Jesse Payton Brown Sr.
July 29, 1894 – November
Jess was born in Muscadine Alabama
to James Edward Brown and his wife
Martha. He used to say that the family
came over to Quitman Texas
in a covered wagon when he was a young boy.
World War One broke out, he and his brother James (Luther) Brown enlisted in
the US Army.
was assigned to Company A of the 20th Machine Gun Battalion, 13th
Infantry Brigade, of the 7th Infantry Division on June 27, 1918. His unit shipped off to France when he
participated in battles in the Puvenelle Sector during the Meuse-Argonne
Campaign from 10 October – 11
the war ended, he was shipped back home and was discharged at Camp Bowie Texas
on June 19, 1919. Luther was discharged on the same date and
place (they were on the same set of discharge orders, but I did not see that
they were in the same unit).
married Noba Victoria Buchanan on January 16, 1921 in Quitman Texas.
They had two daughters in Quitman, Dorothy Lou and Clara Mae. The family moved to Nolan County Texas where
they had four more children, Ansalee, Mary Jo, Arnold Mouzon, and Jesse Payton Jr.
BACK: Ansalee, Clara, Dorothy, Mary Jo
FRONT: Mouzon, Noba, Jess,
BACK: Dorothy, Clara
FRONT: Mary Jo,
and Noba lived and worked in Nolan
County as farmers for the
rest of their lives. For the last ~40
years, every year on the last weekend in July (their birth month), the
descendants meet to honor the memory of these wonderful people.
Noba Victoria Buchanan
July 12, 1902
– August 30, 1977
Noba was born in
where she lived until she married Jess and moved to west Texas.
She was the eldest of the 12
children of William Hardee Buchanan
and his second wife Louisa Idella.
Wedding Day: January 16,