Susan Brownlow’s grave

Susan  Brownlow, daughter of the parson the Confederacy hated, was a young widow (Sawyers) with a five-year-old child at the time of the novel, though she often left the child with one of the family’s house slaves.

She was a heroine in the North, although, for some reason, her admirers got her first name wrong, dubbing her Martha in a pamphlet and, later, a book. After the war she remarried and had several more children. She is buried in Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
This entry was posted in "Knoxville 1863", Elisa Brownlow, Knoxville, Parson William Brownlow, Susan Brownlow and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s