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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Book 1: he keepeth the sheep. (search)
y of April, 1802. Oliver Owen Brown, son of Owen and Ruth Brown, was born the 26th day of October, A. D. 1804. John Brown, therefore, was born in the year 1800, at Torrington, Connecticut, where he lived, about a mile north-west of the meeting house, until the age of five, when his father emigrated to Hudson, Ohio; where, we are told, he became one of the principal pioneer settlers of that then new town, ever respected for his probity and decision of character; was commonly called Squire Brown, and was one of the Board of Trustees of Oberlin College; was endowed with energy and enterprise, and went down to his grave honored and respected, about the year 1852 or 1853, at the age of eighty-seven. Chapter 2: the father of the man. Truly says the poet, that the child is father of the man. This is why every incident of the childhood of great men is so eagerly sought and cherished by their friends and admirers. When the fruit is glorious, we desire to see the blossom, too.
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 1: the child and his ancestors. (search)
. D. 1793. Anna Ruth Brown, daughter of Owen and Ruth Brown, was born in the town of Norfolk, the 5th day of July, 1798. John Brown, son of Owen and Ruth Brown, was born in Torrington, the 9th day of May, 1800. Salmon Brown, son of Owen and Ruth Brown, was born on the 30th day of April, 1802. Oliver Owen Brown, son of Owen and Ruth Brown, was born the 26th day of October, A. D. 1804. John Brown, therefore, was born in the year 1800, at Torrington, Connecticut, where he lived, about a mile north-west of the meeting house, until the age of five, when his father emigrated to Hudson, Ohio; where, we are told, he became one of the principal pioneer settlers of that then new town, ever respected for his probity and decision of character; was commonly called Squire Brown, and was one of the Board of Trustees of Oberlin College; was endowed with energy and enterprise, and went down to his grave honored and respected, about the year 1852 or 1853, at the age of eighty-seven.
A Lincolnite Adulterer killed. --We learn from a citizen of Chattanooga, that a noted Lincolnite, called 'Squire Brown, a man of property, residing rear Chattanooga, has been insulting the wives of several Confederate soldiers, who were absent in the army, and, on one occasion, whipped a lady whose charity would not yield to his solicitations. Her husband came home, and, hearing of his diabolical conduct, proceeded to his house, on Sunday last, and deliberately shot him. He died in half an hour forfeited his life for his villainy--Knoxville Register.