Biography of Amos W. Brown
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Brown, Amos W., was born in Lansingburgh, N.Y., January 22, 1828. His parents removed to Troy when he was nine years old, where he was educated in the public schools. He then learned the trade of brush making and has manufactured brushes for the last thirty years. In 1853 he married Jane Hackett of Lansingburgh, by whom he had three children: Asa W., Addie, who died at the age of nine, and Alfred. Asa W. married Harriet Niel of Staten Island, where they reside; and Alfred lives at home. Mr. Brown's father, Malachai, was born in Albany county about 1805, and was a cabinet maker by trade, coming to Lansingburgh when twenty three years of age. He married Eliza Dunlap of this place, by whom he had five children: Asa, Emma, Amos W., and two who died in infancy. Mr. Brown died in 1858, and his wife, in 1842. The grandfather, Asa Brown, was born in Connecticut. A relative of his, Robert Wendell, bought the Stone Arabia Patenthere. The family is of Scotch origin.

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


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