|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1858|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1938|
Josiah Jacob Brown was born 28 Sep 1858 in Mexico, Oxford, Maine to Andrew Jackson Brown and Milleytiah Hall Brown. His father Andrew Jackson Brown drowned in a logging accident in 1861. His mother Milleytiah Hall remarried in 1870 to Nathan Merrille. When Nathan died Milleytiah moved to Minnesota to live with Josiah's family.
Josiah had one sister, Nellie Abigail Brown born in 1859. It is believed that she married three times, the last being to Sidney Russell Wilson. She died 10 Nov 1916 in Hood Canal, Kidsap, Washington.
Josiah married Mary Ellen Delma Lilje on 23 Apr 1885 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Frederick Lilje and Julian Benoit. Frederick served in the US Army from 1857 to 1867 and was wounded at Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.
Josiah and Mary had eight children: Fred Andrew, Bertha Ann "Lillian," Henry Jackson, Nellie May, Etta Jane, Mildred Almira, George Washington, and Dorothy Irene. The first seven were born in Minnesota; Dorothy Irene was born in Oregon after the family migrated in 1902.
Josiah was a wagon maker, a blacksmith and later a farmer. He was a Methodist although he reportedly never went to church. According to family records he was 6'0" 180 lbs. He died 7 Jan 1938 of the flu and endocarditis.
Andrew Jackson Brown (1831 - 1861)
Milleytiah Hall Merrille (1832 - 1920)
Mary Ellen Lilje Brown (1868 - 1942)
Fred A Brown (1886 - 1963)*
Jackson Henry Brown (1889 - 1962)*
Mildred Osborne (1898 - 1986)*
George Washington Brown (1902 - 1982)*
Dorothy Irene Brown Christy (1908 - 1983)*
JOSIAH J. BROWN
1858 - 1938
Maintained by: Geoff Brown
Originally Created by: Cathy Osburn
Record added: Apr 22, 2006
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