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History of Adair
County, Iowa, 1915.

Biographical.  Volume 2.


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T. P. Brown.

T. P. Brown, one of the substantial and representative agriculturists of Jackson township, owns and operates a well improved farm of one hundred and seventy acres on section 3.  His birth occurred in Madison county, Iowa, on the 6th of March, 1867, his parents being Thomas and Catherine (Curry) Brown, both of whom were natives of Illinois.  They came to Iowa as children with their respective parents, settling in Madison county, where their marriage was celebrated.  In February, 1881, they came to Adair county and took up their abode on a farm in Jackson township adjoining the present home place of our subject on the east.  In 1891 they removed to Fontanelle, where Thomas Brown passed on the 16th of July, 1910.  His widow still makes her home in Fontanelle and is well known and highly esteemed throughout the community in which she has now resided for more than a third of a century.

T. P. Brown acquired his education in the country schools and on attaining his majority began farming on his own account, cultivating rented land.  In 1899 he purchased his first land from his father, coming into possession of a tract of forty acres adjoining his present place on the east, while four years later he bought eighty acres four miles north of Bridgewater, the property lying in section 8, Jackson township.  The latter farm remained his home for seven years and on the expiration of that period, in 1910, he purchased one hundred and seventy acres of land on section 3, Jackson township, which he has cultivated continuously to the present time.  He is a general farmer and meets with handsome returns as the result of his well directed labor.

On the 6th of March, 1890, Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Jeffryes, of Adair county, her father being Fred V. Jeffryes, who was one of the early settlers of the county and is now deceased.  To Mr. and Mrs. Brown have been born five children, namely:  Nelson p., Vera F., Bessie E., Harold R. and Loraine M.  Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Brown has supported the men and measures of the republican party, believing that its principles are most conducive to good government.  The period of his residence in this county now covers thirty-four years and he is widely recognized as one of its successful agriculturists and enterprising citizens.



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