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Samuel Holt BROWN
Minnie Cotton SMITH
Husband:  Samuel Holt BROWN
Birth:  11 Jan/Feb 1869, Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO
Death:  30 Jul 1954, De Ridder, Beauregard Par., LA
Disposition:  buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, De Ridder, Beauregard Par., LA
Occupation:  cook, merchant, farmer
Father:  Ira Baker BROWN
Mother:  Martha Abigail HOPKINS
Marriage:  1901/2
Wife:  Minnie Cotton SMITH
Birth:  5 Aug 1875/6, OH
Death:  aft. 1940 census
Disposition:  buried Pleasant Hill Cemetery, De Ridder, Beauregard Par., LA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children adopted from orphanage in Woodrow Co., OK:
1.  Orpha Mae BROWN, b. 1902, AL
2.  Harry Clayton BROWN, b. 5 Nov 1910
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  516 11th Street, Kansas City, 8th Ward, Jackson Co., MO, p. 179, E.D. ??, enumerated 7 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 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 27
94 193 Brown Martha A Head W F Jul 1833 66 Wid 10 5 NY Can(Eng) NY     Y Y Y R H
    _____ Wallace M Son W M Dec 1864 35 D     AR NY NY Cook-Invalid 10 Y Y Y    
    _____ Samuel H Son W M Feb 1869 31 S     MO NY NY Cook 0 Y Y Y    
Martha's father was born in NY, not Canada.

4.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #12 of 14):  Center Twp., Carter Pct., Woodward Co., OK, p. 85B, SH 9B, SD 234, ED 280, enumerated 9+10 May 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 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
148 148 Brown Samule H Head M W 41 M1 8     MO NY NY Eng Merchant Country Store Emp Y Y   O M F 147
    _____ Minnie Wife F W 34 M1 8     OH OH OH Eng None     Y Y          
    _____ Martha A Mother F W 77 Wd   10 5 NY US VT Eng None     Y Y          
    Kirk Leland Nephew M W 15 S       MO MO MI Eng None     Y Y Y        
Leland Stanford KIRK is the son of Cyrus Wells & Nellie (BROWN) KIRK.

5.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 8):  Carter Precinct, Carter Twp., Woodward Co., OK, p. 168A, SN 1A, SD 8, ED 231, enumerated 5/6/7 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).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 3 3 Brown Samuel H Head O M M W 51 M   Y Y MO NY NY Y farmer gen farming Em 6
      _____ Minnie Wife     F W 43 M   Y Y OH OH OH Y none      
      _____ Orpha May Daughter     F W 15 S Y Y Y OK MO OH Y none      
      _____ Clayton H Son     M W 9 S Y     OK MO OH Y none      
      _____ Wallace M Brother     M W 55 S   Y Y AR NY NY Y farmer gen farming OA  
      _____ Martha A Mother     F W 86 Wd   Y Y NY NY ME Y none      
      Smith Melvin L Nephew     M W 9 S Y     MO OH NE Y none      
Orpha and Clayton were adopted.  Based on the birthplaces of their parents, Orpha and Clayton appear to be siblings.  If not, it's an incredible coincident.  Martha's mother was born in NY, not ME.

6.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #18 of 20):  Police Jury Ward 3, Beauregard Par., LA, Roll 784, p. 203B, SN 9B, ED 6-7, SD 6, enumerated 18 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
192 201 Brown Samuel H Head O Y M W 62 M 32 N Y MO NY NY Y Farmer General Farm 0 Y N 156
    _____ Minnie Wife     F W 53 M 25 N Y OH OH OH Y None          
Listed two households from Warren & Rebeckah (HINES) SHIRLEY, who are two households from Clayton & Eva (SHIRLEY) BROWN.

7.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 36):  Police Jury Ward 3, Beauregard Par., LA, Roll T627_1383, p. 113A, SN 12A, SD 9, ED 6-8, , enumerated 30 Apr 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
217 O 500 Y Brown Samuel H Head M W 71 M N 8 Missouri   Same house       N N N N U           0 168 Y  
        _____ Minnie Wife F W 64 M N 7 Ohio   Same house       N N N N H           0   0 N  
8.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Samuel H. Brown Minnie S. Brown -
Birth 11 Jan 1869 5 Aug 1876 -
Death 30 Jul 1954 unknown -
Note - - -
Burial Pleasant Hill Cemetery
De Ridder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
-
Inscription - - -
Father - - -
Mother - - -
Spouse - - -
- - - -
- - - -
Memorial # 6447450 6447449 -

9.  Timothy Hopkins.  1932.  John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants.  Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA, pp. 348-349.

10.  Ira B. Brown.  14 Apr 1898.  Affidavit.  Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, DC.  Lists surviving children and their dates of birth.  Gives Samuel's date of birth as 11 Feb 1869.

11.  Emails from Kathleen HONTZ, Rhenda (GREENE) CEDARS, and Donna GREENE.

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

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

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