William Brown of St. Clair County, Missouri (formerly of Washington County, Kentucky)

Estate and lawsuit in St. Clair County.In 1848 William Brown died in St Clair County, Missouri. Before his death, he agreed to convey to Zephaniah Offult 1/2 of tract of land. William Brown conveyed to Elizabeth widow of Zephaniah and now wife of Henry Reese 1/2 of said tract. He also agreed to convey to the children of Elizabeth and Zephaniah (his grandchildren) the other half.

William Brown had daughter Elizabeth, who m. (1) Zephaniah Offult; (2) Henry Reese. She died before 5 March 1858 and suit was continued again her heirs.

Zephaniah Offult died leaving Edward, William, Zephaniah, Andrew, Margaret, Ruth, John, Susan and Nancy. A daughter Catharine who m. Martin Wright and died leaving one child, Catharine.

Washington Dorrell was next friend of John Offult, Susan Offult, Mary Offult and Catherine Wright, minors under 14.  They live with Henry Reese. Andrew Offult, Margaret Offult and Ruth Offult are over 14 and have Washington as next friend.

Peter Brown, Andrew, Benjamin, William, Catherine Brown, Henry E. and Nancy Moran his wife, John C. Greenwell and Ruth his wife; Columbus Hahn and Giley his wife, Milton Williams and Mary his wife, William Overshiner and Susan his wife and Martha and James Phillips.

John Brown, Martha and James Phillips are represented by Foster Wright, gdn.

Thomas Wright vs. Catharine Brown, Peter Brown, William Brown, Andrew Brown, Benjamin Brown, Elizabeth Offult, Henry E. Moran and Nancy, John C. Greenwell and Ruth; Columbus Hahn and Gillian, Milton Williams, Mary Williams, William Overshiner and Susan Overshiner, Martha Phillips and James Phillips (infants) and John Brown, infant.

William Brown b. ca. 1790 in Kentucky m. Catharine ? b. ca. 1792 in Kentucky  and died 1850

Children:

Catharine Brown (?) She may have been the widow rather than a child

Peter Brown b. ca. 1825 in Kentucky

William Brown

Andrew Brown

Benjamin Brown b. ca. 1822 in Kentucky

Elizabeth Brown b. ca. 1811 in Kentucky m. Zephaniah Offult

            They had:

            Edward P. Offult b ca. 1833 in Kentucky

            William b. Offult ca. 1835 in Kentucky

            Zephaniah Offult b. ca. 1836 in Kentucky

            Andrew Offult b ca. 1838 in Kentucky

            Margaret Offult b. ca. 1839 in Kentucky

            Ruth Offult

            John Offult

            Susan Offult

            Mary Offult

            Catharine Offult b. ca. 1832 in Kentucky m. Martin Wright and left daughter Catherine Wright

Nancy Brown b. ca. 1815 in Kentucky m. 1838 in Kentucky Henry E. Moran

Ruth Brown b. ca. 1816 in Kentucky m. John C. Greenwell

Gillian Brown b. ca. 1820 in Kentucky  m. Columbus Hahn

Mary Brown m. Milton Williams.

Susan Brown m. William Overshiner

John Brown b. ca. 1839 in Missouri

[?].Brown m. [-?-] Phillips leaving Martha Phillips and James Phillips (infants) Their guardian was Foster P. Wright.