Biography of John Brown of Alexander, NY

John Brown, born in the north of Ireland, came to Sandy Hill, N. Y., thence to Clarkson, where he died, aged about 6o years. He married Lucy Barnes, and their chiildren were Phcebe J., David W., George W., Lucy J., David, and John H. The latter, a native of Sandy Hill, was born August 27, 1826, and came to Alexander in 1887, from Attica. He married Salome J. Lyon, and they had one son, Walter N. For his second wife he married Mrs. Amanda M. Donaldson, of Bennington, daughter of John S. and Betsey (Thompson) Lyon, and now resides on road 44, in Alexander. He is a farmer by occupation. He served in the late war in Co. D, 14th N. Y. Vol. Inf., and was discharged August 27, 1862. He was in the seven days' battle of the Wilderness. John S. Lyon (who was in the War of 1812) had 20 brothers and sisters, all of whom attained their majority. Elias Lyon served in Co. M, 9th N. Y. R A.; John Lyon was in Co. D, 14th N. Y. Vols.; and Moses Lyon went to the war from Oshkosh, Wis.

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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