Biography of Enos L. Brown
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Brown, Enos L., was born in Windsor county, Vt., November 10, 1822, and came with his parents when about eight years of age to this county. He was a blacksmith by trade, and afterwards took up farming, but retired some years ago. He became keeper of the county house in the spring of 1880, and continued there for three years. His first marriage was with Cynthia M. Wilcox, of this town, by whom he had three children, all deceased. Charles was a soldier in Company M. 1st Veteran Cavalry, New York Volunteers, was captured and died in Andersonville prison. Mrs. Brown died June 6, 1862, and he married second, June 3, 1863, Harriet A. Thompson, of the town of Groton, and they have three daughters: Eva C., Cora E. and Emma M. Eva C. married Howard A. Hotchkiss; Cora married Irving W. Sparks, both families. living in Winsted, Conn. Emma M. lives at home. Mr. Brown's father, Elam, was born in Norwich, Windsor county, Vt., in 1782, and married Candace Sawyer, of his native town. Six children were born of this union: Mary, Emeline, Eunice, Abel, Orvis and Enos L. The family came to Dundee, Yates county, about 1831, and to this county in 1842. He died about 1857, and his wife in 1833. Mrs. Brown's father, Jacob Thompson, was born in Lansing, this county, in 1804, was educated in the common schools of his day, and was a carpenter and farmer, in 1825 he married Mrs. Susan Allen, whose maiden name was Sellen, and they had five children Harris J., Franklin, Mary A., Susan S., and Harriet A. He died in 1876, and his wife in 1881. Mr. Brown is a member of Trumansburgh Lodge No. 157, F. & A. M., and also of the M. E. church of Jacksonville.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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