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Elizabeth Fadden Brown
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Birth: 1843, Canada
Death: 1865
Sibley County
Minnesota, USA

Elizabeth's Husband Angus M Brown remarried after her death and may have been buried in the vicinity of Devils Lake, Ramsey County, North Dakota.. If you have any info please send a note

Thanks,
Glenn Kiecker

Placeing the following here as space is limited on other FG files...

Joseph Renshaw Brown was one of the most remarkable men connected with the history of Minnesota. He was born 5 Jan 1805, in Hartford county, :Maryland. His father removed soon after to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Joseph R. was apprenticed to the printing business when about fourteen years of age; but, being treated harshly by his employer, he ran away, joined t he army and came .to Minnesota with the detachment of troops which built the cantonment at Mendota, in 1819.

He left the army about 1825, and took up his residence in what is now Minnesota, engaging in the Indian trade, lumbering and other occupations. He became allied to the Sioux nation by marriage, spoke their language, and soon acquired a great influence over them. He held, at various times, a number of important
offices. In 1838, he was appointed by Gov. Dodge, of Wiscousin Territory, a justice of the peace, and for several years performed the duties of that office at his trading post, on Grey Cloud Island, twelve miles below St. Paul. He was elected a member of the Wisconsin Legislature from "Saint Croix County," in 1840, 1841 and 18-!2, taking a prominent part in the sessions. He was also a leading member of the famous 'Stillwater Convention' of 1848. He was Secretary of the Territorial Council of 1849 and 1851, and Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives in 1853 ; a member of the Council in 1854 and 1855, and House
in 1857 ; and was, besides, Territorial printer in 1853 and .1854.

He was appointed agent for the Sioux Indians in 1857. fit was also a member (from Sibley county) in t-l1e Constitutional convention, and as one of the commissioners to canvass the first State vote. He had large influence in the early Legislature, and his party conventions. In 1852 he became editor and publisher
of the Minnesota Pioneer,'' which He carried on for two years with much ability, and established a reputation as an able political writer. In 1857, he started, at Henderson. a town laid out by him, the ''Henderson Democrat,'' which was published until 1861.

Major Brown was a pioneer in every sense: He laid out the first town site in Minnesota; was the first lumberman to raft logs down the Saint Croix. He aided in the erection of the first frame, and first stone building in Minnesota. He assisted in staking out the first road from Fort Snelling to Prairie du Chien, driving the first wagon over it, and the first from Mendota to Lac qui Parle. He built the first house in the present limits of Stillwater and Hastings, etc. During his long and eventful life he suffered many reverses of fortune, but was always cheerful and full of energy. He died in New York City, whither he had gone on business, on 9 Nov 1870. Brown county was appropriately named in honor of him.

He Was a Notable Minnesota Mason of Henderson Masonic Lodge... 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Fadden (1814 - 1901)
  Marier E. Fadden (1818 - 1914)
 
 Spouses:
  Angus M A Brown (1838 - 1886)*
  Angus M.A. Brown (1838 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Edmund Brown (1862 - 1864)*
 
 Sibling:
  Elizabeth Fadden Brown (1843 - 1865)
  John O. Fadden (1863 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brown Cemetery
Henderson
Sibley County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: 1A s 24
 
Created by: Glenn Kiecker
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69941162
Elizabeth <i>Fadden</i> Brown
Added by: Bill Cox
 
Elizabeth <i>Fadden</i> Brown
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