Calvin Brown was born in Rome, N.Y., September 24, 1826. He was educated in the district schools and Oneida Castle Academy, and is a farmer by occupation. February 27, 1850, he married Mary J. Morton of his native place, by whom he had eight children: Alice J., Sarah F., Leander M., Electra L., Lizzie A., Minnie, Emma G., and Ernest C. Mrs. Brown died August 24, 1867, and April 7, 1869, Mr. Brown married Elilabeth Hillock, of the town of Vienna, by whom he had five children: Eunice H., Carrie E., J. Edward, Maria E., and Luther G. Mr. Brown's father, Chauncy Brown, was born in the town of Coventry, Conn., December 29, 1793, and came to this county with his parents in 1800. He married Electra Talcott, by whom he had six children: Leander, Gregory, Calvin, as above, Electra L., Luther M., and Albert B. Mr. Brown died in December, 1878, and his wife in 1872. Mrs. Brown's father, James Hillock, was born in the north of Ireland in 1795, and came to this continent when a young man. He married Catherine Wiseman, of his native country, by whom he had eight children: Edward, Robert, Ann, James, John, William, Elizabeth, as above, and Thomas. Mr. Hillock died in Canada, and the balance of this family came to this State in 1837. Mrs. Hillock died in 1854. Mr. Brown's grandfather, Richard Brown, owned the Brown homestead in Rome as early as 1796. The ancestry of the family is English, Irish, and Scotch.
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