Hancock County ILGenweb
Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried Redding
Wm. Brown, deceased, was a native of Prince William county, Va., and was left an
orphan when quite young. He was reared on a farm and received a limited education in a subscription school. He came to Adams
county, Ill., in 1849, and to this county in 1852. He was married July 15, 1829, to Miss Helen Atkinson, daughter of George and
Elizabeth Atkinson. The former is a native of England and the latter of Virginia. They have had 17 children, 9 sons and 8
daughters. Only 10 of these are living. Mr. Brown was a prominent farmer and stock-raiser of Wythe township, residing on sec. 29.
He died Apr. 11, 1866; was a member of the M. E. Church for many years.
Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois
Author: By TH. Gregg
Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
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