Colonel Joseph Brown

      Death Notice and Obituary of Colonel Joseph Brown
                 of Maury Co. and Giles Co., TN                                

Nashville Republican Banner, Feb. 6, 1868:

We heard it reported yesterday that the veteran pioneer and Indian fighter
Col. Joseph Brown of Giles County died during the morning at the advanced age
of 96 years.

Pulaski Citizen, Pulaski, Tennessee, Feb. 8, 1868:

Died in this county Feb. 4, 1868, Col. Joseph Brown aged 95 years, 6 months
and 2 days.  Col. Brown immigrated with his father's family   Col. James Brown
a Revolutionary officer in the North Carolina line to Tennessee in 1788.

His father and brothers were massacred by the Indians in that year.  Together
with his mother and several sisters and he [,they were] captured and held in
captivity for a long time.

He died on the 58th anniversary of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of
which he was one of the founders, and was a professed Christian for 80 years. 
He held the first prayer meeting that was ever held in Maury County, to which
he invited in person, every white inhabitant of the county.  It is impossible
to portray in a brief notice the many noble traits that adorned the character
of the deceased, or to give anything like a synopsis of the many daring
adventures in the service of his country.

Submitted By: Joy Q. Gallagher
Col. Brown's mother was Jane Gillespie Brown. Her obituary can be found at the Maury Co., TN USGenWeb Archives site.