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Jacob Jennings Brown
Birth: May 9, 1775
Washington Crossing
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1828
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

United States Army Major General. Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he founded the village of Brownville in 1799 and became a successful farmer. He was appointed Colonel of the State Militia in 1809, Brigadier General in 1811 and a Major General of New York Volunteers in 1812. During the War of 1812, participated in an action at Ogdensburg, New York and repulsed the British at Sackett's Harbor, in 1813. He became the senior General in the US Army in 1815, after leading successful campaigns in New York and Canada. On June 1, 1821, he was appointed the 1st Commanding General of the United States Army and recommended pay incentives to encourage reenlistments, pay increases for noncommissioned officers. He at age 52 while in office at Washington, D.C. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Samuel Brown (1750 - 1813)
  Abi White Brown (1751 - 1830)
  Pamelia Williams Brown (1785 - 1878)*
  Gouverneur How Brown (1804 - 1816)*
  Mary Skinner Brown Brockenbrough (1806 - 1861)*
  Eliza A Brown Kirby (1808 - 1864)*
  Pamela Brown Vinton (1810 - 1845)*
  Jacob Brown (1812 - 1841)*
  William Spencer Brown (1815 - 1852)*
  Margaret Lovell Brown Brown (1816 - 1851)*
  Nathan William Brown (1819 - 1893)*
  Catherine Starrow Brown Smith (1821 - 1841)*
  John Brown (1773 - 1845)*
  John Brown (1773 - 1845)*
  Jacob Jennings Brown (1775 - 1828)
  Mary Brown Newlin (1778 - 1847)*
  Samuel Brown (1782 - 1842)*
  Hannah Brown Skinner (1784 - 1862)*
  Abigail Brown Evans (1789 - 1832)*
  Joseph White Brown (1793 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Sacred to the memory of General Jacob Brown, who was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on the 9th day of May, 1775, and died at the City of Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, on the 24th day of February, 1828.

Let him who in after years
Shall view this monument of praise,
For honor heave the patriot sigh
And for his Country learn to die.
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Range 57, Site 150
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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- Ricky Fellows
 Added: May. 9, 2016
To my Dear 5th Great Grandfather passed - what it would have been like to have known you personally. I sit and think of the man you were...and the silent ancestor you are to me - I am grateful you brought such honor to my lineage. May you be rested in t...(Read more)
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