Message Boards > Localities > North America > United States > States > Texas > Counties > Jasper


Subject: Adams and Brown Families
Author: Bill Peavy
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999
Classification: Query
Surnames: Adams, Brown, Peavy, Parramore

I'm a grandson of Jessie Brown Peavy, wife of Leroy Frank Peavy. Jessie was the widow of Olin C. Curry who died barely a year after their marriage in 1905. Jessie Brown was a daughter of Sarah Ladusky "Sally" Adams Brown and Enoch Welburn Brown.

Enoch Welburn Brown was originally from Tennessee and probably arrived in Jasper sometime around 1855-1860. He enlisted in Company E, 1st Legion of Texas Cavalry, CSA on 1 Jan 1862 and was wounded at the Battle of Iuka, Mo. on 19 Sept 1862. He was captured, paroled, convalesced, and re-joined his unit and was present at the surrender of the regiment on 4 May 1865 at Citronelle, Ala. I've been unable to trace him back to his origins. There's a hint that he might have brought a slave with him when he came to Texas but that's purely guesswork.

Sarah Ladusky Adams had a sister, Susan L. "Babe" Adams Stone, and brothers Redin Fabin "Red" Adams and Abel "Abe" Adams. They were all children of Abel Adams and Betsy Ann Parramore Adams, both born in Georgia.

I know that Jessie had sisters Alice Brown (Mrs. Alfred) Debney and Elizabeth Jane "Bessie" Brown (Mrs. Ernest C.) Bodkin. She also had brothers, Charles Carroll Brown, William O. Brown, and "Sam" Brown but "Sam" isn't documented as far as I am aware. There was folklore that mentioned an "Aught" or "Ought" and this might possibly have been William O. but I'm not informed on this score.

If anyone has information about E. W. Brown or the origins of the Adams' or Parramores, I'd be grateful to hear of it.

Thanks in advance,