Hancock County ILGenweb

Wm. Brown

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.

Page: 628

Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois

Author: By TH. Gregg

Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.




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