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Mary E. Annas, wife of

Charles A. Brown was born in Monroe county, N. Y., in May, 1834. His parents, Asa B. and Oretta L. (Griffin) Brown, were natives of New York. They had but 2 children—George W., now of Ann Arbor, and Charles A. When the latter was about four years of age the family came to Genesee county, and in September, 1846, came to Michigan, settling on the farm where he now lives, in this tp. Charles grandfather, Jonathan Brown, had entered the land, but died on the farm with the cholera in 1834. His father moved his family on the farm in 1846, and died here May 22, 1873, in his 73d year; his mother is still living, a hale and hearty old lady, in her 76th year; she has been a member of the Baptist Church many years. Mr. Brown was married in March, 1862, to Mary E. Annas, daughter of Mason Annas, of Genesee county; she was born in Madison county, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1840. Her family came to Michigan, settling in Flint, in 1840. Mr. and Mrs. B. have 7 children: Arthur, Floyd, Edna, Meade, Ethel May, Eldon and Ralph. Mr. B. has been Supervisor of his town for several years. His occupation is farming; has been engaged on the farm on which he now lives since a boy of 12 years. Both he and his wife are worthy members of the Baptist Church in this place. P. O., Norvell.

Source: History of Jackson County, Michigan. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co., 1881, p. 993-994.

 

 

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