Jacob Brown
Susannah Beeker
Noah Brown
Joanna Osborn
Alpharetta B. Brown


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1. William Alexander Furr

Alpharetta B. Brown 1 2

  • Born: 1868, Grant Twp., Hancock, WV 2
  • Marriage (1): William Alexander Furr on 6 Sep 1888 in Veedersburg, Fountain, Indiana, USA
  • Died: 1900, Ottawa, La Salle, IL, USA at age 32 2
  • Buried: Ottawa: Ottawa Avenue Cemetery, La Salle, IL, USA 2

   FamilySearch ID: L2SP-SHL.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Grant Township, Vermillion, IL, USA. 3 The 1870 census recorded Noah Brown, farmer, 33, living with wife Joannah, 26; Mary E. A., 9; Jacob D., 7; daughter Alfaratta B., 2. Everyone was born in Indiana. Noah's real estate was valued at $10,400 and personal estate $2,104. The post office was Ropeville.

2. Census in 1880 in Hoopeston, Vermilion, IL, USA. 4 The 1880 census recorded living on Penn Street: C. B. Austin, minister, 51, living with wife Joanna, 31; Della Austin, 19; Edward K. Austin, works on farm, 14; Mary E. Brown, 19; Jacob D. Borwn, 16; Alpharetta Brown, 11; and Myrta W. Brown, 8. C. B. and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Della and Edward were born in Indiana, their father in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio. Joanna was born in Indiana and her parents in Ohio. The Brown children and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Residence: in 1896 in Bloomington, Monroe, IN, USA. 5

4. Arrival: 1897, in Ottawa, La Salle, IL, USA. 5

Alpharetta married William Alexander Furr on 6 Sep 1888 in Veedersburg, Fountain, Indiana, USA. (William Alexander Furr was born on 2 Oct 1863 in Stephens Crossing, Fountain, IN, USA,1 6 died on 6 May 1935 in Carbondale, Jackson, IL 6 and was buried on 8 May 1935 in Carbondale, Jackson, IL 6.)


1 John Williston Cook, "Educational history of Illinois: growth and progress in educational affairs of the state from the earliest day to the present, with portraits and biographies" (Henry O. Shepard Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1912), Page 110, William Alexander Furr.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144703885.

3 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6WL-33T Noah Brown, 1870.

4 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXKP-RC3 C B Austin, Hoopeston, Vermilion, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 215, sheet 454A.

5 "The Streator Free Press (Streator, IL)," 12 May 1899, page 1.

6 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110399052.

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