"Moving West"

Written by Coy D. Brown

Note inserted by Dan Brown, the owner and contributor of these memoirs - There are 6 pages of images of typed text that have not yet been transcribed or scanned. Those 6 pages contain the beginning of Coy Brown's memoirs and describe the daily cabin life of his family's typical small farm in Taylor County, Kentucky immediately prior to their migration to Lewis Co, WA in 1910.

Introduction to the author, Coy Delbert Brown (deceased 19 April 1995 Tacoma, WA)-

Coy Delbert Brown was born 18 March 1905 in Pageton, McDowell Co, WV but his parents and ancestors were all originally from Wilkes and Ashe Co, NC. Coy's parents, Jonathon & Martha Frances (Caudill) Brown, upon their arrival in Lewis County had tried traditional subsistence farming but Jonathon also worked in a brick and tile factory in town of Morton. In his followup or 2nd biography titled "Montesano" (also submitted), Coy talks about how his dad became a logger and had to move often to keep up with the timber jobs in the region. Coy's mother, Martha (3 Jun 1878-10 Jan 1939), also wrote her biography titled "Memoirs of Martha F. Caudill Brown". Martha very vividly describes her daily life from childhood, young married life, and her hardships endured while her husband searches for work both in the Blue Ridge Mtns and also in both Lewis and Grays Harbor Co after 1910. Martha's memoirs are also being submitted by Dan Brown. Dan has collected much genealogical info, family history and pictures on many of his paternal Brown ancestors. Dan Brown was sent manuscripts of Coy's and Martha's memoirs or biographies in 2004 from a distant cousin named Paul Phipps (deceased) who had received them from his friend, Coy D. Brown (the author).

For additional information, corrections, additions or comments, please contact-

Dan Brown
1131 SW Wanetah Way
McMinnville, OR 97128

Additional Brown Family Resources

The Coy D. Brown Memoirs are also available as a single PDF file (requires Adobe Reader).

Dan Brown has posted additional Brown Family memoirs, photographs and obituaries on the Grays Harbor Co., WA GenWeb site.