My g-g-grandfather, John Brown, lived most of his life in Noble County, Ohio, but was born in Belmont Co. I am seeking his parents. I have this on him so far:
His second wife was named Ann. John's parents were born in Pennsylvania. Ann's parents were born in Virginia.
He went into business in 1847 in Noble County with Eber W. Brooks, also from Belmont County. Eber Brooks was in John's household in the 1850 census, and a son of John was named Eber Brooks Brown. Brooks was much older than John, so I am guessing that Brooks was associated with the parents of John or Ann. Possibly he was Ann's father.
The 1887 History of Noble County says this about John:
"John Brown was born in Belmont County in 1815, and has been a merchant and farmer during life. Formerly he was in the mercantile business at Newburg, in this county, where he did a large business, buying and shipping tobacco to Baltimore. He has been twice married and is the father of nine children, all of whom are living."
There seem to be quite a few Browns in Belmont in the early 1800's. Does anyone recognize this person, or can someone advise me on how I might find out who John's father and mother were?
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