I don't have a county in Mississippi. Here are some family members of John & Susan and some stories that was sent to me that I included in my notes. Maybe something here will help. John could have been called Jack but I wouldn't think he would have used a nick name when he got married. However, anything is possible. Do you have a picture of your Jack and Susan? I have one of my John & Susan. I'm sorry I don't know how to attach it to the message boards. If you would like me to email it to you, let me know. I know how to attach it to an email.
Descendants of JOHN HANCOCK BROWN
Generation No. 1
1.JOHN HANCOCK3 BROWN (STEPHEN2, STEPHEN1) was born July 03, 1855 in MISSISSIPPI, and died February 11, 1900 in WHITEFIELD, OKLAHOMA.He married SUSAN EFF ADAMS July 09, 1876 in MISSISSIPPI.
BURIED AT WHITEFIELD CEMETERY, WHITEFIELD, OKLAHOMA
SUSAN BURIED IN NEW MEXICO
Children of JOHN BROWN and SUSAN ADAMS are:
2. i. HENRY CLAY4 BROWN, b. April 09, 1877, MISSISSIPPI; d. May 26, 1945, CANYON, TEXAS.
3. ii. MARY MARGARET(MAGGIE) BROWN, b. August 22, 1879, MISSISSIPPI.
iii. SUSAN F. (SUDIE) BROWN, b. February 27, 1882, ARKANSAS; m. UNKNOWN, WHITEFIELD, OKLAHOMA.
4. iv. JOHN STEPHEN BROWN, b. April 26, 1886, ARKANSAS.
v. DEBETHA BIDDIE BROWN, b. April 30, 1889, ARKANSAS; d. March 25, 1972, HOLDENVILLE, OKLAHOMA; m. MILO CECIL SCROGGINS, February 23, 1906, ARDMORE, INDIAN TERRITORY.
5. vi. SALLIE MAY BROWN, b. December 06, 1892.
6. vii. ROSA BELLE BROWN, b. April 12, 1895.
7. viii. JESSIE JAMES BROWN, b. September 13, 1897, INDIAN TERRITORY NEAR STIGLER, OKLAHOMA; d. 1961.
Generation No. 2
2.HENRY CLAY4 BROWN (JOHN HANCOCK3, STEPHEN2, STEPHEN1) was born April 09, 1877 in MISSISSIPPI, and died May 26, 1945 in CANYON, TEXAS.He married (1) BELLE RATEREE December 20, 1896.He married (2) BESSIE JAMES 1908.He married (3) MYRTLE EVELYN HENDRIX September 22, 1912 in CHECOTAH, OKLAHOMA.
WHILE HENRY WAS A SMALL BOY, HIS FAMILY MOVED FROM MISSISSIPPI TO CARL COUNTY, ARKANSAS, AND FROM THERE TO INDIAN TERRITORY NEAR STIGLER, OK. HIS FATHER, WHO WAS A BAPTIST PREACHER DURING INDIAN TERRITORY DAYS, DIED AT THE AGE OF FORTY-ONE IN WHITEFIELD, OK.
THE TASK OF HELPING HIS MOTHER REAR HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS FELL ON HENRY. HE WAS THE OLDEST OF EIGHT CHILDREN.
HENRYMOVED HIS FAMILY TO PORTALES, N.M. TO HOMESTEAD. HE HAD MEASLES AROUND THE TIME HIS MOM DIED AND WAS SICK 63 DAYS. HE RAN A DRAY (FREIGHT) WAGON AND DID VERY WELL WITH IT. WHILE HE WAS SICK, HE HIRED A MAN TO RUN THE WAGON AND HE DIDN'T DO AS WELL WITH IT AS HENRY DID.
IT WAS IN PORTALES, N.M. THAT HIS MOTHER DIED OF A STROKE AT THE AGE OF FORTY-SEVEN. AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH ALL OF THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS WERE MARRIED BUT THREE.
DOCTORS TOLD HENRY THAT HE'D BETTER LEAVE PORTALES. HE COULD HARDLY WALK WHEN HE GOT ON THE TRAIN TO OKTAHA, OKLAHOMA. HE STAYED WITH STEVE UNTIL HE COULD GET ABOUT.
IN 1926, HENRY LOADED HIS BRAND NEW MODEL-T TRUCK AND MOVED HIS FAMILY FROM EL RENO, OKLAHOMA TO FARNSWORTH, TEXAS. THERE WERE NO HOUSES AVAILABLE SO THEY LIVED IN A TENT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS UNTIL ONE BECAME AVAILABLE. AT THIS TIME OCHILTREE COUNTY HAD HAD THE BIGGEST WHEAT CROP IN HISTORY AND WHEAT WAS PILED IN HUGE PILES ON THE GROUND AS THE ELEVATORS WERE UNABLE TO HOLD IT. HENRY GOTA JOB PICKING UP WHEAT. SOON AFTER, HE TOOD A JOB ON THE JOHN ROGERS FARM NEAR WAKA. IT WAS WHILE LIVING THERE THAT THE FOURTH CHILD WAS BORN IN 1927. THE THREE OLDEST CHILDREN ATTENDED SCHOOL AT WAKA FOR THAT YEAR. AT THE END OF THE FARMING YEAR, HENRY MOVED HIS FAMILY BACK TO FARNSWORTH WHERE HE BUILT A HOME AND WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1945 IN CANYON, TEXAS, OF A CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE.
FARMING WAS ALWAYS HENRY'S REAL LOVE
MYRTLE MOVED TO 518 S. COLGATE STREET, PERRYTON, TEXAS, FROM FARNSWORTH IN 1950 WHERE SHE LIVED UNTIL HER DEATH ON MAY 24, 1974.
HENRY AND MYRTLE WENT TO STEVE'S ONE SUNDAY. IT WAS AFTER DARK WHEN THEY GOT BACK. THEY HAD SOME APPLES IN THE CAR SO WHEN THEY GOT IN THE HOUSE, THEY TOLD JESS AND OLLIE THAT THERE WERE SOME APPLES IN THE CAR. THEY BOTH MADE A RUN FOR THE CAR. THERE WAS A CISTERN RIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE PORCH. IT DIDN'T HAVE A TOP ON IT AND THERE WAS A LITTLE WATER IN IT. OLLIE WENT AROUND IT BUT JESS FORGOT ABOUT IT AND JUMPED OFF THE PORCH RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. OLLIE GOT THE APPLES AND WENT ON IN THE HOUSE. AFTER A WHILE HENRY AND MYRTLE ASKED HIM WHERE JESS WAS AND OLLIE SAID HE IS OUT IN THE CISTERN. THEY ASKED "DIDN'T YOU HELP HIM OUT?" HE SAID "NO, THERE WAS A LADDER IN IT." HE CLIMBED OUT AND WASN'T HURT.
HENRY AND MYRTLE HAD SOME FRIENDS BY THE NAME OF PERRY AND LIZZIE SNEED WHO LIVED IN CHECOTAH AND RAN AN EATING PLACE. THEY HAD A LITTLE GIRL NAMED MILDRED. THEY HAD FAMILY TROUBLE AND LIZZIE KILLED HERSELF. PERRY ASKED HENRY AND MYRTLE TO KEEP MILDRED FOR A WHILE. HE WAS SO UPSET HE COULDN'T STAY IN CHECOTAH ANY LONGER SO HE WENT AWAY. MILDRED STAYED THERE A LONG TIME. SHE WAS A PRETTY GOOD KID ALTHOUGH MYRTLE HAD SOME LITTLE DUCKS THAT WERE MISSING. MYRTLE WAS ON EVERYBODY ABOUT HER DUCKS. MILDRED SAID "I PUT THEM IN THE WELL." SHE REALLY GOT A GOOD PADDLING. TIME WENT ON AND HER DADDY NEVER CAME AFTER HER. MYRTLE WROTE HIM A LETTER AND TOLD HIM SHE COULDN'T KEEP HER ANY LONGER AND THAT SHE NEEDED CLOTHES. HE SENT MONEY FOR CLOTHES AND TO SEND HER TO HIM. SHE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE. THEY PUT HER ON THE TRAIN IN CARE OF THE CONDUCTOR. THEY NEVER SAW HER ANY MORE.
THEY HAD A LITTLE MUSIC ONCE IN A WHILE. HENRY PLAYED THE FIDDLE. HE COULD PLAY A FEW TUNES--"WAGONER", "COTTONEYED JOE" AND "TURKEY IN THE STRAW". MYRTLE PLAYED THE PIANO OR ORGAN
DIED OF CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE
BURIED: OCHILTREE CEMETERY, PERRTYON, TEXAS
MYRTLE EVELYN HENDRIX
BORN:SEPT. 21, 1891
DIED:MAY 24, 1974 IN PERRYTON, TEXAS
BURIED:OCHILTREE CEMETERY, PERRYTON, TEXAS
MYRTLE HENDRIX WENT TO CHURCH AND HENRY WENT TO GET HER. BELLE STAYED AT HOME AND COOKED DINNER. AFTER THEY ATE, HENRY AND MYRTLE WENT TO GET MARRIED. THEY WENT TO THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE WHO LIVED JUST SOUTH OF THEM. HE WASN'T AT HOME SO THEY WENT TO A PREACHER'S (LOGAN WAS HIS NAME) HOUSE WHO LIVED CLOSE; HE MARRIED THEM OUT IN HIS FRONT YARD, THEN THEY WENT TO TELL MR. & MRS. HENDRIX THAT THEY WERE MARRIED. WHEN THEY TOLD THEM THEY WERE MARRIED, MRS. HENDRIX JUST THREW A SPELL, CALLED HENRY EVERY NAME UNDER THE SUN. SHE FELL DOWN IN THE YARD. THEY STARTED TO DRIVE OFF AND SHE JUMPED UP AND SAID "HOLD ON, THERE, I'M NOT THROUGH. SHE TOLD MYRTLE NEVER TO COME BACK AGAIN. " SHE WOULDN'T LET HER HAVE ANY OF HER CLOTHES. AFTER A WHILE SHE PACKED THEM UP. SHE SENT WORD TO THEM AT MAUDE AND HUGH'S TO COME GET THEM. IT WAS A LONG TIME BEFORE THEY GOT ON SPEAKING TERMS. AFTER JEWELL WAS BORN, THE HENDRIX'S CAME TO SEE HER SO THEY FINALLY GOT ALL RIGHT.
AT THAT TIME MATTIE AND ROBE WERE LIVING AT MORRIS, OK. THEY WANTED HENRY AND MYRTLE TO TAKE THEM TO SEE THE HENDRIX'S. ONE FRIDAY THEY TOOK THEM AND STAYED UNTIL SUNDAY.
Child of HENRY BROWN and BELLE RATEREE is:
i. OLLIE JOHN5 BROWN, b. October 17, 1897; d. December 23, 1974.
Child of HENRY BROWN and BESSIE JAMES is:
ii. CARL W.5 BROWN, b. February 22, 1909; d. 1910.
Children of HENRY BROWN and MYRTLE HENDRIX are:
8. iii. JEWEL MILDRED5 BROWN, b. September 08, 1913, CHECOTAH, OKLAHOMA; d. December 23, 1994, SPEARMAN, TEXAS.
9. iv. JOE OPAL BROWN, b. May 22, 1915, CHECOTAH, OKLAHOMA.
10. v. HENRY CLAUD ,JR. (BUSTER)BROWN, b. April 13, 1917, CHECOTAH, OKLAHOMA; d. September 11, 1991, PERRYTON, TEXAS.
11. vi. JUNE FRANCES BROWN, b. August 07, 1927, 2 MILES NORTH OF WAKA, TEXAS.
3.MARY MARGARET(MAGGIE)4 BROWN (JOHN HANCOCK3, STEPHEN2, STEPHEN1) was born August 22, 1879 in MISSISSIPPI.She married ELIGE WILLIAMS July 26, 1896.
Child of MARY BROWN and ELIGE WILLIAMS is:
i. LIZZIE5 WILLIAMS, b. September 15, 1897; m. HOLZY MCGUIRE.
4.JOHN STEPHEN4 BROWN (JOHN HANCOCK3, STEPHEN2, STEPHEN1) was born April 26, 1886 in ARKANSAS.He married (1) ETHEL HILL.He married (2) ROSA ANN ADAMS October 1865.
Children of JOHN BROWN and ROSA ADAMS are:
i. MARIE5 BROWN.
ii. GRACE BROWN.
iii. ROBERT BROWN.
iv. MADGE BROWN.
5.SALLIE MAY4 BROWN (JOHN HANCOCK3, STEPHEN2, STEPHEN1) was born December 06, 1892.She married WARREN BROWN in CHECOTAH, OKLAHOMA.
Children of SALLIE BROWN and WARREN BROWN are:
i. MARIE5 BROWN, m. ?? DUDLEY.
ii. RAY BROWN.
iii. WILLARD BROWN.
iv. BILLY BROWN.
6.ROSA BELLE4 BROWN (JOHN HANCOCK3, STEPHEN2, STEPHEN1) was born April 12, 1895.She married WILLIAM T. RANEY October 30, 1918 in MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA.
Child of ROSA BROWN and WILLIAM RANEY is:
i. JIMMIE RUTH5 RANEY, m. MONROE JOHNSON.
7.JESSIE JAMES4 BROWN (JOHN HANCOCK3, STEPHEN2, STEPHEN1) was born September 13, 1897 in INDIAN TERRITORY NEAR STIGLER, OKLAHOMA, and died 1961.He married IDA HILL TURNER 1920.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JESS BROWN, 64, OKAY, OKLAHOMA WAS HELD AT 2:00P.M. ON THURSDAY IN THE BRADLEY-AGENT FUNERAL CHAPEL WITH BURIAL TO BE IN GREENHILL CEMETERY.
JOHN T. GADDY
MUSKOGEE IRON WORKS EMPLOYEES WILL BE HONORARY PALLBEARERS
HE DIED IN A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOLLOWING A SUDDEN ILLNESS AT WORK, THE MUSKOGEE IRON WORKS.
IDA MAE HILL TURNER
BORN: OCTOBER 2, 1898 IN MISSOURI
DIED:1968 IN MUSKOGEE GENERAL HOSPITAL, MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA
SERVICES WERE HELD AT 2:00P.M. ON WEDNESDAY IN BRADLEY FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL OF MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA. J.C. GAWF, MINISTER OF RIVERSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN GREENHILL CEMETERY.
HONORARY PALLBEARERS WERE:
IDA LIVED IN OKAY, OKLAHOMA.
IDA HAD ONE SON, RAY HILL OF WICHITA, KANSAS
MRS. MONTY GILLIAM OF WARNER, OK
MRS. SARAH HALES OF WARNER, OK
MRS. CHRISSIE DUGGER OF PARSONS, KANSAS
MRS. TORSEY TURNER OF THE HOME
MRS. A.E. GREEN OF THE HOME
BROTHER:BILL TURNER OF MUSKOGEE, OK
GRANDDAUGHTER:RAYLENE SMITH OF TULSA, OK
GREAT-GRANDSON:STEPHEN SMITH OF TULSA, OK
Child of JESSIE BROWN and IDA TURNER is:
i. RAY5 HILL, Stepchild.