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Henderson Smiley Brown
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1806
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1888
Franklin County
Indiana, USA

Henderson S. Brown was born in Wayne county, Ky., November 17, 1806, and died in Franklin county, Ind., February 11, 1888 to the eighty-second year of his age. On leaving Kentucky he spent a number of years in Ohio and there on December 31, 1829, he married Mary V. Brown. To them was born six children. Mother Brown and three children survive him. In 1834 he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and was a faithful member until the end of his earthly pilgrimage. He was one of the small company that labored to keep alive the little church at Stipp's Hill, and they succeeded. He came to Franklin county in 1837 when this section in which he settled was a wilderness. He gave his best days, his energy and his example in its physical and moral advancement and improvement. Long and widely known, his influence has been for good and the advancement of the Redeemer's kingdom. This is the testimony given: "He was a kind father, a good neighbor and a noble citizen." More than all this, he was a devoted Christian, which made him all these. The funeral services were held in the Stipp's Hill church February 13, and were conducted by the pastor.
G. C. C.
The American, Brookville, Indiana, February 23, 1888

Henderson S. Brown
After over 50 years a consistent and exemplary member of the M. E. Church, Bro. Henderson S. Brown fell asleep in Jesus, on the 11th day of Feb., 1888. He was born in Wayne county, Ky., Nov. 17, 1806, and was 81 years, 2 months and 21 days of age at the time of of his decease. He leaves his dear companion, who has shared with him the griefs and joys of life over 58 years, and two sons and one daughter to mourn his departure. May they likewise be ready when the death angel knocks at their chamber door.
When 19 years of age he left his father's house and went boldly forth to battle with the world, stopping in Preble county, Ohio, where he worked four years as an apprentice, learning the art of carpenter and cabinet maker, which proved so beneficial in future years. Having perfected his trade, he was married to Mary V. Brown in 1829.
He remained in Preble county till 1837, when he came to this county, and secured a piece of ground on which he settled and lived till his decease.
"They showed the garments which Dorcas has made."
Many a dwelling house stands as a monument of his usefulness in the progress of civilization.
We cannot here mention all his noble deeds but let this suffice.
Rev. Clouds delivered the funeral discourse, after which his remains were laid to rest in the Stipp's Hill cemetery, Feb. 13.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." John W. Gard.
The Laurel Review, Lauren, Indiana, February 23, 1888

Family links: 
  Davidson Brown (1785 - 1853)
  Mary V Brown Brown (1811 - 1895)
  Alice J Brown (1830 - 1851)*
  Benjamin Mahlon Brown (1834 - 1910)*
  Julia A Brown French (1836 - 1892)*
  Clayton T Brown (1840 - 1904)*
  Henderson Smiley Brown (1806 - 1888)
  Shelby M. Brown (1822 - 1896)*
  James Ranals Brown (1826 - 1902)*
  Isaac Floyd Brown (1830 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Stipps Hill Cemetery
Franklin County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Raymond Riley
Originally Created by: K. Pruet
Record added: Mar 04, 2010
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Henderson Smiley Brown
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