Biography of Spencer C. Brown
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Brown, Spencer C., was born in Stephentown, March 26, 1833. He is a son of Joseph R. and Amanda M. (Carr) Brown, he a native of Connecticut, and she of Columbia county, N. Y. The parents of Joseph were Adam and Susana (Morey) Brown, who came from Stonington, Conn., in 1802, Joseph being then two years old, and settled in Stephentown where they lived and died. He was a captain in the war of 1812. The maternal grandparents were Spencer and Zeipha (Goodrich) Carr; he was born in Stephentown, and his father, Edward Carr, was a very early settler of the town; he came from Rhode Island, being in Stephentown during the Revolutionary war; he helped to establish the Baptist church in Stephentown, and was a deacon many years; he. died at the age of ninety years. Joseph R. Brown was a farmer of Stephentown throughout his whole life; he died in 1850 at the age of fifty years. Spencer C. was reared on. the farm and at the death of his father took charge of the home farm. In 1871 he married Annie. daughter of John H. and Mary Ann (Goodrich) Conklin. of Hancock, Mass. To Mr. and Mrs. Brown were born three children: J. Willis, at school at Suffield, Conn.; Edith E., also at school; and. Mary, died, at the age of three years. In 1871 Mr. Brown engaged in general mercantile business in Stephentown, which business he is still carrying on in connection with farming. Mr. Brown has been road commissioner, justice, supervisor, and for fifteen years auditing superintendent of the poor of the county, and is also postmaster at Stephentown. He is a member of the New Lebanon Springs Lodge No. 9, F. & A. M.

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


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