Biography of Jacob E. Brown
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Brown, Jacob Emmons, was a native of Dryden, born September 4, 1834, the son of Jacob and Annie (Baldwin) Brown, and the youngest of their ten children. His grandfather, Daniel, was one of the pioneers of Dryden and a man of some prominence in that part of the county. When our subject was but three years of age his father died, and upon the marriage of his mother, Jacob E. began to work for himself. At sixteen he hired out as a farm hand, and from that until the present time he has been a farmer. In 1861 he bought the old Ogden farm in the south part of Groton, which he has greatly developed and improved. Mr. Brown is regarded as one of the most thrifty farmers of the township. In 1861 he married Sarah A., daughter of Benjamin and Polly Ogden (both being representatives of pioneer families in the county). Mr. and Mrs. Brown have had four children, three of whom are now living. Mr. Brown was formerly a Republican, but during recent years as an earnest advocate of temperance principles, has been identified with the Prohibition party.

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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