WILLIAM G. BROWN was born in Jefferson county, Illinois. Son of James R. and Hannah D. Brown, who are now living in Colorado. He was married to Maria A. Lewis, August 17, 1876, in Taylorville, Christian county, Illinois, the daughter of Alfred and Eliza Jane (Obell) Lewis, of the same place, but formerly of Cooper township. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have two children, Alfred L. and Esther Eliza. He lives on Mr. Lewis' farm, and superintends four hundred and twenty four acrs, where the old homestead stands, section six of this township. He formerly edited a newspaper at Taylorville, Illinois, but sold out his whole interest, and now gives his whole attention to farming.
His father served through the Mexican War under General Taylor. Mr. Brown and his wife are members of the Christian Church, and in politics they are
Democrats. From 1869 to 1880, he was an earnest and efficient school teacher in this State.