Kit Carson County, Colorado

Charlie P.S. and Ida (Lewis) Brown, brother Elmer E. and Elizabeth (Cope) Brown , 7S 42W

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ALVIN ANDERSON BROWN was born November 11, 1830 in Hamburg, New York, and died April 17, 1910 in South Park, Johnson County, Kansas. He married HARRIET LOUISA TORREY April 13, 1852 in Stephenson County, Illinois, daughter of ERASTUS TORREY and HARRIET CARY. She was born March 17, 1834 in Akron, Ohio, and died April 05, 1914 in Johnson County, Kansas. Their children:
Charles Peleg Stephenson BROWN
Florence Jane BROWN
Alfred Erastus BROWN
Alvin Dock BROWN
Elmer Elsworth BROWN
Frances Cary May BROWN
Clarence Laureston BROWN
In 1860 Chickasaw County, Iowa, Alvin is 27, Harriet 24, Charles 7, Florence 5, Alferd 2.

In 1870 Chickasaw County, Iowa, Alvin Brown is 39, Harriett 36, Charles 17, Alfred 12, Alvin 10, Ellsworth (Elmer) 7, Carrie 3, and an eight-month-old son.

In 1880 Gosper County, Nebraska, Alvin A. Brown is 50, Harriet 45, Elmer 18, Kitty 14, and Clarence 11.
Next household is Charles P. 28 (married but no spouse), next household Alfred 23, single, next household Alvin 21
(On the same census page is Benjamin Cope, 44, a blacksmith, with Priscilla 39, and their four kids.)
In 1885 Charles is in Harlan County, Nebraska, 29, with father Alvin A. 55 and mother Harriet 50, brother Clarence 25.

One tree says Charles Peleg Stephenson Brown married Ida Edith Smith in Mills County, Iowa Feb 22, 1888.
Ida E. Brown, formerly Ida E. Lewis, cash-claimed a quarter in 30, 7S 42W in 1890.

Iowa Cemetery records have Ida Edith Brown dying Nov 27, 1889 at age 27, buried in Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa.
FindaGrave # 125295839 has her buried in Glenwood
Charlie cash-claimed a quarter in 21, 7S 42W in 1890.
In 1900 Johnson County, Kansas, Charles is a day laborer, born January 1853 in Illinois, widowed, with daughter Ida A. Nov 1889 Colorado. They're living with his father A. Brown born Nov 1830 New York, a lawyer with Harriet Mar 1834 Ohio.
In 1910 Shawnee County, Harriet is 75 widowed, with Charles 58, both with own income. Ida Smith is 20, divorced, with Odessa 2, Kanss (father born in Missouri.
When Charles' father-in-law Aaron Lewis died in Mills County in 1916 "Three children of a family of ten survive him. They are John, on the farm last mentioned, Mrs. Sarah Almeda "Meda" Lee, two miles to the west, and Aaron Z., at Council Bluffs. All were here at the funeral. Mrs. Ida Smith, a granddaughter, was also here from Merriam, Kansas, accompanied by a little daughter, who is the only great grandchild of the deceased."

In 1920 Charles is 66, in Yuma County, Colorado, with Ida A. 30, both widowed, and Desdemona L. 11.
He probably came there because of Elmer Brown, who had been in Kit Carson County, who was prominent in the settlement of Cope - five miles away.

Charles P.S. Brown 1852-1927 is buried in Cope, Colorado, per the Columbine state-wide burial index.

In 1930 Ida is in Monroe County, Michigan, no occupation , boarding with Josephine Wheeler, 80, widowed.and her grandson Arthur H. 42, born in Nebraska.
In 1940 Monroe County, Ida A. is married to William F. Jacobs, a confectionary merchant.
Ida Jacobs died July 9, 1975 in Lucas, Ohio. She's buried in Monroe County Michigan # 37167775 "Ida Almeda Brown previously was married to Earl Carson Smith (1885 – 1933) with whom she had a daughter, Desdemona Lewis "Odessa" (Smith)Rosenbrock(1908 – 1996). Her first marriage ended in divorce by 1910. "
Desdemona 1908-1996 L. Rosenbrock, spouse John, died in Mississippi.


It was in 1886 that Mr. Jonathan Cope, accompanied by his son-in-law , E. E. Brown, traveled to Colorado.

At Yuma they met a real estate man who took them to look over the available homesteads and tree claims. That year the Arickaree River was full of water, the prairies were green and Mr. Cope was impressed with the fertile looking area. He went on to Denver to file a tree claim on the land that is now Cope and the surrounding territory in what was then Arapahoe and is now Washington County.

In 1887 Mr. Cope came out in a freight train to Otis bringing some household goods, tree slips and grain for seed. Later that spring the Barteldes, Browns, and Cope families left Huntly, Nebraska to come to new homesteads in Colorado. Traveling in three covered wagons drawn by teams or oxen, they drove the cattle along. When they arrived, a tent was pitched and beds were made on the sacks of grain. It was 30 miles to the nearest neighbors except for the Meadow Ranch. It was 2 1/2 miles west of Cope. Sam Clegg was foreman. They didn't own the land, just had it fenced. They had quite nice barns and house.

Elmer proved up a quarter in 28, 7S 42W in 1893.
The Cope, Colorado cemetery was established in 1889 on land donated by E.E. Brown.

In 1900 Kit Carson County, Elmer, born May 1863 in Iowa, married 13 years to Myrtle E. August 1867 Indiana, have Hattie L. Nov 1887, Evert July 1893, Lloyd W. June 1896, an Jay C. Dec 1898, all born in Colorado.

1905 "Dora M. Christopher has been appointed postmaster at Cope, Washington County, vice E. E. Brown, resigned. "
In 1910 Washington County, Elmer is 46, Lizzie M. 42, Everett W. 14, Lloyd 12, Jonathan C. 10, Clarrence L 7, and Hazel F. 4.

Next household is Alfred E. 51, born in Iowa, married 29 years to Anna C. 47 Wisconsin, with Carl E. 15, Benh H 12, Florence L. 10, and illiam J. 8, all four born in Kansas.
(Alfred had been in Decatur County, Kansas in 1900)
In 1940 Washington County, Elmer is 76, Lizzie M. 72.
Elizabeth Myrtle (Cope) Brown 1867-1952 is buried in Cope "Elmer and Elizabeth married November 8, 1885 at Alma, Nebraska. In 1935 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, and five of their eight children were still living. Mrs. George Lewis of Prescott, Washington (Hatty),Clarence Brown of Los Angeles, Everett Brown of Golden Colorado, Lloyd Brown of Parker, Colorado, and Mrs. Virgil Michael(Fern) of Akron. "

Elmer 1862-1949 is buried in Cope # 136656092 "Elmer was a Kit Carson County commissioner 1895-1901, and was Washington County commissioner for sixteen years. "

In 1930 Washington County, Alfred 62 and Anna C. 58, have Florence 20, Patrick H. 23, and Webster J. 18.

In 1940 Yuma County, Alfred is widowed, 82, with son Webster J. Brown 37 and Addie B. 33. They have Lawrence A. 13.
Alfred E. Brown 1866-1942 and Anna B. Brown 1862-1939 are buried in Cope.

Webster J. Brown 1901-1975 is buried in Cope # 11070556, with Addie B. 1906-1981.

Laureston A. Brown 1882-1945 is buried in Cope # 11071214, with Blanche (Henderson ) Brown 1886-1930.

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