JONES, John Moss Brown

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Last Name
Given Names
John Moss Brown
Brown, John Moss, Jr
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Family Tree
  Lynetta Jones Family Tree (adoptive)
Birth Mother
Birth Father
(all adoptive) Stephanie Jones (died in 1959); Suzanne Jones; Agnes Pauline Jones; Stephan Gandhi Jones; James Warren (Jimmie) Jones, Jr.; Lew Eric Jones; Timothy Glenn Tupper (Day) Jones; Jim Jon (Kimo) Prokes; (?) John Victor Stoen
Ava Phenice Jones, aka Ava Phenice Brown, Ava Phenice Cobb
Stephanie Brown aka Stefanie Jamelle Morgan; Marchelle Jacole Jones; (nephews) William Dillon Dean Jones; James Arthur (Jimbo) Bishop Jones; Michael Ray Jones; Chaeoke Warren Jones; Marshawn Cobb (nieces) Stephanie Jones aka Stephanie Lynn Bishop; Monyelle Maylene Jones
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
16-J [Listed under "Brown, Johnny Moss"]
Burial Location
Port Lavaca Cemetery, Port Lavaca, TX
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Residence (JT)
Cottage 06
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
ACAO (RYMUR 89-4286-C-8-a-26a); Administrative Triumvarite, boat & generator (Jonestown photo, 7/12/1978); Administration Coordinator ; Steering committee (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-h-4b); Administrative Triumvarite (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-3a); Security (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-3c); Business Consultant (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-4a)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Planning Commission; Security Coordinator, "close confidante" of Jim Jones (FBI Report, 89-4286-1681)
Government Income
Perspectives on Johnny Moss Brown Jones ” - Multiple authors

“I remember Johnny Brown as a very intelligent young man who had wisdom beyond his years. Johnny was a caring person always had time to listen to you and if he didn't know the answer he would find it for you. Johnny Brown as I remember always had a smile and a kind word, I never heard him speak ill of anyone. There is a saying that Johnny would always say and I still use it to this day and it is "nothing never just happened, it happen just". ” - Versi Connesero