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Brown, James Henry

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Brown, James Henry
February 25, 2007 08:06PM
Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and
Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Unknown County.

JAMES HENRY BROWN was born in this township September 15, 1842, and is a
son of Oliver H. and Betsey (Carter) Brown, natives of Kentucky, whose
parents moved to Indiana in the early time, and located in Morgan County,
where the parents of our subject were married. James Henry is the eldest
of this family, and assisted his father on the homestead farm. September
16, 1861, he enlisted in Company E, Thirty-third Indiana Volunteer
Regiment, served three years, and in February, 1864, became a veteran. He
took part in the battles of Wild Cat, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta,
the historic "Sherman's march," and during his service was promoted to
Corporal to Captain of his company, as which he left the army. After his
return, he pursued farming for some years, and in February, 1871, engaged
in mercantile business at Hall, which enterprise he has successfully
continued. While at home on furlough, April 17, 1864, he married Miss
Emeline, daughter of Michael Pruitt, to which union have been born six
children - LeRoy N. (deceased), Oraola, Josephine (deceased), Ina Bell,
Daisy D. and Ralph Edwin. In 1866, Mr. Brown was elected Township
Trustee, and has been Postmaster at Hall since 1876. He is a stanch
Republican and a Master Mason, and he and wife are members of the
Christian Church.

Brown Carter Sherman Pruitt
Hall-Morgan-IN GA

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