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Don Porter (#47920265)
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S Alberta "Bertie" Zinn Riggleman
Don Thanks for the information on her parents. After more research I find your information is correct and I have updated the memorial to reflect your info.. Thank-you I am sorry I initially denied your update. I needed time to investigate.
Added by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2017 11:52 AM
Wm. H. Austin #18272157
Don - Amend my message sent just now to move the upright marker photo to William Nelson Austin #18272155 (Just noticed the one I added #180221299 is a duplicate.) Sorry for the confusion.
Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Jun 10, 2017 3:54 PM
Wm. H. Austin #18272157
Don, your nice photo of the upright stone posted on this memorial should actually be posted to
William Nelson Austin #180221299 and that of his wife, Louisa #18272151.
Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on Jun 10, 2017 3:51 PM
Marcia Brown
RE: Rezin Brown had a Bother Jabez Brown
Don Porter That was Awesome Information. I did not know the History. If I understand your family information Jabez Brown and His Wife Mary (Massie) Holland Brown had Cassandra, Rezin, Mollie then Jabez (being name like his Father).

Jabez and Mary Brown lived in Ten Mile District Harrison County WV. Do you Known if it was known as Brown Community?

Rezin Brown Older of the Brothers Remained to Harrison County, Rezin Brown married Delilah Hall in or about 1830, but the younger Jabez Brown moved to Monongalia County. Then Married Elizabeth Steele. Do you know if Jabez and Elizabeth Brown had Children?

Thank You for the Information. I am not sure of My Link to these Brown’s But I am Very interested in Looking for a Members of the Family.
Added by Marcia Brown on May 25, 2017 7:18 PM
Marcia Brown
Rezin Brown had a Bother Jabez Brown
I am not a Direct But Probably
distant Relation. I was researching my Family Sur Name Brown, found this information:

Jabez Brown had Brother Rezin Brown. Jabez Brown also had a Daughter Kasandra Brown who Married Jesse Swiger.

Found This Interesting Web Page about Community of Brown WV. Shows the Family link

Part of the Article Reads:

Firstly, I wish to correct a statement made by a former historian, and now commonly believed to be true. This was that Jabez Brown was the first settler in Brown. This is not true, the Jabez Brown spoken of never lived in this community at all, but in Preston County. It seems that he was confused with his brother, Rezin Brown, who did settle in the Brown on what is now the Ellis Marsh farm (later owned by Virgil Backus, and at 1966, by Alden and Mattie Bartlett). However, this was not until about 1830, almost 10 years after the first settler made his appearance.

Jesse Swiger, the eldest son of Elizabeth Swiger Kelly, married Kasandra Brown, the daughter of Jabez Brown of Preston County, and they settled on what is now known as the A. I. Strother farm. They built their cabin near the present site of the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Link to Web Page Is:,_West_Virginia/History_of_Brown,_West_Virginia. Html

Jabez Brown Find A Grave Infromation
Birth: 1863
Death: 1945

Family links:
Stella M Brown (1867 - 1946)*

*Calculated relationship

Maplewood Cemetery
Preston County
West Virginia, USA

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Record added: Mar 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86376631

Added by Marcia Brown on May 23, 2017 10:06 PM
Michael S. Markwood
Frank Sypolt & Rebecca Wolfe Shahan
Thank you for taking the headstone photos for Frank Sypolt & Rebecca Wolfe Shahan
Added by Michael S. Markwood on May 03, 2017 6:52 PM
Susan Pescosolido Richardson
Lillian Foy
Thank you!
Added by Susan Pescosolido Richard... on May 02, 2017 4:10 AM
Michael S. Markwood
Thank you for taking the headstone photos for Elizabeth Kyer, Willard Teets, & Jacob Weaver.
Added by Michael S. Markwood on Apr 26, 2017 9:14 PM
Ernest Dupont photo
Thanks so much for taking this photo for me.

Added by Anna on Apr 26, 2017 6:38 AM
Brenda Harris
Thanks so much for posting the picture of Edward Whittaker'grave. Really appreciate it.
Added by Brenda Harris on Apr 25, 2017 2:17 PM
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