Biography of Elisha Brown
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Brown, Elisha, a native of New Jersey, was born in 1807, and at the age of seventeen years came to Williamson. where he lived some time. He then bought a farm in Marion, and resided there several years, and then located in Palmyra in 1846, and there spent the remainder of his life, dying in December, 1893. His first wife was Cyntha Hoag, by whom he had three children: Alfred, now of Illinois; William, who died young; and Frances, now Mrs. J. W. Guerney, of Palmyra. Mrs. Brown died, and he married second, Mary, daughter of Stephen Durfee, by whom he had four children: Garrison, now of Illinois; Emily, wife of William H. Nichols, of Iowa; Joseph S., who resides in Nebraska; and Edwin D., who lives on part of the home farm. The latter was born in 1858, and was educated in Palmyra, where he has always lived. In 1891 he married Alida L. Harrington, daughter of Hiram Harrington, a native of Washington county, and they have one child, Raymond H., born August 31, 1892. The mother of our subject died in 1881. His father's farm consists of 162 acres, purchased of Stephen Durfee, and of this Edwin D. owns fifty acres.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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