Biography of Holden T. Brown
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Brown, Holden T., was born in this town September 25, 1812. His father, Abraham Brown, was a native of Westchester county, and the maternal grandfather of our subject, Isaac Tripp, was a native of Rhode Island. Abraham Brown settled in Tompkins county when about thirty years of age, and followed chiefly farming, though he kept hotel also for about thirty years, the building standing within eighty rods of our subject's present home. His first hotel was a log house, but soon after he built a frame house, and had a large patronage, often having twenty teams and their occupants to provide for at once. His wife was Susanna, daughter of Isaac Tripp, and they had six children, the youngest of whom was our subject, Holden T., who married in 1839 Margaret Crawford, of Newfield, by whom he had ten children, one deceased. The others are as follows: Hiram H., Ira T., H. W., E. A., Margaret A., Abraham M., Delia, Lina, Charles H., and May E. Mr. Brown is a Patron of Husbandry and in politics a Republican. Mrs. Margaret Brown died in 1872.

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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