About Jacob Booker Brown
Jacob Booker Brown was the pioneer jeweler of Mount Vernon. He also served 2 terms as Mayor and had started his third just before his death. He opened his first establishment in Mount Vernon in 1826.(Source: Mound View Cemetery Self-Guided Walking Tour doc.)
The Brown jewelry store was later owned and operated by his Jacob's son, William. The shop was then purchased by Russell Wise and his wife, Bessie.
link to Russell E. Wise profile: http://www.geni.com/people/Russell-Wise/6000000025126424482