William Matt Brown
He served as Mayor of Nashville from 1865 to 1867. He believed the 1867 election was fraudulent, and was forced from the courthouse by armed federal soldiers, declaring "I want it understood, gentlemen, that I yield to the bayonet and that alone."
He married Mary Jane Morton in 1844. They had eight children, four of whom died infancy. Their four surviving children were William Matt, Jr., Mrs. Carrie Rather, Mary Ellis Brown and Jeannie Brown. He died on September 12, 1885 at his house on South Summer Street in Nashville.
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