John Brown Bio Details

Full name

John Louis Brown





Date of birth

25 Oct 1839

Birth place

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Date of death:

8 Sep 1931

Place of death

Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA



John Louis Brown is believed to have been the son of a slave called Mariah, both were unusually freed from slavery just before he was born.  Research suggests that their owner, Dr Morgan Brown, was either John's father or Grandfather.

John Brown

Great Grandfather of singing Legend Lionel Richie
John Brown

Relationship History

Volenderver Towson


1 child together

marriage 6 Apr 1890
divorce 1897

John Brown Children

Adelaide Foster


Adelaide Foster

with Volenderver Towson

John Brown Family

John Brown's children:

John Brown's daughter was Adelaide Foster

John Brown's former partners:

John Brown's former wife is Volenderver Towson

John Brown's grandchildren:

John Brown's granddaughter was Alberta Richie

John Brown's great grandchildren:

John Brown's great grandson is Lionel Richie John Brown's great granddaughter is Deborah Richie   John Brown's adopted great great granddaughter is Nicole Richie John Brown's great great grandson is Miles Richie John Brown's great great granddaughter is Sofia Richie   John Brown's adopted 3x great granddaughter is Harlow Madden John Brown's adopted 3x great grandson is Sparrow Madden