Biography of Anthon H. Brown

Brown, Anthon H., p. o. West Batavia, was born on the Brown homestead, which was settled in the year 1817, in the township of Pembroke, February 7, 1849. He was educated in the district schools and has always followed the occupation of farming. August 17, 1870, he married Maria Vedder of the township of Batavia; they have three children: Ina M., Bessie L. and John W. Ina M. married Fred F. Lawrence. Mr. Brown's father, Hon. John W. Brown. was born in Sharon, N. H., May 7, 1817, and came to this homestead with his parents when five months old. He was well educated and was a farmer. January 1, 1838, he married Roxanna L. Nobles of the township of Batavia; they had nine children who grew to maturity: Julia M., Adeline R., Theresa C., Cyrus W., Estella L., Arthur H. and Anthon H. (twins), Harlan J. and Sarah E. Cyrus W. was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion. John W. Brown was supervisor of his town many years; was twice elected member of the Legislature and served during 1865 and 1866. He was instrumental in enlisting many soldiers for the war of the Rebellion, and was thoroughly interested in every matter for the good of the county and country; he died June 20, 1893, and his widow April 14, 1896. Mrs. Brown's father was John G. Vedder; was born in Stone Arabia, Montgomery county, N. Y., in the year 1817. He married Mary A. Fuller of his native place and five children were born to them: Margaret, Catherine, Martha, Maria and Eugene. Mr. Vedder is living at this date, 1898. Mrs. Vedder died August 11, 1891. Anthon H. Brown in his political choice is a staunch Republican.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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