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Zara Costen & Nancy Ellen (Rounsavell) Brown

© 2001-02 & Submitted by Mary Ann Thomas.


Generation No. 1

1. Zara Costen2 Brown (Thomas1) was born December 31, 1830 in Maumee Henry OH, and died February 20, 1864 in Holton Jackson Co KS. He married Nancy Ellen Rounsavell February 12, 1852 in Iroquois Co IL, daughter of George Rounsavell and Mary Frame. She was born August 20, 1834 in Montgomery Co IN, and died February 28, 1912 in Guthrie Logan OK.

Notes for Zara Costen Brown:
Moved to KS in fall of 1859 (from ZE Brown's obit)
Zara C. Brown BLM Land record
Accension # IL3780_.224
Doc. # 14198
1 Oct 1858
40 acres Danville Il
NENE 9/ 26 N 14 W 2nd PM IL Iroquois

More about Zara Costen Brown:  
   Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jackson Co KS

More about Nancy Ellen Rounsavell:  
   Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jackson Co KS

More about Zara Brown & Nancy Rounsavell
   Marriage: February 12, 1852, Iroquois Co IL

Children of Zara Brown and Nancy Rounsavell are:

  i.  Milton Albert3 Brown, born March 27, 1853 in Iroquois Co IL; died December 29, 1923 in Ontario Jackson KS. He married Martha Agnes Lytle December 15, 1887 in Pitwood Iroquois IL; born December 01, 1865 in IL; died November 17, 1932 in Holton Jackson KS.

Notes for Milton Albert Brown:
Will record L Pages 213-216  case # 2829 12/29/1923

1910  Jackson Co KS page 110 B
1920 Jackson Co KS page 150 B

Tombstone photograph from Ontario Cemetery for Milton and Martha

Bk: Nemaha County Kansas Cemeteries Vol. 1 by Larry D. Gilbert 1982 
   page 44-46
   Illinois Statewide  Marriage Index 1763-1900 {online, copy}
   Milton A. Brown Martha A. Lytle 12/15/1877 Iroquois Co IL

Obit Holton Recorder 8 Jan 1923 p 3  Microfilm # H499 bur by Rev. Hamm

More About Milton Albert Brown:  
   Burial: Ontario Cemetery, Jackson KS

Notes for Martha Agnes Lytle:
   Probate case # 3404 11-19-1932 Will Record N page
   442 Obit  Holton Recorder 24 Nov 1932 page 6 Microfilm # NP 2773
   Pastor R. F. Porter

More About Martha Agnes Lytle:  
   Burial: Ontario Cemetery, Ontario Jackson KS

More About Milton Brown and Martha Lytle:  
   Marriage: December 15, 1887, Pitwood Iroquois IL

 ii.  Eber Lorenzo Brown, born November 24, 1854 in Iroquois Co IL; died in Guthrie OK. He married Isabel Dalton March 25, 1877 in Independence Jackson MO; born September 17, 1856 in Montgomery Co IN.

Notes for Eber Lorenzo Brown:
1880 Jackson Co Jefferson Twp KS page 57-58
1920  census Guthrie  Logan OK  West Okla St. page 71 A
Andreas  History of Ks 1883 Vol 2  page 1343

Business Directory Guthrie Logan OK 1898
E.L. Brown Occidental Hotel
Frank Brown clk Ramsey Bro bds Occidental Hotel

1903 City Directory Eber L. Brown wf Isabella r 308 s 2nd

1907-1908 Guthrie City Directory
Eber L. (Belle) (Brown and Wolverton) r 412 s 1st
Eber L. Brown , Berton Wolverton proprs Saddle Rock Restaurant 
317 W. Okla Death date from Charles L Brown's obit
Notes for Isabel Dalton: Information on Isabell and parents DocADuck@aol.com from Internet
... not proven by me. Marriage Notes for Eber Brown and Isabel Dalton: From Bk 7 1872-1879 Jackson Co MO Marriages. More About Eber Brown and Isabel Dalton: Marriage: March 25, 1877, Independence Jackson MO

iii.  Benton Clay Brown, born February 24, 1857 in Iroquois Co IL; died December 01, 1906 in Circleville Jackson KS. He married Myrtle Gladys Hill February 24, 1884 in Ontario Jackson KS; born May 28, 1866 in Bowling Green Wood OH; died November 30, 1941 in Goodland Sherman KS.

Notes for Benton Clay Brown:  Brown Family Bible records photocopies.

Photocopy of marriage certificate:  Marriage License Book B page 406
Jackson County KS Circuit Court. Death register page 65 Jackson County KS Obit Jackson County World 7 Dec 1906 Tombstone photo from Pleasant Grove Cemetery 1900 census Jackson County KS Jefferson Twp page 100 Member of Woodman of the World
More About Benton Clay Brown:
Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jackson Co KS
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis, bowel cancer
Notes for Myrtle Gladys Hill:
KS  Certificate of Death  # 291 786  Myrtle G. Geoffroy
Obits 4 Dec 1941 Goodland KS
1 Dec 1941 page 4 Micro #G 1375
More About Myrtle Gladys Hill:
Burial: December 02, 1941, Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jackson Co KS
Cause of Death: cancer of the uterus
Medical Information: blind from senile cataracts
More About Benton Brown and Myrtle Hill:
Marriage: February 24, 1884, Ontario Jackson KS

iv.  Amy Lorinda Brown, born June 21, 1858; died Bet. 1906 - 1927. She married Burton Wolverton February 02, 1882 in Jackson Co KS; born Abt. 1861 in OH.

Notes for Amy Lorinda Brown:  1912 living in Guthrie OK

Notes for Burton Wolverton:  
    Marriage record  Bk B page 288 Jackson County
KS Court House 1898 City Directory Guthrie Logan OK .. not in 1903 City Directory .. check City Directory Guthrie Logan OK 1907-1908 More About Burton Wolverton and Amy Brown: Marriage: February 02, 1882, Jackson Co KS

v.  Charles Lincoln Brown, born May 18, 1860 in Ontario Jackson Co KS; died May 10, 1912 in Holton Jackson KS. He married Florence L. Bordner June 16, 1886 in Circleville Jackson Co IN; born October 27, 1857 in Attica Seneca OH; died May 27, 1942 in Holton Jackson KS.

Notes for Charles Lincoln Brown:
Headstone  Holton Cemetery

Obit  Holton Recorder  May 16, 1912 page 11 Microfilm # H492

Campbell College graduate, teacher

Joined Methodist Church  under Dr Edwin Locke

Death certificate KS  48 96  Jackson County KS

Marriage record Bk C page 98 Jackson County KS

More About Charles Lincoln Brown:
Burial: May 12, 1912, Holton  Cemetery,  Holton Jackson KS
Cause of Death: Heart failure, fatty degeneration

Notes for Florence L. Bordner:
Obit Holton Recorder 1 June 1942 page 4 M # NP 2780

Purdue Univercity , teacher  Lafayette IN


Probate record Case # 4053  6/27/ 1942 Will record P page 358 Bk 1 
page 136 Jackson Co KS

Headstone photograph  Holton Cemetery

1910 Jackson County KS census page 81 B Franklin Twp

More About Florence L. Bordner:
Burial: Holton  Cemetery,  Holton Jackson KS

More About Charles Brown and Florence Bordner:
Marriage: June 16, 1886, Circleville Jackson Co IN

vi.  Mary Elizabeth Brown, born October 13, 1862 in Ontario Jackson KS; died October 22, 1934 in Kansas City KS. She married Joseph M. McDonnall April 08, 1884 in Jackson Co IN; born February 28, 1856 in Columbus OH; died March 26, 1929 in Goff Nemaha KS.

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Brown:  Obit from The Goff {KS} Advance
25 Oct 1934 page 1

More About Mary Elizabeth Brown:  
Burial: October 1934, Fairview Cemetery, Goff Nemaha KS

Notes for Joseph M. McDonnall:
Some information from obits Mar 28, and April 4 1929 
The Goff (KS) Advance

Brothers :Chester, John, and Henry in Toledo in 1929

1920 Nemaha County Census, Granada Twp page 149 A, 
   sheet 5 district 101/122

His parents are listed as being born in Canada

Marriage record: Jackson County Court House Book B page 337

Nemaha County Kansas Cemeteries Vol 1 by Larry D Gilbert page 210

The Goff Advance  28 Mar 1929 page 1
The Goff Advocate 4 Apr 1929 page 5
The Wetmore  Spectator 5 Apr 1929 page 1

More About Joseph M. McDonnall:
Burial: March 29, 1929, Fairview Cemetery, Goff Nemaha KS
Religion: United Bretheran

More About Joseph McDonnall and Mary Brown:
Marriage: April 08, 1884, Jackson Co IN

vii.  Zara Elias Brown, born May 31, 1864 in Ontario Jackson KS; died November 15, 1940 in Holton Jackson KS. He married Eleanor Mary Patterson April 05, 1898 in Holton Jackson KS; born March 23, 1874; died September 12, 1971.

Notes for Zara Elias Brown:
1910 Jackson County KS Franklin TWP page 81 A 
Nancy living with Zara and Eleanor agw 75 

Will of Eleanor Brown #6453 Jackson Co KS filed 10-18-1971 Will 
   Bk J page 64 

Will of Zara Elias Brown Vol P page 147 dated 11 September 1928 
   case # 3944 filed 11/25/1940

Headstone photograph Holton Cemetery taken Aug 2000 

Photocopy of undated Holton Recorder obit for Zara E. Brown

More About Zara Elias Brown:
   Burial: Holton  Cemetery,  Holton Jackson KS

More About Eleanor Mary Patterson:
   Burial: Holton  Cemetery,  Holton Jackson KS

More About Zara Brown and Eleanor Patterson:
   Marriage: April 05, 1898, Holton Jackson KS

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