Query posted June 22, 2006
seeking information on the estate of John T. Brown (b. 1799;
d. 1848) who was a property owner in Carroll County, MS.
until the time of his death in 1848. His wife's name was
Nancy Brown and she later was the administratrix of his
estate in 1848. He also had three sons: Joseph (b. 1830),
William (b. 1832), and John (b. 1838).
particularly interested in the slaves held by John T. Brown
in the 1840's, and am searching for any records that may
name them – for I am looking to make a connection between a
Jane Richardson (b. 1843-44 in MS as a slave) and the
Brown family. I was told that the best records to search
would be John T. Brown's Administration Papers that
would be held at the Carroll Co. courthouse (I was told it
would likely list his slaves), the Carroll County Estate
Distributions (for settlements), and the Distribution
Deeds of the slaves.
also told that these County Deed Books make
references to John T. Brown:
Book D, pages 53, 291, and 733
Book E, page 244
Book F, page 527, 445, and 617
Book H, page 199, 361
appraisers of John T. Brown's estate in 1848 were John
O. Young, Elias Fisher, and Alfred Murdock. Much of his
property was located in Township 18, Range 6E.
Nancy Brown, after her husband's death, moved her family
to Hays County, Texas. They are listed on its 1860
census and slave schedule. It is here we find Jane
Richardson on the 1880 census of Hays Co., TX - in which
is states she was born in Mississippi.
thank you for your time and willingness to help.
Submitted by: Colin Hicks