Brown Cemetery - Pulaski Co AR - Transcribed by Charlotte Curlee Ramsey


Transcribed by Charlotte Curlee Ramsey - March 16, 2003
Took photos of all stones

From Hwy 65/530 south to Woodson Exit; go east towards Woodson; go about 2m - Cemetery on right
beside Woodson Cemetery - outside of fence.

Brown	 Andrew J     04 Nov 1859  21 Oct 1879  s/o JA & VA
Brown	 Edna E	      26 Oct 1870  15 Sep 1892  w/o WH (Edna E Hooker) marr 1888
Brown 	 James A      16 Jul 1829  05 Jul 1894  Mason h/o Virginia Adaline Fletcher
Brown	 Linna J      17 Nov 1873  31 Mar 1906  w/o WH
Brown	 Louie E      21 Feb 1890  17 Oct 1892  s/o TJ & ML
Brown	 Maggie Lee   17 Apr 1907  10 Sep 1910  d/o TJ & ML
Brown	 Roy H		     1898	  1906
Brown	 Sylvester J  05 Aug 1902  10 Aug 1906  s/o WH & LJ
Brown	 V A	      no dates			footstone only (Virginia Adaline)
Brown	 William A	     1889	  1911
Brown	 William H    06 Sep 1858  25 Sep 1913  WOW h/o Edna E & Linna J 
												  s/o James A & VA

Some of their descendants are on the other side of the fence in Woodson Cemetery.

James A. Brown

V. A. Brown (footstone)

William H. Brown

Andrew J. Brown


Found this family in the:
1860 PULASKI CO AR Campbell Twp-Pennington's Mill Jul 23 by W. Woolford Reel:49 Pg:207
35 307 276 Brown James A.    32	MW Farmer 4,000 300 TN
36 307 276 Brown Adaline     29	FW	            TN
37 307 276 Brown Wm. H.	      4	MW	            AR
38 307 276 Brown Andrew J. 6/12 MW	            AR

1870 PULASKI CO AR Campbell Twp PO: Little Rock 21 Jul-12 Aug 1870 by Hugh C. Newsome
CB12-101-102-30 Brown Jas A    40 MW Farmer     7800/2000 TN
CB12-101-102-31 Brown Wm H     13 MW At home              AR
CB12-101-102-32 Brown Andrew J 11 MW At home              AR
CB12-101-102-33 Brown Sarah E   9 FW At School            AR

1880 SALINE CO AR Perkins Twp  P:235A  T9-0056
BROWN   James 	  Self 	 W Male   W 49 Farmer          TN  NC  --- 
BROWN   William   Son 	 S Male   W 23 Farm Laborer    AR  TN  TN 
BROWN   Thomas J. Son 	 S Male   W 15 At School       AR  TN  TN 
BROWN   Sarah  	  Dau 	 S Female W 18 	               AR  TN  TN 
BALLARD Elizabeth Other  W Female W 34 Keeping House   KY  VA  VA 
BALLARD James  	  Other  S Male   W  4 	               AR  MO  KY 

Found a biography of James A. Brown:
James A. BROWN, a well known, influential citizen, and one of the most prominent planters 
of Saline County, was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., in 1829, and is the son of John and 
Nancy BROWN, born in North Carolina in 1807 and in Tennessee in 1825, respectively. The 
parents were married in Lincoln County, and a few years after their union, moved to 
Fayette County, West Tenn., where they resided until the year 1853, then coming to 
Arkansas. The father was a prosperous farmer during his life and for many years a captain 
of militia. His wife, a devout Christian woman, died in 1853, and he followed her two 
years later (1855). 

He was a son of James BROWN, of North Carolina, one of the earliest settlers of Lincoln 
County, Tenn., who resided in that State the remainder of his life. The paternal grand-
father, James BROWN, came from Ireland to America in his boyhood and first settled in 
North Carolina, and afterward in Lincoln County, Tenn., where he died in 1830. Champion 
BLITHE, the maternal grandfather, was a Kentuckian by birth, and in an early day fought 
the Spaniards at Santa Day. 

The remainder of his was spent on the frontier of Texas fighting against savage tribes. 
James A., the second of six children born to his parents, received his education in the 
log cabin school of his day. He started out in the world for himself when only fourteen 
years old, and at the age of eighteen was assistant overseer of a large plantation, 
having entire charge of over 100 slaves. In 1851 he was married in Shelby County, Tenn., 
to Virginia (Adaline), a daughter of Payton and Sarah FLETCHER of Kentucky, who settled 
in Tennessee after their marriage, the father becoming one of the largest planters in 
Shelby County. Mr. FLETCHER was also a soldier in one of the Indian wars. 

Mr. and Mrs. BROWN were the parents of seven children, of whom two only are living: 
William H. (born in 1857,(58) educated in Benton, Ark., and Shelby County, Tenn., and 
married in 1888 to Miss Edna E. HOOKER, of Shelby County), and Thomas Jefferson (born 
in 1864, also educated in Benton, Ark., and Shelby County, Tenn., and at Little Rock; 
married March 7, 1889, to Miss Maggie L. WILDER, of Georgia, who came to Benton, Ark., 
with her parents, the latter now residing in Texas). The following year after his 
marriage, (1852) Mr. BROWN came to Arkansas and settled in the wilds about twenty miles 
below Little Rock, which was then the nearest postoffice and trading point. Here he 
opened up a small clearing and built himself a slab cabin, and one of his greatest 
pleasures is to recall the many happy hours spent in that primitive habitation. The 
country was overrun with wild animals at that time and many a night he was forced to 
get out of bed and let the dogs in to keep them from being eaten by wolves.  

During the first year he killed twenty-two bear besides a quantity of other game, and 
on one occasion stood in his door with a shot-gun and killed seven wild turkeys at one 
shot. Wild deer were then more plenty than the domestic hog of today, and the delicious 
venison now sold for exorbitant prices was the a common fare. 
Mr. BROWN was an ardent hunter, but never let his fascination for that sport interfere 
with his other duties, and the severest weather did not hinder him from improving his 
farm and building up his place. He cultivated about 250 acres of fine bottom land, which, 
on his arrival had been covered with a dense growth of timber, and has done perhaps as 
much hard work as any man in Arkansas. He now owns 3,200 acres of fine bottom land, having 
placed some 600 acres under cultivation, all accumulated by his own energy and judicious 
management; besides this he was a considerable loser by the Civil War. He now employs 
about 100 people on his place and operates his own gin and store. In earlier days Mr. 
BROWN was engaged in rafting lumber down the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers, and after 
getting through with his season's business made the journey back home on foot through the 
wildest and most unsettled portion of the country. In politics he was a Whig until after 
the war, and now votes the Democratic ticket. For eight years he held the office of 
justice of the peace and filled the position with great dignity and wisdom. He has been a 
member of Pennington Lodge No. 273, A. F. & A. M., at Hensley since 1865, and has been 
junior and senior warden, treasurer and junior deacon. His sons also belong to the same 
From Goodspeed's History of Saline County.


Found James A. Brown Probate Record:
(File cabinet #A, Drawer #2)
BROWN, J. A.  Estate  1894

If anyone can help with the history of Brown Cemetery or this Brown family, please email me.

Transcribed by Charlotte Ramsey March 16, 2003.
Photos from the Charlotte Ramsey Collection
1860 Census from Evelyn Brown's transcription

Charlotte Curlee Ramsey