Biography of Hezekiah Drown
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Drown, Hezekiah Luther, son of Samuel and Ann (Luther) Drown, was born in Warren, R. I., August 9, 1830. His father was of English descent and his mother of Scotch extraction. Mr. Drown received his early training in the public schools of his native town and at the age of eleven his parents removed to Swansea, Bristol county, Mass., where he attended school in the winter months and worked on a farm in the summer until sixteen years old. In 1846 he returned to Warren, where he served three and a half years' apprenticeship at the blacksmith's trade. He then removed to Fall River, Mass., and for sixteen years was employed at this trade. In 1861 he removed to the town of Westport, Bristol county, to take charge of a milk business for Samuel T. Sanford, in whose employ he remained until 1865, when he bought the farm he now lives on. September 15, 1853, he married Hannah M., daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Brownell) Brownell, and they have two sons: Charles H. and Edwin F. Mr. Drown has always been an earnest advocate of temperance, and his own whole hearty manhood in old age is itself an impressive sermon in favor of total abstinence. He has never used tobacco or liquor in any form. For many years he has been a prominent worker in the Washington Total Abstinence Society of Hicksville, serving as president, secretary and treasurer at different periods.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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