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|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1808|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1869|
"History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa
Springfield, Ill: Continental Hist. Co., 1884"
Elwood Brown, was also a settler of the year 1855, coming here [Valley township] from Blackhawk county, Iowa, and locating on section 21 in the spring of that year.
Elwood Brown was born in Hartford county, Maryland, and received an incomplete education at the Bellair academy.
His parents died while he was a mere boy, and he went to the home of an uncle in Pennsylvania, from where he soon stepped out into the world to battle for himself, and in early manhood, marrying into a family of Friends, he became a prominent member of that sect. In Lancaster county, where he lived he became one of the "war horses" of the abolition and free soil parties of that day.
Although born in a slave state, he early imbibed a hatred to the peculiar institution that clung to him in his later days. During the late civil war, he gave his five boys to his country, that her safety might be assured. Webster was killed by a rebel bullet, while in the discharge of his duty, on the 21st of March, 1865. Frank died from disease contracted in the service, while on his way home.
On the 2d of September, 1869, Elwood Brown quietly passed away to that "home not made with hands, eternal in the Heaven," and was laid away in the Guthrie Center cemetery.
Source: Tombstone Records of Guthrie County, Iowa (Page 26)
Birth Date: abt 1808
Death Date: 2 Sep 1869
Burial Location: Guthrie, Guthrie
General Burial Info: (no cemetery given); Vedette Sep 1869, Panora, Guthrie County
NOTE: Believe father to be Josiah Brown according to Quaker Records. 1860 Census has Hannah (Webster) Brown living next door to George and Emma (Brown) Harlan in Center Twp, Guthrie Cty. Iowa. Webster, Francis and Channing are also listed.
Hannah Webster Brown (1812 - 1891)*
Emma Webster Brown Harlan (1832 - 1907)*
Albert Webster Brown (1834 - 1919)*
Howard Brown (1836 - 1877)*
Wilmer Brown (1840 - 1874)*
Webster Brown (1841 - 1865)*
Francis Fell Brown (1843 - 1863)*
Created by: Jo Frederiksen
Record added: Jul 08, 2012
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