Biography of Everett Brown
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Brown, Everett, p. o. Peterboro, was born in Smithfield, March 10, 1826, a son of Othniel, and grandson of David Brown, born in Connecticut, September 4, 1761, and spent his last days near Binghamton, N. Y. His wife was Abigail Dexter. Othniel Brown came came to Smithfield about 1820 and here he lived until his death on Jannary 5, 1880. His wife was Hannah Elting, whom be married March 15, 1820, and had seven children, five now living. Mr. Brown was a teacher for some time, and also a farmer. Mrs. Brown died in 1868. Everett Brown was educated in the common and select schools. He is a farmer and owns 190 acres of land, but has lived retired since 1865. In politics he is a Republican. His father was captain in the State militia. His mother, Hannah Elting, was a daughter of Henry Elting, and Catharine Burhonce, his wife, of Holland descent. Henry Elting and wife had eight children, none of whom is now living. William H. Elting was a prominent lawyer in New York City. Mr. Brown's brother, E. Dexter Brown, of Rhinelander, Wis., was a prominent lumberman. His son, Anderson Wesley Brown, was the originator of Rhinelander, Wis. Mr. Brown's great grandfather, Chad Brown, was a colonel in the Revolutionary war. He lived in Providence, R. I., and married Zermiah Evans.

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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