Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Jacob Brown

JACOB BROWN, a veteran of the Civil War, and a well known farmer of Canada township, Labette county, Kansas, resides in the southeast quarter of section 10, township 34, range 18. He was born in Jackson county, Indiana, in 1832, and is a son of Joseph Brown.

Joseph Brown was born in Virginia, and was a cabinetmaker by trade. He married Elizabeth Phisler, who was a native of Indiana, and they reared 10 children, Jacob being the only one now living.

Jacob Brown was reared and schooled in his native state. He enlisted in 1862, in Company K, 67th Reg., Ind. Vol. Inf., and served six months. He was discharged at the end of that time on account of sickness. He has never regained his health since then. In the winter of 1882 Mr. Brown removed to Labette county, Kansas, and located on his present home farm in Canada township. In 1892 he built a six-room, two-story frame house, which has added greatly to the appearance of his home. He carries on general farming and is very successful. He is an honest man, with good principles, and is held in high esteem by his fellow citizens.

Mr. Brown was married to Elizabeth Hancock, who was born in Jackson county, Indiana, in 1844. To them have been born five children, namely: Lorinda, who married Otis Koons, a farmer in Labette, county; Charles and A. J., who are farmers in Canada township; E. B., who lives at home; and H. H., who is farming in Canada township. PoliticalIy, Mr. Brown is a Republican. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.