WNC History Timeline

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www.childers-shepherd.org, 7 Jan 2010
                  John Brown + Elizabeth Mahala James                 Humphrey Posey Miles + Rachel E. Brookshire                   
                           |                                                                             |
    William J. Brown                    +                  Sarah N. Miles          
       1836 - bef 1900                                                   1843   -   after 1899   
                               
                                                     
        |
                                             John Brown (   ), 1859 - ?
                                             Sarah Brown (   ), 1861 - ?
                                             
Anna Laura "Ora"/"Arry" Brown (Zeb V. Farmer), 1868 - 1906
                                             R. L. Brown, 1871 - ?
                                             Mary A. Brown, 1873 - ?
                                             James Alexander Brown (Elizabeth Rymer), 1874 - 1962
                                             
Elizabeth Elliot Brown (Zebulon V. Foister), 1875 - 1963
                                             William J. Brown, 1878 - ?
                                             Baby (son), 1880 - ?

Notes: In 1870, the household of William Brown, 34, and Sarah Miles Brown, 27, Leicester, Buncombe County, NC, included (along with their
children John, 11, Sarah, 9, and Anna, 3), John Embler, 10, and Joseph Embler 9. Were these Embler boys relations and/or adoptees?

In 1900, the household headed by Sarah Brown, 57, at French Broad, Buncombe County, NC, included (along with unmarried son James and
unmarried daughter Eliza), daughter Ora Brown Farmer, 32, and her two children, Joseph Farmer, 14, and "Mertle" Farmer, 6; and grandson
Fredie Embler, 3.

Sources: NC Death Certificate, Elizabeth Elliot Foister, 1963;
       NC Death Certificate, James A. Brown, 1962;
       US Census 1870 Leicester, Bunc Co NC;
       Ancestry.com's Priscilla's family tree; Reece family tree.