Jeremiah Brown

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Jeremiah Brown

Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Mar 1858 (aged 72)
Goshen, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Penn Hill, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 13141808 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1826 and to the Constitutional Convention of 1837. He was elected to represent Pennsylvania's 4th and 8th Districts in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1841 to 1845. He then served as an associate judge for Lancaster from 1851 to 1856. Like many Quakers, he was an abolitionist. Like other stations on the Underground Railroad, his house had a secret passage where African-American stayed on their way north. Later, Brown's brother-in-law, Timothy Haines, continued providing a station on the Underground Railroad.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jeremiah Brown (14 Apr 1785–2 Mar 1858), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13141808, citing Penn Hill Burial Ground, Penn Hill, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .