Thomas Brown

b. 19 February 1798, d. 10 July 1843
  • Thomas Brown was born on 19 February 1798.
  • He married Eliza Dixon Hall, daughter of Bolling Hall and Jane Abercrombie, on 13 February 1823.
  • The following appeared in The Alabama Journal: Died on the 9th inst., Mr. Thomas Brown. sen., after a protracted illness of intermittent fever for five months, at the residence of his son, Dr. Thomas Brown, in this County, aged 74 years and 9 months. Mr. Brown was among those whose Revolutionary services demand the tribute of gratitude and veneration.
  • His wife Eliza Dixon Hall became a widow at his death.
  • Thomas Brown died on 10 July 1843 at age 45.
  • He was interred at the Brown plantation cemetery, Ware's Ferry Road, Montgomery, Alabama, later known as Brown-Oliver Cemetery, and more recently Winfrey Oliver Place Cemetery, next to Eastdale Baptist Church on Burbank Street in Montgomery.
  • The following appeared on 12 January 1947 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (in "The Days of Augusta, Alabama," by Peter A. Brannon): An advertisement dated February 10, 1821, in the Republican, announces that Dr. Thomas Brown "has removed to the town of Augusta in this county where he attends to the practice of medicine." Dr. Brown's dust is in the popularly known "Oliver Cemetery" (though it should be "Brown Cemetery") about five miles out on the Ware's Ferry Road near the old Ledyard property. In that small "half-acre" are some Mitchells, some Woods, as well as the family of Dr. Brown. On Dr. Brown's father's gravestone a lengthy inscription recites his Revolutionary War experience. This old veteran was from Culpepper County, Virginia, and was at King's Mountain with John Sevier and at Yorktown when Lord Cornwallis surrendered. He died at Augusta on January 9, 1827, of fever.
         In 1980, Montgomery Eagle Scout Troop 16 erected a monument at the cemetery, then known then known as the Winfrey Oliver Place Cemetery, naming eight of the individuals: Elizabeth Eason Wood, Leonard Abercrombie, Dr. Thomas Brown, Thomas Brown, Eliza Dixon Hall Brown, Edwin Brewer Brown, Henry Pollard Brown, and Thomas Bolling Brown. In August 2008, the Eagle Scout monument was broken off at its base, lying flat on the ground, and the only other monument remaining in the area was that of Leonard Abercrombie.
  • Last Edited: 28 May 2014

Family: Eliza Dixon Hall b. 7 July 1806, d. January 1887