I'm trying to find out if anyone has any information on a boy named Willie F. BROWN that is buried in the Good Billy Brown Cemetery just east of Bethel, Giles County, TN.I'm also curious if anyone would be willing to locate his grave location in relationship to my GGG-grandparents Rev. T. F. and Martha W. BROWN or my GGGG-grandparents William R. and Abigail J. BROWN.
My family has a story that my GGG-Grandmother Martha "Mattie" W. (WHARTON) BROWN, wife of Rev. Thomas F. BROWN, and an infant, twin to my GG-Grandfather Alvia Price "A.P." BROWN, both became ill and died after hiding from "carpetbaggers" during the Civil War.My dad had no other info of any siblings for his grandfather.Mattie indeed died and was buried in the cemetery in 1865.
In my research, I found that A.P. had a younger brother Ernest Wharton BROWN born in 1864 in Georgia.I've assumed this was the "twin" although a year younger than A.P.Ernest didn't die during the war as an infant, but instead became a Methodist preacher like his father, eventually settling in Nashville.
Now I've noticed there is a Willie F. BROWN born on January 15, 1863 and died July 31, 1864 buried in the cemetery.A.P. was also born in January of 1863 although his tombstone in Texarkana, TX has the day as the 21st.In the photo that I've seen, Fannie E. (KENNEY) BROWN, A.P.'s and Ernest's step-mother, is buried behind Willie.Ernest was born in Georgia, where Mattie's family lived, approximately two months after Willie's death.It is conceivable that pregnant and her infant recently dieing after hiding from the "enemy", the family moved to Athens for safety.Finally, if Willie is the son of Mattie and Thomas, he would have his grandfather William "Good Billy" BROWN's first name and his father's middle initial.
Help with either family history or cemetery plot location would be very appreciated.