Biography of Adelbert Brown
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Brown, Adelbert, proprietor since 1879 of the Eagle Bridge hotel, was a member of the celebrated "Black Horse" cavalry, with whom he enlisted in 1861, in Co. A, serving till their disbandment. In 1862 he again enlisted with the 123d New York and shared their lot until the close of the war. He was born in 1842 at Pittstown, where his father, Sampson Brown, was a carpenter. Before the war he was employed in various cotton mills, and in 1866 resumed the same occupation. His first hotel experience was at the "Exchange" of Pownel, Vt., which he ran for about two years. Mr. Brown is, of course, a "Grand Army" man and also a member of the order of K. of P.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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