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Descendants of John Brown


47. NANCY EVELYN18 TURNER (LAVINIA17 CHISUM, ELIZABETH16 GIBBONS, ANNE15 EPPES, MARY14 ANDERSON, MARY13 JORDAN, MARY12 BROWN, WILLIAM11 BROWNE, THOMAS10, THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 24, 1841 in Hardeman Co., Tennessee, and died February 03, 1882 in Hardeman Co., Tennessee. She married RALPH HENDERSON BYRUM February 26, 1860 in Hardeman Co., Tennessee, son of JOHN BYRUM and TREACY BARNES. He was born March 11, 1836 in Edgecomb Co., North Carolina, and died June 09, 1906 in Wellington, Texas.

Notes for RALPH HENDERSON BYRUM:
Ralph and Nancy moved from Tenn. to Denon Co., Texas in 1882. Ralph enlisted in the Confederate Army 1 July 1863 at Denmark, Tenn. He served as a private in Co. G, 14th Reg., (Neely's) Tenn. Calvary

     
Child of NANCY TURNER and RALPH BYRUM is:

77. i.   MARGARITE ENOLA19 BYRUM, b. December 22, 1860, Hardeman Co., Tennessee; d. March 15, 1930, Floyd Co., Texas.



48. FRANCES18 TURNER (LAVINIA17 CHISUM, ELIZABETH16 GIBBONS, ANNE15 EPPES, MARY14 ANDERSON, MARY13 JORDAN, MARY12 BROWN, WILLIAM11 BROWNE, THOMAS10, THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1836. She married SAMUEL RUFUS BROOKS October 13, 1852 in Hardeman Co. TN. He was born in TN.

Notes for SAMUEL RUFUS BROOKS:
First name of Samuel from Hardeman co. TN Marriage Records. Rufus is how he appears on 1860 census. His brother lived with Frances's family after the Brooks children were orphaned in the mid 1840's.
     
Children of FRANCES TURNER and SAMUEL BROOKS are:

  i.   THOMAS19 BROOKS.
  ii.   EUGENIA A. BROOKS, b. 1852, Jackson Co. TN; d. Abt. 1883, Arkansas, Jefferson, AR; m. JAMES ME. MUSE, November 01, 1868; b. 1847, Corinth, Tippah, MS; d. September 23, 1899, Beakley Camp #21 England, Ar.
  Notes for EUGENIA A. BROOKS:
Supposedly died after childbirth. Her parents were Rufus and Frances Broods of Denmark, TN. She was living in Denmark when she married. Eugenia Brooks Muse is mentioned in a Turner LWT as grandchild of Andrew and Lavinia Turner.
  Notes for JAMES ME. MUSE:
Though his middle initial appears as "Me" on some records, he was very
likely named James Madison Muse following the admittedly twisted logic
that since he was close to his older brother Berry Grove Muse, frequently
moving together from place to place, and Grove named his eldest son James Madison Muse it was after his brother. Died of Malarial fever 2nd m. Lula F. Coleman

49. JAMES M.18 JOHNSON (MARY ANN17 CHISUM, ELIZABETH16 GIBBONS, ANNE15 EPPES, MARY14 ANDERSON, MARY13 JORDAN, MARY12 BROWN, WILLIAM11 BROWNE, THOMAS10, THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 22, 1811, and died Abt. 1853. He married NANCY E. CHISUM, daughter of JOHN CHISUM and LOUISA PIRTLE. She was born November 19, 1844.

Notes for JAMES M. JOHNSON:
Dates of b. and d. are from M. Louise (Click) McPherson. descendant of John M. Johnson


Notes for NANCY E. CHISUM:
I believe this is the right Nancy who married James M. Johnson, she is a cousin and daughter of John Gibbons Chisum, son of James Stewart Chisum and Elizabeth Gibbons.

Mr. Kenneth J. Anderson, Descendant in his Excursus shows Nancy C. B . Mar 6 1820 ? d. Feb 23, 1849. Need to write to Mr. Anderson. Letter sent on 10/9/1998

     
Children of JAMES JOHNSON and NANCY CHISUM are:

  i.   JOHN MILTON19 JOHNSON, b. November 13, 1837; d. February 11, 1917; m. MATILDA E. ANDERSON, December 04, 1866; b. April 19, 1841.
  Notes for JOHN MILTON JOHNSON:
John was a Capt. in the CSA Cav.
John and Matilda had no children, they were guardians for Miles M. Anderson.
  Notes for MATILDA E. ANDERSON:
Source: The genealogy of the family of Kenneth J. Anderson of Mercer, TN
  ii.   JR. JAMES M. JOHNSON, b. August 04, 1839; d. August 31, 1853.
  Notes for JR. JAMES M. JOHNSON:
James and his brother John were left with their cousin William Chisum in Tenn. They were forced to eat from the floor with their plates in hand. William Chisum left a bad name in this area. He also terrorized his slaves. This information comes from the genealogy of Kenneth J. Anderson, Mercer, TN., it was sent to me by M. Louise (Click) McPherson. 5/1995

50. SARAH18 JOHNSON (MARY ANN17 CHISUM, ELIZABETH16 GIBBONS, ANNE15 EPPES, MARY14 ANDERSON, MARY13 JORDAN, MARY12 BROWN, WILLIAM11 BROWNE, THOMAS10, THOMAS9, JOHN8, THOMAS7, CHRISTOPHER6, CHRISTOPHER5, JOHN4 BROWN, JOHN3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 12, 1813 in TN, and died October 15, 1852 in TX, Lamar Co., USA. She married (1) BENJAMIN TURNER November 12, 1831 in TN, Hardeman Co., USA. He died September 06, 1836 in TN. She married (2) DR. HENRY GRAHAM MCDONALD February 1844 in TX, Lamar Co., USA. He was born 1806, and died 1861 in TX, Lamar Co., USA.

Notes for SARAH JOHNSON:
Sarah married lst Benjamin Turner; m. 2nd Dr. Henry Graham McDonald of Paris, TX . Benjamin Turner was the father of Eva Turner Clark, who wrote a very complete and comprehensive book entitled "Francis Eppes I, His Ancestors and Descendants, "which was the beginning of the Eppes genealogical collection. The book was published in 1929 and is now out of print and Eva Turner Clark has passed away.

In a genealogy received from M. Louise McPherson, given to her by Kenneth J. Anderson of Mercer TN, he lists the children on Ben and Sarah Johnson , no documentation at this time.

After Benjamin Turner's death, Sarah married Dr. Henry G. McDonald , a very distinguished gentleman. They had three sons. The first son William McDonald never married and was a peculiar man with a passion for accumulating money.

After his death, it was discovered it had all been willed to the University of Texas to build the most powerful telescope then known... " It was constructed in the Davis Mountains in West Texas.

Henry G. McDonald was a prominent lawyer and had two daughters. James McDonald was a banker and had one son."

According to "John Simpson Chisum and his Kin" Sarah came to Texas in 1836 with her Uncle Claiborne. The settled in Lamar Co. and she later married.


More About SARAH JOHNSON:
Burried: Old Paris Cem., TX, Lamar Co., USA

Notes for BENJAMIN TURNER:
According to M. Louise McPherson, they had two children.


Notes for DR. HENRY GRAHAM MCDONALD:
Henry was the second husband of Sarah Johnson. Henry is buried in family cemetery about nine miles south of Paris, TX: m. 2nd Isabella Roberts.

Henry is also shown to have the middle name of "Dearborn" in notes of Marilyn Lynch.

Dr. McDonald was of Scot Descent and came west as a government physician to the Choctaw Indians when they moved from Mississippi to Indian Territory in 1831.

He came to Lamar Co. and settled near Howland in 1837, about a year after Claiborne and Sarah came west.

McDonald's son did not get along well with their stepmother and went to live with their Aunt Nancy Chisum Wright. Alex Wright is said to have taken a great interest in the boys. He became their guardian after McDonald's death.


     
Children of SARAH JOHNSON and BENJAMIN TURNER are:

  i.   JOHN BENJAMIN19 TURNER.
  ii.   MARY ANN TURNER.
  Notes for MARY ANN TURNER:
Mr. Kenneth J. Anderson in his Excursus, sent to me by Louise McPherson, says !Mary's middle name was Jane.

     
Children of SARAH JOHNSON and HENRY MCDONALD are:

  iii.   WILLIAM JOHNSON19 MCDONALD.
  Notes for WILLIAM JOHNSON MCDONALD:
William did not marry. A banker and businessman who left his estate to found the University of Texas Astronomical Observatory located near Ft. Davis in West Texas.
  iv.   HENRY DEARBORN MCDONALD.
  Notes for HENRY DEARBORN MCDONALD:
Henry was a State Senator during the Hogg administration in 1892 and had debates now considered classics with Senator Garwood.
  v.   JAMES T. MCDONALD, b. 1850; d. 1903; m. MAGGIE MOORES.


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