Robert M. Brown was born April 28, 1794 in Sodus, Wayne County, New York. He was the son of Elijah Brown and Bethshua (Sheffield) Brown.  His father acquired a farm in Orleans County, New York in 1804 and the following year started out from Sodus. His father died on Lake Ontario during the journey and was buried on the farm in Orleans County. Robert was a boy of eleven years old when his father died. The farm passed to Robert and he cared for his mother until her death. 
Robert married Fanny West and had nine children: Philena, born December 9, 1817; Belinda W., born December 16, 1821; Salome H., born February 25, 1825; Sarah H. (Mrs. Hosea M. Ballou), born November 30, 1826; Ralph R. [October 29, 1828]; Christopher C., born June 13, 1830; Elias W., born April 17, 1833; and Elizabeth F. and Andrew E., twins, born April 13, 1836. 
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