Biography of Blackman E. Brownell
Bennington County, VT Biographies





Brownell, Blackman E., Pownal, (North Pownal p. o.), was born in Pownal November 11, 1811. He is engaged in farming, and owns two hundred acres. He has served his town as justice of the peace, selectman, judge of probate, town representative, and was State senator for two terms. His parents were Thomas and Abigail (Eldred) Brownell. Mr. Brownell was married October 8, 1833. to Marietta Spencer. They have had a family of six children: Thomas E., lawyer at North Pownal; Julia, wife of Daniel H. Barber, of North Adams, Mass; Harriett, wife of E. M. Thompson, of Chicago; Audria, wife of Peter Grell, of St. Albans, Vt.; Adelia, wife of A. C. Hoag, of Pownal; and Inez M. Marietta was a daughter of Benjamin and Eunice (Eldred) Spencer, of Powna.

From:
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
1889


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