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Brown, George
BORN: 17 Jul 1823 DIED: 26 Oct 1903 BURIED:  ~ George Brown Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Kentucky
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
MARRIAGE - to Martha Hines, May 1850 in Yamhill Co., Oregon
1850 OR CENSUS - George Brown, age 26, occupation farmer, b. Kentucky, is enumerated with Martha, age 15, b. Missouri.
1880 OR CENSUS - George Brown, age 56, occupation farmer, b. Kentucky, is enumerated with wife Martha A., age 46, b. Missouri, along with May, age 19, b. Oregon, Nettie B., age 16, b. Oregon, Edgar M., age 14, b. Oregon and Alvin R., age 7, b. Oregon, and George F., age 5, b. Oregon.

"History of Immigration, 1947"
Born in Kentucky in 1823; moved to Indiana in 1825, and to Missouri in 1831. From there, came to Oregon ans settled in Polk County, and he now lives near Dallas where he has a farm. He married Martha O. Hines in Yamhill County, in May 1850, and their children are - William N., June E., James M., Emma E. (deceased), Thomas M. (deceased), Lillian M., Nettie B., Edgar M., Alvin R., and George F.
Source - Lang, Herbert O. HISTORY of the WILLAMETTE VALLEY. Himes & Lang, 1885, pg 665 
George Brown, a Polk county Pioneer of 1847, Has joined the Silent Majority
George Brown died at his home in this city, Monday, October 26, at 11:05 o’clock, after an illness extending over a period of twelve years, aged 80 years, 3 months and 9 days. 
Mr. Brown suffered a stroke of paralysis about twelve years ago, and never fully recovered from its effects. He was confined to his bed for many months, and no hopes were entertained of his recovery. It therefore came as a surprise to his family and friends when he rallied from his illness sufficiently to be able to leave the sick room. The paralytic stroke left him in an enfeebled condition, however, and during the past eight or ten years he had been able to get out of the house only at long intervals. A few days ago his condition took a sudden turn for the worse, and his death occurred Monday at the hour above stated. 
The funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev A. J. Hundsaker of McMinnville. The remains were taken to the family burying ground on Salt Creek for interment. The services at the house and at the grave were attended by a large crowd of people who had known and respected Mr. Brown in his lifetime. 
George Brown was a native of Kentucky, and was born July 17, 1823. In his early youth, he moved with his parents to Indiana and later went to Missouri, arriving in the latter state in 1841. In 1847 he crossed the plains to Oregon and settled in Polk county, where he resided continuously until the day of his death. He was married to Miss Martha Hines, of North Yamhill, in May 1850. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brown, three of whom, Marion, Nettie and Emma, preceded their father to the grave. The surviving children are: William Brown and James Brown, of Condon, Oregon; Mrs. A. C. Gist of Woods, Oregon; Mrs. May Thacker of Eastern Washington; Edgar, Alvin and Fay Brown of Dallas, Oregon. 
Mr. Brown joined the Baptist church in 1854, and was a faithful and consistent member during the remainder of his life. George Brown was a good citizen. He was honorable and upright in his dealings, and was respected by his neighbors for his unyielding loyalty to the principles of justice and right. While among the kindliest of men at heart, he was quick to resent an injury, and those who undertook to trample upon his rights with impunity soon found out their mistake. He was ever considerate of the rights of others, and in return demanded the same consideration of his own rights. He managed his business affairs well, and accumulated a considerable amount of property, most of which was divided among his children before his death. Like many of the early Oregon pioneers, his opportunities for acquiring an education in his youth were limited; but, endowed with an abundant store of practical common-sense, he fought his way to financial success in spite of this handicap. He lived a long and useful life, and left behind him a good example for those who are striving to uplift mankind and to add to the total of human happiness. 
Dallas Observer 30 Oct 1903, 1:6
George Brown 
July 17, 1823 - Oct. 26, 1903
Branigar Survey
OSBH DC (Polk County 1903) #295
1850 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., FA #137)
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Dallas, ED 105, pg 467C)
Lang, pg 665
DO 30 Oct 1903, 1:6

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