Brown, James William

submitted by Stephanie Jo (Brown) Sunde and Mary M. (Nieblas) Brown
James William Brown (1859-1926) was the third child (first son) of William Burton and Mary Catherine (Spain) Brown. On September 19, 1883, in Buncombe County, he married Julia Britt (1862-1946). Julia was the daughter of George W. Britt who sold the first piece of ground to George Vanderbilt’s agents….. James and Julia, who lived near Buena Vista and who are buried at New Salem Cemetery, Skyland, had at least three children:

1. George Burton Brown (1877-1958) married Talullah “Lula” Spain (1891-1976) on November 3, 1909. George was a Mills River resident and farmer for 32 years.
2. Mary Ethel (or Ethel Louise) Brown was born May 8, 1890 and married Robert Elmer Frady; they made their home on Hendersonville Road….
3. J. Ed Brown married Julia West.

from Heritage II, article #77, p. 111

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