Martha Jordan was born August 24, 1844 in Indiana County, Pa. to parents Robert A. and Martha (Pounds) Jordan. Martha was the fifth of 10 children: Robert, Margaret Jane, Catherine, Samuel, James, Jeramiah, Charles P. John Caruthers and Mary E.
She married William Joseph Brown 17 July 1867 in North Mahoning Township, Indiana Co. They had nine children: Laura, Ada, William L., Harry Y., John Leroy, Chester A., Walter, Belle and another daughter that died at a young age.
Martha died in Center Township on December 30, 1926 and is laid to rest along side her husband William Joseph Brown in Oakland Cemetery in Indiana County, Pa.