Whereas, God in his wisdom has removed from our midst Deacon Jestene Cartwright Brown, who was a very efficient deacon and the oldest member of Baker Church. One who used the office of deacon well and purchased to himself a good degree and great boldness of the faith.
Deacon J. C. Brown was born in Hopkins County, Ky, on the 25th of November 1826, and died the 23 of December 1907, being 81 years and 28 days old at the time of his death.
He was married to Eliza O'Neal July 27, 1848. Eliza was the daughter of Timothy O'Neal and Drusilla Minerva Moore. At the time of her death she was 80 years, 11 months and 17 days old.
They had one son living A. L. "Doc" Brown.