Jonas Brown Cemetery Transcription
Jonas Brown Family Cemetery
Photographed and transcribed by Jane Owens and Johnna Quick. On 64 Highway, north of Pittsburg, just south of the Nemo Bridge. There is now a trailer park and resort on the property, the cemetery is in the back portion of the trailer park. Several family members as well as a couple of slaves are said to be buried here, however the only marker remaining is for Jonas Brown. Jonas was one of the first judges elected in Hickory County, and was crucial in setting up the county seat at Hermitage. The remains of his home are in the woods just northeast of the cemetery.
BROWN Jonas 2-22-1782 7-8-1868 *From Wilsonís History of Hickory County 1907: 25 Apr 1845 John C. Edwards, Governor of the state, appointed Jonas Brown and Amos Lindsey associate justices. Jonas Brown lived about 2 miles north of what is now the town of Pittsburg, where Napoleon D. Lewis now lives, and was buried near his old residence about 1865. Jonas Brown built a dam mill on Lindley Creek above the ford on the Bolivar and Warsaw road, something like ?of a mile. William Dollarhide ran a distillery on the John Jackson old place southeast of Preston, and got his meal ground to make his ďstill beer?at the Jonas Brown mill on Lindley Creek. James S. Blackwell was born on the Jonas Brown place north of Pittsburg nearly 75 years ago. Mr. Blackwell sold this place to Jonas Brown for $200 in gold. Jonas Brown registered 160 acres 20 May 1842. Jonas Brown had at that time (1840ís) the following children: William, Preston, James Milton, Josiah, Columbus (Muns) Brown, Sarrah Ann who married a man named Foster, Jane who was the first wife of Michael W. Dorman.
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