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Silas W. BROWN
Malinda J. CARTER
Husband:  Silas W. BROWN
Birth:  ca. 1835, Stockholm Twp., St. Lawrence Co., NY
Death:  20 Nov 1893, Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO
Disposition:  buried Carrollton Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO
Occupation:  store clerk
Military Service:  Civil War (7 Aug 1861 - 23 Aug 1864):  Pvt., Co. D, 6th Rgmt. Michigan Infantry / Heavy Artillery
Father:  Willard BROWN
Mother:  Mary E. "Polly" RASEY
Marriage:  22 Oct 1865, Livingston Co., MO
Wife:  Malinda J. CARTER
Birth:  30 Jan 1849, MO
Death:  8 Jan 1924, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  William CARTER (1800-1849)
Mother:  Malinda JOHNSON (1813-1902)
Children:
— born in Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO:
  1.  Marion Wilton BROWN, b. 1865/6
  2.  Alice M. BROWN, b. Aug 1867
  3.  Bertha E. BROWN; b. 21 May 1870; d. 15 Aug 1952, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. James H. WILLERFORD (1860- ); m2. Cephas H.M. SHIBLEY (1863- ); m3. Henry BICKS (1878-1952)
  4.  Leon BROWN, b. 1873/4; m. Emma FULLER
  5.  Effie BROWN, b. 1875/6
  6.  Clarence Edgar BROWN, b. 1 Dec 1879

— born in Chaffee, Chaffee Co., CO:
  7.  Lula Ethel BROWN, b. 7 Dec 1880; d. 2 May 1944, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., VA; m. Vine Virtue REED (1877-)

— born in CO or MO:
  8.  (Child) BROWN, b. 1883
  9.  (Child) BROWN, b. 1886

— born in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO:
10.  Leona BROWN, b. Apr 1888
11.  Nina Fay BROWN, b. Sep 1890; d. Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA; m1. Melvin I. MARTIN (1881-1967); m2. Albert WIRES (1888-1978)

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Sources:

1a.  Missouri Marriage Records.  Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO (index/images online at Ancestry.com; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).  Images for Livingston County, 1865, p. 78:
Silas W. Brown & Malinda Carter

I R.B. Williams a Justice of the peace for Livingston County Missouri Certify that on the twenty Second day of October 1865 I Solemnized the rite of Marriage between Silas W Brown and Melinda Carter.
5? Stamp R.B. Williams JP

This certificate filed and Recorded Dec 30th 1865
R.F. Dunn Rec
By B.J. Wiley Dept

1b.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Silas W. BROWN
Spouse: Melinda CARTER
Marriage: 22 Oct 1865, Livingston, Missouri
Source: Marriage License Record, 1837-1915. Livingston County (Missouri). Recorder of Deeds

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Silas BROWN (æ 15, b. NY) is living in Castleton Twp., Barry Co., MI, with his parents (q.v.).  Malinda CARTER (æ 1, b. MO) is living in Keytesville Twp., Chariton Co., MO (p. 208A), with her widowed mother, Malinda CARTER (æ 37, b. unknown), plus siblings, including twin sister.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find Silas, and I really looked.  Malinda CARTER (æ 11, b. MO) is living in Clark Twp., Chariton Co., MO (p. 296), with her widowed mother, Malinda CARTER (æ 46, b. AL), plus twin sister.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #73 of 154):  Farmersville P.O., City of Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO, Roll M563_789, p. 474A, PN 20, enumerated 10 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1870:  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 13 14 19
176 177 Brown Silas 34 M W Clerk in Store   300 NY     /
    _____ Melinda 21 F W House Keeper     Mo      
    _____ Marion  4 M W       Mo      
    _____ Alice  2 F W       Mo      
    _____ Bertha 1/12 F W       Mo May    
    McCombs John 25 M W School Teacher 700   Indiana   M  

5a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 43):  Cedar Street, Buffalo House, Buena Vista, Chaffee Co., CO, Roll 89, p. 10C, PN 19, SD Colo, ED 26, enumerated 5 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 24 25 26
6 8 Brown Silas W M 46   / Prospector Ohio Ohio Ohio
    _____ Malinda W F 31 Wife /   Mo Va Tenn
They're living in some kind of boarding house or hotel.  Their record is at the bottom of the page, but there is some kind of screw up in the pagination because the family continues, not at the top of p. 10D, but on the top of p. 11A.

5b.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 43):  Market St., Buena Vista, Chaffee Co., CO, Roll 89, p. 11A, PN 21, SD Colo, ED 26, enumerated 7 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 9 13 24
236 380 Brown Marion W M 14 Son / At School Mo
    _____ Alice W F 12 Dau   " Mo
    _____ Berkley W   10     " "
    _____ Leon W M  6 Son     "
    _____ Effie W F  4 Dau     "
    _____ Clarence W M 7?/12       "
They are at the top of the page, and clearly p. 11A should have been the page after 10C, that is, 10D, not 11A.  The visitation numbers are equally screwed up.  The next sets of visitation numbers on this page are 7/1, then 8/2, then 9/1, then 240/4, and so on...

6.  1890 Veterans Schedules Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 18):
For an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
Special Schedule.—Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, etc. Page
SD:  No. 7 ED:  No. 58 Minor Civil Division:  Carrollton, Carroll Co., Mo. 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Yrs. Mos. Days.
129 142 Brown, Silas W Private D 6 Mich Arty 20 Aug 1861 23 Aug 1864 3   2
10 11 12
Carrollton Mo Heart Disease 25 yrs from ????y service

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #46 of 49):  2037 N 11th St., Kansas City (Ward 3), Wyandotte Co., KS, Roll T623_504, p. 73A, SN 23, SD 2, ED 154, enumerated 13-15 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 21 22 23 24 25 27
* 2037 471 518 Brown Malinda Head W M Jan 1849 51 Wd 11 8 MO KY TN     Y Y Y R H
      _____ Leona Dau W F Apr 1888 12 S     MO MO MO At School Y Y Y    
      _____ Nina Dau W F Sep 1890  9 S     MO MO MO   Y Y Y    
*N 11 St

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #57 of 65):  353 Ogler [Street], Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Twp. (19th Pct.), Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll T624_83, p. 112B, SN 31B, SD 7, ED 64, enumerated 2 May 1910,
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 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
* 353 550 627 Shibley Cephus Head M W 47 M2 6     Can-Eng Can-Eng Can-Eng 1877 Na Eng Watchman Parks W N 0 Y Y R H
      _______ Bertha Wife F W 39 M2 6  6 5 MO NY MO       none         Y Y    
      Brown Melinda M-in-Law F W 61 WD   11 6 MO TN TN       none         Y Y    
*Ogler

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #32 of 34):  1228 San Julian [Street/Avenue], Los Angeles City (Pct. 88), Los Angeles Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll T625_115, p. 17A, SN 17A, SD 8, ED 423, enumerated 23 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 17 18 19 21 23 25 26
* 1228 448 464 Brown Malinda Head R F W 70 Wd Y Y MO OH TN Y None
*San Julian

10a.  American Civil War Soldiers.  Historical Data Systems, Kingston, MA (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: Silas BROWN
Residence: Van Buren County, Michigan
Birth Date: abt 1836
Age at Enlistment: 25
Survived the War?: Yes
Enlistment Date: 8 Jul 1861 or 7 Aug 1861
Rank at Enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Dowagiac, [Cass County,] Michigan
Side Served: Union
State Served: Michigan
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 7 August 1861 at the age of 25.
Enlisted in Company D, 6th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 20 Aug 1861.
Mustered out Company D, 6th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 23 Aug 1864 at Kalamazoo, MI.
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65

10b.  Civil War Pension Index (index/images online at Ancestry.com):
Name of Soldier Brown, Silas W
Name of Dependent Widow Brown, Malinda
Service ?? G Mich Inf & D 1 Mich H A
Date of Filing Claim Application No. Certificate No. State from which Filed
1889 Sept 25 Invalid 731012 501.858 Mo
1893 Dec 9 Widow 586796 495765 Mo
These cards are barely readable.  Pension applications often contain considerable genealogical information.  It should be worth the effort to obtain a copy.

10c.  Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System.  National Park Service (online at www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ and at Ancestry.com):
Name: Silas W. Brown
Side: Union
 Regiment State/Origin: Michigan
Regiment Name: 6 Michigan H. Art'y.
Regiment Name Expanded: 6th Regiment, Michigan Heavy Artillery
Company: D
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M545 roll 5

10d.  Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879 -  ca. 1903.  Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92, National Archives Micorfilm Publ. M1845, NARA, Washington, DC (online at Ancestry.com):
Brown Silas W
Pvt Co D 6 Mich H Art
WAR DIED Nov 20 - 1893
CEMETERY Carrolton
AT       Do      Mo
REMARKS
Gross Bros., Lee, Mass.
CONTRACT JULY 11, 1893.

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

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