Biography of William D. Brown
Madison County, NY Biographies





Brown, William Delos, was born in the town of Nelson, November 20, 1831, a son of Zedock and Mary Ann (Alger) Brown, who had six children, viz.: Edward, Lorey, William Delos, Abigail, Adelaide and Betsey Maria. all born in the town of Nelson except Adelaide. who was born in Erie county, N. Y. Zedock was a son of Robert and Betsey Brown, who had nine children: Cortes William, Russel, Zedock, Henry, George, Nancy, Betsey and Jane. Zedock was a blacksmith and tool worker, and his father followed farming and settled in Nelson about 1793. William Delos was educated in the common schools of the town of Nelson. His father died when he was about ten years of age and he was thrown on his own resources, starting in life as a farm laborer. When he was twenty seven years of age he purchased a farm where he now resides and carries on general and hop farming. In 1859 he married Mary Etta, daughter of Elisha and Lucy Dryer Whipple; they have one child. Charlotte, wife of Frank D. Hamilton. Mr. Brown is active in all public spirited enterprises, such as schools and churches, of which he has been a contributing and supporting member for the past fifty years.

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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