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John BROWN

(1772-1845)

BROWN, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kishacoquillas Valley, near Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa., August 12, 1772; attended the common schools; moved to Lewistown, Pa., in 1800; engaged in the gristmill and sawmill business; member of the State house of representatives 1809-1813; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); resumed his former business pursuits; moved to Limestone, Buncombe County, N.C., in 1827 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the real estate business; died in a section of Buncombe County, N.C., then called Limestone, near Skyland, on October 12, 1845; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.

Bibliography

Rowe, Ellen M. John Brown of the Old Stone House, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. [Slippery Rock, Pa.: Slippery Rock University, 1987].

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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