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John L. Brown

Birthplace: Union, Shelby, Indiana, USA
Death: Died in Gwynneville, Shelby, Indiana, USA
Place of Burial: Asbury Cemetery, Morristown, Shelby, Indiana, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Brown and Delilah Brown
Husband of Elizabeth Brown
Father of Orley Brown; Fred Brown and Murlie Sumpter
Brother of Andrew J. Brown; Rachel Cotton; Robert C. Brown; Susan A. Hoop; Elizabeth Brown and 2 others

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About John L. Brown

1850 census, Union, Shelby, Indiana

Household Gender Age Birthplace

  • Wm Brown M 44 Ohio
  • Delilah Brown F 41 Ohio
  • Andrew J Brown M 22 Indiana
  • Rachel Brown F 21 Indiana
  • Robert Brown M 18 Indiana
  • Susan Brown F 15 Indiana
  • Elizabeth Brown F 13 Indiana
  • John L Brown M 8 Indiana
  • Mary E Brown F 5 Indiana

1860 census, Union Township, Shelby, Indiana

page: 49 family number: 343

  • name: Delilah Brown age: 50 years est birth year: 1810 birthplace: Ohio
  • name: William Brown age: 55 years est birth year: 1805 birthplace: Ohio
  • name: John L Brown age: 17 years est birth year: 1843 birthplace: Ind
  • name: Mary E Brown age: 14 years est birth year: 1846 birthplace: Ind
  • name: William P Brown age: 9 years est birth year: 1851 birthplace: Ind


The Shelbyville Democrat 25 March 1924



John L. Brown, aged veteran of the Civil war and practically all his life a resident of Union township, died at his home in Gwynneville Monday evening. Death was caused by heart trouble, Mr. Brown passing away at 8:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at the Gwynneville Christian church at 10:00 am Wednesday with the Rev. Mr Hawthorne officiating. Burial will be made in the Asbury cemetery in charge of Carmony Bros undertakers.

Mr. Brown was born in Union township and many residents of that township who knew him will be shocked to learn of his passing. At the time of his death, he was eighty-two years, seven months, and nineteen days old. Mr. Brown had been seriously ill only two weeks.

At the outbreak of the Civil war Mr. Brown immediately responded to the call for men, enlisting in Co I, 48th Regt, Vol. While in the service of his country he made a splendid record.

Mr Brown leaves the widow, two sons, Orley, of near this city, and Fred, of Gwynneville; one daughter, Mrs. Murlie Sumpter, of Gwynneville; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

[John was a son of William Brown and Delilah Rittenhouse. He was born 15 Aug 1841 and died 24 March 1924. RW]

Contributed by Richard Weightman

Find A Grave Memorial# 82686920

John was a son of William Brown and Delilah Rittenhouse. He was born 15 Aug 1841 and died 24 March 1924. RW]

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John L. Brown's Timeline

August 15, 1841
Union, Shelby, Indiana, USA
March 24, 1924
Age 82
Gwynneville, Shelby, Indiana, USA
Morristown, Shelby, Indiana, USA