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E. R. Brown b.1845 son of Ira & Sophia (Blew) Brown
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: June 15, 2003 at 06:43:55
In Reply to: Ira Brown b.1813 son of William & Hannah (VanMeter) Brown, mar Sophia Blew by Michael DeLorenzo of 512

Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 648, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"E. R. BROWN (EDMUND R.), son of one of the oldest settlers of this county (Pulaski County), was born in Indian Creek Township, August 9, 1845, and is one of the eight children, seven still living, born to IRA and SOPHIA (BLEW) BROWN, a sketch of whom will be found under the head of Indian Creek Township. E. R. BROWN was reared on the old homestead until sixteen years of age. August 12, 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Twenty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry; was sent to the front, and for the first two years was in the Army of the Potomac, under General Banks, and afterward in the Twelfth Army Corps. He took part in the battles of Winchester, Newtown, Cedar Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Soon after the last named battle, he transferred to the Army of the West, under General Joe Hooker, and was detailed to the office of the Provost Marshall at Tullahoma, Tennessee. He was mustered out September 22, 1864, when he returned to Pulaski County, resumed his studies at school, for a time attended the old Male and Female College at Valparaiso, Indiana, and in January 1865, entered Wabash College at Crawfordsville, Indiana, graduating in 1868 with the degree of B.S. The fall of 1868, he entered Lane Theological Seminary, graduating in 1871. The summer of 1871, he went to Mechanicville, Iowa, and was ordained minister and appointed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at that place, where he was engaged in active ministerial labors until the spring of 1875, when ill health compelled him to relinquish his charge. The fall of the same year he purchased an interest in a store at Pulaski (Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana), remained there until 1879, then moved to Star City (VanBuren Township), and thence, in 1880, to Winamac, where he is still engaged in business. He was married, March 1, 1879, to Miss EMMA MARCH, and is by her the father of one son, ARTHUR H."


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