Biography of Henry G. Brown
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HENRY. G. BROWN.

The desirability and attractiveness of any location lies largely in the character and industry of its inhabitants. The gentleman whose name is especially mentioned in the following brief history belongs to that class of men whose sturdy persistence and wise judgment have helped to make the agricultural industry of Carroll county famous.

Henry G. Brown, farmer, of Burrows, Indiana, was born, January 25, 1855, on the farm on which he now lives, and is a son of Gabriel and Barbara (Hiser) Brown. His youth was spent on his father's farm and his education was obtained at the public schools of the district. After his father's death, he bought out the interest of the other heirs in the home place, consisting of two hundred acres, located at the edge of Burrows, in Rock Creek township. Politically, Mr. Brown has always been interested in the policies of the Republican party, while his religious membership is with the Christian church of Burrows, in the work of which he has long taken an active interest, being at present a trustee and one of the deacons in the church. He is a director in both the Burrows State Bank and the telephone company.

Gabriel Brown, father of the subject, was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, and was bound out to a family by the name. of Kauffman, when he was a small boy, being taken by them to where Dayton, Ohio, now stands. He grew up to manhood's estate and was married, at that place, to Barbara Hiser, whose parents also came overland to Ohio, locating at the present site of Dayton. Mr. and Mrs. Brown came to Carroll county, Indiana, about 1833, and settled on the old Parks farm, purchasing, afterward the farm which the subject now owns, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Mr. Brown was a member of the Christian church, in the work of which he always took an active interest. Politically, he was a Republican. To Mr. and Mrs. Brown were born ten children, only two of whom are now living, Henry G., and D. N. Brown, who lives at Sunnyside, Washington.

Henry G. Brown was united in marriage, November 23, 1877, with Elizabeth Sager, daughter of William and Criscilla (Berkshire) Sager. The children born to this union are: Bertie O., who lives on his father's farm, and William, who was married to May Wasson, by whom he has had four children, Vera, Paul, Chester and Thelma.

Having lived an industrious life, and one founded upon high principles, combined with a kind hearted disposition, Mr. Brown has few regrets in his efforts to live up to a high standard of citizenship.

From:
History of Carroll County, Indiana
Its People, Industries and Institutions
By: John C. Odell
B. F. Bowen & Company
Indianapolis 1916


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