Biography of William F. Brown of Byron, NY

William F. Brown, third child of Richard G. and Laura (Searis) Brown, was born in the log cabin on lot 110, in June, 1829, and was brought up at hard labor and educated in the common schools. December 18. 1851, he married Hannah S. Benton, of Byron, and settled on a part of lot 122. He has always been a farmer. In the spring of 1871 he removed to the farm of 170 acres, on lots 99 and 111, where he now resides. Mr. Brown is a pushing, enterprising, business manager and farmer. He has built a fine set of buildings on each of the farms that he has owned, and an especially elegant set at his present pleasant home. As a man he is courteous and affable, an obliging neighbor, and a kinds indulgent husband and father. He is a staunch Republican, but not an office-seeker. He has the confidence of his townsmen, and has consented to act as their assessor four years. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have had two children, Mary E. and Edwin B. Edwin B. married Mary E. Swan, is a farmer adjoining his father, and has two daughters. Mary E. died in 1879, at the early age of 16 years and six months.

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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