Biography of John C. Brown
Winona County, MN Biographies

John C. BROWN, son of Eden Brown and Mary, whose maiden name was Squires, was born in Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania; came to Wisconsin in 1844, and to Minnesota in 1854, and settled in the town of Wilson, East Burns valley; was married in 1852 to Miss Julia Haskins, daughter of John Haskins and Fanny, whose maiden name was Fanny Rodgers. John C. Brown and wife have had four children, whose names in the order in which they were born were: Mary F., Frank, Sarah L. and Calvin E. Mr. Brown has 173 acres of land near the mouth of East Burns valley, where he resides now. He is of Scotch Irish descent. John C. Brown took a very active part in the development of his town and county; was one of the judges of election in the notorious railroad bond swindled; has been assessor of the town of Wilson for fifteen years, and no man has taken a deeper interest in the town than Mr. Brown. Punctual and accurate in all his official business and demanding of others a strict account of their official conduct. He claims to have made the second pre-emption in this land district, D. L. Babcock's father making the first. By reason of a deformity of the feet he was not permitted to enter the army. Is a farmer by occupation and a liberal republican in politics. He lives yet upon his first claim.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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