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Hon. John Brown, US Rep, PA

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Birthplace: Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 12, 1845 (73)
Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Judge William Brown, Sr. and Mary Brown
Husband of Ann Brown
Father of William John Brown
Brother of Mary Potter; Martha Brown; Nancy Brown; William Brown, Jr.; Sarah "Sallie" Maclay and 1 other

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About Hon. John Brown, US Rep, PA

U.S. Congressman. Successful in the gristmill and sawmill business, he was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1809-13). In 1821, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congresses, serving until 1825. After leaving Congress, he moved to North Carolina, in 1827 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the real estate business, until his death at age 73.

John Brown (August 12, 1772 – October 12, 1845) was an American mill owner and statesman from Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Congress from 1821 to 1825.

Biography

John Brown was born on August 12, 1772, near Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He attended and received his education from the common schools and moved to Lewistown in 1800. Brown became involved in the gristmill and sawmill businesses and was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he served from 1809 to 1813.

Brown was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives for the 17th Congress in 1820. He was reelected in 1822 to the 18th Congress as a Jackson Republican. After departing the House of Representatives in 1825, Brown resumed his former business interests. He subsequently moved to Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1827, where he participated in the agriculture and real estate businesses.

Brown died in Buncombe County, North Carolina, on October 12, 1845. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, North Carolina. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown_(Pennsylvania)_


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John Brown, congressman and land speculator, was born in Kishacoquilla Valley and later lived in Lewistown, Pa., where he attended local common schools. In 1800 in Lewistown he began grist and sawmill businesses. He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1809 to 1813 and represented the state in Congress from 4 Mar. 1821 until 3 Mar. 1825. In 1827 he moved to the community of Limestone in south central Buncombe County, N.C. (near the present community of Skyland), to engage in agriculture and the real estate business. The Browns eventually owned about a million acres of land in Haywood, Buncombe, and Mitchell counties.

Brown died in Limestone and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville. His wife, Ann (1777–1848), of Lewiston, survived, as did a son, William John (1803–84), and a grandson, John Evans (1827–95). An obituary notice in the Asheville Highland Messenger, 17 Oct. 1845, said, "Having died in a strange land, he was buried amongst strangers." Nevertheless, Brown's son and a number of grandsons lived in North Carolina. One grandson, Samuel Smith Brown, served with a North Carolina regiment during the Civil War and died in camp; another, William Caleb Brown, was a law partner of Zebulon B. Vance, served under Vance early in the war, and like his brother, died in camp from disease.


Biography

1772 - 1845

John Brown was born in Kishacoquillas Valley, near Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa., August 12, 1772. He attended common schools; moved to Lewistown, Pa., in 1800; engaged in the gristmill and sawmill business; was a member of the state House of Representatives, 1809-1813; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congresses, 1821-1825; resumed his former business pursuits; moved to Limestone, Buncombe County, N.C. in 1827, and engaged in agricultural pursuits and the real estate business. He died in Limestone. Buncombe County, N.C. on October 12, 1845. Brown was interred in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.


Rowe, Ellen M. John Brown of the Old Stone House, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. [Slippery Rock, Pa.: Slippery Rock University, 1987].

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=5117&body=S




            
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Hon. John Brown, US Rep, PA's Timeline

1772
August 12, 1772
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States
1803
December 13, 1803
Age 31
1845
October 12, 1845
Age 73
Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States
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Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States