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Gerald Brown

Male Abt 1870 - Abt 1894  (~ 24 years)


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  • Name Gerald Brown 
    Nickname Jerry 
    Born Abt 1870  Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1894  Macon, Bibb Co., or Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I89  MyTree
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2014 

    Father Robert Brown,   b. Abt 1851, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary LNU (Brown),   b. Abt 1852, Macon Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1870  Bibb Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Crenshaw,   b. Abt 1870, Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1900, Phenix City, Russell Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1887  Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Myrtice Brown (Faircloth),   b. 24 Aug 1889, Phenix City (Seale), Russell Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1918, Whigham, Grady Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +2. Marian Estelle Brown (McDearman),   b. 11 Aug 1891, Bibb Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1976, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Robert J Brown
      Age in 1870: 4/12
      Birth Year: abt 1870
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1870: Subdivision 8, Bibb, Georgia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Macon
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Willis Brown 19
      Mary Brown 17
      Robert J Brown 4/12

      1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Mary C Brown
      Age: 51
      Birth Date: Jan 1849
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1900: Militia District 716, Bibb, Georgia
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: John W Brown
      Marriage Year: 1870
      Years Married: 30
      Father's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother: number of living children: 2
      Mother: How many children: 4
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John W Brown 51
      Mary C Brown 51

      1880 Census Mt. Sterling, Choctaw Co., AL
      , ED #17, Image 15, (?)
      enumerated 7 Jun 1880,
      Jerry Brown is found in the household of S. S. Mellen, as a boarder:
      Brown, Jerry, w, m, 19, boarder, b. AL, f. b. AL, m. b. AL.

      Gerald Brown worked for the Mills in Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA.
      He died of Tuberculosis in about 1894, when Estelle was only three
      years old. (Source: Carolyn Reid Love Simpson - 2003)

      1880 United States Federal Census (possible Gerald)
      Name: W. G. Brown
      Age: 20
      Birth Year: abt 1860
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1880: Americus City, Sumter, Georgia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Name: P F Brown
      Father's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother's Name: E A. Brown
      Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      P F Brown 60
      E A. Brown 43
      W. G. Brown 20
      Blanche Brown 18
      C. Hugh Brown 15
      P. F. Brown 8
      Harrold Brown 4
      Ethe Brown 2

      Gerald Brown & Elizabeth Crenshaw worked in the Mills near Columbus, GA.
      Early History of GA Cotton Mills:
      Bibb Manufacturing Company, known for its quality textile products, originated in Macon in 1876. Named for Bibb County, the enterprise was initiated in 1876 by three cotton merchants, Hugh Moss Comer of Savannah and brothers Major John F. Hanson and I. Newton Hanson of Macon.
      The merchants set up their first factory for yarn production in a freight warehouse formerly used by the Central of Georgia Railway. Comer served as president and Major Hanson as secretary and treasurer.
      In 1878 they acquired their second mill by purchasing a former cotton factory, Macon Manufacturing Company. (Most probably where Gerald & Elizabeth worked)
      In 1895 the Bibb Manufacturing Company employed 700 workers and consumed 20,000 bales of cotton annually. By 1898 it had acquired additional Georgia mills: Macon Knitting Company, Taylor Manufacturing near Reynolds, the Cordele Manufacturing Company, and two already established mills at Porterdale.
      In 1900 Comer died, and Major Hanson succeeded him as president. That year Bibb Manufacturing purchased a dam site on the Chattahoochee River near Columbus from the Columbus Power Company. A new mill was built called the Columbus Mill; the surrounding community was named "Bibb City." In time this facility would become the largest cotton mill in the country. Another new factory opened in 1905, the Payne Mill, located in Vineville. It would be the last outside acquisition made by Bibb Manufacturing for thirty-two years. Hanson served as president until 1908. During his years with Bibb, he was also named head of both the Central of Georgia Railway and the Ocean Steamship Company.