|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1841|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1918|
Benjamin Brown was born in Wabash Co., Ill., February 13, 1841 and died in Jacksonville, Ill., December 9, 1918. Had he lived until his next birthday in February he would have been 78 years old.
When a lad of about ten he came to Waverly, Illinois, from the southeastern part of the state. They walked most of the way driving some stock and as a boy he was so very much worn out with the trip that it made an impression upon him to such an extent that he often mentioned it when an old man. The remainder of his life was spent in the vicinity of Waverly.
He was married to Nancy Sherman August 21, 1862. To this union five children were born of whom two are living Mrs. Frank Adcock of Waverly, and Mrs. Fannie Girard of Jacksonville. He again married in 1885, the second marriage was to Rebecca Vancil. To this union two children were born, both of whom were boys and both died on the same night.
He was converted in a revival meeting in the earlier days and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in which church he remained a faithful member until his decease.
Funeral services were held at East Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. F. E. Smith.
Rebecca Whitlock Brown (1838 - 1918)*
Fanny Alice Brown Gerard (1869 - 1945)*
Waverly East Cemetery
Plot: W 1/2 293
Created by: JLM
Record added: May 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36814485
Paula Berry Nelson
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