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Hillery Gould Brown

Hillery Gould Brown was born in 1859 in the last years of slavery.  The first record I located places Hillery in the probable town of his birth, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.  This census record finds Hillery married (11/20/1881) to the former Bettie Roberson with two sons and two daughters (William Hobart, Henry Lee, Fannie Irene and Ellen Lorrelle) .  Hillery was a farmer who could read and write.  Hillery worked a variety of jobs throughout his life and lived until at least age 71.

3rd Great Grand father

2nd Great Grand father


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  1. […] never heard the story I’ve been able to piece together either (beyond hearing her Grandfather Hillary speak fondly of his older brother).  Our story teaches the young and the […]

  2. […] an actual document for dozens of my ancestors in Rutherford County, but I found the certificate for Hillary Brown.  Loads of information are contained on these pages!  As for brick wall #4525…. […]

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