BROWN, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kishacoquillas Valley, near Lewistown,
Mifflin County, Pa., August 12, 1772; attended the common schools; moved to Lewistown, Pa., in
1800; engaged in the gristmill and sawmill business; member of the State house of representatives
1809-1813; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and as a Jackson Republican
to the Eighteenth Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); resumed his former business pursuits;
moved to Limestone, Buncombe County, N.C., in 1827 and engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the
real estate business; died in a section of Buncombe County, N.C., then called Limestone, near
Skyland, on October 12, 1845; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, N.C.
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