Brown & Ball Progenitors

Genealogy

Of the

Brown & Ball Ancestry

A Record of the Progenitors

of Ralph Cecil Brown

& Marie Ball

Compiled by Aubrey Backscheider & Louisa Adams


“A people who takes no pride in the achievements of their remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered by remote descendants.” – Lord Thomas Macaulay, In & Around Swansea by E.E. Rowse 1896

“He that wishes to be counted among the benefactors of posterity must add by his own toil to the acquisitions of his ancestors, and secure his memory from neglect by some valuable improvement.” Samuel Johnson: Rambler #154 (September 7, 1751)

Ralph Cecil Brown 4 John Montgomery
Marie Louise (Ball) Brown 6 Sarah (Flanary) Montgomery
SECOND GENERATION William Bradley
George C Brown 9 Elizabeth (Briggs) Bradley
Emma (Bradley) Brown 11 Elkana Tolley
Howard Ball 13 Frances (Barnett) Tolley
Mollie (Clayton) Ball 16 Jesse Young
THIRD GENERATION Rachel (Adkins) Young
John Brown 1836-1924 18 James Prince
Nancy (Montgomery) Brown 20 Elizabeth (Hensley) Prince
William Bradley 23 John Cory
Sarah (Brown) Bradley 26 Sarah (Sexton) Cory
Lewis Edward Ball 28 SIXTH GENERATION
Elizabeth (Young) Ball 30 Dale Brown
George Clayton 32 Abigail (Canoe) Brown
Emily (Kelley) Clayton 34 William Dale
FOURTH GENERATION Frances (Phillips) Dale
Berry Walker Brown 36 Thomas Arbuckle
Frances (Dale) Brown 41 Elizabeth (Lawrence) Arbuckle
James Montgomery 43 John Montgomery
Elizabeth (Picklesimmer) Montgomery 46 Susannah (Porter) Montgomery
Elias Bradley 48 John Flanary
Louann (Pratter) Bradley 52 Phoebe (Boggs) Flanary
William Brown William Bradley
Rachel (Tolley) Brown Margaret (O’Connell) Bradley
Oliver Perry Young Robert Thomas Young
Ellender (Prince) Young Judith (Burton) Young
John Kelley Henry Adkins
Martha Ann (Cory) Kelley Nancy (Standley) Adkins
FIFTH GENERATION William Prince
William Brown Rachel
Patience (Coggin) Brown Isaac Hensley
James Dale Rebecca (Crum) Hensley
Jane Ann (Arbuckle) Dale

Table Of Contents


Ralph Cecil Brown 1913 – 1987

When Ralph Brown was born in 1913 in Lawrence, Ohio he was the 8th of 11 children [3]. The area of Ohio Ralph grew up in was known as Franklin Furnace, named after the furnace company built there in 1826 [7]. On February 8th, 1936 Ralph married Marie Ball and together they had two sons and one daughter.

Ralph eventually went to work at the furnace factory as a molding and casting machine operator in the rolling and finishing mill. More can be read about the history of Franklin Furnace on the Scioto in the Ohio Historical Collections Volume 10 by Frank Rowe [8]. Ralph lived to be 74 years old, and passed away on April 10th, 1987 in his home town in Scioto, Ohio. Photo at Left Ralph Cecil Brown with son Gary Brown courtesy the private collection of Louisa Adams.

Ralph Cecil Brown Citations

[1] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QC6-G9K : 8 December 2014), Ralph Brown and Marie Ball, 08 Feb 1936; citing Lawrence, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,574,156.

[2] “United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDRF-4W6 : accessed 13 March 2017), Ralph Brown in household of George Brown, Portsmouth Ward 4, Scioto, Ohio, United States; citing ED 152, sheet 13A, line 7, family 311, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1433; FHL microfilm 1,821,433.

[3] “United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4WT-TCK : accessed 13 March 2017), Ralph Brown in household of George Brown, Hamilton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 7, sheet 1B, line 63, family 14, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1827; FHL microfilm 2,341,561.

[4] “United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWLJ-9FY : accessed 13 March 2017), Ralph Brown, Franklin Furnace, Green Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 73-6, sheet 12B, line 65, family 197, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3141.

[5] “Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKTL-87F : 8 December 2014), Ralph C Brown, 20 Apr 1987; from “Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing vol. 26857, certificate number 030878, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus; Ohio Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Columbus.

[6] “Franklin Furnace, Ohio.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Furnace,_Ohio; Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 10 Aug. 2004.

[7] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q236-V3SQ : 23 December 2016), Ralph Brown in entry for Ronald Douglas Brown, 03 May 1941; citing Birth, Haverhill, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,574,164.

[8] Ohio Historical Collections Volume 10. History of the Iron and Steel Industry in Scioto County, Ohio by Rowe, Frank H. The Ohio State Archaeological & Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio Β© 1938



Marie Louise (Ball) Brown 1919 – 2010

Marie Ball was born in 1919 in the Triadelphia Magisterial district of Logan, West Virginia [5]. She is the oldest of eight children, and her parents moved to Kentucky when she was only 4 [3]. Six years later, the family relocated to Haverhill, Ohio where Marie lived the remainder of her life. She grew up attending Green Township schools, and her family attended Ohio Furnace Baptist Church.

On February 8th, 1936 Marie married Ralph Cecil Brown and together they had three sons and one daughter [4]. Marie was a homemaker and eventually had 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren [2]. She lived to be 91 and is buried in Buckeye Cemetery in Furnace, Ohio [7]. Photo at left courtesy of private collection of Louisa Adams.

Marie Louise (Ball) Brown Citations

[1] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q236-V3S4 : 23 December 2016), Marie Ball in entry for Ronald Douglas Brown, 03 May 1941; citing Birth, Haverhill, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,574,164.

[2] “United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWLJ-9FB : accessed 13 March 2017), Marie Brown in household of Ralph Brown, Franklin Furnace, Green Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 73-6, sheet 12B, line 66, family 197, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3141.

[3] “United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4CD-M9T : accessed 13 March 2017), Marie Ball in household of Howard Ball, Green, Scioto, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 9, sheet 10B, line 55, family 180, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1866; FHL microfilm 2,341,600.

[4] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QC6-G9G : 8 December 2014), Ralph Brown and Marie Ball, 08 Feb 1936; citing Lawrence, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,574,156.

[5] “United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNLQ-4HS : accessed 13 March 2017), Mary Ball in household of Howard Ball, Triadelphia, Logan, West Virginia, United States; citing ED 37, sheet 21A, line 40, family 419, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1954; FHL microfilm 1,821,954.

[6] “United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JTL5-D4M : 20 May 2014), MARIE LOUISE BROWN, 03 Dec 2010; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

[7] “Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV2J-3Y5K : 11 July 2016), Marie Louise Ball Brown, 2010; Burial, Ohio Furnace, Scioto, Ohio, United States of America, Buckeye Cemetery; citing record ID 72258062, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.



“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QC6-G9K : 8 December 2014), Ralph Brown and Marie Ball, 08 Feb 1936; citing Lawrence, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,574,156.




Left: “United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K78X-VP3 : 12 December 2014), Howard Ball, 1917-1918; citing Lawrence County, Kentucky, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,653,498

Next Page: “Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F4MD-66X : accessed 15 March 2017), Howard Ball and Mollie Clayton, 11 Apr 1917; citing , Carter, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 1,842,858.

Left: John Brown Obit Thurs 6-5-1924, The Portsmouth Times, Thursday, June 5, 1924. Right: Nancy Brown Obituary The Portsmouth Times, Thursday, June 5, 1924. Below: “Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8TJ-HBM : 8 December 2014), Nancy Brown, 05 Dec 1922; citing Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, reference fn 66790; FHL microfilm 1,992,180.

Above: William Bradley Civil War draft Left: William Bradley Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953, Ancestry.com; Operations Inc 2007, Provo, UT, USA.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7394920), Sarah Brown; Burial, Bradley Cemetery Greenup County Kentucky, USA; citing record ID 7394920, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

“Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954,” database with images, Lewis E. Ball and Elizabeth Young, 10 Jul 1894; citing , Lawrence, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 839,986.

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (8 December 2014), Emely Clayton, 17 Oct 1931; citing Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio, reference fn 62159; FHL microfilm 1,992,476.

The following text was found on a forum: http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/states/topics/ky/38414/ To all researching Berry Brown of Greeup Ky. I found a Cherokee Citizenship Application for him. I have an Isham Brown, in my Brown line,.. b. about 1794, who came from the Smyth co.Va. in late 1840’s to Greenup/Boyd co. Ky. Isham also had lived in the Wythe/Montgomery co., Va. area is the 1820 and 30’s,and there are rumors of Cherokee Indian that may have came down the Brown line. Isham Srs.,son, John Brown was born about 1820, Smyth co.,Va. He married a Matilda Jane Carter. So the Cherokee could have came down her side, if not John Brown’s father, Isham Brown. My John Brown remarried to an Amanda Rucker in Boyd co.,Ky after 1870. My John Brown passed away about 1894, Boyd co.,Ky.

Isham is burried in the Brown cemetary , Boyd co., Ky., and lived in the Catlettsburg area. Isham and wife Christina (Hounshell)Brown had several children who also lived in the Boyd Ky area. ..if any connection would love to know. There children confirmed: John, Isham Jr., Lavisa (Brown)Wilcox, Henry, other possible children: James (may have married a Plymore?) . Joseph, Wesley, and Hiram, Richard?, William?.

Here is the information on the Berry Brown Cherokee Indian application to all interested:

APPLICATION TO CITIZENSHIP.

To the Honorable National Council of Cherokee Nation, Ind.Ter. GENTLEMEN: —The undersigned, your petitioner, this day makes this his Application for Citizenship in the Cherokee Nation, and respectfully make the following statement on grounds of this his Application to wit:

That he is the great grandson of one Dale Who the undersigned fully believes ws an Indian belonging to said tribe. , being of one half pure blood.
The undersigned hereby presents the above facts, as the lawful grounds for this his Application for his Citizenship by blood, and respectfully awaits the time when his Application shall be truly heard and tried. Respectfully submitted.
Age 62 years, Postoffice Greenup . Greenup county Kentucky.
Family, with their relationship attached is as follows:

Name————-Sex——-Age—-Relationship
Dale————-Male————-Great Grandfather
William Brown—-Male————-Grandfather
Berry Brown——Male————-Father, deceased
Nannce? Brown—-Female———–Mother, deceased
Margaret Brown—Female—–77—-sister, living
Polly Robbins—-Female—–64—-sister, living
Jane Prater——Female—–60—-sister, living
Rhoda Howe——-Female—–54—-sister, living
Aaron? Brown—–Male——-75—-brother,living
David Brown——Male——-65—-brother,living
Sarah Jones——Female—–67—-sister, living
John Brown——-Male——-52—-brother,living

these are all the brothers and sisters now alive.

In witness of which application, I hereunto set my hand, ont this the 29 day of July, 1893….signed, Joseph A. Brown(his mark). Supscribed and sworn to before me this 29th day of July,1893.
J.P.BYERS,Attorney…..Charles W. Davidson (Notary Public).

AFFIDAVIT OF WITNESS.
STATE OF KENTUCKY
COUNTY OF GREENUP

Before , the undersigned, a Notary Public, in and for the county and state aforesaid, personally appeared Hosea Howe, who after being by me duly sworn states that he is 68 years of age, and a citizen of Greenup county state of Kentucky and the he is personally acquainted with Joseph A. Brown and John Brown.
Who is an applicant for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation, I.T., and affiliant futher states that the said Brown are the identical persons they represents himself to be in their application for citizenship in said Nation and that the said, ..Joseph A. Brown and John Brown are full brothers, and have been acquainted with them for about 40 years, and was acquainted with their father, Berry Brown, for about the same length of time, Said Berry Brown claimed to be one fourth Indian blood. The appplicants are both of a dark copper color, with very black hair and rather small black eyes.

(the rest of this page states that Joseph A. and John Brown, for the past 40 years and knows they are and have been recognized and treated by neighbors, acquaintances and the public generally, as a person s persons having much Indian blood, complecion, physical appearance, language, and manners of the said Browns indicate that the said Browns are of Indian blood. That from the above facts and circumstances and from statements made to me by the said Browns and their father, Berry Brown.,……dated on the 29th day of July A.D. 1893.)

another APPLICATION OF WITNESS was a John Prater, 63 years of age, a citizen of Greenup,KY., and states he is personally acquainted with Joseph A. Brown and John Brown, who is applicant for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation,I.T…..John Prater states that Joseph A. Brown and John Brown are full brothers, and are of a dark copper color with very black hair and rather small black eyes. He was acquainted with their father Berry Brown for about 40 years, and he showed strong indication of Indian blood., dated 29th day of July, 1893.

It appears to me that Joseph A. Brown was the one who intially filled an Cherokee Citizenship Application, and states his brother to be John Brown, and their father to be Berry Brown of Greenup co., Ky.It also appears that Joseph A. Brown listed his father, Berry Brown.
And Joseph A. Browns great grandfather to be Dale Brown.
William Brown appears on the application to be the son of Dale Brown, and the father of Berry Brown.

This may not be the whole application. The application also appears to be #2357.

“Elias Bradley (1817 – 1908) – Find A Grave Memorial.” Elias Bradley (1817 – 1908) – Find A Grave Memorial. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jun. 2014.



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