Thomas Brown

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THOMAS BROWN, a farmer of Kiskiminetas township, was born July 1, 1830, in County Cavan, Ireland, son of Irwin and Margaret (Johnson) Brown.

Irwin Brown brought his wife and family of seven children to America in 1851, locating in Armstrong county, Pa. For four years he worked in the rolling mills at Kittanning, and then moved to Kiskiminetas township, where he bought 200 acres of land. On this he lived the remainder of his life, and since his death in 1891, his children have made their home there, the property never having been divided. His wife passed away in 1889. They had twelve children, eight of whom are living, viz.: Thomas, Elizabeth, Isabell, John, Mary, Alexander, Frank and Margaret.

The Brown family is singularly blessed, for these brothers and sisters live together in perfect unity and happiness. They are exceptionally intelligent, and capable of bearing their part in the development of their neighborhood. They all belong to the Episcopal Church, the elder ones having been baptized in the Church of England prior to the family migration. The men of the family are Republicans, steadfast in their support of the party. The Brown home is one of the most hospitable in Armstrong county, and guests are cordially welcomed. The homestead owned by them in common is one of the finest in the county, and includes an orchard of apple trees which in 1911 bore a banner crop. There are other fruits, and all kinds of vegetables and grains are raised.

It is a matter of pride with the members of this family to live up to the high moral standard set by their parents, and they are highly esteemed wherever known.

Source: Page 799, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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