Sunday, April 11, 1954

This quilt was made by my
Grandmother, Arabella  Brown,  when she was a girl 16 years old.  She was 77 years old when she died and I,
Minnie Lee Garrett Montier
,  was 7 years old.  I was born September 11,  1896.  That would make this quilt 111 years old, this being April
11, 1954.  

I can remember how proud we were of it, and we just used it occasionally for company and so on.  Mother,
Martha Jane Brown Garrett,  
kept it in a bag in the trunk and it was just as pretty as new when she died.  We made a big mistake by letting the baby brother, Bill, have it,
as his wife, Evelyn, did not take any care of it and ruined it.  He was terribly hurt about it and asked me to take it and keep it.  Probably this
will sound too sentimental to you who read this but not to me, as it is all I have left and I want especially to give it to any of you girls.  But I
will put it like this; which one of you that wants it and has a good place to keep it.  Well, I forgot to say that this quilt is all hand made even
hand dyed and when we think of all the modern things we have today, and the little most of us appreciate the things our forefathers did for
us to have them.  I want to say "Thank you God" they lived.

P.S.  My mother,
Martha Jane Brown Garrett,  died April 18, 1910 and is buried in a little country cemetery at Wards Creek in Bowie County,
Texas, where she went to school and church when she was a girl.  

Signed: October 17, 1958
Minnie Lee Garrett Montier

Copied June 2, 2012 by Minnie Lea Montier Hall
Minnie Lee Garrett
McDaniel-Montier

Parents: George Thomas and
Martha Jane Brown Garrett
Martha Jane Brown Garrett

Parents: Randolph H. and
Arabella Clary Brown
BROWN and CLARY FAMILIES


1 Randolph H. Brown b: Between 1814–1819 in Tennessee, United States, d: Aft. 1880    *See note below
........ + Delinda Ary  b: 26 Aug 1817 in North Carolina  d: About 1850  m: 12 Feb 1843
........     2  R. H. Brown  b: Abt. 1843 in Tennessee, United States
........     2  Edy A. Brown  b: Abt. 1846 in Tennessee, United States
........     2  Mary Brown  b: Abt. 1850 in Tennessee, United States
........ + Arabella Clary b: Abt. 1826 in Tennessee, United States, m: 12 Oct 1854 in Tennessee, United
                  States, d: 1903
.............2
James A. Brown b: Jan 1858 in Tennessee, d: 27 Aug 1910 in Bowie, Texas, United States,
                          Burial: Wards Creek Cemetery, Bowie County, Texas
.............. +
Nipsie M Johnson b: 06 Jan 1864 in Tennessee, United States, m: 26 Jul 1881 in
                          Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, d: 02 Aug 1909 in Bowie, Texas, United States, Burial:
                          Wards Creek Cemetery, Bowie County,  Texas
..................3 Randolph H Brown b: 11 May 1882 in Dalby Springs, Texas, d: Mar 1974 in (U.S.
                          Consulate)
Port Alegre, Brazil
..................3
Ada Brown b: 29 Aug 1885, d: 12 Jul 1959 in Bowie, Texas, United States, Burial: Wards
                        Creek Cemetery, Bowie County, Texas
.................... +
Charlie I. Wortham Jr. b: 01 Feb 1881, d: 14 Jan 1976, Burial: Wards Creek Cemetery,
                         Bowie County,  Texas
..................3 Mary J. Brown b: Sept 1888 in Texas
..................3
Evie A. Brown b: 27 Jan 1890 Bowie County,  Texas  d: 11 July 1966 Naples, Texas
.................... + Thomas Storey b: Abt. 1882 in Texas, m: 01 Apr 1910
..................3 Ethel Brown b: 1894 in Texas
..................3 Myrtle Brown b: 28 Apr 1900 in Dalby Springs, Texas
............2 William P. Brown b: 1859 in Texas, d: Aft. 1870
.............. + Evelyn Unknown
............2 Samuel Lewis Brown b: Abt. 1861 in Texas
............2 Mary E. Brown b: 1863 in Texas, USA, d: Aft. 1910
.............. + William Henry Reed b: 1862 in Texas, United States, m: 1881 in Bowie, Texas, United States, d:
                          Aft. 1920
..................3 Odella Cordelia Reed b: Feb 1884 in Texas, United States, d: 16 May 1908 in Seymore,
                                 Baylor, Texas, United States
..................    +
James Leander Frunk  b: 26 Nov 1879  d: 27 March 1903 Dalby Springs, Bowie Couunty, Texas, USA
       4
Ada L. Frunk  b: 22 June 1903 Dalby Springs, Bowie County, Texas  d: 9 Oct 1976 Paris, Lamar Co.,
                                       Texas USA
.....................       +
James Floyd Conner  b: 7 May 1895  d: 24 Dec 1964
..................3
Bertha Olivia Reed b: 31 Jan 1884 in Texas, United States d: 17 May 1963 Stephens County, Texas, USA
..................    +
Isaac E. Key b: 13 Feb 1878 Texas   d: 26 June 1964 Stephens County, Texas, USA
..................3 Oscar Reed b: Mar 1888 in Texas, United States
..................3
Arthur Henry Reed b: 09 May 1889 in Bowie, Texas, United States, d: 05 Jun 1971 in
                                 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Cooper, Delta County,
                                  Texas, USA
.................... +
Arel Shows b: 11 Oct 1907, d: 02 Mar 1982 in Dallas County, Texas, USA, Burial:
                                 Oaklawn Cemetery, Cooper, Delta County, Texas, USA
..................3 Lewis Richmond Reed b: 26 Sept 1893 in Texas, United States, d: 30 Jul 1990 in Lassen,
                                  California
.................... +
Effie Mae Scaggs b: 24 Jan 1901 in Texas, d: 22 Nov 1975 in California, United States,
                                    Burial: Ukiah Cemetery, Ukiah, Mendocino County, California, USA
........................4 Elmer Odell Reed b: 1922 in Texas, d: 1988 in California, United States
..................3
Thomas Hollie Reed b: 09 May 1896 in Nachodochies, Texas, United States, d: 20 May
                                 1945 in Lamar, Texas, United States, Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Petty, Lamar
                                    County, Texas, USA
..................... +
Anna Wray b: 1903, m: 01 Apr 1917, d: 12 Mar 1954 in Lamar, Texas
..................3 Pink William Reed b: 05 Dec 1898 in Dalby Springs, Bowie, Texas, USA, d: 07 Nov 1974 in
                                Visalia, Tulare, California, United States
.................... + Frances Victoria Botts b: Texas, d: Kinsman, Arizona, USA
........................4 Oscar Randolph Reed b: 06 Mar 1929 in Purcell Oklahoma United States, d: 10 Jul
                                  1998 in Kinsman Mohave Arizona United States
............2
Martha "Mattie" Jane Brown b: 1868 in Bowie County, Texas, USA, d: 18 Apr 1910 in DeKalb,
                         Bowie County, Texas, Burial: Wards Creek Cemetery, Bowie County, Texas
.............. +
George Thomas Garrett b: 12 Feb 1873 in Van Buren County, Arkansas, USA, m: 24 Jul
                          1895 in DeKalb, Texas, d: 18 Jan 1950 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, Burial:
                         Brookside Memorial Park, Harris County, Houston, Texas
..................3 Minnie Lee Garrett b: 11 Sept 1896 in Bowie County, DeKalb, Texas, USA, d: 21 Feb 1963
                                  in Port Lavaca, Calhoun, Burial: Port Lavaca Cemetery, Calhoun County, Texas
.................... + Maxie Eugene McDaniel b: 10 Feb 1889 in Mississippi, m: 16 Nov 1912 in Bowie County,
                               Texas, d: 08 Jun 1960
........................4 Elvin Eugene McDaniel-Montier b: 19 Oct 1915 in Richland, Texas, d: 14 Jan 1993 in Wharton,
                               Texas, Burial: Restwood Memorial Park, Lake Jackson, Texas
.......................... + Varline Dora Schneider b: 14 Feb 1916 in Gonzales County, Sample, Texas, m: 09
                                June 1935, d: 10 Apr 1988 in Victoria, Texas, USA, Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Port
                                       Lavaca, Texas
.......................... + Naomi Ruth Wiley
........................4 Annie Estelle McDaniel Montier b: 26 Nov 1913 in Sulfur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas,
                                 d: 31 Mar 2002 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, Burial: 04 Apr 2002 in Seaside
                                Memorial Park, Nuecas County, Corpus Christi, Texas
.......................... + Walter Louis Henry Janszen Sr. b: 05 Sept 1907 in Moulton, Texas, m: 09 Jun 1934,
                                d: 06 Aug 1998 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA, Burial: Seaside Memorial Park,
                                Nuecas County, Corpus Christi, Texas
.................... + Constant William Montier b: 30 Jan 1893 in Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas, USA,
                             m: 01 Feb 1923 in Cushing, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA, d: 26 Apr 1985 in Calhoun
                             County, Port Lavaca, Texas, Burial: Port Lavaca Cemetery, Calhoun County, Texas
......................4 Constant William Montier Jr. b: 24 Feb 1925, d: 24 Aug 1927 in Port Lavaca, Calhoun,
                             Burial: Port Lavaca Cemetery, Calhoun County, Texas
........................4 Earl Woodson Montier b: 14 Oct 1926 in Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas, USA, d:
                                22 Aug 1999 in Victoria County, Texas, USA, Burial: 25 Aug 1999 in Port Lavaca
                                Cemetery, Calhoun County, Texas
.......................... + Myrtle Mae Brumbelow b: 1926, m: 01 Mar 1947 in West Columbia, Brazoria County,
                                        Texas
........................4 Kathryn Elizabeth Montier b: 11 May 1928 in Calhoun County, Texas
.......................... + William Edwin (Ed) Jordan b: 1924, m: 10 Jul 1948 in San Marcos, Hays, Texas, USA
........................4 Minnie Lea Montier b: 27 Jan 1937 in Calhoun County, Texas
.......................... + Carleton Wayne Hall b: 23 Nov 1934 in Algiers, Louisiana, USA, m: 29 Oct 1955 in
                                Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas, USA, d: 23 Apr 2003 in Victoria, Victoria County,
                                Texas, USA, Burial: 25 Apr 2003 in Seadrift Cemetery, Seadrift,Calhoun County, Texas
........................4 Dorothy (Dot) Grace Montier b: 19 Jan 1924 in Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas,
                                USA, d: 29 Jun 2002
.......................... +
William L. Russell b: 22 April 1916 Cherokee County, Oklahoma  d: 10 Nov 1943 Papua, New Guinea
                                     
(His Story)
.......................... + Marvin Barnett Andrews b: 1920, m: 30 Mar 1946, d: 22 Mar 2002 in Dallas, Texas,
                                        USA, Burial: 26 Mar 2002 in Restland Memorial Park-Dallas-Dallas County-Texas
........................4 Fred William Montier b: 16 May 1919 in Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA, d: 11
                                       Dec 1988 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA, Burial: 13 Dec 1988 in Port
                                        Lavaca Cemetery, Calhoun County, Texas
.......................... + Vera Lange b: 06 Aug 1911 in Texas, USA, d: 23 Apr 1970, Burial: Praire Lea
                                        Cemetery, Washington County, Texas, USA
..................3 L.Nuel Garrett b: 20 Mar 1898 in Texas, USA, d: 09 Mar 1964 in Upton County, Texas,
                                 USA, Burial: Resthaven Cemetery, McCamey, Upton County, Texas
.................... + Olen Pigford b: 29 Dec 1892, d: 20 May 1981 in Upton County, Texas, USA, Burial:
                                  Resthaven Cemetery, McCamey, Upton County, Texas
..................3 Sidney Pat Garrett b: 01 Mar 1900 in Bowie County, Texas, d: 19 Feb 1964 in Texas,
                                  Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery-Caddo Mills-Hunt County, Texas
.................... + Vesta Emma McElroy b: 27 May 1907 in Van Zandt, Texas, USA, m: 14 Feb 1937 in Big
                                  Spring, Texas, d: 15 Sept 1957 in Texas, Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery-Caddo Mills-Hunt
                                  County-Texas
..................3 May O. Garrett b: Abt. 1903 in Texas, USA
..................3 Matthew Woodson Garrett b: 20 May 1904 in Bowie County, Texas, d: 15 Mar 1960 in
                                 Dallas, Texas, USA, Burial: Restland Memorial Park-Dallas-Dallas County-Texas
..................   + Eveline Unknown  b: abt. 1909  d: aft. 1930
....................     4 Velma Inez Garrett  b: 15 Dec 1928  d: 5 Aug. 2011
....................         + Walter Ralph White
.................... + Nevada Unknown  b: 18 June 1893  d: 31 Oct 1985  Burial: Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County
                                       Texas
............2 Jeremiah E. Brown b: Abt. 1870 in Texas, d: 1880









1850 U.S. Federal Census - Henry County, TN -
Randolph H. Brown with first wife, Delinda and
children: R.H. Jr., Edy A., and Mary.
1870 U.S. Federal Census - Bowie County, TX -
Randolph H. Brown with second wife, Arabella and
children: James A., William P., Samuel L., Mary E., and Martha J.
1880 U.S. Federal Census - Bowie County, TX -
Randolph H. Brown with Arabella and children:
S. Lewis, Mary E., and Martha J.
1900 U. S. Federal Census - Bowie County, TX -
James A. Brown and wife Nipsie and children:
Randolph, Ada, Mary J., Evie, Ethel and Myrtle.  Also in household are: niece Nipsie Stroud,
nephew John Stroud, niece Bell Stroud, and nephew James Stroud.  These children are Nipsie
Brown's sister's, Sarah Johnson Stroud, children.  It is believed that Sarah died, and the
childen  went to live with their Aunt,  Nipsie Brown.   Also in household is boarder
Manly Brown.  
Living next door are
Mary E. Brown Read and Sam P. Brown.
1900 U.S. Federal Census - Bowie County, TX -
Mary E. Brown Read and children: Odela, Bertha,
Oscar, Arthur, Louis, Holie, and Pink.
1910  U. S. Federal Census - Bowie County, TX - Mary E. Lantroop (
Mary E. Brown Read Lantroop)
with children: Lewis R. (Read), Hollie (Read), Pink (Read), and Odis (Lantroop).
1900 U.S. Federal Census - Bowie County, TX -
Martha Jane "Mattie" Brown Garrett with husband,
George and children: Minnie, Neva (Nuel) and Sid.    Also on this Census is Mary Brown with
children: Belle, Monroe, Tishie, Jim, Ellen, William and cousin,
Atkins Brown.
1910  U.S. Federal Census - Bowie County, TX -
Mary Brown and children: Belle, Monroe, Tishie, Jim, Ellen, and William.
Also living in the household is
Atkins Brown, relationship, cousin.  Next door lives George, Mattie, Minnie, Nuel and
Sid Garrett.
1910  U.S. Federal Census - Bowie County, TX -
Martha J. Brown Garrett and husband, George T.
and children: Minnie, Nuel, Pat S., Mary O., and Matthew W.  Also in the household are
boarders
Manly Brown and Atkins Brown.


*   DARDEN, TEXAS (Bowie County). Darden, off U.S. Highway 67 fifteen miles southwest of Boston in southwestern Bowie County,
lies in the low hills of the Sulphur Fork of the Red River. The settlement was called Brownstown, for Randolph H. Brown, when it was
established on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas in the late 1890s. A post office was granted to the community in 1911. The
office was renamed Darden in 1917, then discontinued in 1927. In 1940 Darden had a store and a population of ten; mail was delivered
from Bassett, two miles to the northeast. In 1984 only scattered houses remained in the area.

TSHA-Randolph H Brown

Bowie County Post Master Index-Randolph H, Brown
RANDOLPH H. BROWN FAMILY
Bertha Olivia Reed Key and Isaac
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