Brown Family Cemetery

Located on Lower Fogg Road south of Oak Grove Road approx. 1 mile. Formerly called Lower Fogg Road Cemetery. T3S, R8W, Sec. 30. Surveyed by Roland I. Lyons in March 1983. Additional information added by Tim Harrison.



Richard Eugene Baker – Nov. 8, 1868 – Feb 19, 1885.  Son of W. R. & M. J. Baker.
Born in DeSoto County.  His mother died three days after his birth (see below).  His father was William R. Baker, son of German Baker and Mary Keyser (buried in Baker Family Cemetery).  He is listed in the 1870 (p. 216) and 1880 (p. 519D) DeSoto Census records.  His father was a Confederate soldier, serving in (old) Co. K, 9th Mississippi Regiment and Co. C, 2nd Mississippi Partisan Rangers (Ballentine’s).

Mary J. Baker – July 2, 1841 – Nov. 11, 1868.  Wife of W. R. Baker.
Born Mary J. Harris in Warren County, Georgia.  Her parents were Hardy and Elmira E. (Jones) Harris (see below).  She married William R. Baker on September 19, 1866.  She was the mother of two children: James (1867) and Richard (1868 – see above).  William remarried after her death to Millie Moore on February 9, 1870.

E. E. T. Harris – Mar 6, 1847 – June 15, 1866.  Daughter of Hardie & E. E. Harris.
Born Eugenia E. T. in Warren County, Georgia, the daughter of Hardy and Elmira E. (Jones) Harris.  Her siblings included Sophia L. (1839, GA), Missouri E. (1840, GA), Mary J. (see above), Ann. E. (1842, GA), and Henry S. (1851, MS).

Hardie Harris – Apr 24, 1812 – Apr 4, 1870 (Our Father).
Born in Georgia.  Married Elmira E. Jones on February 20, 1838 in Warren County, Georgia.  Listed in the 1840 (p. 178) and 1850 (p. 145) Warren County Census records.  Listed in DeSoto County in 1860 (p. 19).  He was the father of at least six children: Sophia L., Missour E., Mary J., Anne E., and Henry S.

E. E. Harris – 1820 – 1853.  Wife of Hardie Harris.
Born Elmira E. Jones, the daughter of Stephen S. Jones (1797, GA) and Mary Beall.  Her father was listed in the 1860 DeSoto Census (p0. 19).  She married Hardie Harris (see above) in Warren County, Georgia in 1838.  She was the mother of six children.

M. E. Harris – Jan 17, 1840 – July 3, 1854.  Daughter of Hardie & E. E. Harris.
Missouri E. Harris was born in Warren County, Georgia.  Her parents were Hardie and Elmira E. (Jones) Harris (see above), who came to DeSoto County between 1850 and 1851.

Sebron W. Jones – Aug 12, 1853 – Oct 1, 1853.  Infant son of N. A. & S. E. Jones.
Born in DeSoto County, MS.  Son of Nathan A. Jones and Sarah E. Cheely.  He was the grandson of Seaborn S. Jones (1808, GA) and Ariana Bell (1813, GA), listed in the 1860 DeSoto Census (p. 19).

Sarah E. Jones – Apr 20, 1829 – June 30, 1854.  Wife of N. A. Jones.  Born in Hancock County, Georgia.
Born Sarah E. Cheely in Georgia, the daughter of John (b. 1787, VA) and Mary (b. 1806, GA) Cheely.  The family is listed in the 1850 Warren County, GA Census (p. 132).  Married Nathan A. Jones on November 5, 1851 in DeSoto County.  She was the mother of at least two children: Sebron W. and Unknown (female).

______ Jones – No name or date.  Daughter of N. A. & S. E. Jones.
Born prior to June 30, 1854 in DeSoto County, MS.  Her parents were Nathan A. Jones and Sarah E. Cheely (see above and below).

N. A. Jones – 1829 – 1859/60.  Born in Hancock County, Georgia.  [The book says he died in 1850.  This is impossible given the dates of the children buried here and his subsequent remarriage.]
Nathan A. Jones was born in Georgia, the son of Seaborn S. Jones (b. 1808, GA) and Arianna Bell (b. 1813, GA).  His parents were living in DeSoto County prior by 1840 and are listed in the 1850 (p. 408B) and 1860 (p. 19) DeSoto County Census records.  He married (first) Sarah E. Cheely (see above).  After her death, he married Elizabeth B. Haskin on May 15, 1855.  I have found no record of any children born of this marriage.

Augusta Chambliss – Jan 5, 1841 – July 11, 1859.
Born in Talbot County, Georgia, the daughter of Jeptha (1798 – 1846) and Susan Jones (1802 – 1862) Chambliss (also spelled Chambless).  Listed in the 1850 Talbot Co., GA Census (p. 219).  Two of her brothers, Francis M. and George W., served in the Confederate Army, Co. A, 7th Tennessee Cavalry.  Her father is buried in the Chambless Family Cemetery, Talbot County, GA.

Robert J. Brown – June 14, 1866 – Aug 25, 1885.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of William T. Brown and Mary E. Jones.

James C. Brown – July 3, 1856 – Aug 31, 1885.  Son of W. T. & M. E. Brown.
Born in DeSoto County.

Herbert S. Brown – Apr 25, 1873 – June 27, 1902.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of William T. Brown and Mary E. Jones.  He is listed with his mother in the 1880 (p. 521) and 1900 (p. 232) DeSoto Census records.  He never married.

William T. Brown – Mar 26, 1826 – June 6, 1873.
Born in either Alabama or Tennessee (census records conflict).  His mother’s name was Matilda (b. 1800, NC).  He is listed in the 1850 DeSoto Census (p. 378) with his widowed mother and his brother, James (b. 1831, AL).  He married Mary E. Jones on October 10, 1855 in DeSoto County.  They were listed in the 1860 (p. 99 – listing children James C. and P. K.) and 1870 (p. 214 – listing children James and Robert) Census records.  He was a Confederate soldier, serving in Co. I, 29th Mississippi Regiment.  He enlisted in 1862, was a teamster, and was captured in the Battle of Lookout Mountain in November 1863.  He was sent to the Rock Island POW camp in Illinois.  After his death in 1873 his widow never remarried.  She is listed in the 1880 (p. 521C – listing children Robert and Herbert) and 1900 (p. 232) DeSoto Census records.  According to the 1900 Census, she was born in July 1836, gave birth to nine children, only one of whom (Herbert) was living at that time.  She died in February 1906.

William S. Brown – July 3, 1856 – Nov 7, 1859.  Son of Wm. & M. E. Brown.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of William T. Brown and Mary E. Jones.

Mary M. Brown – Sept 2, 1858 – Oct 14, 1859.  Daughter of Wm. & M. E. Brown.
Born in DeSoto County, the daughter of William T. Brown and Mary E. Jones.

George E. G. Brown – Mar 1869 – July 28, 1870.  Son of Wm. & M. E. Brown.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of William T. Brown and Mary E. Jones.

Charlie R. Brown – Feb 3, 1870 – Sept 16, 1873.
Born in DeSoto County, the son of William T. Brown and Mary E. Jones.


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