Biography of Heman Brown Sr. of Strafford, NY

Heman Brown, Sr., grandfather of Benjamin R., was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. Heman, Jr., came with his parents from Strafford, Vt., to this town when he was 13 years old. He was born May 30, 1794. He was in the War of 1812. They located at Brown's Corners, road 17 corner 19. He married twice, first, Maria Huntington; formerly of Litchfield, Conn. They had four children, of whom two Sons are deceased, and two daughters survive, namely: Mary and Harriet. For his second wife Mr. Brown-married, February 10, 1842, Sophia Ann COnklin, formerly of Steuben County, N. Y. They had four children, of whom two daughters are deceased, and the sons survive, viz.: Lee E. and Benjamin R. Benjamin R. was born November 13, 1848. He received a good education. September 24, 1874, he married Celia S., second daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Snell, of his native town. They have had six children, four of whom survive, namely: Charles H., Fernie E., Jesse R., and Bessie M. Mr. and Mrs. Brown reside on land which his father bought in 1821, on road 19 corner 27. Mr Brown's mother resides with him, being a pensioner of the War of 1812, aged 80 years.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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