Louisiana Brown

Female 1863 - 1907  (44 years)


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  • Name Louisiana Brown  [1
    Nickname Lucy Ann 
    Born 5 May 1863  Baldwin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 30 Jul 1870  Davisboro, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 Jun 1907  Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cedar Lane Cemetery (Central State Hospital Cemetery)
    Person ID I3499  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

    Father William C. Brown,   b. Between 1813 and 1814, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Thigpen,   b. Between 1823 and 1826, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Family ID F1238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Oliver Meeks,   b. Abt Jan 1861, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1921, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Children 
     1. Clara Belle Meeks,   b. 27 May 1895, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1968, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Jane E. Meeks,   b. Abt Aug 1885, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Willie Robert Meeks,   b. 3 Aug 1887, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1965, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Sarah A. Meeks,   b. 30 Jun 1890, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1960, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Marion M. Meeks,   b. Abt Feb 1891, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1900 and 1902  (Age ~ 8 years)
     6. Bettie R. R. Meeks,   b. 6 Dec 1896, Baldwin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1942, Oconee, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     7. Addie Meeks,   b. Abt Nov 1883, Baldwin, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1949, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     8. Henry Clayton Meeks,   b. 7 Nov 1892, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1936  (Age 44 years)
     9. Ruth A. Meeks,   b. Abt Jun 1895, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1243  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 May 1863 - Baldwin, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Jul 1870 - Davisboro, Washington, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jun 1907 - Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Louisiana 'Lucy Ann' Brown Meeks
    Louisiana "Lucy Ann" Brown Meeks
    Cedar Lane Cemetery of Georgia State Sanitarium

  • Notes 
    • Louisiana Brown Meeks
      "Lucy Ann"
      May 5, 1863 - Jun 20, 1907



    • Louisiana and her brother Dallas were twins. [Union Baptist Church of Washington County, Georgia, pg 50 (photocopied), from cousin Barry Franklin]


    • Louisiana supposedly died at the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. Following from New Georgia Encyclopedia:
      In 1872 the hospital possessed a ratio of 112 patients per physician, a number that would not improve for almost a century. Central State underwent a dramatic increase in patient population during the second half of the century, when local communities began sending unwanted or problematic residents to the asylum, regardless of their diagnoses. The institution adjusted to this practice by developing increasingly more accurate methods of diagnosis and implementing differentiated ward placements under Superintendent Dr. Theophilus O. Powell, a noted scholar of psychiatry, who served from 1879 to 1907. In 1897 the hospital changed its name to the Georgia State Sanitarium.

      The institution was previously know as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum.

      See also >> Did John Oliver Meeks Have Wife Louisiana Brown Committed to a Lunatic Asylum?


  • Sources 
    1. [S298] Union Baptist Church of Washington County, Georgia.
      Photocopied pages from cousin Barry Franklin of Milledgeville, Georgia, 2003

    2. [S39] 1880 Hancock County, Georgia Federal Census.
      District 113.