First thanks to all of you for your feedback. It is great to have dialogue on an issue that has left me empty handed and not knowing where to go next. My family data sheet had an interesting blurp next to the blank line of George's father. His exwife's son by a different marriage said "this one died in eastern OK or TX and my have been hanged for murder." This Brown would have been born approx 1845-55. He had three children, 1 daughter and 2 sons. One being born in 1872 in Montague, Montague Co, TX. I read the story that was posted about the Brown's being hung. However, it said George had one son by a first wife and the 2nd wife left him, but did not name the wife. Since 2 siblings are listed with my greatgrandfather. I'm just not sure this was he, but could have been. The family data sheet doesn't even give his (George W.) mother's name. It only says that she remarried a man named "Cole who lived near the Red River on rented land". Where do I find land ownership records?I'll search the other counties you have provided. Thanks so much!