Biography of Merwin E. Brown
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Brown, Merwin E., was born at Painted Post, Steuben county, December 7, 1851. Gardner Brown his father, was born in Waterbury, Conn., and came to Steuben county about 1835, and settled in Painted Post, where he was a carpenter and lumberman, which business he followed up to 1864. From Painted Post he came to Prattsburg, where in engaged in farming, after which he went to Bloods, and from there to Cohocton; from there he came to Wallace, where he died in 1884 aged sixtynine years. He married Dorothea A. Marks, of Pennsylvania, by whom he had ten children: Sanford, Augustus, Elvira, Louisa, Dora, Mary, Henry, Hattie, Merwin, and Estella. Merwin E. engaged in farming up to 1877, and since that time has been buying and selling grain, potatoes, etc. He married May E., daughter of Joseph Wilson, of Ontario, Canada, by whom he had one daughter, Florence. Mr. Brown has filled the numerous offices of the town and is at present assessor, and is a member of the I. O. O. F., Wallace Lodge No. 519.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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