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Jane Brookins Coffee Brown
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1818
Death: Jul. 5, 1877

Wife of Rev. Ziba Brown. Mother of fourteen children - surviving were: George B., Will, Adolphus Ziba "Dolly", America "Mec", Olive "Ollie", Cassius, and Jane "Jennie".

Wedding -

"I have failed to obtain a consecutive list of the ministers who served the Methodist Protestant Church in Claiborne Township in the early years--one of whom I remember but I cannot recall his name.

During the winter of 1839-40, the minister treated his congregation to a surprise which was rather pleasant. He was preaching in the old schoolhouse one Sunday morning, when very unexpectedly Rev. Ziba Brown, with Miss Jane B. Coffee on his arm, walked into the house. Mr. Brown stepped into the pulpit and sat down behind the minister who was preaching. Miss Coffee sat down in the congregation.

When the sermon was ended the minister said: "There is a case of matrimony to be attended to The parties will please present themselves" Whereupon Mr. Brown stepped down to where Miss Coffee sat, and took her on his arm, they two presented themselves before the minister, and he, after requiring them to "plight their vows each to the other," pronounced them "husband and wife together." He then dismissed the congregation. All were pleased."

"The History of Union County, Ohio", published 1883. 
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  Adolphus Ziba Brown (1816 - 1875)*
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Fredonia City Cemetery
Wilson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 1, 0322-3.
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Oct 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60422317
Jane Brookins <i>Coffee</i> Brown
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