Biography of William J. Brown
Potter County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM J. BROWN, farmer and lumberman, P. 0. Millport. was born in Washington county, N. Y., October 20, 1826, a son of William and Ruth (Saxon) Brown. He was reared in St. Croix, Wis., and Tioga county, Penn. In 1845 he enlisted in the Mexican war, in which he served eleven months. In 1846 he settled in Sweden, Potter county, where he was engaged in lumbering up to 1865. He then removed to Millport, in Sharon township, where he has since resided, and been engaged in lumbering and farming. July 29, 1849, he married Lucinda, daughter of Silas and Cyntha (Felt) Nelson, of Eulalia township, this county, and they have six children, viz. : Ella (Mrs. Joshua Dunning), Alice (Mrs. Ransom Munger), Rose (Mrs. Charles McDonald), Herbert (married to Nettie Sloat), Fannie (Mrs. Eugene C. Drake) and Charles (married to Libbie Hallett). Mr. Brown is a prominent and leading citizen of Sharon township. Politically he is a Republican. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, both lodge and chapter.

History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890

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