Biography of Thomas G. Brown
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Brown, Thomas G., was born in Surrey county, England, October 29, 1838. He is a son of Jacob and Mary A. (Nightingale), both born in England and there lived and died. Thomas G. was educated in England and at the age of nineteen came to New York city. In England Mr. Brown worked at farming and lime burning, which business his father carried on. He came to Nassau and worked by the month for Mr. George Carpenter, and continued work until 1859. He married Samantha E. Knapp who was born in Nassau and daughter of Reynolds Knapp and Abigail Harris, who came to this farm in 1808; he was the son of Joshua Knapp, born in Nassau. Mr. Knapp owned the farm upon which Mr. Brown now resides. Mr. Brown began the manufacture of cider and vinegar in 1878, and has now added a feed mill.

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


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