James A. H. Brownlow, son of John A. and Susan Wimpy Brownlow, was born April 22, 1824 in Pendleton District, South Carolina. James moved along with his parents to Franklin County, Georgia, in the fall of 1828 and then to Forsyth County, Georgia, in about 1842. On January 27, 1846 James married Jane Ann Austin, the daughter of John Gideon and Elizabeth Jones Austin, in Forsyth County, Georgia. She was born June 10, 1827 in Hall County, Georgia. In about 1858 they moved to Van Wert in Polk County, Georgia, where they were members of Van Wert Church.
With the out break of the War Between the States James joined Co. K of Floyds Legion (State Guards) . He was mustered in Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia.. Co. K was cavalry but they had to bring their own horses and in mid 1863 his horse died. He was then placed into Co. H which was foot Infantry. The story is told that during Chickamauga Floyds Legion was guarding Rome. Their supply lines were cut and they began to starve. At this point their Colonel, Yieser, told them to get home the best way they could. He was then transferred to Woffords Brigade in the Army of north Georgia. He was captured and paroled in May of 1865 near Kingston Georgia. In about 1867 he moved his family to Bartow County, Georgia. They lived in the Linewood community near Adairsville.
He received a Confederate Pension in 1894 based on age and infirmity. In Adairsville they were members of Connesena Baptist Church. He died June 8, 1900 in Bartow County, Georgia, and is buried at Connesena Church in Adairsville. His tombstone reads "United with the Baptist Church 1846". Jane continued to receive a Confederate pension until her death on June 21, 1909 at the home of her youngest daughter in Floyd County, Georgia. Jane is buried next to her husband.
James and Jane were the parents of 7 children: