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John Robert Brown
Birth: Jan. 14, 1842
Snow Creek
Franklin County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1927
Henry County
Virginia, USA

US Congressman. Elected as a Republican to represent Virginia's 5th District in the Fifty-fifth Congress, he served one term, from 1887 to 1889. Brown was born near Snow Creek, Virginia, and privately schooled in Franklin and Henry Counties. It is unknown if he ever studied law. During the Civil War he joined the Confederate Army as a private and served in Company D, Twenty-fourth Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers. In 1870 he went into the tobacco business with his father and in 1882 started his own tobacco company in Martinsville, Virginia. He was mayor of Martinsville from 1884 to 1888. Defeated for reelection in 1888 by Claude A. Swanson, Brown unsuccessfully contested the results and returned to Virginia. He died in Martinsville.
 (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Rives Brown (1813 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann Eliza Vial Brown (1845 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  John Andrew Brown (1863 - 1893)*
  Nannie J. Brown Smith (1866 - 1937)*
  Alice Brown Gaines (1868 - 1921)*
  Lucy Harrison Brown English (1873 - 1943)*
  Frederick Robert Brown (1876 - 1925)*
  May Brown Finley (1878 - 1967)*
  Anne Brown Claybrook (1887 - 1960)*
  Katherine Brown Van Pelt (1889 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Robert Brown (1842 - 1927)
  Lucy Clark Brown Lester (1855 - 1920)*
  Tarleton Frederick Brown (1861 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Martinsville
Henry County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 17, 2003
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