James V. Brown's parents were Samuel & Sarah Vaughan Brown. They married in Leonidas, St. Joseph Co., MI in 1835. Samuel Brown's parents were James & Jane Porter Brown of Mercer Twp., Butler Co., PA. Samuel was born in 1813. Sarah's parents were Constant & Mercy Bently Vaughan of Rhode Island.
James V. Brown married Elvina Newland in Iowa. That marriage fell apart and James came out to Colorado in 1880.