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Allen Brown
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Birth: 1729
Cookstown
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Death: Oct. 14, 1808
Cowans Village
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Allen Brown was born in Cookstown, Tyrone County, Northern Ireland. An iron marker bearing the letters A. B.
marks the grave of Allen Brown.
This was made at Louden Forge where the Browns lived
[marked by DAR marker no dates given.]
Allen owned and ran the Thompson-Brown Trading Post and Inn starting about 1755. He Traded goods served food, alcohol and had rooms for guests. This Inn is of historic significance because it was used as a reference point on Benjamin Franklin's map from the east to the west. A famous Pub fight has been recorded that happened at Brown's. Two men were fighting and the one man had his eye gouged out hanging from his face. He stopped fighting for a moment ripped it out of his eye socket tramped on it and continued fighting. Allen was neighbors with Chambersburg founder Benjamin Chambers and Captain Noah Abraham of the Cumberland county militia who Allen served under while fighting the British in the revolutionary war.Allen fought beside his son John in the war for our independence. Allen owned a large area of land leading up to Cowan's Gap in Franklin County. Allen's son Joseph Brown is buried beside him in the White Church graveyard. Joseph was a lawyer and local judge. Allen is listed in Franklin County Pa list of Revolutionary soldiers. Allen's son Stephen Oliver was also a well respected man of the community. Allen's biography is listed in Franklin County Pa historical bios. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Mary Brotherton Brown (____ - 1758)*
  Margaret Oliver Brown (____ - 1817)*
 
 Children:
  John Brown (1756 - ____)*
  Mary Brown McCurdy (1772 - 1847)*
  Joseph Brown (1774 - 1850)*
  Stephen Oliver Brown (1782 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Church Hill Graveyard
Mercersburg
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Dave Fridinger-Brown
Originally Created by: LoRetta Hughes
Record added: Nov 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16600878
Allen Brown
Added by: William S. McDowell
 
Allen Brown
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Added by: William S. McDowell
 
 
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- KM Thomas Davis
 Added: May. 4, 2014
To a great Pioneer,Presbyterian,Irishmen and American.
- Dave Fridinger-Brown
 Added: Feb. 4, 2011
To my sixth great grandfather, Thanks for carving the way to a great country. For all your bravery in a hostile and unsure time in this countries history during the revolutionary war and protecting others while they practiced their religion.
- Dave Fridinger-Brown
 Added: Nov. 5, 2009
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