Sunday, March 8, 2009


Mattie Alvaretta Dulaney and Doc MacDougal Brown

There have been many marriages between the Browns and Dulaneys in Itawamba County. One such union was between Mattie Alvaretta Dulaney and Doc MacDougal Brown. Alvaretta was the daughter of James M. Dulaney and Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Senter. She was not the only child of James and Betty to marry a Brown; in fact, her sister Mary E. married Tobe Brown; her brother James Robert married Mary Ophelia Brown; and her brother Daniel Dove married Elizabeth Sula Brown. That certainly made for easy decisions over which family to spend Christmas with!

Doc Brown was 98 years old when he died in 1957. His obituary indicates that he served many years on the school board for Itawamba County and helped oversee the consolidation of the various county school districts during his service. Alvaretta died in 1947. They are buried at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

1900 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Doc M. Brown 42 MS TN TN farmer, born Dec 1858, married 8 years
Alvaretta 33 MS MS MS born Aug 1866, 4 children, 4 living
J. Hollice 7 MS born Feb 1893
James Q. 5 MS born Mar 1895
Ellis D. 2 MS born Mar 1898
Clovis 3 mo MS born Mar 1900
Walter Stone 16 MS born Apr 1884 "hired hand"

Not yet born in 1900 were children Harvey Woodson Brown (1903) and Lula Mae Brown Cantrell (1906).

Hat tip for this photo goes to Mary Lilly Black who very nicely shared it with Don Dulaney.

1 comment:

Don Dulaney said...

I am still amazed at the Dulaney-Brown connection. In talking with the Browns of Itawamba county,their claim to Dulaney Heritage is heartwarming.