Biography of William H. Brown
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Brown, William H. - John H. Brown was born in the town of Wheatland, Monroe county, March 8, 1823. James W. Brown, his father, was a native of Tyrone, Ireland, and came to the United States in the memorable year of 1812, and was an eyewitness of the battle between the Constitution and Guerriere. He first settled in Monroe county, where he worked at his trade as a miller, which business he followed all his life, and where he died in 1834 at the age of fifty five years. He married Jane Hughey of Cavan county, Ireland, by whom he had seven children: Susan, William, John, Mary, James, Robert, and Joseph. John H. Brown is a farmer and luniberman, and married Anna E., sister of Dr. Jamison of Hornellsville, by whom he had six children, Marianna, John D., Minnie, William H., Jennie, and Laura. William H. is the owner of the homestead, and married Annetta Farnham, by whom he had six children: Goldy, Rebecca, Ira, Anna, Ruth, and Harry. John H. Brown has filled the office of supervisor for two terms, and served several terms as highway commissioner and justice of the peace.

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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