Biography of Orson H. Brown
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Brown, Orson H., was born in Jefferson county September 23, 1816, a son of Roswell of Connecticut, who died in this county aged seventy six. The latter married Electa Herrick, also a native of Connecticut, and who died in Oswego county, aged eighty four. Orson H. was educated in the common schools, and followed a sailor's life on the lakes for seventeen years, ten of which he was master of vessels. In 1852 he engaged in the insurance business, which he still continues, representing the Etna of Hartford (now over forty years in business), the North America of Philadelphia, the Royal of Liverpool, the Pennsylvania of Philadelphia, the Western of Toronto, etc. He is executor of an estate of $200,000, about half in this country and half in Lisbon, Portugal, involving thirteen years' litigation and still in Portuguese courts. He is vice president of the Oswego City Savings Bank, a director of the First Nasional Bank, a notary public, and an adjuster of marine losses. Mr. Brown married, in 1838, Jane Weed, of Richland, a native of Vermont, whose father was a cousin of Thurlow Weed. They have no children. Mr. B. was president of the Board of Trade in 1879-80.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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