Robert C. Brown, who owns and operates three hundred and sixty seven acres of land in Lincoln township, is a
native of Ohio. He was born on the 17th of December, 1846, and is a son of Henry and Elizabeth Brown, both natives
of Ireland. On emigrating to America in the early '40s the parents located in Ohio, whence about a decade later
they removed to Iowa county, Iowa. They settled upon a farm in this county and both were living.there when called
to their reward. All of their five children survive.
Robert C. Brown received a common school education and remained with his parents until he was twenty seven years
of age. On starting out for himself he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land on section 2, Lincoln township,
and from time to time he has improved that property. He has erected a number of buildings, which are commodious
and well designed for their purpose, and gives much thought to the proper housing of his stock. He raises and feeds
many head annually and finds that occupation very profitable. He has purchased additional land and now owns three
hundred and sixty seven acres, from which he derives an excellent income.
Mr. Brown was married in 1886 to Miss Nettie Davis, whose birth occurred in Johnson county, Iowa. Her parents,
Thomas and Mary (Williams) Davis, were both born in England but in the early '50s emigrated to America and located
in Johnson county, Iowa. Subsequently they took up their abode in this county, where they still reside. Eight of
their nine children are living. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have become the parents of five children, namely: Mary and Estella,
deceased; and Henry, Grant and John, at home.
Mr. Brown is a republican and is serving his district as school director. Both he and his wife belong to the Methodist
Episcopal church and he is identified with the Knights of Labor. He is one of the substantial men of his locality
and takes an added pride in his success because it has been gained by his own industry and sound judgment.
History of Iowa County, Iowa
And its People
By: James C. Dinwiddie
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Iowa County, IA
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