Biography of Thomas Brown
Hancock County, OH Biographies

THOMAS BROWN, farmer and stock raiser, P. 0. McComb, was born in Maine. June 21, 1835, son of Thomas and Susan (Philbrook) Brown, natives of that State and of English origin. Thomas Brown was a codfsherman. an occupation he followed in early life for twenty five years. He came to Hancock County in 1841, settling on a farm in Union Township, where he remained until his death, which occurred in 1884. He raised a large f am ily of children, eight of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Our subject, the eldest son. was reared on the farm, and has always followed agricultural pursuits. He acquired a common school education in District No. 4, Union Township. During the late civil war he enlisted, in 1861, in Company A, Fifty seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served three years; was transferred to the veteran reserve corps, and became a non commissioned officer. He was discharged at Washington on expiration of term of service. He participated in the battles of Corinth, Pittsburgh Landing, the siege of Vicksburg and in other engagements. Mr. Brown was married, in 1859, to Miss Mary Tussing, of German descent, daughter of Henry Tussing, a wheelwright. Their children are Hanna L., wife of Melvin Dellinger; Eliza Jane, wife of Albert Strouse; George W. at home; Freeman D. and Charles Elmer. Mr. and lirs. Brown are members of the United Brethren Church, in which he has been class leader and steward. He has served as township clerk and trustee, and as school director. He is owner of 130 acres of well improved land.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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