George Hudspeth (or Hedgepeth) Brown
Submitted by Stan Brown

George Brown was a farmer most of his life. He also served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal for the U.S. Court of the Western District of Arkansas (with jurisdiction over the Indian Territory) before and during the tenure of Judge Isaac Parker. During the War Between the States, he served with the 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles (Confederate). He is buried at Leard cemetery south of Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas. His middle name is usually spelled “Hudspeth”. His mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Hudspeth. His first wife, Susan Eliza Titchenal Brown, is the subject of the "Susan Brown" obituary currently on this site.

Fort Smith Elevator
December 22, 1893

Death of an Old Citizen.

George Hedgepeth Brown died at his residence at Eureka, seven miles from this city, on Saturday, the 16th inst., aged 62 years. He was an old resident of this county, and a man who died in possession of the highest esteem of his neighbors.
Mr. Brown's first wife was Miss Susan Tichnall, a sister of Mrs. Jerre Hackett, of Hackett City, and a sister of the late Mrs. Falconer. He was the father of Mrs. Richmond Gordon and Mrs. Joe Heald, and Wm. and Bert Brown, of Texas.
Mr. Brown's second wife was Miss Emaline Wood, of Hackett City. Of this marriage there were five children. About three years ago Mr. Brown received a stroke of paralysis, from which he never fully recovered. He visited city last Saturday, returned home and died a few moments after he arrived there.
He was a live, energetic, active man, and before he wore himself out with hard work he was a leading man in his community.