JOSHUA BROWN was born May 20, 1792, in Davis county, Kentucky. Nancy Wilcher was born December, 1789, in the same
county. They were there married, early in 1812, and in November, 1818, moved to St. Clair county, Illinois, and from there to what became Sangamon county, arriving April
18, 1819, in what is now Curran township, east of Archer's creek, and south of Spring creek, and later, entered one hundred and sixty acres of land south of
Spring creek, in Gardner township.