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William Brown

WILLIAM BROWN, deceased, was born in West Salem Township in 1816, and was a son of Richard and Barbara Brown, spoken of in the sketch of his brother, James R.  Our subject grew up and spent his whole life in West Salem Township. He was twice married. His first wife was Maria, daughter of Andrew Brown, by whom three children survive: Clorinda, wife of J. W. Woods; Eliza J., wife of Alfred Moats, and Mary L., wife of Grover Fetterman. His wife died, and July 12, 1866, he was married to Mrs. Mary Ann Brown, daughter of Alexander Nelson. She was born in Sandy Creek Township, and November 25, 1852, married James Brown, by whom she had two children: Irwin C., and Emily L., wife of Augustus Kamerer. By her second marriage one son. William S., was born. Both the sons reside with their mother in West Salem Township. Politically Mr. Brown was a Republican, and one of the respected citizens of the township, where he died June 25, 1868.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1170

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