MARTIN BROWN, a native of New Jersey, born July 29, 1826, is the son of Stewart M. and Elizabeth (Williamson) Brown. When Martin was twenty-one years of age he was married to Nancy Gulick, a native of New Jersey. He remained in his native State on a farm until 1853, when he went to California by water, crossing the Isthmus. He remained two years, engaged in farming and mining. He returned to New Jersey in 1855, and again went to farming, which he continued until 1877, when he came to Bureau County, Ill., remaining for six months, when he came to Benton County, November 1 of the same year, and settled in Jackson Township, where he bought a farm on section 3, consisting of 160 acres of land, all improved, and having a good house and out-buildings. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are the parents of nine children — Lucretia, Stewart, Margaret, Asa, Mary J., John, Emma L., Lincoln and Anna May.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 302-303.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 12th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.