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Nancy B. Reynolds


Nancy B. Reynolds, the eight child and fourth daughter to Henry Reynolds and Mary Brown was born on October 12, 1840 in Bedford county, Tennessee.

Nancy married Albert Gallatin Brown in Jackson County, Alabama on December 26th, 1866. Albert, the son of John A. Brown, was born on April 27, 1842 in Jackson county, Alabama.

Nancy and Albert had, I believe, six children:
       John H. "Doc" Brown born in 1867 in Alabama;
       David Lee Brown born in December 1869 in Alabama and made his home in Maud, Texas;
       A. G. "Gus" Brown, born in 1972;
       Arthur Gallatin "Art"
       Brown; Jess G. Brown, born in Titus County on December 3, 1876, married a lady by the name of Lizzie E., and died on June 30, 1958; and
       Willey Brown who was born on November 15, 1877 and died on August 13 1878. Willey is buried near his parents in the Concord Cemetery, located in Morris county, Texas.

Their son, David Lee, married Frances Taylor and had seven known children: Andrew A. "Andy" Brown, who was born on March 30, 1895 in Maud, Texas. Andy married Ollie May Spivey on December 21, 1926 in Nocona, Montague County, Texas. Ollie was born in 1905 in Montague County. Andy and Ollie had at least one daughter, Melba who married a Ragan prior to Andy's death in Nocona on 20 October 1980 and Ollie May's on 12 December 1987. Both Andy and Ollie are buried in the Nocona Cemetery; David Lee and Frances Taylor's next had a daughter Margie who married a Barrington and lived in Throckmorton; Jo Nell who married a Satterfield and lived in Hereford; Allene who married a McDonald and lived in Maud; a son Charlie who lived Dallas, Clyde who lived in Maud; and Stanley who lived in El Paso.

Nancy B. and Albert G.'s next son was Arthur Gallatin Brown who married Flora Syble Reynolds the daughter of Arthur Campbell Reynolds. More information about Albert Gallatin can be found under Flora Syble Reynolds.

Nancy B. died in Titus County on July 28, 1878 and is buried in the Concord Cemetery in Morris County, Texas. Albert G. Brown went on to marry two other women, the later being Nancy Caroline Brown who was the Niece of Nancy B. Reynolds.

Albert Gallatin Brown died on April 3, 1909 and is also buried in the Concord Cemetery next to his wife and son Willey.

Hazel Johansen Chambless, the Great Grand-daughter of Nancy B. Reynolds and Albert Gallatin Brown has the following that she wrote me about her Great Grandparents:
      Albert Gallatin Brown was born on April 27, 1842, in Jackson county, Alabama, the fifth child of the John A. Brown family of North Carolina. He spent his young years in Northern Alabama, but when the Civil War broke out, be became a Confederate Volunteer and served several years in Co. E of the 55th Alabama Infantry Regiment under Col. John Snodgrass in Buford's Brigade and Loring's Division, Gen. Polk's Corps of Gen. Joe Johnston's Army. Another time he wore the gray uniform in Co. B of the 27th Alabama Regiment. According to military records, he was recognized as a faithful and gallant soldier and fought in serveral major battles including the famous one at Peach Tree Creek near Atlanta, Georgia, where he was wounded on July 20, 1864. He served until the South's surrender, and he was honorably discharged.
      Back home in Alabama he took as his bride, Nancy B. Reynolds, the eighth child of Henry and Mary (Brown) Reynolds and the granddaughter of William and Jane (Milliken) Reynolds of Tennessee and Virginia. Nancy was born in Bedford county, Tennessee, on October 12, 1840, and had moved with her family to Jackson county, Alabama. She and Albert were married on December 26, 1866. Their first child, John H. (Doc) Brown, was born in 1867. Another son, David Lee, followed in 1869. About this time the family pulled up stakes and moved to Titus county, Texas, where four more sons were born to the couple. First came A. G. (Gus) in 1872, followed by Arthur Gallatin (Art) in 1874, Jess G. in 1876, and Willey in 1877. Unfortunately, Willey lived less than one year, dying on August 13, 1878, outliving his mother less than a month. Nancy B. (Reynolds) Brown died on July 28, 1878, leaving five sons that survived to manhood.
      Census records reveal that Albert had remarried and was still living in Titus county in 1880, but nothing more about this marriage has been discovered.
      By 1881 Albert had returned to Alabama and had married Nancy C. Reynolds on August 10 of that year. Nancy C., born October 2, 1861, was the daughter of John and Phoebe (Storey) Reynolds and was the niece of Albert's first wife. The couple returned to Titus county, Texas and lived there until Albert's death on April 8, 1909. He and his first wife, Nancy B., are buried in the Concord Baptis Church Cemetery, a Texas Memorial Landmark, in Morris county, as well as their sons Willey; Jess and his wife, Elizabeth E. (?); Gus and his wife, Lecie Bell (Davis); David Lee and his wife, Fannie (Taylor), and many of all their family members. The stones in the Concord Cemetery are good testimonials not only to the Brown-Reynolds families who came to Texas in the latter part of the nineteenth century but also to other families who migrated from northern Alabama about the same time.
      However, two sons and their families are not buried there. The oldenst son, John H. and his wife, Tempie (Johnson), as well as Albert's third wife, Nancy C., are buried in the Cookville, Texas, Cemetery. The third son of the family, Arthur G. and his wife, Flora (Reynolds) are buried in the Nocona, Texas Cemetery.
      Truly, the Brown-Reynolds families have been doubly interlinked for many, many years.

 



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