The History of Merrimack and Belknap
Counties, New Hampshire
Edited by D.
Hamilton Hurd and Published in 1885.
Gen. Richard Brown was born in Gilmanton in 1787, and was the
youngest child of Job Brown, of that town. Richard was a descendant of
John Brown, who was born in Hampton and 1589, and of the sixth generation.
He married three times, and had a family of seven children, named Sarah
A., John S. R., Jane S. R., Mehitabel, Elvira W., Adeliza and Hulda. Gen.
Brown was a distinguished military man in Loudon, in which he kept much
pride. He was a strong respected citizen, and was esteemed for his great
force of character and firmness of principal.
Deacon John S. R. Brown was born in Loudon in the year 1819, and married
Achsa A. Mills, and had a family of seven children, named Anna E., Clara
J., Abby M. P., Richard H.P.,Hamlin D., John P. M. and Mary A. Deacon
Brown was the only son, and upon the decease of his father came in possession
of the Homestead farm, where he has resided and giving his attention largely
to that branch of business. He is a man of religious cast of mind, and
at one time in his life was chosen as the colporteur for the American
Bible Society. He was chosen as one of the Deacons of the First Congregational
Church, which office he has filled acceptably and discharged the duties
with fidelity. He is strongly identified with the common school interests
and is a citizen much respected, and is found upon the side of progress
and reform. His Christian life and example is undoubted by his townsmen.
Mrs. Brown is an educated and intelligent woman, and is the author of
several poems, which have been read in public frequency and were well
received and commended.
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