Robert BROWN James Milton WALKER Robert Milton WALKER Rosie Lee WALKER Pearl Maude WALKER Izella WALKER Charles M WALKER James Martin WALKER Calvin Martin WALKER Izella M KIDWELL Mini tree diagram
Sarah Mary Jane BROWN

Sarah Mary Jane BROWN1,7,2,2,3,4,5,8

2nd Aug 18611,2,3,4,5 - 10th Mar 19076,2

Life History

2nd Aug 1861

Born in Parker County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5

14th Aug 1878

Married James Milton WALKER in Parker County, Texas.7,3

Sarah (Mary) Jane Brown died in 1907.

18th Jan 1880

Birth of son Robert Milton WALKER in Parker County, Texas.4,9,2

18th Jan 1882

Birth of daughter Rosie Lee WALKER in Parker County, Texas.10

25th Dec 1886

Birth of daughter Pearl Maude WALKER in Parker County, Texas.10,2,5,11

19th Oct 1888

Birth of daughter Izella WALKER in Parker County, Texas.3,12,2,5

May 1891

Birth of son Charles M WALKER in Colorado.13

11th Mar 1893

Birth of son James Martin WALKER in Custer County, Colorado.2,3,5,10,14,11

11th Apr 1895

Birth of son Calvin Martin WALKER in Parker County, Texas.3,15,5

10th Mar 1907

Died in Parker County, Texas.6,2

after 10th Mar 1907

Buried in New Hope Cemetery, Springtown, Parker County, Texas.2


  • In one marriage record collection that seems to represent James and Sarah, the bride's name is reported as Mary Jane Brown.  The Texas Marriage Index reports the bride's name as S J Brown.  One or more family genealogies has her name as Sarah Mary Jane Brown.  Most have only Sarah Jane Brown.

    U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Mary Jane Brown
    Birth Year      1862 TX
    Spouse James M Walker
    [no marriage date in this index record]

    Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
    J M Walker
    Gender Male
    Marriage 14 Aug 1878 Parker, Texas
    Spouse S J Brown
    Source Texas Marriages, 1851-1900

    In the 1870 census, her name is reported as Mary Brown.  She is in the household of William Moore, who appears to be an uncle or stepfather.  The oldest other person named Moore is Izela, age 28.  It seems most likely Izela was a widow who married widower William Moore.  The next oldest is 14-year-old James.  Mary Brown, age 8, is the only other person with a different surname.  Brown could be Izela's first married name, and Mary her only child.  The younger Moore children would then be her half-siblings.

    This Izela Moore is probably the reason Mary/Sarah named one of her daughters Izella.  She also named her last son Calvin Moore, age 4 in 1870.  The surmise above is indeed what we find when we look into family genealogies with more detail and family background on Mary/Sarah Brown's parents.  Genealogies tell us that Izella Brown Moore's maiden nmae was Kidwell.

    1870 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 4 August, Precinct #1, PO Ft Worth, page 33 (scan #374), Hse/Fam #263
    Wm Moore Head M W 49 Widowed Farmer $600 Real Estate $600 Personal b Alabama [b abt 1821]
    Moore Izela 28 F W Keeping House b Illinois [b abt 1842]
    [Children of William Greenberry Moore and his first wife:]
    James Moore 14 M W born Texas [b abt 1856]
    Elizabeth Moore 12 F W born Texas [b abt 1858]
    Augusta Moore 10 F W born Texas [b abt 1860]
    William Moore 8 M W born Texas [b abt 1862]
    John Moore 7 M W born Texas [b abt 1863]
    [Child of Izella Kidwell Brown and Robert Brown:]
    Mary Brown 8 F W born Texas [b abt 1862]
    [Children of Izella Kidwell Brown Moore and William Greenberry Moore:]
    Calvin Moore 4 M W born Texas [b abt 1866]
    Augusta Moore 2 F W born Texas [b abt 1868]
    Abert [sic] Moore 1 M W born Texas [b abt 1869]

    1880 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 10 June, Precinct 1, District 135, page 24, Hse #198, Fam #202
    Walker, J M  W M 18 Husband Farmer TX TX AL [b abt 1862]
    Walker, S J  W F 18 Wife Keeping House T X TX IL [abt 1862]
    Walker, Robert M  W M 4mos Son TX TX TX [Jan 1880]

    Walker Family Bible
    Births of First Children:
    Robert Milton Walker Jan 18, 1880
    Rosie Lee Walker Jan 18, 1882
    Izella Walker Oct 19, 1888
    James M Walker March 11, 1893
    Calvin Martin Walker Apr 11, 1895
    J M Walker was married to Miss Sarah Jane Brown Aug 1878
    She was born Aug 2, 1861
    Died 1905 at the age of 43 yrs
    --  Bible originally owned by Verda Walker, copy provided by Elizabeth Walker Brandon, daughter of Verda & James M Walker. Copy in possession of Melinda Dean Chrestman.  Accessed on 4 March 2016.

    For some reason, Sarah's daughter Pearl Maude Walker is not in this Bible list compiled by Pearl's stepmother.  Pearl's death certificate reports she was born on 25 December 1886 in Custer County, Colorado.  But the 1900 census indicates that she and Izella after her were born inTexas,.  This census reports only two children born in Colorado, the next two after Izella, Charles and James.  But James' record in 1920 reports him born also in Texas.

    1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 13 June, Weatherford, District 63, page 6A, Hse/Fam #89
    Walker, Jas A Head W M Aug 1861  38 Married 21 yrs TX GA AL No Occup Rents
    Walker, Sarah J Wife W F Aug 1861  38 Married 21 yrs 8 children/8 living TX AL IL
    Walker, Rosa Wife W F June 1891  13 36 yrs TX TX TX
    Walker, Pearl Dau W F Dec 1886 11 TX TX TX
    Walker, Isila Dau W F Oct 1888 11 TX TX TX
    Walker, Charles M Son W M May 1891  9 Colorado TX TX
    Walker, James Son W M March 1893  7 Colorado TX TX
    Walker, Calvin Son W M April 1895  5 TX TX TX
    King, Sarah E Mother W F Feb 1824 66 AL AL AL

    Sarah died in 1907.

    Sarah Jane Brown Walker
    Birth Aug 2, 1861 Parker County, Texas, USA
    Death Mar 10, 1907 Parker County, Texas, USA

    Spouse James M Walker (1861 - 1942)
    Rosa Lee Walker Lee (1882 - 1973)
    Pearl Maude Walker Martin (1886 - 1931)
    Calvin M Walker (1895 - 1939)

    Burial New Hope Cemetery, Springtown, Parker County, Texas, USA

    Created by patstevens Apr 07, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #144716693,


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