Reference: Cuba Journal, Cuba, Fulton Co IL February 23, 1899.Obituary. Eliza Olliman Brown born April 20 1810 in Fayette County, Penn. near Uniontown.Died February 18 1899 aged 88 years 9 mo. 28 days.In 1865 she moved to Fulton County where she has lived until the present time.In 1837 she married Samuel Brown, who she survived 25 years.For 50 years she has been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.She leaves to mourn her hos a half brother J. Allemon and five children: Elizabeth Windsor, Mary Allton, Anna Murphy and William and Jacob Brown, with a host of friends and relatives who were acquainted with her during her life.The funeral services were held at the home of her daughters, Mrs. Henry Murphy, conducted by Elder Drummet.
In her family Bible, her father had recorded she was born in 1820.A small carved heart now in possession of her great granddaughter Carolyn R. Montgomery, has the date as 1820.The heart is supposedly carved by her husband Samuel, came from the gun stock which her grandfather carried in the Revolutionary War.In 1947 her daughter said she was 78 years old when she died and this would make her born in 1820.
Bernice M. Olsem, granddaughter of Eliza Allemon Brown certified that the above Obituary was copied from the Cuba Journal in 1947.