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William John Brown
Birth: Aug. 15, 1805
Death: Mar. 18, 1857

US Congressman. Born in Washington, Kentucky, he moved with his parents to Ohio in 1808, then relocated to Indiana, in 1821. There he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced the practice law in Rushville, Indiana. He was a prosecuting attorney (1831-35), Secretary of State of Indiana (1836-40) and a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives, (1829-32, 1841-43). In 1843, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress, serving till 1845, when appointed Second Assistant Postmaster General by President Polk, serving (1845-49). He was again elected to the Thirty-first Congress, serving (1849-51). An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was chief editor of the Indianapolis Sentinel (1850-55), plus as special agent of the Post Office Department for Indiana and Illinois, from 1853 until his death near Indianapolis, Indiana. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Brown (1766 - 1825)
  Hannah John Brown (1783 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Thompkins Brown (1807 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  Austin Haymond Brown (1828 - 1903)*
  Mary Ann Brown Browning (1829 - 1905)*
  George Brown (1835 - 1913)*
  Howard Brown (1840 - 1863)*
  William J Brown (1844 - 1877)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susannah Brown Tingley (1789 - 1872)**
  Elizabeth Brown Donham (1792 - 1878)**
  Sarah Brown Bunner (1798 - 1829)**
  Annie B Brown Elstun (1800 - 1885)**
  William John Brown (1805 - 1857)
  Ryland Thomas Brown (1807 - 1890)*
  George Whitford Brown (1811 - 1858)*
  Joseph Franklin Brown (1820 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7183888
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- Debra Polly
 Added: Oct. 22, 2012

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Oct. 17, 2012
Thank you for your service to the nation - Nephew of wife of 5th Great Grand Uncle.
- Denny Roach
 Added: Feb. 12, 2012
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