Of Odessa, Lafayette County MO

William Corwyne Brown, the son of John Stuart & Kitturah (Reeves) Brown, was born 27 April 1822 in Kentucky. He was married to Elizabeth Ann Bledsoe the daughter of Isaac Newton & Nancy Lee Bledsoe, born 11 May 1836 in TN. On November 26, 1856 in Lafayette County Missouri, William and Elizabeth were married.

William died 14 February 1897 and Elizabeth died 4 May 1914 buried in Concord Church in Lafayette County.

The information I have on the Brown family is compiled from photos which I acquired from the estate of Kestie Virginia Hammond, the daughter of Virgie (Kesterson) Hammond, who was the daughter of Thomas Dick and Nancy Alice (Brown) Kesterson.

I'm not related to the Brown family that I know of, but I'm hoping that presenting this data will help the research from others.

I am a descendant of the Kesterson family which was very closly allied to the Brown family in Lafayette County M0. Richard Marion Brown married Lucy Jane Kesterson and Nancy Alice Brown married Thomas Dick Kesterson.

If you have any information to add to what I've found here please email me Christine Walters (

W.C. Brown Family Home -

Elizabeth Ann Bledsoe Brown - (Mrs. W.C. Brown)

Children of William C. & Elizabeth (Bledsoe) Brown
(From Census Records)

Harvey Newton Brown 17 Sep 1859 married Mary Louise Lewis
Richard Marion Brown 29 Apr 1861 married Lucy Jane Kesterson
Emily Francis Brown 25 Feb 1863 married Horace Curtis Saylor
George Brown 1864
Nancy Alice Brown 6 Feb 1866 married Thomas Dick Kesterson
Elizabeth Brown 1868
Sarah Ann Brown 5 Aug 1869 married William N. Schrimsher
Solomon Brown 1872
Kittie Brown 1874 married Will Craddock
Lucy Brown 1877 married Hader

Lucy, Sallie, Alice & Kittie (daughters of W.C. & Elizabeth)

Brown Family Reunion in September 17, 1933
Top photo - The Brown Sisters - Lucy, Sallie, Kittie and Alice
Bottom Photo - Top Row: Dick Kesterson, Marion Brown, Hardy Saylor, Will Schumasher, Lucy Haden, Tom Brown, Harvey Brown
Bottom Row: Alice Kesterson, Lucy Brown, Mayme Brown, Lilla Brown, Sallie Schumisher, Lucy Haden, Kittie Craddock

Lucy Brown daughter of William C. & Elizabeth (Bledsoe) Brown
She married a Haden or Hader but thats about all I could find on Lucy.

Genevieve Hader - married Fred Dixon (possibly)
Do not who she belongs to

More "Brown" family photos