James Trimble Brown (c.1842 - 1878)

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Birthplace: Pulaski Giles County Tennessee
Death: Died in Nashville Davidson County Tennessee
Managed by: Elizabeth-Gaye Jeans
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About James Trimble Brown

James Trimble Brown(i) was born in Pulaski, Tennessee on February 25, 1842. Born to Neill S. Brown and Mary Anne Trimble, he was well educated by his parents. His father was governor of Tennessee, during the Mexican War. He would become a school teacher in Nashville. His uncle, John C. Brown, was a major general in the Confederate Army of Tennessee.

Brown would return to Nashville after the war, marrying Jane Foster Nichol. They would have two sons and a daughter. Becoming a lawyer, his ambition would earn him a reputation as one of the best attorneys in Nashville. In 1878, Trim would run for district attorney. On May 31, while attending Decoration Day festivities (honoring Union dead from the Civil War), he would become ill, supposedly from the heat. His condition would worsen and he would die while being cared for by his brother-in-law, a local physician. He was 36 years old.


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Lt. James "Trim" Brown's Timeline

Pulaski Giles County Tennessee
Age 30
Age 36
Nashville Davidson County Tennessee
Mount Olivet Cemetery Nashville Davidson County Tennessee