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Rev Edward Brown
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1814
Colebrook
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1895
Superior
Douglas County
Wisconsin, USA

Reverend Brown was a character in two of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, "Little Town on the Prarie" and "These Happy Golden Years." His adopted daughter, Ida Wright, was one of Laura's best friends when they were teenagers and also appears in the books. Reverend Brown organized the First Congregational Church in DeSmet in June 1880, and also officiated at Laura and Almanzo's wedding in 1885. He claimed to be a cousin of John Brown, who raided Harper's Ferry.

Burial information provided by the WPA Graves Registration Project. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Brown (1769 - 1848)
  Cloe Pettibone Brown (1785 - 1852)
 
 Spouses:
  Laura Jane Goodale Brown (1828 - 1889)
  Eliza Jane Johnson Brown (1824 - 1864)
 
 Children:
  Ida Belle Wright-Brown McConnell (1866 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Daughter Brown (____ - 1817)*
  Frederick Anson Brown (1793 - 1863)**
  Marcus Brown (1797 - 1882)**
  Catherine Brown Hudson (1799 - 1885)**
  Cloe Volucia Brown (1810 - 1850)*
  John Brown (1812 - 1852)*
  Edward Brown (1814 - 1895)
  Edward Brown (1814 - 1895)*
  Laura A. Brown Smith (1820 - 1892)*
  Sarah M. Brown Hammond (1823 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet
Kingsbury County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Jennifer M.
Record added: Nov 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9908762
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-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014
REST IN PEACE.
- BARBARA EDWARDS
 Added: Feb. 11, 2011

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