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Otis Rasey BROWN
Melissa BLUE
Nancy Jane MALLONEE
Husband:  Otis Rasey BROWN
Birth:  31 Dec 1832 or  30 Dec 1833, Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY
Death:  10 Aug 1919, Aurora, Kane Co., IL
Disposition:  buried Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Kane Co., IL
Occupation:  carpenter, cabinetmaker, proprietor of rooming house
Fraternal:  Mason:  Euclid Lodge; Fox Lake Lodge No. 67, Fox Lake, Dodge Co., WI
Religion:  Quaker
Father:  Willard BROWN
Mother:  Mary E. "Polly" RASEY
Marriage-1:  31 Jan 1856, Eaton Co., MI
Divorce:  14 Feb 1858
Wife-1:  Melissa BLUE
Birth:  1836, MI, probably in Macon Twp., Lenawee Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Religion:  Quaker
Other Spouse:  m2. 3 Jul 1862, Calhoun Co., MI, Abram VANDEWATER
Father:  Ezekiel BLUE
Mother:  Irene __?__
Marriage-2:  24 Feb 1861, Cass Co., MO
Wife-2:  Nancy Jane "Nannie" MALONEY / MALONEE / MALLONEE
Birth:  9 May 1844 or 1845, tentatively in Paris, Bourbon Co., KY
Religion:  Quaker
Father:  John B. MALLONEE
Mother:  Elizabeth V. __?__

Nancy's parents may be this couple, but my inability to find them or Nancy in the 1850 and 1860 censuses means the connection has not been proven:
Father:  John B. MALONEY / MALLONEE
Mother:  Elizabeth EADES

Child with Melissa BLUE born in Bellevue Twp., Eaton Co., MI:
1.  Ann / Anna Gertrude BROWN, b. 23 Nov 1857; d. 11 Jan 1895, IL; m. Charles Thorpe FONDA 
Children with Nancy Jane MALLONEE:
2.  Harriet "Hattie" BROWN, b. 9 Apr 1868, IL
3.  John Walter BROWN, b. 17 Dec 1874, Delta, Madison Co., LA 
4.  Elizabeth "Lizzie" BROWN, b. 26 Jun 1876, LA

said to have had these children:
5.  Margaret "Madge" Everett BROWN, b. 11 Apr 1881, Georgetown, Vermilion Co., IL; d. 11 Feb 1966, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. William Anderson MISKIMEN (1882->1930)
6.  Charles BROWN

Several other members of this BROWN family moved to Louisiana, so it's not unreasonable for them to have been there.

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Wisconsin

Sources:

1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Otis B. BROWN
Spouse: Melissa BLUE
Marriage: 31 Jan 1856, Eaton, Michigan
Source: Marriage Records, 1838-1956. Eaton County (Michigan). County Clerk

1b.  Missouri: County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1802-1969 (online at familysearch.org):

2a.  William Wade Hinshaw.  nd.  Index to Unpublished Quaker Records.  Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA (online at Ancestry.com):
Georgetown Monthly Meetings - Vermilion County, Illinois:

2b.  Georgetown, Vermilion County, Illinois: Quaker Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1877-1911 (online at genealogytrails.com, transcribed by K. Torp):
Date: 14 Feb 1858
Name: Melissa Blue
Spouse: Otis R Brown
Spouse's Comments: (see Brown) 

Date: 14 Feb 1858
Name: Otis H Brown
Relative: son of: Willard & Mary J
Birth Date: 30 Dec 1833
Spouse: Melissa Blue

Date: 24 Feb 1861
Name: Nancy J Mallonee
Spouse: Otis R Brown
Spouse's Comments: (see Brown) 

Date: 24 Feb 1881
Name: Otis H Brown
Spouse: [1st wife]
Spouse: [2nd wife] Nancy J Mallonee
Spouse's Relative: daughter of: John R & Elizabeth V
Spouse's Birth Date: 09 May 1845
Child: Hattie Brown
Child's Birth Date: 09 Apr 1868
Child: Walter J Brown
Child's Birth Date: 17 Dec 1874
Child: Lizzie Brown
Child's Birth Date: 26 Jun 1876

Date: 06 Oct 1880
Name: Otis Brown
Spouse: Nannie
Child: Hattie Brown
Child: Walter Brown
Child: Lizzie Brown
Family's Comments: recrq

Date: 06 Jun 1883
Name: Otis R Brown
Spouse: Fam
Family's Comments: gct White Water MM, IN

3.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Otis BROWN (æ 18, b. NY) is living in Castleton Twp., Barry Co., MI, with his parents (q.v.).  Melissa BLUE (æ 14, b. MI) is living in Bellevue, Eaton Co., MI (p. 89B), with her parents, Ezekiel BLUE (æ 43, b. NY) & Irena (æ 39, b. NY), plus siblings.   Can't find Nancy MALONEE, at least not with certainty.

4a.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 17):  Plum Grove P.O., Mt. Pleasant Twp., Cass Co., MO, Roll M653_612, p. 832, PN 127, 881/881, enumerated 21 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
W Z Thompson 32 M   Merchant 1300 2000 Va
O R Brown 25 M   Carpenter     O

4b.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 40):  Charlotte P.O., Bellevue, Eaton Co., MI, Roll M653_542, p. 805, PN 119, 966/946, enumerated 10 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Melissa Brown 24 F         Michigan
Ann S.    "  3 F         Do

4c.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Nancy MALLONEE, and I really looked.

5a.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 68 indexed "Olis"):  Mt. Sterling P.O., Mt. Sterling Twp., Brown Co., IL, Roll M593_189, p. 92A, PN 15, 108/108, enumerated 16 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):(¤)
Brown Otis R 36 M W House Carpenter   300 N York
_____ Nancy 25 F W Keeps house     Ky
_____ Hattie  1 F W at house     Ill
Cox Thomas 23 M W Laborer     Mo

5b.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #43 of 51):  Bellevue P.O., Village of Bellevue, Bellevue Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll M593_670, p. 57B, PN 8, 61/69, enumerated 16 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Vandewater Abram 32 M W Blacksmith 800 200 Iowa
__________ Melissa 30 F W Keeping House     Mich
__________ Gilbert  3 M W       Mich
Brown Anna 13 F W       Mich

6.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5-6 of 53):  Georgetown, Vermilion Co., IL, Roll 255, pp. 429A-429B, PN 5-6, SD 5, ED 214, enumerated 2 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 21 24 25 26
45 47 Brown Otis R W M 47   / House Carpenter   New York Vt NY
    _____ Nancy J W F 36 Wife / Keeping House   Kentucky Ky Ky
    _____ Hattie W F 11 Dau   At Home / Illinois NY Ky
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45 47 Brown Walter W M  6 Son   At Home / Louisiana NY Ky
    _____ Lizzie W F  5 Dau   At Home   Louisiana NY Ky

7.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8a.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Otis.  John Walter is living with his sister, Harriet (BROWN) WARNER.

8b.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 45):  "Home for the Friendless," 306 South 10th St., City of Richmond (Ward 4), Wayne Twp., Wayne Co., IN, Roll 412, p. 199A, SN 10, SD 6, ED 166, enumerated 9 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24
* 306 234 257 Brown Nancy J Head W F May 1844 56 M 36 4 4 KY KY VA Matron of House 7 Y Y Y
*South 10 St
Plus 15 "inmates" not extracted all unmarried women or widows.

9.  Richmond [Wayne County, Indiana] Directory, 1901-1902.  R.L. Polk & Co., Indianapolis, IN (online at Ancestry.com):
p. 56 Brown Otis R (Nancy J), engineer, h 514 n 17th

10.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15-16 of 18):  70 Fox St., Aurora City (Ward 5), Aurora Twp., Kane Co., IL, Roll T624_296, pp. 231A-231B, SN 8A-8B, SD 2, ED 33, enumerated 22 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
* 70 116 130 Brown Otis R Head M W 78 M 46     NY Unk Unk Eng Keeper Lodging House Emp N 0 Y Y R H
      _____ Mancy Wife F W 65 M 46 6 4 KY Eng VA Eng None         Y Y    
*Fox St
Plus 39 lodgers not extracted.

11.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 41):  812 Adams Street, Muncie City (Ward 1), Center Twp., Delaware Co., IN, Roll T625_426, p. 60B, SN 3B, SD 84, ED 86, enumerated 7 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 812 79 82 Hardsog George Head R M W 47 M   Y Y OH Ger Ger Y Barbar Barber shop W
      _______ Elizabeth B Wife   F W 43 M   Y Y LA NY KY Y Clerk in Dry Goods Store W
      _______ Harry B Son   M W 16 S Y Y Y IN LA OH Y None    
      Brown Nancy J M-in-Law   F W 75 Wd   Y Y KY IN IN Y None    
*Adams Street

12.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

13.  Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 (online at Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org):
Name Otis R. Brown
Birth Date 31 Dec 1832
Birth Place Olean, New York
Death Date 10 Aug 1919
Death Place Aurora, Kane, IL
Burial Date 12 Aug 1919
Burial Place Spring Lake
Cemetery Name  
Age | Race 86 | White
Occupation Retired cabinet maker
Gender | Marital Status Male | M
Father Name Willard Brown
Father's Birthplace  
Mother Name Mary E. Racey
Mother's Birthplace  
Spouse's Name  
Residence Fox Lake, Wis.
Film Number 1562398

14.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Otis Rasey Brown
Birth Dec. 31, 1832
Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY
Death Aug. 10, 1919
Aurora, Kane Co., IL
Note Euclid Lodge No. 65 A.F. & A.M.
Burial Spring Lake Cemetery
Aurora, Kane Co., IL
Inscription Father
OTIS R. BROWNE
1832 [Masonic Symbol] 1919
Father Willard Brown
Mother Mary "Polly" E. Rasey
Spouse 1: Melissa Blue; 2: Nancy J. Mallonee 
Obituary BROWN, Otis Rasey was born December 31, 1832 in Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York the son of Willard Brown and Mary "Polly" E. Rasey.  He married Melissa Blue in 1856 in Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan and they were the parents of a daughter, Anna Gertrude (Charles Thorpe Fonda).  He divorced Melissa in 1858.  He married Nancy J. Mallonee February 26,1861 in Cass County, Missouri and they were the parents of five children, Harriet (Newton Jerome Wagner), Elizabeth (George Hardsog), Walter, Madge (William Anderson Miskimen) and Charles.  He was a house carpenter and in his later years ran a rooming house in Aurora, Illinois.  He affiliated with Euclid Lodge July 16, 1918 from Fox Lake Lodge No. 67, Fox Lake, Wisconsin.  He died August 10, 1919 in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois and was buried in the Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Illinois.  Members of Euclid Lodge performed the Masonic Funeral service at the grave. 
Contributor Timothy Ory, 2 May 2010
Memorial # 51915654

16.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

17.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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