Searching for my great grandfather, Stephen Henry Brown born 4/18/1833 in Herkimer County NY. He moved to Texas in 1852 & married Mary Ann Corder in Dec.15,1867 and they had 6 sons. Mary Ann and their sons were all born in Texas. Henry & Mary Ann died in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas and are buried in Myrtle Cemetery/Rock Island, Columbus, Tx(Henry d. 1905. Mary Ann d. 1924). I do not have any information regarding Henry's parents or siblings. I have his obituary but it does not list their names.
Henry joined Terry's Texas Rangers in 1861 and was wounded in TN in 1862. Mary Ann Corder Brown was the daughter of Reuban Stone Corder and his 1st wife, Lizzie Moore. Any information regarding Henry, especially his parents'or siblings' names, would be greatly appreciated.
Also, family oral history states that we are part Cherokee and I would love to find the connection. Family oral history also states that Henry's father was born in Holland and when he came to the US his surname was changed from 'Frantz' to Brown. Thank you in advance for any information you may be able to provide as we have just recently begun our search into the past!