United States Army Major General. Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he founded the village of Brownville in 1799 and became a successful farmer. He was appointed Colonel of the State Militia in 1809, Brigadier General in 1811 and a Major General of New York Volunteers in 1812. During the War of 1812, participated in an action at Ogdensburg, New York and repulsed the British at Sackett's Harbor, in 1813. He became the senior General in the US Army in 1815, after leading successful campaigns in New York and Canada. On June 1, 1821, he was appointed the 1st Commanding General of the United States Army and recommended pay incentives to encourage reenlistments, pay increases for noncommissioned officers. He at age 52 while in office at Washington, D.C.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Pamelia Williams Brown
1785–1878 (m. 1802)
Sacred to the memory of General Jacob Brown, who was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on the 9th day of May, 1775, and died at the City of Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, on the 24th day of February, 1828.
Let him who in after years
Shall view this monument of praise,
For honor heave the patriot sigh
And for his Country learn to die.