FRANCIS A. BROWN

Francis A. Brown gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. August 22, 1847
D. February 25, 1856
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  • Father: Bidwell W. Brown born March 27, 1807 in Varona Anida Co, NY; Bidwell died October 20, 1890 in Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE; buried in Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE
  • Mother: Emeline D. (Dann) Brown born 1819 in Connecticut; Emeline died in 1892; buried in Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE
  • Siblings:
    • Whitney E. Brown born June 11, 1841 in Byron, Genesee Co, NY; married Adelaide Chamberlain (1847-1939) in October 1865 in Oconomowoc WI; Whitney died December 26, 1918 in Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE; buried in Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE
    • George Brown born about 1845 in New York
    • Adoniram J. Brown born 1851 in Illinois; married Ella Matilda Lee (1806-1942); Adoniram died in 1927; buried in Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE
    • Egbert B. Brown born December 14, 1853 in Lake Co, IL; married Lona M. Stanard (?-1942) on August 23, 1883 in Geneva, NE; Egbert died August 6, 1919 in University Place, Lancaster Co, NE; buried in Geneva Cemetery, Geneva, Fillmore Co, NE

Francis’ parents Bidwell Brown married Emeline Dann on October 1, 1840. In 1843 they moved to Oconomowoc, WI then in 1846 they moved to Crystal Lake, IL. Bidwell, a farmer, and his family lived in the Town of Algonquin, McHenry Co, IL per the 1850 U.S. Federal Census that included his wife, Emiline and children: Whitney, George and Francis. According to the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Bidwell and his family lived in Avon Township, Fox Lake post office. Listed on the 1860 census was Emeline, Whitney, George, A (Adoniram) and E (Egbert). Considering Bidwell’s son, Francis, had died in 1856, the family was living in Avon Township, Lake County at the time. By 1870 the census indicates Bidwell, Emeline, Adoniram and Egbert lived in the Town of Summit, Waukesha County in WI. In 1873 the family moved to Geneva, Fillmore County, NE.

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