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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Kathrine Ollinger Brown: Birth: 10 Nov 1891 in Texas. Death: 30 Mar 1941

  2. Adele Upshaw Brown: Birth: 27 Nov 1893 in Texas. Death: 26 Jul 1967

  3. Edwin Rice III Brown: Birth: 11 Feb 1903 in 709 Calhoun Ave, Houston, Texas. Death: 18 May 1994 in Houston, Texas


Sources
1. Title:   Edwin Rice Brown Notes
2. Title:   Taliaferro-Brown Bible
3. Title:   1860 Census - Copiah Co., Mississippi
4. Title:   1900 Census - Harris Co., Texas
5. Title:   1910 Census - Houston, Harris Co., Texas
6. Title:   1920 Census - Harris Co., Texas

Notes
a. Note:   In the plundering of the state and the plantations, poverty came slowly to the Brown family, and my father was sent to the elite Kentucky Military Institute where he became a member of a national fraternity. Handwritten letters from Robert E. Lee while he was president of Washington College at Lexington, Virginia, indicate that the older brother, Joseph, was considered for that college. I found no further evidence that he attended, but he could have if he had desired. ----------- Excerpt from narrative written by Edwin Rice Brown III Aided in many amusing episodes by his grandmother Taliaferro who helped raise the two brothers, he once entered the Lady's Horse Race at the County Fair, dressed as a girl and won, much to Mrs. Taliaferro's amusement and to the indignation of the Fair's officials who demanded return of the prize. Cousin Polly said Ned's girl cousins were so concerned over the possibility that Ned might go off somewhere and marry a Texan or some Indian squaw that she wanted to offer him as the prize to the woman who actually won the race. The girl cousins spent much effort in getting invitations to Ned for a visit to a home with an eligible daughter. When he showed some interest after one of these visits, one of the girl cousins would visit the girl and return with a report on the family. They seldom approved, one romance being killed by a report that the family were "one sheeters". The girl cousins in the Taliaferro, Brown, Harris and Humpheys families did what they could to have Ned invited to the best homes with the nicest daughters, but their best was not good enough, and Ned left for Texas unmarried. ----------- Excerpt from narrative written by Edwin Rice Brown III On his first trip to Texas in the early 1880's, Edwin Rice Brown II (Ned) built a small cabin for his ranch house. On Christmas Eve, he drew a picture of it with much pride and sent it to his Grandmother Taliaferro. His saddle and branding-irons hung on the walls, decorated with colorful saddle blankets. However, his grandmother was not impressed and insisted that he come home from Texas. She wrote for him to return home as Texas was too wild a place for her grandson. He did return to Hazelhurst, but only to plan to ranch in the wild west of Montana, then under the protection of the U.S. Army against Indian raids. His parents having died, "Lucky Hit" was sold and he left for Montana, an area much wilder than Texas and featured in the wild west stories illustrated by Russell and Remington for Eastern papers. With Philadelphia financing a ranch was established in 1884 in Southeast Montana along, the Tongue River near Birney where the Cheyenne Indian Reservation was under Major Leonidas Upshaw and the protection of a detachment of the Army. Nearby General Custer had made his last stand and was massacred by the Superior strategy of the medicine man, "Sitting Bull". But of more importance than Indian trouble to the cowboy-rancher, Edwin Rice Brown, was the social life of the Cheyenne Indian Agency, just a fifty mile horseback ride from his small ranch. Mrs. Upshaw was a pretty and charming hostess who devised numerous means of relieving the tedium of a frontier Army post. One of the means was to invite her young and attractive half-sister, Myra Lubbock Cabaniss, to visit. Myra had just graduated from the Old Moravian Female Academy at Winston Salem, North Carolina, and, postponing her return home to the small Texas town of LaGrange, she found Montana an attractive alternative. She gladly accepted the invitation, and Major Upshaw's suggestion that she teach the Indian School at the agency, rather than the young army officers, who had too much leisure time after peace was restored following the disaster at the Little Big Horn. In good weather no one came to school and Myra's day was taken up with long lonely walks with her pet deer,


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