1881 HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Inter-State Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois, 1881



Page 122

CHRISTOPHER C. BROWN, Attorney-at-Law, of the firm of Stuart, Edwards & Brown, the oldest law firm in Illinois, was born in Sangamon county, now a part of Menard county, Illinois, on the 21st of October, 1834. His father, William B. Brown, came from Kentucky and settled in Sangamon county in 1832. he died in 1850. C. C. Brown attended the Springfield schools, and at Greensburg, and the Lutheran College at Hillsboro. He read law with his brother, David A. Brown, in Springfield, then attended the Transylvania Law School in Lexington, Kentucky, was admitted to the Bar in 1858, and in January, 1860, became a partner in the present firm, having been active in the profession until now. While he has been an earnest worker in the Democratic party, he has been a candidate for no political favor. Mr. Brown was united in marriage with Miss Bettie, daughter of Major J. T. Stuart, of Springfield, in October, 1859. She died in March, 1869, having been the mother of three children, one deceased. Mr. Brown married Carrie, daughter of John E. Owsley, of Chicago, in 1872, by whom he has a son and daughter. His eldest son, Stuart Brown, was graduated from Princeton College, in June, 1881.


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