Biography of David H. Brown
Madison County, NY Biographies





Brown, David H., p. o. Bridgeport, first saw the light at New Hartford, Oneida county, March 17, 1838. He is yet an active man of business and carries his sixty years very lightly. Richard Brown, his father, who died in 1897, at Syracuse, had been a large farmer and speculated in lumber and produce. At one time he operated a match factory here. Mr. Brown after completing a regular course at Yates polytechnic institute at Chittenengo, began life by selling stoves, pumps and agricultural implements from a wagon, then for twelve years made and repaired wagons, etc., doing in that line a large business. About 1875, he sold out and turned his shop into a general store, at the same location as now. Since that time he has been in general mercantile business, besides shipping grain, hay and produce, having various farming interests. In 1866, he married Blendelia Campbell. daughter of Col. Alonzo Campbell, then of Canastota, but now a resident of Bridgeport. Their children are Charlotte, wife of Henry Fox, of Bridgeport; Agnes, wife of Frederic T. Kirkland, of Pocatello, Idaho, he being general secretary of the Y. M. C. A.; Richard C. Brown, now twenty five years of age, associated with Mr. Brown in his store and appointed postmaster of Bridgeport in 1898; David, a son of twenty years; and Leah, a student at Cazenovia. Mr. Brown's grandfather, Benjamin, was a captain in the Revolution, a native of Schoharie county.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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