Category Archives: Brown

Reuben Fugate’s marriage to Katherine Smallwood

After learning that Pocahontas might be my 12th great-grandmother, I feel pursuing that part of my Brown ancestry should be a top priority. Further review of my tree and the proposed tree does have a potential error in either my … Continue reading

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Memories – City Council Candidate

My LifeThose Places ThursdayCoon Rapids, MN By Don Taylor In the 1980s, I lived in Coon Rapids. Quickly, I became very involved with the city government. I was appointed to City’s Economic Development Commission. It fit very well with my … Continue reading

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Famous Ancestor – Pocahontas?

Brown-Mannin-Fugate-Martin-Pettus-Native American LineBy Don Taylor Having an account with Family Search and paying attention to the various notifications they generate can be fun. Every once in a while, I’ll receive a notice from FamilySearch and learn something fascinating. In this … Continue reading

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Jury Frees Grandpa Brown

Grandpa Brown In the News 90 Years Ago Today By Don Taylor I’m sure Grandpa Brown was worried and concerned about what the Grand Jury would find. It must have been a scary ten weeks between his being bound to … Continue reading

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Abbreviated Sketch –Thomas Valentine Rooney (1887-1960)

007-H(2) – The 2nd Husband of Madonna Mae Montran Brown-Montran Line Montran Married Roone By Don Taylor My research into my grandmother’s life has been filled with surprises. None so much as learning of her many marriages. She was married … Continue reading

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