Vivian Brown

AncientFaces Member since Jul 07, 2015

About: born and raised in Connersville, Fayette County Indiana with interest in family genealogy. Surnames on paternal side, Brown, Neff, Ashworth, Brumfield, Brumfiel. Reisinger, Burk, Myers. Surnames on maternal side, Harrison, Rose,Russell, Reid, Richardson, Lainhart, Blanton, Baker

Researching: Brown, Reid, Russell, Richardson, Mooney, Harrison, Neff, Ashworth, Reisinger, Brumfiel, Rentfroe

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1839 former school Everton Indiana - Fayette County: Prior to this building's demise, it was the home of the Elmer (Whitey) Faber family and back at the time it was built in 1839 it was used a school. The building was also used as a meeting place for Masonic Lodge and for other purposes in the community which was called West Union then. The name of Everton wasn't adopted for the community until 1856. The building sat facing State Road 1 just north of the bank in Everton.
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Catherine Elizabeth Brumfiel Neff with Quilts: Taken about 1935 in Fayette County, Indiana in Connersville of my gr-gr-grandmother, Catherine Elizabeth Brumfiel Neff with her homemade quilts. Catherine Elizabeth Brumfiel b. 2-9-1848 Fayette Co. IN d. 7-25-1940 and was married to Andrew Young Neff in Fayette County, Indiana on 12-25-1871. Both Andrew and Catherine are buried in Dale Cemetery, Connersville Indiana. Catherine and Andrew met when he came to visit his half brother Daniel Neff who was running the Nulltown store then called Keys Point south of Connersville in Fayette County Indiana. Andrew was a Civil War Veteran and descendant of Sabastian Neff, brother of Jacob Neff. Catherine was the daughter of Catherine Myers b. in VA and John Brumfiel b. in Bracken Co., KY. they lived in Miamisburg OH and then Fayette Co. IN. John was a wagonmaker.
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Ireland Universalist Church, Connersville Indiana: This church was bought by my grandparents Louis and Kathryn Brown from a Mrs. Dale in Jackson Township, Fayette County, IN in the late 1930s. My dad,Charles Brown, later sold it after years of using it for farm equipment storage. Located on Bentley Road in southeast Fayette County. A DAR marker is at the location of the church. Among the leaders of this church was Milton Trusler, a farmer in the area who was credited also for the idea of rural free delivery. There is also a DAR marker at this regarding the same, erected by the insistence of my grandmother who was historian for the John Conner Chapter of DAR for many years. In the history of Fayette County, IN 1917 it states Mr. Trusler would often invite the entire congregation of this church to take dinner with him on Sundays when regular church serves were held, and not uncommon for many of the members to accept his hospitality. Something unique about this church was that the minister was paid for his services before he left the building each Sunday. It was the only congregation in the county that paid for on the spot money for services rendered. See History of Fayette County 1917 book for further details.
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Class taught by my grandmother, Kathryn Neff Brown in 1951 at Alquina, east of Connersville, IN . Photo from Kathryn Brown scrapbook belonging to Vivian Brown.
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Photo of my gr-grandparents, Mary Irene Reisinger Brown and Walter Griffin Brown holding grandson, Albert E. Brown. Mary was born 12-18-1881 in Shreves OH. She was the daughter of Samuel Henry Reisinger b. 10-21-184 York Co. PA d. 4-19-1936 Fayette Co. and Margaret Felix b. 2-26-1844 Cumberland Co. PA, married in Worster Wayne Co. OH. Margaret was the daughter of Jacob Felix and Mary Elizabeth Gross. Samuel Reisinger was the son of Wm. I Reisinger b 7-4-1823 and Mary Ann Hartman. Wm. I. was the son of Carl Reisinger who came to America in 1767 and settled with two borthers at Lexington MASS and served in the American Revolution and married a dau of General Boyer. Mary Irene Reisinger and Walter Griffin Brown had two sons, Louis Albert(submitter's grandfather) and Carl Herbert. Louis Albert married Kathryn Neff and had two children, Charles Brown and Sally Brown Cook and one step-son William Cooney from Kathryn's earlier marriage. Carl and wife Isabelle Moore had one son, Albert, who is being held by Mary in the photo. Photo taken at their farm on State Road 44 East of Connersville, which is now owned by Dennis Sherck.
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Family reunion photo taken at old Neff home south west of Everton Indiana. Front row: Alonzo Brumfiel, Daniel Brumfiel, A.Y. Neff, Elijah Elliott and Benjamin Brumfiel Back row: Alice Handley Brumfiel, Annie Trusler Brumfiel, Catherine Brumfiel Neff, Mary Jane Brumfiel Elliott, Annie Jemison Brumfiel and Sarah Brumfiel Catherine b. 2-9-1848 Fay. Co. IN and A.Y. Neff b 10-10-1842 Cass Co. IN were my gr-gr-grandparents A.Y. Neff was son of William Neff b. 1803 VA and Mary Steele b. New Carlisle OH 8-28-1809.
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Josiah Brown b. 6 June 1878, d. 9 Dec. 1946; Dora Sutton Brown b. 10 Sept. 1881, d. 3 March 1968 with grandsons Joe Brown(son of Russell W. Brown and Emma Pearl Purcell Brown) and small child is E.J. Taylor (son of Dessie Brown Taylor) old smokehouse in background. Both Josiah and Dora Brown are buried in Fairview Cemetery in Rockcastle County, KY
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Standing left to right Sam Senet "Bub" Purcell, Jr., Mattie Purcell, Nellie Purcell, Samuel Senet Purcell, Sr. and Rebcca Ann Owens Purcell and Emma Pearl Purcell.
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1879 Connersville Fayette County Indiana, USA Death: Sep. 12, 1954 Connersville Fayette County Indiana, USA [Edit Dates] Graduate of Indianapolis College of Law 1905. Practiced in Connersville with Judge Johnston. Married Sarah Isabel (Sadiebelle) Ashworth on April 7, 1900 in Coles Co. Illinois at the home of her father. At some time he left the law practice in Connersville to go back to work on his father's farm west of Everton, IN. Later Charles had a loan company in Connersville IN-
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Mary Irene Reisinger Brown and Walter Griffin Brown married July 8, 1906 Walter is the son of Preston Brown and Florence Moore Brown. Preston is son of Samuel and Elizabeth Stanley Brown. Samuel is the son of Michael Brown and Mary Rudy Brown. Michael migrated to Fayette County IN in 1835 from Lebanon Co. PA Michael and Mary Rudy Brown had 4 children born in PA, Samuel, Cyrus, Mary and Catherine and then they had the following children born in Indiana Elizabeth, Daniel, Hettie, Henry and John. Michael had first settled in Union Co. for a short while prior to moving over to Fayette Co. Michael and his wife were members of the Lutheran church. Michael and a Daniel Gise built the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran at Lyonsville per church records belong to Mary Gettinger. Mary Irene Reisinger Brown was the daughter of Samuel Henry Reisinger and Margaret Felix Reisinger who were married 7-23-1868 in Worster-Wayne Co. OH. Mary Irene Reisinger was their 7th child out of 9 brothers and sisters. Mary Irene Reisinger and Walter Griffin Brown had two sons, Louis Albert Brown and Carl Herbert Brown who were both farmers in Fayette County, IN. (Louis is my grandfather
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