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Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia

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William N. Brown William Nelson Brown (b. 1848) — also known as William N. Brown — of Concord Township, Iroquois County, Ill.; Woonsocket, Sanborn County, S.Dak. Born in Anderson County, Tenn., June 17, 1848. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; merchant; member of South Dakota state house of representatives 14th District, 1903-06. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Brown (1813-1870) and Malinda Katherine (Overton) Brown (1814-1888); married, January 16, 1870, to Salena J. Richardson; third cousin once removed of Nathaniel Beazaleel Early; fourth cousin of John Holmes Overton (1875-1948) and Nathaniel B. Early Jr..
  Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Nathaniel Beazaleel Early (1866-1947) — also known as Nathaniel B. Early — of Dawsonville, Greene County, Va.; Ruckersville, Greene County, Va. Born in Earlysville, Albemarle County, Va., July 30, 1866. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Greene & Madison counties, 1897-1907; member of Virginia state senate, 1908-33 (17th District 1908-23, 27th District 1924-33); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916, 1924. Died in Greene County, Va., August 15, 1947 (age 81 years, 16 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Richard Early (1830-1906) and Sarah Thompson (Brown) Early (1833-1909); married, July 19, 1894, to Sudie Brent Brown (1876-1971); father of Nathaniel B. Early Jr.; third cousin once removed of William Nelson Brown (born1848).
  Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
  John Holmes Overton (1875-1948) — also known as John H. Overton — of Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., September 17, 1875. Democrat. Lawyer; chief counsel defending Huey Long during his 1929 impeachment trial; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1931-33; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1933-48; died in office 1948; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936. Member, Sigma Nu; Phi Kappa Phi; Elks; Freemasons; Knights Templar; American Bar Association; Society of the Cincinnati; Sons of the American Revolution. Died, in Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 14, 1948 (age 72 years, 240 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Episcopal Cemetery, Pineville, La.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Overton (1835-1913; judge) and Laura Elizabeth (Waddell) Overton (1845-1937); married, December 12, 1905, to Ada Ruth Dismukes (1885-1955); uncle of Thomas Overton Brooks (1897-1961); fourth cousin of William Nelson Brown.
  Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Thomas Overton Brooks (1897-1961) — also known as Overton Brooks — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born near Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La., December 21, 1897. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1937-61; died in office 1961. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Forty and Eight; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., September 16, 1961 (age 63 years, 269 days). Interment at Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of Claude M. Brooks and Penelope (Overton) Brooks; married, June 1, 1932, to Mollie Meriwether; nephew of John Holmes Overton (1875-1948).
  Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Nathaniel B. Early Jr. (1902-1979) — of Richmond, Va. Born in Albemarle County, Va., March 4, 1902. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Virginia, 1941-47. Died in Richmond, Va., November 12, 1979 (age 77 years, 253 days). Interment at Graham Cemetery, Orange, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Nathaniel Beazaleel Early and Sudie (Brown) Early (1876-1971); married, June 12, 1943, to Jessie Catherine Garnette (1907-1998); fourth cousin of William Nelson Brown (born1848).
  Political family: Overton-Early-Brown-Brooks family of Virginia.
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