JOHN E. BROWN, grocery merchant, was born near Greenville, June 17, 1835, and is a son of James W. and Jane (King) Brown, pioneers of Mercer County. Our subject grew up on the old homestead, attended the common, schools of his neighborhood, and worked at farming throughout his early man hood. In October, 1862, Mr. Brown enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Sixty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served nearly ten months, when his term of service expired. On his return to Mercer County he continued his former occupation of farming. In April, 1878, he opened a grocery store in Greenville, where he has since continued in that business. He was married November 16, 1865, to Miss S. M., daughter of Samuel and Eliza J. Caldwell,  pioneers of Delaware Township. Mr. Brown is a Republican in politics, a member of the G. A. R., and both he and wife belong to the United Presbyterian Church of Greenville.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, page 780)

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