Biography of Orson L. Brown
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Brown, Orson L., Colton, was born in Colton, June 5, 1847, a son of David Brown, whose father came from Vermont to Colton about 1825. David was born in Plymouth, Mass., in 1805, and married Eunice Long, born in Potsdam in 1808, a daugbter of Jonathan Long. Mr. Brown came to Colton about 1822 and settled on the farm now owned by Orson L. Here he died February 9, 1881, and his wife March 23, 1890. They had one son, Orson L., who was reared on the farm he now owns, and has here spent his life. He was educated in the St. Lawrence Academy, and has always been a farmer, owning now over 300 acres and keeping a dairy of twenty eight cows. December 7, 1869, he married Alzina Adams, of Parishville, a daughter of Ambrose Adams, one of the first settlers of the town, They had one child, Louisa E., born June 28, 1876. September 19, 1884, Mrs. Brown died, and he married, September 29, 1885, Edna A. Howe, of Parishville, daughter of Roderick Howe. Mr. Brown is a Republican, and one of the assessors of the town. He is a member of High Falls Lodge No. 428, F. & A. M. He and his wife are members of Adirondack Chapter O. E. S. of Colton, N, Y.

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