b: 23 FEB 1862 in Marshfield, Polk Co., Missouri
    5. Has Children Henry Small Brown b: 12 APR 1863 in Marshfield, Polk Co., Missouri

    1. Type: Web Site
      Author: Joe Miller
      Author: Joe Miller
    2. Type: Book
      Author: Miller, Vinita
      Periodical: Vinita Miller book onthe Carters
      Page: 201
    3. Type: E-Mail Message
      Author: ONRY
      Date: 2001
      Location: Greene Co., Missouri
      Text: This is information from a cousin living in Greene Co., Missouri [2001]
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