John Brown (John G.) was the second son of William Brown, and was born in Ireland, in the year 1818. In 1835, he came to America and settled in Ashland County (then Richland County), near Savannah. When he arrived at the age of thirty, he was married to Sarah Calhoun, September 26, 1848. Their Children’s names are: Maggie J., Mary C., and Alexander M., all of whom are living. The oldest of the family was the census enumerator in 1880, for Clear-creek Township, and accomplished the work creditably, and with dispatch. Mr. Brown commenced life as a school teacher and was successful in getting together a sufficient sum to purchase a farm of one hundred acres. The land was covered with a dense forest, and after building himself a cabin, he set about clearing up the farm. By hard labor and a wise economy, Mr. Brown has grown from poverty into one of the substantial farmers of Clear-creek Township. He and his family are all members of the church, and are recognized everywhere as estimable and worthy people.
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