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About Adolphus Brown
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Welcome to Adolphus ‘Cotton’ and Pinky Brown web site. This web site is not Webmaster dominated, each family in your geographical area may input any   Information you wish to share with other family members; however, we need  Some stability and accountability, so it is suggested that the head of each family Or appointed designee is the only one to record any information that one might  See necessary (i.e. for myself, I will be the one designated to input).

Adolphus Brown was the oldest known relative of five generations. He was born A slave in Gordon County Georgia in 1845.He lived in Quitman, Georgia for sometime On what was known as “The Brown Plantation” (His former slave owner). He married Pinky Caldwell who was born in 1860.Together they reared nine children. After slavery, Adolphus continue to live on the Brown Plantation, becoming a prosperous farmer /  Share cropper. Edmund was the oldest known son, and Pinky, or Ida, either one,  according to the 1910 census could have been the oldest daughter.They were not part of Adolphus household at that time.

Being a prosperous farmer/share cropper he and Pinky, a devoted wife/farm worker/house Keeper/maid, lived with their children on the plantation with them and farm the land.  Eventually It was said that Adolphus grew more cotton than anybody else in Georgia.  Thus the name:COTTON BROWN.

In the early 1920’s he left the farm and he and pinky journeyed north. They stayed  only for a while. He then went to New Jersey “with a croaker sack filled with  money “as told by CORA LEE MITCHELL, in 1980 when the first family reunion was held.

Adolphus returned south became ill and died shortly afterwards. So in his memory, in  1998-Felicia Brown Jamison, his son Edmund’s youngest child named her company-COTTON  BROWN ENTERPRISE,In his honor.



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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Family View shows the  person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and  notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the  children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left,  with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents,  grand parents and great-grand parents. The Descendant Chart shows the person  you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the  right are the children, grand children and great-grand children. The  Ahnentafel Report is a listing of one's ancestors, numbered according to  generation. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the  Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each  Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just  click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events  list. Birthday and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want  to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool
Announcement! Corey Brown created a private event for the group. July 30 FRI, JUL 10, 2020 - JUL 12, 2020 Cotton Brown Family Reunion (Cost:TBD) Flowery Branch, GA
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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