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Confederates move to Brazil…John W. and Lisanna Brownlow Family by Otis Vaughn..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 20-08-2015


Otis Vaughn is interested in locating members of the Brownlow (Vaughn descendants) family who relocated to Brazil after the Civil War. In the past, I have had several readers from Brazil and if any of you know some of the Brownlow’s family or belong to the Brownlow family I would like to put you in touch with Otis Vaughn. This is a nice and well written article and I hope to hear from you on it. Thanks to Otis for sharing and thanks to you readers for taking the time to read this interesting article. Click on the Lisanna the Confederado heading to open. Thank you, Pete Hester…


Lisanna the Confederado 2nd version

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What a story? I knew from reading history that many Confederates went to various countries in South America following the South’s defeat in the Civil War, but I never knew that some one so close to my own growing up days had ancestors who did. I had even ran across the notion that Jefferson Davis was trying book passage for South America at the time of his arrest, but I later found out that was not true after I toured his home of his later years in Biloxi, Mississippi. I found out then that the Davis Family had too much to lose and was too well respected all across the South and especially in Mississippi to have actually followed through with leaving the country for good. I wish Otis luck in finding his cousins in Brazil, if, indeed, he has any there.

I never knew that people had left the south for new countries after the defeat of the CSA…But, I am sure that those who departed America for those countries became good citizens and are probably still there. Hopefully some of Otis kin will read this article and get in touch with him. Wouldn’t that be nice…

The Confederate flag in Brazil has not acquired the same political symbolism as it has in the United States. Many descendants of the

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