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Near Kosse in Limestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Brown Family Cemetery

 
 
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By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
1. Brown Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The Brown Family Cemetery traces its origin to the settlement of North Carolina native Ervin Brown (1801 1875) and his wife Matilda (1807-1871) in Washington County, Texas. In 1846, Ervin and Matilda moved their family to a 1600 - acre farm, in Limestone County near the community of Eutaw in 1857. Ervin was a charter member of the Eutaw Masonic Lodge in 1859. Ervin and Matilda are both buried in this cemetery. Their son, Thomas Jefferson (T.J.), served as a Confederate Captain in the Civil War and later as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas from 1911 to 1915.

The earliest documented burial here was that of Mary Ann Brown, who died on April 26, 1865. She was the wife of Ervin's son James Petty (J. P.) Brown. A Captain in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, J. P. was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1879. J. P. and Mary's son Gibson A. Brown became a prominent figure in Texas and Oklahoma. In 1896 he successfully argued for legislation to protect property owners affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision making the South Fork of the Red River the official boundary between the two states. Neither
Brown Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
2. Brown Family Cemetery Marker
T. J. Brown nor Gibson Brown are buried here, however. The cemetery remains in use by Brown descendants.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 530.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 31° 19.509′ N, 96° 37.477′ W. Marker is near Kosse, Texas, in Limestone County. Marker is on State Highway 14 half a mile north of County Highway 662, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kosse TX 76653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kosse Tabernacle (approx. 1.2 miles away); King-Williams Cemetery (approx. 8 miles away); Kimik Kiln (approx. 8.1 miles away); Love High School (approx. 10.8 miles away); Home County of Lafayette Lumpkin Foster (approx. 14.6 miles away); Limestone County Courthouse (approx. 14.6 miles away); Limestone County Memorial (approx. 14.7 miles away); First Methodist Church of Groesbeck (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kosse.
 
Also see . . .  Kosse Texas. TexasEscapes.com (Submitted on November 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Brown Family Cemetery is overgrown. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
3. The Brown Family Cemetery is overgrown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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