Biography - Thomas Brown

Thomas J. BROWN, farmer, P. O. Nokomis, born in Montgomery county June 7, 1843, son of James and Mahala (HOPPER) BROWN, he, a farmer, born in Tennessee January 8, 1802, died in Montgomery County July 30, 1846; she, also a native of Tennessee, born December 8, 1809, now a resident of Irving Township. Thomas J., the tenth of a family of eleven children, received his education in Montgomery County, and has always been engaged in farming. He has been twice married, in Montgomery County; his first wife, whom he married November 11, 1866, was Virginia E. McCAMANT, born in Brooke County, W. Va., about the year 1846, daughter of John J. McCAMANT; she died February 3, 1872, leaving three children - Charles Lee, Carrie J. and Clara. He married, April 2, 1872, his second wife, Rhoda C. LIPE, born in Montgomery County July 23, 1852, daughter of Allen and Leah (NUSMAN) LIPE; from this second union five children have been born to them - James W., Wade Hampton, Tora G., Eva M. and Thomas H. Mr. BROWN is a stanch Democrat, and has been elected a delegate to the Democratic Congressional Convention of this district.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 312.

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