Brown, Beauford Warren (1816–1898)

By: Jennifer Eckel

Type: Biography

Published: March 24, 2008

Updated: May 18, 2019

Beauford Warren Brown, Texas legislator, was born around 1816 in South Carolina, son of John "Red" Brown and Margaret Hodges (Brooks) Brown. His family moved to Texas around 1836. On October 19, 1841, Brown married Frances Rogers in Nacogdoches. In the 1850 census for Nacogdoches County Brown's occupation is listed as schoolteacher, but he also appears to have owned land in Nacogdoches and neighboring counties.

In 1852 Brown was appointed postmaster of Brownsboro in Henderson County and served a term in the Texas House of Representatives in the Fifth Texas Legislature from 1853 to 1855. During the Civil War Brown served with the Third Brigade of the Texas State Troops, and perhaps as assistant quartermaster of Spaight's Battalion.

Brown and Frances had seven children. Beauford Warren Brown died July 1, 1898.

Carolyn Reeves Ericson, Nacogdoches, Gateway to Texas: A Biographical Directory (2 vols.,Fort Worth: Arrow-Curtis Printing, 1974).

  • Fifth Legislature (1853-1854)
  • House

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Jennifer Eckel, “Brown, Beauford Warren,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 24, 2008
May 18, 2019