Mrs. Louisa (Ware) Brown

“BROWN LOUISA MRS. Sec. 18, P.O. Carrollton. The above named lady, by whom this narrative is kindly furnished, is the oldest daughter of James Ware, one of the original pioneers of Greene County, and relict of William Brown, deceased, who became a prominent agriculturist of Greene County, and who was in all probabilities born in the county, as his parents Jackson and Elizabeth Brown, settled in Illinois when it bore little evidence of civilization. From his boyhood young Brown became identified with the farming interest and upon the old farm homestead; he developed an energy of character that led to successful results in subsequent years, although it must have been that educational advantages were limited, still he received a good common school education. Aug. 7, 1859, he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Ware, whose name heads this biography. Of this marriage four children were born: Martha A., Mary S , Cora A., and William. After a long and honorable career William Brown was laid at rest in the Mount Gilead Cemetery, a handsome monument marking the spot. Mr. Brown died in affluent circumstances ; his estate comprising 240 acres, will compare favorably with any of like number in the county. The handsome farm residence was erected during the Autumn of 1867.”

Source:  History of Greene County, Illinois, by Clement L. Clapp, Donnelley, Gassette and Loyd, Publishers, Chicago, 1879, pages 748-9

 


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