Johnson Brown came to this part of the state about the time William Cotton came, but returned to Kentucky. He came back again in a few years, married one of William Cotton's sisters; took the fever and ague; recovering he returned to Kentucky again -- returned again in 1814, lived for some time in the house owned by the Pleasant heirs, at the corner of Walnut and Pike Streets which then belonged to David McCormick--he moved to Long Run and lived for many years on a part of the School Section near Siebenthals mill, where he manufactured powder--for many years the only powder used by the hunters of his neighborhood for many miles around. At his house, the hunters, when on a squirrel hunt would meet to get the powder to be used and to count the scalps. He was a Justice of the Peace in Craig Township for many years. For some years previous to his death he resided in Jefferson County west of Moorefield. At the age of 103 or 104 he could with his rifle shoot a squirrel in the tallest tree; in that respect he was a remarkable man. He died some four or five years since in the 106th or 108th year of his age. He was the father of Samuel Brown of Jefferson County, Joseph and Ralph Brown in this county, and several daughers.
Revolutionary War soldier buried in Indiana:
BROWN, Johnston Born: 2 Oct 1760 Mifflin County, Pennsylvania on the Juniata River Died: Oct 12, 1869, aged 109 Years 10 Days. Buried on farm in Milton Twp (Brown Cemetery) Children: Nathaniel; Samuel; Minerva Jane and six others (in addition on findagrave: Isabella; Rebecca) Service: New Jersey. Statement in Madison Courier 14 March 1867. Collected by John Paul Chapter, DAR.
His first name is often given as Johnson.
Property: of Switzerland County, Land Patent from the United States, was purchased 16 Apr 1833. Patent Issued: 8 OCT 1834. Jefferson, Indiana.
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