Biography of W. E. Brown
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Brown, W. E., was born in Dryden, November 14, 1828, and was educated in the common schools and finished at the Groton and Homer Academies. At the age of twenty seven he married Miss Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Richard Morgan, of Dryden, and they were the parents of five children, only two of whom are now living, Frank E. and William E. Our subject resides on part of the original purchase of Reuben Brown on lot 23, which he bought in 1804, and which has been in the family ninety years. He also has part of the Calvin Bush estate, who was his grandfather on his mother's side. This was also taken up in 1804. In 1856 he bought part of the Chapman Fulkerson property, and now has 120 acres of farm land in the town, on which he makes a specialty of raising Percheron horses and producing fancy Jersey butter; also takes pleasure in furnishing choice foundation stock to those who desire to build up other Jersey herds. He takes the Republican side in politics, and has served as justice of the peace for the past fifteen years. He is actively interested in educational and religious matters, and has been a member of the West Dryden M. E. church for the past fifty three years.

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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