Hello and welcome to my blog. I am the grandson of Jasper A. Brown of Paulding County, Georgia. I have spent over five decades reaching our family history. I write this account here because I am convinced that there are those out there “among us” that I have yet to find that are related to us.
Jasper Brown’s story can be found under the tab titled, “Jasper A Brown and Effie Teressia Hart.” Each of the tabs have different names on them. Each tab represents a page in this blog. I have named a page for each generation, starting with Jasper A Brown and ending with Our Origins in the Fertile Crescent. I have added a picture page, a synopsis page and a page our the arising of our DNA in the Fertile Crescent.
A bit about the origins page. In 2007 I did the DNA test offered by Family Tree DNA. This test was to determine the origins and perhaps the migratory aspects of my DNA. I had always known of the Scottish connections of our family, having heard my grandfather talk about it when I was a child. However, the results of the DNA were very surprising. You can read more about it by clicking on the Fertile Crescent Beginnings page above. Every direct male Brown descendant of Jasper and every direct male ancestor will have the same DNA profile that I have. This is NOT the case with any of the males who were born to female descendants or ancestors of Jasper A. Brown. I am working with the Y DNA profiles.
At the top of this website is a quote by Jasper Brown. “That which does not belong to you, leave it alone!” It was one of the things I heard my grandfather say most often. He had a number of such sayings, and I have forgotten many of them, but the one cited here is the one that stuck with me. The advice has served me well throughout my life.
When I began this journey into the story of the Brown family I received a good bit of opposition from the generation of my parents. That is actually not unusual for genealogists because people tend to think that we are looking for and are going to reveal things that the family would rather keep quiet. I want to reassure my family, if they have ever wondered, that in all of the research I have done I have not found anything that would be too shocking or too taboo to reveal on this site. So, you can read forward without any fear if you are one who still harbors those concerns.
Jasper was an intensely private man. He was not one to ask questions of another person, and it annoyed him for someone to ask him a lot of personal questions. I turned out the same way and my dad did too.