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Nathaniel & Elvira M. Brown of Hilton Head Island, SC

Updated November 9, 2000

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Brown Family Reunion
August 4, 5, & 6th, 2000
Cost $65.00 per family and $40.00 for singles
Activity list will be furnished by email.
Melvin Campbell, Chairman
546 Spanish Wells Road
(843) 681-8930 or
email Greer Reese
Hilton Head Island, SC

The Brown family dates back to the mid 1800's as far as the available information indicates. African American moved around frequently: not because they wanated to, but to escape danger of post slavery, seeking work, looking for companship, but most of all seeking freedom.

According to family members and others in the community, Nathaniel Brown came to Hilton head from a small island located about 1 mile from Hilton Head Island, called Bari Tari Island. He met Alvira Milton on St Helena Island. They were married and produced 9 children.

The first born was Jane, known to us as "Sister Pink". She was born in 1873. We do not know the order of birth of the others. They were: Sarah (Sissy), Minnie, Hattie, Bessie (Mimm), Rosa (Needie), Sylvia (Lemon), Mary and Lawrence.

Those 9 children left us with what we have today; a large family group that is trying to hold on to a strong tradition of togetherness, love and care.

Other surnames such as Howard, White, Harris, Young, Chisolm, Campbell, Brown, Hamilton, Johnson, Frazier, Marshall, Bright, Washington,Payne, Baker, Walker, Williams, Jackson, Oriage, Ragland, Moultrie, Bartley, Bruin, Kinlaw, Clemons, Cromswell, Anderson, Harden, Daily, Lloyd, Peterson, Ward, Singleton, Maxwell, Hendrick and Grizzard.

The search for more information is ongoing.

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