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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


REUBEN BROWN, is a descendant of the early settlers of Greene County, his ancestors having settled near the source of Dunkard Creek in 1801, and removed to Perry Township in 1812.  Reuben still owns and resides on the farm where they settled, near Mount Morris, Penn.  He was born August 26, 1816, on this farm, where he has spent all his life, except the short time he lived in Monongalia County, W. Va.  Here he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the old log school-house.  His father was Reuben Brown, and his mother’s maiden name was Rebecca John.  They were of Welsh and German origin.  His father was born in Loudoun County, Va., was a farmer by occupation, and died in Greene County in 1867, at the advanced age of ninety-seven years.  The history of the family shows them to have been farmers and stock-growers, and usually successful in their business affairs.  Reuben is one of the prosperous farmers of this township, and owns 200 acres of valuable land.  He was married September 20, 1839, to Rebecca McClure, who is a native of Dunkard Township, and the daughter of William and Jane (King) McClure.  Her ancestors, who were of Irish extraction, cane to Greene County in 1817 and settled in Dunkard Township.  Mr. and Mrs. Brown are the parents of five children—James M., who is now engaged in farming and railroading in the West; Susan C., wife of B. Ross; O. J., a farmer in Perry Township; Samantha Jane, who was the wife of L. A. Morris (deceased), and William, who was shot through mistake by a deserter in the late Rebellion.  Mr. and Mrs. Brown are active members of the Baptist Church.  He takes an active interest in the schools, and has frequently served as school director in his township.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 2 December 2007

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